Skip to comments.Terrorists Use Bosnia as Base and Sanctuary
Posted on 10/06/2001 11:58:00 PM PDT by pythagoreanEdited on 09/03/2002 4:49:22 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
ZENICA, Bosnia--Herzegovina -- Hundreds of foreign Islamic extremists who became Bosnian citizens after battling Serbian and Croatian forces present a potential terrorist threat to Europe and the United States, according to a classified U.S. State Department report and interviews with international military and intelligence sources.
The extremists include hard-core terrorists, some with ties to Osama bin Laden, protected by militant elements of the former Sarajevo government. Bosnia-Herzegovina is "a staging area and safe haven" for terrorists, said one former senior State Department official.
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An amazingly informative article that, since it is written by a very influential mainstream source, will serve any analyst of the Bosnian war as a powerful and convincing reference. A must read for anyone interested in either Islamist terrorism or the recent Balkan wars.
Canadian soldiers in Macedonia reported that the terrorists there were not handing over their weapons, the only weapons handed over, were junk, not one of the weapons were operational, just as we suspected, the rebels has plenty of weapons to keep up the fight, and they will.
"U.S. and SFOR officials acknowledge that the new coalition government in Sarajevo has become much more responsive to fighting terrorism. A senior State Department official lauded Sarajevo this year for "working with the international community" in trying to clamp down on suspected terrorists.
"Since Sept. 11, Bosnia has launched an audit of passports and mounted a more intensive crackdown on those naturalized citizens who are wanted by foreign law enforcement agencies. After years of inaction, several international fugitives have been arrested this year and extradited."
PS: Probably one less future Osama operative, too
Well at least you have the guts to dump all that fake moral outrage the Balkans war that is so common amongst the FreeRepublic Balkan Front Club.
It was one side against another side start middle and end, people lived and people died, age and sex is immaterial.
That poor child could very well have been that honor student gunned down in Brooklyn over the weekend by a victim of mistaken identity by a gangster drive by (thanks again to Clinton not enforcing gun laws). A scene repeated in Los Angeles, Compton, Washington D.C., etc.
In this and all things I refer back to the classics and remember the words of a Spartan diplomat when told by a leading citizen of another Greek city that he was a friend to Sparta the Spartan replied "Be a friend to your own city instead".
The USA under Clinton got more Bosnians killed then would have in the normal course of events, and it seems after 9/11 Clinton's Bosnia policy set up the deaths of 6,000 plus Americans as well, with more to come.
Any way as you said probably one less future Osama operative, too, I have thought the same way about some people who got killed in military operations I took part in so I am not condemning you.
You dont like the present Government of Bosnia, or Croatia, as stated in other replies, you backed one side against the other, problem was your government backed the side that you opposed, throughout that campaign.
As for reasons for the attack against America
/11 Clinton's Bosnia policy set up the deaths of 6,000 plus Americans as well, with more to come.
That is definitely up there with the wacky backy lot.
You can check my bookmarks for the Balkan links from 2 years ago when I said the exact same thing either for Kosovo or Bosnia.
I do not begrudge the existance of Croatia as a nation. I even think it has a right to exist. But for what it did (with US over and covert military aid) in Krajina I demand a correction and reckoning and as for Bosnia, may that fruit loop of a fake nation rot for all I care. I want my nation's troops out of there. Let the pretense end. Bosnia is not never has been and never will be a nation. Any continued attempt to keep it wole is a waste of my tax dollars and a waste of the training and talent of American soldiers.
Clinton's Bosnia policy set up the deaths of 6,000 plus Americans as well, with more to come.
That is definitely up there with the wacky backy lot.
What part of "Terrorists Use Bosnia as Base and Sanctuary" do you not get?
You do know that the 9/11 cadres recruited for Osama in the Balkans, no? Black Jade can get you the links.
What that reads to me is that because of Clintons Balkan Policy Osama Bin Laden struck at America.
And there was me thinking that it was because Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri wants America out of the Middle East.
re : What part of "Terrorists Use Bosnia as Base and Sanctuary" do you not get?.
Hmm the same part that did not get it, that in America there were also Terrorists using Base's and Sanctuary during the 70s and 80s and part of the 90s.
You dont like Bosnia, well thats ok you dont have to, and I enjoy the Balkan information/dis information and any other mation that gets posted here and I even give your thread a little bump now and then.
Views are polarised here not unlike most other nations.
As for your Government well it looks as if we have a long and happy partnership of putting the world to rights ahead of us.
As for Croatia 1994, well the Balkans was a very nasty place with lots of nasty people free to do what they want in the name of the greater this and greater that and even the greater other, I was out there I saw what went on and who did what to who, got my experience the hard way not sitting on my butt playing with my PC.
See ya later Glad I could bump this thread again
Instead of wetting your self over the Balkans, you should look at a real threat to America.
What is Americas Middle East role? and why ?
I could wax lyrically about what might have happen if we did not, but at the end of the day it is what might have been.
The fact is the majority of Bosnians are about as religious as you and me, and we both know how much that is.
Yes they have a few stay behinds a few extremists all of the Arab persuasion, they are tolerated after all they did do there bit during the war, but Bosnia is not an Arabic foothold into the heart of Europe, not if you meet the young.
Christianity might not stand up to Islam, but Islam takes a poor second to MTV, you should read the after reports of European Muslims fighting in the third world.
You Americans are slowly winning the cultural war, I think even Osama Bin Laden knows that which is why he wanted to ignite this Holy war in the first place.
One day we will all be liberal feminised and part of the Gaystapo, and politically correct, even the Muslims
The Mujahedeen were arriving already in the summer of 1992.
And where's Osama bin Oric - who's watching him?
They also act as wholesale distributors for Afghan heroin. Aint you proud of yourself?
Get your Balkan prejudices straight.
the Mujhadeen fanatics which Clinton's Humanitarian Warriors funded, armed, trained, and promoted for the eight long years.
Your great protoge, Muhammand Sacribey spent his high school years in Quadaffi's Libyia
Pray tell, where did you get your info on Mo Sacribey? I'm under the impression that he came to the US when he was 11 years old.
I guess you could be right, however. Tulane University could have football scouts in Libya looking to hand out scholarships to promising Libyan High Schoolers.
Again, your information sucks, which explains your posts.
Now, one would hardly expect that salient info to become part of Sacirbey's self written bio. (and talk about obvious tripe I-coulda-gone-to-Harvard-but-went-instead-to-Tulane-to-play-fooball.........you know as well as I do, Harvard in the 1970's had a lavish aid program)
Is that an euphemism for unfounded rumor? If not, back it up.
This is F.R., not your gossip circle.