Heroin trafficking through Iran (The Balkans route) has been interdicted, because Iran isn't on friendly terms with the Taleban. The majority of Heroin out of Afghanistan passes through the former Soviet Union on it's way to Europe now, and it comes from Northern Alliance poppy fields.
Osama bin Laden was reported to have been in the Balkans by the Yugoslav media, which, under Milosevic, was not a credible source, and if there was a KLA terrorist camp in Mitrovica in 1994, I guess that makes Slobo a terrorist supporter, as the KLA didn't come into existence until 1996.
Again, we're only as good as our sources, and this article sucks.
The KLA, by the way, is still a clannish group, has never been fundamentalist Islamic, and has gone back to it's organized crime roots, where there's money to be made, as opposed to getting involved in terrorism with an aim to freeing the Saudi peninsula of US troops. Meanwhile, Bosnia wants to become a part of Europe, and the vast majority of it's citizens identify with Western democracies as opposed to Middle Eastern theocracies. Both have made alliances of convenience during their fighting against the Serbs, and those alliances of convenience have since been discarded by the powers that be in Kosovo and Bosnia.
Slobodan Milosevic was never an anti-terrorism crusader, as he was the biggest terrorist the Balkans have seen in the last 50 years, and has the bodycount to prove it.
What it comes down to, is Serb Nationalism was built on lies, and continues to lie in a desperate attempt to justify the crimes undertaken in it's name. Caveat emptor.
More to come.
Just like EVERY other naion on earth, the Serbs are patriots. They don't like when someone's f*cking around with them and they especially don't like liars and backstabbers.
Just like, say, the American Nation, the Serbs would like to protect themselves and their Great Country from scum. They certainly don't like to fight wars but when a war is imminent, no Serb runs and hides.
Instead of ranting around FR.com like a deranged maniac, take up some books and read them. May I suggest "Nachertaniye" by Iliya Garashanin...or any book by Svetozar Miletich.
You don't know SHIT about the Serbs, so unless you plan to do some serious research - shut the F up. OK?
I don't see any references to the Guarantor or his press here.
...and if there was a KLA terrorist camp in Mitrovica in 1994, I guess that makes Slobo a terrorist supporter, as the KLA didn't come into existence until 1996.
Maybe the separatists didn't hook up with Bin Laden until 1996, but they were at it long before Milosevic.
Yes, this is true, UP TO A POINT. Some interdiction has occured in Iran, and yes, Iran is no friend of the Taliban. BUT, the "majority" does not now travel through CIS, but rather still makes it across Iran into Turkey, then on through Kosovo and on to Europe. Lesson: Don't ride any Iranian busses!
Best regards, wonders