The question is whether Osama bin Laden was in the Balkans.
I see your point. Literally, maybe not, but in influence, definitely.
...the fighting in the Balkans was never about religion as much as it was a simple power struggle cloaked under a religious vestment.
Is that so uncommon?
Serbia has Muslims living peacefully inside its' borders, but they never posed a political threat to Milosevic, ergo, they were allowed to stay - not so the non-Serbs living in Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo who threatened Milosevic's power.
I don't know about Croatia or Bosnia, but the separatists in Kosovo were at it long before Milo had any power to threaten.
What I'm taking issue with here is the view that Osama Bin Laden is some Deus ex Machina pulling strings in the Balkans. I haven't seen any evidence to support that contention, and, as it's being used to support the view that the BiH is, by association, a nation supporting terrorists, and I'm going to see this thread referenced on another thread as some kind of proof in the future, well here I am.
posted on 11/03/2001 6:24:04 PM PST
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