Can you name anything of note directly attributable to Al Quaeda in the Balkans? What attacks have they made against American interests there?
The main thrust of the thesis here is that Al Quaeda is supported by or at least tacitly approved by the Bosnian government and is working hand in hand with the KLA, and that's simply not the case. One could make a more convincing argument that the US government was supporting the IRA based on the same methods and evidences being tried here - and making real world decisions based on misinformation makes for bad policy.
We know that, as misinformation was all we got from officials and media during the attack on Serbia.
"...his organization hasn't been responsible for anything of note in the Balkans..." -- Hoplite
"The bin Ladin network supports terrorists in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Tajikistan, Somalia, Yemen, and now Kosovo."
-- Released by the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, August 21, 1998 (United States State Department - clinton administration)
What ever the Bin Laden network did in Bosnia and Kosovo was severe enough to be included in the list of seven. I guess you consider that to be nothing of note! I suggest you take your problem up with the U.S. State Department.
p.s. Good try at spin, but the fact that I am not privy to State Department sources does not make their clasification invalid.
In Bosnia-Herzegovina, The World Bank became the third institution to shut down its office in Bosnia for security reasons. American and British officials shut down their embassies on Wednesday due to ``a credible security threat.''