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UN Lawyer Turns Over Hijacker Info
AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Wed May 29, 4:06 PM ET | EDITH M. LEDERER

Posted on 05/29/2002 6:56:06 PM PDT by Spar

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Vindicated! I and others past and present on FreeRepublic reported that the 9/11 hijacking cell originated in the al-Qaeda strong hold of Bosnia. That they some of them had come into the USA using Bosnian Muslim passports and that the connections to Bosnia (a nation the USA went to war for thanks to that shame of a man Clinton) were hushed up to the American people, for obvious reasons.
1 posted on 05/29/2002 6:56:07 PM PDT by Spar
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To: *Balkans; vooch; Hoplite; seamole; Travis McGee
VINDICATION!!!! Boooyaaah!!
2 posted on 05/29/2002 6:57:02 PM PDT by Spar
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To: Spar
The cooperation between the United Nations and other countries, especially the United States, has raised concerns that Washington may be exerting undue influence on the world body.

Since we disproportionately fund that nest of vipers, it's only fair that we get our money's worth...

3 posted on 05/29/2002 6:59:17 PM PDT by LouD
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To: *Balkans
Yugoslavia warned us, we did not listen:

U.N. war crimes prosecutor turned over information about Sept. 11 hijacker to U.S., France, Netherlands

Wed May 29, 3:33 PM ET

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press Writer

UNITED NATIONS - The chief U.N. war crimes prosecutor has turned over information about one of the Sept. 11 hijackers to the United States, France and the Netherlands, the U.N. spokesman said Wednesday.

The prosecutor, Carla Del Ponte, said last October that she gave information concerning people "with connections to terrorist groups," primarily in Bosnia, to Pierre Prosper, the U.S. ambassador at large for war crimes.

But U.N. spokesman Fred Eckhard confirmed for the first time that the information included material "in relation to one of the named terrorists said to have been on one of the hijacked aircraft" on Sept. 11, and that it was also supplied to the French and Dutch governments.

The cooperation between the United Nations (news - web sites) and other countries, especially the United States, has raised concerns that Washington may be exerting undue influence on the world body.

But Eckhard said the United Nations should cooperate in the fight against terrorism — just as all 189 member states in the organization have been called on to cooperate by the Security Council and the General Assembly since Sept. 11.

"The United Nations considers that it, too, has an obligation to assist countries, particularly if a state has been the target of terror activities," he said.

The United States is clearly interested in any information the United Nations can provide.

"Since Sept. 11, we've had discussions with various U.N. officials on how we can improve the international effort to fight terrorism," a U.S. official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Some U.N. officials contend the United States has exerted too much power.

Madeline Rees, the head of the U.N. human rights office in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, asked for an investigation in January of the way the United States pressured Bosnian officials to turn over six Algerian terrorism suspects. She suggested the action had damaged the legal system Washington was trying to build in postwar Bosnia.

"The international community had definitely played a role in this unlawful handover," she said Wednesday.

Following the attacks in New York and Washington, which killed more than 3,000 people, Del Ponte was approached by the U.S. Embassy in The Hague (news - web sites), Netherlands — where the tribunal for prosecuting war crimes in former Yugoslavia and Rwanda is based — and asked for information in identifying those responsible, Eckhard said.

"The office of the prosecutor did in fact have some information in relation to one of the named terrorists said to have been on one of the hijacked aircraft," Eckhard said, refusing to disclose the hijacker's identity.

In The Hague on Oct. 9, the prosecutor gave an electronic version of the information to Prosper, Eckhard said. "An identical copy of the same material was supplied to the French and the Dutch governments as well following requests from them to the prosecutor."

After Del Ponte's meeting with Prosper, she told a news conference she gave him information concerning "people who were staying in Bosnia in connection with terrorist groups."

In August, just weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Yugoslav tribunal unsealed an indictment against three Muslim generals held responsible for war crimes allegedly committed by volunteer foreign fighters under their command, mostly from Islamic countries. They were accused of murdering hundreds of civilians and committing other atrocities.

Many volunteers, described as mujahedeen or holy warriors, were believed to be veterans of the campaign against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan (news - web sites) that ended in 1989.

Florence Hartmann, the spokeswoman for Del Ponte, said at the time that U.N. investigators may have had information about some volunteers who stayed on in Bosnia after the war ended in 1995.

Hartmann said handing over documents was not unusual, citing the example of how Del Ponte provided Belgrade authorities with information about former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic (news - web sites)'s financial dealings as part of an investigation that led to indictments against him for war crimes.

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Associated Press writers George Jahn in Vienna, Austria, and Aida Cerkez-Robinson in Sarajevo, Bosnia, contributed to this report.

4 posted on 05/29/2002 7:02:06 PM PDT by Spar
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The cooperation between the United Nations (news - web sites) and other countries, especially the United States, has raised concerns that Washington may be exerting undue influence on the world body.

Huh?? what exactly is that suppose to mean

5 posted on 05/29/2002 7:05:51 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: LouD
Since we disproportionately fund that nest of vipers, it's only fair that we get our money's worth...

Yup!! And that is the Clinton originated scandal known as BIN LADEN GATE

6 posted on 05/29/2002 7:05:55 PM PDT by Spar
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To: Spar; ABrit; Wraith; Fusion; Joan; Kate22
Ooooo. ABrit isn't going to like this...
7 posted on 05/29/2002 7:10:01 PM PDT by Incorrigible
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To: Mo1
This should anwer your question. From articles linked from Bin Laden Gate:

Terrorist Suspects' Families Protest in Bosnia [Chanting ``God is great'']

U.S. Accused of Undermining Bosnians "Uncle Sam urinating on Bosnia's constitution"

8 posted on 05/29/2002 7:11:56 PM PDT by Spar
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To: Spar
Wow...bump
9 posted on 05/29/2002 7:12:45 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: Spar
Here's a historian setting the record straight about the much-maligned Crusades:
The Real History of the Crusades
Misconceptions about the Crusades are all too common. The Crusades are generally portrayed as a series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics. They are supposed to have been the epitome of self-righteousness and intolerance, a black stain on the history of the Catholic Church in particular and Western civilization in general. A breed of proto-imperialists, the Crusaders introduced Western aggression to the peaceful Middle East and then deformed the enlightened Muslim culture, leaving it in ruins....
....the Crusades to the East were in every way defensive wars. They were a direct response to Muslim aggression—an attempt to turn back or defend against Muslim conquests of Christian lands.
Christians in the eleventh century were not paranoid fanatics. Muslims really were gunning for them. While Muslims can be peaceful, Islam was born in war and grew the same way. From the time of Mohammed, the means of Muslim expansion was always the sword.

10 posted on 05/29/2002 7:16:19 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: Spar
The USA is crawling with Bosnian muslims....supposed refugees. They had a civil war to get their own country....they got one... SO WHY ARE THEY HERE NOW????? Are they laying the groundwork for the al queer-das dirty work in the USA????

Just ask one of them who flew the planes into the world trade center....TO A MAN OR WOMAN they will say, " THE JEWS DID IT...muslims would NEVER do that!"

They are real hard cases.

11 posted on 05/29/2002 7:17:29 PM PDT by crazykatz
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To: Spar
"The United Nations considers that it too has an obligation to assist countries, particularly if a state has been the target of terror activities," he said.

I wonder how true that statement really is. I mean, did the spokesman actually say that? With a straight face?

12 posted on 05/29/2002 7:18:22 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks
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As far as I know, none of the 911 terrorists were Bosnian, Albanian, or Kosovan. None of them had Bosnian, Albanian, or Kosovan documents, and there has been no evidence that any of them has been to the Balkans. If you have evidence to the contrary please post it.
13 posted on 05/29/2002 7:23:26 PM PDT by ABrit
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To: Spar
Thanks for the links

Aren't these the same folks that Maddie "The Troll" Halfbright keeps defending??

14 posted on 05/29/2002 7:23:39 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: Spar
"The United Nations considers that it too has an obligation to assist countries, particularly if a state has been the target of terror activities," he said.

Unless that nation is Isreal.

15 posted on 05/29/2002 7:28:39 PM PDT by PsyOp
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To: ABrit
According to the article the person's name is being withheld. False documents are easy enough to obtain. So are false passports, and fake names. Often times the passports are passed on to others and get re-cylced by the next individual.

There's really no surprise here, except that it took this long for it to come out.

16 posted on 05/29/2002 7:32:08 PM PDT by ET(end tyranny)
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To: Spar
Bosnian Serb BUMP
17 posted on 05/29/2002 7:33:41 PM PDT by gitmogrunt
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To: ABrit; ET(end tyranny); eniapmot; guru
From Sept. 99: Bin Laden has Bosnian Passport

To: guru

where is bin laden these days?

2 Posted on 11/10/1999 13:27:07 PST by eniapmot

The FBI suspects that one of the terrorists in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon possessed a Bosnian passport - Sept 28, 2001

18 posted on 05/29/2002 8:32:16 PM PDT by Spar
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To: gitmogrunt
My article title was better
19 posted on 05/29/2002 8:33:01 PM PDT by Spar
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To: Spar
She [a UN "human rightser" witch] suggested that the move damaged the very legal system Washington was trying to build in postwar Bosnia.

The whole structure of "postwar Bosnia" is itself ILLEGITIMATE!!!! The muslim entity in Bosnia was itself set up EXPLICTLY as a beach-head for the islamic conquest of Europe. That includes serving as a sanctuary and support system for jihadists like al Qaeda!!!

If we are serious about ending terrorist and subversive activity in "Bosnia", we must be ready to end muslim "Bosnia" as we know it!!! This is despite the screams of the muslim-shill "human rightsers", and the New World Order uber-"judges" like the witch Del Ponte and all her sub-witches!

20 posted on 05/29/2002 8:34:40 PM PDT by Honorary Serb
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