Skip to comments.Al Qaeda Death Videos also contributed by affiliated groups in Bosnia, Chechnya
Posted on 08/19/2002 5:43:00 PM PDT by Destro
This is an excerpt of an item not much commented on in this story.
Qaeda Videos Seem to Show Chemical Tests
Mon Aug 19, 3:15 PM ET
By JUDITH MILLER The New York Times
The archive includes instruction tapes on bomb-making and on how to shoot surface-to-air weapons, as well as the first meeting of Osama bin Laden ( news - web sites) and other Qaeda leaders with foreign journalists in May 1998, and other tapes often violent contributed by affiliated groups in Bosnia, Chechnya ( news - web sites), Somalia, Sudan and elsewhere.
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The conduct of the past administration in support of the Chechen cause against the Russians is also of disgusting note.
Maybe some of our famed Balkan posters will show us what our Islamic allies did to the Serbs and Russians? Maybe those few Balkan and Chechen Muslim supporters on FreeRepublic will tell us that the Bosnian Albanian Muslims were really not allies of al-Qaeda and tha the Serbs and Russians were not defending themselves?
Under Clinton the USA fired a few cruise missiles at Osama Bin Laden that missed and at the same time armed and trained Osama's allies in the Balkans and beyond and then we wonder how we were sucker punched on 9/11?
Never forget that Republicans voted against the Clinton air war in Kosovo and that when next you hear what did Bush know and when did he know it bring up what Clinton did.
According to this Stars and Stripes article the Croatians and al-Qaida had a working relationship:
"Al-Qaida trained Mujahedeen to go and fight in Bosnia during the early 90s, and bin Ladens Services Office also maintained an office in neighboring Croatias capital, Zagreb." The Mujahedeen came into Bosnia from Croatia, the colonel said. "They came into Croatia at the ports of Split and Rijeka. Those were big centers." Along with the fighters, the arms pipeline came through Croatia and was funded by Third World Relief Agency, the Washington Post reported in a September 1996 story. The wartime Bosnian government depended on the Third World Relief Agency, which obtained and paid for weapons from Iran and other countries along with supplying fighters, the Post reported.
Nothing new. Croatia has a long list of stupid alliances that came back to harm them, like the Austrain Emperors, Adolf Hitler, Clinton, Osama Bin Laden.
I must be doing something right, I get your league (or is that legion) ballistic every time I post, don't I?
I love being on the same side as Stars and Stripes! The official newspaper of the American service man and woman.
What did your dad or grandad do during WW2? I come from a long line of Commie and Nazi killers.
DPA, October 19, 2001
SARAJEVO, Oct 18, 2001 (Deutsche Presse-Agentur) -
Posters supporting suspected terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden have emerged in several cities in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia in the last ten days, United Nations officials and media reports said Thursday.
Most of the cases were reported in Bosnia´s capital of Sarajevo and the northern city of Tuzla. Local police have opened investigations.
A huge poster with the message "We want third and fourth world war for Islam, long live Laden" written in English was found at the Secondary Medical School in downtown Sarajevo earlier this month, UN spokesman Stefo Lehman told reporters in Sarajevo.
In another, later case one Bosnian Moslem was seen by local police pasting a poster that stated "Wake up all Moslems for Osama bin Laden" on a wall.
Local police also arrested two Bosnian Moslems while they were posting posters at a Sarajevo main street. According to the UN, the two were found to be members of a pro-Moslem organization called Islamic Bosnia. The posters included arousing propaganda to provoke Moslem people to fight on Allah´s path.
Meanwhile, Croatian police have confiscated six portraits of bin Laden in a high school in the eastern town of Slavonski Brod, Vecernji list daily said Thursday.
The Vecernji report said there was a slogan under each portrait of the terrorist leader saying "Hero, not a criminal".
No Pro Osama posters to be found anywhere in Serbian lands.
Perhaps the most disconcerting revelations from the trial concern Al-Qaedas entrenchment in the West. For example, its procurement network for such materiel as night vision goggles, construction equipment, cell phones, and satellite telephones was based mostly in the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Denmark, Bosnia and Croatia.
You were in Bosnia? You by chance did not sell any material to al-Qaeda while it operated out of your homeland? No? Maybe your commanding officers? Political Leaders?
From the genocide of Armenians to the Jews and Gypsies and Serbs, it makes sense Croatians would idolize Hitler and Kemal.
Answer: None. They pay the Croatians to do it for them!
* Four Ustasha terrorists hijacked an American TWA airplane. One American police officer was killed, and two wounded.
* A bomb exploded in front of Yugoslav Embassy in Washington, D.C. Two persons wounded.
* Radomir Medic as United Nation mission in New York critically wounded in and assassination attempt.
* Two Yugoslav immigrants Ante Cikoja nad Krizan Brkic were killed in New York City and Los Angeles, respectively.
* Other two Yugoslav immigrants critically wounded in an attack in New York City.
* A Ustasha group "Croatian National Resistance" sentenced in New York for a murder, blackmail and treat against Yugoslav immigrants.
A court in New York sentenced seven members of "Croatian National Resistance" to 20 to 40 year term for various terrorist attacks. [Two, possibly three, events not on the list]
IMO, they were the the teachers and officers. The KLA didn't rise from ashes.
If only we had some way of enforcing accountablilty upon people who simply spout whatever statements fit their worldview and then blunder off into the next thread when challenged...
What you avoid is the Bosnian al-Qaida link. On Monday's PBS Newshour broadcast the author of this very article described the Bosnian and Chechen tapes and said that the contents were so shocking, so disturbing that they would probably never be aired.
Tropoljac wants the world to forget Croatia's role as a middle man in al-Qaida's access into Bosnia. The Stars and Stripes article makes him go ape.
Tropo still has yet to post where I said these things he claims I have. What my opinion can be read in my first commentary to the post.
I am a proud member of the Celtic Orthodox revival church.
As stated previously, you reference material with which you are not familiar.
To wit, put the actual quote from the Newshour program:
JUDITH MILLER: Well, that was the amazing part is that this carefully cataloged material included large amounts of tape that had been sent in from al-Qaida want-to-be's, these affiliated organizations that were carrying on their own jihads in Kashmir, in Sudan, Somalia - there were contributions from all over the world. They wanted to be included in this al-Qaida connection, and I think some of the most stomach churning and difficult material I saw came from Chechnya and Bosnia where the Jihadis were engaged in civil strife against the Russians, and some of that may in fact be too difficult for CNN to broadcast.
together with the FBI report you so ignorantly misrepresented earlier
Although Al-Qaeda functions independently of other terrorist organizations, it also functions through some of the terrorist organizations that operate under its umbrella or with its support, including: the Al-Jihad, the Al-Gamma Al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group - led by Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and later by Ahmed Refai Taha, a/k/a "Abu Yasser al Masri,"), Egyptian Islamic Jihad, and a number of jihad groups in other countries, including the Sudan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bosnia, Croatia, Albania, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, the Philippines, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, the Kashmiri region of India, and the Chechen region of Russia.
and and then explain to us how you can continue to make your claims of Al Quaeda being in Bosnia.
They were wanna-be's in Bosnia - just like you're a "Washington influence" wanna be here.
And save the fig comment for someone who hasn't seen you grappling with other posters over Macedonia and it's place in history - not everybody suffers from a short attention span or faulty memory as you do.
Everytime you post you prove my point. Serb and Russian victims of Bosnian and Chechen Muslim fighters who were tortured to death as snuff film trophies for al-Qaida.
Thanks for the FBI confirmation that Al-Qaeda functions through some of the terrorist organizations that operate under its umbrella or with its support, including Albania, Bosnia Chechnya and Croatia.
How many Muslims live in Catholic Croatia?