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Die Balkan-Connection des 9/11

Erstellt von lupo-de-mare, 17.07.2004, 09:20 Uhr · 144 Antworten · 19.015 Aufrufe

  1. #101
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    Zitat Zitat von Taulant
    Lupo das ist erbärmlich!

    Wie im BEF ziehst du hier Threads hoch und so tust als hättest du grad ganz per Zufall eine offene Frage o. ä. gefunden.

    Das ist erbärmlich! Sehr schwach!
    Sie mir mal nicht böse, aber ein Thread der das 100 - fache an Aufrufen hat, wie an Beiträge ist also durchaus interessant.

    Oder welcher Thread, hat soviel Aufrufe in so kurzer Zeit!

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    Zitat Zitat von lupo-de-mare
    Zitat Zitat von Schiptar
    Hier mal wieder eine Ladung geistiger Dünnschiss von Onkel Elsässer:
    .......
    Wie so oft! Wird die einseitige Rolle von Elsässer nicht akzeptiert, weil er wie bekannt, absolut nichts auch mal über Serbische Fehler bzw. Verbrechen schreibt.

    Über 5.000 Aufrufe für den Thread! Nicht schlecht sagt Specht!
    wollen wir wieder anfangen über Jürgen Elsäser zu diskutieren?


    Der Thred ist scheisse, Lupo in deinen Beitrag hast du einen Denkfehler.


    ICh weis nicht inwieweit Agim Ceku oder allg. die UQK mit irgend einer Organisation zusammengearbeitet hatt, klar irgendwoher haben die ihre Waffen gehabt, aber hier stellt sich die erste Frage:

    :arrow: Warum extra kontakt knüpfen mit Alqaida für Qaffenhandel wenn die Waffen im Nachbarsland welches auch unser LAnd ist waffen wie sand am meer gibt... welche so einfach zu beschaffen sind.
    Du als kenner solltest eigentlich wissen, dass der Bürgerkrieg nicht einfach so ausgebrochen ist und dass die Waffenkammern der Armee nicht "nur" von normalen Zivilisten geplündert wurden......

    Dan stellt sich die nächste Frage:

    :arrow: Dieser Xhasiri errinernt mich sehr an einen denn ich gekannt hatte, 10 Euro und der sagt alles, den egal was der gesagt hatt, es wiederspricht sich mit allem, denn wenn die UQK einen islamische Terrororganisation war, wo ist das Islamische ZEichen? Den dass ist das das grösste Symbol, man kämpft ja für den Islam, also wo sind die grünnen FAhnen, wo sind arabischen Schriften, warum nennen sie sich UQK? Warum nicht AlqaidaAlbania? Warum schreit ALQAIDA bei jedem Satz "Für den ISLAM" und die UQK ISlam nicht mal in den Mund nimmt?

    ICh weis nicht in welcher Welt ihr lebt, aber diese Thesen die hier verbreitet werden sind so extrem unrealisistisch das ich mich fragen muss hatt der sich eigentlich objketiv mit diesem Thema auseinandergesetz?

    Dan sollte man das Wort "Terroristen" verstehen bevor man es benutzt:

    Unter Terrorismus (von lateinisch terror: „Furcht, Schrecken“) sind Gewalt bzw. Gewaltaktionen (wie z.B.: Entführungen, Attentate, Sprengstoffanschläge etc.) gegen eine politische Ordnung zu verstehen, die das Ziel verfolgen, entweder einen politischen Wandel herbeizuführen oder die Bevölkerung zu unterdrücken. Der Terror dient als Druckmittel und soll vor allem Unsicherheit und Schrecken verbreiten,Terrorismus ist keine militärische Strategie, sondern primär eine Kommunikationsstrategie. Terroristen greifen nicht militärisch nach Raum (wie z.B. der Guerillero), sondern wollen das Denken besetzen.
    Von Widerstandsbewegungen, Guerillas oder nationalen

    Befreiungsbewegungen unterscheidet sich der Terrorismus weniger durch die Wahl seiner Waffen als in der Wahl seiner Ziele: Eine nationale Befreiungs- oder Widerstandsbewegung ist zumeist militärisch raumgreifend, der Terrorismus dagegen versucht, mit seinen Gewaltakten möglichst große Aufmerksamkeit zu erlangen, um ein Klima der Angst in der Bevölkerung zu erzeugen.






    Als Befreiungsbewegung wird eine bewaffnete Gruppe von Teilen der Bevölkerung bezeichnet, die einen Aufstand gegen eine Kolonial- oder Neokolonialmacht beziehungsweise gegen eine von einer derartigen Macht gestützte diktatorische Regierung organisiert.

    Wenn das Ziel einer Befreiungsbewegung die Errichtung eines Nationalstaates auf eigenem Territorium ist (Separatismus), wird sie auch Unabhängigkeits- oder Autonomiebewegung genannt.

    Befreiungsbewegungen werden oft von besonders unterdrückten Bevölkerungsteilen getragen, über die ein anderer Bevölkerungsteil herrscht, wobei nicht selten religiöse Motive eine ausschlaggebende Bedeutung haben. Nicht selten gehen dabei in christlichen Gemeinden Impulse zu einer Überwindung von Unterdrückung aus. (vgl. Befreiungstheologie) Befreiungsbewegungen treten vorwiegend in Lateinamerika, Mittelamerika, Afrika einschließlich der arabischen Staaten und auf dem Staatsgebiet der ehemaligen Sowjetunion auf.

    In Europa haben bei der Staatenbildung Befreiungsbewegungen bis ins 20. Jahrhundert eine wichtige Rolle gespielt.

    Heute gibt es noch aktive Befreiungsbewegungen in Irland (Sinn Féin, IRA), Spanien (ETA) und auf dem Balkan. Bei diesen handelt es sich aber weniger um Aufstände gegen Kolonialmächte als um separatistische Bewegungen in Gebieten mit eigener ethnischer Identität, die bei der Bildung von Nationalstaaten im 20. Jahrhundert in Europa besonders benachteiligt wurden.


    ICh denke jeder versteht jetzt wenn ich sage, dass ihr etwas nicht mit einem Wort bennen sollt welches garnicht das beschreibt.

  3. #103
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    Zitat Zitat von Revolut
    Zitat Zitat von lupo-de-mare
    Zitat Zitat von Schiptar
    Hier mal wieder eine Ladung geistiger Dünnschiss von Onkel Elsässer:
    .......
    Wie so oft! Wird die einseitige Rolle von Elsässer nicht akzeptiert, weil er wie bekannt, absolut nichts auch mal über Serbische Fehler bzw. Verbrechen schreibt.

    Über 5.000 Aufrufe für den Thread! Nicht schlecht sagt Specht!
    wollen wir wieder anfangen über Jürgen Elsäser zu diskutieren?


    Der Thred ist scheisse, Lupo in deinen Beitrag hast du einen Denkfehler.
    .
    Niemand braucht einen Elsässer, da es genügend andere gute Quellen gibt.

    Osama bin Laden auf dem Balkan (Übersetzung)

    Um Hilfe in ihrem Kampf um Unabhängigkeit zu bekommen, wendeten sich die ethnischen Albaner (eine gereinigte Form, einheimische Muslime zu sagen) an Osama bin Laden und die Mudjaheddin. Muslimische Kämpfer aus Tschetschenien, Ägypten und Saudi-Arabien begannen, in Scharen im Kosovo anzukommen. Einigen wurde Berichterstatterstatus von der Republik Kosovo (Rugovas Gegenregierung) bescheinigt, um sie dem Aufspüren durch internationale Beobachter zu entziehen. Andere heirateten bosnische muslimische Frauen und gingen zur bosnischen Armee. Bis 1995 waren mehr als 6000 Heilige Krieger zur Vorbereitung des Kampfes gegen die christlichen Serben auf den Balkan gezogen. (1)

    Bin Laden besuchte das Gebiet zwischen 1994 und 1996 dreimal. Im Gefolge dieser Besuche wurden in Zenica, in Bosnien, und in Malisevo und Mitrovica, im Kosovo, al-Qaida Trainingslager errichtet; hochwertige Kommando- und Kontrollzentren wurden in Kroatien, Mazedonien und Bulgarien eingerichtet; und ein zentrales Hauptquartier für die Glaubenskämpfer wurde nach Tropje, Albanien, verlegt, auf Gelände, das dem ehemaligen albanischen Premierminister Sali Berisha gehört. (1)

    Der al-Qaida Führer stellte zur Schaffung der Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) 700 Millionen Dollar bereit. Der Zweck dieser Organisation war die Vertreibung der christlichen Serben aus dem Kosovo, die Regierung von Slobodan Milosevic zu stürzen, die Anstrengungen Ibrahim Rugovas zur friedlichen Lösung des Bürgerkrieges zu unterminieren, und die Muslime des Kosovo, Mazedoniens und Albaniens zur Islamischen Republik von Großalbanien zu vereinen. (2)

    William Jefferson "Bubba" Clintons neue muslimische Freunde (Übersetzung)

    Präsident Clinton, Madeleine Albright ("Mad Madeleine") und Verteidigungsminister William Cohen kamen zu dem Ergebnis, die KLA als "Freiheitskämpfer" anzusehen. CIA-Direktor George Tenet und andere CIA-Beamte teilten diese Ansicht. In kürzester Zeit flossen in Form von militärischer Ausbildung und Geländekunde Millionen US-Dollar an Hilfsgeldern an die muslimischen Rebellen. Ohne Kenntnis der amerikanischen Bevölkerung waren die Vereinigten Staaten im Gleichklang mit derjenigen Terrorgruppe, die ihre Vernichtung beabsichtigte. Bis zu den von Baum zu Baum schwingenden Affen zurückreichende menschliche Geschichte kann nicht verrückter sein als das. (3)

    Bis 1998 wurde die KLA eine stattliche Armee von 30 000 bestens ausgebildeten Truppen mit modernsten Waffen ... !!!!!!

    Neugierig geworden für das, was den tatsächlichen und angeblichen Verbrechen des Slobodan Milosevic vorausging? Dann bitte weiterlesen im Abschnitt 7 "Siding with the Enemy", S. 123 ff:

    The Dunces of Doomsday. 10 blunders that gave rise to Radical Islam, Terrorist Regimes, and the threat of an American Hiroshima. By Paul L. Williams, WND Books, Cumberland House Publishing, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee, 2006
    http://versandweltweit.libri.de/shop...oductDetails?a Url=90007906&artiId=5176173

    http://www.eussner.net/artikel_2006-...55-03.html#fn2

    !!!! Das ist Unfug, da es nur ca. 2-2.500 UCK Leute in Wirklichkeit gab.

    Nach dem Beginn des Bomben Terrors der NATO, fuhren plötzlich Bus weise die Kosovaren Jugend vor allem nach Bari, und dann mit der Fähre nach Durres um sich rekrutieren zu lassen. Dann schwoll die UCK tatsächlich auf bis zu 20.000 Leute an, wobei die Meisten, keinerlei oder eine sehr mangelhafte Militräische Ausbildung hatte. Deshalb wurde die UCK in allen Berichten wie von der OSCE auch als Terror Gruppe, undizipliniert und feige geschildert.

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    Sehr guter Thread.

  5. #105
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    Zitat Zitat von Djordje
    Sehr guter Thread.
    Danke! Weit über 5.000 Besucher

  6. #106
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    Eine vernünftige Antwort hat man wohl bis heute nicht von Albanischer Regierungs Seite aus dem Fatos Nano und Ilir Meta Lager gehört.

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    Bin Laden, Iran and the KLA (UCK)

    Bin Laden, Iran,
    and the KLA
    How Islamic Terrorism Took Root in Albania
    by Christopher Deliso
    September 19, 2001
    A JARRING PROPHESY

    Observers of NATO’s war on behalf of the Albanians in Kosovo, and the more recent American duplicity in Macedonia, have been fearful of the potential backlash that would come were the US to desert its bastard offspring, the KLA/NLA. All the way back in March 2001, the following disturbing prediction was made:

    "When we throw in the possibility that various cells of Osama Bin Laden’s terrorist international are operating in this part of the world, the process of retribution against American assets will increase if America moves against the Greater Albania project."

    This remarkable prophesy may soon be tested, in the aftermath of 11 September. Will the US, as Bush has warned, "make no distinction between the terrorists and those who harbor them"? Indeed, if Bush does strike against Bin Laden’s entire network, what will become of the Albanians?
    BIN LADEN AND THE US – TOGETHER AT LAST IN ALBANIA

    The fact that the CIA armed Bin Laden to fight the Soviets, with the help of Pakistan and the Afghan drug trade, is old news, and makes for especially bitter reading now. For years, the Albanian operations of Bin Laden and other radical Muslim terrorists have also been widely reported. In this article I attempt to trace some of the major points in this huge and still widely unknown movement, from the events of today back as far as 1992, when the Islamic reawakening in Albania enhanced conditions for widespread terrorism.

    One of the only good results of the bombing of Serbia was an increased awareness of Islamic terrorism in the Balkans. Albania was soon implicated. On 4 May 1999, the Washington Times reported, citing new reports from US intelligence and Jane’s Defense Review, that the town of Tropoje, Albania was a"common staging area" for Bin Laden’s and the KLA’s forces, and thus "a center for Islamic terrorists." US intelligence also acknowledged that Bin Ladin’s al-Qaeda had "both trained and financially supported" the Albanians, and that the Kosovo border had been infiltrated by Bosnian, Chechen and Afghan mujaheedin, in "…crossings (which) originated in neighboring Albania and, according to the reports, included parties of up to 50 men." The Jane’s report added that "…documents found last year on the body of a KLA member showed that he had escorted several volunteers into Kosovo, including more than a dozen Saudi Arabians. Each volunteer carried a passport identifying him as a Macedonian Albanian."

    A combination of chaos and poverty in Albania paved the way for Bin Laden to move in. The Times of London quoted Fatos Klosi, the head of the Albanian intelligence service, who said that bin Laden sent terrorists to Kosovo. Using the front of funding a "humanitarian agency," bin Laden muscled into Albania as far back as 1994.

    The Times report gets even better:

    "Klosi said he believed terrorists had already infiltrated other parts of Europe from bases in Albania. Interpol believes more than 100,000 blank Albanian passports were stolen in riots last year, providing ample opportunity for terrorists to acquire false papers."

    A short time before this, a French national on trial for murder in Albania claimed to have been a member of bin Laden’s Albania cell, and had come "to recruit and arm fighters for Kosovo."

    The general anarchy and upheaval in Albania over the past decade has made it an easy target for wealthy Islamic terrorists: weapons can be acquired with ease; high unemployment makes for high recruitment; and all assistance, whether economic, military or "humanitarian," is gladly accepted.

    THE "HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION" FRONT

    Bin Laden’s kind offer of "humanitarian help" in 1994 has been used repeatedly ever since to fund terrorism in Albania. Many terrorists have posed as "humanitarian workers" since. Secret KLA training camps, which the CIA and SAS also used, were created in Northern Albania by Iran and other countries "using Islamic educational institutions and projects for the development of rural communities as a front." Back in 1999, "a Saudi government audit acquired by US intelligence showed that 5 of Saudi Arabia’s top business executives ordered the National Commercial Bank (NCB), the kingdom’s largest, to transfer personal funds along with $3 million diverted from a Saudi pension fund to New York and London banks. The money was diverted into the accounts of Islamic charities, including Islamic Relief and Blessed Relief, that serve as fronts for Bin Laden."
    AN OFFER THEY COULDN'T REFUSE

    Mighty generous of the Saudi executives, don’t you think? The actual truth of this incident tells another story, and one that anti-Arab Americans should remember: these guys are just as afraid of bin Laden as we are.

    It is well-known that bin Laden has a personal vendetta against the Saudi government, which he views as corrupt and unabashedly pro-Western. Over the past few years, he has built his economic base not only through contributions from rabid fanatics, but by "collecting" from unwilling businessmen representative of the hated Saudi regime. In this practice, Bin Laden has become the terrorists' Godfather – extorting from wealthy Arab businessmen. In the above "donation," for example, "intelligence sources say the businessmen, who are worth more than $5 billion, were paying bin Laden ‘protection money’ to stave off attacks on their businesses in Saudi Arabia."

    Apparently, bin Laden tried to "collect" in a similar way from Albania in late 1999, when he made an unsuccessful request for asylum. This report, of 17 November, 1999, alleged that the attempt stemmed from the fact that bin Laden "had ‘bought’ several key politicians who have looked away from the activities of his supporters in Albania." The report went on to quote an Albanian newspaper, Koha Jone, which reported that a 42-year-old Jordanian businessman, resident in Albania since 1992, had just been arrested by the CIA in connection with bin Laden. Even if the Albanians could keep bin Laden out, they couldn’t control their protégé, as they had found out only a few months before, in July 1999, when US Secretary of Defense William Cohen canceled a trip to Albania, out of fear of assassination from bin Laden’s gang.
    CHIEF AMONG ENEMIES

    A long list of nationalities are represented in these and other documents relating to Albania and Kosovo: Islamic terrorists are cited as being from Egypt, Jordan, France, Bosnia, Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Lybia, Pakistan… This indicates that bin Laden certainly couldn’t have run Albania by himself. He was aided all along by another old friend of the United States – Iran.
    IRAN IN ALBANIA: IDEOLOGY AND TERRORISM

    A report of 22 March, 1998 in the Times of London confirmed that bin Laden and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards had signed a pact (on 16 February in Teheran) consolidating their operations in Albania and Kosovo, hoping "to turn the region into their main base for Islamic armed action in Europe." This was the unfortunate but logical outcome of almost a decade of a growing Iranian presence in Albania, and a growing radicalization of the Albanian "freedom fighters."

    At the 1994 summit of Islamic countries in Jeddah, an agreement had been reached to "help the ‘brothers in the Balkans’ with all available means, including military aid…. The Balkan peninsula was chosen as a beachhead for an organized penetration of Islam into Europe." Italy was used as the base for two failed attempts to assassinate the Pope in 1997 (first in Sarajevo, and later, in Bologna), attempts which the Iranian secret services allegedly masterminded, using "a suicide group of 18 terrorists from Turkey, Moslem Bosnia, and Iran."

    One excellent article details the development of Iran’s terrorist cells in the Balkans. Command centers are found in both Muslim and non-Muslim countries. At the end of 1997, Iranian diplomat Mahmud Nurani, a Hezbollah veteran, was put in charge of the Rome cell involved in the attempts on John Paul II. At the same time, Kurban Ali Najeff Abadi, a close friend of Ayatollah Khameni, was installed in Albania. The consolidation of Iranian influence, in both legal and extralegal concerns, was expedited by Albania’s descent into anarchy in 1997 (during which, incidentally, mafia gangs and the nascent KLA robbed the Albanian military of much of its US-donated weaponry). Albania "desperately needed aid, regardless of its origin," and crime, kidnapping and smuggling were rampant. And so:

    "Iranian intelligence circles deemed that Albania was ‘ripe’ and could accept the introduction of extremist Islamism which was to take place on two levels, according to Teheran’s plan. Publicly, Iran and its Islamic partners (were) to build a comprehensive financial support system ranging from banks and financial institutions to economy, and including numerous humanitarian organizations… secretly, a broad network was created to establish the intelligence-operative base destined to cover entire Europe, going primarily through the Balkans and Italy."
    IRAN IN ALBANIA: THE ECONOMIC FRONT

    The intersection of these two interests, economic control and the ideological control necessary for terrorism, came in 1998, at the meeting of the Iranian Supreme Economic Council. This meeting was dedicated exclusively to Albania, and it both reconfirmed and extended the policy of Islamic entrenchment developed since 1991. Meeting with influential figures such as Mohsen Nurbakan, head of the Iranian Central Bank, the Council suggested a "long-term plan" to promote Iran’s main objectives in Albania: the formation of a "commercial operative base" near the "heart of Europe"; the strengthening of a "strategic axis" between Sarajevo and Tirana; and the installation of a headquarters for Iranian intelligence operations on Greece, Austria, Italy, and Europe in general.

    The implementation of Iran’s plan has brought Albania into the fold, and made it a staging post for Islamic terrorism in Europe. Financial dependence on Arab banks represents "the exclusive source of hard currency input into Albania." Iranian banks have in this way "penetrated all segments" of Albanian society and economy, "thus fully legalizing the Iranian presence in all spheres of financing."

    That this was done for reasons beyond sound business strategy was clear, from the instructions of Mr. Nurbakan to the banks; they were "to invest in Albania, regardless of poor profit and business risk factors." In other words, the banking presence was a "legitimate face" for Iran’s intelligence: "officials of the Iranian financial intelligence are deployed in all Teheran’s institutions in Albania and cooperate closely with the operatives of the Intelligence Affairs Ministry regarding the financing of terrorist training camps, purchase of arms and military equipment, ‘money laundering’ and other activities."

    Yet, one many wonder, how did ostensibly Europe-oriented Albania get involved so heavily with radical Islamic movements? The answer is that the process has been complex, and years in the making.
    THE SECRET WAR: RESCUING THE ALBANIANS FROM GODLESSNESS

    Albania is and has always been a very poor and backward country. Under Communism, there was little knowledge of the outside world, to the extent that the few Albanians who made it out without being shot by border guards would gaze in wonder at a city such as Athens, not knowing what planet they had stumbled upon. This unfortunate lack of worldliness has aided Islamic extremists. In the next two sections I make extensive use of an excellent study by M. Vickers and J. Pettifer, Albania: from Anarchy to a Balkan Identity (1997). This close study of the country’s recent development, while very sympathetic to the Albanian cause, details the steps which have brought Islamic terrorist organizations to Albania.

    In 1967, Albania was declared the world’s first atheist state. When this prohibition was ended in 1990, Albania became an evangelical free-for-all. Although many religions were represented- including the Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and others, the chief ones (in terms of Albania’s historical religious demographics) were the Roman Catholics, Greek Orthodox, and Muslims. The quick growth of Islam was due partly to its traditionally high profile (a relic of Ottoman days), and partly to a heavy influx of money from wealthy Arab countries. The Albanians, many of whom were too young to have experience of religion, were naïvely eager and curious, as was gleefully noted: "Islamic Relief reported that Albanian Muslims were like a dry sponge, ready to soak up anything given to them." (Page 104)
    THE GOLDEN CARROT

    The chaotic, impoverished state of Albania in the early 1990’s meant that it was easy pickings for deep-pocketed Islamic proselytizers. They were willing, at a time when the US and EU still were not, to invest in the country. Countries such as Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait wanted to bring in hardcore religion. The golden carrot they dangled was to bring Albania into the fold economically:

    "In October 1992 a delegation from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), headed by its chairman Ahmed Mohammed Ali, visited Tirana to lay the groundwork for Albania to join the bank. Ali told President Berisha that it was willing to invest in Albania and develop cooperation in all areas of the economy, including agriculture, education and transport… The delegation also discussed plans to build an institute to train teachers in Arabic and five schools; to dispatch a first contingent of Albanian students to undergo higher education in IDB member countries; and to promote book publishing." (Page 105)

    Eight months prior to this, a delegation from the Turkish Islamic community had arrived in Tirana, to discuss with then-president Alia the role of religion in Albania, and the strengthening of religious cooperation between the two countries. In 1992, Albania and Turkey consolidated for the first time a defense pact which now involves millions of dollars of aid yearly from the latter to the former.

    A month later, "a Kuwaiti delegation presented the beleaguered Alia administration with an ambitious investment plan and, in return for promises of economic aid, asked for permission to build several mosques. It was then that major construction of mosques began in earnest in Albania." (Page 102)
    SPRING, 1992: A MASSIVE CONSTRUCTION OF MOSQUES BEGINS

    By 1990, Turkish authorities had already started renovating mosques from the Ottoman period. The Kuwaiti initiative of 1992, which wedded religion with cash, continued this trend aggressively. It was the beginning of an ambitious new building program funded entirely from without. Mosques for the citizens of Tirana, Shkoder, Durres and Kavaja were promised by four sheiks of the Alislamic Aluok Foundation, based in the Netherlands, who visited Tirana on 23 April.

    In addition to Middle Eastern governments, expatriate groups from Europe and the US funded the rebirth of Islam in Albania. At first, these new mosques were many more than demand required, and often strangely incongruous with their surroundings:

    "In the Muslim village of Koplik – which is no more than a cluster of two-room cottages with small courtyards, joined by a series of dirt paths which in winter are churned into a sea of swirling mud by the hooves of cows and horses – an enormous newly-built yellow-painted mosque stands in the square, paid for by the Saudi Arabian government. Looking majestically out of place, it stands alone in an inhospitable, poor and miserable locality. The inside is richly carpeted and Korans are piled high along the walls. The opulence of Koplik’s mosque is in marked contrast to the church recently opened not far away in a Catholic village, which is in a bleak former agricultural building. It had no seats and the people had collected little piles of stones on which to sit, until in 1995 an Austrian-based charity furnished the church with benches." (Page 100)
    RADICALIZING THE ALBANIANS

    Another of the main purposes of the Islamic mission to Albania was to train and radicalize the young generation:

    "As Albanian schools remained secular, children and young men were being sent to Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Malaysia, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Egypt to study Islamic theology. Islamic organisations helped to fund the expenses of those Albanians wishing to make the trip to Mecca; in 1991 around 170 Muslims from Albania went on the haji; in 1992 the figure was 300 and in 1993 over 400."

    In this period, Albania became known as a place of refuge for those radical Muslims who were too hot for their own countries to handle, and "it was well-known that there were several fundamentalists on the run from Egyptian authorities who were living in Tirana." (Page 106)
    EPILOGUE, OR, A BALKAN EPITAPH

    There is a lot more to be discovered about the Albanian connection with bin Laden, and undoubtedly the next few weeks and months will turn up some dirt. How the US will act remains to be seen. It is unlikely that America will turn its back on its Albanian allies, as that would mean admitting yet another embarrassing mistake of foreign policy.

    However, this should provoke some serious questions. First, how is it that the US Defense Secretary cannot visit a country that is one of his government's chief recipients of aid without fearing for his life from bin Laden’s terrorists? And why, even though his request was denied, did bin Laden even imagine that Albania would shelter him? These unsettling questions tell of a darker reality behind America’s prime "ally" in the Balkans.

    Without exception, all of the other Balkan neighbors fear and hate Albania, with its American support and military aid, and its increasingly militant Islamic nature. Although it’s hard to gauge to what extent radical Islam has propelled the quest for a "Greater Albania," there is no question that religion is now a key factor in uniting the fractious Albanian groups – Kosovars, Gegs and Tosks – who never liked each other much before 1990, and who probably would never have developed strong feelings of unity, without the imposition of the kind of radical Islam championed by Osama bin Laden. It’s sad to say that the nurturing of radical Islam in the Balkans may prove to be America’s most lasting contribution to the region.

    Christopher Deliso is a San Francisco-based travel writer and journalist with special interest in the Balkans. He received a BA in Philosophy and Greek (Hampshire College, 1997) and M.Phil with distinction in Byzantine Studies (Oxford University, 1999). From 1997-2000 Mr. Deliso lived and worked in Ireland, England, Turkey and Greece, and he spent one month in Macedonia in January, 2000. He is currently investigating media and governmental policies regarding the Macedonian crisis, and he publishes regularly on European travel destinations.

    Interessant

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    Re: Bin Laden, Iran and the KLA (UCK)

    Al Quaida und UCK ? :? 8O

    Was für ein Duet..

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    @venom

    ab nach russland und nimm deine brüder mit,den fernseher darfst du auch behalten.

  10. #110
    Zitat Zitat von Alblood
    @venom

    ab nach russland und nimm deine brüder mit,den fernseher darfst du auch behalten.

    Ab ins Massengrab...

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