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    Part II in English

    Top Thread in English! over Bin Laden Connection in Tirana - Albania

    Albania moves against terrorists' assets

    24/10/2005

    After a ten month delay, Albanian authorities have seized property in downtown Tirana that was being used to launder financial activities of the al-Qaeda terrorist network.

    By Erlis Selimaj for Southeast European Times in Tirana – 24/10/05

    Authorities seized premises in Tirana's "Twin Towers" belonging to Yasin al-Qadi, a fugitive Saudi businessman, on 18 October. [Gent Shkullaku]

    Albanian authorities took possession of office space Tuesday (18 October) at the so-called "Twin Towers" of central Tirana. In 2004, the government confirmed that the location was being used to launder financial activities for the al-Qaeda terrorist network.

    The seized premises belong to a fugitive Saudi Arabian citizen named Yassin Qadi, a businessman who was named a specially designated global terrorist by the US Treasury Department in October 2001.

    Qadi owned 18 per cent of shares in the two buildings, located opposite the Albanian prime minister's office.

    "The seizure procedures are based under the Council of Ministers' decision on 3 December, 2004, in the framework of the measures to prevent terrorism funding. Even though it has been ten months since the decision was taken, it has not been executed until now," the finance ministry said in a press release.

    According to the ministry, the premises will not be sold but rather managed by state authorities. One option is to rent them out to state institutions or private firms.

    Both the government and the opposition have been anxious to show they are taking the problem of terrorist-related activity seriously. Earlier this year, the opposition Socialist Party vowed to seek a probe into how thousands of foreigners -- including people allegedly linked to Osama bin Laden -- were able to get Albanian citizenship during the last 13 years.

    Qadi is thought to have had close links to Abdul Latif Saleh, a Jordanian-Albanian dual citizen who has been designated by the US Treasury Department as an al-Qaeda supporter. According to Washington, he is associated with a number of Albanian NGOs linked to Egypt's Islamic Jihad -- a group with ties to al-Qaeda -- and has received $600,000 from Osama bin Laden to establish extremist groups in Albania.

    Saleh set up an Albanian jihadist organisation, financed by the Al Haramain Foundation, with the goal of destabilising Albania by "fomenting conflict among the different religious groups in the country," the US Treasury Department said in a statement.

    In addition, Saleh and Qadi ran several joint business partnerships, including a sugar importing business, a medical enterprise and a construction business. "Saleh served as the general manager of all of Qadi's businesses in Albania, and reportedly holds 10 per cent of the Qadi Group's investments in Albania," the department said.

    http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setime...&rate=5#rating

    About This Site

    23/07/2004

    ..........................
    The Southeast European Times is sponsored by the US European Command, the joint military command responsible for US operations in Southeast Europe and elsewhere. EUCOM oversees participation of US troops in NATO's peacekeeping forces in Kosovo (KFOR), Bosnia and Herzegovina (SFOR) and Macedonia.

    EUCOM is committed to promoting stability, co-operation and prosperity in the region.

    http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setime...er/about/about

    CIA closed friend with the finanzsystem of Al-Quida!


    http://globalresearch.ca.myforums.ne...topic.php?t=15

    Fotos: Of the Bin Laden - Yassin Kadi construction in Tirana-Albania

    http://onliner.pointclark.net/public.../albanien4.htm

    and

    Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance
    Hearing on "The Role of Charities and NGOs in the Financing of Terrorist Activities."

    Prepared Statement of Mr. Matthew A. Levitt
    Senior Fellow
    Washington Institute for Near East Policy
    2:30 p.m., Thursday, August 1, 2002 - Dirksen 538
    .............................
    Officials in the Balkans are equally concerned about developing links between terrorism and mafia activity in Chechnya and other parts of the Caucuses spreading to Albania, Bosnia and beyond Southern Europe.
    .................
    Officials in the Balkans are equally concerned about developing links between terrorism and mafia activity in Chechnya and other parts of the Caucuses spreading to Albania, Bosnia and beyond Southern Europe.....
    Last October, NATO forces raided the Saudi High Commission for Aid to Bosnia, founded by Prince Selman bin Abdul-Aziz and supported by King Fahd.
    http://www.banking.senate.gov/02_08h...102/levitt.htm

    US/NATO Plans in support of Islamic Terrorists in the Balkans
    - by Z. Petrovic Pirocanac - 2005-06-03

    http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?c...ghts&newsId=19

    COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
    Fifty-fifth session
    Item 5 of the provisional agenda

    THE RIGHT OF PEOPLES TO SELF-DETERMINATION AND ITS
    APPLICATION TO PEOPLES UNDER COLONIAL OR ALIEN
    DOMINATION OR FOREIGN OCCUPATION

    …………………………………………………..
    With the terrorist activities in Kosovo and Metohija further escalating, data have been officially registered on the active participation of foreign mercenaries in the terrorist activities of the so-called ‘Kosovo Liberation Army’ (KLA). Evidence is available on the support and assistance that the Republic of Albania has been providing for terrorists active within the so-called ‘Liberation Army’. Thus, for example, northern Albania has been transformed into a number of recruitment centres for terrorists’ training and into depots for the so-called KLA. The Yugoslav authorities possess documentation on the nationality, training expertise, tasks, experience and payment of foreign mercenaries who have been taken into Serbia to carry out activities in its territory (Kosovo and Metohija). In June and July of 1998, criminal charges were filed against seven Albanian nationals (mostly from the municipality of Tropoja, taken prisoners in our country on the occasion of smuggling large quantities of arms for committing terrorist activities in Kosovo and Metohija).

    “Apart from Albanian nationals, most other terrorists are the so-called ‘mujaheddins’, nationals from some Arab countries - Afghanistan, Sudan, Russian Federation (Chechnya) and others. Many of them have participated in the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the Muslim side. These are highly professional and well-trained fanatics who take a direct part in capturing and cleansing the region, in kidnapping citizens and members of police, in committing horrendous tortures and liquidations. They have served as special training instructors for the so-called KLA.

    “Apart from Albania, the Republic of Macedonia has also been used as a canal for the illegal entry of mercenaries into Yugoslav territory.

    “In Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and some other countries, highly trained professionals with substantial experience acquired in war operations and sabotage-terrorist activities in various parts of the world have been recruited. Mercenary recruitment and training centres and weapons pooling centres in Bosnia and Herzegovina have been in the vicinity of the cities of Zenica, Tuzla and Travnik. The Yugoslav authorities possess also data on the training of members of separatist-terrorist gangs in Kosovo and Metohija in the village of Mehurici, municipality of Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    “Members of Muslim military formations in the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina have organized the transfer of Muslim mercenaries from Bosnia and Herzegovina into the territory of Serbia (Kosovo and Metohija).”

    “(…) The Islamic influence upon terrorist activities perpetrated by the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) has been manifested in a number of ways, first of all through aid for purchasing armaments and military equipment provided by radical Islamic countries, but also through Mujahedin fighting within the KLA units. There is irrefutable evidence on the linkage between terrorism in Kosovo and Metohija and the Mujahedin in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, aimed at forced secession of Kosovo and Metohija from Serbia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

    “(…) In 1998 the leaders of the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), with the idea of providing professional, experienced commanders and perpetrators of terrorist acts, have directed their activities to recruiting mercenaries and volunteers from Islamic countries and from Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the beginning of 1998, in the region of Zenica and Kalesija (Bosnia and Herzegovina), posts of the so-called KLA were set up, charged with recruiting mercenaries and volunteers, mostly among the demobilized members of the Muslim army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly ex-members of its special units. According to the information obtained, their monthly pay ranges from 3,000 to 5,000 deutsche mark. Mujahedin from Arab and other Muslim countries are in charge of the training.

    “(…) Yugoslav authorities have obtained evidence whereby, from May to July 1998, in the region of Drenica in Kosovo and Metohija, a joint Mujahedin unit, ‘Abu Bekir Sidik’ was operating. This unit was first set up in mid-1997 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, under the instructions coming from Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Some DM 300,000, earmarked for arms purchasing and illegal transfer into Kosovo and Metohija have been provided by the ‘World Office for Islamic Appeal’. The first contingent was illegally brought into the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) in July 1997, and the first Mujahedin unit was infiltrated in May 1998 to the village of Donji Prekaz. The unit, under the command of Ekrem Avija, consisted of 120 Mujahedin, divided into seven groups. A separated group consisted of Mujahedin from Saudi Arabia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and other countries, with an Egyptian national, Abu Ismail, heading it (he had been in charge of the former Mujahedin unit in the Bosnian war).

    “(…) I should like to point to the increasing presence of the Islamic factor in Kosovo and Metohija, which indicates to broader strategic interests to exert influence upon Albania, and the whole of the Balkans.”

    http://www.unhchr.ch/Huridocda/Hurid...4?Opendocument

    KFOR Press Release

    Pristina, 11 May 2003 - #03-16

    KFOR on KPC training outside Kosovo

    1. There has been wide media reporting and comment regarding KFOR and UNMIK’s decision concerning the suspension of training and other deployment for the KPC outside Kosovo.

    2. This is not a punishment for the organization. Based on the fact that two KPC members were involved in the terrorist act on 11 April, there is reason to believe that there are more members of the KPC who are involved in activities that undermine the stability and future of Kosovo. We are working with KPC Commander to identify these individuals for appropriate action.

    3. The suspension of deployment and training outside Kosovo is taken as a precautionary measure until we can assure ourselves that the presence of members of terrorist groups in the KPC has been addressed. The KPC and Kosovo risk embarrassment if it is discovered that one of their members on an official training exercise is a member of a terrorist organization.

    4. KFOR urges responsible attitudes regarding this issue. The continuous misinterpretation of the measures taken by key leaders is not helpful in the full acknowledgement of the gravity of the situation. KFOR will work with the KPC leadership to identify those involved in terrorist activities. The KPC is an essential civil emergency institution under the Constitutional Framework and there must be no place in it for criminals or terrorists

    http://www.nato.int/kfor/press/pr/pr/2003/05/03.htm

    The Macedonian Crisis -

    Terrorism, National Movement, or
    Struggle for Self - determination?

    Miroslav Međimorec

    http://www.nsf-journal.hr/issues/v2_3-4/medimorec.htm

    Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 1:01 pm Post subject: Albanian Jihad? Divided Sons of God
    Albanian Jihad?
    Divided Sons of God

    Klan (independent weekly), Tirana, Albania, Jan. 23, 2003


    Ethnic Albanian refugees from Kosovo pray at the Haxhi Hafiz Dashi mosque in Tirana (Photo: Eric Feferberg/AFP).
    The recent murder of an Albanian Muslim religious leader has stoked rumors that fundamentalist Islam is establishing a toe-hold in the Balkan country.

    The prayers this Friday were not much different from those of every other Friday. A few minutes before noon, with a punctuality and ceremoniousness unchanged in the last five centuries, scores of devout Muslims knelt on their small rectangular rugs praying to God to cleanse their souls. As they do every Friday, the leaders of Albania’s Islamic Community [a community organization founded in Tirana in 1924] also knelt on those rugs.

    This was the first time after the mysterious murder of Sali Tivari, the secretary of the community, that all of them came together to pray. They left the accusations they had leveled against each other the week before at the door, along with their shoes. The clash between Muslim moderates and a young generation of Muslims educated in Middle Eastern madaris who espouse a more radical version of Islam, can no longer be kept hidden under the slogan that this is an internal affair of the Islamic Community. Although it is still shrouded in mystery, the murder of Tivari…is further evidence of this underground friction.
    ..................
    How dangerous is the conservative faction in the Albanian Islamic Community?

    The investigators who are dealing with the murder of Tivari have not ruled out this internal friction as a possible cause of the crime. The attorney general, Theodhori Sollaku, confirmed this is still a possibility. About 50 of the community’s staff remain under police surveillance as the investigation continues. The same is true of the regional leaders, who are known as opposing Tivari.


    http://www.worldpress.org/Europe/985.cfm

    look here the website from the american mafia and the closed connection to this kind of groups

    www.aacl.com

    FBI:

    FBI Weighs in on Balkan Organised Crime

    Grant D. Ashley.

    By Dimitris Agrafiotis for Southeast European Times in Athens - 21/11/03

    ...........

    According to Ashley, organised crime groups from Albania have expanded their activitites in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, and the Scandinavian countries. In the last few years, he said, Albanian organised crime has reached the United States, creating partnerships with the Gambino, Genovese, and Luchese families to facilitate specific crimes...


    http://www.setimes.com/html2/english...MITRIS-001.htm


    http://globalresearch.ca.myforums.ne...opic.php?t=205

    http://www.teamindia.net/news/index....lnews&id=38234

    http://globalresearch.ca.myforums.ne...opic.php?t=250

    http://globalresearch.ca.myforums.ne...opic.php?t=337

    http://www.geocities.com/Representat...adenphoto.html

    Notes on Zbigniew Brzezinski: From 1977 to 1981, Zbigniew Brzezinski was National Security Advisor to the President of the United States. We must stop these dangerous, shortsighted and stupid US foreign policies.

    8)

    $40 billion in US taxpayer dollars were used to recruit “freedom fighters” like Osama bin Laden.


    A final glimpse of “international co-operation based on international law” during the Carter Administration brings us to Afghanistan, site of a Soviet invasion in December 1979. It was here that Carter and Brzezinski aligned themselves with staunch anti-Communists in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to exploit Islam as a method to arouse the Afghani populace to action. With the CIA coordinating the effort, some $40 billion in US taxpayer dollars were used to recruit “freedom fighters” like Osama bin Laden. The rest, as they say, is history.

    http://www.zmag.org/content/showarti...11&ItemID=2463


    12. Juni 2004 2:03
    Fotos von Osama bin Laden und US-Strategen Brzezinski
    nicht systemkonform

    Brzezinsiki und Bin Laden in Afghanistan(Fotos)
    http://www.geocities.com/Representat...adenphoto.html

    40 Milliarden Dollar für den islamistischen Fundamentalismus in
    Afghanistan(unter Carter und Brzezinski)
    http://www.zmag.org/content/showarti...11&ItemID=2463



    OSAMA IN THE BALKANS

    www.senate.gov/~rpc/releases/1997/iran.htm


    www.antiwar.com/justin/j102901.html

    http://balkantimes.com/html2/english...SVETLA-001.htm


    http://globalresearch.ca.myforums.ne...opic.php?t=377

    The Albanian racism towards the neighbours is based on historical falsifications
    Stanford University

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1120887/posts

    Original link

    http://www.stanford.edu/~cakarz/arti...li-english.pdf

    Dana Rohrbacher Al-Quida and the mentor from the American-Albanian Mafia www.aacl.com www.naac.org

    interesting... if you have more information regarding kosovo/albania please let me know, so i can setup a page with information on the www.freedomfiles.org country websites. He is a al-Quida man

    Dana Rohrabacher - Rogue Statesman
    http://www.ocweekly.com/ink/03/01/cover-moxley.php


    U.S., Saudi Arabia Name Al-Haramain Branches Terrorist Financiers
    Designation affects Al-Haramain branches in five countries



    The U.S. Treasury Department and Saudi Arabia have designated five additional branches of the Saudi-based Al-Haramain charity organization as mechanisms for financing terrorism. The June 2 designation affects branches in Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and the Netherlands.

    Over the past two years, U.S. and Saudi officials have made similar designations regarding Al-Haramain branches in Bosnia, Somalia, Indonesia, Tanzania, Kenya, Pakistan and the United States.


    In a June 2 press release, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Juan Zarate said, "Terrorists and their tainted dollars have corrupted charity by using the philanthropic spirit and charitable institutions to further their warped motives."

    "These terrorists and their sympathizers have abused charities not only as a means of raising funds but also to provide logistical support and cover for terrorist operations," he added during a June 2 announcement of the designation at the Saudi embassy.

    Zarate indicated that the charity's former leader Aqeel Abdulaziz Al-Aqil also has been designated as an individual supporting terrorism.

    The United States and Saudi Arabia will jointly submit the list of designees to the U.N. 1267 Committee, which will call on all members of the international community to freeze the assets of the organizations and associated individuals.

    Zarate said, "This is another important joint step with the Saudi government -- steps that began in March 2002 -- to designate known supporters of terrorism."

    He added, "We are pleased that the Saudi government has taken even more aggressive structural and regulatory steps to deal with the abuse of charities within the Kingdom."

    "The act of charity is sacrosanct. We need to take every step possible to stop the flow of terrorist funding through charities while preserving the integrity of charitable giving around the world," Zarate said in the press release.

    He added, "The United States is working with our international partners and the charitable community to safeguard this sector from terrorists who mock the very idea of charity by converting good will and humanitarian aid into hate-filled agendas supported by blood money."

    Following are the texts of Zarate's remarks at the Saudi embassy and the Treasury Department press release:





    FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

    June 2, 2004
    JS-1705

    Remarks of Treasury DAS Juan Zarate on Joint
    U.S. and Saudi Action in the Financial War on Terror


    USINFO.STATE.ORG

    Senior US military advisers detached from private mercenary companies
    are working with KLA-NLA commanders. NLA Commander Gezim Ostremi, was
    trained by British Special Forces to head the UN sponsored Kosovo
    Protection Corps (KPC).4 Confirmed by British military sources, the
    task of arming and training of the KLA had been entrusted in 1998 to

    the US Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) and Britain's Secret
    Intelligence Services MI6, together with "former and serving members
    of 22 SAS [Britain's 22nd Special Air Services Regiment], as well as
    three British and American private security companies".5:
    "'The US DIA approached MI6 to arrange a training programme for the
    KLA,' said a senior British military source. `MI6 then sub-contracted
    the operation to two British security companies, who in turn
    approached a number of former members of the (22 SAS) regiment. Lists
    were then drawn up of weapons and equipment needed by the KLA.' While
    these covert operations were continuing, serving members of 22 SAS
    Regiment, mostly from the unit's D Squadron, were first deployed in
    Kosovo before the beginning of the bombing campaign in March. 6
    OPERATION "ESSENTIAL HARVEST": REPLICATING KOSOVO
    The First and Third Parachute battalions ("1 PARA" and "3 PARA")
    detached to Macedonia under Operation "Essential Harvest" have a
    history of active collaboration with the KLA. The British Paras led
    the invasion into Kosovo in June 1999 in liaison with KLA forces.7
    The evidence amply confirms that the US and British
    military-intelligence establishment has continued to support the KLA
    in its terrorist operations in Macedonia:
    "two of the Kosovo-based commanders leading the Albanian push [into
    the Tetovo region] were trained by former British SAS and Parachute
    Regiment officers… [A] commander with the nom de guerre of Bilal was
    organising the flow of arms and men into Macedonia, and … veteran KLA
    commander Adem Bajrami was helping to co-ordinate the assault on
    Tetovo. Both were taught by British soldiers in the secretive
    training camps that operated above Bajram Curri in northern Albania
    during 1998 and 1999. "8

    http://copy_bilderberg.tripod.com/nato.htm


    Brussels: Skopje's Imam Zenun Berisha Plays Dangerous Game with Fundamentalists

    By Irina Gelevska

    Skopje - The European expert for terrorism and advisor to the European institutions Claude Moniquet said that the Skopje's Imam Zenun Berisha is playing dangerous game with fundamentalists.

    "As we can see in the last few months especially since September, and the hostage taking at the Islamic Community in Macedonia, the rivalry between the Skopje's Imam Mr. Berisha and the Head of the Macedonian Islamic Community Mr. Arif Emini, a lot of people from the European intelligence services think that Mr. Berisha is playing dangerous game with the fundamentalists. And this might be a beginning of a new problem, with new threats," said Claude Moniquet.

    He thinks that there is an financial link between the local criminal organizations (Albanian Mafia) in Macedonia to al Qaeda terrorist network. Just one month ago, 145 imams in Macedonia have accused Berisha of taking money from fundamentalists from Iran, and for paying the head of the Macedonian Islamic Community Emini to take the position of Skopje's Imam. The imams demanded resignations from Emini and Berisha after Ramadan. Their arguments were that Berisha practices a version of Islam that is foreign to the tradition in Macedonia.

    The EU terrorism expert Moniquet also says that Macedonian territory is used as a grey zone for transport of fundamentalist from Middle East to EU. He thinks that Europe, not just USA, is a crucial target for Islamic terrorists. The recent threat on US Embassy in Skopje which was closed for two days is just a beginning of these trends.

    Late Monday afternoon, Berisha had two meetings with the Head of the Islamic Community Emini and his followers about the Claude Moniquet's accusations. Berisha's son denied all the allegations of having financial link with al Qaeda and promised to send a written denial from his father to A1 TV. Until 19:00 that denial did not arrive in the TV station. Mr. Berisha announced that later this week he might call for a press conference in Skopje.

    The Macedonian Police has no comment about the activities of Zenun Berisha. Unofficially the Police know about his links to Iranian fundamentalist who are recruiting people for Islam studies abroad and also they have confirmed that he takes money from fundamentalists to spread Jihad in Macedonia. The Macedonian Police is aware of the opinion of Claude Moniquet because recently they were asked to confirm the findings of the European Intelligence Services.

    http://realitymacedonia.org.mk/web/n...e.asp?nid=3974

    Moniquet: Terror Cells 'Sleep' in Macedonia, More Terrible Surprises in the Near Future World Over, 2/2

    Reality Macedonia interview with Claude Moniquet from the European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center in Brussels, conducted by Irina Gelevska.
    Part 1, 2


    RM: You've said that some European intelligence services think that Skopje's imam Mr. Zenun Berisha is playing dangerous game with fundamentalists. Can you tell us more details?

    CM: Yes. What some intelligence services in Europe are saying is that Mr. Berisha, like other people in Western and Eastern Europe, is playing the game of the Saudis, the fundamental Islam in the Balkans. That of course, doesn't mean that Mr. Berisha is a terrorist, or is linked to terrorists. That means that he tries for personal reasons, religious reasons, to promote very radical Islam in Macedonia. And we know that radical Islam is a base for terrorist actions. Again this doesn't mean that all fundamentalists are terrorists, but all terrorists came from fundamentalists.

    RM: Is Mr. Berisha the only imam [who's doing this sort of thing] or are there others?

    CM: I prefer not to comment, but I don't think that he is alone.

    http://realitymacedonia.org.mk/web/n...e.asp?nid=3993

    Moniquet: Terror Cells 'Sleep' in Macedonia, More Terrible Surprises in the Near Future World Over


    Claude Moniquet

    By Irina Gelevska

    Claude Moniquet is representative of European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center in Brussels. Here is the special interview for Reality Macedonia.

    Reality Macedonia: Mr. Moniquet, tell us about the European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center. Who is using your work, and what sources are you using for your analysis?

    Claude Moniquet: Yes, the European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center is a research center in Brussels, the European capital. It was founded 3 years ago by some experts in international security, strategy and counter terrorism, and we work for some governments in Europe, for example, we work for the Belgian and the French Government and others, and some private companies. The analyses are based both on open sources and restricted sources, we work with some special services and police services. And also we are exchanging information with other bodies, universities in the United States, France, and UK.

    RM: Mr. Moniquet, are there any terrorist organizations in Macedonia?

    CM: We have no possibility to say that there is a terrorist organization in Macedonia. What we are quite sure is that in Macedonia--as in other parts of the Balkans--there are terrorist cells of a small network. Between 10 and 100 people who are dangerous and linked to terrorist organizations currently reside in Macedonia. But I don't think we can speak at the moment of an organization, because that is something bigger.

    RM: Is this cell linked to al-Qaeda?

    CM: It is almost difficult to speak about links to al-Qaeda, because Al-Qaeda is something strange. A lot of journalists see that al-Qaeda is everywhere in the world, but of course al-Qaeda is not everywhere. What we find in several countries in the world is organization linked to al-Qaeda. For example, in Western Europe we have Moroccan striking group that attacked Casablanca and Madrid last March. This group is not al-Qaeda, but it is linked in the scenario of goals, and they share some actions and targets. In a way, we can say that we have people linked to al-Qaeda in Macedonia, but it must be not understood that there are some people linked directly to Mr. Bin Laden.

    RM: What are these dangerous people in Macedonia? Are they mujahedins, or local people?

    CM: Usually what we see is that at the beginning we have two kinds of people: people coming from foreign countries, usually the Middle East, who attempt to form local cells; and we have local people, for example Chechens, Algerians, Pakistani. We might have a mix of local people and foreigners.

    RM: You're saying that there is a financial link between local criminal gangs and al-Qaeda. Can you be more specific what is this financial link?

    CM: Yes, absolutely. It's something that we can observe in the last 2-3 years everywhere in the world. The link between jihadis, the Islamist terrorists, and the petty crime, even organized crime is quite important. The terrorists use some criminal organizations to get false papers, arms, ammunition, and explosives. They used them to travel, to infiltrate people in some countries. This was proved in some cases in Europe and United States. At the same time, some people in the criminal organizations from Arabic origin in Western Europe, for example Moroccans in Belgium or France, try to be involved in the Jihad. They are the link between the organized crime and the radical Islamists, the fundamentalists. Sometimes they cross over just for personal benefit and money, but sometimes they could really help the terrorists or become terrorists. That is something that we have observed for 2-3 years.

    RM: Are you saying that this is happening in Macedonia too?

    CM: Yes, it's happening everywhere. For example, if you take Bosnia, we had a case of Frenchman who was mujahedin, but also a gangster who attacked oil stations to get money. It is sometimes difficult to make a difference between a terrorist and a gangster.

    Next | On imam Zenun Berisha and Kondovo

    1, 2
    http://realitymacedonia.org.mk/web/n...e.asp?nid=3994

    Moniquet: Terror Cells 'Sleep' in Macedonia, More Terrible Surprises in the Near Future World Over, 2/2

    Reality Macedonia interview with Claude Moniquet from the European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center in Brussels, conducted by Irina Gelevska.
    Part 1, 2

    RM: You've said that some European intelligence services think that Skopje's imam Mr. Zenun Berisha is playing dangerous game with fundamentalists. Can you tell us more details?

    CM: Yes. What some intelligence services in Europe are saying is that Mr. Berisha, like other people in Western and Eastern Europe, is playing the game of the Saudis, the fundamental Islam in the Balkans. That of course, doesn't mean that Mr. Berisha is a terrorist, or is linked to terrorists. That means that he tries for personal reasons, religious reasons, to promote very radical Islam in Macedonia. And we know that radical Islam is a base for terrorist actions. Again this doesn't mean that all fundamentalists are terrorists, but all terrorists came from fundamentalists.

    RM: Is Mr. Berisha the only imam [who's doing this sort of thing] or are there others?

    CM: I prefer not to comment, but I don't think that he is alone.

    RM: How would you describe the recent situation that we have here in Skopje's settlement Kondovo, where armed people are demanding something with guns. In which category are these people?

    CM: The story of Kondovo causes concern for a lot of people, because we know when we see this kind of school [Islamic Religious Faculty?] coming from there. It seems that they have enormous financial means provided by the Saudis. This kind of school is always which attracts the people with problems, and people who think they can change the society, even through violence. So I think that the situation must be addressed by the Macedonian special services and police service, because it could be the beginning of something dangerous.

    RM: Do you suggest to the Macedonian security services to act as soon as possible?

    CM: My suggestions would be not to act, because I don't think it is necessary to close the school tomorrow, but I think it's extremely necessary to have control of the people who are teaching there, the students and the administration of this school. Of course, we always have a lot of people who will say that this is against human rights and civil liberties, but I don't think so. I mean, in a democratic state, we can make a police enquiry about people without arresting them, but that could provide protection for the society, because if something happens we will know beforehand.

    RM: Mr. Moniquet, is the so-called ANA (Albanian National Army, which is a terrorist organization in Kosovo) a threat for Macedonia?

    CM: Of course - yes. But I think it's different interest. At the moment, we don't see a link between ANA and the fundamentalists. It could exist in the future, but we don't see it now. The fact that a group of people wants to gain political advantage by using guns, the fact that those people are--like in Kosovo--linked to organized crime, is of course, a security concern and a threat for Macedonia.

    RM: Can Macedonia be a target for terrorists, because we have soldiers in peacekeeping missions in Afghanistan and Iraq?

    CM: Basically, every European country could be a target for terrorists at the moment. We see a lot of events in peaceful countries such as Denmark, Sweden. We saw the murder of a director Van Gogh in the Netherlands, and Netherlands is a very quiet and liberal country. So I think there is no immune country in Europe. This is also a case with Macedonia, especially because you have special links with U.S.A. and troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. So, of course, Macedonia can be a target for the terrorists.

    RM: Recently the U.S. Embassy in Skopje received a telephone threat, and it was closed for two days. Do you think it is a target for terrorists?

    CM: Any U.S. Embassy in the world is a target for terrorists. We must say it is not the firsts time that U.S.A. has closed an Embassy. In the beginning of 2001, they've closed for 3 days the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy. The point is that the US intelligence services working with the local intelligence services make constant assessments on the security and threat level. And at the moment if they think that the level is very high, they make such a decision - closing the Embassy. So if the U.S.A. have decided to close the Embassy in Skopje a few days ago, that means that they had some information about a possible attack. But of course, such information can be false, because if you have the information it doesn't mean that the attack will occur. It is something that we can not ignore.

    RM: What are your predictions for the future? Will there be a global war against terrorism in Europe too?

    CM: I must say I share the opinion of lot of experts, especially in the U.S.A., that the Islamists have two main targets. The first target is of course United States, but it is more and more difficult to attack U.S.A. on their soil. So they will try to attack the American interests outside, which means--of course--in Europe. But they will also try to attack Europe as a second target. You know terrorists always speak of the small Satan, the Devil, and Europe is the small Devil, because Europe is a friend of many countries in the Muslim world the Islamists what to destroy. For example, Algeria, Morocco, Pakistan, Egypt, and Jordan: we are friends to these governments who are enemies to the Islamists. So it's very clear that Europe is the target, and it will be more and more a target because it will be more difficult to attack the U.S.A. I must admit I'm pessimistic that we will stop them.

    RM: Does this look like that the bad prognosis of Nostradamus will come true?

    CM: I'm afraid that we will have more terrible surprises in the near future. But with Islamists we never know the agenda. The scale of time is not the same for them as for us. The next future can be tomorrow, or it could be in 6 months, one year. But it is quite certain that in the coming two years, in the next 24 months, we will have terrible terrorist attacks in Europe.

    RM: You have been attacked by Islamist in September in Brussels. Do you receive any personal threats because of your work?

    CM: I think, the people who work in the field, in a way, have a public activity, of course receive threats, but in the same time this is very new, because it didn't exist in Europe in the recent years. This is new, but we have to learn to live with this reality. And I think we must continue to work.

    RM: Have you visited Macedonia?

    CM: Yes, I spent a lot of time in Macedonia in the past, during the war in Kosovo, and I have lots of friends in Macedonia. I plan to visit your country next year.

    and

    http://balkanforum.at/modules.php?na...&p=54470#54470


    and

    http://globalresearch.ca.myforums.ne...opic.php?t=250


    and

    http://globalresearch.ca.myforums.ne...hp?p=4289#4289

    and

    http://globalresearch.ca.myforums.ne...opic.php?t=412


    From Afghanistan to Iraq: Transplanting CIA Engineered Terrorism
    by Kurt Nimmo
    .............
    n the years immediately before the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, the al-Qaeda militants moved into Kosovo, the southern province of Serbia, to help ethnic Albanian extremists of the KLA mount their terrorist campaign against Serb targets in the region … The United States, which had originally trained the Afghan Arabs during the war in Afghanistan, supported them in Bosnia and then in Kosovo. When NATO forces launched their military campaign against Yugoslavia [in March, 1999] to unseat [Slobodan] Milosevic, they entered the Kosovo conflict on the side of the KLA [Kosovo Liberation Army], which had already received “substantial” military and financial support from bin Laden’s network, analysts say.

    In other words, the United States was supporting al-Qaeda after the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in August, 1998, events attributed to al-Qaeda and thus, we are told, prompting Clinton to bomb “training camps” (constructed earlier by the CIA) in Afghanistan on August 20 of that same year. Remarkably, in a story published by Jerry Seper in the Washington Times, the bedfellow relationship between Clinton, Osama bin Laden, and the KLA was spelled out:

    Some members of the Kosovo Liberation Army, which has financed its war effort through the sale of heroin, were trained in terrorist camps run by international fugitive Osama bin Laden, who is wanted in the 1998 bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 persons, including twelve Americans … The KLA members, embraced by the Clinton administration in NATO’s bombing campaign to bring Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to the bargaining table, were trained in secret camps in Afghanistan… and elsewhere, according to newly obtained intelligence reports. … The reports also show that the KLA has enlisted Islamic terrorists, members of the Mujahideen, as soldiers in its ongoing conflict against Serbia, and that many already have been smuggled into Kosovo to join the fight. … The reports said bin Laden’s organization, known as al-Qaeda, has both trained and financially supported the KLA.

    Clinton and the Mad Bomber of Yugoslavia, General Wesley Clark—who the “liberal” Michael Moore wanted to be president—worked hand-in-glove with the KLA, and thus al-Qaeda. “The Washington Post published a long article about bin Laden’s worldwide activities, noting his presence in places like NATO- and U.N.-occupied Bosnia and Kosovo, but failed to point out that this has occurred under the watchful eye of the Clinton administration,” write Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid for Accuracy in Media. “The Post would rather not bring up that subject.” Of course not—and they also “failed” to mention the well-documented connection between “Islamic terrorism” and United States foreign policy in the latest article citing the CIA lab report portraying Iraq as a terrorist incubator.

    http://globalresearch.ca/articles/NIM501A.html

    Balkan Training Camps Pose a New Attack Threat

    Apr 01, 2005

    German intelligence's discovery of a militant Islamist training
    network in Bosnia and Kosovo, with roots on the Afghan-Pakistani
    border, suggests that some jihadist networks are still able to reach
    across the globe and stage attacks.

    Analysis

    Europe faces potential attack threats from European-looking Islamist
    militants. Sources in German intelligence and the Israeli government
    say the militants in question, Muslim Albanians from Kosovo's
    Orahovac region, are getting advanced training in Kosovo.

    The information, if correct, suggests that a certain group of
    international militant Islamists have developed an intricate global
    network, operating basic training camps on the Afghan-Pakistani
    border and advanced training programs in the Balkans -- where they
    are relying on the advanced skills of combat-tested veterans from the
    Chechen and Iraqi wars. This particular network, according to the
    sources, aims to conduct operations in Europe and Israel, though
    other similar networks also likely exist in Germany and North
    America. It is unclear whether such networks are linked to each other
    -- or to al Qaeda.

    Sources in German intelligence and in the Israeli government
    independently reported the same information on Islamist militant
    training camps in Kosovo that have sent their most recent "graduates"
    to Bosnia. Germany in particular, through its Federal Intelligence
    Service and other intelligence services, is keeping a keen eye on the
    Balkans -- where Kosovo and Bosnia are located -- as it tries to
    reclaim its interests there. Also, intelligence sources in KFOR, the
    NATO-led peacekeeping force in Kosovo, say they are aware of Islamist
    training activities in Kosovo in general but do not know about the
    militants sent to Bosnia. Reports of militant Islamist training in
    the Balkans date as far back as 2002.

    The actual intelligence pertains to several dozen ethnic Kosovar
    Albanian militants discovered in Bosnia. No arrests have been made,
    however, perhaps because counterterrorism authorities are tracking
    them. According to the intelligence, these militants, from Kosovo's
    Orahovacs region, received basic training near the Afghan-Pakistani
    border and then returned to Kosovo for advanced training. They then
    relocated to Bosnia, where Imam Sulejman Bugari -- an ethnic Albanian
    from Orahovac in Kosovo and head of the White Mosque in Vratnik, a
    Muslim-dominated part of Sarajevo -- offered them religious support.
    This also is where Bosnian-based Islamist commanders supposedly are
    posed to provide the militants with their instructions on where and
    how to attack.


    The advantage of sending white Islamists into Europe, of course, is
    that they blend in well with the local populations and would attract
    little attention during the planning phase of an operation. According
    to the Israeli sources, these Kosovar Albanian militants are trained
    to launch terrorist-style attacks -- possibly including suicide
    bombings -- in Europe and Israel.


    The fact that the network's training program includes basic and
    advanced levels -- in different countries -- indicates both a high
    level of organization and a system designed to turn out well-trained
    combatants. Instructors in charge of basic training on either side of
    the Afghan-Pakistani border most likely are regional veterans of the
    1980s war in Afghanistan. Training in this region is considered basic
    because the instructors have had only low-intensity, somewhat
    sporadic combat experience -- meaning they have used machine guns or
    other basic firearms in guerrilla-type combat or perhaps have planted
    the simplest of road bombs.


    Advanced training takes place in Kosovo for two main reasons:
    location and the quality of the instructors. As a result of ethnic
    wars in the early 1990s, Kosovo and Bosnia have very weak central
    authorities that cannot -- or will not -- monitor and combat
    terrorist-training activity. The authoritative bodies within the
    region, NATO and EU peacekeepers, are there to control ethnic
    uprisings and might not be looking for other potential security
    threats in the area.


    Though some intelligence officers in the EUFOR, the EU-lead
    peacekeeping force in Bosnia, and KFOR in Kosovo sometimes report on
    Islamist activities in both regions, such leads are rarely
    investigated, sources in the Italian contingent said. For instance,
    militant Albanians practicing on firing ranges have been known to
    pose as police recruits, according to Albanian sources.
    Counterterrorism authorities in the area probably would not think
    twice about such activity, since they would assume nothing so
    sinister could be going on right under the peacekeepers' noses.


    In addition to working in a secure area in Kosovo, the Albanians and
    perhaps other new jihadists are receiving advanced-level training
    from battle-hardened Iraqi and Chechen Islamists -- German
    intelligence sources say -- who have come up against two challenging
    and capable opponents: U.S. and Russian troops. The intensity of the
    opposition faced by Iraqi and Chechen militants has forced them to
    develop and improve their tactics -- lessons they can pass on to the
    Albanian Islamist militants.


    The sources say this group of militants is now in Bosnia. It is
    unclear whether Bosnia is a target or merely a transit zone for these
    militants, although the latter seems the more plausible, as the
    sources have pinpointed Europe and Israel as the targets. Also,
    considering that the Islamist militant commanders are in the Bosnian
    capital of Sarajevo, Bosnia likely serves as the command and control
    center for this network, so staging attacks there could jeopardize
    their safe haven. EU peacekeepers in Bosnia, however, would offer a
    handy target should they want to stage an attack from their present
    position.


    It should be noted that neither the German nor the Israeli source
    linked the Albanian Islamist militants to the al Qaeda network. The
    failure to mention al Qaeda could be another indication that Osama
    bin Laden's network is losing influence over the transnational
    jihadist movement.

    The recently-uncovered network, however, is not the only such group.
    Other international Islamist networks also have been established to
    train and distribute militants to target various areas. According to
    the March 30 Washington Post, an FBI affidavit, for example, has
    reported on a possible North American network of Islamist militants,
    in which militants are recruited to fight in Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya
    and Somalia. There also is a group of militants trained in Georgia's
    Pankisi Gorge and a group in Germany, where, media sources say,
    officials have acknowledged that Iraq's Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was
    planning chemical attacks against Europe. It is unclear whether these
    networks are connected to one another, or to al Qaeda.


    Whether the Albanian Islamist militants graduated from this training
    network pose a credible security threat depends on two primary
    factors. The first is how well security services react to the
    network. Judging by what Stratfor has learned, German intelligence
    and the Israeli government are aware of the networks' existence,
    which, of course, is the first step in thwarting an attack -- though
    it is not a guarantee.


    The second factor is the militants' capabilities. Albanians have
    cropped up among Islamist militants in the past, but no information
    suggests Albanians have played a major role -- either in planning or
    executing major attacks -- anywhere in the jihadist theaters of
    operations. This suggests the group's capabilities could be limited
    to small-scale guerrilla-style attacks and individual assassination
    attempts. On the other hand, the Albanians could still surprise.


    http://stratfor.com/

    Why should one read articles refuting the charge that Serbs committed mass murder in Srebrenica?

    by Jared Israel
    Emperor's Clothes

    UN document detailing crimes against Serbs in and around Srebrenica, 1992-1993
    PDF files
    Comments by Petar Makara
    Emperor's Clothes
    [10 June 2005]

    http://emperors-clothes.com/sreb/mem.htm

    Memorandum on War Crimes and Crimes of Genocide in Eastern Bosnia (communes of Bratunac, Skelani and Srebrenica) committed against the Serbian population from April 1992 to April 1993.

    A/46/171 and S/25635

    Item 115 (c) of the preliminary list
    Human Rights Questions: Human Rights Situations and Reports of Special Rapporteurs and Representatives

    2 June 1993

    Note: Four sections of the UN document repeat the same three introductory pages, followed by the appropriate texts.

    The Politics of the Srebrenica Massacre*
    by Edward S. Herman

    July 07, 2005

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    "Srebrenica" has become the symbol of evil, and specifically Serb evil. It is commonly described as "a horror without parallel in the history of Europe since the Second World War" in which there was a cold-blooded execution "of at least 8,000 Muslim men and boys." [1] The events in question took place in or near the Bosnian town of Srebrenica between July 10 and 19, 1995, as the Bosnian Serb army (BSA) occupied that town and fought with and killed many Bosnian Muslims, unknown numbers dying in the fighting and by executions. There is no question but that there were executions, and that many Bosnian Muslim men died during the evacuation of Srebrenica and its aftermath. But even though only rarely discussed there is a major issue of how many were executed, as numerous bodies found in local grave sites were victims of fighting, and many Bosnian Muslim men who fled Srebrenica reached Bosnian Muslim territory safely. Some bodies were also those of the many Serbs killed in the forays by the Bosnian Muslims out of Srebrenica in the years before July 1995.

    The Srebrenica massacre has played a special role in the politics of Western treatment of the restructuring of the former-Yugoslavia and in Western interventionism more broadly, and it is receiving renewed attention and memorialization at its tenth anniversary in July 2005. It is regularly cited as proof of Serb evil and genocidal intent and helped justify a focus on punishing the Serbs and Milosevic and NATO's 1999 war on Serbia. It has also provided important moral support for the further Western wars of vengeance, power projection, and "liberation," having shown that there is evil that the West can and must deal with forcibly.

    However, there are three matters that should have raised serious questions about the massacre at the time and since, but didn't and haven't. One was that the massacre was extremely convenient to the political needs of the Clinton administration, the Bosnian Muslims, and the Croats (see Section 1 below). A second was that there had been (and were after Srebrenica) a series of claimed Serb atrocities, that were regularly brought forth at strategic moments when forcible intervention by the United States and NATO bloc was in the offing but needed some solid public relations support, but which were later shown to be fraudulent (Section 2). A third is that the evidence for a massacre, certainly of one in which 8,000 men and boys were executed, has always been problematic, to say the least (Sections 3 and 4).

    1. Political Convenience

    The events of Srebrenica and claims of a major massacre were extremely helpful to the Clinton administration, the Bosnian Muslim leadership, and Croatian authorities. Clinton was under political pressure in 1995 both from the media and from Bob Dole to take more forceful action in favor of the Bosnian Muslims, [2] and his administration was eager to find a justification for more aggressive policies. Clinton officials rushed to the Srebrenica scene to confirm and publicize the claims of a massacre, just as William Walker did later at Racak in January 1999. Walker's immediate report to Madeleine Albright caused her to exult that "spring has come early this year." [3] Srebrenica allowed the "fall to come early" for the Clinton administration in the summer of 1995.

    Bosnian Muslim leaders had been struggling for several years to persuade the NATO powers to intervene more forcibly on their behalf, and there is strong evidence that they were prepared not only to lie but also to sacrifice their own citizens and soldiers to serve the end of inducing intervention (matters discussed further in Section 2). Bosnian Muslim officials have claimed that their leader, Alija Izetbegovic, told them that Clinton had advised him that U.S. intervention would only occur if the Serbs killed at least 5,000 at Srebrenica. [4] The abandonment of Srebrenica by a military force much larger than that of the attackers, and a retreat that made that larger force vulnerable and caused it to suffer heavy casualties in fighting and vengeance executions, helped produce numbers that would meet the Clinton criterion, by hook or by crook. There is other evidence that the retreat from Srebrenica was not based on any military necessity but was strategic, with the personnel losses incurred considered a necessary sacrifice for a larger purpose. [5]

    http://www.zmag.org/content/showarti...74&ItemID=8244

    between the lines Joseph Farah WND Exclusive Commentary Bill Clinton's other genocide
    Posted: July 26, 2005
    1:00 a.m. Eastern

    © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
    ..................................
    In 1997, Osama bin Laden visited Albania to help establish the Kosovo Liberation Army. He provided between $500 million to $700 million and – according to an upcoming book by Paul L. Williams, "The Al Qaeda Connection" – 500 seasoned Arab Afghan troops to train KLA recruits at the al-Qaida headquarters in Albania and at another camp in Macedonia.

    Understand the KLA was, from its creation by bin Laden, a jihadist terrorist group.

    Here's how Williams tells the story from here:

    At this point in the twisted history of Kosovo, the CIA and the Clinton administration began to view the KLA as an army of 'freedom fighters' and offered aid in the form of military training and field advice. The United States, unbeknown to the American people, was now in league with a group that contained enemies who were intent upon its destruction. They were generally not the innocent people who had been targeted and attacked by the Serbs.
    .................

    http://worldnetdaily.com/news/articl...TICLE_ID=45446

    Al Qaeda, U.S. Oil Companies, and Central Asia
    Excerpt of a forthcoming book entitled The Road to 9/11

    by Peter Dale Scott

    July 30, 2005...................

    Al Qaeda, the KLA in Kosovo, and the Trans-Balkan Pipeline

    The U.S., Al Qaeda and oil company interests converged again in Kosovo. Though the origins of the Kosovo tragedy were rooted in local enmities, oil became a prominent aspect of the outcome. There the al Qaeda-backed UCK or "Kosovo Liberation Army" (KLA) was directly supported and politically empowered by NATO, beginning in 1998.[47] But according to a source of Tim Judah, KLA representatives had already met with American, British, and Swiss intelligence agencies in 1996, and possibly "several years earlier."[48] This would presumably have been back when Arab Afghan members of the KLA, like Abdul-Wahid al-Qahtani, were fighting in Bosnia.[49]

    Mainstream accounts of the Kosovo War are silent about the role of al Qaeda in training and financing the UCK/KLA, yet this fact has been recognized by experts and to my knowledge never contested by them. For example, James Bissett, former Canadian ambassador to Yugoslavia, said "Many members of the Kosovo Liberation Army were sent for training in terrorist camps in Afghanistan.. Milosevic is right. There is no question of their [al Qaeda's] participation in conflicts in the Balkans. It is very well documented."[50] In March 2002, Michael Steiner, the United Nations administrator in Kosovo, warned of "importing the Afghan danger to Europe" because several cells trained and financed by al-Qaeda remained in the region.[51]

    As late as 1997 the UCK/KLA had been recognized by the U.S. as a terrorist group supported in part by the heroin traffic.[52] The Washington Times reported in 1999 that

    The Kosovo Liberation Army, which the Clinton administration has embraced and some members of Congress want to arm as part of the NATO bombing campaign, is a terrorist organization that has financed much of its war effort with profits from the sale of heroin.[53]

    Yet once again, as in Azerbaijan, these drug-financed Islamist jihadis received American assistance, this time from the U.S. Government.[54] At the time critics charged that US oil interests were interested in building a trans-Balkan pipeline with US Army protection; although initially ridiculed, these critics were eventually proven correct.[55] BBC News announced in December 2004 that a $1.2 billion pipeline, south of a huge new U.S. army base in Kosovo, has been given a go-ahead by the governments of Albania, Bulgaria, and Macedonia.[56] Meanwhile by 2000, according to DEA statistics, Afghan heroin accounted for almost 20 percent of the heroin seized in the United States -- nearly double the percentage taken four years earlier. Much of it is now distributed by Kosovar Albanians.[57]

    The closeness of the UCK/KLA to al-Qaeda was acknowledged again in the western press, after Afghan-connected KLA guerrillas proceeded in 2001 to conduct guerrilla warfare in Macedonia. Press accounts included an Interpol report containing the allegation that one of bin Laden4s senior lieutenants was the commander of an elite UCK/KLA unit operating in Kosovo in 1999.[58] This was probably Mohammed al-Zawahiri. The American right wing, which opposed Clinton's actions in Kosovo, has transmitted reports "that the KLA's head of elite forces, Muhammed al-Zawahiri, was the brother of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the military commander for bin Laden's Al Qaeda."[59] Meanwhile Marcia Kurop in the Wall Street Journal has written that "The Egyptian surgeon turned terrorist leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri has operated terrorist training camps, weapons of mass destruction factories and money-laundering and drug-trading networks throughout Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Bosnia."[60]

    According to Yossef Bodansky, director of the U.S. Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare,

    Bin Laden's Arab `Afghans' also have assumed a dominant role in training the Kosovo Liberation Army.[by mid-March 1999 the UCK included] many elements controlled and/or sponsored by the U.S., German, British, and Croatian intelligence services.[61]

    The most flagrant and revealing evidence that as late as 2004 some U.S. bureaucratic sectors were still working with veterans of al Qaeda networks came in respect to Haiti:

    In 2004 a USAID Report confirmed that "Training and management specialists of the Kosovo Protection Corps, a civilian response unit consisting primarily of former Kosovo Liberation Army members, have been brought to Haiti"[62]

    Why would AID bring veterans of the Kosovo Liberation Army, "a major force in international organized crime, moving staggering amounts of narcotics,"[63] to train and manage the Haitian Army, an organization traditionally "corrupted by Colombian cocaine kingpins"?[64] Whatever the answer, it is hard to imagine that AID did not have drugs somehow in mind.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.p...&articleId=762

    August 18, 2005
    Allies and Vassals
    by Nebojsa Malic

    Laboring to Please the Empire

    http://www.antiwar.com/malic/?articleid=6983

    Balkan wars and terrorist ties
    http://www.balkanpeace.org/our/our02.shtml

    Director of the U.S. Congress' Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional warfare: "Some Call It Peace"
    http://members.tripod.com/Balkania/r.../bp_part1.html

    NATO Probes Claims that Bin Laden is in Kosovo
    http://www.balkanpeace.org/hed/archi...00/hed80.shtml

    Persecution Watch : Kosovo
    http://www.balkanpeace.org/hed/archi...0/hed127.shtml

    Defang the KLA
    http://www.balkanpeace.org/library/p...hackworth.html

    Destabilizing the Balkans: US & Albanian Defense Cooperation in the 1990s
    http://www.balkanpeace.org/rs/archive/mar01/rs126.shtml

    Bin Laden in Kosovo
    http://www.balkanpeace.org/hed/archi...00/hed76.shtml

    Bosnia Arrests Three Suspected Bin Laden´s Associates
    http://www.balkanpeace.org/hed/archi.../hed3790.shtml

    A Bosnian Village's Terrorist Ties; Links to U.S. Bomb Plot Arouse Concern About Enclave of Islamic Guerrillas
    http://www.balkanpeace.org/wtb/wtb12.shtml

    Bin Laden opens European terror base in Albania
    http://www.balkanpeace.org/wtb/wtb08.html

    US tackles Islamic militancy in Kosovo
    http://www.balkanpeace.org/wtb/wtb06.html

    US alarmed as Mujahidin join Kosovo rebels
    http://www.balkanpeace.org/wtb/wtb05.html

    Al-Qaida / Al-Qaeda (the Base)
    al Qadr
    Group for the Preservation of the Holy Sites
    International Islamic Front for Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders
    Islamic Army for the Liberation of the Holy Places
    Islamic Army for the Liberation of Holy Shrines
    ...........................

    Al-Qaeda has autonomous underground cells in some 100 countries, including the United States, officials say. Law enforcement has broken up al-Qaeda cells in the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Albania, Uganda, and elsewhere.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...a/al-qaida.htm


    Interpol Report über die Albaner Mafia und die Verbindung zum Islamischen Terrorismus und dem Drogen Handel

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/securi...3-mutschke.htm

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    THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVI

    Und hier die UN Anklage gegen Fatmir Limaj

    THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA

    Case No. IT-03-66-PT

    THE PROSECUTOR OF THE TRIBUNAL

    AGAINST

    Fatmir LIMAJ,
    Haradin BALA,
    Isak MUSLIU


    http://www.un.org/icty/indictment/en...2ai040212e.htm

    Die UN Anklage gegen Naser Oric

    AMENDED INDICTMENT

    THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA

    CASE NO: IT-03-68-PT

    THE PROSECUTOR OF THE TRIBUNAL
    AGAINST
    NASER ORIC

    http://www.un.org/icty/indictment/en...-ai030723e.htm


    http://www.un.org/icty/pressreal/2004/p910-e.htm

    Press Release . Communiqué de presse
    (Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)

    TRIAL CHAMBER
    CHAMBRE DE 1ERE INSTANCE

    The Hague, 11 November 2004
    CT/ P.I.S. / 910e

    THE TRIAL OF FATMIR LIMAJ, HARADIN BALA, AND ISAK MUSLIU TO COMMENCE ON
    MONDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2004

    On Monday, 15 November 2004, the trial of Fatmir Limaj, Haradin Bala and
    Isak Musliu will start before Trial Chamber II consisting of Judges
    Parker (Presiding), Thelin and Van Den Wyngaert at 2.15 p.m. in
    Courtroom I. A Pre-Trial Conference will be held at 10 a.m. the same day
    in Courtroom I.

    Factual allegations

    The Second Amended Indictment states that, no later than early 1998,
    after years of increasing tension and violence, armed conflict commenced
    between Serb forces and the Kosovo Liberation Army ("KLA") in Kosovo.
    This development was consistent with the KLA’s generally militant
    approach of active, armed resistance to Serb rule in Kosovo.
    Together with Serb civilians, Albanian civilians who were perceived
    by the Kosovo KLA either as refusing to cooperate with or resisting the
    KLA by non-military means were targeted for intimidation, imprisonment,
    violence, and murder.
    The Indictment charges Fatmir Limaj, Haradin Bala and Isak Musliu
    with participation in a joint criminal enterprise. The goal of the joint
    criminal enterprise, which came into existence before May 1998 and
    continued until at least August 1998, was to target Serb civilians, and
    perceived Albanian collaborators, for intimidation, imprisonment,
    violence, and murder.
    According to the Indictment, Fatmir Limaj and Isak Musliu exercised
    both de jure and de facto command and control over KLA members operating
    the Lapusnik/Llapushnik Prison Camp. They had the authority to
    discipline and punish subordinates who committed breaches of military
    discipline and/or illegal acts, including violations of international
    humanitarian law. It is alleged that they knew or had reason to know
    that the crimes alleged in the Indictment were about to be committed or
    had been committed by their subordinates and they failed to take the
    necessary and reasonable measures to prevent such acts or to punish the
    perpetrators thereof.
    According to the Indictment, KLA forces, under the command and
    control of Fatmir Limaj and Isak Musliu, unlawfully detained Serb and
    Albanian civilians from the municipalities of Stimlje/Shtime,
    Glogovac/Gllogoc, and Lipljan/Lipjan for prolonged periods in the
    Lapusnik/Llapushnik Prison Camp. Fatmir Limaj, Haradin Bala and Isak
    Musliu participated in maintaining and enforcing the inhumane conditions
    in the camp, which included inadequate food and medical care, and
    participated in or aided and abetted the torture and beatings of the
    detainees.
    It is further alleged that on a date after 24 June 1998 but before
    26 July 1998, KLA forces under the command and the control of Fatmir
    Limaj and Isak Musliu beat, tortured and murdered a number of Serb,
    non-Albanian and Albanian detainees at the prison camp. Haradin Bala and
    Isak Musliu participated in or aided and abetted in the murder of a
    number of detainees.
    According to the Indictment, shortly before 26 July 1998, Serb
    forces retook the area around the Lapusnik/Llapushnik Prison Camp. As a
    result, on 26 July 1998, the KLA abandoned the prison camp. Haradin Bala
    and another guard marched approximately 21 detainees from the camp into
    the Berisa/Berisha mountains. On the way, they met up with Fatmir Limaj
    who gave orders to Haradin Bala.
    Shortly after, Haradin Bala divided the detainees into two groups.
    One group of approximately nine detainees was released. The other group
    of approximately 12 detainees was marched by Haradin Bala, another guard
    and a third KLA soldier, to a clearing in the woods. Haradin Bala, the
    other guard and the third KLA soldier then shot them, killing 10 of the
    detainees.

    Charges

    The Indictment charges the Accused as follows:
    Fatmir Limaj on the basis of individual criminal responsibility
    (Article 7(1) of the Statute of the Tribunal) and on the basis of
    superior criminal responsibility (Article 7(3) of the Statute) with:
    - Five counts of crimes against humanity (Article 5 of the Statute –
    imprisonment; torture; inhumane acts; murder), and
    - Five counts of violations of the laws or customs of war (Article 3 of
    the Statute – cruel treatment; torture; murder).
    Haradin Bala on the basis of individual criminal responsibility
    (Article 7(1) of the Statute) with:
    - Five counts of crimes against humanity (Article 5 of the Statute –
    imprisonment; torture; inhumane acts; murder), and
    - Five counts of violations of the laws or customs of war (Article 3 of
    the Statute – cruel treatment; torture; murder).
    Isak Musliu on the basis of individual criminal responsibility
    (Article 7(1) of the Statute) and on the basis of superior criminal
    responsibility (Article 7(3) of the Statute) with:
    - Four counts of crimes against humanity (Article 5 of the Statute –
    imprisonment; torture; inhumane acts; murder), and
    - Four counts of violations of the laws or customs of war (Article 3 of
    the Statute – cruel treatment; torture; murder).

    Contempt

    On 21 October 2004, an Indictment was issued for Beqa Beqaj containing
    charges of "contempt, attempted contempt and incitement to contempt of
    the Tribunal" which was confirmed by the Trial Chamber on 29 October
    2004.
    The Indictment against Beqa Beqaj, a relative of Isak Musliu, states
    that "From on or about 17 February 2003 through to on or about 19
    October 2004, Beqa Beqaj individually and in concert with others (…),
    knowingly and willfully interfered with the administration of justice by
    threatening, intimidating, offering a bribe to or otherwise interfered
    with witnesses or potential witnesses…" in the Limaj et al. case.
    More specifically, the Indictment details Beqë Beqaj’s dealings with
    two potential witnesses namely Rexhe Rexhaj and Rizah Rexhaj, one of
    whom resides outside of Kosovo.

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    Dazu kann ich nur sagen, die Ex-Uck ist nicht die Al-Kaida.

    Jungewelt.de ist keine seriöse Quelle, Lupo das alles habe ich dir schon mal gesagt.
    Hör auf den Namen der Uck zu beschmutzen!

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    Zitat Zitat von TeQuIlA_BoY_KuMaNoVe
    Dazu kann ich nur sagen, die Ex-Uck ist nicht die Al-Kaida.

    Jungewelt.de ist keine seriöse Quelle, Lupo das alles habe ich dir schon mal gesagt.
    Hör auf den Namen der Uck zu beschmutzen!
    siehe ZDF Quelle und jetzt auch noch Telepolis mit dem anerkannten Geheimdienst Experten Erich Schmidt-Eenboom:

    http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/18/18865/1.html

    hier wesentliche Details, wie der englische MI6/SAS und Kollegen und
    wo mit Kollgegen aus Amerika genau MPRI www.mpri.com ausbildeten und
    wie aus dem Spiegel + Aussendung BTR und SWR lt. Bundeswehr Leuten
    bekannt ist, hatten die in Mazedonien sogar eigene Funk Frequenzen
    usw. usw..

    Senior US military advisers detached from private mercenary companies
    are working with KLA-NLA commanders. NLA Commander Gezim Ostremi, was
    trained by British Special Forces to head the UN sponsored Kosovo
    Protection Corps (KPC).4 Confirmed by British military sources, the
    task of arming and training of the KLA had been entrusted in 1998 to
    the US Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) and Britain's Secret
    Intelligence Services MI6, together with "former and serving members
    of 22 SAS [Britain's 22nd Special Air Services Regiment], as well as
    three British and American private security companies".5:
    "'The US DIA approached MI6 to arrange a training programme for the
    KLA,' said a senior British military source. `MI6 then sub-contracted
    the operation to two British security companies, who in turn
    approached a number of former members of the (22 SAS) regiment. Lists
    were then drawn up of weapons and equipment needed by the KLA.' While
    these covert operations were continuing, serving members of 22 SAS
    Regiment, mostly from the unit's D Squadron, were first deployed in
    Kosovo before the beginning of the bombing campaign in March. 6
    OPERATION "ESSENTIAL HARVEST": REPLICATING KOSOVO
    The First and Third Parachute battalions ("1 PARA" and "3 PARA")
    detached to Macedonia under Operation "Essential Harvest" have a
    history of active collaboration with the KLA. The British Paras led
    the invasion into Kosovo in June 1999 in liaison with KLA forces.7
    The evidence amply confirms that the US and British
    military-intelligence establishment has continued to support the KLA
    in its terrorist operations in Macedonia:
    "two of the Kosovo-based commanders leading the Albanian push [into
    the Tetovo region] were trained by former British SAS and Parachute
    Regiment officers… [A] commander with the nom de guerre of Bilal was
    organising the flow of arms and men into Macedonia, and … veteran KLA
    commander Adem Bajrami was helping to co-ordinate the assault on
    Tetovo. Both were taught by British soldiers in the secretive
    training camps that operated above Bajram Curri in northern Albania
    during 1998 and 1999. "8

    http://copy_bilderberg.tripod.com/nato.htm

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    Zitat Zitat von TeQuIlA_BoY_KuMaNoVe
    Dazu kann ich nur sagen, die Ex-Uck ist nicht die Al-Kaida.

    Jungewelt.de ist keine seriöse Quelle, Lupo das alles habe ich dir schon mal gesagt.
    Hör auf den Namen der Uck zu beschmutzen!
    Der Name der UCK ist schon längst beschmutzt :wink:
    Und was das EX betrifft :?: ,erkläre mir mal das bitte!

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    We bombed the wrong side?

    http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/r...isp=6&Trace=on

    Yugoslavia: Information on early Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) terrorist activity



    Yugoslavia



    Response to Information Request Number: YUG00001.ASM
    Date: 15 September 2000
    Subject: Yugoslavia: Information on early Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) terrorist activity
    From: INS Resource Information Center, Washington, DC
    Keywords: Yugoslavia / Serbia / Kosovo / Kosovo Liberation Army / KLA / Ushtria Clirimtare E Kosoves / UCK / Terrorism / Terrorists / Glogovac / Terrorist Activity

    Query:

    Was the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) involved in terrorist activity in the early 1990s?

    Response:

    Accounts of the origin of the KLA and its first activity vary. One source states that the first KLA armed attack occurred in May 1993 in Glogovac, killing two Serb police officers and wounding five more (Foreign Affairs May/June 1999, 26). Another source states that isolated attacks on Serbian police began in 1995 (FAS 2 October 1998).

    Even the date of the group's first public appearance is debated. Some sources claim that the KLA first formally announced its existence by taking responsibility for a February 1996 attack on Serbian refugees who had fled to Kosovo from the fighting in the Krajina (International Action Center; and United States Senate Republican Policy Committee March 31, 1999). Others place the first public appearance of the KLA at a funeral for victims of Serbian security forces in November 1997 (Socialism Today June 1999; and Jane's Intelligence Review April 1999).

    Since 1997 the KLA has conducted attacks on Serbian police, other officials, and Albanians who collaborated with Serbian authorities (FAS 2 October 1998).

    This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the RIC within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

    References

    Federation of American Scientists (FAS), Intelligence Resource Program. 2 October 1998. Kosovo Liberation Army [KLA]: Ushtria Clirimtare E Kosoves [UCK]. [Internet] <URL: http://www.fas.org.irp/world/para/kla.htm> [Accessed 13 June 2000].

    Foreign Affairs [New York]. May/June 1999. Vol. 78. Chris Hedges. "Kosovo's Next Masters?"

    International Action Center. May 10 1999. Gary Wilson. "No 'Liberation Army', Croatian General Commands KLA" [Internet] <www.iacenter.org/no_lib.htm> [Accessed on 13 June 2000].

    Jane's Intelligence Review [Surrey, UK]. April 1999. "The KLA: Braced to Defend and Control" [Internet] <www.janes.com/defence/features/kosovo/kla.htm> [Accessed 13 June 2000].

    Socialism Today. June 1999. Issue 39. "The KLA and the Struggle for Kosovar Self-determination" [Internet] <http://www.socialismtoday.org/39/kla39.html> [Accessed on 13 June 2000].

    United States Senate Republican Policy Committee. March 31, 1999. The Kosovo Liberation Army: Does Clinton Policy Support Group with Terror, Drug Ties? From 'Terrorists' to 'Partners.' [Internet] <www.senate.gov/%7Erpc/releases/1999/fr033199.htm> [Accessed on 13 June 2000].


    aus

    http://uscis.gov/graphics/services/a...n/YUG00001.htm



    "One of the most disturbing aspects of the present crisis is that it may have been triggered by our own inept foreign policy in Bosnia and Kosovo. There, beyond all common sense, we find ourselves championing Muslim Factions who draw support from the very Islamic fundamentalist terrorist groups who are our mortal enemies elsewhere."

    Col. Harry G. Summers (USA-Ret.)

    www.senate.gov

    Auf deutsch:

    __________________
    "Wir unterstützen in Bosnien und Kosovo genau die islamisch-fundamentalistischen Terrorgruppen, die anderswo unsere Todfeinde sind."

    Col. Harry G. Summers (retired), 12.8.98

    http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/hgsummers.htm


    Islamic militants plan to enter Kosovo

    A group of about 20 terrorists, Islamists, who spent more than six months in Chechnya, is preparing to enter Kosovo and Metohija from northern Albania.

    The group has already reached the former border line. At the same time, an Islamist, Wahhabi, fanatical group is planning to leave Bosnia-Hercegovina within the next few days and pass through Rozaje (town in northern Montenegro) in order to launch terrorist actions in Kosovo together with the Islamist group from Albania, analyst Tomislav Kresovic, expert on security and terrorism issues, has told Dan, quoting reliable reports by international organizations that, according to his words, "correspond to our, Serbian, reports".

    He says that the two Islamic terrorist groups plan to link with the Albanian National Army (ANA), which is now training on Sar-planina [mountain] in Macedonia and Bajgora in Kosovo-Metohija.

    "According to this plan, terrorist actions should be launched in towns, primarily in Pristina, Urosevac and the northern part of Kosovska Mitrovica.

    In Pristina they would target American, British and Kfor installations and diplomatic structures, and in the northern part of Mitrovica they would conduct Markale-style (referring to a market place bombing in Sarajevo) terrorist actions.

    There are Wahhabi structures in the interior of Kosovo and Metohija and they are waiting to initiate joint actions," Kresovic says.

    He points out that Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova is also one of the targets. They plan to assassinate him and blame the international forces and the Serbian secret police.

    A combination of terrorist actions and political assassination is about to sweep through Kosovo and the objective is to implement all scenarios for definition of the Kosovo status within the next two months (as published).

    That is why trenches and breastworks are being constructed in many places, including areas surrounding Leposavic and Zvecane.

    Kresovic says that this is Albanian National Army's way of constantly pressurizing international forces in order to prove how numerous and powerful it is.

    He points out that now there are more than 15,000 members of the ANA and that it is being fully supported by the Kosovo Protection Corps.

    Source: Dan, Podgorica, in Serbian 15 Nov 04, p8

    Remarks:

    See and buy "white book" about albanian terrorism and organised crime on Kosovo and Metohija http://www.apisgroup.org/pr.html?id=37


    17. novembar 2004. godine

    http://www.apisgroup.org/article.html?id=2220

    Deutsche Generäle und die Islamischen Terroristen um Haradinja und Muhamed al Zavahiriji !!!!!!!!!

    Who is Ramush Haradinaj?

    Serbian original at Apis Group, Belgrade

    Ramush Haradinaj, born on July 3, 1968 in the village of Glodjane, municipality of Decani, is not only a criminal but a terrorist and perpetrator of war crimes!

    Terrorism and crimes of Ramush Haradinaj

    Namely, in 1996, under the watchful eye of Albanian officers, Haradinaj completed terrorist training and upon completion took part in the opening of logistical bases for terrorists in the cities of Kuks and Tropoi in Albania. From these bases he and a group of trustworthy associates continuously injected weapons into Kosovo and Metohija.

    In mid-1997 he illegally entered the country [the Federal Republic of [Yugoslavia] and together with his brothers, Daut and Skeljzen, organized terrorist attacks on police departments in the villages of Rznic, municipality of Decani, and Ponosevac, municipality of Djakovica, as well as against refugee camps in Junik and Babalac. In the beginning of 1998 he formed a terrorist group in Glodjane which according to his orders conducted ambushes and harrassment of Serbs and Albanians loyal to the Republic of Serbia. In March 1998 this group carried out an attack on a police patrol in the village of Glodjane and on that occasion killed policeman Miodrag Otovic. ........................................
    Under the patronage (command) of the Haradinaj brothers, prison camps (detention centers) were formed which functioned from 1997-2003 in the following locations: Likovac, Orlate, Malisevska Banja, Jablanica, Smonica, Ozrim, Glamocer, Rakoc, and Kodralija. As an epilogue to this, left behind them were mass graves in the following locations: Brekovac, Ljubizda, Pec NN cemetery, Piskote, Radonjicko Jezero, Goden, Rakoc, etc.

    It is estimated that the number of their victims (of all nationalities) may exceed three hundred people, largely civilizans.

    It is estimated that Ramush Haradinaj is directly responsible for the abuction of over four hundred people (1998-2002) of all nationalities.

    It is estimated that three groups for stalking and liquidation under his direct command are comprised of about 30 people specially trained for this type of task. The punishment for disloyalty or disobedience of members of the Kosovo Police Service or Kosovo Protection Corps is death and his groups are responsible for multiple murders of Albanian members of the KPS and translators.

    Threats and intimidation of members of UNMIK (political and police organizations) as well as their "lobbying" (bribery) also fall under the domain of the work of Haradinaj's groups. All Albanian leaders in the Kosovo Police Service must obey Haradinaj. He is the logistical mastermind behind all Albanian National Army operations and an active participant in its organization and planning. His men have been appointed municipal mayors and, paradoxically, are also members of negotiating groups for displaced persons from Kosovo and Metohija (giving them access to Serbian and UNMIK plans).

    In districts under his direct control, he has the most contact with members of Italian Kfor and also controls the entire UNMIK judicial system in Pec. He is behind attacks on Serb returnee villages near Klina (Bicha). His groups is also responsible for the hushed up murder of three members of UNMIK police in the village of Citak in 2003. Haradinaj also has the most developed and organized operative intelligence netweork in Kosovo, which also covers zones of interest in central Serbia and throughout the territory of Montenegro. His intelligence network also supports the increasingly strong illegal network of associates and sympathizers of the Party of Democratic Action (based in Pec with local branches in Rozaj, Plav and in the Sandzak.

    Al Q'aida connection

    As far as Ramush Haradinaj himself is concerned, it is well to keep in mind a fact presented before the U.S. Congress on December 13, 2000 by Ralph Machek, the deputy director of the Criminal Intelligence Administration of Interpol - that Muhamed al Zavahiri, the brother of Dr. Ajman Zavahiri, the leader of the terrorist organization Egyptian Jihad and ideologue of al-Q'aida, commanded an elite unit of the terrorist KLA during the time of the conflict in Kosovo and Metohija. What Machek failed to mention was that this unit was a part of the military policy of the terrorist KLA for the region of Metohija under the command of Daut Haradinaj, while the commander of all units of the terrorist KLA for the region of Metohija was Ramush Haradinaj.

    Even after the arrival of international forces in Kosovo and Metohija the Haradinaj brothers continued to nurture their connections with Islamic terrorists. In October 2001 on orders of Ramush Haradinaj his brother Daut visited Sofia where he met with the aforementioned Muhamed al Zavahiriji and discussed further tactics and activities by Islamic terrorists in Kosovo and Metohija and the Republic of Macedonia.

    It is not known whether al-Q'aida continues to count on the further services of the Haradinaj clan, first and foremost, on Ramush Haradinaj, a proven champion of the terrorist ideology of Islamic extremists

    http://www.serbianna.com/press/007.shtml

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    Das ist eine der bekanntesten Quellen, über die Terror Verbindung des Agim Cekus und Co. zu den Islamischen Terroristen.

    siehe auch Artikel im Spiegel 46/2003 über die unverändert bestehende
    engste Verbindung zu dem von der UN bezahlten KPC-UCK Mafia Verein im
    Kosovo direkt zu Bin Laden und Islamischen Terroristischen Gruppen.

    NNew Kosovo Violence is Start of Predicted 2004 Wave of Islamist
    Operations
    Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily | Mar.17,2004 | Gregory R. Copley,
    Editor,


    Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily

    Volume XXII, No. 50 Friday, March 19, 2004

    © 2004, Global Information System, ISSA

    Exclusive Special Report

    New Kosovo Violence is Start of Predicted 2004 Wave of Islamist
    Operations: the Strategic Ramifications

    Analysis. By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS, with input from GIS
    Stations in Priština, Belgrade and elsewhere. The major wave of
    violence instigated in the Kosovo region of Serbia on beginning on
    about March 14, 2004, and escalating dramatically through March 18,
    2004, is the start of the forecast series of unrest, guerilla warfare
    and terrorist activity planned by radical Islamist leaders in Bosnia,
    Albania, Iran and in the Islamist areas of Serbia, and directly
    linked with the various al-Qaida-related mujahedin and terrorist
    cells in the area.


    .....................
    3. To create a climate of instability around the Olympic Games,
    scheduled for August 2004 in Athens, and which feature as a major
    target for unrest and terrorism;


    4. To consolidate Islamist control over parts of the Balkans,
    specifically the so-called “green transversal”1 belt which links the
    Adriatic Coast through Albania, FYR of Macedonia, the Serbian Kosovo
    and Metohija region, the southern Serbia/northern Montenegro Raška
    (Sandzak) region, through the Gorazde Corridor into Bosnia, not only
    as a terrorist corridor but also to facilitate a clear highway for
    narco-trafficking and weapons shipments.


    ..........

    3. To create a climate of instability around the Olympic Games,
    scheduled for August 2004 in Athens, and which feature as a major
    target for unrest and terrorism;


    4. To consolidate Islamist control over parts of the Balkans,
    specifically the so-called “green transversal”1 belt which links the
    Adriatic Coast through Albania, FYR of Macedonia, the Serbian Kosovo
    and Metohija region, the southern Serbia/northern Montenegro Raška
    (Sandzak) region, through the Gorazde Corridor into Bosnia, not only
    as a terrorist corridor but also to facilitate a clear highway for
    narco-trafficking and weapons shipments.

    .....
    Intelligence sources in the Balkans and Middle East indicate that the
    Iranian and Osama bin Laden terrorist networks, assets and alliances
    built up in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, Southern
    Serbia and elsewhere in the Balkans are preparing for significant new
    slate of operations. Initial operations in this “new slate” have
    already begun in Kosovo, and are expected to expand in southern
    Serbia in late October and into November 2003.

    ...............

    Intelligence sources in the Balkans and Middle East indicate that the
    Iranian and Osama bin Laden terrorist networks, assets and alliances
    built up in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, Southern
    Serbia and elsewhere in the Balkans are preparing for significant new
    slate of operations. Initial operations in this “new slate” have
    already begun in Kosovo, and are expected to expand in southern
    Serbia in late October and into November 2003.

    tried to overturn international warrants and criminal proceedings
    against one of the key Kosovo radicals, known war criminal Agim Ceku,
    who was now working as the Commander of the Kosovo Protection Corps
    (KPC), which was, in fact, created out of the narco-terrorism
    organization, the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA/UCK).2


    The October 15, 2003, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs report also
    indicated that Ceku’s KPC was directly engaged in support of
    Albanian-trained Islamist terrorists, noting:

    “During the first half of August 2003, 300 Albanian-trained guerillas
    — including appr. 10 mujahedin (non-Balkan Muslims) — were
    infiltrated across the Albanian border into Kosovo, where many have
    subsequently been seen in the company (and homes) of members of the
    so-called Kosovo Protection Corps which was created out of Kosovo
    Albanian elements originally part of the KLA. In fact, the Kosovo
    Protection Force seems almost synonymous with the Albanian National
    Army (ANA), the new designation for the KLA. The guerillas were
    trained in three camps inside the Albanian border at the towns of
    Bajram Curi, Tropoja and Kuks, where the camps have been in operation
    since 1997.”

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1100906/posts

    KOSOVO`S "FREIHEITSKÄMPFER" WERDEN VOM

    ORGANISIERTEN VERBRECHEN FINANZIERT

    Von Michel Chossudovsky, Department of Economics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, K1N6N5
    Voice box: 1-613-562-5800, ext. 1415, Fax: 1-514-425-6224, E-Mail: chossudovsky@sprint.ca
    - Mittwoch 7. April 1999 -

    Übersetzung: Peter Clausing, 2680 Solrod Strand, Dänemark, Tel/Fax +45-56-14 92 98, e-mail: pcl@post9.tele.dk (der englische Originaltext ist über diese e-mail-Adresse abrufbar).



    Von den globalen Medien als humanitäre Friedensmission verkündet, sind die rücksichtslosen Bombardierungen von Belgrad und Pristina wesentlich weitreichender als der Bruch internationalen Rechts. Während Slobodan Milosevic dämonisiert und als unbarmherziger Diktator porträtiert wird, wird die Kosovo Befreiungsarmee (UCK) als achtbare nationalistische Bewegung dargestellt, die für die Rechte der ethnischen Albaner kämpft. In Wirklichkeit wird die UCK in stillschweigendem Übereinkommen mit den USA und seinen Alliierten vom organisierten Verbrechen unterhalten.

    Einem Muster, dass während des Krieges in Bosnien geschaffen wurde, folgend, wurde die öffentliche Meinung sorgfältig irre geleitet. Der Multi-Milliarden-Dollar schwere Drogenhandel auf dem Balkan spielte eine Schlüsselrolle bei der "Finanzierung des Konflikts" in Kosovo in Übereinstimmung mit den ökonomischen, strategischen und militärischen Zielen des Westens. In europäischen Polizeiakten umfangreich dokumentiert und bestätigt durch zahlreiche Studien, war die Verflechtung der UCK mit Verbrechersyndikaten in Albanien, der Türkei und der Europäischen Union den westlichen Regierungen und Geheimdiensten seit Mitte der 90er Jahre bekannt.

    "...Die Finanzierung der Kosovo Guerilla ist eine kritische Frage und testet auf schmerzhafte Weise Ansprüche einer "ethischen" Aussenpolitik. Soll der Westen eine Guerilla Armee unterstützen, die teilweise vom organisierten Verbrechen finanziert zu sein scheint ?" (1).

    Während sich die UCK-Führer mit der US-Aussenministerin Madeleine Albright in Rambouillet die Hände schüttelten, war Europol damit befasst "einen Bericht für die europäischen Innen- und Justizminister über die Verbindungen zwischen der UCK und albanischen Drogenbanden zu schreiben." (2).
    Gleichzeitig wurde die Rebellenarmee von den globalen Medien (in den Monaten vor den NATO-Bombardements) mit Geschick als weitgehend repräsentativ für die Interessen der ethnischen Albaner in Kosovo dargestellt.

    Mit dem UCK-Führer Hashim Thaci (ein 29 Jahre alter "Freiheitskämpfer") als Chef-Unterhändler in Rambouillet, wurde die UCK praktisch zur führenden Kraft im Namen der Mehrheit der ethnischen Albaner, ungeachtet ihrer Verflechtung mit dem Drogenhandel. Der Westen benutzte die UCK-Marionetten, um ein Abkommen abnicken zu lassen, dass Kosovo in ein besetztes Gebiet unter westlicher Verwaltung verwandelt hätte.

    Ironischerweise beschrieb Robert Gelbhard, Amerikas Spezialgesandter für Bosnien, die UCK im letzten Jahr als "Terroristen". Christopher Hill, Amerikas Chefunterhändler und Architekt des Rambouillet-Abkommens, "war zugleich ein scharfer Kritiker der UCK wegen ihrer mutmasslichen Drogengeschäfte"(3).
    Darüberhinaus bestätigte, gerade ein paar Monate vor Rambouillet, das US-Aussenministerium (auf der Grundlage von Berichten der US-Beobachter-Mission) die Rolle der UCK bei der Terrorisierung und Entwurzelung der ethnischen Albaner:

    "...Die UCK belästigt oder kidnapt jeden, der zur Polizei kommt,....UCK Vertreter haben Dorfbewohnern mit dem Tode und dem Verbrennen ihrer Häuser gedroht, wenn sie nicht in die Reihen der UCK treten wollten [ein Prozess, der sich während der NATO-Bombardements fortsetzte].....Der Druck durch die UCK hat eine Intensität erreicht, dass die Bewohner von 6 Dörfern in der Region Stimlje bereit sind zu flüchten" (4).

    http://www.thur.de/philo/jug21.htm

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    Saturday, December 18, 2004

    Bosnia has become terror way station
    Your voice: Stella L. Jatras

    Stella L. Jatras
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    WANT YOUR VOICE HERE?

    Send your column or proposed topic, 400 words or fewer, along with a photo of yourself, to assistant editorial editor Ray Cooklis at rcooklis@enquirer.com; (513) 768-8525.

    The "Your voice" column "Price of peace in Bosnia has been steep" (Dec. 5) states that the "U.S. peace plan for the Balkans seems to be succeeding, and is also backed by the European Union. This is a tribute to the efforts of both President Clinton and President Bush." I disagree.

    While acknowledging some of the difficulties with the United States, European and NATO-run "solution" in Bosnia, the column presents an overly positive and inaccurate view of the situation in the Balkans while ignoring the growth of terrorist elements in the region. Furthermore, ethnic and religious separatism was achieved in Croatia and currently is being gained in Kosovo by ethnic cleansing of the Serbian population.

    While the United States was supporting the Bosnian Muslim government of Alija Izetbegovic, his embassy in Vienna issued a passport to Osama bin Laden. Today, Bosnia has become al-Qaida's corridor into Europe.

    The Wall Street Journal Europe reported on Nov. 1, 2001: "For the past 10 years, the most senior leaders of al-Qaida have visited the Balkans, including bin Laden himself on three occasions between 1994 and 1996. The Egyptian surgeon turned terrorist leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has operated terrorist training camps, weapons of mass destruction factories and money-laundering and drug-trading networks throughout Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Bosnia."

    Canadian Maj. Gen. Lewis Mac-Kenzie, first UNPROFOR commander to Bosnia, writes in the National Post (Canada) of April 6: "The Kosovo-Albanians have played us like a Stradivarius. We have subsidized and indirectly supported their violent campaign for an ethnically pure and independent Kosovo."

    Eradication of all vestiges of more than a millennium of Serbian culture, language, society and religion from Kosovo (and 500 years in regions of Croatia), infesting the Balkans with bin Laden-trained and -financed terrorists, and making the Balkans the European center for drugs and prostitution are not signs of a plan that is succeeding.

    Stella L. Jatras of Camp Hill, Pa., is a career military officer's wife who has lived and traveled extensively in Europe and worked in the Political Section of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. She has published many articles on the Balkans.

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    Wie der Dschihad nach Europa kam

    Gotteskrieger und Geheimdienste auf dem Balkan

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    Die Hauptverdächtigen des 11. September haben in den neunziger Jahren auf dem Balkan gekämpft. Eine Flugstunde von Wien und München entfernt trainierten sie den gnadenlosen Kampf gegen die Ungläubigen - mit Unterstützung von NATO-Geheimdiensten.

    Während in den vorliegenden Standardwerken zu Al Qaida die Aktivitäten der Terroristen auf allen Kontinenten ausführlich geschildert werden, blieb ausgerechnet das europäische Aufmarschgebiet der Djihadisten bisher so gut wie unbeachtet: Vor allem im bosnischen Bürgerkrieg haben einige Tausend militante Moslems aus den arabischen Staaten und dem Iran an der Seite ihrer Glaubensbrüder gegen die Christen, also gegen Serben und Kroaten, gekämpft. Ebenso wie in den achtziger Jahren in Afghanistan schloß die US-Administration einen Pakt mit dem Teufel: Unter Bruch des UN-Waffenembargos versorgte sie die Gotteskrieger mit modernsten Waffen.

    Osama bin Laden hat von der pro-westlichen Regierung in Sarajevo einen Paß bekommen, Hunderte seiner Getreuen haben sich dauerhaft in Bosnien und Albanien niedergelassen. Von dort wurden sie von US-Agenten in das Kosovo und nach Mazedonien geschleust, andere steuerten Wien und Hamburg an - und bereiteten dort das Inferno des 11. September vor.

    Das Buch ist Ergebnis einer mehrjährigen Recherche und stützt sich neben englischsprachigen, französischen und serbokroatischen Quellen auch auf Gespräche mit Geheimdienstexperten und Mitgliedern der UN-Mission in Bosnien und auf zahlreiche Besuche vor Ort.

    "Wenn Europa seine Haltung nicht ändert, werden wir Maßnahmen ergreifen und terroristische Aktionen auf europäischem Territorium entfesseln. Viele europäische Hauptstädte werden in Flammen stehen."( Sefer Halilovic, Oberbefehlshaber der bosnisch-muslimischen Armee , im Jahre 1993)

    "Auch wenn die westlichen Geheimdienste die Tätigkeit der Mudjahedin in Bosnien nie einen Djihad der al Qaida nannten, ist inzwischen klar, daß es sich genau darum handelte." (Richard A. Clarke, Antiterrorchef der US-Präsidenten Reagan, Bush sr., Clinton und Bush jr., im Jahre 2004)

    Zum Inhalt des Buches

    Das "afghanische" Bündnis zwischen den USA und den Mudjahedin erlebte auf dem Balkan eine Neuauflage, und so war es kein Wunder, daß die wichtigsten Verdächtigen des 11. September dort ihre Feuertaufe erfuhren (Kapitel 1). Besonders Bosnien-Herzegowina bot für den Aufbau einer Djihad-Front aufgrund seiner Geschichte günstige Voraussetzungen (Kapitel 2). Nur durch westliche Einflußnahme konnte es aber gelingen, zu Beginn der neunziger Jahre die dort vorherrschende gemäßigte Strömung der Muslime auszuschalten und die Förderer des Heiligen Krieges an die Macht zu bringen (Kapitel 3). Dabei spielte Wien als Schaltstelle des Waffenschmuggels zunächst die zentrale Rolle, dort erhielt Bin Laden 1993 auch einen bosnischen Paß (Kapitel 4). Mit Geldern und Kämpfern aus dem islamischen Welt wurde die bosnisch-muslimische Armee aufgebaut, Bin Laden war deswegen 1994 persönlich im Präsidentenpalast in Sarajevo (Kapitel 5). Vor allem die ausländischen Djihadisten verübten im Verlaufe der dreijährigen Kämpfe (1992 - 1995) schreckliche Greueltaten, und auch einige der den Serben zugeschriebenen Massaker könnten auf ihr Konto gehen (Kapitel 6). Doch der Kampfwert dieser Gotteskrieger war zunächst gering, und das änderte sich erst, als William ("Bill") Clinton 1994 US-Präsident wurde und im Zusammenspiel mit dem Erzfeind Iran deren Aufrüstung organisierte (Kapitel 7). Mit harten Bandagen brachte der US-Geheimdienst UN-Beamte, die diesen Bruch des internationalen Waffenembargos kritisierten, zum Schweigen (Kapitel 8). Die vermutlich wichtigste Rolle bei diesem Bosnia-Gate spielte die Pentagon-Vertragsfirma MPRI (Kapitel 9), die nach dem Friedenschluß von Dayton (1995) auch die Kontrolle über die bosnische Armee übernahm (Kapitel 9). Statt dort, wie es die offiziellen Washingtoner Legenden wollen, die Gotteskrieger auszuschalten, übernahm MPRI die fähigsten Kämpfer, bildete sie in dem mittlerweile ebenfalls von Bin Laden-Vertrauten durchsetzen Albanien aus (Kapitel 10 und 11) und schickte sie zur Unterstützung der albanischen Terrorbewegung UCK ins Kosovo und nach Mazedonien (Kapitel 13). Ein Großteil dieser Aktivitäten wurde aus einem saudisch-amerikanischen Spendensumpf angeblich humanitärer Organisationen finanziert, in dem Bin Laden nur eine untergeordnete Rolle spielte (Kapitel 14). Ganz generell stellt sich die Frage, ob Al Qaida nicht eher ein Propagandabegriff der US-Außenpolitik als eine real existierende Organisation ist, zumal bei vielen Topterroristen der Verdacht besteht, daß sie auch für westliche Dienste arbeiten (Kapitel 17). Dies trifft auch auf die Hauptverdächtigen des 11. September zu (Kapitel 18), insbesonders auf die beiden angeblichen Masterminds der Anschläge (Kapitel 19).

    In jedem Fall hat sich dank westlicher Protektion in Bosnien-Herzegowina ein terroristischer Brückenkopf gebildet, der sowohl für die weitere Entwicklung des Landes (Kapitel 15), als auch für die Sicherheit in Europa insgesamt ein erhebliches Bedrohungspotential darstellt (Kapitel 16). Schon seit geraumer Zeit gibt es darüber hinaus eine erhebliche Wanderungsbewegung von Djihad-Kämpfern zwischen dem Balkan und Tschetschenien (Kapitel 20). Dies wird aber im Westen nicht als Gefahr gesehen, da die US-Öllobby längst die russischen Energiereserven im Auge hat (Nachwort).

    und

    Bin Laden in Sarajevo

    Die wichtigsten Verdächtigen des 11. September waren Bundesgenossen der NATO auf dem Balkan (I). Von Jürgen Elsässer



    "Und ihr werdet die Wahrheit erkennen, und die Wahrheit wird Euch frei machen." (Johannes 8:32 - Inschrift in der Lobby der CIA)

    Osama bin Laden ist überall - nur nicht auf dem Balkan. Über die Verbindungen des saudischen Millionärs, des angeblichen Auftraggebers der Anschläge vom 11. September, in so ziemlich jede Weltgegend ist die staunende Öffentlichkeit mit einer Unzahl von Fakten überschüttet oder auch nur von Gerüchten umnebelt worden - in Ägypten und Algerien, in Indonesien und auf den Philippinen, in Italien und Spanien und vielen anderen Ländern soll es Zellen seiner sagenhaften Organisation Al Qaida geben. Die größte Wirkung hatten zwei Behauptungen: Der saudische Multimillionär habe die Attacken gegen die USA mit dem irakischen Herrscher Saddam Hussein abgestimmt, und Hamburg sei, so US-Justizminister John Ashcroft, die "zentrale Basis" der 0911-Terroristen gewesen. Mit der einen Behauptung wurde die Öffentlichkeit vor allem in den USA auf den Überfall des Irak eingestimmt, mit der anderen rechtfertigte Bundesinnenminister Otto Schily seither eine immer weitergehende Einschränkung der Bürgerrechte.

    Doch ausgerechnet die Tatsache, daß die Tatverdächtigen des 11. September im allgemeinen und vor allem die Kämpfer der Hamburger Zelle ihr blutiges Handwerk auf dem Balkan lernten, fehlt weitgehend in den Standardwerken der Al Qaida-Literatur und spielt auch in der Mainstream-Presse bestenfalls eine Randrolle. Im hochgejubelten Bestseller von Spiegel-Chefredakteur Stefan Aust (zusammen mit Cordt Schnibben) "11. September - Geschichte eines Terrorangriffs" werden die Abläufe seit den frühen neunziger Jahren im Detail nachgezeichnet, doch das Wörtchen Bosnien kommt auf knapp 300 Seiten gerade einmal vor. CNN-Terrorspezialist Peter Bergen ("Heiliger Krieg Inc.") zeichnet die wichtigsten Stationen von Osama bin Laden nach - die federführende Rolle bei den Mudjahedin in Afghanistan in den achtziger Jahren, die Übersiedlung nach Sudan Anfang der neunziger, die Unterstützung des antiamerikanischen Widerstandes in Somalia, die möglichen Verbindungen zu den Anschlägen auf die US-Botschaften in Nairobi und Daressalam -, aber auch hier jeweils nur ein paar verstreute Anmerkungen zum Balkan. ZDF-Nachrichtenchef Elmar Theveßen ("Schläfer mitten unter uns") und Zeit-Autor Oliver Schröm ("Al Qaida - Akteure, Strukturen, Attentate") hetzen die Leser kreuz und quer über den Globus, von Kabul nach New York, von Djerba nach Bali, schließlich entdecken sie Al Qaida-Zellen in Hamburg und im Ruhrgebiet - aber Namen wie Sarajevo, Tuzla und Zenica sucht man vergeblich.

    Die Ignorierung der Balkan Connection des islamischen Terrorismus hat einen Grund: Ebenso wie in den achtziger Jahren in Afghanistan kämpften die Heiligen Krieger auf dem Gebiet des ehemaligen Jugoslawien mit Unterstützung der USA und anderer NATO-Staaten. Während man in Washington das frühere Bündnis mit den radikalen Fundamentalisten in Afghanistan mittlerweile selbstkritisch sieht, gibt es keine Aufarbeitung der ähnlichen Politik auf dem Balkan, weil sich ihr Grundmuster bis heute fortsetzt: Im Kampf den "großserbischen Nationalismus" ist für den Westen alles erlaubt, auch das Bündnis mit den Todfeinden der Al Qaida.

    Sieben Schlüsselfiguren

    Die offizielle US-amerikanische Version des Tathergangs kann man mittlerweile im Abschlußbericht der 9/11-Kommission des US-Senats nachlesen, die Ende Juli 2004 vorgelegt worden ist. Demnach waren die Flugzeugattacken auf das World Trade Center (WTC) und das Pentagon eine Idee von Khalid Scheich Mohammed, der bereits beim ersten WTC-Anschlag 1993 mit die Fäden gezogen haben soll. Der radikale Kuwaiter überzeugte Osama bin Laden im Frühjahr 1999 von dieser Idee und beide sprachen über mögliche Ziele. Bin Laden höchstpersönlich wählte dann die Todespiloten aus. Also erste und wichtigste nennt der Bericht die "Hamburger" Mohammed Atta, Hani Hanjour, Ramzi Binalshibh und Ziad Jarrah sowie die Saudis Khalid Almidhar und Nawaf Alhazmi. Diese sechs wurden im November und Dezember 1999 nach Afghanistan eingeladen und von der Al Qaida Spitze instruiert.

    Aufgrund von Visaproblemen nahm Binalshibh selbst am 11. September nicht an der Aktion teil, aber er und Khalid Scheich Mohammed sollen - so immer noch die offizielle Version der US-Behörden - als "Masterminds" im Auftrag von Bin Laden die gesamte Operation gesteuert haben. Die übrigen fünf Genannten saßen am 11. September im Cockpit von drei der vier Todesmaschinen.

    Die Bosnien-Veteranen

    Von den sieben Schlüsselfiguren des 0911-Plots haben mindestens vier in den neunziger Jahre in Bosnien gegen die Serben gekämpft haben. Für Alhazmi, Almidhar und Khalid Scheich Mohammed wird dies 0911-Untersuchungsausschuß des US-Kongresses kurz erwähnt. Die Anwesenheit Binalshibhs im balkanischen Kriegsgebiet wurde von Regina Kreis, der deutschen Ehefrau eines bosnischen Mudjahedin, gegenüber deutschen Sicherheitsdiensten bezeugt.

    Atta dagegen dürfte nach bisherigem Kenntnisstand nicht auf dem Balkan gekämpft haben. Aber viel spricht dafür, daß seine Wende vom recht harmlosen Moslem zum fanatischen Djihadisten unter dem Einfluß von Bosnienkämpfern zustandekam. "Es gibt bei Atta, wie bei den meisten anderen, zwei entscheidende Wendepunkte: 1995 begann seine Radikalisierung; vier Jahre später, Ende 1999, wird er zum Terroristen", analysieren Aust und Schnibben. Noch bei einer Studienreise nach Ägypten im August 1995 seit er lustig und vergnügt gewesen, mit Freunden ausgegangen. "Für ein paar Wochen, endlich mal, war er wie ein Clown", sagt ein Kommilitone. Einen Monat später aber kommt Binalshibh nach Hamburg - und Atta verwandelt sich. Auch in der Islam-AG, die die mutmaßlichen Terroristen ab Januar 1999 an der Technischen Universität in Hamburg-Harburg eingerichtet hatten, war Binalshibh der "Wortführer" (Schröm). "Innerhalb der Islam AG versteht es Binalshibh, geschickt für die Ideen von Al Qaida zu werben", urteilt Schröm, unter anderem habe er Videocassetten mit religiöser Werbung und Predigten für Osama bin Laden an die anderen verteilt. Ein Teilnehmer der AG berichtete, es sei Binalshibh gewesen, der darauf gedrängt habe, den Worten endlich auch Taten folgen zu lassen. Konkret verlangte er: "Man muß in Bezug auf Amerika etwas tun!"

    In der Marienstraße 54 wohnte auch Marwan al-Shehhi - er soll am 11. September die zweite Todesmaschine in das World Trade Center gesteuert haben.1999 passiert bei ihm das selbe wie bei Atta: Er "stieß auf Ramzi Binalshib, den geheimnistuerischen Jemeniten, und ziemlich schnell entschied er sich gegen das eine, das muntere Leben. Und für das andere, die Vorbereitung des Massenmords." .

    Vielleicht ebenso wichtig für die geistige und praktische Vorbereitung der Hamburger Todespiloten als Binalshib war ein weiterer Bosnien-Kämpfer: Mohhamed al Zammar. Unter dem Nom de Guerre Abu Zubair war er sogar Kommandeur einer Mudjahedin-Einheit in Zentral-Bosnien gewesen, die hauptsächlich aus Nordafrikanern (vermutlich Algeriern) bestand. Buchautor Theveßen behauptet, Zammar sei die "zentrale Figur, wenn nicht sogar die Schlüsselfigur in der Wandlung des Mohammed Atta zum skrupellosen Terroristen ... Zammar, das darf nach den Recherchen zu diesem Buch als sicher gelten, empfahl Atta und seine Freunde an die Führungsspitze von Al Qaida in Afghanistan". Angeblich sollen auch Said Bahaj, der ebenfalls mit Atta und Binalshibh in der Marienstraße 54 wohnte und heute in Afghanistan kämpfen soll, und Mamoun Darkanzali, der Finanzier der Gruppe, von Zammar in Hamburg angeworben worden sein. Aust und Schnibben resümieren: "Wenn in den vergangenen Jahren irgendwo in Europa Mudjahedin-Kämpfer verhaftet wurden, führte die Spur immer wieder zu Zammar."

    Doch seltsam: Zammars führende Rolle im bosnischen Krieg ist in keinem Buch erwähnt, und auch der Abschlußbericht der 9/11-Kommission geht darüber hinweg. Doch das ist nicht die einzige Auslassung.

    Bin Laden in Sarajevo

    Auch Osama bin Laden selbst war in Bosnien, und zwar in einer der Kommandozentralen des blutigen Bürgerkrieges. "Spiegel -Balkan-Korrespondentin Renate Flottau traf den Terroristenchef 1993 in Sarajevo; er stellte sich artig vor und sprach vom bosnischen Befreiungskampf, an dem seine Leute auf der Seite der Muslime mitmachen wollten. Er besaß einen Pass des neuen Staates Bosnien-Herzegowina, ausgestellt von der Botschaft in Wien, und rühmte sich, internationale Kämpfer ins Krisengebiet zu schmuggeln," berichtete das Hamburger Nachrichtenmagazin mit sieben Jahren Verspätung. Was der Spiegel nicht schrieb, aber die Belgrader Politika nach einem Gespräch mit Flottau: Dieses Zusammentreffen mit Bin Laden soll im Präsidentenpalast von Alija Izetbegovic stattgefunden haben. Der genoß bis zu seinem Tod im letzten Herbst höchste Anerkennung in den NATO-Staaten im allgemeinen sowie in den USA und Deutschland im besonderen, war "unser Mann" auf dem Balkan im Kampf gegen die bösen Serben. Warum traf sich der Frontmann der NATO mit Bin Laden?

    Zur Klärung dieser Frage läßt sich ein kleiner historischer Exkurs nicht vermeiden. Im Verlaufe des Jahres 1991 begannen in Kroatien und Slowenien Aufstände gegen die jugoslawische Zentralregierung, beide Sezessionsrepubliken wurden zum Jahresende von Deutschland diplomatisch anerkannt. Dieses Beispiel beflügelte die sezessionistischen Moslems und Kroaten in Bosnien-Herzegowina, nun ihrerseits die Loslösung von Jugoslawien zu betreiben. Im März 1992 organisierten beide Volksgruppen ein Referendum, fast 100 Prozent der Abstimmenden votierten für die Unabhängigkeit Bosnien-Herzegowinas. Kleiner Schönheitsfehler: Die Wahlbeteiligung lag nicht bei 100, sondern nur bei etwa 65 Prozent. Die serbische Volksgruppe, mehr als ein Drittel der Gesamtbevölkerung, hatte das Referendum nämlich geschlossen boykottiert und sie damit de jure ungültig gemacht - die Verfassung der Teilrepublik sah nämlich vor, daß alle wichtigen Entscheidungen von allen drei Ethnien im Konsens getroffen werden mußten. Doch de jure war nicht de facto: Trotz der verfassungswidrigen Geburt des neuen Staates erhielt er innerhalb weniger Tage die völkerrechtliche Anerkennung durch Bonn und Washington. Sofort begannen die blutigen Kämpfe, die in den nächsten dreieinhalb Jahren mehreren zehntausend Menschen das Leben kosten sollten.

    Die Vereinten Nationen versuchten durch ein Waffenembargo den Brandherd zum Erlöschen zu bringen, aber alle drei Bürgerkriegsparteien unterliefen die Blockade erfolgreich. Für den Nachschub der Moslems sorgten in trauter Eintracht Osama bin Laden, das Teheraner Mullah-Regime und die Vereinigten Staaten. Bin Laden und der eingangs erwähnte Khalid Scheich Mohammed schleusten insgesamt eine halbe Milliarde Dollar über die in Wien ansässige Third World Relief Agency (TWRA) an Izetbegovic. Mit diesen Geldern wurde eine fundamentalistische Interbrigade aufgestellt und bewaffnet. Das 3.Korps der bosnisch-muslimischen Armee mit dem bezeichnenden Namen El Mudjahid bestand vorwiegend aus arabische Gotteskrieger, die im Sudan ausgebildet worden waren, und aus iranische Pasdaran. Über deren Zahl gibt es unterschiedliche Angaben. Die Belgrader Tageszeitung "Politika Ekspres" nennt 15.000, Steve Rodan von der Fachzeitschrift "Jane's Intelligence" geht unter Berufung auf Geheimdienstquellen von 7.000 aus , die Warschauer Tageszeitung "Rzespospolita" mit Bezug auf Erkenntnisse des polnischen Sfor-Kontingents von 5.000, die mit den Muslimen (meistens) verbündeten Kroaten geben 4.000 Mudjahedin an.

    Heimliche Alliierte

    Mit dem Amtsantritt des neuen Präsidenten William ("Bill") Clinton im Januar 1994 gaben die USA ihre Zurückhaltung auf und ergänzten die politische Unerstützung der bosnischen Muslime durch die militärische. Der Waffenzufluß, den bis dahin Osama bin Laden und der Iran organisiert hatten, wurde nun mit Hilfe der USA entscheidend verstärkt. Die "Washington Post" berichtete, daß "die Clinton-Administration von den Aktivitäten der sogenannten Hilfsagentur (gemeint: die oben erwähnte TWRA, Anm. J.E.) Kenntnis hatte, die Waffen und Geld nach Bosnien schleuste, um die muslimische Izetbegovic-Regierung in Bosnien zu stützen".

    Einen vollständigen Überblick über diese Politik gibt der Untersuchungsbericht des niederländischen Armeeinstituts NIOD. Die 3600 Seiten starke Studie, für die bis zu ihrer Veröffentlichung im Frühjahr 2002 über fünf Jahre lang 900 Zeugen befragt worden waren, konzentriert sich auf das Versagen der niederländischen UN-Blauhelme beim Fall der Schutzzone Srebrenica. Darüberhinaus enthält sie aber eine detaillierte Beschreibung von geheimen Operationen aller Bürgerkriegsparteien und der Großmächte in Bosnien. Dieses Kapitel ist - so der britische "Guardian" - "eine der sensationellsten Studien über westliche Geheimdienste, der je veröffentlicht worden ist".

    Verfasser dieses Kapitels ist Cees Wiebes, der ungehinderten Zugang zu den Akten des niederländischen Geheimdienstes hatte und auch die Dienste anderer westlicher Ländern und Bosniens kontaktierte. "Da haben wir die ganze Geschichte der geheimen Allianz zwischen dem Pentagon und radikalen islamistischen Gruppen aus dem Mittleren Osten, die den bosnischen Muslimen beistehen sollten - einige davon dieselben Gruppen, die das Pentagon jetzt bekämpft." Die verdeckte Kooperation habe das Ziel gehabt, das UN-Waffenembargo, das für alle bosnischen Kriegsparteien galt, einseitig zugunsten der Muslime zu unterlaufen.

    Das Muster ist das selbe wie beim Iran-Gate der achtziger Jahre, als CIA-Seilschaften mit den Mullahs bei der Aufrüstung mittelamerikanischer Contras zusammenarbeiteten. "Waffen, die vom Iran und von der Türkei mit finanzieller Hilfe aus Saudi-Arabien gekauft worden waren, trafen nachts aus dem Mittleren Osten ein. Anfänglich benutzte man Flugzeuge der Iran Air, aber als der Umfang zunahm, wurden sie unterstützt durch eine geheimnisvolle Flotte schwarzer Hercules C-130. Der Bericht betont, daß die USA in den Lufttransport 'sehr eng verwickelt' waren", schreibt der "Guardian".

    Transitland war Kroatien, das als Provision "zwischen 20 und 50 Prozent" des Schmuggelgutes einbehielt, und darüber hinaus "große Mengen illegaler Waffen aus Deutschland, Belgien und Argentinien" bekam. "Die deutschen Geheimdienste waren darüber voll im Bilde." Auf amerikanischer Seite soll nicht die CIA, sondern der Geheimdienst des Pentagon die Aktion koordiniert haben. Mit seiner Hilfe wurden die UN, die bei der Überwachung des Embargos auf die US-amerikanische Luftaufklärung angewiesen waren, getäuscht.

    Besonders aggressiv ging der Pentagon-Geheimdienst bei der Aufrüstung der Muslime in Srebrenica vor. "Die Waffen, die im Frühling 1995 eingeflogen wurden, tauchten vierzehn Tage später in der belagerten und entmilitarisierten Enklave von Srebrenica auf. Als diese Lieferungen bemerkt wurden, übten US-Amerikaner auf Unprofor Druck aus, Berichte umzuschreiben, und als norwegische Beamte wegen der Flüge protestierten, wurden sie angeblich zum Schweigen gebracht", schreibt der "Guardian".

    Das schmutzige Bündnis

    Höhepunkt der Zusammenarbeit der USA mit den Mudjahedin war eine gemeinsame Offensive Ende August/Anfang September 1995. Zwei Wochen flogen US-amerikanische Bomber und Jagdflieger Angriffe auf serbische Stellungen und Gebiete, mehrere hundert serbische Zivilisten wurden getötet. Parallel zu den Bombardierungen begann eine Bodenoffensive der verbündeten muslimischen und kroatischen Verbände. Am Berg Ozren in der Nähe von Sarajevo, wo sich serbische Infanterie eingegraben hatte, fanden die schlimmsten Kämpfe statt. "Die Amerikaner und die Alliierten bildeten die Vorhut für die muslimische Infanterie. Zuerst wurden die Serben aus der Luft verstümmelt, dann hat die muslimische Infanterie mit Tausenden von Mudjahedin, darunter auch die Angehörigen der (Brigade) El Mudjahedin, den zahlenmäßig weitaus unterlegenen Serben den Garaus gemacht", bericht die bosnisch-serbische Zeitung "Glas". "Bis heute hält die serbische Seite Angaben über die Zahl der Opfer zurück ... es wird geschätzt, daß einige hundert serbische Soldaten allein bei diesem Angriff ums Leben gekommen sind." Ein Kamerateam der El Mudjahedin-Einheit hat einen Propagandafilm über die Schlacht gedreht, der den Serben später in die Hände gefallen ist. "Islamistische Märsche und das Bild des enthaupteten serbischen Soldaten Gojko Vujicic..., dessen Kopf auf dem Boden rollt - und am Himmel Nato-Flugzeuge. Es wehen die saudiarabische Fahne des Dritten Zuges, dann die jemenitische und iranische Fahne des zweiten Zuges."

    Kein Wunder also, daß die Politiker und Medien im Westen an einer Aufdeckung der bosnischen Vergangenheit der heutigen Selbstmordbomber kein Interesse haben: Dies würde die Öffentlichkeit darauf verweisen, daß die NATO-Staaten und insbesondere die USA das terroristische Monster selbst gezeugt haben. Über diesen Zusammenhang wird zwar seit dem 11. September bisweilen diskutiert - aber ausschließlich in Bezug auf die achtziger Jahre in Afghanistan. Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Osama bin Laden und den USA in den neunziger Jahren in Bosnien ist hingegen tabu, da das ihr zugrunde liegende Topos - hier die unschuldigen Moslems, dort die teuflischen Serben - bis heute die Balkanpolitik des Westens bestimmt.

    Autor: Jürgen Elsässer, in: junge Welt, 11.09.2004

    siehe auch

    US/NATO Plans in support of Islamic Terrorists in the Balkans
    - by Z. Petrovic Pirocanac - 2005-06-03

    http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?c...ghts&newsId=19

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