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Study: Bosnia hot spot for terrorists
United Press International ^ | 04/20/2006

Posted on 04/21/2006 10:33:52 AM PDT by Decombobulator

BRUSSELS, April 20 (UPI) -- A new report by U.S. and Croatian intelligence warns that Bosnia risks becoming a hot spot for Islamist recruiters plotting terrorist attacks in Europe.

The young Balkan state is rapidly becoming a breeding ground for Muslim terrorists -- a development fueled by high unemployment rates among the young Muslim population, the report states. This group is particular interesting to terrorist recruiters because of their Slavic blood, which makes it hard to distinguish from their fellow Europeans, according to Brussels-based news site EUObserver.com.

"People who are born here and live here have an advantage which would make their job easier. By their appearance, they are less obvious," says the document.

Radical Islamists have been operating in the area for more than 15 years. Thousands of foreign mujahadeen warriors fought on the Muslim side of the trenches in the 1992-1995 Balkan wars and after the cease-fire some 500 radicals remained in the country. However, the study suggests that terrorist recruitment got a major boost after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.

In October, a joint Danish-Bosnian police operation cracked down on a Sarajevo-based international terrorist network that was planning a suicide attack against a Western embassy in the Bosnian capital. Two Bosnians and several EU-citizens have been indicted.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antichristian; appeasement; balkans; bosnia; clintonlegacy; clintonsquagmire; hoopielite; ihoppy; islamofascist; jihad; pancakeboy; serbia; wrongplace; wrongside; wrongtime; wrongwar

1 posted on 04/21/2006 10:33:53 AM PDT by Decombobulator
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To: FormerLib; Andy from Beaverton; montyspython; Lion in Winter; joan; Banat; DTA; kronos77

Interesting development...


2 posted on 04/21/2006 10:35:35 AM PDT by Decombobulator
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To: Decombobulator
[The young Balkan state is rapidly becoming a breeding ground for Muslim terrorists...]

Thanks to Clinton, Allbright, Clark, and the UN. Liberalism surely IS knowledge untempered by either wisdom or commom sense.

3 posted on 04/21/2006 10:37:31 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie, because he didn't bake one.)
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To: Decombobulator

Well there weren't any terrorists there until Bill Clinton went in there without UN authorization!!

:-)


4 posted on 04/21/2006 10:37:37 AM PDT by true_blue_texican ((grateful Texan!!))
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To: Decombobulator

We've been saying this for over 10 years now.


5 posted on 04/21/2006 10:37:41 AM PDT by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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To: Decombobulator
In October, a joint Danish-Bosnian police operation cracked down on a Sarajevo-based international terrorist network

More Danish cartoons anyone? :)

6 posted on 04/21/2006 10:38:38 AM PDT by Windsong (Jesus Saves, but Buddha makes incremental backups)
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To: Decombobulator

Interesting?

We defend Muslims in Former Yugoslavia for 20 years knowing darn well they are trained AlQaeda.

This isn't interesting. Stupid. Predicatable. Utterly failed policy in the region. Anti-Christian Pro-Muslims idiocracy. All those yes. Interesting, hardly.


7 posted on 04/21/2006 10:39:08 AM PDT by x5452
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To: Decombobulator; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; ...

The body of evidence concerning Al Qaeda involvement and support in Bosnia as well as Kosovo grows almost every day.

Much to the chagrin of the few Islamofascist cheerleaders found here on FR!


8 posted on 04/21/2006 10:41:52 AM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: true_blue_texican
You're thinking Kosovo. IMHO, we did the right thing in Bosnia, albeit too late. The Bosnians aren't a religious lot, but there are foreign elements there from Iran and Saudi Arabia. After the war, the Bosnian government actually severed ties with Saudi Arabia because they were trying to export Wahibism.
9 posted on 04/21/2006 10:42:36 AM PDT by oldleft
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Thanks to Clinton, Allbright, Clark, >>>>>

Clinton's= Unauthorized (by UN) war(Boys home by Christmas)

Allbright=Dances?,drinks champange with Kim Il,nuke problem solved

Clark=Perfumed Prince hitting Chicom embassy thru great intel(not much improved by Bush's time)

/sarc

10 posted on 04/21/2006 10:44:57 AM PDT by litehaus
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To: oldleft
"You're thinking Kosovo. IMHO, we did the right thing in Bosnia, albeit too late"

Cleansing Serbs out of Krajina was the right thing to do? How so?

11 posted on 04/21/2006 10:48:07 AM PDT by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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To: Decombobulator
The muslims in Bosnia were always terrorists.

The media hid the truth when slick willie sent our soldiers there.

We weren't wanted there. Our troops were regularly attacked by the citizenry and were ordered not to defend themselves.

Old women with nail embedded 2X4s would attack our soldiers and we'd have to run rather than fight back.

12 posted on 04/21/2006 10:51:07 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: true_blue_texican

And Canadaian General MacKenzie has done an amazing job detailing how the Muslims used attacks on their own people in Bosnia in order to vilify the Serbs. What a pity that we had an Administration stupid enough to fall for it all!


13 posted on 04/21/2006 10:53:07 AM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: FormerLib

They didn't just fall for it, the encouraged it, protected it, and sold it.


14 posted on 04/21/2006 10:54:13 AM PDT by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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To: montyspython

Without US intervention in Bosnia, the Bosnian Muslims and their Croatian allies would have overrun the country in a few months, and then Serbia would have gotten involved and you would have had a much, much wider war.

Meanwhile, the Serbs were committing genocide in the areas they controlled. US intervention did much to stop the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Croatians and Bosnians.


15 posted on 04/21/2006 10:54:23 AM PDT by oldleft
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To: oldleft

Why was it any of our business?


16 posted on 04/21/2006 10:55:51 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: oldleft
Meanwhile, the Serbs were committing genocide in the areas they controlled.

Still blissfully buying the propaganda hook, line and sinker as well as denying the Croatian/Muslim conflict around Mostar, I see. Hey, how't the ethnic plurality looking in the Moslem controled areas, eh?

The Croatians would never have agreed to live under Moslem rule but they had to cut a deal with NATO.

The idea that they would have moved the Serbs out of Bosnia is so detached from reality as to be deserving more of pity than laughter.

17 posted on 04/21/2006 10:59:13 AM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: Decombobulator
Can someone on the left PLEASE TELL ME why this was a "legal just" war for us to get in to but Iraq was not ...
18 posted on 04/21/2006 10:59:43 AM PDT by tophat9000 (If it was illegal French Canadians would La Raza back them? Racist back there race over country)
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To: Decombobulator

Milosevic had the right idea.


19 posted on 04/21/2006 11:01:35 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: FormerLib

MacKenzie is very well respected among members of the Canadian Forces. Not very well respected by the Bosnian Muslims though. Didn't they sue him or something?


20 posted on 04/21/2006 11:01:37 AM PDT by Decombobulator
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To: tophat9000

I take it you're looking for something more than "Because a Democrat was President and they can do no wrong?"


21 posted on 04/21/2006 11:08:02 AM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: Redbob

His ideas about the Muslim threat may have been correct, but Slobo was a Communist and they get pretty much everything wrong.

He sure as hell blew the PR/Diplomatic aspects of it all.


22 posted on 04/21/2006 11:09:44 AM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: Decombobulator
If there's a dispute between the world's sleaziest Christians and the world's nicest Muslims, I say back the sleazy Christians.
23 posted on 04/21/2006 11:23:45 AM PDT by BW2221
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To: FormerLib
I take it you're looking for something more than "Because a Democrat was President and they can do no wrong?"

No that explains it.... I've the light and the truth.... I will now will mend my way and go off to to join the "Witch in the Ditch" Cindy ;>

24 posted on 04/21/2006 11:29:23 AM PDT by tophat9000 (If it was illegal French Canadians would La Raza back them? Racist back there race over country)
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To: oldleft; Wraith; ma bell; Banat; DTA; F-117A; getoffmylawn
"Without US intervention in Bosnia, the Bosnian Muslims and their Croatian allies would have overrun the country in a few months, and then Serbia would have gotten involved and you would have had a much, much wider war."

What are you talking about?

Where should I begin to point out your errors?

1) First of all, it was US intervention that helped set the stage for the war, after the Dayton accords were signed by all three factions Alija Izetbegovic reneged at the urging of Warren Zimmerman telling Izetbegovic that the US would back the BiH Msulims if he did. He basically told him if he didn't like the deal not to sign it.

2) Neither the Croatians nor the BiH Muslims were in the position to be overrunning anybody, it was precisely US intervention that concocted that bastardized alliance that the Croatians did not want to be a part of in the first place. The US forced Croatia's hand and told them if they didn't ally themselves with BiH government's efforts, they would apply sanctions and bomb them.

3) It was with US assitance that the Croatians were able to expell and cleanse Krajina of 250,000 Serbs.

The Serbs would have won hands down, in fact, the Croatians and the Serbs assisted one another against Muslims at some points during the war. Also in fact, at the beginning of war the Serbs were allied with Fikert Abdic, the rightfully elected Muslim leader of Bosnia who was forced out by Izetbegovic. Abdic was targeted by Izetbegovic, muslims fighting muslims.

I don't know where you were when this was all happening but you were definatley not on this planet. You are so off base, in fact, that it should be considered almost comical, you apparently really have no clue about what happened in Bosnia.

25 posted on 04/21/2006 12:23:35 PM PDT by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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AND HERE IS ONE OF THEIR CHEERLEADERS NOW!!!!oldleft himself!!

The bosnian govt allows and even encourages the Saudis to apy BIG bucks to families who send their young boys to their "schools" to be taught the koran the SAUDIS WAY.

And, BOSNIANS in the USA still say it was the JEWS who commItted 9/11... ask some of the folks on FR who actually heard them say those things.

Bosnians are MUSLIMS period... and you know what... IF THEY HAD TO FIGHT CHRISTIANS TO THE DEATH THEY SURE WOULD AND DID... BOSNIANS ARE EVIL ISLAMICS.

THERE ARE NO MODERATE MUSLIMS ONLY SECRET RADICALISLAMICS GETTING READY TO KILL A JEW, A HINDU OR A CHRISTIAN!!

26 posted on 04/21/2006 6:54:07 PM PDT by Lion in Winter (Violent islam is the same as plain islam. No peace at all.... Just mass mayhem.)
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To: oldleft

Hey, head on over to mecca and see if they will let you kiss YOUR ROCK!!


27 posted on 04/21/2006 6:57:14 PM PDT by Lion in Winter (Violent islam is the same as plain islam. No peace at all.... Just mass mayhem.)
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