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  • Study: Bosnia hot spot for terrorists

    04/21/2006 10:33:52 AM PDT · by Decombobulator · 26 replies · 478+ views
    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...
  • Terrorists Recruiting 'White Muslims'

    04/19/2006 5:45:55 PM PDT · by llevrok · 12 replies · 515+ views
    ajc.com\news ^ | 20 April 2006 | Wiliam J. Kole
    By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — His code name was Maximus, and he held secret meetings in a shabby room at the Banana City Hotel on the outskirts of Sarajevo. Bosnian police put him under surveillance, and in a raid last fall on his apartment on Poligonska Street, authorities seized explosives, a suicide bomber belt and a videotape of masked men begging Allah's forgiveness for what they were about to do. What they planned, investigators believe, was to blow up a European embassy. But compounding their concern, they say, was the ringleader's background: Maximus turned out...
  • Feature-Film portrays fugitive Mladic as neurotic gardener

    04/18/2006 11:35:18 PM PDT · by LjubivojeRadosavljevic · 19 replies · 460+ views
    Reuters ^ | 19 Apr 2006 01:05:00 GMT | Daria Sito-Sucic
    SARAJEVO, April 19 (Reuters) - The most wanted man in the Balkans is being portrayed on the big screen this month as a vindictive army captain obsessed with gardening in a tragicomic film set during the dying days of Yugoslavia. Fugitive Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, indicted for war crimes by the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, has been caricatured as Captain Rade Orchid in the film "Karaula" ("Border Post") by Croat director Rajko Grlic. The film has attracted attention across the Balkans as the first co-production by republics of the former socialist federation since its collapse in the...
  • Al Qaeda men have been transiting Balkans for years

    04/18/2006 7:46:03 AM PDT · by montyspython · 10 replies · 430+ views
    AP via Daily Times [Pakistan] ^ | Tuesday, April 18, 2006
    ‘Al Qaeda men have been transiting Balkans for years’ * Report claims militants took advantage of Balkans’ porous borders to meet, train and possibly plot attacks in Europe SARAJEVO: Islamic militants with ties to Al Qaeda and other terrorist organisations have been crisscrossing the Balkans for more than 15 years, according to an intelligence report focusing on their activities in Bosnia. The 252-page analysis, compiled jointly by US and Croatian intelligence and obtained by The Associated Press, said extremists financed in part with cash from narcotics smuggling operations were trying to infiltrate Western Europe from Afghanistan and points further east...
  • Rampage of the mafia may delay Kosovo independence

    04/09/2006 1:37:15 AM PDT · by tgambill · 9 replies · 416+ views
    KOSOVO, the former Yugoslav province, is falling into the grip of Albanian organised crime gangs, casting a shadow over attempts by the international community to turn it into a fully fledged independent state by the end of this year. Participants in talks in Vienna, sponsored by the United Nations, on the “final status” of Kosovo, are concerned that the mafia networks that smuggled guns into the disputed province from Albania in 1997 and 1998 are using the same channels for a burgeoning trade in illicit petrol, cigarettes and cement. Prostitution and drugs are also popular staples of the black economy....
  • Thinking the Unthinkable; On the Wrong Side in Yugoslavia?

    04/13/2006 8:33:55 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 24 replies · 419+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 4/13/06 | Purple Mountains
    The roughly 5000 unspeakable acts of murder and mayhem committed by Islamofascist terrorists on innocent people just since 9/11 have got me wondering – did we come in on the wrong side in the conflict between the Serbians (Christians) and the Bosnians (Muslims) in the former Yugoslavia, and have we and the western world gone after the wrong group of war criminals? I am well aware of the horrendous barbarities committed by the Serbians against the Bosnians and others, but do we really know what transpired to drive them to these acts before the conflict aroused our interest? I admit...
  • Corrupt Kosovo cannot be independent

    04/14/2006 2:50:14 PM PDT · by Celebratelife008 · 4 replies · 302+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 04/14/06 | Celebratelife008
    United Press International Front Page > UPI Page Corrupt Kosovo cannot be independent state Apr. 14, 2006 at 8:54AM A U.N. mediator says Serbia's southern Kosovo province has to eliminate corruption before it gains independence. Albert Rohan, U.N. negotiator in ongoing talks between Serbs and ethnic Albanians, said: "Corruption endangers the independence of Kosovo," Albanian-language media in Kosovo's major town of Pristina reported Friday. "There will be no independence unless corruption is contained. We do not want a state which has shortcomings from the very beginning," the Beta news agency quoted Rohan as saying. Kosovo Albanians, who make up 90...
  • Kosovo Albanians Threaten UN

    04/14/2006 12:42:56 PM PDT · by FormerLib · 20 replies · 607+ views
    KIM Info Service ^ | April 14, 2006
    Demonstrations in Decani - Threats against UNMIK for protecting Visoki Decani Monastery continue The leader of the ultraradical and nationalistic organization VETEVENDOSJE (Self-determination) Albin Kurti has begun to carry out in practice the threats he recently published in a ultimatum addressed to UNMIK chief Soren Jessen-Petersen. Six days ago Albin Kurti, together with several extremist organizations from the Decani area (Balli Kombetar, Kosovo Liberation Army veterans, etc.) threatened that if Petersen extended his executive order on the protection of the safety area around Visoki Decani Monastery, he would block the work of UNMIK and the protection of the monastery. On...
  • Church chased-off from kosovo.com domain!

    04/14/2006 11:26:50 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 13 replies · 365+ views
    Main domain that its on Google when you search "Kosovo". www.kosovo.com is no longer used by Serb Ortodox Church. Domain is now used for some beta version of multicultural "talks" with Islamic factor and Ortodox Church is chased-out by domain owner without notice. Unsurprissingly Domain owner got majority of negative critics. Now former site of Church can be found on www.kosovo.net
  • Today Kosovo - Tomorrow Israel and the West

    04/14/2006 8:01:24 AM PDT · by montyspython · 4 replies · 386+ views
    Serbiann.com ^ | Miroljub Jevtic, Ph.D.
    Today Kosovo - Tomorrow Israel and the West By Miroljub Jevtic, Ph.D. Negotiations regarding the future status of Kosovo have begun and it is increasingly clear that the overwhelming majority of the world media, not to mention the government of the United States and its allies, favor giving independence to the Serbian province of Kosovo, which since the 1999 war has been administered by the United Nations under NATO military control. In effect, the western world is in favor of detaching Kosovo from (Christian) Serbia by fiat of power and making it into an independent Muslim state. The main argument...
  • Russia's position on Kosovo status important - Albanian foreign minister

    04/12/2006 8:57:09 AM PDT · by x5452 · 5 replies · 298+ views
    Interfax ^ | Apr 12 2006 11:38AM
    Apr 12 2006 11:38AM Russia's position on Kosovo status important - Albanian foreign minister MOSCOW. April 12 (Interfax) - Albania Foreign Minister Besnik Mustafaj said Russia's position on the definition of Kosovo's status is important. "This year is important for the Balkan region. Before the end of the year the problem of Kosovo's status will probably be resolved. I hope it will be independence. A referendum on Montenegro is to be held, too. Russia's role as a member of the Contact Group and of the UN Security Council is important here," Mustafaj told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.
  • Murder suspect Delalic rearrested (Bosnian Muslim who initiated Sarajevo war murders)

    04/12/2006 7:29:53 AM PDT · by joan · 8 replies · 534+ views
    makfax ^ | April 10, 2006
    Sarajevo, 13:33 Ramiz Delalic, former commander of the Bosnian army, suspected of murdering Serb bridegroom's father during a wedding ceremony in Sarajevo in 1992, an incident that sparked the war in Bosnia, has been rearrested, Sarajevo's media said. Delalic, nicknamed Celo, has been indicted for murder of Nikola Gardovic in Sarajevo's old bazaar in 1992. During the war in Bosnia, Delalic was a commander of Bosnian army's 9th motorized brigade. After the war, Delalic was involved in organized crime.
  • Danish police say two terror suspects charged in Bosnia with planning attack in Europe

    04/12/2006 7:23:04 AM PDT · by joan · 4 replies · 261+ views
    Calibre ^ | April 12, 2006
    Released : Apr 12, 2006 9:32 AM COPENHAGEN, Denmark-Police in Denmark said Wednesday that a Bosnian prosecutor has charged two suspects held in Sarajevo with planning a terror attack against a European country. Danish police, who have cooperated with Bosnian investigators, said they had received a copy of the charges against Swedish citizen Mirsad Bektasevic and Turkish national Cesur Abdulkadir, who were arrested in Sarajevo in October. According to the charges, the planned attack was aimed at forcing a European country to withdraw its forces from either Iraq or Afghanistan, police spokesman Anders Linnet told The Associated Press. He said...
  • Dangerous Albanian Criminal Arrested in Macedonia

    04/08/2006 4:02:03 PM PDT · by joan · 9 replies · 315+ views
    FOCUS ^ | April 7, 2006
    Tirana. Dangerous Albanian criminal Lulzim Berisha who is wanted for murder, trafficking of drugs and arms and for instigation to prostitution was arrested in Tetovo during joint operation of Macedonian and Albanian police and UN Mission in Kosovo, Albanian Interior Minister Sokol Olldashi stated yesterday evening cited by Macedonian agency Makfax. Minister Olldashi explained Berisha was arrested yesterday in flat in Tetovo; during the arrest forged passport was found on him with which he traveled around Macedonia. According to Tirana media Lulzim Berisha is the main organizer of a criminal group. It is suspected the members of this group committed...
  • BODIES OF 11 SERBS KIDNAPPED IN KOSOVO HANDED OVER

    04/07/2006 2:40:29 PM PDT · by joan · 50 replies · 789+ views
    Tanjug ^ | April 7, 2006
    7.4.2006 14:54 MERDARE, (Tanjug) - UNMIK representatives handed over on Friday at the administrative boundary crossing Merdare the remains of 11 Serbs kidnapped in 1998 and 1999 in Kosovo and Metohija.
  • Kosovo: The real test of U.S. foreign policy

    04/05/2006 3:48:46 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 21 replies · 653+ views
    World net Daily ^ | April 5th 2006 | Aleksandar Pavic
    If you want to see a place where Christians are outside of the law on their own ancestral land – come to Kosovo. If you want to see American troops committed to establishing a narco-Islamic state on Christian land – come to Kosovo. If you want to see Christian churches, monasteries and cemeteries desecrated on an almost daily basis, under the noses of thousands of Western soldiers – look no further than Kosovo. Seven years after William Jefferson Clinton launched a bombing campaign against a European Christian land in support of the Islamic terrorist Kosovo Liberation Army, it's as though...
  • Serbia & Montenegro: The Indictment of a People

    04/04/2006 2:33:59 PM PDT · by joan · 22 replies · 573+ views
    Balkananalysis ^ | April 4, 2006 | Robert Leifels
    By Robert Leifels* The politicians and intellectuals have missed the boat regarding the death of former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. I would like to give them the benefit of the doubt and label their Wall Street Opening Bell-like screaming as a rush to judgment. It is quite natural for them to worship at the shrine of the perceived beauty of their own words; a need to sell newspapers and so on. After all, a scorpion can't help himself for being what he is. But the “judgment” they blabber on about was already passed down years ago. I know because I...
  • Kosovo Albanian Arrest For Bomb Attacks

    04/04/2006 7:17:06 AM PDT · by montyspython · 5 replies · 240+ views
    AP ^ | April 03, 2006
    Kosovo Albanian Arrest For Bomb Attacks PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP)--Police Monday arrested an ethnic Albanian suspected of being responsible for a string of explosions targeting the U.N. and other key buildings in the province. The 38-year-old man was arrested in a dawn operation in Kosovo's capital Pristina on suspicion of carrying out the attacks last July, a police statement said. One of the blasts targeted the U.N. mission headquarters in Pristina. At least three U.N. vehicles were set ablaze in the compound's parking lot, and several shops were damaged in three nearly simultaneous explosions. The second blast occurred near the building...
  • Serbs should have access to Kosovo places of worship - Alexy II

    04/04/2006 10:23:41 AM PDT · by x5452 · 8 replies · 264+ views
    Interfax Religion ^ | 04 April 2006, 14:41
    04 April 2006, 14:41 Serbs should have access to Kosovo places of worship - Alexy II Moscow, April 4, Interfax - Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and all Russia said that the Serbian exodus from Kosovo is a tragedy and highlights the fact that Serbs should have access to their shrines in Kosovo. "Why is no attention paid to the destruction of Orthodox churches in the heart of Europe?" the patriarch said at a briefing in Moscow on Tuesday. "The fact that Serbs have to leave Kosovo is a tragedy for the people, because one should understand that the land...
  • Serbs, Ethnic Albanians In Kosovo Talks

    04/03/2006 10:16:11 AM PDT · by x5452 · 6 replies · 242+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | Apr 3, 2006
    Serbs, Ethnic Albanians In Kosovo Talks Apr 3, 2006 VIENNA, April 3 (UPI) -- Serbian negotiators say they are dissatisfied with a U.N. decentralization document regarding talks with ethnic Albanians on Kosovo. The document, based on the first two rounds of the Vienna talks, was prepared by a team of U.N. Kosovo Envoy Marti Ahtisaari, who is leading talks on the final status of the U.N.-administered Kosovo province. Shortly before the third round of talks, Serbian negotiators told Ahtisaari the decentralization document was not enough in harmony with the previous two rounds of the talks. "The document included some issues...