A recent online article from the German magazine, Der Spiegel, titled "Al Qaida's White Muslims in Bosnia" (translated into English from the original German) featured an interview with former Al Qaeda operative in Bosnia, Ali Hamad, who is now in a Bosnian prison. Hamad only said what many of us have been saying for years -- that "young Arab males" aren't all that Homeland Security needs to looking out for. Thanks to the US' bungled Balkan policies, Al Qaeda has now set up a base of operations in the Balkans, recruiting blonde-haired, blue-eyed Bosnian Muslim terrorist sleeper cells to infiltrate Europe and the US. These Bosnians look like every other Slav, because by blood, they are -- their families were converts to Islam during the time of the Ottoman Turks. In fact, they look pretty much like the rest of us Americans, so perhaps the PC approach avoiding racial profiling at US airports, may yet redeem itself if it catches one of these guys prior to the next 9/11!
For years, even for those few in our US State Department who acknowledged that this radical Muslim element in Bosnia and Kosovo existed, still blamed Serbs for it because they say that these "mujahaddin only came to Bosnia (& Kosovo) to save their brother Muslims". "Not so", says Hamad. "Al-Qaeda wasn't interested in helping the Bosnian Muslims, they were interested in creating a base that would allow them to increase their radius of operations - much like the USA with their bases spread across the globe. Some leaders of the Western World noticed this, but did nothing." Yes, Hamad, and these Western leaders are still "doing nothing" -- unless you consider the US now trying to give Kosovo-Metohija (translated from Serbian: "Field of Blackbirds, Churchland") to radical Muslim Kosovo Albanians to be "doing something"! And it's a "something" designed to get even more of us in the West killed!
To those of us who listened to CNN's talking head, Christiane Amanpour during the Bosnian war continually bemoan the fate of the "poor unarmed Bosnian Muslims... fighting the Serbs with pitchforks", it may come as some surprise to know that according to Hamad, this was rubbish. "For example, the Bosnian army and our units were supplied with weapons from Iran during the time of the embargo ." If that gets a "Wow!" out of you, then how about the fact that little Christiane never mentioned the fact that she was married to then Clinton press secretary, Jamie Rubin? Or the fact that Christiane was born in Iran! "Unbiased reporting"? Yeah, sure, and if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you! But, then again, Al Qaeda in Bosnia really didn't need those sophisticated arms all that much, because Hamad says that the mujahaddin preferred more readily available primitive weapons, "Of course our methods were cruel. Al Qaeda demanded to torture the enemy, to cut him into pieces with chainsaws, to massacre him with knives." Gee, Christiane, how come we never heard about that before? No wonder the Bosnian Serbs were furious!
Hamad is not the only one calling attention Wahhabist radicals in Bosnia (who seem to have won out over their Iranian Shiite counterparts). Bosnian Muslim, Jasmin Merdan says the same about this Wahabbi invasion. " Merdan is one of the few people to draw attention to the alarming situation in connection with the Wahhabis in Bosnia-Hercegovina. He says that when the Wahhabis arrived in Bosnia, 13 years ago, the people disapproved of them, considering them a foreign element. However, over the years, they managed to establish a "brand" so that the Bosniaks have in a way "legalized" their existence in Bosnia."
Big surprise to our leaders? Not really, Sky News did a piece on it a few years ago telling everyone that the Mujahaddin were still alive and well in Bosnia. But everyone was too busy listening to Carla del Ponte scream for the heads of Karadzic and Mladic on a plate to pay attention!
At least the Al Qaeda Wahhabis in Bosnia haven't been quite as obvious as they are in Kosovo where, since Bill Clinton authorized the 1999 NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia and the UN took over, you can now find a brand, spanking new "bin Laden mosque", flying the Saudi flag! Nice to see our tax dollars at work, helping Wahhabi Islam make inroads 2,000 miles from Mecca on Christian land!
Funny though, since American writers like Stella Jatras have called attention to the mosque, the Albanians have been attempting to change the name (at least temporarily) lest it hurt their chances for an "independent Kosovo". If I were them, I wouldn't worry about it. President Bush and Condi Rice have been so eager to not upset Democrats that they have refrained from messing with "the Clinton legacy" -- (read "Clintonista bungled Balkan policy". And people say that Clinton was doing nothing about the radical Islamists pre-9/11! Wrong. He was helping them establish themselves in the Balkans!). Unfortunately, Bush & Co have just continued the same stupid, defeatist course of being "against the Serbs", and "for the Bosnian & Kosovo Albanian Muslims", even if it kills them -- and us!
Independent of what we do, Bosnia will sooner or later come apart at the seams. Serbs will never again live under Muslim rule. They already did that for four hundred years and they aren't going back. To all the warring parties, Dayton was just "a truce", never "a pact" for the long term, no matter how much the West would like to delude itself into thinking otherwise. And the more that the Euro-Nazis demand centralization of Bosnia, the quicker the next war there will happen -- it's only a matter of "when", not "whether" it will happen. When Bosnia does come unglued again, just whose side will the US take, post-9/11? The one who harbors Al Qaeda (the Muslims) or the one who fought Al Qaeda before we did (the Serbs)? That is the IQ test for our leaders and don't expect many of them to pass it!
Kosovo is also a powder keg no matter what we do, and -- yet for whatever insane reasons -- the US State Department is intent on stealing it from Serbia and giving it away to the Kosovo Albanians. If the Kosovo Albanians get their way, "Kosovo" won't become independent, it will simply cease to exist. The Muslim Albanians call the place "Kosova" (which has no translation in any language) and they have already driven out two hundred thousand Serb Christians, among others, since the 1999 NATO Bombing, and they have destroyed/desecrated over 150 Christian Churches right under the noses of the UN & NATO Peacekeepers. In March 2004, Christian Serbs got a taste of what this independent "Kosova" would look like and they said, "We'll pass. We'd like to stay in Serbia, thank you", which they have every legal right to do. But because "Kosova independence" hasn't come quickly enough for them, the Albanians took out their wrath on UN Headquarters in Pristina just a few days ago. Expect violent repeat performances from the Albanians in the near future.
All the Internationals are so afraid of the Albanians that want to cut & run from Kosovo, which is why they are considering giving the Albanians their "independence" in the first place. Ordinarily, this "cut & run" policy might not be a bad one, since we should never have interfered in Kosovo the first place. But, in this case, it would be a disaster. Muslim radicals have already infiltrated the Kosovo, and "independence" would only give Al Qaeda another base of operations in the Balkans. The Albanian Mafia has already made Kosovo a hub for the traffic of heroin, sex slaves, and illegal arms, and it is only likely to get worse when the Internationals are no longer around and Serbia is no longer a factor.
And if anyone thinks the Albanian demands will end with Kosovo if they are successful, then they are sorely mistaken. Think Western Macedonia, Southern Serbia, Northern Greece and Southern Montenegro . Albanians in all of these areas are claiming that they are being "persecuted", when all the while, they are the ones ethnically cleansing the native populations.
The Albanians are trying to realize the dream of a "Greater Albania" and the Albanian American Civic League has made no bones about it. They even ran this map (below) of a Greater Albania on their website for years until once again --they got caught and removed it! ."
Open the door for one of these false Albanian land claims by giving them Kosovo and you open it for them to take it all -- as they already have on this map. If the Albanians are successful, then they will create an Islamic corridor from Albania straight through Kosovo, Northern Greece and Macedonia, up over the Sandzak in Serbia and up through Bosnia, linking up all the Muslims in the former Yugoslavia. This is Balkan corridor that has already proven useful for running drugs, weapons and sex slaves, right under the noses of the police and UN forces. Think of how well it would work for Al Qaeda if it was a UN authorized and financed operation, paid for with your tax dollars and mine!
There are some who see the issues clearly here and are fighting against this tide of stupid self-destruction that Western politicians have been embracing. In the US, The American Council for Kosovo, along with Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, writers Julia Gorin and Stella Jatras, and Srdija Trifkovic, are doing everything that they can to call attention to this continuing Balkan blunder, in order to turn it around. But it has been an uphill climb for all concerned, mainly because the "pro-Albanian" propaganda still runs thick in the West thanks to the powerful PR whores, who are the best that Saudi money can buy! These PR firms did well in boodoggling the US against the Serbs in Bosnia which makes the second round fight against Serbs over Kosovo even easier, because no one wants to admit that they were wrong. Well I am not afraid to admit that we were wrong if it will save our lives. I tell President Bush & my elected representatives "no" on Kosovo independence regularly, and so should you! (Just click on the image below)
Believe it or not, even Russia turns out to be doing a better job protecting ordinary Americans (and themselves), than our own US leaders are doing -- Russia vows to use its Security Council veto if Kosovo independence is imposed on Serbia I know, I know, Russia isn't supposed to be our friend, but then again, our elected politicians are supposed to "represent the interests of the American people", too. Instead they are kneeling like dhimmi before the great god of Petroleum -- Islam -- and it's representatives on earth -- the Saudis. They expect the rest of us to do the same. These idiot politicians actually make me embarrassed to be an American and that's pretty hard to do, as I am the child of an unabashed ground-kissing, flag-waiving, immigrant-turned-citizen, who never let a day go by without telling his kids how lucky he felt to be here in the US and how blessed we should feel to be Americans, too!
This Russian promise to use its veto power has "taken the US by surprise", states Nicholas Burns, US Under Secretary for Political Affairs. It seems that only US diplomats who failed the "IQ test", like Nicholas Burns, Daniel Serwer, and Richard Holbrooke ever get sent to the Balkans. Given that this is precisely where WWI started, we might want to think about making better choices for Balkan assignments.
There are some who say that 9/11 was the first act in WIII. Others who say that it started much earlier than that with the first WTC bombing in the 1993.
Or -- maybe history has repeated itself and actually chose Sarajevo again, for such a fate. If so, then WWIII began on February 29th, 1992, when Muslims opened fire on a Serbian wedding party killing the groom's father and these shots became the first rounds fired in the Bosnian war. If this is the case, then the only place to end WWIII's Islamic Jihad is where it began on European soil -- in the Balkans. We draw a line in the sand and to paraphrase Nancy Reagan, "Just say No" to Kosovo Independence and "No" to any more Islamic States in Europe, period! Doesn't seem difficult to understand to me. As a matter of fact, it is the most clear and obvious choice of any -- yet for our elected and appointed US representatives who fail to pass that IQ test, this solution seems to be beyond them.