March 04th 2008 02:27:00 AM
From Chris Deliso’s The Coming Balkan Caliphate:
Fears of Wahhabi militancy materialized on March 17, 2007, when Serbian police discovered a large cache of weapons in a remote mountain cave outside of Novi Pazar [in Serbia’s Sandzak region]. According to AP, “police found large quantities of plastic explosives, ammunition, face masks, military uniforms, bombs, food, water and other equipment,” as well as “propaganda terrorist material, military survival instructions, geographic charts and several CDs.”
The Wahhabis arrived in the Sandzak just a decade ago, from Bosnia….They came with the support of the radical, mujahedin-connected Active Islamic Youth, and have since been supported by Sarajevo radicals backed by Arab money funneled through Islamic charities in Vienna, as well as through diaspora channels in Sweden, Austria, and the United Kingdom. It is important to remember that this geographical progression of radicalism could not have existed without the deliberate installation of a foreign-funded charity and terrorist network, originally conceived by the West as a lifeline for the beleaguered Bosnian Muslim government of Izetbegovic against the Serbs, created under the watchful eye of the Clinton administration and German and Austrian intelligence.
Similarly, we infested Kosovo with Wahhabis, terrorists and radicals of all stripes, while dismantling a highly effective Serbian border patrol and security apparatus there and handing control over to heroin- and sex-traffickers, gangsters and jihad-connected “former” KLA. With our gifts to the Balkans in mind, let’s recall two incidents, also from Deliso:
Sixteen months after the Madrid bombings, Serbian police “accidentally” found one of the key suspects in that plot, Moroccan citizen Abdelmajid Bouchar, while he was transiting through the country by train, probably in search of a safe haven in Bosnia or Kosovo. Bouchar had narrowly escaped capture at the hands of the Spanish police after the bombings, and subsequently fled to Brussels. However, since his network there has been disrupted by police, the Moroccan headed south for the Balkans, spending time in Austrian and Hungarian jails along the way. However, police in these countries failed to take the basic step of doing an Interpol fingerprint check on the futitive, and it would not be until their Serbian colleagues did so in July 2005 that the wanted terrorist was arrested and extradited back to Spain.
While it received almost no media attention…a rocket attack [was planned] on the major world leaders, as they assembled at the funeral of Pope John Paul II in Rome on April 8, 2005…[Given] that the would-be attack was planned in a backwater Bosnian village, it is surprising that the plot received hardly a mention in the international media. Quite possibly, the full story would have been highly embarrassing for the many Clinton-era holdovers in government and think tanks who had made careers on the myth of the Bosnian Muslims as the benevolent victims and the Bosnian Serbs as bloodthirsty, anti-Western oppressors. Indeed, according to University of Belgrade terrorism expert Darko Trifunovic, despite the fact that Italy and Croatia took the credit for stopping the plot, “the intelligence originally came from the RS (Bosnian Serb Republic) services, which had their own sources in the area, and was given to the Italians in February 2005.”
According to Trifunovic, Bosnian Serb intelligence agents operating in the Muslim half of the federation discovered that terrorists in a small northeastern village, Gornja Maoca, were planning to attack the papal funeral with rocket launchers. The RS government shared this information with its Italian and Croatian colleagues, some two months before the event was to take place. However, the latter two countries only acted at the last minute. One day before the funeral, a Zagreb apartment was raided, yielding explosives; on the day of the funeral itself, two men were nabbed in Rome. According to Trifunovic, one of them, Said Rexhematovic, was a Bosnian and member of the radical group, Active Islamic Youth…The other man was an Italian convert to Islam, found in the possession of 11 rocket launchers, C-4 explosives, and detonation caps. Four months later, police in Croatia would arrest five more Bosnians involved with the plot, following a request from Italian military intelligence. For Trifunovic, “the fact that a village as small as Gornja Maoca could become a center for plotting major international terrorist attacks — this shows how dangerous is the international jihad network established in Bosnia during the war.”
With each passing day, Bosnia becomes more and more of a terror hub — with Bosnia itself the target as often as not, because of its on-and-off cooperation with the U.S. (for example, finally giving in to U.S. demands to deport the leftover mujahedin). As more and more Balkans-based plans against the U.S. materialize, Serbia and the Bosnian-Serb Republic, with their extensive knowledge of the region and their long-cultivated sources, are well-placed to disrupt those plots, just as they disrupted the Pope Funeral plot and just as they intercepted the Madrid-bombing terrorist.
Of course, whether the Serbs feel like doing so, and whether they feel like sharing such intel findings with us, is entirely up to them.
Let’s keep that in mind in between kicks to the Serbian groin.