Serbia sentences Muslims for terrorism

Serbia sentences Muslims for terrorism

Jul 4, 2009

A Serbian court on Friday sentenced 12 Muslims from a tense southern region of the Balkan country who planned attacks on police and Muslim officials to up to 13 years in prison for planning terrorist attacks, including the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade.

Sentenced wahabis in the courtroom

Sentenced wahabis in the courtroom

The Special Court in Belgrade ruled that the defendants, alleged adherents of the Wahhabi interpretation of Islam followed by Osama bin Laden and many al-Qaida members, also planned terrorist attacks on different targets in the Serbian capital, including the downtown American embassy building in 2007.

The sentences ranged from six months to 13 years in jail on charges of terrorism, illegal possession of weapons and alleged links with unidentified foreign terrorist groups.

They were arrested in police raids in 2007 in the tense Sandzak region bordering Kosovo. The raids uncovered large caches of ammunition and bomb-making material. Police said then they had discovered a mountain cave that served as a terrorist training ground.

During the trial that started in January last year, the main defendant, Senad Ramovic, and all other defendants had pleaded not guilty to charges that they planned terrorism attacks.

“We did not want to attack anyone; we are just Muslims devoted to Allah,” Ramovic, who was sentenced to 13 years in prison, told the three-judge panel.

Weapons confiscated at the Wahabi terror camp in Serbia

Weapons confiscated at the Wahabi terror camp in Serbia

Several incidents have taken place recently in Sandzak within the Muslim community, but no terrorist attacks have been reported.

Another two people were acquitted Friday, while the case against another will go to a separate trial. Initially, the judges said 11 men were sentenced, but later corrected the number to 12.

DUSAN STOJANOVIC
Associated Press Writer
Friday, July 03, 2009

Ilir Meta, die Ratte der Albanischen Politik

Governing Party in Albania Seeks to Assemble a Coalition

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Photo of the Day: Ilir Meta during champagne election June 2009, against Berisha coalition
Published: July 4, 2009
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Nearly a week after parliamentary elections, Albania’s governing Democratic Party began to assemble a coalition government on Saturday, even as the opposition Socialists decried the move as premature. Although the electoral commission is still recounting ballots from some polling places, it declared that Prime Minister Sali Berisha’s Democrats had won enough seats to form a government. Election officials said late Friday that the Democrats won 47 percent of the vote, giving them 71 seats in the 140-seat Parliament, just enough to form a government. The Socialists, led by Edi Rama, the mayor of Tirana, won 45 percent, or 65 seats. A Socialist splinter party, the Socialist Movement for Integration, came in third, the Central Elections Commission said.
Mr. Berisha, acknowledging that he could at best form a weak government if the results were upheld in the recount, invited the Socialist Movement for Integration to join him in a coalition if the final total confirmed the current count. The Socialist movement’s leader, former Prime Minister Ilir Meta, accepted the invitation, saying it was “the only one in the country’s interest.”
But the main Socialist Party charged that the Democrats were trying improperly to influence the vote count by declaring victory before all ballots from the election last Sunday were tallied.
The Socialists insisted that the electoral commission, which is recounting ballots from some polling stations after complaints about irregularities, could not declare that the Democrats had won 71 seats while the recounts were pending. They accused Mr. Berisha of trying to sway the electoral commission and threatened to hold street protests.

“I appeal to Berisha to abandon the idea of imposing himself on the Albanian people,” said Gramoz Ruci, a senior Socialist politician, adding, “unless he wants to meet and face the people in the street.” Albania joined NATO in April and has been under intense international pressure to ensure that the vote was free of the fraud that marred its first six elections held after the Communist government fell in 1990. Both main parties ran on similar platforms, pledging to lift Albania out of poverty and secure its goal of joining the European Union.
Election monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe issued preliminary findings saying that there were improvements and fewer irregularities in this year’s voting, but that some violations persisted, like late openings of polling places. Full final results are expected in days, after all disputed ballots are counted. Based on the partial count, the election commission said half of Albania’s 3.1 million registered voters had cast ballots.

Note: Which is really politically opposition of Albania? Albania is losting the democratic values of political pluralism. A left coalition Party such as LSI of Ilir Meta, collaborates with his „politically enemy“ Berisha, is the last paradox of the country which aspirates to joint EU.

Now the question is: Which is really politically opposition in Albania?

If inside Albanian pluralism is lost the Albanian opposition, may be the new national strategic of albanian pluralism is to „target the Greeks“, such is happening in Kosovo, against Serbs and FYROM against Slavs!!!

Profil von Ilir Meta

Leftist Party To Join Albania’s Right-Wing Govt

Tirana | 04 July 2009 |

 

LSI head Ilir Meta

LSI head Ilir Meta

The Socialist Movement for Integration, LSI, announced on Saturday, that it had accepted a request from right-wing incumbent Prime Minister Sali Berisha, to join the ruling coalition after last Sunday’s poll. Speaking at a press conference in Tirana, the LSI head and former Socialist Prime Minister Ilir Meta said that the decision had been difficult, however this was the right thing to do when the country faced political and economic crises.

“This is once of the toughest decision I have taken in my two decades in politics,” Meta said. “We are forced to move toward an agreement which serves Albania and Albanians and their European Union integration hopes,” he added, pointing that after the results of Sunday’s poll cooperation with Socialist Party leader and Tirana mayor Edi Rama was impossible.

However, in an interview with Balkan Insight on the eve of the elections Meta had strongly rejected a possible coalition with Berisha.

“It’s not only impossible but also unnecessary,” Meta said in the interview.

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http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/main/news/20799/

Fatos Lubonja, der angesehenste Journalist in Albanien über die Wahlen mit Dritan Prifti

GIS Spezial Report Balkan

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>March 12, 2004: Madrid Bombings Highlight Extent and Capability of Islamist Networks. Reactivation of Bosnian Support Net for New US Attacks?

February 26, 2004: Serbian Police Uncover Albanian ANA/KLA Arms Cache in Southern Serbia

February 26, 2004: Deception? Or Self-Deception Over Bosnia and the Balkan Terrorism Threat?

January 15, 2004: Anticipated SFOR Troop Reductions Being Prepared for Bosnia as SFOR “Intelligence” Attempts to Justify Threat Reduction When Evidence Points Otherwise

January 14, 2004: Afghani Arrests Highlight Porosity of Balkan Borders

January 12, 2004: Terrorism Threats to Olympics and Balkans Now in Public Arena; Probable Underlying Cause of Greek Prime Minister’s Resignation

 

December 22, 2003: Greek Government Begins to Take Steps to Address Balkan Islamist Threat to Olympics

 

December 11, 2003: Greek Government Moves to Demonstrate Security in Advance of Olympics, But Remains Hampered by Turkish and Other Realities

 

December 8, 2003: Alija Izetbegovic: A Retrospective Look at His Impact on Balkan Stability

October 27, 2003: Bosnian Terrorist Assets Moving to Iraq, Afghanistan to Resist “War on Terror” as Maneuvering Underway to Replace Izetbegovic 

October 27, 2003: 1997 Report Shows Bosnian Islamists Ready to Re-Start War to Eliminate Bosnian Serbs: Is the Plan Now Being Implemented? 

October 24, 2003: Bosnian Islamist Leader, in Front of US Ambassador, Declares Intent to Change Dayton Accords, Destroy Republica Srpska 

October 23, 2003: Slovenia Arrests Key Kosovo Islamist, Based on Serbia-Montenegro Indictment 

October 21, 2003: ISSA Recognizes Republica Srpska President Dragan Cavic for Achievements “In the Face of Enormous Obstacles” 

October 20, 2003: Bosnia’s Izetbegovic Dead, But US Diplomat, Ashdown in B-H Push Islamist Line to Support Holbrooke

October 16, 2003: Terrorist Infiltration Into Bosnia Continues

October 15, 2003: Strong Warning Indicators for New Surge in European Islamist Terrorism 

October 9, 2003: Bosnian Sources Admit Izetbegovic Not Dead; Liaising With Clinton, Holbrooke and [related] September 22, 2003: Izetbegovic Now Believed Dead 

October 7, 2003: Interview Highlights Changing Situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Terrorist Escalation 

September 19, 2003: Srebrenica Controversy Becomes Increasingly Politicized and Ethnically Divisive, Increasing Pressure on Peacekeepers 

September 17, 2003: Bosnian Official Links With Terrorism, Including 9/11, Increasingly Apparent as Clinton, Clark Attempt to Justify Support of Bosnian Militants 

September 8, 2003: US Official Implicated With Bosnian High Representative Ashdown in Attempting to Force Fabricated Report on Srebrenica 

August 29, 2003: Osama bin Laden Focuses on the Balkans for the New Wave of Anti-Western Terrorism  

June 30, 2003. US State Dept., CIA War Against Pentagon Breaks Into the Open With Profound Impact on Strategic Policy 

June 18, 2003. US Interests in the Balkans: Balancing Perceptions, Realities and Strategic Need 

June 15, 2003. Terrorism in the Balkans and the Wider Ramifications for the Global „War on Terror“

May 2, 2003. The New US and the New Europe: The US Prepares Move of German-based Forces to Serbia-Montenegro, Bulgaria and Romania  

March 2001. Can Yugoslavia Survive? 

December 31, 1999. Franjo Tudjman: No Tears for Tyrants 

November 1997. Turning Point In Brcko. By Yossef Bodansky 

October 1997: US Moves to Help Bosnian Muslims Attack Serbs

February 28, 1995. Croatia Pushes The UN and Krajina To The Brink Of A Conflict Which Could Widen To Major War 

March 1999. The New Rome & The New Religious Wars 

January 1995. Book Review: The Web of Disinformation: Churchill’s Yugoslav Blunder. By David Martin. 

February 1994 / March 1994. Self-Determination or Inviolability of Borders? Inconsistent Application of Principles is Killing 

January 31, 1994. Hungary Ready to Re-open Belgrade Tie? 

December 31, 1993. US CIA Forecasts An End To Yugoslav Sanctions 

August 31, 1993. Iranian and Bosnian Leaders Embark on a New, Major Escalation of Terrorism Against the West 

June 30, 1993. The Bosnia-Herzegovina Crisis Is Finding Its Own Level, One Outsiders Fail to Understand 

April-May 1993. The Balkan Debacle Could Have Been Averted 

March 31, 1993. Conflict Resolution in the Balkans: The Issue of Leaders and Symbols 

January 31, 1993. The New “Euro-Bantustans” 

January 31, 1993. Croatia, at a Key Strategic Crossroad, Builds Militarily and Geographically  

December 31, 1992. Hiding Genocide. Croatia has resumed its „liquidation“ of Serbs, while arguing that „ethnic cleansing“ is a Serbian creation Must Read

December 31, 1992. Interview: Col.-Gen. Zivota Panic. Yugoslavia Braces For A New Conflict Which Is Being Imposed From Abroad 

December 31, 1992. For Serbians, Fears of a German Axis Rise For The Third Time This Century 

December 31, 1992. Croatia’s New Armed Forces: From Creation, Straight into Operation

October 31, 1992. Analysis. A Sane Balkan Policy. Gregory Copley.

October 31, 1992. Croatia Acts as the Nexus of a New Arms Trade

October 31, 1992. Illegal German Weapons to Croatia and Bosnia Fuel the Balkan Conflict

September 30, 1992. Fashion And Strategic Priorities Still Dictate Terms For State Recognition

July 31, 1992. The Unspoken Concern Over Germany’s Path

May 1986. Yugoslavia: Sliding Into Stagnation or Chaos?

 Balkan Index

Geschichte der Clintos im Balkan: immer mit Kriminellen und Terroristen unterwegs, wie Drogen Bossen.

Wie [40] Wiebes festhält und sogar Holbrooke der hochkriminelle Diplomat bestätigte, hat Holbrook aktiv die Islamischen Terroristen in den Balkan gebracht.

June 1993: Saudis Urge US to Lead in Military Assistance to Bosnian Muslims
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Richard Holbrooke.Richard Holbrooke. [Source: US State Department]Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al Faisal urges President Bill Clinton to take the lead in military assistance to Bosnia. Richard Holbrooke, US ambassador to Germany at the time, draws up plans for covert assistance. [41] [Wiebes, 2003, pp. 195]

Entity Tags: Turki al-Faisal, William Jefferson (“Bill”) Clinton, Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke

Timeline Tags: Complete 911 Timeline

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs Richard Holbrooke persuades the State Department to license Military Professional Resources Inc. (MPRI), a private military contractor, to provide training to the Croatian army. [Ripley, 1999, pp. 81-82, 90; Scotsman, 3/2/2001] According to MPRI information officer Joseph Allred, the firm exists so that “the US can have influence as part of its national strategy on other nations without employing its own army.” [New American, 5/10/1999; Serbian National Federation, 8/1999]

Entity Tags: Kosovo Liberation Army, Military Professional Resources Inc., Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke, Croatian army

Early September 1994: US Military Begins Advising and Assisting Bosnian Muslim Army
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Brigadier Gen. Michael Hayden (left, with glasses), US Marine Corps Gen. David Mize (front and center), and US Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Edward Hanlon Jr. (behind Mize) in Gornji Vakuf, Bosnia, on September 4, 1994.Brigadier Gen. Michael Hayden (left, with glasses), US Marine Corps Gen. David Mize (front and center), and US Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Edward Hanlon Jr. (behind Mize) in Gornji Vakuf, Bosnia, on September 4, 1994. [Source: Paul Harris] (click image to enlarge)US ambassador Charles Thomas; Assistant Secretary of State for Europe Richard Holbrooke, his deputy Robert Frasure, head of intelligence for US European Command Brigadier Gen. Michael Hayden, US Air Force Gen. Charles Boyd, US Marine Corps Gen. David Mize, and US Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Edward Hanlon Jr., meet with the Muslim Bosnian army commander for Central Bosnia, Mehmet Alagic, in the town of Gornji Vakuf. The US group also visits Mostar, which is also controlled by the Bosnian Muslims. The Pentagon claims the US diplomats are there to familiarize themselves with the situation on the ground and the generals “just happened to be along,” but in appears in fact these meetings are part of a US effort to help the Croats and Muslims work together in upcoming offensives. Following this visit, US “logistics advisers” move into key locations throughout Bosnia, including the UN-controlled Tuzla airport. US Special Forces help build a secret airstrip in Visoko, central Bosnia, to land heavy transport aircraft (see Late 1994-Late 1995), and mysterious flights begin arriving at the Tuzla airports a few months later (see February-March 1995). [Observer, 11/20/1994; Scotsman, 12/3/1995] Hayden will later become head of the NSA and then head of the CIA.

Entity Tags: David Mize, Edward Hanlon Jr., Robert Frasure, Michael Hayden, Charles Boyd, Charles Thomas, Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke, Mehmet Alagic

Timeline Tags: Complete 911 Timeline

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