US Kongresß Report
Al Qaeda and Affiliates: Historical
Perspective, Global Presence, and Implications for U.S. Policy
John Rollins, Coordinator
Acting Section Research Manager/Specialist in Terrorism and National
February 5, 2010
June 1993: Saudis Urge US to Lead in Military Assistance to Bosnian Muslims
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. [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
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
an American invention, these articles
Countries in the region have raised security levels and introduced new precautions to counter the threat of terrorist attacks by Islamic State.
by Michel Chossudovsky
Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa
Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG), Montréal
Posted at globalresearch.ca 9 October 2001
Confronted with mounting evidence, the US Administration can no longer deny its links to Osama. While the CIA admits that Osama bin Laden was an „intelligence asset“ during the Cold War, the relationship is said to „go way back“. Most news reports consider that these Osama-CIA links belong to the „bygone era“ of the Soviet-Afghan war. They are invariably viewed as „irrelevant“ to an understanding of present events. Lost in the barrage of recent history, the role of the CIA in supporting and developing international terrorist organisations during the Cold war and its aftermath is casually ignored or downplayed by the Western media.
Yes, We did support Him, but „He Went Against Us“