Bosnia

SAS, MI6: Kosovo, Bosnia, Al-Queda until Jemen

Abu Hamza al-Masri (left) riding in a car with Haroon Rashid Aswat in January 1999.Abu Hamza al-Masri (left) riding in a car with Haroon Rashid Aswat in January 1999. [Source: Sunday Times]Haroon Rashid Aswat is a radical Muslim of Indian descent but born and raised in Britain. Around 1995, when he was about 21 years old, he left Britain and attended militant training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He is said to have later told investigators that he once served as a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden. In the late 1990s, he returns to Britain and becomes a “highly public aide” to radical London imam Abu Hamza al-Masri. Reda Hassaine, an informant for the French and British intelligence services (see After March 1997 and Late January 1999), will later recall regularly seeing Aswat at the Finsbury Park mosque where Abu Hamza preaches. Hassaine frequently sees Aswat recruiting young men to join al-Qaeda. “Inside the mosque he would sit with the new recruits telling them about life after death and the obligation of every Muslim to do the jihad against the unbelievers. All the talk was about killing in order to go to paradise and get the 72 virgins.” Aswat also shows potential recruits videos of the militants fighting in Bosnia and Chechnya. Hassaine will add: “He was always wearing Afghan or combat clothes. In the evening he offered some tea to the people who would sit with him to listen to the heroic action of the mujaheddin before joining the cleric for the finishing touch of brainwashing. The British didn’t seem to understand how dangerous these people were.” Hassaine presumably tells his British handlers about Aswat, as he is regularly reporting about activities as the mosque around this time, but the British take no action. [Sunday Times (London), 7/31/2005] It will later be reported that Aswat is the mastermind of the 7/7 London bombings (see Late June-July 7, 2005). Some of the 7/7 suicide bombers regularly attended the Finsbury Park mosque, and may have been recruited by al-Qaeda there or at another mosque in Britain. Counterterrorism expert John Loftus will later claim that Aswat in fact was working with British intelligence. He will say that in the late 1990s British intelligence was trying to get Islamist militants to fight in Kosovo against the Serbians and Aswat was part of this recruitment effort (see July 29, 2005). [Fox News, 7/29/2005]

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March 17, 2017

Which „War Torn“ Country? – U.S. Slaughter In Somalia, Yemen And Syria


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When I saw the above tweet this morning I wondered which „war torn“ country those Somalis were fleeing from when they were murdered. The tweet doesn’t say. Were they fleeing from the „war torn“ Somalia? Or were the fleeing from „war torn“ Yemen?

It is a sad world when has to ponder such.

It tuned out these people were fleeing from both wars:

Coast guard Mohammad Al Alay told Reuters the refugees, carrying official UNHCR documents, were on their way from Yemen to Sudan when they were attacked by an Apache helicopter near the Bab Al Mandeb strait.

An Apache attack helicopter shot up the refugees‘ boat. There are Saudi, United Emirati and U.S. Apache helicopters in or around Yemen. It is unknown which of them ordered and which executed the strike. These helicopters, their ammunition and the service for them are a favored U.S. export to belligerent dictatorships like Saudi Arabia.

The UN warns that 5 million people in Yemen are only weeks away from starving. The Saudis, the U.S. and the Emirates block all land routes, air ports and the coast of Yemen and no food supplies come through. This is an ongoing huge war crime and literally a genocide. But „western“ media seem totally unimpressed. Few, if any, reports on the war on Yemen get published. Never have they so openly displayed their hypocrisy.

Somalia is falling back into an all-out civil war fueled by the decades old unwillingness of the U.S. to condone an independent local unity government. The Islamic Court Union, a unity government created by the Somalis in 2006, was the last working instance of a real Somali state. It had no Jihadist agenda and held down local warlords. It was destroyed by the Bush administration:

A UN cable from June 2006, containing notes of a meeting with senior State Department and US military officials from the Horn of Africa task force, indicates that the United States was aware of the ICU’s diversity, but would “not allow” it to rule Somalia. The United States, according to the notes, intended to “rally with Ethiopia if the ‘Jihadist’ took over.” The cable concluded, “Any Ethiopian action in Somalia would have Washington’s blessing.” Some within the US intelligence community called for dialogue or reconciliation, but their voices were drowned out by hawks determined to overthrow the ICU.

During the last 10 years an on-and-off war is waged in Somalia with the U.S. military interfering whenever peace seems to gain ground. Currently a new round of war is building up. Weapons are streaming into Somalia from Yemen, where the Houthi plunder them from their Saudi invaders:

Jonah Leff, a weapons tracing expert with conflict Armament Research, said many [Somali] pirates had turned to smuggling. They take boatloads of people [from Somalia] to Yemen and return with weapons, he said.

The wars on Somalia and Yemen are the consequences of unscrupulous and incompetent(?) U.S. foreign policy. (Cutting down the size of the U.S. State Department, as the Trump administration now plans to do, is probably the best thing one can do for world peace.)

The U.S. military should be cut down too. It is equally unscrupulous and incompetent.

Last night the U.S. military hit a mosque in Al-Jīnah in Aleppo governate in Syria. It first claimed that the strike, allegedly targeting a large meeting of al-Qaeda, was in Idleb governate. But it turned out to be miles away west of Aleppo. Locals said a mosque was hit, the roof crashed in and more than 40 people were killed during the regular prayer service. More than 120 were injured. The U.S. military said it did not hit the local mosque but a building on the other side of the small plaza.

The U.S. maps and intelligence were not up-to-date. A new, bigger mosque had been build some years ago opposite of the old mosque. The old mosque was indeed not hit. The new one was destroyed while some 200 people were in attendance. Eight hellfire missiles launched from two Reaper drones were fired at it and a 500lb bomb was then dropped on top to make sure that no one escaped alive. Al-Qaeda fighters were indeed „meeting“ at that place – five times a day and together with the locals they have pressed by force to attend the Quran proscribed prayers.

Had the Russian or Syrian army committed the strike the „western“ outcry would have been great. For days the media would have provide gruesome photos and stories. The U.S. ambassador at the UN would have spewed fire and brimstone. But this intelligence screw-up happened on the U.S. side. There will now be some mealymouthed explanations and an official military investigation that will find no fault and will have no consequences.

Amid this sorry incident it was amusing to see the propaganda entities the U.S. had created to blame the Syrian government turning against itself. The MI6 operated SOHR was the first to come out with a high death count. The al-Qaeda aligned, U.S./UK financed „White Helmets“ rescuers made a quick photo session pretending to dig out the dead. The sectarian al-Qaeda video propagandist Bilal Abdul Kareem, which the New York Times recently portrait in a positive light, provided damning video and accusing comments. The amateur NATO researchers at Bellingcat published what they had gleaned from maps, photos and videos other people created. The NATO think tank, which defended al-Qaeda’s invasion of Idleb, will shed crocodile tears.

Each new lie and obfuscation the U.S. Central Command in the Middle East put out throughout the day was immediately debunked by the horde of U.S. financed al-Qaeda propaganda supporters. This blowback from the „information operation“ against Syria will likely have consequences for future U.S. operations.

In another operation last night the Israeli air force attacked Syrian forces near Palmyra which were operating against ISIS. The Israeli fighters were chased away when the Syrians fired air defense missiles. This was an Israeli attempt to stretch the „rules of operation“ it had negotiated with the Russian military in Syria. The Russians, which control the Syrian air space, had allowed Israel to hit Hizbullah weapon transports on their way to Lebanon. Attacks on any force operating against Jihadis in Syria are taboo. The Russian government summoned the Israeli ambassador. Netanyahoo broke the rules. He will now have to bear the consequences.

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Dodik’s referendum – opening Pandora’s box in the Balkans?

BiH 2016 local election:

Dodik’s referendum – opening Pandora’s box in the Balkans?”

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina will hold local election on 2 October 2016. There are 3,345,486 registered voters in the country. The number of voters who will vote by post at the forthcoming election has significantly increased to 65,111. About 30,000 candidates are competing for the positions in the future local government. Altogether 2,835 councillors will be elected, of which 1,687 in the Federation of  Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), 1,117 in Republika Srpska (RS) and 31 in the Brčko District, as well as 301 city council members of which 117 in FBiH and 184 in RS, 131 mayors of municipalities and 12 mayors of cities.

 

Election will be held in all local government units with the exception of the city of Mostar where no election has been held since 2008. The greatest responsibility for the situation in Mostar lies with two leading parties: the Party of Democratic Action (SDA) and Croatian Democratic Union of BiH (HDZBiH). Despite their optimistic announcements regarding the agreement to be concluded on local elections in Mostar, the current political leadership has not reached any solution yet.

 

Local election marked by traditional political rivalries

 

The current election campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been marked by traditional political rivalries.

 

As usually there are two political blocks in Republika Srpska: one coalition comprises Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD), Democratic People’s Union  (DNS) and the Socialist Party (SP), while the other one (Union for Change) is a coalition between the Serb Democratic Party (SDS), the Party of Democratic Progress  (PDP) and Democratic People’s Alliance (NDP). The Union for Change has lost much power due to collaboration between PDP leader and Serb Member of BiH Presidency Mladen Ivanić and SNSD leader and President of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik. With PDP rapidly losing support among the electorate, Ivanić is using inappropriate rhetoric that creates further tensions in BiH in order to regain some of that support. This is a classic example of “political prostitution”, which is characteristic of Ivanić.

 

The SDA-SBB coalition (SBB – Union for a Better Future) is the absolute favourite of the upcoming local election. The Social Democratic Party (SDP) is on the defensive, trying to find its place within the opposition. The Democratic Front (DF) has been trying to present itself as the opposition party and a fierce critic of the government, in which it has partly succeeded due to numerous failures made by the incumbent government. It is becoming more and more obvious that in the SDA-SBB coalition SDA will gradually take over SBB’s power. Judicial prosecution of SBB leader Fahrudin Radončić has left a heavy burden for the future of this party. Election of a new SBB leader could eventually prevent its decline and open the possibilities for the party to disengage from SDA’s patronage.

 

Election in the Brčko District will be especially interesting. Brčko has become a training ground for measuring the power of political parties in RS and FBiH. All the largest parties have announced they will hold their main election rallies in Brčko, which will further aggravate the atmosphere in the District where considerable regression has been noticed in last years. The Brčko District is an administrative unit of BiH with probably the highest number of initiated and the lowest number of completed projects.

 

HDZBiH dominates in areas with predominantly Croatian population where it will be very difficult to undermine its position.

 

Of special concern will be the forthcoming local election in Srebrenica due to the genocide committed against the Bosniaks and since a large number of voters from Serbia have been illegally added to the electoral rollof the municipality of Srebrenica. In view of the above stated and other possible malpractices in the election process and at the election it will be of grave importance to carry out monitoring in Srebrenica.

 

While the higher state level is engaged by opposing political options, the local level thrives with numerous unprincipled coalitions and a large number of independent candidates and tickets.

Dodik’s referendum – an introduction into new geopolitical changes

 

Current events in Bosnia and Herzegovina are further complicating the announced referendum in Republika Srpska scheduled for 25 September 2016, the aim of which is to annul the decision of the BiH Constitutional Court that 9 January is unconstitutional for celebrating the Day of Republika Srpska since it insults the feelings of the other two nations in the RS entity, the Bosniaks and the Croats, as it was proclaimed by only one nation, the Serbs.

 

The High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina (OHR) Valentin Inzko and the Peace Implementation Council (PIC) have estimated that the announced referendum on the National Day of Republika Srpska has an anti-Dayton character and threatens peace and stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region.

 

Milorad Dodik is trying to force the Constitutional Court to revoke its decision or to revise its judgement. This is clearly a case of legal nonsense, since judgements of the Constitutional Court can not be not subject to revision – by submitting itself to revision the Constitutional Court would actually abolish itself, which is obviously Dodik’s goal.

 

In his public appearances Dodik has been wise enough to stress that in Bosnia and Herzegovina decisions should be adopted with the consensus of all the three nations, while the decision on 9 January was only made by the representatives of one nation – the Serbs. The solution for this crisis would be to involve all the three nations, Serbs, Bosniaks and Croats, in the decision-making on the National Day of Republika Srpska. However, it is obvious that Dodik lacks the democratic capacity, so he uses the instrumentalist approach and manipulates the feelings of his fellow Serbs in order to realise his one and only goal – to remain in power.

 

Russia is strongly involved in the referendum situation in RS, and Serbia has also shown certain pretensions, although Aleksandar Vučić and Tomislav Nikolić stated they do not support the referendum, but they do not oppose it either. In fact this means tacit support – the connoisseurs of the political situation are fully aware that decisions on Republika Srpska are made in Belgrade, and the same goes for the present referendum.

 

Another proof of Russia’s involvement is the announced Milorad Dodik’s visit to Russian President Vladimir Putin scheduled for 22 September 2016. In international relations it is inconceivable that Russia’s President receives a president of some region of another country, except if the visitor is an exponent of Russia’s politics in that region. In this case Dodik acts in Russian interests which are primarily focused on preventing BiH from gaining NATO full membership and eventually also on the dissolution of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

The referendum that is to take place in Republika Srpska on 25 September 2016 is an introduction into new geopolitical turmoil and will open Pandora’s box in the Balkans with unimaginable consequences. This may lead to large geopolitical changes in the region as well as globally, and the announcement of Dodik’s referendum may stir the process of internal (re)organisation of BiH.

 

Analysts believe that if the referendum actually takes place on 25 September 2016, this may lead to a chain reaction and a series of new referenda in BiH and the region. Even Serbia will not be able to avoid this chain of referenda, with Albanians in the Preševo Valley (Preševo, Medveđa, Bujanovac), who believe they are the “Eastern Kosovo”, demanding annexation to Kosovo, followed by the secession tendencies of the Bosniaks in Sandžak – although most of Bosniak leaders are Vučić’s followers, as well as Bulgarians in the region bordering Bulgaria and Vlachs in east Serbia, and possibly even a referendum in Vojvodina that will not be demanded by minority communities. The situation in Macedonia will be further destabilised and the Serbs in Montenegro, encouraged with the support from Moscow and Belgrade, will endeavour to create their own entity in that country. There are many aspects that will lead to destabilisation in the region due to Dodik’s referendum. Any Serbia’s escapade with Republika Srpska may cause it to lose Vojvodina. Even Russia warned Serbia of this danger a few years ago.

 

Analysts have estimated that the announced referendum in RS will lead to the process of changes in internal (re)organisation of BiH based on the shock doctrine. In democracy it is impossible to make any radically change in direction without some shock that would “allow” those who have staged that shock to organise the state according to their own principles and plans. In Dodik’s case it is paradoxical that he is creating a shock in the interests of others, while he is being applauded for his “suicidal” action by almost all of his public.

 

Analysts believe that participation of foreign judges in the BiH Constitutional Court still brings certain new quality, since it contributes to the reduction of politisation and provincialisation of such an important body.

 

Ljubljana, 17 September 2016

 

Bosnia’s Niqab-Wearers Brave Insults to Show Faith

16 Sep 16

Bosnia’s Niqab-Wearers Brave Insults to Show Faith

Muslim women who wear the face-covering niqab say they are often insulted or mocked on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but are determined to show they are following religious rules.

Albina Sorguc
BIRN

Sarajevo

The increase in the number of women wearing face-coverings is connected to the rise in the number of Bosnian Muslims practicing a stricter Salafi interpretation of Islam. Photo: Mario Ilicic

“I was born here. I was raised here… I think of this city as my city,” says M.Z., a medical doctor from the Bosnian capital who has worn the Islamic face-covering veil, the niqab, for the past 17 years.

But even in majority-Muslim Sarajevo, M.Z., who did not want her full name published, says she often faces insults while walking down the street – people call her a ‘ninja’ or ask why she is hiding her face – insults that sometimes cause her to decide to stay at home “because I do not want to spoil my day”.

M.Z. says that her parents did not support her decision to start covering her head because they feared it would prevent her from achieving her goals in life, although they eventually accepted it.

She says she was subjected to criticism from the very beginning, and recalls being told by one of her professors: “You are a good student. I don’t know why you need that thing on your head. You will never succeed in that way. Why are you making your life more difficult?”

She managed to complete her university studies and find a job as a doctor, but
says she cannot cover her face at work.

“It is simply impossible to work with a niqab. I take my niqab off in front of the Health Centre. Children become scared if they cannot see your face. I have accepted the fact that there is no other way to go,” she explains.

But she argues that people who are against her wearing the niqab are effectively telling her to hide her religious identity: “Be a Muslim woman, but only in your heart. Practice your religion inside your house. Pray to God, but you should not tell everyone you do it… I thought I should show what I kept in my soul and my heart,” she says.

She says however that she has noticed that when she gets a chance to introduce herself and say who she is and what she does, people change their opinion about her, irrespective of the fact that she wears a niqab.

Clerics in Bosnia have differing opinions about whether women should cover their faces completely. Photo: Mario Ilicic

The exact number of women who wear the Islamic headscarf or veil in Bosnia and Herzegovina is not known, because no records are kept.

But the increase in the number of women wearing face-coverings in the years after the war is connected to the rise in the number of Bosnian Muslims practicing a stricter Salafi interpretation of Islam than the one that was predominant in the country before the 1992-95 conflict.

Muslim women in Bosnia and Herzegovina wear headscarves to show that they respect religious rules, but clerics in the country have differing opinions about whether they should cover their faces completely.

A.S., who also did not want her name to be published, lived in Germany during the war and did not know much about religion.

But when she returned to Sarajevo and began researching religious rules, she decided to cover her hair and face. She recalls how one woman told her in the street she was a Baba Yaga – a scary witch from Slavic folklore – while another talked her three-year-old child into throwing stones at her.

“I regularly go to the alley in order to run there. Everybody found it strange in the beginning.

They used to say: ‘Look! A ninja running.’ But they all greet me now,” A.S. said.



Another Bosnian woman who has chosen to wear the niqab, Edina Talic, says she started to cover her face when she began learning the Koran by heart. 



Women who wear the face-covering niqab say they are often insulted or mocked on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photo: Mario Ilicic

“The niqab is an accessory that makes me feel more dignified. When I put it on, I thought everybody was looking at me, but I felt good and I was at peace,” she explains, adding that wearing it makes her feel like she has a crown on her head.

B.S., who also wears the niqab, says she used to wear a headscarf when she was in secondary school, but then decided started to covering her face completely.

“When you realise it is your obligation to do it, you start moving in that direction. I am trying to do whatever satisfies Allah,” she explains……

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/bosnia-s-niqab-wearers-brave-insults-to-show-faith-09-16-2016-1

The Kosovo Liberation Army: Does Clinton Policy Support Group with Terror, Drug Ties?………
 http://fas.org/irp/world/para/docs/fr033199.htm

From Albania to Bosnia: Brothers Need Arms

In early 1990s Albania offered its help to the United States, which was looking for ways to support the Bosnian Muslims side in conflict in former Yugoslavia.
Fred Abrahams
BIRN

Berlin
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In view of such tactics, the Clinton Administration’s then-special envoy for Kosovo, Robert Gelbard, had little difficulty in condemning the KLA (also known by its Albanian initials, UCK) in terms comparable to those he used for Serbian police repression:

“ ‚The violence we have seen growing is incredibly dangerous,‘ Gelbard said. He criticized violence ‚promulgated by the (Serb) police‘ and condemned the actions of an ethnic Albanian underground group Kosovo Liberation Army (UCK) which has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on Serb targets. ‚We condemn very strongly terrorist actions in Kosovo. The UCK is, without any questions, a terrorist group,‘ Gelbard said.“ [Agence France Presse, 2/23/98]

Mr. Gelbard’s remarks came just before a KLA attack on a Serbian police station led to a retaliation that left dozens of Albanians dead, leading in turn to a rapid escalation of the cycle of violence. Responding to criticism that his earlier remarks might have been seen as Washington’s „green light“ to Belgrade that a crack-down on the KLA would be acceptable, Mr. Gelbard offered to clarify to the House Committee on International Relations:

„Questioned by lawmakers today on whether he still considered the group a terrorist organization, Mr. Gelbard said that while it has committed ‚terrorist acts,‘ it has ’not been classified legally by the U.S. Government as a terrorist organization.‘ “ [New York Times, 3/13/98]

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Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd opened the meeting, flanked by Izetbegovic and Berisha, saying that Bosnia should have the possibility to obtain the weapons it needs for self-defense.

Izetbegovic followed with an impassioned ten-minute speech, in which he asked whether the world’s “indifference” was because the victims in Bosnia were Muslim or because the world did not care. Referring to the arms embargo on the former Yugoslavia, he accused those who “bind our hands” of being accomplices in Bosnia’s tragedy, and then asked for “limited quantities” of defensive weapons.

Berisha followed with what the U.S. cable on the meeting called “an anti-Serb diatribe.” He said that Serbian forces had decapitated children and raped women, and warned that war in Kosovo was “just around the corner.”

 

U.S. Designates Important bin Laden/Qadi Associate

The U.S. Treasury Department today designated Dr. Abdul Latif Saleh, a business associate of Yasin Kadi and funder of al Qaeda, as a Specially Designated terrorism sponsor. While the number of designations by Treasury has dwindled sharly since early 2002,…
Historic: 20 Jahre kriminelles Enterprise der Salih Berisha Gang
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10 Arrested in Multi-Million Dollar Bosnian Bank Scam: Bobar Banka – Bosnia

10 Arrested in Multi-Million Dollar Bosnian Bank Scam

Clients of defunct Bobar Banka risked losing millions of dollars’ worth of deposits.

4 April 2016

Ten people arrested on March 31 for suspected illegal banking activities are alleged to have cost the Bosnian banking sector $71.2 million, officials say, which is more than 10 percent of the government’s budget.

 

Clients, including major state firms, were also at risk of losing some of their $146 million in deposits, Reuters reported, before the now defunct Bosnian lender Bobar Banka, based in Bosnia’s autonomous Serb Republic, was closed down in 2014.

 

The suspects were arrested by the Bosnian State Investigation and Protections Agency (SIPA) as part of an operation called “Avalanche,” according to the Independent Balkan News Agency.

 

The directors of the RS Banking Agency and RS Investment and Development Bank, Slavica Injac and Snezana Vujnic, are among the suspects.

 

„The individuals, acting as an organized criminal enterprise, are suspected of committing a series of irregularities in the business operation of the Bobar Banka by extending multi-million loans and illegal collaterals to different businesses,“ the state prosecutor’s office said in statement, Reuters reported.

 

The police operation was carried out on the orders of the state prosecutor in the towns of Banja Luka, Bijeljina and Zvornik, Reuters says.

 

Bobar Bank became defunct when it failed to come up with a recovery plan after big losses. The bank is located in Bosnia’s autonomous Serb Republic where police operations were carried out.

 

Problems became apparent after the death of bank majority owner Gavrilo Bobar, who was also a member of the regional government, Reuters says.

 

Afterwards, deposits of various companies and individuals – including municipalities, medical institutes, pension funds, and utilities – were jeopardized, the independent Balkan News Agency reported.

 

Clients including state firms were at risk of losing millions of dollars’ worth of deposits, Reuters reported.

 

The authorities say other suspects have not yet been detained, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project said.

 

 

  • The bank sector of the Serb Republic lost almost $46 million in 2015, which according to the region’s banking preliminary data, is the worst result in five years, Reuters reports.

 

  • „The causes for the liquidation of the Bobar bank lie in its connection with 20 companies of the Bobar Group and its link with the ruling elites in the Serb Republic,“ economic analyst Damir Miljevic said after the bank was shut down in 2014, another Reuters report said.

 

  • Republika Srpska is constitutional and legal entity and is largely autonomous from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wikipedia reports.

Corruption Privatisation in Balkan: Greece, Bosnia, Albania, – Patients fight back as doctor convicted in bribe case

bosnia-s-corrupt-healthcare-comes-under-spotlight analysis

Bosnia’s Corrupt Healthcare Comes Under Spotlight

UNODC Report Bosnia 67 page

Patients fight back as doctor convicted in bribe case

By the Center for Investigative Reporting

For some of the desperate patients who came to him for help, Sarajevo gynecologist and obstetrician Dr. Zijad Lagumdžija represented a last hope. Remzija Džaferović, a 40-year-old mother of a teenager, had just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and was thinking of suicide when she went to him in August 2004. Elvis and Zvjezdana Demirović hoped two years ago that he would be able to help them have the child they longed for.

But Dr. Lagumdžija disappointed these patients, they say. Because of their complaints, he is the first doctor in Bosnia-Herzegovina to be prosecuted for extortion and accepting bribes from patients. Lagumdžija was convicted by the court in late September and faces a fine of up to 10,000 KM, six months’ imprisonment and the possible loss of his license to practice medicine, should a higher court uphold the verdict. ….

 Dr. Bakir Nakaš, thinks doctors should sign a statement when they are employed obliging them not to solicit additional payments from patients.

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https://www.cin.ba/en/pacijenti-uzvracaju-udarac-doktor-proglasen-krivim-za-iznudu/

New IMF Loan Slips out of Bosnia’s Reach

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Organized Crime Arrests at Country’s Leading Pharma Firm

History: Richard Perle Terrorists

U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee 1997: Clinton-Approved Iranian Arms Transfers Help Turn Bosnia into Militant Islamic Base

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The US terrorist financier: Richard Perle: Ilija Jurišić – Former Bosnian official sentenced to 12 years

 

 

Ethnic Cleaning Began in Croatia – 350,000 Serbs „Cleansed“

03 Jul 15

US Extradites War Crimes Suspect to Bosnia

The United States extradited Almaz Neziovic, who is suspected of committing war crimes against Bosnian Serbs in Derventa, to Bosnia and Herzegovina for prosecution.

Justice Report
BIRN

Sarajevo

Almaz Nezirovic. Photo: Bosnian state prosecution.

The Bosnian state prosecution said on Thursday that Nezirovic, a former Bosnian Croat military policeman, will stand trial for wartime crimes after being sent back by the US authorities.

Nezirovic is suspected of taking part in the abuse of Serb civilians at the Rabic detention camp in Derventa from April to July 1992. The prosecution said it would ask for a custody remand.

Nezirovic moved to the US in 1997. Five years ago, the US government charged him with giving false information in his citizenship application and failing to admit that he was a member of Bosnian Croat forces.

Bosnia and Herzegovina asked for Nezirovic to be extradited in July 2012, but the process took several years because he appealed.

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/bosnian-suspect-extradited-from-america

Ethnic Cleaning Began in Croatia – 350,000 Serbs „Cleansed“

As war crimes expert Simon Wiesenthal and Balkan historian Nora Beloff have pointed out, „ethnic cleansing“ began in Croatia, by forces loyal to the Croatian government. Wiesenthal noted that „the first 40,000 refugees were Serbs who fled when they were declared a national minority“. Ethnic cleansing against Serbs was initiated well before the war began in 1991. Croatian police reports quoted in the Croatian Magazine Globus* link Tomislav Mercep of Croatian President Franjo Tudjman’s HDZ party to death squads that have slaughtered Serbian families living in areas that were untouched by war, including the capital city of Zagreb. The largest ethnic cleansing of the war occurred in Zagreb, where forty thousand, two thirds of the Serbian population, have fled.

Some 350,000 Serbs, more than half the Serb population have now fled Croatia. US Ambassador Peter Galbraith, recently acknowledged that it was no accident that „about 10,000 Serbian houses were dynamited in the area controlled by Croatian authorities.“ Ethnic cleansing against Serbs led directly to the outbreak of war in the Krajina, a predominantly Serbian region which voted to remain within the Yugoslav federation,

*The term „ethnic cleansing“ was quoted in Croatian police reports in 1991 according to Globus.

The battles of the Krajina left Serbs in control of most of this region. Many Croatians (200,000) fled or were forced out. Thousands of Serbian families in this region were also left homeless by the fighting or forced out by Croatian troops.

 

http://www.balkan-archive.org.yu/kosta/mediji/mediji-SerbNet_report_01.html

Ich möchte auf die Massenmorde an Serben aufmerksam machen.
Während die ganze Welt von Arkan der Menschenschlächter spricht, werden andere Mörder garnicht erwähnt.

Der Kroate Tomislav Mercep der hunderte Serben in Gospic, Borovo Selo, Vukovar, Osijek, Mirkovci, Tenja, Laslovo, Pakrac, Vinkovci, Miljacki Platau, Medak usw… massakriert hat, wird nicht vom Kriegsverbrecher Tribunal gesucht.

Bosniak Aquitted of Killing Serb in Srebrenica

 Bosniak Aquitted of Killing Serb in Srebrenica

“Srebrenica Massacre” is a Western Myth – Was Srebrenica a Hoax?

Naser Oric: Butcher of Serbs Goes Free

“Srebrenica Massacre” is a Western Myth and the “Sarajevo Markale market”

29 Jan 14
Bosniak Aquitted of Killing Serb in Srebrenica

The supreme court in Bosnia’s Serb-led entity acquitted Ramadan Dervisevic of murdering a Serb civilian in Srebrenica in 1992 because the statute of limitations had expired.

Justice Report
BIRN

Banja Luka

Republika Srpska’s highest court freed Dervisevic on Wednesday, acquitting him of killing a Bosnian Serb man in May 1992 in Ratkovici near Srebrenica and injuring his brother.

“This is a final verdict and it cannot be appealed,” said Dervisevic’s lawyer, Lejla Covic.

Dervisevic had previously been sentenced to seven years in prison for war crimes by the district court in Bijeljina.

But his defence appealed, claiming that the prosecution in Bijeljina did not prove that Dervisevic committed a war crime because it did not make a concrete link between the murder and the conflict.

“The court accepted our appeal and said there was no correlation between the armed conflict and this crime,” said Covic.

After the first conviction, the prosecution changed the classification of the offence from war crime to murder.

The defence objected on the grounds that the 15-year statute of limitations on murder offences had expired, but the supreme court rejected this and again sentenced Dervisevic to seven years in prison for murder.

However, Bosnia’s constitutional court accepted an appeal from Dervisevic’s defence, and on Wednesday the Republika Srpska supreme court changed its decision and acquitted him.  balkaninsight

The Serbian prosecution is investigating former Bosniak military chief Oric’s role in the killing of Serb civilians in Srebrenica in 1992, although extradition to Belgrade is unlikely.

Marija Ristic, Denis Dzidic
BIRN  29 Jan 14

Belgrade, Sarajevo

Naser Oric at the Hague Tribunal (archive photo).

The prosecution in Belgrade said it was investigating Oric and four other Bosnian Army servicemen over the killing of nine Serb civilians in the village of Zalazje near Srebrenica in July 1992.

Oric was acquitted of war crimes against Serbs in the Srebrenica area by the Hague Tribunal in 2008, when the court ruled that he did not have control over the Bosnian Army which committed the crime.

Serbia Probes Bosnian Army Commander Naser Oric

The Serbian prosecution is investigating former Bosniak military chief Oric’s role in the killing of Serb civilians in Srebrenica in 1992, although extradition to Belgrade is unlikely.
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update: 6/2015

„Britain, U.S. should propose honoring of NATO’s victims“

The U.S. and Britain will only have the right to speak about the crime in Srebrenica once they propose a day of remembrance of NATO’s 1999 bombing of Serbia.

This was stated on Friday by the Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS), which was reacting to reports that Great Britain and its partners, the United States among them, are drafting a UN resolution ahead of the 20th anniversary of the crime in Srebrenica that would declare July 11 a day of remembrance.

The DSS noted that a day of remembrance should also be established for the Serb victims killed in Podrinje, Srebrenica, Bratunac, and Skelani during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

„Selective justice is no justice,“ the party, that is not represented in parliament, stated, and added that „politicized condemnation of crimes is deeply immoral.“

„Those who rank the victims and treat the criminals unequally and according to their ethnicity, race, and religion by condemning some and pardoning others deserve the deepest contempt,“ the statement said.

„Only once they recognize and condemn their own crimes will Britain and the United States have the moral right to condemn the crimes of others,“ the DSS remarked, and added that Britain should establish a day of remembrance for the victims of the crimes committed in its former colonies in Kenya and India.

The U.S. should propose a day of remembrance of the crimes its army has committed around the world, including in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, „of the massacres of My Lai and Fallujah.“

http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics.php?yyyy=2015&mm=06&dd=12&nav_id=94424

The US terrorist financier: Richard Perle: Ilija Jurišić – Former Bosnian official sentenced to 12 years

Mentor and financing the tschetschen Terrorist:

Tschetschenien, Albanien und der Kosovo

Zentralasien ist nicht die einzige Region, in der die amerikanische Außenpolitik ihre Interessen von Bin Laden vertreten ließ. Schauen Sie sich den Krieg in Tschetschenien an! Ich möchte hier dokumentieren, dass Richard Perle und Stephen Solarz, die beide in Sibels Schurken-Galerie vertreten sind, sich mit anderen führenden Neocon-Leuchten wie Elliott Abrams, Kenneth Adelman, Frank Gaffney, Michael Ledeen, James Woolsey und Morton Abramowitz zu einer Gruppe zusammengeschlossen haben, die sich

American Committee for Peace in Chechnya (ACPC)(Amerikanisches Komitee für den Frieden in Tschetschenien) nannte. Bin Laden seinerseits hat für den Krieg in Tschetschenien nicht nur 25 Million Dollar gespendet, sondern auch zahlreiche Kämpfer, technisches Know-how und Trainingscamps zur Verfügung gestellt. *

Die Interessen der Vereinigten Staaten deckten sich auch im Kosovo und in Albanien mit den Interessen der Al-Qaida.
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http://www.hintergrund.de/20090814466/globales/terrorismus/die-geplatzte-bombe-bin-laden-hat-bis-zum-11.september-f%C3%BCr-die-usa-gearbeitet.html

Florian Rötzer: Dank sei Gott für den Tod der UN. Telepolis, 24. März 2003

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March 1982: Neoconservative Fired for Giving Classified Information to Israeli Official

 Nr. 1 Terrorist in the world: Richard Perle

http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/archive/2004/09/1_123125_123051_2093511_2106069_040902_richardperle.jpg.CROP.original-original.jpgspricht perfekt auch Deutsch, wie viele Mossad Agenten und primitiv Kriminelle US Politiker.

The Richard Perle Terrorism Mafia and to-day in Syrie: Iran-Contra Affäre, der Plan des US Botschafters Jeffrey Feltman, mit Prinz Bandar in 2008, wie man Syrien zerstören will

War crime and World Terrorist: Richard Perle: General of the Bosnia terrorist army

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Yassin Kadi accused paymaster Fund Alija Izetbegovic

The US Neoconservative and $ 400 Million Bosnian Defense Fund Fuels Balkan Conflict


Türkische Waffen, CIA-Terroristen immer mit Yassin Kadi und Hasan Cengic. In Bosnien vor 20 Jahren und heute mit Erdogan in Syrien

 

December 2, 2013 | 16:21

Former Bosnian official sentenced to 12 years
Source: TanjugBELGRADE — The War Crimes Chamber of the Belgrade District Court sentenced again on Monday Ilija Jurišić to 12 years in prison.

This image made from YouTube video shows the JNA convoy under attack in Tuzla
This image made from YouTube video shows the JNA convoy under attack in Tuzla

The former war-time commander of the Bosnia-Herzegovina police was found guilty of ordering an attack on a Yugoslav Army (JNA) convoy in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 1992, which resulted in the deaths of 51 soldiers.

Jurišić did not show up for the sentencing because he was in hospital in Tuzla, where he was admitted on November 28, his lawyer Đorđe Dozet stated.

This is the second sentence against Jurišić by a trial court, since the original verdict was annulled by the Court of Appeal, which ordered a retrial before a new chamber of judges.

The court found Jurišić guilty because he, as the officer on duty at a Tuzla security outpost, ordered the attack on the JNA withdrawing from its barracks – even though an agreement had been reached between the authorities of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Bosnia-Herzegovina to grant the retreating troops safe passage.

According to the indictment, the attack on the convoy in Tuzla on May 15, 1992 carried out by the Muslim police and paramilitary unit Patriotic League left at least 51 soldiers killed and 50 more were wounded, and several ambulance vehicles were also destroyed in the incident.

At the beginning of the retrial, Jurišić pleaded not guilty and said that he had not been the commander and that he had not been able to make any decisions independently.

Jurišić was arrested in Belgrade on May 14, 2007. The Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor took over the case from the Belgrade Military Prosecutor’s Office in 2004.

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http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/bosnia-press-review-december-4-2013

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The Anglo-American oil majors and the CIA’s operatives were happy. They had what they wanted: their Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan oil pipeline, bypassing Russia’s Grozny pipeline.The Chechen Jihadists, under the Islamic command of Shamil Basayev, continued guerrilla attacks in and outside Chechnya. The CIA had refocused into the Caucasus.

Basayev’s Saudi Connection

Basayev was a key part of the CIA’s Global Jihad. In 1992, he met Saudi terrorist Ibn al-Khattag in Azerbaijan. From Azerbaijan, Ibn al-Khattab brought Basayev to Afghanistan to meet al-Khattab’s ally, fellow-Saudi Osama bin Laden. Ibn al-Khattab’s role was to recruit Chechen Muslims willing to wage Jihad against Russian forces in Chechnya on behalf of the covert CIA strategy of destabilizing post-Soviet Russia and securing British-US control over Caspian energy.

Once back in Chechnya, Basayev and al-Khattab created the International Islamic Brigade (IIB) with Saudi Intelligence money, approved by the CIA and coordinated through the liaison of Saudi Washington Ambassador and Bush family intimate Prince Bandar bin Sultan. Bandar, Saudi Washington Ambassador for more than two decades, was so intimate with the Bush family that George W. Bush referred to the playboy Saudi Ambassador as “Bandar Bush,” a kind of honorary family member.

Basayev and al-Khattab imported fighters from the Saudi fanatical Wahhabite strain of Sunni Islam into Chechnya. Ibn al-Khattab commanded what were called the “Arab Mujahideen in Chechnya,” his own private army of Arabs, Turks, and other foreign fighters. He was also commissioned to set up paramilitary training camps in the Caucasus Mountains of Chechnya that trained Chechens and Muslims from the North Caucasian Russian republics and from Central Asia.

The Saudi and CIA-financed Islamic International Brigade was responsible not only for terror in Chechnya. They carried out the October 2002 Moscow Dubrovka Theatre hostage seizure and the gruesome September 2004 Beslan school massacre. In 2010, the UN Security Council published the following report on al-Khattab and Basayev’s International Islamic Brigade:

Islamic International Brigade (IIB) was listed on 4 March 2003. . . as being associated with Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden or the Taliban for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf or in support of” Al-Qaida. . . The Islamic International Brigade (IIB) was founded and led by Shamil Salmanovich Basayev (deceased) and is linked to the Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion of Chechen Martyrs (RSRSBCM). . . and the Special Purpose Islamic Regiment (SPIR). . .
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