Archive for December 2007

Web attacks against Balkan anti-terrorist analyst

December 30, 2007

The Islamic “Web Jihad” has already made its progress from being a recruiting and propagating virtual reality, to another level; that of instigating attacks against well-known analysts that expose terrorist affiliations and methods of operation.

I am presenting a passage that was transmitted in the “Terror Finance” website, after receiving several notes around this phenomenon that has surely created a negative atmosphere.

It has to be noted that the “AIO” Islamic organization mainly operating in Bosnia, has made several attempts over the past few weeks to sabotage the work of Darko Trifunovic, a Serbian analyst and member of the Terror Finance organization.

LINK: http://www.terrorfinance.org/the_terror_finance_blog/2007/12/al-qaeda-media.html

TEXT:
SOME COUNTER TERRORISM EXPERTS FEAR AL QAEDA ATTACKS THEM WITH THE INFLUENCE OF AL QAEDA MEDIA COMMITTEE – THE CASE OF DR DARKO TRIFUNOVIC

World wide counter terrorist experts have indicated that they believe in the danger of  web attacks on them. Now Al Qaeda and Radical Islamists are targetting not only our objects and soldiers, but also our intellectuals.
Al-Qaeda Media Committee Details, Center of Gravity: Pakistan Area of Operation, Afghanistan, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo
In the early 1990s, this committee produced a publication called “Nashrat al Akhbar” — the Newscast, in the Hyatabad neighborhood of Peshawar, Pakistan. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the former Bosnian and Afghanistan war veteran with a Bosnian passport, took over leadership of this committee during the planning of the Sept. 11 attacks, starting around 1999.
It become clear that al-Qaeda’s committee now target our intellectuals, experts, professors etc…recently there has been an ongoing Internet War against Dr Darko Trifunovic, from the Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade, who discovered existence of “White Al Qaeda” in Bosnia and Herzegovina

(Sources: 1Jamal al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 2, Feb. 6, 2001. 2: The 9-11 Commission Report. July 22, 2004. Chapter 5.1.)

The Media Committee coordinates with the owners of pro-fundamentalist media and activists inside major media outlets to spread Islamic fundamentalist propaganda. The basic function of this Committee is to justify the activities of Islamic fundamentalists. The main weapon is to claim that Muslims are always and everywhere the exclusive victims of violence. Of course, the truth is completely different, because the Islamic fundamentalists initiate violence for the purpose of establishing the pan-Islamic Ummah, a theocracy that excludes the existence of other religions. For example, in Kosovo-Metohia Islamic extremists among the Kosovo Albanians, with Al-Qaeda’s help, have managed to create a perception that the Albanian majority was endangered by the Serb minority. Thanks to the work of the Media Committee, the secession and terrorism of Islamic fundamentalists among the Kosovo Albanians were presented as a “struggle for freedom.” One of the main objectives of the Islamic fundamentalists’ global network is to create a perception in the world public opinion that Muslims are always the victims, in order to justify conflict and conquest. Victim status is thus claimed for Kosovo Albanians, their co-religionists in Kashmir, Palestine, Russia (Chechnya), Sudan, Tanzania, Bosnia, Macedonia, Malaysia, East Timor, etc.
What the Media Committee of Al Qaeda from Bosnia wants to hide:

Links between 9/11 and the Al-Qaeda network in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Officials of the Muslim-Croat Federation in B-H never released any information to the US investigators or lawyers representing the families of 9/11 victims, because such information would cast a new light on the entire B-H conflict. They would have made it obvious that the war was a jihad, a religious war waged against Bosnia’s Christians by the Islamic extremists.
The Interpol office in Wiesbaden, Germany sent a request to the Bosnian authorities on 18 September 2001 to verify the identity of a certain Mr. Atta, who according to their information used to reside in the hamlet of Bakotić, 8 km outside Maglaj, in 1999. Attached to the request was the photo of Mohamed Atta, and a note to verify it through a certain Mehmed Hasanić, a resident of Bakotić. This means Mohamed Atta was trained in B-H; it is known that he left B-H for Hamburg, from where he proceeded to the United States and his ultimate mission – to destroy the Twin Towers.

Also check:

http://bosnjaci.net/egt.php?id=1386

Where the accusations against Trifunovic are being made, in order to prevent him attending an international conference and exposing some real hard facts around the Balkan security affairs

Islamic extremists monitored in Montenegro

December 26, 2007

Tiny Balkan state of Montenegro says that it has uncovered a network of over 100 Islamic extremists with connections to Taliban and al-Qaeda.

The Director of the Agency for National Security of Montenegro, Dusko Markovic, says that the Agency is monitoring over 100 well organized Islamic extremists.

Markovic says that the extremists belong to the militant Wahhabi sect of Islam and the Montenegrin Security agents were able to video tape the training camp these extremists use. The camp is located in northern Montenegro near border with Serbia and Bosnia.

Montenegrin intelligence says that the extremists meet at a restaurant in a village of Ostrvo near Plavsko Lake. The meetings are regular and include extremists from Montenegro, Bosnia and Kosovo.

The Islamic extremists also regularly meet in a village of Babino near Montenegrin border with Kosovo.
Muslims in Montenegro are officially organized around its Islamic Community in the capital Podgorica. The Committee of the Islamic Community in Podgorica sponsors an informative web site MonteIslam.com which tackles Islamic topics such as circumcision of women and rights of infidels in an Islamic state.
Recently, the Islamic Community of Montenegro has published a book called “Palestine” in which it says that “secular Zionism” has “betrayed Judaism as the faith and Jews as the people”.

Markovic also notes that earlier this year the Montenegrin Security Agency has confiscated a large cache of video material depicting terror acts and decapitations of Westerners carried out by the al-Qaeda in Iraq and Taliban in Afghanistan.

Most of the video segments, says Markovic, include suicide attacks and the propaganda of martyrdom of the suicide attackers

Source: Serbianna

Descendants of Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse break away from US

December 20, 2007

WASHINGTON (AFP)
The Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting Bull and
Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with the United States, leaders
said Wednesday.

“We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who
live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join
us,” long-time Indian rights activist Russell Means told a handful of
reporters and a delegation from the Bolivian embassy, gathered in a church
in a run-down neighborhood of Washington for a news conference.

A delegation of Lakota leaders delivered a message to the State Department
on Monday, announcing they were unilaterally withdrawing from treaties they
signed with the federal government of the United States, some of them more
than 150 years old.

They also visited the Bolivian, Chilean, South African and Venezuelan
embassies, and will continue on their diplomatic mission and take it
overseas in the coming weeks and months, they told the news conference.

Lakota country includes parts of the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North
Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.

The new country would issue its own passports and driving licences, and
living there would be tax-free — provided residents renounce their US
citizenship, Means said.

The treaties signed with the United States are merely “worthless words on
worthless paper,” the Lakota freedom activists say on their website.

The treaties have been “repeatedly violated in order to steal our culture,
our land and our ability to maintain our way of life,” the reborn freedom
movement says.
Withdrawing from the treaties was entirely legal, Means said.

“This is according to the laws of the United States, specifically article
six of the constitution,” which states that treaties are the supreme law of
the land, he said.

“It is also within the laws on treaties passed at the Vienna Convention and
put into effect by the US and the rest of the international community in
1980. We are legally within our rights to be free and independent,” said
Means.

The Lakota relaunched their journey to freedom in 1974, when they drafted a
declaration of continuing independence — an overt play on the title of the
United States’ Declaration of Independence from England.

Thirty-three years have elapsed since then because “it takes critical mass
to combat colonialism and we wanted to make sure that all our ducks were in
a row,” Means said.

One duck moved into place in September, when the United Nations adopted a
non-binding declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples — despite
opposition from the United States, which said it clashed with its own laws.

“We have 33 treaties with the United States that they have not lived by.
They continue to take our land, our water, our children,” Phyllis Young, who
helped organize the first international conference on indigenous rights in
Geneva in 1977, told the news conference.

The US “annexation” of native American land has resulted in once proud
tribes such as the Lakota becoming mere “facsimiles of white people,” said
Means.

Oppression at the hands of the US government has taken its toll on the
Lakota, whose men have one of the shortest life expectancies — less than 44
years — in the world.

Lakota teen suicides are 150 percent above the norm for the United States;
infant mortality is five times higher than the US average; and unemployment
is rife, according to the Lakota freedom movement’s website.

“Our people want to live, not just survive or crawl and be mascots,” said
Young.

“We are not trying to embarrass the United States. We are here to continue
the struggle for our children and grandchildren,” she said, predicting that
the battle would not be won in her lifetime.

Ψήφισμα της Διεθνούς Ενώσεως Μελετητών για θέματα Γενοκτονίας.

December 19, 2007

Τσίρκας Ευάγγελος

H Διεθνής ΅Ενωση Μελετητών για θέματα Γενοκτονίας (The International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) , μια οργάνωση διακεκριμένων εμπειρογνωμόνων/ μελετητών στα θέματα γενοκτονίας, ενέκρινε την 1η Δεκεμβρίου 2007 ψήφισμα, με το οποίο επιβεβαιώνεται η γενοκτονία των Ελλήνων της Μικράς Ασίας και των Ασσυρίων, στο χρονικό διάστημα 1914-1923 και χαρακτηρίζει την εξόντωση των πληθυσμών τους ως «γενοκτονία»!

Αναγκαίο σχόλιο.
Ευτυχώς που υπάρχουν κάποιοι εκτός Χώρας, που σκέπτονται για εμάς, γιατί αν περιμέναμε από την δραστήρια ελληνική διπλωματία και πολιτική να ενεργήσει, ίσως να μη γνωρίζαμε ότι ο ελληνισμός, την χρονική αυτή περίοδο, ξερριζώθηκε βίαια από την κοιτίδα του, την Μικρά Ασία, αφού προηγουμένως υπέστει μία απάνθρωπη και σχεδόν ολοκληρωτική γενοκτονία.

1 Δεκεμβρίου 2007

Το πλήρες κείμενο της αποφάσεως της IAGS (The International Association of Genocide Scholars) είναι, σε γενική απόδοση του αγγλικού κειμένου στα Ελληνικά όπως παρακάτω:

ΕΚΤΙΜΩΝΤΑΣ ότι η άρνηση μίας γενοκτονίας αναγνωρίζεται παγκοίνως ως το έσχατο στάδιο γενοκτονίας, που εξασφαλίζει την ατιμωρησία για τους δράστες της γενοκτονίας, και ευαπόδεικτα προετοιμάζει το έδαφος για τις μελλοντικές γενοκτονίες ,

ΕΚΤΙΜΩΝΤΑΣ ότι η Οθωμανική γενοκτονία εναντίον των μειονοτικών πληθυσμών κατά τη διάρκεια και μετά τον Πρώτο Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο, παρουσιάζεται συνήθως ως γενοκτονία εναντίον μόνο των Αρμενίων, με λίγη αναγνώριση των ποιοτικά παρόμοιων γενοκτονιών, εναντίον άλλων χριστιανικών μειονοτήτων της Οθωμανικής Αυτοκρατορίας.

ΑΠΟΦΑΣΙΖΕΤΑΙ ότι είναι πεποίθηση της Διεθνούς Ένωσης των Μελετητών Γενοκτονιών, ότι η Οθωμανική εκστρατεία εναντίον των χριστιανικών μειονοτήτων της αυτοκρατορίας, μεταξύ των έτων 1914 και 1923, συνιστούν γενοκτονία εναντίον των Αρμενίων, Ασσυρίων, Ποντίων και των Έλλήνων της Ανατολίας.

ΑΠΟΦΑΣΙΖΕΤΑΙ η Ένωση να ζητήσει από την κυβέρνηση της Τουρκίας να αναγνωρίσει τις γενοκτονίες εναντίον αυτών των πληθυσμών, να ζητήσει επίσημα συγγνώμη, και να λάβει τα κατάλληλα και σημαντικά μέτρα προς την αποκατάσταση( μη επανάληψη).

December 1, 2007

FULL TEXT OF THE IAGS RESOLUTION:
WHEREAS the denial of genocide is widely recognized as the final stage
of genocide, enshrining impunity for the perpetrators of genocide, and
demonstrably paving the way for future genocides;

WHEREAS the Ottoman genocide against minority populations during and
following the First World War is usually depicted as a genocide against
Armenians alone, with little recognition of the qualitatively similar
genocides against other Christian minorities of the Ottoman Empire;

BE IT RESOLVED that it is the conviction of the International
Association of Genocide Scholars that the Ottoman campaign against
Christian minorities of the Empire between 1914 and 1923 constituted a
Genocide against Armenians, Assyrians, and Pontian and Anatolian Greeks.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Association calls upon the government
of Turkey to acknowledge the genocides against these populations, to
issue a formal apology, and to take prompt and meaningful steps toward restitution.
 

Canada opposes Kosovo independence

December 17, 2007

By Peter O’Neil
CanWest News Service
December 17, 2007
Canada, fearful of stepping into the political minefield of Quebec nationalist politics, is remaining on the sidelines as the U.S. and Europe debate Kosovo’s expected unilateral declaration of independence in early 2008, say analysts.

Foreign Minister Maxime Bernier, at a meeting of western allies in Scotland Friday, wouldn’t be drawn into the potential crisis in the Balkans if Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian majority wins a sovereign homeland over the vehement objections of Serbia and its key ally, Russia.

“We won’t speak today about a unilateral declaration of independence,” Bernier told reporters during a conference call.

The U.S. and Canada’s major European allies favour independence for the breakaway Serbian province.

Several countries dealing with domestic separatist movements – Spain, Greece, Slovakia, Cyprus and Romania are most often cited – are uneasy about Kosovo independence, said Osvaldo Croci, a political scientist at Memorial University in St. John’s, Nfld.

“For Canada the issue is even more sensitive. If Kosovo acquires independence on the basis of national determination why could not the Serb villages on the border choose to stay with Serbia?” said Croci, co-author of the 2006 book The Transatlantic Divide: Foreign and security policies in the Atlantic Alliance from Kosovo to Iraq, in an e-mail interview.

That would in turn set a clear precedent for Canada.

“If Quebec separates, why could not the Eastern townships and part of the Island of Montreal do the same from Quebec?”

Former separatist Quebec premier Jacques Parizeau revealed after his movement’s narrow 1995 referendum loss that he would have made a unilateral declaration of independence had the vote gone in his favour.

The Canadian government later passed the Clarity Act to set tough new terms in the event of a Yes vote in a referendum, while some minority communities in Quebec argued that they have the right to remain in Canada if Quebec leaves.

Kosovo specialist Robert Austin said Canada faces a “conundrum” over Kosovo and is likely trying to figure out what position to take.

“But I would highly doubt Canada would be willing to recognize Kosovo” as an independent country unless there was a UN resolution, which is unlikely if not impossible because of Russia’s objections, said Austin.

Bernier said Canada remains a firm supporter of the United Nations Security Council resolution 1244, which was passed in 1999 after allied bombing drove out Serbian forces who were repressing the ethnic Albanian majority in the province.

While the resolution authorizes the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to keep 16,000 troops in Kosovo, the resolution also reaffirms “the commitment of all Member States to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and the other States of the region.” FRY was the name of the loose federation of Serbia and Montenegro, though Montenegro declared its independence from Serbia after a referendum last year.

In Brussels, European Union leaders agreed Friday to send a police and justice mission of around 1,800 personnel, as well as a civilian office, to deploy to Kosovo if requested by the UN.

Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates, whose country currently holds the EU presidency, was asked whether the mission meant that the EU backed Kosovo’s independence.

“No, what we are doing at the moment is undertaking negotiations in the (United Nations) Security Council.”

The mission would help ease the southern province’s transition of power from the UN administration, which has been in place since 1999, to the local authorities.

It was meant to be part of a solution proposed by UN envoy Martti Ahtisaari, who recommended that the province be granted “independence supervised by the international community”, a proposal rejected by Serbia.

Slovakia will not recognize Kosovo

December 16, 2007

Slovakia will not be willing to recognise Kosovo if it declares its independence unilaterally, Slovak PM Robert Fico (Smer-Social Democracy) told journalists after the EU summit in Brussels today. 

The summit’s conclusion that the solution to the future status of the Serbian province of Kosovo, whatever it is like, will not become a precedence for solving similar crises in the world is a “great victory,” Fico said. 

This conclusion is important not only for Slovakia but also for other countries where nations and ethnic minorities live together, Fico said. 

Fico also said the integration of Serbia into Europe cannot be linked with the question of Kosovo, no matter what attitude Serbia will take towards the solution of Kosovo’s status. 

“The future of Serbia in the EU cannot be conditioned by anything that concerns Kosovo,” Fico said.

Source: CTK

PM: Romania not to recognize Kosovo independence

December 15, 2007

Romania will not recognize the independence of Kosovo province, Romanian Prime Minister Calin Popescu-Tariceanu said Friday.

Tariceanu made the statement before heading to Brussels to attend a one-day summit of the European Council, the state Rompresnews agency reported.

The prime minister stressed that “there is a strong interest in supporting a common position related to this matter” in Europe.

“But there is a problem on which Romania’s stand is quite clear: we will not recognize the independence of Kosovo province, as we have serious doubts related to how such a status of independence should be granted and also related to the possible consequences for the entire Western Balkan region,” Tariceanu said.

European Union leaders and foreign ministers are scheduled to discuss Kosovo during a working lunch Friday on the sidelines of the winter session of the European Council in Brussels.
 
 
 

Editor: Wang Hongjiang

Source: Xinhua