> OSAMA BIN LADEN: THE BALKAN CONNECTIONfrom
We're getting a lot of stuff forwarded here lately. It's interesting to
read the varied perspectives, but much of it is of questionable quality.
I wish people would add some commentary or something to put it into
perspective. It was very helpful to learn that that one paranoid guy
was a believer in UFOs.
I looked at this Chronicles magazine website. It is published by a
religious, right-wing, Christian think tank. They appear to be very
hostile to Islam. I gather from the quoted article that they objected
to the U.S. support for Muslims and opposition to the Serbs in the
As I recall events, international aid organizations spent months trying
to build public awareness of the mistreatment by Muslims at the hands
of Bosnian Serbs. I thought it was courageous for the U.S. to oppose
the European group that we have more cultural ties with and support the
more foreign Muslims.
In any case, the story being presented doesn't hang together all that
well. We were supporting bin Laden as recently as 1998? Would he really
hate the U.S. so much if so? Would he have been targeting car bombs at
American soldiers when they were fighting on his side against the Serbs?
It's hard to pick out the nuggets of truth in an article which is
published by a magazine with an explicit anti-Muslim bias.
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