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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Fort Dix


So everyone knows that tale of a threat to American soldiers stationed, transiting or otherwise visting Fort Dix, as set out here.

No proof of an al Qaeda link, the talking heads say. Right. Just using the terrorist websites for "training" and so forth.

Underreported in my esimation is the Kosovo/Albanian link:
Prosecutors described the men as "radical Islamists," with four coming from the province of Kosovo in the former Yugoslavia, where the ethnic Albanian population of Muslims fought one of the several wars that grew out of the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Suspect Agron Abdullahu, who faces only weapons violations in the case, was described in court papers as a "sniper in Kosovo."
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U.S. officials said intelligence reports from the Balkans have identified a support structure for several terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, among the Muslim communities in Albania and in the former Yugoslavia, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia.
"When it comes to extremists, we're talking about very, very small pockets in Albania, as well as among the ethnic Albanian populations in Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and other parts of the Balkans," said one official with access to intelligence reports.
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Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and other al Qaeda leaders often mention Bosnia as an important example of jihad, or holy war.
I guess we have "small pockets" in our population, too. Now, is this an incident of "domestic" terrorism or part of "foreign" plot?

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