Kriegs Verbrecher General Rasim Delic stirbt in Bosnien. Er persoenlich hat die Ermordung von gefangenen Serbischen Soldaten angeordnet, wie Videos beweisen.
Ramiz Delic war entscheidender Partner der Islamischen Terroristen im Balkan , welche Bin Laden und Bill Clinton in den Balkan brachten, in der Iran Contra Affaere Nr. 2, welcvhe bereits von Reagon genehmigt wurde mit Admiral Pointexter.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) — The wartime commander of the Bosnian Muslim army, General Rasim Delic, has died, local media reported on Friday (April 16th). His lawyer, Vasvija Vidovic, says he was in poor health and died of what appeared to be a heart attack. Delic, 61, was awaiting a ruling on an appeal of the three-year prison sentence handed down by The Hague war crimes tribunal in 2008. He was convicted of allowing his troops to rape, torture and murder dozens of Croats and Serbs in BiH between 1993 and 1995. (New York Times – 17/04/10; Dnevni Avaz, AP, RTRS – 16/04/10)
Bosnia: The Mujahedin Unmasked
Recent book fills important gaps in what we know about the mysterious foreign fighters.
By Merdijana Sadovic in Sarajevo (TU No 556, 20-June-0
Most of the mujahedin fighters who arrived to fight alongside government forces during the Bosnian war knew virtually nothing about the country.
“They joked about how at the beginning they didn’t know if Bosnia was in South America, North America, Europe or Australia,” said Evan F Kohlmann, an expert on terrorism and adviser to the American government and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The revelation is contained in a little-publicised book – “Al Qaeda in Bosnia: Myth or Reality?” by Vlado Azinovic – which tells more about the mujahedin and their role in the Bosnian war of 1992 to 1995 than any of the recent Hague tribunal trials in which they have featured, the latest being the prosecution of Bosnian army general Rasim Delic.
In the book, Radio Free Europe, RFE, editor Azinovic conducts interviews with journalists, politicians and FBI agents to provide an account of who the mujahedin were and how they came to Bosnia – some of the biggest mysteries of the bitter conflict.
The part played by the mujahedin has come under particular scrutiny in the Delic case, which closed last week as judges retired to consider a verdict.
Delic has been prosecuted for failing to prevent or punish crimes committed by the El-Mujahid detachment, which was meant to be subordinated to the 3rd Corps of the Bosnian army, ABiH, during the war. Members of the unit are alleged to have slaughtered and abused dozens of Croat and Serb prisoners between 1993 and 1995.
The Delic case, like others before it, examined the degree to which the Bosnian army exercised command responsibility over the mujahedin, but left a lot of questions about the group unanswered.
WHO WERE THE MUJAHEDIN?
According to Azinovic’s account, the mujahedin movement which first came to Bosnia in 1992 grew out of the contingent of foreign Muslims who fought alongside Afghan resistance forces in their ten-year war against Soviet occupation.
“They were Arabs… mainly from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Jordan,” said Kohlmann.
During the 1979-1989 war, Arab and other foreign Muslims fought as part of the Afghan mujahedin, supported by the United States and other powers, which supplied weapons and general equipment.
The struggle against the Soviets attracted thousands of volunteers, mainly from Arab countries, and their governments also supplied financial support. Saudi Arabia played a prominent role, and one of the mediators in bringing Saudi money and volunteers to Afghanistan was the then little-known Osama bin Laden.
When the Soviet army eventually withdrew, Sheikh Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, an influential leader and recruiter of “Afghan Arabs”, declared the end of an era in which the political will of world superpowers dominated
Azinovic explains in his book that the triumph in Afghanistan was seen as the first phase of a global fight for the establishment of Islamic states – the international jihad.
HOW DID THE MUJAHEDIN ARRIVE IN BOSNIA?
The breakout of the Bosnian war in spring 1992 proved timely for many followers of Azzam’s ideas – they used the sufferings of Muslim people there as a pretext to come and fight, said Azinovic.
“Bosnia happened to come about at a propitious time,” said Kohlmann, noting that in 1989, Azzam was killed along with his two sons when his car exploded in Peshawar.
“The leaders of the movement were shattered. The Pakistani government decided that the jihad was over and they didn’t want foreign mujahedin fighters in their country any more, so they kicked them out in 1993,” he said.