WMR has learned from an intelligence source who served in Kabul that the United States military has imported a number of veteran Bosnian Muslim fighters from the civil war in that former Yugoslav constituent republic. WMR previously reported on the United States imprting Taliban guerrillas from Afghanistan to fight as "Al Qaeda" insurgent groups in Iraq.
It now appears that the United States has done the same with regard to Bosnian Muslim guerrillas in Afghanistan. A number of the Bosnians were affiliated with groups financed and trained by Osama Bin Laden, as well as Saudi and Iranian military and intelligence services.
On July 5, 2007, WMR reported: ". . .during the Bosnia War in the 1990s, the United States provided hundeds of millions of dollars in assistance to the Bosnians that was collected from various Arab and Muslim countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Qatar, Egypt, and others.
The collection of most of the money was done via the Bosnia Federation Defense Fund, also known as the 'Bosnia Defense Fund,' which was run by Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Feith's law firm -- Feith and Zell (FANZ) -- Riggs Bank (a principal for which was Jonathan Bush, uncle of George W. Bush), and the Central Bank of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) in Sarajevo. Feith's former law partner, Jerusalem-based Marc Zell, is now partnered in a Baghdad law firm with Salem Chalabi, the nephew of Ahmad Chalabi.
WMR learned from a CIA source involved with the Bosnia Defense Fund that the agency was concerned that money transferred by Riggs, the major bank serving Saudi ambassador to the U.S. Prince Bandar and his wife Princess Haifa, to the fund's account at the Central Bank in Sarajevo was 'bleeding' to terrorist elements believed to be linked to Osama bin Laden and 'Al Qaeda.'
When the CIA source complained about Bosnia Defense Fund cash falling into the hands of Islamic terrorists, including people linked to bin Laden, he was told by one of the major Bosnia Defense Fund principals to 'just make it fucking happen!'
The Bosnia link to 'Al Qaeda' was important. In fact, bin Laden had reportedly not only visited Bosnia, but carried at least one Bosnian diplomatic passport and had interfaced with Bosnian diplomats in Vienna, Austria.
WMR has learned of a money pipeline between bin Laden and Bosnia that existed since 1993, during a time when French intelligence documents reported that bin Laden and his forces in Darunta, Afghanistan were still under the operational control of the CIA and British intelligence.
The financial pipeline between bin Laden and Bosnia included the Third World Relief Agency; an Egyptian-born Saudi businessman named Yasin Kadi (who was once based in Chicago); a Tunisian-born Bosnian named Chafik Ayadi bin Muhammad, who headed Kadi's operations in Zagreb, Croatia; the Sarajevo Deposit Bank of Kadi and Ayadi; and the First Austrian Bank. The Third World Relief Agency connection also provides a link between bin Laden and the Egyptian 'blind sheik,' Omar Abdel Rahman, convicted for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Yasin Kadi's Chicago link is important. During the time of the Bosnia Defense Fund's money flow to Sarajevo, a deal approved by the Clinton White House and the CIA, the current Democratic House Caucus Chairman and Chicago-based congressman Rahm Emanuel served as Assistant to the President for Political Affairs and Senior Advisor to the President for Policy and Strategy. Emanuel was closely involved with Clinton's foreign policy initiatives in Bosnia and Kosovo and he claims Clinton went to both places to deal with Al Qaeda training. It now appears that Emanuel was telling part of the truth -- the Clinton administration was, in fact, supporting Al Qaeda training in Bosnia and Kosovo.
In addition to Perle and Feith being involved with providing money to Bosnian Muslims, with the support of Rahm Emanuel, we also point out credible Serbian reports that fugitive American financier Marc Rich, pardoned by Bill Clinton, was involved in busting international sanctions by smuggling weapons to Bosnian Muslims. Rich's attorney was I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, who was recently spared a jail term by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. [Present U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, as then-Deputy Attorney General, shepherded the Rich pardon through at the eleventh hour of the Clinton administration].
During the fighting in Bosnia, NATO forces picked up a number of foreign Muslim irregulars. Two of those detained by Norwegian NATO forces later surfaced as Saudi hijackers of the U.S. aircraft on 9/11. There is also intelligence that Egyptian lead hijacker Mohammed Atta worked for U.S.-supported Muslim forces during the Bosnian civil war.
Kadi had used Chicago as a base to launder money to various groups affiliated to bin Laden's operations, including a deal involving a DuPage County real estate operation. After leaving the White House in 1999, Emanuel, possessing only a B.A. in Political Science, became a Chicago investment banker for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and earned some $20 million.
In 2002, Emanuel ran for the Democratic nomination for the open 5th district seat in Illinois against Nancy Kaszak. Emanuel's opponents charged that he held dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship, was a millionaire 'carpetbagger,' and had served in the Israeli army during Desert Storm. The pro-abortion Emily's List charged that Emanuel cost America jobs through his support of NAFTA. Emily's List endorsed Kaszak earning the women's rights group the condemnation of organizations and media allied with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Ironically, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein is part of Allianz AG, the firm that helped bankroll the Nazis in Germany in the early 1930s along with Brown Brothers Harriman, for whom George W. Bush's grandfather, Prescott, was a principal. Prescott also partnered in deals with German industrialist Fritz Thyssen, a smajor upporter of Adolf Hitler.
As head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Emanuel denied campaign funds to every pro-peace Democratic candidate advocating withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. In fac, Emanuel was an early Democratic supporter of George W. Bush's invasion and occupation of Iraq -- something many opponents of the war claim has led to a recruitment boon for 'Al Qaeda.'"
WMR has received word from our Kabul intelligence source that many of the Bosnian Muslim civil war veterans are now acting as United Nations election monitors for the upcoming Afghanistan presidential and provincial council elections scheduled for August 20. Our source said he witnessed the Bosnians and American election monitors sitting around their hotel in Kabul stoned on Afghan hashish.
U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke recently announced that the United States was ending its opium eradication program in Afghanistan. Afghanistan, under U.S. occupation, now supplied some 90 percent of the world's opium.
Between the Taliban in Iraq and some Bosnian Muslims trained by Al Qaeda who now serve in Afghanistan, "Uncle Sam's Express Tour Service" for terrorists, complete with drugs and cash payments, appears to be the best employment deal around.