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Following Hitler's footsteps

US forceful union of Croats and Muslims against the Serbs

Hitler forged that same alliance before. His allies were Croat and Bosnian Muslim Nazis, known as Ustashas, the worst monsters of modern history. Their intended victims were Serbs, Jews and Gypsies.

The WWII poster presented bellow invites Croats and Bosnian Muslims to participate in Hitler's New World Order. The capture says: "Great leaders Adolf Hitler and Poglavnik (Fuhrer) Dr. Ante Pavelic are calling you to defend your homes. Join volunteer units of Croatian SS."

The poster is referenced in: Time-Life books: "The SS", Edition 1989, page 159.


History keeps repeating itself in the Balkans. The same divide and conquer "game" played by Hitler in Bosnia, during WWII, is now played again by the Americans. This is why we have to remind you what happened the last time the "game" was played:


End quote.

The above quote can be found in any edition of Encyclopedia Britannica from Edition 1970 to 1989. (Macropedia, entry: Yugoslavia, World War II).

So, did not the Serbs of Bosnia suffer enough!? Should Croats and Bosnian Muslims be forced into anti-Serb union again?

US Plans to Retool Bosnia Army May Hit Ethnic Splits

The Christian Science Monitor
February 8, 1996

By Jonathan S. Landay,

For fair use only
Published under the provision of
U.S. Code, Title 17, section 107.


... Admir Jahic joined the Bosnian [Muslim] Army after war erupted in 1992... Now the young [Bosnian Muslim] soldier could be in line to learn how to fly a US F-16.

Lieutenant Jahic is one of three Bosnian Muslims applying to the US Air Force Academy as part of a Clinton administration program to equip and train the military of Bosnia's new Muslim-Croat Federation. "I think it is the best way to become a great pilot," Jahic says. "I liked 'Top Gun,' because it shows the capability of a young man for combat."

The arm-and-train program is a key part of the Dayton accord, which divided Bosnia into a Muslim-Croat Federation and a Serbian Republic. It aims to create a power balance between the Federation military and the better-armed Bosnian Serb forces.


US officials say the program will teach democratic values [sic!] and other lessons that can help bridge the animosities that persist from Muslim-Croat fighting in 1993-94 and shape a US-style Army that in time might even be considered for NATO membership.

But the program could also end up providing modern weapons and top-notch combat skills to an Army with only a veneer of unity. Many top Muslim and Croat officers are members of the Federation's ruling nationalist parties and, as during the days of Communist rule, might serve their political masters and not the constitution. Therein could lie the seeds of new strife.

"We could be creating units who are not loyal to citizens or loyal to the state, but loyal to the party and loyal to the ethnic group," says Janos Bugajski of Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies. "We could be going back to square 1, except with much more capable forces and dangerous firepower."

US officials warn that if Muslim or Croat leaders resist the arm-and-train program's Western-style military doctrines, it could be terminated.


US officials are also wary about the extent to which foreign Muslim radicals, most of whom are believed to have left Bosnia, have spread radical Islam within the overwhelmingly Muslim Bosnian Army.

This issue is embodied in Brig. Dzemal Merdan, the Bosnian Army chief of training, a position that involves him closely in the US program. He was also reportedly the Bosnian Army's liaison with foreign Islamic fighters.

In an interview, Brigadier Merdan stressed his desire for a Western-style Army divorced from politics and religion. But his assertion contrasts sharply with two small flags on his bookshelf: One is a banner of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA), the Muslim nationalist party of President Alija Izetbegovic; the other is an Iranian flag that has a picture of the late Ayatollah Khomeini pinned to it.

Furthermore, Merdan says he sees nothing wrong with an ethnically compartmented Army in which there could be "a Muslim brigade, a Croat brigade, and a Serb brigade as long as they fight for one Bosnia."

In addition to arms-control measures, the US-led program will provide the Bosnian Army with weapons and skills it lacks. In a $400,000 study last year, a Pentagon consultant found the Bosnian Army needed just under $1 billion worth of equipment.

The Clinton administration is now soliciting US allies, including Saudi Arabia and other Arab states, to join it in donating the weapons. It is also seeking funds the Bosnian government is expected to use to contract retired US military officers to oversee the training effort.

Two armies collide

The Federation Army is to be formed from a merger of the Bosnian [Muslim] Army and the Croatian Defense Council, the Bosnian Croat militia (HVO), which was well- armed, trained, and financed by neighboring Croatia.

The process began after the US in March 1994 brokered an end to fighting between the two. But despite US pressure, they have yet to form a single defense ministry. And they insist on a high command with two chief commanders, one Muslim and one Croat.

It remains unclear how that framework will accommodate [traitor, token] Serbs, who stayed loyal to the Muslim-led Sarajevo government [and not loyal to the country of their birth - Yugoslavia]. Encouraged by the government's claim to support Bosnia's traditional multiethnic ethos, hundreds of Serbs [out of almost million and a half Serbs born in Bosnia] fought in the Bosnian [Muslim] Army to thwart their rebel [sic!] kins' attempt to conquer an ethnically pure state.

Now, however, Serbs have reportedly been purged from the commands of six of the Bosnian Army's seven corps.

Contrary to Western militaries, the HVO and Bosnian Army officer corps are highly politicized. The HVO began as the militia of the Bosnian chapter of Croatian President Franjo Tudjman's Croatian Democratic Union, or HDZ, and its high command remains a creature of his defense ministry.

While Mr. Tudjman insists that he backs an integrated Federation Army, he has done little to erase key obstacles, including removing the Bosnian HDZ chief, Dario Kordic, who has been indicted by the UN War Crimes Tribunal in connection with a 1993 massacre of Muslims.

Until recently, the HVO was considered the main hindrance to integration. But the Bosnian Army is now the focus of serious questions. These include the appeal of Islamic fundamentalism and Muslim nationalism among a soldiery that after withstanding almost four years of aggression and atrocities distrusts its former Serb and Croat neighbors and the Christian West.

"Most of our soldiers and officers fought for a democratic, civic society. Others fought for an Islamic society," says Brig. Selmo Cikotic, the Bosnian military attache in Washington: But, he adds: "We want the United States to influence the development of our Army. We did not ask Iran to help us."

Another form of 'ethnic cleansing'

Another problem, say Western diplomats and some officers, is an effort by the Muslim SDA Party to consolidate its grip on the Bosnian Army officer corps to secure postwar political power. The Bosnian Army's top ranks are packed with SDA members, and loyalty to the party and profession to Islam are overtaking competence as measures for promotions.

Last month, three of the most successful Muslim generals joined the SDA in what some experts saw as a move by the party to secure votes in elections later this year.

(End quote)

No indefinite garrison of Bosnia

Statement of Secretary of Defense William J. Perry
On the Deployment of U.S. Troops with the Bosnia Peace Implementation Force

House Committee on International Relations
House Committee on National Security
November 30, 1995

Integral quote is at: http://www.dtic.mil/bosnia/speeches/bostest7.html

What is the exit strategy?

"We believe the mission can be accomplished in one year... This schedule is realistic because the specific military tasks in the agreement can be completed in the first six months, and thereafter IFOR's role will be to maintain the climate of stability that will permit civil work to go forward. We expect that these civil functions will be successfully initiated in one year. But, even if some of them are not, we must not be drawn into a posture of indefinite garrison."

It is eight years after this statement, as we make this web page, and American troops are still in Bosnia. The only way American Empire ever left a conquered land was if it was pushed out by force.

A year later, here is the same William J. Perry, the author of "no indefinite garrison of Bosnia," selling another Clinton Administration gimmick... This time it is the shotgun marriage between two Amewrican Balkan proxies.

Notice that the term "government" is reserved for whomever Mighty America considers to be main local proxy for the designated region. For Bosnia it is Islam Fundamentalists round Alija Izetbegovic. This proxy is to unite with Croat new Nazis, also American proxies...

Perry: No U.S. Arms Unless Muslim, Croat Forces Unite

New York Times, July 4, 1996

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- The Clinton administration promised Wednesday to begin shipping weapons to Bosnia as early as this month if the government here approves merging Muslim and Bosnian Croat troops into a single army.

But the $360 million in military aid that Defense Secretary William Perry offered at a meeting in Sarajevo, tempting though it might have been, did not seal any promises to approve the merger, which was seen as another reflection of the shakiness of the Muslim-Croat Federation that was established under the peace accords.

"As soon as the defense law is approved, I will begin full-scale action" to provide weapons and training, Perry told reporters after talks with President Alija Izetbegovic. "Agreement is near on that."

But, Perry conceded, not near enough. There has been resistance from both sides to merger, and Pentagon officials traveling with the secretary said Izetbegovic was under intense pressure from some Muslim deputies to maintain a separate Muslim army.

The Muslims and the Croats were opponents in a vicious war in 1993 and 1994, and many in both groups do not want to unify their troops.

Administration officials say the military aid, which would also be underwritten by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, among others, would provide a merged army with the weapons and training it sorely needs if it ever has to fight the better-equipped [sic!] Bosnian Serbs.

The weapons would include American M-60 tanks, UH-1 helicopters and tens of thousands of M-16 rifles, along with millions of dollars in ammunition. Pentagon officials said some smaller weapons could be airlifted into Bosnia within days if the law is approved.


Administration officials say, however, that the distrust between the Muslims and the Bosnian Croats is so great that they may indeed turn down the aid to avoid limiting the power of their respective leaders. Under the defense law being considered, Izetbegovic would have to transfer much of his power over Muslim troops to the Muslim-Croat Federation.

"This is fundamental," said a Defense Department official, speaking on condition that he not be identified: "How much power will Izetbegovic maintain as the head of state over the defense forces? How much power will be shared with the Federation? So it's not surprising that it would come down to this one issue."

The official said it was "imperative" for the Muslims and Bosnian Croats to agree to the law because "we' ve got to get moving if we're going to have anything approaching a train-and-equip program in place" by the time NATO peacekeepers pull out of Bosnia, which is scheduled for December.

The United States is pressing similar arguments on the Bosnian Croat leadership, "and it's proving just as difficult," a Pentagon official said...

End of the New York Times Excerpt.

The next task Clinton Administration had was (to pretend) to cut connection between Iran and Bosnian "government." As we saw before, the Clinton Administration breached arms embargo (which U.S. itself imposed on UN) and covertly shipped Iranian weapon, to Bosnian Islam Fundamentalists.

Only five days after the above New York Times article, July 9, 1996, Clinton himself expressed satisfaction for Bosnian "goverment's" compliance in "...terminating its intelligence cooperation with Iran..." If we are to believe anything an American official would say, Clinton in particular...

Follow the "next" arrow...


 [ The next task: - distancing Bosnia from Iran ]


 [ PAX AMERICANA: Arm Muslims, disarm Christian Serbs ]

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