From the October 2001 Idaho Observer:
How the Clinton Administration Conspired in the Rise of Radical Islam and Osama bin Laden's International Terror Network
by Cliff Kincaid
Top officials of the Clinton Administration have been quick to go on national television programs to express their surprise and disgust over the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that have been blamed on Osama bin Laden. But journalists have failed to point out that the Clinton Administration was allied with bin Laden just two years ago in the war on Yugoslavia when the CIA assisted the Kosovo Liberation Army, a group involved in drug trafficking and whose members were trained by bin Laden.
One story about such ties appeared in the Washington Times on May 4, 1999, and was written by Jerry Seper. It said, Some members of the Kosovo Liberation Army, which has financed its war effort through the sale of heroin, were trained in terrorist camps run by international fugitive Osama bin Laden...the KLA members, embraced by the Clinton administration in NATO's...bombing campaign to bring Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to the bargaining table, were trained in secret camps in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina and elsewhere, according to newly obtained intelligence reports...The reports said bin Laden's organization, known as al-Qaeda, has both trained and financially supported the KLA. Many border crossings into Kosovo by 'foreign fighters' also have been documented and include veterans of the militant group Islamic Jihad from Bosnia, Chechnya and Afghanistan.
Dollars for Terror, a book by Swiss television journalist Richard Labeviere, presents the thesis that the international Islamic networks linked to Bin Laden have been nurtured by elements of the U.S. intelligence community, especially during the Clinton years. This is a shocking view, but it puts other developments in perspective, such as Clinton support for radical Muslims in such places as Bosnia and Kosovo. The Islamic radicals here may have been tolerated because it was believed that they were training to hit targets in other countries, not the United States. A Los Angeles Times article headlined, Some See U.S. as Terrorists' Next Big Target, quoted Labeviere as saying, For America, the bill is now coming due.
That was dated January 13, 2000. Perhaps the bill has now come due. When will the Clinton Administration be held accountable?
Cliff Kincaid is the president of America's Survival, Inc., P.O. Box 146, Owings, MD 20736; 301-855-2679; www.USAsurvival.org
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