Julia Gorin reminds me of Claudia Rosset. Gorin and Rosett are both extraordinary journalists breaking two of the most important and explosive news stories in our young century (and certainly of our day.) They toiled relentlessly, singularly, despite the derision of the thumbsucking, lapdog media, agenda driven politicos and international hacks. Rosett is clearly deserving of a Pulitzer in the mind numbing, earth shaking oil-for-food scandal and Gorin did yeoman's work in exposing how Clinton got sucked into paving the way for militant Islam in Bosnia by intervening on behalf of Muslims in Bosnia,. Al Qaeda's Balkan Links.
Unlike Rosett, Gorin has met enormous reisitance and suffered the slings and arrows of those in our own camp in spite of the facts, "name your favorite conservative pundit, your most trusted jihadwatcher, and in deconstructing the war on terror and the danger of Islam and jihad, there is always, always one exception that he or she will make: the Balkans. That's where we give the Muslims the benefit of the doubt, where world trends don't apply, where Muslims don't stage atrocities or provoke military responses or use Western dupes; the area is suspended in its own context, immune to the tactic of nationalism followed by separatism - which we buy and then Americans die as that separatism morphs into Islamism.
Ending the Balkan Quagmire at American Thinker Julia Gorin hat tip Larwyn
For the past eight years, I've been in a lonely place politically. I don't mean the kind of lonely that conservatives generally find themselves in. I'm talking about utter desolation, for there are just as few conservatives as liberals where I've been. One of the only non-Serbian Americans to do so, I watched with steady interest for the better part of a decade the clockwork predictability of the fallout from our forgotten Kosovo intervention, a bombing campaign against an emerging post-Communist democracy rooted in Judeo-Christian values--on behalf of tribalistic, blood-code-following nominal Muslims claiming oppression and no less than genocide and ethnic cleansing.Watching the Albanians predictably move on to terrorize Macedonia within a few months of our intervention that would "contain" the conflict, and then watching Albanians turn their weapons on NATO peacekeepers within 18 months, I wondered what it would take to get a national discussion going about that huge, self-destructive debacle. What would it take to have the debate that, it must be said despite my hobby of mocking Europeans, the German public had in 2001 when it put its politicians' feet to the fire after learning the hoax that their country had been party to, thanks to a German documentary unapologetically titled "It Began with a Lie."In sharp contrast to every other cynically reported war, this time not only were our peacenik presses on board, but conspicuously they didn't try to ingratiate us to the enemy perspective by letting us hear incessantly from the other side, as they're otherwise fond of doing. Something was off. Even the evolving "alternative media"-self-tasked with policing the mainstream press and usually very wary of "facts" coming from the mainstream media and of cause celebres--were either silent on this or on precisely the same page as the New York Times, with its Sontag yentas for the first time explaining the concept of "just war". I found that, aside from Serbian-Americans (and Serbian-Canadians), who would later describe 1999 as a surreality they observed as if outside themselves, the only other people who as a group understood that our action meant something awful for the free world were the Russian-Jewish community that I myself had come from-a cartoonishly patriotic and capitalistic immigrant group with less than zero feeling for "Mother Russia" (if we're talking about the 70s and 80s wave).
Every now and again, a glimmer of hope that the fraud would be revealed surfaced, first in March, 2000 with a Washington Post article titled "Was it a Mistake? We were Suckers for the KLA" and then in April, 2001, with a Toronto Sun article titled "The Hoax that Started a War". Now, I thought, the story of the century-a fabricated genocide and PR campaign starting a war-would finally "break."
But the silence persisted, and none of the rare newspapers giving the occasional op-ed space to the dissenting perspective was interested in actually investigating. Nothing changed in this regard after the attacks of September 11th. Not even after a Washington Times article titled "Hijackers connected to Albanian terrorist cell" came out a week after 9/11, reading: Read the whole thing here.
Dr. Srdja Trifkovic wrote in his book Defeating Jihad, "said that a goal in Bosnia was to mollify the Muslim world and to counter any perception of an anti-Muslim bias regarding American policies in Iraq in the period leading up to Gulf War I." Added Trifkovic, "The result of years of policies thus inspired is a terrorist base in the heart of Europe, a moral debacle, and the absence of any positive payoff to the United States."
Gorin goes on to rip her detractors to shreds with her weapon of choice - facts. It's a must read.
Related:Bosnia:Hidden Army Of Radical Islam (Atlas)
UTAH TERROR ATTACK WAS JIHAD (Atlas)
Clinton's War: Bosnian Muslims (Atlas)
Clinton's War in Bosnia (Atlas)
Why Do They Love Us? (Gorin)
The Coming Balkan Caliphate:The Threat of Radical Islam to Europe and the West - Christopher Deliso
UPDATE: Response to Julia Gorin (he's still wrong in IMAO) His rant is sophmoric, unprofessional, and unworthy of true debate.
In recent months she has penned a number of articles telling us all how she really, really hates Albanians. Why? Because they're Albanians, and you are supposed to really, really hate Albanians if you are truly opposed to Islamic radicalism! And haven't you heard of the Albanian mafia? They are really, really bad people (apparently unlike those fun-loving Russian mafia types).
See what I mean?
The Baron over at Gates of Vienna has great research on this as well;
The Albanian mafia is huge and now has a large Wahhabist component. The Dardania Bank is now said to be controlled by Wahhabists. Most of the heroin in Northern Europe is supplied by Kosovar Albanian gangs.