Bosnian police continue investigations into possible Islamic
radicals. As a European and Moslem country, Bosnia is expected to tolerate a
wide range of Islamic beliefs. But the Islamic radicals have been caught
planning terrorist operations, and the government has decided that it's better
to crack down on this sort of thing early and often.
16, 2007: Greek military received the first of its new batch of AH64 Apache
"Longbow" attack helicopters. Greece will acquire 12 of the AH64DHA model
13, 2007: The Kosovo government is playing the "Serb domestic card." Kosovo's
prime minister is urging ethnic Albanians living in south Serbia to vote in the
upcoming Serbian elections scheduled for January 21. The pitch is that ethnic
Albanians must use "all democratic means" to improve their political situation.
12, 2007: Greek terrorists fired an RPG-7 at the US embassy in Athens. A group
called "Revolutionary Struggle" claimed responsibility for the attack. The
Greek government said that the organization is a left wing faction. The
rocket-propelled grenade slammed into a third-floor bathroom. No one was hurt.
Every time something like this happens the Greek government thinks of "
November 17", the terrorist-anarchist gang that launched attacks
throughout Greece but often targeted American targets. Greek police and
intelligence services made a concerted effort to destroy the " November
17" gang prior to the 2004 Olympics.
11, 2007: A senior member of the Serbian Radical Party (SRS) said that Serbia
should not "recognize Kosovo as independent." The SRS is currently ahead in
pre-election polls but few analysts think the SRS can win a governing majority.
US government said that Kosovo's "final status" should be decided later in 2007
�"ie, several months after the upcoming Serbian election. It seems the US
supports a "cooling off" period in Serbia and believes a "quick decision"
(particularly one favoring Kosovar independence) might "backfire" in Serbia.
10, 2007: A Bosnian politicians claimed that if Kosovo becomes independent, a
substantial number of Kosovar Serbs would move into eastern Bosnia, specifically
into the Republika Srpska territory. This claim may be unsubstantiated as
policy, but no doubt resettlement is being considered.
sentenced three men convicted of plotting suicide terror attacks in Europe. One
of the attacks was supposed to take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia. One of the three
men was identified as a "Serbian-born Swede." On was a Bosnian and the other a
Turkish citizen "living in Denmark." The men were arrested in October 2005.