The Macedonian Tendency: VOA Makes it Offical: Terror Plotters Are Ethnic Albanians

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

VOA Makes it Offical: Terror Plotters Are Ethnic Albanians

I think that the Voice of America is just rehashing the AP story below, that should have been run in the first place. I am really interested in what the CIA has to say about the relatives of these guys in Debar, Macedonia. The Macedonian Ambassador to the US should make it his job to find out now!

It is only a matter of time when some leading politician in the US proclaims that if only the Albanians in Macedonia and Kosovo are allowed to join Albania, then terrorism in the Balkans would be solved. Expect something soon from Congressman Lantos.

Watch for Macedonia to be blamed for the "Fort Dix Terror Plot".

Three Men Charged in US Terror Plot Are Ethnic Albanians
VOA News

Three of the six men who were arrested and charged with plotting to attack U.S. soldiers at the Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey are ethnic Albanian brothers born in Macedonia.

Relatives of the three brothers interviewed in their hometown of Debar, a remote town on Macedonia's border with Kosovo, expressed anger and disbelief that the three would want to attack the United States. The relatives said they are all thankful to America for its support during the wars in Kosovo and Macedonia. The brothers are Dritan Duka, Shain Duka and Eljvir Duka. All three were illegal immigrants."

3 brothers implicated in Fort Dix plot had roots in fiercely pro-American region of Balkans,
International Herald Tribune, AP May 9th.

Relatives in the ethnic Albanian-populated town of 15,000 said they had not seen the brothers in more than two decades, but expressed disbelief Wednesday that the three would attack the United States.

"We all have been supporters of America. We were always thankful to America for its support during the wars in Kosovo and Macedonia," a cousin, Elez Duka, 29, told The Associated Press.

"These are simple, ordinary people and they've got nothing to do with terrorism. I expect their release and I expect an apology," he said, waving his hands. "I see injustice. These are ridiculous charges."

His indignation captured the mood among Muslims in Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania — places that have repeatedly expressed gratitude to the United States for intervening in the 1998-99 Kosovo war and a 2001 ethnic conflict that pushed Macedonia to the brink of civil war.

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