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European Security and the Iraqi Quagmire: A Blessing in Disguise?
Bosnia also presents a threat, but being closer to Western Europe it can also be more easily controlled. Nevertheless, it is a failing state that cannot be expected to monitor all of its transients and would-be terrorists. Recently Greek authorities cited concerns over Bosnian Arab terrorists interfering with August's Olympic Games in Athens. America should know well about the Bosnian terrorist threat � after all, it helped to airlift Arab mujahedin there during the 1990's covert offensive it waged against the Bosnian Serbs.
Saudi Arabia has frequently been assailed as a source of terrorist financing through its myriad of NGO's and missionaries fanning out across the Balkans. However, the kingdom has also been quite ready to comply with US requests for freezing of assets and suspension of work for those suspected of terrorist ties. Most recently, the two governments asked the UN to freeze assets belonging to Vazir, an organization from Travnik, Bosnia, that was alleged to be nothing more than the surreptitious resurrection of the disbanded aid group Al Haramain.
American officials have also taken an interest in charities operating in Kosovo � another state that could only be described as failing, were it allowed to be a state. As it stands now, the UN protectorate is becoming increasingly dangerous, as the Albanians grow restive and renew sometimes violent calls for the UNMIK administration to leave. The power vacuum that will surely come after Kosovo is set free may allow room for terrorists to operate unobserved. Since 2001, the US has been cracking down on Islamic charities there, believing that their financing or missionary activities have a more sinister purpose. Still, Kosovo has mountainous and porous borders, "
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