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Introductory note: On June 28, 2001 the German daily newspaper. 'Hamburger Abendblatt,' ran a story on the situation in Macedonia. Part of the story dealt with the rescue, with weapons, of Albanian so-called rebels from the town of Aracinovo, which was followed by mass protests a few days ago in Skopje, the Macedonian capital.

The story revealed that 17 U.S. 'instructors' or 'advisors' were among the terrorists.

We do not know exactly who these American 'instructors' were. Very possibly they were from the MPRI, which functions as a kind of privatized combination CIA/Special Forces, doing jobs very much like those performed by U.S. advisors early in the Vietnam War. That is, the MPRI is very much an arm of U.S. policy in the age of privatization. This is of course very serious business because it means the U.S. is waging a war of terror.

The following is a translation of the relevant part of the 'Hamburger Abendblatt,' article. - JI

by Franz Josef Hutsch and Cornel Faltin) Skopje
[Translated by George Pumphrey]

A delicate task was posed for the American peace keepers from Kosovo in neighboring Macedonia. On the one hand 400 Albanian Guerillas with their weapons and ammunition had to be transported out of Aracinovo, which is situated six kilometers north of the capital, Skopje. The 113the UCK [Kosovo Liberation Army's Albanian initials] brigade had entrenched itself there for two weeks to defend itself against violent attacks. The second part of the task was more explosive. Among the retreating rebels there were also 17 " instructors" - former US officers, who tutored the rebel in military matters. But this isn't all: Macedonian security circles maintain that 70 per cent of the equipment that was carried away by the Guerillas were US made - among them also the most modern type of third generation night-viewers. The Pentagon appeared not to be taken by surprise. "I don't want to confirm these facts," says lieutenant colonel Paul Phillip, monotonously. US journalists take this sort of diplomatic language [of avoidance] as confirmation. If this is the case, the proposed NATO operation to disarm the rebels would become a complete farce.

[The rest of the article deals with other matters, such as the possible sending of German troops to Macedonia.]


Articles Documenting U.S./Euro/Terrorist Link in Assault on Macedonia [24 July 2001]
A must-read list of articles with brief descriptions. The U.S. and its Euro allies are waging terrrorist war in Macedonia and have kidnapped the former head of state of Yugoslavia. And this is just the year 'One.' At




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