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Monday, May 10, 2004

The "War on Terror" -- It Keeps on Killing
SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Macedonian police gunned down seven innocent immigrants in an ambush two years ago and claimed the immigrants were terrorists to show that the police were participating in the U.S.-led campaign against terrorism, authorities said Friday.
She described a meticulous plan to promote Macedonia as a player in the fight against global terrorism that involved smuggling the Pakistanis into Macedonia from Bulgaria, housing them and then gunning them down.

The action was carried out in March 2002 by special Macedonian police who claimed to have eliminated a terrorist group allegedly plotting to attack embassies and other foreign representatives in Macedonia. Konteska said the Pakistanis were illegal immigrants who were lured into Macedonia by promises that they would be transferred to Western Europe.

The "war on terror" is just like James Bond's "007" number--a license to kill. Countries like Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and apparently Macedonia kill some dark-skinned people every now and then get rewards from the neonuts in Washington, while those same neonuts continue to berate and threaten Syria, Cuba, Venezuela, and other countries for not playing their murderous game.

A strange note: I first read about this story this morning at home before I left for work on the NY Times web site, but I can't find it anywhere there now. The above quote came from the Washington Post from a week ago.

[Update 2: 22 PM] The story is back up on the main page of the NY Times web site.