Don't Forget Yugoslavia! Bush AND Clinton need to be tried for warcrimes!

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by John Pilger


The secrets of the crushing of Yugoslavia are emerging, telling us more about how the modern world is policed. The former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia in The Hague, Carla Del Ponte, this year published her memoir, The Hunt: Me and War Criminals. Largely ignored in Britain, the book reveals unpalatable truths about the West's intervention in Kosovo, which has echoes in the Caucasus.

The tribunal was set up and bankrolled principally by the United States. Del Ponte's role was to investigate the crimes committed as Yugoslavia was dismembered in the 1990s. She insisted that this include NATO's 78-day bombing of Serbia and Kosovo in 1999, which killed hundreds of people in hospitals, schools, churches, parks, and television studios and destroyed economic infrastructure. "If I am not willing to [prosecute NATO personnel]," said Del Ponte, "I must give up my mission." It was a sham. Under pressure from Washington and London, an investigation into NATO war crimes was scrapped.

Readers will recall that the justification for the NATO bombing was that the Serbs were committing "genocide" in the secessionist province of Kosovo against ethnic Albanians. David Scheffer, U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes, announced that as many as "225,000 ethnic Albanian men aged between 14 and 59" may have been murdered. Tony Blair invoked the Holocaust and "the spirit of the Second World War." The West's heroic allies were the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), whose murderous record was set aside. The British foreign secretary, Robin Cook, told them to call him anytime on his mobile phone.

With the NATO bombing over, international teams descended upon Kosovo to exhume the "holocaust." The FBI failed to find a single mass grave and went home. The Spanish forensic team did the same, its leader angrily denouncing "a semantic pirouette by the war propaganda machines." A year later, Del Ponte's tribunal announced the final count of the dead in Kosovo: 2,788. This included combatants on both sides and Serbs and Roma murdered by the KLA. There was no genocide in Kosovo. The "holocaust" was a lie. The NATO attack had been fraudulent.

That was not all, says Del Ponte in her book: the KLA kidnapped hundreds of Serbs and transported them to Albania, where their kidneys and other body parts were removed; these were then sold for transplant in other countries. She also says there was sufficient evidence to prosecute the Kosovar Albanians for war crimes, but the investigation "was nipped in the bud" so that the tribunal's focus would be on "crimes committed by Serbia." She says the Hague judges were terrified of the Kosovar Albanians – the very people in whose name NATO had attacked Serbia.

Indeed, even as Blair the war leader was on a triumphant tour of "liberated" Kosovo, the KLA was ethnically cleansing more than 200,000 Serbs and Roma from the province. Last February the "international community," led by the U.S., recognized Kosovo, which has no formal economy and is run, in effect, by criminal gangs that traffic in drugs, contraband, and women. But it has one valuable asset: the U.S. military base Camp Bondsteel, described by the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner as "a smaller version of Guantanamo." Del Ponte, a Swiss diplomat, has been told by her own government to stop promoting her book.

Yugoslavia was a uniquely independent and multi-ethnic, if imperfect, federation that stood as a political and economic bridge in the Cold War. This was not acceptable to the expanding European Community, especially newly united Germany, which had begun a drive east to dominate its "natural market" in the Yugoslav provinces of Croatia and Slovenia. By the time the Europeans met at Maastricht in 1991, a secret deal had been struck; Germany recognized Croatia, and Yugoslavia was doomed. In Washington, the U.S. ensured that the struggling Yugoslav economy was denied World Bank loans and the defunct NATO was reinvented as an enforcer. At a 1999 Kosovo "peace" conference in France, the Serbs were told to accept occupation by NATO forces and a market economy, or be bombed into submission. It was the perfect precursor to the bloodbaths in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Re: Don't Forget Yugoslavia
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 01:53:34 PM »
Serb prisoners 'were stripped of their organs in Kosovo war'
 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1584751/Serb-prisoners-%27were-stripped-of-their-organs-in-Kosovo-war%27.html
By Harry de Quetteville in Berlin and Malcolm Moore in Rome
Last Updated: 2:07AM BST 14 Apr 2008
Carla Del Ponte: allegation

Serb prisoners had their internal organs removed and sold by ethnic Albanians during the Kosovo war, according to allegations in a new book by the world's best known war crimes prosecutor.
Harry de Quetteville: Snippets from Carla Del Ponte's book

Carla Del Ponte, who stepped down in January as chief prosecutor at the Hague tribunal for crimes committed in the Balkan wars of the 1990s, said investigators found a house suspected of being a laboratory for the illegal trade.


A senior adviser to Hashim Thaci, Kosovo's prime minister and a leading member of the Kosovo Liberation Army which is accused of benefiting from the trade, yesterday denied the allegations.

"These are horrible things even to imagine," said Bekim Collaku. "But this is a product of her [Miss Del Ponte's] imagination."

Miss Del Ponte reports that the allegations were made by several sources, one of whom "personally made an organ delivery" to an Albanian airport for transport abroad, and "confirmed information directly gathered by the tribunal".

According to the sources, senior figures in the Kosovo Liberation Army were aware of the scheme, in which hundreds of young Serbs were allegedly taken by truck from Kosovo to northern Albania where their organs were removed. Miss Del Ponte provides grim details of the alleged organ harvesting, and of how some prisoners were sewn up after having kidneys removed.

"The victims, deprived of a kidney, were then locked up again, inside the barracks, until the moment they were killed for other vital organs. In this way, the other prisoners were aware of the fate that awaited them, and according to the source, pleaded, terrified, to be killed immediately," Miss Del Ponte writes.

The claims in The Hunt: Me and War Criminals have renewed tensions between Serbia and its former province of Kosovo, which declared independence two months ago. In it, the Swiss ex-prosecutor reveals how her efforts to bring alleged war criminals to justice were stymied by lack of co-operation from all sides - Serb, Albanian and even Nato. But it is her report of the organ traffic that has caused most shock, even in a region long hardened to horror.


Vladan Batic, Serbia's former justice minister, said: "If her allegations are true, then this is the most monstrous crime since the times of Mengele, and it must be made a priority, not only of the domestic judiciary but also of the Hague Tribunal." The book reports a visit by Hague tribunal investigators to a house south of the Albanian town of Burrel where they found traces of blood across a wide area, as well as medical equipment.

"The investigators found pieces of gauze, a used syringe and two plastic IV bags encrusted with mud and empty bottles of medicine, some of which was of a muscle relaxant often used in surgical operations," she writes. However, she concludes that the finds do not amount to sufficient proof for a war crimes tribunal. In Belgrade, the Serbian capital, an association of families of Serbs still listed as missing since the Kosovo war, said it would sue Miss Del Ponte, alleging that she had failed to act over the alleged organ-farming scandal. Serbia's war crimes office announced it had opened its own investigation.

The book has also prompted concern in Switzerland, where it has been criticised for tarnishing the country's celebrated neutrality, particularly as Miss Del Ponte has been named as the Swiss ambassador to Argentina.

In Belgrade, Natasha Kandic, the highly respected head of the investigative Humanitarian Law Centre, said ordinary Serbs "welcome the publication of this book" but said allegations of organ-smuggling were "rumours". "I talked to her many times, she never told me about this," said Miss Kandic.
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Re: Don't Forget Yugoslavia
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 09:35:14 PM »
http://www.byzantinesacredart.com/blog/2008/02/cia-army-cia-state.html
KLA is CIA Army
American intelligence agency CIA was involved in all activities of Kosovo Albanian separatists in their insurgency war against Serbia, both prior and during the NATO bombardment of FR Yugoslavia in 1999, and late Ibrahim Rugova was CIA's political choice, the head of analytics department of the former National Security agency of Serbia (Drzavna bezbednost, DB), Zoran Stijovic wrote in his recently published book "Kosovo-Metohija — My Testimony".

“Few years before NATO bombardment, CIA took control over the terrorist KLA/UCK,” Stijovic wrote, adding that “this was procured through hefty payments and housing of the KLA members in 1998 in Pristina, in a beautiful mansion of a Serbian businessman who, towards the end of the war, was given a green card to be able to open his business in the USA.”

According to Stijovic, State Department knew fully well what CIA and KLA were doing in Serbian Kosovo province. The author cites parts of the reports of American diplomatic mission which informed Washington in December 1998 that “KLA/UCK is terrorizing or abducting every Albanian who comes to the police station, threatening to kill them and burn their houses to the ground, unless they join them.”

Current Kosovo-Metohija provisional premier Hashim Thaci was used to further radicalize the situation, and to enable placing of the Serbian province under NATO administration, where U.S. has the decisive role, Stijovic revealed.

http://www.glas-javnosti.co.yu/clanak/glas-javnosti-10-02-2008/bondstil-ce-zameniti-drzavu

Kosovo is CIA Lab
Another article, carried from the Moscow daily Rosiyskaya Gazeta reveals that the biggest U.S. Army base abroad since Vietnam, Camp Bondsteel in southern Serbian province of Kosovo-Metohija, runs secret production operations.

“We managed to find very little, with the Albanians from the surrounding villages being reluctant and afraid to talk about this. It has been fully confirmed that every nearby Albanian who can work is desperately trying to get a job in the American base. They claim that there is a continuously open job application everyone is clamoring for. Apart from the wages, the successful applicants are promised a green card in United States after only two years of working in Camp Bondsteel,” Sergei Zharkih wrote.

“Why would Americans give the green cards so easily to those who pass through Bondsteel? It is a known fact that the procedure for getting a green card can last for years even for those who are already living in United States. It would seem that, in this case, the green card is a reward for silence, because everything points to very good reasons for wanting to keep everyone quiet. There are constant rumors about a secret production in Camp Bondsteel. Some say they are producing ammunition, while others claim the production involves crude chemistry. One thing is for sure: there is no smoke without fire, and as long as this 'fire' keeps burning, Americans will not leave Kosovo.”

Kosovo Albanians Turned into West's Heroin Distributors
The KLA mafia-heroin rings and connections with Al Qaeda on the one side, and Western intelligence agencies such as American CIA and German BND, on the other, were explained in detail way back in 1999, by Michel Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Center for Research on Globalization.

“The supply route for arming KLA "freedom fighters" are the rugged mountainous borders of Albania with Kosovo and Macedonia. Albania is also a key point of transit of the Balkans drug route which supplies Western Europe with grade four heroin. Seventy-five percent of the heroin entering Western Europe is from Turkey. And a large part of drug shipments originating in Turkey transits through the Balkans. According to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), "it is estimated that 4-6 metric tons of heroin leave each month from Turkey having [through the Balkans] as destination Western Europe." A recent intelligence report by Germany's Federal Criminal Agency suggests that: "Ethnic Albanians are now the most prominent group in the distribution of heroin in Western consumer countries."

“In order to thrive, the criminal syndicates involved in the Balkans narcotics trade need friends in high places. Smuggling rings with alleged links to the Turkish State are said to control the trafficking of heroin through the Balkans "cooperating closely with other groups with which they have political or religious ties" including criminal groups in Albania and Kosovo. In this new global financial environment, powerful undercover political lobbies connected to organized crime cultivate links to prominent political figures and officials of the military and intelligence establishment.

“The narcotics trade nonetheless uses respectable banks to launder large amounts of dirty money. While comfortably removed from the smuggling operations per se, powerful banking interests in Turkey but mainly those in financial centres in Western Europe discretely collect fat commissions in a multibillion dollar money laundering operation. These interests have high stakes in ensuring a safe passage of drug shipments into Western European markets.”

Through Afghanistan and Kosovo, CIA Runs and Controls the Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade
In a recent article, published on February 4, 2008, Professor Chossudovsky confirmed his earlier findings, concluding that both Washington and Brussels, and Western leaders in general, are not only aware of whom exactly are they dealing with in Kosovo province, but are the actual creators of the new mafia state from the very get-go:

“The proposed Kosovar political setup is integrated by criminal elements. Western politicians are fully aware of the nature of the Kosovar political project, of which they are the architects.

“We are not, however, dealing with the usual links of individual Western politicians to criminal syndicates. The relationship is far more sophisticated. Both the EU and the US are using criminal organizations and criminalized political parties in Kosovo to reach their military and foreign policy goals. The latter in turn support the interests of the oil companies and defense contractors, not to mention the multibillion dollar heroin trade out of Afghanistan.

“At the institutional level, the US administration, the EU, NATO and the UN are actually promoting the criminalization of the Kosovar State, which they control. In broad terms we are also dealing with the criminalization of US foreign policy. These criminal organizations and parties are created to ultimately serve US interests in Southern Europe.

“Kosovo independence would formally transform Kosovo into an independent mafia state, controlled by the Western military alliance. The territory of Kosovo would remain under US-NATO military jurisdiction.”

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AMERICAN intelligence agents have admitted they helped to train the Kosovo Liberation Army before Nato's bombing of Yugoslavia. The disclosure angered some European diplomats, who said this had undermined moves for a political solution to the conflict between Serbs and Albanians.

Central Intelligence Agency officers were ceasefire monitors in Kosovo in 1998 and 1999, developing ties with the KLA and giving American military training manuals and field advice on fighting the Yugoslav army and Serbian police.

When the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), which co-ordinated the monitoring, left Kosovo a week before airstrikes began a year ago, many of its satellite telephones and global positioning systems were secretly handed to the KLA, ensuring that guerrilla commanders could stay in touch with Nato and Washington. Several KLA leaders had the mobile phone number of General Wesley Clark, the Nato commander.

European diplomats then working for the OSCE claim it was betrayed by an American policy that made airstrikes inevitable. Some have questioned the motives and loyalties of William Walker, the American OSCE head of mission.

"The American agenda consisted of their diplomatic observers, aka the CIA, operating on completely different terms to the rest of Europe and the OSCE," said a European envoy.

Several Americans who were directly involved in CIA activities or close to them have spoken to the makers of Moral Combat, a documentary to be broadcast on BBC2 tonight, and to The Sunday Times about their clandestine roles. Walker dismissed suggestions that he had wanted war in Kosovo, but admitted the CIA was almost certainly involved in the countdown to airstrikes.

Initially some "diplomatic observers" arrived, followed in October by a much larger group that was eventually swallowed up into the OSCE's "Kosovo Verification Mission".

Walker said: "Overnight we went from having a handful of people to 130 or more. Could the agency have put them in at that point? Sure they could. It's their job. But nobody told me."

Walker, who was nominated by Madeleine Albright, the American secretary of state, was intensely disliked by Belgrade. He had worked briefly for the United Nations in Croatia. Ten years earlier he was the American ambassador to El Salvador when Washington was helping the government there to suppress leftist rebels while supporting the contra guerrillas against the Sandinista government in Nicaragua.

Some European diplomats in Pristina, Kosovo's capital, concluded from Walker's background that he was inextricably linked with the CIA. The picture was muddied by the continued separation of American "diplomatic observers" from the mission. The CIA sources who have now broken their silence say the diplomatic observers were more closely connected to the agency.

"It was a CIA front, gathering intelligence on the KLA's arms and leadership," said one.

Another agent, who said he felt he had been "suckered in" by an organisation that has run amok in post-war Kosovo, said: "I'd tell them which hill to avoid, which wood to go behind, that sort of thing."

The KLA has admitted its long-standing links with American and European intelligence organisations. Shaban Shala, a KLA commander now involved in attempts to destabilise majority Albanian villages beyond Kosovo's border in Serbia proper, claimed he had met British, American and Swiss agents in northern Albania in 1996.

Belgrade has alleged the CIA also helped to arm the KLA, but this was denied by the guerrillas and agency sources.

"It was purely the Albanian diaspora helping their brothers," said Florin Krasniqi, a New York builder and one of the KLA's biggest financiers. He described how sniper rifles were exported from America using a loophole in federal law that allowed them to be shipped to "hunting clubs". Armour-piercing Barratt rifles made their way to the KLA's "hunting club" in Albania.

Agim Ceku, the KLA commander in the latter stages of the conflict, had established American contacts through his work in the Croatian army, which had been modernised with the help of Military Professional Resources Inc, an American company specialising in military training and procurement. This company's personnel were in Kosovo, along with others from a similar company, Dyncorps, that helped in the American-backed programme for the Bosnian army.



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http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1295/is_8_6/ai_55309049

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Mercenaries IN KOSOVO: The U.S. connection to the KLA - includes related article comparing United States foreign policy in Central America and Kosovo

The U.S. connection to the KLA

Meeting in the fourth floor conference room of a quaint red brick office building in a quiet section of Alexandria, Virginia, a group of retired generals discussed military support for a U.S. ally. The topic of the day: how to train and equip a shadowy guerrilla group accused by the State Department of being a terrorist organization.

The military men knew that the Drug Enforcement Administration suspected the guerrillas of smuggling high-grade Afghan heroin into North America and Western Europe. Police agencies across Europe had been alerted to the links among the rebels and the Sicilian, Calabrian, Neapolitan, and Russian mafias.

Was this the setting for a Tom Clancy novel? Or was it a flashback to one of the numerous secret meetings attended by the likes of Richard Secord and Oliver North during the Iran-contra scandal of the 1980s?

Actually, it was neither. It was a real life and present-day strategy session at MPRI (formerly known as Military Professional Resources, Inc.). Its client: the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).

MPRI is one of a handful of Pentagon contractors known as private military companies providing support to the KLA, according to retired Army Colonel David Hackworth, in an interview with Fox News's Catherine Crier. According to Hackworth, MPRI has used former U.S. military personnel to train KLA forces at secret bases inside Albania.

According to its web site, MPRI was founded as a Delaware-based corporation in 1987 by eight retired military officers. Its present board of directors is a virtual Who's Who of retired Pentagon brass. Members include one retired admiral, two retired major generals, and ten retired generals. One of those is former U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Carl E. Vuono. MPRI employs more than 400 personnel and, more importantly, has access to the resumes of thousands of former U.S. military specialists, from Green Berets and helicopter pilots to supply clerks and cooks. The firm--which, according to Jane's Intelligence Review, is involved in internal conflicts in Angola and the Congo, as well as the Balkans--did more than $48 million in business in 1997. MPRI's motto is: "Our integrity is our most treasured asset."

Some of the military leadership of the KLA includes veterans of MPRI-planned Operations Storm and Strike, 1995 Croatian military offensives that resulted in the ethnic cleansing of Serbs from eastern Croatia. One former CIA official confided that he is not surprised that MPRI is now involved with the KLA. "It fits the pattern," he said.
The military commander of the KLA, Agim Ceku, is a former brigadier general in the Croatian army, and, according to the London Independent's Robert Fisk, an "ethnic cleanser" in his own right. Along with MPRI military advisers, Ceku helped plan the Croatian offensive that drove some 350,000 Croatian Serbs from Krajina province. Croatian forces also destroyed more than 10,000 Croatian Serb homes.

Another KLA leader is Xhavit Haliti, who is not even a Kosovar. He is a former officer of the dreaded Albanian secret police, the Sigurimi, an entity that has chalked up innumerable human rights violations inside Albania.

KLA leaders have been accused of assassinating moderate Kosovo Albanians, including some of those who agreed to the Rambouillet peace accords. In fact, according to Albanian State Television, the KLA had sentenced to death in absentia Ibrahim Rugova, the democratically elected president of the Republic of Kosovo. (The KLA boycotted the election he won in 1998.) Apparently, Rugova, whose government-in-exile signed the Rambouillet accord, was too moderate for the KLA.

Until last year, the KLA was regarded as a terrorist organization by the State Department.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported last May that "officers of the Kosovo Liberation Army and their backers, according to law enforcement authorities in Western Europe and the United States, are a major force in international organized crime, moving staggering amounts of narcotics through an underworld network that reaches into the heart of Europe."
The Congressional Record indicates that the United States may have actually shipped arms to Serbia and Montenegro in the name of the War on Drugs. In the aftermath of the Dayton Accords on Bosnia, the Clinton Administration viewed Milosevic as an ally against America's other great enemy: international drug dealing.

Testifying before the House National Security, International Affairs, and Criminal Justice Subcommittee on May 1, 1997, Clinton's drug czar General Barry McCaffrey stated he wanted several Congressional "614 waivers," or what are called "national interest waivers," to ship weapons to various nations, including some with questionable human rights records. "I have fourteen waivers that the President granted ... for Serbia, Montenegro, Haiti, Somalia, Jordan, the list goes on and on," McCaffrey told the panel headed up by a then little-known Illinois Republican Representative named Dennis Hastert, now Speaker of the House. Hastert said he personally was "very supportive" of McCaffrey getting the money for the arms on a "long-term basis," or whatever basis he needed to get weapons to the Serbs and Montenegrins under file provisions of both the Foreign Military Sales program and the waiver provision.


http://www.srpska-mreza.com/Kosovo/occupation/heroin-trade.html
A World Safe for Kleptocracy
By George Szamuely
New York Press,
July 7, 1999


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The KLA has always been the armed wing of Albanian Mafia. Its humiliating defeat at the hands of the Serbs was rather embarrassing for the United States. NATO had to intervene. It could not allow a $400 billion a year heroin business to slip through its fingers.

Now that NATO has been triumphant, trade in the Balkans can again flourish. The heroin trade, that is. It was tricky there for a while. While the Serbs were fighting grimly to save their country from disintegration, their opponents, the KLA, were fighting to save a $400 billion a year heroin business. By wiping out KLA strongholds in Kosovo. Slobodan Milosevic had inadvertently also wiped out the heroin supply network that links Central Asia to Europe.

The KLA has always been the armed wing of this Albanian Mafia. Its humiliating defeat at the hands of the Serbs was rather embarrassing for the United States. It was bad enough that the KLA was so lousy at fighting. Despite their sophisticated weaponry they could not stop 40,000 Serb regular and paramilitary forces from throwing out, in a matter, of a few weeks, 800,000 Albanians. But at least they could pay for their weapons.

Without the heroin money, however, they would no longer even be able to do that. NATO had to intervene. It could not allow such a lucrative business to slip through its fingers.

The rise of the Albanian Mafia has been one of the most extraordinary phenomena of the last 10 years. For decades, the bizarre dictatorship of Enver Hoxha had isolated Albanians from the rest of the, world. The demise of Communism, however, had the effect of releasing the nation's pent-up criminal energy. Every kind of criminal scheme began to flourish. There were phony land deals, pyramid schemes and drug trafficking. Young women were transported to Italy to work as prostitutes. Children were sold to earn their keep as beggars in European cities.

And, of course, there was the lucrative ferrying of illegal immigrants across the Adriatic. Privatized state enterprises became front companies for laundering money. Albania became the paradigm of the post-Communist state in which former apparatchiki team up with the local Mafia to loot the people of their assets. The Kosovar Albanians dominated much of this criminal activity. In part, this was because they were from sophisticated, cosmopolitan Yugoslavia that had allowed its citizens the freedom to travel. In part, also, because they were already thoroughly experienced in heroin trafficking from the days when the Balkan Route for narcotics went through Yugoslavia.

The Balkan Route starts at the poppy fields of Pakistan and Central Asia, goes through Turkey and ends up in Western Europe. Yugoslavia's collapse into civil war in the early 1990s meant that heroin traders needed to find a more secure route. The heroin now went through Albania. Using the overland route drugs travel from Turkey to Greece and then to Macedonia. Albanians then transport the drugs by truck to the ports of Vlore and Durres [in Albania]. From there it is ferried by small craft either north toward the Dalmatian coast [Croatia] or across the Adriatic to Italy. Then it is taken to Germany and Switzerland.

The vast Albania Diaspora ensures easy distribution. Albanians who crossed the border into Kosovo could get Yugoslav passports. This enabled them to travel anywhere in Europe, where they could demand political asylum as refugees from Milosevic.
The Albanian Mafia is thought to control upwards of 70 percent of the illegal heroin market in Germany and Switzerland. More than 800 Albanian nationals are currently serving prison terms in Germany for heroin trafficking. The respected Jane's Intelligence Review recently reported: "Albania has become the crime capital of Europe. The most powerful groups in the country are organized criminals who use Albania to grow, process, and store a large percentage of the illegal drugs destined for Western Europe... Albanian criminal gangs are actively supporting the war in Kosovo."
According to Germany's Federal Criminal Agency: "Ethnic Albanians are now the most prominent group in the distribution of heroin in Western consumer countries." The Albanian Mafia resembles the Sicilian Mafia in many ways. It is clan-based, driven by blood feuds that go on for generations, and has a definite geographic base from which it controls the Diaspora.

In no time the Albanians displaced the Turks in the heroin business. Armenians and Georgians who supply the raw opium base prefer doing business with Albanians than with Turks. Moreover, Kosovar Albanians who dominate the Albanian Mafia used the proceeds of the heroin sales to buy arms for the anti-Serb guerrilla war in Kosovo. Here the Central Asians can be very helpful. Raiding armories and selling weapons is a multibillion-dollar enterprise in the countries of the former Soviet Union.

In 1997 Interpol declared that Kosovo Albanians hold the largest share of the heroin market in Switzerland, in Austria, in Belgium, in Germany, in Hungary, in the Czech Republic, in Norway and in Sweden. Thanks in part to NATO, the Balkans will soon come to resemble places like Colombia, where drug traffickers are so powerful that they effectively control the state. Politicians, political parties, provincial governments and security authorities are in the pocket of drug lords. This is pretty much already the case in Albania and Macedonia. It will be like that in Kosovo soon. "The economy of Kosovo shall function in accordance with free market principles," as the Rambouillet accords put it.

For the United States the establishment of a KLA state in Kosovo is a happy outcome. The KLA really does believe in the free market economy. What it understands by this is the opportunity to loot and pillage a people, so successfully accomplished in neighboring Albania. The securing of the Balkans Route means that the KLA will always be flush with money. With this it can take over the economy of Macedonia and Montenegro and also finance all kinds of prostitution and child slavery rackets in Europe. It will always be able to pay for its weapons should it decide to restart its war against Yugoslavia.



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George Soros was directly behind the Melosivic de facto coup
"Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmers, liquidate real estate … It will purge the rottenness out of the system..." - Andrew Mellon, Secretary of Treasury, 1929.

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Don't forget Richard Holbrooke and the role he played in the dismantling of Yugoslavia. He recently even got the shiny new job of messing up Afghanistan and Pakistan from Obama.

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many puppets and stooges have roles but people like Soros , Rockefeller and Rothschild are behind these things,  in most Democratic Administrations George Soros takes the helm, though he is still a Rothschild collaberator of course. The Comparmentalization of the U.S. GOV has two initial levels, democrat and republican, and of course there is a smaller, more powerful level above that level on the pyramid scheme.
"Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmers, liquidate real estate … It will purge the rottenness out of the system..." - Andrew Mellon, Secretary of Treasury, 1929.

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many puppets and stooges have roles but people like Soros , Rockefeller and Rothschild are behind these things,  in most Democratic Administrations George Soros takes the helm, though he is still a Rothschild collaberator of course. The Comparmentalization of the U.S. GOV has two initial levels, democrat and republican, and of course there is a smaller, more powerful level above that level on the pyramid scheme.

It would be helpful to search on "The Safari Club" and "Le Cercle" in regards to Yugoslavia...
Notice how Bin Laden Inc. moves from Afganistan to Albania for Bosnian war and later Kosovo ...

The money of this ties in with the "BAE Bandar and 9/11 scandal ... and the thing to see is that Prince Bandar and Prince Turki via the CIA/Safari/Cercle were doing what they were told to do... and that get's us back to the usual suspects:

Carlyle Group = Rothschild, Rockefeller, BP = Queen of England, RDS = Queen of Holland, Le Cercle group, Safari Club, BAE = Queen of England, Queen of Holland, U.S.  military industrial interests.

BAE Systems - bribes - Prince Bandar - 9/11 attacks

A great site is historycommons.org .... Search Albania:

http://www.historycommons.org/searchResults.jsp?searchtext=Albania&events=on&entities=on&articles=on&topics=on&timelines=on&projects=on&titles=on&descriptions=on&dosearch=on&search=Go
Shortly After April 9, 1994: Bin Laden Travels to Albania, Meets with Government Officials

Bin Laden visits Albania as a member of a Saudi government delegation. He is introduced as a friend of the Saudi government who could finance humanitarian projects. Yet, earlier the same month, the Saudi government supposedly cut all ties with bin Laden (see April 9, 1994). One former US intelligence officer will complain in 1999, “Why was he a member of that delegation? The Saudis are supposed to be our allies. They told us he was persona non grata, and yet here he was working the crowds on an official visit.” Bin Laden strengthens ties with the Albanian secret service, with an eye to assisting the fight against Serbia in the neighboring country of Bosnia. [Reeve, 1999, pp. 180-181; Washington Times, 9/18/2001; Ottawa Citizen, 12/15/2001]

September 1994-1996: Al-Zawahiri Manages Bosnian Mujaheddin from Bulgarian Base  
Ayman al-Zawahiri. [Source: Interpol]In 1996 it will be reported that the Egyptian government has been investigating Ayman al-Zawahiri and has determined he has been living in Sofia, Bulgaria, since September 1994 under an alias. Al-Zawahiri, head of Islamic Jihad and al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, is considered one of Egypt’s top enemies. The Egyptians pass on details of al-Zawahiri’s whereabouts to the Bulgarian government, but Bulgaria has no extradition treaty with Egypt and he is not believed to have broken any Bulgarian laws. Al-Zawahiri is living there mainly to help manage the mujaheddin effort in nearby Bosnia. Prior to that, it is believed he mostly lived in Switzerland for about a year. [BBC, 2/29/1996; Intelligence Newsletter, 3/21/1996] A Wall Street Journal article will later claim that al-Zawahiri was in charge of al-Qaeda’s Balkans operations, running training camps, money-laundering, and drug running networks in the region. Supposedly there was an “elaborate command-and-control center” in Sofia, Bulgaria. [Wall Street Journal (Europe), 1/11/2001] His brother Mohammed al-Zawahiri also helps manage operations in the region, mostly from a base in Albania (see 1993). With the war in Bosnia over, Ayman al-Zawahiri will attempt to enter Chechnya in late 1996, only to be arrested and held by the Russians (see December 1, 1996-June 1997).
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After 1994-1999: CIA and Bin Laden Train KLA in Albania  In 1994 Albanian Premier Sali Berisha reportedly helps bin Laden set up a network in Albania through Saudi charity fronts after bin Laden visits Albania (see Shortly After April 9, 1994). Berisha later uses his property to train the KLA militant group. [London Times, 11/29/1998]
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Also interesting is the
http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/bushcheneydrugempire.html
The Bush-Cheney Drug Empire

Of all the American companies dealing directly with the US military and providing cover for CIA operations, few firms can match the global presence of this giant construction powerhouse which employs 20,000 people in more than 100 countries. Through its sister companies or joint ventures, Brown & Root can build offshore oil rigs, drill wells and construct and operate everything from harbours and pipelines to highways and nuclear reactors. It can train and arm security forces and it can now also feed, supply and house armies. One key beacon of Brown & Root's overwhelming appeal to agencies like the CIA is that, as it proudly announces from its own corporate web page, it has received the contract to dismantle ageing Russian nuclear-tipped ICBMs in their silos.
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It is clear that everywhere there is oil there is Brown & Root. But increasingly, everywhere there is war or insurrection there is Brown & Root also. From Bosnia and Kosovo to Chechnya, Rwanda, Burma, Pakistan, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Iran, Libya, Mexico and Colombia, Brown & Root's traditional operations have expanded from heavy construction to include the provision of logistical support for the US military. Now, instead of US Army quartermasters, the world is likely to see Brown & Root warehouses storing and managing everything from uniforms and rations to vehicles.

DRUG PIPELINE STREAMLINED

The Clinton Administration took care of all that wasted travel for heroin with the 1999 destruction of Serbia and Kosovo and the installation of the KLA as a regional power. That opened a direct line from Afghanistan to Western Europe - and Brown & Root was right in the middle of that, too.

The Clinton skill at streamlining drug operations was described in detail in the April 2000 issue of FTW in a story entitled "The Democratic Party's Presidential Drug Money Pipeline". That article has since been reprinted in three countries. The essence of the drug economic lesson was that by growing opium in Colombia and by smuggling both cocaine and heroin from Colombia to New York City through the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico (a virtual straight line), traditional smuggling routes could be shortened or even eliminated. This reduced both risk and cost, increased profits and eliminated competition.

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http://www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0136.html

From Adolf Hitler to George Bush Jnr, US capitalism's unbroken link
Pre-amble:
When I started putting this essay together, it started out as investigation of Richard Armitage as a typical example of the kind of people employed to run the United States on behalf of their imperialist masters. Then I came across a piece written in 2000 by Michael Ruppert of Beyond the Wilderness, that broadened my inquiries as the article links Kellog Brown and Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton to the worldwide distribution of drugs via the global network that Halliburton owns or operates on behalf of the US government and various corporations including major oil companies. A network that evolved over time initially through the CIA's connection to the drug trade in the Golden Triangle but which has its roots in Nazi Germany over thirty years earlier and its connection to US big business. And in the post-war period, Brown Brothers Harriman were also involved in laundering Nazi money through a Dutch-based bank.

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Research what Soros was doing and calling for just before that bombing - you will see he was very much pressuring clinton to do that under the threat of numerous scandals. You name the people that carried the operation out perhaps, Soros sits on the upper echelons of this scheme just below the Rothschilds. He is a Political Hitman, Drug Distrubuter and Rogue Speculator. Soros runs his operations out of 5 or so offshore islands and can do whatever he wants. He was behind every Ex-Soviet Satellite Revolution and nearly every terrorist event in the caucauses, Zbrzezinski is his Geo Political Tactician.

There is direct proof he was / is responsible for:
the Ousting of Milsolivec
The Rose Revolution (Saakashvili in Georgia)
The Orange Revolution (Ukraine)
The Ukraine Gas siphonining/Shut-off
The S. Ossetian War
the Chezch Gov / chaos
Numerous money laundering banks that control many south american drug cartels

this new "Velvet Revolution" in Iran
Making 10 billion$ off of shorting the Pound Sterling, and hence de-valueing it


So as you can see, this is their main man as far as installing puppet Governments in Eurasia and he has his fingers in Iran and Latin America as well. What i didn't mention to this point is, in collusion with Felix Rohatyn, he owns virtually the whole Democratic Leadership in the Senate and Congress including Pelosi, Reid, Frank and all  the new guys he has just funded into office via his own slush funds and 2500$ a plate dinners, such as Al Franken.

His Agenda? Legalize ALL DRUGS including Meth, Cocaine, Crack, Heroin etc. etc. etc. "Open Society". Government supplies the Drug Addicts with their contraband such as needles, pipes and the drugs of course, and taxes them. So we would essentially have the GOV still importing the drugs from Latin America and other places, but they would sell and tax the drugs, and de-criminalize all of them

Now when it comes to Marijauana, i am not for throwing people in jail for that, however the Soros plan is to start with a soft harmless drug like marijuana then progress to the hardcore ones that destroy populations (The Chinese Opium Wars / British East India Company). Soros is actually quite upset with Obama about a few of his appointments, mainly Eric Holder, who is 100% Anti-Drug and contradicts the Soros Agenda of an "Open Society" or, what in reality is a Drug Welfare State to keep the population pacified.

There is a difference between the Ron paul idea of de-criminalizing USERS, and treating them as they are sick and Legalizing all drugs to force distrubute and tax them to the populations. Soros is a drug PUSHER, Ron Paul is rational.
"Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmers, liquidate real estate … It will purge the rottenness out of the system..." - Andrew Mellon, Secretary of Treasury, 1929.

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Re: Don't Forget Yugoslavia! Bush AND Clinton need to be tried for warcrimes!
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2009, 07:55:35 PM »
Yes, Soros is a member of Le Cercle.

Think of it as "Project Management". There are those with the funds "stake holders" and the project managers like Soros. The groups like Bilderberg, Le Cercle, Safari Club, Tri Lateral, CFR, have stakeholders (money) who have "goals" and the "projects" to acheive those goals.


http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/sociopol_lecercle04.htm
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The UK members of the Circle are very much involved in the guns-for-drugs trade in Pakistan and Bosnia. Three British members of The Circle -- Jonathan Aitken (Minister of Defence Procurement), Alan Clark (Minister of State for Defence) and Paul Channon (former Secretary of State at the Department of Trade and Industry) -- played central roles in the arms-to-Iraq affair examined by Sir Richard Scott.

Their French counterparts have been up to their necks in scandals as well. Doug Vaughan outlined a brief history of French intelligence in a Fall 1993 article for Covert Action Quarterly. He notes that the Action Service’s Red Hand eliminated dozens of Algerians and their sympathizers during the 1960s. During the ’70s its officers organized coups d’etat in Central Africa, Congo, Nigeria and Mali.

A key member of the Circle, Count Alexander de Marenches, directed the Service for External Documentation and Espionage (SDECE) during the 1970s. His pet project was the "Safari Club," which Vaughan describes as,

"a consortium formed with the secret police of the Shah of Iran, Saddam Hussein of Iraq, Anwar Sadat of Egypt, and the Saudi intelligence service run by Kamal Adham (later famous as a key player in the machinations of the rogue Bank of Commerce and Credit International, BCCI)"

The Safari Club,

"plotted with the Portuguese fascists to overthrow President Sekou Toure of Guinea and to assassinate Amilcar Cabral, leader of the independence movement in Guinea-Bissau. They backed the dictator Siad Barre in Somalia. They tried to kill Libyan Col. Muammar Qaddafi. They schemed to prop up the Shah. They forged a strategic alliance with BOSS, the Gestapo of South Africa’s apartheid -- all in the name of stopping the spread of Soviet influence"


At least three of the top-ranking members of "Le Cercle" (Dr. Henry Kissinger, billionaire George Soros, and billionaire Jeremy Goldsmith) had direct contact with Princess Diana.
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George Soros provided the private planes on which Diana flew to and from Bosnia. He has connections throughout the Balkans and may very well be involved in the recent shipment of arms from Iran to the muslims in Bosnia.

"Diana: Her True Story" informs us on page 129 that Mark Shand, the brother of Camilla Parker-Bowles, is married to Clio Goldsmith, "niece of the grocery millionaire." 

Just yesterday, the Queen met with Jemimah Goldsmith in Pakistan. The Reuters wire service report, dated October 7, read as follows:

"Princess Diana visited Pakistan three times before she died in a high-speed car crash in a Paris road tunnel alongside her companion, Dodi Al Fayed.

Her highest-profile visit was last May, when she went to raise funds for the cancer hospital in Lahore run by Pakistan cricket hero Imran Khan. Imran and his wife Jemima, daughter of the late Anglo-French tycoon Sir James Goldsmith and a close friend of Diana, were both at the glittering dinner at Islamabad’s presidential palace. "

Sir James Goldsmith’s connections to "Le Cercle" are spelled out in an article by Robin Ramsay titled "Brian Crozier, the Pinay Circle and James Goldsmith," that appeared November 1988 in Lobster, issue No. 17.

For a more complete overview of the Pinay Circle, see "The Pinay Circle: An Invisible Power Network," by David G. Guyatt in vol. 3 No. 5 of Nexus Magazine, August-September 1996.

Mr. Guyatt may be reached at 5 Mucking Hall Cottages, Mucking Hall Road, Barling Magna, Essex SS3 ONJ England, UK Phone/Fax +44 (0) 1702 21 7523

Guyatt’s article cites Brian Crozier’s book "Free Agent: The Unseen War, 1941-1991" (Harper Collins, London, 1993) and Alan Clark’s "Diaries" (Phoenix Books, London, 1994).

He lists the following people as members of "Le Cercle":

NICHOLAS ELLIOT, British SIS/MI6 dept. head
WILLIAM COLBY, deceased (?) former Director of CIA
COLONEL BOTTA, Swiss military intelligence
FRANZ JOSEF STRAUSS, German Defence Minister
ALFREDO SANCHEZ BELLA, head of European Operations for Spain’s Secret Service and closely connected to Opus Dei
GIULIO ANDREOTTI, former Italian Prime Minister, P2 member and Mafia confidant
GEN. ANTONIO DE SPINOLA, head of Portugese putschists

SILVA MUNOZ, former Franco minister and senior Opus Dei member

MONSIGNIORE BRUNELLO, Vatican prelate and BNG agent

STEFANO DELLA CHIAIE, leading member of P2 and Italy’s Secred Service, SID

"This list is by no means complete."

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=80002.msg453028#msg453028

in regards to "Le Cercle"

Le Cercle members:

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/sociopol_lecercle02.htm
Colby, William E.
Brzezinski, Zbigniew
Al-Faisal, HRH Prince Turki
Cecil, Robert Gascoyne
Kissinger, Henry Alfred
Machtenburg, Hans von
Rockefeller, David
Soros, George
Volcker, Paul A.
Weck, Philippe de (UBS)
Bush, George H.W.  ?

http://www.isgp.eu/organisations/Le_Cercle.htm
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Re: Don't Forget Yugoslavia! Bush AND Clinton need to be tried for warcrimes!
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2009, 08:02:23 PM »
Soros just invented the European Councel on Foreign Relations if you didn't know. he CREATED it.
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Re: Don't Forget Yugoslavia! Bush AND Clinton need to be tried for warcrimes!
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2009, 08:05:19 PM »
All the money from these coup's and agencies comes directly from the dope inc. , his Drug Money Laundering operation that enables the Cartels to operate. All profits made from the laundering go to black ops, think tanks, funding candidates etc.........

He is the main drug money launderer for Latin America and other areas and has massive influence. He is likely responsible for many of the Anti-Drug Mexican authority killings recently.
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Re: Don't Forget Yugoslavia! Bush AND Clinton need to be tried for warcrimes!
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2009, 08:22:01 PM »
Soros just invented the European Councel on Foreign Relations if you didn't know. he CREATED it.

I don't think we are in any disagreement, so he is an active stakeholder.. like David Rockefeller... and John D. All I am saying is the real dirty deeds will be carried out indirectly thru others...

David Rockefeller, Founder and Honorary Chairman, Trilateral Commission

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/r/john_d_jr_rockefeller/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._Rockefeller,_Jr
John D Rockefeller Jr donated the land along the East River in Manhattan upon which the United Nations
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/rockefellers/maps/textmap.html#unhq

Following World War II, as the United Nations looked for a permanent headquarters in New York, John D. Rockefeller Jr. donated six blocks of midtown Manhattan real estate near the East River. His gift was worth $8.5 million. By agreement with the American government, the site was declared international territory.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Don't Forget Yugoslavia! Bush AND Clinton need to be tried for warcrimes!
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2009, 08:27:42 PM »
Yea i know, like i said, Soros is a Rothschild Politcal Hitman... an Agent but a high echolan Agent that has massive power.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5