NATO – CIA: Kosovo’s Mafia: Assassinations and intimidation

 US Embassador Josef Limprecht (died in may 2002, in a KLA Terrorism Camp near Peskopje in North Albania), Partner Xhavit Halili,acutell Minister Ferdinand Xhaferie and PM from Albania: Salih Berisha and in this time: Fatos Nano!)

NATO Top secret document 47-page, over the crime Organisation: Xhavit Halili, Hashim Thaci, DRENICA Group

We think this story is huge. Finally some people might begin to really understand the scope of organized crime.

„Kosovo is just a multi-crimininal, poli-functional space. And this space is being used by Washington and by Europe for two things. Mainly it creates a highly criminal mafia environment for terror management. There have been, including Osama bin Laden, many known terrorists flown by American help into this area, and this is a training ground unto today for al Qaeda actions. And that is what Kosovo is needed for.“ ~ Christof Hoerstel @ 4:00 in the following Russia Today video
Kosovo’s Mafia: Assassinations and intimidation
Europe – Matt McAllester – March 27, 2011 15:15

PRISTINA, Kosovo — It’s known as K-SHIK, an Albanian-language acronym for Kosovo’s National Intelligence Service, and it has always operated in the shadows of Kosovo’s darkest corners.

That is, until now. GlobalPost has interviewed a key informant in a criminal investigation into alleged K-SHIK assasinations as well as several victims of alleged K-SHIK intimidation tactics. In a series of extraordinarily candid interviews, these sources have come forward to shed new light on U.S. support of K-SHIK’s operations in Kosovo and K-SHIK’s alleged history of targeting political opponents for intimidation — and allegedly murder.

Setting up a headquarters here in Kosovo’s capital in the aftermath of the 1999 war, the notorious intelligence agency became an extra-legal entity that was at first under the command of the victorious and U.S.-allied guerrilla movement, the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).

Later it was directed by the Democratic Party of Kosovo, American and Kosovar sources say. The party’s leader is the prime minister, Hashim Thaci, who was recently elected to a second term and who continues to receive support from the highest levels of power in Washington.

Today, there is no longer a physical headquarters and officially the intelligence service does not exist, according to the man who headed up the agency for nine years. But sources connected to SHIK, as it is most commonly known, maintain that it remains active in enforcing the political status quo through fear and intimidation.

The United States and other NATO countries who fought to oust Yugoslav forces from Kosovo in 1999 provided support for SHIK, according to the intelligence service’s own former chief.

The former head of the intelligence service, Kadri Veseli, a key ally of Thaci, revealed in an exclusive interview with GlobalPost that he received U.S. support, saying, “We had a lot of partners — 25 intelligence services … . The U.S., they help us a lot.”

Veseli denies that SHIK carried out systematic political killings, but he says that the foreign intelligence services assisted SHIK “in every way.” He refused to discuss specifics of how the organization operated.

A half dozen sources, including another former SHIK operative, a former KLA fundraiser, a Western diplomat with knowledge of the region and a Kosovar political analyst, confirmed that the United States has supported SHIK, which was never formally overseen by a government or international body.

The former hitman

In a house heavily guarded by NATO troops, the former self-proclaimed SHIK hitman, Nazim Bllaca, told GlobalPost that SHIK orchestrated a campaign of political murder after the 1999 war ended. During that period, he said, hundreds of minority Kosovar Serbs and Kosovar Albanians suspected of collaborating with Slobodan Milosevic’s forces or being members of a party opposed to the victorious KLA were killed. It is unknown how many of these alleged murders prosecutors in Kosovo believe were carried out by SHIK, but since talking to GlobalPost, Bllaca has agreed to testify in another trial that began in mid-March of two former KLA soldiers with whom he has told prosecutors he killed an Albanian man in June 1999.

The NATO troops outside Bllaca’s door were there to protect him, he explained, from possible assassins trying to silence him as he has come forward to provide testimony against SHIK.

“I was part of a criminal and illegal organization called SHIK,” Bllaca said. “I am the author of one killing and I assisted in many others … . Personally, my group and I were working on collaborators and political killings.”

Two Kosovo Albanian politicians, one a former deputy prime minster, backed up the claims of the self-proclaimed hitman, saying that agents of the intelligence service tried to kill them. Bllaca said it was, in fact, his team that tried to kill the two men.

Prosecutors at EULEX, a mission of the European Union that works with Kosovo officials on enforcing the rule of law, are preparing Bllaca’s indictment on charges of murder, attempted murder and involvement in organized crime, according to EULEX documents seen by GlobalPost, and according to Bllaca himself, who is cooperating with EULEX prosecutors. Bllaca has told prosecutors that a senior former KLA official ― a close ally of Thaci named Azem Syla ― ordered him to do the killings. EULEX prosecutors declined to say whether they planned to indict anyone else connected to the murders.

“My goal is to shed light on all the killings in Kosovo,” Bllaca said.

Veseli denied that he or SHIK had ever been involved in murder or any crime. “Nazim Bllaca was never part of SHIK,” said Veseli, 43, during a more than two-hour interview in a restaurant in Pristina. “We were never in touch with him.”

Neither Veseli nor Thaci has been charged in a criminal case.

American involvement

The U.S. ambassador to Kosovo, Christopher Dell, declined repeated requests for an interview, as did officials at the State Department in Washington. They also declined to respond to written questions.

Most people who spoke to GlobalPost about SHIK, its activities and its ties to the U.S. government spoke on condition of anonymity because they did not want to face repercussions.

“It was sponsored by the CIA,” said a former senior U.S. official in Kosovo, who believes that SHIK turned into an organized crime organization. “At the beginning there were about 16 chosen by hand ― trained, equipped and outfitted and doing good things … but what it turned into was a method to maintain control of the crime and the politics in Kosovo.”

The former American official said SHIK was still supported by the United States and is “stronger now than it’s ever been, quite frankly.”

“The U.S. has been involved in training both SHIK and Kosovo’s security structures,” the Western diplomat with knowledge of the region said.

A former SHIK operative who no longer lives in Kosovo confirmed that he had been trained in the United States and Germany by American intelligence officials.

“[Veseli] had direct links with the American and English intelligence,” said Florin Krasniqi, a former KLA fundraiser and now a member of the Kosovo parliament. “Anything Americans and English wants, he gave them, on a plate … Kadri Veseli was financed, supported, supplied by these agencies.”

Veseli was friendly enough with U.S. officials to be invited to at least one, possibly more, Fourth of July barbecue celebrations at the U.S. Embassy in Pristina, according to three sources, including one who saw him at the celebration. Veseli did not dispute that he attended Fourth of July celebrations at the embassy, although he would not directly confirm his presence there.

There is strong indication that American officials knew of the suspicions of SHIK’s alleged involvement in targeting political opponents, even as the United States and other NATO countries were providing support for SHIK.

An intelligence report dated 2004 notes that Thaci associate and former KLA commander Xhavit “Haliti with Kadri ‘SALI’ VESELI, chief of KshiK prepared a ‘Black List’ of moderate politicians who were intimidated by KshiK and PDK supporters.” It is not known who in the American government has seen the report but the well-informed Western diplomat confirmed that officials in Washington had seen the report. (The report is marked “Secret Rel USA KFOR and NATO,” which is standard Pentagon code for “Secret – Releasable to the United States and NATO.” KFOR is the NATO force in Kosovo.)

The same intelligence report states: “KShiK has strong links with a number of Kosovar criminal organisations and derives much of their funding from illegal activity … KShiK also uses intimidation tactics to obtain funding from companies.”

Another intelligence report, this one authored by the German intelligence agency, the BND, in 2005 states, in German: “The SHIK developed its present form in the second half of 1999 in PRISTINA on THACI’s initiative. THACI and [former KLA leader and prime minister Ramush] HARADINAJ, among others, used it to recruit suitable candidates for the Kosovar police service and the TMK [the Kosovo Protection Corps, an emergency response force comprised mainly of former KLA soldiers]. In reality, the service is primarily involved in spying activities, intimidation, and physically eliminating democratic forces.”

In accusing Syla and SHIK ― and by implication, Thaci and Veseli ― of complicity in the political murders he has confessed to, Bllaca is striking at the heart of Kosovo’s power structure and reputation. There are no more powerful political figures in Kosovo than Thaci, a close American ally who has been received at the White House and has hosted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Pristina.

If Bllaca is convicted, he will likely go to prison for many years. He nevertheless seemed remarkably upbeat. He was clean shaven, had a new haircut and joked with the Italian soldiers guarding him. His motives are hard to fathom.

If he is driven by his guilt at killing a man then his relaxed, quick-wittedness entirely masks a tormented soul. Some analysts have guessed that Bllaca is driven by fear, rather than guilt, and decided that the only way to save his own life was to turn himself in and seek a plea agreement. Indeed, in the interview with GlobalPost, he spoke of a falling-out with SHIK several years ago and how he believes there is now a price of 100,000 euros on his head.

Veseli, one of Bllaca’s targets, believes that Bllaca………….



“GlobalPost”: SHIK-u, i sponsoruar nga CIA

Web-faqja autoritative e lajmeve nga Bostoni i SHBA-së, Global Post në një shkrim të gjatë me titullin “Mafia e Kosovës – vrasje dhe frikësim”, fokusohet në aktivitetet e SHIK-ut, duke thënë se kjo organizatë gjatë gjithë kohës ka marrë përkrahje të fortë nga Uashingtoni.

“Menjëherë pas luftës së vitit 1999, agjencia famëkeqe e inteligjencës u bë një entitet jashtëligjor që fillimisht ishte nën komandën e lëvizjes guerile fitimtare UÇK që kishte përkrahjen e SHBA-së. Më pas u udhëhoq nga PDK-ja thonë burime amerikane dhe kosovare. Lideri i partisë është Hashim Thaçi, që fitoi së fundi mandatin e dytë në pushtet, dhe që ka përkrahjen e nivelit më të lartë në Uashington”.

“Sot, SHIK-u nuk ka zyre dhe zyrtarisht nuk ekziston, sipas njeriut që e ka udhëhequr për 9 vjet. Por, burimet e lidhura me SHIK-un, thonë se ai mbetet aktiv për të mbajtur status-quon nëpërmjet frikësimit dhe shantazhit”, shkruan gazetari Matthew McAllaster, raporton Indeksonline.

Vetë udhëheqësi i SHIK thotë se ka pasur mbështetjen e SHBA-së, diçka që konfirmohet edhe nga një ish-pjesëtar i SHIK-ut, një ish-mbledhës i fondeve për luftën, një diplomat ndërkombëtar dhe një analist politik.

“Global Post” ka intervistuar Nazim Bllacën që thotë se ka vrarë për SHIK-un. Kjo gazetë ka intervistuar edhe Adem Salihajn dhe Agim Veliun, që kanë thënë se SHIK-u ka bërë atentate ndaj tyre, sikurse edhe Drita Kllokoqin, burri i së cilës u vra nga Nazim Bllaca, si dhe vetë kreun e SHIK-ut, Kadri Veselin.

Ky i fundit e pranon ndihmën e SHBA-së, dhe në mënyrë indirekte pranon se ka marrë pjesë në secilin manifestim të organizuar nga Ambasada e SHBA-së për nder të 4 korrikut – Ditës së Pavarësisë së Amerikës.

Shumica e njerëzve që folën me GlobalPost për SHIK-un, aktivitetin e tij dhe lidhjet me SHBA-në, kanë folur në kushte anonimiteti, sepse kanë frikë për jetën e tyre.

“U sponsorua nga CIA”, tha një ish-zyrtar i lartë amerikan në Kosovë, që beson se SHIK-u u kthye në një organizatë të krimit të organizuar. “Në fillim ishin nja 16 persona të përzgjedhur mirë dhe të trajnuar për të bërë gjëra të mira…por u shndërrua në organizatë që kontrollon krimin dhe politikën e Kosovës”, thotë zyrtari amerikan.

Sipas tij, SHIK-u ende mbështetet nga SHBA-ja, dhe atë më shumë se kurrë tash.

Një ish-pjesëtar i SHIK-ut që nuk jeton më në Kosovë thotë se anëtarët e tij janë trajnuar në SHBA dhe në Gjermani, nga zyrtarë amerikanë të inteligjencës.

Shkrimin e plotë mund ta lexoni në:

“GlobalPost”: SHIK-u, i sponsoruar nga CIA

In 1999, the United States and NATO fought a war against “ethnic cleansing” in Kosovo by forces of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. On the ground, a guerrilla group of Kosovar Albanians called the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) allied with the United States and NATO in the war against the Yugoslav forces, led by Slobodan Milosevic. International support for the KLA in the nearly three-month campaign was strong. The war became cast as a battle for human rights and international order. At the end of the fighting, on June 10, 1999, then-U.S. President Bill Clinton, winding up a presidency tainted by American passivity during the slaughters in Bosnia and Rwanda, proudly proclaimed: “Because of our resolve, the 20th century is ending, not with helpless indignation, but with a hopeful affirmation of human dignity and human rights for the 21st century. For in Kosovo we did the right thing. We did it the right way. And we will finish the job.” Twelve years later, few would argue that the war was not justified. But the U.S.-backed KLA leaders who went on to be elected to run Kosovo are now being investigated for operating what amounts to an organized crime syndicate with allegations of murder as well as widespread trafficking of women, narcotics and even human organs. And, as a GlobalPost investigation has found, American and NATO officials had evidence of the criminal allegations all along.

Die NATO läuft Amok, seitdem „secret“ Dokumente über die Partnerschaft mit den Top Verbrecher und Todesschwadronen des Hasim Thaci und Xhavit Halili, veröffentlicht werden


Captain Dr. Hans-Dieter Wichter, German Navy, Public Affairs Adviser to COM KFOR läuft Amok, weil die engste Partnerschaft mit dem Verbrecher Kartell der NATO und Hashim Thaci, durch Weitergabe an die Presse, nun veröffentlicht werden.
Die NATO hat sehr viel zu vertuschen, wie auch an Hand von TV Dokumentationen dargestellt wird.
Schande über diese Weltweit nur mit Verbrechern kooperierende sogenannten Ministerialdirigenten, welche im Sumpf der Balkan Mafia ihre Profite machten und die dubiosten Erklärungen von sich geben.
Um diese geheimen NATO Papiere geht es, 47 Seiten über die Morde, Drogenhandel, Verbrechen rund um Xhavit Halili, Hashim Thaci, Ramuz Haradinaj und Co. Die NATO ist Partner der Verbrecher Banden, was Nichts Neues ist.

Über den Autor: Michel Chossudovsky ist Professor für Wirtschaftswissenschaften an der Univerität Ottawa (Kanada) und war Mitarbeiter verschiedener Organisationen der Vereinten Nationen. Er ist Leiter des Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Autor mehrerer Bücher und Mitwirkender bei der Encyclopedia Britannica. Seine Texte wurden in mehr als 20 Sprachen übersetzt. Im Jahre 2003 erhiel… weiter

Kriegspropaganda der CIA, um die westliche Bevölkerung zu beeinflussen – UNGLAUBLICH!

Der Leiter des Militär Krankenhauses Tirana damals, weil ein Stockwerk, komplett der UCK übergeben wurde und wo niemand Zutritt hatte, noch Kontrolle, was dort geschah! Shaip Muja, ist der Verantwortliche auch für die Kindes Entführungen 1998-2001 vor allem in Tirana, Tödung und Organ Entnahme, Vor diesen primitiven Mord Kanaillen, mussten auch Deutsche Polizei (MAPE), die Flüchtlings Camps in Tirana und Kukes schützen, damit keine Kinder verschwinden zur Tödung und Organ Entnahme (unten, voröffentlicht sogar im Kosovo), wie ein neuer UN secret Report ebenfalls festhält. Die Kindes Entführer und Verbrecher Gestalten der UCK, lungerten damals vor allem auch im Rogner Hotel herum, wo dann oft die US Botschafterin Mariso Lino auftauchte. Griechischer Abstammung, wie Georg Tenet der CIA – Direktor, der in Himari Albanien geboren ist.

Original Zitat aus 2000, direkt auf die Verbrechen angesprochen: „für die Freiheit ist Alles erlaubt“, das Motto der UCK Terroristen und Verbrecher in Tirana um 1999…

PRISTINA, Kosovo — The man in the black leather jacket preferred to speak about his past in the security of a car parked in a distant, rural part of Kosovo.

“The big guys don’t take a cut in this business — they run it,” said the man, who gave his name as Luan and acknowledged that he previously made his living from trafficking women and girls into Kosovo against their will so that they could be forced to have sex with paying customers. “The system is highly organized and there’s no police or anything to stop it. Everything is corruption from top to bottom.” Every day, an enterprise of trafficking women thrives in this country.

In the aftermath of the U.S.-led war in Kosovo in 1999, this nascent democracy, born of an international effort to protect human rights, has become a hub of the global trade in human beings, according to human rights investigators who monitor human trafficking……………….

CIA Killer schwadronen im balkan

mercoledì 30 marzo 2011

Intelligence » Il traffico di organi e la grande ipocrisia dell’Occidente


30 Marzo 2011

„Sulla base dei nostri esami, a nostro parere, non esistono prove conclusive che delle persone siano state ferite come risultato di atti criminali nella casa del sud-ovest di Burrel in Albania“. Queste le conclusioni del rapporto ufficiale della Missione UNMIK del 2004 sulla casa gialla, di cui l’Osservatorio Italiano dispone di una copia. Si tratta del report relativo alle indagini in Albania del team dell’Ufficio delle Persone scomparse e legale (OMPF), guidato da José-Pablo Barayabr, capo del OMPF, dietro l’assistenza del Tribunale Penale Internazionale dell’Aja (Report-Forensic Examination and Assassment in Albania) .


Il team era così composto:
Jose Pablo Barajbar, capo OMPF
Alain Wittmann, Forensic Photographer
Tom Grange, Forensic Anthropologist
Tania Delabarde, Forensic Anthropologist
Hroar Frydelund, Forensic Crime Scene Examiner 2 guardie di sicurezza ICTY
Capo Procuratore di Burrel
Taduttore ICTY
Ricercatore Micheal Montgomery
Ricercatore Stephen Smith


Rapporto KFOR sulle reti criminali del Kosovo – anno 2000

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Rapporto dell’intelligence militare della Nato, dell’autunno del 2000, sulla rete locale di criminalità organizzata del Kosovo. Il report KFOR traccia i collegamenti tra i clan e le famiglie che si ripartivano le zone di influenza….

Ex-NATO Chef: Lord Roberston: “the KLA were responsible for more deaths in Kosovo than the Yugoslav [Serb] authorities had been.”

Grundlage Strategie ist, das man mit kleinen Staaten besser Geschäfte machen kann, über die Privatsierung. Deshalb wird über NGO’s und USAID und Co. kriminelle Clans finanziert und gefördert, denn im Chaos gibt es gute Geschäfte. Man finanziert Morde und Terror, für diese Strategie und immer mit Kriminellen.

“For Africa, Brzezinski recommends the so-called
‘micro-nationalities’ concept, which means that national boundaries
established in the 19th century should be swept aside in favor of a
crazy quilt of petty tribal entities, each one so small that it could
not hope to resist even a medium-sized oil multinational”

Vor 12 Jahren wurde die F-117, durch Zoltan Dani, in Serbien abgeschossen

Zoltan Dani
Zoltan Dani
>Vor genau 12 Jahren wurde das „unsichtbare“ F-117 abgeschossen Oberst Zoltan Dani angeführt.


Torte mit Schleudersitz

Von Flottau, Renate

Global Village: Wie ein serbischer Bäcker seinen größten Triumph verarbeitet

Der Teigfladen wirbelt in die Höhe, kreist in der Luft und wird von flinken Händen wieder aufgefangen. Bäcker Zoltan Dani beherrscht sein Handwerk. Aus einer weißgefliesten kleinen Backstube im Hinterhof seines Elternhauses in Kovin, etwa 35 Kilometer östlich von Belgrad, beliefert er seine Kunden. In dem kleinen Städtchen mit den blitzsauberen Straßen und schnurgeraden Kastanienalleen wird fast nur Ungarisch gesprochen. Hier gehören neun von zehn Einwohnern der ungarischen Minderheit an, auch Bäcker Dani.

Marija, die Gehilfin, hat am Telefon eine Sonderbestellung angenommen. „Eine F-117A-Torte bis Samstag“, ruft sie dem Chef zu. „Da feiert wohl mal wieder ein General seinen Geburtstag“, lacht Dani und packt sich einen Mehlsack auf die Schulter, „schließlich bin ich Spezialist für Jagdbomber vom Typ F-117A.“

Das stimmt, aber dass der ehemalige Kommandeur einer Luftabwehrbatterie der serbischen Armee sich eines Tages seinen Lebensunterhalt damit verdient, dass er den geheimnisumwitterten „Stealth“-Jet der U. S. Air Force als Torte nachbackt und mit Schokoladenguss überzieht, hätte Dani sich nicht in seinen schlimmsten Alpträumen vorstellen können.

Damals, bei Belgrads Luftabwehr, galt er als ausgefuchster Tüftler am Computer und war gut in seinem Job. Am 27. März 1999, während der Bombardierung Jugoslawiens durch die Nato, hat er dann bewiesen, dass die angeblich von keinem Radar zu erfassenden unsichtbaren „Stealthbomber“ eben doch verwundbar waren und sogar abgeschossen werden konnten. Das war die Sternstunde im Leben von Zoltan Dani, und die Erinnerung daran genießt er noch heute.

>How to Take Down an F-117

November 21, 2005: The Serbian battery commander, whose missiles downed an American F-16, and, most impressively, an F-117, in 1999, has retired, as a colonel, and revealed many of the techniques he used to achieve all this. Colonel Dani Zoltan, in 1999, commanded the 3rd battery of the 250th Missile Brigade. He had search and control radars, as well as a TV tracking unit. The battery had four quad launchers for the 21 foot long, 880 pound SA-3 missiles. The SA-3 entered service in 1961 and, while it had undergone some upgrades, was considered a minor threat to NATO aircraft. Zoltan was an example of how an imaginative and energetic leader can make a big difference. While Zoltan’s peers and superiors were pretty demoralized with the electronic countermeasures NATO (especially American) aircraft used to support their bombing missions, he believed he could still turn his ancient missiles into lethal weapons. The list of measures he took, and the results he got, should be warning to any who believe that superior

alone will provide a decisive edge in combat. People still make a big difference. In addition to shooting down two aircraft, Zoltan’s battery caused dozens of others to abort their bombing missions to escape his unexpectedly accurate missiles. This is how he did it.

— Zoltan had about 200 troops under his command. He got to know them well, trained hard and made sure everyone could do what was expected of them. This level of quality leadership was essential, for Zoltan’s achievements were a group effort.

— Zoltan used a lot of effective techniques that American air defense experts expected, but did not expect to encounter because of poor leadership by the enemy. For example, Zoltan knew that his major foe was HARM (anti-radar) missiles and electronic detection systems used by the Americans, as well as smart bombs from aircraft who had spotted him. To get around this, he used landlines for all his communications (no cell phones or radio). This was more of a hassle, often requiring him to use messengers on foot or in cars. But it meant the American intel people overhead were never sure where he was.

— His radars and missile launchers were moved frequently, meaning that some of his people were always busy looking for new sites to set up in, or setting up or taking down the equipment. His battery traveled over 100,000 kilometers during the 78 day NATO bombing campaign, just to avoid getting hit. They did, and his troops knew all that effort was worth the effort.

— The Serbs had spies outside the Italian airbase most of the bombers operated from. When the bombers took off, the information on what aircraft they, and how many, quickly made it to Zoltan and the other battery commanders.

— Zoltan studied all the information he could get on American stealth technology, and the F-117. There was a lot of unclassified data, and speculation, out there. He developed some ideas on how to beat stealth, based on the fact that the technology didn’t make the F-117 invisible to radar, just very to get, and keep, a good idea of exactly where the aircraft was. Zoltan figured out how to tweak his radars to get a better lock on stealth type targets. This has not been discussed openly.

— The Serbs also set up a system of human observers, who would report on sightings of bombers entering Serbia, and track their progress.

— The spies and observers enabled Zoltan to keep his radars on for a minimal amount of time. This made it difficult for the American SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses) to use their HARM missiles (that homed in on radar transmissions.) Zoltan never lost a radar to a HARM missile.

— Zoltan used the human spotters and brief use of radar, with short range shots at American bombers. The SA-3 was guided from the ground, so you had to use surprise to get an accurate shot in before the target used jamming and evasive maneuvers to make the missile miss. The F-117 he shot down was only 13 kilometers away.

Zoltan got some help from his enemies. The NATO commanders often sent their bombers in along the same routes, and didn’t make a big effort to find out if hotshots like Zoltan were down there, and do something about it. Never underestimate your enemy.

Was China’s Stealth Tech Made in America?
4:38:55 PM, Saturday, February 05, 2011
“On March 27, 1999, during the height of NATO’s air war on Serbia, a very smart and very lucky Serbian air-defense commander achieved the seemingly impossible. Firing three 1960s-vintage SA-3 missiles, Col. Zoltan Dani managed to shoot down an attacking U.S. Air Force F-117 stealth fighter-bomber piloted by Lt. Col. Dale Zelko. NATO commanders had been sending the alliance’s planes, including the stealth attackers, into Serbia along predictable routes, allowing Dani to carefully plan his missile ambush.
A fast-acting team of Air Force A-10 attack planes and helicopters retrieved Zelko intact, but not so the wreckage of the colonel’s top-secret jet, one of the technological stars of the 1991 Gulf War. The destroyed F-117’s left wing, canopy and ejection seat — plus Zelko’s helmet — wound up in a Belgrade aviation museum, but most of the rest of the 15-ton jet was gathered up by farmers living around the crash site.
Twelve years later, some of those components may have finally surfaced — in the design of China’s new J-20 stealth fighter.