Jo Biden in Athen: US: Greece a close friend

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US: Greece a close friend

When US Vice-President Joe Biden’s visit to Greece was planned months ago, the trip was to shore up the embattled government of an old and trusted friend, then-premier George Papandreou. Alhough Papandreou has since been forced out of office, the confluence of US-Greece economic and geopolitical interests remains.

Despite Greece’s no longer being in the eye of the eurozone storm, its stabilisation remains part of the euro-rescue package, which in turn is of vital interest to the US economy and, of course, to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

The geopolitical balances between Greece, Cyprus, Israel and Turkey will naturally figure prominently in Biden’s talks with Premier Lucas Papademos and President Karolos Papoulias.

The Cyprus-Israel alliance in exploiting the rich gas deposits in the southeastern Mediterranean, in concert with the American Noble Energy company, along with the emerging Greece-Israel partnership, have tipped the regional balances against Turkey for the first time in decades.

For Cyprus, the gas card should normally have been a significant factor in exacting concessions from Turkey in ongoing Cyprus settlement talks, since the Turkish-Cypriots have much to gain as participants in a unified federal state.

But there are indications that Washington may put the brakes on such a strategy, due to Turkey’s geopolitical importance. Moreover, the US is eager to mend ties between Turkey and Israel, which could again shift the regional balances.

Still, the emerging role of Cyprus and Greece in the regional energy grid – Greece is believed to have major oil and gas deposits south of Crete and near the island of Kastellorizo – can limit the geopolitical downgrading of Greece due to the financial crisis.

Biden’s national security advisor, Antony Blinken, and his international economic affairs advisor, Michael Froman, underlined that Biden will offer a vote of confidence in Greece’s fiscal adjustment efforts.

“We think it’s very important to show our ongoing support for Greece, for a close friend and partner, as it goes through a difficult time,” said Blinken, a distinguished foreign policy expert that has worked with Biden since his days on the Senate foreign relations committee, in a teleconference with journalists on November 28.

For his part, Froman described the fiscal and structural reforms in Greece’s EU-IMF programme as critical, noting that the “US very much recognises the sacrifices being made by the Greek people”.
At critical junctures, US support for the Greek bailout packages – both in the IMF and in Washington’s contacts with Berlin – has been decisive.

Beyond expressing American support for Greece in its efforts to survive the crisis, Blinken’s comments highlighted Turkey’s exceeding geopolitical importance for Washington.

From Ankara’s tough line against Syria to its troops in Afghanistan and its function as a role model for Middle Eastern countries, the national security adviser stressed that Washington is relying heavily on Turkey at a time of major upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa.

In contrast, nothing was mentioned of Greece’s geopolitical role, even in its Balkan backyard.

Biden’s visit will coincide with the December 5 International Court of Justice ruling on a petition by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Fyrom), charging that Athens blocked Skopje’s admission to Nato due to the dispute over its name with Greece.

Here, one can expect Biden to urge the parties to find a solution in stalled UN-sponsored talks, especially if reports of a ruling partially in Skopje’s favour are confirmed.

Source: athensnews.gr

World Court rules against Greece in Macedonia case

>By MIKE CORDER, THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The world court ruled Monday that Greece was wrong to block Macedonia’s bid to join NATO in 2008 because of a long-running dispute over the fledgling country’s use of the name Macedonia.
>In a 15-1 ruling, the court found that Greece’s veto breached a provisional 1995 deal under which Greece had agreed not to block Macedonia’s membership in international organizations if it used the name „The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,“ or FYROM, while the matter was submitted to further negotiations. More than 15 years later, mediation over the name is still ongoing.

The victory is partly symbolic, since the U.N.’s highest court did not fine Greece or even order it to refrain from similar moves against Macedonia in the future. But the ruling will make it politically difficult for Greece to block Macedonia’s entry into NATO if it reapplies, and also lends moral weight to Macedonia’s protests that Greece’s moves to block it from joining the European Union are unfair.

The court said its own finding that Greece „has violated its obligation…(under) the interim accord, constitutes appropriate satisfaction,“ said presiding Judge Hisashi Owada, reading the written ruling.

The decision at the Hague court, formally known as International Court of Justice, does not resolve the fundamental dispute over the name, which although often seen as superficial by outsiders is a matter of deep national emotion and concern for both sides………………………..

>http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i4ryusl2AM-ITOm4wxgu-eqkWTtg?docId=ac3ea0d163da4d89a10d1d62dd044159

Yugoslavia and Camp Bondsteel, and AMBO Öl Pipeline is on the end

German Political and Military Experts: Padlock on Bondsteel!

German Politicians Reveals and the Hidden Agenda behind Kosovo’s “Independence”

Yugoslavia and Camp Bondsteel   and AMBO Öl Pipeline ist zum am Ende

Unter US-Schutz: Die Heroin Labors im Kosovo mit der UCK Mafia 

Bondsteel Camp: Kosovo Independence. An American Dream ?….

KBR’s strategic masterpiece is Camp Bondsteel – the largest and most expensive US Army base since Vietnam, still in use today, complete with roads, its own power generators, houses, satellite dishes, a helicopter airfield and of course a Vietnam-style prison. By a fabulous coincidence, Camp Bondsteel is right on the path of the Albanian-Macedonian-Bulgarian Oil (AMBO) Trans-Balkan Pipeline. This key piece of Pipelineistan is supposed to connect the oil-and-gas-rich Caspian Sea with Europe. The feasibility project for AMBO was conducted by none other than KBR.

Links:
http://www.javno.com/en/world/clanak.php?id=116556 

„Balkans – The Name of the Game is Oil!“:
http://www.btinternet.com/~nlpwessex/Documents/bondsteelmap.htm

„Camp Bondsteel and America’s plans to control Caspian oil“:
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/apr2002/oil-a29.shtml

„US And UK Backed Islamic Terrorism In The Balkans“:
http://www.nlpwessex.org/docs/balkansusbackterrorism.htm

„US ran Guantanamo-style prison in Kosovo – Council of Europe envoy“
http://www.forbes.com/work/feeds/afx/2005/11/25/afx2354167.html

Pädophilie – Straffreiheit im Kosovo für Kriminelle – Abuzimi seksual i femijëve ne Kosove

Mit Untertiteln in Englisch, erzählen Kosovare Organisationen und Richter, das selbst üblester Kindes Missbrauch durch korrupte Richter in den Berufungs Instanzen Straffrei bleibt. Und immer in der engsten Verwandtschaft, wobei bekannte christliche Organisationen auch Berichte schon über den System Inzest der Roma’s schrieben, welche ihre Kinder mit 10 Jahren verkaufen und zur Vergewaltigung freigeben und auch Fremden anbieten. Hier gibt es zig Gerichts Fälle auch in Italien. Der Film zeigt Roma Kinder, welche gezwungen werden auf der Strasse zuarbeiten und Summe x an Geld täglich abzuliefern. Roma Clan Chefs, Mafiös organisiert, in Mallorca, oder Rumänien, haben Luxus Autos, Luxus Villen und bei Polizei Razzien, wurden schon Millionen an Euros in bar beschlagnahmt. 30-35% der Kinder werden im Kosovo missbraucht. In Albanien selbst, reagiert die Bevölkerung sehr schnell, wenn einer dieser perversen Gangster die eigenen Kinder missbraucht, welche oft aus Nord Albanien, Kosovo bzw. Roma sind. In Albanien ist der Missbrauch gering, und wahrscheinlich unter dem Missbrauch in Europa.

Balkan-Kosovo:Imam von Marina wegen Kindesmißbrauchs verhaftet


Imam von Marina wegen Kindesmißbrauchs verhaftet
Es „Menschelt “ auch bei islamischen Geistlichen.
Kindesmißbrauch gibt es „angeblich“ nur bei katholischen Pfaffen

Eine grosse Interpol Aktion, über die Roma Bastarde, welche für 15.000 € Kinder verkauften. Nach Griechenland gehts es billiger auch mal für 300 €!

Noch so ein Kinder Händler

Zylfi Merxha ist Präsident einer Roma-Partei und Abgeordneter im Parlament Kosovos. Dort vertritt er die Interessen seiner Volksgruppe. Er verlangt mehr Arbeitsplätze, eine bessere Integration der Roma und Ausbildungsmöglichkeiten für die Jugendlichen. Händeringend bittet Merxha die deutsche Regierung, die Ausweisung von Roma auszusetzen – bisher ohne Erfolg.

http://bazonline.ch/ausland/europa/Gestrandet-in-einer-gnadenlosen-Heimat-/story/24591316

Es geht aber auch billiger. Die Albanische Mafia, da läuft es für 300 DM vor Jahren und heute max. 500 € für ein männliches Kind. Viele sind spurlos verschwunden, wegen Tödung zur Organ Entnahme, oder wurde auf Bettler Schulen schwer verstümmelt und dann u.a. in Mailand eingesetzt, bis sie sterben. Jedes Roma Kind in Belgrad, wird zusammen geschlagen, wenn es nicht umgerechnet 100 € zu Hause pro Tage abliefert. Und in den Kinder Handel, sind prominentste Aussenminister von Albanien verstrickt, usw..

http://oraclesyndicate.twoday.net/stories/5840579/#11505807

Interpol lässt in Rumänien, Albanien und Mazedonien die “Roma” Kinder und Schleuser Mafia auffliegen

Es gab im Ethnischen “Roma” Bereich ziemlich viele Verhaftungen in jüngster Zeit, wo jeweils die Politischen Vertreter, inklusive Regierungs Vertreter der Roma die Mafia Bosse waren, welche diesen besonders üblen Kinderhandel in einer alten Tradition organisieren und abkassieren. Eine direkte EUROPOL Aktion aus England, welches diese Netzwerke auffliegen lässt und zumindest in einem kleinen Bereich, die Kinder Zwangs Heiraten (ab 9 Jahre) so beendet. Romas betreiben Gewerbs mässig nicht nur im Balkan Kinderhandel, sondern sind im Kinderhandel die grösste Verbrecher Organisation.

Der berüchtigste Gangster ist durch die Parlaments Immunität geschützt: Abgeordneter der Roma Mafia in Mazedonien und Stein reich wie strohdumm und kriminell: Hamdi Bajram

Hamdi Bajram, aus Tetova der NGO Vertreter der Roma als Chef Schleuser geoutet

Interressantes Detail am Rande:
Ein Verbrecher verhaftet einen anderen Verbrecher
siehe Quelle- Balkanblog:Der Imam wurde von den berüchtigten Mörder und Terrorist
Sami Lushtaku verhaftet.

Sami Lushtaku ** (heute Bürgermeister der zuständigen Stadt von (Srbica -Skenderaj) hat heute den Iman
von dem zur Stadt gehörenden Gemeinde Marina, verhaften lassen, nachdem eine Petition von 5.000
Leuten eingereicht wurde, das der Iman Kinder ca. über 200 missbraucht hat.
Vorgeschichte:

Zur Person Sami Lushtaku und seine Verbindung
zu den politischen „Saubermännern“ in Bayern

Sami Lushtaku, ist einer der berüchtigsten Auftrags Killer im Kosovo und wurde als TMK-KPC General abgesetzt,
weil er direkte Verbindung zu der Terror Verbrecher Organisation AKSH –
ANA hatte und Einer der Rädelsführer auch für die 2004 Unruhen war.
Es kam damals von Seiten Agim Cekus sogar Drohungen, als prominente Verbrecher,
welche seine Stell Vertreter waren abgesetzt wurden.
Ebenso wurde er wegen den Unruhen und Ethnischen Säuberungen festgenommen
und war gern gesehener Gast in Bayern u.a. in Wild Bad Kreuth, aber auch in einem der
Führer Kurse der CIA Ausbildungs Stelle im Georg C. Marshall Centrum in Garmisch Parten-Kirchen, wie auch Agim Ceku.

Ehemaliger Rebellenführer im Kosovo festgenommen

Pristina, 28.4.2004, BETA, serb.

Die KFOR-Truppen haben heute Morgen (28.4.) den früheren Befehlshaber
der Albanischen Befreiungsarmee Kosovos (UCK), Sami Lushtaku, festgenommen.
Lushtaku soll in die gewaltsamen ethnischen Ausschreitungen Mitte März verstrickt gewesen sein,
sagte ein KFOR-Sprecher, Jim Moran, gegenüber Beta. Lushtaku sei in Srbica,
im Norden der von der UN verwalteten Provinz, festgenommen worden.
Jim Moran sagte, Lushtaku sei nicht wegen der Aktivitäten als Kommandierender
der UCK in Gewahrsam genommen worden, sondern wegen Erpressung von Landsleuten und anderen kriminellen Handlungen.
(…) (fp)

Als Hauptproblem wird daran gesehen, dass die Militärführung (im Gegensatz zu früheren Zeiten, in welchen die Einrichtung von Militärbordellen sogar militärärztliche Pflicht war, und im Gegensatz zu anderen Staaten, wie z. B. Frankreich) auf die sexuellen Befindlichkeiten der Soldaten fernab der Heimat keine bzw. falsche Rücksicht nimmt und stattdessen die kollektive „Enthaltsamkeit“ propagiert.
Im Juni 2004 erschien ein Enthüllungsreport der UNO-Mitarbeiter Kenneth Cain, Heidi Postlewait und Andrew Thomson mit dem Titel Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures, a True Story from Hell on Earth. In ihrem Buch berichten die Autoren von ausschweifenden Sex-Partys mit zur Prostitution gezwungenen Frauen und Mädchen, Korruption sowie Drogenmissbrauch auf Missionen in Haiti, Liberia, Somalia – und im Kosovo. Um das Image der ohnehin angeschlagenen Weltorganisation nicht weiter zu demolieren, erwog der damalige Generalsekretär Kofi Annan Presseberichten zufolge rechtliche Maßnahmen gegen die Veröffentlichung.[20]

Dyncorp and Halliburton Sex Slave Scandal Won’t Go Away

Dyncorp and Halliburton Sex Slave Scandal Won’t Go Away
Halliburton, Dyncorp lobbyists stall law banning human trafficking and sex slavery

Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones | January 1 2006

Almost a year after Representative Cynthia McKinney was told by Donald Rumsfeld that it was not the policy of the Bush administration to reward companies that engage in human trafficking with government contracts, the scandal continues to sweep up innocent children who are sold into a life of slavery at the behest of Halliburton subsidiaries , Dyncorp and other transnational corporations with close ties to the establishment elite.

On March 11th 2005, McKinney grilled Secretary Rumsfeld and General Myers on the Dyncorp scandal.

“Mr. Secretary, I watched President Bush deliver a moving speech at the United Nations in September 2003, in which he mentioned the crisis of the sex trade. The President called for the punishment of those involved in this horrible business. But at the very moment of that speech, DynCorp was exposed for having been involved in the buying and selling of young women and children. While all of this was going on, DynCorp kept the Pentagon contract to administer the smallpox and anthrax vaccines, and is now working on a plague vaccine through the Joint Vaccine Acquisition Program. Mr. Secretary, is it [the] policy of the U.S. Government to reward companies that traffic in women and little girls?”

The response and McKinney’s comeback was as follows.

Rumsfeld: “Thank you, Representative. First, the answer to your first question is, is, no, absolutely not, the policy of the United States Government is clear, unambiguous, and opposed to the activities that you described. The second question.”

McKinney: “Well how do you explain the fact that DynCorp and its successor companies have received and continue to receive government contracts?”

Rumsfeld: “I would have to go and find the facts, but there are laws and rules and regulations with respect to government contracts, and there are times that corporations do things they should not do, in which case they tend to be suspended for some period; there are times then that the – under the laws and the rules and regulations for the – passed by the Congress and implemented by the Executive branch – that corporations can get off of – out of the penalty box if you will, and be permitted to engage in contracts with the government. They’re generally not barred in perpetuity.”

McKinney: “This contract – this company – was never in the penalty box.”

Rumsfeld: “I’m advised by DR. Chu that it was not the corporation that was engaged in the activities you characterized but I’m told it was an employee of the corporation, and it was some years ago in the Balkans that that took place.”

Watch the video here.

Rumsfeld’s effort to shift the blame away from the hierarchy at Dyncorp and onto the Dyncorp employees was a blatant attempt to hide the fact that human trafficking and sex slavery is a practice condoned by companies like Dyncorp and Halliburton subsidiaries like KBR.

What else are we to assume in light of recent revelations cited in the Chicago Tribune that Halliburton subsidiary KBR and Dyncorp lobbyists are working in tandem with the Pentagon to stall legislation that would specifically ban trafficking in humans for forced labor and prostitution by U.S. contractors?

Three years has now elapsed since President Bush’s promise to bring an end to this disgrace and the Pentagon is still yet to actually bar the practice.

And the employees themselves that are burned for blowing the whistle, like Kathryn Bolkovac who was sacked for reporting on Dyncorp officials who were involved in the Bosnian sex trade.

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is one of very few representatives in high office aside from Cynthia McKinney to demand answers on this issue.

We applaud Blagojevich’s eforts. The iron curtain of official denial and soft-peddling is falling down.

What has happened to the children who were sold into slavery and forced to satisfy the demands of sick pedophiles working on behalf of the US government?

Where were the investigations and convictions in other cases of establishment orchestrated child slavery and prostitution? Like the NATO officials responsible for the mushrooming of child prostitution in Kosovo?

What happened to UN officials identified as using a ship charted for ‘peacekeepers’ to bring young girls from Thailand to East Timor as prostitutes?

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http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/january2006/010106sexslavescandal.htm