Balkan (Englisch)

Der „Schwachsinn“ der EUFOR, Hohen Repräsentanten in Bosnien geht in das Dritte Jahrzehnt.

Damit korrupte Idioten einen Beschäftigung haben.

1/3 der Bosnier, glaubt nicht einmal die die sogenannten Internationalen faire Wahlen durchführen können. So peinlich ist auch in Bosnien der NATO, EU Schwachsinn, aber immer mit vielen hohen Posten versehen, die niemand braucht, nur dazu dienen die Taschen zufüllen.

Die Ratten der UN wie „Valentin Inzko“ als Hohe Repräsentant in Bosnien und die Bevölkerung wanderte aus.

EUFOR-led exercise ends with success

EUFOR-led exercise ends with success
The participanting units held on Sunday the closing ceremony of the exercise „Quick Response 2017″, which took place in the last several days in and around Sarajevo. This ceremony concluded months of planning and cooperation between EUFOR, the Ministry of Security and the Ministry of Defence for BiH.Exercise Director, Brigadier General József Szpisják, congratulated all of the participating soldiers for their hard work and commitment in making the exercise a huge success and thanked them for their professionalism and enthusiasm throughout.

“This international exercise involved EUFOR’s Multinational Battalion, the Intermediate Reserve Forces from the United Kingdom and the Kosovo Force Tactical Reserve Battalion as well as Law Enforcement Agencies and the Armed Forces of BiH. All of them, working together, for the first time exercising realistic scenarios in order to test their respective contingency plans“, stressed EUFOR in a press release.

Commander EUFOR, Major General Anton Waldner said that the Quick Response 17 exercise has provided the opportunity to increase interoperability with both the Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies of BiH as well as to test EUFOR tactics, techniques and procedures in dealing with a number of different types of threats.

“At the strategic level, the European Union remains committed to Bosnia and Herzegovina and through EUFOR’s presence will continue to support the county’s efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment on the country’s path to EU accession. Therefore your presence in this high profile exercise helps reinforce this strategic objective“, he said in his address to the soldiers at the closing ceremony.

Wikileaks documents show Turkey helped al-Qaida‘

‚Wikileaks documents show Turkey helped al-Qaida‘

Report: Documents expected to be leaked allege that Turkey allowed citizens smuggle weapons into Iraq, US helped Kurdish terrorists.

Wikileaks is planning to release files that show Turkey has helped al-Qaida in Iraq, according to London-based daily Al-Hayat. The newspaper also reported that the US helped the PKK, a Kurdish rebel organization. One of the documents, a US military report, reportedly charges Turkey with failing to control its borders, because Iraqi citizens residing in Turkey provided al-Qaida with supplies to build bombs, guns and ammunition. RELATED: US warns of harm from impending WikiLeaks release Analysis: Lies, leaks, death tolls & statistics A Wikileaks administrator also told Al-Hayat that the site needs Turks to volunteer to translate documents about Turkey’s role in the war in Iraq and its bid for EU membership. Other documents show that the US has supported the PKK, which has been waging a separatist war against Turkey since 1984 and has been classified by the State Department as a terrorist organization since 1979. The US military documents call the PKK „warriors for freedom and Turkish citizens,“ and say that the US set free arrested PKK members in Iraq. The documents also point out that US forces in Iraq have given weapons to the PKK and ignored the organization’s operations inside Turkey. On Wednesday, the Obama administration said that it had alerted Congress and begun notifying foreign governments that the WikiLeaks website is preparing to release sensitive US diplomatic files that could damage US relations with friends and allies across the globe. Officials said the documents may contain everything from accounts of compromising conversations with political dissidents and friendly politicians to disclosures of activities that could result in the expulsion of US diplomats from foreign postings. US diplomatic outposts around the world have begun notifying other governments that WikiLeaks may release these documents in the next few days……………….more see:…….

EU Politik der Idiot, wie die Albanische Regierung: „nationalist kleptocrat political leaders“

Albanien hat nur das EU System übernommen und kopiert, wie EU Medien sogar schreiben. Idiot muss man sein, oder wie in Albanien, Analphabet und schon wird man Minister, General, Polizei Direktor, Inspektor usw.. Edi Rama Show: Die Qualifikation der Administration untersuchen, die Analphabeten rauswerfen.

Jetzt will der Albanische Ministerpräsident, der dümmste PM der Welt, die Voll Idioten und Analphabeten in der Regierung entfernen, wo es nicht einmal mehr ein Bildungs System gibt.

Minister Ultimatum Rama: Scannen Personal, Analphabeten in Ministerien Posted: 14/10/2017 – 9.31!

Die EU sind Partner der kriminellen Banden, stehlen gemeinsam Milliarden in Albanien, wo der grösste Bauschrott, totaler Betrug der KfW, EIB, EBRD; IFC Bank besteht, welche Kriminellen unterwandert sind wie die EU Botschaften. Werden nun NATO Spezial Einheiten, auch des FBI, auch aus Deutschland im November kommen? Es gab zuviele Versprechungen, was korrupte EU und US Politiker immer wieder ignorierten für Mafiöse Betrugs GEschäfte rund um Privatisierungen und Lizensen, was Alles im Desaster endete.

Wie sehen es Insider dieser teuren Justiz Missionen:

EU Justiz sieht so aus: “He noted that some Eulex prosecutions might have failed due to “innocent incompetence”. But he added: “If you don’t want the [Kosovo] PM to go to jail, then you give the case to an idiot”.”

Idioten entsendet man als System der EU, wenn Nichts funktionieren soll, „Genoveva Ruiz Calavera“ Hirnlos mit Doppel Funktion, schreibt die Frau, gefakte Berichte, obwohl sie den Justiz Neubeginn sabotiert mit ihrer Politisierung und dubiosen Gestalten, was mit der neuen Justizministerin auch schon anfängt.

This political neutrality already was put in serious doubt when Ruiz Calavera announced the creation of Management Board of the ONM. Several politicians, including then Minister of Justice Petrit Vasili, claimed that the Management Board was unconstitutional, and through the inclusion of US Ambassador Donald and EU Ambassador Romana Vlahutin would needlessly politicize the work of the ONM. In spite of the objections, Ruiz Calavera pushed through her initiative, gathering backup from EU officials.

On the Politicization of ONM Chief Ruiz Calavera

On the Politicization of ONM Chief Ruiz Calavera

During her first informal meeting with Albanian journalists in February, Genoveva Ruiz Calavera, the chief of the Independent Observation Mission (ONM) that provides external expertise to the vetting process, stated that she would “resist…

What Europe can do for the Western Balkans

What Europe can do for the Western Balkans

13th October, 2017

It is high time for the EU to move beyond ‘stabilocracy’ and stand up to ethnic nationalist kleptocrat political leaders.

The Balkans are not as exciting as they once were. The large-scale violence that made the region a central concern of European policy in the 1990s is no longer a feature of Balkan politics.

That’s progress, of course. But the absence of violence does not mean an absence of problems. Persistent economic weakness, growing public frustration with leaders, and renewed ethnic tensions have created a volatile mix beneath the surface calm. As Europe’s attention to these issues wavered, outside actors – most notably Russia, but also Turkey and China, began to assert themselves. If the European Union wants to maintain stability and influence in its own troubled backyard, it will need to re-engage with the Balkans.

EU accession should remain an important part of European engagement. But given the acute problems in the region and the slow pace of enlargement, the EU needs to take immediate, concrete steps that can make a difference for the local publics and change negative dynamics in the region.  This should include increasing its investment in Balkan economies, improving its technical assistance to Balkan governments and, most importantly, holding Balkan leaders to higher political standards.

The Balkan Malaise

Peace has brought some moderate growth and poverty reduction to the Western Balkans.  But corruption and unemployment, particularly youth unemployment, which ranges from 39 per cent in Montenegro to 54 per cent in Bosnia and Herzegovina, remains a persistent blight­­. Not coincidentally, dissatisfaction with politics and policies is also on the rise—71 per cent of citizens in the region lack faith in the effectiveness and impartiality even of the judiciary. All of this means that people have very low expectations for their future. Forty three per cent of Western Balkans citizens have considered emigrating elsewhere.

Beyond their similar economic challenges, all six states of the Western Balkans share simmering ethnic tensions, though each has its own specificities.

Albania has deep political divisions in which politics and clan relations intertwine in a web of vengeance and corruption. Drug trafficking and money laundering flourishes in this environment. Rather than respond to these governance failures, Edi Rama, the Albanian Prime Minister, has recently made it all worse by raising the spectre of Greater Albania, feeding fears of Albanian secessionism in neighboring Macedonia.

Bosnia and Herzegovina still suffers from stagnation and gridlock 22 years after the end of its civil war. Divisions in Bosnia and Herzegovina among the three ethnic groups have, if anything, grown in the past ten years. Few of the state institutions function as they should (in a multi-ethnic fashion).

The Central Bank, for example, has three competing leaders and the army would likely break down along ethnic lines in the event of a crisis. The EU’s bet that building institutions could create a multi-ethnic state has been upended by ethnic politics. Ethnic loyalties have turned out to be stronger than any of the foreign-built institutions.

Kosovo is struggling to establish good governance, while facing renewed tensions with Serbia. Kosovo’s former Prime Minister and war hero, Ramush Haradinaj, tried twice at The Hague war crimes tribunal, even threatened to lay claim to a third of Serbia’s territory. Pristina has also managed to re-ignite tensions with Montenegro over the demarcation of their border.

In Macedonia, a domestic political crisis has caused inter-ethnic tensions and even violence. Renewed clashes are not imminent, but the larger crisis rambles on. Leaders like former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski continue to play the ‘ethnic card’ for political gain, which risks re-igniting violence.

Montenegro succeeded in joining NATO and escaping an apparent Russian-assisted coup attempt. But it is still at the beginning of its EU reform process and needs to stabilise its public finances.

Finally, officials from Serbia are equally prone to provoking regional tensions. Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic recently noted that Serbia should never have recognised Macedonia under its current name. Other Serb remarks closely echoed accusations in Macedonian domestic politics that portray the Albanian leader Zoran Zaev and his new coalition as a step towards the destruction of Macedonia and the creation of a Greater Albania.

Retreat into ‘stabilocracy’

The Balkan malaise has had a knock-on effect when it comes to the legitimacy of the EU. Only 39 per cent of the public in the region continue to see EU membership as a good thing for their economies. Worse, Balkan leaders now see the entire accession process cynically. As a local politician described it: ‘We lie to [the EU] that we are serious about reforming, and they lie to us that they are serious about accession’.

One can understand their cynicism. European publics appear opposed to adding new members to the EU and quite willing to tell their governments so. It takes only one recalcitrant European political group and a susceptible government to torpedo accession altogether.

In the absence of an effective accession process, the search for stability in Europe’s periphery has motivated EU leaders to turn a blind eye to the intimidation of opposition and creeping authoritarianism. As we wrote in a 2016 ECFR policy brief, “These ‘untouchables’ trump independent scrutiny and judicial review, employing a powerful rhetoric of populism and nationalism, and fueling the polarisation of these societies”……………..

Albania has deep political divisions in which politics and clan relations intertwine in a web of vengeance and corruption. Drug trafficking and money laundering flourishes in this environment. Rather than respond to these governance failures, Edi Rama, the Albanian Prime Minister, has recently made it all worse by raising the spectre of Greater Albania, feeding fears of Albanian secessionism in neighboring Macedonia………………..

Record drug bust in Romanian village: Prosecutors seize two tons of cannabis

Record drug bust in Romanian village: Prosecutors seize two tons of cannabis

Romanian prosecutors of the Anti-Organized Crime Directorate (DIICOT) and police officers seized a record of two tons of cannabis on Friday, September 29, following searches in Mehedinti county.

The investigation targets five people, namely two Italians and three Romanians, who set up a cannabis crop on a 4,000-square-meter land plot in Poiana Gruii village in Mehedinti county.

The cannabis plants had a height of 1.5 meters and were in the last stage of vegetation before harvesting, according to DIICOT.

One of the suspects, a 38-year-old man, was in charge of taking care of these plants. He had planted them on a plot of land belonging to his grandfather, at the request of an Italian citizen from Naples for which he worked during the period 2012-2016. His father and other people from the village helped him take care of the cannabis plants, the prosecutors say.

Moreover, in July this year, the 38-year-old man bought a house near the cannabis plantation, a house that was supposed to be used to process the cannabis plants to be harvested.

Following the searches carried out last Friday, September 29, the prosecutors seized around two tons of cannabis and brought in 11 people for questioning.

Meanwhile, two police officers from Arad were detained on Sunday, October 1, after the authorities discovered they had planted cannabis in a forest in the county. One of the policemen and a friend of his were caught while preparing to harvest the cannabis plants while the other police officer was taken from his home by DIICOT prosecutors, reports local Mediafax.

All three people were arrested for 24 hours but could spend 30 days in jail if the court approves the prosecutors’ request in this sense.

Romanian growing cannabis in Bucharest apartment caught due to unexpected detail

Im Internationalen Waffenschmuggel aktiv: der neue Flugplatz auf der Insel „KRK“ mit der Pentagon Mafia

14 Flüge über den neuen Flugplatz auf der Insel Krk, durch das vollkommen korrupte Pentagon und der Kriegs Mafia, gab es dort

Einzige US Politik und auch der EU, Berlinl: Analyse: USA kooperieren militärisch mit 73 Prozent aller Diktaturen

Immer dabei, auch beim grössten Waffen Betrugs Skandal der NATO

Die Pentagon: Schweizer Waffenhändler des Todes erneut: Heinrich Thomet, Marc Morales mit ihren Betrugs Waffen Geschäfte an die IS

Croatian Island Airport Becomes Pentagon Hub

A small airport on a Croatian island has become an important but unofficial logistical base for Pentagon shipments to the Middle East, likely including arms for Syrian rebels.

Ivan Angelovski, Lawrence Marzouk, Jelena Cosic BIRN Washington, BelgradeLow-cost airlines packed with sun-seekers are the norm for Rijeka airport on the Croatian island of Krk.

But since April, they have been sharing a runway with vast cargo planes carrying munitions and unidentified military supplies for the Pentagon’s wars in the Middle East, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has discovered.

Reporters have identified 14 cargo flights in the past six months carrying, or probably carrying, Eastern Bloc-style weapons and ammunition for the US military.

“People on the beach get up from the towels to see what is happening as it looks like planes are about to land on their heads. Local people react to those big ones now as they are really noisy.”
Almira Brtan, owner of holiday apartments near the airport

Air traffic control at Rijeka declined to comment on the planes’ cargo, but admitted that there had been “many more” of these types of flights this year.

The upsurge appears to be the result of the Pentagon’s decision to switch its arms supply-line route to Syria away from Germany.

Since April, ten flights have been operated by Pentagon-commissioned air carriers between Rijeka and the US’s airbase in Qatar, Al Udeid Air Base, with the last taking off on September 25.

Each used a specific call-sign, ‘CMB’, given to cargo flights chartered by the Pentagon . Before landing in Rijeka, the planes used a commercial flight number, indicating that the military cargo was picked up in Croatia.

Evidence collected by BIRN suggests the cargo is likely to have been former Eastern Bloc countries’ arms destined for the Middle East.

Qatar has not been named as an official hub for the Pentagon’s programme of arming anti-ISIS fighters, but is listed as the headquarters for US air operations for Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Flight records also show that Pentagon-commissioned cargo planes regularly transport military supplies between Qatar and Kuwait, one of the depots for weapons destined for Syrian rebels.

In June and July, another four flights to Rijeka were carried out by the Azerbaijan airlines Silk Way, which runs a fleet of giant, Russian-built Ilyushin-76 aircraft.

Leaked documents from the cargo carrier reveal that these aircraft delivered ammunition for Soviet-style weapons from Azerbaijan to the Croatian coast on behalf of the Pentagon’s Special Operations Command, SOCOM.

These files reveal that $16million of Bulgarian ammunition destined for Pentagon-backed forces in Syria and Iraq was due to be routed through Germany but later this was changed to Croatia.

SOCOM, a secretive branch of the US military, buys equipment for anti-ISIS rebels in Syria, as well as other sensitive partners. It is a key player in funnelling up to $2.2 billion of arms to Syrian fighters from former Eastern Bloc countries.

Rijeka’s transformation into a hub for military flights came after the US stopped supplying former Eastern Bloc arms to Syria through military bases in Germany.

As BIRN previously reported, leaked emails obtained by reporters reveal that in December 2016, the Pentagon ordered its contractors working on the supply-line to stop trucking weapons to US army bases in Germany because Berlin had become “very sensitive” about the deliveries.

The Pentagon has refused to confirm that its contractors used Germany for the transfer of military equipment to Syria.


“judges of the oligarchy”: Book Naming Bulgarian Oligarchs‘ ‚Servants‘ Puzzles MEPs

News 22 Sep 17

Book Naming Bulgarian Oligarchs‘ ‚Servants‘ Puzzles MEPs

A mysterious free book, attacking various Bulgarian judges, journalists and politicians as tools of oligarchs – and sent to European Parliamentarians – appears to be linked to a controversial businessman.

Mariya Cheresheva


The EP hemicycle in Brussels. Photo: By Treehill – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

The offices of several Members of the European Parliament have confirmed to BIRN that they have received a mysterious book for free, named “The Bulgarian Oligarchy. They Plundered the State”.

It is published by the Bulgarian newspaper Telegraf, which is part of the Balkan Media Company, linked to the controversial media mogul Delyan Peevski.

The cover shows exiled ex-banker Tsvetan Vassilev, pharma boss Ognyan Donev, former prime minister Ivan Kostov, and others, all accused of plundering Bulgaria and establishing the current oligarchy.

However, the book also attacks judges known for their criticism of the state of the Bulgarian judiciary and its independence – such as the head of the Supreme Court of Cassation Lozan Panov and Miroslava Todorova, a former President of the Union of Bulgarian Judges. It calls them the “judges of the oligarchy”.

The cover of the book received by MEPs on Monday. Photo: BIRN

NGO activists and journalists have also been named as mercenaries and as generators of fake news.

Among those targeted are the prominent analyst and New York Times columnist Ivan Krastev, two founders of the investigative website Bivol, Atanas Chobanov and Asen Yordanov, the chairman of Transparency International Bulgaria, Ognyan Minchev, and others.

Kharim Khattab, press officer for German Die Linke party MEPs, told BIRN that most MEPs from their group had received the Bulgarian tome.

However, he doubted the parliamentarians had read the publication, as its arrival coincided with the so-called Green Week of the parliament, when MEPs visit their local constituencies.

Dimitar Dimitrov, a Brussels coordinator of the Bulgarian Green Party, qualified the publication as “propaganda” and said MEPs often receive such material, mostly from Turkey.

“The effect is that they consider the book fake news and Bulgaria as an unreliable state”, he said.

Since March, Telegraf has distributed several books for free together with the paper. The first in the series, “Robbers of Democracy”, accused various people of being “foreign mercenaries” working for US billionaire philanthropist George Soros.

The Central Electoral Commission banned its distribution in March, as it targeted candidates running for the parliamentary vote on March 26, which the law does not allow during the campaign period.

BIRN asked Telegraf for more details about the book, disseminated in the EP and whether it was destined only for a foreign audience. No answer was received by time of publication.

Bulgaria is ranked at 109th place in the global press freedom ranking of Reporters without Borders, lower than any other European state.

Albanian police will also be subject of the Vetting process

Albanian police will also be subject of the Vetting process

Albanian police will also be subject of the Vetting process
Besides the judicial institutions, Albania seems to be preparing a similar process for police as well. The properties, the integrity of police officials and their professionalism will be the key points targeted by this process.In practice, the vetting process among police ranks aims at verifying the assets of all police officials. Equally important will also be the integrity of the officials, which will affect not only police officials, but also officers of the Republican Guard.

Meanwhile, the minister of Interior, Fatmir Xhafaj has declared that an important process has started and this process aims at upholding the law and serving the interests of the citizens. /


Banja Luka Airport mit neuen Zufahrts Strassen kann eine neue Drehscheibe im Flugverkehr werden

Banja Luka Airport trying to revive the business

Banja Luka Airport trying to revive the business
Almost forgotten as “international”, the Banja Luka Airport is trying to revive its business and to introduce new flights until end of the year.This airport is the only in BiH which experienced a decrease in the number of passengers. Sarajevo International Airport have one of the best years and Tuzla is still the regional base for WizzAir flights with smaller number of flights and bigger number of customers. Now, Banja Luka International Airport want to take the part of the cake, but they know that it will be very difficult.

Miroslav Janjic, Airport General Manager, told to media that serious negotiations with several carriers are underway.

„The airline companies for themselves decide whether they want to launch a new service or not. It is no one’s interest for an aircraft to be flying half empty. There is strong interest for flights to Banja Luka from serious carriers“, Janjic said.

Banja Luka earlier announced that there is an interest for flights to Zurich and Vienna, as well as flights to Scandinavia. Brussels Airlines has confirmed its interest to fly to this Airport, but via Sarajevo. Talks are also being held with Israeli and Irish carriers.

Just a few years ago, this airport was one of the candidates for WizzAir cooperant but, the management refuses to negotiate since, as they said, there is not enough profit. Janjic in his address to media admitted that it was a missed opportunity.

„I can’t say it was a great pity but in some way it was an opportunity. Tuzla has its own growth strategy and I would not like to comment on that. Their development is separate from ours. We have different preferences and needs. How come there are no low cost airlines flying from Zagreb? I think we can draw similarities between us and Zagreb in that respect,” stressed Janjic.

He added that the airport plans to handle some 200.000 passengers on an annual basis within a three-year period. But, the Airport in permanent struggle with the debts, lack of flights and passengers. Several companies held the lines for Banja Luka, including BHAirlines, but this company recently claimed bankruptcy and the line is cut off. Only Airport customer  is Air Serbia, which is still maintaining five weekly flights on the line Banja Luka – Belgrade. Also, Banja Luka Airport was the base for fresh meat export to Turkey but Tuzla and Sarajevo took the job and pushed Banja Luka on the edge of survival. Still, RS Government is trying to keep the airport in the good shape. Therefore, responsible Ministry approved the seven million BAM (3,5 million Euro) loan for expansion of the cargo terminal on the airport.

As it is usual in BiH, building inspector banned the construction of this facility right after it became visible over the ground. The reason is that the length of the foundation is not in accordance with projected building – it is almost 30 meters shorter. After the construction company fix this problem, construction will continue but it is under question will it be over until end of the year, as it was planned./IBNA

Die Pentagon: Schweizer Waffenhändler des Todes erneut: Heinrich Thomet, Marc Morales mit ihren Betrugs Waffen Geschäfte an die IS

Alles bekannt, auch aus der US Kongreß Untersuchung in den früheren Betrugs Waffengeschäfte mit der Firma AEY, der Gerdec Kathastrophe, korrupten Ministern und dem Bestechungs System über eine Zyprische Firma von Heinrich Thomet. Einfach eine neue Firma aufmachen, die Global Ordnance!
Waffentransporte vom Balkan über Saudi-Arabien nach Syrien

Kriminelle des Pentagon, des US Department of State, schützten solche Leute, weil man daran beteiligt ist. Diesmal wurden die Waffen über Ramstein geliefert.



Germany Probes BIRN’s US Weapons Transfer Revelations

Heinrich Thomet – Serge Muller: Schweizer Waffen Händler des Todes und billige Betrüger

Der grösste Betrugs Waffen Skandal der NATO und der vollkommen korrupten US Beschaffung inklusive 4-Sterne Generäle: Schweizer Waffen Händler in grossen Betrugs Geschäften und tiefen Wurzeln zu den korruptesten Balkan Regimen, was im Super Skandal mit dem Munition Betrug mit der Albaner Mafia, zu einer US Kongreß Untersuchung führte, auch zu Urteilen,

Heinrich Thomet
Heinrich Thomet: Profi Betrugs Gangster und Experte für Betrug und Geldwäsche

aber Heinrich Thomet, der Haupt Organisator mit Zyprischer Firma, läuft frei herum, selbst Fotos sind nicht zufinden. Zuletzt lieferte man Scharf Schützen Gewehre an die Verbrecher Organisation dem Ukrainischen Geheimdienst. Die Schweizer Firma RUAG, liefert Muntion in die Islamischen Terroristen Gebiete in den Irak ebenso.

Immer gut im Geschäft, sind Schweizer Waffen Händler auch im grössten Betrugs Geschäft mit uralt Munition, Zyprischer Phantom Firma und der Albaner Mafia mit Salih Berisha und Fatmir Mediu. Verbindungen in hohe korrupte CDU Kreise, hat die verantwortliche Albaner Drogen und Waffen Lobby Mafia bis heute.

Mafia Treffen: Fatmir Mediu, Dr.Franz Jung, Agron Duka in Berlin: 2015

Durch die Gerdec Kathastrophe flog entgültig dieses US Betrugs Geschäft auf, wo höchste Pentagon Stellen und Generäle beteiligt waren, wie die CIA Ratten.

Firmen Angebote: Offizielle Webseite des Herstellers Brügger & Thomet

Due Diligence

Heinrich Thomet, one of the men at the centre of a scandal which rocked the Pentagon and the Albanian government in 2008, is again supplying the US government, OCCRP and BIRN have discovered.

The latest deals relate to Washington’s equipping of the Afghan army, but nonetheless raise questions about the vetting of contractors, particularly as the Pentagon scrambles for more munitions for Syrian rebels.

Thomet, although never charged with an offence, was named in Albanian prosecution papers and a Congressional report as a key broker in the Albanian affair, which later inspired the 2016 Hollywood film War Dogs.

The movie was based roughly on the true story of how a tiny firm from Miami run by a 22-year-old landed huge contracts in 2006 to supply the Pentagon with ammunition for its operations in Afghanistan…

But a leaked end user certificate and shipping material analysed by reporters show multiple deliveries of military products for Soviet-style helicopters in 2016 and 2017 from Thomet’s Montenegrin factory to Afghanistan’s army through the Pentagon’s Picatinny Arsenal and Chemring. Chemring, the Pentagon and Thomet declined to comment.

Die Internationale Waffen Zentrale, welche an jeden Verbrecher Staat liefert und an die übelsten Verbrecher Regierungen. Kongo, Liberia, Zimbabwe. Eine Tarn Firma von Heckler & Koch, der gut bekannten Auslands Bestechungs Firma, welche in kriminelle Staaten Waffen liefern.

Afghanischer Grenzpolizist mit Maschinengewehr des Typs PKM. © Philippe Kropf

Afghanischer Grenzpolizist mit Maschinengewehr des Typs PKM.

 Der Schweizer Waffenhändler aus Wohlen BE

Philippe Kropf / 11. Apr 2011 – Heinrich Thomet ist seit Jahren im internationalen Waffengeschäft. Gerichtsakten und Recherchen haben Zwielichtiges aufgedeckt.……

Die Jüdische Waffen, Betrugs und Rabbi Mafia in den USA

In den USA ist es ein ungeheurer Skandal inzwischen und es wurden nicht nur in Albanien Verantwortliche verhaftet. Ebenso in den USA, weil hier eine umfangreiche Kongreß Untersuchung läuft, wie man 40 Jahre alte Uralt Chinesische Munition und Waffen an das Afghanische Militär verkaufen kann und ebenso in den Irak. Teilweise fielen die Patronen dann beim Laden auseinander, wodurch viele Soldaten in Kampf Handlungen umkamen.

Der Jüdische Milliardär Yoav Botach der mehrere Rabbiner in seiner Familie hat, ist der Drahtzieher dieses schweren Betruges, wo nun die Kongress Untersuchung läuft und mit ihm verbundene Rabbiner der USA, mit guten CIA Verbindungen und weil er u.a. auch Ausrüster für die Los Angelas Polizei ist…………………………………….


Pentagon Hires Scandal-hit Brokers for Syria Arms Buy-up

The Pentagon’s battle against ISIS relies on an Eastern European arms supply-line operated, in part, by firms and executives linked to fraud, foreign bribery, Bulgarian organised crime and the death of a contractor.

Ivan Angelovski, Lawrence Marzouk, Roberto Capocelli BIRN Washington, Belgrade“You just gotta be smarter than the government,” boasted arms dealer Marc Morales to an undercover FBI agent in 2008. He was explaining how he had secured lucrative arms deals abroad by giving so-called commissions — including armoured cars — to intermediaries.

Following the sting, Morales was indicted alongside 21 others for bribing a foreign official but the trial in Washington DC collapsed in 2011 as a series of juries struggled to reach verdicts.

Marc Morales uploaded photos on January 29, 2015, of him testing weapons at the Zastava factory, Kragujevac, Serbia.
Photo: Facebook

Today, his new firm, Global Ordnance, is one of the most important players in the Pentagon’s supply-line arming Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS.

He and 13 other US contractors are competing to secure a slice of up to US$ 2.2 billion worth of Soviet-style arms and ammunition to be delivered to the rebels by 2022, sourced mostly from state-owned arms producers based in the Balkans and Eastern Europe and often negotiated over drinks and dinners in the restaurants and bars of Belgrade, Budapest and Bucharest [see gallery].

The firms were selected, vetted and contracted through two channels: the Picatinny Arsenal, a New Jersey military base, and the Pentagon’s Special Operations Command, SOCOM.

But Morales is not alone in facing or having faced questions about his past, according to an investigation by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, OCCRP.

Senior executives for other two contractors – Vose Technical Services and Purple Shovel – and a major sub-contractor, Regulus Global, have been accused of fraud, providing dangerous ammunition that exploded causing the death of a SOCOM instructor and bribery respectively.

Leaked flight cargo documents also reveal that SOCOM accepted direct deliveries from a Bulgarian firm Algans, which was investigated for its involvement in the deadly blast and whose owner is the former business partner of a notorious organised crime figure. One set of deliveries was received by the Pentagon after the fatal explosion.

And Heinrich Thomet, a businessman at the centre of a scandal involving the Pentagon’s supply of ammunition to Afghanistan from Albania in 2008, is again involved in providing the US government with munitions through one of its blue-chip contractors, UK defence giant Chemring.

The findings raise questions about the Pentagon’s vetting process, according to an expert interviewed by BIRN and OCCRP.

But while the Pentagon can decide to bar companies from bidding for contracts based on previous convictions and, in some circumstances, allegations of wrongdoing, it is not obliged to do so.

Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright said contractors were subjected to a “rigorous vetting process.” This includes checking the quality and source of the arms and ammunition to avoid supplies from “unapproved sources” such as North Korea, Iran and Syria.

However, he acknowledged, “mistakes are still possible,” adding that the vetting process does not routinely include checking the criminal records of company executives.

“They [contracted firms] have to follow the rules in hiring people that are eligible,” he said.

Paying the ‘Commission’

In 2010, Morales was among 22 arms executives indicted by the US Department of Justice on charges of trying to bribe Gabon’s Minister of Defence to secure a $15 million arms contract. The Gabon deal was, in fact, a work of FBI fiction, set up to root out bribery of foreign officials in the arms industry.

Two undercover FBI agents posed as representatives of Gabon’s Ministry of Defence and explained to Morales and his partner, John Gregory Godsey, that they would inflate the price by 20 per cent and call it a “commission”. Half of this was to go to the defence minister and the other half was to be split among intermediaries, according to court files.

This is an abridged transcript of a wiretapped conversation between Marc Morales and FBI informant Robert Bistrong from a 2010 court case. Charges were eventually dropped against Morales. For the full conversation click here.

“If somebody says to me, I need twenty per cent … I … [say] is the twenty per cent gonna guarantee me the business?” Morales was recorded saying to the agents in an unnamed Miami restaurant in 2008, prior to the proposal being put to him. “Nobody wants to violate the FCPA [Foreign Corrupt Practices Act] … but everybody knows it happens.”

During the meetings, Morales described “creative” ways he had previously paid “commissions” to foreign agents to secure weapons deals, such as justifying the gift of a $100k armoured car for an Egyptian middleman as a business expense.

“I mean, that was a $100,000 vehicle. That’s a very creative way of paying a rep’s fee,” Morales bragged.

After learning that he had won the first contract to procure 30,000 rounds of ammunition from Gabon, Morales and his partner Godsey wired the “commission” to the undercover FBI agent.

This is an abridged transcript of a wiretapped conversation between Marc Morales and FBI informant Robert Bistrong from a 2010 court case. Charges were eventually dropped against Morales. For the full conversation click here.

Twenty-one other dealers agreed to pay “commissions” as well. It was the biggest ever case of its kind.
Three dealers – Jonathan Spiller, Haim Geri, and Daniel Alvirez – pleaded guilty to bribing a foreign official, while the 19 others denied the charges, arguing that a “commission” was not the same as a “bribe”.

In February 2012, charges were dropped against all 22 after juries failed to reach a verdict on seven defendants – including Morales – during two separate trials. Three defendants – Godsey, Stephen Giordanella and Patrick Caldwell – were cleared and trials against nine had not even started.

The US Department of Justice took the unusual step of withdrawing all charges because of criticism by the judge in the second trial, who pointed out “structural deficiencies” in the case.

Morales’ set up Global Ordnance in 2013, after the collapse of the bribery trial. His new company has gone on to secure nearly $72 million in munitions as part of SOCOM’s contract supplying Syrian rebels with arms, including machine guns, mortar rounds and other weapons and ammunition from mostly state-owned producers in Serbia and Bulgaria………….

One of their executives, Jeffrey Howard Stayton, was sentenced to five years jail in 2008 for fraud and obstructing justice. In 2011, his fraud conviction was overturned, after it was ruled the original judge had misdirected the jury, and a retrial ordered. This has never been held “given the age of the case”, a spokesman for the DOJ explained.

Court papers reveal that Stayton, then a Pentagon employee, helped award a $4.7 million contract to supply and refit Russian helicopters to a company owned by his long-time friend, William Curtis Childree.  Stayton approved the final payment to the company although it didn’t complete the work. Subsequently, Childree wired $61,000 to Stayton…………………………………