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Wikileaks: FIVE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN KOSOVO

Donnerstag, September 1st, 2011

FIVE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN KOSOVO 2. (SBU) The five most influential women in Kosovo: Name: Flaka Surroi Title and Institution: President of the Koha Group, which publishes Kosovo’s highest circulation daily newspaper “Koha Ditore.” Background: In the 90′s she served as an activist with the Council for the Defense of Human Rights and Freedoms, then later contributed to postwar reconstruction as head of one of Kosovo’s most successful NGOs – the Kosovo Community Fund. Contact Information: Email: flaka@koha.net. Address: Sheshi Nene Tereza No. 31 A; 10 000 Pristina, Kosovo. Tel: (381) 38-249-104; (381) 38-243-875. Mobile: (377) 44-506-426. Name: Jeta Xharra Title and Institution: Kosovo Director of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and moderator of the popular weekly television debate program “Jeta ne Kosove” (Life in Kosovo). Background: Xharra was a youth activist before the 1999 war, and then went on to become a journalist with Koha Ditore and then the BBC. She later completed a masters degree in the UK. Contact Information: Email: jeta@birn.eu.com. Web: http://kosovo.birn.eu.com. Address: Sheshi Nena Tereze 22B No. 6; 10 000 Pristina, Kosovo. Tel/fax: (381) 38-228-168. Mobile: (377) 44-135-209. Name: Pranvera Dobruna Title and Institution: Managing Director of the Kosovo Energy Corporation (KEK), the largest public utility in (and possibly the largest publicly-owned enterprise) in Kosovo. Background: Energy is major political, economic and development issue in Kosovo, and Dobruna is directly involved and influential in all aspects of energy policy, including the unbundling of the energy sector and the possible privatization of Kosovo’s largest state-owned enterprise. Contact Information: Email: pranvera.dobruna@kek-energy.com. Address: Mother Theresa Street, No. 36; Toscana Building; 10 000 Pristina, Kosovo. Telephone: (381) 38-228-684. Mobile: (377) 44-505-895. Name: Major General Atifete Jahjaga Title and Institution: Assistant Commissioner for the Border Security and Boundary Police section of the Kosovo Police Service (KPS). Background: A key leader in the KPS, Jahjaga has worked tirelessly to promote the democratization of the police force. She was the first Kosovo woman to become an a Lieutenant General and then Assistant Commissioner; and the first KPS officer to be accepted to the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Contact Information: Email: atifetejahjaga@gmail.com. Address: Luan Haradinaj Street, 10 000 Pristina, Kosovo. Telephone: (381) 38-50-80-1060. Mobile: (377) 44-505-222. Name: Mimoza Kusari Title and Institution: Executive Director of Kosovo’s American Chamber of Commerce. Background: Seen as the voice of the Kosovo business community, Kusari has had a direct influence on the government’s economic and foreign investment policies. Contact Information: Email: mimoza.kusari@amchamksv.org. PRISTINA 00000187 002 OF 002 Address: Gustav Major Street, No. 6; 10 000 Pristina, Kosovo. Telephone: (381) 38-246-012. Mobile: (377) 44-540-018. INFLUENTIAL WOMEN AMONG KOSOVO’S MINORITY COMMUNITIES 3. (SBU) Given the complex and sensitive inter-ethnic situation in Kosovo, post would like to add the following as influential women from among Kosovo’s minority communities. Name: Vesna Jovanovic Title and Institution: Member of the Kosovo Assembly and of the moderate Serbian List for Kosovo and Metohija (SLKM). Background: A proactive and moderate Kosovo Serb politician who has successfully advocated for her community of Partes to become a new Serb-majority municipality, and who is closely involved in the attempts to establish a new moderate Kosovo Serb Assembly that seeks greater engagement with Kosovo institutions, the international community and with the majority Kosovo Albanian population (Ref B). Contact Information: Email: vesnajovanovic 722004@yahoo.com. Address: Partes village, Gnjilane municipality, Kosovo. Telephone: (377) 44-248-056; (381) 63-8751-751.

Name: Nadira Avdic-Vllasi  Title and Institution: Editor-in-Chief of the Bosnian  language programming section of the public broadcaster Radio  Television Kosovo (RTK); editor in chief of Bosnian language  Alem magazine.

Background: In addition to her role with minority media, Avdic-Vllasi is one of the organizers of the Kosovo Bosniak Forum, a civil society organization that enables Bosniaks to engage on political issues that will affect them. Contact Information: Email: navllasi@yahoo.com. Address: Hajdar Dushi 1A No. 9; 10 000 Pristina, Kosovo. Telephone: (381) 38 2409 669. Mobile: (377) 44 185 100. Name: Hiljmnijeta Apuk Title and Institution: Director and founder of the NGO "Little People of Kosovo," representing the disabled. District Financial Officer, Kosovo ministry of health. Editor in Chief of the Kosovo newspaper for persons with disabilities. Background: Represented Kosovo at the UN General Assembly's International Convention on Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignities of persons with disabilities in 2006. Longtime activist supporting rights for the disabled, both in Kosovo and in the former Yugoslavia. Contact Information: Email: hiljmnijetaa@yahoo.com. Web: www.lpkosova.com. Telephone: (381) 28-30-814; (381) 28-24-670. Mobile: (377) 44-293-518. 4. (U) Post does not clear this message for release to UN Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari. KAIDANOWhttp://wikileaks.org/cable/2007/03/07PRISTINA187.html

FIVE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN KOSOVO    2.  (SBU) The five most influential women in Kosovo:    Name: Flaka Surroi  Title and Institution: President of the Koha Group, which  publishes Kosovo's highest circulation daily newspaper "Koha  Ditore."  Background: In the 90's she served as an activist with the  Council for the Defense of Human Rights and Freedoms, then  later contributed to postwar reconstruction as head of one of  Kosovo's most successful NGOs - the Kosovo Community Fund.  Contact Information: Email: flaka@koha.net.  Address: Sheshi  Nene Tereza No. 31 A; 10 000 Pristina, Kosovo.  Tel: (381)  38-249-104; (381) 38-243-875. Mobile: (377) 44-506-426.    Name: Jeta Xharra  Title and Institution: Kosovo Director of the Balkan  Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and moderator of the  popular weekly television debate program "Jeta ne Kosove"  (Life in Kosovo).  Background: Xharra was a youth activist before the 1999 war,  and then went on to become a journalist with Koha Ditore and  then the BBC.  She later completed a masters degree in the  UK.  Contact Information: Email: jeta@birn.eu.com.  Web:  http://kosovo.birn.eu.com.  Address: Sheshi Nena Tereze 22B  No. 6; 10 000 Pristina, Kosovo.  Tel/fax: (381) 38-228-168.  Mobile: (377) 44-135-209.    Name: Pranvera Dobruna  Title and Institution: Managing Director of the Kosovo Energy  Corporation (KEK), the largest public utility in (and  possibly the largest publicly-owned enterprise) in Kosovo.  Background: Energy is major political, economic and  development issue in Kosovo, and Dobruna is directly involved  and influential in all aspects of energy policy, including  the unbundling of the energy sector and the possible  privatization of Kosovo's largest state-owned enterprise.  Contact Information: Email: pranvera.dobruna@kek-energy.com.  Address: Mother Theresa Street, No. 36; Toscana Building; 10  000 Pristina, Kosovo.  Telephone: (381) 38-228-684.  Mobile:  (377) 44-505-895.    Name: Major General Atifete Jahjaga  Title and Institution: Assistant Commissioner for the Border  Security and Boundary Police section of the Kosovo Police  Service (KPS).  Background: A key leader in the KPS, Jahjaga has worked  tirelessly to promote the democratization of the police  force.  She was the first Kosovo woman to become an a  Lieutenant General and then Assistant Commissioner; and the  first KPS officer to be accepted to the FBI Academy in  Quantico, Virginia.  Contact Information: Email: atifetejahjaga@gmail.com.  Address: Luan Haradinaj Street, 10 000 Pristina, Kosovo.  Telephone: (381) 38-50-80-1060.  Mobile: (377) 44-505-222.    Name: Mimoza Kusari  Title and Institution: Executive Director of Kosovo's  American Chamber of Commerce.  Background: Seen as the voice of the Kosovo business  community, Kusari has had a direct influence on the  government's economic and foreign investment policies.  Contact Information: Email: mimoza.kusari@amchamksv.org.    PRISTINA 00000187  002 OF 002      Address: Gustav Major Street, No. 6; 10 000 Pristina, Kosovo.   Telephone: (381) 38-246-012.  Mobile: (377) 44-540-018.    INFLUENTIAL WOMEN AMONG KOSOVO'S MINORITY COMMUNITIES    3.  (SBU) Given the complex and sensitive inter-ethnic  situation in Kosovo, post would like to add the following as  influential women from among Kosovo's minority communities.    Name: Vesna Jovanovic  Title and Institution:  Member of the Kosovo Assembly and of  the moderate Serbian List for Kosovo and Metohija (SLKM).  Background: A proactive and moderate Kosovo Serb politician  who has successfully advocated for her community of Partes to  become a new Serb-majority municipality, and who is closely  involved in the attempts to establish a new moderate Kosovo  Serb Assembly that seeks greater engagement with Kosovo  institutions, the international community and with the  majority Kosovo Albanian population (Ref B).  Contact Information: Email: vesnajovanovic 722004@yahoo.com.  Address: Partes village, Gnjilane municipality, Kosovo.  Telephone: (377) 44-248-056; (381) 63-8751-751.
Name: Nadira Avdic-Vllasi  Title and Institution: Editor-in-Chief of the Bosnian  language programming section of the public broadcaster Radio  Television Kosovo (RTK); editor in chief of Bosnian language  Alem magazine.

Background: In addition to her role with minority media, Avdic-Vllasi is one of the organizers of the Kosovo Bosniak Forum, a civil society organization that enables Bosniaks to engage on political issues that will affect them. Contact Information: Email: navllasi@yahoo.com. Address: Hajdar Dushi 1A No. 9; 10 000 Pristina, Kosovo. Telephone: (381) 38 2409 669. Mobile: (377) 44 185 100. Name: Hiljmnijeta Apuk Title and Institution: Director and founder of the NGO "Little People of Kosovo," representing the disabled. District Financial Officer, Kosovo ministry of health. Editor in Chief of the Kosovo newspaper for persons with disabilities. Background: Represented Kosovo at the UN General Assembly's International Convention on Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignities of persons with disabilities in 2006. Longtime activist supporting rights for the disabled, both in Kosovo and in the former Yugoslavia. Contact Information: Email: hiljmnijetaa@yahoo.com. Web: www.lpkosova.com. Telephone: (381) 28-30-814; (381) 28-24-670. Mobile: (377) 44-293-518. 4. (U) Post does not clear this message for release to UN Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari. KAIDANOW

Phristina

http://wikileaks.org/origin/66_0.html

http://wikileaks.org/cable/2007/03/07PRISTINA187.html

15 years NATO Reports over the most criminal enterprise Albania: “Albanian politicians have signalled a rare willingness”

Dienstag, August 30th, 2011

 Original Wikeleaks cables: albania: http://wikileaks.org/origin/39_0.html
Mafia Clan of Democratic Party of Albania
Bevor: Fatos Nano (Ilir Meta Drug Allegations


Mafia Clan of Democratic Party of Albania

Prime Minister Sali Berisha

  1. kukRexhep ARAPI, resident in Katund Sukth, nicknamed “KEPI” has a criminal record as follows:
    1. In the year 1991 (in March) he has killed at the Port of Durrës, for feud issues the citizen A. Cyrbja, resident in the Katund Sukth village; has been arrested for this crime in 1994 and has been released because of lack of evidence.

NATO Website: CIA intern over Salih Berisha and the stupid criminals in Tirana.

1999 and earlyer: 1993-1996

Salih Berisha Mafia: The U.S. failed to criticize:of his policies within the judicial system, police, and the DP—often through illegal means

Fun Facts About Our New Allies
The Progressive Review (Washington), 22 June 1999

“Albania … offered NATO and the U.S. an important military outpost in the turbulent southern Balkans (in the 1990-96 period Albania opened its ports and airstrips for U.S. military use and housed CIA spy planes for flights over Bosnia)…. The U.S. played a major role in the DP’s 1992 electoral victory, and it then provided the new government with military, economic, and political support. In the 1991-96 period Washington directly provided Albania $236 million in economic aid, making the U.S. the second largest bilateral economic donor (following Italy)…..Following Berisha’s visit to the U.S. in March 1991, Washington began supplying direct assistance to the DP, including donations of computers and cars for the 1992 electoral campaign. William Ryerson, the first U.S. ambassador, stood next to Berisha on the podium at election rallies. The U.S. failed to criticize, and at times encouraged, the new president as he purged critics of his policies within the judicial system, police, and the DP—often through illegal means. By 1993 DP loyalists and family members held most of the prominent positions in Albania’s ministries, institutes, universities, and state media. Citing the threat of communism’s return, Berisha successfully instilled fear in the population and discredited his rivals. The U.S. embassy in Albania contributed to the polarization of Albanian politics by refusing to meet most of the opposition parties (former communists as well as others) for the first two years of DP rule. This one-sided view of democratization helped Berisha dismantle most political alternatives, some of which were moderate and truly democratic.
Kritische Fragen, an den US Botschafter Alexander Arvizu, warum er Nichts unternimmt gegen US Betrüger und Politik Verbrecher in Tirana

NATO Website in 2002 after the Ilir Meta governmet between 1999-End of Januar 2002

 

SETimes

Published on SETimes (http://www.setimes.com)

http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/features/2002/03/020305-SVETLA-001

Fighting Corruption in Albania

06/03/2002

In the battle to combat corruption among Europe’s less developed countries, Albania is known to be facing one of the toughest struggles. The country’s politicians, however, are coming together in a rare show of unity to tackle the problem.

(ATA, BBC, RFE/RL – 04/03/02; Institute for War and Peace Reporting – 01/02/02; Transparency International: Global Corruption Report 2001)

Many international organisations have identified corruption as one of the main problems of Albania’s post-communist history. The country, rated Europe’s second-poorest following Moldova, has been urged to intensify its efforts against corruption and the threat it poses to development. Apart from the economic consequences, corruption could also mar Albania’s prospects for EU and NATO integration.

Recognising the significance of the problem, Albanian politicians have signalled a rare willingness to unite in the name of national interest. The government has consented to an anti-corruption programme proposed by the opposition and to contract a foreign auditing company to inspect the bank accounts of senior politicians and officials, according to a recent report by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR).

On the basis of local media reports, IWPR concluded that corruption in Albania was highly evolved and ranged from gifts to politicians such as cars and apartments to smaller cash bribes for lower-level officials. “Millions of dollars disappear through this way of governing, money which could be better used on education, hospitals or energy resources,” the IWPR quoted independent analyst Fatos Lubonja as saying.

Pandeli Majko, the new prime minister, has identified the fight against corruption as a top priority of his government. In Lezha on 4 March, he said increasing transparency in the activities of state structures was an obligation of the administration, which, he stressed, was “just a manager but not an owner of the money of the Albanian taxpayers”.

The Citizen’s Advocacy Office is an NGO established about three months ago to fight corruption at the state level. Kreshnik Spahiu, an attorney who heads the organisation, told Radio Free Europe that his office is recording an average of ten new corruption cases a day and that the scope of submitted complaints and accusations was surprisingly wide. He himself was solicited for a bribe by the state telephone company when he wanted to get new phone lines for his office.

Zef Preci, a former minister of economy and privatisation, said there was corruption in almost all branches of the state and that it stood behind public fund transfers. For him, corruption was worst in the justice system, and followed by the government and state-controlled structures.

In Lezha, Prime Minister Majko expressed support for a collaborative effort between politics, “whatever its colours are”, and Albanian citizens. He added, “This is a struggle between the law and anti-law, between progress and regression. Whatever the cost and time it takes, it doesn’t have a chance to fail.”

30 Aug 2011 / 09:51
WikiLeaks, Corruption Lost Albania Millions in Aid

WikiLeaks cables reveal that Tirana lost potential access to hundreds of millions of dollars of US aid due to its corruption and the government’s inability to manage donor funds.

Besar Likmeta

Tirana

Former US ambassador John L Withers | Photo courtesy of the US Embassy Tirana

Problems with corruption at the highest levels and the Albanian government’s poor administrative capacities convinced US officials to withdraw substantial grants out of fear that the money would be mismanaged, leaked cables show.

In November 13 2009, a cable from US Ambassador in Tirana John Withers warned the Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC, that although Albania technically qualified for “compact status”, a classification which allows access to large grants, the embassy had strong reservations about whether Tirana would manage such funds properly.

“The plain fact… is that corruption in Albania remains endemic and entrenched at all levels of government and society,” Withers wrote.

“Although prosecutions and convictions of corrupt, mainly lower level government officials have increased in the last two years, there remains a crippling atmosphere of impunity,” Withers added.

The secret memo is part of about a hundred confidential diplomatic cables from the US embassy in Tirana that WikiLeaks released over the last weekend.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation is a US aid mechanism created by former president George Bush in 2004. Under the MCC countries are eligible for compacts or aid grants only if they perform well on a scorecard of 17 indicators, compiled by a group of thinks tanks and international organizations like the World Bank, UNESCO, the WHO, IMF and others.

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Despite noting the considerable achievement that the country has made since the collapse of a series of pyramid-like investments schemes in 1997, ambassador Withers expressed strong doubts about delivering substantial aid under the programme.

“Embassy Tirana urges the MCC Board carefully to consider how this endemic corruption would impact the effectiveness of a compact program in Albania,” Withers wrote to the MCC.

“Without a tight oversight mechanism, the Embassy cannot be sure that substantial
amounts of US taxpayer money would not go to wrongful and illegal uses,” he added.

Map of countries benefiting from MCC grants | Photo courtesy of MCC

Withers underlined that there was growing credible evidence that the Prime Minister’s  immediate family, senior members of the opposition party, and numerous members of the parliament engaged in corrupt acts on a large scale.

Apart from the problems with corruption ambassador Withers also highlighted Tirana’s incapacity to manage large funding levels.

“The government’s ability effectively to budget for, spend and  account for its own funds remains woefully inadequate – not only because of corruption, but because the government lacks the necessary expertise and bureaucratic structures necessary to manage its money in all but the most elementary ways,” Withers said.

MCC signs either a compact or a threshold agreement with a partner country. A compact is awarded if the country scores highly on the selection criteria indicators. If the country scores poorly but has a positive, upward trend on the selection criteria, it can still be eligible for a smaller grant, called a threshold program.

Under the MCC Albania received two threshold grants, in 2006 and 2008, worth respectively $13.8 million and $15.7 million. However, in September, 2010 the second threshold grant was forfeited, after the opposition and ruling parties failed to reach a compromise to pass a bill on the new administrative court, which would have been funded under the programme.

Following the ambassadors’ recommendations Albania was never upgraded by MCC to a compact status, although as the embassy cable admits it has met the technical criteria. Compact status would have given Tirana potential access to grants worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

For example if MCC’s threshold grant for Moldova was 24.7 million in 2006, when it reached compact status in 2010 it received a grant of $262 million. A full compact funding under the MCC program could have had a considerable impact in Albania, however the former US diplomat notes that the failure to benefit from the funds rests solely with Albania’s government.

“A full Compact for Albania would at least in theory provide momentum for change in Albania in the areas of poverty reduction and economic development – but only if the program is properly administered, a dubious proposition in the Albania of today,” Withers concluded.

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“A full Compact for Albania would at least in theory provide momentum for change in Albania in the areas of poverty reduction and economic development – but only if the program is properly administered, a dubious proposition in the Albania of today,” Withers concluded.

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“A full Compact for Albania would at least in theory provide momentum for change in Albania in the areas of poverty reduction and economic development – but only if the program is properly administered, a dubious proposition in the Albania of today,” Withers concluded.

 

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/albania-lost-millions-of-us-aid-due-to-corruption

Salih Berisha: is little more than an international criminal conspiracy

Mafia Clan: Salih Berisha Partia Demokratik

28.8.2011: Wikileaks: Die Ratten des Salih Berisha – “Die Autobahn der nationalen Korruption”

 USA: Property corruption

EU Anti-Corruption Requirements: Measuring Progress in Albania, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Turkey

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transparency.org – 

Over the years, the EU has developed clear membership requirements for countries desiring to enter the Union. Today these requirements also include meeting certain standards in the areas of anti-corruption and good governance. Although the candidate and potential candidate countries are required to ‘make progress’ in these areas, so far there have been no clear standardised baselines that would allow their progress (or regress) to be monitored.In this regard, Transparency International has Added by Zunia on June 22, 2011

http://zunia.org/post/eu-anti-corruption-requirements-measuring-progress-in-albania-kosovo-fyr-macedonia-turkey/”

25.8.2011: Salih Berisha Mafia: The U.S. failed to criticize:of his policies within the judicial system, police, and the DP—often through illegal means

Problems between NATO – Albania with the Mafia government from Salih Berisha and Ilir Meta 

NATO schränkt den Geheimniss Zugang für die Mafia Regierung in Tirana ein – Sekreti, NATO rrit vëzhgimin ndaj Shqipëris렠

Typical Gangster and Buseness partner from Salih Berisha

Salih Berisha, immer mit Landesweit bekannten Gangstern unterwegs!

salih Berisha roja
Bashkim Ulaj (rechts)
(Dërguar më: 11/04/11) Tedi Blushi

Drejtoria e Përgjithshme e Rrugëve ka zhvilluar në datën 8 prill dy tendera. I pari ka qenë ai për ndërtimin e ‘Rrugës së Arbrit’ (segmenti Ura e Brarit – Hyrje tuneli Qafë Murrizë), me fond limit të përcaktuar, vlerën prej 1.945.051.750 lekësh. Ndërsa tenderi i dytë ka pasur për objekt prokurimi sistemim-asfaltimin e rrugës Librazhd-Qafë Stude (loti 3). Fondi limit i përcaktuar ka qenë 1.894.399.110 lekë. Për të mundësuar që të dy këto tendera të fitohen me vlerën e tyre të plotë, nga ana e DPRR-së është vendosur një kriter diskriminues, që aktualisht e plotësojnë vetëm dy firma. Bëhet fjalë për kompanitë “Gener 2” dhe “Victoria Invest”, të cilat dyshohet se janë paracaktuar si fituese.

aus [16] albania.de

[17] Europol, über die wichtige Rolle, im Drogen und Waffenhandel der Albanischen Politiker und deren Mafia Clans

20 Militärs wollten mit gefälschten Visa Garantien in die USA. Etliche wurden verweigert, einige brachten dann Original Einladungen von US Militärs, welche sie in Afghanistan kennen lernte. Die Methode ist uralt, und Einige blieben in den USA.

Wikileaks: Komandot, rrjet mashtrimi me vizat e SHBA
Wikileaks: Komandot, rrjet mashtrimi me vizat e SHBATIRANE- Komandot shqiptarë të kthyer nga Iraku, u përfshinë në një rrjet mashtrimi me vizat amerikane për të siguruar hyrjen dhe qëndrimin në SHBA. Çështja ka rezultuar tepër shqetësuese për zyrtarët e lartë të ambasadës dhe vetë ambasadorin John Withers, i cili e ka raportuar këtë në Departamentin e Shtetit. Në një kabllogram që daton 19 shkurtin 2009, theksohet se 20 komando shqiptarë aplikuan në ambasadën amerikane në Tiranë për viza turistike, me qëllim që të vizitonin miqtë që kishin njohur ndërsa kryenin shërbimin ushtarak në Irak. Shumë prej tyre paraqitën ftesa nga kontraktorë apo personeli ushtarak amerikan në Irak. Shumë prej tyre vërtetuan se ishin në detyrë dhe kishin marrë autorizim për leje, por asnjë prej tyre nuk është kthyer deri tani në Shqipëri”, thekson mesazhi. Për këtë arsye, ambasada i ka kërkuar ndihmë Departamentit të Shtetit në zgjidhjen e çështjes dhe marrjen e masave parandaluese. 
Rrjeti i mashtrimit
Dokumenti thekson se gjatë dy viteve, më shumë se 20 ushtarë kishin aplikuar për viza turistike dhe ambasada ua kishte dhënë për shkak se nuk donte të kishte të bënte me pakënaqësi në momentin kur presidenti Bush të vizitonte Shqipërinë dhe të takohej edhe me komandot shqiptarë”, shkruhet në mesazh. Por, pas rritjes së numrit të kërkesave për viza, disa u refuzuan dhe pas kësaj, komandot shqiptarë nisën të paraqesin ftesa nga punonjës amerikanë. Tetë aplikime u paraqitën në 2007-ën dhe 2008-ën, një nga vizat u anulua dhe një tjetër u kthye mbrapsht. Nga gjashtë aplikantë, tre janë ilegalisht në SHBA sot dhe tre të tjerë kanë aplikuar për të ndryshuar statusin. Disa prej aplikantëve morën ftesë nga shtetasi amerikan Matthew Woodford Vinson III, punonjës në një kompani ushtarake në Mosul, në vitin 2006. Pasi disa viza u refuzuan, komandot nisën të paraqesin kërkesa nga Kendra Evers, një tjetër punonjëse e personalit ushtarak në Irak. Nga komandot shqiptarë, Mirjan Xhixha është ilegalisht në SHBA, pasi paraqiti një ftesë nga Vinson, ndërsa Alfred Dani hyri në SHBA pasi iu refuzuar kërkesa e parë për vizë. Edhe Alban Kadhe paraqiti një ftesë nga Vinson në nëntor të 2007-ës, duke siguruar vizë tremujore. Gentian Noka siguroi vizën në janar të 2008-ës, pasi paraqiti ftesën e Vinson. Ai tha se kishte gruan shtatzënë dhe do të kthehej shpejt, ndërsa punonjësi i sektorit konsullor verifikoi lejen e tij nga ushtria. Ai ka hyrë në SHBA dhe ende është atje ilegalisht. 
Vërejtje ushtrisë
Po ashtu, Ervin Korrës iu dha një vizë tremujore në gusht 2007 për të vizituar hallën e tij në Bruklin. Ai tha se kishte një muaj leje, por qëndroi atje dhe tentoi të ndryshonte statusin në prill 2008. Në janar të 2008-ës, motra e tij, Valbona Korra dhe bashkëshorti i saj nuk morën dot viza për ta vizituar atë. Një tjetër ushtar komando, Blerim Xhaja, ka aplikuar dy herë për të vizituar anëtarët e familjes Korra në Bruklin. Dyshohet se martesa e tij me Christina Paone për ndryshimin e statusit është një mashtrim dhe familjarët nuk dinin gjë për këtë kur aplikuan për viza. Edhe Ajet Aruçi, pasi siguroi një vizë me qëllim që të vizitonte Kendra Evers në shtetin e Uashingtonit, hyri në SHBA më 18 shkurt 2008 dhe nuk u largua më. Ai tentoi të ndryshonte statusin dhe ndjek Universitetin e Nju Jorkut. E”Matthew Vinson dhe Kendra Evers i kanë ndihmuar këta ushtarë të marrin viza, që më pas të hyjnë dhe të sigurojnë strehim në SHBA”, thekson kabllogrami. Ambasada ka kërkuar hetimin e të dy shtetasve amerikanë për aktiviteteve të dyshimta, ndërsa ka kërkuar që ushtrisë shqiptare t’i dërgohet një mesazh, në mënyrë që të parandalohen aplikimet e tjera të gënjeshtërta.
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 Wikileaks, SHBA:E shqetësuar për vendimet e Kondit

 Wikileaks, amb. SHBA e shokuar: Fjalori Rama – Berisha, turp kombëtar

 Wikileaks, Berisha, ish-komunist hesht për hapjen e dosjeve

 Wikileaks, Withers në ’09: Bojkoti i Ramës, pa strategji

 Wikileaks, Në ’09, qeveria vonoi kartat biometrike për të penguar zgjedhjet

 Wikileaks, SHBA të shqetësuar për lidhjet e PD me zyrtarët nën hetim

 KLIKO KETU PER TE LEXUAR TE GJITHA SHKRIMET E WIKILEAKS

Immer peinlicher wird es für die US Botschafter, welche vor Ort waren! Sehr schwache Depeschen und Informationen, welche vo Marizo Lino stammen. Die hatte keine Ahnung und ihre Partner waren Stadt bekannte Ganoven.

Immerhin schreibt sie über Fatos Nano, das Christopher Hill, der auch den Kosovo Krieg organisierte mit seinem Assistenten Philip T. Reeker (taucht nun wieder als Versager auch in Mazedonien wieder im Balkan auf) und der damalige US Botschafter William Ryerson, verbockte von Beginn an Alles. Er stiftete Salih Berisha an, Fatos Nano ins Gefängnis zustecken, weil er die Rückkehr der Kommunisten fürchtete und sah über alle Verbrechen und dem total undemokratischen Mafiösen System des Salih Berisha hinweg.

Der Balkan Terrorist und Null Resultat US Diplomat Philip T. Reeker kehrt zurück

  13.  (C)  FOR THE ELECTIONS OF MARCH, 1992, THE  SOCIALIST PARTY WAS PREPARED TO FACE A MAJOR  DEFEAT.  IT IS DURING THIS TIME THAT NANO WAS  ACCUSED OF COOKING UP A DEAL WITH BERISHA FOR  SHIFTING POWER TO THE RIGHT, THAT WAS ALLEGEDLY  DISCUSSED IN TRIESTE, ITALY, AT A CONFERENCE BOTH  ATTENDED, IN THE PRESENCE OF MENTOR COKU.  IN THE  THOSE ELECTIONS, NANO WON AS A CANDIDATE IN KUCOVA.  HIS RIVAL FOR THAT SEAT WAS PERIKLI TETA, NOW STATE  SECRETARY IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE IN NANO'S  GOVERNMENT.    14.  (C)  IN HIS LAST SPEECH TO PARLIAMENT BEFORE  HIS ARREST, NANO ACCUSED FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR  WILLIAM RYERSON, THEN DCM CHRIS HILL, AND THE CIA  FOR HAVING PLOTTED WITH BERISHA TO SET UP HIS  PHONEY TRIAL.  IN THE SAME SPEECH, NANO ACCUSED  BERISHA OF TURNING ALBANIA INTO AN AMERICAN-RUN  BANANA REPUBLIC.    15.  (C)  IN 1996, THERE WERE RUMORS HIS DAUGHTER  WAS TAKING DRUGS WHILE HE WAS IN PRISON AND THAT  HIS TEENAGE SON HAD GOTTEN OUT OF HIS MOTHER'S  CONTROL, BECOMING REBELLIOUS AND UNRULY.  WITH  BOTH OF HIS CHILDREN CURRENTLY STUDYING OUTSIDE OF  ALBANIA, WHATEVER THE TRUTH OF THE RUMORS, THEY  SEEM TO BE DOING WELL NOW AND RECENTLY JOINED  THEIR PARENTS AT A DAY A DURRES BEACH WHERE  FOREIGNERS WERE PRESENT.    16.  (C)  NANO IS AN INTENSE, FOCUSSED INDIVIDUAL  WHO, AT ABOUT 5' 6" IS AVERAGE HEIGHT FOR AN  ALBANIAN MALE.  FORMERLY SLIM AND CLEANSHAVEN, HE  EMERGED FROM PRISON WITH A SUBSTANTIAL WEIGHT GAIN  AND A BEARD.  MANY OLD ACQUAINTANCES SAID THEY DID  NOT RECOGNIZE HIM AFTER HIS RELEASE.  A HEAVY  SMOKER, A SOCIAL ANIMAL WHO ENJOYS LATE-NIGHT  SCHMOOZING WITH HIS INNER CIRCLE OF POLITICAL  FRIENDS, NANO IS SERIOUS EVEN WHEN HE IS JOKING.    17.  (C)  HIS CLOSEST FRIEND WHO STUCK WITH HIM  THROUGH THE WORST TIMES, WHEN HE WAS IN PRISON, IS  BASHKIM ZENELI.  ZENELI, WHO BESIDES NANO'S WIFE  HAS BEEN HIS MOST INTIMATE CONFIDANT, HAS NOT BEEN  GIVEN A PRESTIGIOUS HIGH-PROFILE POSITION.  RATHER, AS MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT AND DEPUTY HEAD OF  THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS,  HE KEEPS A FAIRLY LOW PROFILE.    18.  (C)  NANO'S WIFE VISITED HIM ONCE A WEEK IN  TEPELENA PRISON.  THEY ARE VERY EVIDENTLY DEVOTED  TO ONE ANOTHER AND WHILE SHE IS NOT AS PROFICIENT  IN LANGUAGES AND DOES NOT SPEAK MUCH WHEN THEY ARE  IN PUBLIC OR IN THE PRESENCE OF FOREIGNERS, IT  SEEMS CLEAR THAT NANO HOLDS HER OPINION IN HIGH  REGARD.      LINO
http://wikileaks.org/cable/1997/08/97TIRANA1976.html 

Dyncorp and Halliburton Sex Slave Scandal Won’t Go Away

Montag, August 29th, 2011

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

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Reuters, August 02, 2011
Whistleblower’s tale has no Hollywood ending

By Christine Kearney
NEW YORK (Reuters) – For whistleblower Kathy Bolkovac, life hasn’t exactly turned out like it did for Erin Brockovich.

Some audiences seeing a new film, “The Whistleblower” based on former international law enforcement official Bolkovac, might think justice was served as she battled government organizations to expose human trafficking in Bosnia.

But others watching the movie, which opens in the United States on Friday, might think differently when they find out what happened to Bolkovac in the aftermath of her work, especially if comparing Bolkovac to Brockovich.

When Hollywood-backed “Erin Brockovich” hit theaters in 2000 with its tale of a real-life law clerk who took on giant U.S. utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the real Erin Brockovich found fame and fortune.

Bolkovac told Reuters she has been turned down for jobs at various police and security companies. She now works at an auctioneer of construction equipment in The Netherlands.

“I have a real life and a real job which I have to work really hard at,” she said of her work at Richie Brothers Auctioneers. At night, she lobbies politicians to “try and keep my law enforcement background in there, because that’s really who I am at heart — a cop.”

“The Whistleblower,” which stars Rachel Weisz as Bolkovac, is based on her story as former policewoman from Nebraska who gets a job with the international peacekeeping force to rebuild post-war Bosnia in 1999. Once there, she exposes a crime ring that includes U.N. and U.S. State Department officers and is involved in holding girls aged 12- to 15-years-old as sex slaves and trafficking them throughout Eastern Europe.

The film also highlights wider issues, such as police corruption and problems with defense contractors hired to help fight wars or rebuild countries.

The low-budget thriller is inspired by Bolkovac’s life, which she also wrote about in a book of the same name following the film, but the new movie changes details of her background and combines the personalities of several real people into composite characters. Others are real, such as Madeleine Rees (Vanessa Redgrave), who was then the head of the Women’s Rights and Gender Unit.

Bolkovac was fired from her peacekeeping job and was then without a job for two years, lost her police retirement funds and had to re-educate herself for new work because returning to the U.S. to resume a career as a local cop would have been “a step back.”

“It’s been very difficult for the past ten years,” Bolkovac said. “It is really emotional to me when I stop and think about it. I probably have broken down and cried about it a few times when it has been really overwhelming.”

Weisz called Bolkovac “a contemporary hero”.

“Kathy just says ‘I was a police officer. I was trying to investigate a crime.’ But she seems to be one of the only ones who had the courage to do what she did,” Weisz told Reuters in a separate interview. “I just find that very moving.”

But Bolkovac, who is of Croatian descent, said she is not looking for praise or riches. She hopes to fulfill what she calls her “social responsibility” and go back to full-time monitoring and training international police forces.

“I was never in this for the money,” said the mother of three. “I was doing my job and that is all I was there to do…it’s just who I am.”

As for being compared to Erin Brockovich, Bolkovac said “people keep saying, ‘well she’s a hero.’ The real heroes are the victims and the survivors,” she said. “They are the girls that were there (in Bosnia) to try and change their lives and got taken into this industry and organized crime.”

U.S. stalls on human trafficking

Pentagon has yet to ban contractors from using forced labor

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-0512270176dec27,0,6797771.story

The UK sex slaves
Brit girl: ‘My six months of agony as Albanian villain’s £25-a-time hooker’
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But a Sun investigation has uncovered it is still rife in the UK in the form of human trafficking. It is the fastest-growing form of organised crime. Men, women and children are being tricked or forced from their communities in Britain for slave labour, including the sex trade.

The crime, now second only to the drugs trade in profitability, generates up to £7.5million annually. A 40-strong police squad SCD9 has been set up to fight it.

Here, we meet a British trafficking victim and speak to officers and campaigners battling the evil trade.

DESPERATE Sophie Hayes steadied her shaking hand to dial her mum’s mobile number and stammered through swollen lips: “How’s Auntie Linda?”

To the unknowing hospital staff it seemed an odd choice of conversation given the severity of her own situation.

But the 24-year-old’s mother knew it was their secret code that spelled: “H-E-L-P! I’m in grave danger.”

Mum Melanie and stepdad Steve made the nerve-wracking 700-mile journey from Leeds to Milan, Italy.

They knew instinctively it was no gap year gone wrong.

Sophie had fallen into the clutches of an evil human trafficker and was in hospital after months of abuse.

The handsome Albanian who had swept her off her feet in a Leeds club six years previously was not the caring boyfriend who promised an exciting new life abroad.

The 6ft 2ins predator, known only as Kastriot, was part of a multi-million pound gang who traded in human flesh.

He sold Sophie time and again as a sex slave.

Privately-educated Sophie, now 29, says: “I never believed that this could happen to someone in this day and age.

“Our life growing up was fairly normal. My brothers and sisters and I had a good upbringing being in a big family.

“We grew up in a five-bedroom detached house, went to private schools. I never even thought about the murky side of life. Prostitution didn’t even exist in my world. But then I met Kas.

“Now I realise he began grooming me from the moment our eyes met. I was at a low point and so he offered himself up as my saviour.”

Kas moved to northern Italy but the pair kept in touch. Six years later, he invited her on holiday. She recalls: “Kas was funny and charming. I began to see him as a boyfriend.”

But on the third day of the trip, Kas revealed he was not an IT expert as he claimed — but a drug dealer with a fake passport who owed £100,000 to gangsters over a bungled deal.

He told Sophie he had brought her to Italy to sell her body to pay off his debts.

Sophie says: “I tried to tell myself it was all some elaborately cruel joke.”

Her protests were met with a blow to the head and a more sinister threat.
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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/

Die Montenegro Dukanovic Mafia und die Presse: Morde und man brennt Redaktionen nieder

Samstag, August 27th, 2011

 Es gibt etliche ungeklärte Journalisten Morde in Montenegro, Angriffe gegen Journalisten und nun brennt man halt gleich eine ganze Redaktion nieder. Nichts Neues, im von US Spinnern und Gernot Erler / Steinmeier Schrott aufgebauten Mafia Staat.

 

Montenegrin daily’s vehicle set on fire

PODGORICA — Podgorica-based daily Vijesti’s van was set on fire early on Saturday, the daily has stated.

 

This is the third time this summer that the daily’s vehicles were set on fire.

On July 14-15 two of the daily’s vehicles completely burned down near Vijesti’s headquarters.

According to the announcement, the car’s engine, windshield and dashboard were ruined in the last night’s fire.

The firemen had arrived to the scene immediately after the fire was reported by citizens.

Vijesti Editor in Chief Mihailo Jovović has assessed that this was “a terrorist act against the media”.

Jovović also believes that the incident has to do with Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro (DPS) leader Milo Đukanović’s statement about the media who criticize the Montenegrin government.

Đukanović told Belgrade-based TV station Košava that he did not read news articles that criticize him and his family anymore.

Latest attack against Montenegrin daily condemned

Tuesday 30.08.2011 | 12:16 | Source: SEEMO | VIENNA — A regional Vienna-based media organization has condemned the latest attack against the property belonging to the Montenegrin daily Vijesti.

Salih Berisha Mafia: The U.S. failed to criticize:of his policies within the judicial system, police, and the DP—often through illegal means

Donnerstag, August 25th, 2011

Fun Facts About Our New Allies
The Progressive Review (Washington), 22 June 1999

“Albania … offered NATO and the U.S. an important military outpost in the turbulent southern Balkans (in the 1990-96 period Albania opened its ports and airstrips for U.S. military use and housed CIA spy planes for flights over Bosnia)…. The U.S. played a major role in the DP’s 1992 electoral victory, and it then provided the new government with military, economic, and political support. In the 1991-96 period Washington directly provided Albania $236 million in economic aid, making the U.S. the second largest bilateral economic donor (following Italy)…..Following Berisha’s visit to the U.S. in March 1991, Washington began supplying direct assistance to the DP, including donations of computers and cars for the 1992 electoral campaign. William Ryerson, the first U.S. ambassador, stood next to Berisha on the podium at election rallies. The U.S. failed to criticize, and at times encouraged, the new president as he purged critics of his policies within the judicial system, police, and the DP—often through illegal means. By 1993 DP loyalists and family members held most of the prominent positions in Albania’s ministries, institutes, universities, and state media. Citing the threat of communism’s return, Berisha successfully instilled fear in the population and discredited his rivals. The U.S. embassy in Albania contributed to the polarization of Albanian politics by refusing to meet most of the opposition parties (former communists as well as others) for the first two years of DP rule. This one-sided view of democratization helped Berisha dismantle most political alternatives, some of which were moderate and truly democratic.

Time for prison

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- The Reagan administration targeted the Yugoslav economy in a "Secret Sensitive" 1984 National Security Decision Directive (NSDD 133), "United States Policy toward Yugoslavia." A censored version declassified in 1990 largely elaborated on NSDD 54 on Eastern Europe, issued in 1982. The latter advocated "expanded efforts to promote a `quiet revolution' to overthrow Communist governments and parties" while reintegrating the countries of Eastern Europe into a market-oriented economy.  - IMF-sponsored programs since then continued the disintegration of the industrial sector and the piecemeal dismantling of the Yugoslav welfare state. Debt restructuring agreements increased foreign debt, and a mandated currency devaluation also hit hard at Yugoslavs' standard of living.  - In return for assistance, Yugoslavia agreed to even more sweeping economic reforms, including a new devalued currency, another wage freeze, sharp cuts in government spending, and the elimination of socially-owned, worker-managed companies.  - The reforms demanded by Belgrade's creditors struck at the heart of Yugoslavia's system of socially-owned and worker- managed enterprises. As one observer noted, "The objective was to subject the Yugoslav economy to massive privatization and the dismantling of the public sector."  - Some Yugoslavs joined together in a doomed battle to prevent the destruction of their economy and polity. As one observer found, "worker resistance crossed ethnic lines, as Serbs, Croats, Bosnians and Slovenians mobilized . . . shoulder to shoulder with their fellow workers." But the economic struggle also heightened already tense relations among the republics -- and between the republics and Belgrade.  - While local leaders and Western interests share the spoils of the former Yugoslav economy, they have entrenched socio-ethnic divisions in the very structure of partition. This permanent fragmentation of Yugoslavia along ethnic lines serves to thwart a united resistance of Yugoslavs of all ethnic origins against the recolonization of their homeland.  - While rebuilding is sacrificed on the altar of debt repayment, Western governments and corporations show greater interest in gaining access to strategic natural resources... "Substantial" petroleum fields lie in the Serb-held part of Croatia just across the Sava river from Tuzla, the headquarters for the US military zone. Exploration operations went on during the war, but the World Bank and the multinationals which conducted the operations kept local governments in the dark, presumably to prevent them from acting to grab potentially valuable areas.
http://www.brasscheck.com/yugoslavia/directory/33199c.html 

Note: Only March and May dispatches have been indexed so far

Accuracy of bombing 50899a

Albright, Madeleine 32499b, 51399, 51799a

Amanpour, Christiane 51999a, 52599a

American Legion, rejects involvement of US troops 50799a

Apache attack helicopters 51399b, 51799a, 52499a

Arms Merchants 50999a, 50899a, 51799a

Bernays, Edward 330b99c

Bosnia 32699a, 51999a, 52599a

Chinese Embassy bombing: 50999a, 50899a; Doubts about US story 51199c, 51399c, 51299a; Opinion attributed to German Chancellor Schroder on the 51399b

Chossudovsky, Michel 33199c, 32699a

CIA 51399c, KLA 50599a

Civilian casualties: caused by NATO cluster bombs 50899a; media coverage of 52499a; NATO dissembling on the subject of 52199a; early reports 32799a; total NATO-caused 51799a; worldwide 33099b

Cluster bombs: cost of 50899a; description of 50899a; dropped on civilian areas 51399b, 50899a; Tom Hayden on 50799a

Counterpunch 51199c, 51799a

Covert Action Quarterly 51399c, 51299a

Cultural heritage sites, NATO bombing of 51399

Debray, Regis 51399, 51799a

Ecological hazards, created by NATO bombing strategy 51399b

Edelman Public Relations 51999b

Fabrication of atrocity evidence 32499b; by CNN 51999a; by William Walker 50799a; by US and British in World War One 51499b; by US journalists in Bosnia 51299a

Foreign Office (Germany) refutes Albanian persecution charges 50499a, 50599a

Hitler, Adolph justification for invading Poland compared to NATO’s air assault by former Nuremberg prosecutor 52199a, propaganda techniques compared to NATO 50699b

Human Rights Watch 51399

IMF 33199c

Inhofe, Senator James: censorship of statements by US media 51099a, 51499a; statements on war by 51499a, 51499a; possible assassination attempt on the life on 51499a

International Action Center 32499b; articles cited 52599a

International Strategic Studies Association 51999b

Iraq 50899a, 50699b; similarity of NATO’s tactics to those used in Yugoslavia 52499a

Jewish protest against bombing 51299b

KLA 51399; cause of one third of Albanian refugee movements 51999b; classified as terrorist group 50599a; criminal background of leaders 50599a; background of KLA general Agim Ceku 52599a

Military Professional Resources, Inc. MPRI 52599a

Milosevic, Slobodan 33099b, 51399, 50599a

NATO, changed function of 32499b, 51299a; pre-bomardment occupation demands 50599a; press release the day before declaring decision to bomb Yugoslavia 52199a

National Security Agency (NSA) 51399c

National Security Council (US) 33199c; hires Edelman Public Relations executive to coordinate internal US propaganda efforts 51999b

Propaganda (see War propaganda)

Radioactive rounds (depleted uranium) 50799a

Rambouillet Text 50599a; key elements blacked out in US news media52499a

Refugees: Albanian refugees fleeing deeper into Yugoslavia to escape KLA 51999b; Canadian UN commander suggests advisability of shelling of 52599a; comments by Senator Inhofe on 51099a; 51499a; killed by NATO bombing 51799a; lack of assistance provided for 51299b, 51199b ; US news media ignores non-Albanian victims 50599a, 51999b, 52499a; used by NATO for propaganda purposes 51299b, UN harassment of 51199b, 51199a

Robinson, Mary, UN High Commissioner on Human Rights 51399b

Saxton, James US Congressman 51999b

Seldes, George 51499b

Smith, Sam 33099b, 50599a; quoted 52499a

Social Security, funds used to pay for war 50699a, 50699c

Solana, NATO Secretary General Javier 51299b; admits NATO has no atrocity evidence 51799a; bombing carried out on his authority 52199a

Solomon, Norman 32499a, 51799b

State Department 32499b, 33099b; Cohen on Serbians 51799a; dismissal of civilian casaulties inflicted by NATO bombing

US news media 32499a, 33099b, 50699c, 50699b, 50999a; collaboration with NATO propaganda effort 52499a, 52599a; CNN’s falsification of arocity evidence in the Bosnian civil war 51999a; FAIR analysis of US news media war reporting 51799b; Ted Koppel 50799a; Ted Turner 50999a

UN harassment of refugees on behalf of NATO 51199b, 51199a; slow to acknowledge civilian casualties of NATO boming 51399b; recent partnerships with multinationals 51199b

UK urging the use of ground troops 52199a

War costs 33099b, 50899a

War propaganda: comments by John Foster Dulles on 50999a; exageration of military success of NATO bombing 52499a; FAIR analysis of US news media war reporting 51799b; Hitler and 50699b; history of (WW One) and 51499b; NATO use 51299b; techniques of 32499a, 32499b, 330b99c; US uses of (historical) 51999a; US public relations firm executive hired to create 51999b

Walker, William 32499b, 50799a; background and record of falisfying evidence 52599a

Yugoslavia: economy 33199c; effect of bombing on the economy of 51999b, 32699a; 52499a; IMF 33199c; number of Serbs murdered by Nazi-allied Croats during WW II 51799a; US petroleum exploration in 33199c; worker mananged enterprises in 33199c

http://www.brasscheck.com/yugoslavia/topics.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES -- Wednesday, May 5, 1999  As the Innocent Die, Where Are All the Voices of Protest?  Balkans: The liberals' silence on the NATO bombing and its 'collateral damage' is keeping us from talking about alternatives. By TOM HAYDEN  Where are the voices of protest against the suffering inflicted on civilians and children by our bombardment of Serbia?  The moral rationale provided by the Clinton administration at the outset of the bombing was that the brutal ethnic cleansing of Kosovo could be stopped in a short military campaign. That promise was either a deception or a delusion. The war has turned into a horrific quagmire, and yet even liberal Democrats remain strangely tongue-tied about the suffering, which our government lamely calls "collateral damage."  Every day seems to bring news of civilians being killed and the White House apologizing. Worse, according to the Wall Street Journal, President Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair pushed in mid-April for a wider definition of targets that would increase the danger to civilians. The result is the death of cleaning ladies and bus drivers, evacuation of 85,000 people from Belgrade neighborhoods poisoned by toxic chemicals, the unemployment of 100,000 Serbs and laying waste of Serbia's civilian infrastructure with what the New York Times calls "greater effects on the gross domestic product than the Nazi and, then, the Allied bombing of Yugoslavia" during World War II. And the silence continues. Perhaps the silent ones think these are all regrettable accidents, or that war is hell, or that bombing Serb civilians who have opposed Milosovic in the past will help them to overthrow him now. What then of the intentional indiscriminate infliction of shrapnel wounds on children? Unexploded cluster bomb units are turning whole areas of Yugoslavia into a "no man's land," wounding large numbers of children in the process. According to the Los Angeles Times, the director of Pristina's hospital says he has never done so many amputations as he has since victims of the weapon started coming in.  I keep an early model of the cluster bombs used in Vietnam on my shelf as a reminder of the evil done in the name of good intentions. The bombs are dropped over a broad landscape, where they explode via timers or the simple vibration of a passerby. The blast causes up to 300 pieces of deadly shrapnel to scatter in all directions. The shrapnel is very difficult to remove because of its deliberately jagged design.

Mafia Clan of Democratic Party of Albania

Bevor: Fatos Nano (Ilir Meta Drug Allegations


Mafia Clan of Democratic Party of Albania

Prime Minister Sali Berisha

  1. kukRexhep ARAPI, resident in Katund Sukth, nicknamed “KEPI” has a criminal record as follows:

http://www.albca.com/aclis/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=1264

Im Verbrecher Staat des Salih Berisha, kann Nichts mehr verwundern und über die kriminell agierende Tochter Argita Berisha und Lulzim Basha, wird auch inzwischen immer mehr geoutet.

Identisch im Fatos Nano, Ilir Meta Verbrecher Staat davor!

Fatos Nano Drug Allegations

Date: Friday, December 01 @ 15:03:04 GMT
Topic: Albania News

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By Gary Kokalari – Political Analyst – Exclusively for ACLIS

The current drug trafficking routes in Albania and their relations with Prime Minister Fatos Nano.

Albania has become an important country for the trafficking of drugs, establishing itself as a safe transit route between East and West. Albania has made available to this kind of traffic its human resources and its political power. Before 1997, the drug trafficking in Albania was blooming through the planting of drug related plants and their sale outside Albania. Strong drugs such as heroin or cocaine were not present at the time because of the lack of serious partners and partners with political power. Former Minister of Interior Agron Musaraj (1993-1996) was a supporter of such groups, but his limited political power could not empower these groups. After Agron Musaraj left, the new interior minister of the Democratic Party, Halil Shamata, proposed new tough legislation against organized crime which was approved in the parliament in Autumn 1996. The legislation included strong punishment for drug and weapon traffickers and very often fixed prison terms.

Agron Duka, Mafia Clan with Fatos Nano und Lefter Koca

Kommentar: Alles Folgen, weil EU, Deutsche und vor allem US Politiker zu lange mit prominenten Verbrechern zusammenarbeiteten, Berufs Kriminelle Lobbyisten damit Geld verdienten und Verbrecher Strukturen nun erneut zementiert sind. Im Verbrecher Staat des Salih Berisha, kann Nichts mehr verwundern und über die kriminell agierende Tochter Argita Berisha und Lulzim Basha, wird auch inzwischen immer mehr geoutet. Alles erinnert an 1997, als die Salih Berisha Bande mit Tritan Shehu, in der Deutschen Botschaft vorstellig wurde und 600 Millionen DM verlangte, wegen dem Pyramid Gesellschaften um einen Volksaufstand zu vermeiden. Kurz darauf gab Salih Berisha verbrecherische Befehle, die Militärlager zu plündern und um das zu vertuschen, wurde das Militär nach Hause geschickt, wie die Polizei aufgelöst um im Chaos mit hoch kriminellen Freunden und Terroristen aus dem Kosovo Albanien in Ruhe plündern zu können.

 Natürlich gibt es mehr Mafia Minister in der Regierung Sailh Berisha, der mit allen wichtigen Verbrecher Kartellen auch des Kosovo eng verbunden ist. Bekannt wurde 2010, u.a. auch Ministerin Majlinda Bregu, Fatmir Mediu, Ferdinand Xhafferie (u.a. Partner des Verbrechers Xhavit Halili rund um die Todeschwadronen), und der Chef der Skrapari Bande LSI Partei: Ilir Meta! Rund um den Mafia Zirkel der aktuellen Vize Präsidentin der PD Partei: Albana Vokhsi, mit ihrem Lebensgefährten den Mafia Boss: Artan Tartar, was sogar in den geheimen NATO Repors erwähnt ist.

http://balkanblog.org/2011/04/04/mafia-clan-of-democratic-party-of-albania/

Skrapari Mafia Boss Ilir Meta

TV outet Ilir Meta “Frankenstein” der Albanisches Politik, als er 700.000 € Bestechungsgeld fordert

 

 Hier macht man sich in aller Form lustig, in der beliebtesten TV Sendung, über das leere PR Geschwätz, des Salih Berisha u.a.

http://www.albania.de/alb/index.php?p=2683

Wikileaks: Die primitive Gangster Familie des Salih Berisha und Jamarber Malltezi Mafia Syndikat


Wikileaks: Die Ratten des Salih Berisha – “Die Autobahn der nationalen Korruption”

Teacher for the drug business:

Daut Kadriovski: Tarn Name Mehmet Haidini und die Albanische Muslim Mafia

UCK – KLA Terrorist Shefqet Kabashi and Witness intimidation questions raised in Haradinaj retrial

Mittwoch, August 24th, 2011

SETimes
Published on SETimes (http://www.setimes.com)

http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/features/2011/08/23/feature-03

Witness intimidation questions raised in Haradinaj retrial

23/08/2011

As the retrial began, the main witness tried to avoid answering questions, again raising concerns about witness obfuscation and intimidation.

By Linda Karadaku for Southeast European Times in Pristina — 23/08/11
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Ramush Haradinaj prior to his initial appearance at The Hague tribunal. [Reuters]

Former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj is back at The Hague tribunal for retrial on six counts of war crimes, including torture and murder of civilians who were actual or perceived Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) opponents

KLA members Lahi Ibrahimaj and Idriz Balaj are also on trial with Haradinaj.

In the opening statement Thursday (August 18th), prosecutor Paul Rogers called their actions “brutal elimination”.

Rogers described the KLA actions in four municipalities comprising the Dukagjini area. That included the first KLA headquarters in Haradinaj’s house and two headquarters in Jablanica, the key area providing evidence against the three defendants.

The prosecution also presented the cases of torture and murder of Ivan Zaric, Burim Beko and Agron Berisha in Jablanica.

The first trial ended in April 2008, when the two key witnesses did not testify, prompting serious questions about threats to influence them.

Haradinaj and Balaj were acquitted of 37 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, while Brahimaj was sentenced to six years in prison.

The Appeals Chamber disagreed and decided on a retrial in July 2010.

“This is a new trial and anything that has to be proved here, must be proved here,” Presiding Judge Patrick Robinson said during opening statements by both the prosecution and defence last Thursday.

The key witness in the retrial again is Shefqet Kabashi, a former KLA member who was back testifying again on Monday.

Kabashi was arrested in the Netherlands last Wednesday and detained at the tribunal until further notice. It had charged him with contempt of court in June 2007, when he escaped to avoid testifying despite a court order prohibiting him to do so, and then refused to testify via a video link.

The tribunal said that “Kabashi’s testimony is relevant to the retrial … as it relates to the defendants’ alleged responsibility for crimes committed at KLA headquarters and the prison in Jablanica.”

During the main hearing Monday, Kabashi lashed out against the court, accusing investigators of mixed testimonies and “mistakes”, and even attacked one of Haradinaj’s lawyers, Ben Emerson, for intervening.

Kabashi answered the majority of the prosecutor’s questions with “I do not know”, “I do not remember” and “I cannot answer the question.”

The prosecutor pointed out Kabashi’s signed statements, but Kabashi claimed he was forced to sign them and nothing written in them is true.

Asked whether he is afraid for his life, Kabashi said he is not. “I fear something else. I spoke about the other witnesses, not about myself.”

He testified that there was no detention centre in Jablanica, Western Kosovo and that the scrawled words “detention centre” on a hand drawn map were not his.

“It is not my writing in the map,” Kabashi said, adding, “I did not see detainees [there].”

The infamous “H room”, Kabashi said, was not used for detention but for soldiers to sleep. “I have slept myself there,” he said.

Haradinaj’s defence team co-ordinator Michael O’Reilly told SETimes the team is not concerned with Kabashi’s testimony.

“Absolutely not. He says nothing that implicates ‘RH’ in any way. Eighty-three witnesses were called in the previous trial and all but two came to court,” O’Reilly said.

He insisted there was no evidence brought to court that any witnesses were intimidated, and that prosecutors substantiated no such allegations.

“The retrial is a very complex legal situation. Haradinaj’s retrial is a historical precedent, regardless of what the final outcome may be,” attorney and former UNMIK employee Roland Gjoni told SETimes.

He said it is his opinion the judges “will possibly stop the prosecution from improving a weak case and convict an acquitted defendant.”

Problems between NATO – Albania with the Mafia government from Salih Berisha and Ilir Meta

Samstag, August 20th, 2011

Problems between NATO – Albania

 

NATO has restricted access to Albania’s military information network, especially information related to nuclear energy.

The decision came after investigations carried out and revealed that people who had access to confidential documents and information of NATO associated with operations of war, provided a fee to Arabs, Russians and Serbs.

The Secretary General του ΝΑΤΟ Rasmussen went to Tirana and requested an explanation from Prime Minister Sali Berisha. The NATO research has identified the names of Members who entered into the system.

The information reported some significant effects on the ‘Eastern Front’ and terrorist operations. NATO concluded that Albania is a risk in maintaining confidential information. From today, no person-even the Prime Minister, will not be allowed to verify information on nuclear energy, businesses are defined as highly confidential and other data.

Investigations will continue to identify Albanian MPs who sold information to organizations or countries that are friendly to NATO and the U.S..

NATO schränkt den Geheimniss Zugang für die Mafia Regierung in Tirana ein – Sekreti, NATO rrit vëzhgimin ndaj Shqipërisë 


Die Mafia Regierung liefert natürlich trotz UN Embargos, auch an Gaddafi Waffen

Die Familie Salih Berisha, ist immer schon enger Partner der Serbischen Mafia gewesen, siehe UN Öl Embargo Bruch schon vor 17 Jahren.

Geheime Geschäfte der Familie Berisha, mit Damir Fazllic und Lulzim Berisha

Geheimdienst Treffen zwischen “Arkan” und Gazidede 1995 in Tirana

Schlagzeile in Albanien, das der Mafia Boss Sokol Doci hingerichtet wurde. Mitglieder der kriminellen “Lul” Berisha Bande, im Aufsichtsrat der beschlagnahmten Firmen der “Sacra Corona Unita” des Italienischen Mafia Bosses: Albino Prudentiono und direkt Regierungs Berater rund um Immobilien Regulierungen.


TV Video rund um den Mord

Eng mit der Mafia Regierung in Tirana verbunden: Der Berufs Kriminelle Sokol Doçi, wurde in Tirana hingerichtet

Aktiv auch hier dabei und verwickelt, die sogenannten Gardisten wie “Roland”, Nationalgarde des Salih Berisha und vor allem mit Kriminellen (vor allem aus Tropoje) bestückt, welche ständig in Schiessereien, Morde, Drogen- Waffen schmuggel verwickelt sind, wie vor 15 Jahren.

Der gut dokumentierte Berufs Kriminelle Sokol Doçi, arbeitete für eine Regierungs Behörde das Entin Rregullator të Banesave – Häuser Regulierungs Behörde. Er wurde hingerichtet, mit einer Thompsen Maschinen Pistole mit 8 Kugeln. Er hatte eine Notar Lizenz, ein anderer Notar wurde vor wenigen Tagen verhaftet, weil er Grundstücks Verkäufe beglaubtigte, ohne Anwesenheit des Verkäufers, der von Nichts wusste. Mafiöser gehts es halt nicht mehr, denn 2007 wurden vielen Notaren die Lizenz weggenommen, wegen gefälschter Beglaubigungen, in 2010, waren Alle wieder als Notare aktiv, die komplette Mannschaft der Mafia Notare und ca. 1.000 Anwälte und Notare, welche sich selbst ernannt hatten.

http://news.albania.de/2011/07/30

Der hingerichtete Verbrecher Sokol Doci, gehörte direkt auch zur “Bande e Durresi” rund um den Kosovaren Lulzim Berisha, engstens mit den Verbrecher Banden des Fatos Nano, Agron Duka (Schwager Lefter Koca) verbunden.

Zur Beerdigung kam ein Konvoi von 100 Fahrzeugen, viele aus der Mafia Regierung des Salih Berisha, was eine Einheit heute mit der Skrapari Mafia des Ilir Meta, Dashamir Gjoka und Fatos Nano bildet.

Die illegal im Rhina Park, vor über 10 Jahren errichtete Mafia Diskothek “Krocodil”, gehörte der Bande, die andere prominente Disco “albania” damals dem Drogen Verbrecher Kartell des Sokol Kociu, mit einem Schweizer namens schmidt.

31/07/2011 09:10
Dyshimet për ekzekutimin mafioz të Sokol Doçit
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Pasditen e djeshme u krye ceremonia mortore e viktimës, në të cilën mori pjesë një numër shumë i madh personash. Më shumë se 100 makina kanë shoqëruar përmes Tiranës trupin e të ndjerit. Në momentin që makina e parë ndodhej tek ura e Lanës mbi bulevard, makina të tjera që shoqëronin kortezhin ndodheshin ende në rrugën përballë ATSH-së (më shumë se një kilometër larg). Edhe oficerë policie të veshur civil kanë marrë pjesë në varrim duke mbikëqyrur situatën.
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Pistat

Arkivat e policisë dhe të dhënat e para të grumbulluara këto orë kanë vënë hetuesit e çështjes përpara shumë dilemash. Lidhjet e shumta që viktima ka pasur me persona të dyshuar ose të dënuar për krime nga më të ndryshmet kanë bërë që çështja të ngatërrohet më shumë se sa duhet. Në vitet 1995-1999 Sokol Doçi është shoqëruar me një kuksiane tjetër, i cili ndodhet në burg për disa vrasje dhe një kushëririn e tij, i cili ndodhet në burg për pjesëmarrje në bandën e Durrësit. Në ato kohë Doçi dhe Olloni ishin truproja të disko “Krokodil” në zemër të parkut Rinia. Në këtë kohë ata kanë qenë të dyshuar për disa ngjarje, por në asnjë rast nuk u vunë nën akuzë. Një prej dyshimeve është edhe pjesëmarrja në zinxhirin e vrasjeve që kanë tronditur Tiranën në vitet 1998-2001, vrasjet njihen edhe si pjesa e dytë e hakmarrjes mes ish-djemve të rrugës së Kavajës…………..

http://www.shekulli.com.al

Salih Berisha, immer mit Landesweit bekannten Gangstern unterwegs!

salih Berisha roja
Bashkim Ulaj (rechts)
(Dërguar më: 11/04/11) Tedi Blushi

Drejtoria e Përgjithshme e Rrugëve ka zhvilluar në datën 8 prill dy tendera. I pari ka qenë ai për ndërtimin e ‘Rrugës së Arbrit’ (segmenti Ura e Brarit – Hyrje tuneli Qafë Murrizë), me fond limit të përcaktuar, vlerën prej 1.945.051.750 lekësh. Ndërsa tenderi i dytë ka pasur për objekt prokurimi sistemim-asfaltimin e rrugës Librazhd-Qafë Stude (loti 3). Fondi limit i përcaktuar ka qenë 1.894.399.110 lekë. Për të mundësuar që të dy këto tendera të fitohen me vlerën e tyre të plotë, nga ana e DPRR-së është vendosur një kriter diskriminues, që aktualisht e plotësojnë vetëm dy firma. Bëhet fjalë për kompanitë “Gener 2” dhe “Victoria Invest”, të cilat dyshohet se janë paracaktuar si fituese.

aus [16] albania.de

[17] Europol, über die wichtige Rolle, im Drogen und Waffenhandel der Albanischen Politiker und deren Mafia Clans

Mafia Clan of Democratic Party of Albania

Bevor: [26] Fatos Nano (Ilir Meta Drug Allegations

Salih Berisha and Lulzim Basha, war partners with the serb mafia

Geheime Geschäfte der Familie Berisha, mit Damir Fazllic und Lulzim Berisha

Fun Facts About Our New Allies
The Progressive Review (Washington), 22 June 1999

“Albania … offered NATO and the U.S. an important military outpost in the turbulent southern Balkans (in the 1990-96 period Albania opened its ports and airstrips for U.S. military use and housed CIA spy planes for flights over Bosnia)…. The U.S. played a major role in the DP’s 1992 electoral victory, and it then provided the new government with military, economic, and political support. In the 1991-96 period Washington directly provided Albania $236 million in economic aid, making the U.S. the second largest bilateral economic donor (following Italy)…..Following Berisha’s visit to the U.S. in March 1991, Washington began supplying direct assistance to the DP, including donations of computers and cars for the 1992 electoral campaign. William Ryerson, the first U.S. ambassador, stood next to Berisha on the podium at election rallies. The U.S. failed to criticize, and at times encouraged, the new president as he purged critics of his policies within the judicial system, police, and the DP—often through illegal means. By 1993 DP loyalists and family members held most of the prominent positions in Albania’s ministries, institutes, universities, and state media. Citing the threat of communism’s return, Berisha successfully instilled fear in the population and discredited his rivals. The U.S. embassy in Albania contributed to the polarization of Albanian politics by refusing to meet most of the opposition parties (former communists as well as others) for the first two years of DP rule. This one-sided view of democratization helped Berisha dismantle most political alternatives, some of which were moderate and truly democratic.

secret NATO documents, over 400 crime serbs in Kosovo: The NATO files on Kosovo Serb leaders

Donnerstag, August 18th, 2011

NATO (III): Memaroviq, alias ECHO, krimineli nga Dolçe Vita

Mitrovicë – Krimineli i kafeterisë “Dolçe Vita” Spasoje Memaroviq – ECHO i ka komanduar “Rojat e Urës”, famëkëqinjtë me “Motorola”. Ka hartuar planet për destabilizim dhe ka udhëhequr shumë incidente në veri. Synonte spastrimin e Mitrovicës nga shqiptarët. Mban lidhje të mira me Milan Ivanoviqin, Marko Jakshiqin etj.

Portali LajmeShqip.com sjell pjesën e tjetër të dokumentit voluminoz konfidencial të NATO-së.

Spasoje Memaroviq (1950), i lindur në Pejë, me profesion aktual është tregtar, ndërsa njihet si ushtarak i vjetër i Armatës Jugosllave. Në dokument përshkruhet si karakter i dhunshëm (violent) dhe një prej pjesëtarëve të bandave problematike të Mitrovicës Veriore, me “bazë” në kafeterinë famëkeqe “Dolçe Vita”, aty ku u hartuan dhe nisën të gjitha trazirat në Mitrovicën Veriore, prej qershorit të vitit 1999.

 http://www.lajmeshqip.com/

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The NATO files on Kosovo Serb leaders

 

The newspaper LajmeShqip is publishing leaked NATO files on Kosovo Serb leaders. Until now they have published 8 of the 430 files they have.

Here you will see one example. The articles are in Albanian but Google Translate is your friend. Here for example is the Google translation of the above article.

You should click on the image of the NATO document to see its full size. It is not downloadable or linkable as far as I can see. Under the heading “Rezultatet e kërkimit :” you will find links to the other published files. These links are only visible in the original, not in the Google translate version.

Actually these NATO files bring very little news. They are in French so few people will be able to fully read them. All the content is about the years 2000 and 2001. Much of it seems to be copied from the Serbian press.

To me the main “contribution” of publication of these files seems to be to bring back to life the much more conflictuous and lawless climate of shortly after the war. People have evolved and we should deal with them as they are now – not ten years ago. This counts the more as all this “intelligence” is far from certain. The French text is full of reservations like “he is believed to” and “it seems that”. These reservations tend to disappear in the Albanian discussion. The own intelligence of NATO is usually little more than “A met B at time t” without any idea what they talked about.

Here is an article (in Serbian) with a reaction of some of those involved.

http://nation-building.blogspot.com/2011/08/nato-files-on-kosovo-serb-leaders.html

http://www.danas.rs/upload/images/news/2011/8/16/0202_ocp_w380_h300.jpg

MEMAROVIC Spasoje alias ECHO

Gallucci: KFOR violated its mandate, ex-UN official claims

Mittwoch, August 17th, 2011

17.08.2011 | 13:21
KFOR violated its mandate, ex-UN official claims
Source: Beta

kfor kosovo

BELGRADE — Ex-UN Regional Representative in Kosovska Mitrovica Gerard Gallucci says that KFOR has violated its UN mandate by closing off administrative crossings.
KFOR troops at an administrative crossing (Tanjug)
KFOR troops at an administrative crossing (Tanjug)

Gallucci points out that such KFOR actions are illegal and aimed at completely isolating the northern Serb population for purely political ends.

The former U.S. diplomat quoted several UN Security Council Resolution 1244 paragraphs, that, as he said, show that KFOR has gone far beyond its mandate.

“According to UNSCR 1244, NATO has no political mandate, none whatsoever. This means that once order was secured at the northern Kosovo crossing points, responsibility there returned to the civil presence, in this case EULEX under the November 2008 agreement with the UN,” Gallucci stressed.

“There can be no doubt that KFOR’s imposition of Priština’s trade blockade is beyond NATO’s mandate, as is (KFOR Commander) General (Erhard) Buhler’s ‘negotiating’ political agreements,” he added.

The former UN official explained that “if any UN-mandated element played such a political role, it would be UNMIK or EULEX.”

“Of course, UN resolutions do not self-enforce. Members either follow their UN commitments or not. In this case, the Quint countries – led by the U.S. and Germany – have disregarded the UN mandate. If any effort were made at the Security Council to reprimand NATO or strip it of its Kosovo mandate, the US veto would prevent passage. The Quint can have its way. Russia is unlikely to strenuously resist as it will no doubt be glad to pocket the unfortunate precedent set by the Western powers for use elsewhere at its pleasure,” Gallucci points out.

http://www.b92.net

>Lt. Gen. Fabio Mini: “International law has been grossly violated in Kosovo,”

Intl. community: Autonomy for the North of Kosovo?

Sonntag, August 14th, 2011

August 14, 2011

Autonomy for the North of Kosovo?

 

An increasing stream of articles from the Kosovo Albanian press suggests that the EU is working towards more autonomy for Kosovo’s North. The municipalities should get a part of the receipts at the border crossings. Interestingly, the head of the Serbian negotiation team has denied that it is at the moment an issue. But as the EU likes to work around Belgrade in Kosovo whenever possible and mainly consults it when pressure on the local Serbs is needed it may be that Stefanovic is simply kept out of the loop. So lets have a look at the plan.

The first problem is that it contains the same problem as much of the Ahtisaari Plan: it is not real autonomy as they still will need approval from Pristina for nearly every decision they make. As the article says: “The municipalities will have a special budget line that will be controlled by Pristina.” The firing of police commanders in the North a month ago showed just how little such Pristina monitored autonomy is worth.

Thereby comes that the attitude of the Pristina authorities hasn’t changed much as events a few months ago showed: the ethnic Albanian Kosovo Special Forces entered the Serbian side of the divided city of Mitrovica and began to forcibly remove Serbian licence plates from vehicles, seized ID cards and passports and other Serbian documents. Even student discount cards issued to university students by the Republic of Serbia’s government were seized. Those who did not produce these documents on demand were forcibly searched.. As this outrageous behavior was clearly ordered by the government it shows how Pristina really thinks of minority rights.

A second problem that only can be found in Albanian language original of the article is the criminality in the North. According to the article such autonomy would be impossible as long as organized crime rules there with people like Marko Jakšić, Milan Ivanovic and the parallel structures.

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http://nation-building.blogspot.com/2011/08/autonomy-for-north-of-kosovo.html

August 13, 2011

Press: Intl. community proposes autonomy for N. Kosovo

PRIŠTINA — International representatives have suggested Kosovo institutions to provide a special status for north Kosovo, Priština press writes.

 

An administrative crossing in Kosovo (Tanjug, file)

An administrative crossing in Kosovo (Tanjug, file)

Priština-based Albanian language daily Zeri has reported that Belgrade is familiar with the proposal.

Zeri’s sources say that the EU member states in coordination with other factors “have opened up the issue with Kosovo officials”.

“We still have nothing for public even though talks about the issue between the international and Kosovo officials are underway. The proposal would preserve Kosovo’s borders and it would at the same time satisfy Belgrade by giving a special status, some sort of autonomy to the northern municipalities,” the daily’s source was quoted as saying.

The special status would allow the municipalities in north Kosovo to have higher authorities and some sort of self-government.

The daily’s source added that Belgrade was informed and that “reactions from both sides are expected”…………………………

http://www.b92.net/eng/