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Gen. Miloje Miletić says that the military „has a plan to prevent a crisis in Kosovo

Dienstag, November 29th, 2011

SOURCE: VEČERNJE NOVOSTI
BELGRADE — Serbian Army (VS) Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Miloje Miletić says that the military „has a plan to prevent a crisis in Kosovo – if it occurs“.

 

Lt. Gen. Miloje Miletić (FoNet, file)

Lt. Gen. Miloje Miletić (FoNet, file)

„Nothing could surprise us,“ asserted Miletić in an interview for Belgrade’s Večernje Novosti newspaper, and added that constant contacts were being maintained „with our people, and KFOR“.

The general appraised the current security situation in Serbia and the region as „relatively stable“. 

„There are still some risks, especially in Kosovo and Metohija, and also to some extent in the south of Serbia and the Raška District (Sandžak), but they are not of a nature that would require military solutions,“ he stated, and added: 

„The army has plans to prevent any crisis in all the areas it believes could potentially be sources of some instability. We have such a plan for Kosovo and Metohija as well. The VS will engage and act exclusively in line with decisions made by the state organs, and the Constitution and laws.“ 

Miletić also said that the cooperation between the army and the NATO troops in Kosovo, KFOR, was based on the military-technical agreement. 

„It is not a framework to solve the issue of Kosovo and Metohija, but it provides good conditions for political dialogue. In all talks we always insist on KFOR’s impartiality. Their representatives are always convincing us that they are acting exclusively in line with UN Security Council Resolution 1244,“ he revealed. 

The army chief also told the daily that he had no information that the remaining Serbs in Kosovo could be leaving their homes. 

„I sincerely believe that the dialogue between Belgrade and Priština, and the talks that we have with the local self-government organs in Kosovo, will lead to a solution and that we will not find ourselves in a situation to solve it militarily. Especially given the fact that it is not likely that any military solution could be long-term and stable,“ said the general. 

He noted that currently, some 6,000 KFOR troops were deployed in Kosovo. 

„This number was reduced over the past two years and fell down to just around 5,000. After the crisis broke out in the north, they brought in a German-Austrian battalion from operative reserves and currently there are some 6,000 KFOR members deployed in Kosovo and Metohija. We have been constantly pointing out that it would detrimental and with consequences for security to further cut this number. We have received assurances that the number of troops will depend on the situation,“ concluded Miletić.

http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2011&mm=11&dd=29&nav_id=77545

No incidents in northern Kosovo overnight

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JAGNJENICA — The night at the barricade near the village of Jagnjenica in northern Kosovo went peacefully after a day of clashes and high tension.

In Albanien werden fleissig Drogen produziert, als Haupt Basis der Politischen Mafia Wirtschaft und Geldwäsche.

22 Nëntor 2011 – 17:22 | Rajoni
TRANSLATE Perktheje lajmin ne gjuhe te tjera
Shkup, apartamenti i politikanit laborator droge
Shkup, apartamenti i politikanit laborator drogeSHKUP- Policia e Shkupit zbuloi një laborator ku përpunohej lënda narkotike në banesën e një politikani të njohur.Ministrja e Punëve të Brendshme, Gordana Jankullovska konfirmoi sot se gjatë një kontrolli në banesën e politikanit, emri i të cilit nuk bëhet i ditur, u zbuluan 12 kg cannabis, tre kg heroinë, 1 mijë tableta ekstaze, si dhe substanca të tjera narkotike.Sipas njoftimit të MPB-së, identiteti i politikanit nuk do të bëhet i ditur pasi ai e kishte dhënë me qira apartamentin e tij dhe nuk dihet ende nëse ishte në dijeni të ngjarjes.Ndërkohë, policia ka arrestuar tre personat që jetonin në apartamentin e politikanit, të cilët akuzohen për prodhim dhe shpërndarje të lëndëve narkotike.“Ky ishte një aksion i MPB-së, ku një periudhë të caktuar personat ishin nën mbikëqyrje, megjithatë transporti i heroinës ndodhi pikërisht mbrëmë. Për këtë shkak kemi vlerësuar se ky është moment kryesor që të ndërpritet ky grup”,- deklaroi ministrja Jankullovska.(er.nu/koha/BalkanWeb)

Albanian Mafia arms / payment with drugs – CIA Spies Caught, Fear Execution in Middle East

Sonntag, November 27th, 2011

Waffen gegen Drogen: 12 CIA Agenten wurden im Iran festgenommen, welche aus Albanien Waffen besorgten

Hintergründe: zur Festname der Attentäter, welche sich auch durch ihren Sprengstoff verrieten.

Liquidierung von Atomexperten

Qeveria: 200 milionë lekë nga fondi rezervë për lobistin e Mubarak

Frank Wisner: CIA Frank Wisner World drug and arm gangster Nr. 1, with the Albanian Gangster Salih Berisha

Exclusive: CIA Spies Caught, Fear Execution in Middle East

 

PHOTO: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

 

 

 

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah appears in April 8, 2007 file photo (L) and (R) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at a press conference during the fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries in Istanbul on May 9, 2011. (MUSSA AL-HUSSEINI/AFP/Getty Images; MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)

Nov. 21, 2011

 

In a significant failure for the United States in the Mideast, more than a dozen spies working for the CIA in Iran and Lebanon have been caught and the U.S. government fears they will be or have been executed, according to four current and former U.S. officials with connections to the intelligence community.

The spies were paid informants recruited by the CIA for two distinct espionage rings targeting Iran and the Beirut-based Hezbollah organization, considered by the U.S. to be a terror group backed by Iran.

„Espionage is a risky business,“ a U.S. official briefed on the developments told ABC News, confirming the loss of the unspecified number of spies over the last six months.

„Many risks lead to wins, but some result in occasional setbacks,“ the official said.

Robert Baer, a former senior CIA officer who worked against Hezbollah while stationed in Beirut in the 1980’s, said Hezbollah typically executes individuals suspected of or caught spying.

„If they were genuine spies, spying against Hezbollah, I don’t think we’ll ever see them again,“ he said. „These guys are very, very vicious and unforgiving.“

Other current and former officials said the discovery of the two U.S. spy rings occurred separately, but amounted to a setback of significant proportions in efforts to track the activities of the Iranian nuclear program and the intentions of Hezbollah against Israel.

 

 

PHOTO: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

 

MUSSA AL-HUSSEINI/AFP/Getty Images; MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images

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CIA Spies Captured in Iran, Lebanon Watch Video

 

 

Real Life Mr. & Mrs. Smith Watch Video

 

 

 

„Remember, this group was responsible for killing more Americans than any other terrorist group before 9/11,“ said a U.S. official. Attacks on the U.S. embassy and Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983 killed more than 300 people, including almost 260 Americans.

The U.S. official, speaking for the record but without attribution, gave grudging credit to the efforts of Iran and Hezbollah to detect and expose U.S. and Israeli espionage.

„Collecting sensitive information on adversaries who are aggressively trying to uncover spies in their midst will always be fraught with risk,“ said the U.S. official briefed on the spy ring bust.

But others inside the American intelligence community say sloppy „tradecraft“ — the method of covert operations — by the CIA is also to blame for the disruption of the vital spy networks.

In Beirut, two Hezbollah double agents pretended to go to work for the CIA. Hezbollah then learned of the restaurant where multiple CIA officers were meeting with several agents, according to the four current and former officials briefed on the case. The CIA used the codeword „PIZZA“ when discussing where to meet with the agents, according to U.S. officials. Two former officials describe the location as a Beirut Pizza Hut. A current US official denied that CIA officers met their agents at Pizza Hut.

From there, Hezbollah’s internal security arm identified at least a dozen informants, and the identities of several CIA case officers.

Hezbollah then began to „roll up“ much of the CIA’s network against the terror group, the officials said.

One former senior intelligence official told ABC News that CIA officers ignored warnings that the operation could be compromised by using the same location for meetings with multiple assets.

„We were lazy and the CIA is now flying blind against Hezbollah,“ the former official said.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter

November 1988. DioGuardi with President Regan, Congressman Rinaldo and National Security Adviser Poindexter in the Oval Office discussing U.S. foreign policy in Balkans. Damals wurde die CIA Operations „Roots“ geboren.
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http://balkanblog.org/2008/07/07/

 

  1. Crack the CIA. Kurz-Dokumentarfilm über CIA-Drogenaktivitäten von www.guerillanewsnetwork.com, mit dem Auftritt von Michael Ruppert und John Deutch
  2. Robert Parry: Kerry’s Contra-Cocaine Chapter salon.com, 29. Oktober 2004
  3. https://www.cia.gov/cia/reports/cocaine/intro.html
  4. https://www.cia.gov/cia/reports/cocaine/contents.html
  5. Robert Parry: CIA’s Drug Confession Consortium News, 15. Oktober 1998
  6. http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ciadrugs/xtract.html
  7. Aussage von Danilo Blandon über seine Contra-Verbindungen, 3. Februar 1994
  8. Gary Webb: Information oder Intoxikation? Die CIA, das Crack und die Contras. in: Kristina Boriesson (Hg.): Zensor USA. Wie die amerikanische Presse zum Schweigen gebracht wird. S. 250, Pendo, 2004, ISBN 3-85842-577-X
  9. Crack the CIA. Kurz-Dokumentarfilm über CIA-Drogenaktivitäten von www.guerillanewsnetwork.com
  10. Crack the CIA. Kurz-Dokumentarfilm über CIA-Drogenaktivitäten von www.guerillanewsnetwork.com

Ein totales Desaster

CIA: Salih Berisha, partner of terrorist and the big drug International Mafia and Bin Laden

 GSH ekskluzive: Shqipëria tregti armësh me Jemenin

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Shortly After April 9, 1994: Bin Laden Travels to Albania, Meets with Government Officials

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

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After 1994-1999: CIA and Bin Laden Train KLA in Albania

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In 1994 Albanian Premier Sali Berisha reportedly helps bin Laden set up a network in Albania through Saudi charity fronts after bin Laden visits Albania (see Shortly After April 9, 1994). Berisha later uses his property to train the KLA militant group. [London Times, 11/29/1998]

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February 1995: Albanian Narco-Terrorism Destabilizes the Balkans

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According to a report in Jane’s Intelligence Review, Albanian narco-terrorism, gun-running, and smuggling organizations are becoming a dominant economic, political, and military force in the Balkans. Jane’s expresses the concern that if left unchecked, the Albanian mafia will become powerful enough to control one or more states in the region. Albanian President Sali Berisha “is now widely suspected of tolerating and even directly profiting from drug-trafficking for wider political-economic reasons, namely the financing of secessionist political parties and other groupings in Kosovo and Macedonia.” [Jane’s Intelligence Review, 2/1/1995]

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1997: Albanian Government Falls, Al-Qaeda and Other Criminal Groups Loot Armories

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Sali Berisha.Sali Berisha. [Source: Albanian government website]The regime of Sali Berisha in Albania collapses due to a widespread failed pyramid scheme that greatly angers the population. This leads to the looting of 10,000 heavy weapons from government armories and 100,000 passports. Many of these are taken by al-Qaeda. [Ottawa Citizen, 12/15/2001] Subsequently, organized crime has a very strong influence in Albania. For example, in 1999, when Albanian police confiscate speed boats being used in smuggling operations, the angry gang barricades the main coastal road, beats up the police chief, and retakes the boats. Police, even though backed up by the Army, do not dare to intervene. [Reuters, 1/23/1999] Thousands of Albanians are driven into hiding to try to escape vendettas and blood-feuds. [Guardian, 9/30/1998] After the collapse of his government, Berisha turns his family farm into a KLA base. [New York Times, 6/9/1998] He will become prime minister in Albania in 2005.

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January 17, 1999: Large Number of Mujaheddin Entering Albania

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The Greek press reports that Afghan mujaheddin are entering Albania in large numbers. Osama bin Laden is named as one of those who have organized groups to fight in Kosovo to fight alongside the Albanians. According to the Arab-language news service Al-Hayat, an Albanian commander in Kosovo code named Monia is directly linked to bin Laden, and commands a force that includes at least 100 mujaheddin. An Interpol report released on October 23, 2001 also reveals that a senior bin Laden associate led an elite KLA fighting unit in Kosovo. According to the report, bin Laden also maintained extensive ties with the Albanian mafia. [Ottawa Citizen, 12/15/2001]

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Border Brutality: NATO tear-gasses Serbs in Kosovo – 21 NATO Bandites Hurt in Kosovo

Donnerstag, November 24th, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Kosovo: Quint Brinksmanship

In the early morning hours of November 24, NATO troops from its Kosovo force (KFOR) again tried to change facts on the ground through stealth and use of force.  They drove a group of local Kosovo Serbs off a road barricade they had been peacefully manning and then set up barbed wire to stop the Serbs from retaking the barricade.  Sirens and social media alerted the locals and hundreds of them went to the barricade.  They reportedly removed the barbed wire and as they sought to reinforce the barricade, clashed with KFOR troops from Hungary and Portugal.  The Serbs reportedly threw stones and used trucks to back the soldiers off while KFOR used teargas before backing off.  Neither side used firearms but KFOR reported 21 of its soldiers were injured, including one seriously by a truck.  KFOR broke off the effort and the Serbs rebuilt their barricadeMeanwhile, a grenade was reportedly thrown near the North Mitrovica University and shots were heard in the area.  (No injuries reported in those incidents.)

NATO has tried three or four times in the past weeks to remove barricades in the dead of night.  This latest came two days after the recent talks between Belgrade and Pristina failed to resolve the issue of the northern crossing points and just days before the EU is to decide whether or not to grant Serbia member candidacy on December 9.  The EU continues to threaten Serbia with not receiving a favorable outcome unless it allows Kosovo customs on the boundary and begins ending support for the northern Kosovo Serbs and their barricades.  The effect of the EU pressures has led to some apparent loss of interest in getting candidacy.

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To again be clear, KFOR and EULEX actions to enforce Kosovo customs are illegal.  Everything they do to further Pristina’s political agenda is illegal.  Their efforts to remove barricades provoke legitimate peaceful response.  Use of force in the dead of night invites zealous response.  Things can get out of hand.  And the fault of that can be placed squarely on KFOR’s doorstep.

Does Kosovo have to go over the brink for the Quint to look at compromise solutions for north Kosovo? 

http://outsidewalls.blogspot.com/2011/11/kosovo-quint-brinksmanship.html

  • for the northern Serbs, to be allowed to live in their own communities without political interference in local matters from Kosovo central institutions and with continued linkages to Serbia.
  • for the Kosovo Albanians that the north remain part of Kosovo and function in significant ways as part of the Kosovo political system.

In the current context, any compromise approach would need to leave aside the question of the status of Kosovo and – for the purposes of any agreement over the north – the status of any Kosovo institutions in which the northern Serbs might participate.

This policy paper seeks to look at how the Ahtisaari Plan might be implemented within this contextBorder Brutality: NATO tear-gasses Serbs in Kosovo

dw, November 24, 2011
NATO clashes with Serbs in northern Kosovo

NATO peacekeepers have clashed with Serbs in northern Kosovo amid an ongoing dispute over border management.

The incidents occurred around midnight local time on Thursday when dozens of troops from NATO’s Kosovo Force (KFOR) attempted to dismantle a Serb-manned roadblock at Dudin Krs, near the town of Zvecan.

A few hundred Serbs were summoned by sirens to defend the barricade and threw stones at the peacekeepers, who eventually responded with tear gas.

No injuries were reported.

String of clashes

KFOR troops and Serbs have clashed at the roadblocks several times over the past few months.

Serbia is under pressure to have the barricades removed and normalize ties with Kosovo if it is to attain European Union candidate status at a bloc summit on December 9.

No breakthrough on borders

Talks between the two sides resumed in Brussels on Tuesday after months of stalemate caused by the border disputes.

Although no progress was made on the subject of border management at the EU-mediated talks, diplomats said there had been steps toward improving cooperation in other areas. These included an agreement by both sides to recognize each others‘ university diplomas and meet again by the end of November.

Belgrade’s key negotiator at the talks, Borko Stefanovic, told the Serbian daily Politika that Serbia would do „everything“ to make progress in the talks.

Serbia lost control of Kosovo in 1999 after NATO carried out a 78-day bombing campaign to stop the killing and expulsion of ethnic Albanians in a two-year Serb counter-insurgency war.

Kosovo’s 90-percent Albanian majority unilaterally proclaimed independence from Serbia in 2008. However, Belgrade does not recognize the move and still considers the region as its southern province.

November 24, 2011

 

 

 



21 NATO Soldiers Hurt in Kosovo Serb Violence

Serbs in volatile North Kosovo attacked NATO peacekeepers in KFOR, injuring 21, after they moved to dismantle a Serb barricade.

Fatmir Aliu

Mitrovica

It is not clear how many Kosovo Serbs were injured, but local media reported that many had been admitted in the hospital with injuries.

A KFOR spokesperson, Frank Martin, told Balkan Insight that violence erupted shortly after midnight on Wednesday when angry Serbs massed to stop peacekeepers from removing a roadblock on the road from Mitrovica to the Serbian border at Jarinje.

KFOR began the operation shortly after 11pm, seizing the barricade, but at midnight more Serb protesters gathered, supported by trucks.

“The demonstrators used force, including the throwing of stones, and pushed back KFOR troops by attacking them with trucks loaded with gravel.

„KFOR troops were forced to fire warning shots into the air in addition to which KFOR also used teargas and batons for self-protection against the protesters”, Martin told Balkan Insight.

To prevent further escalation of the dispute, KFOR halted the military operation and abandoned the barricade to the protesters.

The KFOR spokesperson said that this decision was taken “not to risk serious casualties on both sides, therefore KFOR took the responsible decision to stop the operation.

„KFOR can confirm that 21 soldiers suffered injuries,” he added.

Serbs have been manning barricades in North Kosovo for months, protesting against the deployment of Kosovo government officials on border crossings with Serbia.

The „Lojane“ Albanian primitiv Mafia: now migrant – mafia – before: Terrorist, arms, drugs and nobody is working

Dienstag, November 22nd, 2011

Primitiv Bandits of  „Lojane“ in 2001!

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Albanian Bandit Gangsters of „Lojane“

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Die Wild West Orgien der Albaner Parteien in Mazedonien!

Migrant Invasion Worries Macedonian Village

 Villagers near Serbian border say some 400 illegal migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Asia are loitering in Lojane, apparently waiting to travel on to Western Europe.

Sinisa Jakov Marusic

 Skopje

Residents of an ethnic Albanian mountain village on the northern border with Serbia say they are scared of the large number of migrants that have been roaming their village for several months.

Last week local Lojane authorities told media they had counted around 400 migrants in the village of some 2,200 residents.

Macedonian police, who have yet to conduct any major action in response, say they suspect local people are involved in the illegal trafficking of migrants.

“These migrants are mostly entering the country illegally from neighbouring Greece and they use Macedonia only as a transit route, hoping to move on to countries in Western Europe,” police spokesperson Ivo Kotevski said.

For now, however, the migrants seem stuck in Macedonia, as the Serbian authorities are stopping them from crossing the border and reaching their destination. Unwilling to go back, they have chosen to stay in the village.

Police say the migrants have chosen particularly this village because some locals may have offered them accommodation and are involved in people trafficking.

“We get complaints from one group of villagers but then another group calls to deny that there are suspicious people stationed nearby,” Kotevski said.

Locals say the migrants have come from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lybia, Somalia, and India, are live in nearby abandoned shacks and stables. Recently, some residents say they have started breaking in to homes on the outskirts that owners working abroad have left unattended.

“After nightfall, we cannot let our women and children go outside anymore,” one Lojane resident told Balkan Insight.

“They are moving around and inside the village in groups, buy stuff at the market, but so far there have not been any serious incidents,” he added.

Police say the problem began at the beginning of the year. Catching migrants in the harsh mountainous terrain, and the length of deportation procedures, make the job of addressing the problem difficult, they add.
 
In June police charged one Lojane resident with trafficking migrants after they found four Moroccan citizens in his van.

“Each procedure for deportation costs us about 10,000 euros,” Kotevski said, explaining that procedures with most of the countries from which these people come usually last “very long”.

Macedonia stands on a major route for migrants aiming to reach Western Europe. But police have no exact data on how many illegal immigrants have used the route that leads from the Middle East through Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary and Austria.
 
Police minister Gordana Jankulovska last week said the problem with illegal migrants was increasingly serious and required strengthened regional cooperation.
 
In the first nine months of 2011, Frontex, the EU border security agency, noted some 112,000 illegal migrants coming in to the EU, an almost 100 per cent increase on the same period last year.

Macedonia and Serbia found themselves in the EU spotlight last year after the EU lifted visa requirement on their citizens. EU member states, alarmed by the increase in the number of false asylum-seekers from these countries, started deporting them back home.

Lojane suffered significantly in the 2001 armed conflict between the Macedonian authorities and ethnic Albanian rebels, which ended the same year in a peace deal.

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/illegal-migrants-swarm-macedonian-village

Why did Taso Bogdanovski end up in trouble?

„KLA“ Revenge for Lojane

The weapons stashed in the Lojane mine seemed impressive to the domestic public. However, the leaders of the infamous NDK in Switzerland were not equally impressed. Although DM2 million [about $1 million] were earmarked for the purchase of weapons for the so-called Liberation army of Presevo, Medveda and Bujanovac (UCPMB), the arsenal in Lojane, consisting of rifles, ammunition and anti-personnel mines was worth only DM200,000. The NDK demands the „change“ from Taso, who is in a hospital, from Ismail Hyseni, who is at the moment in the prison in the American base „Bondsteel“ in Kosovo and from the „KLA“, which is sinking into crime…

by D.T.

 

Start, Skopje, Macedonia, October 6, 2000

Taso Bogdanovski, the chief of police in Kumanovo, who is still recovering from wounds inflicted by five bullets „picked up“ in an ambush on September 9, is definitely not the victim of revenge for the banned love affair with a 25-year-old Albanian woman Luleta Ajeti. In the absence of the official explanation for the possible motive and perpetrators of the „assassination attempt“ on Taso, Start will yet again point out the likely connection between this crime and „Lojane case“, or more specifically the tragicomic „unexpected“ Police raid on the abandoned mine and the discovery of a significant amount of weaponry and a local headquarters for the so-called „KLA“, in which no staffers were found. The information obtained by Start in the meantime not only confirms that connection but also reveal the motive for the murder attempt on Taso, and the whole list of individuals with whom he „cooperated“ thereby directly harming the security of the state that he was supposed to protect as a policeman, as well as the context in which his attackers should be sought. However, Taso, a loyal soldier of the Dalaverci clan, according to our information, is only a bit player in a much bigger story which indicates the crime in which the „KLA“ is sinking and monstrous manipulation with the Albanian population, with its „huge dreams“, as well as its „voluntary“ contributions for the so-called national cause, ranging in millions of German Marks.

 

Two Million for UCPMB

The story starts in late 1998 and early 1999 in Switzerland. Leaders of the NDK (Popular Movement for Kosovo), the organization which is at the moment the center of the all-Albanian cause, i.e. the project of „Greater Albania“ and which has absorbed all extremist Albanian emigrants groups (both political and criminal in nature) in the West, made at the time the „political decision“ to extend the „liberation struggle“ of the Albanians to the territory of Bujanovac, Presevo, Medveda and a part of the Skopje Crna Gora [black mountain] (Karadak), and provide support to the „newly founded“ UCPMB. With that in mind, a big part of the compulsory three percent of monthly income paid by every Albanian emigrant to the NDK fund was earmarked for the purchase of weaponry for UCPMB. Rashet Imeri from Gnjilane, better known as „Flamur“ and Sadik Ademi from the village of Muratovac, the Presevo municipality, showed up as „investors“ with DM2 million for the purchase of weaponry. The chief organizer of the purchase, transport and storage of the weaponry was Ismail Hyseni from the village of Lojane.

The weapons arrived to Macedonia via Albania. In Debar the shipments were taken over by Flamur Ame, the brother of the missing Petrit Ame, otherwise a member of PDPA-NDP and Mendyh Thaci’s bodyguard. He in turn stored the weapons in a bunker near his house. From there, from time to time, brothers Ridvan and Husrin Arifi from the village of Lojane, moved the weapons and stored them in the abandoned mine.

Up to that point everything went as planned. The NDK believed that its money had been spent as planned. The Macedonian police, especially its part commanded by our Taso, pretended to be blind and deaf while convoys with weapons passed in front of it. It appears that money was responsible for their deafness and blindness.

 

1.8 Million „Change“

http://www.ex-yupress.com/mkstart/mkstart6.html

 

New concerns over Albanian guerrillas

By Gabriel Partos 
BBC South-East Europe analyst

The Swiss authorities have announced that they have banned the political chief of ethnic Albanian guerrilla group the Albanian National Army, Gafurr Adili, from living in Switzerland.

Friday’s announcement coincided with a continuing stand-off between ethnic Albanian fighters and Macedonian security forces around two northern villages where police have been looking for a fugitive Albanian guerrilla commander.

Ethnic Albanians in Lojane flee current stand-off

The latest stand-off follows the kidnapping of a police officer

But what does the Albanian National Army, known by its Albanian initials as the AKSh, stand for and how much support does it enjoy?

The shadowy AKSh emerged into the open at the time of the conflict between ethnic Albanian guerrillas and security forces in the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia during 2001.

In the course of that confrontation, the vast majority of ethnic Albanian guerrillas were fighting in the ranks of the National Liberation Army, or UCK, and their goal was to secure more extensive collective rights for Macedonia’s large ethnic Albanian community.

With many of those objectives adopted in the Ohrid accords of August 2001, the UCK under its leader, Ali Ahmeti, transformed itself into a political party, the Democratic Union for Integration. It has since joined Macedonia’s coalition government.

Upsurge in violence

The former UCK’s partial integration into Macedonia’s political structures has opened the way for the AKSh to present itself as the new representative of ethnic Albanian interests, untainted by the benefits of sharing power.

 

 Their fears and suspicions over the presence of the security forces may, in future, drive some ethnic Albanians into the arms of the AKSh 

But the AKSh goes well beyond pursuing equal rights for ethnic Albanians. Instead, it stands for the creation of a greater Albania which would unite ethnic Albanian-inhabited regions of Macedonia, southern Serbia and Montenegro with Kosovo and the mother country, Albania, itself.

Indeed, AKSh groups have been active not just in Macedonia but also in Kosovo and in the Presevo valley in southern Serbia which has a substantial ethnic Albanian population.

This year, in particular, has seen an upsurge in violence in all these three regions. So much so, that in April the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, UNMIK, declared the AKSh a terrorist organisation.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3084482.stm

2 Pyschopaten der EU Politik treffen sich: Javier Solana und Ali Ahmeti als Bin Ladens Vertreter in der EU

 

Man trifft sich gerne mit Ali Ahmeti, von der Mazdonischen DUI Mafia Partei, wo man noch bei den Wahlen in 2008 versuchte bewaffnet mehrfach zu wählen.
Und Ali Ahmeti bezog in der Schweiz “schizo Rente” und hat in den USA wegen den Terroristischen Umtrieben u.a. direkt mit den Bin Laden Leuten Einreise Verbot und in der Schweiz sowieso.

Javier Solana, macht sich ganz einfach zum Affen, wie Joschka Fischer, Erler, Steinmeier der Albanischen Verbrecher Clans auf dem Balkan. Nicht umsonst geht durch das Einfluss Gebiet des Ali Ahmeti in Mazedonien, die Haupt Drogen Route nach Europa und das muss natürlich von den Steinmeier und Javier Solana Banden gefördert werden.

Javier Solana gibt Rückendeckung für den Schizo Ali, damit er den die Namens Probleme endlich mal beendet und die Mazedonische Regierung unter Druck setzt. Griechenland blockiert bekanntlich den NATO Beitritt, weil es nicht mit dem Name “Mazedonien” einverstanden ist.

Ali Ahmetis Verbrecher Clans attackieren sogar Journalisten in Mazedonien.

 

The preparation of the terrain for „thermal“ treatment has been done by the
Kosovo intelligence service SHIK, which is also active in north-western
Macedonia. Start has already on several occasions written that the task of that
service is to locate and recruit radicals among Albanians in Macedonia, and
prepare logistic support centers. Therefore, the most recent report by the
agents concludes that in Macedonia there are already secret cashes of weapons,
ammunition, food and first aid material. On this occasion Kosteski reminded his
boss Georgievski that his service had „located secret cashes in the villages of
Lojane, Crn Vrv, and nearby villages Vejce, Vesala and Bozovce,“ all of them on
the Sar Mountain, recently renamed by Albanians as „sunny slope“. This is
probably the source of the resistance of the political elite of PDPA-NDP and PDP [ethnic Albanian political parties in Macedonia] to the idea of converting the
Sar Mountain into a national park. They obviously prefer that the mountain
become a storage depot for weapons and soldiers of the „KLA“ until they realize
their idea of a pan-Albanian state.

Colonel Kosteski informed his Prime Minister that his service had information
that similar intensified preparations are under way in the region of Struga. The
Macedonian government was informed that the service had confirmed reports about
the founding of „The Albanian National Army“ (AKSH) with only one goal – „the
liberation of Albanian territories under Slav domination“. AKSH was founded by

the former members of the „KLA“, both citizens of Macedonia,  or those who are temporarily in our state. Among them, notes Kosteski, are also former members of the Macedonian Army, such as Abdul Shasivari and Gola Shala, both of them with the rank of captain. 

1.8 Million „Change“

However, suddenly one of the political-mafia rings in the chain broke and the police discovered in April 1999 the weapons cache in Lojane which, based on the amount of discovered weaponry, iconography and the time of discovery (bombardment of FRY) was impressively terrifying. Then, Taso Bogdanovski stepped on the stage. Certainly not without knowledge of at least some of his superiors, political appointees from VMRO-DPMNE, he did everything to sweep the whole affair under the rug as soon as possible. The reasons are clear: if the „investors“ from Switzerland found out that someone in Macedonia had stolen most of their money, heads could have been lost! Taso obstructed the complete police investigation of the case and released the information that the „arsenal discovered in the abandoned mine in Lojane is worth roughly DM2 million“. However, the truth is that all the weaponry found in the mine in Lojane can be bought on the black market for roughly one tenth of that sum. Where is the difference? Hyseni must have spent some of the money for the bribes but that cannot explain the enormous deficit. Our sources claim that more than DM50,000 found in Taso’s official safe in Kumanovo police station (together with hundreds of passports of unknown origin and about twenty handguns, also of unknown origin) were a part of his „fee“. http://www.popovashapka.com/dzaferi&more.htm

 

Beim Krieg gegen Mazedonien geht es um die Schaffung eines 
Grossalbaniens – und um die Kontrolle der Heroin- und 
Erdoelrouten. Die albanischen Terroristen dringen aus dem Kosovo ein, besetzen einen Teil des
mazedonischen Territoriums im Norden des Landes, … 
versuchen ein weiteres Racak zu provozieren, sagte der britische 
Botschafter in Skopje. Mark Dickinson meinte gegenueber der 
Skopjer Tageszeitung „Jutarnji Vesnik“, die Terroristen wuerden 
Beweise praesentieren, auch wenn es kein Massaker gegeben habe 
….(Die jugoslawische Nachrichtenagentur Tanjug, 6. Maerz 2001) 

Zum zweiten Jahrestag des Nato-Krieges gegen Jugoslawien ist das 
Jubeln der Apologeten in Katzenjammer uebergegangen. „Die 
balkanischen Alptraeume haetten eigentlich mit dem Sturz von 
Milosevic zu Ende sein sollen. Aber nun schueren albanische 
Nationalisten ethnische Unruhen und wollen ein Grosskosovo 
erobern … In Washington und London und in den Bueros von Nato 
und Uno in Pristina ist eine Frage allgegenwaertig: Haben wir ein 
Monster geschaffen?“, kommentierte der britische „Guardian“ 
Mitte Maerz. 

Die Verwirrung ist verstaendlich: Wer immer gedacht hatte, die 
UCK sei lediglich eine Selbstschutzorganisation der geknechteten 
Albaner gegen die angeblich Apartheid-Politik des „Milosevic- 
Regimes“ gewesen, kann sich nicht erklaeren, warum sich der 
blutige Aufstieg der UCK, der im Kosovo 1998 begann, drei Jahre 
spaeter wiederholt – nun aber in Mazedonien. Denn dort, das 
muessen selbst Experten der Bundesregierung zugeben, ist die Lage 
ganz anders: „Die dortige albanische Minderheit zeigt seit 
Jahren die Neigung, Konflikte mit der mazedonischen Regierung zu 
suchen, obwohl die Albaner alle Menschen- und Minderheitsrechte 
geniessen und ihre Partei … sogar Mitglied der 
Regierungskoalition ist und fuenf Ministerien haelt. … Eingangs 
der 90er Jahre organisierten die mazedonischen Albaner ein 
eigenes Referendum und proklamierten eine ‚Republik Ilirda‘ 
innerhalb Mazedoniens. Die Idee einer ‚Republik Ilirda‘ wurde 
inzwischen ‚eingefroren‘, … und durch neue Forderungen … 
ersetzt: Aenderung der Verfassung, ‚Dezentralisierung des 
Staates‘, Institutionalisierung eines (albanischen?) 
Vizepraesidenten und Legitimierung der albanischen ‚Universitaet 
Tetovo‘. Im Dezember 1994 startete der Versuch, im 
westmazedonischen Tetovo eine parallele ‚Albanische Universitaet‘ 
einzurichten – auf makedonische Kosten und ungeachtet der 
Tatsache, dass Albaner an allen Hochschulen des Landes eine 
zehnprozentige Quote haben (die sie noch nie ausschoepften). Es 
handelte sich also offenkundig um ein durchsichtiges politisches 
Manoever, allein angelegt auf die absehbare Gegenwehr 
mazedonischer Behoerden, die sich dann als Beweis albanischer 
‚Diskriminierung‘ in Mazedonien nutzen liessen“, schrieb selbst 
Wolf Oschlies vom Bundesinstitut fuer ostwissenschaftliche und 
internationale Studien 1998. Oschlies weiter: „Hoert man indessen 
albanische Extremisten wie Arben Xhaferi, Fuehrer der 
Demokratischen Partei der Albaner (PDSH) in Makedonien, dann 
ergibt sich ein ganz anderes Bild.“ Oschlies zitiert Xhaferi 
(„Die Albaner sind heute in Makedonien ghettoisiert und 
marginalisiert …) und kommentiert dies als „albanische 
Verweigerung von Realitaetsbezug und interethnischer 
Kooperation“. 

Die toedliche Gefahr fuer Mazedonien ergibt sich aus dem Umstand, 
dass dieser von Oschlies zurecht als Extremist bezeichnete 
Politiker mittlerweile Regierungsmitglied in Skopje geworden 
ist: Bei den Parlamentswahlen 1998 wurde die bis dahin 
regierende Koalition aus mazedonischen Sozialisten und der etwas 
gemaessigteren albanischen PDP abgeloest durch die konservativ- 
mazedonische VRMO und die PDSH von Xhaferi. Auch der im 
folgenden Jahr direkt gewaehlte Praesident Trajkovski konnte 
seinen linken Konkurrenten Tito Petkovski nur mit Unterstuetzung 
der PDSH im zweiten Wahlgang schlagen – im ersten war er noch 
deutlich zurueckgelegen. Die unterlegenen Sozialisten sprach in 
beiden Faellen von massiven Manipulationen und von Stimmenklau. 

Es ist bezeichnend fuer die westlichen Medien, dass sie Xhaferi 
mittlerweile als Gemaessigten bezeichnen, weil er sich vom UCK- 
Terror in Mazedonien distanziert habe. Doch haben sie das? Die 
PDSH-Demonstration in Skopje Mitte Maerz wurde als „Demonstration 
fuer den Frieden“ gelobt, obwohl Xhaferi das Demo-Motto „Fuer 
Frieden und Gerechtigkeit“ ganz anders interpretierte: Es koenne 
keinen Frieden ohne Gerechtigkeit geben. Unter Gerechtigkeit 
zaehlt er dann wieder alle jene Forderungen, in denen Oschlies 
Surrogate der bloss „eingefrorenen“ Parole nach einer ‚Republik 
Ilirda‘ karikiert hatte. 


_Die grossalbanische Mafia_ 

Dass die Entstehung des albanischen Terrorismus keine Reaktion 
auf die serbische (oder mazedonische) Politik ist, zeigte sich 
schon bei den gewalttaetigen Unruhen in Pristina 1981. Selbst in 
Dunja Melcics Handbuch Der Jugoslawien-Krieg (Opladen 1999) 
heisst es dazu: „Objektive Gruende fuer Proteste bestanden aber 
kaum. Das albanische Element hatte sich im Kosovo durchgesetzt, 
die Autonomie war gesichert…“ Die wirklichen Ziele des 
Aufstandes konnte man schon 1982 in der „New York Times“ 
nachlesen: „Die Nationalisten haben ein Zwei-Punkte-Programm: 
Zum einen die Errichtung einer – wie sie es nennen – ethnisch 
reinen albanischen Republik und sodann die Verbindung mit 
Albanien, um ein Grossalbanien zu bilden. 

„Nachdem mit Hilfe der Nato das ethnisch reine Kosovo Realitaet 
geworden ist, geht es jetzt um das zweite Ziel. Der fruehere UCK- 
Chef Hashim Thaci sagte zum Beginn der aktuellen 
Fruehjahrsoffensive, Ziel der „Freiheitskaempfer“ sei es, die 
suedserbische Region sowie mazedonische Territorien jenseits der 
Kosovo-Grenze „einzugemeinden“. Ob Thaci von ethnischem 
Sauberkeitswahn getrieben wird oder nicht eher von schmutzigen 
Geschaeftsinteressen, bleibt allerdings unklar. Tatsache ist 
naemlich, dass die sich die jetzigen Kaempfe in Suedserbien und 
Westmazedonien entlang der von Thacis Mafia kontrollierten 
Schmuggelroute abspielen. 40 Prozent des Heroins fuer Europa 
laufen mittlerweile ueber Thacis Gang, vermuteten deutsche Unmik- 
Polizisten bereits Ende 1999. Der ORF-Journalist Malte 
Olschewski referiert in seinem neuen Buch »Von den Karawanken 
bis zum Kosovo«, (Wien 2000) einen Vortrag, den der damalige 
griechische Aussenminister Karolos Papoulias aufgrund von 
Geheimdiensterkenntnissen 1995 vor der Parlament in Athen 
gehalten hat: „Demnach hatten die Kosovo-Albaner die tuerkische 
Mafia aus der suedlichen Route verdraengt. Ihr Narco-Kartell wuerde 
unter dem Namen ‚Kamila‘ (Kamel) operieren. Fuer seine Vertreter 
sei ein ganzes Stockwerk im ‚Grand Hotel‘ in Skopje reserviert 
…. ‚Kamila‘ wuerde sich nicht damit zufrieden geben, woanders 
hergestelltes Heroin lediglich zu transportieren. Man habe in 
Mazedonien eigene Produktionsstaetten eroeffnet. Ein Heroinlabor 
liege in einer Fabrik am Stadtrand von Kumanovo. Ein zweites 
Labor sei in einer frueheren Kaserne der ‚Jugoslawischen 
Volksarmee‘ in Krivolak installiert worden. Die staatliche 
Chemiefirma ‚Alkaloid‘ wuerde die fuer die Raffinierung des 
Rohmaterials notwendigen Substanzen liefern. Ausserdem habe 
‚Kamila‘ bei Novo Solo grosse Hanffelder angelegt, um regelmaessig 
Marihuana und Haschisch zu produzieren.“ Olschewski fasst weitere 
Erkenntnisse zusammen: „Von Skopje gelangten die Transporte ueber 
Tetovo und ueber die Grenzuebergaenge von Debar und Struga an die 
Kueste … Die Drogenbarone waehlten einen strategisch guenstigen 
Punkt als Umlade- und Packstation: Veliki Trnovac ist ein 
albanisches Dorf innerhalb Serbiens, aber in der Naehe der 
bulgarischen, kosovarischen und mazedonischen Grenzen … Da der 
Transport mit Lastwagen zu riskant geworden war, wurden die 
Drogen in Veliki Trnovac umgepackt. Man verstaute kleinere 
Ladungen in PKWs, Minibussen., Wohnwagen oder Taxis. Die Drogen 
kamen mit diesen Fahrzeugen nach Durres und Vlora. Von dort 
wurden sie mit Schnellbooten ueber die Adria gebracht.“ Der 
erwaehnte Umschlagplatz Veliki Trnovac liegt in dem fuenf 
Kilometer breiten Streifen, der seit Kriegsende als Pufferzone 
in Suedserbien an der Grenze zum Kosovo eingerichtet wurde. Dort 
darf serbisches Militaer nicht operieren, nur aermlich bewaffneten 
Dorfpolizisten ist der Zutritt gestattet – ein veritables 
Paradies fuer die Schmuggler. Vor diesem Hintergrund nimmt es 
nicht Wunder, dass Thaci erbitterten Widerstand angekuendigt hat, 
sollte die Pufferzone aufgehoben oder auch nur weiter 
verkleinert werden. 


_Alte und neue UCK_ 

Mittlerweile tummeln sich mindestens drei Guerillagruppen im 
Kampfgebiet: In Suedserbien die UCPMB (Befreiungsarmee fuer 
Presevo, Medvedja und Bujanovac) und in Westmazedonien zwei 
Versionen der UCK (in einem Fall steht das K fuer Kosoves, im 
anderen fuer Kombetare, dem albanischen Wort fuer national, also 
Nationale Befreiungsarmee). Da die Grenzen in dem Gebiet meist 
nicht markiert sind und man sie, auch dank der laxen Kontrollen 
durch die Kfor, leicht ueberqueren kann, gehen viele Beobachter 
davon aus, dass es sich in allen drei Faellen nur um Ableger der 
alten UCK handelt, die von Hashim Thaci gefuehrt wurde und nur 
nominell aufgeloest ist. 

So schreibt etwa der gewoehnlich gut informierte Franz-Josef 
Hutsch vom „Hamburger Abendblatt“: „Die … UCPMB hoert auf das 
Kommando seiner (Thacis, Anm. KONKRET) engen Weggefaehrten 
Shefket Musliu und Muhamet Xhemali. Sie sollen auch den in 
Mazedonien kaempfenden Guerilleros … Befehle erteilen. Die 
Spuren mehrerer Morde fuehren direkt in das Umfeld Thacis. Der 
unterhaelt intensive Kontakte zur albanischen Minderheit in 
Mazedonien. Der dortige Albanerfuehrer Arben Xhaferi gilt als 
enger Freund des frueheren Chefguerilleros.“ Das mazedonische 
Grenzdorf Tanusevci, wo die Kaempfe Anfang Maerz begonnen haben, 
sei schon waehrend des Kosovo-Krieges Gefechtsstand der 7. UCK- 
Operationsabteilung gewesen. 

Eine etwas andere Version wird von der groessten kosovo- 
albanischen Tageszeitung „Koha Ditore“ verbreitet. Demnach 
steckt ein Rivale von Thaci, naemlich Ramush Haradinaj, zumindest 
hinter den Kaempfen in Mazedonien. Der fruehere UCK-Kommandeur 
hatte sich im Sommer 2000 mit Thaci ueberworfen und seine eigene 
Partei Zukunftsallianz gegruendet, die sich bei den 
Kommunalwahlen im Herbst 2000 als dritte Kraft (hinter Rugovas 
LDK und Thacis PPDK) etablieren konnte. Der britische „Observer“ 
beschreibt Haradinaj als „Schluesselfigur des US-Militaers und US- 
Geheimdienstes waehrend des Buergerkrieges und des folgenden 
Luftkrieges.“ Dafuer spricht auch, dass US-Soldaten Haradinaj, 
als er nach einer Schiesserei im letzten Sommer von der UN- 
Polizei gesucht wurde, in die US-Basis Camp Bondsteel in 
Sicherheit brachten, nicht ohne zuvor den Tatort gesaeubert und 
Beweismittel beiseite geschafft zu haben. Jedenfalls sind die 
Connections dieses Herrn vielfaeltig. „Ein (UN)-Helfer behauptet, 
Haradinaj wird jetzt von zwei Maennern finanziert, Naser Kelmendi 
und Ekrem lluka, beide stehen unter dem Verdacht, in 
Schmuggelgeschaefte verwickelt zu sein.“ Haradinaj und Thaci als 
Rivalen, im Kampf um das groesste Stueck vom mazedonischen Kuchen? 

Eine dritte Hypothese wird von Paul Beaver, einem Experten des 
britischen Fachblattes „Jane’s Defence Weekly“ vertreten. 
Demnach wird die UCPMB von Bujor Bukoshi finanziert, der die 
Spenden verwaltet, die in der albanischen Diaspora in 
Deutschland und in der Schweiz eingetrieben werden – nach 
Bukoshis eigenen Angaben waren das in den letzten zehn Jahren 
217 Millionen Mark. Dies wird durch die den Kommandeur des 
britischen Kfor-Kontingents, Robert Fry, bestaetigt, wonach die 
UCPMB „Waffen erhaelt, die in Westeuropa gekauft und durch 
Mazedonien geschmuggelt werden“, demnach nicht aus Thacis 
Waffenlagern im Kosovo kommen. Im Unterschied zu Haradinaj ist 
Bukoshi eher ein Mann der Deutschen: Als angeblicher 
Ministerpraesident der Kosovo-Albaner hat er von 1992 bis zum 
Krieg in Bonn residiert und wurde von Aussenminister Kinkel 
protegiert. Im albanischen Mutterland arbeitete er mit dem 
frueheren Praesidenten Berisha zusammen, der seinerseits Geld fuer 
seine Wahlkaempfe von der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung bekommen 
hatte. Im Sommer 1998 scheiterte der Versuch von Bukoshi und 
Berisha, eine eigene Kosovo-Armee namens FARK neben der UCK zu 
etablieren: Die wichtigsten Kommandeure der FARK wurden von 
Killern Thacis liquidiert. 

***Allerdings scheint es bei der Uebergabe der Bukoshi-Gelder zu 
Streitigkeiten mit anderen Gangs gekommen zu sein. Ein 
interessantes Detail berichtete die mazedonische Tageszeitung 
„Start“ letzten Oktober: Demnach flog in dem Ort Lojane ein 
Versteck mit Waffen auf. Die Behoerden schaetzten ihren Wert 
anschliessend auf 200.000 DM. Das Problem: Von der Bukoshi- 
Zentrale hatten die Verhafteten den Auftrag gehabt, nicht fuer 
200.000 DM, sondern fuer zwei Millionen Mark Militaergeraet zu 
kaufen. Die restlichen 1. 800 000 DM hatten sie offensichtlich 
abgezweigt – entweder in die eigene Tasche oder fuer eine andere 
Terror-Fraktion. Die Rache folgte auf dem Fuss: Das Auto eines am 
Schmuggel beteiligten mazedonischen Polizisten wurde von Kugeln 
durchsiebt, er ueberlebte schwer verletzt. Der Hauptdrahtzieher 
der Aktion, Ismail Hyseni, wurde von den US-Amerikanern in Camp 
Bondsteel in Sicherheit gebracht – eine Parallele zum Fall 
Haradinaj.*** 


_Das schwarze Gold_ 

Hintergrund des Krieges in Mazedonien duerften auch 
Rohstoffinteressen sein. So sagte der Brite Michael Jackson, der 
erste Kommandeur der Kfor: „Sicherlich werden wir lange 
hierbleiben, um die Sicherheit der Energiekorridore zu 
gewaehrleisten, die durch Mazedonien fuehren.“ Vor kurzem konnte 
man aus dem britischen „Guardian“ Details ueber ein Projekt 
namens Trans-Balkan-Pipeline erfahren: „Diese Route wird am 
Hafen von Burgas (Schwarzes Meer) beginnen, Bulgarien, 
Mazedonien und Albanien durchqueren und und in Vlora die Adria 
erreichen. Fuer den Westen waere das wahrscheinlich die wichtigste 
Route zu dem Oel und Gas, das jetzt in Mittelasien gefoerdert 
wird. 750.000 Barrel pro Tag. Ein notwendiges Projekt, so die US- 
Agentur fuer Handel und Entwicklung, weil es … US-Unternehmen 
in eine Schluesselrolle bei der Entwicklung dieses 
lebenswichtigen Ost-West-Korridors bringen wird. 

„Der belgische Journalist Michel Collon schlussfolgert daraus, 
dass Washington hinter dem Krieg gegen Mazedonien stecke. Doch 
das erscheint nicht plausibel: Gerade weil die US-Amerikaner 
eine solche Pipeline planen, muessten sie ein Interesse daran 
haben, dass die Gegend nicht in einem Buergerkrieg versinkt und 
sie ihre schoene Erdoeltrasse abschreiben muessen. Beide 
Puzzlestuecke passen nur dann zusammen, wuerden die USA eine 
Strategie der Spannung verfolgen – also kurzfristig den 
albanischen Terror anheizen, um daraus eine Legitimation fuer ein 
eigenes Eingreifen zu ziehen, moeglicherweise sogar gegen die 
UCK, um schliesslich auch in Mazedonien ein Protektorat zu 
errichten und so die Sicherheit ihrer Pipeline ganz direkt zu 
ueberwachen. Dieser Ansatz ist zwar in sich schluessig – aber 
alles andere als wahrscheinlich. Denn obwohl die Balkan-Experten 
der neuen Bush-Administration noch nicht mit einer Stimme 
sprechen und unklar bleibt, ob das US-Kontingent im Kosovo in 
der bisherigen Staerke beibehalten oder reduziert wird, so hat 
doch bisher noch kein einziger US-Politiker fuer eine Ausweitung 
des US-Engagements plaediert. Ausserdem: Die Regierungen entlang 
der geplanten Erdoeltrasse sind dem Westen so vollkommen hoerig, 
dass die Sieben Schwestern darauf vertrauen koennen, dass sie ihre 
Tributpflichten erfuellen werden, auch ohne dass dort Nato-Truppen 
stationiert werden. 

Wenn jemand ein Interesse hat, einen Krieg um die Kontrolle der 
mazedonischen Trasse zu fuehren, dann ist es nicht die USA – 
sondern die albanische Mafia. Wuerde der Weg des kaspischen Oels 
durch ein von ihr kontrolliertes Gebiet fuehren – das muss keine 
international annerkannte Republik Illirda sein, es genuegt eine 
national befreite Zone wie aktuell im Kosovo -, haette sie die 
Moeglichkeit, das Oel illegal abzuzapfen und weiterzuverkaufen 
oder, im Tausch gegen Sicherheit, den Multis hohe 
Transitgebuehren abzupressen. Diese lukrative Modell wurde 
bereits ausprobiert: Als zwischen 1991 und 2000 Warlords und 
Mullahs Tschetschenien beherrschten und die russische 
Zentralmacht die dortigen Pipelines nicht schuetzen konnte. 


_Frankensteins Bastard_ 

Obwohl also sehr fraglich ist, ob die USA und die Nato insgesamt 
den Krieg gegen Mazedonien angezettelt haben, so steht doch 
zweifelsfrei fest, dass sie dafuer verantwortlich sind. Zum einen 
deshalb, weil die Nato die UCK – entgegen den Zusagen gegenueber 
der Uno – nicht entwaffnet hat und ihre Militaertransporte ueber 
die Grenzen nicht unterbindet. Ein Beispiel: Als die GIs Anfang 
Maerz zum ersten Mal gegen UCK-Rebellen losschlugen, blickten sie 
grimmig in die werbewirksam aufgestellten CNN-Kameras und liessen 
die Panzer rattern. Was dann geschah, war allerdings nicht mehr 
im Fernsehen zu sehen: Zuerst wurden 150 Guerillas eingekesselt. 
„Da es aber keinen Befehl gab, diese festzunehmen, zogen die 
Kfor-Soldaten wieder ab … und liessen die albanischen 
Terroristen laufen. Diese zogen sich weiter auf mazedonisches 
Gebiet zurueck – und griffen sogleich einen Konvoi der 
mazedonischen Regierung an, wobei ein Polizist getoetet wurde.“ 
(„FAZ“ Noch wichtiger ist, was der britische Guardian unter 
anderem von europaeischen Kfor-Offizieren erfahren hat: „Die CIA 
hatte freie Hand, im Kosovo mit einer Privatarmee Amok zu 
laufen, um so den Sturz von Milosevic zu befoerdern. Jetzt wo er 
(Milosevic) weg ist, scheint das US-Aussenministerium unfaehig, 
die Armee von Bastarden wieder zurueckzupfeifen.“ Trifft das nur 
auf die CIA und Thaci bzw. Haradinaj zu, oder auch auf den BND 
und Bukoshi? 

Der mazedonische Premier Georgievski duerfte jedenfalls gute 
Gruende gehabt haben, neben den USA explizit auch Deutschland 
vorzuwerfen, „zu wenig“ gegen den Terror zu unternehmen. Kurz 
vorher war Georgievski mit Fischer in Tetovo zusammengetroffen. 
Bei dem Treffen hatte Fischer die Kriegshandlungen zu 
„Ausschreitungen“ verniedlicht, als ginge es um Fussball-Randale. 
Scharping bezeichnete den Terror am selben Tag als 
„innerstaatliche Angelegenheit“ Mazedoniens, obwohl selbst der 
Generalinspekteur der Bundeswehr Kujat zugibt, dass die 
Instrukteure der UCK und zumindest ein Teil der Waffen aus dem 
Kosovo kommen. 

Erinnerungen werden wach: Hatte nicht Genscher noch im Fruehjahr 
1991 ganz auf EG-Linie Kroatien und Slowenien vor einer 
Abspaltung von Jugoslawien gewarnt? Hatten nicht das State 
Department die UCK noch im Fruehjahr 1998 als terroristische 
Organisation abgelehnt? In beiden Faellen wurde die Position kurz 
darauf revidiert – sobald die Terroristen eine schlagkraeftige 
Armee gebildet hatten, die vor Ort die Machtfrage stellen 

konnte. So wird es auch in Mazedonien kommen.

 ca. 200.000 Kriminelle wanderten auch teilweise aus Albanien direkt nach Mazedonien so ein und terrorisierten das Land.

Aber lassen wir den prominenten Fachmann und Wissenschaftler hier ein paar Worte finden.
Oschlies
Stiftung Wissenschaft Professor Wolf Oschlies, Stiftung Wissenschaft: “Mit Mazedonien geschieht etwas, was es in der Menschheitsgeschichte noch nie gegeben hat, nämlich ein souveränes, demokratisches Land sieht sich einer Aggression vom Territorium eines internationalen Protektorats aus ausgesetzt. Das ist die Lage, dem ist nichts hinzu zu fügen. Und das ist eine gewaltige Rüge an die internationale Gemeinschaft, deren Teil ja auch Deutschland ist.” UCK-Kämpfer in Mazedonien. Früher nannte man sie “Freiheitskämpfer”, heute “Terroristen”, denn – so glaubt man in den USA inzwischen – diesen schwer bewaffneten Banden gehe es nicht um den Schutz albanischer Minderheiten auf dem Balkan, sondern schlicht um Geld: Profit aus dem Drogen- und Waffenschmuggel. Und hier werden die Nachschubwege gesichert. Auch deshalb hat US-Präsident George Bush am 27. Juni diese so genannte “Executive Order” erlassen, über das “Einfrieren des Vermögens von Personen, die die Friedensbemühungen auf dem Balkan gefährden.” Jede finanzielle Unterstützung für die hier aufgeführten Organisationen steht in den USA ab sofort unter Strafe. Mit auf der Liste: die UCK und ihr Ableger UCPMB. In den USA inzwischen verboten, in Deutschland nach wie vor Alltag. Spendensammeln für die UCK. Das Zentrum für die albanischen Muslime in Düsseldorf. Das unscheinbare Haus im Hinterhof gilt als eine der Spendenzentralen der UCK in Deutschland.

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http://www.antikriegsforum-heidelberg.de/jugoslaw/mazedonien/versagen_politik_monitor.htm

 Remember:!

 

Start, Skopje, Macedonia, October 6, 2000

Taso Bogdanovski, the chief of police in Kumanovo, who is still recovering from wounds inflicted by five bullets „picked up“ in an ambush on September 9, is definitely not the victim of revenge for the banned love affair with a 25-year-old Albanian woman Luleta Ajeti. In the absence of the official explanation for the possible motive and perpetrators of the „assassination attempt“ on Taso, Start will yet again point out the likely connection between this crime and „Lojane case“, or more specifically the tragicomic „unexpected“ Police raid on the abandoned mine and the discovery of a significant amount of weaponry and a local headquarters for the so-called „KLA“, in which no staffers were found. The information obtained by Start in the meantime not only confirms that connection but also reveal the motive for the murder attempt on Taso, and the whole list of individuals with whom he „cooperated“ thereby directly harming the security of the state that he was supposed to protect as a policeman, as well as the context in which his attackers should be sought. However, Taso, a loyal soldier of the Dalaverci clan, according to our information, is only a bit player in a much bigger story which indicates the crime in which the „KLA“ is sinking and monstrous manipulation with the Albanian population, with its „huge dreams“, as well as its „voluntary“ contributions for the so-called national cause, ranging in millions of German Marks.

http://www.popovashapka.com/dzaferi&more.htm

GIS Report: Die UCK Terror Camps der Bin Laden Leute in Nord Albanien (  1 2)

Shaip Muja – Behgjet Pacolli – Kosovo Tax Dodgers Flourish in Corridors of Power

Montag, November 21st, 2011

21 NOV 2011 / 10:31
Kosovo Tax Dodgers Flourish in Corridors of Power

 

A café in parliament, a restaurant owned by the Deputy Prime Minister Behgjet Pacolli’s family and another owned by the family of a senior figure in the governing party, Shaip Muja, are among the thousands of companies that are breaking the law by not properly declaring taxes.

Besiana Xharra

 Pristina

 

An investigation by Balkan Insight has uncovered proof of what many Kosovars have long believed – that their assembly is full of tax-dodgers.

Kosovo’s lawmakers, we can reveal, appear relaxed about breaking the law when it comes to protecting the country’s tax revenues.

Under the law on tax administration, introduced last summer, both businesses and consumers are required to tackle the black economy – all customer-focused firms were required to install fiscal cash registers, and consumers are legally obliged to ask for a receipt, or face a 20 euro fine.

But the Shqiponja restaurant in the middle of parliament has yet to install a fiscal cash register, making every assembly member who has enjoyed a coffee there a lawbreaker. 
All businesses were legally obliged to install fiscal cash registers by last September or face penalties ranging from 150 euro to 1,000 euro each.

The machines record each purchase and supply data directly to the Kosovo Tax Administration, ATK. They are being introduced as part of a drive against Kosovo’s black economy, estimated to be worth about 700 million euro a year.

Balkan Insight has discovered that only one in five businesses, or 12,000 out of 60,000 firms, have heeded repeated warnings to install the equipment.

And only 1,145 businesses have been fined since the deadline of last September, according to the latest figures.

The Shqiponja has a string of contracts with government institutions and is owned by a leading trade unionist, Fehmi Nika, head of the union at the Ferronikeli metal plant.

Despite his role fighting for workers’ rights and the café’s position at the heart of political power, Nika’s outlet is breaking the law and, as a result, the ATK is unable to know whether tax is being paid on the hundreds of macchiato and other drinks purchased every day by parliamentarians.

This newspaper also paid three visits to the restaurant of the Pacolli family, the Diamond Diplomatik Bar, on UCK Street, in central Pristina, and two visits to Ariu, a restaurant owned by the brother of assembly member and senior PDK figure Shaip Muja.

Neither was able to issue a legal receipt on these visits. On a third visit to both, and having confronted the owners about their breaking of the law, a fiscal cash machine was in use and the correct receipt issued.

On our first trip the Diamond, it was unable to provide any sort of receipt. “Sorry, but we don’t have one to give you,” a waiter said.

On the second visit, Diamond Diplomatik also could not issue a proper bill for our cake and coffee, but did issue a printed bill typed on a computer. The cash till would be “fixed soon”, they said on this occasion.

On the third visit, the eatery provided a proper receipt – but the receipt also suggested that the bar had issued just six of these in total.

According to the official business register, the owner of Diamond Diplomatik is Islam Pacolli, brother of Behgjet, Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister.

Rrahim Pacolli, Behgjet’s first cousin, is also involved with the business, and Behgjet is a regular diner there.

Behgjet Pacolli is the owner of dozens of companies across the world, many of which are run or part owned by his brothers and other relatives.

Perhaps his best-known company is Mabetex, which made a fortune building palatial structures in the ex-Soviet Union and renovating the Kremlin.

He also owns a string of hotels and restaurants under the Swiss Diamond label and formerly owned a newspaper, Lajm, which was in the same building as Diamond Diplomatik.

As well as owning Diamond Diplomatik, Islam Pacolli is a manager of Mabetex, which has also been involved in major projects in Kosovo, including work on the Rilindja government building and the Iliria Hotel.

A spokesman for Behgjet Paciolli, the former president and leader of the New Kosovo Alliance, AKR, told Balkan Insight that he was not in any way connected to the bar.

“Diplomatik restaurant is not managed nor owned by Mr Pacolli,” he said, adding that he had “nothing to do with that restaurant”.

Islam Pacolli told Balkan Insight that the failure of his staff to issue a receipt in Diplomatik was an error on the waiter’s part.

“The bar does issue bills but if the waiter didn’t do that, he probably wanted to get away with it [not using the register], and what can I do about that?” he asked.

“I am very interested to know if that happens and how and I’m also planning to install programs to avoid anything being done manually,” he added.

“It is absolutely not a question of trying to avoid taxes as that is not how the state is built.”
Similarly, Naim Muja also claimed that he had a fiscal cash register but that it was the waiter’s fault that no receipt was given, despite repeated requests.

He said: „I bought the machine two weeks after the law was adopted. It works perfectly well, so it’s not true that it doesn’t function.

„It is the responsibility of the client to ask for a receipt, but the waiters can also hide it from them because they tend to steal. We have had cases when we needed to dismiss waiters.

„You can come at anytime, and we can verify that we have it.”

When it was pointed out that we had visited twice and on both occasions had been told be the waiter that no receipt was available, he blamed the waiters.

His brother, Shaip, a senior figure in the governing PDK and an assembly member, is not listed as an owner of the business, although he is a business partner of Naim’s in other ventures.

“I have five brothers and many cousins, and they are adults, and I don’t know why I should be taken as a reference for what is their business.

“It might happen that the waiters steal as well. It happened to me. What can you do about that? Go check with the waiter’s school, those who issue their certificates. Deal with the origin of the problem, not its effect.

“Kosovo is growing and the implementation of law is getting better. Things cannot be done in a day.”

Balkan Insight visited dozens of other restaurants, bars and shops in Pristina, many frequented by Kosovo’s top politicians.

Most of these also appear to be breaking the law although we have not printed their names as the practice is so widespread.

One café owned by a senior politician and – unusually – using the correct equipment is the Strip Depot, owned by Deputy Foreign Minister Petrit Selimi.

Our reporter was not immediately offered a receipt when paying, which is an offence in itself, but the waiter was able to provide a fiscal receipt when asked to.

The manager of Shqiponja, Bedri Nika, brother to Fehmi, said his firm ran two restaurants in parliament and both now had fiscal tax registers, though he admitted one was only installed recently.

He could not explain why our reporter was unable to get a proper receipt at one of the venues, despite asking for it.

Officials in parliament declined to answer Balkan Insight’s questions on this issue.

Black hole in the economy:

Strip Depot remains in the minority in its use of fiscal cash register, despite a high profile campaign by the ATK since last year and the threat of fines.

ATK officials said they did not wish to comment on specific cases, but their inspectors were continuously checking businesses and handing out fines.

“This includes all businesses, also those that conduct activities inside the government, parliament or the municipalities,” spokeswoman Hava Ademi said.

Ademi told Balkan Insight that the results of their campaign were satisfactory, even if only one in five firms had now installed the correct equipment.

“During 2011 alone, the ATK issued 1,145 fines to businesses that are not equipped with fiscal cash, or do not issue tax receipts,” she said.

“The point of the fiscal cash register is: fair competition in the market, payment of taxes, examination of the origin of goods, and so on,” Ademi explained.

Three companies are licensed in Kosovo to sell the tills, which cost around 700 euro each, although many businesses have complained that the firms act as a cartel and have artificially inflated the price of the tills. This issue is under investigation.

In a bid to increase the number of businesses equipped with fiscal cash registers, the ATK has held seminars across Kosovo in recent months, in Ferizaj, Gjilan, Gjakova, Pristina, Peja, Mitrovica, Prizren and elsewhere.

“The seminars have gone well, and we hope they were useful for businesses which have not ‘fiscalised’ yet,” Ademi continued.

But some economists say the take-up rate remains scandalously low.

“Not using fiscal cash boxes inside [public] institutions shows how this process has failed,” economic expert Isa Mulaj said.

“I’m sure the Ministry of Economy [which has overall responsibility for taxes] is aware that this coffee bar [could be] evading taxes, yet they do nothing – for who knows what reason?” 
Another economist, Musa Limani, also questioned whether the government drive was serious.

“Not using fiscal cash registers in bars that are inside [public] institutions sets a bad example to other businesses,” Limani noted.

Agim Shahini, head of the Kosovo Business Alliance, said the huge size of the black market seriously undermined Kosovo’s budget.

He said research carried out by his alliance and other international organization estimated the annual value of this illicit trade at 700 million euro.

Economist Muhamet Sadiku said he believed about 40 per cent of all economic transactions in Kosovo was illegal.

Taxpayers, meanwhile, are angered by the apparent unwillingness of the private sector to pay its dues to the state.

“All strong states are built on taxes,” Bedri Gola, a resident of Pristina, said. “There is no state without taxes, but illegal businesses will continue to operate freely while Kosovo does not have functioning laws, judiciary and police.”

Adrian Lima, another resident of the capital, said he doubted the wrong will be rectified any time soon. “Whenever I buy something, I never receive a proper invoice,” he noted.

14 FEB 12 / 12:44:53
Kosovo Lawmaker Testifies in Medicus Organ Trafficking Case
A former health adviser to Kosovo’s prime minister testified on Monday in the so-called Medicus case, which centres on allegations of organ trafficking and organised crime.
Fatmir Aliu BIRN Pristina
Shaip Muja, who is now a member of the Kosovo parliament, told the court that the Medicus Clinic near Pristina did not have a proper operating licence and was not licensed to carry out organ transplants.

Seven Medicus-linked suspects appeared in court in mid-December in Pristina accused of bringing up to 30 people, plucked from the poorest corners of the world, to Kosovo under the false promise that they would be paid for their kidneys.

Muja, a member of the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo, also said he had met one of the defendants in the case, Turkish doctor Yusuf Sonmez.

Sonmez, dubbed “Doctor Vampire” by the Turkish media, was arrested in Istanbul at the beginning of January and later released on bail.

Muja said that he was introduced to the suspect by the owner of the Medicus Clinic, Lutfi Dervishi.

“We met at the wedding of Lutfi Dervishi’s son. There were plenty of guests at the wedding, personalities from political life and doctors…it is part of our customs that you meet with the rest of the guests at a wedding,” Muja said.

The case involves allegations that a group of people brought poor donors and rich recipients to the Medicus clinic and organised and carried out the harvesting and transplant of kidneys.

Nine people in total have been charged with human trafficking, organised crime and the unlawful exercise of medical activities, including university professor Dervishi, who is accused of being the ringleader of the alleged activities during 2008.

The Kosovo men named in the indictment were allegedly aided by Sonmez, who is wanted on organ trafficking charges in several countries, and Moshe Harel, an Israeli of Turkish origin who the prosecution says acted as the gang’s fixer, finding both donors and recipients and handling funds.
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http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-lawmaker-testifies-in-medicus-case

New EU website on information for foreigners interested in immigration

Sonntag, November 20th, 2011

New EU website on information for foreigners interested in immigration

Fri, Nov 18 2011 14:31 CET

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New EU website on information for foreigners interested in immigration Photo: Reuters

A website with hands-on information for foreign nationals interested in moving to the European Union, ec.europa.eu/immigration , has been launched.

The site is also directed at migrants who are already living in the EU and would like to move from one EU member state to another.

It provides specific information for each category of migrants about migration procedures in all 27 Member States.

European Home Affairs Commissioner Malmström said: „Many people who want to move to the European Union do not know what possibilities exist, how to apply for a resident permit or the risks related to irregular migration. And migrants who are already in the EU are not always aware of their rights. We need to provide solid, easily accessible information about these sometimes complicated procedures.“

Workers, researchers, students and those looking to join their families already in the EU can find information adapted to their needs, about the member state they are interested in moving to.

The portal also links directly to the websites of national authorities dealing with immigration.

Users can also find straightforward information about their rights and whether they need a visa to come to the EU.

The EU Immigration Portal explains how to enter EU borders legally and describes the risks related to irregular migration, such as trafficking and smuggling.

Migrants and potential migrants will also find a vast contact directory of governmental and non-governmental organisations which can help them.

Migrants‘ support organisations, as well as immigration authorities, employment services and scholars, can also make use of the in-depth information accessible through the website.

The EU Immigration Portal is available in English and French. Arabic and Spanish versions of the site are underway, as are improvements to make it more accessible from different technical platforms.

About 20.1 million people in the EU are citizens of third countries, representing about four per cent of the total EU population.

In 2010, EU member states and the countries participating in the Schengen visa zone issued more than 11 million visas.

EU – USAID – UNICEF Partner Mafia: Serbian Police Arrest Two Kosovo Serb EU Staffers: Momcilo Arlov and Vuk Mitrovic

Sonntag, November 20th, 2011

2.500 NGO’s in Kosovo, and near all, only Mafia NGO’s! All directors, has false school papers and documents
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NGO – UNCEF Gangster Boss: Momčilo Arlov

Centre for Civil Society Development, CCSD

18 NOV 2011 / 18:20
Serbian Police Arrest Two Kosovo Serb EU Staffers

 

Two employees of the EU who are NGO activists in northern Mitrovica were arrested near Negotin, eastern Serbia, after police found illegal weapons in their vehicles.

Fatmir Aliu / Bojana Barlovac

 Belgrade / Pristina

 

Serbian police have arested two NGO activists from the northern, Serb-run part of Mitrovica in Kosovo, who were traveling to Belgrade with illegal weapons in their vehicle.

Momcilo Arlov and Vuk Mitrovic were arrested near Negotin, eastern Serbia, in the night between November 2 and 3, an official from Serbia’s Interior Ministry told Balkan Insight. The two are now detained in Belgrade.

Police said they found a number of short and long guns, ammunition, and explosives in the car.

Arlov, director of the Centre for Civil Society Development, CCSD, and Vuk Mitrovic, were arrested on their way to the Serbian capital.

The two men are also employees of the European Union in northern Kosovo, which has difficulties in employing people there because most local politicians refuse to have any links to the EU presence.

A source from Serbia’s Department for Fighting Organized Crime, UBPOK, said the police suspected that the illicit weapons were bought in Negotin. 

In Pristina sources in the EU rule-of-law mission, EULEX, and the International Civilian Office, ICO, expressed concern about the reports.

But officials in Pristina were reluctant to talk further about the arrests of the NGO activists who are seen as a “bridge” between the EU and the alienated Serbs of northern Kosovo.

Local media saw Arlov as a favourite of the international officials in the north, which has been troubled by months of unrest.

Arlov and Mitrovic are officially employees of the EU Information and Cultural Center in Kosovo. They both act as EU Information Officers in North Mitrovica.

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/momcilo-arlov-arrested-in-serbia

Momcilo Arlov (Center for Civil Society Development)

Momcilo Arlov was born in Glina, Republic of Croatia. He is a student of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Mitrovica north, and he is enrolled at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (online.) Since July 1999 he has been a resident of Mitrovica north. He has worked with the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) responsible for administration and distribution of humanitarian aid and he managed communications and assistance to the so-called “enclave settlements” within Mitrovica. From March 2000 to August 2006, Arlov was a programme officer with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Kosovo Office. In September 2006, he became Programme Director within the Center for Civil Society Development (CCSD), where he manages programmes and projects that promote community stabilization and promote interethnic dialogue and reconciliation.

14 JUNE 2011

 

 

Northern Ireland Foundation Citizenship Award 2010 Report

 

 

Sanja Mrkic (CCSD), Martin McGuinness (Deputy First Minister, OFMDFM), and Vuk Mitrovic (CCSD), Forum for Cities in Transition, 2011 conference, Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Back in May 2010, on behalf of the Northern Ireland Foundation, I presented a Citizenship Award to Vuk Mitrovic and Sanja Mrkic, youth programme workers at the Centre for Civil Society Development (CCSD), in Kosovska Mitrovica.

As part of the award, we sponsored a study visit to Northern Ireland, which happened from 15-27 May 2011.

By all accounts, Vuk and Sanja enjoyed their visit and remarked how much they benefitted from their learning experiences here.
You can read below a report written by Vuk:

20110614 NIF Citizenship Award Report (Vuk Mitrovic (CCSD))

USAID KOSOVO logo

Kosovo Anti-trafficking Project 


The Kosovo Anti-Trafficking Project project is designed to: 

  • assist governmental and nongovernmental structures in their support and empowerment of victims of trafficking
  • strengthen shelters’ capacities for sustained provision of victims’ assistance
  • help prevent trafficking of persons
  • …….
  • Outreach and inclusion of Kosovo Serb and other minority NGOs
    This activity provides support to strengthen Kosovo Serb and other minority NGOs to effectively represent and advocate for their constituents and interact more actively with their NGO colleagues from other ethnic groups. Outreach to Kosovo Serb NGOs is led by the Center for Civil Society Development (CCSD), based in Mitrovica.
  • http://www.usaid.gov/kosovo/eng/democracy_media_cs.html

The Center for Civil Society Development

The Center for Civil Society Development (CCSD) works primarily in the Serbian Kosovar areas of northern Kosovo to encourage young people’s full participation in the cultural, political, social and economic development of their communities. The center has researched young people’s attitudes toward their present conditions in the predominantly Serbian Kosovar areas, developed environmental projects, and established a youth center in northern Kosovo. CCSD has partnered with CRS since 2002 in creating and training student councils in north Mitrovica. In their work, they have also established similar expertise in Participatory Learning in Action, networking, and conflict transformation.

The Kosovo Population Foundation

The Kosovo Population Foundation (KOPF), under the CRS Partnership Against Trafficking in Human Beings project, contributes its social research expertise. It uses the findings to design anti-trafficking public service announcements and reach out to thousands of young people. Previously, it focused its efforts on HIV and AIDS awareness through public service announcements and peer-to-peer outreach to youth throughout Kosovo.

20100528 FCT 34 - Momcilo Arlov

 

20100528 FCT 34 – Momcilo Arlov

Momcilo Arlov presents concluding comments, and Gerard Diver announces next year’s host city, at Fo…

http://crs.org/kosovo/partners.cfm

Center for Civil Society Development (CCSD)

Project Name: Advocating for Change – Transforming the Reality
Telephone/Fax:’00 381 28 425 055
Email: office@ccsd-kosovo.org

Website: www.ccsd-kosovo.org

Momcilo Arlov et l’Ambassadeur de France au CRYM Building

Momcilo Arlov et l’Ambassadeur de France au CRYM Building

EU – Partner

EU Info Point in Mitrovica North:

 Mr. Momcilo Arlov – EU Info Point Officer  (momcilo.arlov@ccsd-kosovo.org) – is responsible to design and implement successfully all activities related to EU Info Point. EU info officers jointly with other staff will service the visitors of the EU Info Point and will answer people’s queries about the EU integration process of Kosovo. It is responsible to give answers to the European Union and the European Integration Process in Kosovo to all interested parties and to receive guests/visitors and inform them about EUIP. In addition, it contributes to the newsletter and publications.

Mr.  Vuk Mitrovic  – EU Info Point  Officer  (vuk.mitrovic@ccsd-kosovo.org) – is responsible to design and implement successfully all activities related to EU Info Point. EU info officers jointly with other staff will service the visitors of the EU Info Point and will answer people’s queries about the EU integration process of Kosovo. It is responsible to give answers to the European Union and the European Integration Process in Kosovo to all interested parties and to receive guests/visitors and inform them about EUIP. In addition, it contributes to the newsletter and publications.

http://euicc-ks.com/en/centre/the_team

Mafia Meeting: Gashi, Albin Kurti, Osmani, Morcilo Arlov

Conf May 2008 3
Panel discussion with Momčilo Arlov, Isak Vorgučić, Shpresa Agushi, Osman Osmani, Ilir Dugolli, Shukrije Gashi, Ardita Metaj, Albin Kurti

Mafia Justiz in Kosovo!

 

GLOCAL SEMINAR

28.05.08 Time  11:15

Transitional justice – the way towards a common future for all communities in Kosovo


On Tuesday 27 May the Kosovo Institute of Journalism & Communication in close cooperation with OSCE organized the follow-up glocal seminar on Transitional justice followed by panel and audience discussions. The keynote addresses were delivered by Mr. Hashim Thaçi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, and Ambassador Knut Vollebæk, High Commissioner on National Minorities of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE, The Hague).

Kosovo premiere of the documentary RULE OF LAW- Justice in Kosovo
 was also screened followed by a panel discussion with Susanne Brandstaetter, director, Momčilo Arlov – Programme Coordinator / Centre for Civil Society and Albin Kurti, Self-deter mination movement.

In Rule of Law, Susanne Brandstätter accompanies Claudia Fenz, an international UN judge appointed to Kosovo, into a local courtroom, where she has to get to the bottom of what happened in a brutal case: six Kosovo-Albanian men are accused of stoning a Serb man and his elderly mother to death. To read more about the documentary please click here. 

Video from the conference:

See the keynote address by Mr. Hashim Thaçi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo andAmbassador Knut Vollebæk:

 

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 www.kijac.org/page.php?mtid=6&elid=52

multiple passports: Net Closing In On Fugitive Balkan Criminals

Dienstag, November 15th, 2011

 15 NOV 2011 / 09:29

Just one year ago no Balkan country extradited their own nationals, allowing criminals with multiple passports to hide out in neighbouring countries. But as states are now signing extradition treaties, lawbreakers will find they have fewer safe havens.

Slobodanka Jovanovska

 Skopje, Belgrade, Brussels and London

 

Facing charges of abuse of office and misappropriating millions of euros from Macedonian state funds, former customs chief Dragan Daravelski decided it was time to move to another country.

He was able to do so because, like millions of people in the Balkans, he has dual nationality. His second, Serbian passport allowed him to slip out of Macedonia and set up a new life in Belgrade.

For the past decade, Daravelski has enjoyed a comfortable life in the Serbian capital, safe in the knowledge that he will not be sent back to Skopje because the two former Yugoslav states have not signed an extradition treaty.

This all might come to an end soon, however, as the Macedonian government is exploring ways to seize his assets in both Serbia and Macedonia, BIRN has learned.

“As long as we have a chance to find some properties in his name, we will continue to look. Time is not on our side and he is aware of that and is doing everything possible to hide them… We will also ask for his properties in Serbia,” says an official from Macedonia’s agency for seized assets, speaking on condition of anonymity.

On top of losing properties in both Serbia and Macedonia, Daravelski will also be anxiously awaiting the outcome of negotiations that could see Belgrade and Skopje finally sign an extradition deal by the end of the year.

Hundreds of others, including suspected war criminals, who avoided lengthy prison terms by taking advantage of the absence of extradition agreements in ex-Yugoslav republics, will also be nervously watching regional developments.

Pressure from the European Union – a club these states aspire to join – has seen Balkan countries begin to ratify bilateral extradition deals 20 years after the break-up of the former Yugoslavia.

On top of signing individual agreements, Serbia is leading attempts to establish a Balkans-wide extradition treaty modelled on the EU’s European Arrest Warrant (EAW) that has sped up extraditions within member states to an average of 48 days.

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/net-closing-in-on-fugitive-balkan-criminals

Re-Analyzing Dick Marty’s Report Opposing New NATO Strategic Concept – EU-Report Says Kosovo PM Hashim Thaci: Head of Organ Ring

Dienstag, November 15th, 2011

Re-Analyzing Dick Marty’s Report Opposing New NATO Strategic Concept – Analysis
Written by: Armando Aliu

November 12, 2011


The Western Balkan Countries shaped their own destinies after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The 1990s passed with wars among countries, genocides and internal conflicts. In 1995, the Serbian Army was behind the massacre in Srebrenica in Bosnia, and this is still fresh in our minds.

In 1997, the crisis of the pyramid system which also happened in other Soviet bloc countries, occurred in Albania and the country descended into civil war conflict. Internal rebellion which began first in Albania spread to Kosovo as a domino effect. The killing of more than 2000 Albanians in Kosovo in 1999 attracted attention of the international press. After this genocide, the USA interfered in this war. NATO air forces bombed Belgrade in order to save Albanian people in Kosovo and to provide them a new democratic order for living in safety. This movement of NATO was using Hard Power, which means using military forces immediately. During the 1990s using Hard Power brought high expenses to NATO, particularly for Kosovo Force (KFOR) operations.

In the Lisbon Summit (2010), NATO decided to use Soft Power (the term which belongs to Joseph Samuel Nye – Harvard University Professor) for stabilisation of the Western Balkan Countries in the new millenium because it is not only cheaper and effective, but also this strategy brings long-range stability to the region and provides prosperity and more democratic rights to these nations.


Albania
After using Hard Power, many people emigrated to various countries in Europe and to the USA. Migration became a problematic factor in the 1990s because a lot of people emigrated illegally and claimed asylum rights. NATO and the European Union have the same objective aim to stabilize the Balkan Peninsula. In addition, the convergence among NATO and EU is increasing at different dimensions and stages. In this context, the European Union published the Stabilisation Association Agreement to encourage regional co-operation as a part of the EU enlargement process. Furthermore, NATO supports the European Union efforts and activities for stabilisation and integration of the region, and as a result of these collaborations Balkanian refugees number in Europe can be decreased in the future.

The new strategic concept of NATO is a common strategy that overlaps with the European Union Enlargement Policy. With using diplomacy power, European Union and NATO want to prevent human trafficking and illegal migration.

The diplomatic visits of EU foreign policy chief Catherine M. Ashton and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton to Western Balkan Countries brought important contributions for stability of the region.

Everything was going well until the publishing of the report prepared by Dick Marty, a Swiss senator. The report claims that Hashim Thaci, Kosovo’s Prime Minister organised an organ trafficking network during 1999 when he was the leader of Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) without presenting any evidence or verification.

The report supports Serbian arguments and in particular the activities of Serbian lobby group. Despite the fact that this report is not impartial, many articles and books (e.g. ‘The Hunt: Me and the War Criminals’ which was written by Carla Del Ponte) assist the assertions and accusations against Mr.Thaci in the context of Marty’s report. Nevertheless, all of these materials neither illustrate definite facts nor verify Serbian arguments. Therefore, “the parts – Kosovo and Serbia” should continue negotiations for both technical and political issues without losing more time. EU Commissioner Štefan Füle stated precisely that Serbia’s EU membership application depends on at which level Serbia respects Kosovo. The reality is that Kosovo achieved its sovereignty and independent state status with ICJ Advisory Decision and recognition by 85 States.

In the light of these considerations, “The New Strategic Concept of NATO” specified the objectives which mainly are to facilitate the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Western Balkans, with the aim to ensure lasting peace and stability based on democratic values, regional cooperation and good neighbourly relations. In this context, both Serbia and Kosovo should respect this objective of NATO and work with EU institutions for achieving these objectives.

As concluding remarks I would like to make a comparison. On the one hand, Mr. Ismail Kadare, famous Albanian author, expressed that “the time is working for Albanians”. On the other hand, Mr. Boris Tadic proposed for “being given an international special status to the North of Kosovo”. There is a contradiction among these persons. Both of them did not understand the real power of Albanians because this power is not visible. However, the Power of Albanians will be visible after acceptance of Albania and Kosovo as member states of the EU. These not only reshape multilateral relations and contribute to the new world order but also will find out and highlight the hidden reality – “the Albanian Civilisation”.

About the author:
Armando Aliu

Armando Aliu is a strategy expert, columnist and DAAD Scholar at Heidelberg University – Institute for Political Sciences. His research interests are International Affairs, Strategy Research, Grand Strategy and Scenario Analyses, International Security and International Law, Migration Issues and International Migration. Contact Details: Heidelberg University – Institute for Political Sciences, Campus Bergheim, Bergheimer Straße, 5869115, Heidelberg, e-mail: Aliu@stud.uni-heidelberg.de

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EU-Report Says Kosovo PM Hashim Thaci: Head of Organ Ring 

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Dick Martys Bericht an den Europarat
Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Inhuman treatment of people and illicit trafficking in human organs in Kosovo*

Draft report

Rapporteur: Mr Dick Marty, Switzerland, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe


Serbia: Our criminals lead Balkan mafia

Our criminals lead Balkan mafia

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FBI – Interpol: over the world terrorism mafia group of US Senator Eliot Engel, with Salih Berisha, Bajraktari, Bytyci – Sahit Muja

 

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

1.10.2011: Albania – Salih Berisha’ s partners: crimes, terrorist, top mafiosi

Bicaj, das UCK Terroristen Camp bei Peskopje, des US Botschafters Josef Limprecht 

Serbia: Party urges criminal charges against top officials

Montag, November 14th, 2011

 

SOURCE: BETA, TANJUG

BELGRADE — The opposition Serb Radicals (SRS) have asked the state prosecution to initiate criminal proceedings against President Boris Tadić and PM Mirko Cvetković.

 

Minister for Kosovo Goran Bogdanović and Belgrade negotiator Borislav Stefanović were also named – all four for their activities related to Kosovo.

According to the party, these officials are „in the process of recognizing“ the province as independent. 

SRS MP Boris Aleksić told reporters in Belgrade on Monday that they violated the Criminal Code and that agreements they reached with the Kosovo Albanian authorities „endangered Serbia’s territorial integrity“: 

„It is unclear to us why the prosecution failed to react, since it is obvious that the Tadić regime entered a de facto recognition of Kosovo’s independence,“ said Aleksić. 

He said that the agreement on the custom seal, mentioned in the government report, was „disgraceful“, while it was „scandalous“ that the Serbian authorities „falsified UNSC Resolutions 1244 with their lies that the document allows for establishment of customs crossings“ on the administrative checkpoints in northern Kosovo. 

The Radicals also believe that Tadić’s statement to the effect that a declaration on Kosovo was „not necessary“ was irresponsible because lawmakers and the public waited two weeks for it to reach the parliament. 

Deputy SRS whip Aleksandar Martinović said that the statement was a drastic trampling of the dignity of MPs and of the interests of the Serbian people, especially in the north of Kosovo and Metohija. 

He added that it is obvious that the government has no policy on Kosovo and that this issue is a burden which they would prefer to get rid of just before December 9, when Serbia should become candidate for membership in the EU.

 

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No buyers, 650 firms for sale

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