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Kosovo and EU Desaster: Kosovo Ignores Call to Enforce Monastery’s Land Claim

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Kloster Decani: Die Herren des Kosovo

 

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Kosovo Ignores Call to Enforce Monastery’s Land Claim

Authorities in Pristina have remained silent after the EU called for enforcement of a court ruling that upheld a Serbian Orthodox monastery’s claim to disputed land, angering some Kosovo Albanians.

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The Visoki Decani monastery. Photo: Visoki Decani monastery.

The Kosovo government has declined to respond to an appeal from the EU office in Pristina to enforce a ruling of the country’s Constitutional Court on a land dispute case involving the Serbian Orthodox monastery at Decan/Decani in western Kosovo.

The judgment issued in May 2016 said the land in the dispute belonged to the monastery and not to two private companies.

The office of Prime Minister Isa Mustafa did not respond to a BIRN query about the EU call.

But sources close to the prime minister’s office told BIRN on condition of anonymity that the government plans to ignore the ruling, which is unpopular among Kosovo Albanians.

On Thursday, the EU office expressed concern over the “continued lack of implementation of this ruling” and condemned “any actions to block access to or otherwise disrupt life at the Visoki Decani monastery”.

“The EU calls on authorities at all levels to demonstrate respect for the rule of law as a fundamental democratic principle. Full implementation of the ruling should take place without delay,” it said.

The mayor of the Decan/Decani municipality, Rasim Selmanaj, which contests the Serbian Orthodox Church’s right to the land, said that while the rule of law must be respected, the municipality had no intention of honouring “influential and illegal decisions.

“We remain ready for good relations with the monastery, but not for giving away properties that stifle the economic development of Decan,” Selmanaj said.

The League of Kosovo Historians’ office in Decan/Decani also condemned the statement by the EU office, saying that decisions about land made in the era of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic from 1989 to 1999 were “unenforceable in our country”.

The land was the focus of demonstrations in 2012 after the Supreme Court ruled that the disputed 24 hectares belonged to the monastery and not to two Kosovo companies, which have claimed it ever since the Kosovo war ended in 1999.

After 16 years of litigation, the Constitutional Court in May last year confirmed the monastery’s right to the 24 hectares, equal to 59 acres.

The ruling by the Constitutional Court sparked protests by Kosovo Albanians, some of them holding up banners reading: “The Constitutional Court Trespassed on Justice.”

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-govt-stays-silent-over-eu-calls-on-monastery-land-04-21-2017

Stupid murder, terrorist: Daut Haradinaj

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21 Apr 17 Kosovo MP Haradinaj Faces Ethnic Hatred Lawsuit A Kosovo NGO said it will file a criminal complaint against MP Daut Haradinaj for threatening that Serbs could be expelled from Kosovo if his brother, ex-PM Ramush Haradinaj, is extradited to Belgrade.

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NATO Protektorat Kosovo: Ehrenmorde, Frauen Morde, Kinder Handel: National Shame: Kosovo and its Murdered Women

Pristina wants UN mission in Kosovo shut down

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[image: (Getty Images, file)] The Kosovo government is demanding from the international community to change the mandate of UNMIK, UN’s mission in Kosovo. SOURCE: B92, TANJUG FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017 Pristina wants UNMIM to be given the role of a political mission, „so that Kosovo can start negotiations to join the UN.“ But the message from UNMIK has been that they will continue within their current mandate, „as the mission was reconfigured“ after ethnic Albanians in Kosovo unilaterally declared independence in 2008. „Only the UN Security Council can make decisions about the mandate of… mehr »

Kosovars protest the sentence for Zejnepe Berisha murder. | Photo: Atdhe Mulla.

National Shame: Kosovo and its Murdered Women

Until our institutions climb out of their current state of dysfunction, Kosovo’s abysmal treatment of its women and girls needs to become a constant, never-ending source of national shame.

Zejnepe Berisha was stabbed to death by her husband, Nebih, in their home in Suhareka in 2015. Zejnepe was battered throughout the course of her marriage, and had reported her husband to the police no less than 16 times. It beggars belief that the police allowed abuse in this home to continue, after 16 individual reports of abuse confirmed by both her children and other family members. According to information released by Gazeta Express, in one such report Zejnepe told the police that her husband had tied her up and tortured her with a knife while she was pregnant with their second daughter. According to Zejnepe’s sister, she had also attempted suicide three years before her murder.

On Wednesday, April 12, Nebih Berisha was sentenced to twelve and a half years in prison, barely above the legally required sentence for murder (which, according to the Penal Code, varies from 10 years to life imprisonment, as per the discretion of the judge). Nebih’s lawyer, Esat Gutaj, apparently argued that his client suffered from “limited mental capacity.” Hajrije Thaci, Zejnepe’s sister, was one of the last people to see her alive. Thaci said she had been invited to act as a witness by the prosecutor in the case, but said she wasn’t interviewed once during the course of the trial.

You may have been seduced into thinking that things in Kosovo are bad, but they’re getting better. That gender inequality in Kosovo is “cultural” and requires gradual change. You need to stop this thinking immediately.

On Friday, April 14, Kosovars marched again in Prishtina to protest the murder of yet another woman failed by the police, the legal system and our government. If you’re reading this on Prishtina Insight, chances are you’re a foreigner here to “observe,” “monitor,” “report” or otherwise “assist” Kosovo. You may have been seduced into thinking that things in Kosovo are bad, but they’re getting better. That gender inequality in Kosovo is “cultural” and requires gradual change. You need to stop this thinking immediately.

What Kosovars need from you is unsparing criticism, because there’s only one of two ways progressive feminist politics happen here: feminist activists push an issue for years, organizing protests, writing articles, publishing research and lobbying the government. Or, the international community says they want a law passed or a new policy, after which it becomes, at the very least, a topic of national conversation.

Kosovo’s hatred of its women should be one of those priorities. This is a country where police will ignore a woman’s 16 individual reports of abuse and torture at the hands of her husband. This is a country where police allegedly participate in the rape and trafficking of teenage girls. This is a country where a woman with a restraining order gets shot dead by her husband in broad daylight. This is a country where women who want rape investigated get beaten. This is a country where doctors allow women to to give birth unassisted on the floors of hospitals. This is a country where 80 per cent of women don’t work. This is a country where girls get pulled out of school to get married. This is a country where women and girls are told that constant street harassment is a joke. This is Kosovo, outside of Prishtina’s bourgeois core.

And to my fellow Kosovar compatriots, those of you with bourgeois status, those of you who maybe have jumped at the chance to shill an image of a progressive, youthful Kosovo upon the offer of an “advisorship” or a cushy job spent going on official trips abroad: you are the worst. Rita Ora, Majlinda Kelmendi and #KosovoinUNESCO are all fine and dandy, but you help no one by pushing an idea of Kosovo that simply does not exist. Kosovo’s institutions are in need of radical change, and that can only happen when the people inside them are able to take a long hard look at themselves.

Right now, it’s precisely the government, the courts and the police that stand in the way of the advancement of our women and girls, and this needs to be yelled out from the rooftops. I probably don’t need to remind you, but here’s a brief list of the ‘Greatest Hits of Feminism’ by the Kosovo Government: Comparing feminists to cows. Telling a woman MP to “suck it” and then giving a speech to women entrepreneurs. Getting arrested for groping Japanese schoolgirls while on official state business. Calling an opposing government official a “fag.” And this is just the stuff that gets reported.

If this is Kosovo’s highest levels of government, how can it be any surprise that judges encourage women who are abused to reconcile with their partners? Or that prosecutors fail to pursue men who beat their wives? Or that restraining orders are next to meaningless in this country? Or that police dismiss women’s stories and might even participate in their abuse? Or that all the data on sexualized violence, failures of justice and systemic inequality collected by the Kosovo Women’s Network are not used to draft policy? Is it any wonder that I’ve almost never bothered to call upon the authorities when I’ve been followed down the street or kicked or threatened or pulled by the arm by men in Prishtina, our little bourgeois bubble?

I’m at a loss at how much more data needs to be collected, how many more deaths need to happen and how many more marches need to be organized in order for things to change. Which is why I humbly suggest public shaming, the deepest cut in the Albanian playbook. Until our institutions climb out of their current state of dysfunction, Kosovo’s abysmal treatment of its women and girls needs to become a constant, never-ending source of national shame. http://prishtinainsight.com/national-shame-kosovo-murdered-women/

SAS, MI6: Kosovo, Bosnia, Al-Queda until Jemen

Abu Hamza al-Masri (left) riding in a car with Haroon Rashid Aswat in January 1999.Abu Hamza al-Masri (left) riding in a car with Haroon Rashid Aswat in January 1999. [Source: Sunday Times]Haroon Rashid Aswat is a radical Muslim of Indian descent but born and raised in Britain. Around 1995, when he was about 21 years old, he left Britain and attended militant training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He is said to have later told investigators that he once served as a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden. In the late 1990s, he returns to Britain and becomes a “highly public aide” to radical London imam Abu Hamza al-Masri. Reda Hassaine, an informant for the French and British intelligence services (see After March 1997 and Late January 1999), will later recall regularly seeing Aswat at the Finsbury Park mosque where Abu Hamza preaches. Hassaine frequently sees Aswat recruiting young men to join al-Qaeda. “Inside the mosque he would sit with the new recruits telling them about life after death and the obligation of every Muslim to do the jihad against the unbelievers. All the talk was about killing in order to go to paradise and get the 72 virgins.” Aswat also shows potential recruits videos of the militants fighting in Bosnia and Chechnya. Hassaine will add: “He was always wearing Afghan or combat clothes. In the evening he offered some tea to the people who would sit with him to listen to the heroic action of the mujaheddin before joining the cleric for the finishing touch of brainwashing. The British didn’t seem to understand how dangerous these people were.” Hassaine presumably tells his British handlers about Aswat, as he is regularly reporting about activities as the mosque around this time, but the British take no action. [Sunday Times (London), 7/31/2005] It will later be reported that Aswat is the mastermind of the 7/7 London bombings (see Late June-July 7, 2005). Some of the 7/7 suicide bombers regularly attended the Finsbury Park mosque, and may have been recruited by al-Qaeda there or at another mosque in Britain. Counterterrorism expert John Loftus will later claim that Aswat in fact was working with British intelligence. He will say that in the late 1990s British intelligence was trying to get Islamist militants to fight in Kosovo against the Serbians and Aswat was part of this recruitment effort (see July 29, 2005). [Fox News, 7/29/2005]

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March 17, 2017

Which „War Torn“ Country? – U.S. Slaughter In Somalia, Yemen And Syria


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When I saw the above tweet this morning I wondered which „war torn“ country those Somalis were fleeing from when they were murdered. The tweet doesn’t say. Were they fleeing from the „war torn“ Somalia? Or were the fleeing from „war torn“ Yemen?

It is a sad world when has to ponder such.

It tuned out these people were fleeing from both wars:

Coast guard Mohammad Al Alay told Reuters the refugees, carrying official UNHCR documents, were on their way from Yemen to Sudan when they were attacked by an Apache helicopter near the Bab Al Mandeb strait.

An Apache attack helicopter shot up the refugees‘ boat. There are Saudi, United Emirati and U.S. Apache helicopters in or around Yemen. It is unknown which of them ordered and which executed the strike. These helicopters, their ammunition and the service for them are a favored U.S. export to belligerent dictatorships like Saudi Arabia.

The UN warns that 5 million people in Yemen are only weeks away from starving. The Saudis, the U.S. and the Emirates block all land routes, air ports and the coast of Yemen and no food supplies come through. This is an ongoing huge war crime and literally a genocide. But „western“ media seem totally unimpressed. Few, if any, reports on the war on Yemen get published. Never have they so openly displayed their hypocrisy.

Somalia is falling back into an all-out civil war fueled by the decades old unwillingness of the U.S. to condone an independent local unity government. The Islamic Court Union, a unity government created by the Somalis in 2006, was the last working instance of a real Somali state. It had no Jihadist agenda and held down local warlords. It was destroyed by the Bush administration:

A UN cable from June 2006, containing notes of a meeting with senior State Department and US military officials from the Horn of Africa task force, indicates that the United States was aware of the ICU’s diversity, but would “not allow” it to rule Somalia. The United States, according to the notes, intended to “rally with Ethiopia if the ‘Jihadist’ took over.” The cable concluded, “Any Ethiopian action in Somalia would have Washington’s blessing.” Some within the US intelligence community called for dialogue or reconciliation, but their voices were drowned out by hawks determined to overthrow the ICU.

During the last 10 years an on-and-off war is waged in Somalia with the U.S. military interfering whenever peace seems to gain ground. Currently a new round of war is building up. Weapons are streaming into Somalia from Yemen, where the Houthi plunder them from their Saudi invaders:

Jonah Leff, a weapons tracing expert with conflict Armament Research, said many [Somali] pirates had turned to smuggling. They take boatloads of people [from Somalia] to Yemen and return with weapons, he said.

The wars on Somalia and Yemen are the consequences of unscrupulous and incompetent(?) U.S. foreign policy. (Cutting down the size of the U.S. State Department, as the Trump administration now plans to do, is probably the best thing one can do for world peace.)

The U.S. military should be cut down too. It is equally unscrupulous and incompetent.

Last night the U.S. military hit a mosque in Al-Jīnah in Aleppo governate in Syria. It first claimed that the strike, allegedly targeting a large meeting of al-Qaeda, was in Idleb governate. But it turned out to be miles away west of Aleppo. Locals said a mosque was hit, the roof crashed in and more than 40 people were killed during the regular prayer service. More than 120 were injured. The U.S. military said it did not hit the local mosque but a building on the other side of the small plaza.

The U.S. maps and intelligence were not up-to-date. A new, bigger mosque had been build some years ago opposite of the old mosque. The old mosque was indeed not hit. The new one was destroyed while some 200 people were in attendance. Eight hellfire missiles launched from two Reaper drones were fired at it and a 500lb bomb was then dropped on top to make sure that no one escaped alive. Al-Qaeda fighters were indeed „meeting“ at that place – five times a day and together with the locals they have pressed by force to attend the Quran proscribed prayers.

Had the Russian or Syrian army committed the strike the „western“ outcry would have been great. For days the media would have provide gruesome photos and stories. The U.S. ambassador at the UN would have spewed fire and brimstone. But this intelligence screw-up happened on the U.S. side. There will now be some mealymouthed explanations and an official military investigation that will find no fault and will have no consequences.

Amid this sorry incident it was amusing to see the propaganda entities the U.S. had created to blame the Syrian government turning against itself. The MI6 operated SOHR was the first to come out with a high death count. The al-Qaeda aligned, U.S./UK financed „White Helmets“ rescuers made a quick photo session pretending to dig out the dead. The sectarian al-Qaeda video propagandist Bilal Abdul Kareem, which the New York Times recently portrait in a positive light, provided damning video and accusing comments. The amateur NATO researchers at Bellingcat published what they had gleaned from maps, photos and videos other people created. The NATO think tank, which defended al-Qaeda’s invasion of Idleb, will shed crocodile tears.

Each new lie and obfuscation the U.S. Central Command in the Middle East put out throughout the day was immediately debunked by the horde of U.S. financed al-Qaeda propaganda supporters. This blowback from the „information operation“ against Syria will likely have consequences for future U.S. operations.

In another operation last night the Israeli air force attacked Syrian forces near Palmyra which were operating against ISIS. The Israeli fighters were chased away when the Syrians fired air defense missiles. This was an Israeli attempt to stretch the „rules of operation“ it had negotiated with the Russian military in Syria. The Russians, which control the Syrian air space, had allowed Israel to hit Hizbullah weapon transports on their way to Lebanon. Attacks on any force operating against Jihadis in Syria are taboo. The Russian government summoned the Israeli ambassador. Netanyahoo broke the rules. He will now have to bear the consequences.

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Albanien, das NATO Kathastrophen Land, wo sogar „Mehl“ nur als Tierfutter geeignet an die Bevölkerung verkauft wird

Der bekannte Journalist Artan Hoxha outete, das der Innenminister Samir Tahiri, die Drogen Mafia Verbindungen des Ilir Meta outete, was aber nicht neu ist. siehe seinen festgenommen Staatssekretär Almir Rrapo, Festnahmen von Drogen Bossen, welche in 2001 schon Ilir Meta persönlich im Auftrage von Spartak Braho: Diplomaten Pässe gab, oder Mitarbeiter der Ehefrau, wie Hernn Kondi, festgenommen ebenso in 2002.

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Kaum zu glauben, diese Art von Polizei, welche für Kriminelle in Tradition arbeiten: Geldwäsche in illegale Bauten:

90 % der Drogen Geldwäsche über illegale Bauten in Albanien

Durres: unbekannter Mafiosi baut unter der Villa Zogu, beim Krankenhaus, wo Politik Verbrecher vor allem ihre villen haben

Federica Mogherini, Romana Vlachudin, Jan Rudolph die EU Desaster Leute in Fortsetzung in Tirana

Tahiri: Zëdhënësi i LSI lexim të pasaktë raportit të DASH
Saimir Tahiri, ministri në largim ka reaguar menjëherë pas deklaratës së Luan Ramës, nga selia e LSI mbi raportin e DASH mbi kanabisin në Shqipëri.
http://shqiptarja.com/home/1/raporti-i-dash-lsi-kritika–tahirihiena-t–dala-nga-ps-408186.html#sthash.ALNgThXI.dpuf

  • 2016 Human Rights Report – Albania (PDF 310 KB) 29 page
  • The Republic of Albania is a parliamentary democracy. The constitution vests legislative authority in the unicameral parliament (the Assembly), which elects both the prime minister and the president. The prime minister heads the government, while the president has limited executive power. In June 2015 the country held local elections for mayors and municipal councils. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) assessed the elections positively overall but observed important procedural irregularities. In 2013 the country held parliamentary elections that the OSCE reported were competitive and respected fundamental freedoms but were conducted in an atmosphere of distrust that tainted the electoral environment. Civilian authorities maintained effective control over the security forces. The most significant human rights problems were pervasive corruption in all branches of government, particularly in the judicial and health-care systems, and domestic violence and discrimination against women.

Kosovo: Officials of the Ministry of Agriculture arrested for abuse with duty

 

Officials of the Ministry of Agriculture arrested for abuse with duty

 

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policePolice of Kosovo have arrested four people, three of whom are reported to be officials of the Ministry of Agriculture. The three officials are accused of “abusing with duty”.

Police of Kosovo say that they have also arrested the owner of “Calabrija” company in Gjilan, on suspicion of “fraud with subsidies”.

Law enforcement authorities  say that  the amount that has been embezzled is 200 thousand euros.

Also, the Agency for Agricultural Development says that it has proceeded around 40 cases suspected of abuse in the line of duty relating to subsidies.

“Judicial authorities are expected to carry out the necessary legal procedures and we, as an institution, fully support judicial authorities”, the press release of the Agency for Agricultural Development says. /balkaneu.com/

Kosovo is awaiting the new thermal power plant

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The postponement of the construction of the new thermal power plant “New Kosovo”, a project which has started over a decade ago, continues to keep “Kosovo A” thermal power plant in use, although this plant has been considered as the biggest environment polluter. Due to its age and inability to reduce pollution levels, the thermal […]

„failed State“: Zuspitzung im Kosovo – EU soll eingreifen

Im  Lügen und Betrugs Meer der EU Commission, einer Mafiösen sich selbst ernannten Regierungs Leitung, und von niemanden gewählt.
zu korrupt und inkompetend für Alles: EU Spinner
Massenflucht trotz Milliardenspritzen: Kosovo – ein „failed state“ mitten in Europa

Zuspitzung im Kosovo – EU soll eingreifen

Nach der Eskalation zwischen Serbien und dem Kosovo sollte die Europäische Union, so Lawrow, für eine Entspannung sorgen und erreichen, „dass die Abkommen zwischen Belgrad und Pristina umgesetzt werden“. Hashim Thaçi – Präsident der Republik Kosovo Brüssel beschenkt das Kosovo wie ein Weihnachtsmann 17:29 06.05.2016 In der letzten Zeit sind etwa 200.000 Albaner aus dem Kosovo in die Europäische Union ausgereist. Vor kurzem hat die EU-Kommission dem Europarat und dem Europäischen Parlament empfohlen, für Bürger des Kosovo die Visapflicht bei Kurzreisen in die Länder der Schengen-Zone aufzuheben. Erweist sich Europa damit nicht einen Bärendienst? Mehr

Mehr: https://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20170117314138704-lawrow-Jahrespressekonferenz/

„Der Staat Jugoslawien stand dem strategischen Entwurf der USA im Wege“

  –  Ramon Schack

Das zerstörte Sarajewo im März 1996. Bild: DoD

Robert Baer hat 20 Jahre lang für den US-Geheimdienst CIA gearbeitet und war für diesen in Ländern wie dem Libanon, dem Irak, in Tadschikistan, in Marokko und im ehemaligen Jugoslawien tätig. 1997 verließ er den Geheimdienst und berichtete seitdem in Büchern und als Autor in Zeitungen über die US-Außenpolitik, Spionage und die Arbeit der Geheimdienste, die er zunehmend kritisch betrachtete. Er schilderte den Niedergang der CIA, die seiner Ansicht nach falsche Haltung gegenüber Saudi-Arabien und dem Iran. In dem Buch „Secrets of the White House“, das demnächst erscheinen soll, geht es darum, welche Interessen die USA in Ex-Jugoslawien bis hin zum Kosovo-Krieg verfolgten.

In Ihrem neuen Buch „Secrets of the White House“ werfen Sie dem CIA vor, den Zerfall Jugoslawiens in den 1990er Jahren massiv unterstützt zu haben. Was war das strategische Ziel des US-Geheimdienstes, diesen Staatszerfall zu beschleunigen, der zu Krieg und Bürgerkrieg führte und hunderttausende Opfer forderte?
Robert Baer: Das Ziel war es, den Staat Jugoslawien als geopolitischen Machtfaktor auszuschalten. Versetzen wir uns einmal in jene Zeit zurück, vor rund einem Vierteljahrhundert. Die Sowjetunion zerbrach, ebenso die Tschechoslowakei, Deutschland wurde vereinigt, der Warschauer Pakt löste sich auf, die geopolitische Landschaft, welche nach dem 2. Weltkrieg entstanden war, hatte über Nacht aufgehört zu existieren.
In Washington hatte man damals das Ziel, gemäß der Fehlanalysen Fukuyamas, die Chancen zu nutzen, um dauerhaft westliche Vorstellungen von der Welt nicht nur in Europa zu installieren, also der ganz große Abwasch, um zukünftig das Entstehen eines gegnerischen Machtfaktors, wie es die UdSSR einst war, dauerhaft zu verhindern.
Und was hat das mit Jugoslawien zu tun?
Robert Baer: Der Staat Jugoslawien stand diesem strategischen Entwurf im Wege. Immerhin war es ein Staat mit einigem Gewicht und einigem Prestige, sowie mit einer der stärksten Armeen Europas.
Klingt das nicht etwas nach einer antiamerikanischen Verschwörungstheorie?
Robert Baer: Nicht wenn man selbst dabei war so wie ich seit Januar 1991, als ich in Bosnien eintraf, im Auftrag der CIA.
Was war Ihr damaliges Aufgabengebiet?
Robert Baer:Wir hatten die Aufgabe, eine angebliche serbische Terrorzelle zu überwachen, gegebenenfalls auszuschalten, die das Ziel hatte, die bosnischen Pläne zur Unabhängigkeit zu sabotieren.
Wieso sagen Sie „angebliche Terrorzelle“?
Robert Baer: Nun, weil es diese Gruppierung,“Surpreme Serbia“ wurde sie übrigens genannt, überhaupt nicht gab. Unsere Anwesenheit vor Ort diente nur dazu, die politische Klasse Bosniens zu verunsichern und deren Weg zur Unabhängigkeit zu beschleunigen. Nach 2 Wochen wurde die Aktion abgeblasen, ich selbst wurde dann nach Slowenien mit dem Ziel versetzt, dort die Entwicklung zur Unabhängigkeit voranzutreiben.
1991 mündete der Zerfallsprozess in einen offenem Krieg, der viele Jahre andauern sollte. Kamen Ihnen persönlich damals Zweifel, was die moralische Rechtfertigung anging?
Robert Baer: Zweifel hat jeder Agent. Aber die Tätigkeit als Mitarbeiter eines der führenden Geheimdienste der Welt eignet sich nicht besonders gut dazu, moralische Reflexionen anzustellen. Je mehr wir aber über die Geschichte Jugoslawiens erfuhren, umso größer wurden die Zweifel. Besonders die Tatsache, Serbien alleine als den größten Kriegsverbrecher sowohl im historischen Kontext, wie auch in dem aktuellen Krieg von damals darzustellen, entsprach nie den Realitäten.
Welche Rolle spielte Geld, bei diesen Operationen?
Robert Baer: Eine ausschlaggebende Rolle. Wir schmierten Politiker und Generäle, Publizisten und Polizisten.
Welche?
Robert Baer: Die führenden Politiker der damaligen Teilrepubliken zum Beispiel.
Kommen wir auf die Situation im Kosovo zu sprechen. Gehen Sie davon aus, dass mit der Abspaltung Kosovos von Serbien der Z“Der Staat Jugoslawien stand dem strategischen Entwurf der USA im Wege“erfallsprozess Jugoslawiens beendet ist?
Robert Baer: Das hängt davon ab, wie sich die innenpolitische Lage Kosovos entwickelt. Der Zerfallsprozess, von dem Sie sprachen, also im klassischen Sinne, ist sicherlich vorbei. Mich würde es aber nicht wundern, wenn die Albaner bald auch albanische Gebiete in den Nachbarstaaten beanspruchen würden, also in Serbien und Mazedonien.
Der damalige deutsche Außenminister Fischer sprach von einem drohenden Ausschwitz, womit er die westliche Intervention damals moralisch zu rechtfertigen gedachte.
Robert Baer: Als deutscher Politiker hätte er eigentlich über ein gewisses historisches Gespür verfügen sollen bezüglich solcher unsachlichen Vergleiche. Es gab zwei strategische Gründe für ein unabhängiges Kosovo. Wegen der mineralischen und natürlichen Ressourcen und natürlich wegen der geplanten Errichtung von Bondsteel, dem Militärstützpunkt, mitten im Herzen Südost-Europas.
Viele Kosovaren sind aber heute noch dankbar für die westliche Intervention von damals.
Robert Baer: Ich würde eher behaupten, sie waren es. Denn bis heute hat sich die ökonomische Lage nicht verbessert.
Die Verrückten Gangster der EU Commission und Angela Merkel sind einmalig in der Geschichte
Die Menschen fliehen doch aus dem Land. Der Staat ist nicht lebensfähig.
Ich möchte kurz über Ihre Motivation sprechen, was Ihre publizistische Arbeit angeht, seitdem Sie aus dem CIA ausgeschieden sind. Möchten Sie das Ansehen der USA beschädigen?
Robert Baer: Im Gegenteil, ich bin ein amerikanischer Patriot, der sich Sorgen macht über diese desaströse Politik der letzten Jahrzehnte, speziell seit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges, die das Ansehen der USA weltweit sinken lassen.
Gehen Sie davon aus, dass auch bei anderen geopolitischen Krisen der jüngsten Zeit ähnliche Maßnahmen zur Anwendung kamen?
Robert Baer: Mit Sicherheit. Allerdings möchte ich betonen, dass natürlich andere Mächte ähnliche Praktiken verwenden, je nach den jeweiligen Möglichkeiten.

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Kosovo: Liberalization of visas is being obstructed – Michael Gove: “dangerous Albania”

Liberalization of visas is being obstructed by the political crisis

By   /  27/12/2016  /  Headlines, Kosovo, Politics, XK Politics  /  No Comments

foto1 While accusations continue between government and opposition about the failure to benefit from the visa liberalization regime in 2016 , this process may not even take place in 2017. Month of December is seen as the last date when authorities of Kosovo should have delivered the criteria set out by the European Commission for the […]

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 („Secretary of State for Education“) und ist seit 2015 Lordkanzler und Justizminister („Secretary of State for Justice“).[1]
British Minister attacks Albania once again
30/04/2016 15:00
British Minister attacks Albania once again

Albania became once again part of the Brexit debate. The British Minister of Defense used once again the “dangerous Albania” card. http://top-channel.tv/lajme/english/

Even for those with jobs in Albania, average incomes are just one seventh of those in the UK. The figure for Serbia is less than one fifth.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3566620/Michael-Gove-warns-EU-expansion-open-borders-88-million-Europe-s-poorest-countries.html#v-6915412472113250087

Think the EU’s bad now? Wait until Albania joins: With piercing logic and passionate eloquence, MICHAEL GOVE warns that EU expansion will open our borders to 88million from Europe’s poorest countries

Reality Check: Will UK pay £1.8bn to Albania and Turkey?

BBCPresident of Albania Bujar Nishani (L) with European council President Donald Tusk next to a quote from Vote Leave: UK pays £1.8bn to help Albania and Turkey join the EU.”

The Claim: Vote Leave says the UK will be obliged to pay £1.8bn by 2020 to encourage Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey to join the EU.
Reality check verdict: Over a seven year period, £1.2bn of the UK’s contributions to the EU Budget will go to seven candidate states. The UK committed another £250m towards helping Turkey support Syrian refugees for two years and might commit more in the future.

Vote Leave says the UK government will pay Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey a total of £1.2bn between 2014 and 2020 as part of the EU fund to help these countries to join the EU.

They say that the UK will pay Turkey a further £640m „as part of the recent EU-Turkey deal designed to facilitate Turkish accession to the EU“, bringing the total to £1.84bn.
In 2014 the EU agreed to use a total of €11.7bn (£9.1bn) from its seven-year budget 2014-2020 to help seven EU candidate countries – Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo – make political and economic reforms.
Turkey, the largest of the seven countries, will receive a total of €4.5bn over the seven year period. Albania will receive €649m.
On the basis of the 2014-2020 EU fund, Vote Leave calculated the UK’s share of the total the EU is spending on reforms in those seven countries.
The UK’s contribution to the EU Budget varies from year to year. It has been around 12% to 13% of the total in recent years and the Treasury says it was 12.57% in 2015. Vote Leave used the UK’s 2015 share of the total and 2014 exchange rates and arrived at the figure of £1.2bn as the UK contribution to the programme.
Of the seven countries helped by this EU fund, Turkey has progressed furthest in its pursuit of EU membership, but it is nevertheless unlikely to join in the next 10 years.

Deal on refugees

The second part of this claim, that the EU recently agreed a deal with Turkey „to facilitate Turkish accession to the EU“ is incorrect.
The EU and Turkey signed a deal in November 2015 to support Syrian refugees in Turkey in an attempt to reduce the number of refugees crossing into Greece. The EU will provide €3bn over the next two years for this programme, €1bn of which will come from the EU budget and the rest from contributions from member states according to the size of their economies.
Germany, which has the biggest economy, will pay €428m, while the UK will pay €328m (£250m).
The UK’s contribution will count towards the UK’s aid target of 0.7% of national income.
In addition, the EU promised an extra €3bn for Turkey by 2018 if the first programme for supporting Syrian refugees is successfully completed. There is no detail on whether this would come out of the EU Budget or be met by bilateral contributions.


Read more: The facts behind claims in the EU debate

The British minister of Justice, Michael Gove, warns British people of the threats coming from Albania and other Balkan countries if they join the EU.

“Think the EU’s bad now? Wait until Albania joins the EU”, Gove says.

“The Albanian option is not an imagination. It is a diplomatic fact”, the Minister of Justice said.

The Minister insists that until 2020, Britain will spend 20 billion pounds to prepare the Balkan countries for their membership. He underlines that this figure is more than the war against cancer in the NHS, the British National Health Service.

“Indeed, I wonder if the Albanian people are now convinced that Britain’s Foreign Office is full of Norman Wisdom characters, lovable chumps whose generosity and good-heartedness make them easily gulled into accepting all sorts of bad advice”, the British Minister says. He adds that 1 in 20 criminals in Britain are of Albanian origin.

“10% of our prisoners come from Albania”, Michael Gove underlines. In this campaign, the British Minister mentions the negative aspects of the accession of other countries, but he mainly focuses on Albania.

The representatives who favor Britain leaving the EU, use more or less the same scare mongering arguments that have been used in the past for Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. They used to say that Britain would go bankrupt due to the immigrants coming from these places.

http://top-channel.tv/lajme/english/artikull.php?id=16960#.VydVBZ71GlM

Reality Check: Will UK pay £1.8bn to Albania and Turkey?

BBCPresident of Albania Bujar Nishani (L) with European council President Donald Tusk next to a quote from Vote Leave: UK pays £1.8bn to help Albania and Turkey join the EU.”

The Claim: Vote Leave says the UK will be obliged to pay £1.8bn by 2020 to encourage Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey to join the EU.
Reality check verdict: Over a seven year period, £1.2bn of the UK’s contributions to the EU Budget will go to seven candidate states. The UK committed another £250m towards helping Turkey support Syrian refugees for two years and might commit more in the future.

Vote Leave says the UK government will pay Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey a total of £1.2bn between 2014 and 2020 as part of the EU fund to help these countries to join the EU.

They say that the UK will pay Turkey a further £640m „as part of the recent EU-Turkey deal designed to facilitate Turkish accession to the EU“, bringing the total to £1.84bn.
In 2014 the EU agreed to use a total of €11.7bn (£9.1bn) from its seven-year budget 2014-2020 to help seven EU candidate countries – Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo – make political and economic reforms.
Turkey, the largest of the seven countries, will receive a total of €4.5bn over the seven year period. Albania will receive €649m.
On the basis of the 2014-2020 EU fund, Vote Leave calculated the UK’s share of the total the EU is spending on reforms in those seven countries.
The UK’s contribution to the EU Budget varies from year to year. It has been around 12% to 13% of the total in recent years and the Treasury says it was 12.57% in 2015. Vote Leave used the UK’s 2015 share of the total and 2014 exchange rates and arrived at the figure of £1.2bn as the UK contribution to the programme.
Of the seven countries helped by this EU fund, Turkey has progressed furthest in its pursuit of EU membership, but it is nevertheless unlikely to join in the next 10 years.

Deal on refugees

The second part of this claim, that the EU recently agreed a deal with Turkey „to facilitate Turkish accession to the EU“ is incorrect.
The EU and Turkey signed a deal in November 2015 to support Syrian refugees in Turkey in an attempt to reduce the number of refugees crossing into Greece. The EU will provide €3bn over the next two years for this programme, €1bn of which will come from the EU budget and the rest from contributions from member states according to the size of their economies.
Germany, which has the biggest economy, will pay €428m, while the UK will pay €328m (£250m).
The UK’s contribution will count towards the UK’s aid target of 0.7% of national income.
In addition, the EU promised an extra €3bn for Turkey by 2018 if the first programme for supporting Syrian refugees is successfully completed. There is no detail on whether this would come out of the EU Budget or be met by bilateral contributions.


Read more: The facts behind claims in the EU debate

Jakop Krasniqi: Poor governance is jeopardizing Kosovo’s sovereignty

IBNA Interview/Krasniqi: Poor governance is jeopardizing Kosovo’s sovereignty

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fotoFormer speaker of the Parliament of Kosovo and current chairman of the National Council of the Incentive for Kosovo Party, Jakup Krasniqi, says in an interview for IBNA news agency that the wrong policies followed by the current government are risking the sovereignty and integrity of Kosovo. Mr. Krasniqi says that the Special Court based in Hague has taken the sovereignty of the judicial system in Kosovo. He says that the agreements reached between Kosovo and Serbia have weakened the country’s independence. Krasniqi also talks about European integration processes and the border demarcation with Montenegro

Interviewed by Muamer Mellova

IBNA: The local government elections will be held next year, but parliamentary ones too. What do your opinion polls and those carried out by civil society say about the Incentive?

Krasniqi: All opinion polls, especially the recent ones, indicate that Incentive is a growing party. It has stability in both the organizational plan and the political one.

IBNA: While we still haven’t entered an electoral process, Kosovo will soon face with the Special Court. The north may also risk separation. Other problems are economic and social ones. What are the plans and the program of the Incentive for Kosovo for the solution of external and internal problems of the country?

Krasniqi: Yes, all the problems that you mentioned are present in Kosovo. There’s a danger for the separation of Kosovo and on the other hand, we have a high trade deficit, isolation due to the lack of the liberalization of visas, but also other problems in education and healthcare. All of this has come as a result of the bad governance existing since 2011. This bad governance continues. The government has no clear objectives, both in the domestic aspect and foreign one. It is jeopardizing the sovereignty of the country and the territorial integrity. On the other hand, the Special Court has taken Kosovo’s judicial system sovereignty. Meanwhile, the agreements reached in Brussels between Kosovo and Serbia not only have they not strengthened Kosovo’s independence, but they have made Serbia part of many domains in Kosovo. Serbia has never been so present in Kosovo since 1999. Meanwhile, with the demarcation agreement, Kosovo is risking to lose territories.

In the domestic aspect, Kosovo has not achieved any major successes which need to be identified. There is no economic development, no development, employment is dropping in spite of the big promises of the election campaign. Education is in a difficult situation too, while healthcare is in a miserable state. This has taken governance ratings to their lowest levels since the end of the war.

In our social democratic program, we have underlined that freedom, justice, equality and solidarity are the values that the citizens need. Besides them, the rule of law, development, knowledge and social justice are our political objectives. We know and we will take important decisions for the country, but we need the trust of the people. In democratic societies, the trust of the people is a necessity.

IBNA: What is the Incentive’s solution for the border demarcation with Montenegro, a process which is preventing the liberalization of visas?

Krasniqi: Parliament must say “no” to the bill for the border demarcation with Montenegro, in order to open up new opportunities. Thus, the bill must undergo voting in the parliament of Kosovo. This is what should happen. Any other form is not a solution of the problem.

IBNA: When do you think Kosovo will be an economically developed country and part of NATO and EU?

Krasniqi: When Kosovo becomes a state where there’s rule of law, when there are knowledgeable people, development and social justice. This governing coalition cannot and does not want to offer Kosovo and its citizens more than it has given so far./balkaneu.com/

Kosovo Police: „We uncovered terror plans“. Assets of self-declared imams seized

UCK – KLA killer swadron

The Kosovo police seized the explosive that would be used during the Albania-Israel match five days before the terror act.

Child Killer: Lavdrim Muhaxheri  made by USA
Terrorist Promotion: Bondsteel – Kosovo
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Lavdrim Muhaxheri, ISIS Warrior, Remains Threat to Kosovo

Lavdrim Muhaxheri, commander of Albanian ISIS fighters, has been named a serious threat for Kosovo once again after 19 suspected terrorists were arrested within days.

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Ridvan Haqifi (left) and Lavdrim Muhaxheri (right), two ISIS Kosovo Albanian commanders. | Photo: ISIS propaganda video

Lavdrim Muhaxheri, the Kosovo Albanian foreign fighter for ISIS operating in Syria and Iraq,  re-appeared as a serious threat to Kosovo last week after the police there arrested 19 people suspected of planning terrorist attacks in Kosovo and Albania.

The arrested suspects were all being coordinated by Lavdim Muhaxheri and fellow ISIS warrior Ridvan Haqifi, police said.

Muhaxheri made international headlines in July 2014 after uploading graphic photos of himself beheading a young man on Facebook.

On 24 September 2014, the US State Department of State added Muhaxheri to its list of global terrorists.

Also known as Ebu Abdullah el Albani, Abu Abdullah al Kosova, Abu Abdallah al-Kosovi and Abu Abdallah al-Kosovo, he was described as a threat to US national security and blacklisted from the US. 

Originally, from Kacanik in Kosovo, a town near the border with Macedonia, Muhaxheri was reported killed in 2014, but this was denounced on social media by a man claiming he was Muhaxheri’s friend.

The arrests of 18 Kosovo Albanians and one citizen of Macedonia were carried out between November 4 and 16, the police said.

They did not give details about their identities except that the arrests were carried out in Pristina, Mitrovica, Ferizaj/Urosevac, Kacanik and Vitia/Vitina.

“These persons were planning terrorist acts in Kosovo and [in Albania] against the Israeli football team and their fans who participated in the Albania-Israel match,” Kosovo police said in a statement.

However, Kosovo Interior Ministry officials told BIRN that the police took all measures deemed necessary to guarantee security, and the security situation remained stable.

Police said they prevented the attacks in cooperation with the Kosovo Intelligence Agency, AKI, and the Kosovo Special Prosecution, as well as authorities in Macedonia and Albania.

According to the prosecution, their targets were international and security institutions, aiming to intimidate the population, destabilize the country and destroy the fundamental political, constitutional, economic and social order in order to establish an „Islamic State“.

Media reports have mentioned Kosovo government institutions and Serbian Orthodox Church sites as possible Islamist targets.

Daut Hoxha, spokesperson of the Kosovo Police, told BIRN only that the authorities are working continuously with great vigilance but could not give other details.

During the arrests, substantial explosives, including 281 grams of TATP, 2.5 kg of other explosive substance, as well as personal weapons and radio-communication devices were found.

As high-ranking members of ISIS in charge of Kosovo and Albanian fighters in the Middle East, Muhaxheri and Haqifi have both threatened Kosovo and Albania via video because of their governments‘ adherence to the international coalition against ISIS.

Reports say around 300 Kosovo Albanians have joined ISIS since the beginning of the conflict in Syria in 2011.

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/lavdrim-muhaxheri-remains-a-threat-for-kosovo-11-17-2016

Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily | Mar.17,2004 | Gregory R. Copley,
Editor,

USA IS Terrorist
Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily
Volume XXII, No. 50 Friday, March 19, 2004
 2004, Global Information System, ISSA
Exclusive Special Report
During the first half of August 2003, 300 Albanian-trained guerillas
 including appr. 10 mujahedin (non-Balkan Muslims)  were
infiltrated across the Albanian border into Kosovo, where many have
subsequently been seen in the company (and homes) of members of the
so-called Kosovo Protection Corps which was created out of Kosovo
Albanian elements originally part of the KLA. In fact, the Kosovo
Protection Force seems almost synonymous with the Albanian National
Army (ANA), the new designation for the KLA. The guerillas were
trained in three camps inside the Albanian border at the towns of
Bajram Curi, Tropoja and Kuks, where the camps have been in operation
since 1997………
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1100906/posts 


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On Pins and Needles: Trump’s Victory Risks Becoming the ‚End of Kosovo Project‘

Sputnik News

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election has become a headache fot the government of Kosovo. Pristina fears that Trump will revise Washington’s policy towards the self-proclaimed nation. Donald Trump © AP Photo/ Jae C. Hong These are Reasons Why Trump’s Presidency is an ‚Optimal Scenario‘ for Europe The self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo has two major foreign policy goals for the next year, including receiving an observer status in the United Nations and taking normalization talks with Serbia to the presidential level. Pristina came up with this scenario at the time when its government was sure that Hillary Clinton would secure a victory in the United States presidential election. Donald Trump’s victory in the US is a big concern for the government of Kosovo, journalist Brankica Ristic wrote for Sputnik Serbia. Pristina congratulated Trump on his victory and also thanked Hillary Clinton for „everything she did for Kosovo.“

At the same time, the government hopes that during Trump’s presidency Washington’s policy towards Kosovo will stay the same. „Trump is a businessman. He will definitely wonder whether Kosovo is worth the money the US has invested in it. Moreover, Washington has invested billions of dollars not in the economy or industrial development, but to support Kosovo as a political project,“ the author wrote. As a political entity, Kosovo will not survive without American support. This is why Pristina was shocked by Trump’s victory. „There is chaos now in the government of Kosovo because it is unclear what Trump’s foreign policy strategy will be, including towards Kosovo. Pristina may lose its main ally. Trump’s victory has disturbed Kosovo’s plans for the next year and forced Pristina to intensify its foreign policy efforts during the transitional period in the US.
Time is running out, and Kosovo has two scenarios,“ the article read. A Kosovo Albanian man sells flags in Pristina on February 16, 2011 in preparation for the third anniversary of Kosovo’s declaration of independence © AFP 2016/ ARMEND NIMANI West’s Recognition of Kosovo ‚Thanks to Albania’s Washington Lobbyists‘ First, local media reported that the government of Kosovo, including President Hashim Tachi, has sent lobbyists to Washington, in a bid to convince Trump’s team that Kosovo should be one of America’s priorities in the Balkans. Second, Pristina has a „plan B“ related to the European Union and allies of the outgoing Obama administration.
„The plan is simple. If Kosovo fails to gain support from Trump’s administration, it will turn to Brussels for help. Media reported that Tachi has already had private talks with Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations. Tachi and Hahn discussed how to accelerate granting Kosovo EU candidate status,“ the article read. Serbian Progressive Party supporters hold Serbian flag during a pre-election rally in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, April 21, 2016 © AP Photo/ Darko Vojinovic When, If Ever, Will Serbia Finally Make a Geopolitical Pivot to Russia? In the EU, supporters of Kosovo will pressure Belgrade, demanding additional conditions for Serbia’s accession to the bloc.
One of those conditions could be a demand that Belgrade stop insisting that Kosovo is Serbia. This scenario was earlier predicted by Marko Duric, director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, in the Serbian government. According to him, conditions for Serbia’s accession could be tightened to pressure Belgrade to recognize Kosovo’s independence. However, Vladislav Jovanovic, who served as Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia, suggested that Brussels could use „soft“ political tools and diplomacy, instead of mounting pressure on Belgrade.
„Thus, Serbian national interests will be taken into account by other players. The next US president is a pragmatic businessman. He is interested in maintaining America’s dominance not by wars, but other means,“ he told local media. According to the diplomat, Trump will not favor the absurd policy of interventionism and will not turn America’s friends into foes. Last month, some officials in Kosovo expressed concerns that Trump’s victory would be a catastrophe for Albania and Kosovo. „Trump’s victory might end the US policy which has favored Albania and Kosovo at the expense of Serbia’s interests. During Trump’s presidency, US support for Kosovo will decrease, and Washington will not ignore Serbia’s interests in Kosovo,“ Jovanovic suggested.

Investigators say that the four suspects for terrorism who were arrested in Albania, were supposed to receive and guide other persons who had planned to travel from Kosovo and Macedonia to realize the attack at the Loro Borici stadium in Shkoder.

Two years ago, nine people and self-declared imams were arrested as terror suspects at the Unaza e Re mosque, but the Albanian Muslim Community doesn’t control it yet.