Skip to comments.Serbian police arrests two former Albanian rebels, seizes weapons
Posted on 05/27/2008 7:37:27 PM PDT by Bokababe
Serbian police said they arrested two former ethnic Albanian rebels and seized large cache of weapons in a region of southern Serbia which was a scene of Albanian uprising back in 2000-01.
Serbian police stormed the houses of two former leaders of the Liberation army of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja" (UCPBM) near the regional hub of Presevo on Saturday, and found five assault rifles, two RPG's, 20 missiles, ten heavy machine guns, five pistols, two hand grenades and more than 20,000 pieces of ammunition.
The owners of those houses, brothers Nazmi and Adan Hajredini were immediately arrested, raising a storm of protests in the local Albanian community, whose leaders claim that police action presents yet another proof of Belgrade's pressure on Albanians in three southern Serbian municipalities.
The arrest is, in a fact, the proof of Serbia's continuing pressure on Albanians. Serbia wants to, once again, destabilize the Presevo Valley," mayor of Presevo Ragmi Mustafa said.
A similar statement came from the organization of UCPBM veterans, which is headed by Nazmi Hajredini, who was a member of both Albanian rebel formations in southern Serbia and neighbporing Kosovo.
During the UCPMB uprising, Hajredini was the head of logistics for the ethnic Albanian outlaws.
UCPMB, the local offshoot of Kosovo Liberation Army, KLA or UCK, has been disbanded following the Western-brokered Konculj deal in 2001, which halted hostilities and created the conditions for peaceful integration of local Albanian population into Serbian institutions.
Despite the relative calm, a number of armed incidents were reported in past seven years, with occasional discoveries of hidden weapons caches.
Meanwhile, in neighoubring Macedonia, several dozen violent incidents between rival Albanian parties casted a shadow over the campaign for the June 1 parliamentary elections.
At least one member of the largest ethnic Albanian opposition party, Democratic Union for Integrations, or BDI, had been killed and several local branches of the party made of former guerrillas turned politicians came under small-arms fire in a series of clashes with rival Democratic Party of Albanians, PDSh.
In the latest incident, BDI's office in western Macedonian town of Gostivar was seriously damaged late on Friday, as "still unknown attackers" pelted it with stoned, breaking the windows in apparent attempt to terrorize the supporters of former National Liberation Army, NLA or UCK.
Prior to that incident, BDI leader and former NLA chief Ali Ahmeti came under fire, but had managed to escape the alleged assassination attempt unharmed.
After a series of public protests, BDI blamed Macedonian police for doing absolutely nothing to prevent violence against its membership.
Both NATO and the European Union warned Macedonian leaders that continuous violence might additionally postpone the country's bid for membership in those organizations, as Skopje hopes to secure the exact date of accession by the end of year.
So the EU and NATO tell the Macedonians that by being attacked by muslims, which the EU and NATO support, they are harming their chances of admittance to the EU. What should they do, surrender? /sarc
Yes, it's that twisted.
Just collecting guns that the average citizen won’t.
It’s a hobby, they said. It’s a hobby.
Those RPGs? - Oops!
Get US support - get a country! Ain't democracy grand?
Can’t say that I blame them.
“President Clinton dispatched Mr. Frowick to Bosnia and Herzegovina as head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.”
“In 1992, Mr. Frowick, a specialist on East-West security issues, was asked by acting Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger (see: McCain 2008) to go to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as the first head of mission for what was called the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe Spillover Monitor Mission. (”It was the longest title on a card I have ever had,” he told an interviewer in 2003.) His objective was to keep Macedonia from being drawn into the war raging across the former Yugoslavia and to try to improve relations among Macedonian ethnic groups”.- WashPost Frowick’s Obituary
“A special envoy from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ( OSCE) , Robert Frowick, a U.S. diplomat who is the special OSCE envoy for Macedonia, was reported to have brokered the agreement. But the State Department official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, neither confirmed nor denied Frowick’s involvement in brokering the agreement. Frowick was under pressure to leave the country, reports in Macedonia said... [T]he heads of Western diplomatic missions in Skopje met Wednesday in the U.S. embassy to ‘discuss Frowick’s future’ and find ways to ‘disassociate’ him from official Washington... The Albanian agreement was signed by the leaders of the Democratic Party of Albanians, Arben Xhaferi, the chief of the Party for Democratic Progress, Imer Imeri, and the political leader of the guerrilla National Liberation Army (UCK), Ali Ahmeti. The Albanian parties are members of the governing coalition.” Deutsche Press Agentur, 24 May 2001
“The pact reportedly called for the rebels to stop their fight in exchange for amnesty guarantees. The rebels would also have the right to veto future political decisions regarding ethnic Albanian rights. The accord was reportedly mediated by Robert Frowick, a former U.S. envoy who currently served as a Balkan representative for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.” Facts on File, World News Digest, 30 May 2001.
Ah, but one has to have the money to buy that support from our politicians to get that country. And who better to generate that kind of excessive cash to buy political influence than the Albanian Mafia?
Kosovo was "a heist", plain and simple -- our politicians were paid to pull it off and "transfer stolen property" to the Albanian Mafia. The bonus for our politicians was that some of the exceptionally corrupt got streets named after them in Kosovo.
And what did we get out of all of this? The bill and foreign policy headaches on a worldwide scale!