Skip to comments.Kosovo: (Albanians) Souring view of EU mission (US part is of it)
Posted on 12/04/2008 1:12:40 PM PST by Bokababe
....Kosovo sits on an elevated plain surrounded by imposing mountains, right in the middle of one of the most lucrative drug - and human - smuggling routes in the world. The region is isolated enough to be practically unconquerable, and certainly untamable, and yet is near enough to historical trade routes (through the North-South Vardar River Valley and the nearby Adriatic coast) to be a perfect smugglers haven.
Slaves, mainly young girls from Moldova and Ukraine, are transported through the Balkans regularly and Kosovo is part of that route. The transportation of heroin, however, is Kosovos main source of income. Heroin from Afghanistan and Central Asia enters the Balkans through Turkey and is distributed through Kosovo to various points in Europe. One of the main smuggling routes goes to the Italian port of Bari on the Adriatic Sea, where the Italian Mafia distributes the product to the rest of Europe. However, the most lucrative distribution method for Kosovo is via its own diasporic networks in Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. In particular, Switzerland where the diaspora numbers more than 100,000 and where the Kosovo mafia handles up to 90 percent of all incoming heroin is key for further distribution through Europe, particularly now that the Swiss have joined the Schengen treaty of open European borders.
European authorities, having dealt with the Kosovo mafia for decades, are well aware of the strategic value of Kosovo to smuggling operations. The Kosovo mafia is brutally efficient and is difficult to penetrate due to Kosovos clan - and family-based networks. (There is also an added language barrier: Albanian, although of Indo-European origin, is unrelated to all European languages and practically impossible to master by non-native speakers.)....
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Yes, Albanian view of "negotiations" -- blackmail. You are like spoiled children and they have learned to treat you that way. All Eulex did was tell you what you wanted to hear, "We'll deploy all over Kosovo, just not now dear."
As for crime & the mafia, it is true that the Albanians have spread it all over the Balkans. But if you cut off the Albanians, you cut off the large scale mafia, not only in the Balkans, but worldwide:
Albania is becoming the organ harvesting capitol of the world, you must be proud of such an industrious work ethic.
LOL! Blaming the gypsies? You only drove 90,000 of them out of Kosovo and the last I hear, what's left you have living on top of lead mines to kill the rest off of them off. How in the hell could they possibly be doing "organ harvesting"?
Serbianna was not one of the links of that I posted, so you are grasping at straws. But if you'd like the FBI website, here you go. Of course the FBI tries to be "politically correct", but you and I both know that the ONLY ethnic group still with "a clan structure, following the kanun" are the Albanians.
"Even if you add all the Albanian mafia money, multiply it by three, they will not even come anywhere near the Zemun clan alone. http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=zemun+clan+serbia"
The Serbian Mafia certainly exists but it's small potatoes next to the Albanian Mafia, that even the UN offices on Drug Enforcement are worried about not just in the Balkans but on a worldwide basis..
"Didnt they kill Zoran Tadic, your ex-prime minister?"
I don't have "a prime minister". I have "a president" and his name is George Bush. I am an American, born & bred. Last relative to arrive in the US, did so in the 1920's -- and not from Serbia, but from Montenegro. Matter of fact, I've never even been to Serbia. So save your sorry-ass psychoanalysis for some one dumb enough to fall for it.
"Kosovo is finally building new roads and EU with US offered $2 billion in aid to help build everything from scratch."
And where do you think that money comes from? Us Americans, who aren't getting new roads or new anything because we are paying for your sorry asses!
Do me favor and try not to make yourself look stupid. Mkay.
Kosovo’s existence will be measured in minutes once the foreign troops leave.
Peace and justice will return to Kosovo alongside the Serbian Army.
And you know it’s going to happen, too.
Stupid is as stupid does. I don't think it's an option for this one!
Zoran Tadic? Is this moron Albanese for real? LOL!!!!
Uh... its capitol, not capital.
Albania is a pioneer in the industry, cutting edge criminal enterprises like this one.