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Albania urged not to obstruct organ-farming probe
Irish Times ^ | February 25, 2010 | DANIEL McLAUGHLIN

Posted on 02/25/2010 11:53:12 AM PST by montyspython

A UN official has urged Albania to stop hampering efforts to investigate claims that hundreds of Serbs were tortured and murdered for their organs in the country during the Kosovo war.

Belgrade says the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) abducted up to 500 Serb civilians and took them to neighbouring Albania for organ removal during the 1998-9 conflict with Slobodan Milosevic’s forces.

The allegations were first made public in a memoir by Carla Del Ponte, the former chief UN war crimes prosecutor, who said her office had received information about a possible Albanian trafficking network selling human organs abroad for transplanting.

She wrote that her colleagues did not find enough evidence to proceed with the case, but Serbia has demanded an inquiry, and advocacy group Human Rights Watch has reviewed the information referred to by Ms Del Ponte and said it merits investigation.

“The bottom line appears to be that the issue is definitively stalled,” said UN special rapporteur Philip Alston at the end of a week-long visit to Albania.

“None of the efforts to investigate have received meaningful co-operation on the side of the government of Albania.

“While various explanations were offered to me, they amounted in practice to a game of bureaucratic and diplomatic ping-pong . . . ,” he said.

Mr Alston said it would be in Albania’s interest to have the claims investigated. “Given the strength of the belief . . . that allegations of hundreds of people killed in Albania after June 1999 are unfounded, it would be in the government’s best interest to facilitate an independent and objective investigation by one or other of the international entities currently focused on the issue,” he said.

Ms del Ponte wrote that UN investigators found medical equipment and evidence of extensive bloodstains at a house in Albania where witnesses said the organ removals took place.

Human Rights Watch says it has seen an official UN report that largely corroborates those claims.

Officials in Kosovo insist the allegations are part of Serb efforts to discredit their new state.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: albania; balkans; kosovo; organharvesting; serbia

1 posted on 02/25/2010 11:53:12 AM PST by montyspython
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To: Bokababe; Ravnagora; getoffmylawn; joan; FormerLib

Ping


2 posted on 02/25/2010 11:54:28 AM PST by montyspython ("I don't believe in 'no win' scenarios." - James T. Kirk)
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To: montyspython

As time progresses, the similarities between Islam and Nazism become more and more obvious.


3 posted on 02/25/2010 11:55:35 AM PST by ZULU (Hey Obama, how DO you pronounce "corpsman"?????)
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To: montyspython

I’m sure Thaci is securing his testicles right now because that’s the next organ that will be harvested.


4 posted on 02/25/2010 11:56:11 AM PST by montyspython ("I don't believe in 'no win' scenarios." - James T. Kirk)
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To: ZULU

Hitler had a fascination with Islam.


5 posted on 02/25/2010 11:56:52 AM PST by montyspython ("I don't believe in 'no win' scenarios." - James T. Kirk)
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To: montyspython; Bokababe; kronos77
There's a bit of a difference between savages and barbarians, and Albanians are basically savages; if they're lucky they might work their way up the ladder to barbarism in another three or four centuries.

Anybody right of center here in the states still think there was some reason for us to have wanted to simply hand the ancient heartland of Serbia over to these people??

6 posted on 02/25/2010 12:03:17 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: wendy1946

Barbarians are savages supported by the State Department.


7 posted on 02/25/2010 12:06:28 PM PST by montyspython ("I don't believe in 'no win' scenarios." - James T. Kirk)
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To: montyspython

The connection shows.


8 posted on 02/25/2010 12:08:13 PM PST by ZULU (Hey Obama, how DO you pronounce "corpsman"?????)
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To: montyspython

The food fairy grants me three wishes... I’d like to see the Christian majority in America pull ALL of their children out of the govt. schools in one day; Serbian and/or Russian tanks roll into Kosovo and presumably round up all the AKs and heave em over the border into Albania; and space aliens or some such abduct Foggy Bottom and everybody in it.


9 posted on 02/25/2010 12:12:22 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: montyspython

Hitler had a fascination with Islam.

&&&
That is not surprising. Evil genius admiring the worship of evil.


10 posted on 02/25/2010 12:13:00 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: montyspython

Not holding my breath until the American media reports this.


11 posted on 02/25/2010 12:14:32 PM PST by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: denydenydeny

Albanian Muslims were perpetrating genocide and worse on Serbs for decades.
BJ Clinton backed the wrong side.


12 posted on 02/25/2010 12:28:34 PM PST by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: Solitar

The purge was long and continuous, even the NYT was reporting about the ethnic cleansing of Serbs out of Kosovo back during the 80’s.


13 posted on 02/25/2010 12:36:25 PM PST by montyspython ("I don't believe in 'no win' scenarios." - James T. Kirk)
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To: ZULU
As time progresses, the similarities between Islam and Nazism become more and more obvious.

You mean like this?

WWII Bosnian Muslim flag.

14 posted on 02/25/2010 12:49:17 PM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Bigg Red

Just posted this on another thread:

This website http://www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com/ makes an interesting historical connection between the defeat WWII Nazism and today’s rising Islamofascism.

The website has a list of high ranking German Nazis who escaped to the ME post-war, translated Mein Kampf into Arabic and became high-level advisers to ME governments. These old Nazis infected the Middle East with hatred of Jews and the plans for destroying them.

The second part of that old Nazi network was in the former Yugoslavia — Bosnian and Albanian Muslims and the Croatian Ustashi — precisely the same groups we wound up championing in the 1990s. Now, because they have their own countries, they have a perfect entrance into the rest of Europe.

It’s as though we are in the middle of WWII all over again, but the fascists now have millions of Muslims behind them and the US & Britain have switched sides. Welcome to the New World Order.


15 posted on 02/25/2010 12:54:47 PM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Bokababe

THAT says it all.


16 posted on 02/25/2010 12:55:22 PM PST by ZULU (Hey Obama, how DO you pronounce "corpsman"?????)
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To: ZULU

First time I saw that flag, it gave me the chills.


17 posted on 02/25/2010 12:56:47 PM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: wendy1946

I love the way you think!


18 posted on 02/25/2010 1:03:48 PM PST by SRT8 man (I recommend SRT8 for your muscle car needs)
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To: Bokababe

Think about this.

In the long history of the world, many tyrants have come and gone and many tyrannies have risen.

BUT NOT ONE THEM who persecuted the People of Yahweh ever lasted very long.

The string of time is running out for IslamoNazis.


19 posted on 02/25/2010 1:04:44 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, Guts and Guns made America great.)
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To: ZULU
In the long history of the world, many tyrants have come and gone and many tyrannies have risen. BUT NOT ONE THEM who persecuted the People of Yahweh ever lasted very long.

True, Zulu, but they killed millions of people before we got rid of them, including millions of Jews.

Hang on because it's gonna be a bumpy ride until this lunacy is over.

20 posted on 02/25/2010 1:18:35 PM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Bokababe

Let’s hope we end it SOON with these people.

Islam is becoming quite tiresome and has clearly outstayed its welcome in the West.


21 posted on 02/25/2010 1:21:07 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, Guts and Guns made America great.)
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To: Bokababe

Let’s hope we end it SOON with these people.

Islam is becoming quite tiresome and has clearly outstayed its welcome in the West.


22 posted on 02/25/2010 1:21:33 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, Guts and Guns made America great.)
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To: montyspython
The purge was long and continuous, even the NYT was reporting about the ethnic cleansing of Serbs out of Kosovo back during the 80’s.

Then the NYT conveniently forgot those inconvenient facts of history for their buddy BJ Clinton.

23 posted on 02/25/2010 1:55:34 PM PST by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: Solitar
BJ Clinton backed the wrong side.

Not from his perspective or at least not to the extent of changing any sort of a pattern. The KKKlintons are basically trash and see trash as their natural constituency. In any sort of a situation in which the interests of normal, decent, middle-class people come into conflict with the interests of trash, you can anticipate the KKKlintons coming down four-square on the side of the trash.

24 posted on 02/25/2010 3:50:02 PM PST by wendy1946
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