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  • Serbia warns intervention in Kosovo amid Balkan train row

    01/15/2017 10:05:11 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Yahoo (Fake) News ^ | January 15, 2017 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC, Associated Presstitute
    Fueling tensions in the Balkans, Serbia warned Kosovo on Sunday it will defend "every inch of its territory," including its former province where Serbs allegedly are under threat from Kosovo Albanians. Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic issued the warning after a Serbian train, bearing signs reading "Kosovo is Serbian," was halted Saturday before it entered Kosovo due to reports of a planned attack by ethnic Albanians. "Yesterday, we were on the verge of clashes," Nikolic said after a meeting of the country's top security body and the train's overnight return to Belgrade. He accused the Kosovo Albanians of "wanting war."
  • Clinton Foundation's Ties to Suspected Organ Trafficker Exposed

    11/23/2016 3:32:06 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 5 replies
    InSerbia Network Foundation ^ | 11-05-16 | InSerbia with agencies
    BELGRADE – The Clinton Foundation invited the prime minister of Kosovo to the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting knowing full well that he had been implicated in a human organ trafficking scheme as leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army in the late 1990s, Chuck Ross wrote for “What are USG views on WJC inviting former Kosovo PM [Hashim] Thaci and the current PM to CGI?” Clinton Foundation foreign policy adviser Amitabh Desai wrote in an Aug. 17, 2011 email to several top Hillary Clinton State Department officials. “Is Thaci still embroiled in organ harvesting issues and is that...
  • Exclusive: CIA’s Top Spy Steps Down

    01/23/2015 10:29:13 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Shane Harris
    The director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, the storied home of the agency’s most secretive intelligence operations, has announced that he plans to retire, The Daily Beast has learned. CIA spokesman Dean Boyd confirmed that the director announced his retirement “after a long and distinguished career at CIA. We thank him for this profound and lasting contributions to both CIA and to our nation’s security.” As a practice, the CIA doesn’t identify the head of the clandestine service by name. But Frank Archibald was outed in a Twitter post in 2013, and details of his biography were known to...
  • Gunmen in Macedonia had planned many attacks, leader says

    05/10/2015 3:27:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    An armed group battling Macedonian police over the weekend left 22 people dead and aimed to destabilize the country with terror attacks, the country's president declared Sunday in a nationwide television address. ... "Police have prevented coordinated terrorist attacks at different locations in the country that would cause serious destabilization, chaos and fear," Ivanov said. "The members of the group are extremists and criminals with remarkable military training and skills. That's why we have paid such a high price with the loss of lives." The attacks left at least 22 people dead, including eight police and 14 attackers Interior Ministry...
  • Kosovo Albanians won't launch organ trafficking probe

    04/13/2008 11:47:20 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 8 replies · 125+ views
    PRIŠTINA -- The Kosovo Albanian government will not investigate Carla Del Ponte's claims that Kosovo Serbs were kidnapped to have their organs removed. This was reported today in Priština by the Albanian language daily Express. The former chief Hague prosecutor, now Switzerland's ambassador to Argentina, wrote in her book "The Hunt" that she investigated allegations that after the end of the 1999 war in the province, some 300 Kosovo Serbs were kidnapped, transported to Albania, where they had their organs removed, after which they were killed and buried in mass graves. She also said the 2003 probe into the case...
  • Why I Voted against Condemning Russia

    12/11/2014 5:01:57 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 10 replies
    The National Interest ^ | December 10, 2014 | Dana Rohrabacher
    Recently, the House passed, by an overwhelming margin, a resolution to condemn the Russian Federation for actions considered hostile and aggressive within its sphere of influence, specifically with regard to the politically torn country of Ukraine. Ten Members voted “nay,” myself among them. I wish to explain why I took this unpopular position. Above all, while Vladimir Putin’s government may well have engaged in questionable behavior toward neighboring countries, Resolution 758 was nothing more than gratuitous, needlessly provocative and shortsighted. Moreover, reasonable observers the world over can see it as tantamount to a declaration that Russia is America’s enemy. The...
  • Whistleblower urges external probe into EU mission in Kosovo

    10/31/2014 12:18:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 31.10.14 @ 19:13 | Andrew Rettman
    Maria Bamieh, a British prosecutor at the heart of EULEX corruption revelations, says the only way to restore faith in the EU rule of law mission in Kosovo is by holding an external enquiry. The scandal erupted on Monday (27 October) when Kosovo daily Koha Ditore wrote, citing evidence from leaked EULEX documents, that senior officials colluded with suspects in criminal cases, took bribes to shut down investigations, and quashed internal EULEX probes. …
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • Kosovo: Risk of radical Islam, says ambassador to Italy

    01/12/2012 10:41:18 AM PST · by bayouranger · 5 replies ^ | 1-11-12 | Cristiana Missori
    Four years on from its independence, Kosovo is attempting to reaffirm its native traditions and is calling on the West for help to avoid being swallowed by the slow advance of radical Islam, which is taking advantage of tolerant traditions. Four years on from its independence, Kosovo is attempting to reaffirm its native traditions and is calling on the West for help to avoid being swallowed by the slow advance of radical Islam, which is taking advantage of tolerant traditions. The scenario is one of inter-religious dialogue that is progressing at its own slow pace, without making any fuss and...
  • Witness of Kosovar war crimes found dead in Germany

    09/28/2011 8:29:52 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Local (Germany) ^ | 28 Sep 11 19:30 CET
    A key witness in a war crimes case against a senior Kosovo figure has been found dead in Germany, the EU rule of law mission in Kosovo (EULEX) said Wednesday. "EULEX confirms that Agim Zogaj, known as witness X in the Klecka case, was found dead in a park in Germany," the mission's statement said. It added that the "German authorities are conducting the necessary investigation to determine the circumstances of his death." According to local media reports, Zogaj had agreed to testify in the case of Fatmir Limaj, one of the most prominent commanders of the ethnic Albanian guerrillas...
  • Kosovo's Mafia: How the US and allies ignore allegations of organized crime at the highest levels

    03/29/2011 2:43:47 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 20 replies
    Global Post ^ | 3/27/11 | Matt McAllester
    A 3 part investigation by the Global Post into Kosovo's endemic corruption and what the US, NATO and Western governments knew before we went in, after we went in, and even before we supported Kosovo "independence". Kosovo's Mafia: Assassinations and intimidation (CIA inspired), Part 2 Kosovo's Mafia: A hotbed of human trafficking (sex slaving), Part 3
  • Kosovo: Thug Life

    02/19/2011 2:12:22 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 2/17/2011 | WHIT MASON AND BRONWYN HEALY-AARONS
    Think Mubarak was bad? Kosovo's leaders are accused of being organ-smuggling, drug-dealing goons -- and the United States is looking the other way. Amid fireworks and celebratory gunfire, Kosovo -- Europe's newest country -- turned three years old on Thursday, Feb. 17. But behind the scenes of revelry in the capital, Pristina, it's clear that it will take a lot more than flag-waving for the fledgling country to grow out of its terrible twos. For all the hope that was once showered upon this young democracy, it still faces an enormous uphill battle: the country has no international postal or...
  • The hidden crimes of Kosovo

    01/08/2011 11:35:48 PM PST · by americanophile · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 8, 2011 | Chuck Sudetic
    Americans should feel betrayed by the contents of the Council of Europe's report on organized crime in mostly Albanian-populated Kosovo, a country that owes its existence to the United States. The report, authored by Swiss prosecutor Dick Marty, includes allegations that Kosovo leaders have committed heinous crimes and allegations that American and European diplomats and U.N. officials in Kosovo overlooked wrongdoing to preserve "political stability." Kosovo's leaders have waged an ugly media campaign to discredit Marty and his findings and have threatened to launch a witch hunt against Albanians who aided the inquiry. Washington's voice is needed now to stop...
  • Council of Europe Adopts Dick Marty’s Albanian Organ-Trafficking Report

    02/09/2011 3:06:27 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    Republican Riot ^ | February 6, 2011 | Julia Gorin
    In Strasbourg on January 25th the Council of Europe voted to formally endorse Swiss senator Dick Marty’s report on organ-trafficking by the KLA mafia that the U.S. installed to run Kosovo. The resolution calls for an investigation by international judicial bodies as well as one by Albania (keep dreaming) into various serious crimes in post-war Kosovo. At the PACE meeting (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe), the Albanian delegation tried to water down the resolution, with some lawmakers trying “to either postpone debates on the issue or somehow smooth out the report’s rather tough formulations,” Voice of Russia paraphrased...
  • UN in Kosovo Accused of Coverup of Organ Trade & Press Beating, Silent

    12/27/2010 4:46:17 PM PST · by Bokababe · 11 replies
    Inner City Press ^ | 12/27/10 | Matthew Russell Lee
    UNITED NATIONS, December 27 -- Accused of covering up the harvest and sale of organs of prisoners of war in Kosovo, the UN has had nothing to say for the past 11 days. Nor has it commented on reports of the beating of a journalist directly in front of its UNMIK headquarters in Pristina for the past five days. On December 27, the UN simply ignored the organ question altogether.....
  • Bosnia & Kosovo: radical Islam, organ trafficking, and media bias

    12/15/2010 7:14:39 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Serbianna ^ | December 15, 2010 | Lee Jay Walker
    The conflict that raged throughout the former Yugoslavia was met by a wall of silence when it came to important issues. These important issues apply to America and the United Kingdom supporting Islamists in a brutal civil war in Bosnia and then installing a new nation by ignoring international law in Kosovo. Also, is it credible to believe that the vast majority of major news agencies and national governments did not know about thousands of Islamists in Europe who were sent to slit the throats and behead Orthodox Christians? Shoeless Holbrooke sits with Muslim Albanian gunmen that ran the organ...
  • Holbrooke no hero to general

    12/17/2010 10:02:34 PM PST · by TheMole · 57 replies · 1+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | December 17, 2010 | Michael Harris
    This week, the Globe and Mail asked General Lewis McKenzie (Retired) to write the obituary of American diplomat Richard Holbrooke. It was a good idea. The two men had crossed paths more than once on the global stage of the Great Game. McKenzie declined. Holbrooke had just died and the general knew that what he had to say would hardly produce the standard panegyric. When I caught up with McKenzie, he was shoveling snow after a spell away from home. I asked for an interview and to my surprise, he agreed. “I’m just going to tell you what I thought...
  • Report Names Kosovo Leader as Crime Boss

    12/16/2010 10:28:23 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 15, 2010 | DOREEN CARVAJAL and MARLISE SIMONS
    PARIS — A two-year international inquiry has concluded that the prime minister of Kosovo led a clan of criminal entrepreneurs whose activities included trafficking in organs extracted from Serbian prisoners executed during the Kosovo conflict in 1999. The inquiry, prepared for the Council of Europe, names the prime minister, Hashim Thaci, as the boss of the Drenica Group, an organized crime network that flourished in Kosovo and Albania after the war and exerted control over numerous rackets, including the heroin trade, and six secret detention centers in Albania, some used in a black market in human organs.
  • Ambassador Richard Holbrooke Collapses, Hospitalized

    12/10/2010 2:44:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 10, 2010 | KIRIT RADIA
    Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke collapsed today during a meeting in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's office, officials said. According to Democratic sources, Ambassador Holbrooke, Secretary Clinton's top aide for the region, gasped and was clearly undergoing a medical situation when he collapsed. He is said to have walked out of her office on his own power and was tended to by medical personnel at the State Department before being transported to George Washington University Hospital where to be treated for a blood clot. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley refused to confirm Ambassador Holbrooke's condition, but confirmed...
  • The Worst GOP Candidate in History

    09/24/2010 4:27:26 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 36 replies
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | 20 September 2010 | Srdja Trifkovic
    “Conservative” Joseph DioGuardi’s “sensational” election as the GOP Senate candidate in New York has shaken up the Republican Party, gloats the Tropoja-based Albanian Minerals President M. Mujaj in the Wall Street Journal Blog. “The American people have spoken,” this self-styled compatriot of ours is telling us. “The American way of life needs to be rebalanced. Households need to stop spending what they don’t have. Local and state governments need to slash their budgets to live off whatever tax revenues they generate [...] The American people voted for change.” What Mr. Mujaj does not mention is that former Congressman DioGuardi is...
  • John McCain Campaign Urges J.D. Hayworth to Disavow Endorsement from Aniti-Immigration Group

    02/27/2010 12:30:40 PM PST · by pissant · 115 replies · 2,490+ views
    Phoenix New TImes ^ | 2/24/10 | John King
    On the same day the anti-illegal immigration group Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed former Congressman J.D. Hayworth in his bid to unseat Senator John McCain as the GOP candidate for Senate, the McCain campaign is calling on Hayworth to disavow the endorsement. "J.D. Hayworth's lavish praise for the social theories of noted anti-Semite and xenophobe Henry Ford sparked a major controversy during his losing 2006 campaign, causing many Arizonans to question Mr. Hayworth's judgment. It is astounding that Mr. Hayworth would today accept the endorsement of a group that the Anti-Defamation League reports is backed by white supremacists, neo-Nazis and...
  • APF(American Police Force) Show Up IN HARDIN, Montana-Comandeer Jurisdiction

    09/28/2009 11:51:20 PM PDT · by ebiskit · 226 replies · 13,688+ views ^ | Sep 24, 2009 at 7:00 PM MDT | By Nick Lough
    BILLINGS - American Police Force officials showed up in Mercedes SUV's that had "Hardin Police" stenciled on the vehicles. The twist, the city of Hardin doesn't have a police department. Two Rivers Authority officials say having APF patrol the streets was never part of their agenda. "I have no idea. I really don't because that's not been a part of any of the discussions we've had with any of them," said Two Rivers Authority's Al Peterson. As it stands now the Big Horn County Sheriff's Department is contracted to patrol the city and APF has no jurisdiction. If that was...
  • Former Kosovo Liberation Army Fighters Stir Unrest in Prishtina

    07/16/2009 10:14:59 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 36 replies · 926+ views
    Sofia News Agency ^ | July 16, 2009 | Staff
    2009-07-16 18:57:55 Former fighters from the Kosovo Liberation staged Thursday a protest demonstration in the capital of the Kosovo Republic Prishtina. About 50 men who fought in the KLA in 1998-1999 rallied in demand of an increase of their government pensions, BGNES reported. The demonstrators even threw a hand-made bomb and two explosives in the yard of the Cabinet headquarters in Prishtina but they failed to go off. NATO troops from KFOR arrived at the spot of the incident in order to remove the explosives, and the police isolated the whole quarter. The leaders of the KLA protesters have vowed...
  • The Balkan Chameleon

    04/07/2009 6:17:42 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 13 replies · 1,298+ views
    Electric Politics ^ | March 30, 2009 | George Kenney
    I first laid eyes on Richard Holbrooke (he won't remember) on Monday evening, September 21, 1992. Some ridiculously wealthy Manhattan socialite had thrown a party for Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic, then the new cause du jour, and some boutique human rights group — a bogus one, I realized in retrospect, now defunct, though its chieftain has since moved to greener pastures and is still active — had decided that I might be useful and had flown me up for the soirée. As it was, nobody was interested in me, I had a drink or two, ate some peanuts, and went...
  • Albanian hit men on hire in London for £5,000

    03/17/2009 10:34:27 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 21 replies · 1,519+ views
    London Daily News ^ | March 17, 2009 | Staff
    Want someone murdered? Albanian hitmen are touting for business in London, apparently without any fear of the law are we living in Chicago or a scene of the "Goodfellas" News Desk The London Daily News has discovered that professional Albanian assassins are "touting" for business in the capital claiming to be able to "take out" targets for as little as £5,000. In an under cover investigation into criminal gangs operating in north London Albanians who fought in the KLA during the bloody Balkans conflict against Serbia, now have now established themselves as formidable figures in the London's underworld. Experienced users...
  • KLA cons the Washington Times

    03/14/2009 5:16:08 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 27 replies · 1,137+ views
    Republican Riot ^ | March 13, 2009 | Julia Gorin
    Julia Gorin's unpublished letter to the Washington Times: The Washington Times recently gave print space to William Walker, described as a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and former ambassador. But Walker is much more than that. In Kosovo, he remains a hands-on operative who has trained, and implemented the demands of, our terrorist ally the KLA — which as predicted now controls the Serbian province as its “legitimate” rulers. The piece (“A Separate Take from Serbia”, Feb. 24) was presented as a response to an op-ed by Serbian President Boris Tadic, when in fact it was an attempt by essentially...
  • John McCain armed Kosovo Islamic terrorists

    02/13/2008 6:27:36 PM PST · by Bokababe · 80 replies · 1,899+ views
    Svet via Serbianna ^ | February 13, 2008 | Staff
    "He (McCain) did everything that we asked of him, including arming the KLA", said Albanian lobbyist Joe DioGuardi. The Albanians collected one million dollars for the presidential campaign of this senator.Americans of Albanian heritage collected a million dollars in one evening for the presidential campaign of Republican Senator John McCain, said the Albanian American Civic League yesterday, the lobby group headed by former Congressman Joe DioGuardi. A reception for McCain was held January 22 at the Saint Regis Hotel in Manhattan, and the senator, who is now leading in the runoff for the Republican party candidacy in the November elections,...
  • Kosovo's new armed forces take control of security

    01/21/2009 2:50:28 AM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies · 848+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 21st, '09 | AP staff
    PRISTINA, Kosovo -- Kosovo armed forces took over security duties on Wednesday, less than a year after the territory declared independence from Serbia, officials said. The Kosovo Protection Force replaces a 3,000-strong civilian emergency organization formed out of the disbanded ethnic Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army that fought Serbia in the 1998-99 war. New commander Lt. Gen. Sylejman Selimi, a former rebel fighter, said the 2,500 lightly armed troops would fulfill security duties in the fledgling nation, but would remain under the supervision of NATO's 15,000 peacekeepers in charge of overall security. It will be trained by British NATO officers, wear...
  • Germany declines comment on Kosovo spy report (Germans plotting war in Balkans)

    11/23/2008 2:10:22 AM PST · by kronos77 · 30 replies · 2,061+ views
    PRISTINA (Reuters) - Germany declined to comment on Saturday on reports that three Germans arrested on suspicion of throwing explosives at an EU office in Kosovo were intelligence officers. The explosive charge was thrown on November 14 at the International Civilian Office (ICO), the office of EU Special Representative Pieter Feith, who oversees Kosovo's governance, but caused only minor damage. The men were detained on Thursday. The three were questioned on Saturday by a Pristina district court judge who ordered them to be detained until December 22. A defense lawyer told reporters that the three were suspected of having committed...
  • Group tied to al-Qaida backs McCain for prez

    08/16/2008 5:15:46 PM PDT · by MeanMachine · 15 replies · 923+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 2, 2008 | Jerome Corsi
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain has enjoyed strong support from a lobbyist group that backs the Kosovo Liberation Army despite allegations the KLA is a Muslim terrorist group with ties to criminal drug networks and al-Qaida. The Albanian American Civic League, or AACL, regards the KLA as "freedom fighters," said the AACL's president, former Republican congressman Joe DioGuardi of New York. They're "not terrorist, like the Serbs and Greeks say," DioGuardi insisted in an interview with WND. But Islam expert Robert Spencer, editor of the popular website Jihad Watch, contends radical Islam is the driving force behind the Kosovo...
  • McCain absolutely didn't know how to win Kosovo! (But he armed Islamofascists)

    John McCain armed Kosovo Islamic terrorists February 13, 2008 Source: Svet Americans of Albanian heritage collected a million dollars in one evening for the presidential campaign of Republican Senator John McCain, said the Albanian American Civic League yesterday, the lobby group headed by former Congressman Joe DioGuardi. A reception for McCain was held January 22 at the Saint Regis Hotel in Manhatten, and the senator, who is now leading in the runoff for the Republican party candidacy in the November elections, cut his campaign in Florida by one day to attend this gathering. "Even in 1998 when we had problems...
  • John McCain armed the KLA, Politika

    03/03/2008 2:30:57 PM PST · by kronos77 · 13 replies · 1,201+ views
    “He did everything that we asked of him, including arming the KLA”, said Albanian lobbyist Joe DioGuardi. The Albanians collected one million dollars for the presidential campaign of this senator. Americans of Albanian heritage collected a million dollars in one evening for the presidential campaign of Republican Senator John McCain, said the Albanian American Civic League yesterday, the lobby group headed by former Congressman Joe DioGuardi. A reception for McCain was held January 22 at the Saint Regis Hotel in Manhatten, and the senator, who is now leading in the runoff for the Republican party candidacy in the November elections,...
  • Group tied to al-Qaida backs McCain for prez

    03/03/2008 2:36:33 AM PST · by Man50D · 28 replies · 254+ views ^ | March 02, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain has enjoyed strong support from a lobbyist group that backs the Kosovo Liberation Army despite allegations the KLA is a Muslim terrorist group with ties to criminal drug networks and al-Qaida. The Albanian American Civic League, or AACL, regards the KLA as "freedom fighters," said the AACL's president, former Republican congressman Joe DioGuardi of New York. They're "not terrorist, like the Serbs and Greeks say," DioGuardi insisted in an interview with WND. But Islam expert Robert Spencer, editor of the popular website Jihad Watch, contends radical Islam is the driving force behind the Kosovo...
  • Bankruptcy of Moral Values: Butchering of Serbs condoned by the West

    04/24/2008 3:49:30 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 10 replies · 637+ views
    Serbianna ^ | 17 April 2008 | Dr. Vojin Joksimovich
    The Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), since its inception in 1993 has been assailed by many as a NATO political instrument to justify dismemberment of Yugoslavia and NATO aggressions. It has been essentially a rogue court with rigged rules and scandalous protocol to achieve political objective to convict. Some judges did not hear about the Balkans until they arrived in The Hague. John Laughland wrote: “It is not victor’s justice; it is no justice at all.” The Tribunal’s verdict for the Serbs was predetermined –all would be found guilty. Over its 15 years of existence, the Tribunal has indicted...
  • Quettesville on "Revelations in Carla del Ponte's book" regarding atrocities against Kosovo Serbs

    04/12/2008 8:50:14 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 28 replies · 206+ views
    The London Daily Telegraph ^ | April 11, 2008 | Harry de Quettesville
    I have written in today's paper about the revelations from Carla del Ponte's new book "The Hunt: Me and War criminals". I wanted to talk to her before writing the piece, but was unable to get an interview. Some readers of this blog have already posted snippets of the book in their comments. Most of these excerpts - translated from the original Italian - have come from Serb media outlets - perhaps not the most objective source for a story about Serbs being tortured. So with the help of our Rome correspondent, Malcolm Moore, I have put together a transcription...
  • Russia wants details of del Ponte's controversial book [Re: Atrocities against Kosovo Serbs...]

    04/11/2008 5:01:34 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 12 replies · 162+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | April 8, 2008 | RIA Novosti
    MOSCOW, April 8 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Foreign Ministry has asked the Hague to provide details on crimes described in a book by former chief criminal prosecutor Carla del Ponte, the ministry said on Tuesday. In her book called The Hunt: Me and War Criminals, Carla del Ponte described atrocities against Kosovo Serbs and other ethnic groups committed by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). "Batching freedom of speech concerning crimes against civilians, one may assume, is aimed at softening the reaction within international social and political circles to the facts revealing the criminal prehistory to the illegitimate sovereignty of Kosovo,"...
  • Video: Rioting breaks out on Kosovo-Serbia border

    02/20/2008 2:56:21 AM PST · by kronos77 · 37 replies · 289+ views
  • Thaçi confirms Kosovo will proclaim independence on Sunday

    02/16/2008 3:18:17 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 39 replies · 183+ views
    AFP via translation | February 16, 2007
    via translation - ALERT - Kosovo: Thaçi confirms a proclamation of independence Sunday PRISTINA (Serbia) - Prime Minister of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi confirmed Saturday that the independence of the province in southern Serbia was proclaimed Sunday, when he said "the will of the citizens of Kosovo" will be executed.
  • Foreign Takeover Watchdog Needs Toughening Up

    02/13/2008 8:59:29 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 3 replies · 122+ views
    EMBASSY (Canada's Foreign Policy Weekly) ^ | 13 February 2008 | Scott Taylor
    As Defence Minister Peter MacKay attempts to browbeat, badger or coerce a NATO partner into reinforcing the mission in southern Afghanistan, most European countries are keeping their eyes on a possible security crisis much closer to home. It is widely expected that Kosovo will unilaterally declare its independence from Serbia within the next six weeks, and if history repeats itself, this will trigger yet another round of Balkan bloodletting. In anticipation of an escalation in ethnic violence in the disputed province, reinforcements have been sent into Kosovo to bolster the international security force that has been in place there for...
  • A Hellenic Case Against Hillary

    01/24/2008 9:14:46 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 22 replies · 627+ views
    A Hellenic Case Against Hillary by Theodore G. Karakostas The following critique is not motivated by partisanship. I am a critic of the anti-Hellenic and anti-Orthodox policies of both major political parties. However, the focus now is Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. In 1992, then Presidential Candidate Bill Clinton promised the Greek-American community he would not recognize Skopje with the name Macedonia. In 1994, the Clinton administration broke its promise and subsequently recognized Skopje under the Hellenic name of Macedonia. The Clinton administration subsequently tried to pressure Athens to lift the embargo that had been justifiably imposed by Greece...
  • Kosovo: Hashim Thaci proclaims the victory of his party

    11/17/2007 6:25:27 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 152+ views
    ATS Swiss News Agency via translation | November 18, 2007
    The former chief of the Albanian separatist guerrillas, Hashim Thaci, has proclaimed Sunday victory of his party in the elections in Kosovo. The leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) advocates a speedy independence of Kosovo. "I thank all those who have helped our victory and the victory of Kosovo," said Hashim Thaci, at a rally of his supporters. According to the NGO "Democracy in Action", which monitors elections, the KDP has obtained 35% of the vote against 23% for the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), founded by the charismatic President Ibrahim Rugova, who died in 2006. The...
  • The UN state Kosovo and the seven robbers: Nr. 1 Bernard Kouchner

    09/22/2007 12:32:31 PM PDT · by lupo-de-mare · 2 replies · 182+ views
    DN Schweden ^ | 21.9.2007 | Lupo-de-mare
    The UN state and the seven robbers When Bernard Kouchner lands in Kosovo in the summer of 1999 there is no mobile telecommunication. German Siemens and French Alcatel submit one offer each. A panel of local experts select Siemens. The offer is the cheapest and it is not colonial. At a fixed lump sum the Germans promise to build a network for Kosovo. The French offer says the network would remain French property and the country code of Monaco would be utilized. Kouchner and the Kosovo Gangster What happens? Bernard Kouchner, Kosovos legislator, head of government and head of justice,...
  • Kosovo Albanians celebrate Clinton's birthday

    08/20/2007 5:25:21 AM PDT · by joan · 31 replies · 1,345+ views
    Focus News Agency ^ | August 20, 2007
    20 August 2007 | 01:46 | FOCUS News Agency Pristina. Hundreds of Kosovo Albanians attended a folk concert to celebrate the 61th birthday of former US president Bill Clinton on Sunday, remembering his support for their separatist struggle. Dancing to Albanian folk music before a huge birthday cake outside the national theatre, they expressed gratitude for Clinton's approval of a NATO bombing campaign to end a Serbian crackdown during the 1998-99 Kosovo conflict. "I hope president Clinton lives to be 101. I hope his wife Hillary is elected president and rules America as her husband did," said Lutfi Salihu, a...
  • “Great Albania”: A Project for Europe

    07/26/2007 3:05:00 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 17 replies · 1,220+ views
    Strategic Culture Foundation ^ | 25 July 2007 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV
    So, the secret is out. The “premier” of the Kosovo government, the former ringleader of the terrorist “Kosovo Liberation Army” Agim Ceku has named the date, to which the Albanian leaders of the province would time their declaration of independence. That is slated for November 28,2007, when the neighbouring Albania will celebrate its principal state holiday - Day of the Flag. But the holiday has to do with Albania but indirectly. It has long been viewed by the Albanian diaspora scattered all over the world as Day of All Albanians. To understand what Kosovo separatists mean by selecting this particular...
  • Standing With Kosovo Again (Clintonist Idiot Tells his Story)

    An important set of meetings will take place today at the State Department and the White House that may well determine the future stability of southeast Europe and the integrity of the international system. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is set to meet with the "unity team" of Kosovo leaders to decide the way forward on the status of Kosovo, now that it is clear Russia will veto any U.N. Security Council resolution that puts Kosovo on a path to independence. Eight years ago, I served as President Bill Clinton's chief of staff when our administration faced a similar dilemma....
  • (Kosovo Albanian) Pacoli is paying 60 lobbyists in Washington (for Kosovo Independence)

    07/19/2007 9:01:45 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 28 replies · 1,997+ views
    Fokus ^ | June 29, 2007 | Z.S. - D.DJ.
    Bexhet Pacoli, the richest Kosovo Albanian in the world from whose telephone, according to BND findings, a transaction in the amount of two million euros was arranged from a Swiss bank to one in Cyprus in the name of Kosovo special envoy Martti Ahtisaari, openly claims that he is paying 60 people just in Washington who are lobbying for the independence of Kosovo. "In Washington I am paying a team of 60 people who are lobbying for Kosovo in the administration of president George Bush and in the U.S. Senate and Congress," said Pacoli in a recently published interview. He...

    07/06/2007 11:10:50 AM PDT · by joan · 4 replies · 299+ views
    Tanjug ^ | July 6, 2007
    6.7.2007 17:09 MERDARE, (Tanjug) - Representatives of the Serbian Government Commission for Missing Persons on Friday accepted the remains of five Serbs, who were kidnapped and then murdered by the Albanian terrorists in Kosovo and Metohija during the 1998-1999 period, Commission President Veljko Odalovic told Tanjug.
  • FBI Arrests Six In Alleged Terror Plot Against N.J. Soldiers

    05/08/2007 6:39:43 AM PDT · by Gritty · 63 replies · 2,081+ views ^ | May 8, 2007 | unk
    NEW YORK -- Six men from New Jersey have been arrested in an alleged terror plot against soldiers at Fort Dix, according investigators. Investigators said the men planned to use automatic rifles to enter Fort Dix and kill as many soldiers as they could at the N.J. base. Fort Dix was just one of several military and security locations allegedly scouted by this group, authorities said. Investigators told Newschannel 4's Jonathan Dienst that these arrests are the result of a tip to the FBI and use of an informant to track the suspects. Authorities were alerted in January 2006 after...
  • Haradinaj trial: Witness testifies to abduction (elderly Albanian testifies against Haradinaj)

    04/06/2007 6:30:33 AM PDT · by joan · 4 replies · 674+ views
    B92 ^ | April 6, 2007
    THE HAGUE -- The trial of three former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commanders continued Thursday. The trial of Ramush Haradinaj, Idriz Balaj and Lahi Brahimaj continued with the testimony of an elderly Albanian man, who gave his evidence as Witness 8, with image and voice distortion. According to the allegations in the prosecution’s pre-trial brief, Witness 8 gave evidence about an incident on 20 July 1998, when two Albanians were taken off a bus between Đakovica and Priština and subsequently killed. In his 15-minute long testimony, the witness confirmed he was from the Đakovica area and he was present on...
  • The Democrats' Model War

    03/29/2007 8:22:24 PM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 17 replies · 194+ views
    The Objectivist Center ^ | January/February Issue | by Sherrie Gossett
    The 2006 U.S. elections, which put the Democrats in charge of the House and Senate, were widely described in media as a referendum on the Iraq war. Intense media scrutiny had resulted in critical reports on pre-war intelligence, the decision-making process that preceded the war, the postwar plan, and an unfolding civil war. Books with titles such as Fiasco, Imperial Hubris, and Colossus described an America in denial of imperial ambitions that were destined to fail. Their authors and others ascribed to the U.S. such motives as arrogance and a willful refusal to learn from history. They characterized American foreign...