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By M. Bozinovich
February 11, 2007
On June 23, 1999, Iowa Senator Charles Grassley introduced a Senate bill, S. 1271, frustratingly named Most Favored Rogue States Act of 1999 in which the distinguished Senator demanded, among other things, that "Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit to Congress a report on the drug trafficking activities of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). The report shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex."
No American Secretary of State ever replied to this concerned Senator.
In a sworn testimony before the Congress in December of 2000, however, Assistant Director of Interpol’s Criminal Intelligence Directorate, Ralf Mutschke, stated that Clinton's State Department, well before Grassley made inquiries about Albanian narco-politics, had "listed the KLA [in 1998] as a terrorist organization, indicating that it was financing its operations with money from the international heroin trade and loans from Islamic countries and individuals, among them allegedly Osama bin Laden.”
Mutschke also confirmed that Osama bin Laden sent one of his top military commanders to Kosovo to lead “an elite KLA unit during the Kosovo conflict.”
For his masterful shielding of Kosovo Albanian drug mafia, Clinton was rewarded in 2004 with an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Pristina in Kosovo, one of the intellectually lowest educational institutions in the world.
"The effects of this [Albanian narco] lobby are well known," writes Marko Nicovic, former Serbian top cop familiar with Albanian mafia.
"Gratitude toward it is expressed by the existence of Bill Clinton Boulevard and Madeleine Albright Square in Priština. It gained little attention that two years ago, in the space of one month, Bill Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Wesley Clark and Richard Holbrooke paid successive official visits to Priština," writes Nicovic.
Bob Agresti from the White House, in charge of organized crime and addictive drugs, says that Clinton shielded Kosovo and the Albanian mafia invoking “higher interests.”
Since 1999 when the NATO troops occupied this Serbian province under auspices of preventing a non-existent genocide of Kosovo Albanians, hundreds of Serbian churches have been destroyed, over 200,000 Christian Serbs expelled, and whatever little industrial enterprise was in that economically most backward province of Serbia, it was shut down and supplanted by the maurading Albanian drug mafia interested in unifying its criminal enterprise by amputating territory of its operation from Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia and Greece.
Termed "Natural Albania" these territories are to consolidate the Albanian nationalist territorial gains that will make a vast Albanian, and to the delight of al-Qaeda, a Muslim dominated territorial sphere in the middle of Europe, where narco-terrorists will sustain this Albanian state while Islamic suicide killers in it freely plan their attacks on the West.
"In any case," recently concluded The Economist in its apologetics for Albanian land grabs in the Balkans, "especially between Kosovo and Macedonia, a quarter of whose 2m people are Albanians, politicians and academics, students, businessmen—and criminals—all move around as if they lived in one country."
As far as Albania is concerned "We do not talk in kilos any more but in tonnes of drugs," a senior Western diplomat in Tirana told Irish Times in July of 2006.
"Albania is like a big drugs warehouse," the diplomat concluded.
Statistics speak for themselves: 19,500 Kosovo Albanians are clogging German jails for selling drugs; 2,500 Kosovo Albanians are in Swiss jail for selling drugs; Hungarian anti-mafia chief Djerd Hološi says Albanians control 80% of Hungarian drugs; Czech's attribute 70% of drug distribution to Kosovo Albanians... the Azuri coast in Spain is controlled by Kosovo Albanian Mafia...
The village of Veliki Trnovac was once all Christian when a family of Muslim Albanians were sold a Serb property to and by now, the village has no recollection of ever being Christian, other then dilapidated church stones no Muslim Albanian pays any attention to.
With an armed Muslim Albanian force of 15,000, Veliki Trnovac is a fortress, impossible to enter unless a sustained military campaign is organized in order to bust the drug warehouses that are spread across the village. Serbian military is under orders not to enter the village to take down the Albanian drug lords because the West will interpret this law enforcement action as an ethnic attack against Albanians.
Some say that Veliki Trnovac is protected by Western political correctness, but whatever the case, the Muslim drug entrepreneurs of Veliki Trnovac have, in the true spirit of capitalist labor division, split their activities along the clan lines: the Fis, or Muslim Albanian clans that run the heroin trade are Osmani, Halili and Bunjako while human traffic, especially the lucrative sex slavery of women, is run by Albanian Muslim fis of Morina and Keljemendi.
Also from the Keljemendi fis is Migjen Keljemendi whom the London Economist quotes as an editor of a Kosovo Albanian dialect paper that deviates from the standard literary Albanian form, a testament that drugs, indeed, are paragons of cultural evolution.
"Albanian mafia is essentially what we can loosely call the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) although it now goes by various names," writes Gregory Copley from the Defense & Foreign Affairs Special Analysis. "KLA exists, and is able to access much of its narcotic product, because of its close interrelationship with jihadist movements and foreign state sponsors," writes Copley.
Europol Annual Report for 2005 similarly states that the Albanian organized crime is related to the Islamic terrorism where the Brussells based "Bureau also cooperated in other operations, investigating the dismantling of OC groups that are known for suspicious financial transactions, Albanian organised crime, producing synthetic drugs and related to Islamic terrorism."
Recently arrested Doda Luzaj, a Kosovo Albanian that was planning to detonate 2 bombs inside the Montenegro Parliament, was a courier for al-Qaeda according to the Vianna based newspaper Kronen Zeitung. The 2005 Europol arrest of 23 in Netherlands also suggests courier type relationship between Kosovo Albanian mafia and al-Qaeda:
"It was the analysis of information related to a number of, at first sight, separate drug seizures and arrests of couriers which set the Italian investigators on the track of a vast network of ethnic Albanians who organised the transportation of cocaine from the Netherlands and Belgium towards Italy."
"They are hierarchical and homogeneous... mainly involved in drug trafficking and trafficking in human beings (THB; often with disproportionate use of violence), exploitation of prostitution, facilitating illegal immigration and all kinds of property crime."
"Albanian criminal groups have increased their role in the trafficking of heroin. The groups may have 4 to 10 members and are headed by one or two elder and more experienced individuals. They maintain a strict system of internal discipline," writes Europol in its EU Situation Report on Drug Production and Drug Trafficking then continues:
"Group members have specific, well defined tasks... Although they co-operate with other groups, they mistrust non-Albanians. They are known to be violent, apply counter surveillance, frequently change cars and maintain contacts through dozens of mobile telephones with prepaid cards," declares Europol report and then, once again, implicates these Muslim Albanian Mafia groups into funding politics: "The proceeds from their criminal activities are used in the Member State where they operate or sent to Albania and Kosovo."
The free-trade of drugs in the "Natural Albania" is so prevalent that the special units of the Italian Guardia di Finanza are based in the Albanian port of Durrës and on the island of Sazan to patrol the Albanian coast with a view to preventing the trafficking of heroin by high speed boats.
Albanian port of Durrës, on the other hand, is the drop area not just of the Turkish drug-couriers, but recently of the notorious Colombian drug cartel.
According to the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Antonio Costa, Colombian drug dealers are setting up cocaine supply bases in Albania and the Balkans to penetrate into Europe. According to Nicovic "Through the Albanian port of Durres, Colombian and other South American cartels deliver cocaine for further transport to Western Europe."
At Durres, we once again see the suspicious convergence of Albanian Muslim Mafia and the al-Qaeda, both involved in legal and illegal dealings and both aiming at a same thing: detaching Kosovo from Serbia and internationally legitimizing it as Muslim.
At Durres, then, one finds that the Kharafi Group had a $20 million contract for the Durres "port improvement" and Kharafi's have bin Laden connections because his Albanian point man, al-Qadi, had a company that operated in Albania, the Karavan, that was a partner with the Kharafi Group.
"The Albanian government has frozen the assets of Karavan in two banks in Albania, the International Trade Bank of Malaysia and the Arab-Albanian-Islamic Bank, as well as the buildings under construction," says a 2002 Report Prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress under an Interagency Agreement with the Department of Defense.
According to Serbian spies, Yasin al-Qadi had an account in a Swiss bank into which Albanian nationals were depositing their money to finance a war in Kosovo. Yassin al-Qadi was known to have used that Swiss account to transfer moneys to various places where Jihad has been waged and from that account in Switzerland, al Qadi allegedly transferred the money to his Arab-Albanian Islamic Bank in Albania account, out of which he paid the MAK Albania for some fictitious construction contract work that was never done but instead used the contract to move the money into the vaults of Dardania Bank located in the Kosovo's capital, Pristina.
According to the World Bank, Dardania Bank was registered in 1993 by the so-called "government-in-exile" of Kosovo and Athens based newspaper Eleftherotypia claims that the bank was "created with German assistance (2.400.000 marks)".
World Bank also says that Dardania Bank accepts foreign exchange and makes small loans but "is not expected to play a significant role in private enterprise financing."
Apparently, the World Bank got it wrong because in April of 2000 the Dardania Bank got renovated and became the proto-Central Bank of the Albanian Mafia in Kosovo:The work "has been virtually completed on the Dardania Bank [in Kosovo] building which is now occupied by the Central Fiscal Authority," a proto-Central Bank for the Kosovo Albanian criminal enterprise under auspices of UNMIK "department responsible for the overall financial management of the Kosovo budget and the budgets of the municipalities that together form the Kosovo Consolidated Budget."
Thanks to the UNMIK, Albanian mafia and al-Qaeda got themselves a central bank in the heart of Europe, funded by Afghan heroin money and, according to the plan by Marti Ahtisaari, soon to be internationally legitimized with rights to enter World Bank and IMF!
Kosovo: A Muslim Narco-Statelet
"Kosovo does not meet any of the criteria for a modern nation state, either in terms of the structure developed since the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, or of the post-Westphalian structure now emerging," writes Gregory Copley. "Because of globalization and the free movement of people, ideas, and capital, 21st Century statehood will demand, at least, certain conditions of economic and structural sustainability and multi-confessional and multi-cultural composition. Attempts to define sovereignty in terms of the antique tribalism of mono-ethnicity and single belief societies flies in the face of the realities now emerging with a globalized society."
An internal Kosovo Albanian document from January 2007, for example, suggests that the Wahhabis are the dominant force in the lives of ordinary Muslim Albanians and that there is a growing fear that Wahhabis will soon take control of Kosovo, perhaps once Kosovo independence happens.
Clinton's State Department in Washington that runs Bush foreign policy is dead set on strengthening conditions that will pave the way for Kosovo Albanian mafia to acquire this Serbian province. Critics argue that it could be this Clinonite State Department which President Bush did not "purge" that has caused the Iraqi debacle.
Irrespective, Albanian nationalism today is a tribal and atavistic Muslim cartel that dominates European drug world and is holding 4 Balkan states hostage because it stands ready to inflict violence in order to consolidate territories where Muslim Albanian mafia has its operational basis. In some of these areas, economic activity is almost exclusively made up of drug trade and sex slavery.
Western appeasement of Albanian nationalism, believing that there is some sort of a ceiling to it, is then a wink of approval to the Albanian criminal network that is the main financial machine for any of the noble visions for Albanian liberty.