Even though he was widely condemned for oppression and corruption after taking power in Kosovo, Vice President Joe Biden hailed Thaci in 2010 as the “George Washington of Kosovo.” A few months later, a Council of Europe report accused Thaci and KLA operatives of human organ trafficking. The Guardian noted that the report alleged that Thaci’s inner circle “took captives across the border into Albania after the war, where a number of Serbs are said to have been murdered for their kidneys, which were sold on the black market.”
Despite having sent a team to slaughter 11 Israelis at the Munich Olympics in 1972 in an audacious and sadistic attack — his henchmen castrated one athlete in front of his teammates before killing him — Salameh would soon become an American informant.
“In Beirut’s intelligence circles, the joke was, ‘It pays to live in the same building as American diplomats because the PLO security is so good.’ ”
“We saw Iranian planes and American planes come in with arms and military equipment… I saw it myself, the planes.”
Thorvald Stoltenberg. former UN Peace Negotiator
“The intelligence reports document what is described as a “link” between bin Laden, the fugitive Saudi millionaire, and the KLA [Albanian “Kosovo Liberation Army”] –including a common staging area in Tropoje, Albania, a center for Islamic terrorists. The reports said bin Laden’s organization, known as al-Qaeda, has both trained and financially supported the KLA.
Many border crossings into Kosovo by “foreign fighters” also have been documented and include veterans of the militant group Islamic Jihad from Bosnia, Chechnya and Afghanistan…
Jane’s International Defense Review, a highly respected British Journal, reported in February that documents found last year on the body of a KLA member showed that he had escorted several volunteers into Kosovo, including more than a dozen Saudi Arabians. Each volunteer carried a passport identifying him as a Macedonian Albanian.”
Hodges is currently in the employ of the Center for European Policy Analysis as its Pershing chair in strategic studies and as a partner in Berlin Global Advisors.
In a NPR op-ed Hodges, has been highly critical of President Donald Trump, condemning his “wrecking ball” approach towards America’s European allies in Brussels during a NATO summit in 2018. Hodges complains Trump, “publicly humiliated our most important allies” — mostly notably the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. Given his once high ranking position in the U.S. military, General Hodges is curiously sympathetic to the German position. In that same NPR opinion piece he argues,
“Germany is our essential ally: We need Germany to be a part of everything that is important to us because the German brand is so respected around the world.”
Serbs and Jews are unlikely to share Hodges view of the Germans, given both communities were murdered in enormous numbers in Nazi concentration camps in World War II at the hands of the Germans and their fascist Albanian, Croat and Bosnian- Muslim collaborators.
The reason they left and went out of Serbia, to Albania or Macedonia, is rooted in the cultural history of Albanian people living in Kosovo. Because of their mindset, which I think people in the West thoroughly misunderstand, the KLA had a big impact when it attacked and executed Albanians who cooperated with the government…
You see the KLA was trying to fulfill their own overall goals. To achieve these goals, which involved proving to the West they could deliver, they told the ethnic Albanians to leave. And this was not a polite request. It was an order. Do you see?
At the same time the KLA, their special units, and then a bit later NATO bombers, were attacking traffic on important roads that led to inner Serbia. ..
It dissuaded them from going further into Serbia and it also told them: Yugoslavia can’t help you.
Meanwhile the United States was training their KLA proxies in Albania including in how to wage this sort of psychological warfare, to deliver the message that Albanians should temporarily vacate Serbia.
— Cedomir Prlincevic, President of the Jewish Community of Pristina, driven out by KLA terrorists in 1999, Formerly the Chief Archivist of Kosovo
“Based on DNA evidence at the scene in Livadice, it was determined that one of the potential culprits was Florim Ejupi. I asked that he and three other former KLA members be taken to UN detention where the investigation would continue. However, they were transferred to US camp Bondsteel, into the supposedly safest place in Kosovo, from where the Ejupi escaped,” said Karphamar.
It later emerged that Ejupi had been trained by the CIA, said the Swedish judge.
“I was dealing with grave criminal cases in Kosovo. Quickly I realized that the Serbs did not have any chance of getting justice in the courts there. The Albanians who committed serious crimes against Serbs were being released, while many Serbs were sentenced without a fair trial.” – Cristar Karphamar, first UN judge appointed to Kosovo after the US-led NATO bombing of 1999
… [A] CIA report of October 24, 1957 described the effects of Leers’ conversion to Islam..
“Part of Leers’ political attitude is apparently due to his conversion to Islam, which was accompanied by a change in his name to Dr. Omar Amin von Leers. He is becoming more and more a religious zealot, even to the extent of advocating an expansion of Islam in Europe in order to bring about stronger unity through a common religion. This expansion he believes can come not only from contact with the Arabs in the Near East and Africa but with Islamic elements in the USSR. The results he envisions as the formation of a political bloc against which neither East nor West could prevail.” […]
Some of his major ideas which, at the time, seemed beyond belief include: spreading political antisemitism and anti-Zionism to the Third World and bringing about the Islamization of Europe by encouraging mass migration in order to change its demographics and to undermine its Christian traditions and culture.
“Pavelic and other Nazis were housed and protected in Vatican castles and monasteries, often taking the guise of priests . ”
Fr. Draganovic was a war criminal wanted by Yugoslavia for the brutal ethnic cleansing of Serbs in 1942 in Kozara, the same region where another Nazi, Kurt Waldheim had operated….
Draganovic ran the so called Vatican ratline procuring for Croatians but also other Nazi war criminals, like Adolf Eichmen, false papers and passage to new lives in South America and elsewhere.”
“Artukovic, the Himmler of Croatia, the man responsible for death camps where hundreds of thousands of Serbs were shot, burned alive, or bludgeoned to death with special hammers, lived openly in Southern California for over thirty years, while private Congressional bills assured his safety from deportation .”