“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
00:00 i will continue
00:03 with every fiber in my being 00:07 to keep america involved
00:10 with troops that can shoot and kill
00:14 to protect the rights of the albanians
00:19 wherever they reside in the balkans
00:23 we should stay till the job is finished
KLA leader Thaci was the only problem, because he was demanding the inclusion of a referendum on independence. So Albright was despatched on St. Valentines Day to take charge of winning him over. Veton Suroi, a political rival of the KLA involved in the talks, gives a candid description of Albright’s message to Thaci: “She was saying, you sign, the Serbs don’t sign, we bomb. You sign, the Serbs sign, you have NATO in. So it’s up to you.” …
Both Albright and Rubin are extraordinarily candid about what they set out to accomplish at Rambouillet. They presented an ultimatum that the Serbian government could not possibly accept, because it demanded a NATO occupation of not just Kosovo, but unrestricted access to the whole of Serbia. As Serbian General Pavcovic comments: “They would have unlimited rights of movement and deployment, little short of occupation. Nobody could accept it.”
Joe Biden was the primary sponsor of the March 1999 Kosovo war authorization for military action against Serbia and Montenegro, S. Con. Res. 21. (As a little remembered historical note, Biden’s resolution might be seen as the last nail in the coffin of Congress’s constitutional war power. While S. Con. Res 21 passed the Senate, it failed in the House on a 213-213 tie vote, with Republicans overwhelmingly voting Nay. It didn’t matter. Bill Clinton, reeling from the Lewinsky scandal, went ahead with the bombing campaign anyway.)
The ensuing 78-day NATO air operation had little impact on Serbia’s military but devastated the country’s infrastructure and took hundreds of civilian lives. (Even now, more than 20 years later, Serbia suffers from elevated cancer levels attributed to depleted uranium munitions.)
But for Jihad Joe even that wasn’t punishment enough for people he collectively demonized as “illiterate degenerates, baby killers, butchers, and rapists.” In May 1999, at the height of the NATO air assault, he called for the introduction of U.S. ground troops (“we should announce there’s going to be American casualties”) followed by “a Japanese-German style occupation.”
A report by RIEAS (Research Institute for European and American Studies) said a “confidential police report reveals 42 Albanian criminal
organizations operate in Greece. It states “3,000 Albanian criminals are active in the transportation and distribution of cannabis and heroin, while 2,500 Albanians are arrested each year in Greece for robberies, thefts and burglaries.” Sources from the Citizen’s Protection Ministry “estimate that 3,000 Albanians who live in Greece (many legally) own AK-47 rifles and unknown quantities of ammunition.”
Serbianna reported in Sept. 2012 that Greek security services are taking a special interest in Albanian extremist groups in Greece, Albania, Kosovo and FYROM, considering them to a threat to social stability. The report stated that incidents involving Albanian smugglers and narcotics showed the ulterior motive of the crimes was to raise capital for Greater Albanian extremist nationalist purposes to annex Greek Epiros to Albania.
Ramush Haradinaj, former KLA leader, former Kosovo prime minister and member of one of the most influential Albanian families with strong criminal connections was yesterday found not guilty on all accounts of the indictment for crimes against the Serbs, Romas and Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija during 1999. ‘The first wrong decision of the trial …
Zora Ristic, wife of Svetozar Ristic, victim of organ harvesting by Albanians describes US complicity:
“It is proved that they were killed in 2000. They knew where they were! They knew exactly where the camp was! The camp was in Gnjilane in the boarding school kept by the American soldiers. My husband was found in the hospital area guarded by American soldiers. So they took their organs and left them in the hospital area and called us to take the corpses. Who was that?! They did it personally and made them rich on our account!
He was killed, his head was bashed in, his organs were taken. That’s how we found him in the hospital area.”
The accusation of murder and organ trafficking against Thaci was first made in 2008 by Carla Del Ponte, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTFY), in a book she wrote after stepping down from that position. Del Ponte later explained that the ICTFY was prevented from charging Thaci and his co-defendants by the non-cooperation of NATO and the UN Mission in Kosovo. In an interview for the 2014 documentary, The Weight of Chains 2, she explained, “NATO and the KLA, as allies in the war, couldn’t act against each other.”
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.”
The German intelligence agency BND conducted a recent investigation into Thaçi and his regime and concluded that “the key players (including Thaçi) are involved in interlinkages between politics, business and organized crime structures in Kosovo.”
To put it bluntly, Kosovo is a narco-criminal enterprise.
A separate report conducted for the Council of Europe had a far more sinister overtone. It implicated Thaçi and the former KLA commanders of such heinous crimes as human organ trafficking. Innocent victims — both ethnic Serbian and Albanian — were allegedly executed for the purpose of harvesting their organs on the black market.