The indictment is for a range of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murder, enforced disappearance, persecution and torture. It says the group is criminally responsible for nearly 100 murders, and notes that the victims were Serbs, Kosovo Albanians and other ethnicities, and included political opponents.
Wednesday’s statement makes it clear that the pre-trial judge had not yet confirmed the charges, but the prosecutor’s office said it was taking the unusual step of making the charges public before that point because of Thaçi’s repeated efforts to “obstruct and undermine” the court’s work. Continue reading
William Montgomery acknowledged that he participated in the “the most shameful, hypocritical and malicious plot against Serbia ” Continue reading
“…many of ASG’s top officials share a history with the Export-Import Bank and worked with the government agency in a variety of capacities.
The close ties with the Ex-Im Bank paid off for three clients that, collectively, benefited from more than $6.3 billion in financing from the bank between 2009 and 2013: Siemens AG, First Solar and Dow Chemical Co.
During that same period, Albright’s daughter, Alice Albright, was Ex-Im’s chief operating officer and executive vice president.”
“Siemens, an engineering and electronics company headquartered in Germany, hired ASG’s chairwoman, Albright, and its senior strategic counselor, Joschka Fischer, as consultants in 2009. Fischer’s own Berlin-based global strategy firm, Joschka Fischer & Co., maintains a partnership with ASG.”
“In 2011, Madeleine and Alice Albright attended a state dinner for China — another beneficiary of Ex-Im financing — at the White House. Also in attendance was Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical, according to White House records.” Continue reading
Like a political cult’s fantasy park, a 10-foot statue of a waving Bill Clinton leers over Bill Clinton Boulevard not far from the Hillary clothing boutique. A metal bust of President Clinton’s former secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, lurks in the park nearby. Out of town, near an American military base, a 20-mile stretch of road is named after Joe Biden’s late son. A congressman from the Bronx, Eliot Engel, not only got his own boulevard but earned his face on a postage stamp.
It sounds like a freak show for The Swamp, and it’s real. All made possible with $2 billion of the American taxpayers’ money. Add an extra big bill for American troops there — not to protect the place from foreign invaders or to secure American vital interests — but to keep the locals from killing one another. The freak show is called Kosovo. ~ J. Michael Waller Continue reading
One of the most influential contemporary historians and professor at Yale University, Samuel Moyn, says that during the bombing of Yugoslavia, he worked at the White House as an intern and “planted” stories that were published in the Washington Post.
“We outwitted three big Jewish organizations – B’Nai Brith Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Committee, and the American Jewish Congress.” – James Harff (Director of Ruder Finns’s Global Public affairs section) Continue reading
The recognition according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was in contravention of the Helsinki Final Act and more fundamentally, in contravention of the UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).
In recent years Albania, which is notoriously corrupt, was allowed to join NATO. Allowing its illegal annexation of the Serbian province of Kosovo would effectively bring it into NATO as well, circumventing international law paving the way for another attack on the Serbian people. Continue reading
Forest inspector Nazmi Rustemi, whose body was found a month ago near Lake Badovac, was a protected witness for the Special Prosecution Office at the Special Court for the Prosecution of Crimes of Members of the Former So-called the KLA. Continue reading
“…UNMIK head Harri Holkeri stated that Albanian extremists “had a ready-made plan” for the violence.62 During his March 22 visit to Kosovo, NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer described the “unacceptable” violence as “orchestrated and organized by extremist factions in the Albanian community.” …
Admiral Gregory Johnson, the commander of NATO forces for Southern Europe, a command which includes the NATO-led KFOR troops in Kosovo, stated that there was a “modicum of organization” behind the violence and described the violence as “essentially amount[ing] to ethnic cleansing.”65 In his report to the U.N. Security Council, Secretary-General Kofi Annan stated that “the onslaught led by Kosovo Albanian extremists against the Serb, Roma and Ashkali communities of Kosovo was an organized, widespread, and targeted campaign.”66