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
“…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
“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.” Continue reading
“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 Continue reading
Rome – Mauro Del Vecchio, former General of Italian Army who led the unit of 7,000 soldiers that entered Kosovo in June of 1999 after end of NATO air strikes on Serbia told Italian ‘Panorama’ weekly that during the first three weeks of the mandate ‘reports on the found bodies of killed Serbs and Romas arrived on his table each morning’, but that was a taboo topic they were not allowed to speak about with journalists. Continue reading
“[T]his is the confession of Italian general Mauro Del Vecchio in an interview he gave in February 2014 to the magazine “Panorama”. The general was in command of 7000 Italian troops that entered Kosovo and Metohija in June 1999. He said that reports from his soldiers arrived every morning on his desk, notifying of dead bodies of Serbs and Roma, but he was not allowed to speak about this. He added that those non-Albanians who had not fled Kosovo were under permanent threat of being raped or killed. He spoke of houses being destroyed and churches and monasteries being mobbed by gangs of Albanians. The general said, “Their goal was to erase every trace of the Serbian presence in Kosovo.” ”
– James Bissett, former Canadian Ambassador to Yugoslavia
“Kosovo and the USA are very keen to reintegrate ISIL fighters into Kosovo society! In April, 110 Kosovars – mostly women and children – returned on a US military aircraft from a Syrian camp. This represents about 50% of those Kosovo citizens who went to fight for an extreme murderous Jihadist group dedicated to wiping out Christianity.”
– Rodney Atkinson, Freenations.net
“So my friends. I have totally changed my view on it. I think it was despicable act, something that should have never happened. Something the United States should come out and apologize, not just the United States, England, Tony Blair, Germany, NATO, all those NATO forces who were responsible for this 78 day bombing, bombardment…” – Charles Cather, American in Serbia Continue reading
Ostensibly these American bombers are being brought in for NATO exercises. Many see it as an implied threat of war against the Serbian people should they act to defend the Serbian Christian enclaves in the province of Kosovo from a planned attack by the US backed Albanian military and ethnic Albanian ISIS fighters who recently … Continue reading
20 years ago today, U.S. President Bill Clinton, using the power of his office, went to war against the Serbian people; he attacked a tiny European nation that had been America’s ally in both World War I and World War II. The Serbian people were in stunned, horrified disbelief. Even today, they cannot grasp why … Continue reading
“The fact that this puppet state is today supported with large amounts of European public money by the European Union is for me a real subject of shame and indignation. I allow myself to say so here.”
— Colonel Jacques Hogard Continue reading