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Also see... Toward Another "Red October?"
1. Seventy Percent of Montenegrins
Are AGAINST Secession
2. U.S. “Covered Up” for Kosovo
New York 3.
Kosovo Albanian Criminal Gets Red Carpet
Treatment in the U.S.
Karadzic Seen in Sarajevo?
1. Seventy Percent of Montenegrins Are AGAINST Secession
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 - A Howard University professor who has just returned from a trip through Serbia, Montenegro and Albania said in an Aug. 29 Washington Times OpEd piece that 70 percent of Montenegrins are AGAINST secession from Yugoslavia.
Just as we opined in the subject “Red October” Bulletin, Prof. Nikolaos A. Stavrou, who teaches international affairs at Howard, said that, “Montenegro is rapidly becoming the next flash point that could silence George W. Bush's criticism of the uses and misuses of American power and could serve as the October surprise in an election year.”
Here are some excerpts from his Washington Times piece:
tiny republic of 600,000 people is neither a democracy nor a state,
although is treated as one by our architects of the Balkan quagmire. Its
government behaves as an aspiring victim and seems eager to make the most
of Mr. Milosevic's villainous image in an election year. Madeleine
Albright's latest model of Balkan democrat, Montenegrin President Milo
Djukanovic, presides over a smuggling enterprise, not a government. The
Italian mafia, roving Russian gangsters, and Albanian drug and gun
dealers, all share the benefits of Montenegro's anarchic environment that
Western observers confuse for freedom. […]
after NATO's humanitarian intervention this region, still Yugoslav
sovereign territory, has been transformed into a safe heaven for Europe's
largest drug cartel. It also is a place where Islamic fundamentalists
drift in and out with little hindrance.
judging from its escalating rhetoric, the Clinton administration seems
itching for another Balkan war in defense of self-proclaimed victims. The
Bosnia-Kosovo pattern is now being fine-tuned and Slobodan Milosevic, our
favorite villain, could be tricked to provide the pretext.
the fine-tuning is a myth currently perpetrated by the
"mainstream" Western media: i.e. that Montenegro's population
wishes to break free from Belgrade's grip and go its own way. That is a
myth. Internal polls conducted by Montenegro's own government (confirmed
by an informal poll by this writer) show a solid 70 percent of the
population favoring the Federation, even though the same percentage also
opposes Mr. Milosevic's authoritarian rule and Mr. Djukanovic's
the likely outcome of such a referendum for independence, the
family-centered government of Montenegro passed up several opportunities
to hold one. Instead, under apparent Western tutoring, it has opted for
the well-tested "victimhood model." Verbal and other provocation
against Belgrade have intensified and a paramilitary force resembling KLA
in its formative years is used to "solve" the unemployment
problem. The scenario most often talked about by idle "coffee
shop" analysts is a staged hot incident and disproportionate reaction
by the entrenched Yugoslav Army.
in a land of suffering and more than 40 percent unemployment, Mr.
Djukanovic builds a paramilitary force with unexplained resources and
highly paid foreign mercenaries as trainers. This force resembles in more
ways than one the KLA in its formative years; and in the heat of American
presidential elections, it could provide an October surprise.”
For the full report, such out the Washington Times archives (but you’ll have to pay for it) - http://www.washtimes.com/archives.htm.
U.S. “Covered Up” for Kosovo Albanian Criminal
PRISTINA, Sep. 10 - American officials in Kosovo are being accused of interfering with a UN police investigation into a senior Kosovo Albanian politician implicated in murder, drug-trafficking and war crimes, the London Observer reported in its today’s (Sunday) edition. Reporting for the Observer from Pristina, Nick Wood said that the U.S. officials had withheld evidence linking a leading politician to a gunfight, drugs and war crimes
Here are some excerpts from that report:
Haradinaj, a former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), was the
key US military and intelligence asset in Kosovo during the civil war and
the Nato bombing campaign that followed. In
the latest twist in the saga of an increasingly flawed electoral process,
United Nations police in the province complain that US personnel withheld
evidence about a gunfight involving Haradinaj, who is now head of one of
the province's leading political groups.
investigators leading the case say US officials based at their main base,
Camp Bondsteel, removed forensic evidence from the scene of the gun
battle, including bullets retrieved from walls. The incident, which took
place in the village of Strellc in the west of Kosovo, is well out of the
US Army's area of responsibility, which lies in the south-east of the
the shooting Haradinaj, known almost universally in the province as simply
Ramush, was flown by helicopter to (the American) Camp Bondsteel and then
onto Germany to be treated in an US Army hospital for shrapnel wounds. UN
investigators were denied access to him during that time.
from the incident was eventually handed over after angry phone calls from
Fred Pascoe, the American policeman heading the UN investigation.
of American reluctance to co-operate with the investigation comes amid a
catalogue of accusations linking Haradinaj to murder, drugs trafficking
and war crimes.
shooting revolved around a dispute between Haradinaj and members of the
Musaj family, who accuse him of ordering the murder of their brother and
three other men shortly after the arrival of Nato troops in Kosovo in June
1999. The men were all part of FARK (Armed Force of the Republic of Kosovo
), a rival group to the Kosovo Liberation Army. Three Musaj brothers had
visited Haradinaj's father to demand the bones of their brother, a right
they had according to Albanian custom. Haradinaj admits he went to the
Musaj family home at around one in the morning to stop the brothers from
visiting his father again.
the second time this year Haradinaj has been caught up in violence. He was
injured in a fight with Russian soldiers at a K-For checkpoint in the
spring. Western diplomats say he has damaged his party's prospects in
UN-organized local elections due this October. […]
For the full Observer report, check out - http://www.observer.co.uk/international/0,6903,366575,00.html
Kosovo Albanian Criminal Gets Red Carpet Treatment in the U.S.
NEW YORK, Sep. 10 - The London Observer’s reporter also noted that ironically, despite the fact that the U.S. government officials have been accused by American police officers serving in Kosovo of conspiring to protect Kosovo Albanian criminal-cum-“politician,” “this latest incident does not appear to have damaged his contacts with US military or political figures. His (Ramush Haradinaj’s) party officials were invited to a discussion on the future of Kosovo at a meeting organized by the US state department. He himself is currently in Washington on a fund-raising trip and as the guest of a US Congressman, Benjamin Gillman.”
Well not quite in Washington yet, as you will see below, but getting there.
More details about
the royal treatment that Albanian-American community, some members of
Congress, and the Clinton administration are giving this fugitive from
justice in Kosovo came from a Sept. 8 report by the (Albanian?) Bota Sot
news agency, in a report titled “Pizza with Heroin Topping” by the TiM
reader who had sent it to us;
a statement issued today by AAK (Albanian Action Committee) spokeswoman in
USA, Mrs. Shirley Cloyes Dioguardi said that AAK president Mr. Ramush
Haradinaj will arrive today in USA for one week working visit.
Mrs. Dioguardi stated, Mr. Ramush Haradinaj will attend Saturday Gala
evening organized by the district of congressman Benjamin Gilman in New
September 10, Mr. Haradinaj will meet the Albanian-American community of
New York at Royal Regency Hotel at 1:30 P.M. Also on Sunday in the evening
Mr. Haradinaj will have a meeting with the Albanian community of New
Jersey organized by the association "Albanian Joint Fund" in
September 12, Mr. Haradinaj will fly early in the morning to Washington
D.C for a two day visit where he will have meetings with American senators
and congressmen as well as with officials of Clinton's administration. A
meeting will be organized for Mr. Haradinaj at American Congress in the
Committee for foreign relations.
TiM Ed.: Rep. Gilman chairs the House Foreign Relations Committee. In addition, former Republican presidential candidates, Bob Dole and John McCain, as well as the current Democratic candidates, Al Gore and Joe Lieberman, have all been among the outspoken supporters of the Kosovo Albanian causes, and have all made rabidly anti-Serbia comments throughout the 1990s (see and “John McCain: Our "Fraud Hero;" Artemije, His Disgrace... and other Kosovo stories”).
Bipartisan Washington’s rolling out a red carpet for a Kosovo Albanian criminal is perhaps the best indication to-date of the extent to which our government has been criminalized under the New World Order (also see "Thugs of the World Unite!" - TiM GW Bulletin 98/6-7, 6/26/98).
Karadzic Seen in Sarajevo?
SARAJEVO, Sep. 10 - Dr. Radovan Karadzic, former
Bosnian Serb president who is being hunted down by for alleged war crimes
during the Bosnian war (1992-1995) was seen last was
seen last weekend in a bar in the Serb-controlled suburb of the capital
Sarajevo, according to a Reuters report, which quoted a Sarajevo daily as
“Oslobodjenje” newspaper quoted a source close to the Bosnian Serb
government as saying that Karadzic dined and drank last Saturday (Sep. 2)
in a small bar in Lukavica, a part of Sarajevo
still controlled by Bosnian Serb hardliners. It did not name the bar.
The source told
the daily that Karadzic appeared at the bar in casual clothes and looked
exhausted. He did not have heavy security around him.
The daily also
said that according to some information Karadzic, he had found refuge in
homes of people he could trust living near Sarajevo. Sometimes he even
stayed in the capital itself, the paper said, adding that he moved around
during the night.
TiM Ed.: For what it’s worth. The TiM reader who sent us this report said that it was probably a hoax.
Also, check out... Djurdjevic's WASHINGTON TIMES columns: "Christianity Under Siege," "Silence Over Persecuted Christians", "Chinese Dragon Wagging Macedonian Tail," "An Ugly Double Standard in Kosovo Conflict?", "NATO's Bullyboys", "Kosovo: Why Are We Involved?", and "Ginning Up Another Crisis"