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Komsomolskaya Pravda

May 13, 2008

Kosovo killers. Part 1

-"U.S. and German special forces knew that Serbs had

been kidnapped in 1999. As they didn't do anything to

fix the situation, we should assume they were also

were involved in the trafficking network."

-"Enough facts had been dug up to indict Kosovo's

former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, current head

of state Hashim Thachi and other prominent Albanians."

-"Haradinaj was released from The Hague in early April

even though he had been charged with murdering Serbian

civilians. They said he wasn't guilty.

"But we have documented facts proving that Haradinaj

personally executed 60 Serbs and ordered 300 more to

be killed."

-Many people have heard the phrase "humanitarian

catastrophe," but few have actually seen one.

Serbian enclaves in Kosovo fall into this category.

After Kosovo declared independence, the Prosecutor of

the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former

Yugoslavia (ICTY) Carla Del Ponte raucously quit her

position at The Hague.

She slammed the door so loudly behind her that the

ceiling plaster cracked at parliaments across the

European Union.

After her exile to Argentina as Switzerland's

ambassador, Ponte said the new Kosovo was run by

butchers who made a fortune trafficking organs

extracted from kidnapped Serbs.

In her book titled, "The Hunt: Me and the War

Criminals," Ponte describes how a black organ market

formed during the Kosovo War. Meanwhile, she says, the

European Union played dumb, paying no attention to the

crimes. KP journalists went to Kosovo to learn more

about the crimes.

Iron Carla's revelation

Hardly a day goes by without fragments of Ponte's book

hitting Belgrade newspapers. Here is a commonly quoted

section that details the horrors of Kosovo organ

trafficking:

"According to the journalists' sources, who were only

identified as Kosovo Albanians, some of the younger

and fitter prisoners were visited by doctors and were

never hit. They were transferred to other detention

camps in Burrel and the neighboring area, one of which

was a barracks behind a yellow house 20 km behind the

town.

"One room inside this yellow house, the journalists

said, was kitted out as a makeshift operating theater,

and it was here that surgeons transplanted the organs

of prisoners. These organs, according to the sources,

were then sent to Rinas airport, Tirana, to be sent to

surgical clinics abroad to be transplanted to paying

patients.

"One of the informers had personally carried out a

shipment to the airport. The victims, deprived of a

kidney, were then locked up again, inside the

barracks, until the moment they were killed for other

vital organs. In this way, the other prisoners in the

barracks were aware of the fate that awaited them, and

according to the source, pleaded, terrified to be

killed immediately.

"Among the prisoners who were taken to these barracks

were women from Kosovo, Albania, Russia and other

Slavic countries. Two of the sources said that they

helped to bury the corpses of the dead around the

yellow house and in a neighboring cemetery. According

to the sources, the organ smuggling was carried out

with the knowledge and active involvement of middle

and high ranking involvement from the KLA (ed. Kosovo

Liberation Army).

"A few months after [October 2002] the investigators

of the tribunal and UNMIK reached central Albania and

the yellow house which the journalists sources had

revealed as the place where the prisoners were killed

to transplant their organs. The journalists and the

Albanian prosecutor accompanied the investigators to

the site.

"The house was now white. The owner denied it had ever

been repainted even though investigators found traces

of yellow along the base of its walls. Inside the

investigators found pieces of gauze, a used syringe

and two plastic IV bags encrusted with mud and empty

bottles of medicine, some of which was of a muscle

relaxant often used in surgical operations. The

application of a chemical substance revealed to the

scientific team traces of blood on the walls and on

the floor of a room inside the house, except for in a

clean area of the floor sized 180x60cm.

"The investigators were not able to determine whether

the traces they found were of human blood. The sources

did not indicate the position of the grave of the

presumed victims and so we did not find the bodies."

However, Serbian journalists began conducting their

own investigations into the purported organ

trafficking.

Correspondents from the Press newspaper were said to

have found the barracks described by Ponte. However,

they refused to share detailed information with KP.

The tabloid published several photos related to the

incident, but many local media representatives believe

their authenticity is dubious.

"They wanted to fabricate this huge story, but they

ended up with a piece of crap," said Aleksandr

Bechich, deputy chief editor of the Pravda opposition

newspaper. "Press has been caught lying on more than

one occasion. But there is truth to the article.

"Many Serbs heard about these crimes even before the

book's publication. Serbia's Justice Minister Vladan

Batich gave Ponte numerous materials about executed

and kidnapped Serbs. There was also evidence, but no

one was sure if the organs had actually been

trafficked.

"I originally heard about this 5 years ago from

Serbia's former head of Military Intelligence. But no

one listened to special agents at the time. The

Serbian special forces had documents that certified

that medical equipment had been brought to camps in

Albania.

"This evidence was given to Western intelligence

agencies. 'We can't work in Albania,' they said. 'Help

us with this.' But no one did a thing.

"U.S. and German special forces knew that Serbs had

been kidnapped in 1999. As they didn't do anything to

fix the situation, we should assume they were also

were involved in the trafficking network.

"How was the system organized? The KLA received huge

sums of cash for the organs.

"This money was used to buy drugs from Afghanistan,

which were later sold in Western Europe.

"The KLA bought arms using this money. Enough facts

had been dug up to indict Kosovo's former Prime

Minister Ramush Haradinaj, current head of state

Hashim Thaci and other prominent Albanians.

"But as opposed to being sent to prison, Haradinaj was

released from The Hague in early April even though he

had been charged with murdering Serbian civilians.

They said he wasn't guilty.

"But we have documented facts proving that Haradinaj

personally executed 60 Serbs and ordered 300 more to

be killed. Haradinaj's release was a severe blow for

the families of the deceased."

The tribunal's decision to set Haradinaj free was as

hurtful for Serbs as when the West recognized Kosovo's

independence.

The KLA's field commander was the equivalent of an

Albanian Shamil Basaev — cruel and uncompromising.

Nine witnesses were lined up to testify against

Haradinaj at The Hague. But they were all killed under

various circumstances during the trial. Two were

killed by a sniper, one died in an automobile accident

in Montenegro, two were stabbed, two were burned to

death in their car while serving in Kosovo's Police

and two were killed in a village cafe in Kosovo.

Many people in Serbia believe that Ramush Haradinaj

was a key figure in the organ trafficking network.

"Thaci was a criminal," Deyan Mirovich, a radical

party deputy in Serbia's parliament, told KP before

our trip to Kosovsku-Mitrovitsu.

He spouted off his version of a brief history of

modern-day Serbia. "First, Thaci was involved in drug

trafficking, then he headed a gang and later a

terrorist group.

"Now he's a U.S. and EU ally. Haradinaj is the same

story. He was a bouncer at a night club and ended up

running a terrorist organization.

"In the forward to his book 'Peace and Freedom,' he

wrote: 'I've killed Serbian policemen. I've killed

civilian Serbs and Albanians who were disobedient.'

"This is why I believe everything Ponte wrote. We know

all about this in Serbia. Haradinaj had a camp on Lake

Radonich in Metokhia. People were taken there from

Prizren, Pecha and Djakovitsa.

"Many were executed. People were also selected for

so-called medical centers. They were kept captive

while their organs were systematically extracted. You

want proof? Look for their relatives in Kosovo. That's

the only way. All the other evidence is destroyed."

Nothing to lose for Serbs in Kosovo's enclaves

Many people have heard the phrase "humanitarian

catastrophe," but few have actually seen one.

Serbian enclaves in Kosovo fall into this category.

Homeless children roam the streets. Adults loiter in

the sun, or wait for clients who never come in

self-styled cabs. Piles of trash lie by the roadside.

Disfunctional state services that won't do anything

even if they're asked to.

Forty last names of deceased Serbs are written on an

obelisk on the Serbian side of the bridge dividing the

town along ethnic lines. The Albanians have tried to

annex the Serbian section of the city on numerous

occasions. The bridge has served as a stage for bloody

wars.

KP traveled to the Kosovska-Mitrovica enclave in north

Kosovo to learn more about the enclave phenomenon.

Our journalists sat in a dilapidated cafe waiting for

the Kosovo Serbian rally to begin. The cafe's windows

were covered in bullet holes. The rally was to

commence at 12:44. The number has a special subtext.

It's the number of a UN resolution on Kosovo declaring

the territory an indelible part of Serbia.

Romanian soldiers from the NATO Kosovo Force (KFOR)

took the cover off the machine gun on the small

armored car. They knew they had to be ready.

Meanwhile, we drank coffee behind the UN courthouse.

Shrapnel had killed a Ukrainian peacekeeper there only

a week before. He had been on a peacekeeping mission

to introduce constitutional order in the country.

But Serbian lawyers weren't a part of that order.

They had been asked to leave the courthouse and were

later replaced by Albanians. Those who refused to

leave were arrested.

The peacekeepers hadn't realized Kosovo Serbs had been

on the edge of an explosion for several years.

They had nothing to lose. Their country had been taken

from them, and they had been left in poverty waiting

for a miracle. As we were told numerously, many Kosovo

Serbs consider a miracle to be 250,000 Russian

volunteers. Russian journalists, like us, were taken

for spies or advanced detachment.

"Sweet life" of guardians of the east

Mitrovica isn't really an enclave. It practically

borders Serbia, but a bridge divides the city into

Albanian and Serbian sections. Unofficial guards man

the Serbian side. This small detail shows who is the

aggressor in the situation and who is on the defense.

Forty last names of deceased Serbs are written on an

obelisk on the Serbian side. The Albanians have tried

to annex their section of the city on numerous

occasions.

The bridge served as a stage for bloody wars. It's

quiet on the Serbian side.

Muscular men sit in a pink 24-hour cafe. They're

officially called the bridge's guardians, as their job

is to stop Albanians attacking from across the bridge.

They greeted us cautiously. The waiter approached us

slowly and indifferently.

"One coffee, one bottle of water," we asked in

Serbian, adding in Russian that we were Russian

journalists writing about Kosovo Serbs. The demeanour

of the waiter and the guards changed immediately.

They offered us the table with a view of the bridge.

Soon after, the leader of the local branch of National

Serbs Union, Neboysha Iuvovich, came to the cafe and

greeted us.

"Many politicians are straying from their positions

and writing about the truth," Neboysha said. "Carla

del Ponte didn't want to write about what really

happened before because she would have had to launch

investigations into crimes connected with organ

trafficking. It would have been career suicide for an

EU politician in Kosovo.

"We have enough facts to prove genocide. We have

information confirming 1,200 Serbs were kidnapped and

1,700 killed. No one can say for sure.

"Serbs were kidnapped all over Kosovo. People

disappeared — and not farmers but doctors. Several

were kidnapped. One was the famous surgeon Andrea

Tomanovish. His body was never found. Try going south

to the Albanian border. Don't think about talking

about this with the Albanian administration, though.

You'll disappear. And only speak English with the

Albanians."

In the morning we saw we were almost in the mountains.

The enclave was overtaken by a thick icy mist.

They came to pick us up. A red jeep poked through the

clouds. The numbers on the Kosovo license plate were

cardboard. Our driver, Dushko, a Serb, took off the

numbers before crossing the bridge onto the other

Albanian side.

Two-hundred meters, barbed wire fences, a KFOR

outpost....Then everything changed. All the sudden we

saw clean, swept streets, bright signs, shop Turkish-

and Roma-style windows. And U.S. flags. The new

Albanian Kosovo is still celebrating victory.

Kosovo killers. Part 2

KP journalists trace the scandalous book by Carla Del

Ponte, prosecutor for the International Criminal

Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Aleksander KOTS, Dmitry STEPSHIN

Big laundry mat

Kosovo was once considered Yugoslavia's poorest

province.

However, the situation has recently changed thanks to

the world's most progressive democracies.

Of course, myriad sacrifices were made along the way.

Many Kosovo residents were exiled or sent to

reservations, which the European Union refers to as

"enclaves."

Humanitarian mission representatives don't like

visiting Serbian ghettos. The reservations are an

unpleasant sight — especially compared to the rest of

Kosovo which is a perfect example of good

peacekeeping.

Kosovo is crammed with cash.

EU and U.S. humanitarian organizations are making

significant contributions to the economy.

Albanians are also sending huge annual remittances

from Western Europe.

Part of this money is earned from criminal activities.

But Kosovo can't yet cope with these substantial money

streams. The funds are poorly managed and large sums

are invested in outlandish construction projects, such

as 100-meter swimming pools in entirely uninhabited

areas.

Thousands of consumer goods stores stand by the road.

The average Kosovo village has 5-10 supermarkets for

every 500 residents, as well as three car washes and

mechanic’s shops.

The country's elegant agrarian landscape now has tens

of thousands of newly built elite homes. Scattered

among them are the skeletons of Serbian homes in

ruins, covered in weeds.

Albanians are dismantling these homes and using the

materials to build more multilevel mega markets.

One theory why these stores are built is that they are

used for money laundering. They have few customers and

the assortment is always — nuts and mineral water.

It's interesting to think how long these stores would

have to run before covering their costs. The average

land plot for these mega markets sells for 100,000

euros.

The EU can't explain why the Albanian mafia was given

a republic to rule after massacring the Serbian

population.

But the Albanians know how to play the democratic

game. Each mega market boasts a collection of small EU

and U.S. flags, although the well-being of Kosovo

residents is divided purely along ethnic lines — a

mockery of the democratic values that the country

pretends to uphold.

When Kosovo declared independence, automobile amnesty

was given to all vehicles stolen from the EU. The

automobile business has served as an economic engine

for Kosovo.

Istok

A Western humanitarian mission employee based in

Prishtin recapped the events that had transpired in

the Kosovo village, Istok. He said that Albanians had

misbehaved a bit in the summer of 1999, but everything

fell into place shortly after. Moscow built 48 homes

in the village for the Serbians whose houses had been

burned down. Today, he added, Istok is the pinnacle of

peaceful coexistence of Albanians and Serbs.

Lawyer Lozanka Radoyvich told us an altogether

different story in Belgrad. A massacre had ensued for

a week in Istok in 1999. All the homes of Serbs were

burned down or seized. Forty-three people were

kidnapped. They have never been found.

As we made our way through Kosovo, we couldn't imagine

the danger facing two Russian Orthodox journalists. We

relied on our Serbian driver to handle all our safety

issues. At first, Dushko refused to go to Istok. But

we told him that as a refugee of the Grachanitsa

reservation he could help us to put together an

article about the real situation in Serbian enclaves,

or sit at home waiting for his enclave to be cleansed.

Our jeep had already been riding for half an hour in

the mountainous village Istok. Passers-by stared at us

intensely. Doshko gripped the wheel tightly. His large

hairy paws whitened from stress and he whispered

through his teeth: "Albanians, Albanians."

Doshko visually screened everyone around us, looking

for his fellow Serbs. But he didn't find any. All of a

sudden, the car backed up, he turned down an alley and

we stopped at a house with a satellite dish that read:

"Total-TV."

The Moscow government built these houses in the Istok

village after Serbian homes were burned down by

Albanians. We managed to find one family living in the

area.

"It's Serbian TV," Doshko said. "Albanians don't watch

it."

We exited the car. Destroyed walls of old homes

surrounded us. New smaller houses had been built among

them. Typically Albanians don't live in such modest

residences. And in Istok the Serbs don't either,

although these homes had built especially for them by

the Moscow government.

All the homes sat empty and silent. The windows were

covered by rags. We walked around the homes and stood

next to the crumbling walls that had eroded beneath

the rain. Snakes warmed themselves under the sun on

concrete blocks. We were looking for the only

remaining Serbian family. And we found her. An elderly

Serbian woman stood looking at us cautiously.

Doshko asked her in Albanian: "Are you a Serb?"

"Yes. So?" she answered in the same tongue.

"No, really tell us, are you a Serb?" he asked again,

only in Serbian.

"And so?" she repeated, only in Serbian.

"I'm a Serb from Grachanitsa! These are Russian

journalists from Moscow!" he said.

In half a moment we were already in her kitchen. The

coffee boiled on the gas stove. Milavitsa put shot

glasses and rakia on the table. The home was

half-dark. All the windows were covered in blankets.

She told us how she had run away from Istok, but later

returned.

"I came back when I learned that Moscow had decided to

help us. But the Russians outsourced the work to a

German company that hired Albanians to fulfill the

contract. In effect, the Albanians made money off the

Russians, by building our homes and not providing us

with electricity or water. This was done on purpose.

But I'm still happy the house was built. Before I was

living in a shed with a cow."

Milavitsa's family had lived in Istok for nearly a

century. In the summer of 1999, Albanians blew up a

home, fish restaurant, wine cellar and four-car garage

in the village. They also stole a tractor and land.

Her family home was burned. She named the dead,

counting them on her fingers.

"Did you know that Serbs were kidnapped and their

organs trafficked?" we asked her cautiously.

"Yes, we all knew! We knew that only young, strong men

went missing. On June 10, the Albanians rounded up

about 50 people here in Istok and took them away. No

one ever saw them again. We appealed to both the

Serbian and EU authorities for help. But they said

that we didn't have any evidence. As if you can just

go to a clinic where organs are being trafficked, take

photos and leave!"

When we left, Milavitsa complained that the

humanitarian aid in Mitrovitsa was subsiding from

Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry. She added

there was no communication among the enclaves. We told

her that service was being held again at the

Grachanitsa Monastery and some enclaves were holding

up well.

Tsveta's son may have been a victim of underground

organ trafficking. But she hopes to find him alive.

Serbs give birth in enclaves

Try to imagine a Russian village in a mountainous

district of Chechnya in the mid-1990s. There's poor

communication with mainland Russia and transport is

unreliable. The local population has no one to rely on

in an emergency.

It's a long hike to the Serbian border from the

Shtripts enclave. The 10,000 or so population doesn't

have any employment opportunities. They're farmers,

although portions of the land border with Albanian

villages and locals don't let Serbs work the fields.

"They shoot farmers," said Mile Popovich, a member of

the local administration. "Almost everything in our

enclave is completely natural. The economy is ruined

and the Albanians don't buy anything from the Serbs."

"Doesn't Belgrade help you?" we asked.

"It's hard to call it 'help,'" Popovich said. "Their

policy is to move all the educated people to Serbia

and help them find work. Belgrade helped all qualified

workers leave. Only we farmers and workers remain. But

that's okay. We'll win Kosovo back the same way we

lost it. And our friends will be stronger by then. I

don't think we should drag Russia into a war right

now. In the meanwhile our kids are growing up."

"Do Serbs really have children in the enclaves?" we

asked.

"People just understood what they need to do,"

Popovich answered. "There's an average of three

children per family in the enclaves."

"Have Albanians tried to take Shtripts?" we asked.

"They're too afraid. We can call 5,000 men to arms in

a moment," Popovich said. "The KFOR soldiers already

tried to disarm us.

"The Poles came first. They walked through the

enclave, spoke with locals and later told their

commanding officers they wouldn't do it.

"Then the Americans came with their search dogs on

helicopters. They went to each home looking for arms,

but we sent our shepherd dogs after them.

"Then the Americans climbed back into their

helicopters and took off. For some reason, they

haven't rushed to disarm the Albanians....But the KLA

has shot at our buses. People have died in the

thousands. A lot of people have disappeared without a

trace. We used to worry during kidnappings in 1999. My

neighbor was kidnapped and they never found his body.

The kidnapping started as soon as NATO forces came to

Kosovo."

A government employee told us how to find the mother

of a kidnap victim. We went to see her.

"They kept telling me my son's alive."

It wasn't easy to find her home. We wandered the

streets until a local woman carrying groceries offered

to escort us to Tseta Dogandjich's house. As we

walked, we read the many death notices glued on the

fences and lampposts. The woman caught us staring and

said in good Russian: "There aren't many of us

left...."

Dogandjich's story is typical in Kosovo. Her son Yakov

disappeared in 1999.

"He was coming home and had to pick up some shepherds

along the way," she said. There was an old Soviet TV

in the corner of the room.

"Someone stopped Yakov. They found his car by the road

with the doors half open. I went to the KFOR for help,

but they said calmly: 'Your son was kidnapped by an

independent criminal group.'

"The authorities didn't look for him at all. But then

word came that Yakov was still alive. We asked a

foreign journalist who was preparing to meet Albanian

criminals to help us find him.

"They again told her that Yakov was alive. About one

month later, some people contacted me and asked me to

give them clothes and money for food for my son.

Albanians have contacted me several times saying that

he was alive, but they couldn't release him. Why did

they want him to begin with?"

"Have you continued searching for your son?" we asked.

"Yes. We were continuously told he was alive. We met

with Major Taylor who commanded KFOR in our region. He

told us they couldn't find and free our son. But he

added we should try to buy him back through our

Albanian acquaintances. A good Albanian friend of

Yakov's said that if he tried to intervene, he and his

whole family would be killed. Other Albanians refused

to help us, although we've managed to set aside a good

amount of money to buy him back."

Soldiers of the enclave self-defense movement

explained why prisoners were often sent from one area

to the next speaking on the condition of anonymity.

"Many kidnap victims were found in mass graves," they

said. "But they were mostly older. Young healthy men

were kept in special camps. When international

commissions headed to the area, the Albanians

relocated their prisoners. And this is how the victims

live until the Albanians receive an order for a

specific organ. Then the victim is taken from Kosovo

to an underground clinic."

Our investigation was nearing an end. Most

importantly, we had learned that Ponte's scandalous

statements were true.

Many Serbs were kidnapped at the same time in the

summer of 1999. The majority were young healthy men.

Also, they weren't killed immediately, but kept in

special camps. KP came across a woman who was examined

by doctors working for the underground organ trade.

She was saved by a astounding chain of events.

Kosovo killers. Part 3

Evitsa Dzhovevich was miraculously released from an

Albanian concentration camp. She hasn't left her

apartment with her daughter Militsa in two years.

KP journalists trace the scandalous book by Carla Del

Ponte, prosecutor for the International Criminal

Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Aleksander KOTS, Dmitry STEPSHIN

General's list

Deputy in Serbia’s parliament and General Bozhidar

Delich told us that no Serb was left alive who could

testify to the KLA's organ trafficking.

"We received information about the concentration camps

holding Serbian prisoners," Delich told KP. "We passed

these materials along to international organizations.

"But the terrorists had their own links in the KFOR

and UN missions. Whenever the commission intended on

checking a specific location, the prisoners were

quickly transported to another camp.

"Back then, we had high hopes we would see the

prisoners alive. In 1999, Serbia released 2,000

Albanian prisoners to Kosovo, hoping to receive

kidnapped Serbs in return.

"But the Albanians didn't send one! Of course not!

They would describe the horrors they were subjected

to, including organ extraction. The KLA had about 10

concentration camps for organ donors in south Kosovo.

The largest were Budak, Yablonits, Ponoshevets, Zrsts

and Nashestk. There was a huge camp in Prizren near a

bank building, but it's very dangerous traveling

there."

Naturally, the first thing we did was visit these 10

locations. But there were no signs of war or museums

honoring genocide victims. All we saw was new

buildings, dumps, car parts clearance sales and

hundreds of monuments honoring KLA heroes. We stopped

to take a closer look at one of the monuments.

Kosovo’s state myth about the righteous KLA was

developing quickly.

"Who's your hero," we asked a young boy in English in

Yablonits. He looked about 15 years old.

"Who are you?" he asked.

"Reporters from Scotland,” we said.

"Where's that?" he asked.

"Great Britain," we answered

The boy smiled and started running around us with his

dog. "English is good, Europe is good, America is our

friend! And Ramush Haradinaj is the best!" the boy

shouted, getting back to my first question.

"Well who isn't good, then?" we asked.

"Serbia," the boy said straight away. "And Russia," he

added. "I hate Russia the most. It's the farthest

away."

Some adults nearby joined in the political debate. But

when asked about the concentration camps, they

answered: "The Serbs were never here. There was never

a war here. We always lived here." And we heard the

same things in every town.

After visiting the last location on the general's

list, we knew there was little hope to find witnesses

to the KLA's organ trafficking.

Driving around the mountain roads, we drove by the

Holy Archangels Monastery that had been burned down by

Albanians.

During the last wave of the genocide in 2004, a monk

was kidnapped. Several days later, his naked body was

found in the mountains. He was severely tortured and

his severed head was never found. Today, the Middle

Age monastery has a modern-day martyr. Restoration

works have commenced at the monastery only inasmuch as

they have begun cleaning the ruins. The monks haven't

been persecuted in recent years.

The monastery's members are few. One is a Serbian from

Prizren where the general advised us not to go.

Evitsa Dzhovevich and her daughter Militsa take a cab

to the monastery on holidays. But they walk all the

way back to Prizren. It's a form of protest.

Two-year-old Militsa is the only Serbian child in the

ancient capital of Orthodox Kosovo.

There aren't any more Serbian children. And there

probably won't be anymore. The nuns told us that Eva

and Militsa haven't left their apartment in two years.

And Eva refuses to move to Serbia. She promised God

she wouldn't leave Kosovo after being miraculously

saved twice. However, she'll most likely end up moving

for her daughter's sake.

Eva and Militsa live in the center of Prizren in an

apartment building. But she didn't tell us her

apartment number. She wanted to check that our

intentions were sincere. And so we ran up and down the

stairs knocking on all the doors. Essentially there

were two types of doors. The first was ornate steel

doors with Albanian last names. The second was wooden

doors covered in a layer of cheap paint, the majority

of which had been beaten in.

"I believed in God, but I didn't leave Kosovo"

Eva and Militsa live behind a thick steel door. Eva

installed the door a long time ago, and she's

regretted doing so on more than one occasion. Militsa

is bright-eyed and enthusiastic upon seeing us. She's

never had so many guests over before. And we're having

a difficult time coping with the situation.

Imagine playing with the last Russian child in

Novgorod or Tver. That's a good way to understand what

the Serbs have lost.

Usually the only person who comes to the apartment is

an 80-year-old Muslim Serb. He's brought them food to

the apartment for two years now. Militsa's father, a

Greek who worked in Prizren, sends them money each

month. He didn't want to stay in Kosovo, and Eva

didn't want to leave.

"I was first kidnapped on Sept. 14, 1999 at 11:50,"

Eva said. "I was buying vegetables at a stall near my

house. Albanians had just entered the city at the

time.

"Fifty people were killed before the KFOR came. Around

30 children had also disappeared.

"An Albanian walked over to me in a military uniform

and asked to see my documents. But he didn't even look

at them. He knew right away that I am a Serb. Then he

dragged me to his car. I was screaming and fighting.

Soon a second Albanian ran over to help him.

"They picked me up and shoved me in the trunk. The

next thing I knew I was at their headquarters, where

they held me three days. Later, a man came to see me

who gave me a thorough medical examination. He

measured my blood pressure, took blood and started

asking me a bunch of questions. He wanted to know how

healthy I was and I didn't understand why."

Eva was devoid of emotion. It was clear she had put

the incident behind her long ago.

"Who was this man? Was he a Serb or an Albanian?"

"I don’t know. He spoke both languages equally well,"

she said. "He wrote down everything I said in his

notebook. He was surprised when I told him how old I

was. I was born in 1960."

"You look wonderful for your age," we said. We

couldn't resist the compliment.

Eva smiled for the first and last time at our meeting.

"That's what saved me. Then the man who inspected me

left immediately. Later I was taken to their chief,

who was sitting in the office of a bank director. He

said: 'Pray to God and thank him for being so old. Now

get out of here.' And he threw me my passport. Ever

since I have believed in God. But I haven't left

Kosovo."

Eva said sadly that Prizen was a Serbian city in the

1990s. Most resident Serbs said they'd never live

anywhere else. But then they started leaving one by

one. Only Eva stayed. She refused to leave in 2001

when Albanians tried to kick in her apartment door, or

shot at her in the street.

"There was a massacre on March 17, 2004. Serbian homes

were burning in the city. The day before, the KFOR

soldiers had come to our homes and hung signs on the

doors reading 'This apartment is protected by the KFOR

forces.' I ripped the sign off right away. And on

March 18, Albanians came and started kicking in my

door. I called my Greek friend who works for a charity

mission and asked him to call the UN Police. But

someone told the Albanians that a patrol car was on

the way and they escaped. The police helped me pack my

things. I lived for an entire year at a military base

before going home.”

We got ready to leave Prizren before dark. But my

driver Doshko couldn't hold back. "Eva, don't you

understand? You can't live this way. Think about your

daughter. Here is my number in Grachanits. Call. I'll

help you move to our enclave."

Eva took the number, but made no promises. We didn't

judge her. Maybe Eva and Militsa are paying the price

for their nation's wrongdoings. They're forced to live

in torment in what was once a Serbian city. But

someday the tide may change. That's something worth

believing in.

Doshko was quiet on the way back to Grachanits. All he

said was: "It's a shame God doesn't have time for all

of us."

"I spoke with Carla. She waved us off"

We traveled to Belgrade to complete our investigation.

We had learned about a group at a refugee camp near

Obilich that was collecting information on kidnapped

Serbs. We were given the number of the group's head

Simo Spasich at a KFOR wagon inhabited by exiled

Serbs. Spasich had tried to get The Hague to

investigate the organ trafficking.

Spasich met us in a yellow T-shirt with the motto:

"Why have Belgrade and Prishtina forgotten kidnapped

Serbs?"

"I don't want people to forget their brothers,"

Spasich said, smiling sadly. He spoke in earnest. In

1998, both his brothers disappeared — Zharko and

Belko.

He still hopes to find them. "Several weeks after they

disappeared, I received the first news about them. A

Turk told me he saw both my brothers in Albania. They

were both alive. I was even able to talk to them by

phone. And that was the last time we spoke. My brother

says he doesn't know why he was kidnapped. They don't

force him to work and they don't demand ransom. I

could kidnap an international bus and demand they

return my brothers, but I hoped they'd trade them

instead. Serbia released 2,108 Albanians. But no one

was offered in return."

"Ponte writes in her book that Russian volunteers also

disappeared. Have you heard anything about this?" we

asked.

"There's one Russian in the list of kidnapped

individuals — Igor Sergeevich Nifontov born in 1968,"

Spasich said. "We don't even have his photo. He

disappeared in July 1999. There were probably more

Russians. Volunteers fought under different names.

Maybe the relatives of kidnapped Russians will read

the article and contact me?"

"What happened to the Serbs who were held hostage?" he

asked.

"The Albanians didn't kill everyone at once," Spasich

said. "We found bodies in mass graves and the

mountains.

"But the fate of many other Serbs was unclear until

several facts later came to light. I first spoke with

Ponte about this in 2001 in Belgrade.

"We gave her a list of 1,300 kidnapped individuals and

the letters that were dropped over Kosovo by NATO

planes signed by Thaci. They called all the Albanians

to leave the country before the bombings began. The

Albanians left in masses guarded by KLA soldiers. Our

kidnapped Serbs were seen among them. The Albanians

used this maneuver to get the kidnapped Serbs out of

the country under false pretenses as refugees."

"Why?" we asked.

"To take their organs before killing them," Spasich

said. "I know this is why over 1,000 people were taken

to Albania. Ponte only mentions 300 Serbs. In 2004, I

received a call from The Hague that all the Serbs who

were on the list were killed."

"Did you know that the Serbs were kidnapped for their

organs?" we asked.

"I assumed so," Spasich said. "We received information

in this regard. I learned from military personnel that

this happens in western Macedonia, too.

"When Ponte told us the Serbs on our list had been

killed, she knew that their organs had been stolen.

We're preparing a lawsuit against her for masking

these crimes.

"We could have punished the guilty four years ago. But

Kosovo's independence was dearer to The Hague than

some Serbs. They were willing to close their eyes to

the horrors committed by the Albanians. It's a big

political game. If everyone knew about the brutalities

committed against the Serbs, no one would have

recognized Kosovo's independence."

A Call to Brussels

Dmitry ROGOZIN, Russia's Representative in NATO: "It's

real-deal politics"

"The international community always knew about the

organ trafficking as described in Ponte's book.

"These are things that everyone knows who's ever been

involved with Kosovo's problems.

"There is serious evidence discrediting Thaci, the

KLA's head, who's still respected in the West.

"Everyone knew that the KLA is a terrorist

organization financed by drug trafficking.

"For the West, acknowledging these facts meant

breaking their plans for dividing Serbia, changing the

power scheme in the Balkans and weakening Russian

influence. My partners in Brussels call it 'real-deal

politics.'"

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ALBANIAN MEDIA CORROBORATES CLAIMS OF HUMAN ORGAN TRAFFICKING IN ALBANIA

www.slobodan-milosevic.org - April 30, 2008

Last Wednesday The Albanian Government slammed as "immoral inventions" allegations by Carla del Ponte that the Kosovo Liberation Army harvested organs from hundreds of Serbian prisoners at illegal hospitals in Albania.

"We regret that the former prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ... could write a book full of immoral inventions and absurdities condemnable not only from the moral aspect, but also the penal... The invention of such things encourages groups of radicals, nationalists and does nothing but to incite hate and violence which represent a real danger for peace in the Balkans" Albanian Foreign Minister Lulezim Basha said at a news conference.

In Kosovo, a senior adviser to Hashim Thaci denied the allegations saying, "These are horrible things even to imagine ... this is a product of her imagination."

The Albanians consider del Ponte's allegations so absurd that they aren't going to dignify them with an investigation. Kosovo's justice minister, Nekibe Kelmendi told reporters "These are pure fabrications by del Ponte or by Serbia itself. I have had four private meetings with Carla del Ponte and she never once mentioned any such allegations."

While it is certainly true that Carla del Ponte has a propensity for making wild baseless allegations against Serbs, she has not shown the same malice towards Albanians.

The Albanians are feigning moral outrage because the separatist regime in Pristina is struggling to secure international recognition for its unlawful secession from Serbia. Revelations that Kosovo's political leadership butchered prisoners and sold their internal organs on the black market certainly won't help the Albanians reach their political objective.

Del Ponte's claim that the KLA harvested human organs from its Serbian prisoners is plausible because Kosovo and Albania have long been known as centers for the illegal trafficking of human organs. As the following news reports will show, there is a long history of illegal organ trafficking in Albania and Kosovo. The Albanian news media and Albanian officials spoke openly about the problem in the past, so you can see what their denials are worth today.

World: Hidden trade in babies' organs

The Observer - October 25, 1998 (The Observer News Page; Pg. 27)

By HELENA SMITH

TIRANA - Albanian prosecutors believe a grisly trade in babies has arisen amid the breakdown of order in Albania. They suspect that the organs of missing children are being sold for transplant and that other infants are being stolen for adoption abroad.

Arben Rakipi, the country's attorney-general, told The Observer yesterday: 'What we are seeing is a step-by-step worsening of criminal life in Albania that began with contraband smuggling and has come to this.

'We could be talking about hundreds of stolen babies here, of doctors being involved in the trade and of a network that extends to Italy, Greece and Macedonia.'

He said an inquiry had begun into allegations that a 'horror clinic' specialising in human organs had been set up in Tirana. Local newspapers have reported that surgeons working with the Italian mafia were 'operating on babies and sending their organs to Italy'. Albanians were shown a gruesome shopping list of body parts. The going price for a heart, according to the daily Republica, was 30 million Lek ( pounds 130,000). A lung cost pounds 40,000 while kidneys were 'negotiable'.

The reports claimed that 'highly skilled' Albanian surgeons had forged links with the underworld while training abroad. Their scalpels were now being used on babies, and had also been aimed at children aged between four and twelve, because their organs 'were more developed and in demand'.

'I believe what the newspapers have written,' Rakipi said. 'Journalists in Albania are the best investigators.'

The inquiry is expected to move into high gear next month when Alberto Maritati, vice-president of Italy's Procura Anti-Mafia, visits

the former Stalinist state to discuss the prosecutor's findings.

In its short and violent life of democratic freedom Albania has known many demons. In the past two years alone, the majority of its people have lost life savings in pyramid investment schemes and seen their country brought to the brink of civil war under the law of the gun - while having to help thousands of refugees who have poured across the border from Kosovo.

But the baby scandal has shaken even this society. In interviews with The Observer, human rights activists, respected political commentators and women's groups all insisted they believed the reports. Many said they had begun to ask themselves where children were disappearing to.

Unicef officials say hundreds of children, mostly from the poverty-stricken highlands, have vanished. There have been many cases of dead new-born babies being discovered on rubbish dumps in Tirana. 'Child abuse is widespread here,' said Kozara Kati, head of Albania's Centre for Human Rights. 'For years we have heard of children being snatched by gangs or sent by their parents to beg and prostitute themselves in Italy and Greece. Many have returned with inexplicable scars on their bodies. We are, it seems, finally putting the jigsaw puzzle together.'

It is widely thought that most of the missing babies are stolen from mothers who are told they are stillborn, although poverty incites others to hand them to smugglers for a fee.

Despite efforts by Albania's new government to impose order, the lack of control that prevails in state-run institutions like hospitals is painfully apparent. At the main maternity hospital in Tirana guards allow visitors to walk freely into wards and operating rooms where cats can be seen feasting on bloody placentas thrown into waste buckets.

Women in the first stages of labour are watched by groups of curious onlookers. Doctors lack even surgical gloves, and have no idea of which mother and baby is which. The problem of anonymity, which frequently lays the ground for smugglers to move in, has become acute as hundreds of thousands of highlanders have converged on the capital. 'Registration is very difficult because mothers rarely have passports or any other form of documentation,' said the health minister, Leonard Solis, raising his hands in despair.

'This is a great handicap. We have good laws but implementing them is very hard. We want to strengthen the way Albania handles its births and deaths. But criminals are often stronger than the state. The babies scandal shows that nothing is sacred and everything is possible.'

Kosovo police arrest member of international child trafficking group

BBC Monitoring Europe (Political) - August 30, 2002, Friday

Excerpt from report by Lundrim Aliu: "Police break up child trafficking chain out of Prishtina airport" published by the Kosovo Albanian newspaper Koha Ditore on 30 August.

Prishtina Pristina , 29 August: Afrim Bushi, a 43-year-old man from Lushnja, Albania, will now feel the hand of Kosovar justice. On Thursday 29 August , charges were brought against him on grounds of involvement in an international network of child trafficking, trafficking of human bodies and/or paedophilia.

Bushi is already in a prison in Kosova, and the international police, a Kosova judge and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) believe that they have broken up an international chain trafficking Albanian children to Western Europe. Earlier this month, Bushi failed to deceive for at least the third time the police at Prishtina airport when he was trying to travel to Western Europe with a false visa and a captured child.

Shortly before boarding the plane - he was taking a 14-year-old boy to Duesseldorf, Germany - Bushi was stopped by an international border police officer who had expertise in illegal trafficking...

Investigations led to the conclusion that the trafficking Bushi was involved in with orphan children was done for trade in human organs or paedophilia purposes. The investigations have also shown that Bushi was part of a big criminal group.

UNMIK's spokesperson could not explain what kind of a group it is, but said Bushi belonged to a well-organized group that operates in several countries...

The charges against Bushi were brought after police in the Italian coastal town of Pescara arrested two Albanians who were living there. The Albanian couple has been accused of trafficking 36 children to Italy.

According to Italian police accounts carried by the Italian media, Ratis Petalli (age 39) and his 33-year-old wife Xhulieta used the papers of their three children to smuggle other Albanian children to Italy.

The Italian police suspect that the children were either sold or adopted illegally. Meanwhile, investigative authorities in Italy suspect that as many as 36 other children were used to cater for the needs of the European black market for human organs.

SOURCE: Koha Ditore, Pristina, in Albanian 30 Aug 02 p 4

HUMAN ORGAN TRAFFICKING ON RISE IN SERBIA-MONTENEGRO, VICTIMS MOSTLY CHILDREN

BBC Monitoring International Reports - August 15, 2004

Excerpt of a report from the Serbian newspaper Ekspres, Belgrade, 12th August.

In our country, illegal trafficking in human organs is flourishing especially in Kosovo. There is a case on record of the bodies of two boys found on a football field in Pristina with some of their organs missing. Abductions of children are a cause of great disturbance in the ethnic Albanian population, with fearful parents often sending their children away to relatives in Medvedja, Bujanovac and Presevo (in southern Serbia) for safety. Rumour has it that Albanians in smart cars lure children with presents, kill them and sell their organs for huge sums of money. Numerous abductions are attributed to a mafia specializing in human organ trafficking. Children disappear for a few weeks, only to reappear suddenly with fresh scars from surgical procedures. For example, an unknown man snatched a boy outside Pristina's City Museum in broad daylight.

People were particularly disturbed by the case of the boy Amrush, which finally substantiated rumours of abductions. The boy was taken to hospital complaining of stomach pains. An examination showed that one of his kidneys had been removed. He could not remember how this had happened, except that he had been given presents as an inducement to go with a strange man to Tirana.

The police are still paying scant attention to the problem of human organ thefts. These cases are mostly taken on by private detectives hired by families or relatives of abducted children. Unfortunately, they are not particularly successful, either.

"It is well known that Kosmet (Kosovo-Metohija) is a Mecca for human organ traffickers. They mostly target children. In recent years, abductions from orphanages and homes for retarded children have been on the increase. At the police station, parents or others who report an abduction and say they suspect organ theft are rarely believed," our source said, preferring not to be named because of the nature of his job.

According to Interpol information, there are illegal hospitals in Italy, Albania and Turkey where organs are removed from abducted persons and later sold.

"The human organ trafficking mafia is one of the best organized, after the drug cartels. Duties are strictly divided - there are abductors, surgeons and those who sell the organs. In Serbia-Montenegro, the entire matter is still considered to be a mystery. Even when somebody establishes that a particular person had an organ removed against their will, it is very hard to prove it. Big money is involved and there are some big names involved, too. The situation is very similar to child trafficking," our source said.

The highest demand is for children's organs and they fetch the highest price, our source said.

"A child's kidney in the West fetches more than 15,000 euros; an eye costs 5,000. After such operations - and there are cases where more than one organ is removed - the children are eventually buried somewhere or thrown into a river. Their fate is never discovered and the police list them as missing persons. Organs are transported in special fridges for known buyers. Organs are smuggled alongside some merchandise, so it is very easy to get them across the border." (Passage omitted: law on organ trafficking)

Source: Ekspres, Belgrade, in Serbian 12 Aug 04 p 7

Taking Aim at Exploitation, Enslavement Of Women

The Washington Post (Final Edition) - October 1, 2003, Wednesday - Pg. A16

By: Nora Boustany

Elizabeth Rehn, a former Finnish defense minister, is in Washington this week to decry the violent subjugation and exploitation of women, sold as sex slaves in many impoverished countries, while officials do little to address their plight.

Rehn, 68, chairs a Belgrade-based group on democratization and human rights in southeastern Europe. Rehn also served as U.N. undersecretary general and special rapporteur for human rights in the former Yugoslavia. She will be speaking at Georgetown and George Washington universities and the National Press Club this week.

A tireless champion and activist on behalf of women, she is here to discuss her concerns in meetings with Congress, the State Department and the World Bank.

After a tour in the Balkans that followed two years of interviewing women in 14 trouble zones, Rehn describes shocking realities involving the trafficking of young females and the sale of human organs in impoverished societies. Rehn said there are several hundred brothels in the Balkans operating out of the backrooms of cafes and restaurants, where young women are imprisoned and forced into prostitution with false promises of employment. She has studied such cases in Moldova, Romania, Ukraine and Russia.

Rehn said the international community is complicit in the trade because diplomats, workers at non-governmental organizations, police officers and religious group employees are among the clientele, according to many of the women she has interviewed.

"There is a marketplace outside Skopje [Macedonia] where women step around a stage naked, and brothel keepers just point their fingers to make a selection. Women are sold like cattle on the market and they are kept like slaves. Very few are paid, and if so, only a minute fraction of what their owners get for them," she said.

Some women sold as sex slaves told Rehn that they were also forced to engage in unprotected sex, because clients offer more money for such acts.

"It is like playing Russian roulette. Owners actually dictate what these women ought to do and the numbers of HIV-positive victims has increased tremendously in Moldova, the Ukraine and Russia," Rehn said.

Rehn is the co-author with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of a U.N. report, "Women, War and Peace," which recommends sanctions by the international community, as well as the establishment of truth commissions and the appointment of women to more leadership positions.

"We cannot get real order in the Balkans before we get to the bottom of this criminality," Rehn said. Trafficking in women, she said, is usually linked to drug dealing, money laundering, arms smuggling and corruption. She said local political leaders are involved in this form of organized crime, and in Moldova, the poorest country in Europe with families living on an average of $15 a month, hundreds of thousands of women are lured out of their homes, if not sold directly by family members or boyfriends.

The International Organization of Migration has rescued 400 to 500 girls and sent them home to Moldova from Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia by setting up safe houses for fleeing prostitutes, Rehn said. But there are many thousands who have not been rescued.

"Girls and women and their bodies have become the battlefield of fighting troops," Rehn said. "Ninety-five percent of all the households in the Congo had a rape victim. The youngest was a 9-month-old baby. What kind of monster, not animal, would do this?" In Sierra Leone, women said they begged to be raped instead of their daughters; 10-year-old girls were dragged off as "bush wives for household and sexual services," then released several years later with no way to protect themselves, Rehn said.

The conclusions she has drawn are universal. "If you look at Iraq, it is not enough to send in soldiers. As you start to create peaceful development, you have to get the women involved as breadwinners and main providers. In Iraq, 55 percent are women, and 45 percent are men. This is not a demand for gender equality but a demand for mankind," she said.

Brazilian Ambassador Rubens Barbosa asked President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during a breakfast last Thursday to relieve him of his duties here so he can leave the foreign service and become a trade consultant in the private sector. Barbosa agreed to stay on until the end of next March, while the process of selection and approval of his successor is completed. Two leading candidates are Roberto Abdenur, former ambassador to Berlin, and Bernardo Pericas, Brazil's representative to the Latin American Integration Association, according to the buzz in the Brazilian capital.

Barbosa, 65, will set up his own firm and "charge for what he has been doing for free" in helping major Brazilian manufacturers and exporters market their products, he said. Barbosa has served as ambassador to London as well as to the Latin American Integration Association in Montevideo, an 11-member economic cooperation bloc, before coming to Washington, the posting that capped his last 10 years abroad.

SERBIAN RADICAL PARTY SAYS KFOR STEALING "HUMAN ORGANS" FROM KOSOVO SERB VICTIMS

BBC Monitoring Europe (Political) - July 31, 1999, Saturday

Text of report by Serbian news agency Beta Belgrade, 30th July.

The Serbian Radical Party (SRS) government coalition party, which has announced its withdrawal from the Serbian government - Vojislav Seselj is the SRS leader today accused the United States of announcing a new bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FRY , because it is certain that a part of the Serbian opposition, which, according to the Radicals, is controlled by the West, will not win the elections.

"Since the Americans realize that their branch office in Yugoslavia cannot achieve any success, irrespective of the dollars invested, NATO is announcing that it will again stress its threats with bombs, as it is aware that the Serbian people will not give their vote to traitors in free and democratic elections," reads the statement by the SRS executive council.

The Radicals have moreover condemned the arrival in Kosovo of politicians from the countries "who bombed" the FRY, saying that they represent "another aspect of the violation" of the UN Security Council, since their visit has not been authorized by the Yugoslav authorities.

The statement accused the British Kfor Kosovo Force contingent of being responsible for the killing of 14 Serbs in the village of Staro Gracko, and assessed that banning Serbian doctors from being present at the autopsies may be a concealment of another crime, specifically, "the organized theft of human organs" .

SOURCE: Beta news agency, Belgrade, in Serbo-Croat 1342 gmt 30 Jul 99

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Thanks for posting this important subject, Maggie.

Burning flags is against the law and can result in a fine or prison sentence. Serious stuff. Unlike the contents of your post, obviously...

To summarize: the US backed Kosovo Liberation Army kidnapped people to extract their body organs (and then kill them) to raise revenue to buy heroin from Afghanistan to sell into Europe in order to generate the necessary funds to be able to buy the arms willingly sold to them by the US and Europe.

Then there are babies being stolen so their organs can be harvested, or sold in the illegal adoption trade.

This is not to mention babies conceived by their parents expressly for the purpose of bringing them up fully trained to operate in the sex trade, discussed elsewhere, or for training as souless assassins under programmes similar to MKULTRA (discussed by Peter Levenda in his book Sinister Forces). Nor to mention the satanic ritual abuse that likewise occupies these same realms.

It is horrible. Disgusting and despicable. It is sheer unadulterated evil.

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That it is David. And all under the nose of western organisations supposed to be there to prevent abuses and create civil order.

I am trying to find better documentation to post here through some contacts and will do so if there is any.

I will just point out that even though the Albanian and Kosovar (is there a difference?) governments have rejected the validity of Del Ponte's statements the Albanian media and government have in the past reported such abuses only they were Albanian not Serbian. And as Mandy Rice-Davies said 'Well, they would say that wouldn't they?" given that there is mid to high level Albanian involvement in this. Del Ponte also refers to the fear that the IHTY administrators and judges had of the Albanians. Many felt that the Albanians 'would get at them' somehow. This is indeed not an unfounded fear as every witness in the trial of Haradinaj for well documented war crimes was killed or disappeared in unusual circumstances where ever they lived in the world. This resulted in him being freed due to 'lack of evidence'. I suppose lack of living witnesses amounts to the same thing. Haradinaj as also very pally with UNMIK Chief Soren Jessen-Petersen and Del Ponte accuses UNMIK of having obstructed cooperation with the Prosecutor’s Office in this case and the case of the organ trafficking and kidnap victims. So I don't think there will be too much evidence forth coming from the UN. They have been asked to hand over all documents and evidence for both cases to the Serbian government who wish to deal with it through the national courts. Serbian government web site I would love to know what Soren Jessen-Petersen's bank account is like. The German secret service BND is saying that Martti Ahtisaari recieved a US$50 million plus bribe Martti bribe and this is not getting coverage in the western MSM ( Fokus website http://www.fokus.ba/vidi.php?rub=2&vijest=1649 ) So there is corruption in high places.

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One western name that keeps coming up in relation to this matter is French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner. He was a doctor with Medicins Sans Frontieres at this time. Further inquires underway.

http://en.fondsk.ru/article.php?id=1400

27.05.2008

Mikhail YAMBAEV

Rabid Dogs

On May 21, the leader of Slovania’s National Party Zmago Yelincic reprimanded “old lady Europe” for her going out of her way trying to disregard things, closing her eyes on them or even pretending that they had nothing to do with her. What he was referring to were things horrible things the mind of a normal human being fails to conceive.

It seems that it was just a short while ago, when a certain part of European public’s memories were set on fire provoked by the memories of Carla del Ponte, Swiss Persecutor General at the International Tribunal against the Former Yugoslavia (ITFYu) , writing about the practiced removal of different inner organs from live Serbs, Bosnians, Gypsies and a part of Albanians. With time, silence fell. Well, all told, what are those Serbs? The Untermenschen, according to the Nazi rating of Albanians, were the loyal servants of Hitler. But what about Europe? Why is it silent? Is it afraid? Of what? Can it be that they took fright that the democratic shiptars could rip off Europeans looking for new for want of donor organs taken off from them for their bosses across the Atlantic?

Well, Zmago Yelincic demanded that premier Yanes Yansi answer his inquiry about the fate of Kosovo Slovenians stating that their majority was turned away from their homesteads, and some were murdered for the purpose of removal of their inner organs for sale.

According to Yelimcic, some 500 to 1,000 Slovenians lived in Kosovo, and 99% were driven out of their houses that were burned, many people were murdered and young Slovenians were sent to Albania, where their inner organs were removed for sale.

Premier Yansia spoke about this information as unbelievable

But the government pledged to verify it and prepare a report to answer the question asked by the MP.

Yilencic quoted a case of a 17-year old boy whose inner organs were removed with the assistance of UNMIK, UNPROFOR and KFOR members and servicemen.

The leader of the Slovenia’ National Party Yelencic also referred to Carla del Ponte’s book. “It is sad that in its striving to become ethnically pure Kosovofrelies on the support of Slovenia.”

Miliana Petrovic, who was one of the eyewitnesses of Carla del Ponte telling her about the Albanian death camps where Serbs were operated on to remove their body organs, affirms that the inmates were Romanians, Russians, Greeks, Ukrainians and Arabs.

The newspaper “Kurir” wrote that Albania was not only a cemetery for the people kidnapped from Kosovo and Metohia. The present-day “Mengeles” used carved white slaves from Romania, Albania, Russia, Greece, Montenegro and some Arab countries...

According to “Kurir” Albania’s top political figures had a finger in that pie along with the leaders of the Kosice Liberation Army, but – most importantly –the KFOR and UNMIK people !!!. That was what has been evidenced by Miliana Mitrovic. Again – she was one of the eyewitnesses of Carla del Ponte’s.

Mitrovic stresses that owing to being acquainted with an Albanian businessman she visited these camps and got much of first-hand information about crimes committed there. However, when in 2002 official Serbian authorities began talking about that, no one would listen to them. On top of that Miliana Mitrovich was more than once threatened.

Albanians brought prostitutes from all over the world for the KFOR and UNMIK servicemen, and after their “use” they were sent to Albania, “for organs.” Death camps were located in Kukes, Elbasan, Fior and Drac. The notorious “yellow house”, where people were operated on to remove their inner organs was in Tirana. Operations were performed by Americans, Germans and Britons.

According to the newspaper’s interviewee the healthiest men under 45 were singled out of those taken prisoner who were then brought to US military bases abroad, primarily in Germany and Italy, presumably as cannon meat for US “warriors” ’.

The “Kurir”’s interviewee contends that taking part in that dirty business were the former and the current Albanian premieres Fatos Nano and Sali Berisa at the blessing or at least silent consent of “Doctor Death”, former UNMIK chief Bernard Couchner, who is now the top French diplomat. He was wont to tell about his coup de graces at different wars where he acted as a member of the mission Physicians for Peace. Also in this rank is the darling of ITFYu humanists Ramus Haradinai, who personally brutally tortured prisoners, his brother Daut, Agim Ceku, Hasism Taci, a favourite of European capitals, and others.

Miliana Mitrovic also reported that a number of Serbian politicians made an attempt to raise some money to trace the Serbs who had disappeared. The investigation came to a halt when the Albanian who was expected to deliver information about some of the kidnapped people, was murdered.

Hasim-the-Ripper is now a welcome visitor to European capitals...

As for the fate of the Serbs seems to worry no one...

Right?

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http://www.b92.net/eng/news/crimes-article...mp;nav_id=50753

"No political will to investigate Kosovo missing"

3 June 2008 | 09:46 | Source: Tanjug

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Senior DSS official Miloš Aligrudić believes that any serious investigation into the fate of kidnapped Kosovo Serbs has been blocked.

Miloš Aligrudić (FoNet, archive)

Miloš Aligrudić (FoNet, archive)

Aligrudić, who is also Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) vice-president, made the comments while speaking in Kosovska Mitrovica to family members of kidnapped or missing Serbs, adding that there was no political will to resolve this issue.

He was particularly critical of U.S. policy, which, he said, was hampering resolution of this matter.

Quoting information in former Hague Chief Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte’s book, the senior Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) official said that "American policy helped block investigations into crimes committed by members of the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA)."

"That is probably at the root of the entire matter, but it is essential for us to see that this thing is resolved also through the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which deals with the issue of human rights," he said.

Meanwhile, representatives of the Association of Families of Kidnapped and Missing Persons in Kosovo appealed yesterday to the international public and courts to establish the criminal responsibility of KFOR and UNMIK representatives, as, during their mandate, a large number of Serbs had been kidnapped and their fate was still unknown.

Association Coordinator Milorad Trifunović said that they should insist on extracting the truth from one former KFOR commander about what he knew of the fate of missing Serbs.

"We should also ask UNMIK representatives, particularly Malcolm Stark, who has confirmed that there were 144 camps in Kosovo in which Serbs were held prisoner, to tell us what happened to those missing persons," said Trifunović.

He stressed that Stark should say who had been responsible for holding those people prisoner in those camps, the exact location of the camps, as well as the identity of the people responsible for the disappearance of camp prisoners.

Trifunović, whose brother Miroslav disappeared together with ten of his colleagues from the Belačevac mine in 1998, said that former UNMIK Chief and current French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner should reveal all he knows about kidnapped and missing persons, "because as a doctor and member of Medicins Sans Frontieres, Kouchner knows something about those events."

He added that Del Ponte should tell the truth, "which she is turning into money by writing her books."

Representatives of kidnapped and missing Serbs in Kosovo insist on opening up Hague Tribunal archives as well as those of KFOR, because, as they say, there are grounds to believe that those archives contain the truth about the missing Serbs from Kosovo.

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David Milliband, what passes for a Foreign Secretary in British politics nowadays, declared the creation of an independent Kosovo a "unique" and "moral" act. Which only goes to show that Milliband may be an intellectual, but he clearly never studied European history.

Kosovo is in fact Europe's first CIA state, owned and created by the military-intelligence-multinational complex, with their multi-billion dollar, purpose built capital, Camp Bondsteel, at its heart. The KLA are the latest in a long line of terrorist groups (sorry "liberation armies"), coopted or created by the CIA to further geopolitical interests and smuggle the spoils of war. What's new about the KLA is that their smuggling isn't limited to guns and drugs, but extends to people and organs.

And, lest we forget, the destruction of the Balkans in the so-called "Yugoslav Civil War" was official NATO & Western policy run from Washington and Bonn. The German state knows all about ethnic cleansing and lebensraum:

Correspondence between German Politicians Reveals the Hidden Agenda behind Kosovo's "Independence"

by Aleksandar Pavić

Global Research, March 12, 2008

Or: How NATO broke international law in drive to match Rome’s “greatest territorial expansion”

To all those still trying to get at the bottom of the recent US-led unilateral declaration of Kosovo’s “independence” completely outside of the UN framework and America’s willingness to destabilize not just relations with Russia but the entire international order, no document provides a clearer or more cogent explanation of the entire process than the following piece of correspondence.

In a strikingly frank letter to then German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, of May 2, 2000, in the form of a report from a State Department/American Enterprise Institute-sponsored conference in Bratislava, Slovakia (“Is Euro-Atlantic Integration Still on Track? Opportunities and Obstacles,” held on April 28-30, 2000), Willy Wimmer, then member of the German Bundestag and Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), succinctly lays out the causes of NATO’s 78-day bombing of Yugoslavia in the spring of 1999, the purposes behind NATO’s further enlargement toward the borders of Russia, and, most importantly from the aspect of global security, the US aim of undermining the international legal order as part of its vision of succeeding the Roman Empire at the height of its territorial expansion.

The conference itself was held at a very high level, with several prime ministers, foreign ministers and defense ministers from Central European countries in attendance, along with high-level State Department, OSCE and NATO officials, and representatives of high profile international NGO’s and think tanks

(see http://www.aei.org/research/nai/events/pag....11/default.asp for a complete list of participants and http://www.aei.org/research/nai/events/pag....11/default.asp for the conference agenda), including Richard Perle and Daniel Fried, current U.S. Assistant Secretary of State.

The fact that the correspondence between two of Germany’s and Europe’s highest officials pertains to a conference that took place almost 8 years ago does not make it any less relevant. Quite the contrary. Looking back at the events that have taken place since, and especially having in mind the “Kosovo parliament’s” “Declaration of Independence” of February 17, 2008, and the subsequent lightning-quick recognition of the new “state” on the part of the US and its closest, mostly Western allies, Willy Wimmer’s letter is not just a prophecy, but a roadmap, both of certain key events in Europe of the previous 8 years (expanding NATO to Rumania and Bulgaria “in order to secure a land connection with Turkey,” “permanently excluding Serbia out of European development,” establishing an unhindered US military presence in ex-Yugoslavia – Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo – etc.) and of events (soon?) to come (“undermining the international legal order,” “favoring peoples’ rights to self-determination over all other provisions or rules of international law,” etc.) on the international scene, including, most likely, a descent into disorder on a global scale.

In a subsequent interview given to a German foreign policy magazine (an excerpt of which was translated into English and posted on the site of New Serbian Political Thought, an influential Serbian political periodical - http://www.nspm.org.yu/Prikazi/nspm_on_eng...008_wimer1.htm), Wimmer further elaborated on the points made in his letter, revealing, among other things, that the US is using the Balkans to cushion the fallout with Muslim states over its Mid-East policies, but also, following in Bismarck’s footsteps, to keep the rest of Europe off balance by encouraging unrest in that region, which, as an added bonus, is a good way to spoil European-Russian relations.

If there were any doubts as to the aggressive nature of the US-led policy regarding Kosovo (and Europe as a whole), the following letter will almost certainly dispel them. The same applies to all doubts as to whether the case of Kosovo’s secession and its US-led recognition as an independent state represents not just a grievous but a deliberate violation of international law and the wrecking of the post-World War II European and global order.

Mr. Gerhard Schröder

Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

Bundeskanzleramt

Schloßplatz 1

10178 Berlin

Berlin, May 2, 2000

Highly esteemed Mr. Chancellor,

At the end of last week I had the opportunity to attend a conference in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, jointly organized by the American State Department and the American Enterprise Institute (the foreign policy institute of the Republican Party). The main topics of the gathering were the Balkans and NATO enlargement.

The conference was attended by very high level political officials, as witnessed by the presence of a large number of prime ministers, as well as foreign ministers and defense ministers from the region. Among the numerous important points of discussion, certain themes deserve special mention:

1.

The conference organizers demanded the speediest possible international recognition of an independent state of Kosovo within the circle of the allied states.

2.

The organizers declared that the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia lies outside of any legal framework, before all outside the Helsinki Final Act [on the inviolability of state borders – trans. note].

3.

The European legal order presents an obstacle to carrying out the plans of NATO. In this sense, the American legal system is more suitable for application in Europe.

4.

The war against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was waged in order to rectify General Eisenhower’s erroneous decision during World War II. Therefore, for strategic reasons, American troops must be stationed there, in order to compensate for the missed opportunity from 1945.

5.

The European allies participated in the war against Yugoslavia in order to, de facto, overcome the obstacle and dilemma that appeared after the adoption of NATO’s “New Strategic Concept” in April 1999, that is, the Europeans’ efforts to previously secure a UN or OSCE mandate.

6.

Without denigrating the importance of the Europeans’ after-the-fact legalistic interpretation, namely that the expansion of NATO’s tasks beyond the treaty’s legal domain in the war against Yugoslavia was just an exception, it is nevertheless clear that this represented a precedent, to be invoked by anyone at any time, and that many others will follow the example in the future.

7.

It would be good, during NATO’s current enlargement, to restore the territorial situation in the area between the Baltic Sea and Anatolia such as existed during the Roman Empire, at the time of its greatest power and greatest territorial expansion.

8.

For this reason, Poland must be flanked to the north and to the south with democratic neighbor states, while Romania and Bulgaria are to secure a land connection with Turkey. Serbia (probably for the purposes of securing an unhindered US military presence) must be permanently excluded from European development.

9.

North of Poland, total control over St. Petersburg’s access to the Baltic Sea must be established.

10.

In all processes, peoples’ rights to self-determination should be favored over all other provisions or rules of international law.

11.

The claim that, during its attack on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, NATO violated all international rules, and especially all the relevant provisions of international law – was not disputed.

After this conference, at which discussion was quite candid and open, it will not be possible to avoid the importance and long-term ramifications of its conclusions, especially having in mind the competence of the participants and organizers.

It seems that the American side, for the sake of its own goals, is willing and ready to undermine, on a global scale, the international legal order, which came about as a result of the two world wars in the previous century. Force is to stand above law. Wherever international law stands in the way, it is to be removed.

When the League of Nations experienced a similar fate, World War II was not far off. The manner of thought that takes into regard solely its own interests can only be referred to as totalitarian.

With friendly regards,

Willy Wimmer

Member, German Bundestag and Vice President, Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE

(Note: a facsimile of the original letter, in German, can be found at http://www.medienanalyse-international.de/wimmer.html

The above translation is from a German-to-Serbian translation by Nikola Živković, which appeared in the Belgrade weekly “NIN,” of February 8, 2007. Another translation, by Andrej Grubacic, preceded by a commentary, can be found at http://www.zmag.org/Sustainers/Content/200...18grubacic.cfm)

Introduction and translation: Aleksandar Pavić

Aleksandar Pavić is a political commentator living in Belgrade, Serbia.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?con...va&aid=8304

Yes, Jan, a most interesting article. The Germans have been involved in the break up of Yugoslavia since the beginning with Slovenia. While most of us were enjoying a refreshing break from the horrors of war after WW2, setting up the UN (and Yugoslavia) and trying to make the world a better place for all, it now seems that others were just regrouping and waiting for their chance. I am reminded of Tom Lehrer's "MLF Lullaby" and the line where it says

"Once all the Germans were warlike and mean,

But that couldn't happen again.

We taught them a lesson in 1918

And they've hardly bothered us since then."

One of my internet friends now refers to NATO as the Nordic Aryan Teutonic Order and I have to say it works well.

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Guest David Guyatt
Yilencic quoted a case of a 17-year old boy whose inner organs were removed with the assistance of UNMIK, UNPROFOR and KFOR members and servicemen.

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Albanians brought prostitutes from all over the world for the KFOR and UNMIK servicemen, and after their “use” they were sent to Albania, “for organs.” Death camps were located in Kukes, Elbasan, Fior and Drac. The notorious “yellow house”, where people were operated on to remove their inner organs was in Tirana. Operations were performed by Americans, Germans and Britons.

Words fail me...

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