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16 Jahre, wurden die Kosovo Todesschwadronen von kriminellen NATO Partner vertuscht

November 25, 2014 1 Kommentar

Alleged connections between top Kosovo politicians and assassin investigated

The final in Julian Borger’s series on Kosovo explores how senior figures in the governing party are being targeted in a major Eulex inquiry

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EU accused over its Kosovo mission

Hashim Thaçi
The investigation into the shadowy spy group known as Shik could prove embarrassing for western intelligence agencies, whose support for PM Hashim Thaçi (pictured) dates back to the Kosovo war. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

The EU legal mission in Kosovo, under fire for allegedly shielding powerful local politicians, reopened an investigation on Friday into connections between a convicted hit-man and senior figures in the governing party.
The move comes at a time when the EU is to send a legal expert to scrutinise the operations of the EU Rule of Law mission in Kosovo, Eulex, which is in crisis following recent allegations by a British whistleblower that it has been covering up evidence of corruption.

The investigation has been launched five years after a confessed assassin, Nazim Bllaca, claimed on video to have taken part in numerous killings of political opponents as part of a hit squad working for the intelligence wing of the governing PDK party.

A new investigation into the shadowy spy group, known as Shik, could also prove embarrassing for western intelligence agencies, particularly the CIA and France’s DGSE, whose support for prime minister Hashim Thaçi, the PDK and Shik dates back to the 1998-9 Kosovo war. At the time, the Americans and French backed Thaçi as the most effective Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander fighting the Serbian military, which was conducting a brutal counter-insurgency and “ethnic-cleansing campaign”.

Some Kosovar and Eulex investigators believe these wartime intelligence ties have helped protect the PDK leadership and held back efforts since Kosovo’s 2008 independence to curb the country’s runaway corruption and organised crime.

In his November 2009 video confession, Bllaca said he worked for Azem Syla, a former defence minister and several other powerful party figures.

According to the Kosovan daily Koha Ditore – which first published the revelations of the British whistleblower, Maria Bamieh, and the news of the Syla investigation – Bllaca’s family were moved abroad for their protection on Wednesday. The Guardian independently confirmed the launch of the Syla investigation with a Eulex source in Kosovo.

Syla and Thaçi have repeatedly dismissed allegations they were involved in corruption or political killings. Syla told Koha Ditore: “The credibility of such accusations is often unfounded and tendentious.”

In 2012 Syla was expelled from Switzerland, in part for abuse of the social security system, drawing €350,000 in disability payments there while he was working as a politician in Kosovo.

A Eulex spokeswoman, Dragana Nikolić-Solomon, said she could not confirm or deny an investigation was under way. “As you will appreciate, investigations cannot be commented in public. One of the main principles in such proceedings is the principle of confidentiality.”

The launch of the new enquiry, which will be conducted by Kosovan and Eulex investigators, will raise questions of why it was not begun five years earlier.

In his 2009 video Bllaca said that he worked for the execution arm of Shik, charged with killing “collaborators”, LDK officials and potential witnesses against KLA commanders for war crimes.

He said that between 1999 and 2003 he took part in an estimated 17 crimes, including assassinations, attempted assassinations, threats and blackmail, claiming that he worked directly for Syla.

His explosive testimony threatened to devastate the PDK and confirm suspicions that Shik, supposed to have been disbanded, remained a potent force in the shadows of Kosovan public life.

According to Andrea Capussela, former head of the economics unit in the International Civilian Office, a multilateral supervisory body in Kosovo, Shik is “the elite’s main instrument for political crime and a major criminal enterprise in its own right, with estimated annual earnings of $200m (£125m).”

Bllaca’s confession was highly embarrassing for Eulex as it turned out he had attempted months earlier to give his testimony to a top European prosecutor from the mission, who did not make a record of it. Furthermore, it took four days from Bllaca’s public testimony for Eulex to arrest him and put him in protective custody.

Bamieh, the British whistleblower at the heart of the current Eulex crisis, told the Guardian that she was prevented by a more senior prosecutor from questioning Bllaca about his information on PDK leaders and their involvement in suspicious privatisation deals. Bamieh was told he was not a credible witness.

“Evidently … his statements were judged credible in the parts in which he incriminated himself and other killers like him, but not credible in the parts in which he accused members of the political elite, despite the fact that such statements exposed him to a high risk of retaliation and were therefore unlikely to be knowingly false,” Capussela said in an assessment of Eulex’s six years of operations.

The new spotlight on the campaign of assassinations by Shik, may also prove uncomfortable for western intelligence agencies which helped set up the organisation during the Kosovo war, in which Nato sided with the KLA to oust Serbian forces from the former Yugoslav province, paving the way for its declaration of independence in 2008.

Kadri Veseli, the Shik chief and a close aide to Thaci, told the US news website GlobalPost in 2011: “We had a lot of partners — 25 intelligence services … The US, they help us a lot.”

 

Veseli said foreign intelligence services helped Shik “in every way”, but denied that Shik had carried out systematic political killings.

As well as the CIA, Shik received particular support from France’s external intelligence service, the DGSE. France, alone among the western allies, had provided military training for the KLA. British wartime intercepts of Serbian military communications during the Kosovo war, even revealed that DGSE officers had been killed alongside KLA fighters in a Serbian ambush.

In the spring of 1999, according to investigators who have tracked Shik’s activities, a group of 20 Shik recruits were taken out on a boat from the Albanian port of Durres and transferred to a French warship. They had been dressed in dark blue shirts so they would blend in with the French soldiers. Shipped to France they were given specialist weapons training as part of what was supposed to be a course in close protection. But according to investigators, some of the French-trained Shik recruits later became members of the assassination squad.

The French connection with Shik was strengthened when French troops took over control of northern Kosovo after the 1999 Nato intervention, which included the Drenica region, home to Thaci’s family and his close circle. A former head of DGSE operations, Xavier Bout de Marnhac, ran Eulex from 2010 to 2012.

A Kosovan investigator estimated the hit squad was responsible for as many as 30 killings, and that the French connection had helped played a part in Eulex’s apparent reluctance to pursue investigations to the top reaches of Kosovan politics.

 

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/07/kosovo-hitman-inquiry-eulex-hashim-thaci

Washingtons Todesschwadronen

Von Bill Van Auken, 11. Juni 2015

Ein Artikel in der New York Times über das Seal Team 6 deckt auf, dass die US-Regierung sich immer mehr auf den Einsatz von Todesschwadronen verlässt.

Ex-NATO Chef: Lord Roberston: “the KLA were responsible for more deaths in Kosovo than the Yugoslav [Serb] authorities had been.”

 Kosovo: a template for disaster

The idea that Kosovo is a model for humanitarian intervention in Libya is based on a series of myths

As they weigh up whether to support the attack on Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, some western commentators are taking comfort from the 1999 Nato air war against Serbia, which is widely viewed as a successful humanitarian mission that protected Kosovans from Serbian aggression. Moreover it was done at low cost to the intervening powers, who suffered no combat casualties. And ultimately it led to the ousting of Serbia’s villainous leader, Slobodan Milosevic. The Libya intervention, it is hoped, will have a similarly positive outcome.

In reality, Kosovo presents little basis for optimism with regard to Libya. Its success is based on a series of myths.

The first is that in Kosovo, war constituted a morally simple conflict, between aggressive Serbs and victimised Kosovan Albanians; and that Nato, in backing the Albanians, was furthering the cause of human rights. In fact, none of the parties were particularly moral. The war crimes of Serbian forces are well known, but their Kosovan adversaries committed crimes too. In early 1999, Tony Blair believed that the Kosovo Liberation Army was “not much better than the Serbs”, according to Alastair Campbell’s memoirs. And the UK defence minister George Robertson stated that until shortly before the Nato bombing campaign, “the KLA were responsible for more deaths in Kosovo than the Yugoslav [Serb] authorities had been.”

A similar situation could occur in Libya: securing regime change will probably require a foreign occupation, which could last for years, in a country with three times the population of Kosovo and a much larger territory. The Nato powers may have no choice but to field troops, and to fund their occupation activities – on top of the UK and US commitment in Iraq and Afghanistan, and during a global economic crisis.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/21/kosovo-template-for-disaster-libya

Robertson Underlines NATO Commitment to Kosovo

27/06/2003

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      Roberston stressed that the people of Kosovo must oppose organised crime and extremism and promised that the alliance will remain committed to helping them. He said the international community was not prepared to give up Kosovo “to organised criminals and those who use brutality in the name of ethnic nationalism”.………..

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Kosova- Bildete der französische Geheimdienst Mörder und Banditen aus ?

von Ilir Berisha am 12.11.2014

Der französische Geheimdienst DGSE bildete nach Berichten der britischen Zeitung „The Guardian“, offensichtlich Mitglieder des Regierungsparteigeheimdiensts PDK- SHIK- aus. Dies berichtete unter Berufung auf die britische Zeitung, die kosovarische Zeitung „Zeri“ am vergangenen Samstag.Darunter ist zu verstehen, dass der Geheimdienst SHIK in der Handhabung von Waffen

und Verhörmethoden, zum Teil im Frankreich trainiert wurde. Der Chef des Geheimdienstes SHIK , Kadri Veseli bestätigte diesen Bericht. Selbstverständlich bestreitet er Morde gegenüber bestimmten Personen in Kosova. Die britische Zeitung hingegen schreibt, dass spezielle unter der Leitung von Azem Syla, rund 30 politisch motivierter Morde gegenüber Rivalen der Regierungspartei PDK in Kosova stattfanden. Unumstritten ist hingegen, dass der französische Geheimdienst seine Zusammenarbeit mit der SHIK seit dem Herbst 1998 betreibt. Im Frühjahr 1999 wurden Akteure des Parteigeheimdienstes SHIK, in Frankreich in der Handhabung von Waffen trainiert. Auch der US amerikanische CIA arbeitete nach eigenem bekunden mit der SHIK zusammen. Nun findet offiziell eine Untersuchung gegen den französischen Geheimdienst durch die Organe der EULEX in Kosova statt. Ein Mitarbeiter der französischen Mission im Kosova, hat die Zusammenarbeit mit der SHIK bereits eingestanden. Die noch Regierung unter Hashim Thaci , versucht sich gegenwärtig mit allen Mitteln -obwohl sie über keinerlei Mehrheit im Parlament mehr verfügt- an der Macht zu halten. Einer der engsten Mitarbeiter von Hashim Thaci ist der Leiter des Geheimdienstes SHIK, Kadri Veseli. Gegenwärtig versucht die SHIK mittels Erpressung andere Abgeordnete, doch noch zur Wahl einer PDK Regierung zu bewegen. Letzteres ist für diese Leute von eminenter Bedeutung. Die führenden Politiker der PDK hatten in den letzten Jahren Millionen Euro an Privatvermögen angehäuft………………kosovo – aktuell

http://balkanblog.org/2011/03/23/-/

 

Kosovo by the Institute for European Policy commissioned by the German Bundeswehr

11/18/2007 (Balkanalysis.com)

By David Binder

Forget about status negotiations for a moment. The near-term outlook for Kosovo is unalterably grim: an economy stuck in misery; a bursting population of young people with “criminality as the sole career choice;” an insupportably high birthrate; a society imbued with corruption and a state dominated by organized crime figures.

These are the conclusions of “Operationalizing of the Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans,” a 124-page investigation by the Institute for European Policy commissioned by the German Bundeswehr and issued last January. This month the text turned up on a weblog. It is labeled “solely for internal use.” Provided one can plow through the appallingly dense Amtsdeutsch – “German officialese” – that is already evident in the ponderous title, a reader is rewarded with sharp insights about Kosovo.

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http://balkanblog.org/2007/11/19/1647/

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Standart Rituale bei den US Kultur der Unversitäten: betrunkene Frauen zu vergewaltigen


Confronting Campus Rape

A growing wave of grassroots activists is forcing universities to take a stronger stand against sexual abuse – and now the Obama administration is joining the fight

sexual assault  protest
Christine Baker/The Patriot-News /Landov
Over 250 Dickinson College students gathered to protest against sexual assault on campus

By | June 4, 2014

April 4th, 2004, is a date Laura Dunn has never forgotten. That was the day the Midwestern preacher’s daughter who didn’t believe in sex before marriage says she lost her virginity to not one but two University of Wisconsin-Madison athletes. Dunn was a freshman member of the crew team, attending a boozy frat bash, and she lost count of her intake after seven raspberry-vodka shots. She remembers two older teammates led her out, guys she knew. She was stumbling drunk, but one of them helped her walk, and they headed, she thought, toward another campus party. Instead, they led her to one of their apartments, where she found herself on a bed with both of them on top of her, as she drifted in and out of consciousness. When she started to get sick, one of them led her to the bathroom, where he penetrated her from behind while she was throwing up.

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 The next morning, she went back to her apartment, tossed her bloody underwear in the hamper and took a shower. „It was awful. I was trying to get it off my skin.“

In the afternoon, one of the teammates called. „He said, ‚I felt bad for you, are you OK?'“ recalls the petite brunette, a recently graduated law student. „I was like, ‚Why did I find blood in my underwear?‘ He was like, ‚Do you want to talk about it?'“

They agreed to meet later, off campus. Both young men showed up. „I said, ‚What did you do?‘ And then one said, ‚I raped you.‘ But the other teammate was like, ‚No, it was a threesome. It was great.'“

It took Dunn more than a year to come to terms with the truth of the first assessment. Ten years on, she’s still looking for justice.

In the past few years, the issue of campus rape has exploded, with dozens of schools, including Harvard Law, under investigation. Activists are protesting on campus and in Washington. The president of the United States is talking about it, and his vice president and White House staff formed a task force to combat sexual violence on campus.

„Sexual violence is more than just a crime against individuals,“ Obama said, announcing the task force at the White House in January. „It threatens our families; it threatens our communities. Ultimately, it threatens the entire country. It tears apart the fabric of our communities. And that’s why we’re here today – because we have the power to do something about it as a government, as a nation.“

Activists and victims proclaimed he was the first American president to utter the phrase „sexual violence.“ Four months later – lightning-fast by government task-force standards – the group made a series of recommendations to colleges about dealing with sexual-assault charges.

„It is incredible that the president of the United States of America told survivors he has their back,“ says Caroline Heldman, chair of the department of political science at Occidental, who has counseled victims on her campus and is writing a book on the issue. „We have never seen anything like this in the 100-plus years women have been fighting sexual violence.“

Feminists hailed Obama’s involvement in the rape issue as historic, a watershed moment for women’s politics. A wave of student activism preceded the presidential announcement, with thousands of Laura Dunns coming out, putting their names and faces behind charges of grotesque sexual abuse. Their stories are more common than they thought. A 2007 Department of Justice-funded Campus Sexual Assault survey, conducted at two large Midwestern universities, found one in five college women said they had experienced some type of sexual assault. And another DOJ study found that a whopping 75 percent of college rapes occurred when the victims or the assailants had been drinking.

More college women have become willing to speak publicly about their ordeals thanks to social media, where they first formed networks and traded similar tales of drunken violations, and of campus investigations that led nowhere. They started sharing information about their rights under federal law, and about how to tell their stories, and how to collectively file federal complaints against their colleges and universities.

Rape is a local law enforcement issue, but when it happens on a college campus, it also becomes a federal issue, because of several statutes addressing women’s rights at educational institutions. The Clery Act was passed in 1990, named after Jeanne Clery, a Lehigh University student who was asleep in her room when a 19-year-old fellow student forced his way in and raped, tortured and strangled her. The law named after her requires campuses to report incidents of violence on campus.

The second major law that applies to campus rape is Title IX, passed generations ago, in 1972, which broadly required colleges and universities to provide equal educational opportunities for men and women. In 1977, legal scholar Catharine MacKinnon first developed the legal theory that sexual assault and harassment limit women’s educational opportunities. A few court cases in the Nineties established that the law also covers sexual harassment and sexual assault on campus.

Under Title IX, rape victims can file complaints with the Department of Education, which is charged with investigating colleges that may have mishandled the issue. But the cases that have trickled up to the DOE over the years were never publicized and, apparently, the schools hardly punished. A 2009 study by the Center for Public Integrity found that between 1998 and 2008, the DOE ruled against just five universities out of 24 resolved complaints. Title IX allows the DOE to punish institutions by cutting federal funding. That punishment has never been meted out. More commonly, the cases end with institutional promises to do better.

The president’s task force, headed by Vice President Joe Biden and presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, worked fast, taking 90 days to listen to victims, advocates and other „stakeholders,“ Jarrett says. „It’s an act of extraordinary bravery for these women to come forward. Everyone was deeply moved by the stories we heard.“

The task force’s first recommendation is that all colleges survey their students to gauge the number of campus assaults. In the wake of the White House’s report, the DOE released a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for their possible botching of sexual-assault complaints; historically, these investigations have not been transparent. Activists have argued that naming and shaming will get recalcitrant administrators to start taking them seriously, and that parents and prospective students have a right to know how safe campuses are for young women.

The task force also urged schools to institute standard protocol for handling sex-assault cases and initiate bystander training for young men, teaching them to intervene instead of act as idle spectators when buddies take incapacitated young women into dark rooms.

The task force did not recommend removing what may be the most controversial element of the current system: leaving colleges to adjudicate sexual-assault claims. Under the criminal-justice system, rape is a felony. But the vast majority of campus assaults are never reported to police, let alone the perpetrators arrested or tried in criminal courts.

Sexual-assault cases began entering what is essentially an extrajudicial civil-law system when sexual harassment was ruled by the courts to be covered by Title IX. And many activists have not objected to this, partly because the standard of proof for finding guilt is lower under college systems than it would be in a court of law, and because local law enforcement responses are often vastly inadequate.

When students make sexual-assault accusations, perpetrators are punished or not depending on the idiosyncrasies of campus tribunals – whose proceedings often involve numerous delays, multiple hearings and appeals, and problematic or insufficient conclusions. Colleges usually delegate committees – most comprising individuals without any legal training – to hear both sides of a rape story, and then sort it out.

In their ambiguity, ineffectiveness, opacity and controversy, campus-rape tribunals resemble the military’s system of adjudicating sexual-assault claims. These separate legal realms, say some activists, are a large part of the problem. „Both are target-rich, closed environments with separate justice systems,“ says Heldman.

Colleges also have other motives that make them less than ideal for adjudicating rape: They often put their brand and reputation above the rights of the victims. There have been egregious examples of this over the years. In 2006, Eastern Michigan University covered up the murder of a female student, Laura Dickinson, letting her parents believe for 10 weeks that she died in her bed of natural causes. Activists shared horror stories about ongoing harassment of victims and their advocates at many colleges.

The task force suggested campuses could streamline their systems by dispensing with committees and assigning a single investigator to deal with sexual assault. But the investigator-judge model strikes civil rights lawyers as dangerously Inquisitional. „It’s difficult to see how this medieval model would be more likely to produce just results,“ wrote Robert Shibley, a First Amendment attorney with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

In criminal courts, where rape is punishable by prison, the prosecution has a high burden of proof for conviction. But college tribunals can make a rape finding based on „a preponderance of the evidence.“ And the punishment institutions can mete out is commensurately less draconian than that of the criminal system. There is no jail time. At worst, perpetrators can be expelled; more often administrators suspend them for a semester or two, or for the duration of the time that the accuser is on campus.

Laura Dunn’s four-year saga is all too common. She didn’t report her rape until more than a year after the fact. A professor told her pre-law class that raped girls on campus had the option of reporting incidents to the dean. Dunn walked out of that class and straight to the dean, initiating a process that took two years. She also reported the incident to local police.

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Der NATO Betrug von Genscher, Baker bis heute mit der ständigen Ost Erweiterung und Kriegs Drohungen

November 25, 2014 2 Kommentare

Die NATO ist ein rein kriminelles Bündniss, wobei die USA und EU die Weltmeister der Korruption und Bestechung sind.

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Lupenreiner Betrug der NATO, der Amerikaner. Warum – immer mehr Idioten, welche keine Geschichte kennen, werden Diplomaten und Politiker. Die Dümmsten und Korruptesten regieren Deutschland, Europa, die USA sowieso.

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