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Lord - March 17, 2006 07:56 AM (GMT)
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Child labour
The latest pawns of the people smugglers are children.

Smuggled children, once in Italy, aren't usually returned to Albania

The Italian authorities will not order the enforced repatriation of anyone under 18 and the gangsters are aware of this.

At a transit camp for illegals from all over the world, 35 young Albanian teenagers are being prepared for life in Italy.

They were consigned to smugglers' boats by their families.

Roberto Matrandold, a psychiatrist, says that the children suffer from stress.

"The stress comes from the voyage itself which is more and more dangerous," he says.



I think it is the biggest problem we face in Italy and in Europe because there's so much money being made which was not the case before

Laura Balbo, adviser to the Italian prime minister
"And the kids are also under pressure from their parents, back in Albania, who've sent them over to Italy with orders to somehow find work or make money to send home."

In Rome, at a Vatican-sponsored convention, delegates heard warnings about far greater numbers of illegal immigrants in the years ahead.

Laura Balbo, an adviser to the prime minister, says that Italy wants co-ordinated European action.

"I think it is the biggest problem we face in Italy and in Europe because there's so much money being made which was not the case before," she says.

"It has become the main source of money for organised crime."




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Lord - March 17, 2006 07:58 AM (GMT)
Balkan Death: Albanian Narco-Mafia

By Marko Lopusina
Introduction

The abuse of the drugs is a time bomb ticking in the heart of our civilization, We have to find a way to dismantle it!

This warning was said even in 1990 by Peres de Kuellar, UN Secretary General, at the extraordinary assembly meeting in New York dedicated to the struggle against illegal narcotics trade.

That year Yugoslav police forces arrested 509 traders of “white death” which was 3 times more than in 1987 when 149 drug smugglers were put into jail. In the meantime, the situation did not improve so the warning of Peres de Kuellar has still been in force.

At the beginning of August 1999 a certain Albanian by the name of Princ Doroshu was arrested in Prague. Since he was wanted by the Interpol and Norway requested his extradition for escaping from a jail, the Checks decided to turn him in to the Norwegian authorities in order to continue his 14 years long sentence. Prince Dobroshi was the king of the drugs in Scandinavia where he had controlled 90% of drug trafficking in the 1990s, according to Interpol.

The transport of the most famous Norwegian convict and the king of drugs Prince Dobroshi from Prague to Oslo was planned for the middle of the August 1999 by a special charter flight escorted by 200 Check policemen and special police forces.

At the same time, Italian police seized 350 kg of marihuana and a certain quantity of light arms near Brindizi in the Tore Cuacieto zone. Italian police arrested an Albanian and two Italians whose identities have not been revealed yet for the investigation purpose. Three of them tried to smuggle drugs and firearms in a rubber boat from Albania to Italy to the members of the Albanian mafia. Austrian police managed to arrest five Albanians from Kosovo and an Austrian woman near Vienna when they tried to sell 400gr of cocaine worth DM 114,000 .

All these arrests were the result of the European police reinforcement at the countries borders, aiming at the protection of the Western Europe from the Albanian mafia invasion. By breaking out of the clashes in Kosovo and by strengthening of the KLA during 1998 and 1999 the Albanian underground activities were strengthen in Europe especially in drug smuggling. According to Interpol, Albanian mafia had already earned USD$38 million from the drug smuggling during 1999.

The death they spread by drug-addiction in a wealthy Switzerland, for example, where narco-mafia has a stronghold soon became transformed into the Balkan death because the profit was used for financing separatist movement and so-called Kosovo Liberation Army, which killed over thousands of people, both Serbs and ethnic-Albanians in Kosovo Province and Serbia.

The Albanians both in Albania and in Kosovo met the end of the twentieth century as the allies of the strongest country in the world - USA. CIA and Pentagon supported Albanians directly, both military and financially by trying to make KLA an army and the infantry for the NATO invasion of Yugoslavia . The West did not give any money for the program “train and arm” but allowed Albanian underground to make money themselves and to pay their national movement. That job was mostly done in Europe and USA, so the West found itself under the attack of Albanian narco-cartel. On the threshold of summer 1999 when European police- Europol, together with the American FBI and DEA decided to stop Albanian narco-mafia in spreading death world wide, it had already been too late. At the beginning of the twenty-first century Albanian underground transformed into weeds, and as much it was cut it grew more.

CHAPTER 1
The drug rules the world

The ethnic Albanian mafia in the exclusive Spanish tourist area, Sunny coast, finances the terrorist KLA, “El Mundo”, Madrid’s newspaper announced an exclusive news on 18 July, 1999. Experts at fight against mafia kept warning Spanish government for two years that there was a danger to the Iberian peninsula brought by a large number of Kosovo ethnic Albanians. As Ricardo Martin Fluja, Spanish Defence Secretary said it had been found out that there were 16 mafia clans in Spain which sneaked into the area of Sunny coast.

“There are about 600 mafia members, Kosovo ethnic Albanians acting in this area, most of them came from Germany from where they have been expelled as the dangerous ones. Kosovo ethnic Albanians’ mafia is extremely violent and aggressive in their search for money. This new mafia brought to Spain the uncivilized way of living and organization. They behave as the members of KLA, carry guns and use them while collecting money for the purchase of new guns for KLA,” said Martin Fluja, Spanish Defense Minister.


Lord - March 17, 2006 08:51 AM (GMT)
MEN OF PURPOSE: THE GROWTH OF ALBANIAN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

by GUS XHUDO

Introduction

Since the break-up of Yugoslavia, a variety of groups and factions has used the conflict in the region as a means to benefit from illicit activity. Their criminal operations have only recently been discovered by law enforcement authorities and identified as a possible threat. Since late 1989 to 1990, the demise of communism in the region, coupled with the disintegration of Yugoslavia into its constituent parts has been accompanied by the rise of criminal activity in the Balkans. Of all the regions criminal elements, however, none has done as well as the Albanians. Once scattered and disorganised, and working for others, the Albanians have, in the past five to ten years, moved into independent operations, established a vast network of mules and trouble-shooters throughout Western Europe, coordinated activity with supportive emigre communities, and managed to consolidate their operations on both sides of the Atlantic. Indeed, they appear to be growing and expanding their operations at an alarming rate. Authorities both in Europe and the United States are at a loss as to the nature and extent of these groups and have succeeded in making only minor arrests. Highly secretive and ruthless, the Albanians, in some respects, mirror the Sicilian Mafia of years past, with its highly intricate code of honour based upon a patriarchal system of respect.1 According to law enforcement authorities, their activities to date includes drugs and refugee smuggling, arms trafficking, contract killing, kidnapping, false visa forgery, and burglary.2

Background

The evidence suggests four main factors which explain why Albanian Criminal Organizations have managed to rise so quickly and with such success. First, following extensive undercover operations against the Italian Mafia in the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigations [FBI], by the end of 1986 had managed to uncover the Pizza Connection. Involving the Sicilian Mafia's underground delivery system for heroin trafficking, the case suggested collusion by some of America's most reputed crime families, including the Gambinos, as well as Paul Castellano, and the Piancone brothers of Carato Bari, Sicily.3 While the case did little in terms halting the Mafia's overall heroin business, it did disrupt a portion of their drug trade, especially in the Tri-State [New York, New Jersey, Connecticut] area. More importantly, the disruption and breakdown of the Mafia's activities in the area, provided the opportunity for other `ethnic

based crime groups' to move in and pick up the slack.4 This is where the Albanians saw their chance to break out of the low level criminal activities they had been involved in and operate independently. Up to that point, their activities had not been organised and were dominated by small scale robberies, isolated and concentrated, primarily in New York's five boroughs. Those few Albanians who were involved with organised criminal groups often found themselves working for the Italians, either as mules, couriers, or even assassins. This was especially true of Albanians employed by the Gambino, Lucchese and Genovese crime families. These families were quick to find recruits among the Albanian youth, particularly those located in the urban areas along the north-east coast of the United States. In cities such as Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Hartford, Albanians were often concentrated in areas adjoining predominant Italian neighbourhoods. As one Albanian described it: "The Italians, especially the `old world Italians', are a lot like us. They have similar views about family, honour, respect. They pay well and reward loyalty. It wasn't difficult to find a lot of Albanians who wanted to work for them."5 A not too well known consequence of the Pizza Connection Case, however, was that following the investigation and break-up of the pizzerias in New York many of them were sold to ethnic Albanians who continue to run them as pizzerias. Others have been converted to social clubs and cafes where organised elements meet to discuss operations. This is especially true in the Fordham section of the Bronx in New York (as it is in the Kosovor Albanian cafes in Brussels and Paris).

Lord - March 17, 2006 09:21 AM (GMT)
Albanian crime ring suspects arrested
From Eric Pearce
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 Posted: 2315 GMT (0715 HKT)



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NEW YORK (CNN) -- U.S. and New York authorities said Tuesday they have arrested 20 people on federal charges in a racketeering case against a suspected violent organized crime ring led by Albanian national Alex Rudaj.

U.S. Attorney David N. Kelley told reporters that 22 members and associates of the Rudaj organization, most of whom are said to be Albanian, have been indicted on federal charges of committing numerous crimes in New York City and in Westchester County north of Manhattan.

The charges range from racketeering and attempted murder to extortion, loan sharking and operating a large-scale illegal gambling business, Kelley said.

The FBI and New York State Police arrested several suspects Tuesday after searching 13 suspected illegal gambling locations, including homes and gambling parlors, in the New York boroughs of Queens and the Bronx and in Westchester County, Kelley said.

Multiple gambling machines and at least four guns were confiscated. Two defendants remained at large, Kelley said.

Reuters reported authorities as saying the gang has been using violence and extortion to control gambling in those areas since 1993.

Rudaj, Nardion Colotti and Nikola Dedaj were charged under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, with leading the organization, Kelley said.

Federal officials believe the organization financed itself through its illegal gambling activities. As a result, the indictment seeks forfeiture of $5.75 million from seven defendants and $3.4 million from all 22.

Kelley's office said it believes the indictment is the first federal racketeering case in the United States against an alleged organized crime enterprise run by Albanians.

http://edition.cnn.com/2004/LAW/10/26/albanians.charged/

Lord - March 17, 2006 09:24 AM (GMT)
Serbian KOSOVO and METOHIJA


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The magnitude of Kosovo reverberates across the centuries. It has survived 609 years and throughout the succeeding generations Kosovo has become the inspiration of an entire nation. And through its grandeur and its religious example it has influenced other nations to seek freedom. Kosovo permanently changed the face of Europe and altered history. Kosovo, 100 years before Columbus sailed for the New World, was a statement for religious freedom and the belief that no man had a right to rule another. Rather than to consent to become slaves to tyranny, the Serbs willingly gave their lives for their religious belief. Seldom in history have we witnessed such a commitment. The Serbs on the Kosovo Field not only paid with the staggering loss of 77,000 lives in one day of battle, but the Serbian nation suffered 500 years of Ottoman slavery as the consequence. Historians have never spoken of Kosovo as though it were an event in the past that will never happen again. Through the centuries, Serbian sacrifice and Kosovo have become synonymous.

The Serbian people have continually assumed that in every century they would again find it necessary to defend their rights to their land, self-determination, and freedom of worship. History in the Balkans continuously repeats itself! In 1690, more than 180,000 Serbs were forced from Kosovo and, again, an equal number were exiled in 1737. After the Congress of Berlin, in 1878, another 150,000 Serbs were expelled. This ongoing trend took on tragic proportions following the war in Crete between Turkey and Greece in 1897. Diplomatic efforts to stem the tide of atrocities against Serbs were useless, but documentation remains to testify to the crimes committed against the Serbian population. The Balkan war of 1912 was fought not only by Serbs but by Montenegrins, Bulgarians, and Greeks to liberate their people from centuries of uninterrupted Islamic aggression. The situation is little changed today.

To understand Kosovo, the American people need to compare the current Balkan crisis with its own American Civil War in which just 4% of the population lost their lives compared to Serbia who lost 52% of her adult male population in WWI and another 26% of her overall population in WWII. Readers of this forum need reminding that during the American Civil War it was the loyal Virginia citizens who refused to secede from the union and formed the state of West Virginia in 1863. Certainly Serbs deserve the same rights to remain in their union, a union which was internationally recognized as a nation in 1878 at the Congress of Berlin.

Not a single head of state, nor any American president, senator, or humanitarian group raised their voices as 200,000 Serbs were "ethnically cleansed" from Kosovo in the last 2 decades. People should be asking, why are the Serbs destined to suffer and be persecuted?

In September 1992, Jehoshua Porat, reporting in the Israeli daily Ha'Artz, claimed: "It seems we have caught the same syndrome as the Russians -- fear that we shall lose billions of dollars from the United States and the West if we say something good about Serbs." Serbs are perplex when the media proclaims Kosovo as Serbian territory, then encourages the Albanians who comprise a majority in just the last 40 years, to secede and seek self-determination while denying the Serbs that same right in Croatia in 1991 in areas where Serbs were the majority and in Bosnia in 1992 where Serbs represented 31% of the population and owned 62% of the land. It was arrogant that the world awarded the Bosnian Muslims for gaining their majority population through their genocide of the Serbs in WWII. Awarding the Albanians for the same disgusting deeds in Kosovo would make a mockery of democratic principles.

During King Milutin's reign of 40 years (1281-1321), he built 40 churches in Kosovo. There are more than 140 Serbian churches and monasteries in Kosovo, a significant number having been built before 1459. More than 75 were built after 1459. There are also more than 80 church ruins that date prior to 1459. The actual seat of the Serbian Orthodox Church was first established in Kosovo at the Pec Patriarchate in 1346 (pictured at the top of this page). The Patriarchate remained in Pec until 1939, when in fear of WWII it was moved to Belgrade. The surviving Monasteries of Pec, Decani, The Virgin of Ljeviska, and Gracanica are monuments to the Serbian people, their dedication to their faith, and a testimony to their cultural achievements.

The time has come for a more balanced and fair assessment of the situation and a review of the facts, not hysterical propaganda. As the Very Rev. Mateja Matejic has observed, "Serbs were the first to anticipate the grave peril coming at one time from Islam and then from Nazism and finally Communism. They were the first to resist ... making the victories of others possible, even if they themselves were defeated."

The following pages of this forum are intended to provide the discerning American reader with historical facts unethically withheld from them by the partisan press and American politicians with a hidden agenda in the Balkans.

Above text written by William Dorich, author of the 1992 book, "Kosovo"

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Lord - March 17, 2006 09:27 AM (GMT)
NY Times, June 10, 1998; Kosovo Rebels and Their New Friend
Reuters Jan. 29, 1999; KLA Cleansing Serbs from villages
BBC, Feb. 3, 1999; Truck from Croatia Smuggling arms, ammo to KLA
Reuter Jan. 23, 1999: Albanian immigrant smuggling gangs
National Post (Canada) March 1, 1999; Migrants offered package deal to freedom
Milan-Corriere della Sera, Jan. 19, 1999 on KLA-Drug
The Telegraph, Jan. 13, 1999; KLA Drug Crime in Milan
Irish Mirror, Jan. 22, 1999; A Geg Murderer in Dublin
Serb Media Center, Feb. 4, 1999; Terror-Murder in Djakovica;
AP Feb. 5, 1999: Devic Monastery robbery
The Guardian, Sept 30, 1998; Kanun Vendetta and Albanian Children in Hiding
Police Report Regarding KLA Activities around Racak; Jan. 18, 1999
Maxim Mag. Jan/Feb 99; Confessions of a Strip Club Bouncer
Reuters, Feb. 12, 1999; UN, EU to fund Balkan Anti-Drug Smuggling Programs
BBC April 14, 1999; BBC Reporters Robbed
Boston Globe, April 14, 1999; Lawless Northern Albania
The Sunday Times, May 16, 1999; Mafia smuggles refugee women into sex slavery
Reuters, May, 25, 1999; Alb Gangsters Kill Refugee Girl in Kidnap Attempt
Reuters, June 22, 1999; Spanish police arrest robbers who funded KLA
AP; July 1, 1999; KLA Impostors Add to Kosovo Chaos
Introduction:


This collection samples a range of activities from terror to mere murder, in Kosovo, Ireland, New York, Milan and elsewhere. Some articles are also included in other SIRIUS Topical Archives in the spirit of cross-indexing important elements, such as Kanun Vendetta.


Even as the NATO forces in northern Albania seek to contend with the refugee flow, bandits are robbing refugees, reporters, humanitarian workers and other stray fools. But this has been going on for years. Northern Albania is a "warlord" zone, dominated by Mr. Sali Berisha, who, as President of Albania superintended an eruption of chaos in the wake of a notorious pyramid scheme collapse

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Kingdom of Heaven...e?



Lord - March 17, 2006 09:32 AM (GMT)
Inocent Albanians...? :applause:

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Are the Albanians of Kosovo a 90% majority? Have they, indeed, been oppressed for years as they claim, or have they been the oppressors? How many Albanians are Catholics and Orthodox Christians who also oppose both Ibrahim Rugova's "pacifist" boycott of government, and the KLA's ruthless insurrection. Clearly the KLA has killed more than 120 Albanian civilians for collaborating with the government, while also killing Serb civilians and some from other ethnic minorities, totaling at least 115 for all non-Albanian civilians.

Articles herein begin with indications of Albanian Muslims attempting the ethnic cleansing of Serbs in World War II, when Geg Muslims joined the SS Skanderbeg Mountain Infantry Division. While Tito put the area at peace, he let most of the Albanian Nazis off the hook, forbade Serbs from moving back to their homes in Kosovo, then invited more Albanians to migrate into Kosovo from Enver Hoxha's more totalitarian Al;banian "workers' paradise."

Articles then include population estimates from 1981 and 1998, plus a description of the "Greater Albanian" dream of the Geg Muslims, followed by indications of who is actually being cleansed by whom.

When the Albanians achieved an "autonomous" government charter from Tito in 1974, the Muslim majority immediately began harassing and discriminating against Serbs, Roma (Gypsies), Catholic Albanians, Circassians, Turks, Gorani (Slavic Muslims) and everybody else not aligned with the Muslim clans who ran the state. In the countryside in Drenica and elsewhere, violent methods included barn burnings, slaughter of farm animals, sabotage of machinery, rape (including some nuns), church desecrations and vendetta murder. At the same time, they were getting further involved at home, throughout Europe and in the US with the Kosovo Heroin Mafia, which by 1985 was being criminally prosecuted in New York by Rudy Giuliani (see Archive KLA-Drugs).

Officially, the Kosovo government refused employment to non-Muslims and practiced other forms of official discrimination. This is democracy's worst weakness, the tyranny of a chauvinistic majority group towards its minority groups; something America's Blacks and Latinos can understand.

Also, Tito's constitutional mischief included provisions in the provincial charters for Kosovo and Vojvodina that gave them the power to veto ("nullify") laws for Serbia-proper and even Yugoslavia that did not effect the provinces. This is similar to Jefferson and Madison's attack on the Alien and Sedition Act via the Kentucky Resolves and Virginia Resolves in 1800, or the "Nullification Crisis" of 1832-33 between South Carolina and President Andrew Jackson over a new Tariff Act. Further, the Federal and Serbian Courts had no "supreme court" review or appeal of decisions in Kosovo courts. This was constitutional chaos.

In 1981, independence-minded Muslims began a series of demonstrations and boycotts that grew in intensity over the following seven years. By 1982, as you will read below, some 57,000 Serbs had emigrated. In this period, the Albanians began to demand the right not to have to learn Serb as well as the Geg language. They attempted to ban the Cyrillic alphabet and began to eliminate Serb books from libraries. The New York Times reported the rapidly deteriorating situation again on Nov. 1, 1987 (article #4).

Yugoslavia's weak post-Tito Presidency was clueless at finding a way to handle this outrageous communal misbehavior. By 1989, when Mr. Milosevic, then President of the Serbian Republic, ended some of Kosovo's governmental powers, another`170,000+ Serbs had abandoned their homes to get away from the mess and the terror. Meanwhile, the Kosovo Heroin Mafia increased its hold on the trade in Europe and America (see SIRIUS Archive "KLA-Drugs"), using the profits to buy arms for the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) which was terrorizing the non-Muslim Albanian citizens of the province.

The pacifists around Ibrahim Rugova's League for a Democratic Kosovo (LDK) have staged a boycott ever since Mr. Milosevic's actions, but as witnesses on the ground know, there has been no real suspension of individual rights or even of free speech in Kosovo, only a crackdown against KLA terrorism, against group privileges, and the attempt by the Albanians to steal Kosovo.

Lord - March 17, 2006 09:36 AM (GMT)
NOTE: This archive intended for research use, contains copyrighted material intended "for fair use only."

NOTE: Dragan Ivetic, 3rd-year law student at University of Illinois College of Law, collected and contributed the majority of articles in this file.

Index

Jane's Intelligence Review; Feb. 1, 1995; The Balkan Medellin
Scotsman, Nov. 30, 1998; US Tackles Islamic Militancy in Kosovo
AP Nov. 29, 1998: Report: Bin Laden operated terrorist network based in Albania
Balt. Sun; March 6, 1998; KLA Seizes Area near Capital
FT Worth Star Telegram; Aug. 25, 1998; Osama: Avoid Civilians
Inter Press Service, August 12, 1998, UN Plan for Kosovo Stalled
Jerus. Post; Sept. 14, 1998; Kosovo seen as new Islamic bastion
AP Nov. 14, 1998; Self-declared Bin Laden aide found guilty in Albania slaying
The Times (London), Nov. 29, 1998; Osama-KLA-Albania
Sunday Times (London), March 22, 1998; Iran Moves in to Albania
Letter: USA Today; Sept. 1998; KLA also uses Terror
The Times, Nov 26, 1998; US alarmed as Mujahidin join Kosovo rebels
Tanjug; Dec. 16, 1997; Polish Reports of Mujaheddin training in Bosnia
Introduction:

These articles focus on activities in Kosovo and Albania by Osama bin Laden and his crowd of Islamic Fundamentalist terrorists, allying themselves with the KLA --Kosovo Liberation Army-- from the summer of 1998 on.

In February 1998, when the Yugoslav police crackdown on the KLA began, the US State Department recognized the KLS as an international terrorist organization. This means, among other things, that US residents are not allowed to contribute funds, trade weapons or in any way support such organizations. Yet a Washington Post article of May 26, 1998 indicates Washington understands that funds are flowing directly to the KLA. By the summer, the KLA-Osama connection was clearly established, even as the US was bombing Osama's Afghanistan installations with Tomahawks in retribution for the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

The final article, though a Belgrade regurgitation of a Polish article, gives reasonable background on Islamic Fundamentalist activities in Bosnia prior to 1998.

Benjamin C. Works

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Here are the reports and Link...
http://www.srpska-mreza.com/guest/sirius/KLA-Osama.html

after reading this articels and reports...

My personal comment is simple...Skopians and Albanians are the real pest in the Balkans...
If only 50 % of the above is true...Its enough to contempt them for ever...

Lord - March 17, 2006 09:38 AM (GMT)
Peace loving Albanians...? :roflmao:
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This map may be found at www.aacl.com. It demonstrates Albanian irredentist claims to large swaths of Greece, Macedonia and Montenegro, including the capital cities of the latter two.

The inclusions in this collection explore a number of important factors about mixing Islam, neo-Nazism, Maoism, Marxism, Ritual Vendetta, and their Mafia's drug money into a guerrilla movement-liberation army.

Greater Albania is a notion supported by American Albanians as well as the KLA and others. As in all revolutions, the moderates get overtaken by the radicals and the gunmen usually take power from the politicians. It must be understood that to many, the Albanian independence movement supporting the KLA is now effectively a Muslim movement bent on erecting a purified Muslim state and that all the doctrinal contradictions among the KLA's elements, and even between the KLA and Rugova's League for a Democratic Kosovo, are just means to the end of consolidating support. The real agenda is xenophobic, chauvinistic and built on clan-collectivism (a natural socialism) and Islamic jihad (articles 6 & 16). Catholic Croatia continues to assist the KLA in the joint-objective of carving Serbia down to size (article #17).

Even as the Albanian delegation in Paris was "poised" to accept the agreement on March 16, Commander "Remi" of the KLA plus Joseph DioGuardi (Albanian American Civic League) and Adem Demaci (charismatic marxist KLA ideologue) advocated continuing an all-out war of liberation (exhibits 18, 19).

The Albanian majority's misrule in Kosovo from 1974-1989 began as simple chauvinism --the tyranny of the majority. It's political agitation from 1981 began, perhaps, not unlike Iran's middle class movement which demanded a greater voice in government, though in the Kosovo case the students wanted independence. By now though, the extremists have turned the Kosovo movement into an overtly Islamic fundamentalist jihad combined with ethnic politics directed even against other Islamic minority communities. This is part of a wider Islamic radical movement with an interesting intellectual epicenter in London as two of the articles demonstrate.

Some biographical material on KLA leaders is included. Also included is important biographical background on President Alija Izetbegovic of Bosnia, who was an open Nazi collaborator in World War II and who, through fraud, erected an Islamic neo-fascist Islamic state in the rump of Bosnia which Sarajevo controls under protection of NATO occupation forces.


Lord - March 17, 2006 09:47 AM (GMT)
Greek - Albanian friendship...? :roflmao:
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The Rise of Albanian Nationalism
The 1877-78 Russo-Turkish War dealt a decisive blow to Ottoman power in the Balkan Peninsula, leaving the empire with only a precarious hold on Macedonia and the Albanian-populated lands. The Albanians' fear that the lands they inhabited would be partitioned among Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Greece fueled the rise of Albanian nationalism. The first postwar treaty, the abortive Treaty of San Stefano (see Glossary) signed on March 3, 1878, assigned Albanian-populated lands to Serbia, Montenegro, and Bulgaria. Austria-Hungary and Britain blocked the arrangement because it awarded Russia a predominant position in the Balkans and thereby upset the European balance of power. A peace conference to settle the dispute was held later in the year in Berlin.

The Treaty of San Stefano triggered profound anxiety among the Albanians meanwhile, and it spurred their leaders to organize a defense of the lands they inhabited. In the spring of 1878, influential Albanians in Constantinople--including Abdyl Frasheri, the Albanian national movement's leading figure during its early years--organized a secret committee to direct the Albanians' resistance. In May the group called for a general meeting of representatives from all the Albanian-populated lands. On June 10, 1878, about eighty delegates, mostly Muslim religious leaders, clan chiefs, and other influential people from the four Albanian-populated Ottoman vilayets, met in the Kosovo town of Prizren. The delegates set up a standing organization, the Prizren League, under the direction of a central committee that had the power to impose taxes and raise an army. The Prizren League worked to gain autonomy for the Albanians and to thwart implementation of the Treaty of San Stefano, but not to create an independent Albania.

At first the Ottoman authorities supported the Prizren League, but the Sublime Porte pressed the delegates to declare themselves to be first and foremost Ottomans rather than Albanians. Some delegates supported this position and advocated emphasizing Muslim solidarity and the defense of Muslim lands, including present-day Bosnia and Hercegovina. Other representatives, under Frasheri's leadership, focused on working toward Albanian autonomy and creating a sense of Albanian identity that would cut across religious and tribal lines. Because conservative Muslims constituted a majority of the representatives, the Prizren League supported maintenance of Ottoman suzerainty.

In July 1878, the league sent a memorandum to the Great Powers at the Congress of Berlin, which was called to settle the unresolved problems of Turkish War, demanding that all Albanians be united in a single Ottoman province that would be governed from Bitola by a Turkish governor who would be advised by an Albanian committee elected by universal suffrage.

The Congress of Berlin ignored the league's memorandum, and Germany's Otto von Bismarck even proclaimed that an Albanian nation did not exist. The congress ceded to Montenegro the cities of Bar and Podgorica and areas around the mountain villages of Gusinje and Plav, which Albanian leaders considered Albanian territory. Serbia also won Albanian-inhabited lands. The Albanians, the vast majority loyal to the empire, vehemently opposed the territorial losses. Albanians also feared the possible loss of Epirus to Greece. The Prizren League organized armed resistance efforts in Gusinje, Plav, Shkodėr, Prizren, Prevesa, and Janina. A border tribesman at the time described the frontier as "floating on blood."

In August 1878, the Congress of Berlin ordered a commission to trace a border between the Ottoman Empire and Montenegro. The congress also directed Greece and the Ottoman Empire to negotiate a solution to their border dispute. The Great Powers expected the Ottomans to ensure that the Albanians would respect the new borders, ignoring that the sultan's military forces were too weak to enforce any settlement and that the Ottomans could only benefit by the Albanians' resistance. The Sublime Porte, in fact, armed the Albanians and allowed them to levy taxes, and when the Ottoman army withdrew from areas awarded to Montenegro under the Treaty of Berlin, Roman Catholic Albanian tribesmen simply took control. The Albanians' successful resistance to the treaty forced the Great Powers to alter the border, returning Gusinje and Plav to the Ottoman Empire and granting Montenegro the mostly Muslim Albanian-populated coastal town of Ulcinj. But the Albanians there refused to surrender as well. Finally, the Great Powers blockaded Ulcinj by sea and pressured the Ottoman authorities to bring the Albanians under control. The Great Powers decided in 1881 to cede Greece only Thessaly and the small Albanian-populated district of Arta.

Faced with growing international pressure "to pacify" the refractory Albanians, the sultan dispatched a large army under Dervish Turgut Pasha to suppress the Prizren League and deliver Ulcinj to Montenegro. Albanians loyal to the empire supported the Sublime Porte's military intervention. In April 1881, Dervish Pasha's 10,000 men captured Prizren and later crushed the resistance at Ulcinj. The Prizren League's leaders and their families were arrested and deported. Frasheri, who originally received a death sentence, was imprisoned until 1885 and exiled until his death seven years later. In the three years it survived, the Prizren League effectively made the Great Powers aware of the Albanian people and their national interests. Montenegro and Greece received much less Albanian-populated territory than they would have won without the league's resistance.

Formidable barriers frustrated Albanian leaders' efforts to instill in their people an Albanian rather than an Ottoman identity. Divided into four vilayets, Albanians had no common geographical or political nerve center. The Albanians' religious differences forced nationalist leaders to give the national movement a purely secular character that alienated religious leaders. The most significant factor uniting the Albanians, their spoken language, lacked a standard literary form and even a standard alphabet. Each of the three available choices, the Latin, Cyrillic, and Arabic scripts, implied different political and religious orientations opposed by one or another element of the population. In 1878 there were no Albanian-language schools in the most developed of the Albanian-inhabited areas-- Gjirokastėr, Berat, and Vlorė--where schools conducted classes either in Turkish or in Greek (see Education: Pre-Communist Era, ch. 2).

Albanian intellectuals in the late nineteenth century began devising a single, standard Albanian literary language and making demands that it be used in schools. In Constantinople in 1879, Sami Frasheri founded a cultural and educational organization, the Society for the Printing of Albanian Writings, whose membership comprised Muslim, Catholic, and Orthodox Albanians. Naim Frasheri, the most-renowned Albanian poet, joined the society and wrote and edited textbooks. Albanian émigrés in Bulgaria, Egypt, Italy, Romania, and the United States supported the society's work. The Greeks, who dominated the education of Orthodox Albanians, joined the Turks in suppressing the Albanians' culture, especially Albanian-language education. In 1886 the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople threatened to excommunicate anyone found reading or writing Albanian, and priests taught that God would not understand prayers uttered in Albanian.

The Ottoman Empire continued to crumble after the Congress of Berlin. The empire's financial troubles prevented Sultan Abdül Hamid II from reforming his military, and he resorted to repression to maintain order. The authorities strove without success to control the political situation in the empire's Albanian-populated lands, arresting suspected nationalist activists. When the sultan refused Albanian demands for unification of the four Albanian-populated vilayets, Albanian leaders reorganized the Prizren League and incited uprisings that brought the Albanian lands, especially Kosovo, to near anarchy. The imperial authorities again disbanded the Prizren League in 1897, executed its president in 1902, and banned Albanian- language books and correspondence. In Macedonia, where Bulgarian-, Greek-, and Serbian-backed terrorists were fighting Ottoman authorities and one another for control, Muslim Albanians suffered attacks, and Albanian guerrilla groups retaliated. In 1906 Albanian leaders meeting in Bitola established the secret Committee for the Liberation of Albania. A year later, Albanian guerrillas assassinated Korēė's Greek Orthodox metropolitan.
In 1906 opposition groups in the Ottoman Empire emerged, one of which evolved into the Committee of Union and Progress, more commonly known as the Young Turks, which proposed restoring constitutional government in Constantinople, by revolution if necessary. In July 1908, a month after a Young Turk rebellion in Macedonia supported by an Albanian uprising in Kosovo and Macedonia escalated into widespread insurrection and mutiny within the imperial army, Sultan Abdül Hamid II agreed to demands by the Young Turks to restore constitutional rule. Many Albanians participated in the Young Turks uprising, hoping that it would gain their people autonomy within the empire. The Young Turks lifted the Ottoman ban on Albanian-language schools and on writing the Albanian language. As a consequence, Albanian intellectuals meeting in Bitola in 1908 chose the Latin alphabet as a standard script. The Young Turks, however, were set on maintaining the empire and not interested in making concessions to the myriad nationalist groups within its borders. After securing the abdication of Abdül Hamid II in April 1909, the new authorities levied taxes, outlawed guerrilla groups and nationalist societies, and attempted to extend Constantinople's control over the northern Albanian mountainmen. In addition, the Young Turks legalized the bastinado, or beating with a stick, even for misdemeanors, banned carrying rifles, and denied the existence of an Albanian nationality. The new government also appealed for Islamic solidarity to break the Albanians' unity and used the Muslim clergy to try to impose the Arabic alphabet.

The Albanians refused to submit to the Young Turks' campaign to "Ottomanize" them by force. New Albanian uprisings began in Kosovo and the northern mountains in early April 1910. Ottoman forces quashed these rebellions after three months, outlawed Albanian organizations, disarmed entire regions, and closed down schools and publications. Montenegro, preparing to grab Albanian-populated lands for itself, supported a 1911 uprising by the mountain tribes against the Young Turks regime that grew into a widespread revolt. Unable to control the Albanians by force, the Ottoman government granted concessions on schools, military recruitment, and taxation and sanctioned the use of the Latin script for the Albanian language. The government refused, however, to unite the four Albanian-inhabited vilayets.

Lord - March 17, 2006 09:54 AM (GMT)
Albanians...at there best....

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Albanian Skenderbeg SS DivisionSecond World War: Genocide in Kosovo
Albanian Nazi troops in WW2 Launched a Wide Spread Terror Against Kosovo Serbs

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Albanian Nazi's were specially brutal to the Serb Orthodox clergy
Murder of an Orthodox priest in Devic, WW2


The historical and political precedents for the creation of a greater Sqiperia or Greater Albania was set during World War II when the Kosovo and Metohija regions along with territory Southwest of lake Skutari from Montenegro and the western region of Southern Serbia, or Juzna Srbija (now part of Macedonija), were annexed to Albania by the Axis powers led by Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, under a plan devised by Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler to dismember and to destroy the Serbian Nation and people, which the Germans and Italians perceived as the main threat to the axis powers and to the Third Reich in the Balkan.

On April 7, 1939, Italian troops invaded and occupied Albania forcing the Albanian ruler King Zog I Ahmed Bey Zogu, to flee to Greece. Italy formally annexed into the Kingdom of Italy under the Italian king Victor Immanuel and established a military government and viceroy. The Italian began a program to colonize the country when thousands of settlers emigrated to Albania. An Albanian Fascist Party was established with Albanian Black skirts based on Italian models. The Albanian Army consisted of three infantry brigades of 12 000 men.

On October 28 1940, Italy invaded Greece from Albania with 10 Italian divisions and the Albanian Army but were driven back.

Germany sought to assist the Italian-Albanian offensive by operation Alpine Violet, a plan to move a corps of tree German mountain divisions to Albania by air and sea. Instead German built up a heavy concentration of the German Twelfth Army on the northwest Greek Border with Bulgaria, from where the German invasion was launched.

On April 6, 1941, Nazi Germany and the axis powers invaded Yugoslavia, Operation Punishment, and Greece forcing the capitulation of Yugoslavia on the 17th, and Greece on the 23rd. Yugoslavia was subsequently occupied and dismembered. The Axis powers established a greater Albania or greater Shqiperia at the expense of Serbia and Montenegro. Territory from Montenegro was annexed to Greater Albania. From Serbia, the Kosovo and Metohija were ceded to greater Albania, along with the western part of Southern Serbia (Juzna Srbija), now part of Macedonia, an area which was part of Stara Srbija (Ancient Old Serbia). This Kosovo-metohija region and the surrounding territory annexed to Greater Albania was called "New Albania".

To create an ethnically pure Shqiptar Kosovo, which Albanian called "Kosova", the Shqiptari (Albanians) launched a widescale campaigns of ethnic cleansing and genocide. Ethnic Serbs in the Kosovo-Metohija regions were massacred, and their homes were burned, and survivors were brutally driven out and expelled in policy of ethnic cleansing and genocide.

The Balli Kombetar (BK or National Union) was an Albanian nationalist group led by Midhat Fresheri and Ali Klissura whose political objective was to in incorporate Kosovo-Metohija into a Greater Albania and to ethnically cleanse the region of Orthodox Serbs

The Abanian Committee of Kosovo organized massive campaigns of ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Orthodox Serbian inhabitants of Kosovo- Metohuja. A contemporary report described the ethnic cleansing and genocide of Serbs as follows:

Armed with material supplied by the Italians, the Albanians hurled themselves against helpless settlers in their homes and villages. According to the most reliable sources, the Albanian burned many Serbian settlements, killing some of the people and driving out others who escaped to the mountains. At present other Serbian settlement are being attacked and the property of individuals and of communities is either being confiscated or destroyed. It is not possible to ascertain at the present time the exact number of victims of those atrocities, but it may be estimated that at least between 30.000 and 40.000 perished.

Bedri Pejani, the Muslim leader of the Albanian National committee, called for the extermination of Ortodox Serbian Cristians in Kosovo Metohija and for a union of a Greater Albania with Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Rashka (Sandzak) region of Serbia, into a great Islamic state. The grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin El Husseini was presented to Pejani a plan which he approved as a being in the interest of Islam. The Germans however rejected the plan.

On September 3, 1943, Italy capitulated by signing an armistice with the Allies. The German were now forced to occupy Albania with the collapse of the Italian forces. The Germans sent the 100th Jaeger Division from Greece and the 297th Infantry Division from Serbia and the German 1st Mountain Division to occupy Albania. These troops were organized into the XXI Mountain Corps which was under the command of General Paul Bader.

Additional security forces for the interior were needed, however, to free up Germans troops for defense of the coastline. The decision was made to form an Albanian SS mountain division for this purpose. In April in 1944, recruitment for the Albanian SS division began under direction of the newly formed Albanian Nazi party, which has been formed through the efforts of Ernst Kaltenbrunner. Acting upon instructions of Reichsfuehrer SS Henrich Himmler, the SS main office ordered the formation of an Albanian volunteer mountain division on April 17, 1944. SS Brigadefuehrern and Generalmajor of the Waffen SS Josef Fitzhum, who Headed the Higher SS and Police Command in Albania, oversaw the forming and training of the division.

The SS high Command planed to create a mountain division of 10.000 men. The Higher SS and Police Command in Albania, in conduction with the Albanian National Committee, listed 11.398 possible recruits for the Waffen SS mountain division. Most of these recruits were "kossovars", shqiptar Ghegs from Kosovo Metohija in Serbia. The Shqiptar Tosks were found mainly in southern Albania. Most of the Shqiptar collaborators with the nazi forces were theNazi forces were the so-called Kossovars, ethnic Shqiptars from the Kosmet of Serbia. The Nazi German-sponsored Albanian gendarmes, special police and para-military units were made up by Kossovars. The Kossovars were under the direct control of the Albanian Interior Minister Xhafer Deva.

The Skanderbeg Division was formed and trained in Kosovo and was made up mostly of muslim Shqiptar Kossovars. There were only a small number of Albanians from Albania proper in the division. The Skanderbeg Mountain Division of the Wafen SS was thus essentially a Kosovo or Kosmet Division. The Division was stationed and operated in Kosovo and other Serbian regions almost exclusively.

Of the 11.398 recruits listed for the Division, 9.275 were ascertained to be suitable to draft in the Waffen SS. Of those suitable to be drafted, 6.491 Albanian were chosen and inducted into the Skanderbeg Division. To this Albanian core were added veteran German troops primarily Reichdeutsche from Austria and Volkdeutcshe officers, NCOs, and enlisted men, transferred from the 7th SS Mountain Division "Prinz Eugen" which was stationed in Bosnia-Hercegovina. The Kosovo Albanian 21st Waffen Gebirgs Division der SS "Skanderbeg" consisted in total of 8.500 - 9.000 men of all ranks. The 6.491 Shqiptar recruits were assembled at depots in Kosovo where the formation and the training of the division began.

The official designation for the division was 21 Waffen Gebirgs Division der SS "Skanderbeg" (Albanische Nr 1). The SS Main Office designed a distinctive arm patch for the division, consisting of a black double-headed eagle on a red background, the national symbol of Albania. The word "Skanderbeg", embroidered in white, appeared above the eagle and was warn on the left sleeve. The right collar patch consisted of a helmet with a goat's head on top, the helmet supposedly worn by George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, after whom the division was named. The Shqiptars recruits in the division wore a white skullcap, the national attire of the Shqiptar Ghegs. The SS main office also issued gray skullcaps with the Totenkopf (death's head) insignia sewn on the front below the Hoheitszeichen (the national symbol of Nazi Germany, consisting of a white eagle over a Nazi swastika).

Division was named after George Kastrioti, or Gjergj Kastriota, also as Kastriotis (1405-1468), national hero of Albania, who fought for the Ottoman Turks. As a child, Kastrioti was given as a hostage to Sultan Murat II to be brought as a Muslim at Adrianople (Edrine). Kastrioti became an officer in the Ottoman Turkish army and led the Turkish forces in many victories over Christian troops. Murat II was impressed with his valor and bravery in his battle for Islam and gave him the name Iskander Bey in Turkish, from "Iskander", Aleksander the Great, or prince Aleksander, and "bey", master. The name was shortened to Skanderbeg, beg being the local variant of bey. Later Kastrioti renounced Islam and converted to Christianity and attacked his former Ottoman Turkish masters. He captured the Albanian capital Kroja from the Turkish governor and proclaimed a revolt against the Turks in 1442. Sultan Mohammed II sent Turkish armies to defeat the renegade Kastrioti, but he was able to defeat Turkish forces, wich besieged Kroja but could not capture it. Kastrioti died in 1468. Kroja surrendered in 1479 and the Turks occupied Albania.

The Albanians in the Skanderbeg Division were mostly Muslims, of the Bektashi and Sunni sects of Islam. The division contained several hundred Albanian Catholics, followers of Jon Marko Joni.

The first commander of the Skandereg division was SS Brigadefuehrer Generalmajor of the Waffen SS Josef Fitshum, who commanded the division from April to June 1944. After the Juli 20, assassination plot against Hitler, Fitzhum was appointed supreme commander in Albania. In June, SS Stardentenfuehrer August Schmidhuber was appointed division commander, a post would hold until August 1944. On June 21, 1944, Schmidhuber was promoted to SS Oberfuehrer and later in the war, he would be promoted to SS Brigadefuhrer. SS Oberstrumbannfuhrer Alfred Graf commanded the reorganized remnants of the Skanderbeg Division from August 1944, to may, 1945.

The Shultzstaffel or SS was created in the period 1923-1925 and was initially known as the Stosstrupp (Shock troop) "Adolf Hitler". On Januari 16, 1929, Hitler appointed Heinrich Himmler leader of SS, Reichsfuehrer SS. The SS was envisioned as an elite troop of the Party, a praetorian bodyguard to Hitler and the Nazi leadership. The SS was a formation "composed of the best physically, the most dependable, and the most faithful men in the Nazi movement. In 1940, combat units of the SS were formed, collectively termed the Waffen SS. Approximately 30-40 Waffen SS divisions were formed during the war, divided into three groupings, Waffen divisions made by Germans, those made up of ethnic Germans outside the Reich, and those made up of non-Germans. "Divisions der SS", Divisions of the SS.

On September 27,1939, Reichsfuehrer SS Heinrich Himmler as Chief of German Police consolidated the Gestapo, Kripo, and SD under an SS Main Office of Reich Security, or the RSHA. The RSHA was the actual body entrusted with the overall administration of the final solution at the Jewish Problem, what became known as the Holocaust. The SS Economic and administrative Main Office or WVHA, run the concentration camp system. Nazi concentration camp personnel and guards, althout not under the command of the Army or the Kommandoamt der Waffen SS, neverthless, wore Waffen SS uniforms and received Waffen SS paybooks. Reichfuehrer SS Heinrich Himmler oversaw a program that resulted in the extermination of millions of men, women and children. Himmler was the Arhictect of genocide and of the Holocaust and the Wafen SS was his "private army", the black angels".

In Jun,1944, The Skanderbeg Waffen SS Mountain Division engaged in large-scale field maneuvers in the area between the towns of Berane and Adrijevica in Monte Negro (Crna Gora). Garrisons of Skanderbeg division were established in Kosovo towns of Pec, Jakova, Prizren, and Pristina. Further training of the division continued in August as new recruits were inducted in the division. An artillery battalion of the division, consisting of two batteries, was located in Gnjilane.

The first major action of the division occurred in August, 144 in Kosovo. In September, 1944, the Skanderbeg division occupied the Southern Serbia (Juzna Srbija) region now part of the communist created republic of Macedonia, and helped to garrison the region. The Skanderberg division was ordered into the areas surrounding the towns Skoplje (or Skopje), Kumanovo Presevo and Bujanovac. Sanderbeg operated in Stara Serbija (old and Ancient Serbia) region, in the towns of Pec, Gnjilane,Djakovica, Tetovo Gostivar, and Kosovska Mitrovica, then part of Kosovo Metohija and Southern Serbia.

In November, 1944, when the German armies in the Balkan were retreating from Yugoslavia and the Balkans, the Skanderbeg division remnants were reorganized into Regimentegruppe 21 SS Gebirgs "Skanderbeg" and was transferred to Skoplje, according to one account of the movements of the Battle group. This SS Kampfgrupe "Skanderbeg", along with the prinz Eugen Divisin, defended the Vardar valley. The battle group "Skanderbeg" and Prinz Eugen held the Vardar area because it was the sole corridor of escape for the retreating German armies in Alexander Loehr's Army Group E, which was retreating from Greece and Aegean Islands.

The Skanderbeg Battle Group along with the Prinz Eugen Division retreated to the to the Brcko region of Bosnia-Herzegovina by mid-january 1945. At this time the remaining Skanderbeg personnel were incorporated into the 14th SS Volonteer Mountain Infantry Regiment of the 7th SS division Prinz Eugen. The remnants of the Skanderbeg Division fought in this formation until the end of the war, retreating to Austria in May, 1945.

The Skanderbeg division engaged in a policy of ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Serbian Orthodox Christian populations of the regions under occupation by the division in Kosovo Metohija, Montenegro, and southern Serbia. Balkan Historian Robert Lee Wolff, in the "Balkans in Our time", described the genocide committed against Kosovo Serbs by the Shqiptar 21st Waffen Gebirgs Division der SS Skenderbeg as follows:

In the regions annexed by the Albanians, their so-called Skanderbeg division, made up of members of the Albanian minority in Yugoslavia, massacred Serbs with impunity.

Historian L.H. Stavrianos, in "The Balkan Since 1453", described the genocide committed against Orthodox Serbs by the Shqiptar Skanderbeg Division in these terms: Yugoslav Albanians, organized in their fascist Skanderbeg Division, conducted an indiscriminate massacre of Serbians.

The Skanderbeg Division played a role in the Holocaust, the genocide if European Jewry, by rounding up scores of Kosovo Jews in a group roughly 500 persons deemed enemies of the Third Reich when the division occupied Prizren in Kosovo Metohija. The division sought to create ethnically pure Kosovo, ethnically cleansed of Orthodox Serbs, Jews and Gypsies the untermenschen (subhuman), who were targeted for extermination.

The Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal declared the Shutzstaffel or SS criminal organization and every individual member of SS was found to Be a war criminal guilty of "planning and carrying out crimes against humanity". The Shqiptar Kosovars in the 21st Waffen Gebirgs Division "Skanderbeg" committed war crimes and genocide against the Orthodox Serbian population of Kosovo. The Shqiptar planed and carried out crimes against humanity in Kosovo. Orthodox Serbians of Kosovo were the victims of ethnic cleansing and genocide. This genocide would contribute in the Shqiptar goal and policy to create an ethnically pure, Shqiptar Kosovo, in an attempt to create a greater Shqiperia or greater Albania. Following World war II, the Yugoslav Communist dictatorship allowed the policy of ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Orthodox Serbs to continue, and indeed, gave greater impetus and legitimacy to the policy.

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During World War II, the Axis powers dismembered and occupied Yugoslavia and created a greater Albania by annexing the Serbian region of Kosovo-Metohija by Nazi Germany, Germany formed a Shqiptar "Kosovar" Waffen SS Division, the 21st Waffen Gebirgs Division der SS "Skanderbeg" which engaged in a policy of ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Orthodox Serbian population of Kosovo. The result was that the Shqiptars, with the help of Germany, were able to virtually exterminate the Serbian and Jews populations of Kosovo, thereby creating an ethnically pure, Nazi German-sponsored Greater Albania or Greater Shqiperia.

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During the WW2 Albanian Nazi's destroyed many Orthodox shrines
Ruins of Devic monastery. The nuns returned to the ruins of their shrine
after the war in 1950.


Lord - March 17, 2006 09:59 AM (GMT)
Albanian Democracy...? :roflmao:
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Kosovo Albanians joined Nazis in persecution of the Slavs, Nazi ceremony in Pec 1944


Genocide in Kosovo
Albanian Skenderbeg Division




The historical and political precedents for the creation of a greater Sqiperia or Greater Albania was set during World War II when the Kosovo and Metohija regions along with territory Southwest of lake Skutari from Montenegro and the western region of Southern Serbia, or Juzna Srbija (now part of Macedonija), were annexed to Albania by the Axis powers led by Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, under a plan devised by Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler to dismember and to destroy the Serbian Nation and people, which the Germans and Italians perceived as the main threat to the axis powers and to the Third Reich in the Balkan.

On April 7, 1939, Italian troops invaded and occupied Albania forcing the Albanian ruler King Zog I Ahmed Bey Zogu, to flee to Greece. Italy formally annexed into the Kingdom of Italy under the Italian king Victor Immanuel and established a military government and viceroy. The Italian began a program to colonize the country when thousands of settlers emigrated to Albania. An Albanian Fascist Party was established with Albanian Black skirts based on Italian models. The Albanian Army consisted of three infantry brigades of 12 000 men.

On October 28 1940, Italy invaded Greece from Albania with 10 Italian divisions and the Albanian Army but were driven back.

Germany sought to assist the Italian-Albanian offensive by operation Alpine Violet, a plan to move a corps of tree German mountain divisions to Albania by air and sea. Instead German built up a heavy concentration of the German Twelfth Army on the northwest Greek Border with Bulgaria, from where the German invasion was launched.

On April 6, 1941, Nazi Germany and the axis powers invaded Yugoslavia, Operation Punishment, and Greece forcing the capitulation of Yugoslavia on the 17th, and Greece on the 23rd. Yugoslavia was subsequently occupied and dismembered. The Axis powers established a greater Albania or greater Shqiperia at the expense of Serbia and Montenegro. Territory from Montenegro was annexed to Greater Albania. From Serbia, the Kosovo and Metohija were ceded to greater Albania, along with the western part of Southern Serbia (Juzna Srbija), now part of Macedonia, an area which was part of Stara Srbija (Ancient Old Serbia). This Kosovo-metohija region and the surrounding territory annexed to Greater Albania was called "New Albania".

To create an ethnically pure Shqiptar Kosovo, which Albanian called "Kosova", the Shqiptari (Albanians) launched a widescale campaigns of ethnic cleansing and genocide. Ethnic Serbs in the Kosovo-Metohija regions were massacred, and their homes were burned, and survivors were brutally driven out and expelled in policy of ethnic cleansing and genocide.

The Balli Kombetar (BK or National Union) was an Albanian nationalist group led by Midhat Fresheri and Ali Klissura whose political objective was to in incorporate Kosovo-Metohija into a Greater Albania and to ethnically cleanse the region of Orthodox Serbs

The Abanian Committee of Kosovo organized massive campaigns of ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Orthodox Serbian inhabitants of Kosovo- Metohuja. A contemporary report described the ethnic cleansing and genocide of Serbs as follows:

Armed with material supplied by the Italians, the Albanians hurled themselves against helpless settlers in their homes and villages. According to the most reliable sources, the Albanian burned many Serbian settlements, killing some of the people and driving out others who escaped to the mountains. At present other Serbian settlement are being attacked and the property of individuals and of communities is either being confiscated or destroyed. It is not possible to ascertain at the present time the exact number of victims of those atrocities, but it may be estimated that at least between 30.000 and 40.000 perished.

Bedri Pejani, the Muslim leader of the Albanian National committee, called for the extermination of Ortodox Serbian Cristians in Kosovo Metohija and for a union of a Greater Albania with Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Rashka (Sandzak) region of Serbia, into a great Islamic state. The grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin El Husseini was presented to Pejani a plan which he approved as a being in the interest of Islam. The Germans however rejected the plan.

On September 3, 1943, Italy capitulated by signing an armistice with the Allies. The German were now forced to occupy Albania with the collapse of the Italian forces. The Germans sent the 100th Jaeger Division from Greece and the 297th Infantry Division from Serbia and the German 1st Mountain Division to occupy Albania. These troops were organized into the XXI Mountain Corps which was under the command of General Paul Bader.

Additional security forces for the interior were needed, however, to free up Germans troops for defense of the coastline. The decision was made to form an Albanian SS mountain division for this purpose. In April in 1944, recruitment for the Albanian SS division began under direction of the newly formed Albanian Nazi party, which has been formed through the efforts of Ernst Kaltenbrunner. Acting upon instructions of Reichsfuehrer SS Henrich Himmler, the SS main office ordered the formation of an Albanian volunteer mountain division on April 17, 1944. SS Brigadefuehrern and Generalmajor of the Waffen SS Josef Fitzhum, who Headed the Higher SS and Police Command in Albania, oversaw the forming and training of the division.

The SS high Command planed to create a mountain division of 10.000 men. The Higher SS and Police Command in Albania, in conduction with the Albanian National Committee, listed 11.398 possible recruits for the Waffen SS mountain division. Most of these recruits were "kossovars", shqiptar Ghegs from Kosovo Metohija in Serbia. The Shqiptar Tosks were found mainly in southern Albania. Most of the Shqiptar collaborators with the nazi forces were theNazi forces were the so-called Kossovars, ethnic Shqiptars from the Kosmet of Serbia. The Nazi German-sponsored Albanian gendarmes, special police and para-military units were made up by Kossovars. The Kossovars were under the direct control of the Albanian Interior Minister Xhafer Deva.

The Skanderbeg Division was formed and trained in Kosovo and was made up mostly of muslim Shqiptar Kossovars. There were only a small number of Albanians from Albania proper in the division. The Skanderbeg Mountain Division of the Wafen SS was thus essentially a Kosovo or Kosmet Division. The Division was stationed and operated in Kosovo and other Serbian regions almost exclusively.

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More about Proud Albanian History ...?
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Of the 11.398 recruits listed for the Division, 9.275 were ascertained to be suitable to draft in the Waffen SS. Of those suitable to be drafted, 6.491 Albanian were chosen and inducted into the Skanderbeg Division. To this Albanian core were added veteran German troops primarily Reichdeutsche from Austria and Volkdeutcshe officers, NCOs, and enlisted men, transferred from the 7th SS Mountain Division "Prinz Eugen" which was stationed in Bosnia-Hercegovina. The Kosovo Albanian 21st Waffen Gebirgs Division der SS "Skanderbeg" consisted in total of 8.500 - 9.000 men of all ranks. The 6.491 Shqiptar recruits were assembled at depots in Kosovo where the formation and the training of the division began.

The official designation for the division was 21 Waffen Gebirgs Division der SS "Skanderbeg" (Albanische Nr 1). The SS Main Office designed a distinctive arm patch for the division, consisting of a black double-headed eagle on a red background, the national symbol of Albania. The word "Skanderbeg", embroidered in white, appeared above the eagle and was warn on the left sleeve. The right collar patch consisted of a helmet with a goat's head on top, the helmet supposedly worn by George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, after whom the division was named. The Shqiptars recruits in the division wore a white skullcap, the national attire of the Shqiptar Ghegs. The SS main office also issued gray skullcaps with the Totenkopf (death's head) insignia sewn on the front below the Hoheitszeichen (the national symbol of Nazi Germany, consisting of a white eagle over a Nazi swastika).

Division was named after George Kastrioti, or Gjergj Kastriota, also as Kastriotis (1405-1468), national hero of Albania, who fought for the Ottoman Turks. As a child, Kastrioti was given as a hostage to Sultan Murat II to be brought as a Muslim at Adrianople (Edrine). Kastrioti became an officer in the Ottoman Turkish army and led the Turkish forces in many victories over Christian troops. Murat II was impressed with his valor and bravery in his battle for Islam and gave him the name Iskander Bey in Turkish, from "Iskander", Aleksander the Great, or prince Aleksander, and "bey", master. The name was shortened to Skanderbeg, beg being the local variant of bey. Later Kastrioti renounced Islam and converted to Christianity and attacked his former Ottoman Turkish masters. He captured the Albanian capital Kroja from the Turkish governor and proclaimed a revolt against the Turks in 1442. Sultan Mohammed II sent Turkish armies to defeat the renegade Kastrioti, but he was able to defeat Turkish forces, wich besieged Kroja but could not capture it. Kastrioti died in 1468. Kroja surrendered in 1479 and the Turks occupied Albania.

The Albanians in the Skanderbeg Division were mostly Muslims, of the Bektashi and Sunni sects of Islam. The division contained several hundred Albanian Catholics, followers of Jon Marko Joni.

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Nazism was adopted as a gateway towards establishing Greater Albania
Albanian, German and Italian Nazis together
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Italian Nazi officers and theri Albanian allies parade occupied Kosovo in 1941




Lord - March 17, 2006 10:03 AM (GMT)
To my Greek compatriots...
If some of them ever ask you why we kicked them out of Eipiros...there so called Tsamuria BS...show them there PROUD history...for reminding purposes...
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To create an ethnically pure Albanian Kosovo, which the Albanians called iKosovai,theY Albanians (Shqiptari) launched a widescale campaigns of ethnic cleansing and genocide.Ethnic Serbs in the Kosovo-Metohija regions were massacred, and their homes were burned, and the survivors were brutally driven out and expelled in a policy of ethnic cleansing and genocide.

The Balli Kombetar (BK or National Union) was an Albanian nationalist group led by Midhat Frasheri and Ali Klissura whose political objective was to incorporate Kosovo-Metohija into a Greater Albania and to ethnically cleanse the region of Orthodox Serbs.

The Albanian Committee of Kosovo organized massive campaigns of ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Orthodox Serbian inhabitants of Kosovo-Metohija.A contemporary report described the ethnic cleansing and genocide of Serbs as follows:
Armed with material supplied by the Italians, the Albanians hurled themselves against the helpless settlers in their homes and villages. Accoring to the most reliables sources the Albanians burned many Serbian settlements, killing some of the people and driving out others who escaped to the mountains. At present other Serbian settlements are being attacked and the property of indviduals and of communities is either being confiscated or destroyed. It is not possible to ascertain at the present the exact number of victims of those atrocities, but it may be estimated that at least between 30,000 and 50,000 perished.

Bedri Pejani, the Muslim leader of the Albanian National Committee, called for the extermination of Orthodox Serbian Christians in Kosovo-Metohija and for a union of a Greater Albania with Bosnia-Hercegovina and the Rashka (Sandzak) region of Serbia into a Greater Islamic State. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el Husseini, was presented the Pejani plan which he approved as being in the interest of Islam. The Germans,however, rejected the plan.

On September 3, 1943, Italy capitulated by signing an armistice with the Allies. The Germans were then forced to occupy Albania with the collapse of the Italian forces.The Germans sent he 100th Jaeger Division from Greece and the 297th Infantry Division from Serbia and the German 1st Mountain Division to occupy Albania.Y These troops were organized into the XXI Mountain Corps, which was under the command of General Paul Bader.

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Albanian Ballists which commited many crimes against Serb Christian population

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Lord - March 17, 2006 10:05 AM (GMT)
Skenderbey SS Division Sent Pristina Jews to Bergen Belsen

In fact, one of the first acts of the SS Skanderbeg division in April 1944 was the arresting of 281 Jews in Pristina, and "510 Jews, Communists, Partisans and individual suspects". According to Bernard J. Fischer, writing in Albania at War, 1939-1945 (Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, Indians, USA, 1999, p. 187). All 281 Jews were deported to Germany - probably to Bergen-Belsen death camp.... The Jewish population of Yugoslavia today is estimated to be 2500 with most of them living in Belgrade. The recent conflict in Kosovo has ironically led to the exodus of the last of the remaining Jews of Kosovo - something that didn't even happen in the last war in 1941.

JEWS DRIVEN FROM KOSOVO by KLA
THE INTERVIEW WITH THE LEADER OF THE KOSOVO JEWISH COMMUNITY
Globe and Mail: Targets of terrorism, Pristina's Jews forced to flee, Aug 31, 99
JCM, Jews and Kosovo Crisis, March 2000

Believe it or not, the Liberal Jews really did this - commentary by Dr. Gerhard Falk - "Now, the Serbs were victimized as much by the Nazi invaders of their country as were the Jews. There is no evidence that the Jews of Serbia were ever molested, let alone murdered, until the Germans and their Croat allies did so in the Jasenovac camp beginning in 1941. In fact, Serbia became a safe haven for allied airmen shot down over occuped Yugoslavia during the second world war, in that many a Serb family hid such allied aviators from the Nazi occupiers. Likewise, Serbs went out of their way to help their Jewish compatriots during the Nazi horrors."

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Seems that Time dont teach Albanians...e?

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Albanian national sport at its best....

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Ethnic Albanian Nazis massacred 10.000 Serbs in Kosovo during the WW2
Scenes of crimes

Lord - March 17, 2006 10:08 AM (GMT)
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March 17, 2004 - Five old Serb women with Poljka Kastratovic
fianlly expelled by Kosovo Albanians who burned their church and levelled
it to the ground. Several Italians soldiers who fought bravely to defend them
were wounded. Poljka and four other women have been evacuated. In Djakovica
there are no more Serbs and no more Orthodox churches!

Lord - March 17, 2006 10:13 AM (GMT)
EVEN THE TURKS HAID TO PROTECT ORTHODOX...FROM ALBANIAN KINDNESS..

History repeats...

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Traveling only under KFOR escort in Italian military vehicles - After the Kosovo war 1998-1999 it is impossible for the monks and Serb visitors to the monastery to travel freely out of the monastery except under a KFOR military escort (click on the photo for a larger size image)

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History is repeating - a Turkish escort ready to give protection to the
visitors of the Monastery beg. XX c. During the XIXc and in the beginning of XX c. the terror of the local Albanian clans was such that it was impossible to travell without armed escort
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History is repeating again!

The monastery, which lies about 1500 feet above sea-level, appeared as a white church surrounded by outbuildings at the entrance of a magnificently wooded valley, through which flows a small river, the Dechanski Bistritza, the one slope rich with stately chestnuts and the other fir-clad. Robbed of its broad lands, which have been swooped on by the Albanians, who at the time of my visit made further progress up the valley impossible, it lies precariously on the bloody edge of things, and only the wonderful white marble church tells of its former glory. It was being used as a military outpost, and twenty-five Nizams and an officer were quartered on the monastery, which had also a guard of its own, a set of Mohammedan Albanians, who were said to be very loyal. They looked like a wild-beast show, spoke nothing but Albanian, had the most elegant manners, and I was never allowed outside the monastery gate without a couple of them. (Through the Land of the Serb, M.E. Durham 1904, London)


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Ah re Slobo...Ah re Slobo...you Butcher,,,, :wall:

Lord - March 17, 2006 10:16 AM (GMT)
Albanian "Loving there next..." Progress nation...Europeans...

Decents of Illirians,,,? :roflmao:
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Kosovo Albanians beating non-Albanian male in the streets of Pristina after the war
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Only Greeks...inside Greece...teached you ...in the same coint...

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Serb woman with her child leaving Prizren in fear - Gracko massacre funeral

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Lord - March 17, 2006 10:40 AM (GMT)
user posted imageGREEK MINORITY IN ALBANIA


Geographical Features:
The greater part of the Greek minority in Albania lives in a 5,000 km² area of southern Albania close to the Greek Border. The Region is called Northern Epiros by the Greeks, referring to the historical state of Epiros.

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Population:
The Greek population in Albania is currently estimated to be around two percent of the total Albanian population, which amounts to around 70.000 persons.

Languages:
Greek.

Organisations:
The Greek Minority in Albania is represented in the UNPO by the Democratic Union of the Greek Ethnic Minority in Albania (OMONIA). Its goal is to be recognised as a minority, to be granted unrestricted rights of travel to their motherland and the rights to restore the cultural traditions of the Greek minority.

Brief History:
The 3rd century Northern Epiros by the Greeks was ruled by the Ottoman empire for almost 500 years.

1912 The Great Powers“ Ambassadorial Conference in London Declared Albania an autonomous state.

1913 Epiros was divided between Albania and Greek. A new boundary between two countries was drawn by the International Commission for Definition of Boundaries. Northern Epiros came under Albanian control.

1917 According the Protocol of Corfu, Northern Epiros region would have its own administration system and government representation.

1921 The Albanian Declaration on the Protection of Minorities was proclaimed. The minority group assurances contained in the Declaration were not respected.

1946 The Paris Conference of Allies gave Greek participants false hopes that Northern Epiros would be reunited with Greece.

1955 Despite of Greece objecting to the admission of Albania to the UN until the border question was settled, Albania was admitted into the UN.

1994 Talks began between Albania and Greece on the status of the Greek Minority in Albania and the Albanians in Greece but without results.

1995 Greece and Albania agreed to develop a friendship treaty and a joint committee to regulate seasonal work for Albanians in Greece was established.

1996 Three Greek language schools were opening.

Historical background:
Most of the Greek Minority in Albania live in southern Albania, a region called Northern Epiros by most Greeks, referring to the historical state of Epiros which was divided between Albania and Greece in 1913.
They speak Greek and the principal religion is Greek Orthodox.

In 1913, Northern Epiros came under Albanian control. The Greeks have lived in that region since the third century B.C.. The region was a part of the Ottoman Empire for almost 500 years until the beginning of the 20th century.
The decline of the Ottoman Empire created drastic changes in the Balkan area.

In December 1912, the Great Powers' Ambassadorial Conference in London declared Albania an autonomous state. A year later, the Florence Agreement divided Epiros, conceding the northern part to Albania. A new boundary between Greece and Albania was drawn by the International Commission for Definition of Boundaries.

The signing of the Protocol of Corfu in 1914 insured that the Northern Epiros region would have its own administration and government. This protocol also recognized the rights of the Greek Minority and provided self-government under nominal Albanian sovereignty.

In 1920, Albania was admitted to the League of Nations under the condition that its government would give formal assurances that the rights of ethnic and religious minorities would be fully respected. This was undertaken in the form of the Albanian Declaration on the Protection of Minorities, proclaimed on October 2, 1921. These assurances, however, were not respected and by 1934, all non-state schools had been closed. Greece brought the issue to the Council of the League of Nations, which referred it to the Permanent Court of International Justice and in 1935, this court decided that Albania had to restore the right of its minorities to establish their own schools.

Gross violations of human rights were committed against all citizens of Albania under the communist dictator, Enver Hoxha, who wielded total power from 1941 until his death in 1985. His Prime Minister, Ramiz Alia, took over in 1985 until the communist regime collapsed in 1991. The Greek minority suffered from religious persecution and the denial of its national and cultural identity.

Current situation:
The Greek Minority in Albania continues to suffer. The Albanian government has cleaned ethnic Greeks from appointed positions of power.
The violence is a part of a government plan to force ethnic Greek to abandon their homes in Albania and move south to Greece. A visit to Albania by US Congressman Tom Lantos, with Mr. Menelaos Tzelios led to Congressional action to put pressure on Albanian authorities.

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Lord - March 17, 2006 10:46 AM (GMT)
How many people know the existence of a Greek minority in Southern Albania, who have much less rights than the ones that have Albanian minority in Kosovo????

Who cares about them???? NATO anyway doesn't care!!! Why NATO cares only for Kosovo???
While Kosovars have Albanian University in Kosovo, Greeks of Southern Albania are not allowed to learn greek after 4th year of elementary school!
While Kosovars had autonomy in Kosovo, Greeks of Southern Albania live in a state of terror and uncertainty!
Who cares about them???? NATO anyway doesn't care!!! Why NATO cares only for Kosovo???

For over three millennia the southern region of what is modern day Albania has been inhabited by Greeks. Despite major upheavals and invasions the Greeks of Albania have maintained their identity and culture. After 1453, the Greek population of southern Albania had to live under severe restrictions imposed by the Ottoman administration.

The harshness of the Turkish occupation included oppressive taxation, including a child tax that forced parents to give up one of their children to the Ottoman Empire, and the occasional genocide. But the Ottomans, despite their cruelty toward the people they conquered, at least permitted the Greek population a degree of local autonomy and religious freedom.

Remarkably the present, non-communist and "democratic" regime of Albania, refuses to even allow the Greek minority the rights they had enjoyed during the Ottoman period. These rights have been enshrined in international conventions such as the Protocol of Corfu (18 May 1914) which established Northern Erirus in southern Albania as an autonomous province.

In 1915 the Treaty of London (26 April) not only accepted autonomy for Northern Epirus but also stipulated the transfer of this region to Greece. Although this agreement was a result of war-time conditions and the intend of the treaty was not fulfilled, it did afford recognition to the Greek claim to Northern Epirus and at the very least international acknowledgement of an historic Greek presence and identification with this region. After the First World War the Council of the League of Nations and in 1945 the Security Council of the United Nations have reiterated the guarantees afforded to the Greek minority by the Protocol of Corfu.

The communist regime of Enver Hodjia ignored all these agreements and conventions and proceeded to make every effort to extinguish the Greek identity and language of the Hellenic minority. Religious freedom, customs and tradition that had been practiced for centuries were not only prohibited but those caught speaking Greek or even conducting a Christian funeral faced harsh prison sentences and physical torture.

Greek Orthodox priest were either executed, imprisoned and for a lucky few exile was the penalty for practicing their religion. Greek Orthodox churches were destroyed or converted into secular facilities. This included churches and monasteries that dated back to the Mediaeval period. All this was supposed to end with the collapse of communism in Albania.

Unfortunately, the new "democratic" regime of Albania has failed to respect the civil, human, and international rights of the Greek minority. The Greek population is subject to political discrimination and police intimidation. Attacks on persons and property are either tolerated or ignored by the Albanian authorities. The Albanian Government is reluctant to permit the admission of Greek Orthodox priests and when it does it finds a pretext in order to expel them.

At the same time the Albanian Government refuses to recognize the property rights of the Greek minority and offers every obstacle to hinder and delay the construction of Churches, Greek schools, and the restoration of Greek Orthodox cemeteries. Indeed, Albanian discrimination is not only confined to religious, cultural, and linguist persecution but the government refuses to allow the existence of political parties established by the Greek minority.

Presently NATO bombs Serbia for having given rights to Albanian minority, and the same rights are not given to greek minority in Albania. NATO is bombing Serbs for other reasons, and the independent (if any) journalists have to find out the real reasons.
Bibliography
Hellenic Studies Centre at Dawson College for the Hellenic canadian Congress.


Lord - March 20, 2006 10:27 AM (GMT)
The Pest of the Balkans...
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http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1076.html



CRIME: Albania has a high crime rate, with instances of armed robberies and assaults. Caution should be exercised in bars in Tirana – where violent incidents, some involving the use of firearms, do sometimes occur, particularly in the early morning hours. Carjackings still occur but with less frequency than in the past. Anyone who is carjacked should surrender the vehicle without resistance. Armed crime is common in Shkoder and frequent in other towns in northern and northwestern Albania. Throughout the country, street crime is fairly common, and occurs particularly at night. Criminals do not deliberately target U.S. citizens or other foreigners, but criminals seek targets of opportunity and select those who appear to have anything of value. Pick pocketing is widespread; U.S. citizens have reported the theft of their passports by pickpockets.


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The only worthy Albanian ever...was Mother Teresa...? :damn:

Lord - March 20, 2006 10:33 AM (GMT)
I hope they get them all...Real hard Workers and poor families and Students my ass...They all diserve Prison...There is no inocent Albanian
Comon Mr Bush...give me 24 Hours...and i clean up the mess in the Balkans...called Albanian Skopian Pest
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Albanian crime ring suspects arrested
From Eric Pearce
CNN
Tuesday, October 26, 2004 Posted: 2315 GMT (0715 HKT)

NEW YORK (CNN) -- U.S. and New York authorities said Tuesday they have arrested 20 people on federal charges in a racketeering case against a suspected violent organized crime ring led by Albanian national Alex Rudaj.

U.S. Attorney David N. Kelley told reporters that 22 members and associates of the Rudaj organization, most of whom are said to be Albanian, have been indicted on federal charges of committing numerous crimes in New York City and in Westchester County north of Manhattan.

The charges range from racketeering and attempted murder to extortion, loan sharking and operating a large-scale illegal gambling business, Kelley said.

The FBI and New York State Police arrested several suspects Tuesday after searching 13 suspected illegal gambling locations, including homes and gambling parlors, in the New York boroughs of Queens and the Bronx and in Westchester County, Kelley said.

Multiple gambling machines and at least four guns were confiscated. Two defendants remained at large, Kelley said.

Reuters reported authorities as saying the gang has been using violence and extortion to control gambling in those areas since 1993.

Rudaj, Nardion Colotti and Nikola Dedaj were charged under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, with leading the organization, Kelley said.

Federal officials believe the organization financed itself through its illegal gambling activities. As a result, the indictment seeks forfeiture of $5.75 million from seven defendants and $3.4 million from all 22.

Kelley's office said it believes the indictment is the first federal racketeering case in the United States against an alleged organized crime enterprise run by Albanians.




beleg - March 20, 2006 10:45 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Lord @ Mar 20 2006, 12:33 PM)
They all diserve Prison...There is no inocent Albanian
Comon Mr Bush...give me 24 Hours...and i clean up the mess in the Balkans...called Albanian Skopian Pest

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Come on Lord.. You sound too harsh.. Even the Gray wolves dont say all Greeks are bad and i know you are not a radical like them.. Take it easy bro..

Lord - March 20, 2006 11:57 AM (GMT)
@Beleg

You are right Brother... ;)

Lord - March 20, 2006 04:54 PM (GMT)
Something in German...shees...Its endless...you typ Alban at google...and some 11 mil hits you get...(English)
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Die Albanische Mafia-UCK Mafia gehört zu den 5 gefährlichsten Organisationen der Welt!!!!

Die Albanische Mafia, hat viele Terroristische Organisationen infiltriert um die kriminellen Geschäfte aller Art mit allen Mitteln abzuwickeln Die Albanische Mafia und gemeint ist vor allem auch Hashim Thaci, Agim Ceku, Ramush Haradinaj, Spartak Braho, Ilir Meta, Salih Berisha, Ferdinand Yhafferi, Drohoshi und wie sie alle heissen

Federführend im Drogen- und Menschenschmuggel Geschäft etc etc

Das FBI betrachtet die Albanische Mafia als größte Gefahr für die USA usw Hierüber wurde in einem Senats Hearing berichtet vom FBI Direktor
Charles H Demore über den Internationalen Terrorismus und ein Report über die Albanischen Verbrecher Banden, gesteuert vom AACL etc, dem US Senat übergeben

Also wesentlich gefährlicher, als die meisten Terroristischen Organisationen

Die Albanologen können das ja hier am besten als INfo genau übersetzen

Byroja federale e hetimeve ka bėrė publik raportin mė tė fundit pėr trafikun e klandestinėve nė tė gjithė botėn

FBI: Mafia shqiptare nė trafikun e njerėzve

Nė vendet e para renditen Triadat Kineze, Jakuza Japoneze, rrjetet kriminale ruse si dhe mafia shqiptare

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Ened Janina
TIRANĖ- Mafia shqiptare ėshtė bėrė shumė e fortė dhe kėrcėnuese nė “fushėn” e trafikut tė klandestinėve Ajo renditet tek pesė mė tė mėdhatė nė botė dhe sa vjen e po fuqizohet Ky ėshtė njė nga konkluzionet e raportit vjetor tė Byrosė Federale tė Hetimeve FBI Charles Demore, Ndihmės Drejtor i Pėrkohshėm i Departamentit tė Hetimeve tė Sigurisė sė Brendshme ka bėrė publik studimin mė tė fundit tė FBI-sė nė lidhje me trafikun e klandestinėve nė tė gjithė botėn Nė vendet e para ai rendit Triadat Kineze, Jakuzat Japoneze, rrjetet kriminale ruse si dhe mafien shqiptare Nė raportimin e tij pėrpara Komitetit tė Senatit pėr Gjyqėsorin nė SHBA mė 25 korrik Charles Demore ka bėrė njė rezyme tė plotė tė trafikut si dhe ka paraqitur rreziqet qė mund tė vijnė prej tij Sipas raportit tė Charles Demore, ēdo vit nė tė gjithė botėn trafikohen deri nė 2000000 njerėz “Rėnia e komunizmit, sė bashku me pėrkeqėsimin e ekonomive tė botės sė tretė, kanė furnizuar rritjen dramatike tė kėsaj forme kėrcėnuese tregtie Gjithashtu, grupe ndėrkombėtare tė krimit tė organizuar tė tilla si Triadat Kineze, Jakuzat Japoneze, rrjetet kriminale ruse, shqiptare, ukrainase, polake, nigeriane dhe tailandeze gjithashtu kanė shfrytėzuar ekonomitė e dobėta, korrupsionin dhe infrastrukturėn e pėrmirėsuar tė transportit ndėrkombėtar me qėllim qė tė lehtėsojnė kontrabandėn dhe trafikimin e rreth 700000 deri 2000000 njerėz ēdo vit nė shkallė globale”,- thuhet nė raportin e bėrė publik dje nga Byroja Federale e Hetimeve Sipas saj, mafia shfytėzon pikat e dobėta tė shtetit dhe godet gjithnjė e mė shumė Ata shfrytėzojnė edhe lehtėsirat qė janė krijuar pas hapjes sė kufijve ndėrmjet shteteve tė ndryshme tė botės Nė Europė, klandestinėt mjafton tė hyjnė nė njė vend tė Komunitetit Europian dhe mund tė lėvizin lirshėm nė 14 tė tjerėt Aleancat e reja qė janė krijuar ndėrmjet trafikantėve tė qėnieve njerėzore janė bėrė njė rrezik serioz “Disa prej kėtyre organizatave kanė braktisur aleancat e tyre historike etnike pėr t’u bashkuar nė sipėrmarrje kriminale dhe pėr tė penguar pėrpjekjet e zbatimit tė ligjit”,- tha Charles Demore gjatė raportit tė tij Sipas tij, trafikantėt kanė harruar problemet dhe inatet etnike qė kanė patur ndėrmjet tyre dhe janė bashkuar nėn moton “pėr tė fituar sa mė shumė para” Ata janė gati tė bėjnė gjithēka vetėm pėr tė fituar para Ndėrkohė pėrsa i pėrket Shteteve tė Bashkuara tė Amerikės ėshtė rritur sė tepėrmi infiltrimi i terroristėve me anė tė trafikut tė njerėzve Prej disa kohėsh Byroja Federale e Hetimeve ka vėnė nė shėnjestėr organizatat e trafikimit tė klandestinėve tė lidhura me terroristėt “Terroristėt dhe miqtė e tyre kanė gjasa tė lidhen me rrjete specifike tė trafikimit tė klandestinėve pėr tė siguruar hyrje nė Shtetet e Bashkuara pa u pikasur”,- tha Charles H Demore, ndihmės-drejtor i pėrkohshėm i hetimeve nė BICE, nė raportimin e tij pėrpara Komitetit tė Senatit pėr Gjyqėsorin, numrin nė rritje dhe sofistikimin e organizatave kriminale, aftėsinė e tyre pėr tė shfrytėzuar korrupsionin terroristėt dhe trafikantėt e njerėzve po kombinojnė pėrpjekjet e tyre pėr tri arsye, tha Demore: numrin nė rritje dhe sofistikimin e organizatave kriminale, aftėsinė e tyre pėr tė shfrytėzuar korrupsionin publik dhe kontrollet e dobėta tė imigrimit nė shumė vende burimi dhe tranziti “Trafikimi njerėzor, specifikisht ajo ēka ligji i ShBA pėrkufizon si “forma tė rėnda tė trafikimit tė personave” ka tė bėjė pėrveē kur viktimat janė minorenė tė trafikuar pėr shfrytėzim seksual me forcėn, mashtrimin apo shtrėngimin dhe ndodh me qėllim punėn e detyruar apo shfrytėzimin seksual komercial Trafikimi i klandestinėve ėshtė njė sipėrmarrje qė prodhon pėrfitime afatshkurtra qė rrjedhin nga detyrime tė vetme qė paguhen ose prej migrantėve tė kontrabanduar ose nė emėr tė tyre Sipėrmarrjet e trafikimit mbėshteten mbi punėn e detyruar dhe shfrytėzimin seksual komercial tė viktimave pėr tė prodhuar pėrfitime afatgjata dhe afatshkurtra Tė kontrabanduarit kanė vullnetin tė rrezikojnė edhe me vdekje potenciale nė kėrkim tė ėndrrės sė tyre dhe normalisht janė tė lirė ta kėrkojnė atė nė momentin qė kanė arritur destinacionin e tyre pėrfundimtar Nga ana tjetėr, ne e dimė qė viktimat e trafikimit e gjejnė veten nė njė ujdi ku shėrbehet dhe e cila nuk merr fund kur ata kanė arritur destinacionin e tyre dhe pėr mė tej, mund ta gjejnė veten tė zhvendosur nga njė destinacion nė njė tjetėr nė kundėrshtim me vullnetin e tyre”,- thuhet nė raport


Translation in German...
urlhttp://wwwshekullicomal/kronika/30korrik2003/fbihtm/url
lupo-de-mare Ob Europa oder New York, ob Schweiz oder Deutschland, die Kosovaren verlassen nur ihr Land um Drogennetze aufzubauen, oder wie heute sehr aktuell ist leben vom Frauen und Kinder Handel

"Sehr viele Flüchtlinge möchten nicht ins Kosovo zurückkehren, sie ziehen es vor, in europäischen Ländern ansässig zu werden In der Schweiz ist eine enorme albanische Diaspora aktiv, die mit dem Drogenhandel narkobiznes in Verbindung steht Sie kontrolliert 70 Prozent des Drogenumsatzes in Deutschland Die Lobby der Interessen, die mit dem Drogengeschäft in Europa verbunden sind, ist sehr gefährlich für Europa und die USA Im zentralen Teil des Kosovo werden 40 Prozent der Drogen produziert"

Eine Aussage wie diese müsste als unbeweisbar und schwer verständlich verworfen werden, stünden nicht andere Zeugnisse bereit, die sie bestätigen und präzisieren Bereits am 9 September 1985 berichtete das Wall Street Journal über Aktivitäten der "Kosovo-Albanian Drug Mafia in New York City", wo schätzungsweise 100000 Albaner leben:

"But it is drug trafficking that has gained Albanian organized crime the most notoriety Some Albanians, according to federal Drug Enforcement Agency officials, are key traders in the 'Balkan connection', the Istanbul-to-Belgrade heroin route While less well known than the so-called Sicilian and French connections, the Balkan route in some years may move 25% to 40% of the US heroin supply, official say"

urlhttp://wwwswp-berlinorg/produkte/brennpunkte/make407Dhtm/url

Immer vorne dabei bei jedem Extemen Verbrechen

Die Albaner und Kosovaren!!:rolleyes:



Hades - March 20, 2006 09:01 PM (GMT)
ETHNIC CLEANSING IN FRONT OF UN/KFOR EYES

These two images, obtained from Norweigan KFOR, capture ethnic situation in Kosovo Polje town between April 2000 and September 2000. Blue squares symbolise Serbian owned homes and red squares Kosovo Albanian owned homes. Only in the period of 5 monhts one can notice that many Serbian homes in the town were simply occupied by Kosovo Albanians. The Serb owners were forced to leave their homes under various kinds of pressure. Almost all green squares, the homes which were empty in April 2000, became red by September 2000. Until April 2000 the most of Kosovo Polje Serb still held in their homes but the lack of security and unreadiness of the international peacekeepers to prevent ethnic repression discouraged many of them who left their homes in search of more secure surrounding. Kosovo Albanians who occupied thousands of Serb homes in Kosovo and Metohijaduring the last four post-war years quite expectably resist Serb returns hoping that they can legalize their occupied property. For many Serbs who fled ethnic violence in the UN/KFOR presence there is not much choice and most of them are under pressure to sell their property.

These two maps clearly and graphically demonstrate the process of silent ethnic cleansing which is happening in the very presence of the international UN mission and NATO led peacekeepers.

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Lord - March 22, 2006 12:58 PM (GMT)
user posted image"Greater Albania" of the Albanian Terrorists


user posted imageThe Times "Historical Ethnic Albania"


Along the unbelievable (and totally unrealistic) map of "Historical Ethnic Albania" (or "Greater Albania") Pettifer writes:



"So do the rebel ethnic Albanians fighting in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and around the Kosovo border have history on their side? Albanians, who call themselves “sons of eagles” are descended from the Ancient Illyrians, who lived all over the southwest Balkans."



"Chunks of historic Albanian land, particularly Kosovo and Western FYRMacedonia, with its rich mines, were given to Serbia, so under the Versailles Treaty (1918/9) about half the Albanian population was left outside the new but tiny Albanian state."



Historical evidence, however, shows that these assertions are complete distortion and with it James Pettifer only confirms that he belongs among the greatest (British) Western fabricators of history:



1) All authentic historical evidence, both ancient and modern, clearly confirms that the Albanians are NOT "descended from the Ancient Illyrians, who lived all over the southwest Balkans."The propagandist Pettifer is either uneducated or has simply ignored the writings of the ancient Greek and Roman historians Strabo, Plutarch, Ptolemy, Justin, etc., who clearly wrote that the Albanians and the Illyrians were two separate nations, which historically lived on two different continents worlds apart.


user posted imageMaps of Historical Albania in Asia and Historical Illyria in Europe


2) This brings us to the map of "Greater Albania" or as it is called in the London’s Times “Historical Ethnic Albania”. A simple question - based on what historical facts is this map of “Historical Ethnic Albania”, when it is known that historical Albania was in Asia, not in Europe, and that that the Albanians are not direct descendents of the ancient Illyrians? This is a question which neither Pettifer nor the Albanians can answer for Albania never historically existed in such borders. Then what about Pettifer's claim that “about half the Albanian population was left outside the new but tiny Albanian state" in 1919? We will disprove this nonsense with facts as well:

Greece. There is a sizable Greek national minority in Albania and yet the map of “Historical Ethnic Albania” claims that large portion of northwest Greece is Albanian? How did the Greek minority in Albania become so separated from the rest of the Greeks below the southern border of “Historical Ethnic Albania” and the vacuum filled only with Albanians is another tough question for Pettifer. This area of northwest Greece includes Epirus and western part of Greek Macedonia. Fact is that “Historical Ethnic Albania” has nothing to do neither with historical ethnic Epirus nor with historic Macedonia since “Historical Ethnic Albania” is on the Caucasus and the Albanians lived in Asia when Epirus, Macedonia, and their people lived in Europe.
Montenegro. Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro, and as capital of the Montenegrin nation, more Montenegrins then any other city in this tiny land populate it. Yet although the Albanians do not make 40% of Montenegro’s population (nor they ever had in the past historically), they and the western propagandists such as James Pettifer, claim that 40% of Montenegro belongs to “Historical Ethnic Albania”, including even its capital Podgorica! The irony is obvious.

While the Albanians are "totally committed to the western free market world”, the “neighbouring Slavs have yet to make a really decisive break with the communist past”?! In what world does Pettifer live? Because on this Earth the Albanian society is completely engulfed in sex-slave, weapons, and drug trafficking, and the Albanian mafia controls the market in Europe suppressing even the Sicilian mafia. What a great commitment for Europe envisions Pettifer with such Albanian promises to the western “free market world”. Too bad those “neighbouring Slavs have yet to make a really decisive break with the communist past”! One word and only one would sum up Pettifer's article - preposterous! Is there a possibility that some of the Albanian "hardcurrency income" Pettifer is so familiar of, ended up in his own pockets, motivating him to write such rubbish?

But despite the irony, the damage is done. Pettifer’s text full with nonsenses and especially the ridiculous map of “Historical Ethnic Albania”had already given ammunition to the Albanian terrorists who now proudly display it on their propagandist website "Albanians in "Macedonia" Crisis Center". It is just another addition to a site already packed with other Western distortions that BBC had admitted on committing and for which it had apologized to the "Macedonians" for the biased reporting.

Link is availlebel to any interested person via PM...


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