Skip to comments.Is Kerry Supported By Kosovo Terrorists? (looks that way)
Posted on 10/20/2004 5:44:45 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
The Australian blog House of Wheels believes it has discovered fundraising links between the John Kerry campaign and the Kosovo Liberation Army, an organization that the Department of Homeland Security appears to label as a terrorist organization. Leigh from HoW links to a heavily-footnoted essay by Andy Wilcoxson at a website defending Slobodan Milosevic, not exactly a source that fills me with a sense of confidence about the material. However, some of the connections Leigh makes appear to point to sloppiness among Kerry's campaign staff, at the least:
The leader of the KLA is a man named Hashim Thaci. Thaci, who goes under the nom de guerre "Snake," attended the Democratic Partys convention in Boston earlier this year. Upon returning from the convention, Thaci told the Albanian-Language KosovaLive agency, "It was a very successful visit at the Democratic Convention, where the PDK [Thachi's political party] had been invited as a guest. It was confirmed once again that the Democratic authorities would recognize and respect the will of the people of Kosova for self-determination".
In addition to the KLA leader's attendance at the Democratic Convention was the presence of KLA members at a John Kerry fundraiser in New York.
In September, the Dutch Television station VPRO produced a documentary entitled "De Brooklyn Connectie." This documentary follows a KLA terrorist named Florin Kraniqi as he attends a John Kerry fundraiser, and then smuggles weapons into Kosovo for a war that is being planned against American and other UN Peacekeepers there. ...
At the 11:08 mark of the video, he goes to a John Kerry fundraiser together with a group of KLA members. They are shown writing checks to the Kerry campaign for thousands of dollars each.
While at the fundraiser, they openly identify themselves as the KLA. Kraniqi is seen introducing himself and his brothers-in-arms to Wesley Clark (Commander of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, and former Democratic presidential candidate). Kraniqi says, "Mr. Clark. This is your group, your KLA." Clark then praises the group saying, "They fought against tremendous odds."
Then, Richard Holbrooke (Kerry's Sr. Foreign Policy Adviser), who apparently knows one of the terrorists, comes over and jokingly says, "He almost got me killed." To which Kraniqi quips, "He would not let his Kalashnikov go. He will keep his Kalashnikov." Then Holbrooke, Clark, and this group of KLA terrorists all have a good laugh.
Krasniqi, at least, shows up on Kerry's donor list as reported by Fundrace. Does that mean that Kerry actively seeks the support of terrorists and their cash? I highly doubt it, although if true the Kosovars' access to Kerry shows a complete lack of vetting by his foreign-policy staff. Richard Holbrooke should know better than to be taking money from people connected to organizations designated as possible terror groups by the DHS.
Based on the research done by Wilcoxson and the information in the Dutch documentary, this deserves a closer look regardless of the publication source. If radical Kosovars are plying either campaign with cash, it needs to stop and those responsible held to account.
About as big as Yessir Aracrap supporting him...
Campaign contributions from enemies of the U.S. to rat candidates is a time-honored tradition.
Re-post changing "Kerry" to "Bush" and the Today show will lead with it tomorrow.
This should be no surprise. Clinton gave them (KLA) air support during the Kosovo Conflict.
This has to go into the blogosphere. Here is why. Albanian terrorists collected on a single fundraiser over half a mil dollars, more than registered lobbyinsts contributed to Kerry since 1998 ($442 000)
They were open about expecting favors from Kerry.
Check also terrorists caught on film in arms shipment. They have probably obtained some bogus end user certificate for hunting club in Kosovo.
Yes, to us it's big news. It's everyone else out there that appears not to give a rats ass....
He's supported by ALL our enemies
I've actually imagined how fine that would be. Have a big press conference to get all the media buzzing and reporting like flies on --- and then say, "Oops, that was KERRY!"
PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE, newspapers, media, etc.....i am doing my part now!
Pinging you to this thread, and the link in this post 6, JP.
It's getting out there.
What I would like to know is if George Soros is making big bucks running drugs from the Middle East into Europe through Kosovo. I am sure the wicked of all stripes and colors are supporting Kerry. Don't worry, soon they will be hiding in the rocks, shaking in their pathetic boots, as the wrath of God removes the unrepentent wicked from the earth. To paraphrase the President, "you can run, but you can't hide" from God's prefect justice and judgement. Be very afraid evil doers of the world, your days are numbered.
It's been going on for years:
Hardcover - (September 2004) - $27.95
In this tour de force on the most important issue of our time, David Horowitz, confronts the paradox of how so many Americans, including the leadership of the Democratic Party, could turn against the War on Terror. He finds an answer in a political Left that shares a view of America as the Great Satan with Americas radical Islamic enemies. In a remarkable exploration of the Mind of the Left, Horowitz traces the evolution of American radicalism from its Communist past to its anti-war present. He then shows how this Left was able to turn the Democratic Party presidential campaign around and reshape its views on the War on Terror.
Thanks for the ping!
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