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The Brooklyn Connection [Brooklyn resident arms narcoterrorists]
Jewish World Review ^ | July 19, 2005 | Julia Gorin

Posted on 07/19/2005 1:35:38 PM PDT by pythagorean

Albanian-American roofer Florin Krasniqi has been living in Brooklyn and smuggling American guns into Kosovo to arm the Kosovo Liberation Army--this time for war against its erstwhile saviors, NATO and the UN. The KLA are the bin Laden-trained, Iran-backed narco-terrorists whose 1999 jihad against the Christian Serbs we helped fight, abetting secession and creating a mono-ethnic terror haven and future Islamic republic in Europe.

Krasniqi, who raised $30 million from fellow Albanian-Americans to help finance the KLA's war, is the subject of a documentary by Dutch filmmaker Klaartje Quirijns, titled "The Brooklyn Connection," which will air Tuesday night at 10 pm on PBS. The Department of Homeland Security has launched an investigation into Krasniqi, according to Ms. Quirijns, as a result of her award-winning film, which was meant to be sympathetic to Krasniqi's cause of an independent Kosovo, and to highlight the ease of buying guns in America.

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But "The Brooklyn Connection" is damning, demonstrating just how seriously our 1999 blunder continues to backfire, as the film follows Krasniqi's life: at home in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, with his wife and three kids; at the gun store buying a .50-caliber rifle; at an army surplus store buying fatigues and holsters; at the airport checking in his firearm; and at a 2003 John Kerry fundraiser writing out thousand-dollar checks.

(Excerpt) Read more at jewishworldreview.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; US: New York; War on Terror
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Check out the full article, which provides many good links, and watch the PBS documentary on July 19. The documentary provides bona fide evidence of Krasniqi violating US law and implicates Wesley Clark & Richard Holbrooke in illegal activities endangering peace and US interests.
1 posted on 07/19/2005 1:35:42 PM PDT by pythagorean
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To: pythagorean; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; joan; vooch; ...
The intermittent gunfights between Albanians and NATO (KFOR) troops over the past six years since that American "victory" on behalf of the enemy can attest to that, as can a Kosovo charity that was raising funds for Osama bin Laden. Then there's the KLA member whose application was found at an al Qaeda recruitment office in Afghanistan: "I have Kosovo Liberation Army combat experience against Serb and American forces...I recommend [suicide] operations against [amusement] parks like Disney."

Looks like Clinton's Kosovo allies are planning some interesting ways to say "thank you" to the US.

2 posted on 07/19/2005 2:02:57 PM PDT by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: pythagorean

So where are the arrests? What's up with this?


3 posted on 07/19/2005 2:12:24 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: FormerLib
Julia Gorin is great! I sent her article on Srebrenica along to some of my Lutheran colleagues to counteract the "human rightser" orgy of Serbophobic hate in the media last week.

Well, here's another article on the illegal alien-turned American citizen Krasniqi. (What "amnesty" program made this terrorist piece of work a citizen?) It is truly vile that such supposed American leaders as Clark, Holbrooke, Kerry, etc. are consorting with and plotting together with trash like him. This just goes to show that these birds' real loyalty is not to America, but to the New World Order!

Some of Gorin's links also show that statements by Hoppy and "Sir Marks Alot" that the Kosovo Albanian "freedom fighters" are our "friends", and they in no way support Al Qaeda and other jiahdists are ALL WET!!!!

4 posted on 07/19/2005 2:36:45 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: pythagorean
"...and to highlight the ease of buying guns in America."

Illegally, that is. Despite how many laws you Leftists pass that infringe upon the rights of law-abiding citizens, the criminals have no trouble getting what they want.
5 posted on 07/19/2005 2:51:00 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: pythagorean
Wesley Clark & Richard Holbrooke??? Gorsh, perish the thought! They're heros!! /gagging on own sarcasm
6 posted on 07/19/2005 3:04:00 PM PDT by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: pythagorean
"Indeed, had John Kerry been elected, the architects of our backward 1999 debacle — Clark, Albright and Holbrooke — would be back in position to finish the job they started — that is, officially establishing the independent terrorist state of Kosovo."

The name they intend to use, after entirely subjugating the Balkans, is "Greater Albania". At least that's what they say. Otherwise an excellent editorial on "The War That Clinton Won" (and which our troops have STILL not been brought home from)

7 posted on 07/19/2005 3:08:10 PM PDT by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: cake_crumb
"Additionally, it will facilitate the continued push to create "Greater Albania", a fight that has already spread to Macedonia and means to embroil parts of Montenegro and northern Greece, as was the plan all along. "

OOps, there it is. Dummy, didn't read down far enough.

8 posted on 07/19/2005 3:10:19 PM PDT by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: pythagorean

At least the PBS production admits that the Albanians started the war. (1997)


9 posted on 07/19/2005 8:10:50 PM PDT by F-117A
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
"You just have to have a credit card and clear record, and you can go buy as many as you want. No questions asked," says Krasniqi.

Was he surprised at how easy it was to get it? "Not just me. Most of non-Americans were surprised at how easy it is to get a gun in heartland America," says Krasniqi. "Most of the dealers in Montana and Wyoming don’t even ask you a question. It’s just like a grocery store."

Krasniqi just documented himself committing a felony. Dealers most definitely do ask questions. They ask them via the form 4473. The first one is the most important to this story: "Are you the actual buyer of the firearm(s) listed on this form?" He was not. He was the strawman purchaser. That is a felony.


10 posted on 07/19/2005 9:02:18 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Florin is a cheerful, articulate, unapologetic guide to his supply operation, emphasizing all the way that his actions are carried on legally. As he makes his round of gun dealers and military surplus marts — and despite his confidence that his actions are legal — Krasniqi doesn't hesitate to lie to grease the wheels.

And lying on the 4473 about whether or not you are a strawman purchaser is most definitely a felony. He is wrong about the legality of what he did. He should be arrested on the first opportunity.

11 posted on 07/19/2005 9:07:42 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: pythagorean; FormerLib

I saw the PBS website for this program--it will be shown next week in my area, not tomorrow.

Even though this program/film exposes Serb enemies Krasniqi, Clark, and Holbrooke as the criminals they are, the website cannot help but continue the Serb-bashing that made the Propaganda Broadcasting System famous. There is an article by Stacy Sullivan on the history of Kosovo that makes the Serbs out to be the villains in Kosovo. (The article is also full of factual errors, such as saying that Yugoslavia was founded in 1945, and that the Albanians were the overwhelming majority in Kosovo at that time.)

I hope that the program doesn't paint Krasniqi as a "romantic freedom fighter who breaks laws to serve justice", rather than the terrorist trash that he is!!!!


12 posted on 07/19/2005 9:10:35 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: FreedomCalls

My point exactly. Thanks for the highlights.

Absolute BS that the dealers in MT and WY wouldn't go by the rules. If nothing else, they'd be terrified that it is an undercover ATF agent.


13 posted on 07/19/2005 10:37:00 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: F-117A

Good call, you noticed that as well.


14 posted on 07/20/2005 8:05:25 AM PDT by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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