posted on 04/09/2006 1:37:20 AM PDT
You know what? I have lost track of who's who in this situation.
I mean .. not that I ever had it straight in the first place, but ... who's the good guys?
The 'ethnic' Albanians?
As I read this ... it sounds like some folks are rebuilding a nation in whatever manner they can.
To build buildings, of course.
Cigs and hookers?
The necessities of life .. they've obviously sworn off booze.
posted on 04/09/2006 4:22:26 AM PDT
(A place where anyone can learn anything ... especially that which promotes clear thinking.)
I just wish the worldwide MSM wouldn't tag the moniker 'Mafia' on every 3rd world, mostly 2nd rate, criminal enterprise/gang.
Russian 'Mafia', Albanian 'Mafia', Mexican 'Mafia', blah blah, blah. - Bullfeathers.
There's only one Mafia, period. The real Mafia should sue in Federal and/or the World Court for copyright & trademark infringement.
posted on 04/09/2006 5:54:43 AM PDT
(Better to fight for something than live for nothing - Gen. George S. Patton)
Crime knows no boundaries. I drove past industrial size oil storage tanks in nowheresville, northwest Albania near the Montenegrin border. They were constructed by Albanians who were smuggling oil thru Montengro and on into Serbia to evade the international sanctions imposed on Serbia. Ironically, the sanctions were imposed partially because of the Serb treatment of Albanians. Here's another example.
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