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Kosovo consternation
Washington Times ^ | May 9th 2006 | Admiral (Ret) James "Ace" Lyons Jr.

Posted on 05/10/2006 10:38:09 AM PDT by kronos77

Among the most important priorities of U.S. global policy is combating the international traffic in drugs and in persons (often a euphemism for women and children forced into prostitution). Because of the linkage and overlap among terrorist networks and organized criminal gangs, the battle against trafficking is also an integral part of the war on terror. Fighting organized criminal activities is difficult even in countries with a functioning legal system, honest police and the rule of law. Think how much harder that would be when dealing with an independent country where the authorities are an integral part of the criminal enterprise. Amazingly, that's what the international community seems to want to help establish in the Serbian province of Kosovo. When Kosovo was placed under United Nations administration and NATO military control at the end of the 1999 war, some hoped the province soon would meet at least minimum qualifications for some kind of independence, as demanded by Muslim Albanians who greatly outnumber the remaining Christian Serbs.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: albanianmafia; christianity; clinton; islam; kla; kosovo; serbia; terror; trop
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1 posted on 05/10/2006 10:38:11 AM PDT by kronos77
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2 posted on 05/10/2006 10:39:28 AM PDT by kronos77 (Kosovo I Metohija - "Field of Blackbirds And Land of The Monastry" full official name.)
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To: kronos77

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3 posted on 05/10/2006 10:44:49 AM PDT by Lion in Winter (Violent islam is the same as plain islam. No peace at all.... Just mass mayhem.)
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To: mark502inf; heybeavis; Hoplite; GSlob; Tailgunner Joe; spanalot; Mazepa; Kozak; romanesq
The networks used various routes, including the route that passes through Kosovo, Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (see the village of Veledze, the regional centre of prostitution) and Montenegro, then through Italy. The Albanian mafia has set up a real cartel on prostitution. It handles more than 65 percent of the trafficking in women in the Balkans." From 2004: "In Kosovo, as many as 80 percent of internally trafficked victims are children."

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4 posted on 05/10/2006 10:48:11 AM PDT by A. Pole (Solzhenitsyn:"Live Not By Lies" www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/arch/solzhenitsyn/livenotbylies.html)
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To: A. Pole

From what I heard when I was in Italy, the Albanian Mafia is so heartless and vicious that they repulse even the Italian Mafia with their behavior.

Unlike the Italian Mafia, the Albanians have no problem in the traffic of children for prostitution -- in some cases, even their own children. Disgusting!


5 posted on 05/10/2006 4:30:43 PM PDT by Bokababe (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance)
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To: kronos77

What's a Balkan ping list, Kronos? Because it sounds like something I would want on!

BB


6 posted on 05/10/2006 8:16:43 PM PDT by Bokababe (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance)
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To: Bokababe

exactly the truth........


7 posted on 05/11/2006 3:33:58 AM PDT by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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