Switzerland has gagged one its Ambassadors from promoting a controversial new book about war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. Carla Del Ponte, who prosecuted crimes at The Hague, claims some current Kosovo leaders once sold vital organs from Serb prisoners.
The book, “The Hunt: Me and War Criminals”, was due to be launched in Milan. It details atrocities committed by Albanians against Kosovo Serbs in the late 1990s and says that some of those currently in power in Kosovo made money selling Serb organs.
The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Department has banned the presentation in Milan of Carla Del Ponte’ s book “[The] Hunt, Me and War Criminals”…Del Ponte’s book tells, in particular, about the obstructions she had to surmount “in her attempts to prosecute people guilty of the war crimes, committed during the armed conflicts on the Balkans in the nineties”.
“Carla Del Ponte’s book on her work as Chief Prosecutor of the Hague Tribunal, contains statements, which are impermissible for a representative of the government of Switzerland,” Spokesman for the Swiss Foreign Department Jean-Philippe Jeannerat stated.
He did not indicate the exact passages in Del Ponte’s book that had displeased Berne officials. Some local commentators believe they are those that contain “certain nuances” of her assessment of the situation on the Balkans in light of the fact that Switzerland had officially recognised the independence of Kosovo and Micheline Calmy-Ray, the head of the Swiss Foreign Service, had taken part last week in the official opening of a Swiss embassy in Pristina.
…[Del Ponte] claimed she was in no position to press charges or obtain sufficient evidence due to a lack of cooperation by the UN and Kosovo officials.
Swiss and Serbian commentators said Del Ponte’s disclosures were embarrassing to the Berne government, because Switzerland was among the first countries that recognised Kosovo independence in February and opened an embassy in Pristina last week.
The Kosovo Liberation Army’s veteran leader, Hashim Thaci, now Kosovo’s prime minister, in the mid-1990s spent time in Switzerland, a centre for radical Albanian emigre circles, where he mysteriously acquired funds for the KLA.
Serbian press reported the organ scheme worth about four million euros was masterminded by Thaci. Kosovo leaders have however refuted the accusations as “Serb political propaganda”. [Note: that is the auto-pilot response of the Serb-killers we’re friends with.]
[Del Ponte] has in particular accused UN officials and local authorities in Kosovo of being uncooperative in investigating alleged crimes against Serb civilians during the ethnic Albanian rebellion in 1998-1999, which ultimately led to independence.
Last week the Hague tribunal acquitted former Kosovo prime minister and KLA leader Ramush Haradinaj of war crimes, causing a storm of protest in Belgrade.
MOSCOW, April 8 (RIA Novosti) - Russia’s Foreign Ministry has asked the Hague to provide details…”Batching freedom of speech concerning crimes against civilians, one may assume, is aimed at softening the reaction within international social and political circles to the facts revealing the criminal prehistory to the illegitimate sovereignty of Kosovo,” the ministry said.
On Monday, the ministry denounced a ruling by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia last week which saw a former Kosovo prime minister acquitted for crimes committed during the conflict between Kosovo and Serbia in 1998-1999.
Ramush Haradinaj, 39, a former KLA guerilla leader, accused of organizing the rape, murder and intimidation of thousands of Serbs and Roma was found ‘not guilty’ on April 3.
… According to claims made in del Ponte’s book, Haradinaj was involved in the sale of organs, taken from prisoners executed in Kosovo.
She alleges that there was sufficient evidence for prosecution of Kosovo Albanians involved in war crimes, but it “was nipped in the bud” focusing on “the crimes committed by Serbia.”
These villainous crimes, [comparable] to the horrors of Third Reich, were [committed] by the leaders of Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) whose co-leader was the present-day prime minister of Kosovo Hashim Thaci. His profile, gathered by his opponents, contains the evidence of dozens of crimes made by him as a field commander against the Serbians in Kosovo.
[M]any Serbian organizations tried to make ICTY investigate crimes…by Albanians in Kosovo, mailed detailed maps of the concentration camps in the north of Kosovo and in the north of Albania. However, no investigation was ever initiated…According to Belgrade’s newspaper “The Press”, the entire criminal business was controlled personally by Hashim Thaci. He earned millions of dollars on human organs’ trade. This is what the former judge of the District court of Pristina [Danitsa] Marincovic tried to say during the proceedings against Slobodan Milosevic in the Hague. She also said that the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), headed at that time by France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Bernar Kushner, prohibited from investigation of the cases of people disappearance and kidnapping…
…According to Del Ponte, the leaders of Kosovo Liberation Army, among who[m] was the present Prime Minister of the independent Kosovo Hashim [Thaci], committed atrocities….However, even after in 2003 when the public prosecutor himself visited the place where the crime had been committed, in the north of Albania, in the house where the extraction of organs was committed, she didn’t initiate any procedure, although according to her own confession, marks of blood and medical equipment were found.
However, none of the declarations became a criminal case. Del Ponte herself in one of her recent interviews to the Italian La Stampa confessed that the prosecution of the military criminals in the modern world is exceptionally of political character. If these crimes had been revealed before, no Kosovo independence could ever be mentioned. It is not by chance that the book by Del Ponte was published only now, when the independence has already been declared. This means that the Islamic militants are of greater importance for the USA and EU, than the Christian Serbs.
According to the Belgrade newspaper “Press”, Hashim [Thaci] himself was the head of the business. He earned millions on trade of organs, extraction of organs of people…Ponte and her former assistant Florence Artman assure that the UN administration…prevented the attempts of calling the Albanians to responsibility…It is hardly possible that Martti Ahtisaari or George Bush doesn’t know about the bloody past of [Thaci]. In the given case, like in many others, there is the policy of double standard…
The places [Del Ponte] mentions as hidden operation rooms are in exactly the same location as the camps Albanians used for training soldiers. “In these hospitals they decided amongst themsemselves what each commander of the KLA would have after victory. They decided who would make his money from drug dealing, who from weapons, and who from selling body parts. Hashim Thaci, the prime minister, was among them,” [Serbian military intel chief] General [Mamir] Stayanovich claims.
There are more than 2,000 names on the list of missing Serbs. Sima Spasich is the leader of an organisation trying to discover their fate. He showed the pictures of body parts he filmed in 2003.
“Right after the war, when we understood that too many people had disappeared, I went to the K-For commanders and asked them where were the people, and they just shrugged their shoulders. Only after they saw Serbian people demonstrating and were afraid of their anger, they took me to some place,” Spasich said.
“I cannot explain what I saw there. It was a small mountain of pieces of bodies and the first thing I saw was a baby who’d been taken from his mother’s stomach, lying there. It was impossible to look. It was a massive grave they’d dug before. Today I know in this massive grave were 26 Serb bodies - also there was my brother Milosh,” Spasich added.
Families who once had a small glimmer of hope of finding their loved ones are now planning to sue Del Ponte. They claim she withheld this information for years - and in that way helped the criminals with their crime.
An association of the families of kidnapped Kosovo Serbs says it will file charges against Carla Del Ponte…The association’s president, Simo Spasic, says the families will sue the Swiss prosecutor for covering up the crimes committed against the Serbs kidnapped and killed by Kosovo’s Albanians since the end of the 1999 war.
“In 2004, Del Ponte told us in The Hague that she had information that all Serbs kidnapped in Kosovo were later murdered, but she kept silent about her knowledge that before they died, their organs were removed,” Simic told the daily Dan.
“Del Ponte hid the truth and left this information about the grave crimes committed against the kidnapped Serbs out, in this way helping the crime, although she received the list of names of those kidnapped and those who kidnapped them in 2001. She never arrested anyone and she must answer for this,” Spasic said.
He believes it is impermissible to have a chief prosecutor do nothing, although she knew the names of the Serbs who were abducted in their land, in front of their homes and in their farms, to later have their organs removed and in the end be murdered.
“Del Ponte needs to explain why there were no convictions of the KLA leaders and why she never stopped it, the removal of organs from our loved ones, when she had information from many sources, Deutsche Welle, Sky News, BBC journalists, who said KLA was securing the transport of the kidnapped Kosovo Serbs to Albania,” Spasic continued.
But her office decided to drop the case since the investigation in Albania was “impossible to conduct”…
The former head of the Coordinating Center for Kosovo…Nebojsa Covic said that seven years ago, Serbianauthorities presented the Hague Prosecution a list of locations of potential mass graves and secret prisons in Kosovo and northern Albania.
In an interview with Serbian Radio Television (RTS), Covic said that they had never received a reply from
former Hague Chief Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte concerning the material the Serbian security services had prepared.
“The only answer was that KFOR did not want to cooperate, that some data had been lost when the first
contingent of KFOR troops had left Kosovo, and that UNMIK refused to cooperate, which I was also assured
of,” he said.
Covic said that Del Ponte had never raised that issue, and said that the fact that she had mentioned the case
in her book “Hunt - Me and War Criminals” represented an attempt at “biography laundering.”
The former coordinator believed that, by doing so, she was trying “to solve the problems linked to her guilty
conscience,” and that it was probably some kind of a marketing move to boost sales of her book…
Note that not a single source cited above is American, as per the unwritten official U.S. policy — of government, media, military and pundits: Ignore or bury any and all stories that come across as sympathetic to Serbs or challenging the entrenched official propaganda. Only the original AP report about the organ-trafficking made it past the censors, but FoxNews.com — one of a handful of sources to carry it — made sure to put a headline on it that would give the impression that the official villains, the Serbs, were the ones harvesting the organs: Serbian Prosecutor Investigating Reports of Organ Trafficking During War in Kosovo
In closing, Serbianna.com’s Mickey Bozinovich makes a good point about organ harvesting in general, underscoring the contradiction between Muslim-made films and reality. For example, in the 2006 Turkish film “Valley of the Wolves” American soldiers randomly massacre guests at an Iraqi wedding, and a Jewish doctor played by desperate, non-Jewish-looking, D-List actor Gary Busey cuts out and sells organs from the poor Muslims:
In a roomful of US “dignitaries” such as “Madeleine Albright, Francis Fukuyama, Sandy Berger of the Hillary Clinton team [and] Susan Rice of the Barack Obama [team]” [in] Qatar…a Turk Cengiz Çandar declared that Muslims “welcome the birth of the new baby in Europe [Kosovo] and baby brother of Turkey in Europe!”
…[A]nother Turk, Mehmet Celebi, was kicked off the Clinton campaign because of his ties to a film depicting a Jewish doctor as an organ smuggler of butchered Iraqi Muslims by Americans… An amazing coincidence befitting of any pious Muslim Turk to blame Jews for a fictitious organ smuggling just in time when the Turkish offspring in Kosovo, the extremist Albanians, are marred in [an] organ smuggling ring….
So let’s get this full loop straight: Clinton bombs Serbs in 1999 so that extremist Muslim Albanians can butcher Serbs for organs only to find another Muslim on [the] Clinton fundraising team financing a film that scapegoats Islamic organ trafficking on Jews.
[The] Clinton campaign says that it has no plans to return the money to Celebi.
So Muslims harvest Christian organs while making movies in which Jews harvest Muslim organs, so that Gary Busey can get a gig.