For those still harboring the illusion that Albanians are freedom-loving revolutionaries rather than traffickers of people, heroin, weapons, organs and stolen cars — not to mention terrorists who should have been the first to be tried at the Hague — former Hague prosecutor Carla Del Ponte’s book will be a must-read when it’s translated into English.

In addition to long-term Albanian brutality against non-Albanians and non-nationalist Albanians alike, it reveals that the Americans intervened to ensure Del Ponte didn’t get any serious convictions, and in some cases didn’t even charge, members of the Albanian leadership with any crimes despite their having been behind most of the war crimes that happened (not to mention every other kind of crime). Kosovo leaders such as Hashim Thaci, Agim Ceku and Ramush Haradinaj were all wanted either by the Hague or Interpol, but the U.S. managed to get them off the hook to the best of its abilities.

Note: Haradinaj did just stand trial, with witnesses dropping out one after the other to save their families from a gruesome death — and was acquitted this month. John Bosnitch, president of the Washington chapter of the Serbian Unity Congress, described the situation in a November email:

The true nature of the Albanian leadership [is] a gang of criminal extremists so bloodthirsty that they started all of their actions by first wiping out their own people whenever they found an Albanian who was not a racist nationalist extremist and instead believed in coexistence with Serbs. The fact that Albanian witnesses of such war crimes are this very day testifying at the Hague about how Kosovo Albanian leaders slaughtered ALBANIAN men, women and children and that witnesses are being forced to testify by arrest because they fear for their lives from war crimes indicteee former Albanian Prime Minister of Kosovo Haradinaj speaks volumes about what kind of a state Kosovo would be…Kosovo does not meet minimal rule-of-law standards, Kosovo has done nothing to return the victims of Albanian ethnic cleansing, Kosovo Albanians control the international heroin trade, they smuggle women for forced prostitution and are spreading the tentacles of an ultra-violent Albanian mafia worldwide in a way that makes all other criminal gangs tremble in fear.

On that subject:

Belgium Weekly: Albanian Mafia Rules West

In its latest March 19 issue, Brussels weekly TeleMoustique offers an exclusive dossier about the mafia in Belgium where, according to the Belgian police department specialized for Albanian organized crime, Albanian mafia clans dominate, leading in the illegal trade, including human trafficking and the sale of cocaine and heroin.

The Albanian gangs are spread throughout Europe, the report says, adding that Albanian brutality and networks of prostitution rings have made them notorious and dominant in human trafficking in the West.

Belgium is regarded as the most important country in Albanian human trafficking, being the last port before the entry to Great Britain, considered the “El Dorado of the illegal immigration”.

According to the TeleMoustique report, one of Albanian ’specialties’ remains banditry, ranging from cigarette theft [in] gas stations, store thefts to robberies of trucks transporting goods, Belgian police commissar assigned to the department of Albanian organized crime said.

[The] Belgian police has found the Albanian mafia is most often sending this money by other expats to Albania and Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija, to be “invested” in the building of houses and gas pumps.