Cultural Revolutions

Catching a Snake

The Council of Europe published a report on December 15 that identifies Kosovo’s “prime minister” Hashim Thaçi as the boss of a “mafia-like” Albanian group specializing in smuggling weapons, drugs, people, and human organs all over Europe.

The report reveals that Thaçi’s closest aides were taking Serbs across the border into Albania after the 1999 war, murdering them, and selling their organs on the black market.  The report also accuses Thaçi of having exerted “violent control” over the heroin trade for a decade, and ordering a series of politically motivated murders.

Long dismissed in the Western mainstream media as “Serbian propaganda,” the allegations of organ trafficking—familiar to our readers—were ignored in the West until early 2008, when Carla Del Ponte, former prosecutor at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at The Hague, revealed in her memoirs that she had been prevented from initiating any serious investigation into their merits.  She also revealed that some 400 DNA samples gathered by her field investigators from the notorious “Yellow House” in the Albanian town of Rripe were taken to Germany and destroyed, thus enabling the KLA and their Western enablers to claim that “there was no evidence” for the organ-trafficking allegations.

In April 2008, the matter was referred to the...

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