Part II: Trafficking: An overview
The TL;DR of Part I is this: Communist countries get overthrown by Soros-backed globalists that install puppet heads of state. The IMF blackmails these now-broke countries into accepting many laws, namely privatizing and decentralizing every sector (including child care). The puppet president accepts this aid which is akin to a payday loan scam. This action promptly sends the economy into a downward spiral and people become poor. These same globalists (many of whom are likely pedos) sit aboard "charities," who then accept tons of aid money to overhaul the local laws. Once all of the marketable healthy babies are sold at a high price, the foreign heads of these "charities" then wine and dine corrupt, low-salaried local officials with who are dying to make extra money, and both parties squander a shit-ton of aid money, (little of which ultimately goes to the kids). They also send local government officials on lavish trips to Italy, and invite "businessmen" from the community to "come and spend time with the kids." In tandem with said local officials, they develop a "de-institutionalization scheme," which really means introducing a foster care program and building small "family-centric" homes where one person watches 10 or so kids. In conflict regions, the Trusts manages reallocating the refugees.
That about catches us up to speed.
For those unfamiliar with the history of human trafficking (which was me until this project), I share what I've learned here so everyone can understand the next part better.
Prior to 1992 when these countries were still under Communist rule, child trafficking in Romania, Moldova, Albania, Albania, Ukraine, Kosovo and Macedonia didn't really exist. In fact, author of the trafficking-themed book, The Natashas explains that the breakup of the Soviet Union brought in what was called "the fourth wave" of trafficking. The book, which confirms what other reputable sources say too, explains that "just a decade ago, these women didn't even enter on the radar screen. Nowhere in Europe did, for that matter. People who wanted to exploit kids or engage in prostitution usually did so in their own back yard or go on vacation for it. Kid smuggling of course happened but it wasn't with such organized efficiency as what emerged in Europe around this time. And in case you're curious, the first wave of trafficking was Thai and Philippino; second, Ghana and Nigeria; third, Columbia, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic. European countries are noticeably absent up until the early/mid-90s.
And today, the "fourth wave" countries mentioned above represent more than 25% of the trade. The industry is huge.
From 1990-2000, Trafficking was controlled by three different organized criminal factions: The Albanians, Romanians, and Serbians. The Albanians and Romanians controlled the route in their own countries, and picked up women/kids in Bulgaria and Ukraine. If they're delivering kids/women to the end consumer, they distributed them up to their headquarters of Northern Italy, and then onto France, Belgium, or the UK.
Sometimes, Albanian and Romanian criminal sex traffickers stopped in two existing markets to sell the women to other traffickers (primarily the Serbs who were just as vicious in their own right. I haven't dug into connections between them and the Russian mafia or factions of Southern Italy's mafias). As to these two sale markets, there's the Transnistria strip of Moldova which to this day is this lawless, closely-guarded fugitive criminal region. All three sides are welcome to do business. The second market was through Kosovo to get to what used to be called the Arizona Market: a "free trade" zone where "Serbs and Albanians and everyone comes together in a spirit of true humanity" (blah). This got shut down later when non-corrupt people with two eyes noticed the obvious problems here. However, the contacts were still made. The Serbians picked up women from these "for sale" markets dominated by the two other factions, and then they distributed the women/children to Poland, Germany, and Hungary. The Albanian mafia had ties to several European countries including France, Spain, Germany, Brussels,and Italy. Today, the Albanian mafia has a foothold throughout Western Europe, both in the heroin and trafficking market (sauce is in Part IV for all this shit).
I explain this route because I don't want anyone to yell at me and say, "But Romanian and Moldovan women ended up in Germany so your entire premise about only going to Italy because of what the trust did is full of shit." No. It's about markets, logistics, and turf wars. Things have obviously changed between factions since the time of writing, but this was the overall correct landscape/situation.
So now let's look the "coincidences" surrounding the Trust, trafficking, child porn, and the conditions that led to such a strong link between the two.
--) The rise of trafficking correlates with the exact timeframe as when these foreign NGOs arrive in these countries. The European Children's Trust (and from cursory glance, Save the Children) all commenced work here in the exact timeframe as a huuuuge spike in trafficking. And yet, "banning all orphanages" does not have any immediate, instinctive relationship to sex trafficking.
--) The Trust commenced work in childcare in the exact same countries that became the "fourth wave" of trafficking. I was surprised to find that the Trust wasn't doing work in any other countries, except the ones that became such hotspots for trafficking. While researching I remember wondering, why couldn't they have been in Poland, or Slovenia?
As to the destination for where the women ultimately went, the Fourth Wave children/women's road led to one place: Italy. Okay, the road also went to Greece, and Bosnia Herzegovina. This was because kids were peddled for cheap labor and prostitution in Greence. In Bosnia, it's where a black market existed called The Arizona market, where international workers and international mafia members bought and sold prostitutes. This later got shut down post-2001, but they could still sell/trade women in the newly-established Kosovo and the Transidstir strip in Moldova (lawless faction). Italy was a huge hub for traffickers, as the Romanian and Albanian factions delivered women up to here, then distributed them out to the rest of Europe.
As to the reason for the meteoric spike, every source I found points to crippling poverty and few employment opportunities. While I agree that poverty is definitely a contributing factor (though it's a condition I allege was induced quite deliberately), that to me only tells half the story. After all, El Salvador is poor--arguably poorer--but has no reputation for being a global trafficking hot spot. Similarly, the "communist as producers/capitalists as consumers"-outlook does play a role but is also inadequate as a holistic explanation for this incredible rise.
--) Criminals trafficking minors seem to have strong ties to orpahanges:
In the book, The Natashas: "No doubt the most appalling aspects of the trade is the targeting of orphans throughout Eastern Europe. In March 2003, for example, the US State Department reported a "pattern of trafficking" involving orphans in Moldova... "traffickers often know precisely when these girls are to be turned out of the institutions ("some orphanage directors sold information... to traffickers") and are waiting for them."
--) The first push of lobbying done by these Trusts was to remove children from govt oversight and place them with families... and a decade after such reform, statistics reflect that parents or "guardians" are the ones handing off their children to the traffickers (as opposed to in the Communist era, which trended towards parents dropping off their children in state-run homes).
For example: In Bulgaria, the European Children's Trust promotes "pressing the Sofia government to adopt legal reforms aimed at promoting family-based care." These objectives were pushed in every country.
According to a 2007 Wikileaks-released document, "Trafficking in Persons" report, "Victims are most often recruited by someone they know, such as a relative... typically, traffickers/exploiters are known or related to the victim... in most cases, parents or guardians are aware of the exploitation."
Per to the book, Sex Trafficking, "the same conditions of poverty, desperation, and displacement lead many families to sell a child into slavery... slave traders sniff out the most despondent individuals and make job offers for a child in exchange for a payment that might be as little as twenty or thirty dollars."
Romania has the fastest internet speeds in all of Europe due to decentralized, neighborhood LAN networks prolific throughout the countryside. One of the largest child porn busts, Project Spade, depicted "videos including naked boys from Germany, Romania, and Ukraine, which it marketed as naturist movies."
Ryan Loskarn, chief of staff to US Senator Lamar Alexander, was one such individual in possession of these videos.