--But back to the story---
So what's going on between the power brokers and the Kosovo Liberation Army? Why are the world's most powerful forces helping this particular group of Albanians come to power? What do they bring to the table? I've thought about this for a while and I'm not positive of the answers--I think it'd become clear researching activities post-2000, which I haven't done exhaustively as I'd like. But these are the cursory answers I can think of:
1) Gashi/Thaci team was willing to do the more corrupt, but highly lucrative activities of trafficking weapons to get them through from Europe out to the Middle East. The arms industry (which arguably controls many French and US politicians) liked this part. I can't conclude it yet and it's a conspiracy unto itself, but it absolutely wouldn't surprise me if--assuming the US began a fake war in the Midd East to dominate the heroin trade--the Western arms were delivered to Al Qaida/Middle Eastern forces through the Albanian mafia (who were trained by Al Qaida)--the arms would start from France, then Italy, Albania, Greece, Turkey, then onwards and out.
2) This group was willing to become the new face of heroin trafficking. The heroin industry EXPLODED after the Iraq/Afghanistan war in early 2000. In fact I'll detour a bit into the history of this one. In 1992, poppy production was being controlled by the Taliba in Afghanistan. Al Qaida (who is... sort of friends?... with the Taliban) was on the ground helping the Kosovo Liberation Army (the future heroin sellers). Now the US just needed to ensure control over the Afghan poppy production. But how? 911 made a really flippin convenient excuse, I'll tell you that: They invaded Afghanistan and put in Hamid Karzai, a puppet president representing US interests. He most certainly WAS willing to oversee the growing and selling of heroin... and the US's CIA was most certainly willing to traffick the heroin out of there through Kosovo's Camp Bondsteel . Irony of ironies (for reasons mentioned in point 3), one of the CIA agents who blew the lid on this was arrested on child porn charges that he contends was a set-up. I believe the poor SOB.
So now everyone needs to remember that in Afghanistan, just less than 5 years after the Albanian conflict, poppy production--which offers the crucial ingredient of opiod for heroin--became this hugely lucrative business. It magically took off once the CIA got involved both in Albania (the sellers/movers) and Afghanistan (growers). This made the pharmaceutical industries (who often control US politicians) very happy since they got a great supply of opium. The invasion of Afghanistan/heroin production happens to correlate along a very neat timeline as when the prescription pain killer abuse of opiod-based drugs like Oxycontin, Fentanyl, etc, started to kick in. This created the epidemic of heroin users. As one would figure, the DEA came down hard NOT on the CIA's source of heroin deriving from the US-controlled region in Afghanistan... but the Mexican drug group, the Nayarits (perhaps cartel-controlled). The book, Dream Land, outlines how this group of Mexican villagers managed to do it cheaper and more efficiently in the US. As another slight tangent, with the Netherland's ban on cannabis coffee shops, guess what boomed? Albanian mafia production of marijuana. The government, then, completely shut down citizen middle men who were otherwise profiting...all so the mafia (which was created/controlled by European shadow government factions) could monopolize it instead.
3) The Gashi/Thaci team were willing to set up the human trafficking industry. I'm going to explore this exhaustively in the next section, but first, it's imperative to understand this next part:
The Albanian mafia was an extension of the Kosovo Liberation Army. Thus, if I mention someone "supporting the KLA," this is the same thing as saying "supporting the Albanian mafia." And vice-versa. Going forward, I might say KLA/mafia for the sake of clarity on this point.
This symbiosis is no conspiracy and has already been well documented by others. For basic proof/further studying of this alliance, I present the following:
From the book, "Terrorist Financing: The Failure of Counter Measures:" Undoubtedly, funds from the criminal activities of the Albanian Kosovo organized crime groups in Europe passed to and directly financed the KLA during activities as a terrorist group. One criminologist and Balkans expert of the 1990s definitively stated that there was no difference between the Albanian militant groups of the KLA and the Albanian mafia, they were one in the same.
The issue of the KLA between 1990-1990 (and its activities thereafter) has been the subject of intense scrutiny by academics and law enforcement thus resulting in initial debate, much research, and then definitive conclusion that the KLA, as a terrorist liberation organization, was directly funded by organized crime activities.
The book lists Table 2.1: Terrorist groups and their fund-raising modus operandi.
KLA: International drug trafficking, human trafficking and organized prostitution in United Kingdom and France, ...
Okay. Let's pause. The picture's getting clearer.
Now we know by now that the West's power brokers funded the KLA's weaponry. We know they helped create the KLA's heroin trade. And I'm now going to point out how the West helped create their human trafficking trade... by creating child welfare organizations for them to exploit, just as they did with the Romanian mafia.
But first: which Americans specifically helped the KLA?
Bill Clinton: The guy was president at the time. Known lothario. The guy has a statue of himself in Kosovo right now.
Hillary Clinton: Accepted 2016 campaign donations from KLA leader, Thaci, which was being conveniently funneled through Tony and John Podesta's lobbying group.
Also, she--H. Clinton-- sent a memo from the Embassy during her time as Sec of State that cleared Sali Berisha (and several Gashis) for "law enforcement" and "border patrol" of Kosovo in 2009, despite being known for child trafficking. Not only did her husband create the rise of the trafficking gang, KLA, but H Clinton and the US State Dept continued it during her tenure.
*Sali Berisha (former president and whose clan trafficked women out of Vlore with help from Lul Berisha and the Sicilian mafia faction) now working as "police officer" and "border police."
Hilariously, sha added the disclaimer to the cable, "if Post subsequently becomes aware of possible human rights violations by the individuals listed above, Post should inform the dept and not proceed with training. (How stupid does she think we are?) By the way, here are the links I used to establish connections of Sali Berisha with Lul Berisha (same party, friends), Vlore, Sicily, Durres, etc..
Madeleine Albright: Commander of the KLA, Thaci, was known as "Madeleine's boy toy" (something to keep in mind when members of her cabinet were shielded from a pedo investigation of epic proportion). Her group, Albright Capital Management, put in several bids for control of Kosovo's telecomms industry later in 2012. This much is established and I'm including some rumors about other stuff that you can believe as you wish.
[Note: granted, one source comes from slobodan-milosevic.org but hell, I believe it]