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'We denied training the KLA? Oh. We lied.'

From the March 18 'Sunday Times'
[Thanks to Prof. John Peter Maher for this reference]

"Embarrassingly for Kfor, it emerged that two of the Kosovo-based commanders leading the Albanian push were trained by former British SAS and Parachute Regiment officers in the days when Nato was more comfortable with the fledgling Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).

"A former member of a European special forces unit who accompanied the KLA during the Kosovo conflict said that a commander with the nom de guerre of Bilal was organising the flow of arms and men into Macedonia, and that the veteran KLA commander Adem Bajrami was helping to co-ordinate the assault on Tetovo. Both were taught by British soldiers in the secretive training camps that operated above Bajram Curri in northern Albania during 1998 and 1999.

'"The final irony of this is that Nato will be facing not only its own weapons but also its own tactics,' said the special forces soldier. 'And Nato simply can't handle a guerrilla war - the Albanians will beat them.'

'"Even backed by howitzers placed in the football stadium by the Macedonian army, the special police were no match for the rebel group, said to number no more than 300 yesterday, and found themselves pinned down by shooting from Kale and from three subordinate positions in a bewildering combination of crossfire.

"[INLINE] The NLA had also established three separate mortar positions in an arc about seven miles from Tetovo"

For full story see http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/03/18/stifgneeu02001.html

Further reading:

The following are some articles dealing with Anglo-U.S. covert and not so covert sponsorship of 'Greater Albanian' terror in the Balkans:

1) For evidence of current U.S. military involvement with the terrorists 'rebelling' against Former Macedonia see: "Gentle Reign: The U.S. Makes it Perfectly Clear in Kosovo," at http://emperors-clothes.com/articles/jared/gentle.htm

2) On early attacks launched by KLA terrorists against southern Serbia, see 'Who is Behind Terrorist Attacks on 'Serbia Proper'? http://emperors-clothes.com/news/fighting.htm

3) On NATO air cover provided for terrorists attacking southern Serbia see 'Pentagon Dogs' by Tika Yankovich at http://emperors-clothes.com/articles/tika/dogs.htm

4) On fact that NATO is training the terrorists involved in current fighting see "Diplomats Admit NATO Backs KLA Invasion of Inner Serbia" at http://emperors-clothes.com/docs/admi.htm

5) The so-called Verification Mission in Kosovo in the fall-winter of 1998 was supposed to promote peace "in the troubled province." In fact, the U.S. used it to place covert agents in Kosovo where they took control of the Kosovo 'Liberation' terrorists (KLA). Two articles are relevant:

* In 'Humanitarian Spies' Emperor's Clothes charges that the Verification Mission in Kosovo was used as a cover to consolidate U.S. control and increase the 'performance' of the Kosovo 'Liberation Army' terrorists. Can be read at http://emperors-clothes.com/analysis/humanita.htm

* 'The Cat's out of the bag!' A (London) 'Sunday Times' story confirms our charges that the Kosovo Verification Mission was a U.S. covert operation. Can be read at http://emperors-clothes.com/news/ciaaided.htm

6) British Special Forces trained KLA in secret camps in 1998, when NATO was supposedly mediating between KLA 'rebels' and Yugoslavia, see 'Did we say we didn't train the KLA? Oh. We lied.' at http://emperors-clothes.com/docs/train.htm

7) The UN, under U.S. domination, appointed Adam Ceku as head of the so-called Kosovo Protection Corps in 1999. Who is Ceku? An Albanian secessionist war criminal who served with the U.S.-led Croatian Army in 1995. He was head of artillery during the mass eviction of over 200,000 Serbs in under a week from the Krajina region near Croatia in 1995.

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