KnockTV’s SURRENDER THE SECRET Preview – Available in HD

This is an excellent series – I was honored to view an episode and I was deeply moved. A must for women.


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SURRENDER THE SECRET tells the real-life abortion stories of five women, and follows them as they go through post-abortion recovery. Together, these brave women embark upon a healing journey using an eight session bible study specifically written for women who have had an abortion. See how they work through different healing exercises which help them get free from the bondages of pain, guilt and shame.

This is a preview of the first episode. Episode 1 of SURRENDER THE SECRET will premiere here on YouTube and on KnockTV.com on January 22, 2013, the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
With an estimated 43% of women in the United States having had an abortion, and over 54,000,000 babies aborted since the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in 1973, the number of women suffering with their abortion secret is staggering.

Over the ten episodes of this first-of-a-kind Christian reality TV series, the women form a close bond and trust each other as they open up and share their darkest secret, and how it has affected their lives. SURRENDER THE SECRET shows their amazing transformation, spiritually, emotionally and even physically, coming from the pain and shame of having an abortion in their past, releasing their anger, receiving forgiveness and finding peace in God’s love and grace.

SURRENDER THE SECRET is the result of a desire to reach the millions of women who have aborted their children, and give a voice to the multitude of these women who have hidden the pain and are unable to share it. This is the voice that has been absent in the continual abortion debate — a woman’s choice versus life of the baby. The women in SURRENDER THE SECRET made the choice to have an abortion, and are here to share with the world that it hurts women. From their own experiences, they can speak the truth about abortion and stand in the gap for other women who have been unable to speak out because of the shame and the pain. Their heart’s desire is to help reach all the women who have had an abortion and let them know there is hope and healing available. SURRENDER THE SECRET will also help educate women who may be faced with an unplanned pregnancy, so they are more aware of all the statistics before they become one.

It is not too often that a new television series is created which breaks new ground, and has the ability to move the landscape of culture. SURRENDER THE SECRET is recognized as potentially having this level of impact. The power of this program will be deeply felt by viewers of all kinds. Regardless of whether or not you have had an abortion in your past, the emotional connection to be made with the five women on this journey is undeniable.

Cry with them, laugh with them, become more educated and rejoice in their healing transformations as they take the amazing journey to surrender their secrets.


Patriots Declare: We Shall Not Let Vote Fraud Stand!

By: PolitiJim
Gulag Bound

PolitiJim’s Rants

In Lord of the Rings, on the road to destroy the Ring which threatened tyranny over people through centralized power and evil, Gandalf the Grey needed to buy time for his fellow hobbit warriors from the certain destruction by an evil Balrog. On a narrow bridge, he sacrificed himself so that their mission could survive and challenged the superior evil force declaring, “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!”

Today we are at the same point. There is no now doubt of obvious and overwhelming vote fraud that guarantees the current and future will of We the People has been usurped. I am calling you Patriot to be our Gandalf and declare, “Voter Fraud, You Shall Not Pass!”

You will face no help (likely) from those in power even among conservative circles and media. You will face derision and resignation. All evil manifestations of cowardice and the cancer of freedom.

But if this is not stopped NOW, on this election, not only will evil have prevailed and corrupted THIS election through insidious deception and theft – liberty in America will be permanently hobbled and there will be no mechanisms to stop ANY desire of the Marxists and corruptocrats to do anything they want to this country – or our children.

People like Congressman Allen West have already made this declaration. Yesterday he made the declaration “We will not allow a Democrat Supervisor of Elections to steal this election.

West was leading by 2,000 votes until 35 minutes later, miraculously, he was loosing by 2,400. You think he can expect help from the Florida GOP who intentionally redistricted him to make his reelection difficult? Nope. Because he speaks truth and wants to dismantle all statism – a direct threat to the GOP itself. But cowards that they are, they WILL are more worried about their image and the “fear of man” and WILL capitulate. Even now, the Democrat Election Supervisor is only allowing a partial recount of the first 3 days. One reason might be because West already picked up 500 votes from those days. No word (or lawsuits) from the GOP or the Republican establishment in Florida.

We saw this with Tim Pawlenty in Minnesota who refused to keep fighting in the courts even after it was disclosed that 1,000 felons gave Saturday Night Live comedian Al Franken a convenient come-from-behind margin of 300 votes to become a United States Senator and help to pass ObamaCare against the will of Americans.

In Nevada in 2010, Sharon Angle was up by 5 points against Harry Reid the day before the election. No help from the GOP or even conservative media to find out exactly how she lost by 7 points the next day or why SEIU had the contract to courier and count those votes in secret.

Joseph Farrah of WND.com who used to hang out with the likes of Bill Ayres and Bernardine Dohrn has come to the same conclusion many of us have. There is no doubt this election is in the process of being stolen. He cites similar anomalies to Nevada like Michigan, where Romney was tied with Obama the day before the election, but lost to him by 9 points. Inexplicably ALL of the conservative ballot measures and state offices were won by Republicans. It doesn’t wash. As mentioned earlier, the University of Boulder Colorado has not been off by more than 1% in predicting voting in every state during a national election since 1980. They had Romney up significantly.

But a nerve has been struck. Barack Obama Voter Fraud 2012 is a blog set up by Jedd Merill and friends simply to document all the incidents of vote fraud in this election. It’s astounding. They are getting 3,000 visitors AN HOUR at times and have over 160,000 visitors. Many who are contacting them through every imaginable means asking how they can help.


So what can we do?

These elections are not certified yet. The only way to get this investigated, much less recounted or overturned, is through the Secretary of State of each of the five key states: Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Even if you are in another state you can help. But it won’t do any good to dilute our effort to challenge California or Michigan or other states. Until a major group gets involved to do more, here is the plan:

  1. Contact the Secretary of State of the state in question. (See contact information below. Please provide others in comments.)
    1. Send them the press clippings, or personal testimonials of clear vote fraud witnessed. (Statistical aberrations are helpful too like a historical 50% turnout in 2004, 2008 but a 90% turnout in a specific precinct despite an overall LOWER state turnout.)
    2. Demand a public recount AND investigation, with a commitment to fight to replace THEM in the next election if they do not do so.
    3. Email/Phone/Visit every week if not every day. This will take weeks of steady pressure to get them to move.
    4. Get your friends and neighbors to do the same.
  2. Contact the other 4 states to do the same as above.
  3. Contact the Governor and the local GOP office with the same pressure. (List of web contacts for each below)
  4. If you are in those states (or know people who are) start attempting to find others with evidence of fraud. See if you can identify the precinct judges where the statistical aberations occur to pass along to the True the Vote which is set up to sue these entities with Judicial Watch.
  5. Try to visit (or call) your local representative asking for their help to put pressure on. It doesn’t hurt that if they don’t or won’t you make it your goal to find and fund a challenger to them for allow open and honest elections – the fabric of freedom in this country – to not only go unchallenged, but to institutionalized.
  6. Contact your city, state and national media to keep this story alive as well. (Fox News has an email just for this at [email protected])
  7. Help us find, fund or coordinate willing lawyers, statisticians, pollsters and activists.

I can not reiterate enough that if this is not challenged now, we will could lose the House of Representatives in 2014 and possibly every election forward to massive voter fraud. Imagine Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi reenacting the first two years of Obama’s reign with more Stimulus, Cash for Cars, Solyndra’s and ObamaCare’s.

This fight can not be put off for another election cycle or another day. Or there will no longer be a constitutional America. Put down your foot and make the declaration, “THIS VOTE FRAUD WILL NOT STAND!”

Via SafariWoman at TeamNetworks.net

Here’s contact info for all states:

(614) 466-2655
(877) SOS-Ohio (767-6446)
TTY: (614) 466-0562
TTY Toll-free: (877) 644-6889
E-mail the Agency
180 East Broad Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

30 W. Mifflin, 10th Floor
Madison, WI
(608) 266-8888

302 N Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-6458

Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
1111 East Broad Street, 4th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 786-2441
Fax: (804) 371-0017

Director’s Office (for Elections)
Main Line: (850) 245-6200
Fax Numbers: (850) 245-6217 or (850) 245-6218
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address:
Department of State
Division of Elections
Director’s Office
Room 316, R. A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250

From Christa Schauf:


U.S Capitol Switchboard – 202-224-3121

(1) Rick Scott, Governor of Florida
(2) John R. Kasich, Governor of Ohio
(3) Bob McDonnell, Governor of Virginia
(4) Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin
[email protected]
(5)Tom Corbett, Governor of Pennsylvania
(6) Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan




WISCONSIN: RECALL 1-608-266-8005 OR 1-866-votewis & fax 608-267-0500 CONTEST THIS ELECTION MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD!

FLORIDA RECALL: Call 1-800-955-8771

(1) Mitt Romney
(2) Republican National Committee
http://www.gop.com/contact-us/Fox News
(3) National Republican Senatorial Committee
(4) National Republican Congressional Committee
E-mail: [email protected]
(5) FOX News
[email protected]
(6) FOX News
[email protected]
(7) Rush Limbaugh
[email protected]
(8) Mark Levin
(9) Shawn Hanity
(10) Laura Ingraham
(11) Michelle Malkin
Email: [email protected]
(12) Newt Gingrich

Petitions for Recount!


The GOP Can Not Legally Help Stop Vote Fraud, No Joke

By: PolitiJim
Gulag Bound

PolitiJim’s Rants

My good friend Alan Vera of True the Vote told me long ago that we have a two party system: the Corrupt Party and the Stupid Party. To that fact, during the weekly True the Vote webcast, Catherine Engelbrecht related a meeting she had with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, asking what the GOP would do about voter integrity. The answer?

Nothing. They aren’t legally able to. (I’m not joking.)

As part of a lawsuit settlement with the Democrat Party, the Gutless Old Party agreed to not engage in any voter protection initiatives. Two of the clauses read this way:

(e) refrain from undertaking any ballot security activities in polling places or election districts where the racial or ethnic composition of such districts is a factor in the decision to conduct, or the actual conduct of, such activities there and where a purpose or significant effect of such activities is to deter qualified voters from voting; and the conduct of such activities disproportionately in or directed toward districts that have a substantial proportion of racial or ethnic populations shall be considered relevant evidence of the existence of such a factor and purpose;

(f) refrain from having private personnel deputized as law enforcement personnel in connection with ballot security activities.

ACORN Whistleblower Anita Moncrief added that when she spoke at the Republican National Convention, she had to submit her speech to make sure nothing she said could be construed as violating the order not to assist voter integrity.

I now think the characterization “the Stupid Party” may be too kind.

Engelbrecht said to add insult to injury, the judge who signed the agreement has long since retired, but every single year comes back for the sole purpose of renewing the order for another year.

Moncrief pointed out during her comments [in the conference] that in visiting the Democrat advocacy groups in Ohio, they were organized, motivated and purposeful in getting out their vote as was witnessed by the long line of Somali and Ethiopian voters bussed in to polling places. When she visited the Romney campaign offices, she said there was utter confusion, many were just sitting around waxing about how the couldn’t wait to “Free Willy.” (ORCA was the name of the failed computer program the Romney campaign tried to use to “micro-target” volunteers to get out the vote where it was needed.)

It was down all day, and finally late in the day people were sent out with printed registration cards to go find people to vote.

Wasn’t I told by all the non-TEA Party Republicans that Romney was the best chance we had because he ran such great businesses and had the money to compete with Obama? Just asking.

Moncrief said one other thing of interest. When she visited random Ohio polling places, there was almost never a GOP poll watcher and always a Democratic one.

We wondered why the RNC wasn’t screaming bloody murder over the evidence of voting fraud? Of course, the RNC petitioned to get it changed this year but the Obama appointee denied it. Surprise, surprise.

Now you know.

And while True the Vote has done amazing things in bringing awareness to the issue of voter integrity, it is clear from the comments made tonight that they are just resigning themselves to the lost election and enormity of the Democratic advantage. And that’s not okay.

Obama only won by 400,000 votes in 4 states, all of which showed Romney ahead in the days leading up to the election, but loosing by a substantial margin, all of which have precincts that inexplicably went 99% for Obama and had voter registrations that exceeded their population, all of which have public statements of problems with voting machines changing Romney votes to Obama.

It is obviously up to We the People to do our job and hold the individual Secretary of State in each of these states accountable. Sacrifice at least reading the next four funny Facebook postings from your Aunt Freda and call/email and or petition these Secretaries here.


Contemplating the Future After the Election

By: Against All Enemies
Gulag Bound

Against All Enemies


As a boy, I greatly admired the leadership of Ronald Reagan. I watched him take an heroic stand against the evil ideology of communism, and his example was one of the main reasons why I joined the military to defend our great nation and its people. It was a nation that rewarded achievement, protected individual liberties, and stood against the evils of the world. However, I see a very different nation today than the one when Reagan left office.

After Tuesday’s election, like many of you, I stood bewildered. How could the people I defended all these years vote for the very ideology that I picked up a rifle to defend against? Honestly, I cannot say I was surprised by the outcome. However, I am deeply disturbed by what it said about our country and its people.

I have spent the last several days searching my soul for the right path to take following the reality that became apparent on Tuesday. I have reached out to the Internet, my friends, my family, my pastors, and most importantly God and his Word. I have been internally conflicted, bouncing back and forth from considering extreme defiance to peaceful submission. However, neither extreme sat well with me.

Considering those calling for extreme defiance, there does not appear to be a legitimate reason to follow this course. I believe we would be fools to secede or take up arms against the government at this point, for they hold the power of coercion and are most likely waiting for action from homegrown “terrorists” or “separatists” to silence them–permanently. The question then becomes, at what point do citizens need to take up arms against their government? Frankly, I cannot answer that at this time, but now is not appropriate.

Peaceful submission would mean the tacit acceptance of evil. However, I cannot be complicit to legalized murder, the celebration of immoral behavior, or the government acting outside the rule of law. Should I choose submission, I would be acknowledging the victory of Satan and become complicit in his actions.

Instead, I have found different ground. With the coming darkness resulting from man’s belief in a multitude of lies, there will be Americans who will be looking for the light of Truth to escape such darkness. We Christians must be the light of Christ in the world. We must demonstrate how Christians live the Word amidst extreme adversity by loving each another, caring for our neighbors, and spreading His Word. Only through the Word of God can we fight against the darkness. Any solution that lacks God’s Truth will only bring more suffering.

We as followers of Christ must stand up for what is right in our families, schools, churches, cities, states, courts, and the nation. We must defend our rights under the Constitution. We must never compromise Truth and Liberty for Lies and Tyranny.

Finally, some declare that we are quickly approaching the End Times as prophesied in the Bible. Perhaps they are right, but I do not know.

What I do know is that Americans needs God. Only if Christians read the Word, pray, and live by the Word will America have any hope. If America is now under divine judgment for its wickedness and depravity, it has certainly earned it. However, this does not mean we need to run away from the problem (to the point of fleeing the United States). We need to put on the full armor of God, proclaim His Truth, and confront evil. We should be more concerned with the soul next door rather than whether or not America is going to survive as a nation. For by saving the people, we could save the nation.

There is no victory without God.

Honor God.

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Petraeus Sex Scandal Could Have Sunk Obama

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

More than a week before the election, an FBI whistleblower went to a Republican member of Congress with explosive details about a national security scandal that could have stopped President Obama’s re-election campaign dead in its tracks. But the potentially devastating “October Surprise” was hushed up by Republicans.

Although all the details are not yet available and new disclosures are coming every day, it appears that the scandal involves the CIA director leaking classified information to his mistress and the FBI not holding David Petraeus accountable for his immoral and illegal conduct. In short, it is the worst scandal of the Obama Administration and makes the third-rate burglary in the Watergate scandal look minor by comparison.

Despite the explosive nature of the allegations, two Republican members of Congress, Dave Reichert and Eric Cantor, decided to pass on the information to the FBI director and take no action themselves. They didn’t even inform their colleagues on the House Intelligence Committee or in the House leadership. It was a terrible mistake on their part that enabled Obama to escape the damaging repercussions of the scandal right before what many conservatives called the most important presidential election of our lifetimes.

Major news personalities now seem to be in a rush to play down the scandal even more. Suzanne Kelly, CNN’s Intelligence Correspondent based in Washington, D.C., said on Monday, “It is not illegal to have an affair,” in regard to Petraeus admitting one. The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer wrote, “Within the military, there are rules about adultery. But within civilian life, should there be?”

Retired Army Maj. Glenn MacDonald, editor-in-chief of MilitaryCorruption.com, told Accuracy in Media, “While Petraeus is a retired Army general and a civilian, most recently director of the CIA, he is still subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). According to regulations, if an officer is drawing retired pay, they can be called back on active duty to face charges at court-martial. Since adultery is a crime in the military, it is possible, although unlikely, that General Petraeus could face legal action.”

He added, “If he was charged, my guess is he would pay a fine and perhaps be reduced in rank one grade. Barring a finding of treason or leaking secrets, it is my educated guess Petraeus would not do any jail time.”

The leaking of secrets, however, has now become the subject of several news reports, with claims of classified information on his mistress Paula Broadwell’s computer. Broadwell herself publicly gave information about the attack in Libya that appears to be classified. What’s more, The New York Times reports that FBI agents went to Broadwell’s home on Monday night “and were seen carrying away what several reporters at the scene said were boxes of documents.” The Washington Post reports that a senior law enforcement official said the agents were searching for any classified or sensitive documents that may have been in Broadwell’s possession.

Because of Cantor’s failure to go public, the scandal exploded only after the election, as Petraeus submitted his resignation as CIA director and Obama accepted it. “I would like to congratulate President Obama on his re-election,” Cantor had actually said on his blog, knowing that Obama’s administration was engaged in a massive cover-up. Only later did he acknowledge, in response to a New York Times report, that he had the information that could have derailed Obama’s presidential campaign and possibly given Mitt Romney the presidency.

Cantor, the House Majority Leader, had produced an 8,000-word report on October 23 assailing Obama for instituting an imperial presidency. He and his colleagues had been extremely critical of Obama’s management of U.S. foreign policy, suggesting that the war on terrorism had been badly mishandled and that the administration was covering up what really happened when four Americans were killed in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11. Petraeus was right in the middle of this scandal and was scheduled to testify before Congress about it.

It was in this context that a whistleblower approached Reichert and then Cantor with information about the FBI cover-up of the CIA director’s activities. The whistleblower undoubtedly thought that the Republicans would take the information and act on it, exposing the high-level cover-up before the presidential election. Instead, Cantor was content to let FBI Director Robert Mueller, who was re-appointed by Obama, handle the investigation.

But Cantor knew at that point, because of what the whistleblower had told him, that Mueller had not informed Congress about the probe and was failing to hold Petraeus accountable for his affair and the handling of the classified information. So turning the information over to Mueller was the equivalent of muzzling the whistleblower.

“On Saturday, Oct. 27, Cantor spoke by phone to an FBI employee who told him about an investigation, including the details about Petraeus’ affair, and said he was concerned that classified information had been compromised,” reported Jonathan Karl of ABC News. The FBI employee first contacted Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.), who then put the employee in touch with Cantor, Karl added. Notice the reference to “details about Petraeus’ affair.”

The revelation of Republicans being in possession of advance detailed knowledge of the scandal was first disclosed by The New York Times, which reported, “…the F.B.I. agent who had helped get a preliminary inquiry started, and learned of Mr. Petraeus’s affair and the initial concerns about security breaches, became frustrated.” It is clear that that he went to Congress out of frustration with the failure of the FBI to go after Petraeus and his mistress.

Cantor’s official statement was, “I was contacted by an F.B.I. employee concerned that sensitive, classified information may have been compromised and made certain Director Mueller was aware of these serious allegations and the potential risk to our national security.” (Emphasis added)

The FBI, of course, was completely aware of these “serious allegations” all along. The FBI knew about the scandal but was not acting on it, which is why the whistleblower went to Reichert and Cantor in the first place.

By going to Mueller, Cantor put the FBI whistleblower’s career in jeopardy. This helps explain why the whistleblower is fast becoming the subject of various negative news reports about his personal life. He trusted the Republicans and they failed him.

Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected].


National Guard Guns Aimed at Serbs in Service of Albanian Mafia

By: Julia Gorin
Right Side News

This past September 11th, Western leaders hailed the “fully” and “irreversibly” independent Kosovo—still unrecognized by most UN members—for achieving additional “full independence.” The International Steering Group’s Civilian Office, which had the power to block laws or ministerial appointments, closed shop, and Dutch international rep Pieter Feith gave a speech in Albanian which concluded that “Kosovo has realistic prospects” for EU membership.

The ISG explained its decision to grant Serbia’s Albanian separatists this fuller full autonomy, by citing the region’s “clear support of a democratic and multi-ethnic state.” President Obama said Kosovo has made “significant progress,” parroting Kosovo “prime minister” Hashim Thaci, who said that “Kosovo has made significant progress…in building the institutions of a modern, multi-ethnic, inclusive and democratic state.”

Always on hand to promote the American-made Muslim state of Kosovo, The Wall St. Journal praised Obama’s praise and rhapsodized in typical Slavophobic tones how in 1999 President Clinton “bypassed the United Nations and sent in the U.S. Air Force…President Bush stood up to Russian bluster and European ambivalence to push for its independence.…though Serbia and Russia have tried to undermine it.” The editorial closed with a straight-faced reference to something that elicits snickers among those in the know: “The capital, Pristina, has streets named after Bush and Clinton.”

The disconnect between Kosovo on paper and Kosovo reality is what happens when U.S. bureaucrats, relying on American disinterest, distance, and short memories, are able to operate in the shadows and birth what international observers have called a mafia statelet run by an “ethnic tyranny,” with an economy based on international aid and heroin.

Yet nary an “expert” could be found who wasn’t in sync with the official mantras. Deutsche Welle’s choice of foot soldier was “Balkan expert” Norbert Mappes-Niediek: “You’re independent when you comport yourself as such. And that’s what Kosovo has done,” he said. Being an expert, Mappes-Niediek also said there probably wouldn’t be a military offensive by KFOR (NATO’s Kosovo force) against the last of the resisting Serbs of northern Kosovo, not only because more talks are ahead but because “it would cause 40-50,000 people to flee.”

B92: KFOR: We’ll shoot; Serbs start building new road (Nov. 2011)

And yet at this moment—indeed since July 2011—our National Guard soldiers, in conjunction with German, Austrian, Hungarian, Croatian and other Axis allies, have their guns trained on the reluctant Serbs, in preparation for a final solution to the “northern problem.”

The climate has turned explosive as the police—stocked with former KLA terrorists—have been given increased autonomy, which on June 28th they used to harass, undress, drag and beat Serbian pilgrims coming to the Patriarch’s liturgy on St. Vitus Day.

On August 23rd KFOR seized one of the last barricades the Serbs had put up (against the ‘official’ border crossings they’re to use), arresting two people and pointing guns at the rest, who made a disciplined retreat and set up another roadblock.

German peacekeepers secured a bridge in Rudare, June 1, 2012

In September there was an explosion after a service at a destroyed church, attended by displaced Serbs who were visiting the ruins of their homes; on the way back one of the houses was on fire. This is why, when refugees come to tend the overturned graves of their loved ones, an ambulance is on hand.

To seal the next stage of Kosovo’s dark evolution, KFOR will dismantle the last of the barricades, during which we are likely to see a provocation—used intermittently to goad Serbs into reacting—which then will “necessitate” forceful action to finally integrate them into Kosovo’s institutions. This will achieve a de facto acceptance of Kosovo as reality and, for our part, the fulfillment of Albanian territorial demands.

“Those crazy Serbs,” against whom our troops are being pitted, will be fingered as causing the problems. Just in time, the otherwise sparse cameras will be invited back in, to get the approved Kosovo story, reinforcing the edifice of lies upon which “the world’s newest country” is built.

“KFOR announces reinforcements with the new unit that should discipline Serbs in northern Kosovo,” is how Radenko Nedeljkovic, head of Kosovska Mitrovica county, put it. He called on Serbs not to be provoked but to continue with peaceful means of staying in Kosovo. However, the organized Kosovo-wide pogroms of March 2004—one of those truly defining events that nonetheless managed to slip into Balkan oblivion—gave us a taste of their likely fate, should they stay in an independent Kosovo. Internationals there noted that the deadly riots only stopped when Thaci and Agim Ceku (then ‘prime minister’ and today the “security forces” minister) said Stop—three days in. The pogrom was a message to the international community to move faster on independence. It was successful.

Our Kosovo intervention “demonstrated to the world that terrorists can indeed successfully alter the borders of sovereign nations,” read a recent letter in The Jerusalem Post by reader Michael Pravica. (Israel, take note. Upon Obama’s reelection, the Palestinians have announced they’ll go to the UN this month asking for the Kosovo scenario.) He was responding to an article by Michael Freund reminding us that the Kosovo war was Europe and the U.S. unthinkably “seeking to force a sovereign state to relinquish part of its territory.”

It continues to this day, with a looming military solution to the political problem of dealing with people who refuse to live under “modern, democratic, multi-ethnic” Albanian rule, currently headed by a ‘prime minister’ who has indulged in killing both Serb and Albanian civilians, power rivals, and “collaborators.” That’s why Washington has been waging a simultaneous PR war–to lend respectability and legitimacy to Kosovo’s rulers, all of them notorious mafia kingpins and one-time terrorists even according to U.S. records.

And so Thaci’s byline has been popping up in American newspapers, most recently in Christian Science Monitor and McClatchy News Service (and previously in the Balkan-terrorist mouthpiece Wall St. Journal), where he called the end of supervision “a recognition that Kosovo has evolved into a mature, independent democracy.” In reality, Thaci knows that, as a police insider told Spiegel Online this week, Kosovo officials have been on their haunches, just waiting for the “high-minded reformers to leave.”

Myopically published under the ironic McClatchy banner “Truth to Power,” Thaci went on to repeat the official fiction of his people having endured “genocide”–something even The Hague disproved in the course of trying to prove it.

This is a man who started out as a petty crook, then parlayed his talents into domestic terrorism, heroin-trafficking, murder and organ-harvesting. His criminal history and countless rackets are legendary in Albania. A recent two-year Council of Europe investigation exposed that Hashim “The Snake” Thaci “is the head of a ‘mafia-like’ Albanian group responsible for smuggling weapons, drugs and human organs,” read the UK Guardian in December 2010. “Thaçi over the last decade exerted ‘violent control’ over the heroin trade.” AFP reported, “Thaci and other senior commanders…set up the [organ] traffic,” working with the Albanian mafia, government, and secret services.

Several Albanians recently have risked their lives to come clean about what they witnessed in 1999-2000 as guards of the holding pens, drivers of the doomed, and organ-deliverers. Yet even with this macabre Kosovo story that uncharacteristically managed to make it to American shores, the confounding Kosovo pattern prevailed: the story had no legs and was soon forgotten. Such that soon after, we were treated to the spectacle of Thaci ringing the NASDAQ bell.

A notorious gangster widely known to have once killed his own roommate, Thaci also executed his political rivals. Over the summer the EU’s justice mission in Kosovo, EULEX, issued a report that Thaci’s party, PDK (Democratic Party of Kosovo), pursued a strategy of eliminating dozens of senior political figures and activists from rival parties after the war, including as recently as 2003. (More recently, it emerged that another senior PDK official, Xhabir Zharku, had planned to assassinate two EULEX prosecutors and a judge.)

Thaci’s predecessor, Ramush Haradinaj, was also a prolific killer, airlifted to a U.S. hospital in 2000 after a gunfight he started with a rival clan. U.S. officials from Camp Bondsteel removed evidence in the case, and suppressed the investigation, according to The London Observer and AFP.

A British former soldier told The Observer how “someone would pass [Haradinaj] some information and he would disappear for two hours. The end result would be several bodies in a ditch.” In the course of his 2007 war crimes trial at The Hague, several witnesses were killed and others were threatened and dropped out.

Such are the U.S.-approved prime ministers of the ‘independence-worthy’ Kosovo public. Meanwhile, Kosovo president Atifete Jahjaga—heralded in the West as “a female president of a Muslim country”—has been making the rounds to America’s editorial boards, universities, and “Women in the World” conferences, her hosts blissfully clueless that she shills for a terrifying group of ghouls–who last year had to be counter-threatened by U.S. Ambassador Christopher Dell into making her president in the first place.

Kosovo is a gangster’s paradise where even the newspapers publish threats against journalists as ‘Letters to the Editor,’ in ‘defense’ of the homicidal officials who subsidize the papers through ads. This “modern democracy” is ruled by fear, with a mafia grip over the population, some of whom are now commenting that there were never such media constrictions under Belgrade.

Last year a Foreign Policy article titled “Thug Life” called Washington out for entrenching an elite that operates above the law:

It is difficult to see how democracy or respect [for] the rule of law could develop and flourish amid such overt displays of American support for a corrupt and criminal leadership…[It] has undercut efforts to pursue indictments for war crimes and investigate high-level corruption. The war crimes…have never been fully investigated — in fact, in some cases they have been covered up.

“Our progress should be rewarded with full participation in the appropriate international organizations,” Thaci wrote in his McClatchy op-ed. “Kosovo’s place within the EU family is well-deserved.”

The EU and NATO likewise are talking Kosovo membership already, while putting Serbia off until it cries “Uncle! (Sam).” In other words, a Muslim non-country is on a faster track than an ancient Christian country that was a founding UN member.

Andrea Lorenzo Capussela, writing for Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso on September 11th as someone who worked in the International Civilian Office, exposes the farce not only of the trumped-up end of supervision, but of the supervision itself:

[F]ew countries in Europe are more ethnically homogenous than Kosovo…Guiding and assisting the process [of erecting good institutions] was ICO’s job…Laws, however, are of little use if they are not implemented or are routinely ignored. This is what happens in Kosovo, where the formal institutions are the façade behind which the élite pursues its own interests…The ICO pretended not to notice….what took place under its watch was a not-too-disguised form of state capture.

Why did the ICO act thus? …Because implementing those laws would have required confronting Kosovo’s élite, which still commands people with weapons. And because the US did not allow the ICO to act independently, in accordance with its mandate…Unsurprisingly, all available indicators say that since 2008 the quality of governance in Kosovo has not improved and might even have worsened: Freedom House, for instance, still qualifies it as a “semi-consolidated authoritarian state”, the only one in Europe. So, I see little reason to celebrate today….The élite that is mismanaging their country today lost a reliable supporter and a useful screen from the public eye…

U.S. military presses commonly refer to the mission of extending the thugocracy (by tear-gassing and/or shooting the northern Serbs into submission) as “maintaining a safe and secure environment,” quoting the proud fresh faces of the next rotation. A recent American Forces Press Service article about the South Carolina National Guard beamed, “As part of KFOR, they will…help set conditions for a stable, democratic, multiethnic and peaceful Kosovo.” Speaking to Asbury Park Press at a departure ceremony in September of last year, Maj. Gen. Glenn K. Rieth of the New Jersey National Guard said, “We as Americans are making a difference in that region. If you’re looking for a success, it’s the Balkans.”

“We were carrying a man who was wounded in the leg, towards the ambulance, such a wound I’ve never seen before. The bone was apparent, and they were shooting at us. I never felt when the bullet hit me in the chin. Suddenly I was unconscious.” — Mladen Antonijevic, 31, speaking to Blic in September 2011.

More injuries from September 2011:

They shot at us while we carried the woundedVesti, September 29, 2011, It’s unclear whether injuries were caused by rubber bullets (possible), or metal ones. At least one of the extracted bullets looks to be metallic. Video here.

Serbs passing a cabbage dish to a German soldier at Jarinje [border crossing], September 18, 2011

American soldier on Serbian land: taking down a Serbian flag…NATO troops on the scene, a mix of Americans and Germans, did not refrain from firing at medical workers and ambulance vehicles extricating the wounded. Attempts to film the aftermath of the carnage were met with warning shots. — Crappytown blog


Julia Gorin is an opinion columnist with a focus on the Balkans. Her articles have appeared in Jerusalem Post, Wall St. Journal, NY Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, NY Post, Washington Times, New York Observer, Christian Science Monitor, American Legion Magazine, and scores of others. She blogs at www.RepublicanRiot.com. When not trying to set the record straight on self-destructive Western interventions in the former Yugoslavia, Julia is a recognized name in conservative comedy.