In HUMANITARIAN SPIES we charged that the OSCE (Organization for
Security and Cooperation in Europe) Verification mission in Kosovo that was in
place from fall, 1998 until NATO started bombing in March, 1999 - that this was
a cover for a) spies and b) establishment of liason between US covert agencies
and the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).
Here's an excerpt from HUMANITARIAN SPIES:
'Negotiated' (that is, 'coerced') under threat of NATO bombing
last October, the Verification agreement let the OSCE send unarmed mediators
into Kosovo, supposedly to help defuse tensions. However everything about the
Verification mission suggests military intelligence, not mediation.
It was run by William Walker. Walker had no background as a
mediator. He wasn't even an expert in Balkans history or current politics. What
he did know about was counter-insurgency and black ops. His role in Iran-Contra
and his achievements in apologizing for the murderous El Salvador death squads
all but prove he is a high-placed intelligence operative. (See "MEET MR.
The U.S. verification team was composed of employees of Dyncorp, a
Virginia company that has grown rich off Government work. At the 1992 Senate
hearings on R. James Woolsey's appointment as head of the CIA, Woolsey
commented: "I own less than one-quarter of one percent of the -- diluted
shares of a company named Dyncorp here in the Washington, D.C. area. And the
corporation has, from time to time, had a handful of very small contracts with
the Central Intelligence Agency." Ahh, sweet understatement. Dyncorp's
"very small contracts" have included covert work for the Company in
Columbia and Peru.
...Given this command structure, doesn't it stand to reason that
the U.S. goal was a) to gather military intelligence and b) to establish
command-relations with the Kosovo Liberation Army? The goal was to bond with the
KLA which killed and is still killing ethnic Serbs and ethnic Albanian
"collaborators" Serbian State policemen, power line repairmen, school
officials, Yugoslav troops, even state-employed wood gatherers - just like the
Latin American death squads Walker "observed" during previous CIA
(From Humanitarian Spies at
Now the (London) Sunday Times has confirmed our charges. The OSCE
Verification Mission in Kosovo for 6 months prior to the bombing of Yugoslavia
was indeed a phony, a cover for the CIA to set up liason with the KLA and spy on
Yugoslavia. Walker was indeed creating another death squad operation - just as
he did in El Salvador. Dyncorps, which supplied the 'verifiers', is indeed a
'Company' company. The US horror-show government has made fools of the 'honest
broker' Euro leaders - that is, if there are any honest Euro leaders. NATO must
get out of Kosovo - NOW!
Here's the TIMES:
CIA aided Kosovo guerrilla army
Tom Walker and Aidan Laverty (posted 3-12-00)
From the Sunday Times (London)
AMERICAN intelligence agents have admitted they helped to train
the Kosovo Liberation Army before Nato's bombing of Yugoslavia. The disclosure
angered some European diplomats, who said this had undermined moves for a
political solution to the conflict between Serbs and Albanians. Central
Intelligence Agency officers were ceasefire monitors in Kosovo in 1998 and 1999,
developing ties with the KLA and giving American military training manuals and
field advice on fighting the Yugoslav army and Serbian police.
When the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE),
which co-ordinated the monitoring, left Kosovo a week before airstrikes began a
year ago, many of its satellite telephones and global positioning systems were
secretly handed to the KLA, ensuring that guerrilla commanders could stay in
touch with Nato and Washington. Several KLA leaders had the mobile phone number
of General Wesley Clark, the Nato commander.
European diplomats then working for the OSCE claim it was betrayed
by an American policy that made airstrikes inevitable. Some have questioned the
motives and loyalties of William Walker, the American OSCE head of mission.
"The American agenda consisted of their diplomatic observers,
aka the CIA, operating on completely different terms to the rest of Europe and
the OSCE," said a European envoy.
Several Americans who were directly involved in CIA activities or
close to them have spoken to the makers of Moral Combat, a documentary to be
broadcast on BBC2 tonight, and to The Sunday Times about their clandestine
roles. Walker dismissed suggestions that he had wanted war in Kosovo, but
admitted the CIA was almost certainly involved in the countdown to airstrikes.
Initially some "diplomatic observers" arrived, followed
in October by a much larger group that was eventually swallowed up into the
OSCE's "Kosovo Verification Mission".
Walker said: "Overnight we went from having a handful of
people to 130 or more. Could the agency have put them in at that point? Sure
they could. It's their job. But nobody told me."
Walker, who was nominated by Madeleine Albright, the American
secretary of state, was intensely disliked by Belgrade. He had worked briefly
for the United Nations in Croatia. Ten years earlier he was the American
ambassador to El Salvador when Washington was helping the government there to
suppress leftist rebels while supporting the contra guerrillas against the
Sandinista government in Nicaragua.
Some European diplomats in Pristina, Kosovo's capital, concluded
from Walker's background that he was inextricably linked with the CIA. The
picture was muddied by the continued separation of American "diplomatic
observers" from the mission. The CIA sources who have now broken their
silence say the diplomatic observers were more closely connected to the agency.
"It was a CIA front, gathering intelligence on the KLA's arms
and leadership," said one.
Another agent, who said he felt he had been "suckered
in" by an organisation that has run amok in post-war Kosovo, said:
"I'd tell them which hill to avoid, which wood to go behind, that sort of
The KLA has admitted its long-standing links with American and
European intelligence organisations. Shaban Shala, a KLA commander now involved
in attempts to destabilise majority Albanian villages beyond Kosovo's border in
Serbia proper, claimed he had met British, American and Swiss agents in northern
Albania in 1996.
Belgrade has alleged the CIA also helped to arm the KLA, but this
was denied by the guerrillas and agency sources.
"It was purely the Albanian diaspora helping their
brothers," said Florin Krasniqi, a New York builder and one of the KLA's
biggest financiers. He described how sniper rifles were exported from America
using a loophole in federal law that allowed them to be shipped to "hunting
clubs". Armour-piercing Barratt rifles made their way to the KLA's
"hunting club" in Albania.
Agim Ceku, the KLA commander in the latter stages of the conflict,
had established American contacts through his work in the Croatian army, which
had been modernised with the help of Military Professional Resources Inc, an
American company specialising in military training and procurement. This
company's personnel were in Kosovo, along with others from a similar company,
Dyncorps, that helped in the American-backed programme for the Bosnian army.