March 31, 2012
US Ambassador Christopher Dell said corruption in all its forms has become one of the main threats, which Kosovo society is facing today. Dell accused political specter of not doing anything to fight corruption, but he forgot the Kosovo public opinion is aware that even ambassador Dell is involved in corruption as he became a capitalist ambassador in Kosovo, said a student of journalism studies in Pristina university.
Pristina, KOSOVO – by Vedat Xhymshiti
“Almost everyone in Kosovo has an anecdote of corruption but finding genuine facts is more difficult. This happens partly because of the tight-knit community which can quickly turn speculation into a fact,” said the US official and added that the biggest problem however lies with corrupt officials who do not wish facts to be found. Dell made the comments at the graduation ceremony for candidates of the Kosovo Judicial Council.
The geographical spread of Kosovo’s criminal gangs is set out, alongside details of alleged familial and business links. The Council of Europe is expected to formally demand an investigation into claims that Kosovo’s PM Thaçi, which is backed by U.S Ambassador Chris Dell, was the head of a “mafia-like” network responsible for smuggling weapons, after the 1998-99 Kosovo war.
Leaks also suggest there are ethnic Albanian Kosovo politicians that run illegal businesses in northern Kosovo, a territory that is increasingly becoming a crime den, of course with the full knowledge of U.S diplomat which is allegedly involved in, according to a source which denies to give his name on security reasons.
However, former guerilla leader Mr. Thaçi, remains the country’s prime minister, supported by the outgoing U.S. ambassador Christopher W. Dell, which according to critics in 2010, Mr. Dell joined the camp of political manipulators, vote thieves, and corruptors of the fragile political system.
The U.S. ambassador throughout the year of 2011, has been characterized by the very opposite of what America symbolizes. A fact-files box that qualifies the U.S. ambassador to Pristina as the disappointment of the year 2011.
More than 80 countries, including the United States and 22 of the EU’s 27 members, have recognized the state, which is the last to emerge from the remains of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. However Russia, Serbia’s old-time ally, has blocked a United Nations Security Council resolution on the country’s independence and emergence as a free state.