The vultures are hovering over Kosova to get their greedy fingers on the rich pickings, with the help of Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi.
On the 5th April of this year Hashim Thaçi, had a meeting with the former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright during his official visit to the United States of America.
In a friendly atmosphere, Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi expressed his gratitude to the former Secretary Albright for her continuing role in support of the democratic processes in the Republic of Kosovo.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi briefed Mrs. Albright on the recent developments in Kosovo with a special focus on the reforms taken by the Government of the Republic of Kosovo in its path towards Euro-Atlantic integration.
On her part, former Secretary of State, Mrs. Madeline Albright reconfirmed her support for the Republic of Kosovo, its integrity and sovereignty and the Euro-Atlantic integration process of Kosovo.
Now surprise, surprise Madeleine Albright has applied to buy Kosovo Telecom (PTK).
Washington-based investment company Albright Capital Management (ACM), in consortium with Portugal Telecom, has shown interest in bidding for privatisation of one Kosovo’s biggest public companies, said Arsim Brucaj of the Ministry for Economic Development.
“The aforementioned company, as well as four others, has fulfilled all required conditions” ahead of the tender for the PTK, which was expected to be called “very soon,” Brucaj told AFP.
Among them were consortiums led by British Telecom Poland and Turkish mobile operator Turkcell.
Kosovo’s government hopes to earn 300 million euros ($400 million) from the sale of 75 percent of PTK. The company reports average annual revenue of about 150 million euros.
Albright is well-known in the region as she strongly favoured a NATO air campaign against Belgrade security forces loyal to late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic which fought against independence seeking ethnic Albanian guerrilla forces in the 1998-1999 Kosovo war.
The bidding, set to begin this month, has attracted interest from European and Turkish phone operators, as well as from an investment company headed by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who was a major backer of Kosovo in its war against Serbia. Already, however, the sale process has been clouded by corruption allegations, legal challenges, and the death of the state privatization agency’s chief, Dino Asanaj. In June, his body was found in his apartment in Kosovo’s capital city of Pristina, with 11 stab wounds. Authorities say he committed suicide.
An attempt launched in 2010 fell apart last year following a corruption investigation at the company. And earlier asset sales were tainted by accusations of wrongdoing: At the time of his death, privatization chief Asanaj faced investigation for allegedly demanding a bribe from purchasers of a privatized hotel property.
Since Thaçi’s return from the USA we have seen each of the major players in the US wanting to get their foot in Kosova. Just like we have seen in Iraq and Afghanistan where all the major companies are now American owned. First we had Hillary Clinton and George Soros trying to get their hands on Kosova’s minerals and now Albright after telecom.
It’s interesting that even, a retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, a former commander of NATO forces in Europe, and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright wanting to do business in Kosovo.
Wesley Clark, namely, is interested to invest in manufacturing of synthetic oil in Kosovo.
Eventually Kosova will become an American State in Europe, as it already has it’s base at Bondsteel and had a clause put into the constitution that Kosova is not allowed to become part of any other country, even though most of the Kosovars see themselves as Albanians and would like to see Kosova become part of Albania. The USA do not care about what the people want, they are just interested in what they can get their greedy hands on and they make sure that their puppet Hashim Thaçi remains Prime Minister to allow them to do this.