"SPEAK FREELY, ONLY THE AMERICANS
LISTEN TO WHAT WE SAY"
An investigative journalist from the Dutch media
house 'VPRO' obtained some scandalous documents from European
intelligence services, which confirm that the USA was deeply
involved in last year war in Macedonia and that they supplied
Ali Ahmeti;s 'Uckas' with telecommunications devices and
provided them with military training," writes Dnevnik's
The documents that the "VPRO" has can be divided in
three groups - documents for the UCK leaders, schemes for
organizational positioning of the "NLA" and daily
records for the events on the front. The first group of
documents clearly shows that Ali Ahmeti was receiving orders
directly from Hasim Thaci. The journalist Hub Jaspers confirms
the claims of the Macedonian security forces that the "NLA"
is not "local" terrorist organization, but that it
was established and led by centers in Kosovo. The "VPRO"
cannot integrally publish the documents in order not to harm
"The reports that we received have been developed by
intelligence services for several European governments. They
include warning to the governments to prepare themselves to
answer to some very unpleasant questions regarding the war in
Macedonia," Hub Jaspers told Dnevnik. The two
parties from the Dutch ruling coalition have already asked
from the government to comment the claims of the "VPRO",
to which the Dutch ministry of defense rejected the claims
that the USA was involved in the urging of the war in
Rob de Vijk, former advisor in the Dutch army staff, was
called to see the documents. On Thursday he confirmed that the
documents were authentic and developed by intelligence
services of several European countries. He did not want to
name the countries whose services developed the documents.
Jaspers claims that the documents confirm that the disarmament
of the UCK in 1999 in Kosovo was only symbolical. The Albanian
extremists have kept most of the weapons in warehouses in
Kosovo and the same weapons were used in the combats in
Macedonia. there is also an information that before the
"Essential Harvest" operation huge quantities of
weapons were transferred to Macedonia from Pec, and later this
weaponry was handed over to the NATO troops. The documents do
not say it that weaponry was old as the local media claimed,
however it was brought it order the number of 3,500 pieces to
The documents also point out that the "NLA" was
helped by the USA with logistic support and weapons.
"Speak freely, only the Americans listen to what we
say. OK, perhaps the Russians can hear us as well," this
is a quote from a conversation between two "NLA"
commanders during the conflict last year. The information that
Jaspers received shows that the USA have equipped the "NLA"
commanders with communication devices so they can communicate
during the clashes without to be heard. However, the UCKas did
not know that their conversations were recorded by
intelligence services of several other European NATO member
countries, and Jaspers obtained these recordings.
"According to these information, 70% of the weapons that
the NLA had was produced in the USA," Jaspers says.
One of the most shocking news is that in the village of
Arachinovo, together with the commander Hodza's UCKas, also 17
American military instructors from the mercenary MPRI went in.
"The European intelligence services were surprised when
17 Americans exited from the buses with which they pulled out
the Albanian terrorists from Kosovo. It is not certain if they
fought on the side of the "NLA" but they have
certainly trained them for combat," Jaspers says. Similar
claims were also published in the Greek "Kathimerini"
and the German "Hamburger Abenblat."
The MPRI is an organization established by retired American
officers or officers who after the training simply see more
profit in working as mercenaries than as officers in the US
Army, Dnevnik writes. Washington has to approve its
engagement. Yesterday the MPRI issued an announcement claiming
that its employees were never pulled out or saved by the
American Army or some international organization. Jaspers'
documents indicate that the European intelligence services did
not know before the offensive that there were MPRI men in the
village. It cannot be determined if the strong pressure from
the international community for termination of the offensive
in Aracinovo was due to the need these people to be saved.