Sunday, 14 July 2019

Pro-EU Neoliberal Syriza bites the Electoral Dust Part One

Neoliberal Syriza bites the Electoral Dust

Syriza loses the elections but with margins that are marginal in relation to to the votes achieved in 2015. It only loses 150k votes but the margins are big enough as ND gains 770k and around 8% difference between the two parties. The voting electorate approximately 50% of the total electorate wanted to primarily penalise them on two specific issues: unfettered immigration and the Prespes Agreement as this was shown in the voting patterns in the Thessaloniki region and the Aegean islands (Lesvos, Samos etc.) The vote was worse for Syriza during the Euroelections but picked up for the national elections six weeks later which begs the question why the snap elections?

An analysis of the voting patterns in particular the Greater Athens region shows that in poorer districts Syriza beat ND which is logical as people have a short memory as the last time they were in power in a coalition with PASOK they oversaw mass sackings and wage and pension cuts. People felt that under the electoral system as presently exists the choice is limited. They wanted to penalise Syriza but not enough to grant ND absolute electoral immunity. ND did gain an absolute electoral majority and did go from 18% in 2012 to 39% in 2019, leaving everyone with the idea that it actually gained new followers not just an electoral swing. Looking at its pre-election rallies they were essentially non existent and the actual tone of the elections were almost silent which i’snt the character of Greek elections ever.

The GD Circus…
Its rise was predicated by the specific social conditions in the actual centre of Athens whereby unfettered immigration in the early 2000 era led to mass disturbances in an area known as Ag. Panteleimonas. It went from 0.1% to around 7% but its rise was cut short when they refused to back Samaras collapsing government and they were blamed for the murder of a rapper. At the time there was an international hue and cry that Greek Nazis were about to march to power raising the ‘far left’ profile of Syriza which was fighting allegedly to keep Greece on a democratic pro-austerity pro- EU path. The call for bans of GD were made precisely to ensure no Greeks ever complained that their country was being overrun by all and sundry under the guise of fleeing war zones, so many in fact that over 70 nationalities were registered as arriving!

GD and its leader Mihaloliakos are Deep State USA from the era of the 1960’s Colonels Junta. They never had any intention either of either rocking the boat or doing anything that went against the establishment apart from allowing pent up feelings to be vented. Now they didn’t get in or agree to not get in as they didn’t meet the threshold of 3% for a few hundred votes as allegations have surfaced that Mihaloliakos agreed to this as a quid pro quo of not allowing too many of its members to be prosecuted now they don’t have parliamentary immunity anymore. The ridiculousness of this outfit is the belief that it could actually reach power based on its ridiculous slogans of fighting and burying ‘bolsheviks’ and tainting all those in Syriza as being hard left ‘communists’ when they were Merkelites pure and simple.

Another state funded pointless organisation that exists only due to the civil war era and government subsidies. It achieved just around +15k votes more than its historic low of 277k in the Troika decade of austerity losing around half its electoral base. Its leader having come out against both the Greek Referendum in 2015, against Brexit in 2016 and against what they term the ‘capitalist Drachma’ in support of the Euro, they exist only to exist as they have a large parasitical organisation they have to fund which does nothing.

During the last ND-Samaras government they helped derail the Steelworkers strike alongside GD that stood on its strike platforms for which they probably got a backhander allowing them to sell government tv licences granted to them or buildings they owned in the centre that are bought by the state and now being in a bind they have had to produce their newspaper missing out their Sunday edition which used to be the recruitment one. Now the government has announced they want to end the asylum from police interference in the Universities (granted through struggle after the Polytechnic Rising in 1973) so as to try to control uncontrolled criminality by migrant blow ins who sell drugs and cigarettes, the KKE will probably aid ND in controlling any resistance to these measures.

What we notice is that Greek peoples rights are curtailed constantly due to migrants. They cant go out at night in certain areas, old people are frightened of going to the bank alone or coming home, now students lose their rights to study without police interference as the state itself allowed uncontrolled immigration into the country. In this game the Greek people lose and the rent a mob migrants are used to justify anything in line with the globalist parties that make up the Greek Parliament

Will govern like May in the UK. Will be anti-racist pro -trans and will be implementing the next phase of the programme agreed by Syriza and Merkel. Merkel was already quoted in Kathimerini on 11th July that ‘Mitsotakis must stick to the programme’. Syriza will obviously help where it can in particular in specific areas: in foreign policy and how it impacts on Greek society.

ND pursued a policy of trying to gain back ‘far right’voters that it lost first to LAOS then to GD over issues related to crime and immigration and to allegedly go against Syrizas cultural programme in support of LGBT, migrants etc. But this is all for show. As on none of the major issues does ND disagree ie. Prespes, migration centres, crime etc. For show they can of course pull out the bike squad police as they did under Samaras who became famous in chasing protestors but also in doing migrant checks in the city centres. But the uncontrolled immigration was never really criticised by ND as evidenced when riots broke out in places like Kos they were nowhere to be seen.

Illuminating is an article that appeared in all places from the zionists in Haaretz showing the real neo-nazi roots of New Democracy as opposed to GD who weren’t even around in the period where collaboration with the 3rd Reich, when they mention that at the end of the ‘1950’s came the Max Merten scandal when the Nazi commander of Thessaloniki (aka Sallnika) who was responsible for the transfer of 45k Jews to death camps, was given an amnesty by the then Prime Minister Karamanlis following a controversial trial in which he was sentenced to 25 years hard labour.” 9th July Achilles M Peklaris

Karatzaferis who went to set up LAOS had within his midst three characters who were characterised by severe anti-communism allegedly anti-migrant and pro- privatisation: Voridis, Georgiadis and Plevris. Loe and behold all three are now with Mitsotakis and two of them have become core government ministers the lawyer by trade Voridis Agricultural Secretary and the book seller Georgiades the Minister of Development. The ‘old wine in new bottle in a nutshell, people with no knowledge of anything given ministries they have no clue about in that sense maintaining a dishonourable tradition.

Greece’s new Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is the son of a former prime minister. His older sister was Foreign Minister of Greece and his cousin is the New Democracy mayor of Athens. Mitsotakis clan are one of the main factions in ND have no real national rootws or power base within any electoral area despite originating from Chania and being related to Eleftherios Venizelos who expanded Modern Greece in the Balkan wars. They are known as blackmarketeers in ancient minoan artefacts in the big auction houses around the world and are very close friends with the Bush clan they supported the supranational interest of the transnational elites. But this elite is now split between a globalist and a nation state based faction. Mitsotakis new government is Soros infested along with a Bilderburg presence.

According to the Vima Newspaper based on British Foreign Office releases Mitsotakis (the father) was a British spy handing over information to the Brits as he was a lawyer acting for Greeks under the German Occupation authories during the war.

Having joined Enosi Kentrou the Union of the Centre (Papandreous grandfather party in the mid-1960’s) during the struggles for post war democracy against the Cold War state he collapsed the government paving the way for the Colonels Junta. And subsequently after being exiled in Paris and returning to Greece with the fall of the Junta he worked with Mikis Theodorakis and the Americans to forestall the possibility of a left wing turn of Greece (as noted in Theodorakis speech at the inauguration of the ‘Spitha’ movement). The son who is the current PM was a minister under Samaras and spent most of his time sacking government employees the most famous case being those of the cleaners in Parliament, school caretakers and Council police. Mitsotakis was so far up Merkels rear he came out at the other end creating the conditions for the ‘left’ role of Syriza but when it came to the 3rd Bailout both Syriza and New Democrcy voted for it….

Prior to being elected Mitsotakis announced tomorrrow ‘we will have clear skies and a new dawn of development will occur’ whilst also stating in a Cabinet meeting we ‘aim to build bridges not walls’. No sooner had the words been spoken Mitsotakis was faced with a weather wars attack Halkidiki leaving 7 dead, most of the steel electrictiy pylons uprooted from a concrete base and hundreds of thousands of hectares of farm produce destroyed. This all occurred after he announced he would be directly in charge of the Greek secret service (obviously to try an control foreign infiltration which has been an issue since the Karamanlis govt was overthrown by the USA over Southstream)

Mitsotakis is trying to ride a horse once more at both ends, pro-USA and pro-Merkel. But Merkel seeks open borders and the massivee destruction of all Greek entrepeneurial activity to buy everything for peanuts and to flood Greece with migrant blow ins from her pal Erdogan. She also seeks the co-management of the Aegean sea and its energy resources and her point man in Greece the ex-PM Simitis wrote that in an article in Greece and was reprimanded by Pyatt for it (who then mysteriously fell of his bike first breaking both legs then not breaking them but his hip) which also happens to be the Syriza position with the infamous slogan they have ‘the Aegean belongs to its fish’ whilst at the same time having no issue selling off mineral deposits to multinational corporations like Total or Exxon with Israeli security thrown in.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Greek Euroelection Bloodbath: Why did Syriza call snap elections?

One can understand but not fully work out at first glance why a real 6% drop in electoral fortunes of Syriza led to a calling of snap elections? We aren’t in 2014 when Greece was rocked by mass strikes against the New Democracy government of Antonis Samaras. We have allegedly come out of the 3rd MoU and official unemployment has dropped by at least 10% since that period which had seen widespread cuts in wages and pensions.

The official line is that Syrizas suffered a catastrophic collapse in its Euroelection votes by maintaining the same number of seats as in 2014 that is 6 in total coming second as opposed to first losing 12% in overall votes and less than 3% in percentage terms. By implication coming second forced a snap election, to forestall further drops in Syrizas electoral fortunes or to hasten the rise of Mitsotakis into power by gambling on ND not being able to gain an absolute majority or anemic majority.

Now taking into account Syriza stated ceaselessly and tirelessly that they would call elections in autumn of 2019 calling snap elections on the night of the Euroelection results then this must have another agenda. For a start there is little actual difference between ND and Syriza other than their political roots. Syriza have proven to be Merkel’s best friend.

Privatising what ND hadn’t by 2014 in the ports, railways and regional airports, cutting pensions in areas not touched as yet by ND, going national with unemployment pay from the 2-3 regions inaugurated by Samara’s and the difference being increasing the minimum wage in March by 10% whilst offering a paltry rise to pensions after years of cuts, reducing official unemployment by around ten percentage points, removing Macedonias heritage by promoting NATO expansion and signing military pacts with Israel.

Syriza’s hard core vote losers were of course their globalist love affair with all things migrant which was reflected in the votes during the Euroelection on the islands where they set up migrant camps is Lesvos, Kos, Chios, Samos and their NATO expansion tendencies with respect to their neighbours FYROM in the name change.

Now despite the above no real momentum was gained by ND. Main reason being the current leader who is associated in popular conscience by the cuts of Samara’s ND in the hated period of 2012-2015 where the Troika ruled no questions asked in its most audacious period destroying the Greeks. If current voting patterns stand ND will have a 1-5 majority.

What changed was the destruction of the parties which are non-entities or only appeared on the scene after the catastrophic collapse of ND and PASOK in the 2012 elections them being: Potami, Enosi Kentroon, ANEL etc. which combined at their maximum gained about +15% of vote.

ANEL as the ‘patriotic rightists’ partners in crime of Syriza got wiped out due to their despicable stance over Macedonia. In their place instead of the new kids on the block gaining electoral momentum eg. LAE, Plefsi Eleftherias and MERA25, we had the emergence of Velopoulos party Ellinik Lisi ('Greek Solution') which mirrors itself on Trump. We also had a 50% collapse in the fortunes of GD who since 2012 when they gained national prominence have hid behind the leaders skirt and have essentially gone into parliamentary money and hiding. This now begs the question if they are no longer a visible viable force, who will play the role of the ‘new barbarians’? So far since 2000 we had LAOS, then GD and now… ‘Elliniki Lisi’ as the rightist populists so any subsequent rise in the electoral forces of them when/if no party has a strong overall majority to govern independently makes the smaller parties playmakers in the game of who controls what and in what geopolitical direction.

ND Globalist Clowns
New Democracy characterised themselves as loyal servants of the Troika when they governed with Venizelos PASOK in 2012 and instituted the harshest of cuts leading to what was by all accounts a mass uprising which went in the direction of being uncontrolled and spiralling Greece out of the EU/Euro. But knowing this the system prepared the ‘young radical leftist’ caricature of a militant whose sole purpose was to demobilise the mass movement in the direction of the EU by paying lipservice to the victims of the financial crash and changing the language surrounding a continuation of the previous austerity programmes. In this he was aided essentially by his own ‘left’ opposition (Lafazanis, Konstantopoulou, Lapavitsas) which remained in the party until the 3rd MoU was signed and the KKE’s despicable role in abstaining from all the important issues of the day such as the debates around the return of the Drachma and an Exit from the EU in particular with their abstention from the OXI referendum and their abstention from the Brexit one as well.

Mitsotakis will soon be premier and the accusation now is the Greek people have lost their senses by passing votes to him. The bottom line is who votes for him as the lines of demarcation are still there. The fake parties of the middle have disappeared and an overwhelming section of them have gone back to either ND or Syriza. Under this type of parliamentary system one who turns up to vote will vote presumabely with the devil to get rid of what is in power. If that is acquiescence and as the results of the Regional Governors and the big city Mayorships show Greece has gone blue again. ND is the traditional party of the ruling class and of business, business which has in the last three decades mostly migrated abroad and a ruling class which is essentially globalist based on City of London ship owners whose main form of business is the shipping of goods east to west and a political class which is closely associated with euroamerican atlanticism.

But this break within the USA, the advent of tariffs against China and Mexico, a renegotiation of NAFTA, a return to home based manufacturing etc. imply Greek politics is at an impasse. For Mitsotakis represents globalism just like Syriza does, being anti-tariff, full on mass replacement migration and for NATO expansion into the Balkans, for a ‘Greater’ Albania and for ever friendlier relationships with Turkey. Their last PM (Karamanlis) was best man at Erdogans daughters wedding in 2004, and what characterises ND is always foreign is best, domestic is rotten.

Syriza has no roots in actual society

What characterised the rise of Syriza and what was never mentioned unlike the rise of PASOK in the 1970’s-1980’s or the rise of EAM-ELAS in the 1940’s was a direct link to mass roots in society. Syriza never had any and will never gain any. They had a shell of an organisation far less than the KKE, but they had ‘deep state’ backers. Their official house organ ‘Avgi’ so no actual paper rises. They created an array of new media in print and radio which defended them and their globalism. They adopted ‘stars’ who were promoted the world over in photoshoots (Tsipras, Varoufakis), they had foreign correspondents (UK based Paul Mason) who pimped for them. The bottom line was they were the safe bet, the safety valve, they who could stabilise a collapse to avoid it going to the extremes in a pantomime game where we had the interplay of secret services (killing of rapper Fyssas and two GD members), the unity of the ‘constitutional order’ as they came to call themselves against… ‘neo nazism’. The same people who in a different period eg the Steelworkers strike shared platforms with those same ‘neonazis’ to sell out the strikes.

Syriza created a whole array of ‘new jobs’ those linked to mass replacement migration NGO’s, translators, drug and rape mules, accommodation etc. and pioneered new ones: taking over state owned buildings and using them to house whoever arrived and claimed to be a …refugee.

They expected with their paltry ‘benefits’ (200 euros a month to chronic unemployed) limited housing benefit just this electoral year, a small increase in pensions after a decade of cuts and the chronic haemorrhaging of youth abroad which continues unabated that this would maintain their vote indefinitely and that no amount of sell-outs (when they claim they originate from the left not the right) would have an effect on popular consciousness. The Greek people did not buy it and ensured they were defeated at the polls. They did not consider Syriza as Left and chose the other Right.

Going Forwards
The change in the electoral law which does away with the bonus of 50MP’s for the next but one election is where the parties are gambling in political representation and where it will focus in the creation of coalitions if ND does not win an absolute majority.

The power of inactivity that maintained Syriza in power is coming to an end. Parties aforementioned before grew and disappeared. The same power of inactivity has kept political zombies in power, those of PASOK, GD and the KKE and to a greater extent Syriza and ND. In the last elections around 1.4m people voted for parties that didn’t get 3%. This used to be around 4-500k. Adding abstentions this can be translated as a big Fuxx You to parties in general.

Not only is the electorate at an impasse but the whole rotten edifice of political parties that participate in the elections. One by one the reserve armies are expiring, ND may appear to be the big victor but the movement towards it is provisional, just until Syriza goes. Like the movement towards Syriza to get rid of Samaras and Venizelos.

ND’s big problem is the actual existence of Syriza. Will it survive intact after the slap it received in the Euroelections and the Mayoral ones after the 7th July? Will Syriza continue to survive without actually having any real roots in Greek society and will Tsipras continue to be leader after 7th July

Various establishment clowns dream that PASOK may be able to regain any losses incurred by Syriza and gain its rightful crown as the 2nd biggest party. A big dream but it will never be.

The dilemma facing the parliamentary system in Greece is that it is exhausted. It’s only real agenda after economic genocide is replacing Greeks. Almost all indigenous industries have either closed down or been exported, faith in political parties finding a solution to anything is at an all time low and when struggles emerge as the new clown in charge of ND is on par with many of the previous ones things will only go from bad to worse but the difference being, Syriza wont exist anymore as the anti-MoU saviours of the Greek nation. They bought time for capitalism in an era when it’s on life support. As was noted when Syriza came to power Greek history does not end with their arrival on the scene. Now it is re-starting again. The damage done by Syriza in terms of Left politics in immeasurable far exceeding the collapse of the Soviet Union when the KKE entered a coalition with ND. From the hope generated by the hundreds of thousands on the streets, the mass strikes the conflicts with the riot police, a whole generation was betrayed by political slime balls, individuals so rotten that they made the idea of being Greek shameful, for when Greeks were on the streets even when the whole worlds media was against them for allegedly being responsible for the causes of the financial crash on European soil, people could ride it over. Collective action gave way to individual solutions as epitomised by Syriza in government. Defeat on a psychological, economic and interpersonal level became the norm. People sought individual solutions for collective problems. Until that process is reversed and national solutions are sought to political and economic problems the fate of the Greek nation resides with the Greeks themselves. No one will do it for them.

Greece will either belong to the Greeks or it will cease to exist.

VN Gelis
9th June 2019

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Towards a 'Greater'... Albania Penalises Greek Minority: Murders Citizens Confiscates Property (Part 5)

There are around 25k Greeks who allegedly live in Albania today with the last census! Obvioulsy they were a lot more, but they weren’t registered and the numbers were also falsified. Many complaints were made by many. The political formation ‘Omonia’ that represents Greeks doesn’t do its own census for unknown reasons but most reports admit there are around 400-500k Greeks representing around 12% of the Albanian population.
In an ethnological survey in 1994 they calculated that the number of Greeks in Northern Ipirus was around 40k and in the rest of Albania around 20k. According to the Paris Conference (1919) the Greek minority of Northern Ipirus was around 120k whilst the last census under the socialist system there were 59k citizens! During this period the ‘Greek minority zone’ as the area was called, was lived in by Greeks and was reduced to 99 villages, leaving many of the minority outside the designated zone apart from Himarra, Koritsa, Avlona etc. According to reports in the Albanian media 70% of those questioned refused in the recent census to answer the question regarding they religious beliefs as noted by the paper ‘Katopsi’

Political Representation of Greeks in Albania
This is the largest minority in Albania recognised officially as a national minority n Albania. The organisation ‘Omonia’ and the Union Party of Human Rights represent this minority in Albania.

A priority of Greek foreign policy in relation to Albania is following the situation of all the members of the Greek minority in the whole country and not only the areas where the Albanian government recognises ‘minorities’. Full respect of the rights of the minority and the implementation of all the rights and responsibilities of the albanian side constitutes a criterion with the demands of its European course being a barometer of bilateral relations of both countries.

The main issues which dominate the Greek minority in Albania are those of education, the use of the mother tongue the lack of members of the minority in representation in public services despite their continue representation in Parliament and respect their property rights.

In particular the right of free public education for the members of the minority in their mother tongues, emphasising that it constitutes an obligation of every modern state. Unfortunately the Albanian state only recognises these rights exclusively in the ‘minority zones’ and limits their rights with the result being many members of the Greek minority that live outside these ones lose the right of free education in their mother tongue.

When the Hoxha regime fell land was granted back on the basis of 3 ‘stremmata’ (Greek measurement of acreage) to former landowners. Communal property was then requisitioned to build hotels on it based on false land ownership. This has come from on high to try to eradicate the presence of the Greek minority in Albania. In particular where Greeks own land in the Albanian riviera of Himarra. Its no joke that Tirana is currently awash with many newly built fours star hotels whilst it has almost zero tourism apart from drug dealing ones. They must be awas with money and want to kill two birds with one stone. Use it by developing their pristine beaches and getting rid of Greek presence.

Murdering Greek Katsifas one day before OXI
They didn’t immobilise Katsifas they murdered him – Omonia political organisation of Greek minority in Albania They assert the Albanian police didn’t follow protocol immobilising Katsifas but shot him dead.

What Happened?
There was a presence from the Albanian special forces which were to be found in the village, due to safety concerns after the celebration regarding the fallen Greek soldiers in the Italian-Greek 1940 war tried to lower a massive Greek flag which provoked the reaction of Katsifas who appears to have confronted them. When they threatened him he went home picked up his Kalashnikov and started shooting in the air to frighten them. Another version states that he did that trying to respect the dead of the 1940-41 war.

The result being a mad manhunt and him being chased by the Albanian special forces for a few hours. More police forces arrived from Argirokastro who started police road blocks and checks in and out of Katsifas town Vouliariates. The police entered the home of the victim, looking for him assaulting his close relatives.. The finally found him midday in an abandoned water tank where he was shot in the head and the chest.Tears for the execution of Konstanos Katsifas. Issues for the Greek minority in Albania after an intensification of anti-Greek propaganda.All of the events leading up to the execution occurred whilst celebrations were ongoing for the OXI day and there was official representation in Vouliariates by the Greek and Albanian government. It isnt simple the taking away of a life which is a basic human right but the whole psychological climate against the Greek minority in Albania.

We hope all the anti-Greek climate which was prepared as a propagandistic campaign prior to the conflict between the now murdered Katsifas and the local police force, the calls by anti-Greek parties and organisations and the agonising attempt at changing the political agenda of Tirana weren’t reasons which influenced the character of the forces which came from the capital.

The message towards the Greeks in Albania and the hundreds of guests from Greece is unfortunately sad. But we in Omonia will continue to insist that we arent defeated by the injustice and the suffocating pressure which is being placed by the MSM acting like petrol to the fire.

Speaking to Protothema gr the President of the Political Organisation ‘Omonia’ Mr Leonidas Pappas spoke about two versions of events that led to the death of the 35 year old Greek Albanian. “The first version states that the police instructed him to hand himself over but that he refused and parallelly fired and when his bullets ran out came out shouting ‘Long Live Greece’ and appears to be choosing death without handing himself over. The second version is that the Albanian police officers wanted to execute him on the spot but wanting it to appear that there was an altercation. We cannot of course know the truth”

The parade happens at the cemetery of the fallen Greek soldiers. No Albanian police were injured but local media uploaded pictures with signs of police cars with bullets from Kalashnikov. A section of the Albanian media wanted to pass off the victim as a far right extremist a member of Golden Dawn. A character assassination of Katsifas which were defined by the intense patriotic views and reservations regarding the future of his special country as shown by his views on social media.

Tsipras was interviewed in November 2018 and he stated the following, “Today is a day of mourning for the Greeks in Albania. I don’t want to make a comment but to understand the cry of anguish of the mother that lost a child which involved feeling sadness and hatred. I will only confirm that Greece did all it could with the Albanian authorities. We asked for the immediate explanation of the situation and for Greek police to be present in the investigations” and hes stated our strategy shouldn’t change in use coming closer with the neighbouring country so as to resolve old differences Our aim is to determine the sea differences we have between Greece and Albania and we have strategised a solution to the chronic problems we will have a cost but we will not lose our orientation”… in other words we have to try and prop up the Columbia of Europe at all costs.

Funeral of Katsifas
“The Greek minority, the good people of Vouliarates aren’t Greek, but citizens of Albania. Albania isn’t ashamed by shameless people who live like hyenas and scream like crows. Our worth is such to those who think it is a weakness. Our state doesn’t fight with provocateurs of funerals. Like every nation Greece has its own pigs and monkeys. We dont need hyperbolic comments. Its an event in a village by some people who are clowns”
Eddia Rama responding on Social Media as translated in Greek paper ProtoThema

“Katsifas isn’t a hero, and the Albanians wrongly shot at him. He was armed he had a Kalashnikov, they should have tear gassed him, arrested him. No where should the police kill people in particular those with psychological disturbances’ Nikos Filis Syriza MP (ex-minister)

The Albanian government did everything in their power to limit the arrivals of Greeks for the funeral of Katsifas in full collaboration with Syriza. After all they are all fighting ...fascism. Rama and Tsipras together. Hence Greek riot police were brought to attack Greeks this side of the border.

The funeral of Katsifas went off peacefully with no disturbances only the Albanian police arrested a nephew of the deceased and the Greek President of the Northern Ipirus Association (based in Greece) for seven hours. Now how did they know who he was?

The Greek government and the Greek media did everything in their power to character assassinate Katsifas from labelling him far right to being a ...drug dealer. In the meantime leftist globalists in Athens recently marched for a well known Nigerian drug dealer as he was killed in an altercation with the Greek police. The death of course of a Nigerian drug dealer in Athens is a ‘racist’ act whilst the death by Albanian police of a Greek in Albania an ...anti-racist one.

The Greek flag for Katsifas funeral. A staple of every protest since the IMF arrived in Greece in 2010.


The Eu responded to questions regarding the status of the Greek minority by the statement of EU representative Han.

‘The Committee gives special importance to the defence of minorities and is observing the issue alongside the current framework of institutional rights’ We have to grant economic and technical aid to Albania to confront the deficiencies of applying the rights of ownership for the Greek minority in Albania is being examined by the Commission.

Now if the Greek minority is to rely on the EU and the NATO cabal they better start packing arms. Nothing good ever came of anyone’s situation once the EU undertook an in depth investigation. Here is the irony of the whole event. The EU is four square behind Rama and the Greek government since the Soviet style regime collapsed in Albania has been instrumental in propping it up. Why change the habits of a lifetime?

No official report by the Albanian police has been produced and as long as it drags on more and more reports emerge alongside statements by the Albanians themselves. The latest version is that the Albanian authorities were called by the Greek authorities so the Greek delegation which was present for the celebrations in Albania to not be endangered for the celebrations of OXI day.

At the rally for Macedonia (January 2019) Katsifas flag which has become a symbol for the Greek nation

The Greek government haven’t responded that they did not ring the Albanian authorities asking for extra security which could have been interpreted as shoot on site after all they are a Greek minority they don’t really care about. Or having participated in the Macedonian rallies in Thessaloniki Katsifa was singled out by Greek security forces and their new found collaboration with albanian ones kicked this whole event off. The only certain so far is that almost six months after his murder the Albanian side still has not produced an official report and the Greek government hasn’t even recalled the Ambassador. They are busy negotiating our fishing rights away trying to make the narco terror state a viable economic entity to join the big EU-NATO happy family they are so concerned about to the detriment of everyone else.

Ramas eyes on the Greek owned beach front areas of Himarra

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Towards a 'Greater' Albania: Albanians in Greece: Marriage or Divorce? (Part 4)

Albanians in Greece: Marriage or Divorce?

“Greek Worker Beware the Bosses Spread Racism” Wall Grafitti in early 2000s

‘We will replace this fascist people with citizens of the world’ #fascistGreeks
Alleged Twittter Statement by Syriza Adviser Karanika

What happened next is that a section of Albanians were adopted co-opted and promoted beyond their real abilities but for the purpose of defeating the Greek working class: in labour and certain individuals were promoted in the sports, the media and in secondary schools to sell the idea they are the same as everyone else.

For that reason alone the labourers who came across in the early 1990’s were essentially unskilled and learnt most of their trades on the job from Greek crews.

This is where the social transformation of the KKE occurred from a party based on labourers with a sprinkling of MPs in Parliament to a party of upwardly mobile petty entrepeneurs. A bourgeoisification took place based on alleged leftwing ideology on ‘anti-racism’ and the building boom that replaced or became a surrogate to the de-industrialisation of Greece as between the mid-1990s and the onset of the Olympic games (we also had the arrival of the ERM and then the Euro) substituted the Greek working class for an imported one whilst at the same time older workers were being fired from industry that was either closing down or relocating to low cost zones (China or Southern Europe eg. Rumania and Bulgaria).

The KKE was never as crass as the leftists who adopted migrants en masse as if they were the saviour of Greece. In the early 1990’s it was the Kurds leaving Iraq who were considered to be ...refugees, whilst Albanians were just seen to be poor neighbours trying to make ends meet, where both Greek and Albanians could benefit. But in reality only Greek bosses benefited by adopting Albanians en masse and the slogan in the beginning of this piece was just Orwellian propaganda. Its purpose was to ensure people accepted Albanians to do otherwise would qualify them as being... racists.

This obviously worked insofar as the economy was in some type of a boom all the way to 2004 (Olympic Games were held) but once new waves of migrants started to come constantly for almost a decade after that led to spiralling crime, chaos on the streets and a general turn by the Greek population against migration in general.

Its a general rule well known for any observers of any society that the first wave of migrants are generally acquiescent as they aren’t really established in anything. The beauty of Greece’s free movement with Albania was that the Albanians were never regulated for over a decade and as such they could be booted out willy nilly but never were and they became pariahs in general as described by Engels in the 19th century classic ‘The Condition of the English Working Class’. They could be used as whipping boys against Greek workers who were truculent or who demanded higher wages. This was superbly manipulated by the KKE in its war against Greek workers. They sidelined Greek militant building workers and slowly replaced them with Albanians. Having achieved their aim what did they gain? A stabilisation of capitalism until the Big Crash.

The evidence of the uselessness of migrant workers is clear for all to see. Almost three decades after their arrival en masse no significant victory has ever been achieved anywhere and never will be. Even during the Olympics building boom, hours weren’t reduced, danger levels weren’t decreased nor were new standards set. Instead the Greek working class as evidenced by the slogans sang in football stadiums, conversations on the radio, conflicts that hit the streets due to provocative attitudes of the Albanians in particular after the NATO bombardment of Serbia in 1999 led to a chant which stated: ‘Albanians You will Never be Greek’.

The above slogan was dominated and overshadowed all conversations which tried to sell the fact that whoever resides in Greece or is born in Greece suddenly is Greek. Assimilationists sold diversity and Greekness at one and the same time. In other words one could be a Nigerian like Antetonkoumpo and declare one is Greek as well. An approach which essentially states that all you require is to cross artificially constructed nation state borders and once in you become one with the locals. Language, history, culture, tradition play no role. The ethnic ghetto was now king and the response from the masses was clear: ‘Albanian you will never be Greek’ which contiues to this day when the same slogan was chanted against citizens of ex-FYROM with the slogan ‘Skopjian you will never be Greek’

Around 70% of Albanians in the 2000 decade were involved in the building trade and another 20% in the agricultural sector. This was the era when the EU compressed prices on farms and the subsidies did not allow a) for workers to be employed legally b) supermarkets imported from outside the EU compressing prices c) land in general was considered an enemy to progress and an office job the solution to all. An overwhelming majority of Greek students ended up studying abroad if not studying at home and a return to the land was considered an anathema as were labouring trades. Thus mass migration led to a breakdown of certain trades ie. only older Greek workers were involved in building trades or they became foremen or small businessmen employing contract labour and then having been removed cut off from the trades. Within this situation it was inevitable Albanians ended up becoming building specialists and then branching out themselves. Subsequently when the crash came Albanians started either to leave and go abroad or also branch out in the food sector setting up cafes or souvlaki joints. Hardly any went back home for work but they did send money home to build any houses on land they owned or houses. Billions of euros left Greece and were never re-invested in the country itself.

An Albanian Ms Alimani teacher who migrated to Greece explained the situation thus:
“No one knew what migration meant. Migration is a very violent event. Many felt humiliation. No one at the time stopped to think that Greece wasn’t ready for such a wave of migration. In Albania I only ever held books, I studied theatre whilst in Greece I did all the jobs. Degradation I never allowed myself to feel. I just took a decision that we belong to an unlucky generation – my daughter I am sure will live better. The question is how do you go to the other country, with an open heart or with reservations?”

It becomes clear with the above that migrants expect a host country to bend over backwards to accept them for what they are which then begs the question why are they there? Is there a lack of domestic labour or an inability of it to perform? Its only due to currency differences and standard of living differentials that the process occurs in other words free flow of surplus labour goes essentially one way, from low cost zones to high cost zones when dealing with labour. In what way does ‘free movement’ help anyone other than the bosses? To date no one ever answers that question only because by hiding behind emotional accusations of racism they cover for the bosses desire to drive down wages and pen them to the floor.

“In Athens they are seven Albanian unions of migrants with the main one being the Forum of Albanian Migrants. Nowadays they don’t send all their money home, they have money in banks, they buy houses, in Athens there are around 50k Albanians who own property, mostly in Kipseli, Platia Vathi and Attiki squares, where they can find cheap flats close to their own people.

….Greeks continue to have a fear of Albanians as renters primarily as they believe they aren’t economically solvent”
In 2008 according to a report around 40% of Albanians didn’t have secondary education, around 11% declares they don’t know how to write and only 4% are graduates of high schools. Around 50% of primary schoolchildren are no longer Greek and around 25% in lower secondary.”

Assimilation or Separation?

Before the EU’s much vaunted ‘free movement’ we had ... free movement!
The generation of Albanian children born in Greece have ended up joining the Greek army for national service have been photographed doing the eagle sign (2017) which is the marker for ‘Greater’ Albania. Such is the level of incompetency of the banana republic of NATO going by the name of Greece that anything goes. All they will need in the future is others doing images of their countries flags.

2nd Generation Albanians joining the Greek army doing signs of 'Greater' Albania

If as the theory goes Albanian children who grew up in Greece are now Greek why would any of them do the signs of their parents country? To what extent can minorities ever fully integrate in capitalist nation states? No one ever asks or is allowed to debate it as its tantamount to becoming a pariah (due to racism) for questioning the pariah status of migrant arrivals.

According to official government figures there are 480k Albanians in Greece around 53% of the total number of migrants. This occurred in the national census where we have 911.000 migrants with Bulgarians being 8% of the overall total, Rumanians 5%, Pakistanis 3.7% Georgians around 3%

How many Albanians have actually married Greeks or are in relationships with them? Few and far between. Despite the much vaunted ‘multiculturalism’ there is enmity against both nations by their respective citizens. In a news outlet they refer to a story by two young people that meet one a Greek girl and one an Albanian man and both families nip the relationship in the bud

In an article in Kathimerini they were praising foreign marriages as if it brings about new blood and gives re-birth to a nation. This was written in 2009. A decade later hundreds of thousands of citizens left Greece. So how did these alleged foreign marriages forestall this? Probably the opposite occurred. The more ‘foreign marriages’ the more fragmentation occurs and national resistance becomes weaker.
But that wont be written anywhere as it leads to social ostracism.

In a previous article in the main globalist daily paper Ta Nea it stated: “ that in the last years we can notice an increase in the rise of mixed marriages amongst Greek men and Albanian women in general – the opposite is rare. “Few marriages stabilise” according to Ms Malliou “usually they break down due to everyone in their environment being opposed to the Albanian bride -very rarely does a Greek woman marry an Albanian, whilst many times Albanian women are more educated than their partners. In these instances the biggest victims are the children who cannot work out what their identity is. There is another category of Albanians who try to hide their tru identity aided by their parents. Does one know how many children have psychological problems and they hide it?”

So what is the conclusion? The Greek bourgeois nation state was only created fully in in its present borders in 1948. Fifty years later hundreds of thousands of Albanians arrived which questioned its essence as a monoethnic nation state. Generations of grandparents know and lived through the role of Albania during WW2. Enmity existed, by both parties. The difference being that Albanians arrival led to the undercutting of Greek workers wages and due to the criminal role of the Left they were adopted and integrated. Assimilation never occurred and every now and again demands are made for their expulsion and there have been instances when Albanians have been forced to hand over criminals in their midst in village areas where crime has spiralled out of control.

The creation of a ‘Greater’ Albania will create the issue anew. Do they stay in Greece or go home and build the vision of the country they allege is lacking since WW1? Should the Left aid them in revolutionary repatriation as Marx envisioned during his tenure of the First International? Is there a Left interested in the indigenous Greek working class anymore? Or has globalism irrevocably won?

Central Athens: What Greeks were missing and required them to become cosmopolitan

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Towards a ‘Greater’ Albania : Albanians we Learnt to Love not Hate (Part 3)

Greek Serbian Nationalism Bad, Albanian Nationalism Good
KLA Commander Sylejman Selimi insisted:
"There is de facto Albanian nation. The tragedy is that European powers after World War I decided to divide that nation between several Balkan states. We are now fighting to unify the nation, to liberate all Albanians, including those in Macedonia, Montenegro, and other parts of Serbia. We are not just a liberation army for Kosovo."

The onset of the new world order in the break up of Yugoslavia and the myth of Serbian nationalism ie the creation of a ‘Greater Serbia’ hid beneath it the push for the creation of a ‘Greater Albania’ by ethnically cleansing Serbs from their ancestral areas and key to this was the creation of ‘multicultural’ Bosnia as the example to be set for all other areas. This NATO protectorate never had a possibility of a viable state structure as a religious minority was elevated to the levers of power and division remained ingrained as ever if not more so after bloodshed was shed. Similar developments took part in Kosovo where the Serb minority became the new Palestinians of Europe.

A couple of decades later an ex-British diplomat helping in EU Accenssion for what they term the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia, Montenegro, FYROM) admits essentially without saying so directly that the multicultural experiment on the debris of ex-Yugoslavia was an abject failure:
“Bosnia has long been the most dysfunctional state in the region, wasted by civil war in the 1990s and afflicted by ethnic divisions ever since. The Serbs and Croats have never abandoned their goal of separation. Milorad Dodik, the president of Republika Srpska (Bosnia’s Serbian “entity”), is being squeezed by political rivals at home and investigated by police in Sarajevo for alleged money laundering. To shore up his position, he has threatened a referendum on independence for Republika Srpska, scheduled for 2018.”

“The Office of the High Representative adjudicated in ethnic disputes, clamped down on nationalist rhetoric and focused the locals on questions of social and economic reform rather than borders and territory. If politicians refused to co-operate, they were removed from their positions or presented with criminal charges. Nato troops on the ground did the enforcing.”

“Not far behind is Kosovo, an impoverished plateau in the Šar Mountains. It is unrecognised by half of the world, run by a corrupt elite and saddled with an embittered Serb minority. After years of resistance, Kosovo’s Serbs have recently extracted the right to territorial autonomy from the country’s notional EU supervisors. This has provoked a ferocious backlash from Albanian nationalists, who have attacked the parliament and held a series of violent street demonstrations.

So the question that emerges is if the multicultural experiment promoted by the West in the debris of ex-Yugoslavia was such an abject failure why would it be a success in neighbouring Greece with the mass importation of Albanians?

Albanians we Learnt to Love and not Hate

PM Tsipras wearing Antetonkoumpos name on a tshirt to protest 'racism'

It is illuminating that they were either elements that were involved with the Albanian security services or were co-opted by the Greek ones or both. I will forcus on three famous cases : Kaplani from Ta Nea, Pirros Dimas from Olympic gold medal winner in weightlifting, Chenai the student from holding the Greek flag on OXI day. It was a psychological war which continues to this day. The latest version of this story is the Nigerian born in Greece Antentokoumpo that fills adverts from AegeanAirways, recycling centres and even the PM wears his shirt in Parliament.
The migrant in any way shape or form was now best at everything despite the fact that those who came from Albania in reality learnt most of their trades whilst in capitalist Greece. They were experts in rock breaking and moulding, animal thefts and other type of thefts no doubt as the Albanian regime essentially emptied its prisons and its country to wipe out unemployment and this was in accordance with the wishes of the Western politicians.

The issue at the end of the day aren’t Albanians per se although many of them pose an existential threat for Greeks. It’s the whole concept of surplus labour under capitalism. But not any type of capitalism but capitalism which is going into reverse ie it requires always less and less hands to do work and the onset of technological advances means productivity since the 1970s has increased exponentially. So under conditions of the scarcity of labour to be a proponent of more and more surplus labour to be added to any given nation it implies one is a globalist pure and simple at a first stage but more importantly a support of ethnicide ie. the erasure of nations.

“When they first In what environment did I grow up and what do you remember from your years as a child?
Unfortunately I was born with my back against the wall. There is a picture when I was one year old where I am by the window and my mother is holding me up in her hands. The window is in a hut those which the communist regime sent the ‘internal enemies’. That is where my once rich family of my father had been exiled. The communists chased them when they occupied power, night, from their large house. They weren’t even allowed to take their family photographs. They put my uncle in prison. When he came out he had lost his marbles due to the torture. He never recovered. I lived and grew up in that hut until I was five. I remember these years as being happy. My granny was a very important woman she did everything in her power in making this hell bearable. She placed flowers all around, cooked superbly with whatever she could find and all the time cracked jokes. My aunties were some of the most beautiful woman I ever found. They used to gather all the relatives in the hut. They remembered the past when they were rich. They used to say ‘life then’...I believe my passion in saying stories grew from then….”

On reading the above it is a classic statement from most of those who came from E Europe. They were either multimillionaires or brain surgeons who flew on the Russian space programmes but were held back by ….communism. Its reminiscent of the scenes in Scarface where the drug dealer Montana alleges he was a political refugee under Castro when he was just a bum who wanted to make money at any and all cost to human life which he did not respect one iota.

Further down the same Albanian journalist of Ta Nea writes the following: “Practically the last attempt at a Big Idea was Milosevic (popular in Greece) for Big Serbia. He smashed his face and took a proud nation, the Serbians downhill. Whoever dreamt of Big Ideas in the Balkans suffered. I hope the Albanian understand this.” Implying the Serbs were fighting for a Greater Serbia when in reality they were trying to forestall being a minority in their own country by the globalist forces of the New World Order.
The same gentleman was arrested at one point by the Greek police for unknown reasons or reasons that weren’t declared and then left for the USA….Papandreou it was alleged got him out.

Albanian Kaplani a pseudo-globalist ‘intellectual’. By product of Americas attempt at unipolarity after 1990.

Kaplani then appeared not to be able to get Greek nationality. Question is why would a hard core Albanian nationalist who found only racism and fascism in Greece want Greek nationality? What’s wrong with Albanian? Or is it a case of continuing the propaganda when over one million Albanians were granted Greek nationality but their start reporter wasn’t? Nothing with what he writes is at it seems, in particular when he criticises Syriza for not being globalist enough. They make Soros look like a nationalist on a good day.
“I will never forget the revengeful and hated case which is exclusively owned by today’s government ie. Syriza.
“I will never forget all those who appear as defenders of the rights of minorities and migrants as being essentially low life’s a deeply stalinist approach: whoever disagrees with us and we dont control them we crush them so they become an example to others”
Whatever they do I will remain in Greece with my books and my physical presence.
Those who are responsible for my case will remain in the dark, sad bureaucratic shadows, thieves and parasites of a system who think only how to crush human lives and crush rights.
“I will always have many valuable friends in Greece. I will have my readers. From this point of view they can go to hell with their miserly nationality”

Kaplanis cover was blown when he appeared in Tirana launching a book with a tirade about the Greeks slaughtering Albanian collaborators of Mussolini and Hitler in their made up state of Chameria. From here one understands the quality of migrant promoters of... multicultural diversity. They stoop to any level promote any crime but in particular they are fascinated with those of the 3rd Reich and they have diplomatic immunity from the Greek anti-racists. One could take it a step further. The Greek anti-racists only ever defend or cover for minority promoters of the 3rd Reich. Kaplani is an example par excellence.

Tsenai- The ‘Top Albanian’ Student
There was big hue and cry when an Albanian student who arrived in Greece after the age of ten was promoted to hold the flag during secondary school celebrations for Greek OXI day when we said no to Mussolinis invasion of Greece which the Albanians supported. It’s like inviting a German student to an anniversary of the massacre of Distomo to speak of the dead.

Tsenai in Boston USA studying

Such is the hatred of the Greek political class against Greeks in general that they will promote anything that is first of all anti-Greek and secondly and above all foreign. Anyone who disagreed was labelled racist. This solidified the middle class teachers behind ‘multiculturalism and globalism’ Anyone against the concept of ‘bright students’ (under capitalist education which ironically was a hallmark of the Left) and of migrants being promoted to that position were deemed to be reactionary, but and being pro-Albanian was the hallmark of being until the next but last wave of migrant blow ins arrived reaching a crescendo when Interior Ministry (signed Antifa) graffiti appeared on walls stating we want Albanian students Pakistani co workers and ...Afghani neighbours. In short anything but Greek. This of course being promoted by globalists who live in areas were there are only Greeks. If irony was for sale globalists would have an overabundance of it.

Tsenai at one point was quoted as saying years later:
“Of course there is a logic of assimilation that creates big pressures. On my own I responded to these pressures as the first time round I had created a tragic scenario. At one point due to the pressure I was forced to state that I felt more Greek than Albanian. What meaning did it have?”
Οδυσσέας Τσενάι, Εψιλον 24/10/04, διαθέσιμο στο: Πηγή:

Coca Colas Olympics being sold by adopting Greeks from Abroad

“Here I was Albanian and in Albania I was Greek, confusion. I entered the bus and was grabbed the bars from the highest point so they could see my hands. I was frightened that if a wallet was stolen they would blame me...”

In order to popularise the Olympic games which was being touted would come to Greece from the early 1990’s, Greek migrants from abroad were adopted the most famous being Pirros Dimas from Himarra in Southern Albania.

The ruling parties in this decade started to adopt celebrities to cope with cataclysmic collapse in their fortunes after adopting the EU-IMFs economic genocide programme. One of them was Pirros Dimas. He recounts that he “entered Parliament in a difficult period. It wasn’t bright and rosy. People are experiencing harsh times, they dont have fuel to heat their homes to warm up. I felt the need to do it and I will not regret it. We cant all sit on our backsides and want things to happen on their own. I am daily on the streets. I enter the metro and the buses. I believe that I am the only person who has the right to look people in the eyes who are suffering and feel injustice. I didn’t join politics to leave, I came to stay. Only via politics can you change things”

In an interview in Lifo Magazine Pirros Dimas is asked:
“Are Greeks racist?
I believe Greeks are racist towards weaker people and poor people. If I never became an Olympic winner they wouldn’t accept me easily. They would look at us in a dodgy manner. The same for Antentokoumpo. He would just be a black person who sells CD’s. He became famous and Samaras called him the Presidential Palace to give him Greek citizenship. Isn’t that all hypocracy. They loved us because we had something which each peoples loves more: Pride”

Whilst paying lip service to Greeks in Northern Ipirus Pirros Dimas is now living in the USA in charge of the Weightlifting Team… Not a pipsqueak about the murder of a compatriot in Albania Katsifas killed by Ramas paramilitary death squads,but enough energy to brandish Greeks as being racist.

Pirros Dimas whole career was a business venture and his foray into politics whilst PASOK-ND were embarking on economic genocide another business venture. So his stories about dual racism are there to sell the rottenness of the Greek nation. That didn’t seem to sell enough as he wasn’t re-elected, this ‘man of the people’, Coca Colas Olympics poster boy. If he wanted to battle racism in his own field he should have at least said something when Greeces Kenteris and Thanou were banned ad hoc in the 2004 Olympic Games by the Americans in case Nike lost the sponsored finals. But hey life is short and it appears in Pirros Dimas case so is money.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Towards a ‘Greater’ Albania: From an agricultural backwater to...a marijuana heroin exporter (Part 2)

Part TWO

‘Greater’ Albania: From an agricultural backwater to...a marijuana heroin exporter

‘Greece does not have territorial demands on Albania’
Greek Premier Mitsotakis 1992
How did a small isolated ex - socialist country become the Columbia of Europe?

Its very difficult to source materials regarding the relationship between Greece and Albania in the last two centuries as we are dealing essentially with agricultural countries and putting pen to paper wasn’t necessarily their strong point nor were the areas clearly demarcated as the collapse of the Ottoman Empire may have occurred in certain areas of current Greece but they weren’t really clear until the 20th century.

As part of the Ottoman Empire the region of Albania was primarily islamiscised and worked for the Ottomans. In terms of foreign associations due to their size and historical development they appear to have followed always Empires that were on the wane. Fanatically in support of the Ottomans, then the Austro-Hungarians, then the Italians, then the Germans subsequently Stalin's Russia, then Mao's China and then finally the Americans under Bush senior and Clinton. One could argue if one wanted to, look who the Albanians are fanatically in support of and work out who is about to lose. They resemble a gambling man who always believes he will win and always bets on the losing horse. Sad but true.

The point of division between Greece and Albania is an area of around 6-7000sq miles which is labelled ‘Northern Ipirus’ by the Greeks and ‘Southern Albania’ by the Albanians. This area was granted to Albania in 1913 by the Florence Protocol so as to make Albania a viable state. This division of Ipirus enraged the Greeks as it was part of Greece from ancient times with settlements there. This area has continued to be a bone of contention for the two countries (recent killing of a Greek called Katsifas a day before OXI on October 27th 2018 by armed Albanian paramilitary police created tension).

During the Sevres Agreement in 1920 Greece was granted the right to assimilate Northern Ipirus, but the political situation made this impossible at the time in Greece. Between 1927 and 1939 when King Zog of Albania was in charge he handed over control to Mussolini’s Italy and Albania became a province of Italy with the scope of uniting other Albanians areas under one region. Here was first born the concepts of ‘Greater Albania’…

Albanians in Albania and neighbouring countries

The problem of the Balkans was that populations of different identity lived in areas that never became part of the bourgeois transformation of each nation state ie minorities ended up on the wrong side of the border. Bigger powers played on this in order to gain a political foothold in each country promised them something that was never granted. Such was born the concept of ‘Greater Albania’ begging the question what was ever great in Albania? The concept of a Greater Albania adopted by Mussolini’s foreign policy to justify neo-colonialism to a desperate home population suffering severely from the onset of the 1929 Wall Street Crash is an irredentist concept of lands that are considered to form the national homeland by many Albanians, based on claims on the present-day or historical presence of Albanian populations in those areas. In addition to the existing Republic of Albania, the term incorporates claims to regions in the neighbouring states, the areas include Kosovo and the Preševo Valley of Serbia, territories in southern Montenegro, northwestern Greece (the Greek regional units of Thesprotia and Preveza) , referred by Albanians as Chameria, and other territories that were part of the Vilayet of Yanina during the Ottoman Empire and a part of western FYROM.

At some point prior to WW2 Italy adopted them officially and turned them into a province of Italy and then to keep them on board Mussolini sold the idea of a ‘Greater Albania’, in other words uniting all the Albanian speaking areas of the Balkans which in today’s time it implies uniting the Albanians in ex-FYROM and Kosovo thus affecting the operation of two states.

When Mussolini’s invasion of Greece failed and in part that was helped by the refusal of the Greeks in what is now southern albania to play ball, Hitlers 3rd Reich adopted them alongside the short lived ‘Republic of Macedonia’, but obviously to no avail as the whole experiment ignominiously collapsed. Both Serbia and Greece were a hard nut to crack to dismember….

Chamouria – Modern Albanian myths related to the Ottoman period

Albanians harp on about a quarter of northern Greece being theirs despite not having citizens living there and they call the region Chamouria.

During the Ottoman rule, the region was under the Vilayet of Ioannina, and later under the Pashalik of Yanina. During this time, the region was known as Chameria (also spelled Tsamouria, Tzamouria) and became a district in the Vilayet of Yanina.The wars of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries between Russia and the Ottoman Empire negatively impacted upon the region.Increased conversions to Islam followed, often forced. Its ironic that history appears to be repeating itself.

During the phases of implosion of the Ottoman period enforced islamisication occurred in the regions encompassing modern day Greece. Today we have a similar situation with the promotion of everything islamic (from the opening of the first state funded Greek mosque, to migrant blow ins of islamic heritage being funded to settle in big cities and on the islands of Greece.)

Albanians marching for their Ottoman past for the made up kingdom of Chamouria

Citizens of theirs that collaborated with the 3rd Reich in brutal killings of Greeks were expelled. That fear always lingers on in the back of the mind of every Albanian. It explains in part why Albania wants to be shot of all Greeks within their midst and Eddie Rama has pushed for the expropriation of Greek property whilst the President has provisionally blocked it.

Albania itself for most of its modern existence was an agricultural country and remains so. It never really industrialised.

In the conflict between Albanians Hoxha and Russias Khrushchev Russia didn’t want Albania to industrialise and saw no reason for it to do so as Russia could provide it with industrialised goods in return for agricultural ones. So emphasis was placed on investments in agriculture and Albania did become self -sufficient in food but lacked in industrial and consumer goods and its perpetual conflicts with both Russia and China meant that for a couple of decades they were isolated from the world market and did not update their infrastructure. Under Hoxha they built a national railway and a port they built did station a Russian submarine but once they fell out with each other Albanians took it over and sold it for parts.

This isn’t the area to analyse the merits or non merits of the socialist experiment under Hoxha. That can be left to future historians.

What concerns us is the interaction between those who departed from Albania and Greek labour. The reason being is twofold. Did they raise the experience of Greek labour and increase the general standard of living of both the host working class and themselves or did they lower the general standard pinning it to the floor? Did the free movement of labour between Greece and Albania create better conditions for life in general or make it all worse? The irony of the whole situation is that although they alleged free movement only really applied for countries that negotiated it in the EU with its four freedoms, this was brought to Greece a couple of decades early and the results have been catastrophic.

The Albanians having been socialised under Hoxha as he died in 1985 so if they were a minimum of 20 when they made a dash across the Albanian border to Greece they were born in 1970, 5 odd years before Hoxha broke off all relationships with the outside world, they came full on anti-communist only interested in making a fast buck. If they were 30 they were born in 1960. However which way one looks at it there is no explanation as to how a country emptied by half in the space of a decade or so after Hoxhas death and they were all ready made to undercut the labour of foreign workers, to be viciously anti-communist and at the same time in various sectors of the Greek economy to become one with the KKE (allegedly pro-communist)

Albania Rocks: Marijuana Galore & Imported Heroin

Albanian marijuana plantations

The mainstream BBC has even reported on the business which is Albanias main export.
“In Albania, a kilo of this illegal drug sells for between 100 and 200 euros (£85 to £170). In Italy it will fetch about 1,500 euros. And most of the country's cannabis crop is trafficked out - north through Montenegro, south to Greece, or west across the Adriatic to Italy. There is no significant home market. One source estimates the illicit industry may be worth five billion euros (£4.25bn) per year - about half of Albania's GDP.

The 20kg of stinking greenery slowly drying in the sunlight that streams through an open window does not represent this man's entire crop.
"I've produced 350kg," he says. "This year almost every single house in the village grew cannabis - tons and tons have been produced in this community alone."
This man employs 15 people to pick and process, and armed guards to defend his crop. He says he is in charge here, but he probably belongs to a wider network. So if everyone is growing it, and that seems to be common knowledge, why has there been no police raid?
"I pay the police 20%. Everybody has to pay. If you don't pay they will take you to jail," he says.
Then, he gets defensive.
"This is our curse - there are no jobs, no work here. There's no money in growing anything else. I know it's not a good thing I'm doing, but there's no other way."

The road to the EU
The issues that will arise is that if a US retreat occurs from Afghanistan, Albania – Kosovo loses its pivotal role as a Heroin processing and distribution hotspot and if moves are made to bring it into the EU, loses its status as a state where its citizens have essentially diplomatic immunity from criminal acts in neighbouring countries as all they need to do is rush back across the border and all is well. Extradition does not apply. Famous in this was a corporate lawyer (Zafiropoulos) for top politicians in Greece who got paid by Albanian mobsters to spring one of their own from a Greek prison and when that didn’t materialise was shot at point blank range in his office and the perpetrators went back to Albania no questions asked.

This is where Albanias problems arise. Having carved out a niche as a narco terror state the Columbia of the EU they have to tone down their act as eg France and Holland aren't happy in being undercut in marijuana production and for Albanian citizens having diplomatic immunity from criminal acts.