Strange bedfellows? From WND, with thanks to Sparta:
A militant from a group some have connected to al-Qaida and that many have claimed is financed in part by the international drug trade and prostitution rings, recently attended a John Kerry fund-raiser, where he wrote a check and later boasted about his getting “paid back” in future favors from the presidential candidate.
According to Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin, Brooklyn-based Florin Krasniqi, a member of the Kosovo Liberation Army, is featured in the recently released Dutch documentary “De Brooklyn Connectie” attending a Kerry fund-raiser with several KLA members, where he writes a check, and then makes clear he expects a quid-pro-quo for his donation.
“With money you can do amazing things in this country. Senators and congressmen are looking for donations. If you fund them and raise the money they need for their campaign they pay you back,” Krasniqi says in the documentary.
The video later shows Krasniqi, a known KLA member and fund-raiser, purchasing weapons from an American gun store. He reminds viewers that in the past, such weapons have been smuggled into Kosovo, disguised as humanitarian aid.
Toward the end of the documentary, Krasniqi warns that “just in case NATO pulls out, or we don’t get our independence peacefully, then we’ll use those weapons.”
Many have called the KLA, also known as the UCK, a terror organization, charging it led a violent campaign against civilian Kosovo Serbs, and linking it to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida and Iran. As recently as 1998, the U.S. State Department recognized the KLA as a terrorist group.