By Wayne Madsen
Although her investment firm Albright Capital Management denied it to The New York Times in January, WMR has learned from a United Nations source who recently visited Kosovo that former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has a more than fifty percent stake in Kosovo Telecom, also known as PTK.
The arrangement was, according to Kosovars to whom the UN source spoke, a by-product of Albright’s reported long-running romantic affair with Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci. While he was leader of the terrorist Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), which received financial and logistical support from Balkans War U.S. ally Osama Bin Laden, Thaci was seen as Albright’s “toy boy” by all parties in the Balkans conflict: Kosovars, Serbs, Croatians, Macedonians, Bosnians, and Montenegrins.
During peace taiks in 2000 in Rambouillet, France between the KLA and Serbia, Albright knocked on the door of the hotel room of Thaci and his party. One of Thaci’s gun-toting bodyguards thought Albright was the hotel cleaning lady and told her to come back a little later. However, the slight did nothing to impair the romantic relationship between the former guerrilla leader and Albright.
On December 10, 2007, WMR reported: “It is rumored that during negotiations on Kosovo in Rambouillet, France in 2000, [Secretary of State Madeleine] Albright had more than a diplomatic interest in Thaci, who was then 31. Thaci is to become the Prime Minister of Kosovo. The New York Daily News reported that when Albright walked into the hotel room of the Albanian delegation in Rambouillet at midnight, one Albanian told her to ‘go away’ and come back in five minutes. The Albanians thought Albright was a hotel cleaning lady. Albright reportedly exploded in rage and hurled explicit language at the Albanians.”
On February 17, 2008, WMR reported: “WMR has learned from sources who were in Kosovo at the time that Thaci was Albright’s virtual ‘toy boy’ and a frequent sex partner.”
Thanks to her toy boy, Albright is now a bit wealthier and she is considered a saint among Kosovo Albanians.