WikiLeaks: Soros asked Clinton to intervene in Albania in support of Edi Rama after the 21 January clashes in Tirana

Wikileaks latest Clinton emails publications reveal that George Soros asked former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to intervene in help of then Opposition leader Edi Rama after the so called ’21 January’ clashes between socialist supporters and former Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha.

According to revelations, George Soros emailed Hillary Clinton on January 23rd 2011, only two days after the 21 January clashes which left three people dead, asking US State Secretary to ‘bring the full weight of the international community to bear on Prime Minister Berisha and opposition leader Edi Rama to forestall further public demonstrations and to tone down public pronouncements, as well as appoint a senior European official as a mediator’, suggesting names like Former Swedish PM Carl Bildt,  former Finish President Martti Ahtisaari or former Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak.

Soros writes to Clinton on Albanian unrest
Soros writes to Clinton on Albanian unrest

Hungarian-American magnate George Soros tells Clinton that he is ‘particularly worried about the actions of the Prime Minister’, suggesting that the US should target former PM Sali Berisha as the responsible party for the deterioration of the political environment, while noting that ‘Edi Rama’s control of his own people is slipping’.

 

The following material was published by Wikileaks and can be found by clicking in here

Original Message—–
From: Jonas Rolett [mailto:
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 1:39 PM
To: Verma, Richard R

Subject: Re: Unrest in Albania Rich, Here’s the text of the message.
I’m available to talk at any time. Thanks,

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05786294
Date: 10/30/2015
Jonas

Dear Hillary,

A serious situation has arisen in Albania which needs urgent attention at senior levels of the US government. You may know that an opposition demonstration in Tirana on Friday resulted in the deaths of three people and the destruction of property. There are serious concerns about further unrest connected to a counter-demonstration to be organized by the governing party on Wednesday and a follow-up event by the opposition two days later to memorialize the victims. The prospect of tens of thousands of people entering the streets in an already inflamed political environment bodes ill for the return of public order and the country’s fragile democratic process.

I believe two things need to be done urgently: 1. Bring the full weight of the international community to bear on Prime Minister Berisha and opposition leader Edi Rama to forestall further public demonstrations and to tone down public pronouncements. 2. Appoint a senior European official as a mediator. While I am concerned about the rhetoric being used by both sides, I am particularly worried about the actions of the Prime Minister. There is videotape of National Guard members firing on demonstrators from the roof of the Prime Ministry.

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The Prosecutor (appointed by the Democratic Party) has issued arrest warrants for the individuals in question. The Prime Minister had previously accused the opposition of intentionally murdering these activists as a provocation. After the tape came out deputies from his party accused the Prosecutor of planning a coup d’etat in collaboration with the opposition, a charge Mr. Berisha repeated today. No arrests have been made as of this writing. The demonstration resulted from opposition protests over the conduct of parliamentary elections in 2009. The political environment has deteriorated ever since and is now approaching levels of 1997, when similar issues caused the country to slide into anarchy and violence. There are signs that Edi Rama’s control of his own people is slipping, which may lead to further violence. The US and the EU must work in complete harmony over this, but given Albania’s European aspirations the EU must take the lead.

That is why I suggest appointing a mediator such as Carl Bildt. Martti Ahtisaari or Miroslav Lajcak, all of whom have strong connections to the Balkans. My foundation in Tirana is monitoring the situation closely and can provide independent analysis of the crisis. Thank you, George Soros.

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