CDMedia has consistently chronicled U.S. State Department corruption across Eastern Europe. Albania is one of the worst cases of interference in local politics for which former U.S. Ambassador Donald Lu was famous for.
However, current U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim has taken this corruption to the next level.
It has been obvious for some time that George Soros and his organization was behind much of the corruption in the State Department from Ukraine to the Balkans. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama famously went to the last Soros wedding. Alex Soros has been conducting shuttle diplomacy for the globalists in the Balkans for some time.
Yuri Kim is implementing the Soros agenda in Albania.
Soros is behind the ‘Judicial Reform’ process in-country, which served to put in place friendly judges to the regime.
Now you understand the impetus behind the sanctions against Sali Berisha, a long-time Soros nemesis. Berisha has stated that decades ago he believed in the Soros agenda, until he discovered Soros was placing ousted communists in bureaucratic positions across Eastern Europe.
Now that Berisha is looking to regain power in the Democratic Party in Albania, Yuri Kim has swung into action, threatening to cancel U.S. visas for those supporting the emergency convention for the party which will likely put Berisha back in charge of the opposition.
Kim is also threatening Albanian MPs with not recognizing signatures provided to the convention in a corrupt attempt to stop the process.
Therefore in this sense and from a pragmatic point of view, Ambassador Kim’s intervention is completely ineffective. It is a perverted move that goes beyond the norms allowed for a diplomat, without succeeding in creating effect. She resembles a headless elephant marching to a crystal boutique without worrying about the consequences, wrote Syri, an Albanian media outlet.
Albanian President Ilir Meta recently excoriated Kim for interfering in Albanian politics and supporting the Rama socialist government.
“I tell the American Ambassador live not to defend Edi Rama anymore,” declared Meta forcefully after Kim’s outbursts in local broadcast media.
Ambassador Kim recently invited three U.S. congressmen to Albania to check on Afghan refugee resettlement. While they were there, they met PM Edi Rama and the leader of the opposition, Lulzim Basha. It was odd that they didn’t meet President Meta, who’s backing Berisha.
The meeting with Basha was served to the local media as Republican congressmen backing Basha. The truth may be quite different. Newspapers were saying that Yuri Kim used the congressmen and unbeknownst to them, the meeting was used as a tool to help against the fight with Berisha for control of the Democratic Party. While the congressmen were aware of Berisha’s public designation, they do not know that Republicans are questioning Blinken on Berisha’s designation.
Congressman Lee Zeldin has been vocal in asking for the evidence behind the Berisha designation by the State Department as persona non grata into the United States.
CDMedia reached out to Ambassador Kim regarding all of these issues a week and and we received no response.