Former KFOR officer: Eyupi released from Bondsteel because he worked for the CIA


Christian Cash, a former spokesperson for the NATO-led KFOR in Kosovo, told the Belgrade Politika daily newspaper on Monday that Florim Eyupi, a man tried for the attack on a bus in February 2001, in which 12 Serbs were killed and more wounded was released from the Bondsteel camp because he worked for the CIA, the Beta news agency reported.

The Norwegian told the daily paper it was „impossible“ to escape from the camp where Eyupi was imprisoned, but that he was released.

“The chief investigator Joe McAllister was furious with KFOR because the hole in the road caused by the explosion which hit the bus was covered by asphalt. The excuse was that the traffic should be normalised. McAllister wanted to arrest Eyupi, but he was with the CIA,” Cash said, adding the investigator proved that.

According to Cash, when KFOR entered Kosovo it should have “introduced a curfew and imposed military laws.”

“Instead, we wanted to be liberators, heroes. We let the terrorist Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) to become Kosovo police,” Cash said about what he described as the biggest mistake by the international mission.

He added his “aim is to persuade Norway to withdraw the recognition of so-called Kosovo.”

“I talked to many (people) about that, and as a member of the Democracy party, I tried to enter the Parliament two years ago. Had I succeeded, I would have suggested to the Government to annul the recognition,” Cash said.

Politika wrote that Cash came to Kosovo as a Major in 2000, and spent seven months there and that he now lived between Serbia and Norway. Cash sent a formal request to the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej to let him, a Christian Lutheran, to join the SPC.




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