Couple of articles that I have dug up? Wow, you were the ones who told me to get those sources for you! You asked me to show you criminal acitivities of Albanians in Detroit, I showed you a almost-massacre between two rival Albanian gangs and a female kingpin of ecstasy. Then you told me to give you proof of Albanian organized activity in Canada and I did. Also, I have never been on the real deal forum, despite what you think. I dont even know about that forum.You're simply delusional. Name one person on this forum, or the Real Deal which you have also gone on, that takes you seriously or believes you have any credibility. Seriously, name one.
There is still relatively little knowledge about Albanian organized crime in the U.S. outside of New York. At least as far as those who are not in law enforcement go. What have you provided? A couple of articles that you have dug up about Albanians in Detroit and Canada? A couple of drug traffickers here or there? Your evidence is largely piecemeal and doesn't really offer a substantial, convincing picture of what you envision as Albanian organized crime in America.
First of all how do I come up with scrap on Albanian organized crime. I find you sources of bosses, shoot-outs and what they are active in. How is that scraps? Oh wait, its not, its just that you have this funny way of downsizing anyone and oversizing your own knowledge and sources. You even say the FBI is wrong when you dont agree with them. Thats how intelligent you are, you have surpassed the FBI in knowledge, congratulations. The Russians have 5000-6000 members in America. According to YOU. The Italians have 1,100.The problem is your opinion isn't based on fact. Your opinion can't be proven with any evidence or information. Once again, find me one credible source that states the Russians are the dominant organized crime group in the U.S. You obviously spend a lot of time trying to come up with any scrap you can find about the Albanians. Surely you can dig up something on the Russians. How do they operate "more effectively?" This just shows (once again) that the whole underlying basis for your arguments stem largely from your opinion. Not any real evidence or fact.
Why not? Does Kadriovski seem small time to you? He probably does because he is an Albanian. If he was Italian, he would be a heroin GOD to you. If the Afghan heroin is 14% of American heroin and Kadriovski is a main suplier of it. Wouldnt that necessarily make him big time? I mean lets say he even controlled a tiny portion (1%). He would still be making alot of money. More money then any LCN boss. The Gambinos heighted at $500 million a year during Gotti's reign. Now how much do they make? $150 million? And you still didn't answer my question. If you thought I was in the 8th grade. What are you doing arguing with a 8th grader online at 30 years of age for?If Kadriovski is the most powerful Albanian mobster in the U.S., that doesn't say much about the Albanians are a whole.
Your proving yourself as a person only out to downsize and insult me. Look at what you say. You say I dont read what you say to other people I only come on here to respond to you. Which means what? I mean who would not look at anyone else and only come after me? A person with anger towards me. You have just proved yourself biased. You let Faciulina say all of that because it doesnt bother you because he says it about Italians. If he said that about Albanians you would FLIP out on him. You would come on here and automatically correct him. But instead you let him say that Italians controll 100% of cocaine and 40% of heroin in Europe as well as Albanians pay the Italians a tax to operate in the Bronx. Which shows your not here for anything but to boost the Italian's position. Before you came here, everyone was talking about how weak the Italians were. Now they dont even talk anymore unless their nationalities are called upon. You pretty much ruined the forums.Are you just naturally slow? How many times do I have to say this? I don't read most of the posts between you and Faciulina or you and any other posters. That's why I usually don't respond to something incorrect they might say unless it is brought to my attention. And, as I've said repeatedly, this is because I spend most of my time responding to your comments directed at me and correcting your own falsehoods.
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/20/nyreg ... ref=sloginI have never "flipped." I have only responded and corrected you when you have overhyped the Albanians and mistated information about them. It isn't that I have any desire to "downsize" them or the Rudaj gang in particular. It just seems that way to you because I have reputed your attempts to "oversize" them.
You can't even get the fact surrounding the Rudaj gang right. Read one of your own sources that you have posted before.
When Squitieri pulled out a gun at the meeting, a Rudaj henchman pointed his firearm at a gas pump, threatening to blow them all to pieces if Squitieri and the others didn't back away. They did.
http://johnsville.blogspot.com/2004/12/ ... binos.html
Now read what Wikipedia says, where you evidently get your information.
When the Corporation mobsters arrived, 30 armed Gambino men came out to confront them. At that point, one Corporation mobster held a gun to Squitieri's head and another pointed a gun at a gas pump. The Gambino men put down their guns.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Squ ... ite_note-3
Note the source for that statement on Wikipedia at the bottom of the article. It is the same one as the above source from the first statement, but somebody quoted the statement falsely. A simple mistake? Perhaps. Or maybe it was a certain Albanian kid trying to rewrite history to his own liking.
You always conveniently forget to mention that it was Greek clubs in Queens that the Rudaj gang temporarilly took over. Still a slight to the LCN to be sure, but not exactly the same as you phrase it. They beat and pistol-whipped some Greeks/LCN associates in the clubs but I've never read anythign about them "virtually handicapping" them. Is that your latest embellishment to the Rudaj legacy?
And while I'm not outright discounting it, I have yet to see any specific names of actual made members the Rudaj gang supposedly "beat up." Besides the Greeks in Queens, the only specific name is Gaetano Peduto, a Bonanno associate who Rudaj and Colotti attempted to kill during a car chase in 1993.
Build it up all you want but nobody outside of the Albanians in New York took the Rao's table incident seriously. It was a non-event. Not that it wouldn't stop your fellow Albanian buddy from keeping the newspaper article about it in his room as a keepsake. And how are they exactly "disrespecting" John Gotti when they "take over" a table he hasn't sat at in years? It's not like he was on the street at the time. Besides, Gotti was plenty disrespected within the LCN itself. No LCN member of significant rank from the other four Families attended his funeral. But you've bragged before how Rudaj was there.
http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/new ... eds__.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/03/nyreg ... ref=slogin
Nikola Dedaj, a defendant whom she called the Albanian mob's chief enforcer, wrested control of territory formerly controlled by the five Italian crime families. "They make mistakes somewhere; we move in and take it," she quoted Mr. Dedaj as saying.
One machine, Ms. Rodgers said, could generate more than $7,000 a week. But even by a conservative estimate, she said, 100 machines generating $750 a week would produce $4 million a year.
So they had 50 of those machines. At best and worst they made $1,950,000 - $18,200,000 a year just on their machines. The best estimate would be somewhere closer to $18 million but still around the 60-70 mid-area of that estimate. Not to mention they has other entire gambling clubs and book making as well as loan sharking.
After a showdown between Italians and Albanians at a club called Soccer Fever in Astoria, Mr. Ivezaj was recorded, in a tape played for the jury during the trial, saying that if the Italians had pulled their guns, "Everybody dies. Guaranteed. Nobody walks out of there alive. Either them or us." The trial will continue today with closing arguments by the defense. Shows how much Albanians think of the La Cosa Nostra made men they beat up and bosses they held up at gun point.
"They were incredibly violent and incredibly feared on the street," Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Treanor said in court.
For instance, the Rudaj organization "took over from the Luchese family all of the gambling in Astoria in the summer of 2001," Treanor said.
And after the Albanians shut down the Gambinos' Soccer Fever operation, the government observed Colotti meeting with Anthony Megale, acting underboss of the Gambino family.
At Mr. Squitieri's signal, about 30 of his men appeared, carrying bats, guns and other weapons, but the Albanians were ready. One of Mr. Rudaj's men put a gun to Mr. Squitieri's head and another pointed a shotgun at a gas pump, threatening to blow everyone up unless Mr. Squitieri's men put down their guns, according to prosecutors.
Mr. Squitieri backed down.
And this is directly word for word what the article says. No "certain little Albanian kid has changed it to their own beliefs".
But I have found evidence. Wow, what is it with you? A guy goes to court for murder, I have his murder weapon, you ask me to get another murder weapon. How much do you need?You have found very little evidence to support your claim above.
Well I have read the official article of Canadian organized crime and for the marijuana part of the source, they only mentioned Asians and Albanians. The Asians are at a higher level then the Albanians in both Marijuana and ecstasy but the Albanians according to the police and article are increasing their activites at a fast paced rate. They did not even mention any other group for the marijuana and ecstasy trade. If they were signficant in the field, they would have been mentioned period. End of story.The Asians, Motorcycle Gangs, and Italians are all bigger traffickers of marijuana in Canada than the Albanians. The West End Irish Gang in Montreal may be as well. And the Albanians are not nearly on the same level of the Ecstasy trade as the Asian groups are in the country.
Okay, we all know that only 14% of American heroin is Afghan heroin. You have told us this before, I took it into consideration. Anyone else on this forum who isnt slow would have took this into mind when you posted it. Why must I provide it again? I said Afghan heroin is the heroin that the Albanian are shipping into the United States. I didnt say say heroin did I? Because I wanted everyone to know that it is a major portion of AFGHAN HEROIN that the Albanians are supplying the United States with. Frankly, I would be surprised if the Albanians didnt supply ALL of afghan heroin to the United States. All the heroin they have in Albania just lying there in a storage area. Also the Afghan heroin coming into the United States has grown if I recall correctly, wasent it like 8% in 2006 and like 3% in 2005 or something. Can you give me that source once more?The above is a good example of how you look at Albanian organized crime through your own "tunnel vision," while ignoring the entire picture which would require you to also know about other crime groups. You mention a "major portion" of the Afghan heroin coming into the U.S. from Europe is done so through the Albanians. But what you don't mention is that only 14% (as of 2007) of the U.S. heroin supply comes from the entire Middle East. Most of it (86%) comes from South America. If you want to talk about Albanian mobsters, fine, but why not tell the whole story?