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Re: Albania

Released on 2012-08-09 18:00 GMT

Email-ID 1112068
Date 2011-01-22 18:50:07
Ensuring adherence to rules of engagement (assuming there has even been
stern, clear guidance given) in riot control scenarios can itself be
difficult. Combine that with police who may not be well schooled in it and
do not have a whole lot of non-lethal options besides a club, and you've
got a recipe for people getting shot.

That said, agree that the significance is the political and the popular
perception of what happened.


From: Alex Hayward
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 11:44:15 -0600 (CST)
To: Analyst List
ReplyTo: Analyst List
Subject: Re: Albania
According to the AP, "The Prosecutor General's office said arrest warrants
had been issued for six officers of the National Guard, army troops under
Interior Ministry command who guard government institutions and senior

On 1/22/11 9:42 AM, Bayless Parsley wrote:

Is there a chance The cops were not actually the ones who killed the
three? I didnt see any reports or photos indicating the riot police even
had guns. And the type of pistol used to fire the rounds was listed in
an article yesterday. I know nothing about guns so am of no use here,
but would it be helpful to know The kind of firearm used?

Either way, doesnt matter. All that matters is the political angle and
the fact that the opposition perceives the police to be culpable

Btw artillery?!

On 2011 Jan 22, at 08:51, Fred Burton wrote:

From TrapWire contact (former CIA clandestine officer)

Not sure if STRATFOR's following events there -- but I chatted with
contacts in Tirana and tomorrow (Sunday) protests are expected to be
even larger than yesterday's -- with many in the crowd bent on
retaliation for the police killing of three protestors. (As always,
rumor mills are in overdrive in the Balkans with claims being made
the cops targeted these protestors for assassination. No proof yet
that's the case. Having dealt with Albanian cops for three years, I
assure you though they don't need much pushing to draw their weapons.
They actually fired artillery rounds onto protestors during the chaos
'97). Tough times in Tirana right now.


Alex Hayward
STRATFOR Research Intern