Back in 2002, in an article for The Spectator entitled ‘Colonial Wars‘, I wrote:
On the very day that KLA hardliner Hashim Thaci (having discarded his Balaclava and combat fatigues for a designer suit) was being warmly embraced by Mrs Albright for signing the Rambouillet 'peace' treaty, Europol was submitting a report for all European interior ministers on the connection between Thaci's organisation and the Albanian drug gangs that were supplying Western Europe with more than 75 per cent of its heroin.
Now we know that the Mrs Albright’s ‘warm embrace’ to the KLA’s Mr Thaci wasn‘t all to do with the achievement of US foreign policy goals in the Balkans...
One further thought:
I've heard of film stars sleeping with directors in order to get a starring role, but I think this is the first time I've heard of anyone sleeping with a politician in order to get a new state.