As usual, you are just being willfully ignorant. You know, as well as I do, that Snelling called them a "sixth family" because he was comparing them to the five New York LCN Families. He just didn't pull the number "six" out of thin air. And are you so ignorant of organized crime in New York that you need me to list other organizations that would be more deserving of the title of "sixth family" than the Rudaj gang? Well, for starters, there is the Cubans. The late Jose Miguel Battle's organzation had been known as "the Corporation" for years, long before the Rudaj gang took it as their own name. They dwarf what the Rudaj gang was in size and are the only ones that can rival the illegal gambling operations of a New York LCN Family. Or how about the Chinese. The #%@& Ching gang had operated for decades and had far more expansive operations than the Rudaj gang did. And let's not forget the Russians, who are considered by the FBI to be the second strongest domestic organized crime group in the U.S. after La Cosa Nostra. There are any number of Russian/Eastern European groups in the tri-state area that are larger and more powerful than the Rudaj gang was.
I didn't say there wasent any gangs more powerful the "corporation" outside the ''five families''. I just wanted you to state a couple of them. Stop using the word 'dwarf'. You sound dumb. Personally, I dont care. I never hyped the Rudaj gang to be anymore then it was. He was famous. Because he did noisy things like go against the La Cosa Nostra which has a big spotlight on them at all times. He had his gambling, loan sharking and bookmaking as well as scams and investments back home and a good sized organization but thats it. You downsize him to be nothing more then a "LCN crew". Which LCN crew has over thirty members and associates for each member? He amounted to three big LCN crews, and nothing more.
Numerously? You really are full of crap. Where have I disagreed with the FBI besides two related incidents, i.e. Fred Snelling's statement that the Rudaj gang "amounted to a sixth family" and the CNN article that quoted unnamed FBI sources that the Albanians were "pushing aside" the Italian Families? Does this count as "numerously?" I don't think so. And as I've said many times, although it hasn't sunk into your head yet, I only disagree with these two sources because time as proven them to be wrong, or at least vastly overstated. And, as I've explained before, there is long precedent for this, as members of both law enforcement and the media have made similar statements in past decades about other groups that ultimately proved to be premature. Seriously, what other examples can you give of me disagreeing with the FBI?
FBI: "Albanian are threatening to replace La Cosa Nostra as kingpins of organized crime in the United States",
"Rudaj gang beat up made men",
"Amounted to a sixth family",
"Most violent but not sure whether or not they DOMINATE", Michael Garcia, Manhatten Attorney.
Those are all things you have doubted from officials in New York.
Meanwhile, there is you who has disagreed with recent statements from the FBI about La Cosa Nostra that continue to be true, as they have been for decades, and have not been proven false with time. And it is you who claims to know more than the FBI about Albanian organized crime simply because you are Albanian.
See now you are simply proving to me that you are not interested in the truth. You are only interested in fighting over nothing. Did I really say I know more about Albanian organized crime than the FBI? Did I really?
"I do know how they operate better then the FBI. I know how the operate all over the world. In Albania, Europe and America. The FBI is obviously more informed on Albanian organized crime in America then me but they dont understand the characteristics of it as well as I or any Albanian who studies Albanian organized crime does. Most Albanian immigrants have mob influence in their lives. We know our own kind better then the FBI."
This is what I said. I admitted that the FBI is ALOT more informed about Albanian organized crime than I am. But one thing they dont know as well as me are the characteristics and mentality of Albanian gangsters. Why? Because like I said, I live right here in the hub of Albanian organized crime in America, the Bronx. I see them all over the place, my neighborhood is mostly Albanian. I been to those clubs the FBI stated as mob filled. I have only claimed that I know the mindset of Albanian gangsters better then the FBI. Their operations and influences the FBI obviously knows more about then me. I am not active in Albanian organized crime so I dont know whose doing what besides what I hear from people in my neighborhood. But I know how they think, what they feel, their ambitions and what not just as Razbojnik knows about his scum people's mentalities. Why? Because we are of the same ethnicity! So stop twisting up my words because you understand fully what I am saying.