Monday, January 30, 2006
Another video has been introduced by Milosevic & I am guessing that Trevor McDonald isn't going to be devoting a full programme to it as he did with the doctored one. I'm betting he isn't going to do 1/10th. Of course it might turn out that that he isn't a racist Nazi bastard & does report it - anybody want to bet? Not a single enemy prisoner shot (no army can ever claim that they have not done something like that, even the "liberators" of Iraq) but the leaders of our Croatian allies deliberately planning genocide. It is impossible to conceive, now that Tudjman is dead, of any more convinciing proof of what our allies were. A written confession from Tudjman wouldn't do because it could be fake, a confession from all his henchcreatures wouldn't because that wouldn't prove he hadn't known about it but only "accidentally" been involved in genocide. A confession from Clinton or Kohl would only prove there guilt. This is as absolute a piece of proof as is even theoretically possible & you will see that the Nazis will just censor all reporting of it here - & will do so easily.
Milosevic played an explosive videotape that had been filmed by the 12th detachment of the Yugoslav Army’s counterintelligence service (KOS).
The video, filmed in 1990 and broadcast on Yugoslav TV in January 1991, showed a conversation between Tudjman’s defense Minister Martin Spegelj and his Interior Minister Josip Boljkovac.
The two men are seen discussing preparations for war with the JNA. They discuss the importation of weapons from Hungary and how they will murder JNA soldiers and their families. Spegelj says “We will kill them on their doorstep. No one will be allowed to reach the barracks alive.”
Spegelj and Boljkovac agreed that killing women and children was OK. They discuss how grenades should be thrown into the family homes of JNA servicemen and that “no concern should be given to killing women and children.”
Boljkovac discusses how JNA servicemen will be murdered in their barracks. He says, “shove a pistol in their stomach -- one shot and that will be the end of them.”
The two men also discuss their plans to deal with the Serbian population. They discuss how they will destroy Knin and Spegelj boasts, “Knin will never be Knin again. Serbs will never be in Croatia when we’ve finished.”
Mind you this was all filmed in 1990 – BEFORE the war broke out and BEFORE the establishment of the Republic of Serbian Krajina (RSK).
As an American I found it particularly disturbing to see Spegelj and Boljkovac discussing the support they were receiving from the U.S. Government. They discussed how, the day after Milosevic was elected in Serbia, the U.S. Government contacted them to offer combat vehicles and assorted military equipment.
This video proves beyond any doubt that the Serbian war objective in Croatia was self-defense. In light of this sort of material, any theories offered by the prosecution about “greater Serbia,” or Serb "aggression" against Croatia are exposed as pure nonsense. The Krajina Serbs had to go to war – they had no choice – the video makes it clear that Croatia was planning to finish what it started during World War II.
Professor Kostic was visibly shaken by the videotape, he said that it brought back a lot of bad memories. He explained how Franjo Tudjman practiced holocaust denial during his election campaign. He said that Tudjman had denied the mass killings at the Jasenovac concentration camp during World War II.
Jovanovic family, Obrenovac, Serbia
Have a look at what happened when,after the late Franjo Tudjman's HDZ pro-Ustasha party was ousted from power in Croatia by Ivica Racan's centre-left government in elections in 2000.
One year after Ivica Racan's Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP), attempted a ban on World War 2 Nazi Ustasha symbols in Croatia, Racan's government was defeated, and the late Franjo Tudjman's pro-Ustasha HDZ party was returned to power in December 2003, under Ivo Sanader.
CROATIA: USTASA SYMBOLS BAN December 2, 2002 IWPR report
Questions raised over government plans to crack down on those who
glory in the country's fascist past.
By Drago Hedl in Osijek
Moves by Ivica Racan's centre-left government to outlaw iconography
glorifying Croatia's Second World War fascists are seen in many quarters as a cynical attempt to smooth Croatia's passage into the European Union.
Draft laws will soon be presented to the Croatian parliament forbidding the display of symbols of the Ustasa, the pro-Nazi movement that governed Croatia under Axis protection from 1941 to 1945.
The proposed legislation is being presented as an attempt to combat
a growing trend towards the public display of symbols and iconography
lauding the bloodthirsty Nezavisna Drzava Hrvatska, NDH, and its
dictator, or Poglavnik, Ante Pavelic.
But if the bill becomes law, analysts believe that the authorities are unlikely to enforce it, as this would lead to an open conflict with
the radical right.The government's fear of such a clash has been very
evident over its reluctance to extradite indicted Croatian army general Janko Bobetko whom nationalists consider a war hero.
Recent years have seen monuments and statues put up to celebrate the
lives of Ustasa military commanders and the publication of pictures of Pavelic taking the Nazi salute. Ustasa songs are once more heard in sports stadiums and at pop concerts while market stalls sell a plethora
of Ustasa T-shirts, badges, cigarette lighters and other NDH "souvenirs".
Such behaviour is to be outlawed by the proposed legislation - nicknamed the "law on de-Ustasa-ization" - which bans all acts or sale of merchandise "celebrating former fascist states or organisations".
Offenders caught publicly displaying "flags, badges, clothes, slogans,
ways of salutation and other insignia of former fascist states" will be liable to the payment of fines and in more serious cases to jail terms of up to three years.
But even before the discussion has begun in parliament, the proposal
has ignited a public furore, drawing criticism from legal specialists and right-wing politicians.
The former say it will be hard to put it into practice: that it will be virtually impossible to punish the hundreds of youngsters who turn up at pop concerts in black T-shirts decorated with the Ustasa "U" sign, let alone the thousands of football fans who sing Ustasa songs in the
stands; and that attempts to prosecute offenders could trigger public demonstrations in support of Ustasa ideology.
Hard line right-wingers, meanwhile, have predictably countered with a demand for similar penalties for the display of Partisan and Communist symbols, such as the five-pointed star, the
hammer-and-sickle and the singing of anti-fascist songs.
"These complaints are ridiculous," a well-known Zagreb intellectual,
who wished to remain anonymous, told IWPR. "No one today in Croatia
publicly displays the five-pointed star or the hammer-and-sickle,
whereas there is a real flood of Ustasa symbols."
The centre-left government of prime minister Ivica Racan says the
proposed law is based on the preamble to the Croatian constitution, which condemns the former NDH, and also mirrors the German penal code,which outlaws pro-Nazi demonstrations.
It says it was a response to appeals from human rights groups,
various intellectual forums and independent media groups critical
of the "re-Ustasa-ization" of Croatia under the government of
former president Franjo Tudjman.
Tudjman's own position was, in fact, ambivalent. Though he fought
against the NDH as a young man, as president he sometimes defended
its legitimacy, describing Pavelic's Croatia as "not just a quisling creation, but also an expression of the centuries-old desire of the Croatian people for their own state".
Mirjana Kasapovic, professor of political sciences at the University of Zagreb, said the Communists vainly attempted to "de-Ustasa-ise" Croatia after the Second World War, attributing their failure to the fact that they merely replaced one undemocratic regime with another.
Analysts say the proposed legislation is little more than a
cynical attempt by ministers to bolster their bid for European Union membership, as there's little evidence that they're prepared to take on the country's resurgent right-wingers.
Drago Hedl is a regular Osijek-based IWPR contributor.
[IWPR - "Institute for War & Peace Reporting" is a stridently anti-Serbian "NGO" funded & promoted by ruthless billionaire currency speculator and convicted insider-trader criminal, George Soros - so this report should have been widely reported by the "mainstream" media, but WASN'T. See the article below at http://www.swans.com/library/art7/ga110.html]
General Ivashov testified that NATO had a plan to attack Yugoslavia before the war broke out in Kosovo in 1998. According to his testimony, in 1997, the US National Security Council had already made a plan to attack Yugoslavia.
Ivashov testified that the US/NATO plan relied heavily on psychological operations. He said that these “PsyOps” included disrupting the peace negotiations, discrediting the Yugoslav and Serbian leadership, and encouraging terrorism in order to promote Kosovo’s secession from Yugoslavia.
General Ivashov said that the psychological operations activities were carried out precisely inline with the U.S. military doctrine laid out by the U.S. Army field manual # FM 33-5 regarding psychological operations.
According to Ivashov’s testimony, NATO began the physical preparations for its aggression against Yugoslavia in early 1998. He said that this preparation included the repositioning of U.S. spy satellites, the massing of NATO troops in the Balkans, and the construction of airfields and other logistical centers in Macedonia and Albania.