The bloody Croatian generals acquitted by the Hague tribunal to join the Ukrainian land forces
Posted on March 6, 2014 by Grey Carter
Ante Gotovina, Ivan Cermak and Mladen Markac heading for more killings
Quoting the Croatian press:
The famous Croatian general says he couldn’t ignore the call of friendship from Ukraine for the final liberation from the Russian yoke .
Republic of Ukraine has definitely decided to fight for their sovereignty over the entire territory . Ukrainian Parliament Verkhovna Rada has invited the retired generals Ante Gotovina, Ivan Cermak and Mladen Markac to help fighting of all the Ukrainian citizens against the gretaer Russian hegemony. Namely , instead of being carried away by officers who saw the war from a military exercise , Verkhovna Rada decided to seek help in (recently) the most victorius army in Europe – the Croatian army!
– Your experience , love of country and freedom , discipline and honesty are the greatest guarantee that the job will be done for the benefit and friendship of Ukrainian citizens . – was written in the statement signed by the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament).
Ante Gotovina received an even greater honor : he should be appointed commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces , while Cermak and Markac primarily as advisors .
– I have a desire , health and will to demonstrate how a Croatian soldier experienced in the war might help oppressed people , especially when it comes to our brothers the Ukrainians . I’ll lead the Ukrainian citizens to victory and prosperity! – said Gotovina .
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Let’s see what exactly Gotovina and Croatia consider victorious, brave, and fight for freedom. Stealing someone else’s land, and total ethnical cleansing, regardless age, sex, or eventual gulit.
Plus, neo nazism. Both Croatia nad Ukraine were Nazi puppet states, and the Nazi ideology is deeply incorporated into their nationalism and ‘partiotism’.
Croatian top generals (all war criminals, misteriously accquited by the ICTY) are experienced in joint actions with the USA & German armies; their open cooperation escalated during ethnic cleansing during the joint criminal enterprise, operation Storm in August 1999.
Both got support from the West.
US army officers in the Croatian HQ with gen. Gotovina, Croatia, just before the ethicla cleansing of the Krajina Serbs (op. ‘Strom’) 1995.
And that’s exactly what recomended the Croatian ‘generals’ them for the Ukrainian Neo nazi army. Let’s see their previous work – this is how the USA & Nazi Croatian cooperation started:
A private U.S. defense contractor “trained and equipped the Croatian military for Operation Storm and designed the Operation Storm battle plan,” which killed or displaced more than 200,000 Serbs in 1995, in the largest European land offensive since World War II, the Genocide Victims of Krajina say in Chicago Federal Court. They demand billions of dollars in damages from MPRI, founded by U.S. military officers who were “downsized” at the end of the Cold War, and L-3 Communications, which bought MPRI for $40 million in 2000.
Photo: Zoran Pavlovic and his sister Zorica were killed along with their entire family on November 19, 1991, by retreating Croatian forces. A view of Zorica reveals how really brutally she was murdered. Her skull was also crushed. (Photos by Goran Mikic, Reuters)
“This is a class action brought by ethnic Serbs who resided in the Krajina region of Croatia up to August 1995 and who then became victims of the Croatian military assault known as Operation Storm – an aggressive, systematic military attack and bombardment on a demilitarized civilian population that had been placed under the protection of the United Nations,” the 40-page complaint begins.
“Operation Storm was designed to kill or forcibly expel the ethnic Serbian residents of the Krajina region from Croatian territory, just because they were a minority religio-ethnic group. Defendant MPRI, a private military contractor subsequently acquired by Defendant L-3 Communications Inc., trained and equipped the Croatian military for Operation Storm and designed the Operation Storm battle plan. Operation Storm became the largest land offensive in Europe since World War II and resulted in the murder and inhumane treatment of thousands of ethnic Serbs, the forced displacement of approximately 200,000 ethnic Serbs from their ancestral homes in Croatian territory, and the pillaging and destruction of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Serbian-owned property. The victims of Operation Storm and their heirs and next of kin herein claim that Defendants were complicit in genocide.”
Two named plaintiffs, Milena Jovic and Zivka Mijic, describe what they suffered in the offensive.
Jovic says that as she and her husband and children fled the bombardment of Knin, on Aug. 4, 1995, “they saw dozens of bodies scattered throughout the streets and roads leading out of Knin and houses and buildings burning as a result of shelling with incendiary explosives. … While driving through the Lika area in the Krajina region, the Jovic’s refugee column was shelled by artillery, and bombed and strafed by Croatian military aircraft. People were wounded and dying all around them.”
They escaped to Serbia, where they still live.
Mijic, who suffered the same attack, say she and her family was a neighbor “decapitated when struck by an artillery projectile … and many other attacks by Croatian forces resulting in refugees being wounded and killed in their exodus from the Krajina.”
They lived in a refugee camp in Kosovo, and were granted residency in the United States in July 2000.
They claim, for the class, the MPRI and L3 knew, or should have known, when they sought work as mercenaries in the former Yugoslavia, of the atrocities and war crimes that Croatians had committed against Serbs in World War II concentration camps, and in widely reported statements from Croatian officials, including its president, in the 1980s, as the violence in the former Yugoslavia intensified.
The United Nations in 1991 set up four protected areas – two of them in Krajina – to protect Croatian civilians from the Serbs. “The concern thus evidenced by the Security Council for the Serbian inhabitants of Krajina is objective proof of the imminence of hostilities coming from Croatia. This fact was known or reasonably should have been known to MPRI,” according to the complaint.
“By October 1994, the accelerating campaign in Croatia to kill or oust all the Serbs in that country had focused intently upon the 200,000 Serbs living in the Krajina region. There was pressure on the Croatian Army to get rid of these people. But the Army could not figure out any way to do so. Objectively speaking it was virtually impossible to move or kill 200,000 people,” the complaint states.
The class claims that MPRI got a multimillion-dollar contract from Croatia in or about October 1994. Among MPRI’s duties were to “procure through its contacts heavy military equipment including artillery batteries and import it into Croatia; [and] arrange for Croatia to receive real-time coded and pictorial information from US reconnaissance satellites over Krajina in order for the data to be used for accuracy targeting in artillery batteries,” the complaint states.
”It was evident that MPRI’s acts, especially including equipping and training military forces, would run counter to UN Security Council Resolution 713. But because MPRI is not a state, it is not legally bound by U.N. resolutions. Thus MPRI could do things that the United States could not do, such as importing weapons into Croatia. …
“There can be no doubt that MPRI knew exactly what Croatia would do with the training and armaments that MPRI was going to provide. During the contract negotiations between MPRI and Croatia in October 1994, Croatian Minister Susak specifically told the MPRI representatives: ‘I want to drive the Serbs out of my country.’”
The complaint then describes in detail the planning and execution of Operation Storm, which the victims say was named after the U.S.’ Operation Desert Storm operations against Iraq.
The complaint cites an indictment from the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia at The Hague: “In the course of Operation Storm and the continuing related operations and/or actions, Croatian forces inflicted inhumane acts on Serb civilians and persons taking no part in hostilities, including persons placed hors de combat, causing not only mental abuse, humiliation and anguish (including threats to kill such persons or their families), but also severe physical injury, by shooting, beating, kicking and burning people, including extensive shelling of civilian areas and an aerial attack on fleeing civilians. Family members were often forced to watch while other family members were beaten and abused. Inhumane acts and cruel treatment were especially inflicted on the most vulnerable victims, including elderly women and civilians in hospitals.
“Whether MPRI personnel took part in the genocide is not known and is not alleged here. But what is known definitively is that MPRI provided the means that enabled the genocide to occur. And the well-known history of the Jasenovac massacres should have put MPRI personnel on notice that employing Air-Land Battle Doctrine on a peaceful civilian population would most likely have as its aftermath the murderous ‘mopping up’ operations of the Croatian army as described in the indictment quoted in the preceding two paragraphs.
”During and immediately after Operation Storm, land mines were placed in the areas that had had high-density demographics. The result is that displaced Serbians are afraid to go back to their old neighborhoods that are land-mined. The 1995 genocide is not over. The Statute of Limitations has not yet begun to run due to the presence of the deadly land mines.”
The class seeks damages for complicity in genocide: Damages at $25,000 per capita for 200,000 victims of genocide amount to a total of $5 billion. The equivalent amount in today’s dollars, figured at 15 years at 5 percent interest compounded annually, is $10.4 billion.”
( The class’s lead attorney is Anthony D’Amato, with the Northwestern University Law School. Robert Pavich, John Ostojic, and Kevin Rogers, all of Chicago, signed on as co-counsel.)
In 1578, almost a half a century before the first Pilgrims sailed to America, the Serbs were invited to settle in then desolate area of Krajina. (see the map bellow). Ever since the Serbs were majority population in the region. Krajina – the Military Frontier – was a place of constant battle and the Serbs endured centuries of struggle… Atop of that, during World War II, at hands of their Croat neighbors the Serbs were subject to the most bestial genocide Europe had known. Once again, miraculously, some Serbs have survived…
Recently, resurrected Nazi Croatia with backing of Imperial America was able to finish the genocide they commenced during Hitler’s time. The Serbian people were expelled from their ancestral lands and property. Since August 1995 Krajina is once again scorched and desolate.
The photo above is of a three-year old Serbian boy who was shot dead while hiding in the cellar at 72 Nikola Demonja Street, Vukovar, Croatia. His mother and father, Sladjana and Miroslav Cecavac, were also brutally killed by Tudjman’s neo-Ustashe Nazi troops. This 3 year old Serbian child was labelled a “Serbian aggressor” by Tudjman’s HDZ neo-Ustashe Croatian government and the Western corporate- controlled media. In order to stop his so-called ”aggression”, the so-called ”brave” Croatian neo-Ustashe soldiers put a bullet in the back of his head, which exited from the front of his skull. In the war in Croatia and Bosnia, by mid-1994, 7,000 Serbian children were killed: twice as many as Croatian and Muslim children combined. If, God forbid, this was your child, what would you do to his killers? (From: “The Suppressed Serbian Voice And The Free Press In America” By William Dorich, 1994 – p 30)
Expulsion of Krajina Serbs is undeniably – the largest ethnic cleansing in Europe since the end of the World War II.
The following map of Krajina appears in the book “Yugoslavia – A Country Study” issued by U.S. Government Printing Office, Headquarters – Department of the Army, Edition 1992, page 14.
Notice the size of “Croatia” vs. “Military Frontier Province” (i.e. Krajina). Also notice that “Slavonia” and “Dalmatia” are different entities then Croatia. Croatian Communist Tito renamed all those areas into – Croatia.
The Encyclopedia Americana, International Edition, year 1993
Reference: EA, Edition 1993, Volume 8, page 227
Entry: Croatia, history, page 227
In 1578 the Habsburgs created the so-called Military Frontier, where peasants were granted land in return for military service. THE AREA WAS ADMINISTERED *DIRECTLY* FROM VIENNA, *NOT* FROM CROATIA,… (!!!)
In order to defend their civilization, Chinese built the wall. In order to stop Islamic invasion of Europe, Habsburgs built a Military Frontier (Militargrenze in German, Vojna Krajina or simply KRAJINA in Serbo-Croatian).
Serbs were the brave border guards of Christianity, for many centuries.
Croatia, Slavonia, Dalmatia and Krajina were always separate, political and geographical entities.
It was only in Nazi puppet Independent State of Croatia (1941 – 1945) and in Communist Yugoslavia (led by absolute authority of Croatian Communist Tito) that all these different entities were simply labeled – Croatia.
Krajina, which for last four centuries was populated with majority Serbian population was never (with exception of the above mentioned periods) – ruled by Croatia.
It is a prime sarcasm to call these Serbs – “Croatian” Serbs, as if they were, somehow, a property of Croatia.
During the first (Nazi) period Serbs were slaughtered, en masse, by Croatian fascists ( Ustashe ). During Croatian Communist Tito’s rule, Krajina was purposely left undeveloped.
Despite the genocide, despite the hardships, the Serbs endured and were, still, majority population of Krajina. TILL AUGUST 1, 1995 – when with help of American equipment, training and aviation close support -AFTER FOUR CENTURIES THE SERBS WERE CLEANSED FROM THEIR LAND.
THAT WAS, BY FAR, THE LARGEST ETHNIC CLEANSING KNOWN IN MODERN BALKAN HISTORY!
Croatia, with conquered Serbian lands of Krajina, is *THE MOST ETHNICALLY PURE* COUNTRY of Europe!
On August 4, 1995, the Croatian Government, a proxy and satellite state of the U.S., launched the largest act of ethnic cleansing of the entire Yugoslav conflict of the 1990s.
This photograph shows another massacred Serb, victim of Franjo Tudjman’s neo-Ustashe Nazi troops. The victim’s name was Zoran Pavlovic and he was axed to death by modern-day Croatian “skull crushers”, He was positively identified by surviving relatives. These revisited Holocaust crimes against the Serbs were discounted by the Western corporate controlled media as “Serb paranoia”, however these photographs clearly reveal the demonic nature of the Croatian state and thier war crimes.
From 250,000 to 300,000 Krajina Serbs were driven from their ancestral homes in the largest act of ethnic cleansing since the Holocaust, since the end of World War II in 1945.
Pavlovic family, Krajina Serbs, have been massacred by the Croatian forces on 4. August 1995.
Krajina Serb refugees listed the names of 2,650 Serbs who were killed in this unprecedented act of genocide. But because the U.S. Government and media orchestrated and planned this genocide and ethnic cleansing campaign, it was covered-up and censored and suppressed.
The Exodus of Krajina Serbs; civilians have been shelled from Croatian and USA mortars all the way
The Krajina genocide resulted in the destruction and elimination of an entire people, the Krajina Serbs.The Genocide Convention was meant to prevent the kinds of war crimes and crimes against humanity that occurred in Krajina against the Serbian population. An entire people was left without a trace. The Krajina ethnic cleansing orchestrated by the U.S. Government and media was the only genuine and real genocide that occurred during the Yugoslav secessionist conflicts of the 1990s.
But because the U.S. planned and organized this genocide, it has been censored and suppressed. Serbian houses, homes, businesses, churches, and property were systematically targeted in an organized genocide. Serbian civilians were murdered. Pro-Nazi and Ustasha graffiti were painted on destroyed and burned Serbian houses and property. The systematic destruction demonstrated planning at the highest governmental levels of the Croatian government and military. Ustasha imagery and references to pro-Nazi leader Ustasha Poglavnik Ante Pavelic were sprayed on vandalised Krajina Serb homes. Serbian refugees were forced to evacuate their ancestral lands and flee to Serbia and Bosnia-Hercegovina. Their homes and property were taken over by Croats. This was the largest refugee crisis since the Holocaust, since World War II. The roads and streets were flooded to overflowing with Serbian refugees as an estimated 250,000 to 300,000 Krajian Serb refugees were expelled from Krajina. This act of ethnic cleansing constituted genocide, the total elimination and destruction of an entire people and culture.
Serbian civilian killed by Tudjman’s Croat army forces in an unprovoked and pre-planned attack on the so-called “United Nations Protected Area” in Western Slavonia, Krajina during the ethnic cleansing operation of Krajina Serbs, dubbed as “Operation Flash”. Despite Krajina being declared a “UN Protected Area”, this murderous attack on the Krajina Serbs by Tudjman’s troops did not result in UN- imposed economic sanctions or the bombing of Croatia by NATO. This is hardly surprising, since the US government under Bill Clinton, and the German government under Chancellor Helmut Kohl, were busy funding, arming, training and directing Tudjman’s neo-Ustashe Croat army against the Krajina Serbs. Here is a quote from the editorial in “Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy” magazine Volume 23, No.4 (May 5,1995), concerning the article entitled “Croatia Hits UN, Serb areas” [“Operation Flash”] by ISSA president, Gregory Copley:
[Quote]: “It was clear that Croatia wanted all foreign observers out of the way so that it could undertake a further campaign of ethnic cleansing against their own countrymen of Serbian origin. We use the words “ethnic cleansing” because the phrase and the policy was invented by the Croatians themselves.
“In any event, the war resumed in April in Croatia [Krajina]. The Croats, we know from independent UN and other testimony, took men, women and children from the Serb area which they conquered [Western Slavonija] and executed about 1,000 of them. Croatian troops were seen holding the severed heads of women and children”.
Massacred Krajina Serbs. These Serbs were murdered by Tudjman’s black-uniformed Croatian neo-Ustashe “Zbor Narodne Garde” (“National Guard Corps”) troops.
Why wasn’t U.S. President Bill Clinton tried as a war criminal for genocide? Why wasn’t U.S. Ambassador to puppet and proxy Croatia Peter Galbraith tried for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide?
Why weren’t then U.S. political and military leaders charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity? Why weren’t genocide charges brought against the U.S.? The simple answer is: The U.S. controls the instruments of power and coercion and the media. As a result, the largest act of ethnic cleansing since the Holocaust goes unpunished. It is not even documented or acknowledged. No justice is rendered for this crime of genocide.
Krajina, Lika,: Tudjman’s neo-Ustashe Croatian army attacked the UN Protected Zone, killing hundreds of Krajina Serbian civilians. This photo is of a partially burned body of an elderly Krajina Serbian woman killed in her house in Lika by Tudjman’s troops.
The U.S. and its Croat proxy and satellite gets away with mass murder and genocide and ethnic cleansing. The largest act of ethnic cleansing in Europe since World War II occurred in Krajina beginning on August 4, 1995. It was the only genuine and real act of genocide committed during the Yugoslav conflicts of the 1990s. Because it was planned and orchestrated by the U.S., however, it remains censored and covered-up. The Krajina genocide represents a genocide that has not been acknowledged or punished.