The internal dialectic of Zoran Milanovic, the president of Croatia, seems to have been completed last week. This, not entirely uninteresting process, takes place according to the well-established matrix of the myth about the “millennial dream” of the nation realized by Franjo Tuđman.
From the time when he became the president of the SDP party, which inherited the SK of Croatia, after the withdrawal of Ivica Racan, and then the prime minister, until these days, his “evolution” on Serbo-Croatian relations is more than visible. The attempt of the then presidents of the two countries, Boris Tadic and Ivo Josipovic, to open a long-term reconciliation process, proved to be a mask under which the real state of affairs was hidden. The so-called “strategy”, that two or three lunches and pathetic apologies for the past are enough, proved to be a failure.
The real person Milanović, whose uncle was buried in Belgrade according to Orthodox customs, will show when he provoked the “customs war” in the middle of the migrant crisis. Namely, on September 21, 2015, according to his decision, Croatia closed the Batrovci border crossing for freight traffic and banned the entry of vehicles with Serbian license plates into its territory.
At the same time, the entry of trucks from that country into Serbia continued. The then Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, convened an emergency session of the Government due to Croatia’s moves. Serbia has imposed countermeasures on Croatia since midnight on September 24, banning the import of goods from this country. The ban also applied to trucks and wagons of third countries transporting Croatian goods. The next day, September 25, under pressure from the European Union, Croatia unblocked the border with Serbia at 5 pm, and all passenger and cargo vehicles continued to pass. Serbia did the same a few hours later.
A YEAR earlier, the Croatian Museum of History, in October 2014, under his auspices, presented an animated film with the intention of chronologically explaining the conflicts between Serbs and Croats. Croatian soldiers are presented as heroes and liberators, and Serbs are just the most common murderers and war criminals. The main message of the film is the aggression against Croatia and the “Greater Serbia-criminal project” and the “chivalry of its defenders”. From this blunt propaganda film, it follows that the Serbian people killed themselves in camps in Croatia and expelled themselves during the “Storm” operation.
Then Jasenovac will be on the agenda. A year ago, after paying tribute to those killed, Milanovic, answering the question why the story of genocide is being avoided in that place, said: “… Serbs offered resistance, which is why they were treated as enemies …”. The Croatian president then claims that Jasenovac was “first and foremost a place of genocide against Jews” and suggests that the Ustashas exterminated Jews and Roma because they tried to flatter Nazi Germany.
When he became the president of the state of Zoki, as he was beaten while he was at the head of the party, he annulled the decisions on confiscating seven decorations and the rank of General Branimir Glavas. Branimir Glavas, one of the founders of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), was sentenced to eight years in prison for war crimes against civilians in Osijek in 1991, but the verdict was overturned, as was the first-instance ten-year sentence, and the case was remanded for a new trial. Zagreb County Court. These are cases known to the public as “Garage” and “Adhesive Tape”, in which Glavas is charged with the responsibility of killing several civilians, some of whom were thrown into the Drava River with their hands tied and duct tape taped over their mouths.
The Hague tribunal will also be targeted by MILANOVIC, claiming that the verdict against HVO (Croatian Defense Council) commander Tihomir Blaskic was political. Blaskic was sentenced to 45 years in prison for war crimes in BiH, but the second-instance verdict rejected 16 of the 19 counts in the indictment and sentenced him to nine years in prison. That is why he made the decision to honor the HVO brigade that participated in the “Storm” operation and the Special Unit of the Ministry of the Interior of the self-proclaimed Croatian Republic of Herceg-Bosna.
Then, a few days ago, a gentleman from Pantovčak will arrange another considerable outburst. On the occasion of marking the thirtieth anniversary of the brutal murder of the Zec family in Zagreb, the first man of the neighboring state reacted rudely: “The Zec family was invited to the government, they received compensation, what else is needed?”. Zoki is obviously not excited by the fact that no one was responsible for this crime. That is why it would not surprise anyone if he decided to honor the rabbit killers.
Finally, on Monday, December 13, the news arrives that the Croatian President awarded the Order of King Dmitry Zvonimir with a ribbon and Danica for, as stated, exceptional contribution to the independence and integrity of the Republic of Croatia, as well as the building and progress of the Croatian state. spring “, ie Maspoka. He decorated Dražen Budiša, Ivan Zvonimir Čiček, Goran Dodig, and posthumously decorated Jozo Ivičević Bakulić, LJudevit Jonke, Ante Paradžik, Hrvoje Šošić, Marko Veselica and Vladimir Veselica.
LET’S go back half a century to see how well these decorations are deserved. It was October 1971. Yellow took over the Maksimir forest. “Croatian Spring” is boiling and does not pay attention to autumn. At a speech at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, which was attended by more than a thousand students, Dr. Hrvoje Sosic, an associate of the Zagreb Faculty of Economics, proposed that Croatia be constituted as a sovereign state and apply for admission to the United Nations:
– Let’s form the National Bank, appoint its governor immediately and send him to Washington for loans.
The president of Zagreb students, Dražen Budiša, is also repeating the request for Croatia’s admission to the UN, but he is also going a step further:
– We think that Croatia has a place in the United Nations. After all, that right can be exercised by other nations in Yugoslavia.
He demanded the full sovereignty of Croatia and the dismantling of the joint army:
– A state without an army is not a state.
In those days, the Executive Board of Matica hrvatska also demanded that the JNA change its name to the Armed Forces of the SFRY, that recruits serve in the army in their republic, and that the command language in each republic be the language of the majority people. It was also proposed that Yugoslavia change its name to the Union of Yugoslav Socialist Self-governing Republics – SJSSR, and that New Belgrade be proclaimed the capital of Yugoslavia.
JOSIP Broz Tito, while this was happening in Zagreb, was on an official visit to the United States, at the invitation of President Richard Nixon. He held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Just when he started talking about the prosperous development of his country and its role as a leader of non-aligned countries, a journalist interrupted him and said:
– You are talking about some role of Yugoslavia in the world and Yugoslavia is falling apart, here, Croats are seeking admission to the UN.
Josip Broz was left without a text. A CIA report on this visit states that Tito, after this, retired to his hotel room in Washington, where he wandered for several hours.
Thanks to the Maspoks who sought Croatia’s accession to the United Nations, he experienced the first and only public embarrassment. This episode from Washington most likely influenced Tito to definitely give up the policy advocated by the Croatian party leadership, led by Savka Dabcevic Kucar and Miko Tripal, which he himself, as much as yesterday, supported and encouraged.
TITO has always applied “double standards” to events in Croatia. Thus, at a meeting with members of the Executive Committee of the SKH Central Committee on July 4, 1971, he spoke about chauvinism and the savagery of the Ustashas and threatened the army and shifts. Jure Bilic, Ema Derosi Bjelajac, Milka Planinc and Jelica Radojcevic supported his negative assessment of the general situation, and Srecko Bijelic, Dragutin Haramija, Savka Dabcevic Kucar, Marko Koprtla, Ivan Sibl and Mika Tripalo did not agree with him. They claimed that the main dangers were the unitarian-centralist and Stalinist forces. Only two months later, on September 8, in front of almost the same band, Broz forgot the fierce criticism, the threat of a military coup and said “that it is incorrect for chauvinism to flourish in Croatia”. And he supported Savka and Tripal.
Dušan Bilandžić, in his latest book “Tito and the Disintegration of the Second Yugoslavia”, testified that Broz, Kardelj and Bakarić actually directed Yugoslavia towards disintegration, when international circumstances allowed, which culminated in the 1974 SFRY Constitution, which precisely stated that Yugoslav republics have the right to self-determination until secession. It was on the basis of that Constitution that the Badinter Commission, in the early 1990s, made a decision on the international recognition of the Republic of Croatia within the famous Avnoj borders.
FALSE GJODAN’S ACCUSATIONS
CROATIAN nationalists imposed an atmosphere of distrust towards Yugoslavia and successfully played the card of “looting and impoverishment of the Croatian nation”. In February 1971, Zagreb economist Šime Đodan blamed Yugoslavia and Belgrade for all the troubles in Croatia. He said that in the time of the Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph, 55 percent of Croatian income went abroad, in the time of King Alexander and Prince Pavle Karadjordjevic 46 percent, and that in the new Yugoslavia that amount rose to 63 percent:
– The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia produces Croatia more than the Austro-Hungarian or old Yugoslavia, and is therefore less acceptable to Croats than the latter.
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