Are we still there? Quagmire?
He said that Croatia was establishing illegal paramilitary formations in order to attack the JNA and ethnically cleanse Croatia of its Serbian population. He testified that the weapons Croatia received were being smuggled in from Hungary.
To bear this point out he read passages from Stepjan Mesics book, which was originally entitled, How I Broke-Up Yugoslavia. Mesic, at the suggestion of Genscher, later changed the title to How Yugoslavia Broke Up. But in his book he openly discusses how he allowed Croatian paramilitaries to illegally seize weapons from JNA warehouses and how he let them attack the JNA at the time that he was a member of the SFRY presidency.
To further bear this point out Milosevic played an explosive videotape that had been filmed by the 12th detachment of the Yugoslav Armys counterintelligence service (KOS).
The video, filmed in 1990 and broadcast on Yugoslav TV in January 1991, showed a conversation between Tudjmans 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 weve 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.
Kostic testified that Nazi émigrés were brought back to Croatia under Tudjmans regime. Tudjman even appointed some of them to government posts.
Despicable neanderthal bunch...then I remember what the Clinton-socialist cabal did. Depressing.
So, did they shoot movies of the videotape? Who writes these headlines?
Our typical gang of Serb-hating goose steppers really aren't going to like hearing this. Be on the look-out for the first round of "Deny, deny, deny! Mr. Soros says differently!"