Post previosly published on 45 lines 29.10.2005
Josip Perkovic & Ivan Lasic, chiefs of Udba for enemy emigrations in headqueter of Udba in Belgrade (1986)
The Perkovic case: Mesic’s little distance and discreete supportPresident Stjepan Mesic about Josip Perkovic, penultimate time, to remind, declared:
Jasmina Popovic, Vecernji list, 25.02.2005.
And after appearance of German APB, President Mesic said to the same journalist:
Mesic: It’s not son’s guilt because of his father
President Mesic is not familiar with details of Perkovic case, but he doesn’t think that all the time emphasized fact that son of Josip Perkovic works in his office, could in any way damage reputation of the Office. I see that is emphasized in medias all the time, but I still don’t know for a single case that a son before he was born could decide about his father or his choice of job. It haven’t been seen anywhere, so it would be the first time in history in Croatia. It is clear that Josip Perkovic is Croatian citizen and that State of Croatia will treat him according to laws and regulations, which means that no kind of media or political pressures could be subject to this. The Law says that Croatian citizens couldn’t be hand over just like that and that all cases as this one, should go to Croatian judicature and let them to Croatian courts, gave a comment President Mesic.
Jasmina Popovic, Vecernji list, 29.10.2005
In the same way Stjepan Mesic first declare that Hrvoje Petrac is under no investigation, so why then the complaints that with the tycoon is close Damir Loncaric, chief of OA (Intelligence Agency), whose appointment, against Racan’s resistance, President publicly supported.When journalists close to Tomislav Karamarko, the present chief of POA, said that Hrvoje Petrac, by first instance verdict sentenced for kidnapping, is hiding in Israel, Mesic publicly confirmed that, else secret information, but also added that Petrac by Law has right on restoration of procedure, as soon as he comes to Croatia.
At the end of 80-ties, Mesic by his own recognition to Ivica Djikic, the author of President’s unofficial biography ct, monthly, at least twice a year, went on police to give a complaint because he was not getting the permission to make a passport.-So we were driving like that for years, and was without passport for 15 years, explains Mesic, but avoids to talk, during those periodical visiting to police for his rejection note for passport, whether he talked with people who received him there and whether after those meetings in registers of Service for national security has left any notes about his chats with awake guardians of Yugoslav constitutional order, which was just going to hell. But, if Mesic really said something to agents and if they put that in record, it is absolutely insane to talk about his spy work for comunist intelligence services and really malicious and wrong to name Mesic as informer of Udba, what Jovic (Josip note Z.P.) and his likeminded persons didn’t stop doing till today.
Ivica Đikic, The Homeland Twist, pages 197/198
Josip Jović, as a chief editor of Slobodna Dalmacija, during the first Mesic’s president preelection campaign, in continuations published supposed UDBA’s files of later President. But, writes Đikic, Mesić is not disappointed with Jovic’s behaviour, but at that time attitude of Dražen Budiša and Slobodan Budak, that the file is authentic. Slobodan Budak, for whom Mesić said to Đikic, that they were family friends, repeated by The Homeland Twist his opinion:
– So, I am convinced that police records, which were published by Slobodna Dalmacija authentic, and Mesic had to tell me about those contacts with Service of state security, because we were in good relations and enough close friends, said Budak.
The Homeland Twist, page 200.
I am not the likeminded person of Drazen Budisa, and the least of Josip Jovic, but knowing that Josip Perkovic was chief of Udba’s section for enemy emigration, in time when Stjepan Mesic asked for a passport, in order to visit his uncle emigrant in France, and all in light of present situation, I am more and more convinced that Slobodan Budak knows what he is talking about.