Dr. Tuđman allowed the leaders of the Croatian Movement for Statehood to hold a founding meeting of the homeland HDP in the middle of Zagreb during October. The main reason was the weak response by young Croats, who did not want to associate themselves with the terrorist ideologies of Dinko Dedić, Ante Šuto, Tihomir Orešković, and Mladen Schwartz, because the HDP was destined to be the Croatian Ku Klux Klan. Many new members of the HDP in Croatia felt cheated because they had accepted the organization simply as a new and younger Croatian party.
Belgrade ILUSTROVANA POLITIKA in Serbo-Croatian 5 Feb 91 pp 6-7
Article by Marko Lopušina:
“After Discovery of Conspiracy: Who Is in Fact Governing Croatia: Tudjman—Puppet or Accomplice”
The Croatian Movement for Statehood (HDP) has thus far organized more terrorist activities than anyone else. The Croatian Democratic Community (HDZ) is under its influence in terms of planning and methods of operation, as well as ideologically, and organizationally.
While showing the film about how Croatian ministers Martin Špegelj and Josip Boljkovac prepared for “war with the YPA [Yugoslav People’s Army],” the FSND [Federal Secretariat for National Defense] also exposed the persons who were the direct perpetrators of the plans by the two Zagreb ministers. They are Goran Ribičić, a member of the HDP, who talked about activities in Osijek, and Branimir Glavaš, commissioner of the HDZ in Osijek. Their job was to distribute illegally imported weapons and organize the liquidation of members of the YPA (JNA) based on a special list that Branimir Glavaš had. Both were members of the Croatian Mainstay organization, which the HDZ formed to engage in special terrorist activities.
Several members of the HDP have also joined this terrorist legion. In this way, members of two political currents, which are different only at first glance, the Croatian Democratic Community (HDZ) inside the country and the Croatian Movement for Statehood (HDP) outside the country, have come together with a common genocidal objective. Indeed, close ties have been revealed between the party in power, the HDZ, and the extremist Ustasha emigre group, the HDP.
Return to Zagreb
The Croatian Movement for Statehood was founded on 9 January 1981 in New York, after the breakup of a group of Ustasha emigres with Dr. Mate Meštrović and the Croatian National Council organization. The initiator was Franjo Mikulić, while the direct organizers of the new Ustasha gang were “proletarians” Zlatko Markus and Mladen Schwatz.
Immediately after its formation, the HDP conducted an extensive campaign to establish headquarters in Australia, Germany, Sweden, the United States, Canada, and Argentina. Even then, this organization emphasized political violence as the operational method for achieving its goal: a new independent state of Croatia. It attracted nearly 3,000 people, the majority of whom were favorably disposed towards terrorism.
Without a doubt, the most prominent figures among them were the chairmen of the local committees: Dinko Dedić, Ante Šuto, and Jure Lasić (Melbourne), Stjepan Bilandžić (Cologne), Miljenko Eljuga (Copenhagen), Mladen Schwartz, Luka Kraljević, and Nikola Štedul. All of these are people who previously belonged to terrorist groups with close ties to postwar fugitives and criminals such as Ante Pavelić and Maks Luburić.
Before joining the HDP, for example, Nikola Štedul was a member of the Croatian Revolutionary Brotherhood (HRB) and the Croatian National Resistance (HNO-l), two extremist Ustasha organizations in emigration.
Between the war and the present day, Ustashis in the rest of the world and in Yugoslavia have carried out more than 150 terrorist acts, while the HDP has been responsible for 30 of them. Nikola Štedul was expelled from Germany in 1975 because of his extremism, after which he took up residence in Scotland. He was elected chairman of the precisely because he had an ample terrorist pedigree.
Nikola Štedul, known among emigres under the alias Tomislav Kvaternik, was born in 1937 in Duga Resa. He emigrated from Yugoslavia in 1956. While in emigration, he met Gojko Šušak, who in recent months has been leading Dr. Franjo Tuđman’s campaign in Canada.
When Tuđman came to power, Nikola Štedul through his friend, who as a token of gratitude was appointed by Tudjman to the post of minister for emigres arranged to return to Zagreb. After the elections in Croatia, as many as 11 leaders of the HDP arrived, where they were received by leading HDZ figures such as Vladimir Šeks, Šime Đodan, Marko Veselica, and others. Their arrival ensured not only the “national reconciliation” of all Croats, but also regular financing of the HDZ, which received the members of the HDP as its extended arm the right arm, that is.
Ku Klux Klan
Dr. Franjo Tuđman and the HDZ were well-aware of who and what the Croatian Movement for Statehood is. For example, in August 1981 this terrorist organization planted a bomb in the Munich home of Rolf Schultz, the publisher of a book on Tito. That same year, in October, the HDP blew up the Frankfurt office of JAT [Yugoslav Air Transport], the Yugoslav Information Center in Stuttgart, and the “Novi Beograd” adult education center. The next year, they struck at JAT in New York, while Jandro Fraćin blew up several monuments in Pag, Rijeka, and Zagreb, injuring seven people. In Stuttgart, “Jugoturs” was blown up, and in Biograd, the building of the Municipal Assembly was blown up. *** During 1983, a group of 24 terrorists descended on Croatia and perpetrated several acts in Vinkovci, Slavonski Brod, Zagreb, Šibenik, Biograd, and other cities. An organization like this was needed by Tuđman and the HDZ as an advance guard in radical activities inside Yugoslavia and as an on-call culprit, at which the HDZ could point its finger in the event of a severe reaction by the public or the federal government. On the other hand, however, since the HDP culled its membership primarily from relatives and friends who were working abroad, it had the best intelligence connections in the SFRY, and Nikola Štedul was very necessary to Tuđman as a “man who knows everything.”
Another of the people with connections to the highest figures and the HDZ was Milan Buškain, a coffee shop owner in Stuttgart, who bought a job for his son in the new Croatian government. For some time, he, instead of Mladen Schwartz, was the leader of the HDP for Europe.
His assistant was Goran Ribičić, one of the figures in the film about the illegal arming of the police force.
After arriving in Zagreb, their plan was to establish a strong foothold for the HDP in Croatia. They did not succeed, however, even though Dr. Tuđman allowed the leaders of the Croatian Movement for Statehood to hold a founding meeting of the homeland HDP in the middle of Zagreb during October. The main reason was the weak response by young Croats, who did not want to associate themselves with the terrorist ideologies of Dinko Dedić, Ante Šuto, Tihomir Orešković, and Mladen Schwartz, because the HDP was destined to be the Croatian Ku Klux Klan. Many new members of the HDP in Croatia felt cheated because they had accepted the organization simply as a new and younger Croatian party.
At the end of November, dissatisfied with the extremist policy of the HDP, young members scheduled street demonstrations, but the police did not give their approval. Afterwards, Dr. Franjo Tuđman spoke of “certain unnecessary parties,” and the members of the HDP recognized themselves in this statement.
Dissatisfied with this and with cooperating with Tuđman, the main ideologist of the HDP, Mladen Schwartz, resigned because he expected that there would soon be a trend in the country “against any Yugoslavia.” The illegal arms procurement was already under way, but there was no bloodshed. In fact, it turned out that an HDP with such small numbers was not able to become a mass organization and fully carry out its actions. This is why the special organization for terrorism, Croatian Mainstay, was formed in Osijek, promising the Croatian leadership to provide support in the event of major incidents.
The plan for the defense of Osijek formulated by Ivan Vekić envisaged blockading the most important institutions and transportation routes, severing and cutting off the city, impeding movement by military units, provoking and appeasing street unrest, and maintaining links with the center.
Deciding in favor of cooperation with the Croatian Movement for Statehood terrorist organization, the leaders of the HDZ and of Croatia demonstrated not only their unfitness, but also their impatience with achieving an independent and sovereign state “with historical borders” by means of “democracy.” Taking up arms instead of dialogue and the pen, the HDZ became a terrorist organization that wants to use political violence and genocide to achieve a “greater Croatia.” The map of the new independent Croatia drawn up by Mladen Schwartz shows that the current government has undisguised territorial pretensions towards Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia. Specifically, present-day Croatia comprises a little more than 52,000 square kilometers, while the new state, “with historical borders,” would comprise 172,000 square kilometers. It would include nearly all of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sandžak, Bačka, and Srem, including Zemun. For this, Croatia and the HDZ needed weapons.
The amount and type of influence exercised by Ustasha emigres, especially the HDP, on the political scene in Croatia today is also indicated by the fact that the creators of the new Christmas-time Constitution used the political theories of the Statutes of the Croatian Movement for Statehood as their inspiration. Since the HDP pictures Croatia as a national state, then three elements of statehood must be combined in its government: monarchical, elitist, and democratic. And this means that Croatia must have “rule by one individual, with broad powers and strong authority” (Dr. Tuđman), “a political elite that engages in governing” (Mesić, Šeks, Špegelj, Boljkovac), and “a democratic Assembly,” which will represent the Croatian people. This Croatian monarch is in fact Dr. Franjo Tuđman, the only person among all the figures in contemporary Croatia who is mentioned by name in the HDP Statutes. Indeed, it does not mention that Croatia is in fact to be governed by Ustasha emigres who arrived from abroad during the summer and fall, while Dr. Franjo Tuđman is simply the executor. In other words, the HDP and HDZ have the same ideological and organizational foundation.