It is grotesque that Croat President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, a year before meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and when he received Russian instructions that together with Serbian President Vučić resolved the crisis in the former Yugoslavia, especially in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the same president gave the highest a national medal for communist-fighting Nikola Štedul, suspected of being a former KGB agent and associate of the international leftist terrorist Ramirez Carlos.
In STASI’s archive in Berlin, there are plenty of documents about the most famous post- Yugoslavian left-wing terrorist after Ernest Che Guevara, Ilich Ramirez Sánchez Carlos.
This is no wonder, as the main European Carlos base was in DDR. On that base informer for UDBA investigators, was Carlos’s 2nd man, Johannes Weinrich, who was arrested in fall 1983 in Belgrade and extradited to Syria after a couple of months of isolation.
Documentation on UDBA Operation Karlo 2, Arrest of Weinrich and Yugoslav citizen Neda Radonić was concluded by the Slovenian researcher Roman Ljeljak in the Yugoslav Archives who than delivered them to German investigators dealing with UDBA killings in the performance of the terrorist organizations Croatian Movement for Statehood (HDP) on the Land of German country on period of eighties.
These records cast a new glimpse into what has been said about Carlos’s association with UDBA so far, claiming that Carlos was in control of the Croatian Movement for Statehood (HDP) and the other myths about Carlos, for the account of the Yugoslav secret service
Documents from the “Karlo 2” action confirm the theses of the first Croatian Matice of Croatia Dr Jure Petričević published in 1986 and 1987 in the journal “The Library of Freedom” that the Croatian state-owned movement is dealing with terrorism primarily for the account of the KGB and then UDBA.
UDBA admits that Carlos was arrested by the German BND in 1976 together with his then associate Hans-Joachim Klein of the West German terrorist organization “Revolutionary Cells”, which belonged to Weinrich in 1983 who was also arrested in Beograd.
However, the documentary does not mention what the Serbian media claimed to be for the Serbian media, Dušan Stupar and Božidar Spasić, that Carlos and his people were double combinations – that they were committed to controlling “Croatian fascist emigration” for UDBA accounts.
Indeed, the Yugoslav UDBA mostly deals with the question of which foreign agency is primarily behind Carlos, and in that sense of the most serious doubt, is cautiously counted on the KGB account.
It is assumed that Ilich Ramírez Sánchez Carlos was co-founded by the KGB during his studies in Moscow in 1969-1971 and that he still had contacts with PLO. It is stated that the 1982 organization of Carlos started to create a serious point in Yugoslavia, and that Ilich Ramirez from the 26th line was staying in Belgrade by the end of that year. Establishes an “Effective Base”.
He hired a flat in Nikšička Street. At Hotel Jugoslavija “he opened a telex for” Michael “and from Yugoslavia he coordinated the work of the organization, contacts with membership and management and supervises the transportation of weapons, explosives and other terrorist equipment. Practically, Belgrade becomes one of their most important “bases” in Europe”.
At the beginning of 1983 in his place came Weinrich to Belgrade. It is noted that he, as coordinator of all the European affiliates of the Carlos organization from Belgrade, traveled to East Berlin 11 times (documented in STASI Archive), 13 times in Budapest, 3 times in Damascus and one in Bucharest.
Weinrich recognizes the cooperation of Carlos’s organization with many foreign services from the Warsaw Pact countries, the socialist orders in Arab countries, but not with the KGB. True, investigators do not even try to establish this relationship because they are obviously there, and Yugoslavia is most afraid of the influence of the USSR on its leading position in the Non-aligned Movement. For our story, it is very important that Weinrich admitted to the investigators that he had links to the regime of Moamer El Gadhafi in Libya. Namely, in many of the lower-level scholarships, the republics of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the centers of Croatia in Croatia mention the links of Nikola Štedul, Dinko Dedić and other HDPs to Libya, where individuals from the Croatian terrorist organization went on training, weapons and and so on.
It has already been pointed out that, according to some data, HDP had contacts with official representatives of some Mediterranean Middle East and Central American and other countries. Despite the assessment that some of these contacts are in the function of foreign intelligence services and their attempts to break the non-aligned movement as well as the efforts of a foreign factor (which the HDP involved) to accuse Yugoslavia of state terrorism, we consider that these data have a stand-alone security effect , and that through functional unity of line 01 and 02 should be thoroughly checked and further deepened.
Earlier this year, we have the information that Dedić Dinko, during this year’s arrival from Australia to Europe, was in Libya and contacted the President of Libyan Džamahiri, as well as that the “Croatian Weekly” was partly financed by the money that Libya has submitted to Islamic centers in Australia, otherwise HDP is trying to establish a strong partnership in the Federal Republic of Germany in recent times.
UGLJEN NEDŽAD, Inspector of the 2nd Directorate of the SDB of the SRBiH, from the papers on the topic “HDP ACTIVITY CHARACTERISTICS WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON THE FAMILIES IN THE Federal Republic of Germany, materials from the professional consultation of SDB workers held in Sarajevo 23. and 24. October 1986.
In a decease of the State Security Center Split, based on a conversation with „Dejan“, Boris Lukšić describes the associate’s stay in Paragvay near Miro Barešić, where “Dejan met the best friend of Barešić’s terrorist Ramirez Carlos”.
I also wrote that the udba agent Milan Dorić reported that the German BfV questioned him about whether the President of HDP Nikola Štedul was working for KGB.
It is not surprising that Putin’s “Pravda” published the text of Nikola Štedul against Yugoslav President Tito in 2001. Nikola Štedul did not receive this kind of media space in any newspaper in the West even when he was assassinated in Scotland in 1988.
[box type=”custom” color=”#a52e5a” bg=”#d3d3d3″ border=”#000000″]It is grotesque that Croat President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, a year before meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and when he received Russian instructions that together with Serbian President Vučić resolved the crisis in the former Yugoslavia, especially in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the same president gave the highest a national medal for communist-fighting Nikola Štedul, suspected of being a former KGB agent and associate of the international leftist terrorist Ramirez Carlos.[/box]
On 23 August 2016, Croatian president Kolinda Grabar Kitarović bestowed a medal of honour “Stjepan Radić” to the former Croatian political émigré and victim of the 1988 attempted assassination in Scotland by Yugoslav Communist Secret Police UDBA Nikola Štedul for his exceptional and long-lasting fight for national and social rights and the advancement of the Croatian people. On that occasion president Kitarovic emphasised how it is time to “morally and politically condemn the Yugoslav communist regime as totalitarian and to implement judicial processes in order to determine the guilt for the worst kinds of state terror committed during those times”. I do hope that president Grabar will work harder at influencing the Croatian government and parliament into actually delivering the means by which the judicial processes she talked of will be possible and unhindered.
Here is no point to add that the KGB resident in DDR from 1985 to 1990 was the current president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. He had to be familiar with the activities of Carlos’s organization in DDR and its links to HDP.
Requests for Weinrichs extradition, if found out in Yugoslavia, could come from France, Italy and West Germany. The Syrian Intelligence Service already knew that Weinrich, who had a Syrian passport, was arrested and offered to let Yugoslavia pass it on. The federal government ultimately decided not to launch any judicial proceedings against Weinrich and his Belgrade associate Neda Radonić that the West would not seek the extradition of Weinrich and not to be angry with those behind Carlos.
Thus at the end of October 1983, Germany was released to Syria. At the same time, Federal Minister of Interior Stane Dolanc reported at a session of the Federal Council for the Protection of the Constitutional Order to send a letter to the Head of the Syrian Intelligence Service in which he would warn him of “Weinrich’s Illegal Activities in Yugoslavia”, after which Foreign Minister Lazar Mojsov Talk to your Syrian counterpart. Under a different point, Dolanc gave the members of the Council the contents of his conversations with German Interior Minister Fridrich Zimermann, and concluded:
d) Zimerman, the Federal Minister of Internal Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany accepts cooperation with the Federal Secretariat for Internal Affairs and offers expert assistance during the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. On this occasion, Lazar Mojsov warned of the possible escalation of terrorist activity after the New 1984 and of political and other implications that might have arisen in our country. The council, in agreeing with Lazara Mojsova’s warning, gave full support to the measures and activities of internal organs aimed at ensuring that the Winter Olympics run safely.
Secretary: Ilija Jovović, President: Lazar Koliševski, Minutes of the Extraordinary Session of the Federal Council for the Protection of the Constitutional Order, held on October 18 in Belgrade, starting at 10 am.
[box type=”custom” color=”#000000″ bg=”#dd9933″ border=”#dd0404″] -Australia’s role in the destruction of Yugoslavia-:
A 1971 assessment paper for ASIO and the then Commonwealth Police–declassified and in the National Archives of Australia– raised concerns about a faction headed by the mysterious Dr Branimir “Branko” Jelić, a Croat right wing nationalist living in West Germany who believed that an independent Croatian homeland could only break away from then communist Yugoslavia with assistance from the Soviet Union.
In 1972 Dr Jelić, Moscow’s man, was assassinated by UDBa, the Yugoslav Secret Police, and no doubt Washington would have looked the other way, as the enemy of my enemy is my friend!
A rivalry developed between Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, which Tito managed to use to his advantage by squeezing aid out of the West in order to stay out of the Soviet Camp. But Tito was also adept at cosing up to the USSR when it suited him, especially after the death of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in 1953. In the early 1970s the Yugoslav government began a campaign to discredit emigre Croats, Macedonians and others opposed to the regime, whether their opposition translated into terrorism or just peaceful means. So a dirty tricks strategy was commenced with agent provocateurs and infiltrators, ironically learned from the Soviet Secret Police Cheka/OGPU/NKVD/KGB.
The Moscow faction within the Croat dissident community remains a touchy and mysterious subject. It is hard to know whether it was genuine Soviet interference or another fiendish double cross thought up by Belgrade.
However, the importance is that the West, and in particular ASIO, believed in the Soviet plot. There were genuine threats against communist Yugoslavia but it is difficult to untangle which ones were real, which ones were manufactured by UDBa. The Yugoslav government had complained long and hard and loudly to western governments to combat “international Croatian terrorism.” Many experts such as Dr John Schindler agree that UDBa rivalled the American CIA and the Soviet KGB in ruthless efficiency.
When information is available this way, it is clearer why the German judiciary put cases of Zagajski and Đureković in retirement.
The UDBA ordered and organized these killings, but they were often judged by Croatian terrorists who had been linked to the KGB through the organization of Carlos, and some in the top, very likely and directly.
HDP so removed the emigrants who were their competitors, and presented themselves as the only capable warrior against Yugoslavia, but also the incompetent West which seeks to preserve or create a Third Yugoslavia.
On the other hand, terrorists from HDP were twice as fast as the German service, but also Carlos, and did not make any “disadvantages” in Germany, nor during the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo in February 1984, which was opened by the President of the SFRY Presidency, Mika Špiljak. At that time, Yugoslavia did not want to object to the USSR, which controlled the terrorists, and released Weinrich to Syria (and Carlos’s German file states Syria as a location where he had a refuge and contacts with the KGB), but not to the West before all Germany, and then did not insist that Germany suspend the practice of accepting DDR refugees through their diplomatic representations in the SFRY.
Thus, Zagajski and Đureković became the subject of talks between German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher and his colleague Raif Dizdarević in Belgrade from January 31st to January 1st, 1985.
The truthful Croatian engaged intellectual in Switzerland, Dr. Jure Petričević, only by the analysis of the news gave the true background to these events. He described “The Yugoslav-Soviet Theoretic Organization of the HDP publicly threatened with the murder and carried out the Croatian revolution”, published in 1987 in his journal “The Book of Freedom”, describing the genesis of linking Croatian emigration with the USSR.
Velimir Tomulić wrote in his letter of 6 December 1967 with the same idea.
[box type=”custom” color=”#000000″ bg=”#dd9933″ border=”#dd0404″] In other words, broadly speaking, a broad-based conflict is expected in the Middle-earth area where Americans want to open the latest information at any cost if the current conflict is not a permanent crisis. As one of the basic components of preparation for new solutions is insisting on the Soviet presence in Croatia, especially in Zagreb. (As far as Zagreb is concerned, this is the opening of the Soviet consulate, which was later followed, which, given the meaning of Croatia, was normal.) J. Petričević).
In that sense, I will channel a Soviet letter to the Soviet Government via the channel, which is at my disposal, with a request for wider engagement of the Russians with us. One preface of such a letter has already been deposited in the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It emphasizes the wish that the Soviets put pressure on the government in Belgrade to open a general consulate in Zagreb (de facto in the rank of the embassy for all Croat countries), along with a Russian cultural center.
Demonstration of such a political-cultural Soviet presidency would be one of the grounds for probing the Croatian question on the international plan as well as the assurance that the Soviets will be forced to support the realisation of any state of Croatian statehood as it would otherwise perceive the direct threat of their vital interests. As for some “ideological risks” in such an arrangement, they do not have a strong political weight and we have to take them to “Kauf” (to quote op.) To properly answer the position of the Croatian question on the international plan … Finally I consider that we should soon think about the editorial of a memorandum that would have been delivered to two major powers by the diplomatic channels in a mature moment (which could soon be brought out by an external situation) as well as by most European powers. In this regard, I invite you to contact your co-workers. perhaps even wider with regard to emigration, to think about creating an overwhelming and representative editorial memorandum. Of course this would be a precedent for the leveling and other political actions that will be imposed on me … I expect you to be able to suggest a possible meeting date here in Basel. (Velimir Tomulic then stayed in Basel near Dragan Hazler, who was convicted in Switzerland that he spied for UDBA op. Ž.p.)[/box]
Petričević responded with a sharp comment on the letter.
[box type=”custom” color=”#000000″ bg=”#dd9933″ border=”#dd0404″]This plan was me clear. The Soviets wish to penetrate the Adriatic, to enter the Mediterranean and to sharpen the conflict with America and other Western countries. But as they do not want to enter into a direct war with America, breaking the Jalta agreement, they want them to invoke Yugoslavia for quiet occupation. With the Serbs in this direction, they have cooperated for a long time. And the Bulgarian demands on Macedonia and the Macedonian issue in general serve them as a suitable means of blackmailing the Serbs. Now, the Croats, who play an entirely subordinate role among the informiroists, should be included in these Soviet plans, so that the Soviets are invited to Croatia on the basis of the “Croatian state”, and on the other hand they can also blackmail the argument of “Croatian seizure”. Croats, as Tomulić’s masters from Belgrade and Moscow write, had to take over only ‘some’ ideological risks’ that were not ‘stronger political weight’ and that we should accept them as necessarily evil. In addition, there is the need for Soviet presences in “Croatian countries”. If this Soviet policy were realised, Croatian emigration would have to establish special organisations, movements and, indeed, national representations, and write memorandums calling on the Soviet Union to “present in the Croatian countries” and to give it to foreign governments, diplomatic representations and other influential factors …[/box]
Petričević also wrote about Nikola Štedul who had been expelled from Australia as an agent of the KGB to continue on Tomulić’s ideas of the past, on the threats of death that he received through the Croatian weekly, with the editor-in-chief Dinko Dedić …
The article concluded with the statement:
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This visit opened new perspectives of political development in Yugoslavia.[/box]
Nikola Štedul has so far only responded to these claims by claiming that the HDP had been proclaimed as the KGB agent only because they are grateful to Mikhail Gorbatchev’s policy.