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.
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.
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.
Petričević responded with a sharp comment on the letter.
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:
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.