On the cover image Bosnian General Atif Dudakovic, the Azov Battalion and Vladimir Putin
by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio for VT Europe
After 8 years of opening proceedings, there is still no accused for the 2014 coup in Kiev in which Georgian mercenary snipers fired on the crowd, nor for the massacres in the pro-Russian Donbass carried out by the neo-Nazis of the Azov Battalion.
A Bosnian general, leader of a Muslim brigade and later referent of the NATO forces, accused of very serious crimes against humanity in the remote Balkan War was arrested in 2018 for a very short period, amid protests from some countries of the Atlantic Alliance, but for 4 years he has been free due to phantom trials initiated by the International Tribunal. They were interrupted for Covid-19 and never resumed in Sarajevo, where he is considered a national hero despite fratricidal executions against the Muslims themselves.
To all this is added the indelible shame of the death in the Hague prison of former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic for alleged poisoning.
These are the three enormous beams stuck in the eye of the International Criminal Court which on the basis of the Rome Statute should prosecute genocides, war crimes and violations against human rights but it does not appear, at least from the official website, to have ever opened a file against the European Union countries for the forced lockdowns imposed for the Covid-19 emergency: denounced by many associations as well as by Italian and foreign legal experts.
Meanwhile, the late virologist Luc Montagnier, who had filed a sworn report on the SARS-Cov-2 bacteriological weapon built in the laboratory in support of a complaint about the pandemic sent by a British lawyer to the Court of The Hague, died in time.
Instead, the ICC was prompt to open an investigation into the situation in Ukraine on February 28, 2022, four days after the start of the military operation of the Russian Army, although the country of the former Soviet Union has not formally adhered to the Rome Statute, a treaty that legitimizes the action of the international court.
Despite all these anomalies, and there is not even a formal accusation yet against Vladimir Putin for his mission of de-militarization and de-Nazification of the Kiev regime that took office after the bloody Maidan coup, the media have already begun a trial for “genocide” without substance, for the multiple aid and humanitarian corridors offered by Moscow to the Ukrainian population, but also for the slightest legal basis since not even Russia has ever adhered to the Rome Statute.
THE LEGAL ANOMALY OF THE UKRAINE QUESTION
«Ukraine is not a State Party to the Rome Statute, but it has twice exercised its prerogatives to accept the Court’s jurisdiction over alleged crimes under the Rome Statute occurring on its territory, pursuant to article 12(3) of the Statute» reads on the official ICC website..
It should be noted that even the USA does not adhere to the International Criminal Court and therefore the appeals to the genocide investigations launched by the American President Joseph Biden, despite even the objective geopolitical analysts finding this accusation totally non-existent, are devoid of any legal value.
«The first declaration lodged by the Government of Ukraine accepted ICC jurisdiction with respect to alleged crimes committed on Ukrainian territory from 21 November 2013 to 22 February 2014. The second declaration extended this time period on an open-ended basis to encompass ongoing alleged crimes committed throughout the territory of Ukraine from 20 February 2014 onwards» ICC adds.
In practice, the coup regime in Kiev asked to investigate the behavior of the rebels of the pro-Russian separatist republics of Donetsk and Lugansk despite the fact that it was the inhabitants of these regions of Donbass, rich in gas and oil, who suffered 14 thousand deaths, including 500 children, in a massacre conducted by Ukrainian neo-Nazis that really smells of genocide, as Putin called it.
While «on 28 February 2022, the ICC Prosecutor announced he would seek authorisation to open an investigation into the Situation in Ukraine, on the basis of the Office’s earlier conclusions arising from its preliminary examination, and encompassing any new alleged crimes falling within the jurisdiction of the Court».
The story is at least suspicious. For 8 years, the international judiciary in The Hague has slept soundly over the daily massacres in the Donbass but as soon as the Kremlin intervenes, to protect the allied republics after recognizing their independence, a diligent procedure is immediately triggered. We will see the situation in detail later.
THE BOSNIAN BUTCHER STILL FREE
On the other hand, similar diligence and rapidity did not appear to have been carried out in the treatment of two issues of very serious importance such as the denunciation of attempts to poison the Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic and the trial of former general Atif Dudakovic, the former commander of the Fifth Army Corps Bosnian, who was put on trial along with 16 of his soldiers for crimes against humanity, including over 300 killings of civilians and the destruction of Serbian Orthodox churches.
Why? Was it because the Serbian was considered an enemy of NATO while the Bosnian was a close collaborator of the Armed Forces of the Atlantic Alliance?
With this brief but significant investigation we will try to demonstrate that the International Criminal Court is none other than one of the many instruments piloted by the New World Order to decree the social (or physical) elimination or freedom of statesmen and commanders involved in international conflicts.
«More than a year has passed since large-scale trials for crimes committed during the war in Bosnia were put on hold at the state court in Sarajevo due to safety measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic, and there is no indication of when they might resume, BIRN has learned. Hearings in cases involving five or more defendants have not been scheduled because the Bosnian court claims it lacks space to hold the trials safely, even after plastic separators were put up in the biggest courtroom to reduce the possibility of infections».
Adam Muslimovic wrote on BalkanInsight in an article dated March 15, 2021. Since then, the search in the archive has no longer produced updated results.
«We know that this is a long-running process, which is further dragged out by this, but for the time being we have no other solution but to wait for the situation to stabilise» declared Judge Minka Kreho, president of the Crime Section of the Bosnian State Court.
However, two macroscopic anomalies in the trial against Dudakovic must be noted. In the first place, he was accused of crimes against humanity despite being accused of 300 murders committed against rebel Serbs, Croats and Bosnians during the war which could have been configured as war crimes.
Secondly, the Hague Tribunal allowed hearings to be held in Sarajevo where the Bosnian population venerates him as a hero and where even the government has come to his aid.
GOVERNMENT FUNDING TO THE DEFENDANTS
«In its budget for this year, the Ministry of Veterans’ Affairs of Sarajevo Canton has allocated 450,000 Bosnian marks (230,000 euros) to assist in paying war crimes defendants’ lawyers, while 250,000 Bosnian marks (128,000 euros) has been set aside for financing non-governmental organisations involved in projects providing legal assistance to accused ex-soldiers of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina and former officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina».
The Ministry of Veterans’ Affairs told BIRN (Balkan Insight) that the allocation of a total of around 358,000 euros to assist defendants did not mean that Sarajevo Canton justified crimes committed by members of the armed forces.
«We consider that everyone should be tried for their actions, but we want to help the accused and their families to defend themselves from accusations in a dignified manner and prevent revisions and distortion of historical facts about the aggression against Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was also established by the Hague Tribunal» the ministry said.
Lawyers dealing with war crime cases before the Bosnian state court said that the money was needed and welcomed the decision by the authorities in Sarajevo Canton, which is one of 10 cantons that make up the country’s Bosniak- and Croat-dominated Federation entity.
Vasvija Vidovic, a lawyer who has represented former Bosnian Army soldiers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the Bosnian state court, argued that defendants find themselves difficult financial situations because trials are long-running and very expensive.
But Aleksandra Letic of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Republika Srpska entity argued that decision is disputable because the financial aid is only intended for former soldiers of the Bosniak-led Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She also said that the money could be better spent on more socially-necessary projects.
Why be surprised if the process becomes a ghost with the outbreak of the pandemic?
Bosnia’s Law on Criminal Proceedings of Bosnia and Herzegovina says that six months after the last hearing, parties to the proceedings have the right to request a restart to the trial, which would cause a significant problem as court proceedings already drag on for too long.
Lejla Covic, a lawyer who represents defendants in several war crime cases, said that the current situation is affecting defendants’ right to justice a within a reasonable timeframe.
«The expeditiousness and right to an efficient trial is being lost, alongside the quality of the trial, because there the proceedings have no continuity» Covic said.
«Quality is also lost due to the fact that lawyers, as well as prosecutors, cannot do a good-quality job when trying to prove their allegations because of limited contacts with witnesses, court experts and other individuals whose participation in the proceedings is necessary» she added. We contacted the lawyer by email for updates but he has not yet replied.
THE CRIMINAL GENERAL IN THE NATO FORCE
Atif Dudaković, born on 2 December 1953 in the village of Orahova, near Bosanska Gradiška, is a former general in the Bosnian army. He served in the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) and taught at an artillery school in Zadar and a military academy in Belgrade. During the Bosnian War, Dudakovic commanded the enclave of Bihac, surrounded and besieged from 1991 to 1995, as head of the 5th Army Corps. After the war he became Commander General of the Army of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and thanks to this role he took an active part in NATO’s SFOR.
The Stabilization Force (SFOR) was a NATO multinational force deployed in Bosnia and Herzegovina and charged with defending the Dayton Accords. The SFOR contingent, which had its headquarters in Sarajevo, operated over about eight years with two missions respectively named: “Operation Joint Guard” (21 December 1996 – 19 June 1998) and “Operation Joint Forge” (24 April 1998 – 1 December 2004).
The SFOR contingent was reduced over time, going from a size of 12,000 in 2002 to a size of about 7,000 in 2004, when its closure was decided during the NATO summit held in Istanbul and was replaced on 2 December of the same. year from the Althea mission of the European Union.
At the end of 2004, with the termination of the “Joint Forge” operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the transfer of responsibilities for military operations from the NATO forces (SFOR) to those of the European Union (EUFOR), the Atlantic Alliance brought together all the activities NATO in the Balkan area in a single context.
In April 2018, police arrested Dudakovic and twelve other suspects of committing crimes against humanity during the Bosnian war. They all belonged to the 5th Corps of the Muslim-majority Bosnian Army, which, under Dudakovic’s leadership, was in charge of the Bihac region.
They were suspected of committing atrocities against civilians, including Serbs and Bosnians loyal to other leaders, and Bosnian prisoners during the war. The case against them was based on more than 100 interviews with witnesses, video footage and evidence of exhumations. The Bosnians gathered in Sarajevo and carried a large banner that read “Heroes, not criminals!” to express their support.
THE ARREST BY ICC CONTESTED BY TURKEY
Bekir Izetbegovic, a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidential council, reacted to the incident and said similar allegations had been made earlier and that the suspects were cooperating with the judiciary, so there was no need for detention.
This is what the UKID portal (Uluslararası Kalkınma ve İşbirliği Derneği) or the International Development and Cooperation Association, founded in Istanbul in 2007, an organization that serves with the aim of developing economic, social, political and cultural relations with the countries with which Turkey is united in the history, culture and creed of an obvious Islamic matrix, inspired by that of the Muslim Brotherhood, a link between the politics of other Sunni Islamic countries such as Qatar and the Western Weapons Lobby of NATO nations such as the USA, the UK and Italy.
Expressing his views on the subject, the president of UKID, the lawyer. Zeki Caliskan said: «We have learned that General Atif Dudakovic, one of the brave and symbolic names of Bosnia, was unfortunately detained along with his friends. These detentions, which took place before the large Bosnian gathering of May 20, in which our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will participate, are significant. It is interesting to note that the incident occurred after the declarations of the French President Macron and the spokesman of the European Union: “We do not want an effective Turkey in the Balkans”».
The comment of the UKID leader close to the Turkish president, an open supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, considered a terrorist organization in some states but recently also supported by the European Commission through funding to the NGO Islamic Relief, continues by analyzing the geopolitical context.
«Foreign powers are eager to stir up the country ahead of the Bosnian elections in October 2018. In this case, Turkey has a great historic task. There are important steps to be taken to establish solidarity with the friendly and fraternal Bosnian people and to ensure lasting peace in the region. If Turkey continues its way with weak men who fail to achieve results and with the desk, visionless and wrong policies they have created, which do not fit the Balkan realities, it is doomed to a new blending of the region and us to be excluded from the Balkans in a short time».
EXECUTIONS WITH THE “ALLAH AKBAR” CRY IN THE CIA’s CALIPHATE OF EUROPE
Videos of his most recent speeches continue to circulate on YouTube (video 21 July 2017) and his past crimes (video 22 July 2009) while shouting Allahu Ekber (Bosnian declination of Allah Akbar, or Allah is Great, war slogan of the jihadists Al Qaeda and Isis) enters a village with his military to commit an execution.
Fabio is Director and Editor of Gospa News; a Christian Information Journal.
Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio, born on 24/2/1967 in Borgosesia, started working as a reporter when he was only 19 years old in the alpine area of Valsesia, Piedmont, his birth region in Italy. After studying literature and history at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, he became deputy director of a local newspaper and specialized in judicial reporting.
For about 15 years he is a correspondent from Northern Italy for the Italian newspapers Libero and Il Giornale, also writing important revelations on the Ustica massacre, a report on Freemasonry and organized crime.
With independent investigations, he collaborates with Carabinieri and Guardia di Finanza in important investigations that conclude with the arrest of Camorra entrepreneurs or corrupt politicians.
In July 2018 he found the counter-information web media Gospa News focused on geopolitics, terrorism, Middle East, and military intelligence. He is a correspondent from Italy for the French news site Reseau International.
He worked for many years for the magazine Art & Wine as an art critic and curator.