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Željko Zidarić
13th-June-2012, 08:53 PM

Željko Zidarić
13th-June-2012, 08:53 PM
An American Physician's First Hand Encounter
With The Realities of The War In Croatia
by Jerry Blaskovich, M.D.

UDBA (Yugoslav secret police), which infiltrated all émigré groups, played a major role in sowing intra-ethnic dissension. Once Croatia became independent archives, long held secret by UDBA, were opened. In San Pedro’s Croatian community rumors circulated that between 32 and 51 individuals had operated as UDBA agents locally. I asked Franjo Golem, Croatia’s Plenipotentiary representative to the United States: “Now that the archives are open, which can identify the agents that had worked in San Pedro, when will the names be made public?” His tongue in cheek answer: “In order to prevent retribution or not to create chaos in the immigrant community, the Croatian government will not make public the names at this time,” was followed with a wink. Since there haven’t been any major discernible changes in the community, I suspect that the Croatian government is now using some of them as their own resources.

In the months before the Serbian-led Belgrade government attacked Croatia, Hebrang's life was in jeopardy. Although Yugoslavia was less rigid and dogmatic than other Soviet Bloc countries like East Germany, its secret police (UDBA or SUP) were 100% Stalinist and probably the most effective and sophisticated in the Eastern bloc. But by the late 1980s, many in the secret police ranks had either lost faith, were jaded, or didn't care any longer. Had SUP preserved its original zeal, it would've crushed any opposition.


Željko Zidarić
13th-June-2012, 08:57 PM