BosNEWS -- 04 Oct 95
From: Dzevat Omeragic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
TUDJMAN'S STATEMENTS ON BOSNIA IN "LE FIGARO" CONDEMNED
Zagreb, Oct 3, 1995 (Press TWRA) - Due to last week's interview
of Croatian president Tudjman for the French daily "Figaro" and
the repeated thesis on Bosnia and Bosniaks, chairman of the
Action of Social Democrats of Croatia Milko A. Tripalo, once
leader of "Croatian spring" 1997 who, instead of Tito's
successor, became a dissident, said for Croatian TV: "Those
Tudjman's statements could lead us to another war with Bosniaks."
Once a political prisoner in ex-Yugoslavia Dobroslav Paraga
who testified on communist torture at the US Congress and current
chairman of the Croatian Party of Right "1861" said in the
interview for Croatian weekly: "The latest Tudjman's statements
like those in "Figaro" show that he is still preoccupied with
carve-up of Bosnia. Regarding to "leading Muslims to European
civilization", I do not know if Tudjman's allies want to destroy
him or he alone is doing that. To speak in this manner about our
allies whose sincere friends or at least allies we should be, is
ultimately irresponsible and rude. Those people have always been
Europeans and such statement is a clear provocation. If we look
at Bosnian architecture and culture in general, we can ask who is
to be taught and Europeizied. Islamic mark which Bosnia has
certainly is not a drawback but the opposite. It is a wealth
belonging to this part of Europe and Bosnian alone. Why does not
the Pope convert to Catholicism the Muslims in Sarajevo while
Tudjman thinks that he should do that? Their religion should be
left to their feelings without getting involved in it."
Political commentator Marinko Culic says in "Feral Tribune"
that Tudjman did not notice that Izetbegovic visited Paris before
him and was paid much more honour by the authorities and public
than Tudjman. "Le Figaro" which released the interview did not
comment Tudjman's visit to France at all.
Paris - Luc Rosenzweig in his article written in "Le Mond"
under title "Shamelessness" said: "Our possibilities to feel
disgusted are limited while being permanently provoked by
Yugoslav drama, so it was easy to let oneself flow in the river
of cathode words and odd statements of the guests to Elysee's
Palace that day Croatia's president Tudjman: "Our duty is to
integrate Bosnian Muslims into European society."At least, the
man is frank. Under military laurels, rude soldier's speech,
philosophy of the barracks emerges racism model a la Balkans.
Self assured by German and Vatican unction, this man in his great
goodness, appoints himself a solicitor and a fraud of the poor=20
despised hanging around Sarajevo. As if those men and women
needed the "passport Tudjman" to be equal in "European society.
Save me from my friends...
There is more shamelessness in a single sentence delivered
under gold and luxury of the official palaces than in an hour on
TF1 where the open flies are replaced by naked breasts and high
school jokes. Fast worn-out Gaellic entertainers should force
those who make program to look over our borders. Remember this