|It has been speculated for some time that, in case of the SDP winning the elections, a new SOA chief should become Špiro Miše, the confidant of Ranko Ostojić, a candidate for the minister of the interior.
Recently, I have been warned by more sources that Ante Glavan, the head of a SOA sector, has more prospects of becoming the SDP chief of SOA than Špiro Miše.
– Glavan, using the data on Mesić acquired during the Puljiz case, has built a strong relationship with Pantovčak. It is also known that the SOA chief cannot be appointed without the President’s counter-signature. What is more interesting is the fact that Glavan, through the mediation of Ante Damjanović, has contacted Ante Kotromanović. He seems to have more influence on the SDP president, Zoran Milanović, than Ranko Ostojić, warns one of the sources close to the parliamentary Committee for National Security.
Ante Damjanović, who has allegedly put Kotromanović in touch with Glavan, is Tihomir Blaškić’s godfather. On the other hand, Blaškić is on close terms with Ivan Račan, the late SDP president’s son. In the 90s Ante Damjanović was a SIS analyst and at some time past, he was arrested by SIS under the suspicion of removing military documents without authorization. He intended to hand them over to Blaškić’s lawyer Nobilo without authorization. In 2000, when the coalition won the elections, Damjanović, as a HSLS member, became a security adviser to Jozo Radoš, the minister of defence.
Besides that, in 2000, the afore mentioned military policemen, together with the retired SIS officer from Šibenik, Stipe Jukić, were received by Mladen Ružman, assistant minister of defence for security, Davor Bišćan, head of SIS, and Ante Damjanović, defence minister security adviser. The latter was made well-known by Jasna Babić in her book «The Blaškić conspiracy» where he was described as Tihomir Blaškić’s best man.
It is interesting that at that time Milković and Barišić were SDP members but were summoned to the meeting in MORH via HSLS connections, since then minister, Jozo Radoš, was HSLS vice-president. The meeting was organized by Ante Damjanović who was a subordinate to the head of SIS, Stipe Rojnica, at the time when the assistant minister of defence for security was Dražen Budiša’s best man, Dr Goran Dodig.
Longtime champions of truth, Milković, Jukić and Barišić, were sent off from MORH with the promise that their findings would be seen to seriously. As the time was passing by and no one was approaching or acting, I was asked to talk to Ante Damjanović and check where it all got stalled.
I met Ante Damjanović for a cup of coffee in the Palace hotel bar. There, I found out that Radoš’s security adviser would rather I had showed interest in the Tihomir Blaškić, his best man, case and pilgrimages for Blaškić from the Hague to Nova Bila that he had organized, than being interested in the case of military policemen and SIS officers against whom charges for war criminals and crime were pressed.
He was puzzled about why Mario Barišić needed all of that
and what his motives were and which school Barišić graduated from.
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Current SOA director, Tomislav Karamarko, has continued with the reconstruction of the mega spy agency. He reckons that, when HDZ wins the elections again, he will, as the minister of interior, be able to do whatever he wants with SOA via his people. Karamarko has been preparing his assistant Josip Buljević to take over. Buljević won recognition when tracking down Ante Gotovina and Hrvoje Petrač. Buljević is often approved business trips to the USA, where, allegedly, pays private visits to Jelena Vreš, a SOA accredited representative in Washington. He enjoys specific privileges such as installing hand controls in the business Audi although he is not an invalid without legs. The price of that privilege expressed in euros is equivalent to the price of another car.
On Buljević’s request, Karamarko appointed Tomislav Milčić as his chief of staff. He is a former POA agent who was supposed to testify in the German process against Krunoslav Prates.
A recent Zagreb SOA Centre chief and Mirko Norac’s friend was promoted to the position of SOA home security chief by Karamarko.
Recently, SOA has received general Mladen Markač defense team’s request concerning the appearance of two agency’s employees (Ante Letica and Svibor Kikerec) at the Hague trial as expert witnesses so as to confirm the authenticity of some HIS documents on “Oluja”. Sources close to ICTY assume that the request was dictated by Miroslav Šeparović, a lawyer who was forbidden by the Hague to represent Markač due to the conflict of interests. Šeparović was also the head of HIS and knows who did what in that agency.
Karamarko refused the request for Ante Letica’s expert testimony in the Hague because admiral Sveto Letica’s son is currently a coordinator of all SOA centres’ activities. Another reason is the fact that he is the spy loyal to Josip Perković, alpha and omega of all Croatian spies.
Ante Letica je špijunsku karijeru započeo osamdesetih u splitskoj UDBA-i gdje su mu nadređeni bili Ladislav Pivčević, aktualni šef Ureda vijeća za nacionalnu sigurnost i Stipe Perković, umirovljeni brat Josipa Perkovića.
Ante Letica began his spy career in the 80s in the Split UDBA where his superiors were Ladislav Pivčević, current chief of the Council for National Security office and Stipe Perković, Josip Perković’s retired brother.
He was serving in Zagreb when there was the change of power. Zagreb SZUP operatives arrested him in Zrinjevac in 1991 when he removed certain UDBA documents from the SZUP headquarters without authorization. It was his intention to hand them over to Branko Traživuk, one of KOS “Labradors”. Darko Starčević and Darko Domišljanović, who were managing the operation of catching “Labradors” on behalf of SZUP, were disappointed when Ante Letica, owing to Josip Perković, Šušak’s main SIS operative, was freed and immediately employed in MUP.
Just after that, according to Dobroslav Paraga, Ante Letica, on behalf of MUP, had sent the communication saying that the HSP vice-president died. It was an hour before the assassination of Ante Paradžik. It perfectly fits into a testimony claiming that Josip Perković, Zoran Udiljak and Krešo Bralić, fully equipped, had left SIS half an hour prior to Paradžik’s murder and drove off to the future crime site. Individuals, who are willing to give their testimonies about that to the state prosecution as soon as Mladen Bajić and Dragan Novosel are removed from the office, say there is no doubt that Perković and Letica acted in co-ordination in the Paradžik case. However, Letica, due to his proved cowardice and fear, released the communication “that the Paradžik case is put ad acta” too early.
In order for Letica, who is not known to be a particularly bright spy, not to discredit himself in the Hague, Karamarko decided that Svibor Kikerec should give the testimony to the Hague prosecutors. He was a former assistant in HIS, accredited OA representative in Moscow while today, he is Božo Kovačević deputy minister, in the rank of a minister counsellor.
Karamarko does not care that in he jeopardizes the functioning of the Croatian diplomacy, especially in such a sensitive place as Russia. What matters is Letica not compromising his firm and the spy «Daddy» Josip Perković. Moreover, Karamarko does not know anything about international rules of the spy profession. That is how he removed an employee from an office of the head of the SOA sector for co-operation with foreign services. The employee expressed negatively about the fact that SOA passed certain confidential information it got from the French service to the Russian service, despite the international spy rule «Third party» which forbids sending obtained information to the third parties. Due to insisting on respecting international norms, the chief of co-on was transferred to a less important and significantly less paid position in the Zagreb SOA Centre.
Karamarko also organized a special department for the protection of the director, consisting of 15 men. For their chief, he appointed certain 45-year-old-built-up-with-grey-hair Samir Ćuskić. It would be no wonder
if he turns out to belong to the Zijad Mahmuljin Udovičić numbed team. The latter has been employed in SOA by Karamarko to work on our elite spies’ special skills.
Let me paraphrase comrade Tito: We needn’t worry for the future of Croatia with such spies!