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Vlajkovic - Military Secret 2 (2004) (Banned in Serbia)

Vlajkovic - Military Secret 2 (2004) (Banned in Serbia)

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CONTENTS
IntroductionThe role of the military judiciary in defending the dictatorshipGoran Mati
ć
and his brigandsThe role of the military leadership in electoral fraudThe fear of a regime changeThe fifth of October A revolution unfinishedKoštunica addresses Miloševi
ć
’s generalsThe Army establishes its own TV channelPreserving the Miloševi
ć
cadres in the VJKoštunica’s second address to the generalsThe arrest of Miloševi
ć
 The JUL SDB cadres take revengeThe fear of truthThe ‘Periši
ć
affair’Proceedings before the Military CourtIn lieu of a conclusionAddenda
Book Review
I worked in the office of the Chief of the General Staff of the Yugoslav Army(VJ) during the Kosovo crisis, as well as in the post-war period up to 5 October 2000. Iwas permitted to attend the VJ General Staff collegium meetings in my capacity as atechnical officer charged with making recordings and short-hand notes. Having attendedsuch meetings at the time when Miloševi
ć
was trying to politicize the VJ, I had access toinformation which indicated clearly that the politicization coupled with a negative personnel policy had the object of achieving total and unquestioning political subjugationof the Army to the then political leadership of the country. This was deemed necessary inorder to eliminate the political opponents of the regime in both Serbia and Montenegro.The constant unnecessary tensions and conflicts with Montenegro provoked by themilitary establishment on dictates from the political leadership, as well as the surveillanceof the Serbian opposition, caused me to resent the misdeeds being hatched at thosemeetings. The choice between being a party to a political and military ruination of thestate and the nation and helping however little I could, never posed a dilemma for me.Being of the same mind as the author of this book, I decided to help my people to leavethe well-trodden path leading them to ruin. Not making my assistance conditional onanything, and being fully aware of the risks and consequences I faced in case myintentions were revealed, I did what every normal person would do. Thanks to theinformation and the documents at my disposal, the Montenegrin government and theSerbian opposition obtained insight into everything that went on in the military leadershipand the state between July 1999 and August 2001.
 
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I was fully conscious of what would happen to me if my intentionsregarding the information in my possession were so much as suspected.I did what I did in order to prevent a fratricidal war in Montenegro and arepetition of the first act in the drama which lasted 78 days during the spring of 1999.I found this necessary in order to avoid further casualties and loss of young life, and to mitigate the misery and poverty born of some people’s arrogance andobstinacy.While I was prepared to bear the consequences in the event the politicizedGeneral Staff found out my intentions, I was not prepared for my ordeal following thecoming to power of the people and political parties espousing European ideals to whomthe information had been of great help in averting a cataclysm that once seemedinevitable.Prior to October 5, I was an officer who had been awarded topachievement marks, my family life was in order, I was working for a doctorate ininformation science and held the rank of colonel with a military future before me. Sincethen, I have been relieved of duty and my pay has been halved; with no prospects beforeme, I am awaiting judgement from very the people and authorities I had helpedunselfishly, for I believed then and still do that I did the right thing. I have no regretsabout anything I did and wish to certify the truthfulness of every word of this book,although its contents tells us about only a fraction of the evil done to us. Notwithstandingthe price I had to pay for what I did, I am sure that there are enough officers who will puttheir professional honour and pride before their personal interests and who will preventthe monstrous brainchild of certain politicians and generals from being put into practiceregardless of how it is presented to the people.Belgrade, December 2003Miodrag Sekuli
ć
, MScArticle 133 of the Constitution of the FRY (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia):‘The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has an Army which defends the sovereignty,territory, independence and constitutional order...’‘The defendants Aca Tomi
ć
, Borislav Mikeli
ć
and Dragan Vuji
č
i
ć
,In the course of 2002 in Belgrade, they became party to the conspiracy organized by the late Dušan Spasojevi
ć
and Milorad ‘Legija’ Lukovi
ć
, which is described under  point I of the indictment, with defendant Aca Tomi
ć
establishing contact on severaloccasions with the late Spasojevi
ć
and Lukovi
ć
, both in the building of the VJ SecurityDirectorate on Kneza Miloša street and in his flat, where they discussed the current political situation and where he passed on to them the results of “listening-in measures”,telling them that following the arrest of General Periši
ć
on grounds of espionage, whohad not been stripped of his immunity by the Assembly, the whole government ought to be arrested and a state coup carried out, that they should adhere to their political positiontowards the authorities to prevent the country falling into the hands of traitors, that the VJspecial units the Cobras would not interfere and confront the JSO [Special OperationsUnit], suggesting that Ljiljana Buha, who was in Spasojevi
ć
’s custody in New Belgrade,
 
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should be moved to another, more secure location, [Tomi
ć
] having received the gift of a Nokia mobile phone equipped with a camera from the late Spasojevi
ć
during a meeting inthe building of the VJ Security Directorate, with defendant Mikeli
ć
acting as go-betweenand fixing meetings between Lukovi
ć
and Spasojevi
ć
and Tomi
ć
, repeatedly going toŠilerova street to meet Spasojevi
ć
and Lukovi
ć
or receiving them in his flat and passingon information whether Carla Del Ponte had brought in a Hague indictment against“Legija” and Šešelj, whose arrest, he said, was expected to be spectacular, with defendantVuji
č
i
ć
passing on information about Spasojevi
ć
and Lukovi
ć
which he had gatheredduring contacts with people from government, as well as information that people from theJSO would be delivered to the Hague, and recruiting Mikeli
ć
to arrange meetings between defendant Lukovi
ć
and the late Spasojevi
ć
and defendant Aco Tomi
ć
.’The foregoing is an extract from the indictment of General Aco Tomi
ć
, former head of the VJ Security Directorate. NOTE:The original shorthand notes (in Serbian) were not corrected for grammatical andspelling errors made during the transcription of the audio recording.I dedicate this book to my brother Goran ‘Viraga’ Vlajkovi
ć
, who was born on 14August 1966 and died tragically on 28 December 2002.
INTRODUCTION
‘History is but a catalogue of crimes and calamities’VoltaireIf we assume that history teaches us about life - which indeed it does - then thetestimony contained in this book should help history to explain to the succeedinggenerations where we stand now and why we erred, at the same time warning them not totrip over the same stone again.
Military Secret 
is a testimony born of a strangeconjuncture of historical circumstances and my desire to expose fully and at all costs the place and role of the military leadership in maintaining, at the beginning of the 21stcentury, a sick regime uncharacteristic of both Serbs and Montenegrins. Having beendrawn into the games of big services and dragged out of anonymity, as well as subjectedto a personal ordeal, I have tried, drawing on the services of honest people in the Armyand the police and encouraged by the generosity of others, to throw light on the course of historical events in the former Yugoslavia. Bearing in mind the fact that the individualhas the gratitude of the state only as long as he is needed, and having no desire for revenge or any remorse for what I did, I shall try in the succeeding pages to give my ownaccount of my persecution at the hands of the regime and to present authentic evidenceabout how certain politicians and generals abused their office and rank to the detriment of the people to which they belong. The book does not deal with the evil perpetrated onothers; it deals primarily with the nationally destructive suicidism in the minds of generals who won their epaulets by annulling everything that used to adorn the Serb andMontenegrin soldier, namely humanity and valour. With all due respect for some

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