Jobbik Welcomes the Hague Verdict Acquitting the Croatian HeroesSat, 2012-11-17 10:21
Jobbik Welcomes the Hague Verdict Acquitting the Croatian Heroes
Jobbik welcomes the final verdict of the Hague International Tribunal, which acquits the Croatian national heroes, Generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac on all charges, thus annulling the first-instance sentence – says the party’s press release today.
Jobbik described the earlier verdict as unjust from several points of view as well as morally unacceptable. Gotovina’s and Markac’s struggle and the Croatian patriotic war was justified self-defense after the attacks of the Serbian-Yugoslavian military and paramilitary troops. General Gotovina, the leader of Operation Storm was an outstanding figure of this campaign, a national hero whose deeds can be an example not only for his own people, the Croatian nation, but for all freedom-loving nations, including us, Hungarians. Without Gotovina and the heroes of the Croatian war of independence, there would be no independent Croatia – says the press release.
As this case shows again, the judicial practice of the Hague Tribunal is strange and raises issues in terms of its independence. Isn’t the Tribunal a tool of blackmail-enforcement of the West to enforce its own geopolitical interests? What was the basis for sentencing Gotovina and Markac to 24 years in prison if it turned out today that there was no evidence against them? While the American, British and other Western aggressors of the military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan causing the death and dismay of millions; or the representatives of the Israeli terror state who have been making the Palestinian nation suffer for long decades can continue their carefree political career, the heroes of patriotic wars are condemned in the Hague, then, as if nothing happened, are acquitted due to lack of evidence – says the press release signed by Márton Gyöngyösi.