TOMISLAV KUZMANOVIC NAS UPUĆUJE NA INTERESANTAN RAZGOVOR S JACKOM BARICOM
Another update. The link below sends you to an interview of my
friend, Jack Baric, and a discussion of his film about Operation
Storm, the subject matter of my case before the International Criminal
Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), referred to above. It's
world premiere is this weekend in Croatia. While my client is not
profiled, only the first (and really target) defendant is, his
interview gives a great synopsis of the BS we face when we deal with
the alphabet soup of UN/Nongovernmental, "human rights" and other
organizations/witnesses that did nothing from 1991-1995 while the only
entity capable of ending it all, Croatia, in the end, after having
armed and liberated itself, still suffers from the repercussions of
taking its territory back. The general position of the
"internationals" is that there was no aggressor, that everybody was
the same, that "those people" have been fighting without end for
centuries: mythology (and more accurately an excuse for inaction) at
its best. Meanwhile, the average every day person, the vast majority
civilian, no matter their ethnic background, suffered needlessly the
You wouldn't believe how the "neutral" UN in Croatia engaged in, among
other things, black market selling of petrol to the occupying Serbs,
human sex trafficking, spread unsubstantiated and unproven allegations
of human rights violations to cover up for their lack of backbone and
political will and to make "all sides equally guilty", etc., etc.
The interview is about 7 minutes long. It's worth watching. Jack
does in 7 minutes of interview what is difficult to do in written
form: explain quite simply the whole basis for why I'm here defending
General Markac, and to some extent, Croatia's honor and dignity.
There's one thing to remember, though. "Trial" here isn't what you
and I know it to be in the US. Anything goes, including hearsay,
double hearsay, even triple hearsay, admission of documents without
the foundational basis of the author or a records custodian. The
Court can and does interrupt to ask questions all the time, witnesses
are allowed, after all their testimony is complete, "to add anything
to what you have said either in direct, cross or in response to
questions from the bench," etc. It's a bit like the wild west, which
makes it extremely challenging and exhilarating, but when you consider
that someone's liberty is at stake, also disgusting and frustrating.
We'll see how much we'll be able to get away with using the rules to
our advantage in the defense phase of the case.
Please feel free to send to anyone. Thanks for your time.
Yours from wet and dreary Holland,
Tomislav Z. Kuzmanovic
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
100 E. Wisconsin Ave., Ste 2600
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Below is link to an interview with Jack Baric, director of Searching
for a Storm. The first few seconds are in Croatian, but the interview
is in English.