Presuda generalima

Presuda generalima
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Utorak, 03 Svibanj 2011
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  • Croatian Generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac Appeal hearing is set for 14th May. Many wait in intense anticipation. While the charges for war crimes against the generals were and are directed at the Generals as individual people the Trial Chamber’s findings in April 2011 was felt by the nation. The latter in particular because the Trial Chamber judgment decided that there was a Joint Criminal Enterprise through which Croatian leadership planned and executed mass expulsion of Serbs from Croatia as part of Operation Storm (1995, military operation that liberated the Serb occupied areas). Main argument for this finding was that there was excessive – indiscriminate – shelling by the Croatian army at the time. The Trial Chamber had decided that only 200 metre error must apply to shelling, and that there were instances during Operation Storm, albeit relatively small in number, where this was considered not to have been the case. This standard in artillery shelling was one that the Trial Chamber came up with and since then many world leading experts have stated that this was unreasonable and impossible to achieve in any military operation of the same kind.

    On Tuesday 24 April 2012 the ICTY Appeal Chamber has issued an Addendum to the Scheduling of Appeal Hearing in which it now wants to ensure that, among any other matters, the essential substance of the Appeal – the nitty-gritty – is addressed at the hearing.

    In the Addendum the Appeal Chamber “invites the parties, without prejudice to any other matter which they or the Appeals Chamber may wish to address, to discuss, with references to the record:

    Whether the Trial Chamber erred in applying a 200 metre range of error in analyzing the lawfulness of artillery shelling;
    Whether the Trial Chamber’s conclusions regarding impact sites should be upheld if its application of the 200 metre range of error is deemed erroneous;
    Whether the Trial Chamber’s finding that illegal artillery attacks took place should be upheld if its conclusions with respect to impact sites are deemed erroneous; and
    Whether the Trial Chamber’s finding that a Joint Criminal Enterprise existed should be upheld if its finding that legal artillery attacks took place is deemed erroneous”.

    These issues are not only important to the cases of the Croatian Generals but the outcome of the Appeal on them will, undoubtedly, shape and influence the future of military engagement everywhere. Setting impossible standards of acceptable error in shelling, requiring precision in target hitting that is humanly impossible in similar military operations is a matter that will affect all armies.
    groups.wall 857 days ago
  • Drago mi je da ste otvorili ovu grupu i postavili ovo važno pitanje "Što nam je činiti?". Nadam se da će se i drugi priključiti ovoj grupi kako bismo raspravili o ovome izuzetno važnom pitanju ne samo za naše generale već i za cijelu našu domovinu.
    Da bismo mogli razabrati što nam je činiti, moramo najprije dobro razumjeti kako i zašto se sve ovo dogodilo. Sada, kada se "klupko razmotalo", vjerujem da nam je svima sve jasnije. Nažalost, izgleda da je ovakva duboko nepravedna presuda prije samo jedan kamenčić u mozaiku (tzv. kriminalizacija domovinskog rata, prihvaćanje nerealnih optužnica od strane hrvatskih vlasti, činjenica da neke zemlje još uvijek govore o "oružanom sukobu" a ne o "agresiji", najnovije optužnice iz Srbije protiv naših dužnosnika u vrijeme Domovinskog rata,...) nego nekakva slučajna pogreška, omaška ili teška zabuna. Dok su građani doživjeli ovu vijest u šoku i nevjerici, bolji poznavatelji prilika odavna su to predvidjeli u svojim člancima i publicističkim knjigama. Tako npr. naš akademik Dubravko Jelčić kaže "Nemoguće je zamisliti da taj sud djeluje neovisno, bez nekog svog patrona, bez nekog svog moćnog zaštitnika". Stoga bih rekao da se razlozi ovakve presude mogu podijeliti u dvije skupine: naše unutarnje slabosti i djelovanje izvana. A što sada činiti? - kao prvo, ova odluka je automatizmom povećala jedinstvo, ponos i samopoštovanje Hrvatskog naroda. Odmah su se ljudi počeli organizirati, širi se pokret misa za domovinu, intelektualci su se također oglasili. Vjerojatno ste čuli za pismo 2300 građana Vijeću UN-a (uglavnom se to smatra pismom intelektualaca budući da su se potpisi skupljali u akademskim krugovima) kojim oni ocjenjuju ovu presudu rasističkom (jer kažu, jedino što je sud uspio dokazati jest da su generali Hrvati). Evo, toliko za početak, bilo bi mi drago da i drugi iznesu svoje viđenje i mišljenje.
    groups.wall 994 days ago
    Ivica_Zg Hvala! Vjerujem da će biti dobro (ali ne samo od sebe, naš angažman je vrlo važan...).960 days ago
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