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UDBA – secret police of the former Yugoslavia

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The Yugoslavian secret police UDBA

UDBA was an acronym for The National Security Agency of former Yugoslavia. This agency, notorious secret police during the second Yugoslavia, was created in 1946 after the reorganization of OZNA and  operated under that name until the disintegration of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. With the number of informants was used as a mean of intimidation and terror against dissidents and critics of the regime. Today in Serbia, operates reorganized agency called the Security and Information Agency (BIA).

Origin and task

UDBA was formed in March 1946 after the reorganization of OZNA, service  under whose supervision and coordination many  crimes were committed after the Second World War. During 1966, UDBA was renamed the State Security Service. As a civilian counter-intelligence service agency was  part of the SSUP, consisted of four main departments that  concerned with:

  • internal enemies
  • emigration
  • foreign intelligence services
  • technology monitoring and surveillance

UDBA, from the very beginning, was an instrument of Tito’s regime. Its main task was to monitor and wiretap people who are a threat to the regime, whether at home or abroad. Often resorted to state terror and murder, largely dissidents – immigrants from the former Yugoslavia, regardless of their nationality, who were a serious threat to Yugoslavia.

During the period from 1946 to 1990, secret police killed 69 Croatian dissidents, and eight of them are still missing. Agency carried out a failed assassination attempt on the 24 Croatian emigrants, and victims were pulled out with minor or severe injuries. The three men were abducted, and distant four were able to save themselves from kidnapping. The most famous crime of this Yugoslav service is murder of Croatian immigrant and the leader Bruno Busic on October 16, 1978 in Paris. 1960 in Buenos Aires, in the hall of, the Croatian House, bomb was  activated, whose detonation killed a the three year old Dinka Domančinović. That action was directed against the targeted children, due to the fact that in this auditorium was celebrated the last day of school holidays.

Murders and kidnappings abroad

Killings

UDBA informants and agents accounted numerous killings of dissidents in various countries. German judiciary is currently conducting judicial proceedings against several former collaborators of the secret police for the murder of Stjepan Djurekovic. They currently live as retirees in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Croatia remain outstanding judicial proceedings against UDBA criminal associates. UDBA agent  Josip Perkovic was sentenced in Germany on life imprisonment  becouse of murder . Judgment states that “in Germany until 1989, UDBA politically motivated killed 67 Croats. 22 assassinations were committed after 1970 s.

Obstruction

The investigation and trial against Krunoslav Prates was obstructed, according to the analysis of non-governmental organizations Croatian Club,  by  persons familiar to the  structures  of UDBA.

UDBA files

UDBA contributors, forty-five years gathered data on so-called  “enemies of the people”. Several tens of thousands of files are  now in the Croatian State Archives. Every citizen who wants,after certain procedures can look  their files. The former East Germans, Romanians and Czechs can see the files and the names of the agents who followed them, while in Croatia, you can only see the code names of agents.

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Take a look at 1989 Vintage FBI Surveillance Van

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RDUCars TV has got a ton of requests to make a video on the 1989 FBI Surveillance van since they had purchased it on the government auction. It has went viral over the web via articles, Facebook, and over 100,000 views on eBay!

They have never expected to make this go viral in such numbers. Seems to me that everyone loves this brown Dodge Ram which is actually a surveillance van that was used quite a lot, even though it only has 23,000 miles! How cool!

According to the video, so many gadgets were found and it was just an adventure to get to try them all and see how everything works and we even found tapes and cd’s which showed FBI investigation clips from 2013 and earlier.

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The vehicle is up for auction right now on eBay.

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The new U.S. Secret Service?

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The Pentagon officials will track all the countries across the globe which become economic and military superiority of the U.S. competitors. U.S. slowly changing its strategic focus from the Middle East to the long-term threats such as the economic rise of China and the nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran. U.S. Pentagon, and the Ministry of Defence, Defence is preparing to establish a secret service (Defense Clandestine Service, DCS), a new spy agency to monitor the long-term strategic threat to U.S. national interests on a global scale, especially by countries that significantly enhance the economic or military field such as China, Iran and North Korea, according to The Guardian.

That would be the number of U.S. secret service has risen to 17, which is the reason some critics predicting that another agency has brought more fighting over the territories of the existing secret services departments of Defense, Interior, Justice, and Energy, whose powers often overlap anyway .

US Secret Service members follows up President Obama

US Secret Service members at guard

The need for a new Intelligence agency explains that it is immediately an insufficient number of agents able to find all the places in the world where there are threats to U.S. interests.

– We have global coverage, said a senior defense official for the Los Angeles Times.

He even sought permission from Congress to the new DCS (Defense Clandestine Service) agent traveling abroad under the guise of a businessman.Agents would be recruited from the existing Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency (Defense Intelligence Agency, DIA), and DCS worked closely with the National Clandestine Service (National Clandestine Service, NCS), its counterpart in the CIA (Central Intelligence).

Another reason for setting up this new service, says the Pentagon, DIA is the fact that most of their time and resources spent on tactical intelligence activities in war zones such as Afghanistan, and not enough time is spent analyzing the long-term strategic issues.

In general, the Obama administration has already announced that it plans to shift the focus of U.S. national security in the Middle East to the long-term strategic threats such as economic rise of China and the nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran. DCS to increase the focus on Africa, where an increasing number of Al Qaeda affiliates.

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Cooperation with the CIA would be significant after the CIA put an end to attempts by the Bush Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to significantly strengthen the Pentagon’s spy powers. However, the current Minister of Defense Leon Panetta is a former director of the CIA, which in turn is currently headed by ex-military commander General David Petraeus, what are two reasons which might facilitate cooperation.

DCS (Defense Clandestine Service) would initially consist of several hundred agents, whose number in the next few years has grown to several hundred and it’s expected to grown further.

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