(E) Just why are the British so interested in Gotovina?
Just why are the British so interested in Gotovina?
For what it is worth, I sent this to the BBC newsnight feedback page. Please distribute, publish etc as you see fit.
I was appalled by your item on Croatian General Ante Gotovina (2 June). It was little more than MI6 and Foreign Office spin. The public does not pay the license fee for you to put out the FCO/MI6 line without questioning it.
Just why are the British so interested in Gotovina? Why did you fail to mention Britain's pro-Serb role during the war in Croatia and Bosnia? Why did you not mention that Operation Storm - for which Gotovina has been charged over - defeated Milosevic and Karadzic, angering many in the Foreign Office?
Why did you not point out the fact that Operation Storm was controlled by the United States? Why did you not mention that the charges against Gotovina have been contradicted by prosecution witness evidence in the Milosevic trial?
And why did you not point out, as reported in the Observer, that British taxpayer's money has ended up in a firm run by one of Radovan Karadzic's supporters?
No doubt these questions and points failed to appear because it would have shone a very different light on events. One rather more critical and truthful of Foreign Office policy.
It would seem the Hutton report has had its effect. It appears the BBC will now unquestioningly put out any line from MI6 and the Foreign Office.