The war in Bosnia started with the murder of Serb wedding guest – That was also what Radonicic told before the court in Pristina and described Ramiz Delalic ‘Ćelo‘ as “one of the best-known people in Bosnia-Herzegovina, one of the icons of the war, regardless of how anyone may wish to understand that.”
Ramiz Delalic aka Celo shot and killed Nikola Gardovic, a guest at a Serb wedding, in front of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Bascarsija, central Sarajevo, on March 1, 1992. and triggered the war in Bosnia.
Delalic also shot and wounded the priest Radenko Mikovic. On the same day, a referendum was held in what was then the Socialist Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina – a federal entity of Yugoslavia (SFRJ), when Bosniaks and Croats decided that this republic should leave Yugoslavia.
The tragedy of the Gardovic family, meanwhile, became a symbol of the suffering of Serbs in Sarajevo. Shortly after this horrible crime Grdovic’s wife and children, aware that they cannot stay in Sarajevo, left the city. Later, most of their compatriots would be forced to do the same. Many Serbs who remained “did not survive Kazani, and other conc camps and other places of their suffering during the war. ——-
Bosnian Muslim politician Fahrudin Radoncic appeared as a witness on Monday before the Municipal Court in Pristina, in the trial of Naser Kelmendi.
Kelmendi is a Kosovo Albanian accused of participation in organized crime, drug and weapons trafficking, and of possible involvement in the murder of Ramiz Delalic aka Celo, a Bosnian Muslim underworld figure killed in 2007.
Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti reported that, addressing the court, Radoncic, who heads the Alliance for a Better Future party (SBB), said that Delalic “asked the SDA (party) to be paid one million marks, because it was at their request that he had killed a guest at a Serb wedding party in Sarajevo (in March 1992).”
“That is how the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina started,” Radoncic, whose party is a coalition partner the SDA, said.
Radoncic however, ruled out the involvement of Kelmendi in the killing of Delalic, instead testifying that he was killed by Bosnian Muslim state mafia on the orders of Alija Izetbegovic, so as not to reveal a dozen political killings and war crimes against Sarajevo Serbs he had committed according to his own statement made in an interview with Radio Free Europe two days before his death.”
In his televised testimony, Radoncic added that before, during and after the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia, Celo acted as a contract killer for the Bosnian Muslim political leadership and their secret service, when Bakir’s father, Alija Izetbegovic, led the SDA, their political party.
He also spoke about Alija Izetbegović ‘s activities concerning bringing mujaheddins to Europe, the protection radical Islamists have enjoyed in Bosnia, and how Izetbegovic had turned Bosnia i Hercegovina into radical Islamist base and safe haven.
Radoncic testified that the Bosnian Muslim leader Izetbegovic had ordered Celo to assassinate a member of a Bosnian Serb wedding party in Sarajevo, on March 1, 1992, recalled as one of the key events that triggered the war in Bosnia.
Radoncic added that in the months after Delalic was killed, there was “a lot of speculation among the public that he was liquidated by the secret service so that he would no longer blackmail and demand money.”
This testimony has caused strong reactions from the members and supporters of the SDA, and especially from Bakir Izetbegovic, the son of Alija Izetbegovic who is now at the helm of the party.
Izetbegovic participated in WW II in notorious Bosnian as Muslim 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian) member, known for the WW II genocide of Serbs