THE TERRORISTS THAT AMERICA EMBRACED

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A new Internet website, PavelicPapers.com, has been launched to publish and analyze a tremendous collection of declassified intelligence documents, court decisions and other materials which implicate the United States government as well as the Vatican in the continued existence this deadly terrorist organization, the Ustasha.

October 14, 2002

Announcing PavelicPapers.com - A New Website Exposing the Ustase Movement -

http://www.pavelicpapers.com

CHICAGO -- More than fifty years ago, Ante Pavelic, head of a Nazi puppet

state called the Independent State of Croatia, arrived in Buenos Aires,

Argentina. While the rest of Hitler's Nazi henchmen were being tried for

crimes against humanity in Nuremberg, Pavelic and his cohorts in the fascist

Ustase movement -- responsible for the murder of more than 30,000 Jews,

40,000 Gypsies and an estimated 500,000 Serbs -- escaped abroad and began

planning for a new reign of terror.

Today, owing to the efforts of a new generation of Nazi hunters, the

documents which tell the real story of the Ustase's miraculous survival are

finally being published on the Internet.

A new Internet website, PavelicPapers.com, has been launched to publish and

analyze a tremendous collection of declassified intelligence documents,

court decisions and other materials which implicate the United States

government as well as the Vatican in the continued existence this deadly

terrorist organization. Files from the archives of the CIA, the FBI and the

US Army are augmented with original background material, making

PavelicPapers.com the most thorough resource on the Ustase ever created and

likely to be of equal use to scholars of the Balkans or the Holocaust as

well as students and readers who have never heard of the Ustase before.

"Without Vatican and intelligence agency intervention, there's no question:

the Ustase would have ceased to exist," says Attorney Jonathan Levy. Levy

has been instrumental in fighting bureaucratic red tape to find out the

truth about the Ustase's survival, through multiple Freedom of Information

Act requests and lawsuits against the Army, the CIA and the Vatican Bank,

which is alleged to be responsible for the laundering of millions of dollars

worth of gold looted from Ustase victims.

The Ustase was formed by Ante Pavelic in the early 1930s in Vienna, Austria.

After Hitler's invasion of Yugoslavia in April, 1941, Pavelic and his Ustase

were placed at the head of a Nazi satellite called the Independent State of

Croatia. Within weeks, a massive bloodletting began as Ustase fanatics

descended on Serbian villages, slaughtering the inhabitants by the most

bestial means imaginable -- using knives, clubs, axes and even chainsaws.

Concentration camps for Jews, Serbs and Gypsies run by the Ustase, such as

Jasenovac, were exceedingly brutal, shocking even hardened German officers.

After his arrival in Argentina, Pavelic was able to rebuild the Ustase --

now enrolled as part of an American anti-Communist crusade -- with cells in

countries as far-flung as Australia and West Germany. All told, the Ustase

have been responsible for more than a hundred terrorist attacks since 1945,

including the bombing one airliner and hijacking two others, the murder and

extortion of dozens of Croatian-Americans and the bombing of dozens of

public buildings and monuments, including the Statue of Liberty.

PavelicPapers.com was created by Cali Ruchala, a 27 year old publisher, as a

robust clearinghouse for documentation on the Ustase. "I was appalled by the

lack of information that's out there, even in studies of the Holocaust," he

says. "This is a terrorist movement that has lasted for more than seventy

years -- longer than the PLO, Hamas, and al-Qaeda combined."

Governments and individuals have tried to keep these documents suppressed

for years, Ruchala says, and for good reason. "Their involvement with the

Ustase is a textbook case of what the intelligence community calls

'blowback': a gang of thugs that American intelligence recruited to fight

the Soviets, but who went on to kill other Americans instead."

PavelicPapers.com is being published without institutional support for the

time being. "My primary goal is simply to get the information out there,"

Ruchala says. "We should not subject the victims of the Ustase to the

indignity of being forgotten as well."

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TITLE: The Pavelic Papers

SUBJECT: A clearinghouse for documents about the fascist Ustase Movement,

from 1930 to 1990

URL: http://www.pavelicpapers.com

CONTACT: Cali Ruchala, cali@diacritica.com

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