Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Yugoslav agent (KOS) posing as journalist? 

by Sasha Uzunov

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) was paying close attention to a visiting Yugoslav "journalist" by the name of Zoran Pavlovic in 1976.

The ASIO report noted:

"Pavlovic has visited Australia previously...Pavlovic is a former Army man..."

Pavlovic, according to ASIO, lied in his visa application about being a journalist but was discovered to be a high ranking official in Novosti, the Yugoslav Communist newspaper in Belgrade, a subsidiary of Borba newspaper.

ASIO revealed that Pavlovic was a man of many talents: businessman, negotiator on behalf of the Yugoslav government, an official with the Serbian Matica (Emigres Institute), of which there where six from each of the then Yugoslav republics: Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Hercegovina.

The Matica served as a parallel diplomatic service and was a training ground for diplomats and intelligence officers who monitored the various ethnic groups of Yugoslavia.

Reading between the lines he was probably an officer with KOS - Yugoslav Military Counter-Intelligence, which worked hand in hand with Yugoslav State Security, UDBa or SDB.

Pavlovic, according to ASIO, was in Australia this time to take over the local version of Novosti newspaper and place it under Yugoslav government control.

 The 1976 ASIO documents

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Exclusive:  BLAGOJE SAMBEVSKI - died of natural causes

by Sasha Uzunov

In 1974 a Macedonian anti-Communist dissident Blagoja Sambevski, an opponent of Tito's Yugoslavia and Secretary of the emigre organisation DOOM (Movement for the Liberation and Unification of Macedonia), was found dead at the hotel he was working at as a night porter in Munich, West Germany. 

The Yugoslav intelligence service (UDBa /SDB) was believed to be behind his death, however, German police has just revealed that his death was ruled to be of natural causes after an autopsy was conducted.

The official statement in German translated reads:

"Mr. Blagoje Sambevski was found dead on 01.08.1974, at 10:00 clock, at his workplace, a hotel in Munich, Schillerstrasse. 11 a.

"The body was autopsied on behalf of the Munich Public Prosecutor at the Institute of Legal Medicine Munich.

"Because his death was due to natural, disease-related, it was not recorded as a murder by the police nor the prosecutor.

"Bavarian State Police investigations in the context of Ex-Yugoslavia associated from the 1960s to the 1980s revealed there was no connection with the death of Mr Sambevski. There is also no current investigation into the death of Mr Sambevski.

If you have any evidence which could prove that killing of Mr Sambevski, please contact us at the Bavarian State Police."

Offical response from Detective Chief Inspector Herbert Linder, Bavarian State Police:

Sehr geehrter Herr Uzunov,

Meine Recherchen haben ergeben, dass Herr Blagoje Sambevski am 01.08.1974, gegen 10.00 Uhr, an seinem Arbeitsplatz, einem Hotel in München, Schillerstr. 11 a, tot aufgefunden wurde.

Der Leichnam wurde im Auftrag der Staatsanwaltschaft München I im Institut für Rechtsmedizin München obduziert. Aufgrund der dabei erhobenen Befunde wurde von einem natürlichen, krankheitsbedingten Ableben ausgegangen. Deshalb sind zu diesem Sterbefall weder bei der Polizei, noch bei der Staatsanwaltschaft Unterlagen archiviert.

Nach Auskunft des für die Ermittlungen im Zusammenhang mit Tötungsdelikten an Exiljugoslawen in den 1960er bis 1980er Jahren zuständigen Bayerischen Landeskriminalamtes liegen auch dort keine weiteren Erkenntnisse im Zusammenhang mit dem Tod von Herrn Sambevski vor. Es werden deshalb auch aktuell keine Ermittlungen zum Tod des Herrn Sambevski geführt.

Sollten Ihre Recherchen weitere Anhaltspunkte oder Beweise ergeben, die eine Tötung des Herrn Sambevski belegen könnten, wenden Sie sich bitte an das Bayerische Landeskriminalamt in 80636 München, Maillingerstr. 15.

 Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Herbert Linder

Erster Kriminalhauptkommissar


Friday, August 29, 2014

Thursday, November 06, 2014



William "Bill" Hartley (1930-2006) was an Australian hardcore ALP Victorian Socialist Left heavy hitter, who developed close links to the Arab world and was a supporter of the Palestinian cause. He was also tight with the Gadaffi regime of Libya (1969-2012). 

According to a declassified Australian Security Intelligence (ASIO) file, Hartley placed a phone call on 15 March 1973 to the Yugoslav Consul General in Melbourne, Stanisa Cvetkovic, wanting to speak with him. Cvetkovic was on a plane flight to Canberra.

The receptionist disclosed Cvetkovic's whereabouts to Hartley; she asked Hartley not to reveal her indiscretion !

Hartley's call  coincidently was a day before Attorney General Lionel Murphy's raid on the Melbourne ASIO heaquarters in 1973. link to further story

The raids on ASIO were conducted in light of the visit of the Yugoslav Prime Minister Djemal Bijedic on 20 March 1973.

Hartley during the phone call made a big song and dance about how he was close to the Yugoslav Embassy in Canberra, in particular the First Secretary.

Was Hartley tipped off by Murphy's office in advance? Was the Yugoslav Consulate General in Melbourne also aware of the raid before hand, which would explain Cvetkovic getting out of town and heading to the Yugoslav Embassy in Canberra? This can only be speculation, wild speculation at this point. Or there is an innocent explanation, in that prepartions were being conducted for the impending visit to Australia by Yugoslav Prime Minister Djemal Bijedic on 20 March 1973. (Bijedic is pictured below with Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam-on the right of photo).

Interestingly, another de-classified ASIO document, an intercept, reveals there was a phone call from a staff member from Senator Murphy's office wanting to speak with Franjo Rukavina, Cvetkovic's deputy at the Yugoslav Consulate General in Melbourne, on 19 April 1973, a month after the ASIO raids. The recepetionist would not give out Rukavina's private home number.

One of the key foreign policy objectives of Australia's Prime Minister Gough Whitlam (1972-75) was to develop links with Tito's Yugoslavia, who in turn had excellent relations via the Non-Aligned Nations Movement with Arab countries such as Libya and Iraq.

In 1975 Hartley together with Australia's Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and ALP National Secretary David Combe raised $500,000 election campaign funds from the Iraqi regime but the money never arrived--a middleman embezzled the cash ! see link for further story

Sunday, October 05, 2014


Naum Panovski: US based film maker and a "Charter member of Macedonia's City of Skopje Elite." source: Fokus

by Sasha Uzunov
SKOPJE STRIKES BACK: What did we say about City of Skopje arrogance? See my previous article link
I quote a "Charter member of the City of Skopje Elite"- Naum Panovski on the diaspora:
"Роден скопјанец, дипломира на Факултетот за драмски уметности во Белград, а повеќе од две децении живее во САД. Тоа е кусото претставување на режисерот Наум Пановски. Предава на неколку универзитети во Вашингтон и во Њујорк, а главна преокупација му се демократијата и индивидуалните слободи.
Тоа што отскокнува од мнозинството во дијаспората, преокупирана само со национални теми, го објаснува со социолошката матрица на луѓето. „Тие луѓе можеби студирале таму, но ментално живееле во своите прилепски или ресенски села, па така тие сѐ уште говорат на дијалект, живеат во своите енклави“, вели режисерот за „Фокус“"
It's disappointing to see a well respected reporter Jadranka Kostova not quote anyone in response to Panovski's arrogant assertions that America's Macedonian diaspora is narrow-minded, xenophobic and primitive. Panovski makes the wild false claim that Macedonians in New Jersey are racist and homophobic, event though there is no evidence to suggest it in the slightest. The full story can be read in Fokus here - link  What's coincidental is New Jersey also just happens to be where US Congressman Bill Pascrell is from; a staunch supporter of Macedonia. Now out of all the places in the US to pick on Panovski just happened to find New Jersey.

Panovski's record?
Aaah, let's see... who kept quiet before 1991 about Amnesty International complaining about Yugoslavia's political prisoners? Ahh, let's see who supported a system, Yugoslavism, which had become morally bankrupt by using informers such as pedophile priests such as Bishop Vasilije Kacavenda? In 1959 Tito's Yugoslavia criminalised homosexuality, punishable by imprisonment. It was only decriminalised in 1997 in the Republic of Macedonia; six years after independence from Yugoslavia.

Members of Macedonia's City of Skopje elite or those who adopted a Yugoslavist Belgrade cafe intellectual pose: they criticse others for having a pack mentality, yet they all think, act and talk the same like a cookie-cutter. Where is the "diversity?"
It's ironic that this guy lives in the West... and can't stand people using their dialects but it's ok for this guy to use "official" standard Macedonian, hijacked by the elite and filled with City of Skopje terms.
Finally, we are now seeing these people really bare their teeth and remove the veneer of "culture" and reveal their true characters....
Notice how his views are intolerant....an interesting irony... He complains about American-Macedonians for having "anglicised" first names such as John and in doing so is playing the Macedonian nationalist card but is critical of others. It's called hypocrisy. Should atheists complain that his first name Naum is from the Hebrew biblical name of Nahum?
Notice the Scam if you don't view the world the way he does:
1. If you criticise the elite, you first get hit by humour and if that fails with insults, ie villagers (selani).
2. If that doesn't work, you get criticised for being a "Macedonian nationalist."
3. If that doesn't work, you get criticised for not being a "Macedonian patriot."
Can you not see how the system is designed for the elite to always win and the diaspora to lose?
We have witnessed the flipside of when Macedonians, in trying to be "cool" adopt an internationalist or in the old days, Yugoslavist position. They in effect embrace a de-facto Serb nationalist position. Take Australian soccer star Bobby Despotovski, for instance.

Bobby Despotovski's infamous three finger salute in 2001.
We track down the Australian Immigration records (National Archives of Australia):
SLOBODAN "BOBBY" DESPOTOVSKI - Macedonian father, Cvetko, and mother, Valentina, nee Saharov (her parents Martin & Margareta Saharov from Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine/Russia). Cvetko, born in Celopek, Macedonia and Valentina Saharov born in Kacarevo, Pancevo, Vojvodina province, Serbia, then Yugoslavia. They married in Vojvodina.
Bobby Despotovski was born in Perth in 1971 but went back to Pancevo as a baby, which despite being in Serbia has a very large Macedonian minority who moved there after World War II.
So the question is how did a guy born in Australia to a Macedonian father, a mother of Russian or Ukrainian ancestry, without a drop of Serbian blood and who moved to a part of Serbia, Vojvodina, which is ethnically mixed with a very large Hungarian population, ethnic Russians, Romanians, as well as Serbs end up embracing a Serb nationalist identity?
Bobby Despotovski (convert to ultra-Serb nationalism)...
An Aussie footballer, Perth Glory's Despotovski enraged fans of Melbourne Knights - formerly Melbourne Croatia - in 2001 by mimicking the three-finger salute Serb soldiers gave after brutalising Croats during the Yugoslav civil war. Despotovski was attacked as he ran for the team bus.
'At the end of the day it was politics,' he said. 'Serbs against Croats.'
Yes, but Bobby you're not Serb ! - see link 

Perhaps, Naum Panovski should be asking why someone in "diverse" and "cosmopolitan" Vojvodina acted in such a manner rather than venting his spleen on the American-Macedonian diaspora and by extension Australia?
PANOVSKI'S ILLUSION - shattered by the ugly reality of Kacavenda.
Belgrade Cafe intellectuals such as Naum Panovski reveal their naivety or their own bias in defending a system, Tito's Yugoslavia, which had to use secret police informers such as pedophile priest Vasilije Kacavenda as well as criminals, bank robbers and gangsters such as Arkan as hitmen in the 1970s.

It tells you of a polticial system that was morally bankrupt and based on an illusion, funded in part with Western cash because of the Cold War.
This is the "utopia" that Panovski longs for and when the so called "Utopia" collapsed, he moved to the West...to greener pastures but now re-packages himself as a kind of "dissident" or "anti-nationalist" but ironically ends up as a "Yugoslav nationalist."
A lot of these guys and gals do...because it's their "identity" which they have chosen but no one else is permitted to determine their own identity. It has to be determined for them by the likes of Panovski, which is the behaviour of the authoritarian, the dictator.
But they can't see that, only the faults of others. But their own illusions or intellectual quicksand have now been revealed.
It's also disingenous and intellectually lazy to equate "Macedonian assertiveness" on par with say Serb ultra-nationalism of Slobodan Milosevic. No doubt he doesn't want to feel excluded from the Belgrade cafe intellectual millieu. If people want to identify as Macedonians that is their right to do so.
Funny there is no mention of Panovski in any Amnesty International documents in the 1980s, unless I've missed something.


It's a pose that these guys and gals from the Balkans strike in order to impress their Western counterparts... but when you examine their intellectual foundations it's kind of mush that doesn't hold upto any kind of scrutiny....people claiming to be "anti-nationalist" but in their doing so they end up being "nationalist" and longing for a system that was morally bankrupt.

George "Gjorgija" Atanasoski - American Macedonian businessman and an influential member of the diaspora. George's company sells components to NASA.
Naum Panovski or that matter a Member of the City of Skopje elite: Degree from Belgrade University.
Has the 'Elite' invented anything or involved in hi-tech? No. Despite their 'Belgrade cafe cool' have they invented say a mobile phone? No. A more efficient coffee machine so they can sit in the cafe and enjoy a hot brew? No. Ahaa..!
But somehow, according to Panovski, the diaspora is primitive...Panovski's assertions are those of a man suffering from an inferiority complex who needs to bellitle others to make himself feel superior.

BELGRADE IS HIS HOUSE? Naum Panovski told a Serbian newspaper that Belgrade is his "house," meaning his intellectual Jerusalem, even though he was born in Macedonia but now lives in the United States. link

In keeping with some of Macedonia's intellectuals who have been conditioned to confuse Serbian cultural hegemony, or more precisely Belgrade urban culture, with "internationalism." In indulging in this odd form of Internationalism, their attacks on Macedonian identity smacks of Serbian chauvinism.
We are repeatedly told that Macedonian assertiveness equates to extremism, even though in 2,000 years Macedonia has never invaded anyone; did not send in the tanks to crush Slovenia's independence in June 1991.
You're more likely to commit an act of political terrorism, violence, vandalism or start a war in Macedonia due to Serbian nationalism and Albanian separatism than you are if you're a Macedonian from New Jersey.

Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) fighter. The extremist Albanian "army" which moved into Macedonia in 2001, trying to take a third of its territory in establishing a Greater Albania.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014


SKY PILOT - the Bulgarian Orthodox Priest ordered to spy on Australia's rocket / missile program during the 1960s in the "heat" of the Cold War

SKY PILOT - Reverend Rocket
by Sasha Uzunov

De-classified Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) files from the the mid 1960s reveal that a Bulgarian Orthodox Priest, an intelligence operative for the Bulgarian communist government, was ordered to spy upon Australia's rocket and missile program in at Woomera, in the South Australian desert as well as the local Macedonian community.

Father Kliment Cvetkov Dimitrov, an ethnic Macedonian by birth (from the western Macedonian town of Tetovo), was removed as parish priest from the controversial Bulgarian-Macedonian Orthodox Church in Melbourne, Australia because of personal reasons... and in which his secret role came to the attention of ASIO.


In 1950, a group of Macedonian migrants, largely from Aegean Macedonia, who needed a church to worship in, fell under the sway of a cunning character called Bishop Andrey Velichky, head of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church of America, Canada, and Australia. With his blessing a "Macedono-Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church" [referred to by ASIO as the Macedonian (self-independent) Orthodox Church] in Melbourne, Australia, was consecrated.

Bishop Velichky had remained in exile in the United States and was independent of Communist Bulgaria until 1963, when he patched up his difference with the Sofia regime and brought his Churches under direct Bulgarian control.

Photo copyright CORBIS.

In 1960, a Macedonian Orthodox Church, St George, was established in Fitzroy and was in communion with the Macedonian Orthodox Church, headquartered in Skopje, the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, then within the Communist Federal Yugoslavia. The Macedonian Orthodox Church declared its independence in 1967 from the Serbian Church, which had confiscated the title to the Macedonian Church (Archbishopric of Ohrid) after it was abolished by the Ottoman Turkish occupation in the late 18th century.

On 8 September 1991, Macedonia declared its independence from Yugoslavia.

The Macedono-Bulgarian Church in Australia then became a platform for Bulgarian intelligence operations during the 1960s and onwards, as there was a minuscule Bulgarian diplomatic presence in Australia at the time.

In 1986 a Victorian Supreme Court decision confirmed Bulgarian "ownership"of the Church in Melbourne. The original founders, the Macedonians, had been duped by Bishop Andrey Velichky back in 1950.

THE ASIO REPORT - dated May 1967 - source: National Archives of Australia.

Friday, August 29, 2014


BLAGOJE SAMBEVSKI - A year before death banned from entering Australia

by Sasha Uzunov

In 1974 a Macedonian anti-Communist dissident Blagoja Sambevski, an opponent of Tito's Yugoslavia and Secretary of the emigre organisation DOOM (Movement for the Liberation and Unification of Macedonia), was found dead at the hotel he was working at as a night porter in Munich, West Germany. A year before his death he had been rejected by Australia's security services from entering the country on a tourist visa to visit a relative by marriage.

Sambevski had been granted political asylum in Germany.

previous stories - link
                         -  link 

Australian Immigration file - marked secret - in the National Archives ofAustralia - www.naa.gov.au


It is believed pressure from Yugoslavia on the Australian government led to denial of visa...

A Commonwealth Police Force (the forerunner of the Australian Federal Police) report, reveals that Blagoje Sambevski had applied for a visa to visit Melbourne, Australia.

The Commonwealth Police took notice of Sambevski in 1972 when he was elected Vice-President of the OKM - Osloboditelen Komitet Na Makedonija - Committe for the Liberation of Macedonia.

At a World Congress of Macedonian nationalists held in April 1972 in Munich, a split occured within OKM, a right wing became DOOM or DOM (Dvizenje za Osloboduvanje i Obedinuvanje na Makedonija) of which Sambevski had become Vice-President.

A left wing made up of Macedonian activists who had lived in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe took over OKM and set up headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

OKM, according to the Commonwealth Police, had a falling out with a Croatian nationalist group which was willing to allegedly sacrifice Macedonia to communist Bulgaria [under Soviet control] for supporting Croatian independence....

DOOM in Australia saw itself as countering pro-Yugoslav propaganda.

Sambevski planned to visit his brother in law, Ivan Civcic, a Croat. Sambevski's wife, Zora Dolic, was Croatian.

SAMBEVSKI -  Back from the dead?

ASIO blunder? This is puzzling.

A Macedonian political dissident living in West Germany, Blagoje Šambevski, was denied an entry visa by Australian authorities in 1973.

A year later he dies mysteriously at work in a Munich hotel room as a porter.

In 1981 ASIO have put him on the alert list of individuals they don't want to enter Australia.

A number of explanations:

1. Šambevski didn't die in 1974?

2. Šambevski did die & ASIO never updated it's files and assumed he was still alive?

3. Someone connected to or a former associate of Šambevski (including his suspected killer), may have arrived in Australia in 1981 & raised alarm bells with ASIO who hadn't been informed of Šambevski's death but had presumed that Šambevski would arrive in Australia in 1981 or 1982?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Serbian Orthodox Bishop Kacavenda, caught in a sex scandal, and blackmailed by the then Yugoslav Communist intelligence service, UDBa, to spy on fellow priests during the 1970s and 80s. The use of religion as a covert manner for espionage in the Balkans is one of the oldest tricks in the book.

Macedonia's "reward" for humanitarian assistance -

by Sasha Uzunov

It is one of the oldest tricks in the book, especially in the Balkans, the use of religion by the state to conduct covert intelligence operations.

The Serbian State funds the Serbian Orthodox Church, which is waging a campaign against the Macedonian Orthodox Church by sponsoring a "rebel" Bishop John (Jovan) - real name is Zoran Vraniskovski... but it's way of destabilising Macedonia by hauling it to various human rights commissions over "free of worship" etc. 

The Serbian Orthodox Church has gone after Macedonia's Orthodox Primate, Archbishop Stefan. see link 

The Serbian, Greek and Bulgarian Orthodox Churches refuse to recognise the existence of a Macedonian Orthodox Church.

Officially the Republic of Serbia recognises Macedonia and a Macedonian nationality but still wants to keep its hand in the diplomatic poker game over Macedonia, especially with Bulgarian influence growing and so uses religion as a way of blackmailing Macedonia.

Recently, Serbia's former President Boris Tadic said that he regretted in not officially apologising for Serbia's historical injustices committed against Macedonia but would not elaborate. see link

Using a religious dispute is deliberately aimed at Macedonia's Cafe intellectual elite, many who are not interested in religion and so can't see the real danger the "church dispute" poses to Macedonia. The real issue is not about religion but about power.

It's very very clever and shameful, when you consider Macedonia, a tiny impoverished nation, gave humanitarian aid to Serbia when it was hit by floods. see link:

In the past the Yugoslav communists blackmailed a Serb Bishop Kacavenda, a pedophile, into spying for UDBa, the intelligence service, during the 1970s and 80s.

see link: 
see link

It's a bad public relations exercise for the Serb nationalist cause: on the one hand it plays the victim card over Kosovo but is now waging an aggressive campaign, in the guise of religion, against Macedonia.

It's not the behaviour of a "victim" but a "predator.

1971 BRATSVO I EDINSTVO (Brotherhood and Unity) ? Both Serb clergy and secularists reflect the same view

1971 Australian Foreign Affairs document - Australian Ambassador to SFR Yugoslavia pays a visit to SR Macedonia.

Ambassador R.H. Robertson: "En route to Skopje we visited the Serbian Orthodox monastery at Studenica and had some conversation with the Deputy Abbott (Igumen). I had the opportuntity of asking...a casual question about the Macedonian Orthodox Patriachate: He looked extremely dour and replied the "Patriachate is a political creation upon which I shall not comment." The reply reflected, on the church level, the tendency of many Serbians still to claim that the present [Socialist] Republic of Macedonia was in fact more accurately described under its pre-war title "South Serbia."
TEAM UZUNOV note: we are not aware of the Serbian clergy being arrested by UDBa for making those disparaging remarks. And we are surprised that Canadian-Serb film maker Boris Malagurski doesn't mention this chauvinism in his conspiracy laden film, The Weight of Chains."

source: National Archives of Australia - www.naa.gov.au 

The bias against the Macedonian Church was recored by a US Diplomatic cable, published on wiikleaks:

2007 US Diplomatic report (wikileaks - Julian Assange)


Serbian Orthodox Church removes one of its own Bishops for being sympathetic to Macedonian Church's claim to autocephaly...

With Amfilohije's appointment, the Holy Synod (the the SOC
governing body) removed Pavle's previous assistant, Metropolitan
Jovan of Zagreb, Ljubljana, and Italy, replacing the oldest bishop
with the longest-serving. The SOC press release said the choice of
Amfilohije was not a hint about the choice of the next Patriarch.

The press release did not explain the decision to replace Jovan.
Professor of religion and SOC insider Mirko Djordjevic told us the
Synod probably chose to remove Jovan because the SOC perceived as too sympathetic toward the Macedonian Orthodox Church's claims for
autocephaly. Makojevic told DCM the change was "routine."