Nikola Gruevski fell from power because of the hundreds of released authentic conversations in which his rule is unmasked as a complete capture of the state for political and material interests of the government elite that he led. Those conversations, in addition to the well-known political epilogue, also received and are receiving court rulings that confirm the accusations of the SPO, though we will need additional years for the final court rulings in most of the cases.
Now, on the other hand, that same Gruevski with the “yellow vans” method – for which he himself arrested – is trying “from a distance” to discredit the witnesses and accomplices in the criminal processes against him, in order to “prove” that only he is innocent: he is recording everyone with whom he is speaking with on the phone from Budapest (now that “library” would be precious to obtain), and they are probably also recording him, hence, according to the current need, recordings are “leaking” on the internet, but now they are not “cut, pasted, edited”, but are strictly credible and are offered as valid court evidence for moral-political and lawful “denigration” of the opponents, for the needs of the defense.
And, from last February (when, supposedly the two conversations that were just released between Kamcev and Gruevski had taken place) to this April, water has flowed through muddy Vardar enough for a whole criminal-legal “energy” season! Who knows how many more recordings can be released with verbal overturns that will “confirm” whatever claims you want. Who says that the contents of those recordings have not been agreed, coordinated, arranged and directed ahead of time? Maybe they were recorded on Thursday, cut and pasted on Friday, so as to be released on Saturday… Somehow, the dialogue is going very exhaustive in terms of the points of the accusations, and in terms of the statements of all who have testified, and who have been longtime, closest property-legal associates of Grujo.
And what are, actually, those “confidential” telephone communications in which, between morally dilapidated associates, nobody believes anyone anything, they lie to each other and gossip each other like aunts gathered at a fountain? They agree only on one thing, that they have been “set up” by the prosecutor’s office and the court, and by the same lawgivers with whose affectionate assistance they themselves have for years arranged and tried hundreds of innocent people, in order to get a hold of properties and eliminate business and political opponents who could have endangered their power in the way they practiced it. The telephone “retrospection” of the bewildered and scandalized Gruevski, in these two released conversations, on the situation in the Macedonian judiciary (Kamcev, in the second conversation: “And she is a judge elected in our time!… What can I say!”), is as if comes from an innocent nun whose monastery had been turned into a bordello for years, but because she had been busy all day with prayers, making the sign of the cross and lighting candles, she didn’t manage to realize what was happening on time.
In the released conversations, Kamcev talks with Gruevski at one point as if they were scoundrels from the block, and at another as if this one was still an inviolable prime minister of the country. Gruevski, in fact, with the release of these recordings additionally discredits Kamcev as a witness, and this one doesn’t care at all, since he already looks like a moral-political “sieve” when his business-practices are in question. But then again Grujo himself chose him as a partner in the deals, precisely because of those top qualities of Kamcev.
As Kamcev himself would say (at the end of the first conversation): “You need to go to bed at night, fall asleep and wake up in the morning. First, to set up someone is evil, and second, to set up someone you need to be able to sleep peacefully… Unbelievable… Unbelievable… That’s that. Regards to you, we’re here for whatever we may need, talk to you next week, I’ll send you this, you’ll see it. So long!”
Indeed, so long. We just didn’t come to understand who the keys of the 750- square- meter empty apartments in “Panorama’, “frozen” by the court, belong to? It would be a pity for them to go to waste, with nobody having moved in…
Translation: N. Cvetkovska