Prošlo je više od 10 godina od kako je NATO bombardovao Srbiju, kada je stradalo preko 600 nevinih građana Srbije, pa tek sada sa ove vremenske distance počinju da na videlo izlaze pozadinska događanja. Jedno u nizu “onostranih” viđenja donosi i biografska knjiga “The Alastair Campbell Diaries Volume Two: Power and the People 1997-1999” Alastaira Campbela koji je bio tadašnji press sekretar Tonija Blera (Tony Blair) tadašnjeg premijera Britanije, i inicijatora i najvećeg zagovornika kažnjavanja Srbije bombama.
The Guardian donosi isečke iz ove zanimljive knjige koji ukazuju na izuzetnu brutalnost britanske imperije i delovanje Alastaira Campbela kao vođe medijskog rata i ukrotitelja zapadnih medija:
Petak 2. April 1999.
…We were losing the propaganda battle with the Serbs. TB called early on, and wanted a real sense of urgency injected into things. He had spoken to Clinton about the timidity of the military strategy. He had spoken to Thatcher [Margaret Thatcher] last night who was appalled that the NAC and Nato ambassadors discussed [with each other] targeting plans. He wanted the message out that we were intensifying attacks. I said we said that on Wednesday…
Utorak 6. April 1999.
…Nato might balk but we were going to have to get a grip of their communications and make sure capitals were more tightly drawn in to what they were saying and doing….
Pored vojne kampanje, NATO je vodio protiv Srbije i snažnu centralizovanu medijsku kampanju, koja je “podredila slobodu medija” :
We needed a strategic approach to communications, greater centralisation, so that all capitals felt involved in what we were saying and doing, and also felt obliged at least to know what the line here was, even if they then felt unable to toe it.
O bombardovanju voza u Grdeličkoj klisuri i stradanju nevinih putnika:
I also assured him I was no Freedom of Information freak, and indeed felt they were sometimes giving out too much. I said I would not have shown the bombing of the train. It did not benefit us at all. If you are fighting a war, it has to be fought like a war at every level.
Kako su ukrotili slobodu medija (postoji li uopšte sloboda medija):
He said (Solana) he loved the way we had “tamed” the media. I said we hadn’t, we’d just made them think we had.
Da li ste čuli za liberalni intervencionizam? – u prevodu “kada vam se nečiji postupci ne sviđaju, vi ga liberalno maznete”:
Blair flew to Chicago to deliver one of the most important foreign policy speeches of his premiership in which he established the principle of liberal interventionism.
Kako ukrotiti nemačke medije?
Nedelja 25. April 1999.
[German chancellor Gerhard] Schröder asked me how my disinformation campaign was going. I said it would go a lot better if we had a few more Germans in it. TB took Bill into a private room, just the two of them, where he pressed him again on ground troops, saying we really needed a proper fix on where we were heading, that it could only be done if the US were clear they would be there when the time came.
Šta su su nam spremali amerikanci na čelu sa Veslijem Klarkom? Spremali sunam velike bombe koje mogu da sliste teren veličine fudbalskog igrališta!
He told me of a bomb they were intending to use that could destroy an area the size of four football fields, and then grenades would go off, and spread further. He said the Serbs don’t know we have it. The question is do we warn them or just use it?
Jedino, imali su veliku “moralnu dilemu” dali da nas “obaveste” o tome, odnosno da spreme odgovarajući dezinformaciju:
Not easy. I said if you do end up using it, make sure we have enough time before you do to have a proper explanation for its use.