Saturday, 17 September 2011

According to the Times, Alastair Campbell is now offering PR advice to the Kosovan government, and he has a track record of "achievement" there.
Mr Campbell is something of a hero in the former Balkan warzone. was Mr Campbell who ran the propaganda war against Serbia during the 1999 Nato bombing campaign.

The war against Slobodan Milosevic, intended to stop the killings in Kosovo, was waged from the air, and Mr Campbell was one of the first to grasp that this allowed the Serbs to control news on the ground. So he hired a crack team for quick rebuttal of Serbian reports, tutored generals on the art of the soundbite, ghosted articles for Nato leaders and kept the Alliance on message.

Now the Kosovan leadership, still at odds with Serbian neighbours, wants Mr Campbell to teach it how to communicate with the world and between its departments of state.

Campbell met Hashim Thaçi, who "has been accused of involvement in the illicit organ trade."

And the Koran-reading Tony Blair is very popular there too. He
has been honoured with a Tony Blair Street and by the first name “Tonybler” carried by scores of Kosovan teenagers.
Source: The Times (£)

The French site Novopress claims that this Wikileaks cable shows the American government was preparing for this recent initiative in Kosovo two years ago.


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