Spies, Lies and Videotapes

Izdavac: Eurasia Communications, 1999

The American Evil. Truman’s Corps. Spy Hunters. The Croatian Network. Recruiting Intellectuals. The End of the Riecko Quartet. The New Kosovo Battle. Moles in the Yugoslav Government. Yanks Defeat the Serbs. The DIA Search for Karadzic. Hunt for Milosevic.

“Americans are by and large very decent and well-meaning people, and as such they are extremely easy to manipulate in support for noble-sounding causes abroad… Images are everything. If you show them a skull on the gravesite, you can tell them that 10 people were killed, or 100, or 10,000. They’ll believe anything… The level of healthy skepticism, so natural in other countries in the context of perceiving information from dominant and/or official media outlets, is extremely low in the U.S… Americans are fun to work with.”

U.S. Public Relations professional, on condition of anonymity

. “Let’s have a real air war. The idea that people are still holding rock concerts in .Belgrade., or going out for Sunday merry-go-round rides, while their fellow Serbs are “cleansing” Kosovo, is outrageous. It should be lights out in .Belgrade.: Every power grid, water pipe, bridge, road and war related factory has to be targeted. Like it or not, we are at war with the Serbian nation (the Serbs certainly think so), and the stakes have to be very clear: Every week you ravage Kosovo is another decade we will set your country back by pulverizing you. You want 1950? We can do 1950. You want 1389? We can do 1389 too.”

Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, The New York Times, April 23, 1999

.“If NATO is not able to wear down this Milosevic in the next few weeks, I believe that we have to go in there and drop leaflets on Belgrade and other cities and say, “Listen, you guys have got to move because we’re now going to come in and we’re going just level your country. The whole infrastructure is going… Any target is OK. … there would be nothing moving – no cars, no trains, nothing.”

Bill O’Reilly, Commentator, Fox News Channel, April 26, 1999