A Secret British ‘Strategic Communication’ Campaign Aims To Fracture The Balkans

July 14, 2021 — Moon of Alabama

In late 2018 we learned about the secret British government campaign to smear Russia. The campaign was run by the ‘Integrity Initiative’ – A Military Intelligence Operation, Disguised As Charity, To Create The “Russian Threat”.

A year later the release of a number of British documents revealed systematic ‘Strategic Communication’ propaganda campaigns against Syria and in Iraq run by contractors who were working for the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

A similar campaign, run by the same companies, created ‘regime change’ protests in Lebanon. This included infiltrating Lebanon’s military intelligence as well as indoctrination of young Palestinian refugees. The recent campaign to regime change Belarus was likewise secretly supported by British government contractors. It is thus not astonishing to learn that the British government is running similar secret influence campaign in other regions of the world.

The release of a new batch of documents show that one of those campaigns has the aim of fracturing the Balkans.

An extensive narrative around those documents is available in threeparts. All relevant documents – solicitations, company offers, contracts etc. – can be downloaded here.

After describing the secret British manipulation campaigns in detail the author(s) conclude:

The documents we have published reveal a large-scale neocolonial HMG operation in the region. The British employ various methods to achieve their goals: they support friendly regimes at the same time undermining those regimes they consider hostile. They strengthen or weaken governments as they deem necessary. And everything is done as part of a global plan.

However the essence of the operations has not changed. They are still HMG Trojan Horses.

We believe the people have the right to know both the perpetrators and their accomplices (local politicians or organisations).

I agree with that. But as I am not well versed in the Balkans, and have few readers from there, I will study the documents and leave it at that.

If you have contacts in the area please make sure that they learn about the British campaign.

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