Paid to Predict: Duplicity, Deceit and Dishonesty among 'Allies'

Author(s): Ewen Southby-Tailyour 

ISBN: 9781781557686
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Duplicity, Deceit and Dishonesty among ‘Allies’ The un-redacted diaries of a British monitor with the European Community Monitoring Mission (and the SIS) in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia. Autumn 1993—Spring 1994.
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In 1993 Ewen Southby-Tailyour joined the British Foreign Office for duties with the European Community Monitoring Mission. He was also tasked, informally, by MI6 to report on a few characters.

Monitoring the cease-fire violations along the Confrontation Line between Croatia and the Republic of Serbian Krajina plus the humanitarian and economic issues for the regeneration of Dalmatia were professionally satisfying; as were a covert beach reconnaissance, interviewing war criminals and pacing the length of a ‘secret’ airfield that was eventually used by US Predator unmanned surveillance aircraft to support Croatia’s ethnic cleansing of all Serbs from Krajina.

Closing in on hard evidence that Germany and the US were breaking UN Arms Embargo 713 the author was caught in the diplomatic crossfire between the Greeks, who supported Serbia and the French who supported Croatia. To prevent the French knowing of any illicit arms embargo he was ordered by the Greeks to falsify his reports. He resigned from the mission.

This is a thought-provoking, disturbing tale of deceit and duplicity between European countries (and, notably, the US) all supposedly supporting a common cause—peace in the Balkans—but, in effect, helping to ethnically cleanse 200,000 Serbs from their 500 year-old homeland.

BOOK ISBN 9781781557686
FORMAT 234 x 156 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 240 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 20 November 2020
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 43 colour photographs

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In 1993 Ewen Southby-Tailyour joined the British Foreign Office for duties with the European Community Monitoring Mission. He was also tasked, informally, by MI6 to report on a few characters. Closing in on hard evidence that Germany and the US were breaking UN Arms Embargo 713 the author was caught in the diplomatic crossfire between the Greeks, who supported Serbia and the French who supported Croatia. To prevent the French knowing of any illicit arms embargo he was ordered by the Greeks to falsify his reports. He resigned from the mission.

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