Not that I think everything was truthful before this! George Orwell based his Ministry of Truth on the wartime BBC.
Retired Greek Ambassador Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos said my evaluation was right except I had overestimated the institutional importance of the WEU which was something of a talk shop according to Greek officers. The operation went past it rather than through it.
I can add some quotes here but it really needs to be read in its entirety.
Those who were shocked by the referendum vote to leave the EU and by the election of Donald Trump have attributed their disappointment to a “post truth” style of politics. The reverse, I suggest, is the case. However imperfectly, a majority of voters grasped that the long-accepted “liberal” narrative was simply untrue.
Increasing suspicion of the official line on anything was massively increased by the revelation of the untruth of Tony Blair’s and the US government’s claims about “Weapons of Mass Destruction” in Iraq. But the organs of disinformation had rather a successful practice run in 1999 over the invasion of Yugoslavia.
This was so effectively promoted in the mainstream British media as to have quite a high public approval rating. Tony Blair was always aware of the tremendous electoral boost which the “Falklands Effect” had given to Mrs. Thatcher and this was the closest he came to achieving it.
Of course, the Falklands war was about repelling a genuine invasion of British territory and liberating its inhabitants from a truly fascist regime. Yugoslavia was very different, as I pointed out in the following article from 1999, to which I have added a few notes with benefit of hindsight.
He then starts with NATO [article from October,’99].