War is first and foremost about propaganda, dividing the world into worthy victims and unworthy victims–who are ignored. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been massacred in the completely illegal proxy war waged on Syria by AMERICA, its NATO allies and its GULF TYRANT PARTNERS. Follow the weapons. I wrote about the bogus propaganda offensive back in 2012:
Let’s recall the outrageous mass murder that prompted that article, shall we?
Numerous civilians were killed on May 25, 2012 in Al-Houla, Syria. Immediately, the Assad regime was blamed (as always) by the opposition public relations sources, those so-called “activists.” The Syrian government’s artillery fire was noted by the United Nations. The world’s press picked up on this opposition “activist” story, and soon the Syrian ambassadors were booted out of the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Exactly like a rehearsed and coordinated bit of political theater.”
But, of course, the Syrian government wasn’t the perpetrator of the atrocity. America’s psychotic head-chopping Sunni terrorists were.
“Then a Russian news team investigated exactly who was killed, how and why. This investigation was followed by a German investigation by FAZ, one of Germany’s largest newspapers, and both reports come to a very different conclusion than that of the “activists.” While the murders of women and children were brutal, barbaric and disgusting, it is the perpetrators that matter here. The civilians were not killed by artillery shells, but by small arms fire and/or knives. They were not killed because of their opposition to the regime, but were families known for supporting Assad. Several were Shiite living in the predominantly Sunni neighborhood. “
The propaganda lies have only gotten progressively worse since 2012. The only reason that particular Syrian boy above is all over the world’s press today is that his plight can be blamed on Russia, the real enemy in these illegal, covert wars of aggression. As if Russia began the conflict, or even wants it to continue. Utter nonsense. The true perpetrators are in Washington, London, Paris, Riyadh, Ankara.
CNN proclaimed the child “the face of Syria’s civil war,” while the anchor-woman theatrically burst into tears recounting his story.
The New York Timescalled him “a symbol of Aleppo’s suffering,” while USA Today published a short editor’s note reading, “This Syrian boy is Omran. Will you pay attention now?”
More direct in its approach was the British daily Telegraph, which headlined an article: “For the sake of Aleppo’s children, we must try again to impose a no-fly zone in Syria.”
–Bill Van Auken
“When the US military killed 73 civilians in Syria last month, images of the carnage, like the one below, didn’t make the cut, for some strange reason.”