Every humanitarian who trusts the current commentary associated with the bloody images coming out of Syria could very well be getting played for a fool.
There is not enough public questioning of the motives of Western intelligence agencies and their proxy fighters, who are largely responsible for the images of violence in the media.
Independent observers continue to cast doubt upon this Western misinformation campaign against the government and the loyal citizenry of the last secular Arab state in the world.
There are a lot of soldiers of fortune [in Syria]… Chechens, Romanians, French, Libyans, and Afghans… A few Afghans were caught and asked, ‘What are you doing here?’ They replied, ‘We were told that we came to Israel, and at night we are shooting at Israeli buses. We are fighting with the enemy to liberate Palestine.’ It might be funny, but it is true. The guys were really surprised, ‘Are we in Syria? We thought we were in Israel!’
In 1997-98 village massacres during the Algerian civil war plainly showed that there are some Islamic fighters who think nothing of killing large numbers of Muslim civilians whose only crime was refusal to join their rebellion against a secular Arab government.
Today’s busy liberal humanitarians are not really paying attention if they are allowing the corporate television industry to fuel their outrage. Big mistake. Look again. Your erstwhile humanitarianism is based on a lie that is playing a wealth of ‘world opinion’ and war-authorization into the wrong hands.
The whole world is watching a movie about something [the myth of a worthy indigenous “opposition” being suppressed by a murderous regime] which does not in fact exist; it is fiction in the guise of real events. This is a manipulation of public opinion.
Unfortunately we have reached a point where the juggernaut of deception will simply not be embarrassed by facts any longer. Because enough outrage has been manufactured already to go forward, and this makes it absolutely mandatory that the truth be ruthlessly stonewalled until the very last falsehood is in place – so that the public relations crime of the new century can at last be perpetrated against the people of Syria.
I’ve been living permanently in Syria for the last seven months, and I saw only three ‘so-called demonstrations.’ So-called, because there were very few people and they were clearly staged as a performance for journalists… The so-called rebels fight in the streets, shoot videos and burn tires. If you see black smoke on a video “made by mobile phone”, it’s not the result of artillery fire by the army, it is smoke from burning tires.
Western humanitarians wake up! Your enemies the Neo-cons have manipulated your sympathies to make you unwilling accomplices in their year-long vicious attack against one of the last stable and secular Muslim states.
Protests were shot on video for five or ten minutes before people quickly dispersed. In some cities, where bandits took control temporarily, they forced people to go to demonstrations… In Zabadani, my colleagues and I were captured by bandits. They showed us a rusty tank and said the tank fired at the town… They gathered a dozen people and organized a demonstration especially for us. At this moment I looked at the people’s faces. I saw only fear and hatred on the faces. They were afraid of the bandits and hated them.
Ten years from now, when the real historians have had a chance to sift the facts, everyone now looking on with approval at this calloused wave of Neo-con state-busting will be exposed for a bunch of hapless and distracted TV spectators who got lied too.