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*Please note, that at 4:35 minutes I intended to say “March, 2011” and not “September”.
–Terrorists’ Attack on Damascus Restaurant and Homes: “They have no humanity and no respect for children” [related: Where is the West’s compassion & condemnation following terror attacks in Middle East? ]
*photos: Building occupied as headquarters for terrorists of Brigade 16 of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA), Bani Zaid, Aleppo; scrawled name of terrorist Yousef Hayani, leader of Brigade 16; doctors of the Aleppo Medical Association protest terrorists’ bombing of Aleppo hospitals and media silence.
*Note: Blog post slightly longer than original published article. Additions show in red.
In early August, Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban, Political and Media Adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, spoke with me about how the Western media is stifling Syrian voices, endlessly propagating false allegations against the Syrian government and army.
On the question of the Western media’s reaction whenever the Syrian Arab Army liberates areas from foreign-backed terrorists (the most recent examples include the liberation of Aleppo’s Bani Zaid and Lairamoun industrial districts from the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA), Jabhat al-Nusra, Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, and Ahrar al-Sham, among other terrorist factions), which was met with deafening silence by Western corporate media, Shaaban accused the Western media of “double standards.”
“If the West really wants to end this terrorism, why are they so upset about liberating Bani Zaid in Aleppo, which was responsible for killing thousands of civilians in Aleppo? They should have hailed the Syrian Arab Army that liberated these Syrian citizens from terrorism, and they should have hailed overcoming these terrorist groups that were sending hell into Aleppo.
“There’s no real stand against terrorism,” the Syrian president’s adviser continued. “Not only do they not care about the lives of civilians in Aleppo or Syria, they don’t care about the lives of civilians in Nice or Paris or in the USA. The lives of civilians in Syria is as worthy as the lives of civilians in any European country, and one should be human in this regard.”
Comparing the Russian method of battling terrorism in Syria to the Western coalition forces, Shaaban said the Western forces lack the necessary will to fulfill their mission.
“Russia believes that terrorism is a world-wide cancer, and therefore it should be fought truly and drastically in Syria so that it doesn’t get to other countries. But the West doesn’t have this conviction, doesn’t have this will or intention.
Feb 21, 2016, Porkins Policy Radio
For this episode we are joined by activist and freelance journalist Eva Bartlett for an in-depth discussion of the war in Syria. Fresh from her fourth trip to the embattled nation, Eva lends us her perspective of what it’s actually like on the ground. Eva recounts the many places she has visited, and the current living conditions of the Syrian people. Eva and I discuss the numerous terrorist groups and gangs operating within Syria, and the disappearance of groups such as the FSA and other “moderate rebel” groups. Eva also offers us an alternative narrative about the Maddaya starvation story that gripped news headlines and then vanished. We discuss the propaganda involved in this story and its similarity to the skewed reporting of the terrorist siege of Yarmouk.
Absolutely imperative listening on Syria, with important historical context.
Feb 10, 2016, Unusual Sources
“Brendan Stone interviews Tim Anderson about his important new book, “The Dirty War in Syria,” which addresses the monumental lies and profound propaganda that has accompanied Washington’s regime change operation in Syria.”
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PROFESSOR ANDERSON’S BOOK – The Dirty War on Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance- is available online HERE
-The Dirty War on Syria: Interview with Tim Anderson, Feb 11, 2016, Global Research
-The Syrian Endgame, “A Lost War is Dangerous”. US-NATO, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, “Losers on The Rampage”, Feb 14, 2016, Global Research
Commentary with Greta Berlin on the genocide of Gaza, the right to Resist, the manufactured crises…
As Israel’s ritual slaughter of thousands of innocents in Gaza and the West Bank continues full steam ahead, Canada’s neocon Prime Minister Stephen Harper has declared that the Zionist terrorist regime that has butchered more than 1400 Palestinians, injuring close to 7000 others, is the beleaguered victim and the prostrate, impoverished, nearly-defenseless Palestinians are the aggressors, responsible for their own deaths at the hands of Israeli bullets and missiles.
As hundred pound Israeli bombs rain down on Gaza from every direction, causing mass carnage and death as far as the eye can see, “Prime Minister Stephen Harper is reiterating his government’s hard line against Hamas, saying it is solely responsible for the death and destruction in Gaza,” reported the National Post on July 30.
This is the equivalent of blaming a home invasion on the home owner. If a criminal entered your house with a deadly weapon with intent to steal and/or harm, does the home owner not have every right to use lethal force if necessary to subdue or expel the criminal invader?
Eva Bartlett arrived in Gaza with the Freedom Flotilla in fall, 2008…just in time to experience Israel’s Operation Cast Lead with its white phosphorous downpours, bombings of schools, ambulances, food factories, mosques, water and electrical infrastructure, sewage and pumping stations…everything on which life depends. Unfortunately, Operation Cast Lead was not that much of an anomaly; Eva quickly discovered that Israel is committing the well-defined crime of genocide by destroying the Gazans’ means of subsistence on an ongoing basis.
Eva Bartlett is on a speaking tour of the US describing her experiences living in Gaza.