Daily Al Jazeera Disinformation on Syria
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Al Jazeera is owned and operated by the Qatari government – its Al Thani monarchy part of the US-led anti-Syria coalition.
It broadcasts what the regime wants aired, ignoring what it wants suppressed, operating like US media scoundrels, its credibility sorely lacking.
It airs daily fake news on Syria, falsely accusing Moscow and Damascus of bombing hospitals and massacring civilians.
It’s silent about US-led terror-bombing, its rape of Mosul and Raqqa, its support for ISIS and other terrorists it pretends to oppose, its imperial wars to replace all independent governments with pro-Western ones, its horrendous war crimes in multiple countries ongoing daily.
When able, I monitor its live broadcasts. Much of it makes disturbing listening, especially anything on Syria – all propaganda all the time on the war.
Monday Al Jazeera headlined “Air raids on rebel-held Idlib province intensified,” falsely accusing Russian and Syrian warplanes of “shelling” civilian areas.
Its sources include the al-Qaeda-connected White Helmets and other anti-government groups.
It quoted one disreputable source, claiming “(t)he Russians are in a frenzy. They’re going mad.”
“The shelling is ongoing throughout the day and night. The warplanes are hitting residential areas. The massacres started (Sunday) night. The whole area was vibrating. About 12 homes came crumbling down.”
Fact: Russian and Syrian aircraft target terrorists, not civilians, polar opposite how Washington operates, massacring tens of thousands of civilians in Mosul and Raqqa alone, destroying the cities, making them uninhabitable, rotting corpses continuing to be found beneath widespread rubble.
Fact: Al Jazeera failed to report accurately on these atrocities – falsely blaming Russia and Syria for US-led high crimes of war and against humanity.
White Helmets Al Jazeera cited lied, claiming Russian warplanes bombed Maaret al-Numan’s main hospital “ten” times, calling it “a disaster,” bodies of “babies” recovered.
Throughout the war, hundreds of thousands of Syrian civilians were massacred by US-supported terrorists and Pentagon-led terror-bombing – silence by Al Jazeera on these atrocities, Russia and Syria falsely blamed.
A so-called “volunteer” on the ground wrongfully accused Syria of “dropp(ing) two barrels containing chlorine on a heavily populated civilian area in Saraqeb,” claiming “(e)veryone was suffocating.”
Syria has no “barrels” filled with chlorine or anything else. Russian and Syrian aircraft scrupulously avoid hitting civilian targets.
Tuesday Al Jazeera headlined “Air raids kill at least 23 in Syria’s Ghouta: Monitor,” falsely accusing Syrian warplanes for the alleged incident.
The so-called “monitor” is the UK-based, pro-Western, anti-Assad Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOAR) – a propaganda operation, not a legitimate source of information on the conflict.
It falsely accused Russian and Syrian bombing for 73 civilian deaths in the last 24 hours, in so-called “rebel-held areas near Damascus.”
These elements are US-supported terrorists by another name, good terrorists meaning all imperial cutthroat killers except ISIS, the scourge Washington pretends to oppose while continuing to support its fighters.
Al Jazeera asked “(w)ill anyone be charged” with war crimes in Syria? Never Washington and its rogue allies – fully responsible for years of war and carnage continuing daily.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”