Anti-Syria Establishment Media Propaganda

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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Syria is Obama’s war, begin in 2011, escalated by Trump, ongoing for nine years, using jihadists as ground troops, one of history’s high crimes.

No end of it in prospect, it’s one of many US forever wars of aggression against one nation after another threatening no one.

Establishment media reporting on all US wars amounts to all propaganda, all the time — truth-telling forbidden.

On Syria from inception, major media reporting has been some of the most dismal in memory — featuring a litany of Big Lies and deception, along with contempt for peace and the rule of law.

NYT reporting is some of the worst, supporting aggression, never denouncing it, blaming US victims for high crimes committed against them.

In its latest edition, the self-styled newspaper of record reinvented the campaign by Syrian forces to liberate Idlib province, infested with US/Turkish supported terrorists, Russian airpower involved.

According to Times propaganda, Russian and Syrian forces are to blame for civilians killed by jihadists — shelling government troops and residential areas scores of times daily.

The broadsheet cited al-Qaeda-linked White Helmets as a source, involved in CW incidents and other atrocities.

Like other fake news reports, the Times falsely accused Russian and Syrian forces of bombing hospitals and other residential sites.

It calls US aggression “civil war” and cutthroat killer jihadists “rebels” or “opposition forces.”

On the same day, WaPo editors urged the Trump regime to impose more (illegal) sanctions on Russia.

Its disinformation report falsely accused “Syrian, Russian, and Iranian forces (of) bombing and shelling civilian targets, driving more than 150,000 people from their homes in January alone.”

Fact: Iranian military advisors alone are involved in Syria’s liberating struggle, no combat troops.

Fact: Russian and Syrian forces are involved in liberating areas controlled by US/Turkish supported jihadists, who are responsible for terrorizing civilians, driving their exodus from conflict areas.

WaPo referred to terrorist-infested Idlib province as “rebel” territory, ignoring jihadists holding thousands of civilians as human shields.

Like other establishment media, WaPo failed to condemn illegal US, NATO, Turkish occupation of Syrian territory — a high crime against peace, their aggression the highest of high crimes.

Syria’s liberating campaign, supported by Russian airpower, is legitimate and essential self-defense as defined under the UN Charter and other international law.

WaPo supports endless war and carnage, blaming Syria and Russia for US-led high crimes committed against the country for nine years with no end of them in prospect.

On the same day as well, the Wall Street Journal quoted Trump’s envoy for regime change in Syrian James Jeffrey’s Big Lies.

Accusing Russia of “challeng(ing) (US occupation of Syria’s) northeast,” he ignored its illegality and Moscow’s efforts for conflict resolution since 2012.

He lied claiming Russia is using its Security Council veto power to block humanitarian aid.

Moscow wants it delivered to all Syrians in need. The US, Britain and France want it sent to jihadist controlled areas alone.

Propaganda and hot wars rage together, alternative sources the only reliable way to get and stay informed, mostly online.

Establishment media are lying machines, state-approved propaganda and junk food rubbish their specialties — real news, information and analysis banned.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.