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"Western media basically rent their pages and screens to Western governments to plant whatever propaganda stories they wish"

May 30th, 2012 Comments off

So did anybody in the press account for the feverish propaganda lies and fabrications that preceded NATO intervention in Libya? What happened to the 100,000 civilians killed by Qadhdhafi’s bombs?  What happened to the stories of mercenary armies?  What happened to the story of that woman who claimed she was raped and then fled to Qatar before she was deported again?  When Western governments plan or plot action against a developing country, Western media basically rent their pages and screens to Western governments to plant whatever propaganda stories they wish.  We see that over and over again.”



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Libyans killed

May 30th, 2012 Comments off
So did anybody in the press account for the feverish propaganda lies and fabrications that preceded NATO intervention in Libya? What happened to the 100,000 civilians killed by Qadhdhafi’s bombs?  What happened to the stories of mercenary armies?  What happened to the story of that woman who claimed she was raped and then fled to Qatar before she was deported again?  When Western governments plan or plot action against a developing country, Western media basically rent their pages and screens to Western governments to plant whatever propaganda stories they wish.  We see that over and over again.

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Western governments really want reform in the Arab world

May 23rd, 2012 Comments off
“British defence giant BAE has signed a £1.9bn ($3bn) deal to supply Hawk trainer jets to Saudi Arabia, saving over 200 UK jobs.” (thanks Mohammad)

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Unbelievable: the Bin Ladenite militias that were armed by Western governments are anti-Western

March 4th, 2012 Comments off
I mean, this is shocking really.  So the Bin Ladenite militias that NATO armed and supported don’t like the West? Really?  This is like informing me that the Afghan mujahidin in the 1980s were anti-Western.  Were they? (thanks Ahmet)

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The photographer reports

March 4th, 2012 Comments off
It is amazing how when Western governments develop a particular policy in the Middle East, all reporters (and photographers even) have to follow that policy.  In the case of Egypt when the uprising was directed against a dictator favored by the US and Israel: western media insisted that the Egyptian people can’t use violence against the regime.  They hectored them as they hector Palestinians about the virtues of non-violence.  Yet, in Syria: the norm is now to glamorize the violence (often sectarian and often random–i.e. terrorist) by the Free Syrian Army and other Salafites.  Look at this long piece: a mere propaganda tribute to the Free Syrian Army.  I loved how the writer, or the photographer, called the Free Syrian Army “underequipped”.  Underequipped in relation to what? To other populations in the region? To other opposition movements?  I mean, can you imagine a writer–any writer–in the New York Times referring to Hamas as “underequipped”?  That person would be fired on the spot and the Security Council would have met in a special session to rebuke the writer.  The two primary victims of the Syrian conflict are: 1) the Syrian people; 2) the standards of professional journalism in the East and West.

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Al-Qa`idah in Syria

March 1st, 2012 Comments off
Western governments called on the Syrian government to protect all Al-Qa`idah terrorists who infiltrate into Syria and held the Syrian government responsible for their safety and well-being.  

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Western press scandal

February 27th, 2012 Comments off
Just in the case of Iraq prior to the 2003 invasion, the Western press is acting with the same degree of political cowardice.  They are afraid of writing or covering anything that conflicts with the foreign policies of Western governments.  Is is not scandalous that there was not one article detailing to readers what Arab League monitors said about the situation in Syria, especially that the dispatch of the team was a key demand of Western governments?  Not one voice of dissent.  Not one critical article against the Syrian National Council and the Free Syrian Army.  

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"Moscow & Beijing must be subject to a relentless campaign of shaming!"

February 12th, 2012 Comments off

“…. Moscow and Beijing must be subject to a relentless campaign of shaming, not only from Western governments and media, but from Pretoria, Delhi, Islamabad, Brasilia and other capitals that have come out on the side of principle. Amnesty International and other organizations will maintain an intense barrage of letters, emails, press releases and tweets from people all over the world who stand with the Syrians and against Assad’s violence. Other Arab governments should talk about how they gradually concluded that closing ranks behind violent dictators wasn’t the best strategy to keep protesters back home at bay, and about what steps they may take next to address the demands of freedom-seekers. Further efforts at the Human Rights Council, General Assembly and Security Council should be mounted to underscore Chinese and Russian isolation.
Russia and China’s readiness to stand alone last weekend smacks of fear…”



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Western pressure on Syria grows

January 31st, 2012 Comments off

Western governments send their foreign ministers to New York, with hope for a tough UN resolution on the crisis in Syria, as divisions remain in the Security Council.
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"Neither the Arab League nor Western governments care about the Syrian people…"

December 30th, 2011 Comments off
“… It called – nay pleaded – for Arab League intervention while ruling out Western intervention (under the title of UN or “international community” and various other code words that are used to disguise – in theory – the US/Israeli role). The SNC then changed its tune again and started calling for a no-fly zone (as if the war on Iraq and on Libya did not start with “no-fly zone” rhetoric). The council then accepted international intervention but only “to protect civilians.” The folks of the Syrian National Council assumed that we forgot the NATO bombing campaign in Libya (which included the deployment of ground troops and special forces) was undertaken under the UN pretext of “protecting civilians.” So NATO killed Libyan civilians (as the New York Times revealed in an extensive report) in order to protect Libyan civilians. Such are the rules of the US-dominated UN.

Sheikh Adnan al-Arur (the fanatical cleric based in Saudi Arabia who holds sway among at least some of the protesters and whose name is often chanted in some protests went further. He threatened this week to cut off the tongues of any member of the SNC who does not call for international intervention in Syria. No one from the SNC protested the words of Arur. The alliance between Ikhwan and their liberal lackeys is too delicate to bother with reactions to the likes of Arur.
But the goal of calling for international intervention is now clear: on the very first day of the Arab League Monitor’s mission, the SNC declared its failure to undertake its mission. Western media (which now are reduced to publishing the pronouncements and claims of the pro-Saudi Syrian Monitor for Human Rights) quickly echoed the opinion of the council.
The criticisms of the SNC are correct but come very late in the game. They should have been raised earlier and those criticisms apply to (potential) Western intervention in Syria. Neither the Arab League nor Western governments care about the Syrian people. The notion that the league of Arab tyrants are in a position to monitor human rights violations in a sister country is ridiculous. To make the exercise of the Arab League mission more absurd, Qatar selected an intelligence commander from the tyrannical regime of Omar al-Bashir of Sudan to head the Arab League monitoring mission. …  Qatar is implementing a plan on behalf of the US/Israel, but the public has not been informed of the exact features of the plan….. Clearly, Saudi/Turkish/US/Qatari/Jordanian/Israeli/Hariri intervention in Syrian affairs is only increasing the suffering of the Syrian people but the primary responsibility of the suffering should be blamed on the Syrian regime, which is obligated to protect its population…. 
The mission of the Arab League is not serious. It has so far failed to stop the killing and will not stop the killing. It is merely a phase to camouflage another more dangerous phase that Western governments and their clients in the region have in store for Syria.”



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