The Truth About Syria
“For three years, violent militants have run Aleppo. Their rule began with a wave of repression. They posted notices warning residents: ‘Don’t send your children to school. If you do, we will get the backpack and you will get the coffin.’ Then they destroyed factories, hoping that unemployed workers would have no recourse other than to become fighters. They trucked looted machinery to Turkey and sold it.
“This month, people in Aleppo have finally seen glimmers of hope. The Syrian army and its allies have been pushing militants out of the city. Last week they reclaimed the main power plant. Regular electricity may soon be restored. The militants’ hold on the city could be ending.
“Militants, true to form, are wreaking havoc as they are pushed out of the city by Russian and Syrian Army forces. ‘Turkish-Saudi backed ‘moderate rebels’ showered the residential neighborhoods of Aleppo with unguided rockets and gas jars,’
“one Aleppo resident wrote on social media. The Beirut-based analyst Marwa Osma asked, ‘The Syrian Arab Army, which is led by President Bashar Assad, is the only force on the ground, along with their allies, who are fighting ISIS — so you want to weaken the only system that is fighting ISIS?’
“This does not fit with Washington’s narrative. As a result, much of the American press is reporting the opposite of what is actually happening. Many news reports suggest that Aleppo has been a ‘liberated zone’ for three years but is now being pulled back into misery.
“Americans are being told that the virtuous course in Syria is to fight the Assad regime and its Russian and Iranian partners. We are supposed to hope that a righteous coalition of Americans, Turks, Saudis, Kurds, and the ‘moderate opposition’ will win.
“This is convoluted nonsense, but Americans cannot be blamed for believing it. We have almost no real information about the combatants, their goals, or their tactics. Much blame for this lies with our media.” Here is the article: http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/02/18/the-media-are-misleading-public-syria/8YB75otYirPzUCnlwaVtcK/story.html
The fact is that what Obama is doing in Syria is sacrificing millions of innocent people, who either get killed or become refugees, for the purpose of committing his planned regime change for the corporate empire and its 1% beneficiaries. While most Democrats rightly blame Gorge W. Bush for invading Iraq on lies and false pretexts, President Obama’s war on Syria using ISIS, Al Nusra and other brutal terrorist groups to accomplish regime change through sheer terror and mass murder, is no less a war crime that has already caused 250,000 deaths and created 7 million refugees.
Meanwhile, US media have been coconspirators and participants to this holocaust by telling Obama’s lies to the American people and presenting Russia, Iran and the Syrian government as the culprits, when in fact, all they have done is fight terrorism unleashed upon the Syrian people by US, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and others, and who are now in the verge of defeating the US backed terrorists and bringing peace back to the embattled nation. The US, on the other hand, in stark contrast, has been fighting on the side of the terrorists and is now toying with the idea of doubling down and digging in by having their clients Saudi Arabia and Turkey send in ground troops to finish Washington’s dirty job, raising the stakes and the danger of even bigger and more wars in the region.
Are we going to find out again, when the truth finally gets out – if other news organizations also tell the truth and if it ever gets cited on TV – after all the devastation and killings, that the Administration had the “wrong intelligence” about what the US-supported forces were doing in Syria? Are we going to be told years later that the US was fighting on the wrong side and hear regrets from politicians about that devastating war, like some are now expressing about the Iraq war, or the Vietnam war, after the damage is already done and millions of lives have been destroyed?