NYT policy is consistent. It’s longstanding. It’s deplorable. It’s opposite of what readers deserve. All news and opinions Times editors call fit to print aren’t fit to read. Editorial policy endorses establishment values.Continue reading »
There is one thing that the so-called peace conference on Syria is guaranteed to achieve and that is that when the last speech is made and the delegates leave the hall, the grotesque bloodletting and devastation will continue for the people of Syria. Why? Because for the Obama Administration, the diplomatic process was never intended to bring about a peaceful resolution to the war. Its main purpose was always to affect their main strategic objective – the removal of President Bashir al-Assad from power and the disappearance of Syria as an independent state.Continue reading »
BELOW: CBS News, typical of the American media, who slavishly follow cues from the White House, the State Department or intelligence sources, was busy spreading the “news” about Syrian government torture. It’s also instructive to see the (many) reactionary and obviously Zionist-written comments. The Appendix has CBS’ own transcript of the event.
A report sponsored by one of the Syrian insurgency’s major weapons suppliers claims to provide (as the New York Times puts it) “new visual corroboration that Mr. Assad’s government is guilty of mass war crimes against its own citizens.” Based on photos of dead detainees said to be taken by a defector from the Syrian military, the report alleges that Syrian forces engaged in widespread torture.Continue reading »
The fracturing of the “Free Syrian Army” over official leadership indicating its willingness to drop the demand that Assad be brought down before it will participate in peace negotiations has led to a large part of the FSA coalition dropping out. The renegade faction just seized the headquarters of the Syrian Military Council, along with its weapons. This led the US and UK governments to immediately suspend the “non-lethal” aid that allowed funds from other sources to be devoted exclusively to weaponry.Continue reading »