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  30. <title>Exploitation of children in propaganda war against Syria continues</title>
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  44. <description><![CDATA[Jun 19, 2017, RT Op-Edge -By Eva Bartlett In December 2016, filmmakers in Egypt were arrested in the process of staging an Aleppo video with two children: the girl was meant to look injured, and the boy was to vilify both Russia and Syria. Even the corporate media reported on it, including: “The girl’s dress, [&#8230;]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=23133&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></description>
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  48. <div><span style="color:#000000;">Jun 19, 2017, <a href="https://www.rt.com/op-edge/392976-exploitation-children-propaganda-syria/">RT Op-Edge</a></span></div>
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  50. <h3><span style="color:#000000;">-By Eva Bartlett</span></h3>
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  52. <div class="article__summary summary "><span style="color:#000000;">In December 2016, filmmakers in Egypt were arrested in the process of staging an Aleppo video with two children: the girl was meant to look injured, and the boy was to vilify both Russia and Syria.</span></div>
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  54. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Even the corporate media <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/aleppo-fake-footage-children-five-peopele-arrested-egyptian-police-a7486541.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">reported</a> on it, including: <em>“The girl’s dress, covered in red paint, was what caught the attention of a police officer driving by, the ministry said.”</em></span></p>
  55. <p><span style="color:#000000;">The incidences of fakery and hoaxes, however, does not end there.</span></p>
  56. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Also in December, the scene of a &#8216;Girl running to survive after her family had been killed&#8217; was said to be in Aleppo. In <a href="http://www.mintpressnews.com/fake-aleppo-genocide-pics-spread-amid-new-calls-for-war-on-syria/223306/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">reality</a>, it was a scene from a Lebanese music video, which someone at some point clearly chose to depict as in Aleppo, for the same anti-Russian, anti-Assad vilification purposes.</span></p>
  57. <p><span style="color:#000000;">In November 2014, a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvQBy9mpSrE" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">clip</a> dubbed &#8216;Syrian hero boy&#8217; went viral, viewed over 5 million times already by mid-November. The clip showed what appeared to be a little boy saving his sister from sniper gunfire, and was assumed to have been in Syria.</span></p>
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  59. <p><iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='620' height='379' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/qvQBy9mpSrE?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe><span style="color:#000000;">  </span></p>
  60. <p><span style="color:#000000;">The Telegraph&#8217;s Josie Ensor didn&#8217;t wait for any sort of verification of the video which she cited as having been uploaded on November 10, the next day <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/11222420/Watch-Syrian-hero-boy-appears-to-brave-sniper-fire-to-rescue-terrified-girl-in-dramatic-video.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">writing</a>: <em>“&#8230;it is thought the incident took place in Yabroud &#8211; a town near the Lebanese border which was the last stronghold of the moderate Free Syrian Army. Experts tell the paper they have no reason to doubt its authenticity. The UN has previously accused the Syrian regime of &#8216;crimes against humanity&#8217; – including the use of snipers against small children.”</em></span></p>
  61. <p><span style="color:#000000;">On November 14, the BBC brought on &#8216;Middle East specialist&#8217; Amira Galal to give her expert opinion on the clip. She <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-30043574/bbctrending-is-video-of-syrian-hero-boy-authentic" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">asserted</a>: <em>“We can definitely say that it is Syria, and we can definitely say that it&#8217;s probably on the regime frontlines. We see in the footage that there is a barrel, it&#8217;s painted on it the Syrian army flag.”</em></span></p>
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  66. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Once again, the so-called &#8216;experts&#8217; got it wrong. The barrel which Galal referred to had a poor imitation of the flag of Syria painted on it, the flag&#8217;s color sequence out of order. The clip she was so certain had been filmed in government areas of Syria was <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-30057401" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">actually produced</a> in Malta by Norwegian filmmakers.<br />
  67. </span><span id="more-23133"></span></p>
  68. <h2><span style="color:#000000;">From Video to Twitter Hoaxes</span></h2>
  69. <p><span style="color:#000000;">In the propaganda war on Syria, there are convincing lies, and then there are the blindingly clear hoaxes. In the latter realm, the Bana al-Abed Twitter persona takes first prize. The child is being abused by her own family who have seemingly forced her to pretend she can speak English (<a href="https://twitter.com/walid970721/status/827528526165372928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&amp;ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rt.com%2Fop-edge%2F392976-exploitation-children-propaganda-syria%2F">she cannot</a>).</span></p>
  70. <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#000000;"><a href="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid-2.jpg"><img data-attachment-id="23136" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/exploitation-of-children-in-propaganda-war-against-syria-continues/walid-2-2/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid-2.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="499,549" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Walid 2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid-2.jpg?w=620?w=273" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid-2.jpg?w=620?w=499" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-23136" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid-2.jpg?w=620" alt="" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid-2.jpg 499w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid-2.jpg?w=136 136w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid-2.jpg?w=273 273w" sizes="(max-width: 499px) 100vw, 499px"   /></a><em>*Twitter link <a href="https://twitter.com/walid970721/status/827528526165372928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&amp;ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rt.com%2Fop-edge%2F392976-exploitation-children-propaganda-syria%2F">here</a></em></span></p>
  71. <p><span style="color:#000000;">We were meant to believe that sophisticated and nuanced tweets, often calling for Western intervention, are coming from an English-illiterate seven-year-old girl or her mother — whose husband was a militant in Aleppo.</span></p>
  72. <p><span style="color:#000000;">In a <a href="https://barbaramckenzie.wordpress.com/2017/03/17/the-crucifixion-of-bana-alabed/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">detailed article</a>, Barbara McKenzie looks at the campaign which uses the brand Bana for war propaganda. An excerpt includes: <em>“Bana, the little girl supposedly tweeting from Aleppo, but actually the front for an account run from London, was selected to be the empathetic face of the campaign for a no-fly zone in Syria. Her account was tailored to create the impression of perpetual bombing, perpetual war crimes, on the part of Russia and the Syrian government.”</em></span></p>
  73. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Bana not only tweeted with impossible frequency from eastern Aleppo, defying any internet lapses those of us who have gone to Aleppo have experienced. Whatever the actual explanation for her alleged preciousness and high-tech abilities, the child was clearly exploited, and continues to be.</span></p>
  74. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Her twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/AlabedBana" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">account</a> continues its advocacy for Western intervention in Syria. Not at all suspicious.</span></p>
  75. <h2><span style="color:#000000;">Real Poster Children Brutally Beheaded, Sniped, Starved, Maimed</span></h2>
  76. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Effective war propaganda tugs at the heart strings, using many tactics, including adorable children in threatening situations, or dead, and comes hand in hand with condemnations for crimes committed, allegedly, by the villain(s) being caricatured. In the following instances, children being injured or murdered did occur, but the condemnations were muted or not at all.</span></p>
  77. <p><span style="color:#000000;">A few weeks prior to the photo of Omran Daqneesh going viral as the poster child for suffering in Syria, terrorists of the Nour al-Din al-Zenki faction <a href="http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/07/20/syria-us-attempts-disassociation-from-its-proxy-psychopaths-after-beheading-of-palestinian-child/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">beheaded</a> a boy said to be around 12 years old.</span></p>
  78. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Although the decapitators filmed the entire savage act, posing for gleeful selfies as they tortured the boy prior to murdering him, leaders and media in the US took little notice of the horrific slaughter. Ten days after the questionable events which led to the light injury of Omran, two young boys in the Idlib villages of Foua and Kafraya were shot in their head and neck respectively by a sniper from Jaysh al-Fateh terrorists in the village of Binnish close by. The injuries were serious. They were rendered even more serious given that the villages had been completely surrounded and fully under siege by terrorists since March 2015.</span></p>
  79. <p><span style="color:#000000;">In April 2017, a convoy of children, women, elderly and ill being evacuated from Foua were attacked by a terrorist explosion, with reports over 200 murdered, including 116 children. The attack <a href="http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/04/21/rashideen-massacre-children-lured-to-their-deaths-by-nato-state-terrorists/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">included</a> luring with potato chips and filming children in the convoy before later blowing them up and claiming to be rescuing them. Not only did these terrorists murder civilians and children, but they staged the scene to then look like heroes.</span></p>
  80. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Indeed, in the West this massacre was called a <a href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/jimmy-dore-theyre-not-outraged-at-the-terrorist-butcher-who-lured-children-with-food-then-blew-them-up-wests-rebels-slaughter-foua-kafraya-children/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">“hiccup”</a> and little denunciation was made about the vast numbers of dead, let alone the injured.</span></p>
  81. <p><span style="color:#000000;">In October, 2016, Press TV was one of the few outlets to <a href="http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/10/18/489679/syria-video-mine-legs-aleppo-child" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">report</a> on another adorable Aleppo boy, Mahmoud, <em>“a six-year-old Syrian boy who was born without arms, and recently lost both of his legs after stepping on a mine planted by militants in Syria’s Aleppo.”</em> The report includes scenes of Mahmoud showing his resilience, adjusting to life without any limbs. But for corporate media, Mahmoud&#8217;s were the wrong villains.</span></p>
  82. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Terrorist bombings and snipings have <a href="https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-rebels-kill-45-civilians-homs-childrens-school/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">killed children</a> in schools and homes throughout Syria over the years, including the October 2014 terrorist car and suicide bombing of the Akrama Al-Makhzoumi School in Homs, killing at least 41 children by conservative estimates, or up to 48 children by <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/syria-security-officials-sacked-school-bombing-190405688.html?ref=gs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">other reports</a>, along with women and other civilians, as well as attacks on Aleppo schools, as I <a href="http://theduran.com/idlib-school-attack-and-how-the-un-covers-up-actual-war-crimes-citing-al-qaeda-propagandists-in-syria/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">detailed</a> earlier.</span></p>
  83. <p><span style="color:#000000;">In Aleppo and in Damascus, I have <a href="http://www.mintpressnews.com/aleppo-how-us-saudi-backed-rebels-target-every-syrian/222594/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">visited</a> numerous hospitals and seen endless poster children of suffering in Syria. The differences between these children and those which Western and Gulf media present us, is that these children were murdered, rendered critically-injured, or maimed by the bombs, mortars and snipings of terrorists which the West presents as <em>“moderate rebels”</em>, so their stories will never be front page, much less heard.</span></p>
  84. <h2><span style="color:#000000;">The Bitter Truth</span></h2>
  85. <p><span style="color:#000000;">The Western and Gulf media work in lockstep with the narratives emanating from Washington on Syria. It is not coincidental that certain photos and stories of Syrian children go viral, while other more damning photos and sordid realities get no notice period.</span></p>
  86. <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#000000;"><a href="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid1.jpg"><img data-attachment-id="23090" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/meet-aylan-omran-child-victims-used-for-syrian-war-propaganda/walid-2/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid1.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="519,549" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="walid" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid1.jpg?w=620?w=284" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid1.jpg?w=620?w=519" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-23090" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid1.jpg?w=620" alt="" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid1.jpg 519w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid1.jpg?w=142 142w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid1.jpg?w=284 284w" sizes="(max-width: 519px) 100vw, 519px"   /></a><em>*Twitter link </em><a href="https://twitter.com/walid970721/status/766599938155417601?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&amp;ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rt.com%2Fop-edge%2F392976-exploitation-children-propaganda-syria%2F"><em>here</em></a></span></p>
  87. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regarding the Omran case, we now know that he was not gravely hurt as media tried to imply, that his family have gone back to their lives in Aleppo, and the exploitation and lies around Omran cannot continue.</span></p>
  88. <p><span style="color:#000000;">When I <a href="http://www.mintpressnews.com/mintpress-meets-father-iconic-aleppo-boy-says-media-lied-son/228722/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">met them</a> on June 6th, they showed no signs of the duress which terrorists and their backers—which include Western corporate media—claim. Instead, some neighbors were over, discussing media fabrications around Omran.</span></p>
  89. <p><span style="color:#000000;">However, the children who are believed to have been <a href="http://www.globalresearch.ca/chemical-fabrications-east-ghouta-and-syrias-missing-children/5442334" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">exploited and used</a> in the 2013 Ghouta chemical weapons fabrications remain missing and have not gone back to their lives, nor have their families in the Latakia countryside.</span></p>
  90. <p><span style="color:#000000;">In March 2017, physicians with Swedish Doctors for Human Rights, after examining a White Helmet&#8217;s video, <a href="http://theindicter.com/white-helmets-video-swedish-doctors-for-human-rights-denounce-medical-malpractice-and-misuse-of-children-for-propaganda-aims/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">wrote</a>: <em>“&#8230;Swedish medical doctors, specialists in various fields, including pediatrics, have revealed that the life-saving procedures seen in the film are incorrect – in fact life-threatening – or seemingly fake, including simulated resuscitation techniques being used on already lifeless children.”</em></span></p>
  91. <p><span style="color:#000000;">The article noted that Dr Lena Oske, a Swedish medical doctor and general practitioner, said of an adrenaline injection shown in the video, <em>“If not already dead, this injection would have killed the child!”</em></span></p>
  92. <p><span style="color:#000000;">While in al-Waer, Homs, on June 9, 2017, speaking with a woman who had returned not long after the last terrorist had been bused out in the government&#8217;s reconciliation agreement, she told me a story of her friend from the area. Bearing in mind that this is second hand information (and that I didn&#8217;t have time to stay another day to meet the friend in question), I&#8217;ll leave her words and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDUF72f0w2s" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">this 2012 link</a> as food for thought regarding the use of children, alive or day, for war propaganda against Syria: <em>“In 2014, my friend&#8217;s son, Louay was leaving his school. A mortar fell on the street nearby and he was hit with shrapnel. The Red Crescent took him in an ambulance to al-Bour, a nearby aid association, which couldn&#8217;t treat him, so he was taken to a government hospital in al-Zahra&#8217;a. They tried to save him, but he died.</em></span></p>
  93. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><em>They took him back to al-Bour where they cleaned him for burial. While my friend was waiting, people from al-Bour carried him onto the street yelling the regime killed him, look what the regime does to children.'&#8221;</em></span></p>
  94. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Later, she saw on both al-Jazeera and al-Arabiya footage of her son, with men blaming the <em>&#8220;regime&#8221;</em> for killing children in Syria.</span></p>
  95. <p><span style="color:#000000;">But she didn&#8217;t agree. The government helped her son and tried to save his life. He was 7 years old.</span></p>
  96. <h2><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>RELATED:</strong></span></h2>
  97. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Meet Aylan &amp; Omran: Child victims used for Syrian war propaganda, Jun 12, 2017, <a href="https://www.rt.com/op-edge/391958-aylan-omran-child-victims-syria-propaganda/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RT Op-Edge</a></span></p>
  98. <p><span style="color:#000000;">MintPress Meets The Father Of Iconic Aleppo Boy, Who Says Media Lied About His Son, Jun 9, 2017, <a href="http://www.mintpressnews.com/mintpress-meets-father-iconic-aleppo-boy-says-media-lied-son/228722/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MintPress News</a></span></p>
  99. <p><span style="color:#000000;">CNN #FakeNews Amanpour Challenged to Interview Aleppo Boy&#8217;s Father &#8211; #NewWorldNextWeek, Jun 15, 2017, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f94iqZeAAfs">The Corbett Report</a></span></p><br />Filed under: <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/aleppo/'>Aleppo</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/kafarya-al-foua/'>Kafarya al-Foua</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/media-lies/'>media lies</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/mortar-rocket-missile-hell-cannon-terrorism/'>mortar rocket missile Hell Cannon terrorism</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/syria/'>Syria</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/syria-my-writings/'>Syria--my writings</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/white-helmets-al-qaeda/'>White Helmets al Qaeda</a>  <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=23133&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></content:encoded>
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  120. <pubDate>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:09:59 +0000</pubDate>
  121. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Eva Bartlett]]></dc:creator>
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  128. <description><![CDATA[Jun 15, 2017, show notes at The Corbett Report **  RELATED: MintPress Meets The Father Of Iconic Aleppo Boy, Who Says Media Lied About His Son, June 9, 2017, MintPress News Meet Aylan &#38; Omran: Child victims used for Syrian war propaganda, June 12, 2017, RT Op-Edge Exploitation of children in propaganda war against Syria [&#8230;]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=23120&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></description>
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  130. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong class="watch-time-text">Jun 15, 2017</strong>, show notes at <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f94iqZeAAfs" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Corbett Report</a></span></p>
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  132. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>RELATED:</strong></span></p>
  133. <p><span style="color:#000000;">MintPress Meets The Father Of Iconic Aleppo Boy, Who Says Media Lied About His Son, June 9, 2017, <a href="http://www.mintpressnews.com/mintpress-meets-father-iconic-aleppo-boy-says-media-lied-son/228722/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MintPress News</a></span></p>
  134. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Meet Aylan &amp; Omran: Child victims used for Syrian war propaganda, June 12, 2017, <a href="https://www.rt.com/op-edge/391958-aylan-omran-child-victims-syria-propaganda/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RT Op-Edge</a></span></p>
  135. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Exploitation of children in propaganda war against Syria continues, Jun 19, 2017, <a href="https://www.rt.com/op-edge/392976-exploitation-children-propaganda-syria/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RT.com</a></span></p><br />Filed under: <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/aleppo/'>Aleppo</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/media-lies/'>media lies</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/syria/'>Syria</a>  <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=23120&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></content:encoded>
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  156. <description><![CDATA[June 12, 2017, RT Op-Edge -Eva Bartlett In September 2015, a young boy was found washed up on a beach in Turkey. Photos of Aylan Kurdi&#8217;s lifeless body were quickly splashed across mass media, much the same way that Omran Daqneesh&#8217;s photo inside an ambulance would also be disseminated. Accusations of responsibility were hurled at [&#8230;]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=23068&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></description>
  157. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<div data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_23078" style="width: 910px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="23078" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/meet-aylan-omran-child-victims-used-for-syrian-war-propaganda/593e625ac46188740e8b4580/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/593e625ac46188740e8b4580.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="900,500" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="593e625ac46188740e8b4580" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/593e625ac46188740e8b4580.jpg?w=620?w=300" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/593e625ac46188740e8b4580.jpg?w=620?w=620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-23078" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/593e625ac46188740e8b4580.jpg?w=620" alt="593e625ac46188740e8b4580" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/593e625ac46188740e8b4580.jpg?w=620 620w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/593e625ac46188740e8b4580.jpg?w=150 150w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/593e625ac46188740e8b4580.jpg?w=300 300w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/593e625ac46188740e8b4580.jpg?w=768 768w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/593e625ac46188740e8b4580.jpg 900w" sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px"   /><p class="wp-caption-text"><span style="color:#000000;">© AFP / Global Look Press</span></p></div>
  158. <p><span style="color:#000000;">June 12, 2017, <a href="https://www.rt.com/op-edge/391958-aylan-omran-child-victims-syria-propaganda/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RT Op-Edge</a> </span></p>
  159. <p><span style="color:#000000;">-Eva Bartlett</span></p>
  160. <p><span style="color:#000000;">In September 2015, a young boy was found washed up on a beach in Turkey. Photos of Aylan Kurdi&#8217;s lifeless body were quickly splashed across mass media, much the same way that Omran Daqneesh&#8217;s photo inside an ambulance would also be disseminated.</span><br />
  161. <span style="color:#000000;"> Accusations of responsibility were hurled at the Syrian government, and leaders from Western nations upped their rhetoric about the need for intervention. Meanwhile, the corporate media and Western leaders continued their silence on the murders, decapitations, kidnappings, and actual starvation of children and adults alike in Syria by the armed mercenaries and zealots the West calls “moderates”.</span></p>
  162. <p><span style="color:#000000;">In February 2017, Tima Kurdi, Aylan&#8217;s aunt got in touch with US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, and then spoke publicly, saying she supports Gabbards “message to stop arming terrorists, to stop supporting regime change. If the West keeps funding the rebels, we will see more people flee, more bloodshed, and more suffering. My people have suffered for at least six years. This is not about supporting Bashar. This is about ending the war in Syria.”</span></p>
  163. <h3><span style="color:#000000;">Boy in the ambulance story: Then and now</span></h3>
  164. <p><span style="color:#000000;">The official story of Omran Daqneesh bothered me from the moment that Western media, in-chorus on August 18, 2016, splashed the same award-winning photo across their pages, televisions and websites, while citing Russian and Syrian guilt in an alleged strike on the Daqneesh family home the night prior.<br />
  165. </span><span id="more-23068"></span></p>
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  167. <p><span style="color:#000000;">The story bothered me, but not for the same reason it bothered so many others around the world. Yes, the sight of an injured child or an injured adult jolts any functioning human being&#8217;s sense of empathy and compassion. But the story itself seemed staged, and the event—true or not—utterly exploited to further the Western agenda of toppling the government in Syria.</span></p>
  168. <p><span style="color:#000000;">When the photo was first shown, many skeptics assumed it was staged with makeup and the effects which the White Helmets have used in other videos, like this admittedly <a href="http://landdestroyer.blogspot.ru/2016/11/fake-news-alert-cnn-finally-admits.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">staged one</a>. I myself doubted the veracity of the video and photo. The reasons for doubt were many: The White Helmets and their co-promulgators of propaganda, the Aleppo Media Centre (AMC), are both heavily-funded by the West, and have alliances with al-Qaeda, but somehow that is not supposed to detract from their credibility. The photographer of the photo disseminated around the world reportedly has <a href="https://twitter.com/walid970721/status/766599938155417601" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">close ties</a> with known terrorists. But somehow that was not supposed to be a relevant point. The across-the-board demonizing (without any proof, as per the norm) of two of the main forces fighting terrorism in Syria—the Syrian government and army themselves, and the Russians—followed as predictably as with every prior or subsequent alleged atrocity.</span></p>
  169. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><img data-attachment-id="23090" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/meet-aylan-omran-child-victims-used-for-syrian-war-propaganda/walid-2/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid1.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="519,549" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="walid" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid1.jpg?w=620?w=284" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid1.jpg?w=620?w=519" class=" size-full wp-image-23090 aligncenter" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid1.jpg?w=620" alt="walid" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid1.jpg 519w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid1.jpg?w=142 142w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid1.jpg?w=284 284w" sizes="(max-width: 519px) 100vw, 519px"   /></span></p>
  170. <p><span style="color:#000000;">We were told by Western media and Twitter that this boy&#8217;s story had <em>“shocked the world”</em> and that Omran had <em>“become a symbol”</em>. Pro-&#8216;rebel&#8217; narratives went so far as to call him a symbol of <em>“the revolution”</em>, and indeed the <em>“boy in the ambulance”</em> photo could be found in <a href="https://www.rt.com/op-edge/391958-aylan-omran-child-victims-syria-propaganda/%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-lang=%22en%22%3E%3Cp%20lang=%22en%22%20dir=%22ltr%22%3EPowerful%20symbolism:%20%3Ca%20href=%22https:/twitter.com/hashtag/OmranDaqneesh?src=hash%22%3E#OmranDaqneesh%3C/a%3E%20representive%20of%20the%20Syrian%20opposition%20delegation.%20An%20opposition%20that%20betrayed%20him%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://t.co/NpTaqwgaEe%22%3Epic.twitter.com/NpTaqwgaEe%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E[email protected]%29%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/Ibrahimhalawi/status/766234316728918016%22%3EAugust%2018,%202016%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E">memes</a> with the Free Syrian Army flag, often accompanying political messages to overthrow the Syrian president.</span></p>
  171. <p><span style="color:#000000;">On June 6th, 2017, I had the <a href="http://www.mintpressnews.com/mintpress-meets-father-iconic-aleppo-boy-says-media-lied-son/228722/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">opportunity to meet</a> Omran in person, and speak to his father, Mohammad Daqneesh, about the exploitation of his son. Daqneesh emphasized repeatedly that he and his son had only been <em>“lightly injured”</em>. Sadly, one of his other sons, Ali, 11, died some days after the August 17th event from injuries sustained from falling rubble. He had been just outside the small apartment building when the explosion—which Daqneesh could not identify—occurred.</span></p>
  172. <div class="rtcode"><span style="color:#000000;"><img data-attachment-id="23095" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/meet-aylan-omran-child-victims-used-for-syrian-war-propaganda/anne/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/anne.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="507,462" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="anne" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/anne.jpg?w=620?w=300" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/anne.jpg?w=620?w=507" class=" size-full wp-image-23095 aligncenter" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/anne.jpg?w=620" alt="anne" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/anne.jpg 507w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/anne.jpg?w=150 150w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/anne.jpg?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 507px) 100vw, 507px"   /></span></div>
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  174. <div><span style="color:#000000;">What emerged from the meeting with Daqneesh was that the story the corporate media world had told since August 2016 was not true. At the time, they accused Russian or Syrian warplanes of striking the apartment building in which Omran&#8217;s family lived. Both governments had denied airstrikes in the area in question, al-Qaterji, eastern Aleppo. To the contrary, as the Russian Defense Ministry <a href="https://www.rt.com/news/356502-russia-image-aleppo-boy/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">reported</a>, there were two humanitarian corridors adjacent to Qaterji and that officers from Russia’s coordination center <em>“register daily incidents where streets and houses near the humanitarian corridors are shelled by terrorists from self-made multiple rocket launchers and artillery weapon.”</em></span></div>
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  177. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Mr. Daqneesh himself told me on that evening he had heard no warplanes, and when hounded by terrorist-supporting media to say that it had been an airstrike, he challenged them to show him the remainders of the alleged airstrike munition. He said they had refused.</span></p>
  178. <p><span style="color:#000000;">After the now-famous photo of Omran in the ambulance was taken, Daqneesh said he refused to allow them to take any additional pictures of his son. <em>“I forbade them from taking any other pictures. I forbade them because then I was with him—when they took the first photo I still was inside our home.”</em> Of the M-10 hospital where his family had been taken during the White Helmets rescue scene stint, Daqneesh said, <em>“I took them and we left. I didn&#8217;t even get my light wound treated, I went to a nurse outside the hospital, because I didn&#8217;t trust them.”</em></span></p>
  179. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Daqneesh was later pressured to corroborate the terrorist (and coincidentally Western) narrative of a Russian or Syrian airstrike on the building. <em>“I was under pressure to make a statement and talk but I refused, because I won&#8217;t testify to something I didn&#8217;t see with my own eyes.”</em></span></p>
  180. <p><span style="color:#000000;">The family is back living in the initial home they had fled from years prior when terrorists had entered the area. Now that Aleppo is fully liberated, many more families have gone back to homes they had fled due to the presence of al-Qaeda and other factions. Many others will have to start the rebuilding process if these homes were destroyed.</span></p>
  181. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Two days after the August 17, 2106 event, US Senator John McCain joined the media chorus, adding his own dramatic flair: <em>“What is so disturbing about that image is that it depicts an ordinary atrocity. In the past few years, 4,500 children have been killed just in the city of Aleppo, which has been ruthlessly besieged and bombed by Russian and Syrian regime forces. &#8230;Images of the carnage in Syria must do more than inspire shock and outrage. They must compel us to action because if they do not, the fates of millions more little Omrans and little Aylans will be sealed&#8230;”</em></span></p>
  182. <p><span style="color:#000000;">That was from the same man who illegally entered Syria via Turkey in 2013 and was <a href="http://www.activistpost.com/2017/02/mccain-illegally-travels-syria-meets-leaders-fighting-groups.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">reported</a> to have been <em>&#8220;taking pictures with terrorist leaders and some of the most bloodthirsty commanders of the invasion.” </em></span></p>
  183. <p><span style="color:#000000;">The same man who has publicly bragged about knowing terrorists in Syria, including saying: <em>“Has Rand Paul ever been to Syria? Has he ever met with ISIS? Has he ever met with any of these people? &#8230; I know these people. I’m in contact with them all the time and he is not.”</em></span></p>
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  185. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='560' height='315' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/v5-51-wLVG0?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe></span></p>
  186. <p><span style="color:#000000;">One of the key offenders of gross propaganda around the Omran story is CNN&#8217;s Christiane Amanpour, who has been <a href="http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/syrian-ambassador-un-bashar-al-jaafari-sovereignty-terrorism-and-failure-un" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">accused</a> in the past of distortions on Syria.</span></p>
  187. <p><span style="color:#000000;">In a June 8th briefing, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova <a href="http://www.mid.ru/en/press_service/spokesman/briefings/-/asset_publisher/D2wHaWMCU6Od/content/id/2778888" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">said</a>: </span></p>
  188. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><em>“As it turned out, Omran is alive and well. Indeed, he was injured but his entire case was completely distorted by pseudo rights advocates and “journalists,” including Christiane Amanpour. She simply manipulated public opinion&#8230;.Since Christiane Amanpour started the story in the public domain, came to Moscow, made colour prints of that image and showed it to Sergey Lavrov, maybe she will have enough courage, professional ethics as a journalist and simply human conscience to finish it? Maybe she will go to Syria, to Aleppo, find the boy’s family and do a really honest interview. Not a fake one, something that CNN is famous for, but a really honest interview.”</em></span></p>
  189. <p><span style="color:#000000;">I agree. Go Amanpour, go to Aleppo and meet Omran and his family. I did.</span></p>
  190. <p><span style="color:#000000;">**</span></p>
  191. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Related:</strong> </span></p>
  192. <p><span style="color:#000000;">MintPress Meets The Father Of Iconic Aleppo Boy, Who Says Media Lied About His Son, June 9, 2017, <a href="http://www.mintpressnews.com/mintpress-meets-father-iconic-aleppo-boy-says-media-lied-son/228722/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MintPress News</a></span></p>
  193. <p><span style="color:#000000;">CNN #FakeNews Amanpour Challenged to Interview Aleppo Boy&#8217;s Father, June 15, 2017, New World Next Week, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f94iqZeAAfs" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Corbett Report</a></span></p><br />Filed under: <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/aleppo/'>Aleppo</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/media-lies/'>media lies</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/syria/'>Syria</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/syria-my-writings/'>Syria--my writings</a>  <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=23068&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></content:encoded>
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  229. <description><![CDATA[Mohammad Daqneesh displays a photo of his 11-year-old son, Mohammad Ali, who died due to injuries sustained the same day that Omran, known as the Aleppo boy, was mildly wounded, a fact the much of the media missed. Aleppo, Syria, June 6, 2017 (Photo: Danny Makki/MintPress News)   MintPress sat down with the father of [&#8230;]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=23008&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></description>
  230. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<div class="lsingle_header font-5"><span style="color:#000000;"><img data-attachment-id="23010" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/the-father-of-iconic-aleppo-boy-says-media-lied-about-his-son/19022348_10155554719009059_87946180_o/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/19022348_10155554719009059_87946180_o.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="1280,720" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="19022348_10155554719009059_87946180_o" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/19022348_10155554719009059_87946180_o.jpg?w=620?w=300" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/19022348_10155554719009059_87946180_o.jpg?w=620?w=620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-23010" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/19022348_10155554719009059_87946180_o.jpg?w=620" alt="19022348_10155554719009059_87946180_o" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/19022348_10155554719009059_87946180_o.jpg?w=620 620w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/19022348_10155554719009059_87946180_o.jpg?w=1240 1240w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/19022348_10155554719009059_87946180_o.jpg?w=150 150w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/19022348_10155554719009059_87946180_o.jpg?w=300 300w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/19022348_10155554719009059_87946180_o.jpg?w=768 768w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/19022348_10155554719009059_87946180_o.jpg?w=1024 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px"   /><em>Mohammad Daqneesh displays a photo of his 11-year-old son, Mohammad Ali, who died due to injuries sustained the same day that Omran, known as the Aleppo boy, was mildly wounded, a fact the much of the media missed. Aleppo, Syria, June 6, 2017 (Photo: Danny Makki/MintPress News)</em></span></div>
  231. <div><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  232. <h4 class="lsingle_excerpt font-6"><span style="color:#000000;">MintPress sat down with the father of the now-infamous Aleppo boy, Omran Daqneesh. Omran&#8217;s father, Mohammad Daqneesh, says his son was exploited by Syrian rebels and the media for political gain.</span></h4>
  233. <div><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  234. <div class="lsingle_author font-6"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>By <span class="entry-author"> <a href="http://www.mintpressnews.com/author/eva-bartlett/"> Eva Bartlett </a> </span> @EvaKBartlett </b> | <a title="11:26 am" href="http://www.mintpressnews.com/mintpress-meets-father-iconic-aleppo-boy-says-media-lied-son/228722/" rel="bookmark"><span class="entry-date">June 9, 2017</span></a>, <a href="http://www.mintpressnews.com/mintpress-meets-father-iconic-aleppo-boy-says-media-lied-son/228722/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MintPress News</a></span></div>
  235. <div><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
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  237. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><b>HOMS, SYRIA — </b>On the evening of Aug. 17, 2016, an event that has yet to be adequately explained occurred in the Qaterji District of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Four-year-old Omran Daqneesh, as well as his siblings and parents, were injured in media alleged was an attack by the Russians – or the Syrian military, depending on what source one chose to believe. People in Aleppo suggested it could have been a strike by the US-led coalition. The reality is not yet known. The attack also claimed the life of Omran’s 11-year-old brother, Mohammad Ali Daqneesh.</span></p>
  238. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Overnight, the world was introduced to Omran, who became the poster child of suffering in Syria due to <a href="https://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2016/19-august-international-newspapers-with-omran">extensive coverage by Western corporate media</a>. The <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aAaReVn2I4">al-Qaeda-affiliated White Helmets</a>, and subsequently the media, made the child’s injuries out to seem far more serious than they actually were.</span></p>
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  240. <p><span style="color:#000000;">CNN anchor Kate Bolduan <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2016/08/18/syrian-boy-aleppo-omran-bolduan-breaks-down-ath.cnn">“broke down” over a photo of the boy</a> that was likely taken and propagated precisely to elicit such emotion. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiI-HQ0jDEg">Video footage of Omran</a> showed him seated in an ambulance, blank-faced and barefoot with blood drying on his face. The world was collectively heartbroken at seeing Omran – but was also misled about his story.</span></p>
  241. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Most Western media <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/17/world/syria-little-boy-airstrike-victim/index.html">blamed the Russians</a> for Omran’s injuries – but some media outlets, including <i>The Guardian</i>, <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/18/boy-in-the-ambulance-image-emerges-syrian-child-aleppo-rubble">claimed that he’d been hit by a Syrian airstrike</a>.</span></p>
  242. <p><span style="color:#000000;">For its part, the Russian Defense Ministry denied allegations regarding Russia’s involvement in the incident. As <a href="http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/The-Omran-Deception-20160901-0012.html">Tim Anderson wrote at the time</a>, ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the Russian Air Force “never work[s] on targets within residential areas … [especially not in] al-Qaterji, mentioned by the Western media, as it is adjacent to the exit corridors for locals which were opened in the <a href="https://www.rt.com/news/356502-russia-image-aleppo-boy/">framework of the Russian humanitarian mission</a>.”</span></p>
  243. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Both Western and Gulf media would rehash the story of his injury in the coming weeks and months, but also omit some key facts in the process.</span></p>
  244. <p><span style="color:#000000;">The source of the video footage showing Omran being put in the ambulance was the Aleppo Media Centre (<a href="http://amc-sy.com/">AMC</a>), <a href="http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/09/20/exclusive-aleppo-media-centre-funded-by-french-foreign-office-eu-and-us/">which is funded by the Wes</a>t and promotes the “rebel opposition” narrative in Syria, relying on al-Qaeda sources. The journalists who took the video and photos are embedded in al-Qaeda-controlled areas.<br />
  245. </span></p>
  246. <h5><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Watch the AMC footage of Omran being loaded into a waiting ambulance:</strong></span></h5>
  247. </div>
  248. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='560' height='315' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/nzPCpE5MFd4?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe> </span></p>
  249. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Mahmoud Raslan, <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/19/i-took-the-picture-of-little-omran-in-aleppo/">the photographer responsible</a> for the <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=omran+viral+photo&amp;source=lnms&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=0ahUKEwjymuDYgLDUAhWHY1AKHTBnCW0Q_AUIBSgA&amp;biw=1252&amp;bih=582&amp;dpr=1.09">viral photo of Omran</a>, is known to be close to terrorists of the Nour al-Din al-Zenki faction, who are most widely known for their methodic beheading of Palestinian child Abdullah Issa in July 2016. After Issa’s slaughter, photos emerged of a grinning Raslan <a href="https://twitter.com/walid970721/status/766599938155417601">taking a selfie with some of the al-Zenki murderers</a>.</span></p>
  250. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><img data-attachment-id="23024" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/the-father-of-iconic-aleppo-boy-says-media-lied-about-his-son/walid/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="519,549" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="walid" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid.jpg?w=620?w=284" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid.jpg?w=620?w=519" class=" size-full wp-image-23024 aligncenter" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid.jpg?w=620" alt="walid" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid.jpg 519w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid.jpg?w=142 142w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/walid.jpg?w=284 284w" sizes="(max-width: 519px) 100vw, 519px"   /></span></p>
  251. <h2><span style="color:#000000;">Father speaks out – Omran is happy and healthy</span></h2>
  252. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Omran’s father, Mohammad Kheir Daqneesh, had six children, including Omran and the late Mohammad Ali. In the year following the attack that injured Omran and his family, Mr. Daqneesh became sick of the way Gulf and Western media used the image of his son as propaganda to garner public support for further intervention in Syria.</span></p>
  253. <p><span style="color:#000000;">He chose to speak out on June 5, 2017, <a href="http://sana.sy/en/?p=107665">giving interviews to Syrian media</a> in which he gave his side of Omran’s story. He pointed out the ways in which Omran had been made into an icon without his knowledge or his family’s consent, as well as the false premises under which this was done.</span></p>
  254. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Mohammad Daqneesh recalled scrambling to find Omran and his other children in the dark, moving them to safety before rescuing the rest of his family. At one point, Omran was taken to an ambulance by a White Helmets “volunteer,” with the iconic photo to be taken shortly thereafter while Daqneesh was still inside his home.</span></p>
  255. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Mr. Daqneesh denied any knowledge of a Russian or Syrian airstrike, saying that he had not heard any airplanes at the time. He added that his son’s injury was mild, but had been exaggerated in the news, adding that Omran was at ease and had since returned to normalcy in his home in Aleppo.</span></p>
  256. <p><img data-attachment-id="23044" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/the-father-of-iconic-aleppo-boy-says-media-lied-about-his-son/dscn7625/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dscn7625.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="4608,3456" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;3.3&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;COOLPIX P610&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1496756252&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;4.3&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;200&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.033333333333333&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="DSCN7625" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dscn7625.jpg?w=620?w=300" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dscn7625.jpg?w=620?w=620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-23044" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dscn7625.jpg?w=620" alt="DSCN7625" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dscn7625.jpg?w=620 620w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dscn7625.jpg?w=1240 1240w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dscn7625.jpg?w=150 150w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dscn7625.jpg?w=300 300w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dscn7625.jpg?w=768 768w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dscn7625.jpg?w=1024 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px"   /><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Omran Daqneesh, dubbed Aleppo Boy by the media, and his father Mohammad, in their Aleppo home, June 6, 2017. (Photo: Eva Bartlett,MintPress News)</em></span></p>
  257. <p><span style="color:#000000;">On June 6, I met with Omran and Mr. Daqneesh at their Aleppo home to inquire about the incident. In a small sitting room outside their apartment, Mohammad Daqneesh was able to provide some more answers.</span></p>
  258. <p><span style="color:#000000;">On the August evening of the attack, Mohammad Daqneesh and his family were inside the first-floor apartment they had been renting since fleeing their original Aleppo neighborhood when “rebels” came into their district. Daqneesh described their area of Qaterji as having been calm, with “nothing happening” for most of the three years they’d been there.</span></p>
  259. <p><span style="color:#000000;">“We were at our home in the Qaterji neighborhood when the strike happened. What caused it, I don’t know – we didn’t hear any sound[s] of airplanes or bombing. Suddenly everything went dark. Thank God, [Omran’s] injury was a light injury, very light. But they exaggerated and made a big deal out of it. I was also lightly injured on my head and arm, but [they were] very mild injuries,” Daqneesh said.</span></p>
  260. <p><span style="color:#000000;">“My son Mohammad Ali was taking the trash out when suddenly the incident occurred and he was hit by rubble. His hands were injured and he suffered internal bleeding,” he said.</span></p>
  261. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Ali ended up at the same hospital as Omran, where he stayed for three days before passing away. “I went there to find them and take them out of there. I needed some stitches, but I didn’t get it done there, I didn’t trust them. I asked a nurse elsewhere to do it,” Daqneesh said.</span></p>
  262. <p><span style="color:#000000;">But the hospital in question had a dark side to it. Pierre Le Corf, a French citizen who has lived in Aleppo for over a year, looked into the hospital after eastern Aleppo was secured.</span></p>
  263. <p><span style="color:#000000;">“The [hospital] was held and managed by [al-]Nusra and the Tahrir Party. It was funded and supported by SAMS (Syrian-American Medical Society), and there were SAMS posters all over the hospital. Doctors there were more like interns, not actual doctors but they received intensive training for a period,” Le Corf told me in Aleppo.</span></p>
  264. <p><span style="color:#000000;">As the White Helmets are lauded with having had a widely-loved presence in eastern Aleppo (and other al-Qaeda occupied regions of Syria), I asked Omran’s father whether he had had any interactions with them prior to the August 2016 evening. He replied that he hadn’t and added:</span></p>
  265. <p><span style="color:#000000;">“I saw nothing of them, but I heard a lot from other people. Some said they do help people and others said they steal their money, mobiles, etc from those they help.”</span></p>
  266. <hr />
  267. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Related:  <a href="http://www.mintpressnews.com/john-pilger-the-white-helmets-are-a-complete-propaganda-construct/228238/">John Pilger: The White Helmets Are A “Complete Propaganda Construct”</a></strong></span></p>
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  269. <p><span style="color:#000000;">British journalist Vanessa Beeley, in her investigations into the White Helmets, heard far more <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqySDfPcmKYq6oUeC03y57A/videos">sordid first-hand accounts</a> when she visited the Jibreen reception center for displaced Syrians from eastern Aleppo areas in December 2016.</span></p>
  270. <p><span style="color:#000000;">In the corporate media frenzy which followed that August 2016 night, Mahmoud Raslan—the star photographer of Omran in the ambulance—at one point described crying for Omran. I asked Mohammad Daqneesh about this, knowing of Raslan’s close affiliation with al-Zenki.</span></p>
  271. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><img data-attachment-id="23030" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/the-father-of-iconic-aleppo-boy-says-media-lied-about-his-son/2-5/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/2.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="912,637" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1496790924&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/2.jpg?w=620?w=300" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/2.jpg?w=620?w=620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-23030" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/2.jpg?w=620" alt="2" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/2.jpg?w=620 620w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/2.jpg?w=150 150w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/2.jpg?w=300 300w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/2.jpg?w=768 768w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/2.jpg 912w" sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px"   /></span></p>
  272. <p><span style="color:#000000;">“If he cried and felt sorry for my child, that’s up to him. But if he cried to manipulate others feelings, that’s a different story. We see a lot of cases on the television which we cry for. But not like this slight injury,” Daqneesh said, touching Omran’s forehead.</span></p>
  273. <p><span style="color:#000000;">To my question of whether the militants had attempted to intimidate or otherwise coerce Daqneesh into corroborating the narrative around Omran, he said:</span></p>
  274. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><em>“They tried to pressure us to say that the Russian and the Syrian air forces hit us, but I can’t be a witness to something I didn’t see. They offered me money, travel out of Syria, residency, citizenship, employment, health insurance, and things like that. And they offered us their protection on the way out of Syria because the road, the Ramouseh road, was very dangerous. They wanted to put us inside an armored vehicle which would take us to the Turkish borders, through Bab Salame, with the help of the armed men.”</em></span></p>
  275. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Assuming that Daqneesh is being “held under house arrest” as pro- “rebels” media have claimed, why then would he refuse this offer? I asked why he hadn’t left with them and what he thought of claims he was being forced to speak as he has done.</span></p>
  276. <p><span style="color:#000000;">“Firstly, I am a Syrian citizen and my children have every right to live in this country. Also, it was simple (injury), why would I leave? I’ve gone back to my work. Some media have said that I live in Turkey now and my family and I left Omran alone. That’s all a lie.</span></p>
  277. <p><span style="color:#000000;">I didn’t ask them to put us in the media and to trade with our blood. I didn’t ask them to take photos and write stories about us. They imposed themselves on us and did all that. Now they are saying that I’m a traitor, that I betrayed the country and that I’m sitting with a criminal.</span></p>
  278. <p><span style="color:#000000;">I stay only where I am convinced is right for me, and I recommend that they return to their senses. Enough damaging this country, they came here and caused us all this damage and harm, I am asking them to back off and to leave this country and people alone. Enough is enough.”</span></p>
  279. <h2><span style="color:#000000;">“Rescuers” Traded Blood for Photo Op</span></h2>
  280. <p><img data-attachment-id="23049" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/the-father-of-iconic-aleppo-boy-says-media-lied-about-his-son/syria-worst-atrocities/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/ap_17099545506804.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="1600,997" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;AP&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;FILE --In this Aug. 17, 2016 file frame grab taken from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits in an ambulance after being pulled out of a building hit by an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. With its missile strike on Shayrat Airbase in central Syria, Washington signaled that it had judged President Bashar Assad responsible for the horrific chemical weapons attack in north Syria that drew international outrage last week. But it is not the first or even deadliest atrocity of the war.  (Aleppo Media Center via AP, File)&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1479985697&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;Syria Worst Atrocities&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Syria Worst Atrocities" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/ap_17099545506804.jpg?w=620?w=300" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/ap_17099545506804.jpg?w=620?w=620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-23049" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/ap_17099545506804.jpg?w=620" alt="Syria Worst Atrocities" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/ap_17099545506804.jpg?w=620 620w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/ap_17099545506804.jpg?w=1240 1240w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/ap_17099545506804.jpg?w=150 150w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/ap_17099545506804.jpg?w=300 300w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/ap_17099545506804.jpg?w=768 768w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/ap_17099545506804.jpg?w=1024 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px"   /><span style="color:#333300;"><em>The now infamous photo of Omran Daqneesh as he sits in an ambulance in Aleppo, Syria.</em></span></p>
  281. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Syrian journalist <a href="https://www.facebook.com/khalediskef?ref=br_rs">Khaled Iskef</a> is largely responsible for bringing the true story of Omran Daqneesh to light. Through months of dialogue with Mohammad Daqneesh, Iskef’s urging him to talk to the media, eventuated on June 5th.</span></p>
  282. <p><span style="color:#000000;">In meetings with Iskef in Aleppo, he told me about something even more disturbing than the exploitation of Omran Daqneesh: according to Iskef’s investigations through talking with Daqneesh and his friends, the White Helmets “rescuers” first grabbed one child for their “rescue” photo op, but when they saw undeniably adorable Omran, they took him instead, leaving the first child aside. Trading blood, as Daqneesh said.</span></p>
  283. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Iskef spoke of why Daqneesh changed his mind about speaking to press.</span></p>
  284. <p><span style="color:#000000;">“He refused any media because of what’s happened with his child. When you think of how Western media treated the child, his reaction to any media was to refuse. I kept telling him you must talk to the media.”</span></p>
  285. <h5><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Watch CNN reporter Kate Bolduan sheds tears for Omran Daqneesh:</strong></span></h5>
  286. <iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='560' height='315' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/PJOzBRy7dWs?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe>
  287. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Mahmoud Raslan, the photographer of that famous photo, is now in Idlib, after having left in December 2016 with the terrorists occupying eastern Aleppo districts when the Syrian army and allies liberated Aleppo.</span></p>
  288. <p><span style="color:#000000;">According to Iskef, Raslan recently bragged anew about photographing Omran. “This made his father crazy.” Daqneesh never gave permission to Raslan or anyone to photograph his son, and ensured no one would do so after the initial photograph was used as war propaganda. “This is what made him open up and talk, he was so angry.”</span></p>
  289. <p><span style="color:#000000;">In his article for al-Mayadeen, in Arabic, Khaled Iskef <a href="https://www.almayadeen.net/news/politics/58337/%D9%87%D9%84-%D8%AA%D8%AA%D8%B0%D9%83%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B7%D9%81%D9%84-%D8%B9%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86--%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%86-%D9%86%D8%AA-%D9%8A%D9%83%D8%B4%D9%81-%D9%84%D9%83%D9%85-%D9%82%D8%B5%D8%AA%D9%87">wrote</a> (on-line translated):</span></p>
  290. <p><span style="color:#000000;">“According to Omran’s father, some journalists close to the Nusra Front told him that 26 million Muslims depended on him …and said they were waiting for his statement that the bombing was the Syrian regime.”</span></p>
  291. <p><span style="color:#000000;">The foreign journalists he referred to, he told me, included Bilal Abdul Kareem, who is perhaps known to some readers for having been embedded with al-Qaeda, praising the White Helmets, and fawningly interviewing <a href="http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/08/04/syria-cnn-normalizes-suicide-bombers-and-embeds-reporters-with-isis-and-al-qaeda/">Saudi terrorist, Sheikh Abdullah Muhaysini</a>.</span></p>
  292. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Iskef also <a href="https://twitter.com/khalediskef/status/872137791894945794">tweeted</a> about the attempts to bribe Daqneesh, writing:</span></p>
  293. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><img data-attachment-id="23035" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/the-father-of-iconic-aleppo-boy-says-media-lied-about-his-son/iskef/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/iskef.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="523,214" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="iskef" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/iskef.jpg?w=620?w=300" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/iskef.jpg?w=620?w=523" class=" size-full wp-image-23035 aligncenter" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/iskef.jpg?w=620" alt="iskef" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/iskef.jpg 523w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/iskef.jpg?w=150 150w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/iskef.jpg?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 523px) 100vw, 523px"   /></span></p>
  294. <p><span style="color:#000000;">In our conversations and in a series of recent tweets, Iskef mentioned that Daqneesh is being threatened for having spoken out against the media lies and manipulations. One such <a href="https://twitter.com/khalediskef/status/872155015896596481">tweet</a> read:</span></p>
  295. <p><span style="color:#000000;">“Threats that now reach me, and my family’s because I have exposed the lies of the gunmen who were controlling eastern parts of #Aleppo.”</span></p>
  296. <h2><span style="color:#000000;">Aleppo, Former al-Qaeda Hot-Bed: From Occupied to Liberated</span></h2>
  297. <p><span style="color:#000000;">While the entire details of the August 17 2,016 evening are not yet clear, what is clear is that the White Helmets, the AMC, and the corporate media lied and exploited Omran Daqneesh and his family in their concerted <a href="http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-dirty-war-on-syria-barrel-bombs-partisan-sources-and-war-propaganda/5480362">war propaganda</a> efforts to demonize the Syrian and Russian governments.</span></p>
  298. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Khaled Iskef raised a good, if not basic, point: “Can they prove it was a Syrian or Russian airstrike?”</span></p>
  299. <p><span style="color:#000000;">In our June 6th interview, Mohammad Daqneesh likewise said: “We asked the journalists to bring out the pieces of the weapon we were hit by, to see it. They refused, they refused.”</span></p>
  300. <p><span style="color:#000000;">After hearing what Mohammad Daqneesh had to say that afternoon, I chatted with one of his neighbors in the same area. The neighbor mentioned a day in 2014, two days prior to the Presidential elections, in which he said “96 gas bombs on Sulimaniyeh and Midan. My house was destroyed to rubble. The government didn’t retaliate because where the terrorists were and fired from there were civilians.”</span></p>
  301. <p><img data-attachment-id="23053" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/the-father-of-iconic-aleppo-boy-says-media-lied-about-his-son/23bb229e00000578-0-image-m-44_1417689177116/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/23bb229e00000578-0-image-m-44_1417689177116.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="962,642" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;\u00a9 Karam Almasri\/NurPhoto\/REX&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="23BB229E00000578-0-image-m-44_1417689177116" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/23bb229e00000578-0-image-m-44_1417689177116.jpg?w=620?w=300" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/23bb229e00000578-0-image-m-44_1417689177116.jpg?w=620?w=620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-23053" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/23bb229e00000578-0-image-m-44_1417689177116.jpg?w=620" alt="23BB229E00000578-0-image-m-44_1417689177116" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/23bb229e00000578-0-image-m-44_1417689177116.jpg?w=620 620w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/23bb229e00000578-0-image-m-44_1417689177116.jpg?w=150 150w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/23bb229e00000578-0-image-m-44_1417689177116.jpg?w=300 300w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/23bb229e00000578-0-image-m-44_1417689177116.jpg?w=768 768w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/23bb229e00000578-0-image-m-44_1417689177116.jpg 962w" sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px"   /><em><span style="color:#333300;">Members of the Free Syrian Army ready a homemade weapon known as a ‘hell cannon’ in the ruins of the city of Aleppo.</span></em></p>
  302. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Indeed, in a September 2014 article on mortar and rocket terrorism, <a href="https://zeroanthropology.net/2014/09/11/the-terrorism-we-support-in-syria-a-first-hand-account-of-the-use-of-mortars-against-civilians/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">I wrote about</a> the bombings prior to the Presidential elections in the Damascus region alone.<b> </b>These bombings hit government-secured cities throughout Syria:</span></p>
  303. <p><span style="color:#000000;">“According to political analyst and Damascus resident Mazen al-Akhras, in the three-month period of April, May and June 2014, terrorist-insurgents fired 994 mortars on Damascus and environs, 426 of which were fired in June (see a list of locations hit and a number of mortars below). On June 3, Election Day in Syria, the terrorist-insurgents fired 151 shells on Damascus, killing 5 and maiming 33 Syrians, Akhras said.”</span></p>
  304. <p><span style="color:#000000;">In December, 2016, all of Aleppo city was liberated of the Nusra, Zenki, and other terrorist factions which had occupied eastern areas (and formerly northern) for years. Syrian and friendly media showed the celebrations which lasted well beyond Christmas, which was celebrated for the first time in years in the overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim city, with Muslims celebrating with their Christian friends and neighbors.</span></p>
  305. <p><span style="color:#000000;">After the liberation of Aleppo, Western and Gulf media, and most of the many concerned human rights groups went silent on Aleppo—as they had been utterly silent on the <a href="https://www.sott.net/article/325238-Western-corporate-media-disappears-over-1-5-million-Syrians-and-4000-doctors">near-daily murders of civilians and bombings of hospitals</a> on the government side of Aleppo by militants they dubbed ‘rebels’. The number of civilians who died as a result of terrorist snipings, explosive bullets, Hell-Cannon-fired gas cylinder bombs, Grad missiles and other powerful munitions, was nearly 11,000, <a href="http://www.mintpressnews.com/aleppo-how-us-saudi-backed-rebels-target-every-syrian/222594/">according to the head of Forensics in Aleppo by late 2016</a>. The media shifted their attention to other areas occupied by al-Qaeda where atrocities could be claimed and White Helmets could perform for their payments.</span></p>
  306. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Western and Gulf media have propagated relentlessly against the Syrian army, and Syria’s allies, distorting realities on numerous occasions, and completely fabricating allegations on numerous others, all with the sole intent of demonizing those who have actually fought terrorism in Syria since this began in 2011. Unsurprisingly, the same Western media which distorted, exploited and lied about Omran Daqneesh is striving to discredit the words of his father, Mohammad.</span></p>
  307. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Mohammad Daqneesh, an unwilling party to the war propaganda, had <a href="https://www.facebook.com/EvaBoBeeva/posts/1574086245934697?comment_id=1574088945934427&amp;ref=notif¬if_t=feed_comment¬if_id=1496825921014215">the following to say</a> about Syria and its army:</span></p>
  308. <p><em><span style="color:#000000;">“Syria comes before anything. I don’t belong to any side. Syria comes first. The Syrian Army protects the country and the people. I served in the Syrian army. The army is the people, and the people are the army.”</span> </em></p>
  309. <p><img data-attachment-id="23058" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/the-father-of-iconic-aleppo-boy-says-media-lied-about-his-son/18983028_1573661409310514_1148445847_n/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/18983028_1573661409310514_1148445847_n.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="405,720" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="18983028_1573661409310514_1148445847_n" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/18983028_1573661409310514_1148445847_n.jpg?w=620?w=169" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/18983028_1573661409310514_1148445847_n.jpg?w=620?w=405" class=" size-full wp-image-23058 aligncenter" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/18983028_1573661409310514_1148445847_n.jpg?w=620" alt="18983028_1573661409310514_1148445847_n" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/18983028_1573661409310514_1148445847_n.jpg 405w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/18983028_1573661409310514_1148445847_n.jpg?w=84 84w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/18983028_1573661409310514_1148445847_n.jpg?w=169 169w" sizes="(max-width: 405px) 100vw, 405px"   /></p>
  310. <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#000000;"><em>Photo: Eva Bartlett</em></span></p>
  311. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>RELATED:</strong> </span></p>
  312. <p><span style="color:#000000;">CNN #FakeNews Amanpour Challenged to Interview Aleppo Boy&#8217;s Father, June 15, 2017, New World Next Week, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f94iqZeAAfs" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Corbett Report</a></span></p>
  313. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Meet Aylan &amp; Omran: Child victims used for Syrian war propaganda, June 12, 2017, </span><a href="https://www.rt.com/op-edge/391958-aylan-omran-child-victims-syria-propaganda/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="color:#000000;">RT Op-Edge</span></a></p><br />Filed under: <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/aleppo/'>Aleppo</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/media-lies/'>media lies</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/russia/'>Russia</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/syria/'>Syria</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/syria-my-interviews/'>Syria--my interviews</a>  <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=23008&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></content:encoded>
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  353. <title>Russia&#8217;s Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ask Why Still No UN Investigation Into Chemical Allegations In Syria</title>
  354. <link>https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/russias-information-and-press-department-of-the-ministry-of-foreign-affairs-ask-why-still-no-un-investigation-into-chemical-allegations-in-syria/</link>
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  356. <pubDate>Tue, 30 May 2017 11:55:57 +0000</pubDate>
  357. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Eva Bartlett]]></dc:creator>
  358. <category><![CDATA[Russia]]></category>
  359. <category><![CDATA[Syria]]></category>
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  364. <description><![CDATA[May 25, 2017, by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation: &#8220;On May 23, the UNSC held its successive discussion on the state of affairs around the so-called Syrian &#8220;chemical dossier&#8221;. The Western &#8220;troika&#8221; of permanent members of the UN Security Council sought to give an anti-Assad and anti‑Russian pronounced spin to this event. [&#8230;]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=22970&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></description>
  365. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><span style="color:#000000;">May 25, 2017, by <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://www.mid.ru/en/web/guest/organizacia-po-zapreseniu-himiceskogo-oruzia/-/asset_publisher/km9HkaXMTium/content/id/2764908" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation:</a></span></p>
  366. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8220;On May 23, the UNSC held its successive discussion on the state of affairs around the so-called Syrian &#8220;chemical dossier&#8221;. The Western &#8220;troika&#8221; of permanent members of the UN Security Council sought to give an anti-Assad and anti‑Russian pronounced spin to this event. It was reconfirmed that these &#8220;exposers&#8221; of Damascus were not interested in establishing the truth in a crucial issue of who actually stood behind the alleged use of sarin on April 4, 2017, in the Syrian province of Idlib. <strong>Representatives of the United States, Great Britain and France have desperately resisted any attempt to figure out to what extent their verdict delivered &#8220;in absentia&#8221; about the allegedly undeniable responsibility of the Bashar Al-Assad Government for this chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun was justified.</strong></span></p>
  367. <p><span style="color:#000000;">An unsightly scene has been developed. It seems that <strong>almost two months after the chemical incident nobody has been in a hurry to visit Khan Sheikhoun in order to examine all the circumstances of such a high-impact case. Moreover, the Westerners have ruled out even the very option of visiting the Shayirat airbase where, according to their own allegations, the sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun was stored.<br />
  368. </strong></span></p>
  369. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Unfortunately, no activity has been undertaken in this regard by the OPCW Fact‑Finding Mission (FFM) that proceeds with postponing its visit to Khan Sheikhoun blaming unfavorable security conditions. As for the leadership of the OPCW – UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), it is yet to develop a plan of investigatory actions indicating sites to visit, individuals to question and documents to claim.<br />
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  371. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Russia&#8217;s position on this ongoing situation is well known and crystal clear: <strong>the investigation of this incident should be carried out as scrupulously as possible, in strict compliance with the JIM and FFM mandates approved by the UNSC and OPCW and include all investigatory actions, methods and proceedings envisaged in relevant UNSC resolutions and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Both Khan Sheikhoun and Shayirat airbase must be visited</strong>, the first as the site of this barbaric deed and the second as facility claimed to be allegedly in a direct relation with it. <strong>The established vicious practice within the JIM and FFM of conducting investigations in a remote mode based on the evidence provided by questionable witnesses or sometimes even &#8220;false victims&#8221; is absolutely unacceptable. The resources of NGOs that compromised themselves long ago and have established links with militants and terrorist entities are widely used. This is not just an imitation of work – we are dealing with a deliberate, intentional falsification in pursuance of clearly established political objectives.</strong></span></p>
  372. <p><span style="color:#000000;">We once again call upon our Western partners, flaunting their quasi-evidence, to answer a number of the specific questions. In particular, whether the fundamental CWC procedure of chain of custody was observed during the collection of biomedical and other samples, or not? <strong>Isn’t it time to stop building far-reaching accusatory conclusions on crudely orchestrated, staged video-materials and other unreliable information, with which the irreconcilable Syrian opposition and its foreign patrons abundantly provide the JIM and FFM?</strong></span></p>
  373. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Returning to the issue of a visit to the Shayirat airbase, we recall that, in the early April 2017, Damascus has already provided official guarantees of secure access to it for the FFM specialists. Moreover, the Syrian Government has demanded that such a visit be organized without delay, thus confirming its willingness to fulfill its commitments arising from p. 12 of the FFM Mandate (Terms of Reference) and provisions of p. 15 of Part XI of the Verification Annex to the CWC. It is explicitly stated there that &#8220;the inspection team (of the OPCW) shall have the right of access to any and all areas which could be affected by the alleged use of chemical weapons&#8221;. Therefore, all prerequisites for organizing such a visit in terms of ensuring security and fulfilling the obligations under the Convention have already been created. So, this is in stark contrast with the JIM&#8217;s inactivity and an indifferent stand of the OPCW&#8217;s leadership, which believes that visit to the airbase is beyond the FFM competence.</span></p>
  374. <p><span style="color:#000000;">We insist that along with the FFM the JIM should get involved in the investigation of the situation at the Shayirat airbase. We recall that operative paragraph 6 of UNSC resolution 2319 directs the Joint Investigative Mechanism to offer its services to the OPCW. UNSC resolution 2235, which in fact established the Mechanism, contains pp. 3 and 4 stipulating the requirement to identify those responsible for acquiring and stockpiling chemical weapons. Besides, p. 7 of this resolution clearly states the need for full access to all locations relevant to the investigation. So, why has this provisions been flagrantly disregarded by our opponents?</span></p>
  375. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Not only we but also a number of other countries deem a visit to the Shayirat airbase necessary &#8220;based on the facts and circumstances known at the time&#8221; (p. 7 of UNSC resolution 2235).</span></p>
  376. <p><span style="color:#000000;">We urge the JIM leadership and the OPCW Technical Secretariat to undertake immediate measures to rectify the current situation, send their specialists to Khan Sheikhoun and the Shayirat airbase without delay, ensure comprehensive and impartial investigation of all circumstances of this case and take other measures under their mandates to &#8220;…identify to the greatest extent feasible individuals, entities, groups, or governments who were perpetrators, organisers, sponsors or otherwise involved in the use of chemicals as weapons, including chlorine or any other toxic chemical, in the Syrian Arab Republic…&#8221; (p. 5 of UNSC resolution 2235).</span></p>
  377. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Further avoidance of a comprehensive investigation will bring into question the capacity of the JIM and FFM and the necessity of their further existence accordingly.&#8221;</span></p>
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  379. <h3><span style="color:#000000;">RELATED LINKS/EXCERPTS:</span></h3>
  380. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/mit-professor-emeritus-dispels-lies-of-white-house-intelligence-report-on-khan-shaykhun-syria/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">MIT Professor Emeritus Dispels Lies of White House ‘Intelligence’ Report on Khan Shaykhun, Syria</a></span></p>
  381. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/america-illegally-bombs-syria-under-false-pretexts-links-for-critical-thinking/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">America Illegally Bombs Syria Under False Pretexts. Links for critical thinking.</a></span></p>
  382. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="https://www.facebook.com/Bouthaina.Shaaban.Official/posts/1075583459211201" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban</a>, Political and Media Adviser to the Syrian President:</span></p>
  383. <p><em><span style="color:#000000;">&#8220;Following the brutal American bombing of the air base, we did not witness any dispersal of toxic chemicals in and around the air base; so where is this alleged stockpile of chemicals being kept at al-Shayrat air base? How did it suddenly disappear without a trace after the American criminal missile attack?&#8221;</span></em></p>
  384. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/no-red-lines-after-western-backed-terrorists-massacre-of-idlibs-foua-civilians/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">No ‘Red Lines’ After Western Backed Terrorists Massacre of Idlib’s Foua Civilians</a></span></p><br />Filed under: <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/russia/'>Russia</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/syria/'>Syria</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/turkey/'>turkey</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/un/'>UN</a>  <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=22970&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></content:encoded>
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  392. <title>&#8220;Which Side Are You On? The Western Left&#8217;s Obsession with Empire&#8221;&#8211;Danny Haiphong</title>
  393. <link>https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/which-side-are-you-on-the-western-lefts-obsession-with-empire-danny-haiphong/</link>
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  395. <pubDate>Sat, 20 May 2017 10:51:41 +0000</pubDate>
  396. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Eva Bartlett]]></dc:creator>
  397. <category><![CDATA[Ambassador al-Ja'afari]]></category>
  398. <category><![CDATA[anti-imperialism]]></category>
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  404. <description><![CDATA[(Meme by Eva Bartlett. &#8220;From 50:24 in this video, Ambassador al-Ja&#8217;afari: &#8220;&#8230;too many ambassadors of the United Nations, they come to me and they say, &#8220;You know, Bashar, you are right. Your government is right. We know the truth, but we cannot say it. You can God bless you but we cannot say it.&#8221; ) [&#8230;]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=22810&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></description>
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  406. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><em>(Meme by Eva Bartlett. &#8220;From 50:24 in <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3LTTbOYVfU&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">this video</a>, Ambassador al-Ja&#8217;afari: &#8220;&#8230;too many ambassadors of the United Nations, they come to me and they say, &#8220;You know, Bashar, you are right. Your government is right. We know the truth, but we cannot say it. You can God bless you but we cannot say it.&#8221; )</em></span></p>
  407. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Apr 18, 2017, <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://blackagendareport.com/imperialism_in_us_left" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Black Agenda Report</a></span></p>
  408. <p><span style="color:#000000;">-by Danny Haiphong</span></p>
  409. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><em>“The anti-war left&#8217;s attachment to the anti-Assad narrative is based in a colonial mentality which presumes that Westerners have the right to determine the destinies of peoples residing in what was formerly known as the Third World.”</em></span></p>
  410. <p><span style="color:#000000;">The Trump Administration&#8217;s decision to conduct tomahawk missile strikes on a Syrian Arab Army airfield prompted activists in the US to hit the streets in protest. Protesters marched and spoke out against the airstrikes, which killed over a dozen Syrian soldiers on April 6th. The strikes come amidst intense pressure on the Trump Administration to abandon his campaign promises to ease relations with Russia and end regime change policy in the Middle East. In the days prior to the strike, Trump removed Steve Bannon as a formal leader in the National Security Council. Then, an alleged chemical weapons attack hit Idlib province, prompting President Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley to reverse their position that the future of the Syrian government rested in the hands of the Syrian people. Once again, the anti-war movement was put to the test.<br />
  411. </span><span id="more-22810"></span></p>
  412. <p><span style="color:#000000;">The Western left struggles with the question of war because its ideology is rooted in the social relations of imperialism. In the US in particular, the social relations produced by over two centuries of white supremacist war on Black and indigenous peoples has cemented the notion that all who fall outside of the flexible spectrum of whiteness can be made expendable at a moment’s notice. Furthermore, war has historically advanced the level of development in the US. While World War II destroyed much of Europe, the US came out of the rubble with the most prosperous capitalist economy on the planet. This only intensified the thirst for war among the ruling elites. The US military took advantage of capitalist prosperity by turning its guns toward former European and Japanese colonies in East Asia, beginning with the carpet-bombing of Korea from 1950-1953.</span></p>
  413. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Now fast forward to 2017. The US is hotly involved in a war to destabilize the Syrian government. Since 2011, there has been a wall-to-wall corporate media attack on Syria that paints the Syrian government as a murderous dictatorship led by President Bashar Al-Assad. Assad has been accused of “killing his own people” with the most ruthless of methods. In 2013, the Obama Administration accused President Assad of using sarin gas on civilians in Ghouta. Journalist Seymour Hersh eventually corroborated what US intelligence likely warned Obama at the time: that the gas attack was the work of &#8220;rebels&#8221; (terrorists) who were supplied by an intricate rat line network <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://consortiumnews.com/2017/04/06/nyt-retreats-on-2013-syria-sarin-claims/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">involving Turkey and Saudi Arabia</a>. The world was destined for another US military confrontation that year when Russia stepped in to diffuse the situation.</span></p>
  414. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Anti-war activists find themselves in a very similar predicament almost four years later. Throughout the duration of the war on Syria, strong lines have been drawn on the question of the Syrian government’s future. A small segment of the anti-war left has defended Syria&#8217;s right to self-determination. Others have done extensive work, such as <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://thewallwillfall.org/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vanessa Beeley</a> and <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/syria/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Eva Bartlett</a>, traveling to Syria and documenting concrete evidence that contradicts the corporate media narrative of the conflict. Indeed, much evidence suggests that the so-called &#8220;rebels&#8221; are merely jihadist mercenary groups sponsored by the Empire&#8217;s many players. Washington and its corporate masters have been foaming at the mouth to bring Syria to heel since at least 2001, when the secular government was placed on <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a list with six other countries targeted for destabilization</a>.</span></p>
  415. <p><span style="color:#000000;">However, rather than defend Syria&#8217;s self-determination, many in the West have bought into the imperialist narrative. This includes a large section of what passes for the left in the Western world. Jacobin, for example, calls itself a leading voice on the American Left but has historically aligned with US imperialism. After April 7th&#8217;s US airstrikes, Jacobin posted a statement about <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/04/syria-assad-russia-united-states-humanitarian-imperialism-militarism-gourevitch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">why opposing Assad matters too</a>. The statement falsely compares Palestine&#8217;s struggle against Israeli occupation with the mythical struggle of the Syrian people against President Bashar Al-Assad. </span></p>
  416. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Of course, Jacobin fails to provide any proof that the Syrian people are in fact waging a struggle to overthrow Bashar Al-Assad. No mention of the Syrian government&#8217;s <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://www.globalresearch.ca/statement-of-palestinian-groups-about-the-war-against-the-syrian-people/5467675" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">decades-long solidarity with Palestinian resistance is cited</a>. Jacobin repeats the imperialist line that Assad is murdering “his own people” and causing hundreds of thousands of Syrians to flee the country. Yet the statement omits the fact that Assad was reelected with nearly <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://www.rt.com/news/163696-assad-win-president-syria/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ninety percent of the vote in 2014</a>. Also left out are the reputable opinion polls that prove President Assad is <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://www.globalresearch.ca/bashar-al-assad-has-more-popular-support-than-the-western-backed-opposition-poll/5495643" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">more popular than any other force</a> operating in Syria at the moment. Jacobin instead throws its weight behind the jihadists waging holy war in Syria on behalf of US imperialism and its junior partners.</span></p>
  417. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Since the fall of Libya, tens of thousands of jihadists have flooded into Syria to overthrow the Syrian government. The jihadists have been given both air and media cover from the US-led coalition operating in Syria. In September of 2016, the US coalition bombed an airport in Deir ez-Zor, <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/01/how-the-us-enabled-isis-to-take-deir-ezzor.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">killing around 100 Syrian soldiers</a>. The airstrikes gave ISIS cover to lay siege to the area and claim additional territory. And for over five years, sources such as Amnesty International and the US-UK-French funded White Helmets have peddled the narrative that the Syrian Arab Army has been massacring Syrians even as evidence suggests that NGOS such as the White Helmets are completely <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/01/23/exposed-syrias-white-helmets-are-al-qaedas-civil-defence/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">embedded in the membership of Al-Qaeda affiliated, head chopping organizations</a>.</span></p>
  418. <p><span style="color:#000000;">That Jacobin condemns Washington&#8217;s failure to transfer anti-aircraft weaponry to the jihadists yet ignores all of the evidence against Washington&#8217;s official narrative on Syria should make clear where the &#8220;leading voice&#8221; of the left stands. History completely contradicts their narrative. Washington and its allies have never come to the aid of the oppressed in their struggles for liberation. Rather, it has acted as the primary dictator of imperialism&#8217;s rabid exploitation of the sovereign nations. What Jacobin essentially demands is a brand of &#8220;internationalism&#8221; that arms and funds head-chopping, imperialist-backed mercenaries at the expense of the Syrian people.</span></p>
  419. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Such a distortion of internationalism is in keeping with the infantile state of the anti-war left in the US. The anti-war left&#8217;s attachment to the anti-Assad narrative is based in a colonial mentality which presumes that Westerners have the right to determine the destinies of peoples residing in what was formerly known as the Third World. It is the same mentality that drives the criminalization of Black America, reducing mass incarceration and police murder to products of the innate criminality of Black people. The white supremacist, colonialist worldview is the most useful tool in the imperialist toolbox. When wielded properly, the vast majority of so-called progressives can be herded to disseminate pro-war propaganda without the added labor cost associated with direct infiltration by the state.</span></p>
  420. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Many questions arise from the behavior of those individuals and organizations caught in the ideological web of US imperialism. Is Jacobin&#8217;s support for the overthrow of the Syrian government at all beneficial to workers and oppressed people in the US and West? Do their conclusions about Syria stem from verified study of the objective conditions in the region and its relevant historical context? Can anti-imperialists really occupy neutral space between the dialectic of imperialist war and self-determination for the oppressed? Or is such an attempt merely a cleverly disguised project meant to legitimize the very imperialist system that the left claims to oppose? The answer to these questions will depend on the recipient, but the fact they must be asked indicates that the US anti-war movement needs serious reconstruction.</span></p>
  421. <p><span style="color:#000000;">There may not be time for such an overhaul barring a significant change in the objective situation in the US and West. Recent developments over the course of five years suggest that at any given moment, the world struggle against imperialism could transform into a global military confrontation between the big powers. The threat of US military escalation in Syria cannot be isolated within a national context. Russia and Iran&#8217;s presence in Syria ensures that any US move to overthrow Bashar Al-Assad by direct military means will have an impact far beyond Syria’s borders. Solidarity with Syria against US-sponsored war is thus of utmost importance for the future of humanity. However, don&#8217;t expect the Western, white dominated left to drop its chauvinistic worldview anytime soon. The task of ending imperialism will have to rest on the shoulders of a new anti-war movement, one based on the respect of self-determination for all oppressed peoples and an internationalist worldview that connects exploitation within US borders to the ceaseless war imperialism wages from without.</span></p>
  422. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Danny Haiphong is an Asian activist and political analyst in the Boston area. He can be reached at [email protected]</span><br />
  423. <span style="color:#000000;"><a style="color:#000000;" href="https://blackagendareport.com/blog/2340" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Danny Haiphong&#8217;s blog</a></span></p>
  424. <p><span style="color:#000000;">RELATED LINKS:</span></p>
  425. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="http://www.syriasolidaritymovement.org/2015/07/16/statement-of-palestinian-groups-and-individuals-in-the-occupied-homeland-refugee-camps-and-the-diaspora-about-the-global-war-on-syria-3/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Statement of Palestinian groups and individuals in the occupied homeland, refugee camps and the diaspora about the global war on Syria</a> (with over 1100 Palestinian signatories, including prominent Palestinians such as His Eminence Theodosios (Atallah) Hanna, Archbishop, Greek Orthodox Diocese of Sebastia, Jerusalem and Palestinian Popular Forum, Yarmouk, Syria)</span></p>
  426. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="https://www.rt.com/op-edge/203907-palestine-syria-shelling-clashes-conflict/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Stealing Palestine: Who dragged Palestinians into Syria’s conflict</a>, by Sharmine Narwani, Nov 10, 2014</span></p>
  427. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/syrians-flock-to-vote-in-lebanon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Syrians Flock to Vote in Lebanon</a>, by Eva Bartlett, May 30, 2014</span></p>
  428. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="https://gowans.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/the-revolutionary-distemper-in-syria-that-wasnt/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Revolutionary Distemper in Syria That Wasn’t</a>, by Stephen Gowans, Oct 22, 2016</span></p>
  429. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2016/03/11/syria-dispatch-most-syrians-support-assad-reject-phony-foreign-revolution/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Syria Dispatch: Most Syrians Support Assad, Reject Phony Foreign &#8216;Revolution&#8217;</a>, by Eva Bartlett, March 7, 2016</span></p>
  430. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="http://www.globalresearch.ca/why-syrians-support-bashar-al-assad/5405208#_blank" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Why Syrians Support Bashar al Assad</a>, by Prof. Tim Anderson, Sep 30, 2014</span></p>
  431. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="http://www.invent-the-future.org/2013/09/decriminalising-bashar/#_blank" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Decriminalising Bashar – towards a more effective anti-war movement</a>, by Carlos Martinez, Sep 23, 2013</span></p>
  432. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="https://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n08/seymour-m-hersh/the-red-line-and-the-rat-line" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Red Line and the Rat Line: Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels</a>, Apr 17, 2014</span></p><br />Filed under: <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/ambassador-al-jaafari/'>Ambassador al-Ja'afari</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/anti-imperialism/'>anti-imperialism</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/media-lies/'>media lies</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/syria/'>Syria</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/un/'>UN</a>  <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=22810&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></content:encoded>
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  444. <title>Jimmy Dore Show: &#8220;Reporter Actually In S-Y-R-I-A Exposes Media Lies About Everything &#8220;</title>
  445. <link>https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/jimmy-dore-show-reporter-actually-in-s-y-r-i-a-exposes-media-lies-about-everything/</link>
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  447. <pubDate>Sat, 06 May 2017 11:51:23 +0000</pubDate>
  448. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Eva Bartlett]]></dc:creator>
  449. <category><![CDATA[Syria]]></category>
  450. <category><![CDATA[Syria--my writings]]></category>
  451.  
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  453. <description><![CDATA[Very pleased to have been on Jimmy Dore&#8217;s show. I have a lot of respect for Jimmy, unabashedly speaking truth on Syria and many other issues&#8211;in fact, he has paid a price with Youtube demonetizing his videos. [On that note, how you can support his work: ▶Become a PATRON▶  https://www.patreon.com/jimmydore] May 4, 2017, The Jimmy [&#8230;]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=22738&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></description>
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  455. <p class=""><span style="color:#000000;">Very pleased to have been on Jimmy Dore&#8217;s show. I have a lot of respect for Jimmy, unabashedly speaking truth on Syria and many other issues&#8211;in fact, he has paid a price with <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://twitter.com/jimmy_dore/status/859210847138140160" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Youtube demonetizing</a> his videos. [On that note, how you can support his work:</span><br />
  456. <span style="color:#000000;"> ▶Become a PATRON▶  <a class="yt-uix-servicelink  " style="color:#000000;" href="https://www.patreon.com/jimmydore" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">https://www.patreon.com/jimmydore</a>]</span></p>
  457. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='560' height='315' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/L9hPwbc8JZo?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe></span><br />
  458. <span style="color:#000000;"> <span id="more-22738"></span></span></p>
  459. <div id="watch-uploader-info"><span style="color:#000000;"><strong class="watch-time-text">May 4, 2017, <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9hPwbc8JZo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Jimmy Dore Show</a></strong></span></div>
  460. <h3><span style="color:#000000;">RELATED LINKS:</span></h3>
  461. <p><span style="color:#000000;">-This reporter, who actually was in Syria, exposes media lies about everything (Video), Alex Christoforou, May 5, 2017, <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://theduran.com/this-reporter-who-actually-was-in-syria-exposes-media-lies-about-everything-video/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Duran</a></span></p>
  462. <p><span style="color:#000000;">-Western corporate media &#8216;disappears&#8217; over 1.5 million Syrians and 4,000 doctors, Eva Bartlett, Aug 14, 2016, <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://www.sott.net/article/325238-Western-corporate-media-disappears-over-1-5-million-Syrians-and-4000-doctors" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SOTT.net</a></span></p>
  463. <p><span style="color:#000000;">-Aleppo: How US &amp; Saudi-Backed Rebels Target ‘Every Syrian’, Eva Bartlett, Nov 29, 2016,  <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://www.mintpressnews.com/aleppo-how-us-saudi-backed-rebels-target-every-syrian/222594/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">MintPress News</a></span></p>
  464. <p><span style="color:#000000;">-“Zeinab, she was forced to watch the massacre of 116 children”–Vanessa Beeley on Terrorists’ Massacre of Foua Kafraya civilians, <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/zeinab-she-was-forced-to-watch-the-massacre-of-116-children-vanessa-beeley-on-terrorists-massacre-of-foua-kafraya-civilians/#more-22494" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">In Gaza</a></span></p>
  465. <p><span style="color:#000000;">-The Guardian view on Aleppo: More Western lies about Syria, Eva Bartlett, Sep 8, 2016, <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://www.sott.net/article/327811-The-Guardian-view-on-Aleppo-More-Western-lies-about-Syria" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SOTT.net</a></span></p>
  466. <p><span style="color:#000000;">*mentioned: [Syrian Militants Have Access to Chlorine Gas: Plant Owner, Apr 1, 2013, <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/syrian-militants-have-access-chlorine-gas-plant-owner/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">NTI</a></span></p>
  467. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8220;Radical Islamist militants have access to large quantities of chlorine gas that might have been used last month in a lethal strike near the Syrian city of Aleppo, <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://world.time.com/2013/04/01/syrias-civil-war-the-mystery-behind-a-deadly-chemical-attack/?iid=tsmodule"><em>Time</em> magazine</a> reported on Monday.&#8221;</span></p>
  468. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8220;No one can know for certain, but if it turns out chlorine gas was used in the attack, then the first possibility is that it was mine,&#8221; Sabbagh said. &#8220;There is no other factory in Syria that can make this gas, and now it is under opposition control.&#8221;]</span></p><br />Filed under: <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/syria/'>Syria</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/syria-my-writings/'>Syria--my writings</a>  <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=22738&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></content:encoded>
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  480. <title>&#8220;Eva Bartlett discusses the power outage and daily abuses in Gaza&#8221;,  ANC Report (AUDIO)</title>
  481. <link>https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/eva-bartlett-discusses-the-power-outage-and-daily-abuses-in-gaza-anc-report-audio/</link>
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  483. <pubDate>Thu, 04 May 2017 11:28:37 +0000</pubDate>
  484. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Eva Bartlett]]></dc:creator>
  485. <category><![CDATA[daily life Gaza]]></category>
  486. <category><![CDATA[farming under fire]]></category>
  487. <category><![CDATA[fishing under fire]]></category>
  488. <category><![CDATA[manufactured poverty Gaza]]></category>
  489. <category><![CDATA[Syria]]></category>
  490. <category><![CDATA[Wadi Gaza]]></category>
  491. <category><![CDATA[Zionists attacks on Gaza]]></category>
  492. <category><![CDATA[Zionists wars on Gaza]]></category>
  493.  
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  495. <description><![CDATA[Apr 30, 2017, ANC Report Thanks to Ryan Dawson for having me on to talk about the hell that is life in Gaza, as well as the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners, and solidarity with Syria.   (*Please note: webcam might be closer than it appears&#8230; Sorry for the close-up, some sort of setting or [&#8230;]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=22661&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></description>
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  497. <div class="">
  498. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">Apr 30, 2017, <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://anc.report/eva-bartlett-discusses-the-power-outage-and-daily-abuses-in-gaza/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ANC Report</a></span></div>
  499. </div>
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  501. <div class="">
  502. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><img data-attachment-id="22711" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/eva-bartlett-discusses-the-power-outage-and-daily-abuses-in-gaza-anc-report-audio/anc/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/anc.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="1012,628" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1493904712&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="anc" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/anc.jpg?w=620?w=300" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/anc.jpg?w=620?w=620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-22711" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/anc.jpg?w=620" alt="anc" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/anc.jpg?w=620 620w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/anc.jpg?w=150 150w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/anc.jpg?w=300 300w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/anc.jpg?w=768 768w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/anc.jpg 1012w" sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px"   /></div>
  503. <div class="_1mf _1mj"></div>
  504. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">Thanks to <span class="_247o">Ryan Dawson</span> for having me on to talk about the hell that is life in <span class="_5zk7">Gaza</span>, as well as the struggle of <span class="_5zk7">Palestinian</span> political prisoners, and solidarity with Syria. </span></div>
  505. </div>
  506. <div class="">
  507. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  508. </div>
  509. <div class="">
  510. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">(*Please note: webcam might be closer than it appears&#8230; Sorry for the close-up, some sort of setting or his recording program issue, I suppose.*)</span></div>
  511. </div>
  512. <div class="">
  513. <h3 class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">Listen to the discussion <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://anc.report/eva-bartlett-discusses-the-power-outage-and-daily-abuses-in-gaza/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HERE</a><br />
  514. </span></h3>
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  517. <p class="_1mf _1mj">*</p>
  518. <p><span id="more-22661"></span></p>
  519. <h3 class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Some points mentioned and related links:</strong></span></h3>
  520. </div>
  521. <div class="">
  522. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  523. </div>
  524. <div class="">
  525. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>*Gaza Electricity/Sewage Crises and Related*</strong></span></div>
  526. </div>
  527. <div class="">
  528. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  529. </div>
  530. <div class="">
  531. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">-Ry Dawson and Robert Inlakesh <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://www.facebook.com/antizionist/posts/10154576633765662" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">speak about Gaza</a></span></div>
  532. </div>
  533. <div class="">
  534. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  535. </div>
  536. <div class="">
  537. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">-UN predictions fall short: Gaza uninhabitable today, Dec 21, 2014, <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://rt.com/op-edge/216507-israel-palestinians-gaza-massacre-uninhabitable/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">RT Op-Edge</a>, (longer version <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/un-predictions-fall-short-gaza-uninhabitable-today/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on blog</a>)<br />
  538. </span></div>
  539. </div>
  540. <div class="">
  541. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/forced-to-walk-through-sewage/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Forced to walk through sewage</a>, Nov 15, 2013</span></div>
  542. </div>
  543. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/observations-from-occupied-palestine-in-gaza/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Observations from Occupied Palestine: Gaza</a>, Jan 1, 2014</span></div>
  544. <div class="">
  545. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/israeli-siege-on-gaza-causes-waste-crisis/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Israeli Siege on Gaza Causes Waste Crisis</a>, Mar 31, 2013<br />
  546. </span></div>
  547. <div class="_1mf _1mj"></div>
  548. </div>
  549. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><img data-attachment-id="6257" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/palestinian-volunteerism-and-defying-israeli-occupation-policies-and-attacks/dsc06319-2/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/dsc06319.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="640,480" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="DSC06319" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/dsc06319.jpg?w=620?w=300" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/dsc06319.jpg?w=620?w=620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-6257" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/dsc06319.jpg?w=620" alt="DSC06319" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/dsc06319.jpg?w=620 620w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/dsc06319.jpg?w=150 150w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/dsc06319.jpg?w=300 300w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/dsc06319.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px"   /></span></p>
  550. <div class="">
  551. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"><a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/54-days-family-not-allowed-to-retrive-murdered-palestinian-body/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">&#8211;</a><strong><a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/54-days-family-not-allowed-to-retrive-murdered-palestinian-body/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">54 days: Family Not Allowed to Retrieve Murdered Palestinian Body</a>, June 14, 2009</strong> </span></div>
  552. </div>
  553. <div class="">
  554. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  555. </div>
  556. <div class="">
  557. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">&#8220;Today we went with Beit Hanoun ‘Local Initiative’ volunteers to retrieve the long-decomposed body of a man who didn’t live to see his own 19th birthday.</span></div>
  558. </div>
  559. <div class="">
  560. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  561. </div>
  562. <div class="">
  563. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">Ahmed Abu Hashish disappeared on April 21st. His family believed that he had been killed somewhere in the north-eastern border region, the israeli-imposed ‘buffer zone’ where Zionist soldiers routinely shoot at Palestinian farmers and residents. Since then, his parents and others have searched, unsuccessfully, for his body, fearing the worst.</span></div>
  564. </div>
  565. <div class="">
  566. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  567. </div>
  568. <div class="">
  569. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">Sixteen of us (family, local rights activists and volunteers from Beit Hanoun, and international accompaniment ) set out this morning to comb the land for the missing youth. The terrain is dry weeds and tall, prickly scrub, making walking difficult.</span></div>
  570. </div>
  571. <div class="">
  572. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  573. </div>
  574. <div class="">
  575. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">We accompanied the father -Abu Ayesh- and a local who knew the area well, filming and attempting to convey to the soldiers shooting at us from jeeps that we had come to retrieve a corpse.</span></div>
  576. </div>
  577. <div class="">
  578. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  579. </div>
  580. <div class="">
  581. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">The shooting, along with 2 loud explosions, likely sound grenades, became more intense and closer when the body was actually spotted and the team started to load it onto a white sheet. As we quickly loaded Ahmed Abu Hashish onto his cloth stretcher, the shooting continued.</span></div>
  582. </div>
  583. <div class="">
  584. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  585. </div>
  586. <div class="">
  587. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">Abu Ayesh had been further off, and thankfully missed the scene of his son&#8217;s body, 54 days decomposed, falling apart, head falling off.</span></div>
  588. </div>
  589. <div class="">
  590. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  591. </div>
  592. <div class="">
  593. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">Nearly 2 months after his death, the anguish of the Ahmed Abu Hashish family is great, his body desecrated by the elements, they denied access to it due to the threat of being shot by israeli soldiers at the border &#8211;who indeed did shoot when we retrieved the body&#8230;.&#8221;</span></div>
  594. </div>
  595. <div class="">
  596. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  597. </div>
  598. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">*<strong>List of many of my own links/writings/photos from/on Gaza</strong> <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://www.facebook.com/EvaBoBeeva/posts/1527608027249186" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>:</span></div>
  599. <div class="">
  600. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  601. </div>
  602. <div class="">
  603. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">*On <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://opt2007.wordpress.com/2007/06/16/protesters-take-rubber-bullets-to-head-and-stomach-at-bilin/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">&#8216;rubber&#8217; bullets</a></span></div>
  604. </div>
  605. <div class="">
  606. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  607. </div>
  608. <div class="">
  609. <h3 class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">*Palestinian Political Prisoners*</span></h3>
  610. </div>
  611. <div class="">
  612. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"><a style="color:#000000;" href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=276635262796003&amp;set=a.102491080210423.1073741828.100013485931549&amp;type=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Abbas Falasteen Hamideh</a>: </span></div>
  613. </div>
  614. <div class="">
  615. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  616. </div>
  617. <div class="">
  618. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">&#8220;&#8230;the Strike of Freedom and Dignity has a series of demands, including an end to the denials of family visits, appropriate medical care and treatment for ill Palestinian prisoners, and an end to solitary confinement and administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial.&#8221; </span></div>
  619. </div>
  620. <div class="">
  621. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  622. </div>
  623. <div class="">
  624. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">&#8220;The strike has been met with sharp repression by the Israeli prison administration, which has denied legal visits to the vast majority of hunger strikers, cut off family visits, confiscated prisoners’ clothing and blankets, subjected strikers to frequent raids and abusive transfers from one prison to another, isolated hunger strike leaders in solitary confinement and even confiscated salt from hunger strikers according to many reports. Hunger strikers take only salt and water during their strikes.</span></div>
  625. </div>
  626. <div class="">
  627. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">Repressive units continued to attack the prisoners in Ayalon Ramle prison on Friday, 28 April, after transferring a number of leaders of the hunger strike to isolation cells in this prison&#8230;&#8221;</span></div>
  628. </div>
  629. <div class="">
  630. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  631. </div>
  632. <div class="">
  633. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">*</span></div>
  634. </div>
  635. <div class="">
  636. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  637. </div>
  638. <div class="">
  639. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">Addameer Prisoner Support:</span></div>
  640. </div>
  641. <div class="">
  642. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  643. </div>
  644. <div class="">
  645. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">&#8220;Approximately 6,500 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli prisons and detention centers, including approximately 300 children and nearly 550 held under administrative detention, a form of detention without charge or trial that Israel uses to hold Palestinians indefinitely on secret information.</span></div>
  646. </div>
  647. <div class="">
  648. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  649. </div>
  650. <div class="">
  651. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">Each year the Israeli military arrests thousands of Palestinians in an attempt to suppress any resistance to its continued occupation and apartheid policies. Among these are hundreds of children, some as young as 12 years old. In too many cases Palestinian children are tortured, ill-treated, placed in solitary confinement and coerced into signing a confession in Hebrew, a language which most Palestinian children do not understand. Every year approximately 500-700 children are sentenced in Israeli courts.</span></div>
  652. </div>
  653. <div class="">
  654. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  655. </div>
  656. <div class="">
  657. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">Night raids are the most common form of arrest, during which Israeli soldiers will ransack an individual’s house, destroying personal property and abusing physically abusing family members. The arrested person will then be handcuffed and blindfolded before being thrown into the back of an Israeli military jeep, face-down, where the beatings, insults, and humiliation will continue. </span></div>
  658. </div>
  659. <div class="">
  660. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  661. </div>
  662. <div class="">
  663. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">Under Israeli military law, Palestinians can be interrogated for a period of 75 days and denied access to a lawyer for 60 days. Since 1967, approximately 75 Palestinian detainees have died as a result of torture while under Israeli interrogation.</span></div>
  664. </div>
  665. <div class="">
  666. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  667. </div>
  668. <div class="">
  669. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">*</span></div>
  670. </div>
  671. <div class="">
  672. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  673. </div>
  674. <div class="">
  675. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">-&#8220;Alliance of Convenience: Why Israel Supports ISIS?&#8221; ( <span class="_247o"><a style="color:#000000;" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--bSKC0ErUw&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Syriana Analysis</a></span> VIDEO)</span></div>
  676. </div>
  677. <div class="">
  678. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;"> </span></div>
  679. </div>
  680. <div class="">
  681. <div class="_1mf _1mj"><span style="color:#000000;">**</span></div>
  682. </div>
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  699. <title>&#8220;US Empire Myth-busting (SYRIA) W/Eva Bartlett&#8221;: Cindy Sheehan&#8217;s Soapbox April 27, 2017</title>
  700. <link>https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/us-empire-myth-busting-syria-weva-bartlett-cindy-sheehans-soapbox-april-27-2017/</link>
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  702. <pubDate>Thu, 04 May 2017 10:25:12 +0000</pubDate>
  703. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Eva Bartlett]]></dc:creator>
  704. <category><![CDATA[interviews]]></category>
  705. <category><![CDATA[Syria]]></category>
  706. <category><![CDATA[Syria--my interviews]]></category>
  707. <category><![CDATA[Syria--my writings]]></category>
  708.  
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  710. <description><![CDATA[* Click HERE TO LISTEN to the interview * RELATED LINKS: &#8211;My writings from/on Syria &#8211;Those Who Transmit Syrian Voices Are Russian Propagandists? Monitors of ‘Fake News’ Negate Syrian Suffering &#8211;Press Briefing at UN, Dec 9, 2016. Speakers: Sara flounders, Activist, Donna Nassor, lawyer and human rights and peace activist, Dr. Bahman Azad, Member of [&#8230;]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=22533&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></description>
  711. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><span style="color:#000000;"><img data-attachment-id="22536" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/us-empire-myth-busting-syria-weva-bartlett-cindy-sheehans-soapbox-april-27-2017/cindy/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/cindy.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="737,598" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1493806264&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="cindy" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/cindy.jpg?w=620?w=300" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/cindy.jpg?w=620?w=620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-22536" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/cindy.jpg?w=620" alt="cindy" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/cindy.jpg?w=620 620w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/cindy.jpg?w=150 150w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/cindy.jpg?w=300 300w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/cindy.jpg 737w" sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px"   /></span></p>
  712. <p><span style="color:#000000;">*</span></p>
  713. <h3><span style="color:#000000;">Click <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.hr/2017/04/us-empire-myth-busting-syria-weva.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HERE TO LISTEN</a> to the interview</span></h3>
  714. <p><span style="color:#000000;">*</span></p>
  715. <h4><span style="color:#000000;">RELATED LINKS:</span></h4>
  716. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/syria/my-published-articles-and-other-musings-from-and-on-syria-20142015/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">My writings from/on Syria</a></span><span id="more-22533"></span></p>
  717. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/01/28/those-who-transmit-syrian-voices-are-russian-propagandists-monitors-of-fake-news-negate-syrian-suffering/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Those Who Transmit Syrian Voices Are Russian Propagandists? Monitors of ‘Fake News’ Negate Syrian Suffering</a></span></p>
  718. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8211;<a style="color:#000000;" href="http://webtv.un.org/search/permanent-mission-of-the-syrian-arab-republic-to-the-united-nations-press-conference-9-december-2016/5241732190001?term=Eva%20Bartlett#full-text" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Press Briefing at UN, Dec 9, 2016</a>. Speakers: Sara flounders, Activist, Donna Nassor, lawyer and human rights and peace activist, Dr. Bahman Azad, Member of the Coordinating Committee for the Hands Off Syria and Organization Secretary of US Peace Council, and Eva Bartlett, Independent Canadian Journalist.</span></p>
  719. <p><span style="color:#000000;">-Bashar Ja’afari (Syria) and US Peace Council Representatives on Syria &#8211; <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://webtv.un.org/watch/bashar-ja%E2%80%99afari-syria-and-us-peace-council-representatives-on-syria-press-conference/5077088426001#full-text" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Press Conference, Aug 9, 2016</a></span></p>
  720.  
  721. <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/us-empire-myth-busting-syria-weva-bartlett-cindy-sheehans-soapbox-april-27-2017/c4sueroxaaeyar/'><img width="150" height="143" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/c4sueroxaaeyar.jpg?w=150&#038;h=143" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail" alt="" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/c4sueroxaaeyar.jpg?w=150&#038;h=143 150w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/c4sueroxaaeyar.jpg?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="22587" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/us-empire-myth-busting-syria-weva-bartlett-cindy-sheehans-soapbox-april-27-2017/c4sueroxaaeyar/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/c4sueroxaaeyar.jpg" data-orig-size="767,729" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="C4sUeROXAAEyAR-" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/c4sueroxaaeyar.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/c4sueroxaaeyar.jpg?w=620" /></a>
  722. <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/us-empire-myth-busting-syria-weva-bartlett-cindy-sheehans-soapbox-april-27-2017/screen-shot-2017-05-01-at-12-45-55-am1/'><img width="150" height="110" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/screen-shot-2017-05-01-at-12-45-55-am1.png?w=150&#038;h=110" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail" alt="" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/screen-shot-2017-05-01-at-12-45-55-am1.png?w=150&#038;h=110 150w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/screen-shot-2017-05-01-at-12-45-55-am1.png?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="22588" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/us-empire-myth-busting-syria-weva-bartlett-cindy-sheehans-soapbox-april-27-2017/screen-shot-2017-05-01-at-12-45-55-am1/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/screen-shot-2017-05-01-at-12-45-55-am1.png" data-orig-size="680,498" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="screen-shot-2017-05-01-at-12-45-55-am1" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/screen-shot-2017-05-01-at-12-45-55-am1.png?w=300" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/screen-shot-2017-05-01-at-12-45-55-am1.png?w=620" /></a>
  723.  
  724. <p><span style="color:#000000;">*<em>related:</em> <em><a style="color:#000000;" href="https://clarityofsignal.com/2017/05/01/now-you-see-me-over-100-white-helmet-self-posted-facebook-images-expose-fake-humanitarian-group-as-fsa-terrorists-in-bed-with-al-qaeda/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">“Now You See Me” – Over 100 White Helmet Self-Posted Facebook Images Expose Fake Humanitarian Group as FSA Terrorists Linked with Al-Qaeda</a></em>  and  <em> <span style="color:#ff0000;"><a style="color:#ff0000;" href="http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/01/23/exposed-syrias-white-helmets-are-al-qaedas-civil-defence/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Syria’s White Helmets are Al Qaeda’s ‘Civil Defence’</a> </span></em></span></p>
  725. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><a style="color:#000000;" href="http://www.snopes.com/syrian-rescue-organization-the-white-helmets-are-terrorists/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Snopes&#8217; White Helmet Washing</a> (*Supposed &#8216;fact-checkers&#8217; miss obvious facts about White Helmets al-Qaeda affiliations)<br />
  726. </span></p>
  727. <p><span style="color:#000000;">-on Snopes&#8217; dubious founders and questionable &#8216;fact checking&#8217;: links <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2016/12/22/the-daily-mail-snopes-story-and-fact-checking-the-fact-checkers/#46b7fd991e02" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a> and <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4042194/Facebook-fact-checker-arbitrate-fake-news-accused-defrauding-website-pay-prostitutes-staff-includes-escort-porn-star-Vice-Vixen-domme.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a> and <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://www.quora.com/Is-snopes-com-biased-towards-electing-Hillary-Clinton-in-2016" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a> and <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ethicsalarms.com/2016/07/31/bye-bye-snopes-youre-dead-to-me-now/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>)</span></p>
  728. <p><span style="color:#000000;">-MSF and the <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://www.msf.org/en/where-we-work/syria" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">allegedly &#8216;destroyed&#8217; </a>Quds hospital:</span></p>
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  734. <p><span style="color:#000000;">*<em>Quds hospital still standing in December 2016 (photo Vanessa Beeley) and February 2017 (photo Dr. Nabil Antaki)</em></span></p>
  735. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Dr. Nabil in February 2017 wrote (in a report complete with numerous photos of the area, and some videos, shared via Dropbox):</span></p>
  736. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8220;&#8230;Then, we moved to see Al Quds Hospital. Obviously, it is the most preserved building of the street. Obviously, it was not hit directly by bombs and probably received some fragments from bombs fallen on other building. I asked my guide if any restoration or repair were done. He said no.</span></p>
  737. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8220;The video that I took shows that the building of the hospital is the most intact, or the less damaged among the other buildings of the same street and obviously, the hospital did not receive a direct impact of a bomb&#8230;.&#8221;</span></p>
  738. <h4><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>*Chemical Weapons Allegations:</strong></span></h4>
  739. <div data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_22603" style="width: 955px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="22603" data-permalink="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/us-empire-myth-busting-syria-weva-bartlett-cindy-sheehans-soapbox-april-27-2017/oliver-stone/" data-orig-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/oliver-stone.jpg?w=620" data-orig-size="945,454" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1493839868&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="oliver stone" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/oliver-stone.jpg?w=620?w=300" data-large-file="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/oliver-stone.jpg?w=620?w=620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-22603" src="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/oliver-stone.jpg?w=620" alt="oliver stone" srcset="https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/oliver-stone.jpg?w=620 620w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/oliver-stone.jpg?w=150 150w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/oliver-stone.jpg?w=300 300w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/oliver-stone.jpg?w=768 768w, https://ingaza.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/oliver-stone.jpg 945w" sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px"   /><p class="wp-caption-text">Oliver Stone tweet</p></div>
  740. <p>*</p>
  741. <h4><span style="color:#000000;"><a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/liberated-homs-residents-challenge-notion-of-revolution/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Secured Homs 2014</a>:</span></h4>
  742. <p><span style="color:#000000;">“I dropped to 34 kilos. Aymen told me to weigh myself. I got on the scale and said, ‘What’s 34 kilos?’. A ten-year-old weighs more than that! And Aymen was 43 kilos. For a man, 43 kilos,” she said laughing.</span></p>
  743. <p><span style="color:#000000;">The drastic drop was not due to ill-preparedness. To the contrary, Zeinat said they had enough food to last a year.</span></p>
  744. <p><span style="color:#000000;">“We were twelve siblings with eight houses in the area, and the family house. We all had stores of food.”</span></p>
  745. <p><span style="color:#000000;">But the stores of food didn’t survive the looting of the insurgents.</span></p>
  746. <p><span style="color:#000000;">“Thirty-eight times they came to steal our food. The first couple of times, they knocked on the door, after that they just entered with guns. The last things they took were our dried peas, our cracked wheat, our olives, finally our za’atar (wild thyme). We started to eat grass and whatever greens we could find in February, 2014, and that’s all we had till Homs was liberated,” Zeinat said.</span></p>
  747. <p><span style="color:#000000;">&#8230;In the courtyard of the Jesuit church sat a lone plastic chair adorned with flowers and a photo of Father Frans van der Lugt, the Jesuit priest assassinated on April 7, 2014.</span></p>
  748. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Nazim Kanawati, who knew and respected the Jesuit, arrived moments after the 75-year-old priest had been shot in the back of the head.” We were surrounded and under siege. This was the only place we could go to. Everyone loved it here,” he said. </span></p>
  749. <p><span style="color:#000000;">“Father Frans was a peace-maker and played an important role in arranging the evacuation of civilians from the Old City during the siege. He was trusted by both sides, and didn’t distinguish between Christians and Muslims. He was concerned with humanity.”</span></p>
  750. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Like Father Frans, Kanawati refused to leave Homs while others fled. “I didn’t want to leave, I’m a Syrian, I had the right to be there.”</span></p>
  751. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Although he chose to stay in the Old City, Father Frans was critical of the insurgents. In January 2012, he had written: “From the start I saw armed demonstrators marching along in the protests, who began to shoot at the police first. Very often the violence of the security forces has been a reaction to the brutal violence of the armed rebels.”</span></p>
  752. <p><span style="color:#000000;">“People in Homs were already armed and prepared before the protests began,” said Kanawati. “If they hadn’t been planning for the protests from the beginning, the people wouldn’t have had the quantity of arms that they had.”</span></p>
  753. <h4><span style="color:#000000;">On Foua and Kafraya Villages:</span></h4>
  754. <p><span style="color:#000000;">-Untold Suffering in Foua and Kafarya, <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2015/08/23/untold-suffering-in-foua-and-kafarya-part-2/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Part Two</a>, Aug 20, 2015</span><br />
  755. <span style="color:#000000;">-Untold Suffering in Foua and Kafarya: Two Northwestern Syrian Villages Under Siege and Assault by NATO’s Terrorists, <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://ingaza.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/untold-suffering-in-foua-and-kafarya-two-northwestern-syrian-villages-under-siege-and-assault-by-natos-terrorists/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Part One</a>, Aug 18, 2015</span><br />
  756. <span style="color:#000000;">-The Children of Kafarya and Foua are Crying in the Dark, Sep 6, 2016, <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/09/06/syria-the-children-of-kafarya-and-foua-are-crying-in-the-dark/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">21st Century Wire</a></span><br />
  757. <span style="color:#000000;">-No ‘Red Lines’ After Western Backed Terrorists Massacre of Idlib’s Foua Civilians, Apr 16, 2017, <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://www.sott.net/article/348297-No-Red-Lines-After-US-Backed-Terrorists-Massacre-Idlibs-Foua-Civilians" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SOTT.net</a></span><br />
  758. <span style="color:#000000;">-RASHIDEEN MASSACRE: Children Lured to their Slaughter by NATO State Terrorists, Apr 21, 2017, <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/04/21/rashideen-massacre-children-lured-to-their-deaths-by-nato-state-terrorists/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">21st Century Wire</a></span></p>
  759. <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>*Other Links:</strong><br />
  760. </span></p>
  761. <p><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Deconstructing the NATO Narrative on Syria</span></strong><span style="color:#000000;">, Oct 10, 2015,</span> <a href="http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/10/deconstructing-the-nato-narrative-on-syria/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dissident Voice</a>, (<span style="color:#000000;">*in Polish:</span> <a href="http://mediumpubliczne.pl/2015/10/od-pieciu-lat-propaganda-nato-karmi-nas-klamstwami-w-sprawie-syrii/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Medium Publiczne</a> and <a href="http://wirtualnapolonia.com/2015/10/28/od-pieciu-lat-propaganda-nato-karmi-nas-klamstwami-w-sprawie-syrii/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Wirtualna Polonia</a>, <em>*</em><span style="color:#000000;">in </span><em><a href="http://medyasafak.net/haber/2016/ozel-dosya--suriye-hakkindaki-nato-anlatisinin-yapisokumu" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Turkish</a></em><em><span style="color:#000000;">  *in </span></em><em><a href="http://www.mediaelire.net/lajm/4861/zberthimi-i-tregimit-te-nato-s-rreth-sirise/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Albanian</a></em> <span style="color:#000000;">*in </span><a href="http://resistensia.org/analisis/mendekonstruksi-narasi-nato-suriah/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Indonesian</a><span style="color:#000000;">&#8230;)</span></p>
  762. <p><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Syria Dispatch: Most Syrians Support Assad, Reject Phony Foreign ‘Revolution’</span></strong><span style="color:#000000;">, Mar 7, 2016, </span><a href="http://www.sott.net/article/313862-Syria-Dispatch-Most-Syrians-Support-Assad-Reject-Phony-Foreign-Revolution" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SOTT.net</a><span style="color:#000000;"> (in </span><a href="http://es.sott.net/article/44804-Comunicado-de-Siria-La-mayoria-de-los-sirios-apoyan-a-Assad-y-rechazan-la-revolucion-extranjera-falsa#searching" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Spanish</a><span style="color:#000000;">; in </span><a href="http://medyasafak.net/haber/1975/suriyelilerin-cogu-esad-i-destekliyor-sahte-‘devrim-i-reddediyor" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Turkish</a><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Century Schoolbook, serif;"><span style="font-size:medium;">)</span></span></span></p><br />Filed under: <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/interviews/'>interviews</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/syria/'>Syria</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/syria-my-interviews/'>Syria--my interviews</a>, <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/syria-my-writings/'>Syria--my writings</a>  <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=22533&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></content:encoded>
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  790. <title>Stephen Gowans Launches His New Book, &#8221; Washington’s Long War on Syria&#8221;</title>
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  798. <description><![CDATA[Highly recommended listening (and reading), Canadian author and analyst, Stephen Gowans, lectures in a clear, coherent and easily digestible manner about what is sometimes a complex subject, nuances of Syria, and Wall Street/Washington (and allies)&#8217;s long war on Syria. * The lecture was delivered on April 25, 2017, hosted by the Hamilton Coalition to Stop [&#8230;]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=22529&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></description>
  799. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><span style="color:#000000;">Highly recommended listening (and reading), Canadian author and analyst, Stephen Gowans, lectures in a clear, coherent and easily digestible manner about what is sometimes a complex subject, nuances of Syria, and Wall Street/Washington (and allies)&#8217;s long war on Syria. </span></p>
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  801. <p><span style="color:#000000;">*</span><br />
  802. <span style="color:#000000;">The lecture was delivered on April 25, 2017, hosted by <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://hamiltoncoalitiontostopthewar.ca/2017/04/11/mcmaster-location-now-2-gowans-events/">the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War</a></span></p>
  803. <p><span style="color:#000000;">Gowans&#8217; new book is <a style="color:#000000;" href="http://www.barakabooks.com/catalogue/washingtons-long-war-on-syria/">available at Baraka Books</a>.</span></p>
  804. <p><span style="color:#000000;">*His latest article:  <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://gowans.wordpress.com/2017/04/30/the-real-defenders-of-democracy-syria-and-the-struggle-against-the-international-despotism-of-wall-street/">The Real Defenders of Democracy: Syria and the Struggle against the International Despotism of Wall Street</a></span></p>
  805. <p><span style="color:#000000;">*One further highly recommended article, Gowans&#8217; <a style="color:#000000;" href="https://gowans.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/the-revolutionary-distemper-in-syria-that-wasnt/">The Revolutionary Distemper in Syria That Wasn’t</a></span></p><br />Filed under: <a href='https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/syria/'>Syria</a>  <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=ingaza.wordpress.com&#038;blog=5639306&#038;post=22529&#038;subd=ingaza&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></content:encoded>
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