This video from RT asks if the West’s media shapes rather than reports news coming out of Syria and the other Arab conflicts. The answer is clear as we see former Al Jazzera journalists who say that they resigned because of the clear bias against the governments of some countries and see staged interviews with a purportedly wounded child and with British born Syrian activist, Danny Abdul-Dayem aka ‘Syrian Danny’.
The section that shows Danny Abdul-Dayem lying about being in a war zone where two hundred people had just been killed by government bombardment is from a leaked video.
Under the title ‘The Houla Hoaxters‘, Justin Raimondo has written a good summary of what is either the media incompetence or else the coordinated deception that has been misinforming the public in the west about what is happening in Syria.
Over the past few days it has become clear that it was the anti-government forces that were responsible for the massacre in Houla. John Rosenthal, in a National Review Online article writes:
It was, in the words of U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan, the “tipping point” in the Syria conflict: a savage massacre of over 90 people, predominantly women and children, for which the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad was immediately blamed by virtually the entirety of the Western media. Within days of the first reports of the Houla massacre, the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, and several other Western countries announced that they were expelling Syria’s ambassadors in protest.
But according to a new report in Germany’s leading daily, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), the Houla massacre was in fact committed by anti-Assad Sunni militants, and the bulk of the victims were member of the Alawi and Shia minorities, which have been largely supportive of Assad. For its account of the massacre, the report cites opponents of Assad, who, however, declined to have their names appear in print out of fear of reprisals from armed opposition groups.
William Hague must be aware of this so why does he and other UK/US politicians insist that the Assad regime is to blame for all the violence?