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Chris Burnett
2 years ago
Amy Goodman and the Democracy Now! team are not engaged in journalism when it comes to Syria. And when you only hear one side of the story, no other word fits better than propaganda, sadly.

Normally, Seymour Hersh is covered by DN! but not when his story directly challenged the highly suspect claims that Assad, once again, used chemical weapons in Allepo. Amy ignored his report.

We know for certain that the White Helmets were created in Turkey by a British ex-military intelligence officer named James Le Mesurier, and are funded to the tune of $100+ million by USAID (i.e. CIA) and the UK government, among others, with the purpose of spreading one-sided propaganda against the Syrian government, under the banner of humanitarianism, where they are often seen on video with weapons in areas controlled by the latest incarnation of Al Qaeda, and/or ISIS. The White Helmets are Al Qaeda/ISIS. Watch: http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/02/10/syria-vanessa-beeley-corbett-report-discussing-white-helmet-propaganda-construct/

The work of independent journalists, like Vanessa Beeley and Eva Bartlett, who have been on the ground in Syria are ignored. John Pilger, Robert Parry, Gareth Porter and Philip Giraldi are ignored. Further, DN!'s sources are highly questionable in many cases, including Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International UK, where unfounded accusations often sound like the latest State Dept. press release. In the case of SOHR, it is run by one man in the UK, Abdulrahman, paid by the EU, and other western sources, who also runs a clothing business. Ken Roth, the executive director of HRW, is pushing for war in Syria.

You do not have to be a supporter of Assad (I am not) to see what is happening here; namely, a psychological operation is being conducted by the West, and it's liberal NGO partners, to justify a Clinton style Libya attack against Syria. What we desperately need is an anti-war left that sees this propaganda for what it is, a justification for war under the banner of the R2P framework. We must resist this kind of blatant US imperialism. US out of Syria Now!

Not to mention, this is a dangerous game of cat and mouse with Russia. (and aside, there is no evidence for Russian hacking, and a click-bait farm trying to make money off of a “Buff Bernie” meme doesn't count).

Democracy Now! needs to step up and start acting like journalists. And please, no more "debates" to hide under the false cover of neutrality. Give Vanessa and Eva a full hour of coverage. Allow Hersh on to explain his findings.

Is anyone surprised about the latest round of allegations of Assad using chemical weapons in E. Ghouta? I mean, it's the 3rd time, and still there is no evidence. Yet, the US and France are threatening war once again if chemical weapons are allegedly used. Another false flag attack coming?

Any aerial bombardment done deliberately against civilians is a crime, but the UN-backed report called Reach, as reported by Patrick Cockburn, has documented that the jihadists in E. Ghouta have prevented civilians from leaving, often shooting those who try. The loss of innocent life is incredibly tragic, but to compound those tragedies and weaponize lies into an imperialist-"humanitarian"-messaging-complex to justify an invasion is also a crime.

Watch Vanessa’s testimony at the Swiss Press Club in Geneva: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amUGvZJl15k
Watch a recent Corbett Report interview with Vanessa Beeley: https://www.corbettreport.com/vanessa-beeley-exposes-the-white-helmets/

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Lois Cheesman
2 years ago
Please don't just echo the one sided news about Syria we hear from the mainstream media which is helping the neocons war agenda.

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Brian Souter
2 years ago
The coverage of Syria conflict is ignoring real alternative voices like vanessa Beeley, eva Bartlett , Janice Kortcamp , Carla Ortiz who have been to Syria, spoken with syrians and let their voices be heard

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Paul O'REILLY
2 years ago
Do your job!

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christine loz
2 years ago
Amy Goodman ...you have forever soiled your reputation but you can still save Syria by speaking the truth!!!

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claudia wolfgang
2 years ago
It's about getting out the truth-isn't it time?

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Ramona Yuva
2 years ago
You need to start spreading the truth about what's happening in Syria and stop propagating misinformation.

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Allan Serwa
2 years ago
The U.S. has no business spending tax dollars on trying to displace Assad, when they can't even offer a health system to their own people. Get out of Syria, U. S.

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Elsa Cubas
2 years ago
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Annette Schmit
2 years ago
I want to!