New York Times Promoting War on Iran
Truth and full disclosure not Times policy.
by Stephen Lendman
Longstanding Times policy supports imperial US wars against nonbelligerent countries posing no threats.
It backed American-led NATO aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. Using scandalous language like "Assad's butchery," it wants killer gangs armed and greater Western intervention.
A Syrian (unnamed for his safety) emailed this information:
It's believed "the National Syrian Army caught 12 French Officers and one high-ranking officer in Homs. The French Ambassador came back to Syria to re-negotiate. Reports suggest 22 Jihadists from Afghanistan had been caught in Idlib yesterday."
"A christian friend of mine ran away to Damascus because they informed him within 2 days to go out of Hama before they start slaying his family."
"Another person's sister was kidnapped. The gang asked for 2 million SYP to return her. They paid. She's home now but they raped her."
"They use Kidnapping Strategy to earn more money because the Syrian National Forces are attacking the weak points on the border of Iraq, Turkey and Lebanon. We should never forget Daraa on the border of Jordan."
"I saw a couple of times "Free Syrian Army" members when I was visiting a friend of mind in Damascus. They are totally RUBBISH, UNEDUCATED OUTLAWS!"
He also mentioned a spurious Arabic language video circulating. It alleges Syrian army force attacks on peaceful demonstrations. "Activists explain lying in this video using unequivocal evidence."
New York Times and other major media scoundrels suppress these reports.
For months, The Times also stoked spurious fears about an alleged Iranian threat and need to confront it. On January 5, it claimed "a recent assessment by the International Atomic Energy Agency (says) Iran's nuclear program has a military objective."
In fact, no such report exists. Too bad Times readers don't know it.