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Stepped Up Media War on Syria

Propaganda wars proceed hot ones.

by Stephen Lendman

When America goes to war or plans one, media scoundrels march in lockstep. Journalism is the first casualty. Managed news misinformation substitutes for truth and full disclosure.

Cheerleading propaganda is relentless. Readers and viewers are betrayed. Imperial wars are called liberating ones. Separating fact from fiction is challenging.

Only replacing independent regimes with pro-Western puppet ones matters. Media scoundrels support it. Blood on their hands doesn't deter them. Steady income eases conscience pangs. Soul selling pays well.

NYT and Washington Post editorials discussed below reflect the latest White House statement on Syria. It reads like bad fiction, saying:

"The United States strongly condemns the outrageous targeted killings of civilians including women and children in Al-Qubeir in Hama province as reported by multiple credible sources."  

"This, coupled with the Syrian regime's refusal to let UN observers into the area to verify these reports, is an affront to human dignity and justice."  

"There is no justification for this regime's continued defiance of its obligations under the Annan Plan, and Assad's continued abdication of responsibility for these horrific acts has no credibility and only further underscores the illegitimate and immoral nature of his rule."

"The future of Syria will be determined by the Syrian people, and the international community must come together in support of their legitimate aspirations."  

"We call once more on all nations to abandon support for this brutal and illegitimate regime, and to join together to support a political transition in Syria--one that upholds the promise of a future for which far too many have already died."

Fact check

Assad security forces and/or supporters had nothing to do with Houla and Qubeir village massacres. Western-recruited death squads bear full responsibility. Claiming otherwise won't change facts.

According to Reuters , UN monitors visited Qubeir. So did journalists accompanying them. Claiming otherwise ignores what some media sources reported.

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is well defined as quoted below:    "S... by BFalcon on Sunday, Jun 10, 2012 at 11:45:51 PM
Oh dear, here  I go again, I'll probably aga... by Eddy Schmid on Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 1:13:34 AM
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