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Western Lies about Lies over Syria's East Ghouta

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This is an exact replay of the Western narrative over East Aleppo, when Syria and Russia were accused then of "war crimes" and compared to "Nazi Germany."

One pressing corrective question is this: why have Western and UN officials, as well as Western media, not gone to report on Aleppo since the city returned to full Syrian government control for over a year now?

Why have these hand-wringing protagonists who were hysterically protesting "war crimes" and "slaughter" in Aleppo not followed up to check on their earlier claims of mass slaughter? Yet they are making the same scripted claims again with regard to East Ghouta.

One reason is that they would find in Aleppo a population which has happily returned to peaceful normalcy after the Syrian and Russian forces liberated the city from the death-grip of terror groups like Al Nusra Front.

That's why Aleppo is not in the Western "news" any longer. It doesn't fit their propaganda narrative.

During the liberation of Aleppo, the Western media relied solely on videos and claims issued by the so-called "humanitarian responders" and "activists" of the White Helmets." This pseudo first-aid group has been unmasked by Vanessa Beeley and other investigative journalists, to be a media arm of the Nusra terror network and its various Islamic State (IS) affiliates.

In East Ghouta, the Western media are again relying on the White Helmets for their "information" about what is going on in that enclave, just as they had done in their fabrications over East Aleppo.

Western media are not reporting on a war; they are part of the war, disseminating propaganda for terror groups like Al Nusra, who are covertly sponsored and directed by US, British and French military intelligence to destabilize the country.

The Washington Post deceptively fabulates about East Ghouta as "the last bastion of opposition rebels." It published a map apparently showing East Ghouta as "rebel-held" and distinct from another area which was designated under the control of "Islamic State."

All the Western media engage in this sophistry of contriving a seeming separation between "good rebels" and the "terrorists."

The fact is that East Ghouta has been held under siege by Jaysh al Islam (formerly Liwa al Islam) for the past four years. This group is an affiliate of the cult terror-network comprising Al Nusra and so-called Islamic State. They rule over captured areas with a bloody sword, decapitating anyone deemed to be an "infidel."

The comparison of East Ghouta with East Aleppo is real enough, but not in the make-believe propaganda nonsense way that Western media are portraying.

Audacious falsification by the Washington Post was further compounded this week when it tried to underscore the suffering in East Ghouta by claiming the area was "hit with chemical weapons in 2013 by the regime [sic]."

That is an outrageous lie that has been already exposed by several independent journalists, such as Seymour Hersh, who showed that it was the Jaysh al Islam militants (the so-called "good rebels") who carried out the 2013 atrocity against civilians under its control as a deliberate false flag attempt to trigger US military intervention in Syria. Similar to the stunt pulled last April in Khan Sheikhoun, in Idlib Province, which President Trump reacted to three days later with a barrage of 57 Tomahawk cruise missiles slamming into Syria.

The repugnant irony of Western media and the UN chief calling for tougher Western government intervention in Syria is that it is precisely because of Western governments intervening in Syria for regime change that has resulted in the present devastation and suffering of the country.

Western media will never tell the full story of how past US administrations in league with their NATO allies, Israel and other regional client regimes were plotting for years to destroy Syria as part of a wider war plan to control the oil-rich Middle East.

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