Let's be blunt here. The entire media narrative we are being fed about Syria is a reeking crock of shit. The whole song and dance about -
Evil Assad is murdering his people and the Syrian resistance are a group
of high-minded freedom fighters struggling to liberate their nation
from tyranny and establish a democratic Syrian state with freedom and
equality for all.
All of that is BS. The ugly truth of the matter is that the Syrian resistance are, in large part, foreign mercenaries backed by
Qatar, Saudia Arabia, and the USA, and that said resistance are acting as agents provocateurs in an attempt to justify military intervention by
NATO, in order to bring about regime change in Syria and install a
As evidence of this, the Houla massacre is
being distorted and exploited by a media campaign which was obviously prepared well in advance. The statement by the chief of the
UN’s observer mission to the effect that the killers were unknown and
further investigation needed was ignored. The UN resolution immediately
submitted called upon the Syrian Army to stop using heavy weapons
against inhabited areas, despite the Houla victims having been killed
with small arms; the eye witnesses described the attackers as "men
in plain clothes.”
Out of one side of their mouth the UN talking heads say that Houla was
caused by heavy bombardment with tanks and artillery. Out of the other
side of their mouth, they say that “the majority of the victims were killed execution-style”. Well, which is it? The hasbara isn’t even internally consistent, let alone consistent with external reality.
And yet nation after nation has booted its Syrian diplomats, under
this pretext, even France, to my utter disappointment. (Then again,
Hollande may not be completely in charge. DGSE has often seemed to act
independently, regardless of the wishes of France’s civilian government).
The people who run the nations of the West are indescribably evil,
yes, but they are not stupid. It is inconceivable that these European
nations are actually deceived by the hasbara. They must know the truth.
Therefore, it logically follows that they find it to be in their own
best interests to pretend to believe.
Then again, one of the greats of early science-fiction (Asimov
perhaps?) once said something like – “Never postulate conspiracy to
explain that which could be explained equally well by incompetence”. And
incompetence, dear reader, is a condition which can afflict even the
most intelligent of men and women.
I’m really quite puzzled by the international reaction to all of this. I can usually sort out, at
least roughly, what is going on behind the scenes, if only via a process
of triangulating all the various lies. But the response to recent events in Syria leaves
me standing here scratching my head and muttering, “Uhhh, whiskey tango