The latest big lies are a series of charges made by the former Syrian ambassador to Iraq, who defected to that bastion of freedom Qatar a couple days ago. Even the propaganda arm of U.S. puppy dog Britain finds Nawaf al-Fares to be a joke:
“The regime now is using al-Qaeda to strike the Syrian people.” [al-Fares says]
He offers no proof of this, and I counter that this makes no sense as al-Qaeda has always condemned Bashar’s rule, with al-Qaeda leader Dr Ayman al-Zawahiri calling him an apostate and urging jihadists to fight against him.
Al-Fares, by the way — and as might be expected looking at his defection, his activities in Iraq, and the Sunni-dominated character of the rebellion in Syria — is a Sunni Muslim.
To al-Fares’s credit, though, he did supply aid to Sunni rebels killing U.S. and other foreign troops who were illegally and sadistically occupying Iraq. To his discredit, though, he supplied aid to Sunni rebels killing fellow Iraqis who might otherwise have been powerful allies in the anti-occupation resistance but just happened to be Shiite.
Just asking, but can you discern any pattern in this man’s words and actions?
As for the “Whose side is Al Qaeda on?” propaganda silliness, check out the following four sources, the final three of which have been around for several months:
In other words, the notion that Al Qaeda is allied with the Syrian government is a joke. However, the assertive promotion of that lie teaches us just how much the propagandists of empire feel they can get away with these days. In a U.S. mainstream media space completely devoid (despite its broad popularity) of a common-sense anti-interventionist and anti-imperialist point of view (partly a result of a two-party system in which both parties strongly support corporate globalism and a U.S.-led economic and military crusade for that cause) I say go for it propagandists! ;-> People have been stupidified enough to believe any damn thing.