Everything in the article below is pretty much 100% true. And everything below is completely contradictory to the narrative laid out by the Western media. You’re being lied to. You’re being brainwashed. Almost everything you are reading about Syria is either biased, war propaganda or an out and out lie.
The propaganda in the Western media uses some of the worst lying in recent memory.
The Western-backed moderate rebels are mostly Al Qaeda, allied with Al Qaeda or similar to Al Qaeda. There are some secular nationalist rebels, but their numbers are not large.
Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey have been arming the Al Qaeda aligned rebels with incredible amounts of weaponry. They have also been training them. All of this is being done under US supervision. NATO is also deeply involved for some insane reason.
ISIS is mostly a pretext used by the US and other Western countries to stay involved militarily in the region, often for nefarious means. In other words, “war on ISIS” is used as a cover by the West to overthrow Assad. It’s all phony. Bottom line is that ISIS is a US asset. If you don’t know what that means, go look up the word asset when it comes to intelligence agencies and then get back to me. Briefly, an asset is an entity that while not controlled by the US and often scapegoated or even attacked by the US, is nevertheless used by the US (as an asset) when it is convenient. Many armed groups do not even know that they are US assets.
It is not just that almost all of the village massacres were done by the rebels, but instead that 100% of them were. The Assad regime simply does not operate that way. Yes, they can be very nasty and they do kill civilians, this is definitely true. Syrian use of barrel bombs on mostly civilian targets in cities controlled by the rebels was particularly deplorable. If the Assad regime doesn’t like you or wants you dead or gone, they simply arrest you and disappear you in some military prison somewhere. There you will be tortured, in many cases to death. You will be deprived of adequate nutrition and all medical care and you will be beaten regularly.
But going into a village, rounding up scores of civilians and massacring them, often in horrific ways including beheading and various forms of dismemberment and disembowelment? The Syrian regime doesn’t play like that. They simply do not do such things or at least have not in this recent war. As noted above, they have other ways of dealing with hostile civilians, such as the deplorable barrel bombs. But rounding up civilians in villages and slaughtering them is simply not Assad’s style. If they want you dead or gone, they have other preferred ways of doing so.
The Dirty War on Syria: New E-Book by Prof. Tim Anderson
By Global Research
Global Research Publishers has launched Professor Tim Anderson’s timely and important book on Syria.
Tim Anderson has written the best systematic critique of western fabrications justifying the war against the Assad government.
No other text brings together all the major accusations and their effective refutation.
This text is essential reading for all peace and justice activists. -James Petras, Author and Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University, New York, Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization.
Tim Anderson’s important new book, titled “The Dirty War on Syria” discusses US naked aggression – “rely(ing) on a level of mass disinformation not seen in living memory,” he explains.
ISIS is the pretext for endless war without mercy, Assad the target, regime change the objective, wanting pro-Western puppet governance replacing Syrian sovereign independence.
There’s nothing civil about war in Syria, raped by US imperialism, partnered with rogue allies. Anderson’s book is essential reading to understand what’s going on. –Stephen Lendman, Distinguished Author and Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Host of the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.
Professor Anderson demonstrates unequivocally through carefully documented research that America’s “moderate opposition” are bona fide Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists created and protected by the US and its allies, recruited and trained by Saudi Arabia, Turkey, in liaison with Washington and Brussels.
Through careful analysis, professor Anderson reveals the “unspoken truth”: the “war on terrorism” is fake, the United States is a “state sponsor of terrorism” involved in a criminal undertaking. Michel Chossudovsky, Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization, Professor of Economics (Emeritus), University of Ottawa.
The Dirty War on Syria has relied on a level of mass disinformation not seen in living memory. In seeking ‘regime change’ the big powers sought to hide their hand, using proxy armies of ‘Islamists’, demonizing the Syrian Government and constantly accusing it of atrocities. In this way Syrian President Bashar al Assad, a mild-mannered eye doctor, became the new evil in the world.
The popular myths of this dirty war – that it is a ‘civil war’, a ‘popular revolt’ or a sectarian conflict – hide a murderous spree of ‘regime change’ across the region. The attack on Syria was a necessary consequence of Washington’s ambition, stated openly in 2006, to create a ‘New Middle East’. After the destruction of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, Syria was next in line.
Five years into this war the evidence is quite clear and must be set out in detail. The terrible massacres were mostly committed by the Western backed jihadists, then blamed on the Syrian Army. The Western media and many Western NGOs parroted the official line. Their sources were almost invariably those allied to the ‘jihadists’. Contrary to the myth that the big powers now have their own ‘war on terror’, those same powers have backed every single anti-government armed group in Syria, ‘terrorists’ in any other context, adding thousands of ‘jihadis’ from dozens of countries.
Yet in Syria this dirty war has confronted a disciplined national army which did not disintegrate along sectarian lines. Despite terrible destruction and loss of life, Syria has survived, deepening its alliance with Russia, Iran, the Lebanese Resistance, the secular Palestinians and, more recently, with Iraq. The tide has turned against Washington, and that will have implications beyond Syria.
As Western peoples we have been particularly deceived by this dirty war, reverting to our worst traditions of intervention, racial prejudice and poor reflection on our own histories. This book tries to tell its story while rescuing some of the better western traditions: the use of reason, ethical principle and the search for independent evidence.