Aleppo Boy Story: Stunt to Blame Russia, Urge Escalated War
by Stephen Lendman
Little Omran Daqneesh is being used, the story about him gone viral - thinly veiled propaganda to blame Russia and Syria for Obama’s naked aggression against a nation threatening no others.
It’s a way to further demonize both countries and enlist public support for greater aggression than already. Ignored are tens of millions of corpses from endless US imperial wars, from the republic’s inception to today - nameless, faceless victims of America’s rage for global dominance, no matter the mounting body count to achieve it.
Imperialism works this way, America its leading exponent. Media scoundrels support its viciousness instead of condemning it, the public carpet-bombed with misinformation and Big Lies, hard truths kept under wraps.
All wars are based on deception and lies. Hard truths expose them. Bread and circuses keep most people distracted.
Americans are so uninformed, misinformed and indifferent, they’re easy to manipulate - unaware that the so-called war on terror is a fear-mongering hoax to enlist support for naked aggression on nonexistent enemies.
America is at war in multiple theaters - Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, Somalia, partnered with Israel against Palestine, as well as subversion against numerous other countries.
Too few at home have any idea about what’s going on, much less care. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” Edmund Burke explained.
America gets away with mass murder in all its war theaters, including at home against its most vulnerable.
The pro-Western/anti-government Aleppo Media Center circulates misinformation about the Syrian conflict, including the Aleppo boy story, claiming Russian air strikes wounded him, along with causing other casualties.
No credible evidence suggests Russian responsibility for civilian deaths and injuries throughout the conflict. Its Defense Ministry denied carrying out attacks in Aleppo’s Qaterji district - reported to be Omran Daqneesh’s home area.
Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov explained eastern Aleppo residents, including children, were “unwillingly taken hostage by terrorists.”
He blasted Western media scoundrels for the “cynical use of this tragedy in anti-Russian propaganda material…(a) moral crime,” he explained.
Russian aerial operations in Syria exclusively combat terrorists, never targeting residential or other civilian areas, he stressed.
Terrorists attack the al-Qaterji area of Aleppo daily, “target(ing) roads, streets, and residential buildings in close proximity (to) humanitarian (convoy) passages.”
“It is done to disrupt any attempts to receive medical and other kinds of aid for eastern Aleppo residents, who are basically terrorist hostages now.”
“(D)ebis shown by Western broadcasters” in their Aleppo boy coverage shows “intact windows in a building nearby, and this in turn shows that the strike, if it happened, was carried out not using aircraft ammunition but a mine or a gas cylinder, which are commonly used by terrorists.”
On August 19, America’s imperial mouthpiece New York Times headlined “Russia Asserts Its Military Might in Syria” - the story following its launch of air strikes from Iranian territory and cruise missiles through its airspace.
It referred to Russian muscle-flexing and “ability to strike from virtually all directions in a region where it has been reasserting its power.”
It’s the best, perhaps only, hope for regional peace, America the scourge to be successfully challenged to achieve it.
The Times supports what the entire free world opposes - a lying machine for wealth, power and privilege.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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