Staged Anti-Syria Little Boy on Orange Seat Propaganda Stunt
by Stephen Lendman
War is waged in more than one way - actual combat along with demonizing propaganda to win public support for attacking manufactured enemies, nonexistent ones, based on the phony pretext of humanitarian intervention and responsibility to protect.
No matter how often the scheme is used, the public is easily duped every time to believe America is a force for good against evil. Reality is polar opposite.
When America goes to war, naked aggression each time post-WW II, supportive media scoundrels march in lockstep - mindless of the enormous cost in lives lost, vast destruction, chaos and human misery, leaving unexplained US imperial objectives.
Throughout Obama’s war on Syria, Russia tried resolving it diplomatically - with no success because Washington wants war, not peace.
On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova expressed “frustration” over failure to reach agreement with America on resolving the Syrian conflict.
“We are doing everything possible for this work to end in success,” she said. “We have no other understanding but the importance of this aspect…The process is becoming deadlocked” because of US obstructionism.
Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh isn’t a little boy. He’s a prop in an imperial struggle, a life and death game, what appears to be a fabricated story about him blasted all over the media.
As expected, the The New York Times leads in proliferating it, America’s main propaganda instrument, especially on issues of war and peace.
On August 18, it headlined “How Omran Daqneesh, 5, Became a Symbol of Aleppo’s Suffering,” saying:
“In the images, he sits alone, a small boy coated with gray dust and encrusted blood. His little feet barely extend beyond his seat. He stares, bewildered, shocked and, above all, weary, as if channeling the mood of Syria.”
It’s unknown where or when the photo was taken. Was it in Aleppo as claimed in recent days or somewhere else, perhaps months or years ago unconnected to war in Syria?
The allegedly wounded little boy shown look remarkably calm in a conveniently taken short video being circulated - no sign of pain, suffering or angst, just apparent bewilderment about what’s going on.
The whole production looks like something from a Hollywood sound stage - with an unattended little boy as a prop, sitting quietly, saying nothing, showing no distress, no emotion, not what you’d expect if he was hurt, while cameras just happen to be on the scene, able to take videos and photos, clearly for propaganda purposes.
An individual wearing a white helmet is seen. So-called “White Helmets” linked to the State Department, other western interests and George Soros promote military intervention to oust Assad, transform Syria into another US vassal state, eliminate an Israeli rival, isolate Iran, then target it for regime change by color revolution or war.
The Times and other media scoundrels claim the little boy in question “was pulled from a damaged building after a Syrian government or Russian airstrike in…Aleppo.”
No credible evidence links either country to attacks on civilian areas. Plenty shows US-backed terrorists massacre noncombatants using American weapons and munitions. Pentagon and French warplanes do the same thing.
Omran isn’t “an emblem of despair,” as the Times claims. He’s a prop to enlist and maintain public support for America’s war on humanity.
Is escalated war on Syria coming? Is greater mass slaughter and destruction in prospect? Can stronger Syrian, Russian and Iranian military ties with aid from China defeat the scourge of US regional imperialism?
Humanity’s fate hangs in the balance.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.
Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.