Saturday, September 17, 2016

Imperial Press Agent NYT Blames Syria's Assad for Obama's War

Imperial Press Agent NYT Blames Syria’s Assad for Obama’s War

by Stephen Lendman

The Times is America’s lead instrument of state propaganda, a lying machine supporting wealth, power and privilege - in lockstep with all US wars of aggression, mindless of the toll they take, blaming victims for Washington’s supreme crime against peace, repeated against one nonbelligerent nation after another.

Legitimate editors wouldn’t touch its rubbish, including its latest disgraceful Assad attack piece, saying he “smiles as Syria burns” - mocking and denigrating millions of US imperial victims, arrogantly believing might is right, responsible for mass murder and destruction to assert its will, Syria “burn(ing)” one of its many high crimes. 

Syrians overwhelmingly support Assad. So do millions of others regionally and elsewhere for challenging America’s killing machine heroically.

Triumphing with Russian support would be a watershed event, a turning point giving hope to US imperial victims everywhere. We’re all Syrians in the struggle to defeat this scourge, the greatest threat to world peace, stability and security.

The Times disgracefully said Assad “took a victory lap through the dusty streets of a destroyed and empty rebel (sic) town that his forces starved into submission.”

Fact: He visited his long-suffering people in Daraya in the Damascus countryside, liberated from US-supported terrorists, responsible for gruesome atrocities, taught them by CIA operatives and Pentagon special forces.

Assad worshipped with them during last Monday’s Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) prayers.

“We…send a message to (foreign-supported terrorist invaders) that the Syrian state is determined to retake every area…and restore security and safety,” he said.

“We come here today to replace the false freedom they tried to market at the beginning of the crisis, including about Daraya, with the real freedom; the freedom that starts with restoring security and safety, goes through reconstruction and ends with” national liberation.

Instead of praising his heroic struggle against US-supported terrorist invaders, his standing in solidarity with ordinary Syrians enduring their ravaging, years of struggle warranting Nobel Peace Prize recognition, The Times mocked him disgracefully, blaming him for America’s supreme crimes against peace.

Blaming victims is longstanding US policy, regurgitated by echo chamber media scoundrels, managed news misinformation and Big Lies substituting for honest reporting and analysis - including blaming Assad irresponsibly for chemical weapons attacks by US-supported death squads.

In March 2011, Syria was invaded and attacked, Obama’s war planned long in advance, using ISIS and other terrorist groups to do America’s killing and dying, arming, funding, training and directing cold-blooded killers, falsely calling them legitimate government opponents.

Syria was at peace since the 1973 Yom Kippur war until Washington’s killing machine intervened. Five-and-a-half years later, Obama’s naked aggression continues, likely escalating if Hillary succeeds him.

The Times consistently turns truth on its head, press agent reporting its specialty - all propaganda all the time on major geopolitical issues and most others, readers willfully lied to and betrayed.

Terrorists weren’t at war with Syria until America recruited them as imperial foot soldiers. In June 2014, Assad was overwhelmingly reelected president democratically, a process independent international observers called open, free and fair - mocking America’s sham system, fantasy democracy, not the real thing.

For good reason, Syrians want no one else leading them. International law prohibits interfering in the internal affairs of other nations. 

Washington operates by its own rules, wanting Assad eliminated for failing to obey them, mindless of sovereign independent rights of all nations - waging endless wars of aggression to destroy them.

New Gallup poll numbers show less than one-third of Americans (32%) trust mass media - the lowest number in Gallup polling history, 8% lower than last year.

Why anyone supports utter trash in print, on air or online still shows millions allowing themselves to be brainwashed. The good news is many fewer than earlier.

With accurate, independent, well-respected up-to-date information and analysis easily accessible online, why doesn’t everyone abandon media scoundrels for truth and full disclosure all the time - free of charge.

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