Wednesday, September 21, 2016

NYT Despicably Blames Russia for Monday's Syria Humanitarian Convoy Attack Carried Out by US-Supported Terrorists

NYT Despicably Blames Russia for Monday’s Syria Humanitarian Convoy Attack Carried Out by US-Supported Terrorists

by Stephen Lendman

It’s a good time to repeat what I’ve said before. All the news The Times claims fit to print isn’t fit to read.

Rubbish substitutes - misinformation and Big Lies on geopolitical issues, especially when America wages naked aggression against invented enemies.

The Times report on Monday’s Syria humanitarian convoy attack reads like Pentagon/administration-scripted deception, citing unnamed US officials, turning truth on its head saying “Russia was probably responsible for the” attack.

The self-styled newspaper of record ignored clear evidence, showing no bombing occurred as falsely reported, no craters that would have resulted from air-to-surface munitions.

Trucks carrying humanitarian aid were struck by ground fire, US-supported terrorists responsible for what happened.

A Russian Foreign Ministry statement minced no words, saying “(w)e are considering, with resentment and indignation, attempts by some foreign curators of rebel units and terrorists in Syria to put the blame for the incident on the Russian and Syrian Aerospace Forces who allegedly bombarded a relief convoy.”

“Such attempts, which are unconfirmed by any facts, are designed, among other things, to distract attention from” US warplanes deliberately and maliciously terror-bombing Syrian forces days earlier, massacring or injuring around 160 soldiers.

Sergey Lavrov explained Syrian warplanes weren’t responsible. They only fly during daylight hours. The attack occurred “during the hours of darkness…at the moment when the humanitarian cargo was being unloaded in eastern Aleppo.”

Facts never get in the way of deplorable Times reporting, saying “the Pentagon has determined with ‘very high probability’ that a Russian Su-24 attack plane was directly over the convoy less than a minute before the airstrike was reported.” 

“American officials said their intelligence information suggested Russian aircraft had actually carried out the attack” - a bald-faced lie The Times failed to debunk. 

Instead it compounded things by claiming last Saturday’s US terror-bombing killing or wounding around 160 Syrian soldiers was “an errant American airstrike…”

A previous article asked why anyone still reads the NYT, a mouthpiece for imperial power when America goes to war - turning journalism into presstitution.

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