RT Exposes Fake News on Syria
by Stephen Lendman
Throughout years of US aggression on Syria, virtually all Western media reports were fabricated accounts about what’s ongoing - disgraceful fake news, hard truths suppressed.
Reliable independent reports, along with excellent coverage from Press TV, other Iranian media, Sputnik News and RT represent a vital antidote to deplorable Western propaganda.
On December 15, RT reported on how Bana al-Abed, aged 7, an Aleppo resident, became an inadvertent tool of Western fake news.
She doesn’t speak English, is too young to understand what’s ongoing, and has no television or Internet access in war-torn eastern Aleppo.
Yet a Twitter account was established in her name three months ago, RT reported - now with 300,000 followers (30-fold my own).
Are tweets from her, what her mother is sending out, or by US-supported terrorists using them as fake news tools? Are videos showing her brief comments in English scripted propaganda - words she doesn’t understand? Of course!
RT correspondent Murad Gazdiev asked why she and her mother “always (show up in eastern Aleppo’s) hottest spots…tweeting and posting videos, almost 24/7.”
If something smells rotten, it usually is. Rana is reminiscent of last summer’s fake news Aleppo boy story.
At the time, I said (i)n his photo gone viral, Omran Daqneesh look(ed) remarkably calm, more soot-covered than bloodied, not at all like someone traumatized in shock and pain - alone enough to raise suspicions.
Indeed so. The fake news story was staged, an elaborate hoax, Rana used the same way - to arouse anti-Syria, anti-Russia sentiment, ignoring US responsibility for raping and destroying the country.
A same day RT report discussed the George Soros supported, al-Nusra connected White Helmets. Calling themselves volunteer civil defense rescue workers conceals their real mission - supporting atrocities committed against Syrians, not aiding them.
RT correspondent Lizzie Phelan is one of the few journalists in eastern Aleppo, accurately reporting under combat conditions for months. On December 13, she tweeted “first hours in weeks here in #Aleppo without the sound of shelling and gunfire.”
The same day she tweeted “(w)hat a day talking 2 E Aleppo 2ppl about #White Helmets. Those nobel p prize nominees have atrocious reputation w those they’re ‘saving’ “
Residents she spoke to accused them of being “camera posers, thieves and raiders.” One man said they killed his daughter.
They’re supporters of terrorism, not good will volunteers as claimed. Video footage displaying them is fake news, anti-Syria propaganda, concealing their true mission.
They operate in al-Nusra controlled areas - photographed and videotaped together with these animals during beheadings and other atrocities.
With Aleppo liberated, they’ll move elsewhere.
Disgracefully nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize last summer gave a terrorist group a chance to be this year’s winner. Instead the award went to narco-state terrorist Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos - once again mocking the legitimacy of the dubious honor.
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: How the 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.