Friday, February 10, 2012

The Source Behind the Syrian Atrocity Stories

Daniel McAdams' take on the curious goings on:
The atrocity stories are mostly cooked-up to make the case for Western military intervention.

Human rights groups like the "Syrian Observatory for Human Rights" are the sole sources of information for events on the ground in Syria, even though the SOHR is based in London, has no contact information, no street list of officers or employees. The sole responsible person listed, Rami Abdul Rahman, is in fact not a real person at all, as the organization admits, but rather is "just an alias that was being used by all SOHR members." (Readers: have a good look at their website and decide if you would base a US war on Syria on the credibility of this organization providing the "atrocity stories" about Syria.) The only other mention of a real human attached to this organization is in this photo, whose caption reads, "Rami Abdelrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, leaves the Foreign and Commonwealth Office after meeting Britain's Foreign Secretary, William Hague, in central London November 21, 2011." (Thanks to Land Destroyer blog for first pointing out the curiousness of the Syrian opposition coordinating with the UK government).
It is this organization that has been almost the exclusive source of the horror stories coming out of Syria, such as the tale of Assad's callous murder of 18 premature babies in Homs -- dutifully reported yesterday in the UK Independent newspaper AND last August on CNN! For a full and compelling report on the pro-war propaganda campaign being cooked up by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and dutifully amplified by our complicit media, see today's excellent piece on Infowars.
I guess nothing says "let's go to war" like the old babies in incubator stories. Who can forget that poor 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl, known only by her first name of Nayirah, who told us harrowing tales of Saddam's ruthlessness: ""While I was there, I saw the Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns, and go into the room where . . . babies were in incubators. They took the babies out of the incubators, took the incubators, and left the babies on the cold floor to die."
Except, as we now know, that she turned out to be the Kuwaiti ambassador's daughter and the tale was cooked up in the PR offices of Hill & Knowlton with the collusion of the late war-loving US Rep. Tom Lantos...
Likewise, the Syria Observatory for Human Rights was the source of last week's stories of "hundreds murdered" in Homs, conveniently on the day before the UN Security Council was to vote on US/UK/French regime change resolution. The absurdity that Assad would be insane enough to go Rambo on his cities the day before the UN/NATO's Libya liberators decided whether or not to invade was lost on most observers, who see what they want to see in these situations once the narrative has been established. That is why just a day later when "hundreds" became "dozens" and many of those dozens turned out to be Syrian security forces killed by the famed unarmed democracy protestors, nobody noticed. The narrative was set. No matter who kills who, it is always, as Hillary Clinton says, the government murdering peaceful protestors.
Now the Syrian opposition propaganda machine warns that Assad might be "mulling" the use of chemical weapons in Homs! First the babies, then this!
Today's bomb attacks on the Military Security Directorate in Aleppo follow a familiar pattern of rebels targeting Syrian security forces and taking out scores of civilians in the process. The Syrian opposition groups, i.e. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, again makes the claim that in fact Assad is blowing up his own military and intelligence facilities. Rational people might judge for themselves whether a leader attempting to put down an armed insurrection in his country would start by blowing up his own military. Alas, rationality has been thrown out the window in the frenzied rush to regime change.


  1. Can't believe peope so readily fall for the anti-Assad propaganda when it is well known the same lies were used to attack not only Libya & Iraq (2003) but most notably Iraq in 1991 courtesy of a Hill & Knowlton coached Kuwaiti nurse:

  2. The No Agenda Show has done very good work on this Syria thing from the beginning and outed this human rights group weeks (months? don't remember) ago.