.. ME propaganda ...
.. without Anne Barker ...
.. I'm utterly desolated (not!)
Thesis/Subtitle: IF you don't like the message THEN shoot the messenger.
Arab body calls for monitors to leave Syria
Updated January 02, 2012 00:18:46
«In an online video a man who appeared to be a monitor in the southern town of Deraa said he saw snipers in the town.
"We saw snipers in the town, we saw them with our own eyes," the observer said in Arabic, visibly concerned.
"We're going to ask the government to remove them immediately. We'll be in touch with the Arab League back in Cairo."»
Comment 1: We have no way of knowing whether these jerky, out of focus videos, conveying little more than confusion, are genuine - or 'made in Hollywood' as lying propaganda. Rogue-regimes which mass-murder for spoil (= kill to steal, see Iraq etc., multi-mios dead) will hardly quibble about lying, in fact lies are a *requirement* of all crime. (Proof: No lies = truth, which would self-convict the crims.)
Comment 2: The 'business' of snipers is to shoot from cover - by definition [fire shots from hiding, usu. at long range [POD]]. It means that seeing a sniper in action would be *highly* unlikely, all the more so since these Arab League imposed interlopers are accused/assumed to be accompanied by 'helpful' government guides - the group being thusly as about as inconspicuous as dog's balls. Not only that, IF govt snipers were active THEN they'd be fully informed of the interlopers' progress, as a simple matter of 'standard operations.'
More from the same article:
«But Mr Dabi later told the BBC: "This man said that if he sees, by his eyes, those snipers, he will report them immediately and he will tell the government. But he didn't see."
He also infuriated some observers by suggesting he was reassured by first impressions of Homs, one of the main centres of unrest.»
Comment 1: This Mr Dabi is head of the Arab League observer mission.
Comment 2: The same Mr Dabi has already been attacked elsewhere:
Human Rights | 30.12.2011
Grave doubts hang over head of observer mission to Syria
«Human rights activists have criticized the choice of Sudanese General al-Dabi as head of the observer mission to Syria. Al-Dabi served under Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and is linked to war crimes in Darfur.»
Comment 1: Deutsche Welle is like 'our' AusBC, tax-payer funded. Human rights activists lost their credibility latest in Libya, and allegations passed-on soon become 'factoids' = possibly still the original lies just 'massaged' by 'Chinese whispers.' Boo! The tax-payer funded broadcasters need to present us with *proof* (or else.)
Comment 2: Another thing such 'stories' contain are things like this: "International journalists are mostly barred from Syria, making it difficult to confirm accounts from conflict zones." So, Q: Where do all these reports originate? A: At least 3rd hand, via self-interested parties, so-called NGOs amongst them, then see previous comment and comments on lying further above.
Comment 3: The voters in a democracy need accurate information; how else are we the people to make informed choices - at the ballot-box, say? It is one of the functions of tax-payer funded 'news' organisations to so inform us. IF such broadcasters lie, THEN they are a) violating their remit and b) if by doing so, they assist criminals, then they make themselves criminals, by the accessory mechanism.
Fazit: US/NATO smashed Libya in 2011 based on precisely the same sort of lies as are now being spread through the corrupt & venal MSM, including and actively assisted by tax-payer funded 'news' organisations like 'our' AusBC and Deutsche Welle. Where are the reasonable people, truth & justice seekers like me but with the power to stop the criminals = anti-democratic tyrants, like B, B & H then and now Obama, Netanyahu, Cameron, Sarkozy & Gillard et al.?
PS Q: What's about dogs not barking? A: Perhaps there's actually nothing much for independent observers to see in Syria? After all, the Arab League is now long 'in bed' with US/NATO; why would such a sensitive observer position go to anyone not trusted to 'do the business' on Assad?
PPS As previously elsewhere mentioned, psychological propaganda may include 'trigger words' aimed at causing revulsion in the intended audience; such a trigger-word is 'snipers.' Other words are 'so-many killed, including children.' A new twist is adding +ve words; we now learn that the 'rebels,' 'militants,' 'activists' etc. from two competing anti-Assad factions have agreed to agree, and will now work for a 'democratic' outcome. Oh, how jolly - that would make them goodies, eh? But only if you believe the rubbish the likes of the AusBC are serving us up, recalling that belief is what many do in the absence of evidence.
the curious incident of the dog in the night-time
the dog did nothing in the night-time
that was the curious incident
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