Flipping The Script: The Western Media’s Syria Propaganda Is Falling Apart



By Saman Mohammadi

Do you remember this guy, Jason Russell? He was the frontman for the short-lived and over-hyped “Kony 2012″ propaganda campaign that exploited young people’s emotions to popularize a U.S. military invasion of Uganda. After his lies were exposed on the Internet he had a shocking meltdown in public. He ran around naked near traffic lights, smashed his fists on the pavement, and screamed bizarrely. The heavy spirit of Madness conquered his weak will.

The day before his freakish breakdown Russell was idolized in the mainstream press as a saint on a mission to save the children of Africa. His war propaganda documentary about the deceased CIA contractor Joseph Kony became hugely popular on Facebook and other social media outlets. But as soon as his mask came down and his craziness was captured by cameras, the media vultures forgot about his crusade and quickly moved on to the next hot story.

The new story that captured the corrupt Western media’s attention was Syria. The conflict was heating up, and the “international community” was being pressed to take action against the country. “Assad is killing his own people,” they said, without offering any evidence. “This is the next domino to fall in the Arab Spring, the rebels must be supported and Assad has to step down,” so went the propaganda. And yadda yadda. The media’s insane lies were repeated for months. Major media channels were engaged in non-stop propaganda warfare to destroy the independent Syrian state and reduce Syrians to slavery.

But then something remarkable and unexpected happened. Some Western journalists began telling the truth about the origins of the conflict, the true motives behind the West’s anti-Syria propaganda, and the nature of the unpopular Syrian opposition.

The spell was broken.

In June, German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported that the infamous Houla massacre was committed not by Assad’s forces, as it was claimed by the Western media at first, but by the NATO-backed terrorist opposition.

The official narrative about the Syrian conflict fell apart at that point. The moral case for overthrowing Assad was lost because it was based on total lies. The naked aggression by NATO’s barbaric pawns against Syrian civilians was clear to see for anyone who was paying attention.

II. The Global Alternative Media Rises: End of Mainstream Propaganda

The establishment media no longer has a monopoly on reality. Official lies are challenged, buried truths are dug up, and objective reality is preserved. The magician’s tricks have been revealed by spoilers in the crowd. The global alternative media is rising and it is an engine of peace, liberation, understanding, and sanity.

Even mainstream media figures are forced to admit that they have been lying to the world about nearly everything and that their warmongering views are not mainstream. They are losing their control over the minds of the masses, and like Russell of the Kony 2012 stunt, they are also losing control of their own minds.

In fact, establishment journalists have already gone crazy and lost their grip on reality. Their world is falling down around them and their temporary power is disappearing by the day. Truth is too strong a force. The establishment media is going against the gravity of reality and it is losing the battle.

But not everybody in the Western media has lost their heads and hearts. There are still some respectable and honourable journalists around who place the facts of history above the lies of governments. The writer “b” of MoA writes:

“There seems to be slight turn in the western media coverage of Syria. Here in Germany the press has now more reports showing the “rebels” as what they really are: traveling jihadists and foreign paid rabble. Commentators on the news websites are now mostly highly critical about the usual propaganda pieces and the German government policy of supporting the SNC. There also seems to be a slight shift in international media.”

Whereas in the recent past the Western establishment media was all-powerful and its official narratives were unquestioningly accepted by the general public, today its legitimacy is rapidly collapsing and it is failing to make people believe in government lies.

Young consumers of news are looking to the rising global independent media to get the facts about critical issues and conflicts. In the process, their worldview is changing and their government-made beliefs are dying.

The truth about Syria, like the truth about 9/11, can be suppressed for the time being but it cannot be erased from the record of history.

Tony Cartalucci says that Western propaganda against Syria has gotten too out of control and as a result it is falling to pieces. The tangled lies are being exposed before their usefulness can be exploited. Here is an excerpt from Cartalucci’s article, “US Treasury: Al Qaeda Runs Syrian “Rebellion”:

“Now, it appears that the West’s Arab “foreign legion,” Al Qaeda, is about to suffer an unprecedented defeat – not at the hands of Western anti-terrorism forces, but at the hands of Syrian troops in the city of Aleppo. In a desperate effort to prevent this, the West is employing a series of desperate strategies ranging from portraying the trapped foreign-fighters committing atrocities inside Aleppo as “pending a certain massacre,” to using the very presence of these foreign-fighters as evidence “Al Qaeada” is operating in Syria and must be “stopped” by Western intervention.

It is essential to understand that, as empires have always done, the monolithic corporate-financier interests of the West seek regional hegemony as a step toward global domination, and will say and do anything in order to achieve it. As resistance increases, the West’s lies become more difficult to sell, the consistency of their propaganda overtly crumbling. The West, in nearly a single breath, has now claimed FSA fighters are both “Al Qaeda” that need to be eliminated, while also impeding a “massacre” by Syrian forces if something isn’t done to save them.

When US President Obama referred to the “depths of depravity” regarding Syrian security operations in Aleppo, he and his script writers do so with the belief that Americans, and the world, are ignorant and disinterested in the truth, and will gladly allow Western foreign policy to once again prey on their emotions and good intentions to sell yet another destructive, self-serving military intervention.”

It is strange to hear that Washington is at war with Al-Qaeda in Yemen, and, at the same time, it is an ally of Al-Qaeda in Syria. Only one of these two things can be true. Washington is either at war with Al-Qaeda or it is not.

Washington’s sense of logic is funny and twisted, but it is not unique. That’s the way of the world. Throughout history, empires first conquer the truth, reality, and human consciousness, and then move their way to resource-rich lands.

The power of an empire is dependent on the cult beliefs and cult personalities that are created to justify its brutal rule at home and abroad.

It is a sign of hope for the world and for the collective life of mankind when the sovereignty of truth overcomes an empire of death, in whatever age in human history.

  1. #1 by SazzyLilSmartAzz on August 1, 2012 - 3:47 pm

    This is good news for a change but I hope the carnage will stop soon.

  2. #2 by W. Ildehilde on August 1, 2012 - 6:05 pm

    In Germany slowly but surely mainstream media begin to awake I would assume.
    This Syria story was one thing. Another is the ESM story. You might heart about it.
    They begin to let the truth out…

  3. #3 by Ingrid B on August 1, 2012 - 6:20 pm

    There is, too, the financial aspect. When Joe public becomes enlightened, he isn`t going to spend good money on lies..

    Similarly, the sanctions on Iran are backfiring. Heard today, that China is taking action against US sanctions on her bank, for doing business with Iran..

  4. #4 by Vickie Jacobs on August 1, 2012 - 6:33 pm

    Somehow I have a feeling they have a PLAN 2. Just in case.

  5. #5 by Woofie on August 1, 2012 - 9:43 pm

    Thank goodness for the Internet and the alternative media. The lies and propagand that the Jewish-run media tries to pass off for truth isn’t sticking. The leading terrorist nations, the US and Israel, are leading the effort to finance and equip a gang of criminals and murderers to throw over a legitimate and sovereign government.

  6. #6 by Balder on August 2, 2012 - 7:01 pm

    Would you please check if my comment is caught in a spamfilter? By the way, I was not logged into WP as I am now. Thanks.

  7. #7 by Richard Chartrand on August 2, 2012 - 7:16 pm

    “Thank god for the Internet” we better shape up if we want to keep this luxury! This article is not anti semitism but the rational part of what is. The Jews like the Americans (meaning the people) have to keep on top of this! The governments of both sides want this; it’s the plan of the NWO! We have to keep fighting: Thanks Joe for bringing this news flash!

  8. #8 by Max french on August 2, 2012 - 11:59 pm

    Ahhh, pushback, from of all places captive Germany. All staff in the service of news organizations there take an oath, conditional on future employment to put the interests of Israel before all else.
    That makes this very well written bulletin all the more delicious.

    Yes indeed, a very powerful evil spell cast by the Ancient Enemy is breaking apart before our very eyes.

    Take a good exhilarating inhalation.
    There, did you smell it? Fear. Yes fear.
    The fear in the darting eyes and fading smirks of our would-be executioners.

    Fellow soldiers take heart!
    One Day Closer To Victory.

  9. #9 by Taz on August 5, 2012 - 9:41 pm

    To think of Al Qaeda as a single movement embodying a single Salafi theosphy is not a mistake but to think of the manifestation and implementation of that brutal Islamist goal as a single coordinated movement is probably a mistake. My assumption is that there are indigenous counter-mainstream movements in most Muslim majority countries and some align themselves to that Khalifat goal without identifying itself to any global terrorist group called ‘Al Qaeda’. Perhaps I am wrong but if my logic is correct, it is possible for the west to maintain closer ties to a rebel movement in Syria and yet be against it in Yemen.

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