June 3, 2015
Reminiscent of a 1970’s television show, whenever one tunes in to the mainstream corporate news to observe the latest propaganda from the US government and the State Department in particular, the viewer can scarcely contain himself from asking “What will they think of next?”
Indeed, mainstream news and the US State Department must be attempting to top themselves in a contest that could only be titled “Wackiest theory of the week.”
Enter this week’s contestant: the “Assad is supporting ISIS” claim.
Yesterday, the U.S. Embassy Syria Twitter account sent out a tweet suggesting that the Syrian government was undertaking a bombing campaign in support of ISIS and the terrorist organization’s creeping assault on Aleppo.
Reports indicate that the regime is making air-strikes in support of #ISIL's advance on #Aleppo, aiding extremists against Syrian population
— U.S. Embassy Syria (@USEmbassySyria) June 1, 2015
The problem with this propaganda line is that not only is it untrue, it is incredibly stupid. By stupid, I do not mean ordinary levels of stupidity but an epic level of stupidity that would, under normal circumstances, suggest the possibility of brain damage.
With that little piece of information circulating throughout the airwaves (at least the alternative ones), the US is now claiming that it is Assad who is supporting ISIS. If this little piece of propaganda is able to stick, the justification for direct military assault on Syria will be more easily sold to the general public in the West who, at best, are only half listening to any report at any given time.
Obviously, Assad is not supporting ISIS and any delineation between ISIS, AQI, FSA, “moderate rebels,” Harakat Hazm, al-Nusra Front or any others fighters opposing Bashar al-Assad in Syria is disingenuous to say the least. Assad is and has always been – along with Iran and Hezbollah (and Iraq free of American dictates) – the true opponent of ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria. Quite frankly, all claims to the contrary are nothing more than war propaganda.
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