Saturday, April 08, 2017

Huffington Post proves--yet again--that is is solidly in the camp of the Gulf regimes (which funded its Arabic outlet)

This is a hilarious account in the pro-Gulf regime, Huffington Post (English). It writer (sympathetic to Gulf regimes) basically makes the case that the Saudi and Qatari regimes are the most secular regimes in the Middle East region. But that is not all: he lumps right-wing groups with unnamed leftists in the camp of Bashshar Al-Asad.  But who are those leftists which he attacks and accuses of being supporters of Bashshar Al-Asad: "In their rush to demonize the opposition, some on the left and right have veered into conspiracy theories. Some writers argue that the internationally renowned volunteer medical organization known as the White Helmets is a terror front. Gabbard cites Stephen Kinzer, a fellow at Brown University who believes the American media is engaged in a government-led conspiracy to discredit Assad."  Of course, Kinzer (whose politics are not known to me, and I don't know him) was in no way defending the Syrian regime but merely saying that Western media are doing a lousy job. But this is new: this is like the Zionist ploy: if you attack Israel, you must be anti-Semitic, and Bill Crystal of the Weekly Standard said that anyone criticizing US missile attack is by definition a supporter of Bashshar Al-Asad.  This writer in Huffington Post should learn that there are those who oppose Bashshar Al-Asad AND Gulf regimes, but that is hard to understand in an ostensibly liberal outlet which serves Gulf regime interests.

PS Also, notice that he lumps legitimate criticisms of Zionist influence over US foreign policy in the Middle East (which is a fact) with the repugnant views of racists and anti-Semties like Duke and Spencer.