Monday, November 25, 2013

When the propagandist objects to propaganda

"But not all agreed with its findings. Rami Abdul Rahman, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said many of its numbers appeared to be high. His organization, which was not cited in the report, has documented the deaths of only 6,490 children as of mid-November, including only about 20 who had been tortured.   He said any documentation of deaths in Syria must navigate efforts by both sides to exaggerate their enemies’ crimes and whitewash their own.  “Now in Syria we have a huge problem with propaganda, both from the Syrian regime and from the rebels,” he said. "