Tuesday, February 09, 2016

This is how Western media report battlefield developments in Syria

If Syrian rebels are advancing and if their bombs are falling over "government-held areas", this is treated as good news and great news for peace and democracy in Syria. But when regime troops advance, it is presented as a humanitarian crisis which requires not only Western assistance but urgent Western missiles and rockets.  And the Western correspondents in Beirut will always find the convenient Syrian to offer them pleas for Western military support: "The few Syrians who had made it to Turkey — because of their critical injuries — expressed shock that the United States, which has called for the removal of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, was not responding more concertedly, either militarily or diplomatically."