[Marxism] MRZine retweets Ben Norton tweet on BBC article claiming that rebels fired on families fleeing East Aleppo

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Dec 6 06:05:32 MST 2016


Ben Norton ✔ @BenjaminNorton
BBC further confirms that Syrian civilians fleeing into western Aleppo 
for safety were attacked by rebels 
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38194962 …

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That's the tweet above.

So you'd think it must be true since it is the BBC that said it, the 
news service that is routinely trashed by the Assadist "left" for 
promoting "regime change".

Except, as is so often the case, the BBC is about as much for regime 
change as Obama, which is to say that it often functions more or less 
like MRZine, Infowars, Moon of Alabama or any other trash bin.

The article Norton cites was written by one Lyse Doucet who wrote an 
article on Russian intervention in Syria on November 16th that might 
have been written by the dimwit Furuhashi herself if she was capable of 
writing an article.

Doucet's November 16 article, titled "Why is Russia engaged in Aleppo?" 
(http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37995780), is breathtakingly 
propagandistic with gems such as this:


On a visit to Damascus shortly after Russia entered the fray, Syrian 
soldiers and officials hailed their strong cultural affinity with the 
Russians, as well as their gratitude in their hour of need.

Russian officials often say their intervention "stopped the black flags" 
of so-called Islamic State (IS) from being raised in the Syrian capital. 
The threat posed by Islamic extremists is very real. But strengthening 
President Assad was a winning move for Moscow on many fronts.

Arab allies of the Syrian opposition have at times privately expressed 
admiration for President Vladimir Putin's muscular backing for an ally, 
at so far limited cost.



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