The “massacre” of Tremseh, Syria, reported with standard sensationalistic fanfare over the weekend by
the establishment media is another war propaganda fabrication.
...Obviously, these incredible lies and deceptions are not limited to the Syrian conflict, but have
become a mainstay in this age of modern media.From the phony babies in incubators testimony to demonize Saddam
Hussein in the first Gulf war, to the lies about WMDs in Iraq the next time around, false flag events to start
most 20th Century wars, and so much more: these lies are not crafted to fool fact checkers, critics, historians
or true investigative reporters, but to goad the general public into a wave of hysteria ensuring enough support
to start a war and profit from the destruction.
Tarpley: NATO encouraging unrest in Syria, Tremseh
NATO encouraging unrest in Syria, Charlie Skelton of The Guardian Exposes the NATO Networks Spreading Big Lies,
massacre in Tremseh
Prelude to the Destruction of
Syria: Another Fake Massacre
Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com July 16, 2012
The “massacre” of Tremseh,
Syria, reported with standard sensationalistic fanfare over the weekend by the establishment media is another war
Billed as“Syria’s Bloodiest Massacre” by Newsweek and Bloomberg, the event supposedly occurred on July 12 in the Sunni Muslim
village of Tremseh in Hama province. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) – an Israel-centric
neocon operation that specializes in hysterical anti-Muslim, pro-war propaganda – mentioned the “massacre” in
the same breath as the suspected movement ofchemical weapons by
the al-Assad regime.
“We have two significant
developments and we cannot even get this passed?” Andrew Tabler, a fellow at WINEP, complained about the lack of
action against Syria at the United Nations.
The number of casualties is now disputed – the establishment media initially
claimed over 300 – and it turns out those who were killed were young men of fighting age, in other words they
were “rebels” organized by the CIA and NATO to overthrow the al-Assad regime and were killed by the Syrian
Army. There were no women’s names on the list of 103 “victims” obtained from activists in Homs, according to
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, described by the media as an opposition group based in Britain that has a
network of contacts in Syria. (The man behind the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,Rami Abdelrahman, is well
received by the British establishment, including Foreign Secretary William Hague, and refuses to report on the
death of “government loyalists,” that is to say Syrians killed by the CIA and U.S. and British special forces
The sensationalized story exploited by WINEP neocons and the establishment media
follows a now routine and dependable pattern of facile disinformation and propaganda. “After the high toll was
announced from Tremseh, as was the case with Houla and other similar episodes, Western leaders lined up to condemn
the mass killings of civilians,” theNew York Times reports. “Col. Riad al-Assad, based in Turkey as the ostensible leader of the loose
coalition of fighters called the Free Syrian Army, told the Arabic television network Al Jazeera on Thursday
that there had been no opposition fighters in the town.”
As usual, the corporate media did not question or attempt to verify the claim
that the Free Syrian Army was not involved. The FSA is, after all, aCIA andNATO spawned
contrivance infested withLibyan members of al-Qaeda.
In May,Infowars.com reported on evidence revealing that the al-Houla massacre was also something other than reported
by the establishment media and was designed to gain sympathy for a manufactured opposition and push for military
intervention by NATO and the United Nations. The massacre was cynically exploited to call for a new round of
sanctions against al-Assad in an effort to force his compliance with an international peace plan that
wasrejected by the FSA, we
The fact we have exposed the lies and exaggerations of the global elite – from
Iraq’s illusionary weapons of mass destruction to hysterical warnings of Syria’s chemical weapons – does not count
for much. The Obama administration — now an imperial presidency in serious violation of the Constitution and the
will of the American people — and its partners continue to push for all-out war despite the transparent qaulity and
facile nature of disinformation put out every few days.
“Expect the Syrian civil war to escalate to the point where either the UN or
Israel intervenes — in which case the prospects for war with Iran by election day, November 2012, are a good bet,”
“The Syrian ‘crisis’ — one brought on by the Western powers and their sock-puppets
in Qatar and Saudi Arabia — is but a prelude to the main event: the strangulation of Iran, via economic blockade,
and eventual all-out war. What is happening in Syria today reflects, in miniature, the regime-change crowd’s plan
for the entire region: unleashing Sunni fanatics in a religious war against all other sects, one that will
liquidate the Christian and other minority communities. The ultimate target of this Sunni onslaught: the Shi’ites
literally asking the public to cheer for al Qaeda."
While mainstream press have been hailing the virtues of
the alliance between al Qaeda,
the Syrian Free Army and the West in opposing Assad in Syria, they’ve also been caught once again “faking
the war” to play up sympathy for an all out invasion.
Austria’s largest daily paper, Kronen Zeitung, with some 3 million readers daily, published this
sympathetic photo, seemingly portraying a man carrying a baby and a woman in burka fleeing from some war-torn
corner of Aleppo. However, it was later exposed to be a Photoshop forgery, juxtaposing the people walking on a
normal looking corner with that of a blown out city block ravaged by heavy damage.
The subjects were apparently taken from the previously-published file photo credited to the European
Pressphoto Agency, as the publishing notes next to the image indicate. The revealing side by side comparison
was first posted to Reddit.com.
Just to be clear, the family in the photograph is, in fact, in Syria; the original photo (on the right)
came from the European Pressphoto Agency. But merely fleeing a city ravaged by guns and mortars apparently
isn’t quite dramatic enough on its own. The editors of the Krone—as it’s commonly called—needed this baby to
A nearly identical example of war propaganda is depicted in the 1997 film Wag the Dog, where green screen technology was used to place an
actor in a studio with a kitten in a war torn zone in Bosnia:
To be sure, the entire perception of the conflict in Syria
has been (purposely) distorted in the media, including many blatant lies.
Remember the Syrian Danny hoax?
Advocating intervention, “Syrian Danny” was caught faking gun
fire on CNN in order to portray heavy fighting that wasn’t really going on in the background while he
literally begged for Western-backed forces to enter Syria and overthrow Assad. Paul Joseph Watson described the
hoax: While waiting to be connected, Danny says, “Well, let the gunfire sound then,” before subsequently asking
someone off camera, “Did you tell him to get the gunfire ready?” An explosion is heard soon after, but Danny
doesn’t even flinch. The following video demonstrates this amazing stunt, which correlated with numerous other
exaggerated reports issued by propaganda-activist Danny.
A reported massacre in Homs was likewise a deception:
Obviously, these incredible lies and deceptions are not limited to the
Syrian conflict, but have become a mainstay in this age of modern media. From the phony babies in incubators testimony to demonize
Saddam Hussein in the first Gulf war, to the lies about WMDs in Iraq the next
time around, false flag events to start most 20th Century wars, and so much more: these lies are not crafted to
fool fact checkers, critics, historians or true investigative reporters, but to goad the general public into a wave
of hysteria ensuring enough support to start a war and profit from the destruction.
Is it any wonder the chemical weapons / WMD story is being rehashed to drum up a crescendo of apparent
legitimacy for an otherwise naked coup? They are literally asking the public to cheer for al Qaeda.
Modern warfare is no longer limited to the physical assault. Television and the Internet have made propaganda an
indispensable force to wage war by other means– besieging allies and public support to isolate Assad and diffuse
his defenses on the media/international community front long enough to complete the kill. Syria, like Libya, has
been a classic proxy war, with the hidden hand of the United States and its western allies only partial obscured.
That is, in the most general sectors of public knowledge, opinion and discussion about the Syrian conflict is
saturated with the deliberately crafted lie demonizing the target and producing mass levels of knee-jerk support
for the action. In this case: bad guy = Assad
GaddafiSaddamBin Laden baby talk about boogie
But the truth is plainly laid as well, for anyone willing to face it.
IN YOUR FACE: AL QAEDA IS RUN FROM WASHINGTON D.C.
Take a look at some of the videos analyzed in this story. The Syrian
rebels have been on a killing spree. And they’ve been killing as many civilians, including women and children, as
they have government forces backing Assad. After all, they are the feared al Qaeda forces, pursuing the radical
goals of the jihadists in an even more radical partnership with the West. While the Assad regime is authoritarian
and hardly supportable, the entire action is timed around policy based in Washington, D.C. We’ve been lied to about
who the good guys are in Syria (nobody in power wears a white hat in those parts).
There is no avoiding the fact that while TSA expands across the public sector to catch imaginary
terrorists and harass the public, the nation’s military forces are NOT fighting al Qaeda overseas; we are currently
giving them aid, comfort, and new claims to mideast power, as in Libya, and now in Syria.
Nearly as transparent is the farce of Syrian opposition as anything other than a mouthpiece of western power.
Syrian National Transitional Council head Bassma Kodmani attended the 2012 Bilderberg
meeting with obvious designs on toppling Assad. Kodmani has, of course, attended before and has a pedigree
that includes ties to the Council on Foreign Relations, the
Ford Foundation, and, through her father, the United Nations. She and her colleagues are clear puppets for
Hillary Clinton’s State Dept., the semi-covert Arab Spring action, and other usual suspects like Goldman
Sachs and George Soros. Not exactly vox populi material. The big players are running this Syria
thing from the sidelines, there’s no confusing it.
"There is no
avoiding the fact that while TSA expands across the public sector to catch imaginary terrorists and harass the
public, the nation’s military forces are NOT fighting al Qaeda overseas; we are currently giving them aid, comfort,
and new claims to mideast power, as in Libya, and now in Syria."
Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
PressTV May 29, 2012
The Houla Massacre: A War Provocation by the NATO Death Squads in the Tradition of Himmler's Gleiwitz Operation of
August 1939, Designed to Flip Eager Lion 2012 into Aggressive War Against Syria.
As the "Syrian National Council" Disintegrates, NATO Tries a New Line: Al Qaeda's Central Role in Syria Makes an
News agency uses picture of dead Iraqi children to depict
alleged government atrocity
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, May 28, 2012
The British media has been caught yet again with its pants
down in the effort to sell a NATO-led attack on Syria, with the revelation that BBC News used a years-old photo of
dead Iraqi children to depict victims of an alleged government assault on the town of Houla.
Click for enlargement.
In a report issued hours after the massacre,
the BBC used a photo that was first published over nine years ago and taken in Al Mussayyib, Iraq. The image shows
a child skipping over the dead bodies of hundreds of Iraqi children who have been transported from a mass grave to
The caption used by the BBC to describe the image stated that the picture was provided by an
activist and “believed to show the bodies of children in Houla awaiting burial”. After the “mistake” was exposed,
the BBC changed their original article but did not issue a retraction.
The photographer who took the original picture, Marco Di Lauro, posted on his Facebook page, “Somebody is using my
images as a propaganda against the Syrian government to prove the massacre.” Di Lauro
told the London Telegraph he was “astonished” the BBC had failed to check the authenticity of the
“What I am really astonished by is that a news organization like the BBC doesn’t check the sources
and it’s willing to publish any picture sent it by anyone: activist, citizen journalist or whatever. That’s all,”
said Di Lauro.
Information surrounding the massacre at Houla clearly suggests that the murders were carried out by
death squads and not shelling by government tanks. Video footage of the child
victims (warning – graphic) appears to show gunshot wounds to the face and stab wounds. None of the
victims appear to have lost any limbs.
reports, “Many of the victims were executed at point blank-range,” a fact inconsistent with the explanation
that tank shelling was responsible for the bloodshed. It’s equally as likely that terrorist death squads,
responsible for numerous deadly bombings in Syria that have killed scores of people, were responsible for the
As Tony Cartalucci
writes, “Why on earth would the Syrian Government want to kill Syrian children? And even if for some reason
they did – why would they do so in a way more or less guaranteed to attract international condemnation and renewed
calls for intervention? In other words, ‘cui bono‘?
“Who really benefits from this atrocity – and who doesn’t? Surely the insurgents and their foreign backers
benefit. and the Syrian Government most certainly does not! Given that recent bomb atrocities in Damascus have been
blamed – almost universally – on extremist opponents of the Assad Government, isn’t it at least plausible they’re
also behind this latest horror?”
Whatever the truth behind events over the weekend, the mass media has once again prostrated itself
as a rolling propaganda mouthpiece for the claims of dubious anonymous “activists” who have proven to be adept at
staging propaganda time and time again.
This is by no means the first time the British media has salaciously claimed that Assad’s forces
are indiscriminately killing babies and children.
documented, the source for this claim did not originate in Syria but in London, from an organization called
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which is little more than a lobbying group with intimate ties to the UK
The propaganda tool of falsely accusing governments of killing babies and children is not new to
the middle east. Before the first Gulf War, then largest public relations firm in the world Hill & Knowlton
crafted a hoax centered around the lie that Saddam Hussein’s troops were ransacking hospitals in Kuwait and
throwing babies out of incubators. Despite later being
proven to be a complete fabrication, George H.W. Bush administration aggressively pushed the story as part of
their build-up to war.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison
Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones
Show and Infowars Nightly News.
This article was posted: Monday, May 28, 2012 at 5:17 am
Intelligent skeptics should see through the
media’s smoke screen in order to work out what is really going on in Syria
May 28, 2012
If you are still needing an academic tutorial on exactly
how the mainstream media is able to generate a completely phony public consensus to support foreign intervention
projects, you need look no further than the dangerous, fictional narrative currently being rolled out regarding
This past Saturday and Sunday morning, almost every major corporate mainstream newspaper and TV network in North
America and in Europe ran with the average headline, “Massacre of the children as Syrian forces hit
rebels”, giving hundreds of millions of readers and viewers to artificial impression that it was
Syrian government forces – and not western-backed terrorist groups, who carried out a massacre on
children and others days ago - even though, the true culprit of these attacks has not yet been determined – a fact
which was only briefly mentioned later on in these very same media reports.
One of the UK best-selling weekend papers and most widely read online journals, Guardian media group’s
The Observer, ran such a headline – one which shamelessly implied that the Syrian
government carried out a massacre in Houla. This was used to shape public opinion in Europe, a reality which is
later shaped for the North American market.
Corporate Journalism: The Art of Deception
It shouldn’t take a genius to see through this relentless western effort to takeover Syria, but not having
learned their lesson from Libya, so many hard working and well educated westerners are bound to fall for it all
Cui bono? Who benefits… from another civilian massacre? Clearly not the Syrian government. But
western-backed terrorist groups who have been working to destabilize the country for over one year now,
do clearly benefit.
Important to add here also, that the latest child massacre in Syria has been reported as being “done with
knives” – which doesn’t sound like a government attack to any intelligent reader.
Do not underestimate for one second just how pivotal the western corporate media is in advancing an agenda
of global destabilization:
As we have seen used before in Syria and Libya, the
alleged massacre in question is based entirely on unsubstantiated evidence, in this case its more uploaded
“Videos uploaded to the Internet and purporting to be from Houla show many dead and badly mutilated infants.
Residents say some victims were killed with knives, while many more died from 18 hours of relentless shelling
that left buildings wrecked and homes destroyed in a large residential area near the centre of town.”
Origins of these ‘Youtube video’ are still unknown, but the media machine and certain UN officials have already
cited them as “evidence”. Also note that in the YouTube videos, many of the dead children appear to be shot in the
heads with fire arms at close range, but this has not stopped certain ‘UN observers’ from accusing the Syrian
government from killing children with tank shelling.
Mainstream Media 101
In order to shape consensus reality, first you need to frame the event. Here the story begins by laying soft
blame on the Syrian government…
“Syria‘s fragile peace process is in shreds after what was
claimed to be a regime-backed massacre…”
… and then proceeding to carefully cover themselves, so to speak, but retracting the allegations deeper into the
“Major General Robert Mood, head of the UN team in Syria, deplored the attack, which began at midday on
Friday, as “indiscriminate and unforgivable” but did not say who had been to blame.”
Notice how the article itself states clearly that the persons responsible for the massacre is yet to be
known, but The Observer has already framed the conclusion within the headline and in the
beginning of the story, in order to fit a pre-determined conclusion. This conclusion happens to be directly in line
with Washington and London’s foreign policy objective of regime change in Syria.
Take notes. Because this is how it’s done, time and time again – another clear example how large
media outlets can effectively drive reality in the direction of their choosing, and this is why so many millions of
public media consumers are left misinformed and dis informed, eventually leading to a marginal public
endorsement of Washington, London and Tel Aviv’s interventionist foreign policy objectives.
Hours after this fake story was circulated in the GMT timezone, it made its way to EST, as the New York Times picks up the ball and runs it down the field. Here the story is further
refined to streamline it with regime change policy objectives, codifying reality within North American sector,
“More than 90 people, including at least 32 children under the age of 10, were killed in a central Syrian
village, top United
Nations officials said Saturday, accusing the government of perpetrating the “indiscriminate”
shelling of civilian neighborhoods.”
No real details are actually given to support this media-generated verdict, only that, “A United Nations
statement said the observers confirmed that “artillery and tank shells were fired at a residential
And finally, the Washington Post weighs in with their attempt to corner Russia and China on the issue,
rounding out the artificial verdict today with their headline, “U.N. Security Council blames Syrian
government for civilian massacre”, claiming that:
“The U.N. Security Council on Sunday blamed the Syrian government for most of the deaths in a massacre of
116 civilians in the village of Houla, issuing a unanimous statement condemning the killings that was supported by
Syria’s staunch allies Russia and China.”
Shortly thereafter, the UN’s Ban Ki Moon and Save the Children charity weigh in with carefully-craft statements,
but statements that are obviously framed and directed towards Syria’s Assad government, and not Gulf States,
Washington and London-backed terrorist gangs currently operating under an all but official western mandate within
Syria and from their NATO-sanctioned base over the border in southern Turkey. Reality is further shaped by the
London Guardian’s Observer and others, with an official “international outcry”:
“The international community was united in its condemnation. UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said the
killings were a “flagrant violation of international law” while the White House called the violence acts of
“unspeakable and inhuman brutality.” Arab League head Nabil Elaraby said the killings were a “horrific crime”
and urged UN action.
Save the Children’s chief executive, Justin Forsyth, echoed calls for intervention. He said: “This
indiscriminate killing must stop now. The world cannot sit back and allow this to happen. Children are
suffering terribly in this conflict.”
But what is a more closer version of reality is this:
Western-backed terrorists, many of whom are al-Qaida, mostly hailing from outside of Syria, are fomenting
civil war and carrying out a series of attacks on UN observers and civilians, in order to create the preferred
western narrative that “Assad must go.”
Western readers should be under no illusion – your government operators are sanctioning civilian killing in
places like Syria, and your corporate media are being used to place the blame on the west’s political enemy in the
region – and therefore influence western public support for regime change.
After over one year of intervening through their own favored terrorist guerrilla proxy fighters and running arms
into Syria – arms that are admittedly for going into the hands of western-backed al-Qaida groups there,
the west has not yet succeeded in toppling the Assad government and installing a new puppet regime, as they did
by using NATO military force in Libya last autumn. But western project managers like Hillary Clinton and William
Hague have not given up, and if their corporate media outlets are allowed to determine their version reality in
Syria, they will eventually get their “humanitarian intervention”, and the country will slowly be
destroyed from within. Then regime change will happen.
It’s as simple as that.
The Syrian people are the ones who will eventually lose if Washington, London, Tel Aviv and the Gulf States
succeed in destroying that country, as they have done in Libya and Iraq.
When this is done, then they will move on to destabilize Lebanon in order to unseat and neutralize
After that, the door to attack Iran will be wide open.
There’s your World War Three in earnest.
This article was posted: Monday, May 28, 2012 at 8:57 am