Newsnews

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 12:59 PM

Aleppo mosque airstrike controversy: US only considers sources credible when it suits them

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/381238-syria-us-mosque-strike-controversy/

Conflicting reports on an alleged airstrike on an Aleppo mosque won’t change the Pentagon’s attitude towards the various shady “activist” groups they cite as “reliable” sources when it suits them, says retired US AF Lieutenant Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski.

While US Central Command (Centcom) acknowledged that it did carry out a deadly airstrike in the Aleppo province on Thursday, it stressed that the attack had targeted an Al-Qaeda meeting. However, eyewitnesses, as well as organizations that Washington has previously cited as credible sources – including the White Helmets, Bellingcat, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights – reported that a nearby mosque had been hit. Over 50 people were reportedly killed in the air raid, which destroyed a mosque filled with worshippers in the village of Al-Jinah at the provincial Idlib-Aleppo border.

Pentagon’s claim Syria mosque untouched by US airstrike challenged by devastation footage

RT:The Pentagon has admitted that the airstrike was targeting a site 15 meters (about 50 feet) away from the mosque. If that was the distance, is it possible that the mosque could have been left undamaged?

Karen Kwiatkowski: I think we would have seen some damage, even if they would have hit that close. And, also, it seems it may be like a part of the mosque complex, it seems they are playing semantics with the targeting.

More at RT link above.....

7 replies, 155 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 7 replies Author Time Post
Reply Aleppo mosque airstrike controversy: US only considers sources credible when it suits them (Original post)
TerroristSlayer Mar 2017 OP
Badsamm Mar 2017 #1
Banshee 3 Actual Mar 2017 #4
Tex Mar 2017 #2
JoeNikon Mar 2017 #3
NeoKhan Mar 2017 #5
Doctor_R Mar 2017 #6
TerroristSlayer Mar 2017 #7

Response to TerroristSlayer (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 01:19 PM

1. If we were not bombing a sovereign country, we wouldn't have to answer these war crime questions

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Badsamm (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 07:40 AM

4. If you werent always taking the Putin side you might realize you're wrong

of course the trade off is less pay

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TerroristSlayer (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 02:10 PM

2. Been that way since fake news started following around MIC global conflicts.

 

You would never know we are in 7 wars.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TerroristSlayer (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:32 AM

3. It would seem that the question is

about the purpose of the building that was targeted.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TerroristSlayer (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:50 AM

5. jihadists routinely uses protected sites for military purposes. They cease being protected sites and

 

all such exploitations are counted as violations of the laws of land warfare.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TerroristSlayer (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:35 AM

6. "And what is

Aleppo?"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TerroristSlayer (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:25 AM

7. The irony is that the US backed FSA and White Helmets were in that mosque which was being used

as an HQ. The White Helmets Twitter feed is reporting 24 killed. Maybe Trump is directing the US military to clean up any loose ends (US assets) that have become a liability? Maybe.

http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/03/02/forget-oscar-give-the-white-helmets-the-leni-riefenstahl-award-for-best-war-propaganda-film/

This has to be historic low for Hollywood and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In your average lifetime, everyone will get their share of war propaganda films. In America, it’s a kind of sacred tradition, where Hollywood does the job of revisionism, paving over an otherwise uncomfortable history with a new coat of celluloid. It’s necessary – not just to make us feel better about ourselves, but also to cover-up any inconvenient truths and high crimes of the state.

To be honest, when I first heard about this film being promoted by Netflix, I wasn’t surprised at all because ever since the Syria conflict began in 2011, the establishment media has gone out of its way to falsely promote it as a “civil war”, and have used the NGO known as the White Helmets which calls itself the ‘Syria Civil Defense’, as its primary media protagonist in furthering that narrative.

The fact that a documentary about The White Helmets received an Oscar Award simply confirms what a glorious bubble the entertainment industry resides in, and how easy it is these days for a documentary film to used for the purposes of propaganda and made to reinforce a mainly US-UK foreign policy project. To Hollywood, it’s a feel good documentary, designed to make us feel good about a dirty war in Syria. But this is a level of distortion and spin that would make even Joseph Goebbels’ head spin.

Last Sunday night, The White Helmets, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara, took home an Academy Award for best documentary short. Unlike Argo, or American Sniper, this was a film about a war which is happening now, but this was not a conventional documentary film. The footage was provided by a terrorist-affiliated NGO based in Turkey, operating in Syria, and who is primarily funded by the US State Dept, the British Foreign Office, the Netherlands, and other NATO member and Gulf states to the tune of over $150 million and whose chief remit is producing US-led Coalition propaganda images for mass media consumption. The film, funded and distributed by Netflix, seems to be an extension of that remit.

More at link.......

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Newsnews