Propaganda spread by Western governments, corporate news media, and the United Nations through Secretary General Antonio Guterres is once again misleading the public about what is going on in Syria, with the aim of eliciting emotional responses to the Assad regimes efforts to defeat an extremely nasty and brutal enemy that has always been sponsored by the USA and NATO.
Secretary General Guterres told the Security Council this week that the East Ghouta enclave near the capital Damascus was "hell on Earth" and called for an immediate ceasefire. His ceasefire call was echoed by French President Emmanuel Macron, while the US representative at the United Nations proposed using the ceasefire to depose Assad and put the Sunni Muslim fundamentalist terrorists in charge of country which has a Muslim population divided between Sunni and Shia, with sizeable Christian and jewish minorities and various ethnic groups.
Where is Guterres’ public concern about "hellish conditions" elsewhere? In Gaza where more than a million people are starving under a years-long blockade by a US-backed Israeli regime – in violation of countless UN resolutions? Where is Guterres’ legal or moral authority for Palestinians?
Or for the humanitarian crisis caused by Saudi Arabia's genocidal war on Yemen, another conflict supported by the USA and NATO powers, although to the best of our knowledge there is no direct US or European military involvement. millions however, are starving, medical supplies and clean water are in short supply, yet Guterres does nothing.
What about Raqqa, the Syrian city razed to the ground by US air strikes? Or for Iraq’s Mosul, likewise obliterated along with thousands of civilians by US air strikes?
There is no record of the UN chief pointedly addressing the Security Council about those situations, and dramatically invoking "hell on Earth" scenarios to win public sympathy for military escalation to remove a stubborn regime that stands in the way of globalist geopolitical ambitions.
The trouble with this Western propaganda generated "concern" over Syria’s East Ghouta is that is so selective, cynical and serves only the interests or corporate piracy.
Western media outlets have this week stepped up airing one-sided footage out of the militant-held East Ghouta suburb, along with shrill demands for the US and other governments to “take action”. The implicit message is for greater military intervention in Syria by NATO nations to confront the Syrian government.
The Syrian government and its ally Russia are being accused of massacring civilians with air strikes on East Ghouta. Russia has denied its forces are deliberately attacking civilian centers, while the Syrian government claims that militants from East Ghouta are launching deadly mortar attacks on nearby Damascus, and therefore has the right to put an end to the insurgents’ fire.
One wonders how Washington, London or Paris would react if in a similar position? Ruthlessly and self-righteously, rebuffing any international concerns as “interfering in its sovereign affairs”.
Shamelessly, Western media outlets are once again reporting only one side of the story in Syria a very distorted side too, as the west pursues the promary goal defined by Barack Obama which was not to defeat ISIS or resist terrorism, but to remove the legitimate government of Syria.