Delegitmizing Syria’s Resistance: From “barrel bombs” to partisan “human rights groups,” we are told Syria has no right to self defense
Oct 12, 2015, Taylor Report
A so-called “barrel bomb” dropped from a helicopter is more accurate and precise than most munitions fired on a battlefield, but that’s not really what this is about.
The use of this propaganda, like the chemical weapons story a few years ago, is “about finding some horror story that people don’t understand, and repeating it endlessly,” explains Prof. Tim Anderson, a Syria solidarity activist.
“It’s an attempt to denigrate the Syrian military and say that they have no right to defend Syria.”
See also: The Dirty War on Syria: Barrel Bombs, Partisan Sources and War Propaganda, Prof. Tim Anderson, Global Research, October 07, 2015
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch continue to present themselves as reliable sources, but Anderson explains this misunderstanding.
“Amnesty International is dominated by the state department,” and had a leader who worked directly for Hillary Clinton.
AI and HRW are tied to the “liberal interventionist” school. They are against the direct colonial assaults of the Bush administration, and favour dirty wars in which ostensible “NGOs” collaborate with the U.S. state department and security services.
Anderson also challenges the “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights” [SOHR], which is actually one man who is flying the flag of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Why don’t the reporters who quote this man tell us about his partisan political affiliations?