Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Syria: Peering through the West's smokescreen

A smokescreen is an artificial construct designed to obscure, confuse or mislead. One hell of a smokescreen has enveloped Syria!

The Syrian government has called for citizens of Jisr al-Shughour to return.
The area is safe." Electricity, water and communications have now been restored"

What had made the area unsafe had been the influx of outside fighters.

Remember this was the town where as many as 120 security personnel had been killed?
You don't seriously think the towns people killed them?
There is nothing to indicate that.
I have covered that sordid news previously, so back it up if this is unfamiliar territory to you.
Click the Syria label in the bottom and start at the beginning to get up to speed.

Most of the msm news count on so called "activists" for their information with no independent verification of whether or not the stories told by these "activists" are correct or completely false.

The "activists" have had their ability to communicate provided for them by the US. (I have covered that previously) Therefore the accuracy of their "reporting" must be questioned.
Because it reeks of disinfo. Information with an agenda.

I am of the opinion the Syrian troops went in to rid the town of outside influence.

“Now we feel safe,” said Walida Sheikho, a 50-year-old woman in the village of Foro, near Jisr al-Shughour.
She and other residents offered food, water and juice to the Syrian troops and said they had appealed for help from the army."

Now that the outside fighters are cleared from the towns.
They can go back home
And people are returning home!

A reporter saw vans packed with families and their belongings, apparently returning to their homes in Jisr al-Shughour

This is all good news for the citizens of Jisr al- Shugor. Going home.
Where have they been? Have they been in Turkey as the "activists" have reported?
There is a problem with that allegation.

"The Turkish government has largely prevented access to the camps, saying it wants to protect the refugees' privacy."

I am going to repeat that-

The Turkish government has largely prevented access to the camps, saying it wants to protect the refugees' privacy.


Turkish authorities are physically preventing outsiders from speaking with Syrians who are crossing the border at a rate of more than 1,000 each day.


Because if Turkey is denying access to outsiders there is no verification of anything.
This action on the part of the Turkish government leaves one wondering....

Why would the Turkish government block outsiders from access to the alleged refugee camps?
To protect the privacy of the refugees? Not believable!
This is a propaganda campaign. Perception Management!
A refugee camp in Turkey filled to capacity with Syrian refugees could be a real propaganda/perception management coup!
So why is the Turkish government denying access?

The most sensible answer would seem there are not thousands upon thousand of refugees.
The most sensible answer would be that the so called "refugee" encampments are home to the troublesome outside influences.

So where are the Syrians?
They are inside Syria.

Just inside Syria, refugees from embattled town huddle in makeshift camp

Or this one?
- Syrians vent rage in tent camps on border with Turkey

"Hundreds have set up a temporary camp in a muddy field on their country's border with Turkey."
In their countries border. Their country being Syria.
So the vast majority of refugees are in Syria. This must be why Turkey is denying access to refugee camps alleged to be in Turkey.

A little side note here:
In this article their appears a woman pseudo-name Nour, she claims to be a resident of Latakia. How did she get to the Turkish border? That must be a long, long distance on foot?
For someone who is 5 months pregnant?? Allegedly? Why did she leave Latakia at all? To go to an alleged war torn village? Then cross over into another country??
The whole story, as heart tugging as it is makes no sense.

That done and out of the way, let's move on-

We have a town cleared of troublemakers, who have been no doubt the ones fleeing across the border into Turkey.
We have Turkey denying outside access to so called "refugees".
We have residents who were in Syria the entire time.
In camps that were inside the Syrian border.
We have Syrian residents returning home, to electricity and communications all ready to go.

From Medvedev and Russia's Foreign Minister-

Medvedev earlier said that Russia would not even discuss the draft resolution on Syria.

"The situation in Syria is not as simple as some are trying to portray," he said.

"A large group of armed militants is active in Syria and they have seized several populated areas. Syrian forces have been tasked to liberate these populated areas," the Russian foreign minister said.

"We deplore all instances of violence. Those who commit violence must be aware of their liability for that, of course," Lavrov said.
Swinging over to the machinations of the UN:

The "allies" have hit the BRIC wall. Will the BRIC wall hold?
India may fold. We will see about the others.

Assad Supporters come out. Unfurling a large flag of Syria


  1. "Put it on real thick for the cameras baby, you're gonna be a star!"

    This was on NBC on the 12th. You'll notice the children are delighted by the performance.

    Thanks Penny. I had a few questions about these (this?) camps.

  2. Hey Blammo!

    I went a checked the video out.
    I got your comment on the "performance"
    One of the kids really like they are putting it on.

    I also didn't get a sense of any real fear in the kids.

    Regarding the commentary, from the media mouth piece, over the top.

    The one fellow mentioned he was shot by a sniper.
    The newscaster of course let one take away the impression that the sniper was Syrian (military)

    But, there is nothing to indicate this was the case.

    I mean it could have been.
    It also could have been the outside provocateurs......

    The fact that Turkey won't allow anyone into the camps is very bothersome.
    It reeks of coverup.
    Since there isn't a way in hell I buy the concern for privacy.
    Turkey doesn't want the identities of the people known because they likely aren't Syrians or very many of them?
    Also that there just plain aren't as many refugees as the media has been spinning.

  3. Bravo Pen, this is really good. I've generally skipped watching the news lately but watched it last night with the folks and just knew the refugee story they showed us was bullshit but I didn't know 'how' exactly.

    This fills in the gaps in a really sensible fashion.

    And! In the competition of 'most credible explanation for what's going on' between the TV and you, you win! Yay!

  4. Yeah, the commentary... they really outdo themselves on a daily basis. I wonder if that old lady sobbing for the camera has any idea what she's taking part in.

    Oh, I love that video you posted too;
    "Assad Supporters come out. Unfurling a large flag of Syria"

    That's a damn large flag.

    I second nobody. You make it look effortless, Pen.

  5. 120 security personnel had been killed

    Probably many of them went to a tattoo studio that had dirty needles and when they got that Star of David tattoed on their arms, they became infected with blood poisoning and died.

  6. Hey Greg!

    The security forces were IMO Syrian, their murders were what brought the Syrian Army to the town.

    Syria state tv reported finding them in a mass grave


    "Official media also reported that a mass grave was found in Jisr al-Shughur, containing the mutilated bodies of 10 security agents whose hands, head and feet had been cut off."

    The murderer's, may have been the tattooed folk you speak of.

    The Syrian forces have moved on to another town, where again we have the armed marauders running amok.

    Another border town.

    OH and there are reports of a second mass grave containing more security forces personnel

    "It also said the army had found a second mass grave in the town containing the bodies of soldiers and police killed by "armed terrorist groups."

    The stories reported on by the "activists" never make any sense when one follows them.

    Like the story of the woman from Latakia.

    She moved from one troubled town, to the next. Why?

  7. Hey Nobody and Blammmo, well I thanks you both for the votes of confidence.

    And , I appreciate them greatly, because I spend an excessive amount of time reading and reading.
    Some days my hubby says to much blogging, to much.

    And he is right, but, sometimes information seems so important I feel compelled to get it out there.