Obviously the answer to both questions is : NO
Yesterday for all intents and purposes Aleppo had been LIBERATED. Her people free of the terrorists hordes that had ensconced themselves within- So last night, I made a point of paying attention to the tell-a-vision news. The talking heads could barely contain their glee over the fact ISIS had moved back in Palmyra- HOWEVER– it was reported that their had been “advances in Aleppo by the Syrian regime” That was it “advances”. I called my mother in law- she get’s all her news from tell-a -vision. She hadn’t heard or seen any reporting regarding Aleppo’s LIBERATION. Imagine my non-surprise upon hearing that? So, hubby and I got to thinking how was this situation going to be spun? Hubby said all we’re going to hear and read about is war crimes. Turn the computer on and what appeared before our eyes? Certainly not a sleigh with 8 tiny reindeer!
No, it was- “civilians slaughtered” More then a few times the word Srebrenecia was bandied about. The (shudder) Guardian got slaughter and Srebrenica in the headline with the word ‘genocide’ in the sub heading- Seriously-read it for yourself
The heavy handed disinfo spin propaganda machine was clearly working over time to brutally and disgustingly manage perceptions - All I can say to this is ..... it’s just another day of spin for the war mongering media-
I was and am still unable to access SANA pretty much all day... It’s now 4:43 pm est and still no luck. Hopefully the site is just overwhelmed with visitors. Hate to think my freedom lovin’ country is ensuring my ISP blocks my access
Here’s where we get to a piece by Robert Fisk- I’m not a huge fan of his. He goes along to get along... He’s been paid well for doing so. Me, I do this 'cause I like knowing truth and reality as much as possible- Robert Fisk think ‘experts and journalists will have to reboot their stories’- They will reboot and already have begun to but not in the way they should. Not in the ways Fisk alludes to. Their reboot was already clear this morning!
Aleppo, Syria: Politicians, 'experts' and journalists will have to reboot their stories-Robert Fisk
Western politicians, “experts” and journalists are going to have to reboot their stories over the next few days now that Bashar al-Assad’s army has retaken control of eastern Aleppo.
“We’re going to find out if the 250,000 civilians “trapped” in the city were indeed that numerous. We’re going to hear far more about why they were not able to leave when the Syrian government and Russian air force staged their ferocious bombardment of the eastern part of the city.
And we’re going to learn a lot more about the “rebels” whom we in the West – the US, Britain and our head-chopping mates in the Gulf – have been supporting”
Mr Fisk- we already know.
“They did, (the 'rebels') after all, include al-Qaeda (alias Jabhat al-Nusra, alias Jabhat Fateh al-Sham), the “folk” – as George W Bush called them – who committed the crimes against humanity in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on 11 September 2001. Remember the War on Terror? Remember the “pure evil” of al-Qaeda. Remember all the warnings from our beloved security services in the UK about how al-Qaeda can still strike terror in London?
Not when the rebels, including al-Qaeda, were bravely defending east Aleppo, we didn’t – because a powerful tale of heroism, democracy and suffering was being woven for us, a narrative of good guys versus bad guys as explosive and dishonest as “weapons of mass destruction”.
But it’s time to tell the other truth: that many (most) of the “rebels” whom we in the West have been supporting – and which our preposterous Prime Minister Theresa May indirectly blessed when she grovelled to the Gulf head-choppers last week – are among the cruellest and most ruthless of fighters in the Middle East.
And while we have been tut-tutting at the frightfulness of Isis during the siege of Mosul (an event all too similar to Aleppo, although you wouldn’t think so from reading our narrative of the story), we have been willfully ignoring the behaviour of the rebels of Aleppo.
Only a few weeks ago, I interviewed one of the very first Muslim families to flee eastern Aleppo during a ceasefire. The father had just been told that his brother was to be executed by the rebels because he crossed the frontline with his wife and son. He condemned the rebels for closing the schools and putting weapons close to hospitals. And he was no pro-regime stooge; he even admired Isis for their good behaviour in the early days of the siege.
|Thems our boys in 'merica, uk & canada!|
Around the same time, Syrian soldiers were privately expressing their belief to me that the Americans would allow Isis to leave Mosul to again attack the regime in Syria.
An American general had actually expressed his fear that Iraqi Shiite militiamen might prevent Isis from fleeing across the Iraqi border to Syria.The Americans would ALLOW ISIS TO LEAVE MOSUL???
And American general expresses fear shiite militiamen might prevent ISIS from getting to Syria??? Here's where we get to the move on Palmyra- The US & company allowed, encouraged and very clearly facilitated the ISIS attack. No if's and or buts about it!
How did they get past those fierce ISIS fightin’ Kurds?! Did America's besties just let them pass on through. Sure looks that way.
Well, so it came to pass. In three vast columns of suicide trucks and thousands of armed supporters, Isis has just swarmed across the desert from Mosul in Iraq, and from Raqqa and Deir ez-Zour in eastern Syria to seize the beautiful city of Palmyra all over again.
Aleppo falls? But Palmyra is recaptured?
It is highly instructive to look at our reporting of these two parallel events. Almost every headline today speaks of the “fall” of Aleppo to the Syrian army – when in any other circumstances, we would have surely said that the army had “recaptured” it from the “rebels” – while Isis was reported to have “recaptured” Palmyra when (given their own murderous behaviour) we should surely have announced that the Roman city had “fallen” once more under their grotesque rule.
Hey it is the msm... black is white and white is black-
At PFYT's Aleppos was liberated and Palmyra was taken by terrorists backed by the US and company!
|Our "chaps" brought that on the Syrian- guffaw wave a flag!|
Words matter. These are the men – our “chaps”, I suppose, if we keep to the current jihadi narrative – who after their first occupation of the city last year beheaded the 82-year-old scholar who tried to protect the Roman treasures and then placed his spectacles back on his decapitated head.
By their own admission, the Russians flew 64 bombing sorties against the Isis attackers outside Palmyra. But given the huge columns of dust thrown up by the Isis convoys, why didn’t the American air force join in the bombardment of their greatest enemy?
But no: for some reason, the US satellites and drones and intelligence just didn’t spot them – any more than they did when Isis drove identical convoys of suicide trucks to seize Palmyra when they first took the city in May 2015.The Russians flew 64 bombing sorties... and the American's? Nadda. Nothing. No satellites noticed their moving? No drones? No intelligence. They left Mosul and drove straight into Syria. Incredible!
There’s no doubting what a setback Palmyra represents for both the Syrian army and the Russians – however symbolic rather than militaryWell that makes sense- And while SAA is occupied the US sent their proxies into Palmyra. There is NO DENYING that ISIS like their Kurdish partners are US proxies. The US, UK and others knowing full well Syria was occupied allowed free passage of jihadis from IRAQ TO SYRIA.
So what happened? Most likely is that the Syrian military simply didn’t have the manpower to defend Palmyra while closing in on eastern Aleppo.
You can read the rest for yourself at the link provided
"Palmyra, Islamic State’s offensive from Iraq, from Mosul to all appearances, offensive in three territories patrolled by the US-led coalition - all this suggests, and I hope very much to be wrong, that it was orchestrated, coordinated to give a respite to the militants who have entranced in Eastern Aleppo," he said.