July 16, 2012
The “massacre” of Tremseh, Syria, reported with standard sensationalistic fanfare over the weekend by the establishment media is another war propaganda fabrication.
Billed as “Syria’s Bloodiest Massacre” by Newsweek and Bloomberg, the event supposedly occurred on July 12 in the Sunni Muslim village of Tremseh in Hama province. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) – an Israel-centric neocon operation that specializes in hysterical anti-Muslim, pro-war propaganda – mentioned the “massacre” in the same breath as the suspected movement of chemical weapons by the al-Assad regime.
“We have two significant developments and we cannot even get this passed?” Andrew Tabler, a fellow at WINEP, complained about the lack of action against Syria at the United Nations.
On Saturday, however, the New York Times reported that the alleged massacre at Tremseh was basically a scam perpetuated by the Syrian National Council, the CIA spawned terrorist council run by the Western intelligence asset the Muslim Brotherhood.
The number of casualties is now disputed – the establishment media initially claimed over 300 – and it turns out those who were killed were young men of fighting age, in other words they were “rebels” organized by the CIA and NATO to overthrow the al-Assad regime and were killed by the Syrian Army. There were no women’s names on the list of 103 “victims” obtained from activists in Homs, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, described by the media as an opposition group based in Britain that has a network of contacts in Syria. (The man behind the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdelrahman, is well received by the British establishment, including Foreign Secretary William Hague, and refuses to report on the death of “government loyalists,” that is to say Syrians killed by the CIA and U.S. and British special forces trained assassins.)
The sensationalized story exploited by WINEP neocons and the establishment media follows a now routine and dependable pattern of facile disinformation and propaganda. “After the high toll was announced from Tremseh, as was the case with Houla and other similar episodes, Western leaders lined up to condemn the mass killings of civilians,” the New York Times reports. “Col. Riad al-Assad, based in Turkey as the ostensible leader of the loose coalition of fighters called the Free Syrian Army, told the Arabic television network Al Jazeera on Thursday that there had been no opposition fighters in the town.”
As usual, the corporate media did not question or attempt to verify the claim that the Free Syrian Army was not involved. The FSA is, after all, a CIA and NATO spawned contrivance infested with Libyan members of al-Qaeda.
In May, Infowars.com reported on evidence revealing that the al-Houla massacre was also something other than reported by the establishment media and was designed to gain sympathy for a manufactured opposition and push for military intervention by NATO and the United Nations. The massacre was cynically exploited to call for a new round of sanctions against al-Assad in an effort to force his compliance with an international peace plan that was rejected by the FSA, we reported.
The fact we have exposed the lies and exaggerations of the global elite – from Iraq’s illusionary weapons of mass destruction to hysterical warnings of Syria’s chemical weapons – does not count for much. The Obama administration — now an imperial presidency in serious violation of the Constitution and the will of the American people — and its partners continue to push for all-out war despite the transparent qaulity and facile nature of disinformation put out every few days.
“Expect the Syrian civil war to escalate to the point where either the UN or Israel intervenes — in which case the prospects for war with Iran by election day, November 2012, are a good bet,” writes Justin Raimondo.
“The Syrian ‘crisis’ — one brought on by the Western powers and their sock-puppets in Qatar and Saudi Arabia — is but a prelude to the main event: the strangulation of Iran, via economic blockade, and eventual all-out war. What is happening in Syria today reflects, in miniature, the regime-change crowd’s plan for the entire region: unleashing Sunni fanatics in a religious war against all other sects, one that will liquidate the Christian and other minority communities. The ultimate target of this Sunni onslaught: the Shi’ites of Iran.”