Establishment media instantly turns to conspiracy theories to hide fact that country is in a state of civil war
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, December 23, 2011
At least 30 people have been killed and dozens wounded after terrorists attacked two Syrian state security buildings today, prompting the establishment media to launch a barrage of conspiracy theories in a flailing attempt to hide the fact that Syria is in a state of a civil war, a reality which dismantles the phony narrative that the Syrian regime alone is responsible for bloodshed in the country.
“Two booby-trapped cars blew up at Syrian security sites in Damascus on Friday, state television said, and witnesses heard large blasts rock the capital, with Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV reporting that 30 people were killed in the blasts and 55 were wounded,” reports Haaretz.
The plausibility of terrorists targeting the Syrian regime is perfectly viable given the fact that hundreds of Libyan rebels, commanded by Abdulhakim Belhadj, a committed jihadist who fought with the Taliban against U.S. troops in Afghanistan, were airlifted into Syria last month to aid the opposition in carrying out attacks against government forces.
US Special Forces are also massing on the border waiting for the green light to launch the NATO-backed “humanitarian” bloodbath, in a mirror image of how Libya was overthrown with the aid of western-backed Al-Qaeda militants, while at the same time the western media characterized rebel fighters who were commandeering fighter jets and carrying RPGs as “innocent demonstrators”.
In a desperate effort to prop up the phony narrative that the Syrian regime is attacking innocent protesters, when in reality there is an ongoing civil war with killings and atrocities on both sides, the corporate press responded to the bombings by instantly implying they could have been staged by Syrian authorities.
The establishment media, which unquestionably accepts and immediately regurgitates the official narrative when terror attacks occur in the west, has instantly begun to generate what they would usually term “conspiracy theories,” even implying that the Syrian regime could have been behind the blasts as a spectacle to garner sympathy from Arab League observers who entered the country yesterday.
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While this is certainly possible, it’s amazing to witness how news organizations that routinely attack anyone who questions the official story of an event like 9/11 or 7/7 are now eager to provide a platform for skepticism simply because the attacks occurred in a nation which is one of the prime targets for the next NATO-backed “humanitarian intervention” (bombing campaign).
The London Guardian is a prime example, featuring numerous tweets from anonymous persons, almost all of which suggest that the circumstances behind the attack were manipulated.
“Is it merely a coincidence that these bombings only happened when the monitors’ advance team arrived?” asks one.
“Either it is a bogus attack carried out by Assad’s incompetent secret police, or it is a genuine attack carried out by the opposition’s incompetent armed wing,” writes another.
Incompetent? At least 30 dead and 55 injured hardly seems “incompetent” from a terrorist’s viewpoint. In addition, this is just the latest of a series of attacks against the Syrian regime that have been ignored or downplayed, including last month’s attack on an army base which killed ten Syrian air force personnel.
The west’s need to fool the world into believing that heavily armed Syrian opposition militants, backed by Libyan rebel terrorists, are in fact peaceful protesters who are being indiscriminately slaughtered by order of Syrian President Bashar Assad, necessitates the requirement to frame opposition attacks as suspect.
It’s just a shame that such skepticism completely disappears when terror attacks take place in the west. In those instances, all critical thinking ceases to exist and the press hastily prostrates itself to slavishly repeat the official story and denounce anyone who dares question it.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.