The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

US Ambassador’s Lies About Syria

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By Daniel McAdams
The LRC Blog
February 22, 2012

US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford posted to his Facebook page satellite images exposing the “terrible and tragic development in Syria is the use of heavy weaponry by the Assad regime against residential neighborhoods.” The photos he posted “have captured both the carnage and those causing it — the artillery is clearly there, it is clearly bombing entire neighborhoods…We are intent on exposing the regime’s brutal tactics for the world to see.”

One problem: According to closer analysis of the satellite photographs, his “evidence” appears just another exercise in the US government’s deception and covert warfare against Syria. As noted in the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar, Ford’s “high-tech trickery” was debunked very quickly by the excellent “Moon of Alabama” website, which asks, after posting its own satellite images of the city, a very important question (and one that you will not read in the mainstream media or, sadly, even in many “alternative” news sources): If the satellite images purport to shock the world with evidence of the Syrian security forces’ attacks on the opposition, why do the satellite photos show destruction in pro-regime Alawi areas?

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

February 23, 2012 at 2:33 pm

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  1. Thanks for highlighting this case. Its a matter of grave concern how black propaganda works. Anyways, lets see if ‘Friends of Syria’ leads any ‘concrete and transparent’ result.

    Shubhda Chaudhary

    February 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm


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