Fighting in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo continues to escalate today, with both rebels and regime claiming major progress in the fight and predicting imminent victory and looking beyond the fight to whatever diplomatic gains they can wrest from a win.
The rebels are loudly insisting that the upper hand is theirs, promising to turn Syria’s largest city into the “regime’s grave,” while their international backers continue to play up both rebel gains and feigned concern for Aleppo’s civilian population.
Which is apparently irrelevant, as one of the few reporters on the ground, Kim Sengupta, is reporting that Aleppo is virtually deserted and that “only the fighters remain” in the city. Since both sides spent almost a solid week sending reinforcements and promising “the mother of all battles,” it seems like most of the population took the hint and left while the getting was good.
At the same time, Syria’s Army insists that they have made significant gains, including in the Salaheddine neighborhood, and predicted that they would return the city, Syria’s financial capital, to relative calm within a matter of days.
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Once again.., if you look at the way that CNBC or ABC and CNN or BBC reports this war is already over and Assad regime is replace and Saudis kingdom having their best ever party in one of those Hotel in London and what or black house celebrating the outcome. But reality is something els, reality is something that these people have no clue of nor understand it, they live in a delusional world, they live in their world and only thing they know is themselves, this is the world that they understand, this where they feel who they are and love themselves, therefore they have these houses as white or black or castle with 400 − 800 rooms being occupied by illusionary guests.
Look, there is no democracy in US nor for that matter Europe, all that austerity is about vulture capitalism taking over, the word “democracy" is what is left of the reality, the word has been replaced with police state shooting people first questing them later, killing them first then they say they are not guilty, conducting all kind of war crime calling it actuality of war., militarism in US and EU is on the rise, they are all over the place, the word "peoples freedom" is censored by homeland security, the kind of security that Hitler was building before he became Hitler. The US economical and social infrastructure
is about US militarism, US is a giant help organization while the government occupied having a war here and war there, people searching for new kind of help to get by, the homelessness is on the rise and Etc. So this war as any others is already lost by the people who voted for Obama, they will do the same mistake again because they are given all kind of falsified hope to be occupied and hope, people live by the unknown hope hoping for the best.
So the claim now is that: "Only the Fighters Remain in Aleppo"…a City of ~ 2.5 to 3 million people…yeah….
'Let's' dissect this piece by piece–as I think it is a good example of the BS 'reporting' which is coming out of Syria which, in turn, is perverted/distorted even further by people 'reporting' on the 'reports'…
1. Claim made by Mr. Ditz:
"…as one of the few reporters on the ground, Kim Sengupta, is reporting that Aleppo is virtually deserted and that 'only the fighters remain' in the city."
This is simply not true. The article by Mr. Kim Sengupta seems to be specifically about "the Salaheddine district of Aleppo"; not the entire City of Aleppo–which seems clear in Mr. Sengupta's article (if it is actually read that is); regardless of what the "Title" of the article may indicate or claim.
2. Based on the context of Mr. Sengupta's article, he was apparently driven by an 'activist', who himself was 'reportedly' shouting expletives at regime 'snipers' while allegedly driving and ducking bullets at the same time. to a self-described 'rebel commander' of Salaheddine, who:
"welcomed a chance to refute 'Assad's lies'….and "counted off the triumphs so far on the fingers of his hand. 'We have destroyed two tanks, seven armoured carriers and killed 200 of their soldiers. They had attacked us with a force of 3,000 and they cannot get in. We shall be going forward to them soon, the enemy is suffering,' "
Mr. Sengupta didn't seem to talk to anyone from the regime, and only alluded to a alleged out of context statement made on Syrian TV–which was not confirmed; however, apparently was the impetus of the "drive" in the first place. This reeks of bias and there are several logical inconsistencies on top of it.
3. It was reported early last week the Regime intended to evacuate/give time for civilians to evacuate before conducting an all out offensive on the 'neighborhoods' the "rebels" infiltrated. This is consistent with logic and common sense. It has been reported, even in some elements of 'mainstream' "Western media" in fact, many 'civilians' who were in the 'districts' in question have been relocated to other areas of the City. Therefore, "the Salaheddine district of Aleppo", as it was called, would only be expected to be 'empty'….so????
4. It is obvious all of this false reporting is hype propaganda for an 'intervention' from outside the County–as even this is what 'rebel leaders'' are pleading for…
5. Claim made by Mr. Ditz:
"At the same time, Syria’s Army insists that they have made significant gains, including in the Salaheddine neighborhood, and predicted that they would return the city, Syria’s financial capital, to relative calm within a matter of days."
This claim seems to fly in the face, and completely contradict, all of the ''claims' made earlier in the article…
6. I will end with this direct quote form Mr. Sengupta's article of fine 'reporting':
"The revolutionaries were not totally united. One base flew the black flag with gold Koranic inscriptions favoured by extreme Islamists and the fighters there polite but suspicious of strangers. "We know about them, but they keep to themselves," Abdul Fawzi Hussein said. "We shall have to deal with them in the future, but for now our focus is on Salaheddine and Aleppo. If we hold Salaheddine, I am sure, Inshallah, if we lose Salaheddine then we shall have difficulty holding on to other areas we have in Aleppo. We must liberate Aleppo."
Well discovered: " in turn, is perverted/distorted even further by people 'reporting' on the 'reports'…"
This clearly belongs to the large list of manipulation techniques the this criminal association of corporations, their politicians and media is using. It is normal – an employee in media or politics discovers at least feels what news story is wanted and tries to make it even better using its own fantasy.
I find antiwar an astonishing phenomena. It does an excellent job to specifically brainwash the or a part of the US antiwar movement – with actually more or less the same article content of this war theater. This is really the most advanced warfare using psychology and conducting an unconventional warfare. (search "us army unconventional warfare" USArmy-UW.pdf reading the intro is enough) An "theater" I mean in the real sense! Did you get it by media, that they have build up a training center near Doha in Qatar, where they re-build the center of Tripoli, Libya, the "green Square"? And did use it in TV, showing it occupied by NATO-rebbels, in order to stop the pro-Gaddafi forces to come to defend Tripoli – successfully ! The same is planned for Syria. They did build Syrian town centers and intended (or already did?) to switch off Syrian TV ( just stopping satellite transmission and fading in with an own spoof programm. They did not make it because it has been discovered in advance and all Syrians do know it now. But it could be made for us NATO/AL citzens, to bring us a well sounding victory news and made it real by exterminating the whole town with FAE bombs as done obviously in Sirt and Bani Walid in Libya:
Since they could not occupy the towns of Sirte and Bani Walid, despite four weeks of permanent "final attacks", NATO used thermobaric bombs, nicknamed the atomic bomb of the poor", because only a few their rebels remained. Theiy need at least five goog looking ones, to show the victory parties.
The BLU-118 FAE-bomb kills anything in an area of 2 square kilometres by burning or suffocate. Also a family in a shell-proof cellar will be killed.
To write "Rebels claim" is nonsense generally. They are not an independent entity, but mixed mercenaries of USA/ NATO/Saudis/Qataris who are under command and on their pay roll. Finally they are well paid and armed professional killers from all over the islamists world or just criminals with a few misinformed dumb war loving youngsters or extreme Islamists fighting for Sharia.
Such "news" is in my opinon aimed to hide this secret proxy guerrilla wars, the USA has planned in 1990 and did provide a long list of such secret proxy guerrilla wars, covered as "humanitarian or anti-terrorist wars", in cases of "justified sucession, US-/NATO–organized civil wars or US-organized "up-rises" – in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Libya and now Syria.
confirmed by US General and former democrat US presidency candidate Wesley Clark: "a time window of 5-10- or more years "for war against former soviet client states" without Soviet intervention": <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY2DKzastu8&feature=p…” target=”_blank”>www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY2DKzastu8&feature=p… <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw” target=”_blank”>www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en&v=lpXbA6yZY-8” target=”_blank”>www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en&v=lpXbA6yZY-8
Actually anybody could know this, but such articles like this one are constantly throwing sand into pepoles eyes and create for us a real life theater piece – even to motivate more new fighters in this terrible massacres travelling all over southern Europe, middle east.
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