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Underreported: Inside Syria

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Donatella Rovera, senior adviser on crisis response for Amnesty International, spent several weeks this spring in 23 of Syria’s towns and villages. On this week’s Underreported, she describes the damage she saw as traveled around the country and the stories she heard from Syrians about the tactics of the national army as fighting continues there, 16 months after the protests first began.

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Comments [2]

jawbone

Perhaps not all is as Donatella Rovera reports.

Perhaps the secular West might not benefit ultimately by supporting the Salafists, radical Islamists (Sunni division), and Al Qaeda forces trying to take over Syria and devolve it from a multi-ethnic, multi-religion state to another Sunni dominated and repressive state?

So far, the propaganda against the Syrian state has been massive and unrelenting, with the Western MCM (Mainstream Corporate Media which does include much of of public broadcasting) remarkably without any skepticism about reports from "activists." However, any civilians and non-Western supporting activists elsewhere are viewed with the highest of skepticism, even cynicism.

Doesn't anyone find this remarkable? That the MCM suddenly finds it possible to repeatedly air videos, some of which have later been proved to be false or just theatrical productions, without mentioning they'd been punked? That they talk about hearsay as if it were proven and known fact?

Whassup with that?

Jul. 12 2012 02:30 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Over 14,000 dead in Syria and I have been wondering where the protests, the rallys outside the Syrian consulate in NYC?

Where are the "anti-war" activists to protest the genocide in Syria?

Is it COUNTER REVOLUTIONARY to oppose the Putin backed Assad family dictatorship of Syria?

Jul. 12 2012 12:15 PM

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