Prelude to the Destruction of Syria: Another Fake Massacre
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.)