Human Rights Watch Accuses Syria Of “Barrel Bomb” Damage…Created By U.S. Attacks
Human Rights Watch has been part of a sectarian anti-Syrian propaganda campaign. It is hyping the “barrel bombs”, allegedly used by the Syrian government, as inhumane weapons. I have yet to see Human Rights Watch equally damning the indiscriminate use against civilians of improvised rockets by the Jihadist “moderate rebels”.
Human Rights Watch send out this tweet:
According to HRW the picture of the destroyed town is somehow related to Syrian “barrel bombs”. That is not the case.
The picture was published in the New York Times on February 13, 2015.
The NYT caption says: “The predominantly Kurdish town of Kobani is devastated after months under siege by Islamist forces and airstrikes by a United States-led coalition“
The picture’s credentials are “Bulent Kilic/Agence France-Presse – Getty Images”.
Massive U.S. bomb attacks obviously destroyed the city of Kobane. The U.S. no longer uses improvised “barrel bombs” dropped from planes and helicopters. It did use “barrel bombs” extensively in Vietnam.
Syrian “barrel bombs” did not destroy the city of Kobane.
It was destroyed by regular U.S. air force bombs.
Damage by “barrel bombs” could hardly be worse. Indeed “barrel bombs” thrown out of hovering helicopters are likely much better targeted and more precise than unguided bombs dropped from fast moving jets.
The Human Rights Watch tweet includes another deception. It links to a February 24 piece by the NYT as if that piece would somehow confirm HRW`s claim. But that NYT piece is not a neutral report. The piece, headlined “Syria Dropped ‘Barrel Bombs’ Despite Ban, Report Says”, is solely about a HRW report about “barrel bombs” in Syria. The HRW tweet is in effect linking to its own claims disguised as a link to a reputable source.
It is interesting, and non-credible, that Human Rights Watch feels the need to use a picture of “good” U.S. created destruction to demonstrate destruction created by the “bad” Syrian army in its fight against U.S. supported Jihadis. The picture is obviously not the only thing HRW gets wrong.
This is not the first time HRW is using pictures of the “wrong” side. In October 2014 it used a picture of a woman crying over Ukrainian federalist who were burned to death by Nazi-hordes in Odessa to call for a “stand against Putin’s repressive policies”.
SOURCES : Moon of Alabama the real SyrianFreePress.NETwork at https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/?p=43244
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The HRW in Syria has been identified as using Mossad agents to represent the UK – please try and find pictures of these agents, while some of the HRW may be legitimate others are obviously not. The only way to expose them is with photographic evidence and also credible witnesses of the helicopters used in the “barrel bombings”. We now know that Israel fighter jets downed in Syria were adorned with Saudi decals and the pilots had ditched long before local Syrians could get to them. The US and UK propaganda is formidable add to that the UN is as much in the pocket of the US, with Israelis misrepresenting the facts and their role in the attacks against Syria. Assad has little hope of fighting the misinformation without unassailable evidence – hard to get in a battlefield. The general consensus among press and media coverage is based on intel. best described as one dimensional but certainly not incontrovertible. Who else has helicopters? Can you find intelligence that can show other elements within the war zone have access to helicopters – find pictures of helicopters making their way from CENCOM or enemy(IS) held territories. Hezbollah may be able to show evidence as they sweep through the territories. The opinion that Assad has used both barrel bombs and chemical weapons against his own people is firmly “established” thanks in no small part to UN claims. The fact that Russia persuaded Assad to get rid of his stockpile of chemical weapons (witnessed) seems to have gone the way of most truth these days – straight out the window.
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