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The Aleppo Poster Child

By Paul Craig Roberts
(submitted by 'The Old Sniper' & 'Lone Bear')

Washington’s media presstitutes are using the image of the child to bring pressure on Russia to stop the Syrian army from retaking Alleppo. 

Washington wants its so-called moderate rebels to retain Alleppo so that Washington can split Syria in two, thereby keeping a permanent pressure against President Assad.

As for the little boy in the propaganda picture, he does not seem to be badly injured. Let us not forget the tens of thousands of children that Washington’s wars and bombings of 7 Muslim countries have killed without any tears shed by CNN anchors, and let us not forget the 500,000 Iraqi children that the United Nations concluded died as a result of US sanctions against Iraq, children’s deaths that Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said were worth it.

Let us not forget that Washington’s determination to overthrow the Syrian government has brought many deaths to Syrians of all age groups. Washington alone is responsible for the deaths. The evil Obama regime has stated over and over that “Assad must go” and is prepared to destroy the country and much of the population in order to get rid of him.

According to the Obama regime, Assad must go because he is a dictator. Washington tells this lie despite the fact that Assad was elected and re-elected and has far higher support among Syrians that Obama has among Americans. Moreover, whatever Washington accuses Assad of doing to Syrians is nothing compared to the death and destruction that Washington brought to Syria.

Perhaps the tragedy of Aleppo could have been avoided if the Russian government had not prematurely declared “mission accomplished” in Syria and withdrawn only to have to rush back after the Russian government was again deceived by Washington.

There’s media manipulation over this image

Russia’s Defense Ministry has denied claims it carried out attacks on a civilian area in Aleppo’s Qaterji district. The claims were made by Western media after video and pictures of a wounded five-year-old boy from the area emerged online.


#Aleppo Boy: Ash-covered child brings home horror of Syrian war to the world (GRAPHIC VIDEO, PHOTOS)

(RT News) ~ Harrowing images of an ash-covered boy who survived an air strike in Syria has quickly spread across the internet, shocking and disturbing social media users.

While there are many horrifying images from Syria, this, like the image of drowned Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi, managed to capture the world’s attention.

The boy was supposedly pulled from the rubble after an air strike in Aleppo’s Qaterji district, a rebel-held area, on what is thought to be Wednesday night.

Video was circulated showing him being rescued from a ruined building and carried into an ambulance, where he is placed on an orange chair.

The dazed boy sits quietly in the chaos, before touching his face and then wiping the blood and dirt on the chair.

A second young boy is carried to the ambulance moments later, followed by a man covered in white ash. The victims were rescued by the White Helmets, or the Syrian Civil Defence, a group of volunteers who rescue people from bombed areas.

The boy has been identified as five-year-old Omran Daqneesh and his condition is stable.

He was treated for his head injury and released from hospital later that night.

According to the Telegraph, eight others were wounded in the air strike, including four other children.

Most media sources have described the attacks as coming from either the Syrian military or Russia, largely because the video was first shared by an anti-government activist group, the Aleppo Media Centre, and posted on its Youtube channel late Wednesday night.

However, there is still no confirmation as to the source of the attacks.

People around the world have expressed horror and frustration as they share images of Omran.

Others shared additional images and video from Aleppo and Syria.


And some questioned why this image has gone viral and not ones of other children affected by war, including the US-backed Saudi air strikes in Yemen.

Yémen ~ En images et vidéo le massacre saoudien
contre une école d’enfants





Bombed buildings, deserted streets: RT travels to war-torn Aleppo from Damascus (EXCLUSIVE)

(RT News) ~ The fighting in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo has intensified over the past fortnight. Despite that, RT’s Lizzie Phelan set out to see what’s changed in the country’s biggest city, wracked by violence, deprivation and fear.

The correspondent spent about ten hours on the road.

“We’re almost there, alive, with all of our limbs in place,” she says to the camera from the front seat of the car, while buildings of what can only be described as a ghost town can be seen through the windshield.

For Phelan, it’s already her third time this year in Aleppo. A few months ago, she visited Sheikh Maqsoud, a city district. At the time, the opposition fired from another area, al-Sakan al-Shababi, into Sheikh Maqsoud.

Now she finds herself in al-Sakan al-Shababi, with the district under the control of the government forces.

There is a checkpoint of the Kurdish group YPG in the neighborhood, which Phelan says “shows the cooperation between the Kurds and the government in Aleppo.”

Next, Phelan approaches a road that is “the northernmost gate in and out of Aleppo,” leading to Turkey. At the moment it’s controlled by the Syrian army.

However, just a few weeks ago, opposition forces were depending on that road to get supplies from across the Turkish border….



Paul Craig Roberts
RT News
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