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Thousands of Young Men Signing up for Syrian Arab ArmyTim King Salem-News.com
Follow the money, or the blood trail in this case, from Syria's killing zones to the backrooms of Israel and corporate America. The simple truth: most Syrians back Assad.
(SALEM) - Most political analysts studying developments in the Middle east would be hard pressed to deny the connection between the 'Free Syrian Army' and the Israeli government. Of course most western people fail to realize how murderous the results of the relationship between the U.S. and Israel is for innocent people. After all, how would they know when U.S. media only reports for the benefit of its nation's political, military and ultimately, corporate goals?
These network and big newspaper writers are not swayed by facts; they aren't driven as humanitarians, but serve as highly effective propaganda sources for the government. You really have to hand it to them, this government media system truly keeps the vast majority of Americans baffled and the media paves the way for all of it.
This biased, unquestioning and unsound approach to news reporting is all related to advertising and revenue and geared toward helping convince the public that the nation's objectives are in fact honest and good, when they are in reality sinister and underhanded. You almost never hear U.S. news reports about the torturous conditions Israel is forcing millions of Palestinians to live under. You don't hear about the inequity, the illegal land theft; or Israel's deadly nuclear arsenal of undeclared weapons that were publicly exposed in the mid-80's by an employee of Israel's undeclared and unofficial nuclear program, Mordechai Vanunu.
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It is truly a grotesque scenario that the Americans represent; with endless support for Israel's apartheid government and its endless land theft and persecution of Palestinians. Israel, with its separate laws for Jews and non-Jews and 'Jewish only' roads. It all ties back to the current conflicts in the Middle east; all of them. Israel wants to kill its neighbors and warmongering U.S. politicians who will never strap on a pair of combat boots, would love to send our sons and daughters to a war in Iran on Israel's behalf.
In regard to the civil war in Syria, the various news agencies portray struggling rebels seeking to break away from the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In reality the rebels who did seek more democratic freedom, was quickly infiltrated by Israeli interests which are the driving force for the ousting of Assad, rather than a struggle for liberty.
The powers to be are attempting to achieve what they did in Libya; the destabilization of a long-standing government capable of handing its own affairs, for the benefit in that case, of the U.S. corporations who were drooling at the bit to take control of Libya from its again, long-standing government.
The struggle in Syria is about a nation largely dedicated to its government and president, fighting a destabilizing band of rebels that is largely comprised of terrorists. A Facebook posting that shows thousands of young Syrian men leaving college and their jobs to join the army of President Assad, is causing a stir. The video on the left contains images that will never be seen on any of the networks, at least not at this point.
A Facebook user named Eleanor Kilroy wrote in regard to the news from Syria: Wtf? Is this Ba'athist propaganda a joke?
Azzaam Abdul-Hakeem is Palestinian. He is presently in London, where he wrote the upsetting message. He says this is definitely not a joke.
But then the force causing so much bloodshed in Syria, the FSA, turned around and said the only negotiation they will do with Assad is his manner of death, Abdul-Hakeem explains.
He reveals violent incidents in Syria:
We revealed many weeks ago that according to evidence and witness statements, the bloodbath at Houla that the FSA and its supporters so openly videotaped and claimed to be the work of Assad's forces. Now those reports are corroborated by the United Nations which conducted its own investigation.
Azzaam Abdul-Hakeem describes a grim reality and believes Assad has not done enough to quell the uprising.
Abdul-Hakeem confirms the tough position this leaves so many vulnerable people in. The United States media it seems, is high grade alcohol poured on the flames of burning flesh. Their lack of objectivity continually paints Assad as the problem and the FSA as the solution and it all is only leading to more violence and more death. He says the tragedy, of course, is impacting everyone.
I do not think the Assad government or any other is without its corruption and inner turmoil; surely the same problems that exist in every country manifest here as well, and I believe within the Free Syrian Army are people with the most genuine intentions, yet they are part of a military machine and the list of atrocities from the FSA, disguised as acts of the Syrian government, is long and gruesome.
The agonizing part is that Israel is the benefactor of all of this violence, when it remains aloof and above international law constantly. This only exists because the U.S. government shields Israel repeatedly from war crime charges in the UN- invoking America's 'Super Veto Power'.
It is tragic and not in the interest of the U.S. government to be a shameful defender of Israel's racist ideologies. You have to believe truly in your heart that human beings are not equal if you buy into Israel's argument of Zionist supremacy and a God-given right to steal and kill. That is the long and short of it.
Tim King has more than twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. Tim is Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and Marine Veterans; he's covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980's.
Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a 'Good Neighbor Award' for his reporting, by the The Red Cross.
Tim's years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu
In a personal capacity, Tim has written 2,026 articles as of March 2012 for Salem-News.com since the new format designed by Matt Lintz was launched in December, 2005. Serving readers with news from all over the globe, Tim's life is literally encircled by the endless news flow published by Salem-News.com, where more than 100 writers contribute stories from 23+ countries and regions.
Tim specializes in writing about political and military developments worldwide; and maintains that the label 'terrorist' is ill placed in many cases; specifically with the LTTE Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, where it was used as an excuse to slaughter people by the tense of thousands; and in Gaza, where a trapped population lives at the mercy of Israel's destructive military war crime grinder. At the center of all of this, Tim pays extremely close attention to the safety and welfare of journalists worldwide. You can write to Tim at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Tim's Facebook page (facebook.com/TimKing.Reporter)
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