27 jun

En attack mot en syrisk TV-station, 7 dödade säger man nu! sana.sy – An Armed Terrorist Group Attacks Syrian TV al-Ikhbaryia Satellite Channel, Three Staff Martyred

Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi on Wednesday said the armed terrorist groups perpetrated the worst massacre against journalism and the freedom of media when they executed the Syria media figures in cold blood.
The Minister held those who instigate against Syria and escalate terrorism against its people fully responsible for this massacre.
Minister al-Zoubi said ”This massacre won’t go unpunished and the broadcast of the Syrian al-Ikhbaryia Satellite will not stop and we hold the EU and Arab and International organizations responsible for this massacre.”

Russia Today – Syria: Attack on TV staff ‘worst massacre against journalism’ (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Press TV – ‘Terrorist attack’ on Syrian state TV station kills three

Three people have been killed in the Syrian capital, Damascus, in a “terrorist attack” on the headquarters of the Al-Ikhbariya state television channel.
The official Syrian news agency, SANA, said the assailants also ransacked the offices of the station during the attack that was carried out during the early hours of Wednesday

Turkey vows retaliation, Russia calls for restraint -News Analysis-06-26-2012

Dan Glazebrook – PEACEFUL AND INDEPENDENT SYRIA: US-NATO and WEST’S GREATEST FEAR

This prospect — of an end to the civil war and a negotiated peace that brings about a reform process without destabilising the country — has led to desperation amongst the imperialist powers. Despite their claims to the contrary, a stable Syrian-led process is the last thing they want, as it leaves open the possibility of Syria remaining a strong, independent, anti-imperialist state — exactly the possibility they had sought to eliminate.
Hence, within days of Kofi Anan’s peace plan gaining a positive response from both sides in late March, the imperialist powers openly pledged, for the first time, millions of dollars for the Free Syrian Army: for military equipment, to provide salaries to its soldiers, and to bribe government forces to defect. In other words, terrified that the civil war in Syria is starting to die down, they are setting about institutionalising it. If violent regime change is starting to look unlikely, the hope instead is to keep the country weak and on its knees by sucking its energy into an ongoing civil war.

Nevertheless, the destabilisation agenda is not going according to plan. The internal opposition in Syria is becoming increasingly frustrated with the way things are progressing, and a clear split is emerging between those based outside the country, happy to see Syria consigned to oblivion in order to please their paymasters and further their careers, and those who actually have to live with the consequences.
The reckless attacks carried out by the armed militias are increasingly alienating even those who once had some sympathy for them, especially as their foreign membership and direction is being exposed ever more clearly. Having been proven unable to win and hold territory, these militias are turning to hit- and-run guerrilla tactics. But the guerrilla, as Mao put it, is like a fish that can only survive in a sea of popular support. And that sea is rapidly drying up.

Jorge Capelan and Toni Solo – From Nicaragua to Syria – Journalism is dead, long live psy-warfare …

Journalism has been rendered obsolete by the reporting practice of media in NATO countries and their allies. Recent wars from the Ivory Coast to Libya and now Syria only confirm what was already clear after the chain of wars in the 1990s, in former Yugoslavia, Iraq, Somalia, Rwanda, the Congo and many other places. NATO country information media across the political spectrum are, one way or another, a vital component of NATO war planning and practice in terms of psy-warfare. The same is also true of the aid, development and human rights non-governmental sector of those NATO countries.
The conflicts in Libya and Syria demonstrated that most progressive and radical currents of political opinion will readily collaborate with NATO psy-warfare campaigns against target countries. In general almost all progressive opinion is intimidated by the completely bogus rhetoric of human rights and democracy deployed by the NATO country psy-warfare machinery. The most common expression of this is for the representatives of progressive opinion to try and seek a neutral position that in practice facilitates NATO aggression against its target countries.

VIKTIG OCH VÄRDEFULL ARTIKEL, Joyce Chediac – The U.S. and Syria: Facts you should know

The following timeline reviews the progression of U.S.-NATO intervention in Syria and counteracts the Big Lie in the corporate media aimed at preparing open imperialist military aggression against the Syrian people.
Washington has funneled money to a right-wing Syrian opposition group since at least 2005. (Washington Post, April 16, 2011)
The U.S. reopened its embassy in Damascus in January 2011 after six years. This was no thaw in relations. The new ambassador, Robert S. Ford, who served until October 2011, is a protégé of John Negroponte, who organized death squads in El Salvador in the 1970s and in Iraq while ambassador there in 2004-05. There terror squads killed tens of thousands. Ford served directly under Negroponte at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
Ford “played a central role in laying the groundwork within Syria as well as establishing contacts with opposition groups.” Two months after he arrived in Damascus, the armed insurgency began. (Global Research, May 28)
Armed opposition to Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011 in Daraa, a small town on the Jordanian border. Mass protest movements usually start in large population centers. Later, Saudi Arabia admitted sending weapons to the opposition via Jordan. (RT, March 13) …..
  1. #1 av Kerstin på 27 juni, 2012 - 11:37

    Och nu kommer naturligtvis EU-tanten, hon som djupt beklagade de nerskjutna turkiska piloternas död och kände med deras anhöriga, att beklaga dessa journalisters död – och känna djupt med journalisternas släktingar – eller?

  2. #2 av Stan på 27 juni, 2012 - 13:16

    Ja det borde hon ju i konsekvensens namn göra. Jag lade också märke till att hon sa så, tyckte att det var lågt och fult.

  3. #3 av Monasara på 27 juni, 2012 - 20:20

    Aljazera-kanalen anklagar regeringsvakterna för attacken mot TV stationen i Damaskus. Finns det värre än så. Som Lizze Phelan sa ”Journalistiken är död länge leve krigspropaganda.

    • #4 av Stan på 27 juni, 2012 - 21:20

      Låter lite väl osannolikt att några vakter, som då skulle vända sig mot presidenten, skulle ligga bakom, men medierna kan påstå vad som helst.
      Ekot gör vad de kan för att visa förståelse för dådet – ”Al-Ikhbariya är en privatägd tv-station som ställer sig bakom president Bashar al-Assad. Många inom oppositionen ser därför medierna som ett legitimt mål i upproret.”

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