Media 'staged' Syria chem attack (E36)
BBC’s 'total fabrication from beginning to end' of Syria 'atrocity'; call to revoke visas for intel agents posing as reporters in NATO targets; CIA caught infiltrating CNN, and Operation Mockingbird is back.
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RT:“Stunning fakery” in alleged chemical weapons attack according to a former UK ambassador. Coming up...
Announcer: The British Broadcasting Corporation is accused of staging chemical weapons attack.
The CIA admits planting CNN reporters.
And international lawyers call for journalists inciting violence to be expelled.
RT:August 2013 - NATO leaders can't get the public on side for the imminent bombing of Syria. Suddenly the BBC says it was filming a small rural hospital and a game-changing atrocity happened right there, the moment they were filming.
BBC report: We were filming the doctors working at this hospital when victims of an incendiary bomb attack on a school playground started pouring in.
BBC interview: Absolute chaos and carnage here. It must be some sort of napalm.
RT: But a highly sceptical public stayed hostile to military intervention. Exactly one month later the leaders are trying to pin a chemical weapons attack on Syria without success.
The BBC airs exactly the same footage, but digitally alters the word “napalm” for “chemical weapons”, hoping no one will notice.
BBC interview: Absolute chaos and carnage here. It must be some sort of chemical weapon.
RT: Not only did folks notice but it unleashed a massive public investigation which made some extremely disturbing findings.
Robert Stuart: This is the total fabrication, from beginning to end, of an atrocity, with BBC "reporter" Ian Pannell standing amidst a tableau of very bad actors. This is completely beyond the pale.
RT: This audio analysis by media investigator Robin Upton shows both versions are identical and from the same speech. The BBC then digitally altered the words from “napalm” to “chemical weapon”, the exact justification NATO was finding difficult to prove.
That game-changing allegation was made by two doctors that had travelled with the BBC, who claimed the number of sudden casualties is “overwhelming”.
What kind of doctor, notes media investigator Robert Stuart, gives interviews when she is surrounded by supposedly seriously burned and dying teenagers?
Nurse: Get anyone who isn't a patient out of here.
RT: When a nurse does finally start to help, her order to “get anyone who isn't a patient out of here” doesn't apply to the cameramen. Even worse, notes Stuart, is the bizarre acting, which starts when the man in the centre gives the sign.
RT: Doctor Rola, on whose sole claim the BBC sends the napalm/chemical weapons allegations round the world, is actually the daughter of Syrian rebel Mousa Al-Kurdi.
The parallel to the Gulf War and “Nurse Nayirah” is stunning. Congressmen said the nurse's tearful testimony that Iraqis were killing children swung their vote in favour of war.
"Nurse Nayirah" testimony: They took the incubators and left the children to die on the cold floor. (weeps).
RT:“Nurse Nayirah” became the mainstream's darling, but once the vote had safely passed, she admitted inventing the whole thing, and was actually the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to Washington, lying to get the public to back war.
UK Member of Parliament George Galloway joins us, thank you very much for coming on. Why do we get almost identical claims before each war, which then prove lies?
George Galloway, UK Member of Parliament: Well, the Bush and Blair Corporation, as it became in the run-up to the Iraq war, has almost entirely lost its reputation for journalistic integrity.
A full inquiry must be launched into why the BBC used a piece of material which was not just wrong but was falsified, and falsified with the purpose of propelling our country into war. That’s not what the British public pays its BBC licence fee for, so that it can be tricked into a war.
RT: In a statement, the British Broadcasting Corporation says it stands by its report. The Syrian opposition denies the allegations. Investigators such as Robert Stuart note their many questions sent officially to the corporation remain unanswered. There are also numerous such precedents both in this war and previous invasions.
“Brilliant” is how a top Western official called tricking the public through routine faking of atrocities and commonly aired on mainstream bulletins. Nightly News show just a few cases of what happened next after mainstream cameras ended their reports.
Nightly News: It shows people putting on fake wounds, it shows some guys there, look there's their head wounds “Peace everybody!You know we’re doing the right thing, we’re creating fake propaganda!” I mean it’s not even real atrocities.So there they're lined up. There’s another video that shows some guy kicking his leg, with a fake blood wound.
Here’s a guy who wakes up from his funeral! Watch this. Oh, wait there, he’s awake, he’s not even really dead! So I mean this is just crazy what goes on. There was another video that was shot of a supposed massacre and you don’t see the whole thing.When you go to the Al Jazeera footage it shows real quick clips of a guy kicking his leg and he’s got blood coming out. It turned out to be fake blood.
RT: The so-called “activists” behind the fakes are by far the most popular source, despite them never being verified, and regularly disproved as fabrications to justify more NATO arms. The term “activist” may sound like a well-meaning Western campaigner or charity, but the Foreign Policy Journal notes it's just Newspeak for “insurgents”.
The “official” source on Syria casualties, or what mainstream claims is “official”, is impressive-sounding organization The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Reuters exposed the fact three years ago it was not an organization at all, or even working in Syria. It's a single pro-insurgent supporter living in Coventry - England.
Here pictured at the Foreign Office, after instructions from Britain's Foreign Minister himself.
In leaked footage, ordinary Syrians told the BBC they're tired of its lies and the insurgents they're cheerleading are a tiny minority led by foreign gangs.
BBC reporter: You don’t like the BBC?
Syrian citizen: BBC? No. Tell her. Tell her.
BBC reporter:Huh? Why?
Syrian: Because you’re talking very bad about Syria. Everybody when they hear BBC Arabic they can hear the lies about Syria - also Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya.
BBC: But what? But maybe Syria is like any country, some people support and some people don’t support?
Syrian: No-no, everybody support.
BBC reporter: So Syria is different?
Syrian: Very little people, maybe 10,000 like that but most people, 22 million, 23 million, support Bashar al-Assad. And we have not “demonstrations” - we have armed gangs.
RT:Pro-war media's forced to resort to colossal lies since intelligence chiefs revealed to America's top investigative reporter Sy Hersh that“Obama's cronies are making it up”. All the evidence actually points to the jihadis staging the chemical attacks.
Sy Hersh, author, Whose Sarin?: The attack 'was not the result of the current regime', the high-level intelligence officer wrote in an email to a colleague. ‘The guys are throwing their hands in the air and saying, “How can we help this guy” – Obama – when he and his cronies in the White House make up the intelligence as they go along?’, said a former senior intelligence official. The distortion, he said, reminded him of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident.
Wag The Dog movie: - The president wants a white one.
- He wants a white one? The white? Let me talk to him.
- He’s mobilizing the sixth fleet.
RT:The thought a US president would start a horrific foreign war by staging a pretty female front as a victim made people laugh.
Wag The Dog: The young Albanian national fleeing in this video is attempting to escape terrorist reprisals in her village.
RT: Meet Julia, if that's her real name, the celebrated face mass media call the “creator” of a viral video asking the US to help Ukraine. It was actually created by the State Department's National Endowment for Democracy, to mask the fact Washington joined Ukraine's thugs and murdered their way to power.
A leaked phone call with EU Foreign Minister Ashton revealed the opposition planned and executed the infamous sniper violence of Kiev, shooting both the police, and their own supporters in the back.
Studies found a total of 250 mainstream sources lied that the snipers belonged to Yanukovich. Only seven of the entire mass media even mentioned the bombshell leak and those that did framed the report to suggest it couldn't possibly be true.
Former Wall Street Journal Editor Paul Craig Roberts calls the coverage of Ukraine a new low in the history of the mainstream, which is now simply what he describes as a “Ministry” of lies. Investigative reporter John Helmer's uncovered the mainstream staging demonstrations, and attempts to provoke disorder.
He joins us, great to speak to you. One US scholar notes the coverage has now become “Orwellian”, what's going on?
John Helmer, investigative reporter: So the weaker your government the more interested the leader might be in threatening Russia to look strong at home when it’s obvious he’s not strong at home, and couldn’t get re-elected. That’s particularly true of, let’s say, the French president or the prime minister Cameron at the moment, and arguably President Obama is not only a lame duck, but having great difficulty in putting together a winning coalition for the Democratic Party’s next candidate for president.
When you’ve got weak political leaders you need to look stronger than you are in public opinion in the media, so there’s this process of misleading and disinforming.
RT:A Senate Committee inquiry revealed CIA running mainstream media in the vast operation known as Mockingbird. More than 400 journalists and media chiefs claiming to watchdog the government were the exact opposite joining to mask US government crime at home and abroad.
The operation continues despite agency denials, Counterpunch discovered CIA imposing agents on firms like CNN. Former CIA exec Michael Scheuer notes British media are even closer to intel targets.
BBC report: Big pieces of wood, metal to use as barricades.
RT: Scheuer adds the BBC now takes the lead in regime change operations that cause “anarchy and violence”.
Let’s speak to Francis Boyle, Professor of International Law at Illinois University, great to talk to you. How can nations stop war media that now perform the CIA's covert operations?
Francis Boyle, Illinois University Professor of International Law: Certainly have their visas revoked and sent packing home, because I really don’t understand why some of these countries keep European journalists, certainly the United States,why they let them into the countries, because they're just using their coverage to provoke war and military intervention.
In addition, the Bush Jr. administration lifted what was supposed to be the previous prohibition that intelligence agents were not supposed to infiltrate the media. You know, you have to be very careful certainly dealing with US reporters whether or not they're intelligence agents.
RT: Banning active units of the military, also known as “warstream media”, shows how serious the situation now is. Their policies aren't popular with their own viewers, mainstream audiences are in freefall. CNN and MSNBC have shed half their entire viewership in the last year alone. The question is how many more coups will they stage or help before they lose the public's trust altogether. Seek truth from facts. This is The Truthseeker.