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February 09, 2013

Not The First Time Haaretz Is Caught Lying

Haaretz propagandizes:

Assad regime calls for dialogue with Syrian opposition, for first time since conflict began

For first time since 22-month conflict began, the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad says it is willing to negotiate, so long as talks are approached without preconditions and that arms are put down.
The Syrian regime said late Friday that it was ready to hold dialogue with the Syrian opposition to end the 22-month conflict in the war-torn country, so long as the negotiations are approached without preconditions.
This is the first time an official of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime has expressed a commitment to engaging in conversations with the opposition, both within and outside the country, including the Syrian National Council umbrella group that unites the majority of opposition groups in Syria.
Do those Haartez writers really think that their readers have such a short memory?

Posted by b on February 9, 2013 at 12:40 UTC | Permalink


"Do those Haartez writers really think that their readers have such a short memory?"

Yeah. It's programmed into modern society. Along with blind obedience to authority. Welcome to the brave new world of 1984.

Posted by: вот так | Feb 9 2013 13:25 utc | 1

could it be that they mean the first time Assad is willing to talk since Israel is officially playing in "the game"? i.e. that Assad is willing to talk to Israel???

The Syrian government continues outlining national dialogue, and invites all players from within Syria and abroad"

Posted by: simon | Feb 9 2013 13:49 utc | 2

Press TV, iFilm taken off air in US, Canada

"In another flagrant violation of freedom of speech, Iranian channels Press TV and iFilm have been removed from the Galaxy 19 satellite platform.

The satellite platform provided broadcast services to the viewers of the 24-hour English-language Iranian news channel, Press TV, and the film channel, iFilm, in the United States and Canada.

This is not the first time that Iranian media have been targeted.

In January, the Spanish government ordered Madrid’s regional government to stop the broadcast of the Iranian Spanish language channel Hispan TV as of January 21.

The move came a month after the Spanish satellite company, Hispasat, terminated the terrestrial broadcast of Hispan TV.

Hispasat is partly owned by Eutelsat, whose French-Israeli CEO is blamed for the recent wave of attacks on Iranian media in Europe."

The way of western (especially zionist) "freedom of the speech" - "It's our views, or none at all".

Posted by: вот так | Feb 9 2013 14:05 utc | 3

Al-Khatib: New Regime in Syria will Not be Foe to Israel

"Head of Doha Coalition Moaz al-Khatib said that what he called the new regime in Syria will not be foe to Israel and will not attack it.

In an interview with the Israeli Yedioth Ahronoth, al-Khatib added that "Israel shouldn't be worried over the issue of the chemical weapons as the opposition coalition will possess the regime's stockpiles of weapons, including the chemical and prevent them from falling in to Hezbollah's hands."

He said that the coalition has a plan to impose control and supervision over the strategic weapons in Syria in case the regime falls.

He described Hezbollah as "sons of devil", adding that "We'll spare no effort to prevent any military or chemical weapons passing to it. We realize that this topic is of major concern to Israel and we are cooperating with international sides to help us in this regard."

He confessed to having receive information from the US, French and German intelligence on the Syrian army and its bases and movements."

Funny how all these puppets are so friendly and cooperative with Israel.

Churkin: Russia will Block any Syrian Opposition Attempt to Send Delegates to the UN

"Commenting on reports that the Doha Coalition intends to open offices in New York and Washington, the Russian diplomat said that ''Russia is willing to hold talks with the Syrian opposition in order to encourage dialogue,'' but said Moscow will block any efforts by the opposition to send delegates to the UN.

ITAR-TASS quoted Churkin as saying that Russia objects talk about using these offices' proximity to the UN headquarter to gain political influence, ''If such attempts emerge, we intend to block them,'' he added."

Posted by: вот так | Feb 9 2013 14:52 utc | 4

Bit off-topic but not irrelevant questions:
- What happened to all those strategic airports - military and civilian - that the rebels have allegedly been besieging for months: Damascus Intl, Aleppo Intl, Deir al Zour military, Abu Duhour military, Kweires military...
- Why does not the "total cut-off" of syrian forces in Aleppo since months do not result in the fall of that strategic city?
- What happened to the operation to liberate Hama that began (and apparently died) in mid December?
- What happened to the expected rebel successes after the media in a blaze of hype celebrated the conflicts "turning point" in the end of November when rebels shot down three aircraft in 2 days?
- Places like Yabroud, Andan, Azaz, al-Bab, Saraqeb, Maarat al Numan...are long declared liberated and under rebel control: How comes the SAA still moves ground forces in those places and hits the rebels there?

Posted by: KerKaraje | Feb 9 2013 23:00 utc | 5

KerKaraje - 5

Well, each day is a new day. The lies of yesterday are forgotten and replaced with the lies of today. These zionists bank on most people not being interested enough to follow what's going on, and simply broadcast rubbish, the whole point of which is:

Assad/Syrian governemnt=bad guys, rebels/freedom fighters=good guys.

So each day's propaganda stresses how the Syrian government killed millions of babies and are losing and how the rebels are saving the babies and are winning. Joe couch potato yells "America, F yeah!" and feels reassured in his self-enforced ignorance (he has no clue where Syria is, and doesn't care).

Posted by: вот так | Feb 10 2013 1:42 utc | 6

Once the MSM makes up its collective mind that someone or some entity is "the bad guy" the stories they write will all tend to confirm and emphasize this conclusion. If the truth doesn't support this position the truth can be omitted, obscured, avoided or distorted. The Syrian government is, by Western media consensus, evil, so all the reporters who want to be in good-standing within their community make sure this verdict is confirmed in their reports. And if the truth gets trampled on and discarded, well, Assad is an evil bastard, so he doesn't deserve the benefit of their journalistic integrity.

Journalism is more about bad guys and good guys than truth and objectivity. People are uncomfortable telling truth that puts someone they consider a bad guy in a good light. They would rather tamper with the truth than allow this to occur.

Posted by: J. Bradley | Feb 11 2013 20:54 utc | 7

Hypocrisy: US Arms Al Qaeda in Syria, Mass-Slaughters Civilians in Afghanistan

"...In other words, the very underwriters of the armed militancy that is consuming Syria are sitting along side the head of the UN commission producing reports portraying the Syrian government as guilty of "war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The hypocrisy does not end there. The pretense the US and NATO have used for over a decade to occupy, subjugate and slaughter the people of Afghanistan - in a conflict increasingly creeping over both Afghanistan's borders with Pakistan and Iran - is supposedly to fight "terrorism." Western interests have been allowed to fight this "war on terrorism" with impunity, and even without UN monitoring for years, while Syria was immediately condemned for fighting against Al Qaeda terrorists overtly flooding into their nation with NATO assistance.

Indeed, as NATO claims to fight terrorism in Afghanistan, it has already handed over the North African nation of Libya to Al Qaeda terrorists, specifically the the US State Department, United Nations, and the UK Home Office (page 5, .pdf)-listed terrorist organization, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). The US in particular oversaw the rise of the Al Qaeda terror-emirate Benghazi, even having a US ambassador slain there by the very terrorists it had armed, funded, trained, provided air support for, and thrust into power.

These same terrorists have been documented extensively as spearheading the invasion of northern Syria via NATO-member Turkey, with NATO cash and weapons in cooperation with Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The glaring hypocrisy of so-called "international law" and "international institutions" is on full display. Nations like Russia, China, Iran, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Brazil, and many others should give serious thought to peeling away from the United Nations, the compromised International Criminal Court, and other corrupt, Western-serving institutions that will, and in many cases already are, being turned against them, their interests, and national sovereignty.

For the people of the world, we must realize that these institutions were created for and by big-business special interests, and the legitimacy they are portrayed as having is a mere illusion created by the corporate media. We must begin identifying these special interests, boycotting and replacing them permanently at a local level. If it is peace we want, it is clear that the UN, NATO, and all institutions in between, sow only death and destruction amidst a myriad of hypocrisy, double standards, and immeasurable corruption, and we must move into the future without them."

Posted by: вот так | Feb 14 2013 1:27 utc | 8

For some time Assad has been calling for a "national dialog" that would exclude those who have taken up arms against the regime. This is the first time that his government has stated that he would talk to the armed resistance.

Posted by: Bloix | Feb 25 2013 5:26 utc | 9

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