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All Children’s Lives Matter (including the ones in Western Aleppo)

The western media seem to show sympathy for children in a very selective manner. As these two videos demonstrate, children don’t seem to get much attention when they get bombed by “moderate rebels.” Shrapnel fire tearing into the bodies of kids in government-controlled western Aleppo gets met with a decidedly ho-hum response from the media, as the video report above shows…and in the video below we branch into other conflict areas, including the war in Yemen, where similar scenes, once again, don’t seem to make it onto the media’s radar…

The spin given by the western media to the “boy in the ambulance” story is that Russia is to blame, which of course puts pressure on the Russians to agree to another ceasefire–another ceasefire that will give the terrorists time to re-equip, rearm, and replenish their ranks, this coming conveniently just as the tide was once again starting to turn against them.

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By the way, two websites have put up posts with evidence suggesting the video of the boy may well be staged. The Aleppo Media Center, supposedly the source of the video, is covered by Off-Guardian, which dug up a two-year-old Facebook post that casts the organization in a rather dubious light. In a second post, here, Off-Guardian also publishes a series of photos of “Mahmoud Raslan,” the “photojournalist” quoted extensively by the mainstream media. One of the photos shows Raslan pictured with a group of men, a couple of whom look strikingly similar to those who show up in a video that made news back in July–showing the gruesome beheading of 12-year-old Abdullah Issa. (Portions of that video are shown in the second RT report above. You can also go here to view a post I put up about it at the time.)

Moon of Alabama has also put up a post delving into the issue of how head wounds typically bleed profusely and why the blood on the head of the small boy in the orange ambulance seat looks as if it were painted on.

“When I rode ambulances as a first-responder, people with head wounds always bled like stuck pigs,” comments Moon of Alabama.

Whether the whole thing was or wasn’t staged is perhaps to some degree beside the point. The bottom line is that the lives of all children matter–not just those whose sufferings can be exploited for propaganda purposes by western media.

9 thoughts on “All Children’s Lives Matter (including the ones in Western Aleppo)

  1. The western corporate media is always trying to manipulate us ,its a tool for war,that little Syrian boy covered in dust and blood is being cynically used to outrage and enrage the western public to get us support military action ,but in this age of ALT media the people aren’t buying it,like the old The Who song says#wont get fooled again.The powers that be just don’t get it:/,the BBC,CNN ,CBS,ABC etc seem to be in this odd nether world of defiance with this constant pushing of this war agenda but I would like to add another quote ,”Don’t p*ss down my back and tel me its raining :)..

  2. The bias in news reporting is there. One only make a small leap towards the next point, that of why it is biased which reveals who it is that benefits from biased news.

  3. Their days of maintaining any credibility are numbered, Ozy, and I think they recognize it.

  4. That’s always been my theory, too. It’s a three-step process of judging:

    1. What’s being said;
    2. Who’s saying it;
    3. And what the motives are, including the media owner’s motives for reporting it;

    If everybody applied that standard in evaluating what they read in the media, the chances that we “won’t get fooled again” would go up dramatically.

  5. “The western corporate media is always trying to manipulate us…”
    and it succeeds very well, as can be seen in the way we adopt the permitted language (“corporate”) and never call the JEWISH media by its name.

  6. True. There is a concerted effort by the MSM to derail any possible dot-connecting by stories such as the Olympic swimmer vandalizing some gas station toilet. The ability to focus is critical in any attempt to see behind the curtain being displayed in our field of vision.

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