[ Ed. note – The supposed liberation of Mosul from terrorists–is it another sham operation? For the past couple of days I’ve had the feeling this is what it is. In fact, seems to me there’s little likelihood it could turn out to be much else. Yesterday I came across this commentary by Finian Cunningham, who seems to be thinking along similar lines…and today South Front has released a video (see above) providing evidence ISIS convoys are moving from Iraq to Syria without being bombed by coalition planes. If the report is true, it would seem that the US is once again not serious about fighting terrorists–either that or they just don’t want to bomb their own Toyota trucks.
Crucially, Cunningham also points out the hypocrisy in Western media coverage of the Mosul operation as compared with its reporting on Aleppo. ]
Western Doublethink on Aleppo and Mosul Obscures Terror Complicity
By Finian Cunningham
The Syrian and Iraqi cities of Aleppo and Mosul have strikingly similar situations – yet the Western media perform a complete mental flip over the respective conflicts.
Consecutive reports in news broadcasts set new standards of doublethink by presenting the battles underway in each city as diametrically opposite, when in fact they’re the same. Both are crucial sites for the defeat of illegally armed insurgents.
Aleppo and Mosul, each located far north in neighboring Arab countries, are the second major cities after their respective capitals of Damascus and Baghdad. Both were important industrial hubs before being seized by internationally blacklisted terror groups.
Islamic State (IS or Daesh) grabbed Mosul in 2014 from where it declared a Wahhabi caliphate encompassing Iraq and Syria. Whereas Aleppo has been under siege since 2012 from the ideologically-related terror group known as Jabhat al Nusra (renamed Jabhat al Fatah al Sham).
Here’s where the Western narrative becomes convoluted with contradictions…