Saturday 10 December 2016

A Tale Of Two Aleppos

This is meant as a warning.
Going on CNN and other free and truth-telling Western media, you discover a horrifying Aleppo apocalypse, where the evil tyrant Assad is massacring untold thousands of civilians, with the help of even more evil Russian air strikes which invariably hit hospitals, schools, and bakeries. You discover a city where people would rather die than give themselves up to the tender mercies of this regime, with its torture camps and jails, and where a tiny handful of brave rebels and White Helmets stand between them and annihilation.
Going on the Russian paid fake news sites, like for example 21st Century Wire, The Duran, Al Masdar News or Moon of Alabama, strangely enough, you discover a different Aleppo altogether - one in which the "White Helmets" are fake propaganda, the rebels are actually headhunting jihadi terrorists who have been holding tens of thousands of civilians hostage, and where the legitimate government of Syria is liberating them with Russian military aid. You find an Aleppo where the people are grateful to the government forces for defeating the terrorists, and for feeding and liberating them.
Obviously, the former are the ones to believe, because the latter are just paid Russian sites, right? Quite true, you think, and sit back complacently to see the evidence laid out by the former to blow the latter away.
And then you have a little problem, because the former have nothing - no evidence at all, none whatever, except the "statements" of "activists" and the burblings of "UN officials" who contradict themselves each time they open their mouths. On the latter side, though, you have video after video of people celebrating at their rescue; you have visuals testifying to the brutality of the terrorists, and the depravity with which they starved the people while keeping back food and medicine for themselves; you have the testimony of actual reporters right on the ground, following on the footsteps of the troops.
You have, in other words, evidence.
There is only one way you can make your way out of this conundrum with your reality intact. Close your eyes and look away from those videos! Block those annoying people on Fakebook and Twitter who insist on inflicting unpleasant evidence on you! Tell yourself, a thousand times over, that Assad is a tyrant, Putin is evil, and cuddly little moderate rebels are battling for freedom against them. That is the only way to sanity.
Fail to do so, and you are well on the way to becoming a Paid Russian Fake News Troll yourself.
You have been warned.



  1. Is there any verifiable truth in today's world? I have my doubts and what are the odds that any of us will ever know? We're all being manipulated.

  2. The TRVE story of George Washington and the cherry tree proves that the president of the US can never tell a lie, so the US president needs no proof, no evidence, his (or possibly next year her) word is more than enough. As Baslim said, anyone who claims the US is not the Greatest Force for Good the World has ever known is a proven liar, and many have told me that anyone who questions Baslim is out of line.

    So, even if the evil Russians have masses of empirical evidence, that does not surmount the fact that the US always has the TRVTH, without question, and with absolutely no need for any evidence, other than Washington's father's cherry tree, which is more than enough proof that the US is always right!


  3. I should mention Fisk and Cockburn, an Irishman and an Englishman who are both Lord Haw Haws.

    Both report that the peaceful, unarmed, pro-democracy civilians in all of Aleppo (there IS no East Aleppo and West Aleppo, only the one Aleppo that once had 2 million pro-democracy civilians, all but 275,000 of whom were murdered in cold blood by not one, not two, but three evil regimes) are constantly shelling West Aleppo and killing many civilians and children. For some reason, both Fisk and Cockburn won many awards for excellent journalism, even when they contradict the US/UK/EU narrative, which is TRVE by the definition of TRVTH (that is, of course, Thrasymachus' definition, the only definition that matters).


  4. Bill,
    If I only had one semi functioning brain cell, I'd still NOT buy the crap pushed by the US/UK/EU media.
    If that makes me a "paid" Russian troll, well all I can say is when do I get paid? I have never been paid for my comments/blog posts ever. I never expected to be paid for them and never all be paid for such. I am not voicing my thoughts/opinions for money. I do try to get people to wake the hell up and open their eyes and ears to the truth.
    By the way, I doubt you get paid for your posts on this blog either. I do hope you get paid for your book sales, that is honest pay for honest work.


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