BBC vs Assad: Britain’s Skewed View of World’s #1 Anti-Terror Leader

MARCH 1, 2015

21st Century Wire says…It’s evident where the British State-Funded BBC got their talking points from in this interview. When they’re spewing exactly the same line as Western governments, is it any wonder that their legitimacy is constantly questioned?

The BBC tries to portray Syria’s uprising as peaceful, yet it is evident that there was no such peace as snipers and trouble makers were around since almost day-one of the ‘Arab Spring‘ reaching Syrian territory. A foreign terrorist army has been invading Syria for years now, and an attempt to frame these ‘rebels’ as ‘moderates’ has all but collapsed with the rise of ISIS.

The interviewer harps on about ‘barrel bombs‘, supposedly indiscriminate clusters of weapons dropped from helicopters, leading Assad to have to constantly reaffirm that his army, like any other, uses bombs, missiles and bullets; he also notes that during war, as in any war, there are unfortunate civilian casualties. After the Iraq debacle, which the BBC had a helping hand in pushing, this is very much a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

The BBC attempts to frame Assad as an object of hatred among the Syrian people, which lets Assad remind the interviewer that he is still in power after four years of fighting – impossiblewithout political support. The interviewer tries to insinuate that Assad has been bombing schools, which would be incredibly stupid; as Assad states he would have to pay to rebuild them, they lack strategic importance, and, such actions would destroy his political support.

Assad’s acknowledgement of human nature and political reality reveal him to be a pragmaticleader, not concerned with utopianism and what might be; but with what is actually happening and how to go about fixing it. At this point, no matter your personal opinion, it would be ridiculous to suggest the opposition would be a better option.

Watch the full interview below:


READ MORE SYRIA NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Syria Files

BY 3 COMMENTS
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

26 Responses to “BBC vs Assad: Britain’s Skewed View of World’s #1 Anti-Terror Leader”

  1. Steve says:

    Tim Sebastian’s interviewing style is henceforth to be known as “barrel-bombing.”
    Assad put up with it all with faultless courtesy and dignity. I wish that the British had a Head of State who loved our country and its people as much as he does his.
    The foreign policy agenda of the British Establishment is an ugly disgrace to the British people.

  2. Bill says:

    The US / UK see Assad as the enemy, because he wont bow to their way of thinking. He stands in their way of usurping Russian oil & gas sales to Europe. They want to build a pipe-line from Qatar to Turkey via Syria, he wont let them. This is also their reason for war in Iraq and attempts at Iran. They use ISIS as an excuse, when all the time US / UK are supplying ISIS with weapons and supplies? http://to-isis.beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2015/02/iraqi-army-downs-2-uk-planes-delivering-weapons-to-isis-3113488.html

  3. Julie says:

    Fake BBC video of doctor in Syria, by Craig Murray, former British Ambassador.

    “The disturbing thing is the footage of the doctor talking is precisely the same each time. It is edited so as to give the impression the medic is talking in real time in her natural voice – there are none of the accepted devices used to indicate a voiceover translation. But it must be true that in at least one, and possibly both, the clips she is not talking in real time in her own voice. It is very hard to judge as her mouth and lips are fully covered throughout. Perhaps neither of the above is what she actually said.

    Terrible things are happening all the time in Syria’s civil war, between Assad’s disparate forces and still more disparate opposition forces, and innocent people are suffering. There are dreadful crimes against civilians on all sides. I have no desire at all to downplay or mitigate that. But once you realise the indisputable fact of the fake interview the BBC has put out, some of the images in this video begin to be less than convincing on close inspection too.”

    https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2013/10/fake-bbc-video/

  4. Lynn says:

    The evil British Empire never went away… These people are stuck in the dark ages with their evil agenda. The dressing up and theatre is a dead giveaway now, We will never get fooled again, man has realised his betrayal and who the enemy is, that is game over for the elite who have hung us all out to dry. We will not rest now until we seek justice and peace for all. The monsters have had their day. Assad has more dignity in his little finger than the scum who engineered the destruction of planet Earth.

  5. Harriet says:

    Doesn’t this infuriate you? This criminal liar from the BBC finger pointing at this great leader who loves his country?

    Doesn’t this make you shout from the roof tops and say “Leave President Assad alone”!

    As usual a corrupt BBC reporter is lying and bullying President Assad of Syria

    • nick says:

      It does infuriate me. I also remember on daytime BBC Radio 1, the ‘newsbeat’ aimed at teenagers was completely propagandising about how the poor innocent victims who just want peace and democracy were being murdered by assad, blah blah blah and not ever giving the syrian governments perspective, unlike when they cover israel / palestine where the bbc goes to great lengths to give out israels press release rebuttal.
      remember to make a complaint to the bbc whenever you see evidence of bias reporting

  6. Zionist owned lying Channel 4 of BBC

    “Channel 4 paid to tarnish Sri Lanka’s humanitarian rescue & terrorist elimination operation”

    “What is the aim of Channel 4 & its persistence to tarnish the image of a sovereign Government? LTTE is an internationally banned terrorist group & a sovereign Government has all the right to militarily eliminate it for the protection of its citizens. Sri Lanka remains the only nation to have given plenty of chances to LTTE terrorists to give up terrorism & enter democratic governance by coming into power by a vote & not through bullets. It was after 30 years of endless peace negotiations & ceasefires that served to only equip the LTTE to carry out daring attacks that finally resulted in the decision to militarily take on the LTTE while rescuing all Tamils kept as human shields by the LTTE. No other foreign Government has given so many chances to a terrorist group operating clandestinely internationally. With LTTE eliminated & after 2 years of peace we can but question the motive behind this campaign to vilify Sri Lanka?….”

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2011/08/02/channel-4-paid-to-tarnish-sri-lanka%E2%80%99s-humanitarian-rescue-terrorist-elimination-operation/

  7. leave the system, let it go. says:

    Assad is a freemason , here he is wearing
    Grand Cross of the National Order of the Southern Cross,
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Southern_Cross#mediaviewer/File:Lula_Al-Assad_Itamaraty_2010.jpg

    so he is one of them i just cant figure out the angle – but remember there is a power struggle in between the elites to, perhaps assad is just getting abit big for his boots and wont leave ..

  8. “The evil British Empire never went away..” says Lynn which is true and let’s also include the evil empire of the US and its atrocities past and present like what’s described here in this excellent article by Journalist Shenali Waduge:

    “Questioning “Final Days of War” “”…” British and American accountability for Dresden and Hiroshima bombings”

    http://www.sinhalanet.net/questioning-final-days-of-war-british-and-american-accountability-for-dresden-and-hiroshima-bombings

  9. Zionists are creating unnecessary trouble to the democratically elected governments of all nations.

    Here are some of the names of Zionist infiltrators in Russia attempting to unseat the sitting government of President Vladimir Putin all through so-called ‘democratic’ reform, Rothschild-Soros-style.

    http://nodisinfo.com/zionist-agents-boris-nemtsov/

  10. Harriet says:

    One thing sure is that Zionist Jews are waging war against President Vladimir Putin and his democratically elected government in the same way organized Jewry is creating trouble in Venezuela, Hungary, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Syria etc and in fact across the entire planet.

    In Sri Lanka Zionists are creating trouble while hiding behind the corrupt Christian Church and all types of criminal NGOs [and also through the universities] although the latter issue is not addressed in the following article.

    What the people in Sri Lanka don’t know is that Zionists are conspiring to steal their land just like they stole the Palestinian Land from people in Palestine who lived their for thousands of years.

    “The Eelam Heist: India and Christian West compete to divide Sri Lanka”

    http://www.sinhalanet.net/the-eelam-heist-india-and-christian-west-compete-to-divide-sri-lanka

  11. People across the planet are familiar with how Zionists stole Palestine from owners of this precious land who lived there for thousands of years – and what harm Zionists have done to these innocent people.

    And Zionists have employed India and Tamils to do another crime on Sinhala Sri Lanka by stealing their land and commit atrocities on another innocent race of people: Sinhala Buddhists who have done no harm to anyone.

    Where are those people who have written so much about the Palestinian struggle (which they should) and fighting on behalf of Palestinian people (which is the right thing to do) – but silent on this Zionist plot?

    Are they waiting till Zionist backed India and Tamils commit more murder and other crime in Sri Lanka? Mossad front: LTTE group of terrorists have already terrorized Sri Lanka for 30 years.

    And Zionist owned and controlled international community has been busy speaking on behalf of Zionist backed terrorists and taking on their side – helping Zionists and their Indian Tamil agents to rob another innocent nation who have no other homeland to go to.

    “Sinhalese are the real Minority in Sri Lanka: 76million Tamils against 14.8million Sinhalese” By Shenali Waduge

    March 4th, 2015

    “The international community has made a tremendous blunder in ascertaining the aggrieved party. For too long the Tamils have succeeded to project themselves as the aggrieved minority when in reality there is need to take stock of the entire Tamil populace as against a very miniscule number of Sinhalese who have only Sri Lanka to claim as their own. It is time that the world relooked at who the aggrieved party is considering that the slogans self-determination, homeland invariably apply and become relevant to the Sinhalese while the same slogans are relevant to Tamils and their homeland in Tamil Nadu.

    “…There is sufficient proof and evidence available to confirm that India imported the Tamil struggle to Sri Lanka going so far as to even arm, train and fund Sri Lankan Tamils in order to transfer India’s head ache to Sri Lanka. India was more than willing to allow Tamil Nadu politicos to demand Eelam in Sri Lanka so long as it did not make its way to India…..”

    “…For far too long the world too many distortions have been promoted through well-funded campaigns. The 14.8milion Sinhalese have ONLY Sri Lanka as their homeland. Tamils find roots to a homeland in Tamil Nadu where the first self-determination bid kickstarted in the early 1920s. The Sinhalese 14.8m are a miniscule number against 76million world Tamils of whom 72million Tamils live in Tamil Nadu alone.

    The separatist chants presently resurrected as a result of a weak government has got India actively involved in realizing their dream of annexing Sri Lanka to its territory. If this happens through various initiatives already in place – false ‘refugee’ claims, inundating Indians through open visa schemes, trade agreements that are beneficial only to India, illegal immigrant influx, Indian intelligence operating throughout the island, bogus Indian businesses and Indians marrying and settling down and using film and other perks to mentally align the communities towards India, will all eventually result in an extinction of the Sinhala race/ethnic group altogether and possibly the extinction even of the Sinhala language. These factors need to be seriously addressed and if there are international entities geared to address threats to ethnic races/distinct languages, cultures etc it is the Sinhala race that needs to be given due attention, assistance and empathy which has been lacking all these years.

    The Sinhala race/ethnic group are the real minority in Sri Lanka despite being the majority in term of population…..”

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/03/04/sinhalese-are-the-real-minority-in-sri-lanka-76million-tamils-against-14-8million-sinhalese/

  12. Harriet says:

    US, UK and other Western nations and rogue institutions like the EU, UN, ICC, WHO are all Zionist occupied and run and Zionist Jews are the ones behind war and other atrocities like declaring sanctions against countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Russia, Ukraine etc) aimed at destroying them.

    And that is the reason why there have been no sanctions against the real criminal state: Israel despite stealing the Palestinian land and murdering millions of people in Palestine and Gaza, destroying their homes, water supply, Olive trees and other vegetation since the theft of their land decades ago which has continued up to the present time.

    Now the latest country under Zionist Jewish attack is Sri Lanka based on lies that Sri Lanka committed crime for having fought real Tamil terrorism by the terrorist group: LTTE which is a Mossad front. Sri Lankan government and Sri Lankan journalists have been too naive to realize that LTTE was created and funded by Israel and Zionist Communist Jews. And Buddhist organizations like Bodubalasena (set up and funded by the Norwegian pro LTTE Zionists like Erik Solheim) is busy agitating against Muslims – thereby totally ignoring the real problem of Zionist global terrorism.

    The following article describes the most recent developments caused by Zionist treachery coming from Zionist occupied UK!

    “War Crimes: UK recommending sanctions for Sri Lanka while 7 UK firms supply banned cluster bombs!” By Shenali D Waduge

    Posted on November 28th, 2014

    “It is strange that British lawmakers have seen fit to urge EU to declare sanctions against Sri Lanka and remove preferential trade tariffs for ALLEGED crimes which 5 years on have not gone beyond speculation, finger pointing and hyped media propaganda only.

    Sri Lanka has reasons not to cooperate

    The Sri Lanka Government has decided not to cooperate by giving concrete reasons for not doing so. These reasons hardly get media space and the international public is often unaware why Sri Lanka is not cooperating. Nevertheless, the recent arrest of an un-rehabilitated LTTE cadre who had been collecting signatures on blank submission forms instructed by a Tamil National Alliance member showcases a sinister plot to submit fraudulent ‘witness’ accounts as genuine submissions. The OHCHR/OISL or the UNHRC have not yet revealed how many such forms they have received neither did they say they have been receiving fraudulent forms when they are supposed to have trained staff able to detect fraud submissions. Bottomline is, if not for the arrest we would not have known that false witness accounts have been sent and accepted by the OISL. Additionally, there is an issue of OISL accepting submissions beyond the deadline and all these add up to a very genuine concern for hanky panky taking place within the OHRHC and its investigation.

    While the UK and EU may juggle the thought of declaring sanctions what needs to be made clear is the question of who these nations end up victimising when they do impose sanctions. Did Saddam Hussein ever get affected by sanctions and the dirty truths of the UN food-for-oil program revealed that the International Community and Saddam together ruined the lives of so many Iraqi civilians and babies. Is this the formula being repeated for Sri Lanka?

    As for human rights violations and war crimes did the UK not train, fund and transport mercenaries to topple Libyan leader Gaddafi and are doing the same to topple President Assad of Syria. To run through accounts of British human rights violations would be an arduous task and would need to start from British colonial crimes.

    None the less, the very nation that is recommending sanctions against Sri Lanka for human rights violations cannot ignore that 7 British companies produce internationally banned cluster bombs that have been used in Syria, Ukraine. These cluster bombs continue to cause civilian casualties even 50 years after they were dropped in Laos!

    Cluster bombs are banned because they cannot identify between civilians and combatants. After they are detonated they leave dangerous unexploded materials that can mail and kill innocent civilians even decades after they have hit the ground. 115 states signed the 2008 Oslo Convention on Cluster Munitions which prohibits the use, production, transit and stockpiling of these violent armaments though a clause in the treaty legally permits to invest in companies that produce these internationally banned weapons. Britain, EU and US benefit from this indirect investment and it has become a £2.8billion investment. If it is illegal to directly finance cluster bombs in UK how morally correct is it to indirectly finance it which UK regards as not illegal?….”

    “.. What the world needs to first ask itself is what did they do to stop LTTE killings that took place for 30 years? Yes, there were ceasefires, peace talks, negotiations but did they lead anywhere? Did they stop killings? No. Then there were international bans but what a laugh these bans were when LTTE ran its international offices openly and without fear ran its websites officially referring to London as its international headquarters and the LTTE’s international brains were living and operating from the UK without any issues from the UK Government while the LTTE fronts were establishing themselves as charities and human rights organizations and appearing as human rights champions while the funds they collected from fooling the international populace with bogus footage and editing films filled the LTTE kitty to enable them to purchase arms and kill people. Now all this went on and people died, homes were mourning the dead and even Tamil low caste civilians ended up providing the children and manpower for the LTTE ground force. People have not yet come to terms with the fact that LTTE ran its movement using low caste poor Tamils and these were the people that suffered. Their submissions to the UN Panel will reveal in what ways the LTTE killed Tamils, kidnapped children, enforced compulsory military training for all civilians in the Vanni (in legal terms making them combatants), pretending to give clothes to 10 year olds but placing suicide vests on them and blowing them up by remote control… now these are just a handful of witness accounts for which Tamil people are prepared to come before the Panel and give evidence against LTTE.

    The threats of sanctions cannot ignore that there are concrete evidence against the LTTE and who will be held accountable for these crimes? It has to be the living LTTE heads and with the GOSL declaring 16 organizations and their heads as LTTE fronts they would need to take the blame and be held responsible.”

    Read more:

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2014/11/28/war-crimes-uk-recommending-sanctions-for-sri-lanka-while-7-uk-firms-supply-banned-cluster-bombs/

  13. I doubt the news that Palestinians killed four Jews in this recent story which appears to be a Zionist tale. What I believe is the continued violence of Zionists on people in Gaza and Palestine.

    “The history of violence in Palestine is as old as the Zionist movement. Prior to the decision by the World Zionist Congress in 1897, Jews and Palestinians lived alongside each other in Palestine in relative peace.

    The Palestinians, although subjects of the Ottoman Empire, regarded themselves as a nation in their own right, and had no particular argument with the small Jewish and Christian communities in their land.

    However, the launch of the Zionist movement, which was a new manifestation of Jewish Supremacism, changed this relationship. Suddenly, the full weight of international Jewish organizations was brought to bear in the Jewish colonization of Palestine.

    From the late 1890s onwards, increasing numbers of Jews were brought to Palestine, legally and illegally, by the Zionist movement. Each new wave of Jewish settlers resulted in the displacement of the Palestinian population—and when the latter protested, the Zionists turned to naked terrorism to drive their enemies away.

    After Palestine came under British rule at the end of the First World War, the Zionists increased their violence against the Palestinians to push ahead with their plan to seize Palestine….”

    http://davidduke.com/jerusalem-killings-zionist-terror-comes-home-roost/

    • Tapestry says:

      Many Jews were thrown out of Iraq in 1947. The polarisation of the Middle East has involved ethnic cleansing of all groups and religions for a long time. Jews as much the victims as Christians and Moslems. The end result is usually of Moslems taking over country after country. The Palestinian genocide is a rare example of one going the other way.

  14. Harriet says:

    Heartless and greedy criminals are destroying humanity by orchestrating war, famine, all sorts of other crime and various schemes and scams for financial gain to enrich themselves
    and there has been no punishment of any kind to match these crimes these criminals have perpetrated on a massive scale!

    These same heartless criminals are plotting to destroy President Assad: a great leader, another innocent man, his young family and the country he loves.

    And may God bless President Assad, his family and his people and beautiful Syria!

    “‘Military pressure’ may be needed to oust Syrian President – John Kerry”

    “US Secretary of State John Kerry has declared that military pressure may be needed to oust Syria’s President Bashar Assad. It comes as knowledge has emerged that the US, along with Turkey, has started training Syrian rebels.

    “Ultimately a combination of diplomacy and pressure will be needed to bring about a political transition. Military pressure particularly may be necessary given President Assad’s reluctance to negotiate seriously,” Kerry said at a Thursday meeting of Gulf foreign ministers at Riyadh Air Base, according to AFP.

    “He’s lost any semblance of legitimacy, but we have no higher priority than disrupting and defeating Daesh and other terror networks,” he added, using “Daesh” – an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group (formerly known as ISIS/ISIL) that has seized large territories in Syria and Iraq.

    READ MORE: ‘Assad cannot be Syria’s future’ – UK & French foreign ministers

    Last December, President Assad told French reporters, “let’s be honest: Had Qatar not paid money to those terrorists at that time, and had Turkey not supported them logistically, and had not the West supported them politically, things would have been different. If we in Syria had problems and mistakes before the crisis, which is normal, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the events had internal causes”.

    Syria’s president criticized the actions of the US-led coalition targeting the militants in Syria. He called its air strikes “merely cosmetic” and said that “terrorism cannot be destroyed from the air.” Assad added that “saying that the alliance’s airstrikes are helping us is not true.”

    What’s more, he explained that Syria was fighting against “not only gangs”, but also states that support them with “billions of dollars.”

    Read more:

    http://rt.com/usa/238157-kerry-military-oust-assad

  15. Lynn says:

    This is all coming from London….. That is the kingpin to the foothold. The Banking Godfathers from the Kazarian race have infiltrated and replaced the Governments around the world. This has been a takeover of power. These hooligans have Mercinaries for armies a foriegn legion of monumental deceit have taken all the goodfellows out. The whole thing was a set up and the Rothschild Sorros and Rockerfellers are all behind this nafarious and treasonable occult. Time to call them out. Hang em high.

  16. Lynn has sized up the entire scenario in 4 1/2 sentences and all true. These are the Jewish masters behind world’s atrocities across the entire planet.

    You would think that a small Island like Sri Lanka would not interest this criminal mafia which is not the case. Their criminal fingers are everywhere.

    “The Grand Coalition against Sri Lanka” By R Chandrasoma

    “…Who are these enemies? More specifically, what nations and forces acted against the MR regime to attain the politico-strategic aims of the Grand Coalition referred to earlier? The did not act directly, of course but incited a campaign of hate and dissension that led to a proxy-government that had as its chief aim the erasure of the work and thought of a hugely successful political regime rather than to ensure the ‘good governance’ that was loudly talked about . Let us list – even belatedly – our international foes . Great Britain has been our detractor and antagonist that used the Tamil Card to demean us at every opportunity for decades. The So Called ‘Commonwealth’ had nothing common or fraternal in it – among its members was Canada – a long-time champion of Tamil Separatism and an enemy of Sri Lanka. The less said about countries such as Australia and South Africa the better as they cared more for the Tamils within than those in Sri Lanka. We must reserve a special place for India and the USA – as their open enmity –even visceral hatred – of our country when led by MR is recent and well accounted for. Both feel the heat from the rising power of China and their recent camaraderie and common campaign against the MR regime expresses a political orientation that spells danger not only to Sri Lanka but to the Asian region as a whole….”

    More here:

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/03/07/the-grand-coalition-against-sri-lanka/

  17. Harriet says:

    Nick,

    Great advice which I decided to follow by making a complaint against BBC to BBC.

  18. Manufactured terrorism while pretending to be the opposite!

    Who created ISIS and what’s the role in Syria?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6kdi1UXxhY&list=PLfdRv4mkXBsK0ofDm9ehdcaCzn3KXldVs#t=40

  19. Another deception filled with false propaganda and lies from the Zionist owned and controlled BBC!

    “Callum Macrae who visited SL with the support of Ranil produces ‘No Fire Zone’ in Sinhala”

    “Channel 4 film director, pro-LTTE Tamil terrorist Callum Macrae who was paid to make a documentary against Sri Lanka by LTTE Tamil diaspora is releasing a new Sinhala version of his infamous documentary banned in many countries; “No Fire Zone” in the premises of the UK parliament where LTTE banned as terrorists organization which possibly souring Britain’s relation with Sri Lanka.

    The launch will be attended by director LTTE paid Callum Macrae and will have the presence of British MPs—Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh, Conservative MP Lee Scott and others from parliament.

    India refused the film a censorship certificate, explaining in part that it might “strain friendly relations with Sri Lanka.” India also refused a visa to director Callum Macrae. However, present Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, pro-LTTE Ranil immediately after his self-appointment as Prime Minister lift the visa banned imposed on Callum and allowed to visit Sri Lanka and arrange the Sinhala dubbing to the pro-LTTE documentary…”

    http://www.sinhalanet.net/callum-macrae-who-visited-sl-with-the-support-of-ranil-produces-no-fire-zone-in-sinhala

  20. “Have Pillaged Iraqi Artifacts Ended Up in Israel?” By Richard Edmondson

    “Iraqi Cuneiform Tablets Now on Display at Museum in Jerusalem”

    “With ISIS carrying out rampages through archaeologically sensitive areas of Iraq, a pertinent question to ask now is what group’s cultural heritage in the Middle East is being preserved, and whose is being destroyed.

    Over the past couple of weeks shocking reports have surfaced concerning mass destruction of Iraq’s cultural heritage at two locations–the museum in Mosul and the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, located in northern Iraq. Both incidents were perpetrated by the so-called Islamic State. The one at the Mosul museum was recorded on video.

    But destruction with sledge hammers, bonfires, and heavy equipment isn’t the only threat to priceless objects thousands of years old. Artifacts are also being illegally excavated and pilfered on a massive scale.

    An enormous black market in stolen antiquities in fact has arisen in the last four years since the outbreak of the conflict in Syria, and the general rule of thumb seems to be if it’s small enough to be carted off, take it and sell it on the black market; if it’s too large to move, then smash it to pieces. This is what we’ve seen repeatedly in Syria and Iraq since ISIS took over large swaths of both countries.

    With ISIS carrying out rampages through archaeologically sensitive areas of Iraq, a pertinent question to ask now is what group’s cultural heritage in the Middle East is being preserved, and whose is being destroyed.

    Over the past couple of weeks shocking reports have surfaced concerning mass destruction of Iraq’s cultural heritage at two locations–the museum in Mosul and the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, located in northern Iraq. Both incidents were perpetrated by the so-called Islamic State. The one at the Mosul museum was recorded on video.

    But destruction with sledge hammers, bonfires, and heavy equipment isn’t the only threat to priceless objects thousands of years old. Artifacts are also being illegally excavated and pilfered on a massive scale.

    An enormous black market in stolen antiquities in fact has arisen in the last four years since the outbreak of the conflict in Syria, and the general rule of thumb seems to be if it’s small enough to be carted off, take it and sell it on the black market; if it’s too large to move, then smash it to pieces. This is what we’ve seen repeatedly in Syria and Iraq since ISIS took over large swaths of both countries….”

    “..The rise of ISIS has made it extremely perilous for archaeologists to continue to work in Iraq and Syria, and most expeditions have in fact come to a halt. But in Israel these days things are a bit different….”

    “…So what to make of it all? That’s a good question. All I can really say is that it seems enormous efforts are being expended to recover and safeguard Jewish cultural heritage–this, ironically, as everyone else’s cultural heritage in the Middle East is being looted and destroyed….”

    More here:

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/03/12/have-pillaged-iraqi-artifacts-ended-up-in-israel/

  21. World’s problem is not President Putin and Russia or Iran and Syria but the Zionist hijacked US and Britain

    http://tapnewswire.com/2015/03/the-real-enemy-is-not-russia-or-putin-it-is-the-hypocrisy-of-the-us-and-britain/

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.