BBC Reinvented History of War in Syria


by Stephen Lendman

The BBC is owned and operated by the British government, a propaganda tool masquerading as a legitimate news, information and analysis media outlet.
What’s most important for people to know, BBC and its Western counterparts systematically suppress, substituting state-approved propaganda – serving their governments’ interests.
In early February, the BBC reinvented the history of war in Syria, substituting state-sponsored misinformation and Big Lies for vital hard facts essential to explain – the longstanding hallmark of its reporting from inception.
There’s nothing civil about war in Syria, one of the grandest deceptions about years of conflict, the BBC one of the leading proliferators, willfully misleading its viewers and listeners.
It lied claiming “(p)ro-democracy protests…in March 2011 in the southern city of Deraa” turned violent…(t)he unrest trigger(ing) nationwide protests demanding President Assad’s resignation.”
False! Michel Chossudovsky explained Washington instigated the “so-called ‘protest movement,’ “ a well-documented fact “from the inception of the Syrian crisis in March 2011” – using “US-Israeli and allied supported (ISIS and other) ‘jihadist’ death squads.”
US-led Western and Israeli mythology about the Syrian conflict persists – from inception to today, a scheme to rape and destroy the Syrian Arab Republic – what media scoundrels like BBC suppress.
So-called nationwide “protests” were orchestrated, instigated and manipulated by Washington, aided by its rogue allies.
BBC claiming government opposition elements took up arms in self-defense was and remains polar opposite reality. Terrorists imported from scores of countries continue being used as US foot soldiers.
The vast majority of Syrians remain loyal to Bashar al-Assad, wanting no one else leading them.
The BBC claiming “(v)iolence escalated…into civil war” still continuing is perhaps the biggest Big Lie about ongoing conflict.
Obama bears full responsibility for waging war. Hillary Clinton in her role as secretary of state shares it. Both are unindicted war criminals multiple times over.
Since conflict began, Assad responsibly defended Syrian sovereignty and its people against US-created, sponsored and supported foreign terrorist invaders.
The BBC maliciously and without just cause accused him of war crimes and blocking humanitarian aid.
It lied, claiming he used chemical weapons against his own people. Clear evidence shows terrorists were responsible, Saudi Arabia supplying sarin and other toxic agents.
A US-manufactured humanitarian crisis exists. Half the Syrian population is internally or externally displaced. Millions have little access to enough food, clean water, medical care and other essentials to life. Human suffering is extreme.
The BBC, like other media scoundrels, suppresses one of the world’s greatest crimes – made in the USA, Obama, Hillary Clinton and other neocons infesting Washington fully responsible.
Assad is wrongfully blamed for their high crimes, the BBC one of the world’s leading propagandists, its airwaves filled with misinformation and Big Lies, its viewers and listeners betrayed.
So-called “moderate rebels” it cites don’t exist. All anti-government forces are terrorists, all elements waging war on Syria, killing civilians, committing gruesome atrocities, causing vast destruction.
The BBC, like other media scoundrels, never once explained that ISIS and all other terrorist groups in Syria are US creations – trained by CIA operatives in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan. It ignores Israel’s role in wanting Assad toppled, Syria ravaged and destroyed.
It maintains the myth of terrorist groups (imported death squads) “capitalis(ing) on the chaos and and tak(ing) control of large swathes of” territory.
They couldn’t exist without foreign support – led by Washington, Turkey, other key NATO partners, Israel and rogue Arab states.
The BBC lied, claiming US-led coalition warplanes launched air strikes in Syria in September 2014 to “degrade and…destroy” ISIS. Infrastructure and government sites alone are targeted on the phony pretext of combating terrorism.
Washington systematically undermined Geneva I (2012) and Geneva II (2014) peace talks – the BBC wrongfully blaming Assad.
Expect current conflict resolution efforts to fare no better than earlier attempts. Washington and its rogue allies want war, not peace.
The BBC lies claiming otherwise. Endless war continues, Russia’s intervention changed the dynamic dramatically on the ground, a major turning point in the conflict.
Putin and Assad are committed to keep combating the universal scourge terrorizing Syria. Eliminating it is the only chance for peace and preserving Syrian sovereignty.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at
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6 Responses to “BBC Reinvented History of War in Syria”

  1. ian says:

    I knew this, so did you. The people who watch state broadcasting don’t. Frustrating.

  2. bluefeather says:

    There is a talk tomorrow at the Wheatsheaves in Frome, Somerset.
    Frome Stop The War are hosting a presentation of media analyst Robert Stuarts work tomorrow, 1st March at 7.30pm, £3.00 admission. Robert will explore the BBC’s coverage of conflict in Syria.
    Should be interesting…

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