The other narrative on Aleppo

by on December 13, 2016 in International affairs

Some balance.

If you only read the Guardian and listen to the US State Department and the British political establishment you could be forgiven for thinking that for the last few months Russia has been bombing nothing but hospitals in Eastern Aleppo and doing nothing but killing civilians and making orphans.

This piece (below) which appears to be a deliberate balancing act by RT gives the other story. Orphans created by terrorists who are allied to groups backed by the West. Children helped by militias linked to Iran. This narrative is absolutely true for those who are effected. No doubt there is an element of truth in the narrative about Russia – or the Syrian air-force – having killed civilians in Eastern Aleppo. But the narrative that that is what they’ve been doing for the last few months doesn’t stand up; if they hadn’t being targeting the ‘militants’ how would they now have been able to break through?

So. Since the West has weaponised civilian casualties lets fire a shot back:

 

 

 

 

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