Syrian suicide-car-bomb attack kills 100+ women and children. Many more were wounded. But... Going by the 'news' reports...Whodunit?
...The civilians in their buses, mostly elderly, women and children, were guarded by "rebels" of Ahrar al Sham. They were hungry. Someone appeared on the scene and distributed crisps. When children flocked around the food distribution a blue car drove up and a very large explosion occurred. Four buses full of people and a number of cars were totally destroyed.
127 of the civilians, only a mile or two from the safe government area, were killed in the suicide attack including 95 children. Many more were wounded. An unknown number of Ahrar al Sham "rebel" guards were also killed. There is no serious disagreement
about what happened. It is obvious that the suicide attack was committed by al-Qaeda in Syria. No government aligned element could have crossed into rebel held territory. The government aligned forces have not committed any suicide attacks while al-Qaeda as well as Ahrar al Sham have committed hundreds.
This was a "rebel
" suicide attack, likely by al-Qaeda, against government aligned civilian refugees.
But the BBC, CNN and other western media will not tell you that.
CNN called the massacre "a hiccup".
The first Washington report was illustrated with a pastoral scene of "Shias" walking in a green field.
These write-ups disguise for the average reader which side that vast numbers of casualties of the incident were on. And they will not say who the likely culprits are. Some insinuate, against all logic, that the government did it.
The most recent BBC report on the massacre is one of the worst of this propaganda genre. Assume for a moment you have not read the above, only the following:
80% of the readers will only read the headline and maybe the first graphs. Who will they assume killed whom?
Those who actually read further will learn that some of the victims were Shia and that "evacuees from government-held towns were killed, along with aid workers and rebel soldiers."
(Since when have Ahrar's marauding beheaders been described as "soldiers"? Was this dude
also a "soldier
The BBC story goes on to insinuates that the government did this because "rebels
" could and would not do such:
“It happened when a vehicle loaded with food arrived and started distributing crisps, attracting many children, before exploding”
, the BBC's Middle East correspondent Lina Sinjab said.
She said it was not clear how the vehicle could have reached the area without government permission. But there is also no evidence that rebels were involved in the attack, as the government claims. It would not be in the rebels' interest, our correspondent says, as they were waiting for their own supporters to be evacuated from the other towns.
I have read a lot of anti-Syrian propaganda but never such a vile smear:
"It was not clear how the vehicle could have reached the area without [Syrian] government permission."
Well, a vehicle from that area could drive right up to the BBC's head-office in London, explode and kill many people without "Syrian government permission." (Maybe one should, just for demonstration purpose.)
It is "rebel
"-held territory with open borders to Turkey from where they are supplied. Any of the "rebel
" groups that committed suicide attacks over the last years has free access to it. The BBC correspondent and her editors know this well
. They also know that "rebels
" are not united at all and that their interests diverge. It is completely clear who committed this massacre. But the BBC insinuates "the government did it."
More people died in this attack than in the Khan Sheikhun chemical incident
which killed some people in a rebel held area.
The incident was likely a false flag attack staged by the "rebels"
without involvement of the government side. A Trump NSC report falsely claimed evidence that the Syrian government was the guilty party in that incident and the U.S. then bombed one of the Syrian airports.
95 children were burned and smashed to death in yesterday's suicide attack. They
will not be honoured as "beautiful children", as Trump called two blonde babies in a Khan Sheikhun photo.
The babies killed yesterday were "pro-regime" evacuees (CNN speak) who do not deserve such honour.
The victims of yesterday's massacre will get much less media coverage than the few actually documented victims of the Khan Sheikhun incident. The bit that they will get, will abuse the dead — as BBC did — to incite against the vast majority of the Syrian people who are with their government.