In the Western world we rarely get to hear or read about the real impacts of our own government’s foreign policies in foreign lands, and we never would if it were not for the work of independent journalists like Canadian Eva K. Bartlett.
I share this because I believe that, if Western peoples views on world events are not to be distorted, we should provide for ourselves truthful and open alternatives to the news stories that would generally be available to us. And Eva’s work, on the ground and on the spot, is some of the finest of that genre.
Please read, thoughtfully.
After reconciling with the Syrian government, former militants clear debris as they rebuild their homes, and their lives, in al-Waer, Homs. (Photo: Eva Bartlett/MintPress News)
In revisiting Madaya and al-Waer after their reclamation by the Syrian army, it soon became clear from Bartlett’s conversations with residents, just how distorted the reporting of corporate media about their fate under “rebel” control had been.
-By Eva Bartlett
In the last year, the Syrian cities of Aleppo and Madaya have become familiar to the international community as they have become subjects of heavy propaganda amid corporate media coverage to justify a so-called “humanitarian” war. Another area used in the war propaganda was al-Waer, a district of Homs occupied by the Western armed and financed “moderates” of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Syria), Ahrar al-Sham, and terrorists showing allegiance to Daesh (ISIS).
When I again visited Syria in June 2017, Aleppo…
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