29th April 2016
IN FEBRUARY 2016 21st Century Wire said…
Aleppo is the center piece of a new propaganda war, and Russia is tired of it.
Watch a video of this report here:
On Wednesday US aircraft hit nine facilities in the Syrian city of Aleppo, then on the same day accused Russia of bombing two hospitals in city.
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said,
“Yesterday, at 13:55 Moscow time (10:55 GMT), two American A-10 assault aircraft entered Syrian airspace from Turkey, flew right to the city of Aleppo and bombed targets there,”
Konashenkov referenced Pentagon spokesman Steve Warren who had claimed that, “with the destruction of the two main hospitals in Aleppo by Russian and regime attacks, over 50,000 Syrians are now without any access to live-saving assistance.”
Yet, Warren did not provide the hospitals’ coordinates, the time of the airstrikes, or the source of the information. Konashenkov said he provided “absolutely nothing.”
And, continuing he presented the central problem for the US claim:
“No Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes in Aleppo city area yesterday. The nearest target engaged was over 20km away from the city.”
Moreover, he said the Russians “did not have enough time to clarify what exactly those nine objects bombed out by US planes in Aleppo yesterday were,” meaning that it very well could have been the US planes that destroyed the hospitals.
The Russians are apparently tired of US propaganda and Konashenko bluntly stated the following:
“What they do first is make unfounded accusations against us – to deflect blame away from themselves. If it goes on like this, we’re going to make two media briefings: one for ourselves, another for those coalition guys,”
“Now they criticize us, saying we fly wrong way and bomb wrong places. Should we send them more maps?”
“If you look at how Western media presents information, it looks like the cities not controlled by the Syrian government are full of peaceful opposition and human rights activists,”
“They know for sure that neither the Russian Air Force nor the Syrian government troops ever deliver strikes on non-combatants.”
Aleppo has become the center piece of a new propaganda war against both the legal Syrian government and Russians operating in Syria legally. As Konashenkov insinuates, Aleppo is absolutely not filled with ‘peaceful opposition and human rights activists’, but armed groups of what can only be classified as terrorists.
Indeed, the Syrian army and the Russians are not attacking Aleppo, but defending it from foreign invaders.
Who do you think is responsible for destroying the hospitals?
READ MORE ON THE SYRIAN CONFLICT: 21st Century Wire Syria Files