Mainstream fairy tales: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Mainstream fairy tales: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Western mainstream media claims that there are right now moderate and extremist rebel groups fighting against the Syrian government. The moderates in the understanding of the West are the militias of the so called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA), and the extremists are the militant Islamist groups with ties to Al-Qaida. Western leaders claim: “We have to strengthen the moderates with arms and supplies so that the extremists don´t gain more ground.” The German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel published on its website a reportage from the northern Syrian city of Aleppo where the author of the article claims that the moderate rebels are doing now a better performance in battle thanks to the western arms delivery.

To distinguish between “good” and “bad” rebels on the Syrian battle ground is an important element of the Western war propaganda. The propagandists – Western politicians and mainstream media give the impression that it is possible to support moderate, secular, democratic, and liberal rebel groups without supporting extremists. The propagandists claim furthermore that the so called “good” rebels have aims other than the so called “bad” rebels.

The Syrian reality has nothing to do with those fairy tales. The Islamist extremists are the dominating fighting groups among the rebels. “FSA” is just a type of brand name for some militias. The term “Army” is wrong since they don´t have an army structure and hierarchy. Even the press releases of the different “FSA”-related groups contradict themselves because there is no such thing as military order.

Talking to soldiers of the Syrian Army


I spoke to many witnesses of the Syrian war, to refugees, and soldiers of the Syrian Army. They all report the same: Units of FSA and “extremists” cooperate closely on the battle field. FSA groups who receive arms from foreign powers sell them for dollars to groups like the extremist Al-Nusra-Front to make profit. Syrian security sources say that more than 100 Stinger rockets were sold by the FSA militias to Al-Nusra-Front. In FSA controlled areas the “moderate” groups establish “sharia courts” and start to persecute Christians, Alawis, Shiites, and “disobedient” Sunnis. The FSA groups behave as sectarian and aggressive as the so called “extremists”. In the Syrian capital of Damascus I saw even conservative Sunni refugees who escaped from the rebel controlled areas. The people flee from areas under rebel control (in Western term “liberated”) to government controlled areas (in Western term “dictatorship”).

When I visited areas that were under FSA control in the past, I didn´t even find just one single graffiti calling for democracy, freedom or human rights; instead, all the FSA graffiti “informed” the people who the “dogs” are: the Christians, the Alawis, President Bashar al-Assad, his wife Asma and anyone else who doesn´t support the “revolution”. In addition to those sectarian hate slogans they painted the black-white-green rebel flag with the three red stars. By the way, the inhabitants of those areas were fleeing from the rebels and came back after the Syrian army took control again. And again, no word about this in Western media.

In Aleppo FSA fighters and Islamist extremist militants cooperate in establishing a blockade against around two million civilians in the city. Supply convoys are attacked by the rebels, perhaps with new delivered Western arms. The Western media and politicians keep silent, and nobody dares to accuse the rebels of going on war against the civilians of Syria.

The rebel commander who ate the organ of a killed Syrian soldier was a “moderate”, not an “extremist”. After he cut out the corpse’s liver and heart he is filmed holding the organs in his hands and speaks to the camera: ”I swear to God we will eat your hearts and your livers you soldiers of Bashar the dog.”

A militant “brigade” calls itself “Osama bin Laden”. This brigade belongs to the “Souqour Dimashq” (Hawks of Damascus) Battalion of the FSA.

The truth is simple, maybe too simple for Western mainstream journalism: You cannot deliver arms to militants in Syria and claim that those arms are used for “good aims”. If you claim this, then you are either stupid, or a liar, or both.


German monthly news magazine ZUERST! (“First”), covering German domestic and international issues. Manuel Ochsenreiter is editor-in-chief of ZUERST! since 2011.




Bashar al-Jaafari: “Massacre of Khan al-Asal has been committed to kill the witnesses who would testify in front of the general secretariat committee on the identity of who has used the chemical weapon in Khan al-Asal”

#‎Al_Jaafari‬: ‪#‎International_Commission_of_Inquiry_on_Syria‬ turns a ‪#‎blind_eye‬ on ‪#‎crimes_of_terrorist_groups‬

New York, (SANA)_ Syria’s Permanent Representative to UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari called on Chairman of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on Syria, Paulo Pinheiro to view the crisis unfolding in Syria from a wider perspective just for calling things by their names in order to tackle the roots of the problem, instead of approaching it from a one-sided perspective.

Speaking during a ‪#‎UN_General_Assembly‬ session to discuss human rights in Syria, Dr. al-Jaafari said ” The Commission of Inquiry on ‪#‎Syria‬ is still deliberately blowing things out of proportion when displaying its findings, also fully disregarding or downplaying core issues.”

”There are blood-curdling scenes that flagrantly contravene the Syrians’ dignity and human rights regarding the crimes of the armed ‪#‎terrorist‬ groups, ranging from eating human flesh, cutting throats, mutilating bodies, ‪#‎beheading‬ on ‪#‎sectarian‬ and confessional grounds, throwing bodies from rooftops to committing hundreds of suicide ‪#‎bombings‬ using car bombs in populated areas, recruiting children, abducting and slaughtering ‪#‎clergymen‬, assassinating scholars in mosques, issuing instigative ‪#‎fatwas‬ on ‘‪#‎sexual_jihad‬’, killing children on the charges of infidelity, robbing factories and transporting them to Turkey,” al-Jaafari said.

Dr. al-Jaafari reiterated that the ‪#‎Syrian_government‬ will do everything in its power to supply the inquiry commission with all the confirmed information it has for the sake of forging a neutral and independent vision that helps the commission fulfill its commitments and duties.

”How could the international community allow the Saudi, Qatari and Turkish regimes to sponsor fundamentalist terrorism publicly? And how could Western governments which had suffered from terrorism accept to sponsor and support that terrorism?” al-Jaafari queried.

”Saudi Arabia’s latest feat in Ramadan was the purchase of Israeli arms worth USD 50 millions to be shipped to the armed terrorist groups in Syria…which we hope will be the last one during Ramadan,” Dr. al-Jaafari added.

”No sooner was an agreement announced between the Syrian government and the United Nations than the armed terrorist groups entered Khan al-Assal and committed a massacre against civilians and soldiers there to eliminate the witnesses who could have testified against the ones who used chemical weapons there,” Syria’s Permanent Representative to UN said.

“Massacre of Khan al-Asal has been committed to kill the witnesses who would testify in front of the general secretariat committee on the identity of who has used the chemical weapon in Khan al-Asal,” al-Jaafari said.

He added that at the same time when the committee has stressed in its reports that a number of states had offered media and financial support to the armed terrorist groups as well as a number of operations have been done to smuggle weapon through borders, the committee ignored naming the regimes of those stases which sponsor the smuggling of weapons, particularly the Turkish regime who opened its borders to enter the weapon and mercenaries into Syria.

“It was better for the inquiry committee to mention in its reports the acts of burglary on the Syrian national resources by a number of states in the EU which openly buy the Syrian stolen oil from the armed terrorist groups,” Syria’s envoy said.

He added that all now know that the European decision which allows importing the petroleum from those terrorist groups was issued to offer the needed financing to the terrorists to sell the European weapons and rent the mercenary terrorists.

“Based on those facts, Syria has always expressed its rejection of the context of the reports and conclusions issued by the inquiry committee because they were politicized, non-objective and non-professional, as these reports were part of the problem, not part of the solution,” al-Jaafari said.

Al-Jaafari pointed out that the world followed with great interest testimony of member of the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, Carla del Ponte, in which she confirmed the use of Sarin gas by the armed terrorist groups in Khan al-Assal in Aleppo. ”Hours later, pressure built on the Commission’s chairperson which pushed him to issue a statement challenging del Ponte’s findings.”

”That said, how could we trust the Committee’s work and professionalism?” al-Jaafari asked.

Al-Jaafari stressed that the Syrian government has repeatedly provided the UN with reports and documents explaining the grave losses on the Syrian people because of the unilateral measures which affected the sectors of industry, agriculture, health and banks.

He added that when the Syrians agree inside their national home they will become stronger and more confident in face of the foreign interference and they will win against extremism and terrorism.

Syria’s representative said, “Syria is not a political regime – as some like to say – Syria is a state, government, people, institutions and national army; this is the true Syria… a founding member of the international organization.”

Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson of the Commission of inquiry on Syria, submitted today a report to the UN General Assembly. The report was biased in favor of al-‪#‎Qaeda‬-linked ‪#‎Jabhat_alNusra‬ and other armed terrorist groups.

‪#‎Churkin‬: it is unacceptable to ignore atrocities of armed opposition

Meanwhile, ‪#‎Russian‬ permanent envoy to the UN Vitaly Churkin announced that Russia hopes the report of the international inquiry committee would be objective, adding that it is unacceptable to ignore the atrocities of the fighters of armed opposition in Syria.

“The UN Committee report should aim at helping convene the international conference on Syria in Geneva,” Churkin said at the UN General Assembly session.

Thus, he adds, the report has to be balanced to the utmost possible terms, it has to objectively reflect all violations of the international human law and human rights by all sides, including the opposition.

Plane carrying medical aid from Russian people arrives in Damascus

the real Syrian Free Press



H. Sabbagh – SANA – A plane arrived at Damascus International Airport carrying medical and relief aid from the Russian people to the Syrian people.

Member of Russia’s Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society and co-president of the Russian Society for Supporting the Syrian People, Oleg Fomin, said the aid includes advanced medical equipment such as breathing systems, sphygmomanometers, electrocardiography equipment, OR beds, incubators, wheelchairs and assorted supplies.

In a statement following the meeting between him and the delegation accompanying the plane and Social Affairs Minister Kinda al-Shammat, Fomin said that this shipment of aid, like the ones before it, was organized by the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society and the Russian Society for Supporting the Syrian People and provided by the Russian people, both as individuals and as societies.

He affirmed that there will be other similar shipments, including one to help students at the beginning of the upcoming school year.

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Syrian Foreign Ministry: What happened in Khan al-Assal exposed neighboring countries’ role in supporting terrorist groups

the real Syrian Free Press



The Foreign an Expatriates Ministry on Saturday stressed that what happened in Khan al-Assal in the past few days has exposed the role of some neighboring countries which are involved in providing military, material and logistic support to the armed terrorist groups.

The Ministry’s stress came in letters it addressed to the UN Secretary General, Chairman of the UN Security Council , the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Chairman of the UN Human Rights Council.

”After hundreds of armed terrorist groups’ members gained full control of Khan al-Assal area to tighten the blockade on Aleppo city in order to prevent food and medical supplies from arriving there, a terrorist gang called ‘Ansar al-Khilafa Brigade’ committed mass killings in an atrocious massacre that bears the hallmarks of al-Qaeda against scores of soldiers and civilians in Khan al-Assal before mutilating their bodies and hurling them in a big hole…

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