Secret British Papers on Afghanistan Reveal Parallels With Syria Tactics

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Nikolai Gorshkov ~ Sputnik Newssubmitted by Flyingcuttlefish

Hypocrisy, subversion and dirty propaganda tricks are the hallmarks of Western handling of conflicts in the wider Middle East, British Foreign Office (FCO) papers reveal. A batch of FCO files on the Afghan insurgency of the 1980s has just been released by the National Archives in London.

When in December 1979, the Soviet Union had to intervene in Afghanistan to stop the country turning into a haven for fundamentalist terror groups, the collective West accused Moscow of aggression and a land grab. Sanctions were imposed, the 1980 Moscow Olympics were boycotted by the US and some of its client states, and what the West called “moderate” opposition to the government of Babrak Karmal, were given money and weapons to “bleed the Soviets to the last Afghan,” as Selig Harrison, a Washington Post correspondent and a long-time Afghanistan watcher with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace think tank put it. His objective media reports from Afghanistan were dismissed by Washington…

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Bashar al-Jaafari: “It’s impossible to defeat ISIS in Syria before defeating it in Turkey”

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New York, 25/8/2016 ~ Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that the flagrant Turkish violation of the sovereignty of the Syrian state and the aggression on the Syrian city of Jarablus in Aleppo countryside came under the air cover of the US-led coalition’s air force which has frequently violated the Syrian sovereignty during the past two years.

In an interview with the Russian Sputnik news agency on Wednesday, al-Jaafari stressed thatit is impossible to defeat ISIS in Syria without first defeating it in Turkey,”asking“How can Turkey say that it is fighting ISIS in Jarablus if Turkey itself allowed the establishment of ISIS and helped in the development of it by providing thousands of Toyota cars and other branded cars with built-in weapons? It further provided funds from the Gulf States to purchase weapons from Ukraine, Croatia, Bulgaria and other countries.”

Al-Jaafari affirmed that…

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The Photographer of the Viral Image from Aleppo about the “Boy in the Ambulance” Is a Member of “Nour al-Din al-Zenki”, the Terrorist Gang Responsible for the Beheading of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in July

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This article may disturb some readers.
The purpose of sharing it
is to convey the complexities of the Syrian conflict

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The Canary ~ Information Clearing House(submitted by 'Lone Bear' and 'SyrianPatriot')

The photojournalist behind the viral images of ‘the boy in the ambulance‘, which continue to make headlines around the world, has been identified by the Associated Press (AP) as Mahmoud Raslan (also spelled Rslan). His photo of a shell-shocked boy who barely survived an airstrike in Aleppo has captured the hearts and emotions of millions and conveyed a powerful momentary glimpse into the senseless and horrific devastation endured by Syria’s innocent children. But while some praise Raslan, he appears to have some horrific skeletons in his own closet.

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Raslan’s social media history reveals a bizarre twist, which demonstrates the ironies and complexities of the Syrian conflict. The photographer has posted photos of himself posing with known child-killers…

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Humanitarian Wars & Media Manipulation: Aleppo Poster Child

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The Aleppo Poster Child

By Paul Craig Roberts(submitted by 'The Old Sniper' & 'Lone Bear')

Washington’s media presstitutes are using the image of the child to bring pressure on Russia to stop the Syrian army from retaking Alleppo. 

Washington wants its so-called moderate rebels to retain Alleppo so that Washington can split Syria in two, thereby keeping a permanent pressure against President Assad.

As for the little boy in the propaganda picture, he does not seem to be badly injured. Let us not forget the tens of thousands of children that Washington’s wars and bombings of 7 Muslim countries have killed without any tears shed by CNN anchors, and let us not forget the 500,000 Iraqi children that the United Nations concluded died as a result of US sanctions against Iraq, children’s deaths that Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said were worth it.

Let us…

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