Recent mainstream media reports are suggesting that the elected Syrian government are responsible for the citizens of Madaya being held under siege and living in starving inhumane conditions. These mainstream media reports have been debunked by the truth and either corrected or withdrawn.
This from the BBC;
‘Madaya, which is about 25km (15 miles) north-west of Damascus and 11km from the border with Lebanon, has been besieged since early July by government forces and their allies in Lebanon's Shia Islamist Hezbollah movement’.
This from BBC news analyst Jim Muir (via the same story);
‘It's not clear why Madaya shot to such prominence, given that [other rebel-held areas], such as some of the Damascus suburbs, have been besieged for much longer. Perhaps Madaya was easier to seal off completely. Some blockades are quite porous.
But wounded pro-government fighters recently evacuated from [rebel-besieged] villages in the north also described people desperately eating grass to survive’.
The ABC (Australia) chimed in as well;
‘The town of Madaya near the Lebanese border has been under siege by Syrian government forces and Hezbollah militants since July’.
A prominent West Australian MP suggested dropping food to the besieged town. In reality doing this will be giving handouts to ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Al Nusra, and other rebels who steal the food as pointed out in this story by Global Research (Prof. Tim Anderson). The same story shows photographic evidence of photos from other situations, sites, and dated earlier, being used to highlight the narrative of Madaya that the mainstream media want to follow. This story shows a photo of young 7-year old Marianna Mazeh from South Lebanon being used for Madaya propaganda purposes. She is fine and living with her family in Lebanon.
This from thewallwillfall;
“However the cherry on the propaganda cake came tonight with a report from the BBC on Madaya. Not only do they try to conceal the fact that civilians are arguing with Ahrar al Sham terrorists and yelling at them”:
“You are not hungry, we are!!”
‘The BBC uses the ambiguous and misleading term “fighter” instead of clearly specifying the civilians are referring to Ahrar al Sham militants who are occupying Madaya. Or one of their associates from Al Nusra or the FSA [less than 10% of the rebel contingent in Madaya]’.
The same story also shows a video of Yarmouk in July 2014 being used as Madaya January 2016 footage.
This letter by David Macilwain (the wall will fall) is fantastic and sums up a lot of the situation in Syria. Here is a small excerpt;
‘It has additionally been stated by the UN that the [Syrian government has not been any hindrance] in the supply of aid to civilians as part of the ceasefire plans that have resolved sieges in other towns. Confirming this fact, the aid about to be despatched to Madaya by the UN is being loaded not in Beirut or in Southern Turkey, but in Damascus, despite that city still being subject to Western sanctions’.
And finally I like David’s P.S. at the ending of his letter;
PS I have one last request, that you might help to publicise Ms Beeley’s interview amongst your colleagues or even with the ABC. AMRIS is currently compiling a complaint to the ABC about its reporting and bias on presentation of the Syrian conflict, and part of the problem we face is in getting them to consider viewpoints and facts which have no ‘official sanction’. While Vanessa’s views might be contentious, the many factual statements she makes are quite incontrovertible – or at least need substantive and credible disproof.
I wonder what propaganda will come out from mainstream media about the Saudi regime bombing hospitals in Yemen with British supplied weapons, or will they just ignore the fact. Maybe they will have to face facts after this from RT.... “Britain’s sale of arms to Saudi Arabia violates International law—lawyers”