Saturday, December 13, 2014

When it comes to Syria, except for Anna News, Russia's information support for Syria is shamefully missing, deficient, and absent

If I am not mistaken, then the Russian media seem to have withdrawn their reporters from Syria or they started relying on the Western media or even Western front/shell organizations, which are part of the US-directed war against Syria such as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Thus RT started simply using and copying talking points of Reuters and this "Syrian" Observatory, as you can see below.

The hopeful or the naive among us would want to believe that Syria is Russia's ally and that this would also be reflected in how the struggle of the Syrian people is covered and supported by the Russian media. But this seems to be greatly absent.

Of course, the one noble and distinguished exception is Anna News, which is and remains initiatives of activists whom the Russian mainstream media treat as if they don't exist or almost as anti-Moscow conspiracy.

Below is a result of simple research for Syria on RT.

06.12.2014 12:30
ISIS breaches Syrian air base - monitor

Islamic State militants have broken into the Deir al-Zor air base Saturday, the last remaining government stronghold in eastern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A total of 51 of Assad’s forces and 60 IS fighters have been killed in the three day offensive. IS, or as it was known earlier ISIS, has been gradually consolidating territory in the Deir al-Zor province, which borders Iraq, this year despite US and Syrian government air strikes against the militants.

03.12.2014 14:21
US-led strikes on Syria ‘ineffective’ - Assad

Syrian President Bashar Assad said US-led strikes in Syria have made no difference, Reuters reported. “Troops on the ground that know the land and can react are essential,” he told Paris Match magazine. He also described himself as a captain trying to save his ship, saying: “I am doing my best to save the country.”

When it comes to Syria, except for Anna News, Russia's information support for Syria is thus shamefully missing, deficient, and absent.

Copying Western talking points and thus parts of the West's infowar  against Syria is not merely thoughtless, but also disgraceful and perverse.

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