Media Caught Again Publishing Faked Syria War Imagery

Media Caught Again Publishing Faked Syria War Imagery

The media has been caught once again publishing faked war propaganda imagery to play up sympathy for an all out invasion of Syria.

By Aaron Dykes

Additional Editing/Revisions by Alexander Higgins

In a page out of Orwell’s 1984 the corporate media is now hailing the virtues of the alliance between al Qaeda, the Syrian Free Army and the West and is now declaring that Al-Qaeda is now our ally in fighting the terror.

At the same time, to drum up public support to overthrow President Assad in Syria thy have repeatedly been caught faking news stories.

Now they have been caught once again “faking the war” to play up sympathy for an all out invasion.

Austria’s largest daily paper, Kronen Zeitung, with some 3 million readers daily, published this sympathetic photo, seemingly portraying a man carrying a baby and a woman in burka fleeing from some war-torn corner of Aleppo.

It didn’t take long for the story to be used by corporate news outlets around the globe to push the false narrative of civilian executions being conducted by the Syrian Army, while at the same time ignoring videos showing NATO backed terrorists rounding up and executing families in Aleppo which is part of an apparent plan to stage a false flag massacre in Aleppo.

However, it was later exposed to be a Photoshop forgery, juxtaposing the people walking on a normal looking corner with that of a blown out city block ravaged by heavy damage.

The subjects were apparently taken from the previously-published file photo credited to the European Pressphoto Agency, as the publishing notes next to the image indicate. The revealing side by side comparison was first posted to

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Media Caught Again Publishing Fake Syria News
Gizmodo points out:

Just to be clear, the family in the photograph is, in fact, in Syria; the original photo (on the right) came from the European Pressphoto Agency. But merely fleeing a city ravaged by guns and mortars apparently isn’t quite dramatic enough on its own. The editors of the Krone—as it’s commonly called—needed this baby to sing.

A nearly identical example of war propaganda is depicted in the 1997 film Wag the Dog, where green screen technology was used to place an actor in a studio with a kitten in a war torn zone in Bosnia:

To be sure, the entire perception of the conflict in Syria has been (purposely) distorted in the media, including many blatant lies.

Remember the Syrian Danny hoax?

Advocating intervention, “Syrian Danny” was caught faking gun fire on CNN in order to portray heavy fighting that wasn’t really going on in the background while he literally begged for Western-backed forces to enter Syria and overthrow Assad. Paul Joseph Watson described the hoax: While waiting to be connected, Danny says, “Well, let the gunfire sound then,” before subsequently asking someone off camera, “Did you tell him to get the gunfire ready?” An explosion is heard soon after, but Danny doesn’t even flinch. The following video demonstrates this amazing stunt, which correlated with numerous other exaggerated reports issued by propaganda-activist Danny.

Watch: Caught: Staged CNN Syria Interviews Faked By Activist Danny

Another hoax was revealed after the BBC falsely portrayed an Assad-led massacre of children in Houla, using a photo from dead children in Iraq to play up the scale of the atrocity, which was later found to be the work of the al Qaeda-led Free Syrian Army.

A reported massacre in Homs was likewise a deception:

Obviously, these incredible lies and deceptions are not limited to the Syrian conflict, but have become a mainstay in this age of modern media. From the phony babies in incubators testimony to demonize Saddam Hussein in the first Gulf war, to the lies about WMDs in Iraq the next time around, false flag events to start most 20th Century wars, and so much more: these lies are not crafted to fool fact checkers, critics, historians or true investigative reporters, but to goad the general public into a wave of hysteria ensuring enough support to start a war and profit from the destruction.

Modern warfare is no longer limited to the physical assault. The age of modern media has long made propaganda an indispensable force to wage war by other means. Syria, like Libya, have been classic proxy wars, with the hidden hand of the United States and its western allies only partial obscured. That is, in the most general sectors of public knowledge, opinion and discussion about the Syrian conflict is saturated with the deliberately crafted lie demonizing the target and producing mass levels of knee-jerk support for the action.

But the truth is plainly laid as well, for anyone willing to face it.


Take a look at some of the videos analyzed in this story. The Syrian rebels have been a killing spree. After all, they are al Qaeda forces, pursuing the radical goals of the jihadists in an even more radical partnership with the West. We’ve been lied to about who the good guys are in Syria (nobody in power wears a white hat in those parts). While the Assad regime is authoritarian and hardly supportable, the entire action is timed around policy based in Washington, D.C.

There is no avoiding the fact that while TSA expands across the public sector to catch imaginary terrorists and harass the public, the nation’s military forces are NOT fighting al Qaeda overseas; we are currently giving them aid, comfort, and new claims to mideast power, as in Libya.

Even the casual reader of news is made plainly aware that the U.S. ran al Qaeda forces in Libya, and were openly allies, and then al Qaeda “rebel” forces were literally airlifted to Syria, and again allied openly with the west to topple Assad next, despite the double think mental power necessary to reconcile the contradiction of intentionally fueling America’s enemy no. 1 in the enduring War on Terror. needed by the helped them establish a new stronghold, and Assad’s Syria itself just another domino on what has been termed in official war/policy plans as the Path to Persia.

LONDON TELEGRAPH: Libya: the West and al-Qaeda on the same side

NY TIMES: In Libya, Former Enemy Is Recast in Role of Ally
RT: Al-Qaeda and West in cahoots in Syria?

REUTERS: Local wars blur al Qaeda’s threat to West

LONDON TELEGRAPH: Syria’s crisis is leading us to unlikely bedfellows

TONY CARTALUCCI: Al Qaeda Backs US Regime Change in Syria
TONY CARTALUCCI: Brookings’ “Which Path to Persia?”

ALEXANDER HIGGINS: Russia Today Runs Damage Control For CNN

ALEXANDER HIGGINS: US Treasury Admits Al-Qaeda Runs Syria ‘Rebellion’

ALEXANDER HIGGINS: UN / Arab League “Peaceful Syria Protestor” Exposed As A Terrorist

ALEXANDER HIGGINS: Syria Activists In Photos: Peaceful Protestors or Armed Terrorists?


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