As the Syrian government forces and its allies prepare for the final advance to push the jihadists from the small part of Aleppo still held by the jihadists, Western governments and their propaganda arm, the White Helmets, are upping the PR campaign to push for the establishment of a no-fly zone across Syria- effectively banning the Syrian and Russian airforces from the skies.
The PR campaign alleges that the only people killed in this evil war are civilians killed by the bombs from the sky. For some reason, the truck-bombs, tank fire, artillery, mortars, missile barrages, sniper fire and suicide attacks from the jihadist side, do not cause any civilian casualties for the vast majority (1.5 million) of Aleppo civilians sheltering on the government side of the warzone in Aleppo. Part of the issue is that Western media only report on casualty figures provided by the ‘rebel’ side; so we are left to assume that the SAA; -the Syrian Army, is entirely responsible for all civilian casualties; which, given the enormous amounts of firepower provided by Western governments, Turkey and the Gulf dictatorships to the ‘rebels’, would be somewhat unusual!
The U.S. military is well aware that Al Qaeda affiliates are the major force on the ‘rebel’ side in East Aleppo, and that Western interventions against the Assad government only strengthen Al Qaeda.
Western governments are also well aware that a no-fly zone- as in Libya , will create the perfect opportunity for Al Qaeda affiliates and their ‘moderate’ allies to defeat the Syrian government forces , over-run Damascus in a blood-bath, and establish a jihadist centre of power in Syria and the elimination of the more than 26% of the Syrian population who are not Sunni arabs or who do not subscribe to the medieval views of their Gulf state sponsors.
Just as in Iraq, with the fictional incubator babies on Iraqi bayonets in Kuwait saga, the fictional viagra supplied to Gaddaffi’s soldiers in Libya to rape civilians; we are now sold endless fictional stories of the “last hospital in Aleppo”, well- framed photos of young men carrying babies through war-torn streets, or babies and young children immaculately covered in concrete dust .
Yes, this is a brutal war; civilians will and are dying in immense suffering on both sides of the ever shifting frontlines . But the most effective mechanism to stop the barbarity is for Western governments and their Gulf dictatorship proxies, to stop arming jihadist rebels.. The hypocrisy of Western leaders- particularly the ‘socialist’ premier Hollande, knows no bounds it would appear.
Aleppo Media Center ( Western backed media support for jihadists) (use Google translate)