September 30, 2015

Desperate Western And Gulf Media Falsely Accuse Russia of Targeting Invisible Moderate Forces In Syria

Marvel at the propaganda and lies. And then laugh at it.

An excerpt from, "Russia begins Syria air strikes in its biggest Mideast intervention in decades" Reuters, September 30, 2015:
Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in its biggest Middle East intervention in decades, plunging the four-year-old civil war into a volatile new phase as President Vladimir Putin moved forcefully to stake out influence in the unstable region.

Moscow's assertion that it had hit Islamic State militants was immediately disputed by the United States and rebels on the ground. The attacks also raised the dangerous specter of Washington and Moscow running air strikes concurrently and in the same region, but without coordination.
An excerpt from, "Russia unleashes first wave of airstrikes in Syria" Al Arabiya News, September 30, 2015:
Areas of the Syrian province of Homs struck in Russian air strikes on Wednesday are controlled by an array of rebel groups including several operating under the banner of the “Free Syrian Army," activists, locals and rebels said.

None of the sources named ISIS as one of the groups operating in the areas hit on Wednesday.
Additionally, a French diplomatic source told Reuters that the Russian strikes appear to target Syrian opposition, not ISIS.
An excerpt from, "Syria: Thoughts On The Russian Air Support" Moon of Alabama, September 30, 2015:
Immediately after news of the first Russian strike the U.S. payed "Syrian Civil Defense" organization "White Helmets" posted propaganda claims of killed children. The picture it used to prove its claims had also been used on September 25, before the Russians started to bomb.

Next came claims that the Russian had hit "moderate rebels" which the U.S. says are its good guys.

To which Mark Adomanis snarked:
The US couldn't find "moderate" rebels in 3 years. Apparently the Russians did in 24 hours
Indeed. Even back in 2012 the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency found:
"Moderates"- my ass.