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On the Ground in Aleppo: 21WIRE Interviews Independent Correspondent in Aleppo, Syria

Patrick-HenningsenPatrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire

Amid talks of a temporary US-Russian brokered ceasefire in Syria this week, the conflict still rages on – both on the ground and also in the media.

At ever turn, the US media, both on TV via its pedestrian, and often pro-terrorist it seems, propaganda outlets like CNN, and in print with ever-compliant US State Dept oracles like the New York Times – will try to frame the story as simply “Rebel-held Aleppo” by ignoring and expunging one situation: that of government-held West Aleppo which has 1.5 million residents under government protection but currently being shelled indiscriminately by terrorists in the east of the city. Instead, the western media focus exclusively on ‘rebel-held’ (terrorist-held) East Aleppo (200K remaining, many of them terrorists and their supporter) while intentionally describing the scene as ‘The Assad Government’s Siege of Aleppo” giving the western public the false impression that a merry band of rebels are the only one left in the whole city and are being besieged by the forces of an evil Bashar al Assad. This cosmetic treatment of the facts on the ground feigns reality in Syria.

The destruction of Aleppo is one of the greatest losses on the world heritage map. While the western media continue to twist the narrative in favour of terrorist enclaves, the reality is that from the beginning of this conflict, the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) units, along with various other terrorist groups – destroyed and set fire to the historic shopping streets of the city at the beginning of the conflict.

Ultimately, such a systematic media white wash by the West only serves to encourage and support the multitude of terrorist brigades currently running amok, most of them foreign, and all of them financed, armed and trained by NATO member states, their Saudi, Qatari allies, along with material support from Israel, thus extending the a war that’s destroying the nation state of Syria and the lives of millions regionally.

For those whose missed Episode #150 of the SUNDAY WIRE live on ACR two weeks ago, here is a replay of our incredible interview with independent correspondent Tom Duggan on the ground from Aleppo:

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