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ARAB MOCKINGBIRD: ‘Alleged abuses on both sides of Syrian conflict’ says Al Jazeera, while only showing one side the story

“As the war rages, human rights groups are documenting atrocities on both sides of the Syrian conflict.”

Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire

Al Jazeera is currently masquerading as an “alternative” view in global media coverage, but its head offices in Doha, Qatar have apparently forged a tight alliance with foreign governments in Washington and London, and Saudi Arabia.

Like its headquarters in Qatar, Al Jazeera’s English Language global news network in London is staffed with a number of former BBC media staff and management. One might count this as a possible reason why Al Jazeera has learned to spin news coverage like the BBC.

However, the true nature of Al Jazeera and its objectives as a tool for Qatar’s success in regional geopolitical and economic matters go much deeper than its BBC pedigree.

When a news network takes sides in a civil war

In media terms, this was beyond the pale – a point of no return. Al Jazeera was caught red-handed working for one side of a civil war in Syria…

The network claims neutrality and non-bias reporting, with platitudes like:

“As the war rages, human rights groups are documenting atrocities on both sides of the Syrian conflict.”

However, the reality is quite different when it comes to the wars in Libya and Syria – where Al Jazeera transformed into a war propaganda machine serving US interests.

Al Jazeera staff in Beirut have resigned recently over the network’s aiding and abetting FSA and al Qaeda terrorists in Syria, as Al Jazeera executives paid $50,000 to smuggle satellite phones and other tools across the Syrian border to the “rebels” in order to ‘coordinate communications’ with their foreign handlers and each others, according to Ali Hashim, a former reporter of the Qatar-funded network. During this time, these same terrorists and mercenaries fighters were responsible for a number of civilian murders, including Christian cleansing in parts of Syria, and also suicide and other bombs, in their reign of terror designed to collapse the Assad government from within the country, allowing western corporate interests to reorganize Syria’s economy and install a Washington/London-friendly regime.

Al Jazeera does still produce many quality documentary features and current affairs programming, but its news coverage of recent in both Libya and Syria – has sunk to a new low in journalism, and looks like it has been carefully produced by newsroom plants from Washington DC and Whitehall. The term here is western propaganda.

Controlled Media 101: How to bend reality

Many liberal-leaning TV viewers and middle of the road journalists are mostly unaware of Al Jazeera’s alliance with Washington DC and London regarding regime change in Syria, and still regard Al Jazeera in class ‘outside of the major media’ and hence they believe it is not bought and paid for like many others including the BBC, CNN, ABC, FOX, CBS and MSNBC. It may be that they were simply not paying very close attention to Al Jazeera’s recent news coverage and clandestine exploits in both Libya and Syria.

Al Jazeera very cleverly pretend to be report both sides of the conflict, but in practice they never actually do it. It seems they’ve learned from the masters at CNN and the BBC on how to frame a conflict for geopolitical  PR purposes – which amounts to little more than cheap propaganda designed to serve both Western and Gulf monarchy interests. Watch…


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