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The UN and General Mood’s missing report on conflicting accounts of Houla massacre

Posted by seumasach on September 12, 2012

Ronda Hauben

Netizen

10th September, 2012

[This is an updated and edited excerpt from a talk I gave in Beijing in July 2012 at a program sponsored by April Media.]

Part I – The Houla Massacre

The Houla massacre occurred in Syria on May 25, 2012.

This was but a few days before Kofi Annan, who was at the time the joint Arab League-UN envoy, was scheduled to visit Syria.

Immediately after the massacre, there was a media campaign in much of the western media to blame the Syrian government for the deaths. There were 108 deaths reported which included men, women and children. A short time after the massacre, an alternative account was made available by a Russian online media group, Anna News.(1) The day following the massacre, a news team for this online site visited the area where the massacre had occurred. Their report appeared on a number of alternative news sites soon after the massacre.

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‘UNHR resolution on Houla imbalanced, biased and beyond mandate’ – Russia

Posted by seumasach on June 3, 2012

RT

3rd June, 2012

Russian Foreign Ministry released a statement on Sunday denouncing the UN Human Rights resolution on Houla adopted in Geneva on June 1. “Russia, and also China and Cuba, voted against this resolution because the text of this document is imbalanced, biased and contains a number of one-sided assessments,” says the statement. “It denounces solely the Syrian government for the tragedy. But does not show any condemnation for the actions of militants, bandits and terrorists responsible for the blasts in Damascus and Aleppo, the open chase for Syrian civilian state and municipal employees, public and religious servants, shooting of university teachers and doctors, or taking hostage of Muslim pilgrims.” The Ministry states the text of the UN Human Rights Council resolution goes beyond its mandate and actually runs counter to the UN Security Council press statement of May 27.

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L’affaire de Houla illustre le retard du renseignement occidental en Syrie

Posted by seumasach on June 2, 2012

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

2nd June, 2012

Les Occidentaux n’ayant jamais tort, il est peu probable qu’ils reconnaîtront s’être trompé à propos du massacre de Houla. Mais l’important n’est pas de savoir s’ils rectifieront ou non l’image mensongère que leur propagande fabrique de la Syrie. L’important, c’est l’évolution du rapport de forces entre l’OTAN et l’OCS. Or, l’affaire de Houla montre que les Occidentaux sont incapables de savoir ce qui se passe sur place, tandis que le renseignement militaire russe n’ignore rien du terrain.

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Syrie : que dit le Conseil de sécurité ?

Posted by seumasach on May 31, 2012

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

28th May, 2012

C’est un artifice classique de propagande de présenter une opinion particulière comme une vérité consensuelle, de sorte que ceux qui la contestent ont l’impression de se marginaliser. Appliquant ce mécanisme à la Syrie, la presse occidentale et du Golfe attribue mensongèrement à l’ONU toutes sortes de positions qui ne sont pas les siennes. En réponse à des courriels de lecteurs, Thierry Meyssan pointe quelques manipulations de vocabulaire.

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Alistair Crooke, a former British intelligence officer talks about the killings in the Houla area

Posted by seumasach on May 31, 2012

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Syrian government denies involvement in Houla massacre

Posted by seumasach on May 29, 2012

Voltairenet

27th May, 2012

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Damascus has refuted accusations of being behind a ruthless attack in Houla where over 90 civilians were killed. Political analyst Ibrahim Alloush told RT that those killed were actually Assad loyalists, and the timing is suspicious.

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Oops, BBC: Iraq photo to illustrate Houla massacre?

Posted by seumasach on May 28, 2012

RT

28th May, 2012

With the shock of the Houla tragedy ringing across the world, the BBC has released a story with a harrowing picture of rows and rows of children’s bodies awaiting burial… But isn’t that post-Saddam Iraq?

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Houla horror: truth is elusive, lies are easier to spot

Posted by seumasach on May 28, 2012

Syd Walker

27th May, 2012

Over the last 24-hours there’s been a renewed media storm over Syria – prompted by a horrific story of atrocities in the town of Houla. Very gruesome images of dead children have been offered to the media, which has lapped them up and used them again and again on our screens and in our newspapers.

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