Monday, August 26, 2013

More CBC War-mongering

On August 26, CBC online published an article about the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian Government. As usual it was unbalanced and strongly suggesting that the Syrian Government is guilty as claimed and deserves to be attacked by the US and its allies.

The article included this paragraph:

The United States strongly suspects that Assad's regime was behind the Aug. 21 attack on the eastern outskirts of Damascus. That suspicion is supported by the international aid group Doctors Without Borders, which reported that 355 people were killed in an artillery attack that also included the purported use of a toxic chemical weapon.

The organization's president, Mego Terzian, has said the group is "100 per cent" certain that some sort of neurotoxic gas was deployed.

CBC is distorting the words of Doctors without Borders. Terzan's report did confirm that poison gas was probably used, but he also reported that he does not know which side in the conflict actually used it. CBC has written this paragraph to make it appear that Terzan is supporting the accusations against Assad, WHICH HE DID NOT.

This is a good example of the corrupted, war-mongering reporting on the Middle East that CBC is producing on a regular basis. 

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