Friday, June 30, 2017

Weaponized words Indeed had the following article today:

Chemical weapons watchdog says sarin used in April attack on Syrian town

Although it does not explicitly say so, it implies that Assad was responsible for a chemical weapons attack on his own people. There are profound reasons to doubt this was the case, a prime reason being that it would serve Assad absolutely no benefit and do him much harm. However the US wants to justify more violence in Syria and, without evidence, has pinned the blame on Assad.

Seymour Hersch, the famous investigative journalist, has published a deeply-researched article which suggests that even US officials knew that Assad did not do the crime, but this article has not been published in the US war-mongering media.

CBC also chooses to ignore this article, clearly for the same war-mongering purposes. Perhaps loyalty to Israel is also a factor.

Why does CBC ignore one very reasonable side of the story - the Hersch article - and repeat the suggestive and misleading stuff from the US? CBC has taken a very pro-war, anti-Assad position in Syria to the point of intentionally omitting important, contradictory information.

This seems to me to be a crime against the Canadian public. At a minimum, CBC should tell both sides to a complex story - not just the side that suits Israel.

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