nsnbc : The BBC war propaganda machinery was busted, again, big time. BBC 4 released a video report, touting the very same members of the Nour al-Din al-Zenki gang who beheaded a Palestinian refugee child as moderate rebels who are fighting the â€śSyrian regimeâ€ť.
(Photographic comparison courtesy R&U Videos)
In July, the world was appalled when graphic images showed members of the Nour al-Din al-Zenki brigade, a group the United States and Britain designate as â€śmoderate oppositionâ€ť, beheaded a 12-year-old from boy from a Palestinian refugee family who lived in a rebel-held area of Aleppo.
Members of the Nour al-Din al-Zinki Movement are accused of killing him. The group said those responsible were handed over to a judicial committee, and denounced the killing as a â€śviolationâ€ť. ..
The US, which has provided military support to the Nour al-Din al-Zinki Movement in the past, said it was seeking more information on what it described as â€śan appalling reportâ€ť.
Less than four months later, BBC 4 NEWS, however, would post a report in which the very same individualsresponsible for the killing of the 12-year-old were touted as moderate Syrian â€śrebelsâ€ť who are resisting the â€śAssad regimeâ€ť.
Not a word mentioned about the fact that promises, by the commanders of the Nour al-Din al-Zenki, had not held those who were responsible for the war crime accountable, these individuals were now touted as heroic â€śSyrianâ€ť resistance fighters in Aleppo.
The arguably criminal use of propaganda, by the BBC, pertaining the Syria war is, however, no novelty.
In June of 2012, BBC editor Jon Williams admitted that the BBCâ€™s coverage of the Houla massacre was based on â€śopposition based propagandaâ€ś. Illegally, and without permission, the BBC used a photograph from the Italian photographerÂ Marco Di Lauro, that depicted victims of an US bombing raid in Iraq, and passed it of as victims of the â€śAssad Regimeâ€ť and the Syrian Arab Army.
In February, 2016, the BBC would tout Faylaq al-Sham commander Yaser Abdulrahim, for the occasion dressed up in a Free Syrian Army uniform as FSA commander. Reports about more BBC â€śblundersâ€ť and flawed media ethics at the BBC are readily available by searching nsnbc internationalâ€™s archives, using the search word BBC.
CH/L â€“ nsnbc 06.10.2016
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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.