Russia Falsely Accused of Killing and Wounding Dozens of Syrian Civilians
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
The Big Lie repeated numerous times before, notably during the 2016 battle of East Aleppo and 2018 combat in Eastern Ghouta, liberating both cities from the scourge of US-supported terrorists.
It's impossible for aerial operations to avoid civilian casualties entirely. US-led terror-bombing continues massacring countless thousands of noncombatants indiscriminately - notably during the rape and destruction of Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa, Syria.
Months of terror-bombing turned these cities largely into rubble, most victims buried beneath it, US-led naked aggression largely responsible - both cities transformed into moonscapes on the phony pretext of combating ISIS Washington created and supports.
Russia scrupulously tries avoiding noncombatant casualties, focusing solely on combating terrorists - polar opposite how Washington, NATO, Israel and their rogue allies operate, civilians considered legitimate targets while claiming otherwise.
On Friday, Russia again was falsely accused of killing and wounding dozens of civilians in Syria's Zardana village.
Accusers were the pro-Western, UK-funded, London-based, one-man-operated so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Right, its mission unrelated to its name, just the opposite - as well as the Western-funded, al-Qaeda-linked White Helmets, their work unrelated to Syrian civil defense, as falsely claimed.
The fabricated Russophobic report said the incident occurred after village Muslims broke their Ramadan fast at sunset.
The NYT published an AP News report on the incident, falsely accusing Russia of what was a US-led terror-bombing incident or a massacre carried out by terrorists the Trump regime supports.
That's what happened, not Russophobic propaganda laying blame where it doesn't belong.
Russia's Defense Ministry denied the false accusation of its warplanes involved in massacring Zardana village civilians, a statement saying:
"All reports of the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the White Helmets about the alleged strike carried out by a Russian warplane in the evening of June 7 near the settlement of Zardana in the Idlib province are untrue," adding:
In the past 24 hours "violent clashes (took place) between a large detachment of the al-Nusra Front terrorist organization and its implacable enemy, Jaysh Al-Ahrar opposition group, with the use of heavy artillery weapons" - the likely cause of civilian casualties.
Accusations against Russia and alleged Syrian use of CWs are never supported by credible evidence - falsified claims without substance alone, repeated with disturbing regularity.
That's the way propaganda works, effective when media scoundrels blast out falsified rubbish.
It's their specialty, truth-telling on major issues banished from their reports, serial lying instead, often blaming victims for high crimes committed against them - notably in supporting Israeli aggression against defenseless Palestinians, Gazans most of all.
At the same time, Western media scoundrels are notably silent about atrocities committed by Pentagon-led terror-bombing - mass slaughter and destruction in all US war theaters, naked aggression against nations threatening no one.
Media scoundrels back all US wars of aggression and others planned, serving as press agents for wealth, power and privilege, ignoring US-led high crimes of war and against humanity, sharing guilt by silence and support for what demands denunciation - along with reporting a steady stream of propaganda, Big Lies drowning out vital truth-telling.
That's the reality of how America, NATO, Israel and their rogue allies get away with mass murder and much more.
Media where most people get so-called news and information suppress what demands explaining - along with failing to call for aggressors to be held accountable.
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