I got to hand it to the jihadists, they know how to manipulate the media. In Bosnia they convinced the media that the Serbs were committing genocide. They constantly lie about Israel killing civilians. Once again, they have played the media for suckers. Last week the Western press claimed that Assad’s forces committed a massacre in the town of Houla. This was used by the bi-Partisan elite in Washington to push for intervention in Syria. Well, after some investigation it turns out the Houla massacre was done by the Islamist Free Syrian Army.
It was, in the words of U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan, the “tipping point” in the Syria conflict: a savage massacre of over 90 people, predominantly women and children, for which the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad was immediately blamed by virtually the entirety of the Western media. Within days of the first reports of the Houla massacre, the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, and several other Western countries announced that they were expelling Syria’s ambassadors in protest.
But according to a new report in Germany’s leading daily, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), the Houla massacre was in fact committed by anti-Assad Sunni militants, and the bulk of the victims were members of the Alawi and Shia minorities, which have been largely supportive of Assad. For its account of the massacre, the report cites opponents of Assad, who, however, declined to have their names appear in print out of fear of reprisals from armed opposition groups.
the massacre occurred during this time. Those killed were almost exclusively from families belonging to Houla’s Alawi and Shia minorities. Over 90% of Houla’s population are Sunnis. Several dozen members of a family were slaughtered, which had converted from Sunni to Shia Islam. Members of the Shomaliya, an Alawi family, were also killed, as was the family of a Sunni member of the Syrian parliament who is regarded as a collaborator. Immediately following the massacre, the perpetrators are supposed to have filmed their victims and then presented them as Sunni victims in videos posted on the internet.
This is was an Islamist false flag operation. They committed these killings and blamed Assad to get NATO to intervene. This is who our elites in both parties want to spend American blood and treasure on. Conservatives must push back against the GOP elites on Syria. Let the Assad forces and the jihadists keep fighting.