Original Post written by Barbara Mckenzie
“The most determined and potentially most psychologically damaging campaign is the one to turn Bana of Aleppo into a star. Bana, the little girl supposedly tweeting from Aleppo, but actually the front for an account run from London, was selected to be the empathetic face of the campaign for a no-fly zone in Syria. Her account was tailored to create the impression of perpetual bombing, perpetual war crimes, on the part of Russia and the Syrian government.”
After I and others wrote about Mahmoud Halyaf who, having been born without arms, lost his legs to a terrorist mine, I was approached by someone from the Global Media Department of a US university department, who wanted to be put in touch with the family – perhaps they could help him. I spoke to his doctor, Nabil Antaki, who wanted to know more details , as medical staff were unwilling to allow the boy to be exploited. After conveying this back to the inquirer, no more was heard.
Dr Antaki’s attitude stands in sharp contrast to the corporate media, and to regime-change seeking NGOs such as Amnesty, who see children first and foremost as objects to be used and manipulated. A primary example is Omran Daqneesh, the boy on the orange chair, who was coldbloodedly chosen to be the face of a media campaign highlighting the trauma of…
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