The published pieces quote Stuart E. Jones, the active Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern affairs, and include two satellite images, which they allege were taken in January 2015, of the Sednaya prison near Damascus.
According to Jones, the building has been allegedly used by the Syrian authorities to burn the bodies of prisoners died of tortures and inhumane treatment.
As a proof, the U.S. brought the ‘evidence’ of some international organizations and NGOs including Amnesty International which claims 50 prisoners get killed per day.
However, the report of the ‘human right’ organization was fabricated in London using a technology claimed to be ‘forensic architecture’. Such a method is about substituting facts, physical, photo and video proofs with animation and sound effects created by designers.
In other words, all Amnesty’s findings were in fact fabricated. These fabricated images almost appear to have been created for the video game industry by some overgrown teenager living in the basement of his mother’s house. War propaganda used to demonize the Syrian president and government.
The American ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, came up to comment on the situation immediately. As if on command, she accused the Syrian government of crimes against humanity while placing some responsibility on Syria’s allies. Her scripted actions and words are not subtle in the slightest and are quite efficiently used by western states to torpedo or complicate a process of peaceful settlement.
Yet another ‘sensational’ and ‘unclassified’ disclosure by the U.S. of alleged mass executions in Syria and bodies burned in a crematorium are dubious and aimed at undermining the settlement process. It isn’t an accident that such accusations are published on the eve of the Geneva VI negotiations.
Just when the talks in Astana which excluded the U.S. seem to become fruitful Washington launches yet another slander campaign and attempts to exploit the media to turn the world’s attention to ‘Assad’s regime’. President Bashar Al-Assad’s opponents are desperately looking for any possible way to undermine the Syrian government and sabotage the peace process.
Such U.S. actions are quite an obstacle on the way to peace in Syria. The conflict parties have shown that they are ready to find a solution to the crisis and to put an end to the terrible war. The positive results of the Astana talks gave impetus to Geneva-6. However, instead of backing the process, the U.S. decided to once again fabricate horror-moviesque baseless allegations against the legitimate Syrian government.
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Collaboration with Sophie Mangal Special Investigative correspondent, Co-Editor Inside Syria Media Center