Sunday, July 24, 2016

Growth defect

"The beheading of a Palestinian child by Syrian rebels–none of it is true except the beheading":
  1. "Moon of Alabama, a prime outlet for Baathist and Kremlin propaganda . . . ";
  2. "Mint Press accepted the regime’s story as genuine as did Daniel Lazare on Consortium News. Mint News, of course, is the sleazy Baathist outlet that published an article about the rebels in East Ghouta being responsible for the Sarin gas massacre that was disavowed by the reporter whose byline was attached to the article without her permission. Meanwhile Lazare, who is otherwise a reasonable person, turns into a stark raving madman when dealing with Syria."
  3. ""A Syrian who was beheaded by a rebel group in Aleppo this week was a 19-year-old pro-regime fighter suffering from a growth defect and not a child, activists have claimed.""
I think Louis Proyect may mean well, but this blogging thing requires a certain minimum IQ, and ex-Trotskyist - and who would have thought that was such a common thing? - doesn't meet the cut. Growth defect?  Seriously?

"U.S.-Backed ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels: Beheading Boy Was a ‘Mistake’" "Syria conflict: Boy beheaded by rebels 'was fighter'"

"Anne Barnard and Liz Sly and the beheading of a child by a moderate Syrian rebel group"
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