by Scott Creighton
Amy Goodman, you’re pathetic.
When we talk about the “progressive” left being confused about Syria (and Libya before that) because of complicit phony “alternative” left-leaning journalists lying to them incessantly, none of the institutions out there are more responsible for that than is Democracy NOW! and Amy Goodman. Under the Obama administration, the once fearless anti-war activist and journalist has become an apologist for war criminals. There is no other way of looking at it. And not only an apologist for their crimes after the fact, but a complicit co-conspirator in the promotion of propaganda to seeks to justify more crimes against humanity in the future. She is practically on the payroll of US Special Forces doing work in their unconventional warfare division helping sway the “hearts and minds” of US citizens to accept and even call for aggressive military action against non-compliant nations across the world.
This latest segment she did on the situation in Aleppo, which her propagandist producers called “Worse than a Slaughterhouse”, proves my point and solidifies her position as the Judith Miller of the fake alternative media.
At one point during the interview, when asked about a new report from the Intercept that says US sanctions are killing Syrian children and making life much more difficult for the population, the activist they are speaking with, Yasser Munif, starts repeating his ridiculous propaganda about Bashar al-Assad bombing babies across the country and “torturing the population”. He ends up saying “unfortunately sanctions hurt people” and then moves on to plug his upcoming protests in 30 countries set for Oct. 1st. Clearly the global regime change operation is rolling out a new promotional campaign for the humanitarian bombing campaign they’ve been calling for.
Ms. Goodman interviews two long-time regime change “activists” during this interview, Osama Nassar (who back in 2012 claimed he personally thwarted the whole of the Syrian government when they showed up at his home to “kidnap” his infant daughter) and the aforementioned Yasser Munif (who back in 2013 gave a talk about the “Syrian revolution” and redrawing the map of the country)
Throughout the interview with these two regime change activists, Democracy NOW! producers ran various videos made by the propaganda group called the White Helmets. The White Helmets are a group of terrorists and former terrorists who are now paid handsomely to run around making phony videos showing them digging various children out of rubble in order to promote the idea that President Obama needs to declare all out war on the government of Syria.
Vanessa Beeley shared a bit of a video someone made showing White Helmet members attacking a civilian in East Aleppo not that long ago. Funny how Amy Goodman didn’t use that video of theirs in her Slaughterhouse piece.
The White Helmets are well known to be terrorist siding with regime change activists and US/British-backed mercenaries in Syria. It’s not even a question any more. Many of them have been outed as being active terrorists as well.
A little while ago a group called The Syria Solidarity Movement posted a petition on Change.org calling for the Nobel committee to please stop considering the White Helmets for the Nobel Peace Prize. The petition read in part:
“The White Helmets are Al Qaeda “with a facelift”. They are terrorism and neocolonialism under the umbrella of Humanitarianism.
For the sake of Syria, please do NOT give the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Qaeda aka the Syrian White Helmets.”
The petition was pulled by Change.org after it received over 3,000 signatures but you can find the cashed version here. A video accompanied that petition which explains what the White Helmets really are.
The White Helmets are not neutral nor are they unarmed. According to reporting by Vanessa Beeley and others, they are funded by NATO governments who seek regime change in Syria to the tune of 100 million dollars and yet they are touted as “volunteers”
There is even a nifty new hearts and minds documentary out right now about them promoting them as brave heroes in the Syrian conflict. Again, their entire purpose is to promote all out war against the legitimate government of Syria.
Terrorists associated with al Qaeda sold to the people of America as “brave heroes”? Is that possible just a few short years after 9/11?
As bad as this documentary is in terms of it being pure unadulterated propaganda that seeks to turn the tables on our perception of al Qaeda in Syria, Amy Goodman and Democracy NOW! are much worse.
From their little multi-million dollar studio in New York their previous history of being anti-war and anti-imperialism provides them a left cover which is hard for the average progressive left-leaner to see through. Documentaries like this White Helmets trash produced by Netflicks are a dime a dozen when it comes to hearts and minds campaigns of the past. They rarely influence many for long. But Democracy NOW!? That’s a different story.
Amy Goodman should be ashamed of what she has become. Sure she might argue that as long as she does her service for the great evil every now and again, the main body of her work is still progressive and seeks to expose corporate and government wrong doing on a grand scale.
But I’m sorry, that’s not good enough. And the people of Syria who are about to be stuck right in the middle of a shooting war between the US and Syria, Russia and Iran probably don’t think it’s good enough either.
If Goodman no longer has the courage to stand up to these humanitarian wars of aggression anymore, she needs to get out the business of selling them to America’s left.
She is currently doing the work of the worst actors in the military industrial complex, the ones who deliberately undermined the peace deal in Syria by attacking Syrian troops on Saturday and then bombing a UN aid convoy the following Monday. And these are the folks who wish to promote a humanitarian bombing campaign and a no-fly zone in Syria. These are kinds of humans Amy Goodman now serves.
Democracy NOW!? How about Disinfo NOW!? How about Disgusting NOW!? How about STFUandRETIRE NOW!? Yeah, I like that last one.
Amy Goodman, you’re pathetic.
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