The “Human Slaughterhouse” Propaganda Campaign: “Articulating Notions of Public Truth”

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Over at 21st Century Wire, they have put together a long list of outstanding articles on this subject, some of which I have quoted in my articles and some I have not. The list includes works by folks like Vanessa Beeley, William Engdahl and others. It’s a great resource for information about this propaganda campaign as well as the many others aided by AI and HRW. Well worth the time to check it out and bookmark.

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As my coverage of this Amnesty International (AI) propaganda campaign continues, I have often been asked what I think about the timing of the creation and release of Nicolette Waldman fictional “Human Slaughterhouse” report. And I say “fictional” because it is based entirely on statements she garnered from former president Obama’s “moderate” regime change mercenaries. So yes, it is a work of fiction.

The timing could not be more obvious. The story hit the press on February 7th of 2017. Previously scheduled for Feb. 8th of 2017 was the latest round of UN sponsored Syrian peace talks between “opposition” groups, the Syrian government, Russia and other interested parties in Geneva. On Jan. 27th,  those talks were pushed back a couple weeks and are now scheduled for the end of February. But the wheels of articulation were already in motion.

“The report has been released conveniently two weeks before talks are set to begin in Switzerland between the Syrian government and the so-called opposition. This is no accident. Already, suit-wearing terrorists are crying that the Syria Peace talks scheduled in two weeks must address the report and the accusations. This “convenient” timing brings to mind the now infamous “Caesar” report produced and paraded around Western media as fact but which, in reality, was nothing more than Qatari-sponsored propaganda.” Brandon Turberville

As Tuberville points out over at Activist Post, this is a carbon copy replay of what they did three years ago just prior to a previous set of peace talks. Only this time they have better visuals.

“On January 20, 2014, only two days before negotiations were set to begin over Syria in Switzerland, a now famous report was released claiming to hold photographic evidence of Bashar al-Assad’s brutality against his own people and institutional torture programs in place by the Syrian government. The report, whose source was an alleged “defector” going only by the name of “Caesar,” and photos he allegedly took at a Syrian government military hospital, was touted as evidence of Assad’s cruelty and an example of how the Syrian president was committing war crimes reminiscent of Nazi Germany.” Activist Post March 2016

The deep state has a long sordid history of staging events just prior to peace negociations with the express purpose of making sure they fail. Most recently we remember the 8th Day campaign where they “accidentally” attacked Syrian army positions and had their “moderate” terrorists attack a UN aid convoy outside of Aleppo so the US military wouldn’t have to hand over all their information on “ISIS” to the Russians once the 8th day of the cease fire successfully completed that part of the agreement. Like what happened in 2014 and earlier this year, this is just one more effort by the masters of the universe to destabilize potential peace in favor of continued war. By accusing Assad of crimes of this nature and magnitude, even with deeply flawed evidence or no evidence at all, they send the message that they intend for their “moderate” opposition members to push for regime change on humanitarian grounds as a prerequisite for the deal which of course will not be on the table and therefore it will be a deal breaker.

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Author of AI Baseless “Human Slaughterhouse” Report, Nicolette Waldman, is Doing the War-monger Circuit Selling More War and Regime Change for Syria

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Check out al Jazeera story which features one of the sources of Nicolette’s report. He is a Free Syrian Army terrorist who did two years in the prison AND WAS RELEASED. Wait a minute… I thought they were exterminating everyone? What gives? (check out video at 1:10 mark)

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I wonder who’s kids they grabbed for this PR shoot.

Nicolette Waldman is on a one-woman campaign to rekindled Obama’s Syrian regime change operation by first cobbling together her bogus ‘Human Slaughterhouse” report for Amnesty International and now running around giving interviews to anyone who will put a microphone in front of her so she can make up even greater lies about the government in Syria killing Obama’s “moderate” mercenary terrorists en masse.

As I reported this morning (and many others have as well) Nicolette Waldman’s AI report is complete bunk. It’s based on sketchy math extrapolating numbers of hanged prisoners based on lies told to her by former and current regime change mercenaries in Syria as well as a “report” of 375 people hung by Assad in Syria coming from a regime change propaganda outlet known as the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

Starting with the New York Times, Waldman has taken her fabricated propaganda piece everywhere she could. The accounts get more breathless and outrageous every time she tells it.

“We now know where, when and how often these hangings are taking place, as well as which elements of the Syrian government have authorized them,” said Nicolette Waldman, an Amnesty researcher specializing in detention issues and one of the report’s authors.” New York Times

“We believe these practices are known about and approved by the highest level of the Syrian government,” Waldman told Fox News. “People need to understand that Saydnaya has been manufactured to be a place of slaughter for human beings.” Fox News

“This is a prison that’s operated by the Syrian military police. And usually detainees end up at this prison after they have gone through a horrible process of interrogation and torture in the intelligence agency branches. They’re also subjected to this incredibly dehumanizing set of rules.

One of these rules is that they can never speak even when they’re being tortured. They’re not allowed to look at the guards. If they do, they will be killed immediately. And actually one person in the cell is usually put in charge of the cell and has to pick out people to be tortured each day.” Waldman on NPR

Unfortunately, people like Dennis Kucinich are listening to this crap and it’s sinking in. Just like they did before when AI helped push the Libyan invasion and bombing and like they did when they helped push the “incubator babies” story way back when, AI is helping sell a regime change operation which will undoubtedly result in countless civilian deaths.

The Farce that is Amnesty International’s ” Human Slaughterhouse ” Study: It is, Quite Literally, Fake News Gone Viral

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE 2: Also… please read The “Human Slaughterhouse” Propaganda Campaign: “Articulating Notions of Public Truth”

UPDATE: Check out al Jazeera story which features one of the sources of Nicolette’s report. He is a Free Syrian Army terrorist who did two years in the prison AND WAS RELEASED. Wait a minute… I thought they were exterminating everyone? What gives? (check out video at 1:10 mark)

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I wonder who’s kids they grabbed for this PR shoot.

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Everyone from CNN to al Jazeera covered the Amnesty International report of the 13,000 prisoners hanged by the Assad government during President Obama’s “moderate” terrorist regime change operation in Syria yesterday. They titled the report “Human Slaughterhouse” so the concentration-challenged American public wouldn’t have to read much further than the title to get their water-cooler talking points for the day at the office. Fox covered it. The Guardian covered it. ABC, USA Today, Telegraph, BBC, Red State, Breitbart, Business Insider you get the picture, right?

All day yesterday, Amnesty International was trending on Twitter. Thousands of people left comments reflecting their outrage at Assad “the monster” and various news organizations published the baseless comments as news. It was a megaphone project that worked perfectly… for a little while.

You’ll notice the story has been relegated to the back pages today and some publications  have actually pulled their articles on it. There’s a reason for that. The AI report is complete and total bunk. It’s baseless, technically flawed and as they accurately reported over at Moon of Alabama, it wouldn’t stand up in even the most rigged kangaroo court on the planet.

Do you want to know many of those 13,000 victims of “torture, hanging and extermination” that AI has actual evidence of?

Zero.

It’s not 13,000 which is the high range of their “estimate” which everyone is touting on various regime change backing “news” outlets.

It’s not 5,000 which is the low range of that “estimate”

It’s not 375 that were provided by the western-backed, regime hating, openly lying Syrian Network for Human Rights.

It’s not even the “additional” 36 names that were provided to AI by “witnesses”

It’s zero.

It is total,complete, absolute fake news and there is no other possible way to look at it.

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Extrapolated Hearsay – Amnesty Report Claims Mass Executions, Provides No Proof

from Moon of Alabama

A new Amnesty International report claims that the Syrian government hanged between 5,000 and 13,000 prisoners in a military prison in Syria. The evidence for that claim is flimsy, based on hearsay of anonymous people outside of Syria. The numbers themselves are extrapolations that no scientist or court would ever accept. It is tabloid reporting and fiction style writing from its title “Human Slaughterhouse” down to the last paragraph.

But the Amnesty report is still not propagandish enough for the anti-Syrian media. Inevitably only the highest number in the range Amnesty claims is quoted. For some even that is not yet enough. The Associate Press agency, copied by many outlets, headlines: Report: At least 13,000 hanged in Syrian prison since 2011:

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian authorities have killed at least 13,000 people since the start of the 2011 uprising in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as “the slaughterhouse,” Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.

How does “at least 13,000” conforms to an already questionable report which claims “13,000” as the top number of a very wide range?

Here is a link to the report.

Before we look into some details this from the “Executive Summary”:

From December 2015 to December 2016, Amnesty International researched the patterns, sequence and scale of violations carried out at Saydnaya Military Prison (Saydnaya). In the course of this investigation, the organization interviewed 31 men who were detained at Saydnaya, four prison officials or guards who previously worked at Saydnaya, three former Syrian judges, three doctors who worked at Tishreen Military Hospital, four Syrian lawyers, 17 international and national experts on detention in Syria and 22 family members of people who were or still are detained at Saydnaya.

On the basis of evidence from people who worked within the prison authorities at Saydnaya and witness testimony from detainees, Amnesty International estimates that between 5,000 and 13,000 people were extrajudicially executed at Saydnaya between September 2011 and December 2015.

There are several difficulties with this report…

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Dear America: Stop Supporting Terrorists in Syria, and Around the World

by Steven Sahiounie, from 21st Century Wire

To the Government of the United States of America:

I am asking my American government to stop supporting terrorists in Syria. The US government, and media, keep calling them ‘moderate rebels’, but they are not.  They were never moderate, and many are not rebels. By definition, a ‘rebel’ is rebelling against their own government.  However, many of the US backed ‘rebels’ are not Syrian, and have no family ties to Syria, and have never been a citizen of Syria. For example, how could a Chinese citizen fight in a rebellion against the American government?  By what right does a Chinese citizen have to kill and maim in order to change the US government?  It is wrong and makes no sense.

I would never advocate, or support any armed attack, or rebellion against the American government. There are laws against murdering, raping, kidnapping and maiming people in USA.  The same such laws exist in Syria. How could a democracy and a world leader like USA advocate murdering, raping, kidnapping and maiming innocent Syrian people?..

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Obama’s Russian Sanctions Have Nothing to Do With Hacking: It’s About Syria, Not the FBI’s “Grizzly Lie” Report

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Putin refuses to retaliate against Obama’s bullshit instigation attempt.

Obama’s “Grizzly Lie” report is indeed a grizzly step toward total war across the Middle East and perhaps the entire world.

Since Russia and Syria were finally able to oust Obama’s “moderate” terrorists from Aleppo and liberate the city from it’s 5-year-long regime change siege, the Russian ambassador to Turkey has been murdered in cold blood, a Russian plane on route to Syria has mysteriously crashed into the Black Sea and now… President Peace Prize has evicted 35 Russian diplomats from U.S. soil and imposed some meaningless sanctions on a number of other Russian agencies and individuals. The claims are that we had nothing to do with the first two incidents and Obama’s actions against Russia are as “retaliation” against their supposed efforts at influencing our elections here in the states.

Of course, our intelligence agencies can’t very well take credit for killing ambassadors anymore than they can admit downing planes (Flight MH17 comes to mind). Wars have started for less and CIA Directors have been fired for meddling like this in the past (Bay of Pigs?). Not very often, but it has been done.

By the same token, President Obama can’t be seen as punishing Russia for driving al-Qaeda from eastern Aleppo. There’s that whole “providing aid and comfort” law to think about.

But the truth is there if you read a little between the lines… or if you just bother to actually read the lines instead of just listening to the lying talking heads giving their spin jobs on the MSM.

Mr. Obama said, and added that the United States acted after “repeated private and public warnings that we have issued to the Russian government, and are a necessary and appropriate response to efforts to harm U.S. interests in violation of established international norms of behavior.” New York Times

The expulsion of the 35 RussiansIt was unclear if they were involved in the hacking.”

closing of two waterfront estatesofficials declined to say whether they were specifically used in the election-related hacks.” New York Times

If they say it’s “unclear” if those expelled from the U.S. were involved in the hacking, that’s spinspeak for “they were not involved in the hacking

There have been no warnings coming from the United States to Russia about staying out of our election process. The warnings President Obama is speaking of were regarding staying out of Syria and out of the way of our “national interests” over there.

Like the president, the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, avoided getting his message muddied up in spinspeak as well. He made it quite clear yesterday that the sanctions and expulsions had nothing to do with hacking and everything to do with Russia interfering with our “national interests” abroad.

Russia does not share America’s interests. In fact, it has consistently sought to undermine them, sowing dangerous instability around the world. While today’s action by the administration is overdue, it is an appropriate way to end eight years of failed policy with Russia” Mediaite

Off the top of my head I imagine Ryan was speaking about Syria, Ukraine and BRICS but there could be other examples.

In Syria, Russia helped stop our regime change operation that intended to bring along with it the Qatar-Turkey pipeline and the creation of the western quarter of Greater Kurdistan.

In Ukraine our regime change operation took place immediately after the Ukrainian people decided they wanted no part of the European Union and the new IMF loans that came along with the deal.

And in regards to the BRICS nations… well, that speaks for itself.

And there are the interests of our neoliberal and Likudnik friends in London and Tel Aviv to think about as well.

These are the “national interests” Paul Ryan and President Obama speak of. They wont specify what they are because Americans are not likely to want to charge into global war over oil and banking hegemony since it’s their loved ones who will be fighting it, not Ryan’s or Obama’s. In fact, Sec. Kerry just lamented recently that it’s a “problem” that Americans are getting tired of sending their kids off to fight and die in these wars. You think I’m kidding?

And a lot of Americans don’t believe we should be fighting and sending young Americans over to die in another country. That’s the problem.” Sec. of State John Kerry

That’s the problem. We’re tired of sending our children to fight and die in other countries for the lies of corrupt people and the profits of our “national interests”. That, according to the Secretary of State in the Obama regime, is “the problem”.

Gee. I guess they need more motivation, huh? Lucky Larry been buying anymore buildings recently?

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More Fake News from CNN: Unsupported Claims of Mass Executions Carried Out by Legitimate Government in Aleppo

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: The bullshit “activists said” story has made it’s way to Reuters and the fake-left Huffington Post already. Someone once said a lie will make it halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on it’s shoes or something like that. Fake news sure travels fast these days.

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CNN has produced a litany of fake news in the past usually centered on supporting one illegal war of aggression or another on behalf of our global “national interests”. If you recall, Amber Lyon admitted CNN was paid to create fake news by the U.S. government. CNN lies on a regular basis in support of whatever agenda the masters of the universe have qued up at the time. Whether it’s a regime change operation or endlessly demonizing a candidate who doesn’t particularly serve the interests of the 1%, CNN is your go-to PR outlet for fake news.

Today they are parroting a breathless claim about the Syrian government committing mass executions of Aleppo’s civilians as they drive the “moderate rebels” out of eastern Aleppo.

It is a completely reprehensible and baseless piece of disgusting propaganda designed to aid various “national interests” in their efforts to generate public support for one last President Peace Prize “humanitarian” bombing campaign.

“Forces loyal to the Syrian regime have been entering homes in the last pockets of Aleppo held by rebels and shooting people on the spot, the United Nations has said.

A spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said it had been told that 82 civilians, including women and children, were shot in their homes or on the streets on Monday…

Activists said anyone with links to the rebels who seized control of the enclave in 2012 was being hunted down.

“Every hour, butcheries are carried out,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.” CNN

The “activists” that make up the core of this claim are indeed the “moderate” terrorists that we have employed to terrorize the people of Syria in an effort to force a regime change on the country on behalf of oil and LNG interests.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is not really an organization and it’s not actually in Syria. It’s made up of one guy living in London who has been producing fake news on behalf of the regime change operation for the past 5 years.

And that note that CNN uses to give their fake news credibility, their claim that the United Nations is saying this is happening is also just as dishonest and painfully transparent as the rest of their fake news story.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein who just happens to be Jordanian royalty, married to Princess Sarah Zeid and was formerly Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States of America from 2007 to 2010.

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