posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 12:35 PM
a few tweets/fb msgs:
Terrorist's attempt to attack #Damascus civilian airport has failed. Note that #UAE canceled its flights today -- foreknowledge... #Syria
-"This is not happening from Syria's end guys, state media is also down"
-"Syrian state media is also down, the internet shut down is not from Syria's side."
-"When our spokesman for the foreign ministry can't even #ing make a tweet you think the government would do that? its not ISP blocks there's ZERO
communication even at the top level sana doesn't work that's on a seperate network"
and Khimbar made a comment about the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; quotes from 2 posts from another thread:
Syria Update and Information thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Originally posted by curiouscanadian777
Here is the article I mentioned earlier about the Syrian Human Rights Council. A few excerpts:
West's Syrian Narrative Based on "Guy in British Apartment"
Opposition propagandist in England apartment is, and has been, the sole source cited by the Western press.
by Tony Cartalucci June 4, 2012
"The "Syrian Observatory for Human Rights" has been cited by the Western media for over a year in nearly every report, regardless of which news
agency, be it AFP, AP, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, BBC, or any of the largest Western newspapers. One would believe this to be a giant sprawling organization
with hundreds of members working hard on the ground, documenting evidence in Syria with photographs and video, while coordinating with foreign press
to transparently and objectively "observe" the "human rights" conditions in Syria, as well as demonstrate their methodologies. Surely that is the
impression the Western media attempts to relay to its readers.
However, astoundingly, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is none of these things. Instead, it is merely a single man, sitting behind a computer
in a British apartment, who alleges he receives "phone calls" with information always incriminating the Syrian government, and ever glorifying the
"Free Syrian Army." In fact, Reuters even admitted this in their article, "Coventry - an unlikely home to prominent Syria activist," and even concedes
that this man, "Rami Abdulrahman," is openly part of the Syrian opposition who seeks the end of the Syrian government. Abdulrahman admits that he had
left Syria over 10 years ago, has lived in Britain ever since, and will not return until "al-Assad goes."
..."Clearly for real journalists, Abdulrahman is a useless, utterly compromised source of information who has every reason to twist reality to suit
his admittedly politically-motivated agenda of overthrowing the Syrian government. However, for a propagandist, he is a goldmine. That is why despite
the overt conflict of interests, the lack of credibility, the obvious disadvantage of being nearly 3,000 miles away from the alleged subject of his
"observations," or the fact that a single man is ludicrously calling himself a "Syrian Observatory for Human Rights" in the first place, the Western
media still eagerly laps up his constant torrent of disinformation."
And when the Western press cites such a dubious, compromised character, it means that the actual evidence inevitably trickling out of Syria
contradicts entirely the West's desired narrative, so profoundly in fact, that they must contrive the summation of their "evidence" from whole cloth
with "tailors" like Abdelrahman. And while the general public should indeed be angry over being deceived on such a vast scale, they should be utterly
outraged that the establishment thinks they are so stupid - they'd believe any evidence coming from an opposition activist, disingenuously
masquerading as a reputable organization, telling us all what is happening in Syria via "phone-calls" received in his plush apartment in
and, from rt:
"Russia questions credibility of Syrian Observatory for Human Rights" Feb 25, 2012
"The activities of the controversial London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights have been denounced by Russia’s Foreign Ministry with
spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich casting doubts on SOHR’s reliability.
"As far as we know, this organization employs only two people (its head and secretary-translator). It is headed by Rami Abdulrahman, who has no
training either in journalism or law or even a complete secondary education," Lukashevich said.
The SOHR is one of the most widely-quoted sources of Syrian casualty figures and Lukashevich pointed out that many information agencies, primary
Western ones, often refer to SOHR data in their reports on Syria.
In fact there are two sites each claiming to be an official observatory and providing different data. The original site is indeed controlled by Rami
Abdulrahman, while the man behind the duplicate is Mousab Azzawi, who had worked as a translator for the original SOHR and launched his own SOHR site
in December after he was fired.
Both sites report slightly different figures, none of which can be independently confirmed, leaving media outlets wondering how reliable their sources
***Which/whom I should add, is still being referenced as an authority to this day.
edit on 29-11-2012 by curiouscanadian777 because: add