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The BBC propaganda machine has been caught out using an old photo from Iraq and trying to pass it off as being from Syria.

 

Shame on them.

 

Quote: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/9293620/BBC-News-uses-Iraq-photo-to-illustrate-Syrian-massacre.html

"The BBC is facing criticism after it "accidentally" used a picture taken in Iraq in 2003 to illustrate the senseless massacre of children in Syria.

 

Photographer Marco di Lauro said he nearly “fell off his chair” when he saw the image being used, and said he was “astonished” at the failure of the corporation to check their sources.

 

The picture, which was actually taken on March 27, 2003, shows a young Iraqi child jumping over dozens of white body bags containing skeletons found in a desert south of Baghdad.

 

It was posted on the BBC news website today under the heading “Syria massacre in Houla condemned as outrage grows”."

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So the issue is not whether or not the massacre happened, but incompetent editorial staff at the BBC not recognising an old photograph. Hardly propaganda if the massacre has already been verified from other sources.

 

No the issue is that the OP is using the story to attack the public opinion in the UK.

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It's not the first time is it. What has happened and is continuing to happen in Syria is atrocious and there is no denying that. However, when I'm watching the 10 o clock news and I have to check over ten minutes in that I'm not watching a documentary about Syria, I start to become a little suspicious that we're being 'primed' for an act of an inappropriate intervention, especially as it's being going on for so long and there's been astonishingly so little on the crisis up until recently. It also makes you wonder if they are being less strict with 'sources' as journalistic integrity and professionalism may not be their priority on reporting certain issues.

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So the issue is not whether or not the massacre happened, but incompetent editorial staff at the BBC not recognising an old photograph. Hardly propaganda if the massacre has already been verified from other sources.

 

Who do you think will gain the most from this massacre? Then you will find the likely culprit .

It is far from proven Assad is to blame for these deaths yet it is clear how the propaganda merchants and war machine are going to use this to destroy Syria and murder yet another leader. And probably killing thousands more innocent folk in the process.

 

Only an idiot would believe that massacre was conducted by Syrian government forces.

 

Here's a decent article- http://thechronicleherald.ca/world/101261-syria-denies-role-in-massacre

 

Sadly the majority of us will be reading this - http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4341455/Worlds-fury-at-slaughter-of-innocent-children-in-Syria.html

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