THE GUARDIAN. Charlie Skelton takes a closer look at the spokespeople and the statement makers. These are the people who ”urge” and ”call for action” some of them are among the most quoted members of the Syrian opposition with connections to the Anglo-American opposition creation business.
The mainstream news media have been remarkably passive when it comes to Syrian sources: naming them simply as ”official spokesmen” without scrutinising their backgrounds or their political connections, Charlie Skelton writes for The Guardian.
”Though it is not yet stated US government policy to oust Assad by force, these spokespeople are vocal advocates of foreign military intervention in Syria and thus natural allies of well-known US neoconservatives who supported Bush’s invasion of Iraq and are now pressuring the Obama administration to intervene”.
”Several of these spokespeople have found support, and in some cases developed long and lucrative relationships with advocates of military intervention [military complex] on both sides of the Atlantic.”
”The sand is running out of the hour glass,” said Hillary Clinton on July 15. So, as the fighting in Syria intensifies, and Russian warships set sail for Tartus, it’s high time to take a closer look at those who are speaking out on behalf of the Syrian people.