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By Tim Anderson

The soiled warfare on Syria has trusted a degree of mass disinformation no longer visible in residing reminiscence. In looking regime switch the massive powers sought to conceal their hand, utilizing proxy armies of Islamists , demonising the Syrian executive and regularly accusing it of atrocities. during this manner Syrian President Bashar al Assad, a mild-mannered eye general practitioner, turned the hot evil on this planet. the preferred myths of this soiled warfare that it's a civil battle , a well-liked rebellion or a sectarian clash cover a murderous spree of regime switch around the quarter. The assault on Syria was once an important outcome of Washington s ambition, acknowledged brazenly in 2006, to create a brand new center East . After the destruction of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, Syria was once subsequent in line. 5 years into this struggle the proof is sort of transparent and has to be set out intimately. The bad massacres have been often devoted via the western sponsored jihadists, then blamed at the Syrian military. The western media and plenty of western NGOs parroted the legit line. Their assets have been nearly continually these allied to the jihadists . opposite to the parable that the massive powers now have their very own battle on terror , those self same powers have subsidized each anti-government armed crew in Syria, terrorists in the other context, including hundreds of thousands of jihadis from dozens of nations. but in Syria this soiled conflict has faced a disciplined nationwide military which failed to fall apart alongside sectarian traces. regardless of poor destruction and demise, Syria has survived, deepening its alliance with Russia, Iran, the Lebanese Resistance, the secular Palestinians and, extra lately, with Iraq. The tide has became opposed to Washington, and that would have implications past Syria. As western peoples we have now been quite deceived through this soiled battle, reverting to our worst traditions of intervention, racial prejudice and terrible mirrored image on our personal histories. This booklet attempts to inform its tale whereas rescuing the various larger western traditions: using cause, moral precept and the quest for self sufficient facts.

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