HRW Report on “Syrian Torture” Nonsensical, Hypocritical by Tony Cartalucci

3 July 2012Global

Careless readers might think report covers Western atrocities committed in Afghanistan and Iraq

012 – The Western press leapt into action, promoting and sensationalizing a recent report on alleged “torture” taking place in Syria. The Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, is based solely on 200 alleged victims of the abuse including opposition members and alleged defectors interviewed either by phone or Skype, or in terrorist havens inside NATO-member Turkey along the Turkish-Syrian border.

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Image: US abuse and torture in Iraq was photographed – not based on “activist” hearsay. The US as a matter of foreign policy has been torturing and arbitrarily mass-murdering on a global scale for at least a decade. The latest from the West’s self-appointed international arbiter on human rights, Human Rights Watch, is perhaps the most desperate and feckless attempt to secure a “moral high ground” over Syria as global opinion shifts decisively against the West’s neo-imperial and increasingly aggressive agenda. 


The dubious nature of the sources the conveniently timed report is based upon is only surpassed by the level of acute hypocrisy exhibited by the West, who not only has been accused itself (and admits openly) of maintaining a policy of torture, but carries out said policy on a global scale, and have been doing so, by their own account for at least a decade. Readers perusing the HRW report might mistaken it as a throw-back to America’s occupation of Iraq, where US soldiers were photographed raping prisoners, torturing them with battery acid, and indeed torturing and sexually abusing minors. Readers not carefully examining the report may also be confused as to whether or not the report concerns the Syrian government, or the so-called “Free Syrian Army” which HRW has already conceded is likewise carrying out widespread torture, kidnapping, and mass murder. 

The report, in reality, is the latest chapter of a nefarious, premeditated propaganda campaign aimed at perpetuating the violence and instability in Syria in hopes of finalizing the West’s long-planned “regime change” and the installation of a Western proxy-client state. Such war propaganda is a crime against world peace, as determined by the Nuremberg precedent.

Tony Cartalucci is a frequent contributor to Global Research.  Global Research Articles by Tony Cartalucci

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