Establishment shill Christiane Amanpour has been challenged by the Russian government to interview the family of the famous Aleppo boy. As many readers will undoubtedly know the father and son have resurfaced and have challenged the Western narrative.
Amanpour, looking to generate a moment of drama used the photo to confront Russian foreign minister Lavrov and charged his government with war crimes.
This is from a reporter who apart from being descended from figures connected the overthrown Shah's apparatus, has also played cheerleader for all US military actions over the past quarter century. Her reporting deserves challenging on almost every front.
Why will Amanpour, CNN and the other Establishment media outlets refuse to take up this story? Why is the challenge receiving no coverage?
Because not only would the father's statements make Amanpour and Western media look bad, his narrative challenges the myth of the White Helmets. In addition Western media outlets have done all they can to discredit RT. Acknowledging the story is to (from the Western perspective) pander to the Russian machine and the conspiracy cooks.
RT is not above criticism and yet their journalistic crimes (so to speak) pale in comparison when juxtaposed with those of Amanpour, CNN and the many Western outlets that are little more than mouthpieces for the Empire.
The Syrian story is a web of lies, fog and deception. It is overwhelming to say the least. It is complex and increasingly difficult to untangle. It is a living tragedy, a churning cauldron that to me is at the heart of America's phoney War on Terror part II. The Middle East has always been volatile especially since the Ottoman collapse in the wake of WWI, but for the past twenty-seven years it is the US and its post-Cold War policy that have set the region on fire.
There are many war criminals on both sides but undoubtedly the Western Media, led by figures like Amanpour stand guilty.