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News Commentary – Oct 19, 2012 (Truthseeker webpage)
Like the BBC the Guardian newspaper relies on its reputation for being ‘liberal’ (and it is able) to essentially peddle disinformation in the guise of news coverage.
Its report on the bombing in Beirut Friday is a case in point.
The blast in a largely Christian district killed as many as eight and left nearly eighty injured. No one has yet claimed responsibility but that didn’t stop the Guardian from implying that Syria may have had a hand in it.
The Guardian report continues: “Shia fighters with the Hezbollah group have been fighting on Assad’s side, while Syrian rebels have used Lebanon to supply forces fighting the Syrian regime.”
The Guardian makes absolutely no mention of Western involvement in supporting the “Syrian rebels”, many of who are not even Syrian. Nor does it allude to the financial and material support the anti-Assad forces have been receiving from the Gulf States.
Instead, the Guardian simply repeats earlier allegations that Syria was involved in the assassination of Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. Again, no hard evidence has ever emerged to confirm these claims…
(W)hen investigating a crime, look for those who would benefit the most from it. And in real terms, President Assad would gain absolutely nothing from the conflict in Syria spilling over into Lebanon.
Gen Wissam al-Hassan was head of Lebanon’s internal security forces and known to be a thorn in the side of the Bashar al-Asssad’s Syrian regime was killed in the blast.
The only beneficiaries from the conflict in Syria spreading into to Lebanon would be the Western powers and their allies in the Gulf and Israel. And, the Guardian pointedly ignores this very real possibility along with any mention of possible Israeli involvement.
Two journalists complied the Guardian’s report, one in Lebanon and another in London, the London-based journalist is probably in the pay of British intelligence. Remember that next time you read anything from the Guardian.
Picture credits REUTERS/Hasan Shaaban