Another Aleppo Boy in Douma

Another Aleppo Boy in Douma

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Both boys too young to understand were used props for staged anti-Syria/anti-Russia propaganda poster children stunts.

In August 2016, five-year-old (Aleppo boy) Omran Daqneesh was photographed looking remarkably calm, bewildered about what was going on, soot-covered, not bloodied.

He was falsely portrayed as an injured survivor of a pro-government Russian airstrike.

His image went viral online and in headlined Western media reports, photographed by Mahmoud Raslan. The photo and accompanying storyline failed to explain his ties to US-supported terrorists.

Eleven-year-old Hassan Diab is Aleppo boy redux, this time in Douma, scene of the April 7 false flag CW incident.

None occurred, as explained in previous articles – no one ill or hospitalized from toxic chemicals, no one dead from exposure to CWs.

According to Syrian Dr. Assim Rahaibani, quoted by journalist Robert Fisk, hospitalized Douma patients “were overcome not by gas (or other toxins) but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm.”

They were treated for respiratory problems because of smoke and dust inhalation from bombings.

Fisk’s report destroyed the falsified official narrative, blasted to readers and viewers of most Western media, left unchanged after exposed as a Big Lie.

Douma boy Hassan Diab was hungry, not injured from CWs or anything else. In return for food, he was used for the falsified photo-op, filmed by al-Qaeda-linked White Helmets.

Interviewed on Russia 24 TV, he said the following:

“We were in the basement. Mom told me that today we don’t have anything to eat and that we will eat tomorrow.” 

“We heard a cry outside, calling ‘go to the hospital.’ We ran to the hospital and as soon as I entered, they grabbed me and started pouring water on me.”

His father picked up the story, explaining:

“There were no chemical weapons. I smoked outside and felt nothing. I entered the hospital and saw my family.” 

“Militants gave them dates, cookies and rice for participating in this film and released everyone to their homes.”

White Helmets enlisted support from former Pink Floyd rock band co-founder Roger Waters.

He denounced them saying “(t)he  White Helmets is a fake organization that exists only to create propaganda for jihadists and terrorists. That’s my belief. We have opposing beliefs.” 

“If we were to listen to the propaganda of the White Helmets and others, we would be encouraged to encourage our governments to start dropping bombs on people in Syria,” adding: 

“This would be a mistake of monumental proportions for us as human beings.”

“What we should do is go and persuade our governments not to go and drop bombs on people. And certainly not until we have done all the research that is necessary so that we would have a clear idea of what is really going on.” 

“Because we live in the world where propaganda seems to be more important than the reality of what is really going on.”

US launched aggression in Syria rages in its eighth. There’s no end of it in sight.

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