The Latest Cockburn

In Patrick Cockburn’s latest article, There’s more propaganda than news coming out of Aleppo this week, he writes:

It was convenient for the international media to broadcast the videos and Skype interviews from east Aleppo as if they had been given as freely as in Copenhagen or Edinburgh.

I suppose this statement is fitting given Cockburn was one of the witnesses before the British House Foreign Affairs Committee hearings in 2015 to testify on Syria, all of whom were not Syrian.

The absurdity is only deepened when we consider the onslaught of attacks and innuendo, for example Max Blumenthal’s pieces on the White Helmets, that are unleashed if Syrians do link up with those in Europe to help get their message out.