Le « journaliste » militant Mahmoud Raslan, d’Alep Est, aujourd’hui à Ramouseh. A l’arrière plan, un tank capturé par les groupes terroristes.
On nous a envoyé un lien vers ce qui apparaît être “Mahmoud Raslan” désigné dans le document de l’agence de presse AP comme un “photo-journaliste pour Al-Jazeera Mubasher.”
Voici une capture d’écran de la page Facebook de Mahmoud Raslan:
Il apparaît ici sur une capture d’écran de la vidéo (en bas, à droite et à gauche) portant une chemise bleue à motifs, et également, portant la même chemise (en haut à gauche) avec quelques hommes qui ressemblent étrangement aux “rebelles” filmés en train de torturer un garçon de 12 ans avant de lui couper la tête. [on reconnaît, parmi d’autres, les terroristes, Omar Salkho et Mohammed Mayuf, impliqués dans la décapitation d’Abdallah Issa, Ndlr]
Ainsi, le prétendu évènement dont les médias de masse cherchent à faire le catalyseur d’une intervention occidentale plus musclée en Syrie, a été filmé par des amis d’al Nosra , et son principal témoin semble être un associé des pires meurtriers de la région.
Description sur leur page FB: Aleppo Media Centre is a reliable source of news from inside the province of Aleppo. We have a dedicated team of correspondents distibuted around the province
Y a-t-il une confirmation indépendante montrant ce que cette vidéo prétend montrer? Savons-nous vraiment si le petit garçon a été blessé par une bombe et non par ses porteurs?
Peut-être que ceux qui nous réprimandent et nous insultent pour avoir mis en question la vidéo devraient-ils porter leur attention sur les vrais problèmes qui se posent ici. Le petit garçon de la vidéo est heureusement en vie. Celui qui a été décapité par les copains de Mahmoud Raslan ne l’est plus.
Si votre indignation est réelle et non feinte, tournez la où il le faut.
Off Guardian| 19 août 2016
Article original: https://off-guardian.org/2016/08/19/an-id-for-mahmoud-raslan/
Traduit de l’anglais par Arrêt sur info
At some point over the last few days a little boy and his family allegedly sustained minor cuts and bruises when their apartment building was allegedly bombed by pro-Assad forces. The Western media, which has consistently ignored the thousands of those severely injured and killed in Aleppo by “rebel” bombardment, has now found its conscience and gone crazy.
You’ll find it all over the Guardian, NBC, Independent and most other major corporate news outlets, most using the same AP source. The boy is allegedly five-year-old Omran Daqneesh. According to the AP report neither he nor the rest of his family sustained anything but superficial cuts and bruises.
Yet, in a conflict that has already claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people nationwide, the media wants us to believe this story is somehow unique and that the “horror generated” by a video of some people looking quite well but dusty and bloodstained will shock us more than the piles of corpses , “echo the anguished global response” to images of drowned Aylan Kurdi and galvanise us all into “doing something” – ie supporting a NATO intervention to save the terrorists in eastern Aleppo.
If the sight of all the major outlets who cheer on western-backed slaughter every day, running wall-to-wall op-eds and features about the tragedy of a little boy with a cut on his face, simply because it serves the empire’s agenda, doesn’t convince you of the moral and intellectual blank they’ve become then keep reading. It gets better.
AP and other outlets tell us the vid was “filmed and circulated” by a group called the “Aleppo Media Centre.” Who/what are they? Well,the Graun links to their Twitter, which is in Arabic,and which boasts over 20,000 alleged followers,including several members of the western media, and a plethora of similar short and often murky vids beside this one. We can also quite easily find their Facebook page, where we also find this:
That’s “al Nusra” as in the US-designated terrorist group. It looks as if the AMC quite approves of them doesn’t it. Even calls them “rebels” not terrorists”, and cheers on the fact they have killed Syrian service men.
We’re also a bit curious about why the AP report claim the video was made Wednesday night, when it was uploaded to Twitter at 13:52 BST Wednesday afternoon, which would equate with 15:52 in Aleppo. Is this a time-zone anomaly? But then there’s the added confusion of theTweet itself, which seems to say pretty clearly that the vid was made on Sunday evening.
Sunday? Wednesday afternoon? Wednesday night? It would be good to clear that up. Maybe we can ask the photo-journalist and alleged eye witness, “Mahmoud Raslan”, quoted extensively by AP and almost every media outlet.
It’s this Raslan who sets the scene, provides corroboration, gives the background human interest story of handing survivors “from one balcony to another”, and of passing “three lifeless bodies” before finding our poster boy alive. So he must know for sure when it happened. But so far he seems hard to track down.
Some outlets such as the BBC describe him as a “photo journalist for Al Jazeera Mubasher”. He’s also described by the Indy and others as the “photographer behind [the] iconic image” of the little boy in the orange seat. This is slightly odd because the most widely distributed “iconic image” is just a still from the video, as the Guardian itself admits at the top of the article linked to above.
he Guardian even includes an interview with the alleged author of the video in its rolling coverage. The man’s name is claimed to be Mustafa al-Sarout, member of the terrorist-loving AMC.
Presumably Mahmoud Raslan was one of the other photographers there, inaccurately credited with the still from the vid. But who is he? If you search for “Mahmoud Raslan Al Jazeera Mubasher” you get nothing but hits on today’s AP story. No one has yet found any social media page or website for him, and if he was a photo-journalist prior to this event there doesn’t seem to be any record of his work or credits immediately available.
It would be good to track him down if possible wouldn’t it. Because without his confirmation the only source for this entire bizarre non-event currently being used as a catalyst for war is an unverified vid from an anti-government, pro-terrorist “media center”.
UPDATE 19/08/16: We now seem to have an ID for Raslan. We’re not clear if he works for Al_Jazeera, but he apparently is a friend of child-murderers.
Crocodile Tears For Aleppo Poster Child
By Paul Craig Roberts
August 19, 2013 « Information Clearing House » – Washington’s media presstitutes are using the image of the child to bring pressure on Russia to stop the Syrian army from retaking Alleppo. Washington wants its so-called moderate rebels to retain Alleppo so that Washington can split Syria in two, thereby keeping a permanent pressure against President Assad.
Let us not forget the tens of thousands of children that Washington’s wars and bombings of 7 Muslim countries have killed without any tears shed by CNN anchors, and let us not forget the 500,000 Iraqi children that the United Nations concluded died as a result of US sanctions against Iraq, children’s deaths that Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said were worth it.
Let us not forget that Washington’s determination to overthrow the Syrian government has brought many deaths to Syrians of all age groups. Washington alone is responsible for the deaths. The evil Obama regime has stated over and over that “Assad must go” and is prepared to destroy the country and much of the population in order to get rid of him.
According to the Obama regime, Assad must go because he is a dictator. Washington tells this lie despite the fact that Assad was elected and re-elected and has far higher support among Syrians that Obama has among Americans. Moreover, whatever Washington accuses Assad of doing to Syrians is nothing compared to the death and destruction that Washington brought to Syria.
Perhaps the tragedy of Aleppo could have been avoided if the Russian government had not prematurely declared “mission accomplished” in Syria and withdrawn only to have to rush back after the Russian government was again deceived by Washington.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West, How America Was Lost, and The Neoconservative Threat to World Order.