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PRESS RELEASE


WORSE THAN GOEBBELS:

British Lies Exposed in Arab League
Monitors Report on Syria

Feb. 7, 2012 (EIRNS)—This release was issued today by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee.

The French journalist killed in Syria was "killed by opposition mortar shells;" the opposition carried out "the bombing of a civilian bus, killing eight persons and injuring others, including women and children;" and there is an "armed entity" in the opposition that kills civilians and provokes the Syrian government to respond with violence. These are direct findings from the Report of the Head of the League of Arab States Observer Mission to Syria for the period from 24 December 2011 to 18 January 2012, which was delivered to the Arab League leadership around January 20, but withheld from the UN Security Council in the debate over the resolution to overthrow Bashar al-Assad that was vetoed by Russia and China.

The latest body count reports in Syria are British-created lies and exaggeration, coming right out of London through the Syrian Observatory on Human Rights-a British monarchy/Bush-Cheney-Obama creation. Syrian envoy to the UN, Amb. Bashar Ja'afari confronted the Arab League and the members of the Security Council last week in the run up to the Feb. 4 vote on the anti-Syria resolution about why they have not been given this report, but the British propaganda and media coverup continues.

Three areas from the brief report expose the intense level of the British and Obama lies. Quotes follow:

  • "In Homs and Deraa, the Mission observed armed groups committing acts of violence against Government forces, resulting in death and injury among their ranks.... some of the armed groups were using flares and armour-piercing projectiles."

  • "the Observer Mission witnessed acts of violence being committed against Government forces and civilians that resulted in several deaths and injuries. Examples of those acts include the bombing of a civilian bus, killing eight persons and injuring others, including women and children, and the bombing of a train carrying diesel oil. In another incident in Homs, a police bus was blown up, killing two police officers. A fuel pipeline and some small bridges were also bombed."

  • "It should be noted that Mission reports from Homs indicate that the French journalist was killed by opposition mortar shells," despite counter-accusations that the government killed the reporter. The Syria government is conducting an investigation, the report says.

  • It is a lie that foreign reporters are barred from Syria; the report lists over 107 foreign journalists and news agencies that have been operating in Syria for months.