BBC News failed to accurately inform the public of the true scale of fundamentalist Islamic group involvement in the Syrian opposition

The purpose of this post is to assess reports made by the BBC during the Syrian conflict and specifically regarding it's presentation of the opposition to highlight the lack of clarity provided to the public in relation to the true scale, presence & involvement of fundamentalist Islamic groups. Western main stream media news outlets and…Read more BBC News failed to accurately inform the public of the true scale of fundamentalist Islamic group involvement in the Syrian opposition

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Politicians and main stream media establishments do not want to accept responsibility, rather create further division within society

Politicians and main stream media establishments urge you to pick a side regarding both domestic and foreign policy issues. Narratives are pushed with overt bias and selective facts presented to justify the narrative. If you criticize the narrative you are automatically accused of supporting the opposite to that narrative and vice versa. What this ultimately…Read more Politicians and main stream media establishments do not want to accept responsibility, rather create further division within society

Aleppo opposition groups merged under Jaish Halab (Army of Aleppo) coalition officially combining Western deemed moderate and fundamentalist Islamic groups under one banner

The Jaish Halab (Army of Aleppo) coalition was announced on 01 December 2016 which saw Western deemed moderate and fundamentalist Islamic groups in Aleppo officially merge under one banner as announced by FSA media arm the RFS Media Office (Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office). RFS Media Office article (01 Dec 2016) - Factions in…Read more Aleppo opposition groups merged under Jaish Halab (Army of Aleppo) coalition officially combining Western deemed moderate and fundamentalist Islamic groups under one banner

As Turkey and US relations sour, new alliances could be formed in the coming months and years with real and possibly dangerous ramifications

Following Turkeys attempted coup d'etat in mid July of this year, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to be rejecting continued US co-operation and a new alliance could be slowly emerging to challenge US influence. The new potential alliance consists of Turkey, Russia and Iran. Despite Turkey's stance in Syria which supports fundamentalist Islamic groups and…Read more As Turkey and US relations sour, new alliances could be formed in the coming months and years with real and possibly dangerous ramifications

Western deemed moderate and fundamentalist Islamic opposition groups working together in new Aleppo offensive, Syria

A new offensive is underway today involving both Western deemed moderate and fundamentalist Sunni Islamic groups to break the current Aleppo encirclement by Syrian government and allied militia forces including Shi'a fundamentalist Islamic groups. The direction of the main attack is reportedly South Aleppo although this could be miss information intentionally distributed, the next few…Read more Western deemed moderate and fundamentalist Islamic opposition groups working together in new Aleppo offensive, Syria