June 12, 2012
Who Are The Good Guys Again?
It looks like Syrian rebels are playing out a much bloodier version of Pallywood.
The horrific images and video of children and women being brutally murdered in the streets of Syria are meant to inflame Western sensibilities. It's human nature to sympathize with victims. But how does one direct outrage when the victimized are contributing to their own suffering for a political agenda?
We are led another route. Led in fact, straight into a free-fire zone. Told by the Free Syrian Army to follow a road that was blocked off in the middle of no-man’s-land.
At that point there was the crack of a bullet and one of the slower three-point turns I’ve experienced. We screamed off into the nearest side-street for cover.
There was no option but to drive back out onto the sniping ground and floor it back to the road we’d been led in on.
Predictably the black car was there which had led us to the trap. They roared off as soon as we re-appeared.
I’m quite clear the rebels deliberately set us up to be shot by the Syrian Army. Dead journos are bad for Damascus.
So are dead children.
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