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03 March 2018


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"to continue an intense communication campaign on the Russian and Syrian bombings that kill civilians..."

Mission accomplished, at least with Ghouta. Here's a quick rundown of just a few headlines this morning., via Google News aggregator:

Syrian Activists Say 6 Killed During Russian-Ordered Pause -Associated Press
As Assaults in Syria Rage On, UN Warns of War Crimes. - Haaretz
Syria Attacks: No Justification For Bombing Civilians, Australia Tells Regime. - The Guardian
Relentless Syrian Bombing Campaign Turns This Syrian Suburb Into 'Hell On Earth'. - PBS
More Civilians Killed In East Ghouta Despite UN Imposed Ceasefire. - TRT World
Syrians Fight For Survival Despite Assad's Poison Gas Warfare. - Huff Post
US Pressure Needed To Prop Up Imperilled Syrian Ceasefire. - Axios
UN Says Syrian Actions In East Ghouta May Represent Crimes Against Humanity. - Deutsche Welle
Eastern Ghouta Death Toll Casts Doubt on Russia's Truce Plan. - The Guardian
Past Time To End Impunity For Atrocities in East Ghouta. - Human Rights Watch
Inside A School Still Running On the Edge of Rebel-Led Syria. - CBS
In Syria 'Never Again' Has become 'Never Mind'. - Daily Beast
Children In East Ghouta Use Social Media To Highlight Woes. -Anadolu Agency

How to account for the one-sided unanimity, aligned with the expressed intentions of the diplomatic grouping listed in the leaked memo (US, UK, France, Saudia Arabia, Jordan)? There is no mention of representatives of the media at the strategy session. What is the process by which they "got the memo"? And when exactly did the vaunted free press become the equivalent of the old Pravda?

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