Thursday, April 12, 2012

Amnesty International Propaganda Targets Russia and Syria

Shameless propaganda stunt by US State Department run, Soros-funded front Amnesty International. 

Tony Cartalucci, Contributor 
Activist Post

The Amnesty International "infographic" titled, "Shocking Facts About Who’s Arming Human Rights Abusers," portraying Russia's arming of Syria as "fueling the most bloodshed" is not "shocking" at all when one realizes the disingenuous human rights advocacy organization is run by US State Department officials and is funded by convicted criminal George Soros' Open Society Institute (annual report page 8), as well as the UK Department for International Development (page 8), the European Commission, and other corporate-funded foundations.

The "infographic," in this context, clearly becomes a case of shameless, politically motivated propaganda using the Amnesty International "brand" to give it the legitimacy its increasingly distrusted sponsors lack.

arms trade infographic

Image: Amnesty International's "infographic" aimed at the lowest possible intellectual denominator in their target audience. While Syria might be the biggest enemy of the US currently, it is by no means the greatest human rights violator - Ugandan "president-for-life" Museveni displaces entire populations of tens of thousands of people in single US-British land grabs and has led regional military campaigns that have killed millions - yet he receives millions in military aid and arms from the West. Such hypocrisy reveals Amnesty International as the politically-motivated front it ultimately is. (click here to enlarge)

The graphic is so inaccurate, so full of such overt, easily refuted lies, it must be aimed at the most ignorant, impressionable members of Western society. It also contains glaring inexplicable hypocrisy. For instance, while Russia defends its arming of Syria's government by citing documented evidence that the unrest is being fomented by foreign-funded, well armed terrorists committing a multitude of atrocities, even according to Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International's sister organization, what imaginable excuse could France, Germany, the US, or the UK have for arming Syria, Bahrain, Yemen, or Libya past or present - especially when these same nations have justified the total summation of their foreign meddling and military interventionism with acting upon "humanitarian concerns?"

The next glaring deception comes from Amnesty International's "Human Cost" tally. Amnesty cites themselves as the source for the tallies, admitting that they have no accurate information regarding Libya or whether or not the tally includes the thousands upon thousands killed in NATO's onslaught or during the genocidal orgy carried out by NATO-armed and backed Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) terrorists. It should be noted that NATO's Libyan legion of terror is still to this day carrying out systematic atrocities (also covered here) in both Libya, and across the Arab World.

One assumes that Amnesty International's tally for Syria comes either from the UN's already discredited tally, or Amnesty International's own tally taken from London-based foreign-funded NGO's working out of the British Foreign Ministry's office who are basing their tallies on hearsay and overt fabrications.

The UN number was likewise based on hearsay, taken from opposition members in Geneva and compiled by Fortune 500 think-tank director, Karen Koning AbuZayd. AbuZayd sits on the Washington D.C. based Middle East Policy Council, along side current and former associates of Exxon, the US military, the CIA, the Saudi Binladin Group, the US-Qatari Business Council and both former and current members of the US government. Clearly, by representing the very interests who have been trying to reorder the Arab World for their own convenience for decades, AbuZayd's involvement compromises the entire UN report as well as the credibility of the UN itself.

Image: Amnesty International using the same "activism 2.0" gags employed by their junior partners at Invisible Children, the perpetrators of the Kony 2012 scam. Note the "Donate Now: Fight bad guys with every dollar," and how like Invisible Children, Amnesty addresses its audience as if they are children - a tried and true method employed by propagandists. Ironically, Amnesty and Invisible Children also both so happen to cultivate a myriad of connections with the US State Department and corporate interests.

But perhaps what is most offensive of all, is not the intelligence-insulting lies told by Amnesty International, but rather the information they failed to include in their "infographic." This includes information like the 60-billion dollar arms deal the US signed with notorious human rights abuser Saudi Arabia - the largest arms deal in US history -- and the billions upon endless billions of dollars sent to the Israeli government to maintain its belligerent regional posture as well as maintain their nation-sized concentration camp, sometimes called "Palestine."

At best, the only difference between Russia's arming the legitimate government of Syria, and the US arming Libyan terrorists, Saudi despots, and Israeli megalomaniacs is clever Western propaganda used to mischaracterize each instance, justifying it when it suits the West, and demonizing it when arms dealing works against them. At worst, the difference is in fact that Russia is arming standing governments while the US and its NATO-Arab League partners are veritably arming notorious terrorist organizations, many listed on both British and US government lists of "foreign terrorist organizations." This includes the Iraqi-Iranian Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK), the aforementioned LIFG, and Baluchi terrorists on the Iranian-Pakistani border.

The purpose of this arming of terrorists is to do exactly what Amnesty International accuses Russia of doing, fueling bloodshed. In fact, as the West demanded Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to withdraw troops from Syrian cities according to a UN brokered "peace plan," the West's proxy rebels openly denounced the deal and promised to fight on. Instead of berating the rebels, the West along with their Arab League partners pledged cash and weapons to the rebels encouraging them to flaunt the "peace deal" and indeed perpetuate the bloodshed.

And this is only the latest in a long series of politically-motivated stunts pulled by Amnesty International specifically targeting both Russia and Syria. Whatever credibility Amnesty International might have had left after its participation in the destruction of Libya and indeed its own "fueling of bloodshed" in North Africa, it has completely buried under the battlefields of Syria.

Tony Cartalucci's articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at  Land Destroyer Report.    

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nidtuno said...

if one taxpayer armed one gunman to kill one person in a foreign country (including his or her own), it is one too many. all resource and land grabbing bankrolled corporate superpowers are the same demonic psychopathic fools

Anonymous said...

Thank you for exposing Amnesty International! I lost all respect for Human Rights Watch when I read a transcript of its interview with Amy Goodman just after Gaddafi was murdered. HRW's guy in Libya was cut off by Goodman as he was about to veer from the script; a highly convenient 'lost connection' ensued. When the interview resumed, HRW parroted the perfect pro-NATO responses to all of Amy's canned questions. I stopped watching, listening and reading most of the 'mainstream alternative' news outlets after Libya. Better late than never.

Netzblockierer said...

I would like to see the source that leads you to such an insane result.

In fact, the US are the greatest producer, user and trader of weapons worldwide.

We all know that the only reason, why the US invaded Iraq was oil.

Nevertheless, Germany has to be set on rank two, due to the fact, that they export submarines (so called ''dolphin''-class, manufactured by HDW in Kiel) prepared to fire nukes and offer 2nd. strike ability to Israel.

Germany's ''Federal Security Council'' (Bundessicherheitsrat) also legislated the Export of hundreds of MG36 from HK, and 200 ''Leopard 2''-Tanks to Saudi-Arabia.

Nevetheless, Belgium has to be ranked #3, due to the export of massive amounts of guns, alike FN Minini (known as M249 or M575) FN P90 and FN F2000, most of them (about 5.000pcs. P90!) to Ghaddafi.

Thereof, you information is inaccurate and your result you put outta them is completely false.

Please feel free to respond, otherwise I feel myself confirmed that you are embedded by Syria and/or Russia for posting this article!

Anonymous said...

My wife's friend is a Syrian Christian. She has just returned from Damascus where she spent Easter. She is really sad the way things are going in her country. She actually heard fighting going on when she was there. She says the people still support the government because they are afraid of the armed thugs (supported by the West and Saudi Arabia) who are running around causing havoc. You wouldn't think so if you listen to the non-stop propaganda in the Western media and Al Jazeera.

What is tragic is that nobody really cares about the people of Syria. Already they are suffering because of sanctions. What happens if the regime falls? Inevitably there will be a power vacuum. You can't expect the armed thugs to put away their weapons and become democrats overnight. There may well be sectarian conflict as Syrian society is diverse.

It would be tragic if the last standing secular Arab republic becomes some sort of fundamentalist Islamic country. Minorities will be treated like sh*t.

Anonymous said...

Its ironic that the country that arms the world,wants to dissarm their own people.

Anonymous said...

Amnesty International, the latest victim of the Left Wing's misguided assault on anyone who criticizes the bloody tyrants they worship. Yet, when Amnesty International puts out a report condenming the atrocities of the US or anyone else they don't like, only then is Amnesty International a beacon of truth among the oppresed. What a bunch of hypocrites! Every bit as disgusting as the ones on the Right.

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