That Time HRW’s Ken Roth Contradicted Himself Twice In 4 Days Over Syria

germany-syria-human-r_horoBy Brandon Turbeville

Human Rights Watch and its Executive Director, Kenneth Roth, have managed a number of brazen failures in their attempt to support Western-backed terrorists in their goal of advancing Western imperialism in Syria. From using photos of cities the United States has bombed in order to blame the destruction on Bashar al-Assad to attacking Syrian nuns who attempted to correct Western media propaganda about kidnapped civilians in Lattakia, HRW has made a name for itself as one of the loudest shill organizations originating out of Soros Land.

Kenneth Roth, however, appears to be in a race with his own organization to see who can discredit and/or humiliate him/itself the most. Obviously banking on the short attention span of his audience, Roth’s Twitter account has now become a display of hypocrisy, propaganda, and contradictions ripe for mockery for anyone who visits it.

For instance, going back over a year, Roth tweeted an absurd statement that “Assad released jihadist Zahran Alloush from jail June 2011 – part of effort to taint uprising.” Roth thus suggested the conspiracy theory that Bashar al-Assad released the Jaish al-Islam terrorist Alloush so that Alloush would radicalize the “opposition” (who were already slaughtering and torturing civilians as well as demanding extreme Sharia law) so that he could then crack down on the “opposition” (which he was allegedly already “cracking down” on) and use the radical nature of the “opposition” to justify his crackdown. Roth is suggesting that Assad would multiply and militarize a “peaceful” revolution he was already cracking down upon for public relations. This is a difficult pill to swallow unless the audience is inhabiting a place located as far away from reality as Roth himself.

The previous tweet came only days after Roth tweeted another gem. This time, he said, “Killing Zahran Alloush is part of Assad strategy of trying to reduce choice to him or ISIS.” Here, Roth is compounding and contradicting his own conspiracy theory since he seems to suggest that Alloush was a “moderate” and thus part of the “moderate opposition” he later claimed Alloush was intentionally released in order to poison. This is a man who led Jaish al-Islam, an organization notorious for rapes, torture, beheadings, and other acts of savagery against both the Syrian military and civilians. Only days before, however, Roth claimed Alloush was a poison pill of terrorism, suggesting that he was a moderate leading moderates.

The question for Mr. Roth then becomes, “Which conspiracy theory do you really believe? The first or the second? Do you believe either of them?” We certainly don’t.

Roth’s inconsistency is not atypical of Western Soros-backed “humanitarian” organizations or of the mainstream media. But how can anyone take Roth or Human Rights Watch seriously when he and his organization engage in such obvious pro-war propaganda. Even more so, how can either be taken seriously when their propaganda becomes so inconsistent and contradictory within a matter of days?

Of course, this is not the first embarrassingly obvious fail for Human Rights Watch or for Ken Roth. On February 25, HRW posted a photo of a devastated civilian area in Syria with the tagline “Syria dropped barrel bombs despite ban.” The “ban” HRW is referring to is the ban on bombing civilian areas that applies to both sides in Aleppo after the United Nations stepped in to save the Western-backed terrorists from annihilation. Assad’s forces had surrounded the city and had cut off a major supply route for the death squads from Turkey thus making the ultimate elimination of the jihadist forces a virtual inevitability.

There was only one problem with HRW’s tweet – the photograph the organization provided was not Aleppo.

In fact, the damage that had been wrought upon the civilian area in the photograph was not committed by the Syrian military but by the United States.

The photo was actually a picture of Kobane (Ayn al-Arab), the city which has been the site of heavy US aerial bombardment over the last several months as the US engages in its program of death squad herding and geographical reformation of sovereign Syrian and Iraqi territory.

But, while HRW was content to use the destruction of the city as a reason to condemn the Assad government and continue to promote the cause for US military action in Syria, the “human rights organization” was apparently much less interested in the exact same destruction wrought by US forces.

In other words, if Assad’s forces bomb a civilian area into the stone age, it is an atrocity, a war crime, and justification for international military involvement. If the United States bombs a civilian area into the stone age, it’s no biggie.

Partially funded by George Soros, Human Rights Watch has repeatedly shilled for NATO and America’s imperialist aims, particularly in Syria.

For instance, when Western media propaganda had reached a crescendo regarding the outright lie that Assad had used chemical weapons against his own people, HRW stood right beside Barack Obama and John Kerry in their effort to prove Assad’s guilt. HRW even went so far as to repeat the lie that the UN report suggested that Assad was the offending party, driving the final nail into the coffin of any credibility HRW may have had.

When a last-minute chemical weapons deal was secured by Russia in an effort to avoid yet another US/NATO invasion of Syria, HRW did not rejoice for the opportunity of peaceful destruction of chemical weapons and a chance to avoid war, it attacked the deal by claiming that it “failed to ensure justice.” Of course, the deal did fail to ensure justice. There were no provisions demanding punishment of the death squads who actually used the weapons or the US/NATO apparatus that initiated and controlled the jihadist invasion to begin with.

Regardless, when Mother Agnes Mariam of the Cross released her report that refuted what the US/NATO was asserting in regards to chemical weapons in Syria, HRW embarked upon a campaign of attack against her and her work.

Even as far back as 2009, however, HRW was showing its true colors when it apparently signed off on and supported renditions – the process of kidnapping individuals off the street without any due process and “rendering” them to jails and prisons in other countries where they are often tortured – in secret talks with the Obama administration.

If HRW ever had any credibility in terms of the question of actual human rights, all of that credibility has assuredly been lost. HRW is nothing more than a pro-US, pro-NATO NGO that acts as a smokescreen for the continuation of the violation of human rights across the world – that is, unless those violations are committed by America’s enemies. HRW and Kenneth Roth must now be remembered as exactly what they are – a fake humanitarian running a fake humanitarian organization for the benefit of Western corporations, banks, and the U.S. State Department.

Roth and HRW have made sure to drive the last nail into the coffin of whatever credibility they might have had. When the dust settles in Syria, both Roth and HRW should be publicly tarred and feathered in the press for their cynical deception of genuinely well-meaning people into supporting the Western-backed proxy war that has taken so many lives and decimated an entire country. In the meantime, they should be allowed to wither on the poisoned vine of Western propaganda along with the rest of the Western corporate media.

Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 850 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at)

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4 Comments on "That Time HRW’s Ken Roth Contradicted Himself Twice In 4 Days Over Syria"

  1. Daniel Wedi Korbaria | January 6, 2017 at 7:30 am |

    J’Accuse Human Rights Watch!

  2. Thank you. Thank you for exposing Human Rights Watch (HRW), Brandon Turberville. Many years ago this was a decent organization committed to its work. For more than 10 years, HRW has been totally co-opted. People are for sale. Plain and simple. HRW and Roth were/are for sale; they sold out. I haven’t bothered to review their work for years. The worship of money.

  3. (((Roth)))

    ’nuff said.

  4. That man lies everytime he opens his mouth and he never hides his bias US/NATO good all US/NATO decided enemy’s are bad. Simple.

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