After a known terrorist with the Nourredine al-Zengi faction (the group responsible for beheading a twelve-year-old boy on camera), along with his compatriots in the Nusra propaganda wing known as the White Helmets snapped a picture of an injured and bewildered little boy in the back of a hospital, Little Omran Daqneesh became the “symbol of Syria’s suffering” throughout the Western media. However, soon after the gullible Western public was sucked into the “Olympics of the feels,” it was revealed that the photo had indeed been staged by the White Helmets looking to produce a piece of propaganda that would sufficiently tug on the heartstrings of the American public who typically have no strings to pull on when it comes to their countries’ imperialist agenda.
In 2017, however, it was revealed that Little Omran was not only still alive but living quite well in government-held territory in the care of his father, a former Syrian military soldier and government supporter. Interviews with Omran’s father revealed that Omran had indeed been used as a stage prop and that the White Helmets’ terrorists attempted to commandeer Omran for further propaganda pieces.
Recently, the White Helmets’ “Little Omran” story has been exposed yet again for an even more blatant act of propaganda and staging.
In an interview with Abu Omar, Vanessa Beeley uncovered the fact that there had been another poster boy for “Syria’s suffering” shortly before Omran came along. Once Omran began emerging from the rubble, the first “victim” was discarded for the little boy.
In her article, “Aleppo: White Helmets Switched Injured Victim For Smaller, Cuter Omran In Propaganda Coup,” Beeley writes,
One lesser known aspect of this entire propaganda campaign is the existence of the other Omran. Another victim of this attack on a residential area of East Aleppo had initially been chosen to unwittingly symbolize the “suffering of Syria.”
23-year-old Ahmad was the first to be placed on the orange seat before smaller and cuter Omran was seen emerging from the debris and the White Helmets seized Omran and evicted Ahmad. THE photo was created, specifically, to pump up the pathos volume for Western audiences. Objective: NATO “no fly zone” and deceleration of the Syrian Arab Army advance toward the full liberation of East Aleppo from its Nusra Front-dominated, Western backed, terrorist infestation.
“Ahmad had an injury to his head and arm and was the first to be placed in the ambulance before Omran appeared. Then, the White Helmets replaced Ahmad with Omran,” says Abu Omar, Ahmad’s father.
When I went to East Aleppo in July/August 2017, I met Ahmad’s family, and they told me the story. Ahmad is now an SAA soldier based in Palmyra, battling ISIS.
A recently released short video showing both Omran and his father, Abu Ali, reveals that not only was Omran used as a stage prop by terrorists but that he himself was offered money to continue to use the boy for propaganda purposes. Abu Ali refused to take the money offered to him and instead did everything he could to shelter Omran from being used by the terrorists any further.
The interview completely destroys the narrative peddled by Western corporate media. However, we were wise not to hold our breath waiting on any mainstream outlet to cover Omran’s re-emergence or the fact that the precious White Helmets used him as a stage prop and offered his father money to continue using him. Instead, we expect silence until the next terrified and injured child can be exploited for propaganda purposes.
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, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1000 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 BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.
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