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The Guardian reporting on Syria

In today’s “Daily Drivel”, at first glance,  we have one journalist  appearing to report another journalist’s story almost ad verbatim, with both articles appearing in the same newspaper on the same day.

Of course, The Guardian’s Martin Chulov might argue that he was pointing out that while Ian Black’s, – the paper’s Middle East editor – article was based on a report which “proves” an array of atrocities by the Assad regime, his own article does add the information that, according to International bodies these atrocities are only the tip of the iceberg. Well, thanks for the extra “information” Martin, even if it might contradict Ian a little bit when he writes:

“The UN and independent human rights groups have documented abuses by both Bashar al-Assad’s  government and rebels, but experts say this evidence is more detailed and on a far larger scale than anything else that has yet emerged from the 34-month crisis.”

It really does represent at best bad journalism and it can surely be expected that these people sit down in a room together and work on their stories, which are after all appearing in the same newspaper and on the same day.All the more so as Mr Chuvlov’s article begins immediately by referring to Mr Black’s article.

At best bad journalism or, perhaps, just a waste of newspaper space, ….. and at worst? Where do we start? We’ll there might be Martin Chulov’s credibility as a journalist and it is fairly certain that Ian Black will always follow the standard mainstream version of events without giving us privy to the bigger picture and the real criminals in the West who have not only allowed all of this to happen, but who have actively promoted and facilitated it along with their friends in Turkey, Saudi, Israel and the Golf.

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There are a lot of poor bastards out there being used and abused; it is just not cricket "old bean". Something tells me that ignorance is not bliss, but is, in fact, simply ignorance and in the global village we cannot look the other way.

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