It really is quite unreal; we have the BBC simply reporting Erdogan as saying that, even if they deny it, “there is evidence to prove the Kurdish YPG militia based in Syria were behind Wednesday’s deadly bombing in Ankara.” Don’t expect to be shown the evidence. Although, we might expect at least a slightly more elaborate effort to fabricate some sort of proof with that accusation than we will have with the latest incident of a hospital being supposedly bombed by the Russians.
Not that this is a supposed tragedy and once again a hospital was bombed, but with Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, quite right in saying that “each time those who come up with such charges prove unable to somehow confirm their groundless accusations,” and with Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defence Ministry, actually pointing the finger at the USA and the West when he says that “only aviation of the anti-ISIS coalition flew over the city” on February 10th, the day of the bombing, we might at least be skeptical as to the who is actually to blame for this latest war crime.
Or, we could try to talk to Eva Bartlett, who, like many other decent journalists on the ground, is generally ignored by the mainstream media. That would at least get us closer to an informed opinion, but instead here we are relying on the so-called “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights”, and a very busy man operating out of a drab semi-detached red-brick house in Coventry.
Still, credit where credit is due, and Ossama Suleiman, alias, Rami Abdurrahman, who uses “the simplest, cheapest Internet technology available,” might “need to control everything” himself, but he does, at least, have the help of “four men inside Syria”. Of course, the chances of those four, if they actually exist, providing us with any real proof is just about as great as Turkey proving that the YPG was behind the Ankara bombings.