In recent weeks a subtle propaganda war has been going on between the United States and Russia. Both countries have been trying to demonstrate the legitimacy of their involvement in Syria and Iraq. In order to delegitimize Russia’s involvement in the conflict, I’m convinced, the United States has launched a purposely bogus story about the Russians bombing multiple hospitals around Syria.
Before I go any further this would not be the first time. The United States routinely makes up bogus stories to try and legitimize itself and achieve its aims.
The recent allegations that Russia has bombed several hospitals this week, if not a blatant PR conspiracy to turn the war fever up in the United States, is spun out of control.
Here are a collection of news articles I have found claiming or promoting the allegation that Russia has bombed numerous hospitals in Syria.
These four articles and the plethora of articles like them feature one thing in common, and that thing is that they don’t feature any evidence.
According to reports the American State Department is suggesting that Russia has bombed at least one and as many as 12 hospitals in Syria. Unfortunately for US propagandist there are not quite as many photos and satellite evidence from these hospital bombing as there are of the US bombing of a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Unfortunately I cannot seem to find any evidence that Russia bombed these hospitals, that these hospitals were bombed, or for that matter if these hospitals even existed to begin with.
When pressed the state department refused to give any evidence.
Here is a more comprehensive RT response to these allegations.
Where are the numbers, figures and claims the United States State Department is pushing coming from?
Since the US seems to not want to share any satellite images, videos, or photos of any of these incidences we are simply left with the word of a few organizations whom the articles purporting Russia is bombing hospitals.
The claims that these hospitals are coming from a few organizations that could probably provide a little bit more detail.
Let’s take the Syrian American Medical Society
On that page it shows a map of Syria where this group has been doing work. You would think that some footage of the supposed bombing of Idlid would make it out of this group’s meetings with the US State Department.
Other details come from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A group that has a history of being an anti-goverment mouth piece and whose leader has has not visited Syria in 15 years.
So without seeing any actual pictures of these non-existant hospitals that were supposedly destroyed by Russia I am going to assume that this is another case of a carefully crafted propaganda narrative dreamed up by people in the anals of the US government or “Defense” Industry. A la babies in incubators, Gulf of Tonkin, Jane Lynch. They were probably inspired by the recent plethora of US supported, targeted, and carried out hospital bombings across the world in the last month that are supported by real evidence.