By Eva Bartlett – Published in The Indicter:
In December 2016, filmmakers in Egypt were arrested in the process of
staging an Aleppo video with two children: the girl was meant to look
injured, and the boy was to vilify both Russia and Syria.
Even the corporate media reported on it, including: “The girl’s dress, covered in red paint, was what caught the attention of a police officer driving by, the ministry said.”
The incidences of fakery and hoaxes, however, does not end there.
Also in December, the scene of a ‘Girl running to survive after her family had been killed’ was said to be in Aleppo. In reality,
it was a scene from a Lebanese music video, which someone at some point
clearly chose to depict as in Aleppo, for the same anti-Russian,
anti-Assad vilification purposes.
In November 2014, a clip
dubbed ‘Syrian hero boy’ went viral, viewed over 5 million times
already by mid-November. The clip showed what appeared to be a little
boy saving his sister from sniper gunfire, and was assumed to have been