by Stephen Lendman
Whenever US and/or “coalition” warplanes terror-bomb Syrian schools, hospitals, residential areas, other civilian sites, and vital infrastructure, Moscow and/or Damascus are irresponsibly blamed.
On Wednesday, an Idlib province school was terror-bombed. According to the UK-based/Western funded Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a shamless propaganda service, “warplanes believed to be Russian…targeted schools and its surroundings in the village of Hass…in the countryside…south of Idlib province” - killing at least 35, including 11 children, and injuring dozens of others.
The New York Times, Reuters, AP and other Western media scoundrels jumped on the story, automatically blaming Russia without fact-checking, citing the SOHR report, knowing it regurgitates anti-Syrian propaganda, suppressing cold, hard facts.
Russia categorically denied involvement. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova sharply challenged irresponsible accusers, saying:
“Everyone has accused Russia and Syrian forces of the attack, saying directly that it was a bombardment carried out by Russia and Syria. This is a lie. Russia had nothing to do with this dreadful attack.”
“We demand that all international organizations join the investigation without further delay. We urge the maximum attention to this tragedy. (The) attack is not surprising…(I)t deserves the strongest criticism.”
Zakharova blasted Western media scoundrels for automatically blaming Russia whenever these attacks occur.” They shamelessly proliferate misinformation and Big Lies.
When the Idlib attack occurred, neither Russian or Syrian warplanes were operating in the area. Since terror-bombing by US and “coalition” partners began two years ago, thousands of Syrian civilian men, women and children were massacred.