Is the Syrian First Lady Discussing Death in Homs or Gaza?

asmathumb

A very clever video.

The Lede explains what this is all about:

A video blogger has remixed footage of an interview Asma al-Assad gave to CNN in 2009, in which Syria’s British-born first lady decried the Israeli bombardment of Gaza, to make it seem as if she was speaking out against the violent crackdown on dissent currently under way in Syria.

The remix posted on YouTube cuts together outraged comments from Mrs. Assad in 2009 (including, “the barbaric assault on innocent civilians has been horrific,” and, “this is the 21st century, where in the world could this happen?”) and video shot last week of the Syrian government’s bombardment of Homs, the city her family is originally from. (Readers should be aware that the clip includes some extremely graphic video of a dead child with a gaping head wound.)

Related reading: “Let Us Compare Assad to Israel”

Authors
Top
More in (1 of 584 articles)
idns1


Today's Top Stories 1. Hamas breaks the ceasefire with a barrage of rockets prompting the IDF to resume sorties over Gaza. ...