While the Western corporate media continues to paint terrorists in Syria as being partially moderate and partially extreme, the reality of the situation has become so obvious to those paying even a modicum of attention that scarcely anyone takes such reports seriously. As corporate outlets make outrageous and unproven claims about the “crimes against humanity” of Assad and allege that citizens of Aleppo are committing mass suicide as government forces liberate the city, Syrians have a much different story to tell.
Take, for instance, the story of a 21 year-old Syrian woman who was forced to live with America’s “moderate” FSA rebels, who is now so ashamed of her appearance after having been tortured and burned by America’s freedom fighters, that she keeps her faced covered as she gives her interview. As Syrian writer and analyst (a Syrian living in Syria), Afraa Dagher wrote for Syria News,
The life under the so-called moderate rebels in the eastern neighborhoods occupied by NATO armed and funded savages was not one of freedom, despite reports from CNN and others. These were the monsters that UN Spec Stefan de Mistura wanted my country to grant autonomy to, after he ostentatiously offered himself as human shield for terrorists to “…leave in dignity with your weapons…I personally am ready, physically, to accompany you.”
His offer was shared throughout western msm, msm that was mute when he did not show up during the humanitarian pause offered by Syria, when his dignified terrorists where murdering everyone who tried to get on the Green buses, to leave. de Mistura only returned, months later, with the demand for ‘autonomy.’
The voice of the woman in the video is full of pain. She is brave to have recorded this testament of her bearing witness, of her own torture. She is fully covered, until the very end, when she removes her gloves. Then we see that her fingers have all been broken, and her bones were not reset. She talks about the ‘rebels’ threw Syrians from the tops of buildings, how they stoned women to death, beat them with belts.
They burnt her chest with cigarettes. They scalded her neck.
They put men who smoked into holes, and beheaded them.
A rough translation and transcript of the video is as follows:
“They imposed al sharia on us. They were starving us, and if one stole a loaf of bread to eat, his hand was cut off. For women, we were not allowed to marry from our own men, from our own people, our own choices. We were told we had to marry them.They said it is not allowed to let women to marry those who are pro-government, because they let women put on make up and work, and let women outside without covering faces. And this is taboo! Such women should be beheaded. And what kind of marriage to such terrorists would this be? It is just to please the man for one hour.They will leave and send you to ‘sex jihad’! This happened to my friends. And they took our kids to join them, too. It has been two years I have not seen my son. They stole him. alNusra Front did that. Women who refused to obey them were tortured…beheaded and put into cars carrying their severed heads, driving around the city as lessons to other women.
They starved us and stole our homes and stole everything in our homes.
They killed my husband. They took his body to Turkey and later sent his dead body back to me, without his organs. I saw how they stitched up his body.
Everything is taboo and forbidden. I was burnt by a gas tank, but no doctor would treat me. Science is taboo. I ran into a doctor I know and asked for help, but he refused to treat me, saying under the new rules it is taboo to see a woman’s body.After my mother and I were released from prison, I asked to be taken to a hospital in Turkey, but they refused.
I am 21 years old. Look at my hands. I was refused medical treatment. I lost my looks. Who would marry me now?”
As Afraa Dagher writes,
Note the mainstream media non-stop talking about Russian and Syrian strikes against hospitals in eastern Aleppo! Damn, which hospital is this, with such ‘sharia’? No hospitals. No healthcare. No schools, either. The terrorists dictated that it was forbidden for children to join schools…all of such facilities were turned into centers for these terrorists and their weapons.
America’s legacy will live on in the burns, scars, and mangled hands of this young woman as well as in the mental torture she will no doubt carry with her every bit as long as any physical pain. The U.S. and their corporate propaganda outlets might continue to paint her abusers as “moderate” but, fortunately, as more and more people come to realize the truth of what the U.S. has done to the Syrian people, the corporate media will continue to die a slow death of its own.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 950 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.
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