Speaking from Lattakia, Afraa Dagher discusses topical issues and long term goals for her native Syria
In Syria and elsewhere the US government has increasingly resorted to the tools of ‘information war’ to manipulate the political narrative in order to advance its agenda. The campaign of disinformation concerning recent events in Aleppo is a case in point. That the US government is now pressing ahead with legislation to suppress critical voices is a clear indicator that its priority is to achieve total information dominance.
Though the greatest credit for the Syrian army’s victory must go to the soldiers of the Syrian army and to the people of Aleppo, the fanaticism and intransigence of the Jihadis in Aleppo, and the intransigence of their Western backers, contributed significantly to their “total defeat” and the Syrian army’s victory.
By claiming that the Syrian army’s victory in Aleppo forms part of an Iranian plan to establish Iranian and Shiite preponderance in Syria and the Middle East, sections of the Western media are lending credence to the sectarian propaganda of Saudi Arabia and the Jihadi movements it supports.