There’s a story, and a back story here.
Secretary of State John Kerry opened his speech Friday by describing the horrors victims of the chemical weapon attack suffered, including twitching, spasms and difficulty breathing. Attempting to drive the point home, Kerry referenced a photograph used by the BBC illustrating a child jumping over hundreds of dead bodies covered in white shrouds.
Now, this is a problem. The problem is that the BBC, being a typical member of the propaganda outfits for statists, called the Main Stream Media by some Lame Stream Media, by others, lie. The BBC, CNN, NBC, ……. and on and on…. they lie. Especially when it comes to conflicts in the Mid-East. You cannot trust their images. Green Helmet guy taught us that.
BBC mistakenly runs dated Iraq photo to illustrate the syrian massacre
Somebody have been using illegaly one of my images for anti syrian propaganda on the BBC web site front page
On Sunday May 27 at 0700 am London time on of my image which I took in Al Mussayyib in Iraq on March 27, 2003 which caption is below was front page on BBC web site illustrating the massacre that happen in Houla the Syrian town and the caption and the web site was stating that the images was showing the bodies of all the people that have been killed in the massacre and that the image was received by the BBC by an unknown activist. Somebody is using my images as a propaganda against the Syrian government to prove the massacre.
Al Musayyib, Iraq – May 27, 2003. An Iraqi child jumps over a line of hundreds of bodies, in a school where they have been transported from a mass grave, to be identified. They were discovered in the desert in the outskirts of Al Musayyib, 40 km south of Baghdad. It has been estimated that between 10,000 and 15,000 Iraqis had been reported missing in the region south of Baghdad. People have been searching for days for identity cards or other clues among the skeletons to try to find the remains of brothers, fathers, mothers, sisters and even children who disappeared when Saddam’s government crushed a Shi’ite uprising following the 1991 Gulf War.
“I was surprised to see my image, which was captured in Iraq in 2003, used by the BBC in their recent article around the Syria massacre in Houla. It was reported that the image was captured and sent in by an activist; however this is not the case. I took the image in 2003, when working on a story titled Iraq, the Aftermath of Saddam, which can be viewed on my website:
Below are all the links of different media which have been talking about the issue.
Thanks and best regards
Marco Di Lauro
Photographer Reportage by Getty Images
Okay, the photographer is being way to generous to the BBC, in my estimation. At the very least, it demonstrates that the BBC is sloppy and unable to properly vet their information. They are not a news source, but a source of propaganda.
But, now, what does this say about our Secretary of State, John Kerry? At worst, this is an unconscionable and deliberate act of deception attempting to sway opinion and garner support for the US to bomb and kill people.
At best, this demonstrates the State Department’s inability to make proper discernment about what is and isn’t happening in Syria! He has zero credibility!
You can read more about it here.
And copy and paste the urls above into your address bar. On a related note. Did you know other than using pictures from past wars our proof also includes 100 YouTube videos? (h/t Dirk)
What the hell? Is Susan Rice going to make another tour of the LSM outlets?
Look people!!! Images and videos from that region are notoriously inaccurate and/or staged. Do not let our government lie to us!
My thanks to Kim for this information.