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Syrians support Assad, but BBC won't report it, British baroness tells RT after fact-finding trip
Most Syrians support their president and military, but the BBC presents Britons with a different, one-sided story, a British baroness and member of the House of Lords told RT, after returning from a trip to the war-torn country.

Caroline Cox, a baroness and Life Peer in the House of Lords, recently returned from a tour of several Syrian cities, during which she spoke with a "wide range of people," including government officials, opposition leaders, artists, intellectuals, writers and ordinary Syrians walking in the park.


According to Baroness Cox, despite claims from western governments and media outlets, the vast majority of Syrians are thankful to President Bashar Assad and the Syrian and Russian militaries for fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL) and jihadist groups.


The Syrian people "are very grateful to the Syrian Army, to Assad and, I may say, for Russian help in getting rid of the terrorists. They are the perpetrators of the most appalling atrocities and killings."


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However, British media like the BBC have done a poor job of accurately conveying this public attitude, Baroness Cox told RT.


"People are very keen to hear the point of view from people inside Syria. It's widely felt and widely reported that BBC reporting is very biased and very one-sided, and so they really want a bigger picture."


She also dismissed accusations that her trip to Syria was in any way inappropriate or was somehow staged for propaganda purposes.


The baroness explained how she spoke freely with random people she met in the park, "something that couldn't have been 'arranged' by the government."


"I talked to two delightful Muslim ladies, in one of the parks in Aleppo, and that wasn't pre-arranged, and I asked them what they felt about the situation, and what they said was entirely consistent with what we'd hear in the formal meetings," she said.


According to Cox, her message to the British people – and to the entire world – is very simple: "Please, may we leave the Syrian people the freedom to decide their own future."

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ceciliazhang Post time: 2018-4-25 09:59
However, British media like the BBC have done a poor job of accurately conveying this public attitud ...

Lots of things the Western media don't like to report...

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Perhaps you allow for Britons to be informed even if they don't read Chinese propaganda? Most Britons know that Bashir Assad is "supported" by a majority of Syrians. That doesn't make him any more palatable.

He is a criminal. A murderer. A thief. BUt it is true that all Syrian presidents were the same. The Syrian people have never known peaceful times.

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Baroness Cox went to the relatively peaceful parts of Syria where foreign visitors could go without being frisked, stopped, kidnapped. She didn't venture out to the conflict zones. Her comment is stupid in the extreme. It's like saying "I went to Shanghai in July and I never sweated a drop. I spent 24 hours every day inside the air-conditioned hotel, was chauffeured around in air-conditioned limousines and never had to carry a parasol".

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emanreus Post time: 2018-4-25 10:24
Lots of things the Western media don't like to report...

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Are the Western media expected to report even when you wake up and have your first Oolong tea of the day?

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By the way, the German Alternative for Germany nationalist party sent a delegation of their party hacks to Syria to interview Syrians on the civil war. Their aim was to find plausible reasons for sending Syrian refugees in Germany back to Syria.

Needless to say their plan backfired. They couldn't interview people other than those close to the dictator, and thus their report back to Germany met with sarcasm and disbelief.

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