Democracy Now!: Possible NBC Cover Up In 2012 Kidnapping Of Richard Engel


Democracy Now!

What is the situation with NBC correspondent Richard Engel’s capture in 2012?

To summarize, Engel said just after his hostage ordeal that he was taken hostage by a Shi’ite militia affiliated with the president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, as well as Iran and Hezbollah.

However, it recently emerged that he was taken hostage by Syrian rebels who are possibly associated with the Sunni Free Syrian Army that the U.S. supports.

So he was apparently taken hostage by our allies, not our enemies. The story could have created a shift in foreign policy and public opinion against the Shi’ites of Assad, Iran, and Hezbollah and for the Sunni rebels.

His captivity showed the Sunnis of the Free Syrian Army in a good light and the Shi’ite militias in a bad light, whereas the truth was the opposite.

(Updated article)

Outrageous Discussion Of Torture On Russia Today

Russia Today gives its tenacious reporting on issues where the U.S. must play defense.

RT: “The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s extensive use of torture gives a new meaning to the term ‘shock and awe.’ Obama’s words ‘We tortured some folks’ is a gross understatement. Will anyone ever be punished for these crimes? CrossTalking with Fred Fleitz, Ray McGovern and Amy Goodman.”

RT (formerly named “Russia Today”) is a Russian state-funded cable and satellite television channel directed to audiences outside of the Russian Federation. The channel, which is headquartered in Moscow, presents round-the-clock news bulletins, documentaries, talk shows and debates, as well as sports news and cultural programs on Russia aimed at the overseas news market.

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