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Thread about France’s oh so humanitarian gesture towards the people of Eastern Ghouta, Syria. For those unfamiliar with this “touching” news, read the article below:

tass.com/society/1014337
1. As is known by all, France’s position in relation to Eastern Ghouta was very similar to the collective’s West’s position in relation to Aleppo. I.e., the blood-thirsty Russian bear was closing in on the "innocent revolutionaries” who were resisting the “tyrant” Assad.
2. French TV broadcasted at least one "SMART News Agency”/White Helmets propaganda piece per day to sell the narrative: Ghouta is some territory that is separate to the Syrian State, and is almost a member of the EU/NATO. Thus, Assad attacking Ghouta = invoke UN Article 51.
3. French media, like all MSM, was very careful to not show too much of the “rebel” enclave. The White Helmets served as the main aesthetics - generic running around and shouting, with rubble around and smoke in the air. This was enough to convince the MSM-consuming layperson.
4. The closer the Syrian Army and the accompanying Russian Air Force came to the “rebel” positions in Ghouta, the less and less French media spoke about this “besiegement”. But at first it was as if actual genocide was ongoing, and a Hague tribunal awaited Assad/Putin.
5. However, the collective West had a problem: how to show the world that inside Ghouta there are innocent “revolutionaries” who want the “tyrant” Assad out, and at the same time not show the truth - that Ghouta was being held hostage by the West’s jihadists.
6. Enter the chemical weapons false flag. This staged event helped to allow the cameras the float around inside Ghouta for a bit longer (show the crime scene, interview “locals” who are convinced "Assad did it”) without exposing their own scam (showing AQ flags + graffiti, etc).
7. But there 1 more problem: this was always going to a have a very temporary effect, since the Syrian state is recognised by the UN, and thus Ghouta is recognised as a being subject of Syrian laws. + if Assad had committed atrocities, then dragging him to the ICC should be easy.
8. I.e., the West had to be careful to not criticise the very laws they that exploit - if you are going to wave around the UN charter and maybe even mock vials of “anthrax”, then you must also die by the sword. Assad is legitimate according to the West’s own version of “int law”.
9. But as is known, time is money, and is this sense, France was almost bankrupt. Videos were being released en masse showing the residents of Ghouta running TOWARDS the SAA/Russian MP, embracing and thanking them for liberating them. France knew this info bomb was coming.
10. So, as is now the norm, France dropped the topic of Ghouta from the headlines, like a child flinging an unfashionable toy into the bin. Ukraine is a more severe example of this tactic - a total blackout was imposed to cover up what the EU has done to a sovereign country.
11. If before one could expect to see videos of “barrel bombs” and Russian “warplanes” “terrorising” the “revolutionary” citizens of Ghouta almost every day, then when the area had been totally liberated there was only tumbleweed in the French media.
12. But there was a need to tie up loose ends. France’s policy was that Russia and Assad had “invaded” this imaginary parallel Syria, which was born in 2011 and has no connection to history or simply facts. France was “very concerned” about the humanitarian situation in Ghouta.
13. Since 2011 France never actually sent actual aid to these “revolutionary” “rebels”, or to anyone in Syria who actually was a victim of genuine violations of Int law, but they did send batches of weapons. Of course, it’s not sure how a missile can solve hunger, but anyway...
14. And now we come back to the first tweet of this thread: France has, for the first time, delivered actual aid to Ghouta. Putting to one side the OPCW's announcement about the lack of Sarin traces, why would France work with the “monster” Russia to deliver aid to Ghouta?
15. And it is here that the deliberate inconsistency jumps out into the eyes. Russia was consistent with its aims before, during, and after the Ghouta offensive. Russia affirmed that there were terrorists there, and that the Syrian state would cleanse its land of them.
16. At no point during can Russia be accused of moving the goalposts. There is enough proof showing that the residents WANTED the Syrian Army to liberate them, and that Al Qaeda was indeed holding them hostage. However, France’s stated aims are not consistent at all.
17. They said that Russia/Assad was massacring innocent civilians who were resisting the “regime”. So why has France just worked with the “monster” Russia to deliver aid to the same town (Ghouta) that Russia was apparently wrongly bombing and “annexing”?
18. If what France was saying in the past was correct, then it is simply unimaginable that such cooperation could happen! Russia is the enemy, after all, that massacres people like Hitler did! The French media repeated this thesis non-stop, on TV and in the newspapers.
19. The very fact that France made this joint delivery of humanitarian aid PROVES that the fairytale about the “brave, democratic rebels” resisting the “butcher” Assad was a pack of lies. Otherwise, why doesn’t French media go to the area now and question the residents?
20. If Russia really was the “monster” that the French media depicted it to be for the entire Syrian war, then what does this make Macron, who now cooperates with this “monster”? Putin’s hands are, allegedly, elbow-deep in blood, so how can Macron even speak to Moscow?
21. The truth: once the jihadists were removed, France had to drop the Ghouta topic like a hot potato. And now France tries to “tie up loose ends” by almost pretending that France was on Russia’s side this entire time. Ofc, the uninformed layperson will swallow this.
22. The most alarming thing in all of this is how easy it is to dupe a nation. The average man in the street is too busy with selfies and celebrating the World Cup victory (in "evil" Russia!) to even do basic maths or to care about things that directly affect their lives.
23. I am very very interested to see how the MSM presents the upcoming Idlib operation. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them abandon their precious “moderate” buddies and to continue to caress the Russian bear, since the Syrian war is now over and the EU needs Eurasian money
24. Syria will have the last laugh anyway, as the quality of life in France plunges and plunges. The White Helmets were evacuated and will probably come to France and drain the welfare budget. The boomerang always returns to sender. The Ukrainian one is fast approaching.
25. I will end this thread by connecting it to an earlier tweet: the reason why France is worried about Russian State media's popularity is because if people start reading a different perspective of the Syrian war, Élysée Palace will be in deep sh*t.

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