"The Media Coverage On Syria Is The Biggest Media Lie Of Our Time"

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Via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,

Flemish Father Daniël Maes (78) lives in Syria in the sixth-century-old Mar Yakub monastery in the city of Qara, 90 kilometers north of the capital Damascus. Father Daniel has been a witness to the “civil war” and according to him, Western reports on the conflict in Syria are very misleading. In short: “the Americans and their allies want to completely ruin the country.”


 Interviewer: You are very critical of the media coverage on Syria. What is bothering you?

Father Daniel: “The idea that a popular uprising took place against President Assad is completely false. I’ve been in Qara since 2010 and I have seen with my own eyes how agitators from outside Syria organized protests against the government and recruited young people. That was filmed and aired by Al Jazeera to give the impression that a rebellion was taking place. Murders were committed by foreign terrorists, against the Sunni and Christian communities, in an effort to sow religious and ethnic discord among the Syrian people. While in my experience, the Syrian people were actually very united.

Before the war, this was a harmonious country: a secular state in which different religious communities lived side by side peacefully. There was hardly any poverty, education was free, and health care was good. It was only not possible to freely express your political views. But most people did not care about that.”

Interviewer: Mother Agnès-Mariam, of your Mar Yakub (“Saint Jacob”) monastery, is accused of siding with the regime. She has friends at the highest level.

Father Daniel: “Mother Agnès-Mariam helps the population: she has recently opened a soup kitchen in Aleppo, where 25,000 meals are prepared five times a week. Look, it is miraculous that we are still alive. We owe that to the army of Assad’s government and to Vladimir Putin, because he decided to intervene when the rebels threatened to take power.

When thousands of terrorists settled in Qara, we became afraid for our lives. They came from the Gulf States, Saudi Arabia, Europe, Turkey, Libya, there were many Chechens. They formed a foreign occupation force, all allied to al-Qaeda and other terrorists. Armed to the teeth by the West and their allies with the intention to act against us, they literally said: “This country belongs to us now.” Often, they were drugged, they fought each other, in the evening they fired randomly. We had to hide in the crypts of the monastery for a long time. When the Syrian army chased them away, everybody was happy: the Syrian citizens because they hate the foreign rebels, and we because peace had returned.”

Interviewer: You say that the Syrian Army protects civilians, yet there are all sorts of reports about war crimes committed by Assad’s forces, such as the bombardments with barrel bombs.

Father Daniel: “Do you not know that the media coverage on Syria is the biggest media lie of our time? They have sold pure nonsense about Assad. It was actually the rebels who plundered and killed. Do you think that the Syrian people are stupid? Do you think those people were forced to cheer for Assad and Putin? It is the Americans who have a hand in all of this, for pipelines and natural resources in this region and to thwart Putin.”

Saudi Arabia and Qatar want to establish a Sunni state in Syria, without religious freedom. Therefore, Assad must go. You know, when the Syrian army was preparing for the battle in Aleppo, Muslim soldiers came to me to be blessed. Between ordinary Muslims and Christians, there is no problem. It is those radical Islamic, Western-backed rebels who want to massacre us. They are all al Qaeda and IS. There are not any moderate fighters anymore.”

Interviewer: You once mentioned Hillary Clinton to be a "devil in holy water," because as Secretary of State she deliberately worsened the conflict.

Father Daniel: “I am happy with Trump. He sees what every normal person understands: That the United States should stop undermining countries which possess natural resources. The Americans’ attempt to impose a unipolar world is the biggest problem. Trump understands that radical Islam is a bigger threat than Russia.

What do I care whether he occasionally takes off his pants? If Trump practices geopolitics the way he has promised to do so, then the future looks bright. Then it will become similar to Putin’s approach. And hopefully then, there will be a solution for Syria, and peace will return.”

Interviewer: You understand that your analysis is controversial and will encounter much criticism?

Father Daniel: “I speak from personal observation. And no one has to believe me, right? But I know one thing: The media can either contribute to the massacre of the Syrian people or help the Syrian people, with their media coverage. Unfortunately, there are too many followers and cowards among journalists.”

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GUS100CORRINA's picture



Today SYRIA is a RUINOUS HEAP. All infrastruture (WATER, SEWER and ELECTRICITY) has been destroyed.

I keep asking myself there must have been a better way.

Can you imagine if you had to live without water (no showers or bathrooms or water for cooking), without electricity (no lights at night) and no food?

How long do you thing you would stay in that place?

toady's picture

As the MSM is fond of saying,  "who you gonna believe,  me, or your lying eyes? "

Squid Viscous's picture

"but what about those "BARRELL BOMBS???"

Chris "my dad was a lying evil cunt but at least he didn't stoop to my whorish level" Cuomo

Manthong's picture

Oh, I don’t know…

Libya and Ukraine are way up there on the MSM Lie List, too.

peddling-fiction's picture

His quote about Hellary being a demon thrashing in holy water is solid gold.

"Interviewer: You once mentioned Hillary Clinton to be a "devil in holy water," because as Secretary of State she deliberately worsened the conflict."

Also an extra bonus of the conflict in Syria, is to scatter or wipe out the oldest traditional Christians on Earth.

Hang in there Father Maes.

Seek the Holy Spirit.


ebworthen's picture

Yes, where is the defense of Christians? 

The left wants to destroy Christianity, and thus the furtherance of globalism and the Islamic Jihad Crusades.

Do these fools not realize that they stand on pillars of sand, and that their self-esteem canard is the path to Hell!?

stacking12321's picture

i took this central point away from the interview:

"What do I care whether he occasionally takes off his pants?"

Tarzan's picture

Unfortunately, there are too many followers and cowards among journalists.


Just had to repeat it! 

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiersHe summed things up very nicely.

America is full of Followers and Cowards, see Pizza Gate....

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

The account of Father Daniel Maes is corroborated by this excellent article on the origins of the war in Syria:


BeanusCountus's picture

I look all the time at MSM making Assad a supreme villian. According to them, gassing, bombing, murdering his "own citizens", which turns into justification for supporting US efforts. And it raises the question of why any leader that is in power would intentionally kill innocent "supporters" who keep him/her in power. Seems a contradiction. Then I see stuff like this. Really makes me wonder.

I get it that everyone is a PR machine. But have to side with the people who want out NOW, that didn't want out before we got involved. This really looks like a mess that US supports for all the wrong reasons. Saudis?

Antifaschistische's picture

"All infrastruture (WATER, SEWER and ELECTRICITY) has been destroyed."


yep, but it's nothing KBR (and a few others) can't rebuild with 50 billion or so.  


ps. $50 billion (or so) of US taxpayer funded, fed counterfeited debt.

Moustache Rides's picture

Seems like a good time to bring this up again.  Gen Wesley Clark 7 countries in 5 years



GreatUncle's picture

Each conflict once started cannot be stopped for 60 years.

The time for those left alone to have died and the memories faded away, although never forgottten.


francis_the_wonder_hamster's picture

"Libya and Ukraine are way up there on the MSM Lie List, too."

I was going to write "please don't forget Honduras", but then realized that the MSM hasn't been lying about the Honduran coup Hillary oversaw, they simply have been ignoring it.

Now leading all other hellholes in murder rate: Honduras.  Nice work Barry and Hillary.

Ignatius's picture

"In short: “the Americans and their allies want to completely ruin the country.”

 It's a pattern:  Iraq, Libya, Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Somalia, Yemen and of course Syria.

And there are so very many, many more.

Giant Meteor's picture

This was an entirely fascinating interview, and jibes with my understanding of the situation as well. I wish more folks could click in and come to terms with, understand what he is saying, what has been done, why it has been done, and by whom.

Archibald Buttle's picture

you forgot afghanistan. and america.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

The portion of text that is probably true ... 

"You once mentioned Hillary Clinton to be a "devil in holy water," because as Secretary of State she deliberately worsened the conflict."

Well, there you have it. Can you imagine if CLINTON was POTUS? Gives me nightmares just thinking about that possiblity.

Thank GOD we have TRUMP.

BabaLooey's picture

....with LIBYA in the TOP 5



....The Squid Getting away with 2008


Handful of Dust's picture

Hillary and Obama are such well-know mass murderers that Nordstroms will no longer carry their lines of purple pants suits, wookie tent clothes and Soweeto golf clubs.


JRobby's picture

"In the fields the body's burning

As the war machine keeps turning "

GreatUncle's picture

War is now the only way for them to make the economy add up, other than CTRL-P.

Pumpkin's picture

Those people have their faults, but they know who the money changers are and they will never submit.

sinbad2's picture

During the Iraq invasion, the US bombed sewerage plant and infrastructure, hoping to spark a cholera epidemic.

There is no excuse for this kind of behaviour, the US has made Hitler look like a good guy. The American people need to regain control of their country, because if they don't, the world will turn the USA into Syria/Iraq, and you will have sewerage running down your streets.

BarryTheBolshevik's picture

Nahhhh. Pizza fags is the cats ass. Suicided will become a household name in 3...2....1.........

turnoffthewater's picture

"Today SYRIA is a RUINOUS HEAP. All infrastruture (WATER, SEWER and ELECTRICITY) has been destroyed."

And that is just what the bankers love. Let's rebuild it and make more loans

QQQBall's picture

We came, we saw, we rubblized the fuck outta Syrai.


ht to Now Agenda Show for "Rubblize"...

stant's picture

As lot of people have died for pipelines that won't be built, were undefenceable if they had been , and ultimately not needed.

Squid Viscous's picture

more about eretz Israel, they have had a bullseye on Assad jr. and his "regime" for 20 years

CosmicSauce's picture

Father Daniel Maes is a stellar human being.

Globalists(Nazis) only make messes. These Nazis must be stopped.

I hope Trump, Russia and China can work together. Europe needs to sort themselves out before they can join the Reconstruction.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

The Left will claim that he's a Russian agent, or even Putin's secret lover. 

You can put nothing past these slimy vermin. 

SoDamnMad's picture

The CIA is already on the way to silence him. That or an AF bomb will accidently be released above the monestary. Just like we got Denmark to use their F-16s to bomb Deir Ezzor and kill 80 Syrian soldiers. 

Monty Cello's picture

Funny how the people adamant that "moderate rebels" rose up against Assad, that he committed war crimes with "barrel bombs", and that funneling weapons into the country to support "democracy" and "freedom" is the right move haven't set a single foot there.

Tulsi Gabbard, Eva Bartlett, Sarah Abdallah, and various Syrian residents and natives such as Father Daniel tell a completely different tale from the ground. I'll trust them over Chris "Oh No, That Sucks" Cuomo, any day.

Ignatius's picture

Nothing very "moderate" about guys running around with guns and killing all opposition.

Compare the US media response to Malheur Refuge where to my knowledge they never fired nor brandished their weapons, yet it was treated as an emergency that ended more or less with the cold blooded murder of Lavoy Finicum.  Those who own the media also control the war machine.

Archibald Buttle's picture

i am way moderate compared to the jihadis. can i get some pallets of guns & cash too? it would rally help out my preps.

max2205's picture

Whitey shows up and Fucks every thing up.  

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Not true. You don't see the Dutch having messed up their colonies like that.

No, that's an Anglo-Zionist phenomenon. The former like to take your land and/or resources. The latter like to take your wallet, house and shirt.

Blanco Diablo's picture

Obomba was KKK , (Kash Krazed Koon). Saudi Script corrupts everyone.

DontFollowMyAdviceImaDummy's picture

arrest obama & clinton for war crimes ALONG WITH THEIR MSM CO-CONSPIRATORS

conspicio's picture

This article is over a week old (earliest citation Jan 24, 2017). Despite that, kudos to ZH for putting a voice to those on the ground. I'll ignore the possibility the good Father is a CIA asset and may simply speaking as a witness of God...but that is a strain given the 2 week old coverage out of nowhere. God Bless Father, and keep the truth on your tongue if it is His will...

Oliver Klozoff's picture

This is getting to be like the period of '68 - '74, so much happening, can't get to it all.

Giant Meteor's picture

Things are moving very fast, indeed ..

samsara's picture

Yes, I have a term 'compressed time'. More events per time frame.
Versus 'exspanded time' with fewer events per timeframe.

Yes, similar to me too. I remember that time. High school-college time.

NumberNone's picture

Just prior to election I rode in a cab with a ME Christian that also worked for a charity servicing Syria. He cried when I told himTrump had a shot of winning the election. The hatred or fear of a Hillary victory was that great.

inosent's picture

ZH is often late with a lot of stories. fwiw

Proctologist's picture

The neocons wish to feed on the flesh of people such as Father Daniel.

The fire of Hades cannot burn with warmth sufficient for them.

beijing expat's picture

There must be justice. It's against the law to arm and fund terrorists and it's against the law to wage wars of aggression.

Start the trials with Jeffery Feltman and Hillary. Finish with Ash Carter and John Kerry.

Send Obama to Damascus for his trial.

Old Doctor's picture

I hope to live long enough to see public awareness turn into a public outcry and a demand for justice. These NeoCons such as Hillary, Cheney, both Bushes, both Obamas must be made to answer for their sins. I don't think there will be any public war crimes trials in the media like the Nuremberg War trials after WW2. Instead perhaps a quiet elite Pest Control group who will use their very weapons against them. Such as induced heart attacks, suicides complete with notes,  and cancer like the US gave Hugo Chavez. Discretely of course; except about 10 of these roaches should succumb in a week as an opening salvo. Perhaps the others will die of fright and be done with it. Death by fire would be fitting, so that they can be properly attired when they meet their great Lucifer.