LiputanIslam.com — BBC, menerbitkan rangkuman tentang kisah krisis Suriah dalam artikel yang singkat dan padat. Mencermati isinya, mau tak mau kita harus kembali membuka lembaran lama, karena sekali lagi, BBC menunjukkan keuletannya dalam menyebarkan propaganda atas Suriah. Sebagian besar isi artikel tersebut sudah pernah diulas secara mendalam di Liputan Islam (LI), karenanya, untuk ‘menghemat energi’, dalam artikel ini LI hanya akan menampilkan perimbangan berita dalam bentuk link.
The conflict has its roots in protests that erupted in March 2011 in the southern city of Deraa after the arrest and torture of some teenagers who painted revolutionary slogans on a school wall. When security forces opened fire on demonstrators, killing several, more took to the streets. The unrest triggered nationwide protests demanding President Assad’s resignation. The government use of military force to crush the dissent merely hardened the protesters’ resolve. By July 2011, hundreds of thousands were taking to the streets in towns and cities across the country. Opposition supporters eventually began to take up arms, first to defend themselves and later to expel security forces from their local areas. The country descended into civil war as rebel brigades battled government forces for control of cities, towns and the countryside. Fighting reached the capital Damascus and second city of Aleppoin 2012. In July 2013, the UN said more than 100,000 people had been killed. It has stopped updating the death toll, but activists say it now exceeds 140,000.
Tanggapan Liputan Islam (LI) : Untuk mengetahui kondisi sejak awal krisis, LI berhasil mewawancarai seorang mahasiswa Indonesia di Suriah, silahkan dibaca di:
The opposition remains fractious and deeply divided, unable to agree much apart from the need to end President Assad’s rule. On the political front, alliances have been formed to gain international recognition. But they have been weakened by power struggles, a lack of support from grassroots activists and rebels, and limited financial and military assistance. The armed rebellion has evolved significantly, with as many as 1,000 groups commanding an estimated 100,000 fighters. Secular moderates are outnumbered by Islamists and jihadists linked to al-Qaeda, whose brutal tactics have caused widespread concern and triggered rebel infighting.
Tanggapan LI: Untuk mengetahui kondisi ‘jihad Suriah’ silahkan dibaca kembali artikel kami di:
A UN commission of inquiry has been investigating all alleged violations of international human rights law since March 2011. It has evidence showing that both sides have committed war crimes including torture, hostage-taking, murder and execution. Although investigators have been denied entry into Syria and their communications with witnesses have been restricted, they have confirmed at least 27 incidents of intentional mass killings. They believe 17 were perpetrated by government forces and pro-government militia, including the incidents that left hundreds of civilians dead in Houla in May 2012 and Baniyas in August 2013. Rebel groups have meanwhile been blamed for 10 massacres, including the slaughter of at least 190 people in the Latakia countryside in August 2013 by jihadist and hardline Islamist fighters.
Chemical weapons. Before the uprising began, the Syrian military had one of the world’s largest stockpiles of chemical weapons, comprising more than 1,000 tonnes of precursor chemicals and chemical agents, including sulphur mustard and sarin. The government insisted the toxic arsenal was secure and would never be used “inside Syria”, but reports of chemical attacks began to surface in early 2013.
Then on 21 August 2013, rockets filled with sarin were fired at several suburbs in the Ghouta agricultural belt around Damascus, killing between 300 and 1,430 people. The opposition and Western powers said it could only have been carried out by the government. President Assad blamed rebels for the deaths, but within weeks he agreed to a US and Russian deal that is hoped will see the removal and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons by the end of June 2013.
Tanggapan LI: Tentang pembantaian, sudah terwakili oleh wawancara diatas, sedangkan serangan senjata kimia sudah pernah ditulis, dan bisa dibaca kembali di:
With neither side able to inflict a decisive defeat on the other, the international community long ago concluded that only a political solution could end to the conflict in Syria. However, a number of attempts by the Arab League and the UN to broker ceasefires and start dialogue have failed. Then, in May 2013, the US and Russia began work to convene a conference in Switzerland to implement the 2012 Geneva Communique, a UN-backed international agreement that calls for the establishment of a transitional governing body in Syria formed on the basis of mutual consent. The talks, which became known as Geneva II, did not begin until January 2014. They broke down the following month after only two rounds. The UN special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi blamed the Syrian government’s refusal to discuss opposition demands and its insistence on a focus on fighting “terrorists” – a term Damascus uses to dismiss all opponents of Mr Assad.
Tanggapan LI: Tentang perundingan Jenewa, mungkin kita harus meluangkan waktu membaca isi pidato yang panjang dari Mr Moallem, utusan dari rakyat dan pemerintah Suriah tentang kondisi yang terjadi di negaranya. http://liputanislam.com/berita/al-moallem-di-jenewa-mari-bersatu-perangi-terorisme/
Propaganda BBC yang telah pernah kami kupas tuntas sebelumnya:http://liputanislam.com/tabayun/karena-bbc-benar-benar-curang/
Selamat menikmati berita-berita palsu yang bertebaran, tetapi harap dijadikan prinsip bahwa cek-ricek terhadap berita apapun, darimanapun datangnya adalah wajib. (LiputanIslam.com/af)