In a narrative of increasing farce, we are now being told by the Guardian that “41” of the various Syrian rebel groups have joined in a rare “show of unity” to condemn the Russian bombing and promise revenge.
As expected the Guardian is sketchy about the background of these groups, or about whether we should be sympathising with them or not. This is suggested in tone, rather than overtly stated, because sympathy for Ashrar al Sham or al Nusra would be a hard thing for even the Guardian to justify.
Apparently what the Graun expects us to take away from this is that people like being bombed by the west, but hate being bombed by Russia. Because Russia is evil.
They don’t, apparently, think we’ll notice this is stupid, and that the mere spreading of such a ridiculous tale only makes it more obvious the “rebels” are and always were western-backed mercenaries, there to further US geopolitical interests at any cost.
Like the psychopath claiming he didn’t murder his wife even after the cops find “how to murder your wife and get away with it” in his Google search history, the Graun just can’t understand why they are failing to convince. Surely the mere fact they have said something should be enough? Why do they have to try to be plausible when they are so much smarter than we are?