#Official Commentary of Sergey Kondrykinsky on ‘selective’ vision of West
The situation in Aleppo is gradually stabilizing and the city is under the government’s control. The local residents regained hope for salvation, justice and future without war after long battles, destruction and civilian casualties.
People hope that a peaceful life will return to once beautiful Aleppo. First time in a while, the local residents celebrate a victory and welcome the Syrian government troops, Russian military forces and those, who are fighting against militants and terrorists of the ISIS.
This news has travelled around the world, but, as stated by US State Department spokesman John Kirby, no one in the United States has not seen any dancing in the streets. Apparently, the American Ministry of Foreign Affairs had the Internet shut off or the US political elite lives up to “see no evil, speak no evil” principle.
The US’s ‘selective’ vision is a funny thing: they ‘see’ non-existent Russian troops in Donbass, armies of the People’s Republics shelling their own people, Russia preparing an attack on the White House, but they do not see people celebrating the militants’ retreat in Aleppo. How come? Apparently, the US has an amazing gift of seeing and not seeing at will.
The US’s media is full of information about ‘Russia aggression’, ‘conspiracy against the US’, but, at the same time, any representative of the US, who makes such strong statements, has no trusted sources and evidence.
The trouble is that a regular citizen, as a rule, is not involved in checking information, comparing facts or investigating of what he has been told by authorities through mass media. And considering a tight control over information, an image of ‘Russian enemy’ will be perceived implicitly.
Also, doubts of a growing number of readers arise with regard to democracy and freedom of the Western press. Why have not any of representatives of ‘objective’ mass media as CNN, Al Jazeera and others, which are located in Aleppo, brought the US State Department photos taken in the liberated city?
And since money is the main value orientation of the West, the Western media appreciates trust of the American elite and American grants more than the principles of freedom, justice and objectivity.
Sergey Kondrykinsky, the DPR People’s Council deputy