GHOUTA, Syria – As soldiers involved in clean-up operations made
their way through the wreckage and ruins of the various Al Qaeda and
other Daesh related strongholds, they stumbled into an ‘expected
radios, camera, video-equipment and digital reels (hard-discs) were
uncovered, showing that Qatar – a long time backer of some of the
Daesh groups – had its official media outlet, Al Jazeera, actually
embedded with terrorist groups.
journalists and experts were curious as to how Al Jazeera was
consistently getting the scoop, and found themselves with first hand,
original videos made by and produced by Daesh groups backed by Qatar.
Al Jazeera had maintained that a clear fire-wall existed between
them: ‘anti-Assad activists’ would somehow email or upload these
surprisingly well produced video clips right to Al Jazeera, where we
imagined that the Al Thani Dynasty owned and Qatari based news
outlet, which replaced BBC in recent years as the region’s English
language Atlanticist news outlet, simply had better contacts on the
apparently they did have great contacts on the ground, so good in
fact that there wound up being veritably no difference between Daesh
and Al Jazeera reporters. The Al Jazeera ‘desk’ was run literally
out of an Al Qaeda (Al Nusra/HTS) center in the east Damascus suburb
of East Ghouta.
would appear now we can add to Daesh yet another official auxiliary
alongside their own White Helmets brand. Now we can confirm that
besides the White Helmets, Daesh also has its won media crew, and it
goes by the name of Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is an internationally
broadcast satellite and cable television news station which is
available in hundreds of countries and is available in any number of
cable and satellite television packages.
has initially received positive feedback for its critical coverage of
the war in Iraq, and its sympathetic and eye opening coverage of the
plight of Palestinians. Experts, activists, pundits, and academics,
however, have all noted the change in messaging once the ‘Arab
Spring’ broke out some eight years ago. Transforming away from a
critical voice reflecting genuine, non-orientalized narratives about
a region, into the TV station for Al Qaeda, Al Jazeera has become a
case study in how the information war works within the Color-Spring
tactic within 4th generation warfare.