May 29, 2012, - 5:54 pm

Beebed: BBC Runs 2003 Iraq Pic Claiming It’s Syrian Houla Massacre

By Debbie Schlussel

We already know that you cannot trust or believe anything you read, hear, or see from the BBC a/k/a “the Beeb,” which is essentially Al-Jazeera with an English accent and bad teeth. The Beeb has had reporters who aided and abetted Islamic terrorists, and the Beeb constantly lies, especially in support of its anti-American, anti-Israel slant. Now, BBC is engaging in more of its usually faux-tography, running old photos from Iraq and pretending they are from the Syrian massacre at Houla. If they’ll do this to Alawite-controlled, pro-Hezbollah/Iran Syria, you can only imagine to what degree the Beeb’s producers, editors, and reporters will go to lie about Israel.

Al-BBC Presents Yet More Fake News, Photos

Photographer Marco di Lauro said he nearly “fell off his chair” when he saw the image being used, and said he was “astonished” at the failure of the corporation to check their sources.

The picture, which was actually taken on March 27, 2003, shows a young Iraqi child jumping over dozens of white body bags containing skeletons found in a desert south of Baghdad.

It was posted on the BBC news website today under the heading “Syria massacre in Houla condemned as outrage grows”.

The caption states the photograph was provided by an activist and cannot be independently verified, but says it is “believed to show the bodies of children in Houla awaiting burial”.

A BBC spokesman said the image has now been taken down.

Like I said, we already know that BBC stands for Biggest Bull—t Crock. But it’s always good to see more concrete confirmation.

How many Iraq photos from 2003 did they use claiming they were pics of “victims of the Israelis”? Start counting.

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This is a “news” outfit that doesn’t do the slightest fact-checking.

As for the Houla massacre, I find all the expressions of outrage amusing!

And to top it off, Kofi Annan is going to give mass murderer Bashir al-Assad another dressing down!

You cannot believe what comes out of the Middle East these days. Fables spun as fact.

Like Debbie wrote, if they do it to Syria, betcha they do it to Israel.

NormanF on May 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm

“faux-tography” – funny!

DS_ROCKS! on May 29, 2012 at 6:22 pm

VERY few people will admit that USA should NOT get involved with Syria (and when someone who I think is on my side says so, I see a Russia-sized red flag!!!!) so the Beeb showing such an old fauxto confirms to me their Liberal kook bias.

It’s bad enough the aggregate “Arab Spring” is not shown as a disaster for the World @ large but if the “UN” gets involved with Syria you know that it will be time to gird your you-know-whats.

It’s yet another blunder that Obama-Putin has gotten away with. (Not that I think Mitt Romney would know what to do in Syria.)

Skunky on May 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    It is a struggle of Islam against Islam. What does an infidel have to gain from getting them to quietly make peace with one another Skunky? Let discord and destruction cover their tents like a swarm of black flies. It is nature’s way of bringing the world some relief, so why go against the order of things? Islam naturally consumes Islam, if it has no other ready target.

    Worry01 on May 30, 2012 at 1:30 am

Take away their fancy-ass accents and the BBC is a third-rate outfit. There is very little associated with Britain that brings to mind the word ‘quality’ these days.

Not Ovenready on May 29, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Even I am surprised at this level of incompetence.

skzion on May 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm

The Globalist Criminal Syndicate wants to install Islamists in Syria, so it should be no surprise that its many propaganda organs – of which the BBC is just one – spread lies.

Nigel on May 29, 2012 at 10:08 pm

One can go here – – to see how the BBC “forgot” its own translations of Milosevic’s 1989 speech when it was deploying propaganda against him in the 1990s.

Nigel on May 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Debbie, Debbie, for allah’s sake give the BBC a break. They’re good guys – they even gave a double-retard named Simon Reeve his own show about the Indian Ocean. Reeve mentioned a conflict in the region involving the Tamil Tigers. He referenced every religion except the one death cult that was truly involved. He constantly whined against the S. Lanka govt for defeating these barbaric throw-backs.
The beeb is also for the ‘euro’ and firmly believes in ‘climate change.’ Anyone who disagrees becomes a non-person according to BBC policy.

brickwood on May 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Debbie the BBC Is the direct news descendant of Dickens and Shakespeare in terms of reinforcing British anti-Semitism. It reflects the complete disdain of the British upper class for Jews. Aside from the Middletons who are fairly well scrubbed, no Jews penetrate those social circles. It’s no coincidence that no British royal has ever made an official visit to Israel, while they count Arab royal despots as their “friends.” I know about England Debbie as I’ve spent time there. The Jews are second class citizens. All but the Orthodox tend to hide their Jewishness and they are tolerated only if they lie low and make occasional anti-Israel comments. Jewish institutions there are boarded up, unmarked, guarded, and similarly under siege. I wish the Jews there would rise up but they generally don’t even realize how bad things are. Debbie if you’ want to embarrass Jews there just go out with a few and tell the waitress you’re Jewish. I once asked if a certain fish was Kosher to play with the waitress and my fellow diners were mortified. Jewish graveyards alone are under lock and key. I got into the one in Hove by finding out the lock combination from the local Jews. The big synagogue in nearby Brighton looks like an abandoned fortress, though it’s not. Debbie the BBC is the glue that keeps the anti-Semitic hostility there intact. It’s also used to appease the large and threatening local Muslim community. The Jews are scapegoated and impotent. B’H I don’t live there because I’d probably be in trouble, as I refuse to be an inconspicuous Jew. Debbie I’d like to visit to share my thoughts with you even if H. has to stay home. What Shabbat works for you?

A1 on May 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Hi A1 – that perverted org. – in all its coverage of the Syrian massacre – never once referred to the participation of Islamists in the killing.

    They also showed the fake Pally footage of IDF shooting a youngster, even after it was fully discredited as a ‘re-created’ news item.

    brickwood on May 29, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Remember the beeb edited footage of the queen to show her exiting a meeting in a rage – very similar to NBC editing the trayvon phone call to wrongly portray Zimmerman as racist.

Should be known as The Goebels Propaganda Corp. – and I don’t mean George (that one’s for oldtimers).

brickwood on May 29, 2012 at 10:37 pm

The BBC used to be a respected international broadcaster that set the standard for others. It has spent the last twenty-five years dismantling this reputation not only with its news programming, but with its other offerings as well. Multicultural sludge, apologia for Islamic thugs, celebrations of what was formerly deviant behavior, and pseudo-scientific presentations are what most of its programming consists of now.The horrible thing is that anyone who owns a television set has to pay an annual fee of £145.50($227.23). Imagine having to pay nearly nineteen dollars a month for the privilege of watching PBS and its local affiliates? This is a very regressive tax that hurts the poor the most in the U.K.

Worry01 on May 30, 2012 at 12:28 am

And I thought MSNBC was the epitome of crapnews. But the BBC is, I think, the ONLY Western “news” organization that interviewed the degenerate anti-Israel Norman Finkelstein, as though he were some sort of legitimate scholar. (Don’t be fooled by his Jewish sounding name. He’s a JINO of the worst sort.)

For a funny take on the phony BBC and Al-Jazeera, take a break and enjoy the great comic team from MadTV some years ago:

BBC: “It’s an ugly world, and our reporters reflect that.”

Al Jazeera: “Death to America.”

Ralph Adamo on May 30, 2012 at 12:48 am

The BBC a few years back ran a review as to whether their reporting on Israel was truthful, fair and balanced… Since then they have spent literally tons of taxpayer money in order to bury this so called Balen report…

Hans on May 30, 2012 at 1:27 am

So the BBC, which never had any problems w/ the Assads or Hizbullah when they were only fighting the Israelis, suddenly discovers their real nature when jihadis are massacred?

In Egypt, I think that the Islamic candidate is the one who will be elected president. However, if Ahmad Shafiq does win, Egypt may yet be salvaged back into a Mubarak era regime. Since Shafiq would be democratically elected if he won, his best chances would be to crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood and make it clear that he won’t allow any Egyptian pols to undermine the agreement w/ Israel.

In Syria, much as I detest Hizbullah and Assad, a defeat for them would mean the Muslim Brotherhood coming to power there. In which case, assuming that the Muslim Brotherhood wins the Egypt presidential elections as well, Israel will be threatened again like it was in 1967. In which case, they should this time re-conquer Sinai, Judea, Samaria and Gaza, and add Damascus to that as well. Leave the Syrians without their capital – let them rule from Allepo or Homs. Similarly, overthrow the Hizbullah backed Lebanese government as well.

But before any of that happens, I’d prefer to see Hizbullah, Mahdi Army and the Basij all send their fighters to Syria, and plunge them into a full scale civil war.

Infidel on May 30, 2012 at 1:27 am

    agree, Infidel. However, don’t forget the O administration support for the islamic hardliners – 1 billion to the brotherhood for starters…

    brickwood on May 30, 2012 at 7:18 am

NO WAY this massacre if it really happed was done by Syrian Army. If it did occur only ISLAMIST MURDERERS IE- ISLAMISTS hava never have ever respected human life did this – to get the braindead west to attack Assad just like the braindead west attacked Lybia for them, Obama ordered Mubarak to step down, Bush destroyed Saddam who at least kept the Islamists in check. And the islamists behind the scenres laugh at the brainless western leaders. They kill students in Chechyna school by knife, stab jewish babies in israel – ONLY ISLAMI8C SCUM DOES THIS.


BBC in an earler report monrgs ago as Homs was bombed by Assad. They had a islamist point out the dead children in the hospital, this spokesman said ” this atrocity was done by israel”


Bill on May 30, 2012 at 9:11 am

Bill, a very picturesque description of Assad. 😀 But I agree w/ you on this one. A deadlocked war b/w Hizbullah/Mahdis/Baathists/Basij vs al Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas/other Sunnis would be ideal.

Brickwood, I understand that Obama is supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. Russia & China are supporting Assad, since he’s one of their last customers. One of the great Soviet & Chinese exports to the Middle East was weaponry, and that market remained even after the fall of Communism. Which is why Putin and Beijing were so supportive of Saddam, Gadaffi and now Assad and Ahmadinejad.

Russia has already warned the US to stay off Syria, so any NATO bombing of Assad can be ruled out. What will more likely happen, as is ideal, is that the Saudis, Turks and Qataris, as well as Sunni jihadis like Hamas, al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Libya’s new rulers will send fighters to Syria to back the Muslim Brotherhood/Free Syrian Army. In the meantime, Iran and Iraq will send in fighters from Hizbullah, Basij and the Mahdi army to combat them. It’s a perfect Alien vs Predator scenario that will play out, and hopefully, both will be successful in virtually destroying the other.

Infidel on May 30, 2012 at 9:27 am

When media and yes even nations stoop this low they lose credibility and the massacres continue. Today another reported attrocity has caused the mass expulsion of Syrian ambassadors. I tend to believe what happenned was true, not because I favor the present murderous regime but because this regime has a history going back to Assad’s dad Haffez.
Minimally, it deserves condemnation. I have no doubt that the Muslim Brotherhood will be as forgiving as lets say North Vietnam was after their victory. As a rule slaughter begets more slaughter. Sorry Debbie it must be that liberal hippy in me that once dreamed of universal peace with John Lennon. Still you have to call a spade a spade. Murderous Hizbollah and Hamas are a far cry from the freedom fighting liberators they purport to be. They will emulate the Nazis if permitted.

Ronald Wolf aka "Columbo" on May 30, 2012 at 9:31 am

i dont believe a word out of any arab mouth.

remember the jenin massacre the lying muslim scum of the earth claimed against israel?

remember how they moved dead bodies to new supposed massacres by isral.

they are lying again or creating the svcene themselves by knifing and beheading those kids.



Bill on May 30, 2012 at 10:29 am


    Your post is overtly racist, not just implicitly so. (Don’t try the “Muslims are not a race” line. Your post explicitly refers to “Arabs” who are a racial group.)

    C J Walters on May 30, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      CJ, dear, you clearly support racism, as you are a stalwart apologist for Islam.

      “Arab,” by the way, is not a race but an ethnicity–and one with norms based in Islam, even if the Arab in question happens to be that rare creature, a “Christian” Arab. Frankly, I don’t like Arabs, and I don’t need someone like you, who supports slavery, to validate my opinions.

      Now please do humanity a favor and easy poison.

      skzion on May 30, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      CJ, dear, you clearly support racism, as you are a stalwart apologist for Islam.

      “Arab,” by the way, is not a race but an ethnicity–and one with norms based in Islam, even if the Arab in question happens to be that rare creature, a “Christian” Arab. Frankly, I don’t like Arabs, and I don’t need someone like you, who supports slavery, to validate my opinions.

      Now please do humanity a favor and eat poison.

      skzion on May 30, 2012 at 11:25 pm

To Bill,

Yes, Asad is $hit and he would be better (even for Syrians) then the Sharia wishers from the Muslim Brotherhood who would replace him…

But, what do you mean “if” this massacre really happened?!… And, what do you mean that there’s “no way” that this massacre could have been done by the Syrian Army?!…

Who do you think killed between 10,000 and 20,000 (and some even claim up to 40,000) in Hama during the reign of the previous Assad if not this very same Syrian Army?!…

Hans on May 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm

English anti-Semitism has a much longer tradition than English philo-Semitism. And it can turn lethal. Read the details of the pogroms against the Jews of London and York during 1189-90, and you’ll wonder if maybe you’re reading about Nazi-occupied Europe.

There remains much to admire about the Brits. I even confess to being an Anglophile. But Anglophilia has limits. There is a dark side that goes back many centuries. The BBC merely carries on this tradition in genteel form.

Seek on May 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Have any of you ever watched the BBC? Whatever its faults, do you seriously think that outfits like Faux-News (which some of you see as a bunch of pinko liberals) provide a more “fair and balanced” view?

C J Walters on May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    CJ – ‘whatever its faults’ ? Let me count the ways the BBC misleads its viewers and listeners…but I’ll be content with one example – any crimes involving a Pakistani, Bangladashi, anyone from Arabia – are always covered by the following formula: ‘Two (or whatever number) were arrested last night after police received information regarding an honour killing.’

    No doubt libs think ‘honour’ killings are carried out by people named John Smith, Jack Jones, etc.

    brickwood on May 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      More specific example – the savage slaughter of 300 children in the Russian school some time ago. If you only watched/listened to the BBC you would have no idea that the killings were carried out by islamists.

      brickwood on May 30, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Little racist CJ LOVES the BBC, as we would expect.

    skzion on May 30, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I do know some Muslims who are just as horrified/disgusted by the actions of the terrorists as we are.

brickwood on May 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Are they horrified, or do they claim to be horrified, brickwood?

    skzion on May 30, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      Hi skzion – do be honest, I only know one who expresses these views. I know she is sincere (but she’s not entirely Muslim when I come to think about it…)
      P.S. Like your posts, for what its worth.

      brickwood on May 31, 2012 at 2:43 pm

“You clearly support racism, as you are a stalwart apologist for Islam.

“Arab,” by the way, is not a race but an ethnicity–and one with norms based in Islam”.

How can you call me a racist in one sentence and then say in the next that “Arab” is not a race? What difference does it make whether you use the term “ethnicity” or “race”?
I have said elsewhere that I am not a supporter of Islam, nor any other religion. And where do you get the idea that I “support slavery”?

The BBC, like any other responsible news organisation, does not highlight the ethnicity of people suspected of crimes. Maybe Faux News (which no-one here has commented on) do this. Would you like this to be the norm?

C J Walters on May 31, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    CJ – islam is NOT an ethnicity. It is a central part of the terrorist mindset.

    And if viewers are asked to be on the lookout for a particular perp, some description might be handy – just so we can eliminate the rampaging Norwegian nuns.

    brickwood on June 1, 2012 at 5:35 am


      It has been reported today that two parents in Derby (in the English Midlands) have been charged with murdering their six children in a house fire. As far as I know, these people are white, but no news outlet has commented on their ethnicity. Had they been Arab/Pakistani, etc.(or Afro-Caribbean or other non-white), presumably you would have wanted the media to highlight this? There seem to be double standards being applied here.

      Also, in the UK, it would be considered sub judice, and therefore prejudicial to the case, to publish details of persons accused of a crime before they come to trial. Perhaps this does not apply in the US?

      C J Walters on June 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    What exactly is responsible about a news organization refusing to divulge key information about terror or other criminal suspects — information such as race, sex, height, age, and, yes, clothing indicative of Islamic affiliation? Such a refusal would seem the very essence of irresponsibility.

    Seek on June 1, 2012 at 1:12 pm

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