Those Huge Demonstrations In Syria http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28873.htm
The Western media have diffused an edited reality, corrected by a single source which nobody has deemed it necessary, it seems, to question.-We know for a while that the protests in Syria are far smaller than reported:That same night on July 15, I received news feeds from the AFP announcing a million protestors all over Syria, of which 500,000 in Hama alone. In Hama however, they could not have been more than 10,000.This ‘information’ was even more absurd due to the fact that the city of Hama counts only 370,000 inhabitants.
So what sources does AgenceFrancePresse (AFP) cite?The same which crops up systematically throughout the media and has now become a monopoly in its own right, regarding the Syrian protests: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Behind this superficial veneer of respectability and professionalism, hides a political organisation based in London, its president none other than Rami Abdel Raman, a man who has consistently sided against the Baath regime, who is loosely linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.