Danny Abdul Dayem, the establishment media’s poster child for a western military intervention in Syria, is touring America begging for a US-led assault on his homeland, despite being exposed as having faked war propaganda for the purposes of a CNN interview.
Although denying he is in the pay of CNN or any government, Dayem has been flying back and forth between Syria and the United Kingdom for months, and he has now arrived in America to begin a series of visits to Islamic centers to advocate a NATO bombardment to oust President Bashar Al-Assad.
“Everyone is saying we sympathize with you, we feel sorry. I know they do, [but] I need the government to move. We need military intervention. We need someone to save lives there,” Dayem told Here & Now during an event at the Boston Cultural Center.
Convoluted rhetoric about military interventions to save lives (which didn’t work out too well for Libya), has become a staple of Dayem’s corporate media patter.
Asked by CNN if the United States should invade Syria during a recent interview, Danny responded, “They can help, we’ll take help from anyone, Israel, we don’t care…this regime needs to be threatened, it needs to be attacked,” adding that the only way to stop Assad would be “an attack, an army attack, a no fly zone, that the UN hit all our air bases.”
Such talk has provoked suspicions that Dayem is working as an operative for western intelligence, and his antics in apparently staging propaganda for CNN to legitimize claims that Assad’s forces are indiscriminately killing innocent civilians has only deepened them.
As we reported last week, while waiting to make an appearance on 360 With Anderson Cooper, Dayem is heard preparing coordinated gunfire to make it appear as if he is in a warzone.
“Well, let the gunfire sound then,” he states, before subsequently asking someone off camera, “Did you tell him to get the gunfire ready?” An explosion is heard soon after, but Danny doesn’t even flinch.
During the original interview, Dayem claims that he is within 400 meters of where shelling by government forces is taking place, but during a subsequent interview with Cooper, Dayem states that the shelling was taking place 15 kilometers away in a different city.
On his official Twitter page, Dayem then invented a third explanation for his apparent efforts to coordinate fake gunfire, bizarrely claiming, “This was camera tricks by the Assad regime helped by Russians.”
Dayem’s Twitter account has now been suspended, preventing people from documenting the fact that ‘Syria Danny’ has difficulty in keeping his story straight from one media appearance to the next.
The interview with Cooper in which the two attempted to dismiss growing awareness of the likelihood that Dayem is an intelligence operative whose role is to grease the propaganda skids for a military intervention was noteworthy only for that fact that it failed to address any of the charges against Dayem and in fact only generated further suspicion.