From the beginning of the Syrian conflict, Western governments and mainstream news outlets have been waging a deceptive media war to remove the current regime. They say it is illegitimate and ruthless, poses a threat to both Syrians and the region as a whole, and should be replaced by the leaders of the so-called Syrian revolution, who will arguably transform Syria into a country where every voice is heard and every need addressed.

These seemingly meaningful and altruistic intentions are, however, just a cover for Western governments and their allies opposed to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, to hide their less constructive and legitimate aims. Read more