Sunday, August 26, 2012
The Syrian media and doctored footage
Sometimes one finds oneself doing something masochistic for no clear reason, and so does something whilst being quire aware in advance that this will only lead to harm. Man seems to be naturally disposed to this kind of behaviour, ever since Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s command not to eat of the forbidden fruit, yet they were deceived by the devil and expelled from heaven. Man is like a child whose parents warn him against playing with fire, but nevertheless does so and burns himself.
This was my frame of mind on the second day of Eid. I had some free time to relax at home, but instead of spending this time reading and thinking, I decided to watch Syrian state television’s coverage of the Syrian revolution. What I saw shocked me as if I had been prodded with a live wire.