June 9, 2012 - While the New York Times publishes Goebbels-esque war propaganda pieces titled, "Assad, the Butcher," presuming to know the details about an unconfirmed "massacre" the UN is just now in the beginning stages of investigating - a disturbing and very telling incident unfolded that is very much confirmed. British Channel 4's Alex Thomson, one of the few Western journalists not only in Syria legally, but attempting to cover both sides of the conflict, was purposefully led by rebels into a trap designed to have him and his team killed by government troops. <snip> "Set up to be shot in Syria's no man's land?" featured on Thomson's personal Channel 4 blog describes a tale of violence on both sides - very uncharacteristic of Western and particularly British media coverage. While BBC was busy posting fake pictures for their one-sided Houla Massacre coverage, Thomson was busy trying to interview belligerents on both sides of the Syrian conflict. <snip> Alex Thomson concluded his account by saying, "in a war where they slit the throats of toddlers back to the spine, what's the big deal in sending a van full of journalists into the killing zone? It was nothing personal." The obvious question that comes to mind upon reading Thomson's account, along with emerging evidence that the Western press willfully lied about the Houla Massacre and is attempting to do so again regarding killings in Hama, is that "if rebels are willing to try and kill foreign journalists for propaganda value - men and women merely trying to do their job, to share with the world the truth about unfolding events in Syria - just to blame the deaths on the Syrian government, why wouldn't they kill men, women and children to blame on the Syrian government as well?" CONTINUE . . . These are the rebels John McCain wants us to support. Why?