A reporter for the Egyptian television channel, Al-Tahrir TV , claims that she found proof that US had conspired to spark the Arab Spring revolutions. The report was aired on May 4 and was posted on Facebook through the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)'s account, Israel National News reports.
The proof found by the reporter was an episode of The Simpsons titled New Kids on the Blecch that was aired on February 25 2001. In the episode, Bart Simpson and his boy band dropped bombs on men dressed as Arabs. The reporter pointed out that a flag on one of the Arab trucks was the same flag being used at present by the Syrian opposition.
While playing footages of The Simpsons' episode, the anchor went about telling that the Syrian opposition flag painted on the side of the truck as early as 2001 was enough proof that the Syrian war comprised a worldwide US conspiracy.
"The video you are about to see shows animated figures dancing, flying airplanes, and dropping bombs on what must be Syria, because there are other animated figures below in Arab garb, and the Syrian [opposition] flag appears on one of the vehicles. Let's take a look at the video, which suggests that what is happening in Syria today was premeditated," the anchor reported.
"How it reached this animated video nobody knows, and this has aroused a debate on the social networks. Let's watch it together. The flag that appeared on the vehicle on which the bombs were dropped is the flag of the Syrian opposition. This is from 2001 - before there was such a thing called the 'Syrian opposition'. The flag was created before the events took place. That's why people are saying on Facebook that this is a conspiracy. In 2001, there was no such thing as the flag of the Syrian opposition," the anchor said intently.
The anchor emphasised that the flag "raises many question marks about what happened in the Arab Spring revolutions and about when this global conspiracy began."
Fox Broadcasting Company's The Simpsons had become target of bizarre analysis even in the past.
Back in 2012 in Turkey, Hurriyet Daily News reported that the Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTUK) fined Turkish private broadcaster CNBC-E approximately $29,630, for airing an episode where G-d was under the influence of the Devil.
"One of the characters is abusing another one's religious belief to make him commit murders. The Bible is publicly burned in one scene and G-d and the Devil are shown in human bodies," RTUK alleged.