Sunday, 10 June 2012

For Future Reference

Very interesting piece on RT today that may be worth stowing away for future reference.
They are reporting that the Syrian opposition has got their hands on chemical weapons from Libya which they allegedly plan to use against civilians and pin the atrocity on the Assad regime. The report claims that the opposition group in possession of the weapons are being trained in its use inside Turkey.
It is interesting not only because of the massacres in Qubair and Hama which both sides blamed each other for, but because it comes days after Alex Thomson from Channel 4 news accused the Free Syrian Army of trying to set him and his crew up to be killed by government forces by sending there unmarked car down a road patrolled by the Syrian Army.
'I’m quite clear the rebels deliberately set us up to be shot by the Syrian army. Dead journos are bad for Damascus,' he stated.
'I have no doubt in my mind what happened, nor independently, does the very experienced cameraman I was with, and, perhaps more importantly than that, neither does the driver or the translator we were working with have any doubt at all that we were deliberately led out of that town, which the rebels knew was dangerous. We were led there in a car with four men. Two or three of them were armed. They told us to go down a route which looked dangerous to us, but we trusted them, we said we would go down the route and turn. We turned and found it was blocked.
That was a roadblock which they had to have known was there. There was nobody around and at that point we were forced to turn the vehicle around in a free-fire zone and were duly fired upon. We were definitely exposed to a dangerous situation. And I have absolutely no doubt they did it deliberately. When we reappeared, still alive, the car full of men saw us, turned round and drove off at speed'.
Might just be worth tucking away in the back of the mind for future reference the calibre of people idiots like William Hague want to go to war for.

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