Two Former Hostages Go Against the Narrative

Baron Bodissey
Gates of Vienna

A Belgian writer named Pierre Piccinin and an Italian journalist named Domenico Quirico were captured and held hostage several months ago by the Syrian rebels. When they were finally released yesterday, they had devastating news to reveal: based on conversations among the rebels that they overheard, the sarin attack in Ghouta had not been ordered by the Syrian government, but was launched by the rebels themselves.

Many thanks to S. Victoria for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for subtitling this news report from Belgian TV…

00:50  It is not the government of Bashar Al Assad that
00:55  used the Sarin or whatever other poison gas in the suburb town of Ghouta
01:04  This, we are certain of because of certain conversations we overhead
01:08  and, even though it is hard for me to say this,
01:12  since I have been a fierce supporter of the Free Syrian Army since May 2012
01:16  in its true quest for democracy.
01:20  Do you realize Pierre Peccinin that you are sparking controversy by going against the narrative
01:25  of many countries such as the U.S. and France who have
01:30  committed to strikes against the Damascus regime?
01:34  Yes, it is definitely an issue that has given us problems as soon as we were confronted with this reality…


The video, with complete transcript, is at Gates of Vienna.



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