ALERT! Syrian Rebels-kidnapped Belgian Teacher: "Moral duty to say this"; Rebels said Assad NOT Behind Chemical Weapons Attack!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 16:26
Ce n'est pas le gouvernement Assad qui a utilisé le gaz sarin
** Moi, no Francophile; Google Translation: 'It is NOT the Assad government that used Sarin Gas!'
Published on Sep 9, 2013
The Belgian teacher Pierre Piccinin da Prata, abducted in Syria in April and released on Sunday, gave an interview to RTL-TVI Monday morning. He indicated that the sarin gas had been used by the rebels, and not by the Syrian regime.
This is not the Assad government used sarin - Video - RTL Videos
L'enseignant belge Pierre Piccinin da Prata, kidnappé en Syrie au mois d'avril et libéré ce dimanche, a accordé une interview à RTL-TVI ce lundi matin. Il a indiqué que le gaz sarin avait été utilisé par les rebelles, et non par le régime syrien.
Ce n'est pas le gouvernement Assad qui a utilisé le gaz sarin - Vidéo - RTL Vidéos
“It is a moral duty to say this”
Paul Joseph Watson
September 9, 2013
A Belgian teacher who was kidnapped by rebels in Syria said he overheard the militants acknowledging that President Bashar Al-Assad was not responsible for last month’s chemical weapons attack.
Speaking French, Piccinin tells RTL that he overheard rebels acknowledging that Assad was not behind the chemical weapons attack.
Pierre Piccinin da Prata was kidnapped along with Italian war journalist Domenico Quirico back in April near Damascus. According to Quirico, the two were subjected to torture, humiliation and mock executions by the western-backed rebels. They were freed yesterday and flown to Rome after the Italian Foreign Ministry managed to secure their release.
According to Quirico, the rebels who held him and Piccinin as prisoners set about on a “terrifying odyssey across Syria.”
“We were moved around a lot…it was not always the same group that held us, there were very violent groups, very anti-West and some anti-Christian,” he told AFP, adding that when the two escaped they were tracked down by rebels within 48 hours and “seriously punished.”
Piccinin told Italy’s RTL radio that he heard a conversation during which members of the Abu Ammar rebel brigade admitted that Assad was not behind the attack in Ghouta that the Obama administration has cited in building a case for military intervention.
“It is a moral duty to say this. The government of Bashar al-Assad did not use Sarin gas or other types of gas in the outskirts of Damascus,” said Piccinin.
"Quirico and I heard the rebels say"
12:31 - The testimony of Domenico Quirico and Pierre Piccinin, released Sunday after being kidnapped and held captive for months in Syria, could turn all international scenarios. Piccinin swears that "is not the Assad government to have used sarin gas or any other gas on the outskirts of Damascus, it is a moral duty to tell." The Belgian said she had heard about, along with Quirico, a conversation between the rebels.
"Io e Quirico sentimmo i ribelli dirlo"
12:31 - La testimonianza di Domenico Quirico e Pierre Piccinin, liberati domenica dopo essere stati rapiti e tenuti prigionieri per mesi in Siria, potrebbe ribaltare tutti gli scenari internazionali. Piccinin giura infatti che "non è il governo di Assad ad aver utilizzato il gas sarin o un altro gas nella periferia di Damasco, è un dovere morale dirlo". Il belga ha raccontato di avere ascoltato in merito, assieme a Quirico, una conversazione tra i ribelli.
Published: 09 Sep 2013 14:33 GMT+02:00 | Print version
Updated: 09 Sep 2013 14:33 GMT+02:00
Italian journalist Domenico Quirico and Belgian national Pierre Piccinin, set free on Sunday five months after being kidnapped in Syria, faced mock executions and twice tried to escape their captors.
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Piccinin said on Monday they faced "real violence" and mock executions after being captured by rebel forces in April.
Quirico, 62, is a well-known war correspondent in Italy who worked from African hot spots including Libya, Sudan, Darfur and Mali. He entered Syria from Lebanon without an official visa and went missing in early April between Damascus and the flashpoint central city of Homs.
Scant detail has emerged of their release on Sunday but Quirico's newspaper said Italy's secret services had stepped up efforts to secure their release ahead of feared US military strikes.