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Monday, September 09, 2013

Freed Syrian Hostage: Assad Not Responsible For Chemical Attacks (Video)

By Susan Duclos

A Belgian writer, Pierre Piccinin, who had been held captive by Syrian rebels for five months, says that his captors admitted that Syrian President Bashar Assad was not responsible for the chemical attack that resulted in what is referred to as the Ghouta massacre.

The video below is in French, but the translation from the details over at YouTube, says "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 the sarin gas."

The captives became desperate when they heard that the US was planning to launch a punitive attack against the regime over the gas attack in the Damascus suburb.

"It wasn't the government of Bashar al-Assad that used sarin gas or any other gas in Ghouta," Piccinin told Belgian RTL radio after he was released.

"We are sure about this because we overheard a conversation between rebels. It pains me to say it because I've been a fierce supporter of the Free Syrian Army in its rightful fight for democracy since 2012," Piccinin added.

Despite the overwhelming evidence mounting, from videos uploaded by the Syrian rebels, to the reports that rebels were caught with Sarin gas in Turkey on their way to bring it to Syria and that rebels were "making chemical arms," Barack Obama continues to try to convince the American people that he should attack Syria because the Assad leadership used the chemical weapons against Syrian innocents.

Cross posted at Before It's News