Fox News has lobbed a story in which “Acting Assistant Secretary of European and Eurasian Affairs”, Stuart Jones, has stated that a prison outside of Damascus was used as a crematorium to slaughter prisoners under the Assad regime.
1) Stuart Jones worked in the State Department with Hillary, and was appointed in 2014 by President Obama to be the US Ambassador to Iraq. He is hardly an unbiased, credible official to make such a statement. The report covers a time period of 2011 to 2015 – not his jurisdiction.
2) His allegations present images from ‘commercial satellite photographs”, not government ones, which is rather odd. And the images don’t show any crematorium. It’s considered an “allegation”.
3) They acknowledge the photos do not prove the building is a crematorium, but that their assertions are theoretical.
4) Jones states that both Russia and Iran were complicit, without any evidence whatsoever, other than his opinion, which has seemingly become the new judicial norm in Washington.
The most damning oddity of the accusation is the fact that it was actually made sometime in 2014 and 2015 when Sir Desmond De Silva and his UK team were asked to give a write up and produced the Caesar Report. The report was later tabled given it had no supportive evidence.
Amnesty International subsequently pursued the report in 2015 and 2016 after ‘allegedly interviewing 84 people of which 31 were former detainees”. None of the ‘detainees’ were willing to reveal their true identity. However, former inmates include Zahran Alloush, of ISIS, Hasan Aboud of Al-Nusra, Abu Yahia al-Hamawi, part of a group affiliated with Al Qaeda and Al-Nusra, Ahmed Abu Issa, Abu Luqman, etc.. all affiliated with ISIS. Gee, just innocent ‘rebels’.
So what this amounts to is a charge of inhumane treatment of ISIS commanders in a Syrian prison. And somehow this is a story? Perhaps we should visit some of the prisons in the US, or guantanemo, or the French prisons infested with rats, lice and bedbugs where inmates brutalize each other and guards routinely brutalize inamtes.
Man’s inhumanity to man, is prevalent. But given the actual facts of who was in this Syrian prison seems evidentiary, and just might change the perspective a bit. In addition, attempting to glorify the story by making comparisons to WWII Jewish crematoriums, is quite melodramatic.
So exactly who provided these ‘commercial satellite photos’, and why are their no government ones available? No one is willing to come forth with the specifics, however the two largest Middle Eastern commercial satellite companies are owned by Saudi Arabia and the UAE – both of whom have wanted to annihilate Assad and Syria for a decade – Thuraya and Arabsat.
What is Forensic Architecture, the methodology used to create the 3D models of the prison that was used as evidentiary matter for the report?
Utilized by the UK members who put together the Caesar report, it was like a ‘diorama’ – remember those fun things parents produced for their children in elementary school? They had no physical access to the site, and thus created a model of what they assumed it might look like given the testimonies of these ISIS moderate rebels. Huh.
So why is this suddenly news again after being tabled – twice!
Because it implicates Russia and Iran, demonizes Assad, and continues to foment chaos and hatred – without a shred of evidence, which is why it was dismissed the first time it was levied in 2015, and again in February 2017. The fact that Fox News would resurface the agenda can only be at the bequest of their major shareholder, Saudi Arabia.
The Amnesty Report states, “The horrors depicted in this report reveal a hidden, monstrous campaign, authorized at the highest levels of the Syrian government, aimed at crushing any form of dissent within the Syrian population.” That dissent would be – ISIS. So help me here, what is the difference between murdering ISIS on the ground via drones, and murdering ISIS in Syrian prisons?
It is no coincidence that the UK Caesar report is also the ‘code name’ assigned to the supposed Syrian military defector who claimed to have photographed mutilated dead bodies throughout Syria. He too gained fame, especially after his claims made it into a highly publicized and profitable – book.
But there is another glitch, Amnesty’s original report made no reference to a crematorium, instead claiming that all the victims were hung. So now, they’ve ‘added to the storage to make it more WWII like and gain the horrors of the Jewish population.
Unfortunately, since then the faked bodies, faked photos, faked reports, and staged actors workshops have all come to light and we have been shown that this too may have been a completely Hollywood studio design.
The fact remains that nothing came of the accusation because the proof was unstable, the evidence ‘forensically manufactured, and the witnesses and victims were all protected using false names and obscured identities.
Fox News – Shame for even making this a headline story.