Highly suspicious

Uploaded to You Tube the very day she died. Nicely translated and printed too.

This video shows considerable preparation. Most rebel placards are hand written. Why was this one printed, well translated and the video ready to be uploaded on the day the two journalists died? Watch the full video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As1zOG6_2A4&feature=player_embedded (The video has been taken down. Why???)

Addendum: I found another version of the video recently, note the change in the posters (pretty fancy work in the the middle of a war zone and only a couple of hours after Colvin’s death) . http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9100272/Syrian-activists-pay-tribute-to-journalists-Marie-Colvin-and-Remi-Ochlik-killed-in-Homs.html

Note that no one is holding the posters. In fact the Remi one has cut off fingers on the sides.

The men dancing in the background, if the Telegraph is correct in their translation,  can be heard repeatedly chanting “we sacrifice soul and blood for you Rami Sayed.” Sayad was a photo journalist who died a day learlier than Colchik and Colvin on the 21st.

Both the posters and the video are suspicious.

When one considers motive – whom do these deaths advantage?

“Public opinion changes when the opinion of those covering it changes” Christine Frazao in The Power of Witness http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=659_Fr5HO4M

Marie Colvin’s death worked. Many journalists were immediately fired up against the Syrian government. Even Julian Assange on The World Tomorrow at the 9.16 and again at the 15.10 minute mark, shows how much her death affected his attitude.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDLXPpooA18

They had so much success the first time they tried it again. https://fitzhenrymac.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/syria-british-journalist-says-rebels-set-him-up-to-die-in-no-mans-land/

And there were more killed. Read  Journo deaths in Syria: Who profits from reporter killings? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxzlGlnEV6k

3 Responses to Highly suspicious

  1. Thanks a ton for this – love the info and agree with your perspective. However many others will not, so thanks for speaking up. Nice blog, well done!

  2. Pingback: Syria: British journalist says rebels set him up to die in no man’s land | Fitzhenrymac's Blog

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