Now, that I have launched a fund raising drive for a couple of Syrian refugees, Basel & Luna made it from Syria to Germany safely but they still need your help, I have finally provoked a response from Ray McGovern. This is what he wrote:
So Ray McGovern is going to be "charitable" and assume that Syrians who were in Damascus at the time and investigated it on the ground are "misinformed and mistaken." Ray McGovern and his secret intel sources know better and he is here to set them straight. He links to a 20 month old "anti-imperialist" defense of Assad that presumably already says everything that ever needs to be said about the massacre even though the UN has said the sarin came from Assad's arsenal and more recently authorize a new investigation that will name names this time. Does the arrogance of our "anti-imperialists" know no bounds?Friends --
[ Luna, who is a journalist and photographer and had been working with the Violations Documentation Center to ]... document Assad's chemical massacres in East Ghouta in 2013, was being charged with "leaking fake photos of chemical massacre to foreign parties." Although I didn't know it at the time, she was the author of an important report in the sarin attack that Basel translated, and I published under the title Witness to CW Attack: When Paradise turned to Hell. F
You may wish to become fully informed re how the false charges re "Assad's chemical massacres in East Ghouta in 2013 brought the U.S. to the very brink of overt attack, a la shock and awe on Baghdad. I'm sure these are remarkable people. The charitable explanation, I suppose, would be that they were, as so many still today, misinformed and mistaken. For what it is worth, in my view Justice and Peace activists need to ensure that they are fully informed on things manufactured by those who very nearly succeeded in getting a major war started.
Pls see, for example:
Thanks for listening.ray mcgovern
The less charitable explanation, given McGovern's view that Assad is innocent of chemical massacres, is that Luna Walfa was guilty as charged by the Syrian government of "leaking fake photos of chemical massacre to foreign parties" and probably deserved everything that happened to her, and by extension, so do most of the political prisoners in Assad's detection centers. I said yesterday that the Mint Press crowd was standing right next to Luna's tortures in the some dark corner of Damascus. Well, its clear, Ray McGovern was there too and helping to tighten the screws.
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Syria is the Paris Commune of the 21st Century!
Protecting civilians needs a UNSC resolution. Bombing them needs nothing!!! #Syria pic.twitter.com/p9tu1RdHaB— صفحة الثورة السورية (@RevolutionSyria) October 16, 2015
We are the FSA! Our mission is to protect our people from Assad,ISIS, Iran, the devils, and Russia #Syria #Kafranbel pic.twitter.com/eNBnXbDQzT— Raed Fares (@RaedFares4) October 17, 2015
Putin! get your soldiers back safe, otherwise we send them to you in coffins. #Syria #Kafranbel pic.twitter.com/wzNfPfK1Hb— هادي العبد الله (@HadiAlabdallah) October 17, 2015