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Another day, another BBC lie
This BBC lie was first fabricated by Martin Chulov, an Australian who until 2005 had worked for Rupert Murdoch’s “The Australian” tabloid (Australia’s largest selling national newspaper).
Martin Chulov spent time in Iraq, spouting imperialist propaganda, and in Feb 2012 he and other foreigners snuck into the strategic oil city of Homs, Syria. When the Syrian government routed the Homs terrorists, two foreign propagandists were killed in the crossfire (Marie Colvin and French photographer Rémi Ochlik, killed 22 Feb 2012).
Martin Chulov escaped, and sent dispatches to the UK Guardian claiming that the Syrian government had specifically targeted foreign journalists for execution.
Mr. Chulov is now in Antakya (i.e. Antioch) on the border with Syria. This is in Turkey’s Hatay province, a major staging area for the Syrian terrorists. In 2008, Mr. Chulov published a book titled “Australian Jihad,” which claimed that Australia is threatened by the same Islamists that Mr. Chulov now cheers in Syria.
From Antakya, Mr. Chulov sends anti-Assad propaganda dispatches to the UK Guardian.
One of his lies (printed in the Guardian, and echoed by the BBC) concerns Mr. Ghatan Sleiba, an individual who, according to Mr. Chulov, had worked for the al-Akhbariya TV channel (owned by the Syrian government), plus al-Dunya TV (partly owned by Bashar al-Assad's maternal cousin Rami Makhlouf).
Mr. Chulov claims that while Mr. Sleiba was working for the Syrian media, Mr. Sleiba fed intelligence to the Syrian “freedom fighters” for seven months. Chulov quotes Mr. Sleiba as saying, “Many of us knew it wasn't terrorists they were fighting. It was people wanting their rights.” Then, according to Mr. Chulov, Mr. Sleiba “defected” from Syrian media because he was tired of Syrian lies.
The actual lies, of course, come from Mr. Chulov, plus the UK Guardian, plus the BBC (which further amplified the Guardian’s lie). In mid-2010, Mr. Sleiba had indeed applied to work in Syrian media, but was judged to have psychological problems, and was not hired. He never worked for any Syrian media channel.
Mr. Sleiba says he is now looking for a job with an opposition TV channels such as Al Jazeera. He concedes that even Al Jazeera will not hire him, saying he has psychological problems.
Here is the original UK Guardian article by Martin Chulov…
Below, the BBC uses a video interview to amplify the Guardian's lie about the “defection” of “high-level Syrian media personalities” like Mr. Sleiba (who never worked for Syrian media). The BBC video is titled, “Escaped journalist speaks out.”
The lie was first exposed by Addounia, a private TV station based in Damascus. Since 2007, Addounia TV has been famous for exposing the lies of Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabiya, CNN, BBC, and so on.
Addounia is so good at this that the NATO-Israeli-GCC alliance has targeted Addounia TV for attack, just as they destroyed the privately owned Al-Ikhbariya TV station mear Damascus on 27 June 2012, and gunned down seven employees.
I say the NATO-Israeli-GCC alliance attacked Al-Ikhbariya TV, because the Western media itself says the perpetrators were “All Nusra,” a branch of Al Qaeda. (In other words, the attackers were mercenaries paid by the NATO-Israeli-GCC alliance.)
Below, Addounia TV exposes the lie about Mr. Ghatan Sleiba, the “Syrian TV personality” who never worked for Syrian TV.
Below, RT further exposes the lie...