Thursday, March 7, 2013

After Jabhat al Nusra (the warrior-poets) NBC brings you the 'hospitable hostage takers'

"... BEIRUT - Rebels holding 21 U.N. peacekeepers near the Golan Heights in southern Syria say they will not harm them but insist government forces must pull back from the region before they are freed, an activist said on Thursday.Rami Abdelrahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (aka. The Saudi-Qatari Observatory of Propaganda) quoted a spokesman for the "Martyrs of Yarmouk" rebel brigade as saying the convoy of Philippine peacekeepers were being held as "guests" in the village of Jamla, about one mile from a ceasefire line with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.(but)./...In a video released to announce the capture of the U.N. convoy on Wednesday, a member of the Yarmouk Martyrs' Brigade accused the peacekeepers of collaborating with Assad's forces to try to push them out of village of Jamla which the rebels seized on Sunday after heavy fighting."

1 comment:

Bandolero said...

What I miss in that NBC report, is the information, that the "Martyrs of Yarmouk" are part of the FSA.

German magazine Spiegel reported here that they belong to the FSA:

So, I wonder why NBC didn't call the Martyrs of Yarmouk holding the Philippine peacekeepers as guests "activists of the FSA" - of course, "carefully vetted" and surely eligible for western help and arms.