Syria Debate Goes On.

Posted September 14, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

While the United States and Russia try to work out a deal for controlling the Syrian government’s chemical weapons stocks, the media debates continue. What follows is a recent episode of an RT news program “Worlds Apart” with host Oksana Boyko and Australian politician Gareth Evans, one of the architects of the so-called “R2P” doctrine. R2P stands for “right to protect”, a more theoretical than legal doctrine which gives states-countries the right  to take action when innocent lives are at risk in another country. It evidently was invoked during the defeat of Qaddafi, through air strikes against Libya. This exchange between Ms. Boyko, one tough-nosed journalist, and Mr. Evans is one of the most to-the-point, interesting television broadcasts I have come upon yet regarding the Syria crisis.

FSA Captive: “Syrian Rebels Behind Chemical Attacks.”

Posted September 13, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

Pierre Piccinin was held in captivity along with Domenico Quirico by Free Syrian Army rebels for five months until their release recently. Piccinin is a Belgian teacher and journalist, while Quirico is a full-time journalist. Piccinin claims that he overheard the FSA rebels talking about the August 21 chemical attacks, saying that Assad’s regime was NOT behind the attacks. It took a while to find a video of Pierre Piccinin with translation, and here it is. Is he telling the truth? If he is…? If he isn’t…? If he is…? Will he be in Washington D.C. any time soon?