It seems clear that the only reason for the video to be removed would be because senior BBC news editors felt the story reflected badly on the propaganda campaign to characterize the Syrian rebels as venerable and proud freedom fighters, when in reality as we have documented they have been guilty of massacres, kidnappings, torture and other acts of brutality.
This represents a clear effort to hide evidence of Syrian rebels, who the Obama administration recently pledged to support with taxpayer dollars, engaged in war crimes.
At the 2 minute 15 mark in the clip embedded above, BBC reporter Gordon Corera clearly states, “Using prisoners as suicide bombers would certainly be considered a war crime.”
So in fact yes, the BBC did term the act as a “war crime” and John Williams is being brazenly dishonest.
Why is the BBC lying in claiming they didn’t characterize the act as a war crime? Perhaps it’s because their removal of the story constitutes covering up for a war crime. Maybe it made the lawyers and senior editors nervous. ***[Prison Planet]
22 August 2012 Last updated at 10:20 ET
Help The Syrian army has launched fresh offensives on conflict areas of Damascus and the northern city of Aleppo.
Activists say at least eight people have been killed in the capital, with more casualties reported in Aleppo following an aerial bombardment.
While the fighting continues, anti-government forces are becoming more coordinated and sophisticated in their attacks on government targets. The New York Times has released a video which shows Free Syrian Army rebels trying to use a prisoner as an unwitting suicide bomber, as the BBC's Gordon Corera reports.
BUT after few minutes ???
BUT we have CASH MEMORY
|BBC: Syrian rebels try to use prisoner for suicide bombing|
** Correction: Video is still on NYT site: Life With Syria’s Rebels in a Cold and Cunning War
BCC journalist Jon Williams wrote on his BLOG
A healthy scepticism is one of the essential qualities of any journalist - never more so than in reporting conflict. The stakes are high - all may not always be as it seems.
*** AND Prison Planet report :
BBC Censors Video Showing Syrian Rebels Forcing Prisoner to Become Suicide Bomberhttp://www.prisonplanet.com/bbc-censors-video-showing-syrian-rebels-forcing-prisoner-to-become-suicide-bomber.html
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