(RT) – Syria’s president has disavowed all rumors of being in hiding somewhere in Iran or aboard a Russian battleship. In an interview to Turkish TV, Bashar Assad accused the Turkish government of being “knee-deep in Syrian blood.”
“I am in Syria living in the same place I always did. I am not hiding in a bunker. Everything said about my death or disappearance is rumors launched by enemies to shutter the morale of the Syrian people,” Assad stated in an interview to Turkey’s Ulusal Kanal TV channel published Friday.
You heard it first on The Agonist News of Assad’s Assassination is Greatly Exaggerated, The Agonist, March 24
Assad: ‘I have neither left Syria or died” RT April 6
Reference to April 6 Turkish television interview, Times of Israel April 6
“Proof of life” – April 6 interview on YouTube
There’s a strange story out there about Syrian President Bashar Assad’s assassination and possible death. It has little merit but the sourcing is interesting.
Gateway Pundit reported: BREAKING: Assad Shot By Bodyguard – Hospitalized in Damascus – Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 12:22 PM
The sourcing on this leads to a French publication, JSS. Gateway Pundit listed the link as “Translated from JSS News:”
JSS, a French online publication, cites the “Arab Media” as its source on Assad’s death. This is when the story falls apart.
I’ve known Mark Karlin (online) for a while. As editor of BuzzFlash, he was generous enough to run my voting rights and other articles on more than a few occasions. He’s an excellent analyst in addition to his editorial skills and a solid progressive Democrat from Chicago. All the more reason to take his article below is a fair warning about the potential abuse of power. Michael Collins
By Mark Karlin, Editor
BuzzFlash and Truthout
These are the powers of a modern day Nero, not the leader of a nation based on the foundation of a Constitution guaranteeing specific rights and legal recourse.
Sometimes, it even takes BuzzFlash at Truthout a little time to write commentaries about killer issues, in this case literally.
According to the Wall Street Journal (in a February 15 article), Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, John Brennan, ambiguously left open the possibility that US citizens could be targeted for assassination in the United States: Read More