Exclusively for Syriana Analysis, Marwa Osman interviews the Canadian independent journalist Eva Bartlett right after her return from Syria, where she visited Damascus, Eastern Ghouta, Daraa and Aleppo.
Yesterday I was on 21st Century Wire to discuss the recent and false allegations of Syria using chemical weapons against Syrian civilians in Douma, which I visited recently.
21st Century Wire wrote:
“…in the first hour we will go live the Middle East to speak with independent journalist Eva Bartlett to reveal what what really happened in #Douma and how the US and UK media coverage has been intentionally skewed to cover-up the facts on the ground.”
We also spoke of Dara’a, which I visited some days ago, speaking with locals about what really happened in March 2011, when Al Jazeera and other such “credible” media were reporting fabrications on Syria.
Shattered glass and bullet-riddled walls is what a Syrian family’s home turned into after numerous shellings of Old Damascus. The residents gave up on restoring the glass, but are trying to save the traditional décor.
Canadian journalist and rights activist Eva Bartlett visited the family, who showed her around their flat in a traditional Damascus courtyard house they’ve been living in for 80 years. Their home is one of many buildings, hit by strikes that so-called “moderate” rebel groups conduct in the Syrian capital, according to Bartlett, who reported on their extensive shelling in her blog.
Do listen especially from ~14:00 into the clip, when Vanessa transmits the words of a parent she interviewed, 5 of whose children were killed in terrorists’ 2013 Ghouta chemical attack. At around 15:45 she recounts the father and mother waking up in a hospital, but without their children, and the father’s search for his children.
Important commentary by Murad Gazdiev, on the alleged chemical attacks in Douma, Syria, and the usual suspect sources purveying these lies, which include the Syrian American Medical Society.
Gazdiev: “It was the Syrian SAMS–the Syrian American Medical Society–that initially claimed that they had treated 500 people with with symptoms indicative of exposure to a chemical agent.
… Well what is this organization exactly? Well, it is it is an organization that is funded by the United States….In 2013 they had a budget of $700,000, 2015 they had a budget of $6 million–you know almost a tenfold increase. Most of that money, $5.8 million, came from USAID, which is an organization that is closely tied to the State Department POST CONTINUES