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Video: BBC Interview with MP for Aleppo, Syria

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The recent US-led missile strikes on several military installations in Syria changed precious little in the country’s horrific civil war. On the ground, the bloodshed, displacement and suffering continue. Regional and global divisions over Syria are as deep as ever. HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to a Syrian politician close to the Assad regime. Fares Shehabi is a powerful Aleppo business leader and self-styled ‘independent’ MP. Is Syria as we knew it broken beyond repair?

 

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Anandamide
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Anandamide

Power to the resistance and the voice which speaks through people like this politician, in response to the dark force of the empire trying to destroy his nation…
The interviewer is an absolute idiot, to express it politely…. But that’s to be expected eh?
Thanks for downloading the video before it was taken offline for being genuinely revealing for people asking the right questions as to the grand plan being staged.

vierotchka
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He didn’t download it, he posted a YouTube link to that video from a different YouTube account.
I have downloaded it for future reference, in case the three other identical videos from three other YouTube accounts also get removed.

vierotchka
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I just found an interesting video on Sott.net. Assad has an excellent sense of logic!

Pablo
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Pablo

All this talking head has to offer is the typical British condescending tone and stock phrases. The voice melody, speech rhythm, emphases all cheap oxbridge rhetotical devices to bully the opponent into silence by suggesting the speaker is better educated and morally superior. This is why the nutcase tories have managed to rule the UK for so long, the populace are still impressed by such blatant bluffery. In many ways the UK is still stuck in the 19th century, still impressed by pseudo aristocratic posturing rather than actually bothering to analyse content and information. Only so is it possible to explain how a buffoon like Boris Johnson could ever be seen as PM material. The Syrian MP did a great job of keeping his composure in the face of such insulting provocation.
Seems that certain parties do not want the interview seen. Download. And reupload if its deleted.

Pablo
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Pablo

Anandamide
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Anandamide

Thanks for uploading this….

vierotchka
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He didn’t upload it, he posted the YouTube link. 🙂

vierotchka
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I posted that one a short while ago (post below). 🙂

vierotchka
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I found another one that is still up:

vierotchka
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I have also saved four other links to this video. 🙂

Gilles St-Pierre
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Gilles St-Pierre

“This video is unavailable”
YouTube removed it

vierotchka
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“”HARDtalk| Fares Shehab…” The YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated due to multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement.”
I should have downloaded it while it was still up. 🙁

vexarb
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Same event from a Syrian Perspective (.com). Editor Ziad Fadel writes:
Watch Syrian MP, Fares Shihabi, annihilate this unctuous sniverling limey BBC rodent in a wonderful interview:
http://www.syrianews.cc/syrian-mp-fares-shehabi-pummels-bbc-colonialist-sackur

delicieuxz
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delicieuxz

Wow. The BBC host in this video is a total idiot propagandist. What a disgraceful clown!
The Syrian MP gave excellent information, though.

vexarb
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Meanwhile back in the real world, a long way from the British Bullshit Corporation (“You have Hard Talk, we have hard facts” — Lavrov). BTL from Czar Kolokov on SyrPer:
Царь-Колокол
Unexpected events so soon. I think have to do with newly introduced hardware (EW…)
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201804291064011445-syria-army-sdf-us-backed-forces-euphrates/
+2

Kaiama
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Kaiama

Sacker? Sackhim more like. Quickly.

Harry Law
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Harry Law

Fares Shehabi comes across as an honest man who answered all the propaganda shoveled into this interview by the obnoxious Sackur very well. Sackur mentioned the 7 year old Syrian girl Banna al-Abed, who could imagine a 7 year old making statements like these…Within two days of setting up the account, she had used #HolocaustAleppo, #MassacreInAleppo, #StopAleppoMassacre and tweeted at Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Barack Obama and Syrian President Bashar Assad.
In a now deleted tweet, Bana said it is “better to start 3rd world war instead of letting Russia & assad commit #HolocaustAleppo”. I feel so angry at people like Sackur I would like to .. better not say.

Andy
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Andy

Will any tory interviewed be described as representing the May regime in the introduction from now on.

vexarb
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It’s a developing negative, first stage to a positive. First the EUSA grudgingly offers “aid” (not compensation, No! No!) to Syria “on condition…” Then the Fraudian and HuffaPuff deign to acknowledge the existence of Britain’s very own Vanessa Beeley — even though their High-priced Presstitutes nod only to snub her as “an obscure journalist”. And now the Beeb is dragged reluctantly to interview a real Syrian MP, and the Russian FM as well! even though the BBC yobboe shows his native rudeness.
“If you can’t beat them, join them”. If you can’t put them down, recognize them haughtily.

Grafter
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Grafter

The BBC sock puppet continues with the fabrications and lies of the corrupt western governments. Incredible that the lessons of our destruction in the Middle East are forgotten by these warmongers. Logic of the madhouse.

Tommy Hallem
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Tommy Hallem

Andrew Marr on Iraq :https://youtu.be/5_JC371jxPI you couldn’t make it up

Tommy Hallem
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Tommy Hallem

This is a great clip from the ‘left wing ‘ journalist Andrew Marr, if it wasn’t so serious it would be funny

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

Which lunatic described Andrew Marr as ‘Leftwing’? That makes Hitler a communist.

tomiejones
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Reblogged this on circusbuoy.

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

I attempted to Google whether Sackur is Jewish (he is, of course, as is required at the BBC, a Zionist apologist for Israel)and was quite unsurprised to see the galaxy of Zionist web-sites and blogs where he was abused in the usual hateful and raging manner typical of these creatures, as a friend of terrorists and all the usual psychopathic claptrap. None abused him as a ‘self-hating Jew’, so I guess he is not Jewish. He is an arrogant, contemptuous, tosser, however.

candideschmyles
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Watching the Lavrov interview and then this one, and I know this is going to be contentious here, I can’t help but wonder if Sackur is actually doing his damndest to let their voices be heard. Let’s face it we would never hear from or see him again if he were to fail to put the establishment talking points across in a way that convinces his bosses. Yet he has chosen to take on two voices that he must have known would not be silenced nor distracted from telling the facts with some eloquence and a lot of self evident integrity. So is it narcissism, he thinks he can take on anybody, or is he trying his damndest to be subversive from within?

always write
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always write

he’s an unpleasant twat with a massive ugly head and long neck and sloped shoulders, a bit like a nasty media form of hyena, so his job is to snarl and bite

candideschmyles
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Yet, ultimately he is absolutely impotent.

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

Your thesis depends on the Zionist hierarchy at the BBC tolerating Badthink and Thoughtcrime, even if exhibited surreptitiously. I very seriously doubt that. The Zionist elect would descend upon the BBC like a swarm of dementors screeching ‘antisemitism’, if they even suspected such treachery from their stooges.

candideschmyles
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So why even platform Lavrov and Shehabi? Sheer ego on Sackurs part?

Paul 3
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Paul 3

Candide–a reasonable question. It occurred to me too that someone known to be as effective as this Syrian MP was–give him his own show, please–is usually avoided, as with Chomsky or Pilger or Greenwald (on certain issues, at least)

JudyJ
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Good question. Ego? Arrogance? Narcissism? Superiority? All of these? Who knows. You can see the same patronising and humouring ‘interviewing technique’ employed by all mainstream journalists when they interview anybody they know is going to challenge the Establishment narrative… Alexander Nekrassov, Peter Ford, Craig Murray, Peter Hitchens. All the expected tactics are evident, usually involving a lot of talking and accusations thrown on the table by the interviewer, very little time allowed for responses and what time is allowed is cut short by interruption hand in hand with sneering and expressions of scorn and disdain and, of course, total disregard for any sound counter-arguments.
I genuinely think that such interviewers have such a superiority complex that they regard themselves as completely beyond challenge no matter how ridiculous or ‘hole-ridden’ their line of questioning. It then follows that they are more than happy to interview the ‘non-believers’ as their contrary responses – no matter how credible and well argued – just go to prove how feeble, desperate and pathetic they are, to dare attempt to challenge the points raised by the egotistical, arrogant and narcissistic interviewer.

JudyJ
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There is a link via the O-G twitter account to the Syria News review of this interview in which they take great pleasure in Shehabi rebutting every accusation thrown at him by Sackur. Interestingly there is a footnote at the end of that review which states that Fares Shehabi had noted that “the BBC cut off the piece where I revealed some names of known terror bosses who received funding from the UK’s Foreign Office as solid evidence proved”.

Hugh O'Neill
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Hugh O'Neill

I have just re-read the Wikipedia entry for “Operation Sycamore” (CIA’s training and equipping Jihadis in Jordan financed by Saudi Arabia) which makes plain the US modus operandi since at least “Operation Cyclone”, when CIA did the same in Afghanistan to oust the Soviets. US and UK crimes in the Middle East can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th Century when the West set about to destroy the Ottoman Empire, not to bring democracy and freedom, but to bring a new yoke of Empire and to plunder Mesopotamia, the very cradle of Civilisation. (By the waters of Babylon, we lay down and wept as we remembered Zion). One now recalls US Camp “Alpha” which destroyed the remnants of Babylon. Perhaps the writing is on the wall? All empires fall.

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

The USA has consistently used Islamist theocratic thugs to attack Arab socialist and nationalist Governments. At least since 1953, and the overthrow of Mossadegh in Iran. The alliance with the Evil Wahhabist genocide cult and the Sordid Arabian regime goes back to WW2. The constellation of jihadist butcher death-squads all owe the existence to Uncle Satan and Thanatopolis DC, as do all their atrocities in Afghanistan, Iraq, Xinjiang, Chechnya, Bosnia, Lebanon, Kosovo, Libya, Algeria, etc, etc, etc, a bloody trail that bears comparison to any other chain of atrocities in history-and it is still fulminating, with new victims in Syria, Lebanon, Iran and elsewhere firmly in the sights of the death-worshipers.
As to why the US regime operates like this, the answers are simple. First, they desire total control over ‘the greatest material prize in history’, the hydrocarbon riches, and the petrodollar system that underpins Thanatopia’s rentier, parasitic, ‘economy’. Second, the Zionist regime, which has long TOTALLY controlled US politics, wants its neighbours destroyed, as per the Oded Yinon Plan, and to offer up a few million mitzvot to its psychopathic God, and his plenipotentiary representative on Earth-Bibi. And third, the US elite simply love killing and destruction- the more the very much better.

Humbaba
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Humbaba

Just like the tail doesn’t wag the dog, Israel does not determine USUK policy. The USUK imperialists use Israel as a thorn in the flesh of the Arab nation to “divide and rule” the ME for better plundering its fossil fuel reserves.

always write
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always write

….good comment, plus our erstwhile friends at the BBC helped with the propaganda to overthrow the Iranian government in 1953 coup