The report appears to move the narrative forward that Bashar Al-Assad would be responsible for chemical attacks in Syria.
A chemical attack happened just days after this report was filed. In the time since that attack, doubt and uncertainty have come concerning who used chemical weapons in Syria.
Claims have been made by Syrian rebels blaming the Assad regime, and the attacks have also been attributed to the rebels. There have been numerous reports since the attack that cast doubt whether Assad was responsible. There have been several stories that have been debunked about the Syrian government using chemical weapons.
An article posted on the website LiveLeak contains a video that has been called propaganda. The LiveLeak report had this to say about the video, "in an interview with a doctor in Syria in the aftermath of a napalm-style attack appears to have been artificially dubbed to falsely make reference to the incident being a chemical weapons attack."
The LiveLeak article says the original clip of the video was of an interview with British medic Dr Rola Hallam. Hallam is from the Hand in Hand for Syria charity. In the clip, she says:
“..It's just absolute chaos and carnage here, erm we’ve had a massive influx of what looks like serious burns, er seems like it must be some sort of, I’m not really sure, maybe napalm, something similar to that..."
The LiveLeak article says the second clip of the interview appears to have been altered. In that video Hallam says:
“..It's just absolute chaos and carnage here, erm we’ve had a massive influx of what looks like serious burns, er seems like it must be some sort of chemical weapon, I’m not really sure, maybe napalm, something similar to that..."
Allegedly, the words "chemical weapon" were added to her statement. Hallam's mouth is hidden by a medical mask, which make the possible dub nearly impossible to detect, unless you have the original clip.
The clip has been analyzed by numerous Internet users. Many of them have pointed out the background noise in the video with the "chemical weapon" quote seems to be different from the original clip. When the question was put to the BBC about this discrepancy, they declined to comment.
According to the LiveLeak report one user who analyzed the audio said: "I suspect the motive in this instance and others by the BBC are propaganda intended to affect public opinion in the UK in such a way as to congregate support and underpin an offensive against the Syrian government."
A former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, said the video represented "Irrefutable evidence of a stunning bit of fakery by the BBC." Murray also noted that Hallam's words could have been faked entirely.
Why is it that the BBC might fake a video like this? Could it possibly be they wanted a strike against the Assad regime? It's said that the BBC has been aggressively pushing for military intervention in Syria.
Most people know the current U.S. administration implied if Assad used chemical weapons he would be crossing "a red line." This would be enough to justify military force against his government.
In August, Mr. Obama was heard in a video posted on the ABC News website as saying:
"That's a red line for us (the use of chemical weapons). There would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front, or the use of chemical weapons. That would change my calculations significantly."
It's also interesting to note that the doctor, Hallam, might have some interest in Assad's regime being taken down. She is linked to the FSA rebels trying to overthrow the Syrian regime. Her father is on the Syrian National Council, the political body which represents opposition militants.
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