Today marks the third anniversary of the alleged incendiary attack on an Aleppo playground, Ian Pannell’s initial report of which was broadcast on the BBC 10 O’Clock News just as MPs were voting on whether the UK would effectively become ISIS’ air force and bomb Damascus.
Last Sunday I was invited to appear on Syrian television to discuss the wealth of evidence which strongly suggests that the scenes filmed by BBC cameraman Darren Conway of the aftermath of the alleged attack were fabricated.
I had intended to write a post summarising the evidence to date, however as my internet access is currently limited I will restrict myself to listing the coverage published by the website OffGuardian (see below).
I do however wish to point to a key aspect that has yet to be pursued, namely the identification of one the actors/volunteers who participated in the events of 26 August 2013.
I would like to remind journalists that I can provide this woman’s name and approximate location in Amsterdam in order that she may be traced and interviewed. This person may well be able to shed light on the identities of the other participants in what appears to be a historic breach of trust between the BBC and its global audience.
OffGuardian coverage of the August 2013 “playground napalm bomb” report
• In the age of media manipulation how much can we afford to take on trust? (22 September 2015)
• More puzzles about BBC’s “Saving Syria’s Children” documentary (28 October 2015)
• VIDEO: Robert Stuart’s presentation on BBC’s “Saving Syria’s Children” (8 March 2016)
• Hand in Hand for propaganda? (9 August 2016)