Terrorists in Syria: Execution of Ukrainian Journalist Anhar Kochneva?

Posted: December 13, 2012 in Sideviews
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The Reporters Without Borders, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), ARTICLE 19, the International Press Institute have finally issued a joint statement in which they express their deep concern about the life of the kidnapped Ukrainian journalist Anhar Kochneva.

In addition, this joint statement of the partly non-objective associations is urging the heads of the foreign-backed “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) and the staged “Syrian National Coalition” (“Syrian Opposition Coalition”) to ensure that Anhar Kochneva is safe and soon released by the gang of kidnappers, which seem to be a part of the military wing of the external Syrian opposition, which is made up of Syrian Exiles and Islamists.

The Ukrainian Journalist Anhar Kochneva is set to be executed today by her kidnappers, although it is questionable whether this armed radical group will really execute her – due to the fact that they could use this journalist as leverage and also as human shield. This armed group behind the kidnapping of Anhar Kochneva has also warned that it would now start to target all Iranians, Ukrainians and also Russians in Syria. This is, to be honest, not surprising.

That the joint statement of the Reporters Without Borders, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), ARTICLE 19, the International Press Institute also calls on the British, French and US governments as well as on the European Union (UN) to work with “their” external staged Syrian opposition in order to facilitate the release of the journalist Anhar Kochneva is also not surprising. It either shows who are the masterminds and supporters behind the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) or who is really responsible for this fucked up situation in Syria.

The Ukrainian journalist has reported the truth about the foreign-backed terrorists of the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) for Russian and Ukrainian newspapers till she was kidnapped near the Syrian city of Homs in the beginning of this October. The gang of kidnappers have threatened to kill the kidnapped journalist if a US$ 50 million ransom is not paid – of course, nobody will pay a US$ 50 million ransom for her. It is questionable what the Syrian authorities and the Ukrainian authorities have done since the information about the kidnapping of Anhar Kochneva.

At least, the Ukrainian authorities urged the Syrian government to increase its work in helping to free Anhar Kochneva and the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Aleksandr Dikusarov said that he expects “concrete results” now in the attempts to release the journalist.

The kidnappers are meanwhile not really concerned about their situation and they published a video answer to the statements of the Ukrainian authorities. In this video response, the kidnappers, which are probably a part of the Western-backed “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) in Syria, threatened to target the Ukrainian, Russian and Iranian embassies in Syria and also all Russians, Iranians and Ukrainians on Syrian soil.

The Ukrainian news channel “Ukrainia” has broadcasted this video response of the kidnappers in which the armed insurgents said, among other things, that they “urge not to let a single Russian, Ukrainian or Iranian alive out of Syria”. The Ukrainian side said in terms to the latest video of these religious fanatics that the authenticity cannot be verified and thus, there is no response of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry to the latest threats of this foreign-backed group in Syria.

Anhar Kochneva - Video by the Kidnappers.

Anhar Kochneva – Video by the Kidnappers.

Of course, these armed radicals claim that the Ukrainian journalist Anhar Kochneva would be a spy and that she was not only carrying weapons but also working as an interpreter for Russian officers. This is a lie in order to justify their misanthropic behaviours.

At least, the International Press Institute, Reporters Without Borders, CPJ and ARTICLE19 doubt the statements of the formerly published videos after the kidnapping of Anhar Kochneva and so these organisations do not believe the questionable claims of the kidnappers in Syria.

“We are deeply concerned that in both video appeals the journalist seems to be speaking under pressure.” (Quote of the joint statement)

It is, at least, a good step that these associations finally care about a journalist in Syria, although she is no journalist of the side that these associations usual support.

The behaviour of some of these allegedly good associations since the beginning of the foreign-driven “revolution” in Syria has often been very hypocritical and thus, it was hard to answer the question whether these organisations are better than Human Rights Watch and amnesty international, which are both just propaganda tools and no real objective organisations for human rights and peace.

Meanwhile, a car bomb exploded in Qatana, which is near the Syrian capital of Damascus. This next car bomb has cost the lives of at least 16 people, including women and children, while 25 other people have been injured due to the explosion of this car bomb by the Western-backed “Free Syrian Army”.

According to SANA, the Syrian state news agency, seven children are among the victims of this car bomb that was located in a car near a Syrian school in Qatana. Already on Wednesday a series of explosions hit the Syrian village Aqrab and has cost the lives of at least 125 people.


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