Eastern Ghouta Testimonies

1. Terrorists poisoned civilians, left children to die of starvation in basements.

I interviewed this courageous mother in Harjallah IDP centre in April 2018 after the final liberation of #Douma and Eastern Ghouta.

She spoke to me for some time and I will upload the videos and her testimony bit by bit as it is both harrowing and powerful. She spoke without prompting. We had no government officials with us during the interview. We were allowed to ask any questions we needed to without restrictions. Corporate media “journalists” love to discredit these testimonies as being influenced by the Syrian government but I challenge those armchair “experts” to come to #Syria and to tell these people that they are “lying”.

Have they not suffered enough at the hands of the terrorist groups that the same corporate media in the West describe as “freedom and democracy rebels”. These women have escaped a fate that was worth than death for them. They were still exhausted and sick but they are safe and life can begin again without the ghosts of death, child abduction, organ theft and torture that haunt them.

This lady clung to her child and told me she had been so frightened for her safety, so many had been “stolen” for organ theft, some just disappeared and were never heard of again.

I will be bringing you more from this Syrian heroine as I receive updated translation of her testimony… she represents all who have suffered under Western backed terrorist rule and who have been liberated by the Syrian Arab Army and their allies… the future is not easy, there is another war to be fought as many Syrians told me, “The war of forgiveness” – but when we see the spirit, the courage of these women and many of the most vulnerable of Syrian society who have endured a life of deprivation, fear and oppression, yet escaped intact and determined to rebuild, to restore and to lead their lives in a Syria free from terrorism…we know that for all of us, the battle is one for justice and freedom for all honourable, true human beings.

2. White Helmets embedded with terrorist groups

One of many, many interviews with civilians from #EasternGhouta including medical staff and doctors at Medical Point in #Douma. All told me #WhiteHelmets were embedded with all terrorist groups and operated in partnership with them, did not help civilians, worked only for the armed terrorist fighters.

How many more voices must be raised in accusation against this UK/U.S intelligence construct that has caused so much suffering for the Syrian people?

3. White Helmets stole everything

Maan Qseedeh, 23 years old, a resident of Jisreen.

We were in our land, farming, working and everything was good, then people from Al-Rahman Brigade and white helmets showed up.

They kicked us out of our lands, and they took everything from us, even our money, and they kept us imprisoned in the town.We stayed there for a while, then terrorist gangs came and took us to Hazzeh, where we stayed for 2 or 3 days, near al Mahmoud mosque.

Then at night, they told us we were going to be hit by chemical weapons and told us to be cautious.

And then they – white helmets- hit us with chemical weapons, they hit us with poisonous gases. We put on some home-made masks.

My family and I went upstairs, we stayed for 2 days, then we went back to Jisreen, we stayed there at our relatives’ and the terrorist groups came and told us that the Syrian Arab Army was at the outskirts of Jisreen.

They told us they were going to take all young men to Ain-Tarma, and we had a fight with them.

The army had sent word for us to raise white flags or Syrian flags so they would come to us and help us.

So the terrorists tried to occupy the buildings, and we ganged up on them and kicked them out.

Later, around dusk, a man came demanding all families and residents to move with him to Ain-Tarma, and he said it was forbidden to anybody to leave with the Syrian Arab Army.

A guy left the shelter, and they asked him where he was going, he said he wanted to turn himself in to the Syrian Arab Army, so they shot him, and they did not let anyone pick him up, and told us not to pick him up until he (the man) would come back, then they left.

After they left, a group of our elders raised white flags and walked towards the Syrian Arab Army area, and explained to them what was going on, so they came to us, and got us out. and we’re very good now.

4. Living in fear. Child Abduction

When you decided to leave the area, were you afraid for the lives of your children?

Of course, I was, we were already scared when we were inside, we didn’t have the nerve to even go out the door, we stayed for nearly 20 days, without food, or water, no bath.

This little girl almost died, she was dehydrated, there was no one to help us there, over there, if you know one of them, they’d feed you, if not, then you’d starve.

We were strangers, we are from Marj Al-Sultan (an area near the Airport), and we sought shelter in Zamalka and Hamourya. So those in charge of those towns treated us badly.

They would feed the people of their town, but not us. and they would tell us to go see the representative of our town, which didn’t exist.

We had some sheep back then, and they were stolen from us in Madyara.

They would attack families, and steal everything, sheep, cars, motorbikes, even batteries.

We ran from Madyara to Nashabiyeh, and it was the same thing, they kidnapped children, and stole organs.

In the last days we were almost dead, So we decided to take the risk, and die once if we had to, instead of dying of hunger, and dying from fear.

Kids being kidnapped, you watch your kids suffer in front of you.

We were denied of everything, even Barley bread, we couldn’t get it, it was 2400 Syrian Pounds for 1 kilo, they just made it a trade.

One kilo of cord reached 2000 Syrian pounds, Sugar reached 6000 or 7000 Syrian pounds.

So, we started using the Diabetic sugar (saccharine) and my chidlren got sick.

This little girl got sick and I took her to Douma, and Jaish Al-Islam told me treatment was only for people of Douma.

Nobody would help us, in the hospitals they wouldn’t even treat us, they would barely provide the basics and kick the kids out.

5. Civilians used as human shields by Jaish al Islam

Q: I’m going to ask you a very important question, how did you feel and what was your impression when terrorist groups took over your areas, what did you think?

“We did not feel comfortable about them, we wanted to get out but they would threaten us, anybody who wanted to leave was to be slaughtered, they said the army was going to slaughter us.

So, the men feared for their lives and stayed inside, women too, we were told we’d be slaughtered because we were from Ghouta, we couldn’t leave, they told us it would be safer for us to stay, So we waited for a solution, and it never came, and things would just get worse, then they didn’t allow us to leave the area. If we wanted to leave through Wafideen camp, or Jisreen, Jaish Al-Islam wouldn’t let us, wherever we wanted to go they would just push us deeper into their territories, to use us as human shields.

When the people found out that it was just getting even worse, and we were so afraid to even walk in the streets, and the death of a person became something very normal – they decided they decided to risk being “killed” by the Syrian Army and they just wanted to be let out. That’s how they finally got the courage to demand to leave the area, when they saw how men, women and children were dying, they decided to leave the area, even if they were going to die, their children at least would live safely.

When they got out and found out nobody was going to kill them, they encouraged the people who remained inside to leave the area as well.

6. White Helmets staged ‘chemical attcks’

April 2018 – Eastern Ghouta testimonies – “The #WhiteHelmets had workshops where they would burn plastic in 1000 litre tanks until the tanks exploded showering civilians with molten plastic. They would use the burned victims and dead civilians to claim the “Syrian Arab Army” had attacked us with “chemical weapons”.

Full transcript of testimony:

The White Helmets had workshops producing plastic materials that had a smell similar to chemical gases, a suffocating smell.

If you burn any piece of plastic, you can’t stand there and smell it, it will cause you to suffocate quickly.

They did that a lot in Ghouta, they made a lot of them, they’d put 5 barrels in each workshop, filling it with lots of plastic, and then they would put it on a strong fire, claiming they are trying to extract diesel and Gas from plastic, while it contained some materials that had a smell similar to chemical weapons.

Those barrels/tanks would explode, I’ve seen many tanks explode with my own eyes.

I still know exactly where they are located. If I can take you to Ghouta, I can show you the area where the tanks are. The ones that exploded and killed people.

I was in my car, when the tank exploded, while I was driving about 150 meters away from it.

I watched it from the car window, the tank was a big fire ball, a 1000 litre tank full of plastic.

It flew up, and fell in pieces, burning plastic, those pieces would land on people, some were burned to death, some burned but didn’t die.

1.5 hours later we heard on the news that the “Syrian Arab Army had hit Ghouta with chemical weapons in Hamouryeh”.

I saw that with my own eyes, and the area is still there, I can take you there and show you where it happened, those tanks that exploded are still there. Until now, at the first turn in Beit Sawa, between Hamouryeh, Bait Sawa and Ashaari land, there’s an alley, that’s where the tanks are hidden, and on the right hand you can find the workshops. that’s how they (White Helmets) produced something similar to Chemical weapons.

When 30-40 people would die, they would tell you that the “Syrian Arab Army hit Ghouta with chemical weapons”

While we knew what happened, we couldn’t say a word. He (White Helmet) almost opened fire at me when I slowed down after I saw the tank explode. He told me to go, it was none of my business.

I told him people were burning, he yelled at me, threatened to shoot me, so I just took off quickly, and not just me, there were many people like me, nobody dared to stop, until they finished their scene.

Those who were burned, those who were maimed, and those who died – hours later, or the next day, you’d see them on the news saying that “Eastern Ghouta had been hit by chemical weapons”

It wasn’t ‘chemical weapons’, the workshops are still there, they would take plastic and diesel and make the tanks explode, to terrorise and kill people, so the western countries would believe that it was a chemical weapon hit, while they – the western countries – produce the actual chemical weapons.

All interviews conducted without any Syrian government officials present. Only the translator was with me and had no input in the conversation.

7. White Helmets left civilians to die

“Civil defence” (White Helmets) were supposed to help wounded civilians, but NO! if any of the terrorists were wounded they would run to their aid, but civilians – NO.

It was very rare, if they (White Helmets) weren’t going to film it, they wouldn’t come. When the camera was there they would run around as if they were helping people.

Our neighbor in Zamalka – we left on Friday, but on the Previous Wednesday, there were strikes.

The ceiling collapsed onto the woman, and her children.

We – the women – pulled 3 kids from under the wreckage, they were alive, but the mother remained there, from the morning till the evening. Nobody came to help. We witnessed that.

Her husband kept running around asking them for help, they said “NO”.

They (White Helmets) blamed us for leaving the basement. We were dying in these basements. The smell, alone, could kill you.

We were sitting on the floor, nothing there, not even toilets, we needed water, they had given us water tanks with taps, but when the taps were broken, they didn’t fix them.

We had to go far away to find water.

When the woman was trapped under the ceiling, they (White Helmets) didn’t come to help her. She stayed there till it was a bit before dusk when groups of people came and got her out…in pieces.”

Originally published: Vanessa Beeley (YouTube Channel)

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