Official Damascus called posts US State Department war crimes in prison "Sednaya" and the construction of the crematorium there, "the fruit of fantasy Trump administration and its agents 'and' new Hollywood script." Another thing is that the main target of this stuffing is not Syria, but Russia and Iran. And it really can be dangerous.
Syrian authorities arrested dozens of hang on a daily basis, the executed body burned in a special crematorium - and it all happens with the support of Russia and Iran, the report says the US State Department's leading diplomat for the Middle East Stuart Jones.
All these atrocities are alleged to occur in prison "Sednaya" near Damascus. Conclusions about the presence of "crematorium" incinerator "hanged" made based on satellite images, some of which are published Department of State, said Wall Street Journal.
A little later, the same story was repeated on CNN. No other evidence was presented. Official Damascus such insinuations, of course, denied.
Photos in question are made in different years, since 2013-th. And for some desired they can be used to trace the evolution of the buildings of the prison "Sednaya". Indeed, four years there are some new buildings, but even the Americans themselves admit that the available images is impossible to establish the purpose of these buildings, and even more so to assert that something is constructed of four years - a crematorium.
Jones has not led, and any evidence of his claim "before the executions 50 people a day." But unnamed cited data (!) Non-governmental organizations, according to which Syria during the period of 2011 2015 years, were arrested by 65 to 117 thousand people who are still being held in prison.
"Sednaya" is one of the many places of detention, where the detainees - says Jones. - According to various sources, the regime is responsible for the fact that "Sednaya" killed by 50 prisoners a day. Reliable sources claim that many bodies were buried in mass graves. " Another way to conceal the killing of prisoners - the infamous crematoria.
Stewart Jones is an experienced career diplomat who has worked in the Middle East for many years, despite the fact that the American foreign policy system has become accustomed to regularly transfer its employees to different regions of the planet, which does not give them time to become real professionals in some difficult area . But Jones is a rare exception. He was the ambassador to Jordan and Iraq, the state adviser in the Iraqi province of Anbar, was the deputy head of the US mission in Egypt and headed the Iraqi branch in the National Security Council.
Leave the conscience of American journalists that even the name of the prison in the different editions of different transcribed. Jones has to know how it is pronounced in fact, but voiced these sensational findings at a briefing for journalists accredited to the State Department, that they are "a voice" and wrote, show imagination.
Real prison "Sednaya" is located in 30 kilometers north of Damascus, consists of two buildings (the main built in trefoil, each of the "leaves" which - modal separation), belongs to the Syrian Ministry of Defense and operated by the military police. It really used to hold prisoners jihadist political criminals and radicals. And none of this has never hidden long before the outbreak of civil war in 2011 year.
Previously, the Sednaya contained mainly the members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the main force of radical jihadism in the Middle East at the time. However, after the outbreak of the war, most of them were released, even though they did not hide their desire to take up arms again. Among the liberated were the future leaders of several large combat groups, including, for example, "Jays al-Islam" (the brothers Allush) and "Ahrar ash Sham" (Hasan Abud and Abu Yahya al-Hamawi). In this list there is even the incumbent governor (emir) Rakki from IGIL * Abu Lukman and the former speaker of IGIL Abu Mohammed al-Adnani.
For over 10 years prison "Sednaya" - the main place in Syria for the application of effort on the part of Amnesty International and the TV channel "Al Jazeera". Western human rights activists are regularly interviewed freed jihadists and periodically published the "Black Book", compiled on the basis of these memoirs.
In 2014, the so-called Ceasar report was published, which was compiled not only by public figures, but also by respected lords, former judges of the Hague Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and a similar court for events in Sierra Leone. In this text, a number of testimonies of former prisoners of the prison were collected, which were then either released or moved to other places of detention, for example, in Tishrin or at Mezze airbase. It was from this text that the figures of prisoners and executions, reports of torture, "extrajudicial killings", short military courts and even a bike about "trade in organs", sounded by Ambassador Jones, went around the human rights world. She was fed to the Western world by a teenager, a recidivist, who succeeded 11 prisons in her fascinating life.
Amnesty International is so fascinated by what is happening in the spring 2016 years to see a specialist in architecture and design with the aim to build a model prison "Sednaya". In Turkey, we began to re-interrogate the former prisoners, and on the basis of aggregate data really created 3D-model prison. Why - is unclear. But it was obvious that "Sednaya" will play a special role in the information war over Syria.
However, no crematorium in this model. Crematorium - an exclusive innovation that was born in the briefing Jones diplomat. And if it is constructed only now, what happened to the body of the previous "thousands executed?"
Another innovation was the direct accusation addressed not only to the Syrian government, but also between Russia and Iran, which, according to Jones, "cover crimes of the Assad regime." Previously, it did not sound so stressed out.
In the present situation of such reports (the more "sanctified" the authority of the Ambassador Jones as a specialist on the Middle East) pretty dangerous. Administration Donald Trump and feykovye enough stories about chemical weapons in Khan Jeyhun to apply the "Tomahawk", but here are a crematorium, which "burned by 50 people a day."
Among other things, it contains a clear symbolic allusion to the Holocaust, and no one can predict what will happen if the "report" caught the eye of US president overwhelmingly influential son-in.
In this case, one is not surprised either complete absence of real evidence or constant references to human rights defenders and social activists, whose position obviously biased.
Nobody says that the civil war in Syria, sometimes turning into a massacre "all against all", and the fight against international terrorism are conducted exclusively in white gloves, but "protection of human rights" - all too common way to put pressure on public opinion and the development of short-term military and political decisions. Because already virtually everything that comes from the community members from London, causing a sharp rejection.
If you are, of course, you do not work in the State Department.