September 16, 2013
Attempting to lend credibility to Western “doubts” over a Syrian-Russian weapons deal meant to impede American aggression, the London Telegraph has once again paraded in front of the public yet another Syrian “defector.” Previously, it was self-confessed Al Qaeda collaborator Nawaf Fares, this time it is “former diplomat” Khaled al-Ayoubi.
Before parroting predictable Western talking points, the Telegraph attempts to flesh out their new character, describing him in their article, “Syria: Assad cannot be trusted on any chemical weapons promises, says his former diplomat,” as:
Mr al-Ayoubi is an ethnic Kurd who joined the Syrian diplomatic service in 2001. He came to London as second secretary at the Syrian embassy in February 2011 but was made charge d’affaires in May last year after his predecessor was booted out of the country in response to the massacre committed by Syrian forces in Houla.
The Syrian ambassador, Sami al-Khiyami, had been withdrawn in the March that year. It left Mr al-Ayoubi as the most senior Syrian diplomat in the UK.
But he defected in July last year, saying he could no longer defend the regime, and went in to hiding.
He has only gone public now because of the horrors he witnessed in last month’s chemical attack on a suburb of Damascus which is believed to have killed more than 1,400 people, including 400 children.It is not entirely clear what the Telegraph means by “witnessed” since al-Ayoubi has apparently been “hiding” in the UK since his “defection.”