In yesterday's post Manaf Tlass "speaks". Maybe?
A statement alleged to have been from Mr Tlass had been sent to AP
As mentioned "This reminds me of the email that Josh Landis put up on his blog. The one the Guardian wouldn't publish.You know the email alleged to be from Manaf Tlass?"
To refresh your memory...
Josh Landis, has produced an email! Yes, he has! I think most of the readers here are totally aware of who Josh Landis is.
As reported by the Guardian. And we know how reliable that place is? Who can forget all the Assad emails released by the Guardian and claimed as "authentic" ?? So, it is with a role of my eyes, I read the news of another carefully timed and crafted email in Arabic and English- Good thing for the English. I would expect Arabic & perhaps French as the second most common language of Syria. Given the colonial history and all. But I am digressing, so let's get back to the Josh Landis email!
"Landis goes on to reproduce an email statement circulated in Arabic and English in the name of Manaf Tlass, which calls for mass defections. The Guardian received the same email but, although it appears authentic, we have not as yet been able to verify it."
Here is the latest on that email that was promoted by Mr Josh Landis the alleged "influential Syrian expert"
" A statement claiming to be from Tlas in the immediate aftermath of his defection on July 6 proved to be fake."
What to make of Mr Josh Landis and his promotion of this fake email? The one the Guardian wouldn't even touch.
Regarding the AP "statement" promoted yesterday:
Neither his brother Firas nor Syrian opposition members in Paris were able to confirm the statement's veracity.French officials had so far refused to confirm his presence in the country.