Pierre Piccinin AssadPierre Piccinin is a writer who was held hostage by Syrian Rebels for 5 months. He was recently released. During his captivity he claims that he overheard members of the Rebel forces speaking of and claiming responsibility for the latest chemical attacks in Syria.

International Business Times (UK) reports:

Belgian writer and Syrian hostage Pierre Piccinin said Assad is not to blame for the Ghouta Chemical gas attack (RTL)

A Belgian writer held hostage for five months in Syria has said that his own rebel captors denied that President Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the Ghouta massacre.

Pierre Piccinin said that he and fellow hostage Domenico Quirico, an Italian war reporter, heard their jailers talking about the chemical weapon attack and saying that Assad was not to blame.

Quirico confirmed to La Stampa newspaper that they had eavesdropped such a conversation through a closed door but added that he had no evidence to substantiate what he heard.

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Piccinin said the captives became desperate when they heard that the US was planning to launch a punitive attack against the regime over the gas attack in the Damascus suburb.

“It wasn’t the government of Bashar al-Assad that used sarin gas or any other gas in Ghouta,” Piccinin told Belgian RTL radio after he was released.

“We are sure about this because we overheard a conversation between rebels. It pains me to say it because I’ve been a fierce supporter of the Free Syrian Army in its rightful fight for democracy since 2012,” Piccinin added.

“We were prisoners, stuck with this information and unable to report it,” he said.

So what is the truth America? Could Piccinin be lying? Sure.

I don’t think he is but I don’t know. He could even be telling his version of the truth and be the victim of some bizarre set up.

What I do know is that there is a lot of evidence coming to light and it does not seem that our elected officials are looking at any of it. Their minds are made up.

I just want the truth.

America deserves the truth.

I leave you with a YouTube video featuring Pierre Piccinin.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/ln_ClOoeHkY[/youtube]