Alan Johnston, captive Al Bebeeceera reporter in Palistan, sounds just like all the other hostages before him. No need to bother you with the video, LGF operative Zombie made a most accurate transcript here:
Here the report from WaPo
I just carefully went through the entire Johnston video and made a hyper-accurate transcription of EXACTLY every single word and syllable he says.
Note that the end of the video, in which there is an Arabic voice-over — has been trimmed off this version.
Here is the transcription, which I’ve triple-checked for accuracy:
JOHNSTON VIDEO EXACT TRANSCRIPTION:
First of all, my captors have treated me very well. They’ve fed me well, there’s been no violence towards me at all, and I’m in good health.
In three years here in the Palestinian Territories, I’ve witnessed the huge suffering of the Palestinian people. And, uh, my message is that their suffering is continuing, and that it is unacceptable. Every day, there are Palestinians arrested, imprisoned for no reason, people are killed on a daily basis, the economic suffering is terrible, especially here in Gaza, where’s there’s an Israeli … [technical glitch in the video] … in absolute despair after nearly forty years of Israeli occupation, which has been supported by the West.
The situation in Iraq is even worse. We see every day, uh, maybe a hundred or more Iraqis being killed in the violence there, which followed the failed invasion of Iraq by America and Britain. Ordinary people who are losing everything and can’t live their lives properly because of not just the violence but the shortage of everything they need for normal lives for bringing up their children.
Uh, Afghanistan, the situation again, terrible, you see on your television screens, ordinary people, village people, villagers suffering as the armies of America and Britain [glitch] attack. In all this, we can see the British government endlessly working to occupy, uh, the Muslim lands, against the will of the people in those places from history the British, eh, worked to bring about the state of Israel, which is the cause of all the suffering of, uh, the Israeli — uh, of the Palestinian people. And we the British are completely to blame along with the Americans for the situation in Iraq, and the British are the main force in Afghanistan, causing all the trouble to ordinary simple Afghans, who simply want to live.
A closer look into the activities of the BBC and Alan Johnston:
It is common knowledge that Johnston, who was abducted in Gaza on March 12, was one of the most pro-Palestinian reporters in the region. However, sources tell me that some in Hamas may have felt that his reporting had become too pro-Fatah, which is one possible factor in his abduction by a Hamas-connected group, and also a possible reason why (despite the BBC’s repeated claims that the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority is doing everything in its power to secure Johnston’s release) in fact the Palestinian Authority has been doing next to nothing to help release the kidnapped BBC man.
Was Johnston pro-Fatah?
Amazing that in the transcript above Johnston sounds just like the 2 Fox reporters who were forcibly converted to Islam while in captivity and had nothing but praise for their captors upon their release:
Fox News journalists Olaf Wiig from New Zealand, right, and Steve Centanni, left,
Only after their release did the real picture emerge: The statements had been made under duress, and the two journalists freed by militants Sunday described a harrowing two weeks of captivity when they were subject to abuse, tied up in painful positions and forced to convert at gunpoint.
“Don’t get me wrong here. I have the highest respect for Islam, and I learned a lot of good things about it,” Fox News correspondent Steve Centanni told the network after his release. “But it was something we felt we had to do because they had the guns, and we didn’t know what the hell was going o…
* Perhaps if they had learned something about Islam before they went to Gaza to report about the ‘Jewish occupation’ they would have a better understanding about what’s going on…