A Syrian opposition figure confronted a Russian diplomat through
Internet telephony program Skype Wednesday.
The unusual conversation took place when Russian Ambassador to Israel
Sergei Yakovlev was holding a meeting with Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara
in Kara´s Knesset office. Arutz Sheva´s Hezki Ezra was on hand to
provide exclusive video coverage.
In the course of the meeting between the two politicians, Kara´s
aides added an unnamed Syrian opposition leader to the conversation,
"I just want to pass this message from the Syrian opposition to the
Russian leadership through you," said the Syrian.
"OK," said the Russian – "Why don´t you do [that] through the Russian
ambassador in Damascus?"
"Because I can´t reach him," explained the Syrian opposition man. "If
I come close to the Russian embassy in Damascus, I will be shot dead.
Because there are snipers. Iranian snipers now cover the top of the
Russian embassy in Damascus. You can ask your colleague in Damascus
and he can tell you what is going on there."
Yakovlev said little in response, except an occasional "uh huh."
"Mr. Ambassador, please pass this to your leadership," the Syrian
went on. "Don´t be surprised, if you find the names of the high
leaders in Russia in a file being introduced to the international
tribunal… Russia is sharing with everything in doing this crime.
Arms, diplomacy […], intelligence help, and the military experts who
are now leading the cannons of Bashar al-Assad."