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Syryian Deputy Oil Minister defects

The Deputy Syrian Oil Minister has allegedly defected to the rebels.

I post this with the note that he has a Turkish surname and an appalling rug. Never trust a Turk with a rug.


Abdo Hussameddin made the announcement in a video posted by activists on YouTube.

The authenticity of the video cannot be immediately verified.

"I, the engineer Abdo Hussameddin, the deputy oil minister ... announce my defection from the regime and my resignation," he said in the video. "I am joining the revolution of the people who reject injustice and the brutal campaign of the regime, which is seeking to crush the people's demand for freedom and dignity."He said he had served in the Syrian government for 33 years and did not wish to end his life "serving a criminal regime".

"That is why I have joined the right path knowing that this regime will burn down my house, hunt down my family and fabricate lies," he said.He advised his colleagues to abandon "this sinking ship".

Added: Mar-7-2012 Occurred On: Mar-7-2012
Regional News, Other Middle East, Propaganda
Tags: defection, turkish, rug
Location: Tripoli, North, Lebanon (load item map)
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