Here is a classic from Paul Danahar of the BBC.
A man called Ahmed has come up from the village who says he witnessed the killings. He has says dozens were killed. #syria[source : Syria massacre: On the ground in Qubair, BBC, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18371556, 08/06/2012]
He has a badly bruised face but his story is conflicted & the UN say they are not sure he's honest as they think he followed the convoy.
In my analysis of the Tim Marshall report I question several things, particularly the guy who speaks to Marshall who wears a blue T shirt and red and white scarf covering his face, because there is someone wearing those clothes on the back of a motorcycle who Marshall says is an activist and is guiding them to the village. This guy tells Marshall that many were burned in one particular house, but the guy does not confirm that
1. he lives in the village
2. the house is his or knows whose house it was
3. if he is not from the village then how does he know what happened?
4. if he is from the village and is a survivor then what did he do while the alleged slaughter was occuring?
But perhaps the Syrian government should also tell us what they were doing in Qubair for nearly two days. I have more faith in their narrative at the moment, because as Alex Thomson has now found out you cannot trust the opposition, and the timing of the attack coincided very neatly with a series of meetings at the UN involving Kofi Annan and a meeting between Annan and Lillary Clinton to give Lillary a bit more psychological ammo to attack Syria with.
For example, where are the survivors from the village? Who really died? How many villagers? How many terrorists? And how did they die? Where are the corpses?
Or maybe Robert Ford can show us some more doctored satellite images?