The following from: TPM Livewire
Report: Assad's Office Hacked, Password Was '12345'
Israeli newspaper Haaretz on Tuesday reported that Anonymous hacked he office of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and dumped hundreds of emails online, including damning prep notes for Assad's December 2011 ABC News interview with Barbara Walters, in which a press officer encouraged bringing up America's police response to the "Occupy Wall Street" protests as well as America's "policy to torture people," as counter-examples against allegations of Syrian regime-ordered killings.
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The following from: ABC News
Defiant Assad Denies Ordering Bloody Syrian Crackdown
By RUSSELL GOLDMAN (@GoldmanRussell)
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad defiantly denied any suggestion that he has ordered a bloody crackdown against protesters who are demanding that he resign, and claims instead that most of the people who died in the unrest were his supporters and troops.
Assad, whose regime has been condemned by the West, the Arab League and former allies, dismissed suggestions that he step down and scoffed at sanctions being imposed on Syria.
His defiant stance was on display in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters who confronted the Syrian dictator in Damascus with stories and evidence of civilians being tortured and killed, some of them children.
"People went from house to house. Children were arrested. I saw those pictures," Walters said to Assad.
"To be frank with you, Barbara, you don't live here. How did you know all this...? This...you have to be here to see," Assad said.
Walters asked Assad about the case of Hamza al-Khateeb, a 13-year-old boy detained by Syrian forces after a protest whose lifeless body was returned to his parents shot, burned and castrated. The boy's death galvanized protesters, and photos on the internet inflamed world opinion. Coninues here...