My Sister, Nicole Vienneau, Has Gone Missing in Syria - The Beginning Of My Ascendance — LiveJournal
My Sister, Nicole Vienneau, Has Gone Missing in Syria|
|Date:||October 18th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)|| |
You are absolutely correct - we can't tell if someone is lying to us or was somehow involved just from emailing them.
Unfortunately, we have no mechanism (other than flying around the world to visit these people) for checking that, so it's something we've accepted and we're just hoping to find an innocent witness who might be able to provide additional information.
In general, it's difficult to pull something like this off as a traveller in Syria. You stick out, you have limited resources, limited knowledge of the area, and it's a police state where they're watching you. Not to mention the Syrian police would love to be able to blame this on a foreigner (any government would), so they're going to investigate that option as much as possible.
Thus, we assume it's not a guest behind Nicole's disappearance.
|Date:||October 30th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)|| |
But she could have gotten together with a friendly guest, gone out with him to a remote location in the destert, where he could have attacked her...remember, all along you were looking for a "young single woman" and no one has noticed one. But what if she was with someone and this is why people keep saying they have not seen " a single young woman". If she was with a foreigner, people would be paying much less attention than if she had been with a Syrian...Perhaps you need to start searching for foreign men she could have been hanging out with. Another way to look at the guest list..and the thing is, women just disappearing is a phenomena that is foreign to Syria. I hope the Syrian police has investigated this possibility, but do not count on that.