Syria and Chemical Weapons – Secrets and Convenient Lies

Syria and Chemical Weapons – Secrets and Convenient Lies

The US and UK bombed Syria on a lie. It has emerged that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) report on the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government in Douma in April 2018 was redacted to remove expert opinion that the attack was staged.
Often words are woefully inadequate when trying to articulate the sheer anger and disgust you feel when you discover deceit and dishonesty within organisations hitherto seen as examples of integrity and professional honesty and independence. Anyone with more than one active brain cell no longer trusts the mainstream media to tell the truth and present facts in an even handed manner. The newspapers and TV stations are owned and controlled by millionaires and billionaires to do the bidding of the rich and wealthy. They will at all costs defend the status quo, the Establishment elites in each powerful nation, east and west. Newspapers and news stations deal day in and day out in pedalling lies, distortions and half-truths designed to feed the narratives which best serve the needs of the rich and powerful.

So the OPCW Report in March provided ample justification for the western bomb sorties against Syria aimed at toppling the Assad regime. But now we know something different. Something shocking. The OPCW Report was doctored, manipulated, amended to exclude an authoritative expert engineering analysis which would have led to a diametrically opposed conclusion to the one promoted on March 1st.

The expert analysis therefore supports the Syrian and Russian narrative not the US Narrative. That the chemical gas released in Douma was not released by the Syrian military but by the Islamist terror groups who controlled the territory. Instead of justifying bombing missions against the Syrian regime the OPCW Report actually justifies supporting the Syrian regime offensive against the Islamist terror groups who occupied and controlled Douma and who are now cornered in Idlib.

The deliberately excluded Report from the engineering expert picks apart the extremely shaky physics and narratives of the official OPCW analysis on the gas cylinders allegedly dropped from Syrian government aircraft in the Douma attack, and concludes that:

Never ever forget the loss of over one million lives in Iraq was based on a carefully manufactured, promoted and manipulated lie. There was no evidence of weapons of mass destruction. It was invented to justify an illegal and deadly invasion. The question is why has this leaked expert Report from the Fact Finding Mission of OPCW not been the top story lead for days across the news outlets and dominated page after page of newspaper coverage?

The Report of a UN linked and supposedly independent world body has been manipulated to justify attacking Syria, a sovereign nation. Is that not newsworthy? Does all this matter? Nine days ago on 21 May the US State Department issued a statement alleging Assad was using chemical weapons “again” and the US military would “respond quickly and appropriately”:

“Unfortunately, we continue to see signs that the Assad regime may be renewing its use of chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack in northwest Syria on the morning of May 19, 2019”

We now have expert evidence which completely refutes the allegation that Assad’s regime used chemical weapons in Douma last year so how reliable is the US narrative now that he is using such illegal weapons “again”? I suggest such allegations are completely unreliable and instead constitute a carefully constructed tissue of lies to justify more bombings of a sovereign country in complete violation of international law.

I am no apologist for Assad or his government but standing by in silence while the US bombs another country based on lies and manufactured narratives is to condone illegality and the loss of thousands more innocent lives. The US, UK and France should get out of Syria and the western media should be reporting the truth not conveniently constructed lies.


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