When the United States launched a joint attack on Damascus, Syria stating they were targeting chemical weapons facilities, many balked claiming it was too soon. That all appears to be correct, as Russia claims to have found chemical weapons: in the hands of the US and Saudi-backed jihadist rebels.
The Russian military says that it has found rebel chemical weapons stockpiles in the Syrian town hit by a suspected chemical attack, the town of Douma. And the US is now claiming Russia “hacked” the chemical weapons evidence. And the rhetoric continues. It wasn’t a far enough stretch to accuse Russia of “hacking the election,” so the US is taking it one step further in their quest to advance a war.
While Russia’s foreign ministry warns that Western powers are interfering with OPCW’s work in Syria (noting that the chemical weapons experts’ access to Douma is being hampered by remaining militants, supported by Washington), as Caitlin Johnstone details, we are now being told by US officials (and I assure you I am not making this up) that if the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons doesn’t find evidence that the Syrian government conducted a chemical weapons attack in Douma last week, it’s because Russia hid the evidence. –Zerohedge
Alexander Rodionov of the military’s chemical weapons protection unit said Tuesday its experts found chlorine and components for producing mustard gas at a rebel laboratory in Douma. Rodionov said the canister with chlorine was similar to the one shown in images released by activists, according to The Associated Press.
Given the immense dearth of evidence we’ve been seeing in support of the establishment Douma narrative and the mounting pile of evidence contradicting it, it sure does make the United States government and its mainstream media propaganda arm look like the liars most of us already know they are. The problem is, however, the media and the corrupt government are ramping up for a war and their rhetoric could be paid for with our lives, so this is an incredibly big deal.
More importantly, The Independent‘s famous war journalist Robert Fisk has published a report which affirms the story so many western government lapdogs have been dismissing as Kremlin propaganda for days now. After interviewing a doctor from the hospital of the area where the Douma attack was supposed to have occurred, Fisk was told by Dr. Assim Rahaibani that what was in actuality an outbreak of respiratory distress among occupants of a dusty oxygen-deprived tunnel was made to look like the aftereffects of a chemical weapons attack when a member of the White Helmets started shouting about a gas attack in front of a bunch of video cameras. Everyone panicked and started hosing themselves down, but in the video, according to Rahaibani, “what you see are people suffering from hypoxia — not gas poisoning.”
Fisk’s report was independently backed up by a reporter from One America News Network named Pearson Sharp, who gave a detailed account of his interviews with officials, doctors, as well as many civilians on the street. Sharp says he deliberately selected at random in order to avoid accusations of bias. Many people interviewed hadn’t even heard that a chemical weapons attack had taken place and the ones who had said it was staged by Jaysh al-Islam. The staff at the hospital, including a medic-in-training who was an eyewitness to the incident, gave the same story as the account in Fisk’s report.
The government and the mainstream media seem intent upon selling us a war based on lies and a complete lack of evidence. Of course it’s easy for the elites to demand a war. It isn’t their blood on the lines after all…