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Deception In Douma

U.S. hits Syria- April 7, 2017  -New York Daily News


by William Thomas



“Chemical arms inspectors were blocked on Monday from the site of what is suspected of having been a poison attack by Syria’s military near Damascus, raising Western suspicions that Syria and its Russian ally were scrubbing the stricken area of evidence,” breathlessly reported the fact-check-challenged New York Times.


CNN omitted the word “alleged” in its incendiary broadcasts

CNN omitted the word “alleged” in its incendiary broadcasts

CBS News came out with a headline reading: “Russia Accused Of Blocking Access To Alleged Chemical Attack Site”, while the British tabloid, Sun looked away from its usual photos of scantily-clad female persons to headline: “US accuses Russia of tampering with Syrian poison gas site and blocking inspectors.”


The unauthorized and spurious allegations came from the UK and US delegations to the OPCW, notes John Wight. But the official OPCW Twitter account makes no allegation that the Fact Finding Mission to “#Douma” was blocked by the Syrians and Russians.



UK PM May -Express

“The inspectors, who wanted to take samples and interview people… are currently being prevented from doing so by the regime and the Russians,” British PM, Theresa May told Parliament. 

(UK PM Elizabeth May -Express)


Gunmen open fire on UN team at suspected Syria chemical attack site -The Star

Gunmen open fire on UN security team at suspected site -The Star


The OPCW team was delayed from entering the town – by jihadist gunfire. The UN security forces visited two locations in on April 17. At the second site, the team “came under small arms fire and an explosive was detonated,” the UN reported. One Syrian security officer was injured in the ensuing firefight and the security team decided to return to Damascus.


“This incident again highlights the highly volatile environment in which the FFM is having to work and the security risks our staff are facing,” the OPCW’s Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu inconveniently said in remarks immediately censored by so-called Western “presstitutes” posing as journalists. 


The team’s arrival in Damascus was earlier postponed on Saturday after the USA, France and Britain fast-tracked more than 100 cruise missiles at targets inside Syria.In blatant violation of international law and Syria's sovereignty, the coalition’s fast-tracked missile extravaganza was successful in delaying OPCW inspections in Douma by forcing the Syrian authorities and the Russian military to change route plans and once again negotiate with local groups in Douma to facilitate the safe access of the OPCW.

The OPCW says it is working closely with Russian Military Police to review the security situation in Douma.

American, British and French corporate mesmerizers have awarded saturation coverage to videos produced by the White Helmets, the Syrian American Medical Society, and a “dodgy” one-man operation in Coventry, UK calling himself the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, reports Finian Cunningham. “All part of the regime-change campaign… sponsored by the US and its British and French allies.”


This coverage did not include the fact that the Islamist group accusing Assad of using chemical weapons in Douma – Jaish al-Islam – used chemical weapons against the Kurds in April 2016.



Syria chemical weapons eradication mission, 2013 -CBC


“Since joining the Chemical Weapons Convention under a deal brokered by Russia in 2013, the UN watchdog, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has repeatedly confirmed Syria’s full compliance with its obligations to dismantle and remove its chemical stockpiles,” Tyler Durden reports.


In June 2014, the OPCW declared Syria free of chemical weapons.


The report on the first inspection that was conducted between February 26 and March 5, 2017, says that “the inspection team did not observe any activities inconsistent with obligations under the Convention,” noting that Damascus had provided unimpeded access to the inspectors “to all selected areas.”


A follow-up inspection carried out in November 2017, did not find any incriminating evidence either. The March 2018 report reiterates: “As stated in previous reports, all of the chemicals declared by the Syrian Arab Republic that were removed from its territory in 2014 have now been destroyed.



Soaked boy wipes water from his eyes. Baby on the bed is soaked & shivering from cold, not chemicals. -Syria News


MD Assim Rahaibani, a 58-year old Syrian doctor living in Douma, told renowned war correspondent Seymour Hersh that on the night of the alleged “chemical attacks”, high winds sent huge dust clouds from Syrian shelling and air strikes targeting ISIS, “into the basements and cellars where people lived. People began to arrive here suffering from hypoxia, oxygen loss. Then someone at the door, a ‘White Helmet’, shouted ‘Gas!’, and a panic began. People started throwing water over each other.


“Yes, the video was filmed here, it is genuine,” Doctor Assim said. “But what you see are people suffering from hypoxia – not gas poisoning.”

“Some of [the victims] suffered from asthma and pulmonary inflammation. They received routine treatment and some were even sent home,” said medical student, Marwan Jaber. “They showed no symptoms of a chemical attack. But some foreigners entered while we were in a state of chaos and sprinkled people with water, and some of them were even filming it.”


Another medical worker on shift at the time, said he was surprised by the sudden influx. “Some people came here and washed people. They said: ‘Chemical attack. Chemical attack.’ We didn’t see any chemical attack symptoms.”


Douma children treated for hypoxia -Getty

Douma children being treated for hypoxia. -Getty

There were many people with respiratory problems as a result of dust from recent bombings in the city, he added.

An exasperated doctor working in the Douma hospital told a German broadcaster, “There were no patients with symptoms of a chemical gas attack!”

Helmets twist boy’s head, force inhaler into his mouth. Both get drenched with the water hose. -Syria News

White Helmet “rescuer” twists this boy’s head before “sadistically” forcing an inhaler into his mouth and drenching him with a hose.  -Syria News

Hersh next approached Syrian interior ministry officials garbed as civilian police, and Russian patrols. “Again, my earnest questions about gas were met with what seemed genuine perplexity,” he writes. “How could it be that Douma refugees who had reached camps in Turkey were already describing a gas attack which no-one in Douma today seemed to recall?”




The video posted to eager Western media by the so-called Douma Revolution group was as heart-wrenching as the testimony of  “15-year-old Kuwaiti girl identified as Nayirah – that tipped a divided Congress into green-lighting a Desert Storm?


Shortly after the liberation of Kuwait, this reporter visited that Kuwait City hospital where I saw the incubators reported to be smashed by Iraqi troops, intact. I interviewed the hospital staff, who told me that no incubators   and no infants reportedly “dashed to the floor”   had been disturbed.

Nayirah fakery copy


Turns out... Ms. Nayirah was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the U.S. and had been coached by the American PR firm Hill and Knowlton, retained to “sell” yet another war to the American people. [Bringing The War Home by William Thomas]


The U.S. attacked Iraq after UN chief weapons inspector, Hans Blix verified that Iraq’s WMD had destroyed during three years of inspections and verifications. No WMD was found by the American invaders.


Mainstream corporate media could not resist these new “visuals” posted by the so-called Douma Revolution group. No editor dared wait for confirmation of such a dubious source while rivals went with the story.


"For the second time in his presidency, President Donald Trump stared, horrified at pictures of children killed in a chemical attack in Syria. And for the second time in his presidency, those visceral images helped propel Trump toward military strikes in a country he sees as a trap for the United States.” -AP/Navy Times

Trump’s first missile attack on April 6, 2017 killed four children. His latest score has not been released. 

The Douma “chemical mayhem” video was aired repeatedly. But the boy portrayed as a ‘victim’ in the video – 11-year-old Hassan Diab – told reporters who  checked, “Somebody was shouting that we had to go to the hospital, so we went there. When I came in, some people grabbed me and started pouring water over my head.” Adding that he was very scared, Hassan shows no symptoms of having experienced chemical exposure.

Hassan was eventually found by his father, who said he didn’t hear about any chemical attack. “At the hospital, they gave dates and cookies to the kids” – standard medicine, apparently, for those suffering from chemical attack.


“The boy agreed to play this role for food. Then the video was circulated across the globe and became the ‘evidence’ which served as an excuse for the US, the UK and French airstrikes,” explained the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Maria Zakharova. Moscow is planning to show the Hassan video at the next meeting of the UN Security Council.


White Helmets love al-Qaeda -wordpress

White Helmets love al-Qaeda in Idib -word-press


The April 7 “panic scene” was induced by White Helmets activists who shouted the hospital was under “gas!" attack. Conveniently equipped with video cameras, the “activists” began dousing people with water hoses to capture chaotic scenes acted out by terrified parents and children.


On the pay roll of the American CIA, as well as British and French intelligence agencies, the White Helmets work closely with the notoriously nasty Jaysh al-Islam and Al-Nusra Front.


The Oscar-contending White Helmets are complicit in staging atrocities against civilians living under a reign of terror imposed by their terrorist affiliates. Along with their terrorist colleagues, the White Helmets fled the city under the cover of an evacuation deal with Syrian and Russian forces, Finian Cunningham and others report.


Damascus sky lights up with missiles fired into Syrian capital early Saturday, April 14, 2018. Hassan Ammar/AP 


The US-led missile attacks were aimed at supporting the Ghouta jihadists to reach Damascus and take full control of Syria’s capitol giving the U.S. “the upper hand, just at the moment when Moscow and the Syrian Army were about to end the war, with only few more pockets left to liberate,” observes Elijah J. Magnier. With more than 32 years’ experience covering the Middle East, this Senior Political Risk Analyst draws from “robust contacts” in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan and Syria.


But Russia informed the Syrian leadership of a large gathering of forces at US-occupied al-Tanf military base on the Syrian-Iraqi border, where tens of thousands of U.S. proxies are receiving continuous protection and military training. Shifting an imminent Syrian military operation against Idlib to Ghouta spoiled Washington’s plan to “liberate” a liberated Syria into the hands of ISIS.


Instead, Russian air power and Syrian troops imposed the withdrawal of tens of thousands of militants from Ghouta along with their families, to the north of Syria.

Magnier mentions.




President Macron violated international law and fell into Washington’s “trap,” France’s National Front leader, Marine Le Pen told BFMTV. “I go by national wisdom and common sense; when they bomb a factory where chemical weapons are stored, they run the risk of killing thousands of people living in the neighborhood.


Le Pen added that no civilian casualties have been reported. But France’s follow-on missile attack was a breach of international law and an “act of war,” which might bear unpredictable consequences.




Retired First Sea Lord, Lord West told the BBC he doesn't understand the narrative that posits Assad as responsible for the attack. "President Assad is in the process of winning this civil war. And he was about to take over and occupy Douma. He'd had a long, hard slog capturing that part of the city. Just before he goes in and takes it all over, he decides to go and have a chemical attack. It just doesn't ring true."


West, who had a seat on the National Security Strategy Committee, wondered what "benefit is there for [Assad's] military. We know in the past some of the Islamic groups have used chemicals and there would be huge benefit in them labeling an attack as coming from Assad.

Former British ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford also slammed trigger-happy Trump and his reality-shy advisers. The White Helmets – the jihadist medical auxiliaries – started shouting ‘Gas,’ caused panic, and everyone went into gas mode, started with the hoses and the inhalers. Meanwhile, it was all being carefully videoed and put out by rich Arab country propagandists. There’s the distinct possibility that we’ve been deluded,” the former ambassador said.


I think the president’s advisers have served him extremely badly,” Ford added. “They've not been asking the hard questions like who are these White Helmets? Was the president told that these are the people involved with beheadings?”

Major-General Jonathan Shaw, a former British Special Forces chief told the Daily Mail that rebels are leaving the Eastern Ghoutan province by the busload – so it just doesn’t add up.


Why would Assad use chemical weapons at this time? He's won the war,” Shaw said. “That's not just my opinion, it is shared by senior commanders in the US military. There is no rationale behind Assad's involvement whatsoever. He's convinced the rebels to leave occupied areas in buses. He's gained their territory. So, why would he be bothering gassing them?”


Major-General Shaw pointed out that Assad’s enemies had much more to gain from staging an attack. The jihadists and the various opposition groups who've been fighting against Assad have much greater motivation to launch a chemical weapons attack and make it look like Assad was responsible. Their motivation being that they want to keep the Americans involved in the war – following Trump saying the U.S. was going to leave Syria for other people to sort out.”

“The whole media campaign promoting the idea of the OPCW investigation being “’blocked’ might be aimed at actually discrediting the potential results of the probe, which could prove to be inconsistent with the narrative promoted by the US and its allies,” warns security analyst and former UK Army officer, Charles Shoebridge.

Mission Accomplished



Trump is thrilled with his latest “successful” PR stunt. His mindless "Mission Accomplished!” tweet was cribbed from another ongoing war crime, when George W. Bush “trapped" aboard an aircraft carrier to announce victory with a sock stuffed into his crotch. 

Not so much -NBC

Iraq, 15 years later, is wrecked, with as many as two million dead, millions more maimed, traumatized and homeless – mostly children under the age of 15.

Who dares suggest that Trump might benefit from a sock stuffed into his mouth?

Long live the fake Syrian revolution! -Syria News

"Long live the fake Syrian revolution!” - Syria News

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley now says the illegal U.S. occupation in Syria will continue indefinitely.


Today (April 19), multiple reports confirming this “staged suffering” are being censored by embarrassed Western corporate media, who don’t dare admit their complicity in a propaganda ploy leading to missile attacks that killed four Syrians guilty of living in Syria.


“This disregard for international law is made possible because of the appalling willingness of Western mainstream media to regurgitate self-serving claims made by terrorist-affiliated groups in Syria and their propaganda outlets,” accuses Finian Cunningham.


Having gotten away twice with missile attacks against the Syria people based on cynical "chemical attack" fabrications, the US, British and French leaders now say  they are “cocked and locked” and reserve the “right” to carry out further missile attacks by encouraging their terrorist proxies to repeat their YouTube fakery.


The Syrian Army’s next objective is liberating Idlib from the U.S.-backed “good terrorists” (as Dimitri Orlov describes the ISIS “militias” being trained and sheltered by U.S. forces illegally occupying northeastern Syria). 


This will bring the world to the next “chemical attack,” predicts Elijah J. Magnier, a Senior Political Risk Analyst with over 32 years’ experience covering Europe & the Middle East.


Trump's illegal attack on Syria "added nearly $5 billion to missile-makers' stock value," observed Lindsay Koshgarian of National Priorities. UK PM Elizabeth May’s husband also made money off the British missile strikes. 


Did you say $9 million? -Deccan Chronicle

“Did you just say $9 million? -Deccan Chronicle

Philip May, husband of the UK prime minister, works for a company that is the largest shareholder in arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, which has done very well out of the UK airstrikes ordered by May against the people of Syria (who have not attacked or threatened to attack the people of Britain). BAE Systems sold eight ‘Storm-Shadow’ missiles to May's government by for a tidy £6.32 million ($9 million). They were then blown up, necessitating further orders. Not bad but very shabby for this Trump wannabe.


May’s employer is also the second-largest shareholder in U.S. weapons giant, Lockheed Martin, makers of the notorious F-35 “Flying Turkey” (when it flies at all). Lockheed Martin’s shares have also zoom-climbed since his wife’s illegal strike order. 


The latest blood-pact agreed by the PM’s corporate Government and the Saudis will see 48 advanced Typhoon jets sold to the kingdom, enabling the princes  to continue slaughtering children and families in cholera-ravaged Yemen. 

War is only costly to its many victims. The few who profit only need a complicit press to keep manufacturing new “threats” and launch endless attacks against distant neighbourhoods to keep their good times rolling.

Until the karma collectors come knocking.




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 发件人     William Thomas 2019