Craig Murray on the Skripal and Douma “Chemical Weapons Attacks”

by SP

At long last the report from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)  technical analysis has been leaked to the public.  Slowly.  Over a long time.  In small pieces.   And long after a false “conclusion” has been widely accepted by the general public and acted on by political leaders.

An OPCW fact finding mission visited Douma [Syria] on April 21 and 25 2018 and was able to visit the sites, collect samples and interview witnesses. No weaponised chemicals were detected but traces of chlorine were found. Chlorine is not an uncommon chemical, so molecular traces of chlorine at a bombing site are not improbable. The interim report of the OPCW following the Fact Finding Mission was markedly sober and non-committal:

The results show that no organophosphorous nerve agents or their degradation products were detected in the environmental samples or in the plasma samples taken from alleged casualties. Along with explosive residues, various chlorinated organic chemicals were found in samples from two sites, for which there is full chain of custody….all the information gathered by the FFM—witnesses’ testimonies, environmental and biomedical samples analysis results, toxicological and ballistic analyses from experts, additional digital information from witnesses—provide reasonable grounds that the use of a toxic chemical as a weapon took place. This toxic chemical contained reactive chlorine. The toxic chemical was likely molecular chlorine.

Several canisters were examined and found to not be damaged in ways typical of canisters that fell to the ground.  One was found lying on a bed in a house and was undented–not compatible with the story of crashing though the roof which was made of concrete reinforced with rebar.  In fact, examination of the canister suggested that it was laid on the bed manually.

Another canister was found lying in a hole on the ground.

At least one of the crater holes showed damage that indicated it had been caused by an explosive, not by the alleged blunt impact [of the falling canister.]

Similarly, the Skripal story similarly does not hold together.  When the pieces are assembled in one place, it is the flimsiest of lies.

Murry also established that The Guardian and Bellingcat are consistent mouthpieces for the Neocon Atlantic Council and their partners in the western intelligence services working hard to justify more wars.

But, the public is increasingly distrustful of fanciful stories.    It is getting harder to convince the often fooled public with fake evidence these days.

 

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