by William Skink
Last April, when Trump made noise about removing US troops from Syria, a very convenient chemical weapons attack in Douma allegedly occurred. Assad was of course blamed, and anyone who exhibited skepticism was immediately dismissed as conspiracy theorists making the predictable claims of a false flag attack.
As is often the case, after enough time goes by something usually comes to light that supports the counter-claims of “conspiracy theorists”. This time it’s a report from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that should have been released, but wasn’t. Instead the report was leaked. Here’s Caitlin Johnstone on the leak that obliterates the establishment narrative of what happened in Douma:
The report has grabbed the attention of those who’ve expressed skepticism of establishment Syria narratives because it casts serious doubts on the official story we’ve been told to believe about an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria in April of last year. A document titled “Engineering Assessment of two cylinders observed at the Douma incident” has been leaked to the WGSPM which reveals that an engineering sub-team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) fact-finding mission in Douma came to conclusions which differ wildly from the OPCW’s official findings on the Douma incident, yet we the public were never permitted to see this assessment.
The assessment’s findings, which you can locate on pages five through eight of the document, put forward multiple hypothetical scenarios in which two gas cylinders could have wound up in the locations(Location 2 and Location 4) that they were photographed and video recorded as having been found after the alleged attack. The assessment concludes that “The dimensions, characteristics and appearance of the cylinders, and the surrounding scene of the incidents, were inconsistent with what would have been expected in the case of either cylinder being delivered from an aircraft. In each case the alternative hypothesis produced the only plausible explanation for observations at the scene.”
The assessment says more thoroughly and technically what I argued in an article last year, that the physics of the air-dropped cylinder narrative make no sense whatsoever. This is a problem, because the reason we were given for the US, UK and France launching airstrikes on Syrian government targets in April of 2018 was that two cylinders full of poison gas had been dropped from aircraft by the Syrian air force and killed dozens of civilians.
It is vitally important to understand that false flag attacks aren’t just paranoid hallucinations from the fevered imaginations of conspiracy theorists. They happen, and entire wars can blow up in the wake of a false flag attack.
It’s more critical now than ever to be skeptical of anything being reported that could escalate tensions with an adversary. It’s also critically important to apply a little logic. Why would Assad undermine his successes by doing the one thing sure to trigger an international reaction? And why would Maduro torch trucks delivering aid? And why would Iran sabotage oil tankers in the Persian Gulf?
Since there is no significant anti-war movement in America anymore, and no honest reporting from corporate media to inform US citizens when it comes to foreign policy, I think the biggest obstacle to the wars sociopaths like John Bolton are trying to start is Trump’s desire to win the 2020 election.
How pathetic is that?