Press "Enter" to skip to content

BEST OF THE WEB: Peter Hitchens on fresh evidence that UN watchdog suppressed report casting doubt on Assad gas attack

BEST OF THE WEB: Peter Hitchens on fresh evidence that UN watchdog suppressed report casting doubt on Assad gas attack

Douma_faked_attack.jpg

The global chemical weapons watchdog is facing renewed questions after fresh details emerged about how it suppressed the findings of its own inspectors who raised serious doubts about an alleged poison gas attack in Syria. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that a senior official at the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) demanded the ‘removal of all traces’ of a document which undermined claims that gas cylinders had been dropped from the air – a key element of the ‘evidence’ that the Syrian regime was responsible. Unconfirmed reports and videos showing the bodies of adults and children foaming at the mouth in Douma, a rebel-held Damascus suburb, shocked the world in April 2018. A week later, without waiting for proof that chemical weapons had been used, Britain, France and the US launched a retaliatory missile strike, the biggest Western military action of the eight-year war. It was only after the blitz that a team of OPCW inspectors – non-political scientists -…
Source: BEST OF THE WEB: Peter Hitchens on fresh evidence that UN watchdog suppressed report casting doubt on Assad gas attack

Disqus Comments

Specify a Disqus shortname at Social Comments options page in admin panel

Facebook Comments

Mission News Theme by Compete Themes.