US Says Russia 'Hacked' Syrian Attack Evidence As Russia Finds Rebel Chemical Weapon Lab

Update: Interfax reports that the Russian military has discovered a rebel-owned chemical weapons lab in Douma.

The Russian Defense Ministry says that components for Mustard Gas production were discovered along with cylinders of chlorine at a alb belonging to militants in Douma.

Additionally, Moscow has said it is stunned by a French statement that Russia is obstructing OPCW experts from entering Syria's Douma (echoing Ambassador Ward's). the Russian foreign  ministry confirms OPCW expoerts are already in Douma.

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And on the game goes...

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.

“It is our understanding the Russians may have visited the attack site,” reports U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Ward.

“It is our concern that they may have tampered with it with the intent of thwarting the efforts of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission to conduct an effective investigation.”

Via Caitlin Johnstone,

I guess the idea is that this international top-level investigative team on which tremendous credibility has been placed by the western world can be thwarted by Russians showing up with a Hoover and spraying some Febreze in the air like a teenage stoner when mom comes home? I’m not sure, but 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 sound fishy.

Now that the jihadist-occupied suburb of Douma has been retaken by the Syrian government, western journalists have been allowed in to poke around and start asking questions, and so far it isn’t looking great for the propaganda machine.

The Independent‘s Robert Fisk has published a report which affirms the storyso many westerners 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. Dr Assim Rahaibani told Fisk 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.”

This 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 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 increasing confidence with which these unapproved narratives are being voiced and the increasing discomfort being exhibited by empire loyalists like Ambassador Ward indicate a weakening narrative in the greater propaganda campaign against the Assad government and its allies, but don’t hold your breath for the part where Fox News and the BBC turn around and start asking critical questions of the governments that they are meant to be holding to account.

The journalists who have been advancing the establishment narrative on Syria aren’t about to start reporting that they’ve gotten the entire Syria story assballs backward and have been promoting a version of events manufactured for the benefit of CIA-MI6-Mossad agendas. You’re not about to see CNN, who last year staged a fake scripted interview with a seven year-old Syrian girl to manufacture support for escalations against Assad, suddenly turn around and start asking if we’re being told the full story about what’s happening Syria.

Watch them closely. Watch how they steadfastly ignore the growing mountain of evidence and keep promoting the Syrian regime change agenda that the western empire has been working toward for decades. Watch them dismiss all evidence they can’t ignore as Kremlin propaganda and shift the narrative whenever things start to look bad for them. Those riding the crest of the wave of establishment media are too far gone into the blob to ever admit error and change. The least among us aren’t about to stop constructing a public reality tunnel which depicts them as heroes of truth, tear it all down, and start advancing a narrative which makes them look like fools at best and villains at worst. It will not happen.

Luckily for us, it doesn’t need to. Internet censorship is still far from closing the door on our ability to network and share information, and we’ve been very effective at sowing skepticism among the masses. The war propagandists are not nearly as good at their jobs as they want to believe, and we can beat them.

They work so hard to manufacture support for war because they require that consent. If the oligarchs try to launch a war against a disobedient nation amidst very clear opposition from the public, they will shatter the illusion of freedom and democracy that their entire empire is built upon, and then they’re exposed. Corporatist oligarchy has succeeded in weaving its web of dominance because its oppression has thus far remained hidden and its depravity disguised as humanitarianism. They cannot expose themselves by transgressing a loud NO from the public or else the masses will realize that everything they used to believe about their country, their government and their world is a lie.

They won’t risk that. We can force them into retreating from open war by circulating facts and information and keeping a healthy level of skepticism circulating among the public. Watch them squirm, move goalposts and shift narratives, and point and yell about it whenever it happens. We can win the media war against the propagandists. We have truth on our side.

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HopefulCynical farflungstar Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:52 Permalink

Attention, (((shills and trolls))),

Before you pile into this thread, let me once again point something out. We see you for what you are. We recognize what you're doing. We know we're taking flak because we're over the target. Eat shit and die, motherfuckers. Your days are numbered, and that number is heading into the final countdown.


Real People

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Adolph.H. y3maxx Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:23 Permalink

There's all the proof in the world now to cover this and Skripals cases. 

Since time is of the essence, we should now concentrate on the next psyop the cornered rabid Americano Zionist dog is about to unveil. 

In the meantime Macron does something really pathetic: stripping Assad from his légion d'honneur:…

Assad should send it back by FedEx. 

Every new deception is going to be exponentially less effective. The more they lie, the more people will take notice. For instance:

Their desperate efforts are just aimed at introducing plausible future evidence for the future history books... That is if they win the next war. 

Remember ww2.


It's okay not to be a Jew.

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bigkahuna Adolph.H. Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:08 Permalink

At this point, the Russians could find and videotape the ussa and the ussb with trump and may setting the shit off and the dumb ass world we live in would accuse the Russians of setting it off - sanction them, and be cheered on while doing so.

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Tarzan beepbop Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:29 Permalink

OK, so if the Russians hid the evidence, why doesn't the cabal reveal their evidence,

the evidence they told the "news" folks they had,

the evidence that EVERY MSM outlet has been reporting for over a week now,

the evidence that Syria crossed the "red line",

you know, the evidence they used to justify bombing Syria!

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OliverAnd y3maxx Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:01 Permalink

The only allie the rebels have in the region are the Turks; they cooperated with the Turks to take Afrin. This and the other chemical attacks were staged by Erdogan initially fooling both Russia and the West. He wants to destabilize the entire region so to invade many nations to restart the Ottoman Empire and to become with Iran the backbone for the Muslim Brotherhood army of 5.5 million strong...

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Bubba Rum Das OliverAnd Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:57 Permalink

Are you high, Oliver? I mean, seriously, the Muslim Brotherhood are all Sunni's; & in case you did not realize, Iran is a Shiite State.

Also, Erdogans biggest enemy in the U.S. (Fetullah Gulen), is a member of the 'Muslim Brotherhood', which was actually a CIA construct.

Probably the last thing you would ever see is an alliance between the Sunni's & Shiites, who have been at each others throats ideologically for the last 1100 years; for the purpose of forming an 'Ottoman Empire'...

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OliverAnd Bubba Rum Das Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:53 Permalink

Have you seen how Erdogan waves to his crowd? That is from the Muslim Brotherhood. Its similar to the wolf gesture for the Turkish terrorist organization Grey Wolves which is in coalition with Erdogan's party. Erdogan has in his speeches made it quite clear he would like to fulfill the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood; he has went as far as to specifically want to create a 5.5 million strong Islamic army. This is the reason why the relationship between Turkey and Egypt has gone so sour. Morsi was supported by Erdogan who repeatedly outspoke publically in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood. When Sisi overtook Morsi relationships went sour AND jihadist began to appear in the Sinai Peninsula. 

You need to learn certain things and then post, especially accusing me of being high.

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OliverAnd Anunnaki Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:00 Permalink

He has and I wonder why... if the Russians believe that the Syrian rebels were behind this, then the only allie the rebels have in the region are the Turks. The Free Syrian Army (Syrian Rebels) are composed of ISIS and Al Qaeda fighters. Afrin was taken by the Turks with the aid of the rebels or as they are called now, The Free Syrian Army. The Americans consider the Kurds as their only allies in the region. This is why the Americans are arming over 65 000... instead of the 35 000 that was reported a few weeks ago. 

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trulz4lulz y3maxx Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:32 Permalink

From my understanding from someone I know in Damascus, we bombed a warehouse of somekind(?), A cancer research facility, and a science research extension facility associated with the University of Damascus (Or the college associated with science that's located in Damascus)

However, I did just see where the Russians just seized a chemical weapons store in FUKUS controlled Douma. So no, I don't think they did. 

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Ex-Oligarch y3maxx Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:47 Permalink

This is not outside the realm of reason.

Consider that the Syrian "moderate" opposition terrorists were spawned by the CIA with the active support of John McCain and a host of other neocon "Never Trumpers."  Striking CW sites operated by the opposition is exactly the sort of move we should expect from Trump.

He can declare that CW sites were destroyed, while furthering his rapid degradation of ISIS's capabilities and sticking it to his political opponents at the same time.  The Syrians (and Russians) will of course object loudly to this flagrant violation of sovereignty,  but are unlikely to further escalate matters since the brunt of the damage was inflicted on their enemies.

All the foregoing is just speculation.

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Ignatius bigdumbnugly Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:32 Permalink

"It is our concern that they may have tampered with it with the intent of thwarting the efforts of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission to conduct an effective investigation.”

So how does one square the US attacking Syria first, ahead of actual fact finding?

Answer?  They can't.  These lies are so embarrassingly bad.  Thanks, neocunts.

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Give Me Some Truth Dickweed Wang Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:42 Permalink

That fact-finding body (OPCW) could change the whole paradigm IF it finds conclusive evidence this was a false flag event, and IF they trumpet their findings to the world, and IF people get all the real ramifications of such a potential finding/announcement.

This said, I fully expect their “findings” to be a masterpiece of ambiguous language and weaslespeak.

This body after all is a creation of politicians and bureaucrats answering to many governments. They, almost certainly, will “punt.” 

... But if by some miracle they don’t ...

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BarkingCat Give Me Some Truth Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:03 Permalink

"No conlusive evidence was found" will be the finding which either side can spin to their desire.

Russia - there is no evidence so there was no attack

US - the evidence was no conclusive but only because enough time has passed that it degraded to the point where a good sample could not be located.....and Russia kept the inspectors from the site in order for this to happen.



No minds will be changed.

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Hope Copy UndergroundPost Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:26 Permalink

The Army of Islam realized that they where to stupid to deploy a lethal gas in an effective manner and that they were smart enough to absorb the reality that they where the real targets (yea, they where to gas themselves) for a media blitz and 'Arc-Light' attack from the west to give a partial coverup so that Assad could be blamed.  Guess there was just enough 'light' after the Captagon ran out...

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Lumberjack ???ö? Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:29 Permalink

PM’s husband’s Capital Group is largest shareholder in BAE, shares soar since Syrian airstrikes


Philip May, husband of the UK prime minister, works for a company that is the largest shareholder in arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, whose share price has soared since the recent airstrikes in Syria.

The company, Capital Group, is also the second-largest shareholder in Lockheed Martin – a US military arms firm that supplies weapons systems, aircraft and logistical support. Its shares have also rocketed since the missile strikes last week.


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Lumberjack Lumberjack Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:58 Permalink

This is from about a month ago.

Funny how all this Russia crap happened to conveniently distract from Trump and May’s scandals. Note the BZ incident was on April,7.


MARCH 27, 2018

British inquiry promises ‘no stone left unturned’ as it tackles tax avoidance and evasion

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