Germany's Largest Public TV News Broadcaster: Syria Chemical Attack "Most Likely Staged"

A senior correspondent for German state media broadcast ZDF heute stunned his European audience during a report from on the ground in Syria when he gave a straightforward and honest account of his findings while investigating what happened in Douma. The veteran reporter, Uli Gack, interviewed multiple eyewitnesses of the April 7 alleged chemical attack and concluded of the testimonials, "the Douma chemical attack is most likely staged, a great many people here seem very convinced."

It appears that all local Syrians encountered by the German public broadcast reporter were immediately dismissive of the widespread allegation that the Syrian government gassed civilians, which the US, UK, France, and Israel used a pretext for launching missile strikes on Damascus.

ZDF heute: The world continues to puzzle over whether the banned chemical weapons were used in Douma. ZDF correspondent Uli Gack is in Syria for us: "you were in a large refugee camp today and talked to a lot of people - what did you hear about the attack there?" Gack responded, "the Douma chemical attack is most likely staged, a great many people here seem very convinced."

The German ZDF report is consistent with veteran British journalist Robert Fisk's investigation upon being the first Western journalist to gain access to the site in Douma. Fisk reported early this week, "There are the many people I talked to amid the ruins of the town who said they had 'never believed in' gas stories–which were usually put about, they claimed, by the armed Islamist groups."

ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen) is one of Germany's largest and oldest state-owned channels, which is funded in part through citizens paying a household licensing fee, and Heute is perhaps the most visible public news program in all of Germany.

According to the live report, some witnesses told ZDF that Islamist rebels killed victims with chlorine, filmed the scenes, then claimed an 'Assad chemical attack'. Though interviewing "a great many people [who] seem convinced" that a chemical attack did not actually happen, the reporter did not attempt to censor what he consistently heard from locals who were said to be in the area when the events occurred.

Increasingly, it appears that mainstream media gate-keepers are losing it over the fact that so many highly visible and respected reporters and broadcasters have featured reports this week which publicly question the Syrian chemical attack narrative and US coalition missile strikes that followed.

One writer for the Guardian and Daily Beast who is a well-known pro regime-change advocate, for example, laments that "disinformation has taken hold" on Syria. In a series of tweets following Robert Fisk's bombshell report for the Independent, Emma Beals, who often simply parrots whatever her 'rebel' sources tell her reacted to the recent profusion of high profile pundits questioning the established narrative on major British platforms

Beals wrote:

My educated and informed friends are emailing me en masse asking me about what's going on in Syria because "it's so hard to work out the truth." Having spent years busting a gut to dig it out, it's heartbreaking to see the extent to which disinformation has taken hold.

Beals advocates what we recently described as the highly simplistic "Disney version" of events in Syria:

Syrian War for Dummies: Disney Version--

Once upon a time, a country called Syria was ruled by a ruthless dictator named Bashar Al-Assad. He was a cruel man who gassed his own people. His actions caused a civil war in Syria. America and Europe tried their best to stop the devastating civil war, and even generously accepted many Syrian refugees. Eventually America went to Syria, defeated ISIS, and is now trying to restore stability.

This above version is quite popular among many Americans and Europeans and the Western mainstream media.

Meanwhile, almost simultaneous to German TV's ZDF heute report from Syria, lawyers of the Bundestag (German federal parliament) issued a legal brief on the US-led strike on Syria. The government lawyers' report was requested by the left-wing party Die Linke in response to the US coalition missile strikes which primarily targeted facilities in and around Damascus.

"The deployment of military force against a state to punish it for breaking an international convention is a violation of the international law prohibiting violence," reads the report, as cited by the German Press agency DPA and translated by Sputnik.

The legal report further concluded that the US-led attack on Syria - which skirted the UN - but which was supported by the German government (though without German military participation) was based in chemical attack claims that the legal team deemed "not convincing"

Comments

MoreSun philipat Sat, 04/21/2018 - 22:17 Permalink

Nothing is over until the eternal culprits that always antagonize for, start, and fan the flames of WAR are taken down once and for all- And that be The jew supremacist Warmongers, The jew supremacist controlled Central Bankers, And the jew supremacist Media of all types, And The jew supremacist controlled Academia.

When that is done then all the world can finally put down the eternal divisions that the jew supremacists have perpetually foisted upon us.

Start with removing all Dual Citizen israelis from our Federal, State & Local Governments-Now

Prosecute using the FARA Act & Shut Down all Foreign Agent jew supremacist organizations on U.S. shores: Aipac, Aclu, Counsel on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Adl, Zoa, Splc, Jdl, Jwc, Naacp, and a thousand more.

Shut Down the Federal Reserve & their Henchmen the IRS, & give our money creating function back to the U.S. Congress which the Constitution stipulates.  

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spyware-free Pandelis Sun, 04/22/2018 - 01:27 Permalink

"The German ZDF report is consistent with veteran British journalist Robert Fisk's investigation upon being the first Western journalist to gain access to the site in Douma."
Fisk wasn't the first western journo on the scene reporting it was staged. That would be Pearson Sharp of One America News.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSXwG-901yU
One of the few independent news organizations left in America. Because it's privately held and not by some ziocon mouthpiece corporation.
http://www.oann.com/

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Omen IV DownWithYogaPants Sun, 04/22/2018 - 09:25 Permalink

Opposite - Merkel soft pedaled support for the Trump Syrian Lie - the fact is German Industry is united against Russian Bashing / Sanctions promoted by DC - they don't want US LNG at three times the cost of Russian piped gas and then all the other harassment besides with Germany at risk in big in Russian investments - they don't want the headaches

 

This will break before the elections in November - Germany will gather support in Austria / Italy

 

The US Boot on German Banks necks will be lifted

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Ophiuchus vaporland Sat, 04/21/2018 - 23:32 Permalink

Everything is moving along as conceived in the neocon think tanks. One more nail in the coffin of US hegemony. I'd guess that at least a large minority on this forum knew the April 8th attack was staged or at minimum, a false flag, as soon as reading or watching the propaganda on the majic box (TV). Don't you think Trump knew as well?  Come on peeps, Trump is a stable genius. 

If the peeps posting to this forum can't figure out that Trump is on the team then keep your mouth shut and start thinking about something more than how many up votes you can get. 

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Twncpcone Ophiuchus Sun, 04/22/2018 - 08:53 Permalink

There were no commercial plane crashes on 9-11.  All attacks that you hear about are staged.  As long as you maintain at least one supposed plane crash on 9-11 you can maintain the never ending global war on terror based on a persons religion aboard those very same staged events.  You are right about the worlds lust for false flags and staging events.  We allowed them to get away with 9-11 and they will continue at full speed. Twncpcone.

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Give Me Some Truth Twncpcone Sun, 04/22/2018 - 09:55 Permalink

There were about 750 people on those planes that you insist did not crash on 9-11. If none of these planes crashed, then none of these people could have died in a plane crash. Can you tell me where even one of these 750 people is today? Have any of them ever been seen anywhere in the world in the days and years since 9-11? Every one of their spouses, parents, children, co-workers are a part of the conspiracy? All of these people know their family members really didn’t die in a plane crash? Have you personally spoken to any of these family members? Have you told them, “You know your husband did not really die in a plane crash. He is really alive!” How do these people respond to you when you give them this news? 

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IronForge Give Me Some Truth Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:09 Permalink

One thing that concerns me is that one of the Local Policeman at the PA Crash Site once mentioned the strange absence of Bodies.

Clip was removed shortly after.  

Don't know for certain. Many of the Victims should have been strapped to their seats.

Citing the MH-17 Incident - and one passenger allegedly getting  a msg out - If the Culprits used alternate remote controlled Aircraft, the Passengers of the Hijacked could have been taken or crashed elsewhere.

It's also probable that the Hijackers Succeeded on their own, were aided by Remote Control, or themselves Hijacked via Remote Control.

Sorry to say; but a Cross Referencing of the Remains would be needed.  Granted, there are Victims' Rights Matters; but IIRC, I don't think any Private/NGO 3rd Party Entities have done so to Positively ID Plane Passengers(mostly PA and Pentagon Site Victims).

Foul Play on a Nation-State Level.  We're seeing them being played out more blatantly now...

 

I almost took  an IT Contract with a Firm with Offices in One of the Towers in 2000. An underachieving A-hole sabotaged the Tech Phone Interview(so badly, that the Firm and recruiter apologized and entreated me to resume - of course I declined.  I would have had to Fire him or get backstabbed down the road).

Looking back, I probably dodged a Bullet and a few Planes - so I can't complain.

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Ophiuchus Give Me Some Truth Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:21 Permalink

Depending on who you want to believe, there were  between 232 and 496 passengers aboard those flights and they were unloaded in Ohio and placed in the underground supply pools.

To emphasize a watershed event to the best of my recollection this is what I heard, "We getting ready to party down, Rummy," Cheney exclaimed as he raised the flight manifest high, then continued, "We got four plane loads of fresh pork and Adrenochrome!!! Hill & Bill are gona cream their panties !!!. Daddy and Barbie have already got dibs on the three year-old, David.   Asia and CHRISTINE are mine but I will share a little somethun somethun with Hill. There are five others for you to choose from and the over ripe goy will be plenty enough to satisfy the underlings. George is meeting Abramovic and Mies out at Offutt Air Force Base for a quick rejuvenating crunch crunch and Marina will be flying back here on Air Force 1 with George. She's going to be a busy, busy girl. Btw, you're going to need to grab a million five, cash, out of the P slush fund to pay Marina for her services. Grab me a million in twenties and fifties too."

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MarsInScorpio Leakanthrophy Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:11 Permalink

Leakantrophy:

So your sick ass is back again using click-bait porn headlines to pass around virus-infected files?

TYLERS: No bullshit - WTF are you doing allowing sick bastards like this to infect our computers and networks?

You have a responsibility to keep your site clean of psychotic sociopaths who destroy the property of others.

Why does this have to be spelled out to you?

First, you've allowed the hate-pimps to turn ZH into a bookstore pushing hardcore lunatic titles. Now you're allowing us to be picked off by the same group with click-bait headlines and porn.

WTF is wrong with you?

It's gotten to the point you either can't share links to your articles, or have to write a massive disclaimer disassociating the insane comments from the quality articles.

I've been here over 6-years. Lots of quality commenters have fled this lunie ward, never to return; major fail for your growth.

They've been replaced by the shit-swarming hate-pimps pushing their insanity. It's gotten to the point that the comments thread is becoming unreadable.

Are you too dense to understand that your site is being deliberately destroyed?

Save yourself from these deranged, depraved mad men and women.

Or the exodus will continue.

And in time, the DS can rack-up another victory.

"Dumb boys, dumb boys, what-cha gonna do?

"What-cha gonna do when the DS is done with you?

"Dumb boys, dumb boys . . ."

Poverty, and self-inflicted failure suck, and growing old  muttering, "If only . . . ," or "I coulda been . . . ," or "I almost made it . . . ," sucks even more . . .

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Jung Bitchface-KILLAH Sat, 04/21/2018 - 23:12 Permalink

"One writer for the Guardian and Daily Beast who is a well-known pro regime-change advocate, for example, laments that "disinformation has taken hold" on Syria."

It had taken hold right from the word Go in 2011 when they started to speak of Peaceful demonstrations while there were snipers killing police and military men (Qatar secret service was active). If a news media only keeps in touch with the opposition you will get their version and disinformation for years.

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DoctorFix Jung Sat, 04/21/2018 - 23:30 Permalink

And what exactly is this harpie whining about with regards to "disinformation taking hold"?  Is she bitching that her phony narrative isn't getting traction anymore or is she kvetching about the REAL disinformation going on?  Her burbling bull shit of a statement doesn't clarify anything.

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silver140 Jung Sun, 04/22/2018 - 03:16 Permalink

True, but in this case the "opposition" happens to be islamic jihadi fascist terrorists funded by Saudi Arabia (our ally), trained and supplied by the CIA, with supply lines and reinforcements coming through Turkey (NATO ally) and Jordan (which has backed the US/Anglo/Zionist corporate fascists). Aiding terrorism is against the law in the U.S. Up to 15 years in Prison if no one dies as a result; and up to life if someone dies, which in this case around 500,000 people have died. Obama and his crew (HRC), everyone in the spook agencies, now of course, Trump and his advisers, the US military from top down. They have given material support for terrorism (islamic fascists, rapist sex slave head chopping death cult maniacs) and they should be recognized as the amoral terrorists that they are. No one should be friends with them and no one should show them any respect. They should be shunned from social, religious, and private gatherings. They should be complete pariahs and outcasts. They definitely need to be put on trial, convicted of the most heinous crimes humanity can commit, and put in prison for life.

In American law, providing material support for terrorism is a crime prohibited by the USA PATRIOT Act and codified in title 18 of the United States Code, sections 2339A and 2339B. It applies primarily to groups designated as terrorists by the State Department. The four types of support described are "training," "expert advice or assistance," "service," and "personnel."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Providing_material_support_for_terrorism

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