"No Attacks, No Victims": Syria Chemical Attack Video Participants Speak At OPCW Briefing

Russian officials brought fifteen people to The Hague from the city of Douma, Syria, said to have been present during the alleged April 7 chemical attack - including  11-year-old Hassan Diab, who was seen in a widely-distributed video taken by the controversian NGO organization known as the "White Helmets," who filmed themselves giving Diab "emergency treatment" after the alleged incident. 

“We were at the basement and we heard people shouting that we needed to go to a hospital. We went through a tunnel. At the hospital they started pouring cold water on me,” said Diab, who was featured in the video which Russia's ambassador to the Netherlands says was staged.

The boy and his family have spoken to various media outlets, who say there was no attack. 

Others present during the filming of Diab's hospital "cleanup" by the White Helmets include hospital administrator Ahmad Kashoi, who runs the emergency ward. 

There were people unknown to us who were filming the emergency care, they were filming the chaos taking place inside, and were filming people being doused with water. The instruments they used to douse them with water were originally used to clean the floors actually,” Ahmad Kashoi, an administrator of the emergency ward, recalled. “That happened for about an hour, we provided help to them and sent them home. No one has died. No one suffered from chemical exposure.” -RT

Also speaking at The Hague was Halil al-Jaish, an emergency worker who treated people at the Douma hospital the day of the attack - who said that while some patients did come in for respiratory problems, they were attributed to heavy dust, present in the air after recent airstrikes, but that nobody showed signs of chemical warfare poisoning.

The hospital received people who suffered from smoke and dust asphyxiation on the day of the alleged attack, Muwaffak Nasrim, a paramedic who was working in emergency care, said. The panic seen in footage provided by the White Helmets was caused mainly by people shouting about the alleged use of chemical weapons, Nasrim, who witnessed the chaotic scenes, added. No patients, however, displayed symptoms of chemical weapons exposure, he said. -RT

Emergency paramedic Ahmad Saur who is with the Syrian Red Crescent, said that his hospital ward did not receive any patients exposed to chemical weapons the day of the alleged incident, and that all the patients either needed general medical care or help with injuries. 

That said, none of these people's testimony will make it into the "official record" as it currently stands. Russia's permanent representative to the OPCW, Aleksandr Shulgin, said that the OPCW has already interviewed six alleged Douma witnesses brought to The Hague , and they won't interview any more. 

The others were ready too, but the experts are sticking to their own guidelines. They’ve picked six people, talked to them, and said they were 'completely satisfied' with their account and did not have any further questions"  -Aleksandr Shulgin

Shulgin also said that "certain Western countries" accusing Russia and Syria of trying to "hide" witnesses to the attack is not true. 

Meanwhile, the West - unhappy with this unexpected diversion to its narrative - has called the Russian press conference a "stunt" - with Britain and France both denouncing it as an "obscene masquerade."

This obscene masquerade does not come as a surprise from the Syrian government, which has massacred and gassed its own people for the last seven years,” said France’s ambassador to the Netherlands, Philippe Lalliot.

"The OPCW is not a theatre," Britain's envoy to the agency, Peter Wilson, said in a statement. "Russia's decision to misuse it is yet another Russian attempt to undermine the OPCW's work, and in particular the work of its fact-finding mission investigating chemical weapons use in Syria."

In other words, the West is happy to bomb a sovereign nation based on nothing more than non-public "evidence" suspected to have been staged and provided by the White Helmets, but when actual residents of Douma show up to tell their side of it, they are condemned as an "obscene masquerade" and denied an opportunity to submit their testimony on the record. Sounds about right for the military industrial complex which if nothing else scored a few extra billion in procurement contracts thanks to the latest farcical attack on Syria.

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JSBach1 Leakanthrophy Fri, 04/27/2018 - 17:39 Permalink

New false-flag operations against Damascus are “possible, since our American partners are once again threatening to take military action against Syria, but we will not allow that,” Russia’s permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Aleksandr Shulgin, said during a press conference in The Hague on Thursday.

“Two gas cylinders, allegedly dropped by the government forces from helicopters, were found in two apartments.”

One of the cylinders lacked any makeshift upgrades, such as fins, to make it usable as an aerial munition, and, surprisingly, it was not even deformed.

“It’s quite peculiar that the cylinder was not deformed, which doesn’t fit its purported fall from a big altitude on concrete floor.”

The other cylinder, while fitted with some crude fins, also remained in nearly pristine condition despite its “fall.”
 

“The cylinder has partially retained impermeability and is almost undamaged, which is impossible after a fall from some 2,000 meters, the usual altitude used by the Syrian army helicopters,” Kirillov said.

The cylinder was likely hauled by the “authors of the staged video” from outside, the official stated, as “multiple chips and dragging marks at the stairwell” indicated. An apartment below was being used by its owner to breed chickens, and all the livestock miraculously “made through the so-called chemical attack alive,” according to Kirillov.

 

https://www.rt.com/news/425256-russia-wont-allow-attack-syria/

 

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philipat BennyBoy Fri, 04/27/2018 - 19:47 Permalink

Um, so why did "The US and its allies" try to prevent OPCW from conducting ANY type of investigation at UNSC?

Shame that once in Syria, OPCW did not also inspect ALL of the targets of the attacks by "The US and its allies". Confirmation of CW traces would implicate "The US and its allies" in an attack on (Already OPCW-certified facilities) what they knew to be CW facilities, which would release such CW into the atmosphere and cause thousands of civilian deaths? That amounts to a CW attack with the potential to kill far more innocent civilians than the alleged initial CW attack did.

Conversely, if there were NO traces of CW it would yet again disprove the Western allegations that Syria possesses any CW.

Either way, the conclusion would provide evidence of yet another war crime and an additional layer of illegality, committed by "The US and its allies".

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directaction Ignatius Fri, 04/27/2018 - 18:57 Permalink

Gassings are regularly faked.

Most people fell for the first truly spectacular fake gassings the settings for which were staged by Soviet and US propagandists in the years after WW II.

This was done to demonize Germany and generate sympathy and reparations for newly-founded Israel. 

It worked then and these fake gassings have been staged ever since because people continue to believe this nonsense.

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Jack Oliver beemasters Fri, 04/27/2018 - 19:17 Permalink

Very clever of Russia to take it to The Hague ! 

Even though the ‘Hague’ is irretrievably corrupted - the world still believes it has some credibility ! 

The fake Jewish ‘narrative’ would fall apart without the ‘perceived’ fairness of The Hague ! 

In other words - by using the ‘Hague’ - Russia has them over a FUCKING barrel !! 

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OverTheHedge OverTheHedge Sat, 04/28/2018 - 01:06 Permalink

In case I was being hard on the BBC, I did a search, and came up with a radio snippet: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w172w60pjc66kfw

The blurb supporting the audio is this: 

Speaking at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons at the Hague, Russia says they have brought several Syrians from Douma, where the OPCW is investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in an attack in April. The say there is no proof that a chemical attack took place. Britain’s ambassador described the briefing as 'a stunt'. We follow events live.

And we hear from Spain where five men accused of gang-raping an 18-year-old woman have been convicted of sexual abuse but acquitted of the more serious crime of rape, in a case that has sparked a national outcry. Also we look ahead the the South and North Korean summit.

Radio. The full resources of the corporation are being thrown behind this "story".

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RationalLuddite Jack Oliver Sat, 04/28/2018 - 03:02 Permalink

Yes - use thrir corrupt propaganda institutions , but our brains. I wish non marxists would do this sort of subversion more. We all can - accept the rules they set, make them live up to them and use their corruption and lies against them. Women only event? Self identify with 100 others and insist upon entry. They refuse? Take them to the courts and use their subjective insanity against them. Make their lues and incoherence have real world and financial costs.

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FBaggins SHsparx Fri, 04/27/2018 - 19:42 Permalink

It was a false flag. Most or the commenters on this site did not even have to think "cui bono?", or have their observations confirmed. It was so obvious.

Neither was the false flag a "mistake" based on faulty intelligence. The US-Zio-led warmongers ordered it up from their paid white-helmut dupes like they were at a McDonalds - they were so hungry to strike Syria in an effort to demonstrate their military prowess - with all their military insurgents, troops, drones, ships, jets and missiles crowding around the Syrian theatre.

The false-flag was no hoax. It was done with little regard for its transparency and credibility with the public.  It was as obviously fake as the establishment fake-news, MSM-Russia-bashing campaign. It revealed the imperiousness and absolute contempt the Zio-banksters, oilsters, MIC, and MSM has for their critics and the public everywhere. In their arrogance, they are saying to us that they can do anything and say anything about anything and their puppet politicians  and if we do not like it we can just FO.  However, what the evil Western globalists have done isn't just the burning up of a few hundred-million dollars worth of missiles and rocket fuel, they have completely burned their last vestige of credibility and trust most dramatically on the world stage. How can the people of any nation outside of this Axis of bumbling bullies, plunderers and liars ever trust any promise, agreement or treaty with them ever again? 

Things are bound to get much worse until decent people everywhere rise up and take back control of their nations from these idiots who play God and think they own everything and everyone. 

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thatthingcanfly SHsparx Sat, 04/28/2018 - 12:13 Permalink

Ugh, the 911 "Truthers" are at it again.

911 was NOT a false flag OR a hoax. Rather, it was a retaliatory strike by Islam against the "Crusaders," ie. the US military headquarters and the New York financial interests that support US foreign interventionism in Muslim lands. Bin Laden had threatened something like this for years; and they pulled it off on 911.

The more these 911 "Truthers" continue parroting the delusional nonsense about it being a false flag or an inside job, the more difficult it is for otherwise reasonable people to focus on the real enemy of Western Civilization: Islam. The only reasonable solution is to withdraw US forces from the Middle East while simultaneously deporting Muslims from within our borders. Unfortunately, both positions appear to be politically untenable.

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RationalLuddite 52821740 Sat, 04/28/2018 - 03:24 Permalink

Yeah ... Kara Murza sounds like he did get sick of something twice, but he is also a Soros Shill, heavy medication user (despite what he lies in MSM), a mate of McStain, an opposition leader, activist of Open Society, etc etc ... but far more importantly,  has a demonsteable track record of ... a proven lier. But in the end a guy who gets sick badly twice and the doctors cannot pinpoint it. Well that means i better tell my dad who had identical syptoms and was in hospital on life support twice too that it was the FSB or MI6.  Means and motive? He is an amoeba, an annoying flea with no influence except to bark occasionally.  If anything he the CIA would have better means and motives to 'Skripal' him. Note how one of the two  times he fell ill IN WASHINGTON DC and was hospitalised there. Yeah - most Rusdian politicians who arent a creature of the Pentagon spend half there year in DC. /s/ Yeah, ofc, Russians alwaaays prefer to poison in foreign lands where there is much greater risk.  Fucking narcissists project their self important delusions.  Need more than his drug adled paranoid self important rantings. I can't be bothered translating his  proven lies for you. Look em up on yandex or in asian news sites. 

https://sputniknews.com/us/201703281052053873-cnn-fake-news/

https://www.sott.net/article/341907-Kremlin-critic-Vladimir-Kara-Murza-…

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BorraChoom MARDUKTA Fri, 04/27/2018 - 17:37 Permalink

Recent press briefing, US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert stated:
 
"We recognize and appreciate and are very grateful for all the work that the White Helmets continues to do on behalf of the people of their country and on behalf of the US Government and all the coalition forces.

They're doing incredible work in rescuing in some cases, and in other cases it's recovery efforts. They're an incredible group of individuals."

 

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veritas semper… BorraChoom Fri, 04/27/2018 - 19:33 Permalink

And the Donald's gargoyle at UN , Nikki Nimrata Punjab Binomo Haley , just threatened with new attacks : "if we don't come to a conclusion now,new attacks will happen" because "US is locked and loaded" .

Mattis just said that US is increasing its presence in Syria.

The little Frenchie sent French troops in NE Syria.

Qatar announced that Saudi Arabia tried to coerced them to send troops and money to Syria.

The Donald was trying to create an Arab army in Syria ( from the Gulf states) ,but realized that : without US they would not last 1 week"

The C!A director is visiting Jordan , SA and Israel.

Israel just complained at UN that Iran has " 80,000 troops in Syria". Israhell threatened Iran " Iran is on its last days"

Iran asked the UNSC to finally do something about Israhell's crimes in Palestine/Gaza (today they shot a 14 yo in the face, killed 3 people and injured > 800).

Russia said that they'll make a decision about s-300 next week ( some say s-300 is already there ,as the TU-160 ,the one that transported the Russian defense system ,landed in Syria last week and unloaded something under the heavy smoke screen).

Russia sent an incredible amount of weapons to Syria.

The American cruise fleet entered the Mediterranean .

All these look like the arrangement of pieces on the chess board ,for the final battle for Syria and beginning for the one for Iran.

 

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JohninMK veritas semper… Sat, 04/28/2018 - 05:47 Permalink

" Russia said that they'll make a decision about s-300 next week ( some say s-300 is already there ,as the TU-160 ,the one that transported the Russian defense system ,landed in Syria last week and unloaded something under the heavy smoke screen). "

Bit of a problem or two in your comment. The Tu-160 is a supersonic bomber, not a transport plane, and there are no known records of it landing to date in Syria. If it had landed at the site of the smoke screen, which is Tartous a port, it would now be under a few metres of the Mediterranean.

Sorry about that.

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