Unless we see some sort of last-second turn of events, my assumption is that within a day or two, we will be firing the opening salvos in what could easily become a conflict meant to topple the legal and loved President of Syria.
All based on an alleged “gas attack” with no physical evidence, no documented victims, and no attempt to investigate the incident.
The Russian military has found no trace of chemical weapons use after searching parts of Syria’s Douma allegedly targeted by an “attack.” Photos of victims posted by the White Helmets are fake, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.
Experts in radiological, chemical and biological warfare, as well as medics, on Monday inspected the parts of the Eastern Ghouta city of Douma, where an alleged chemical attack supposedly took place on Saturday, the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria said in a statement.
The specialists “found no traces of the use of chemical agents” after searching the sites, the statement said. The center’s medical specialists also visited a local hospital but found no patients that showed signs of chemical weapons poisoning. “All these facts show… that no chemical weapons were used in the town of Douma, as it was claimed by the White Helmets,” the statement said, referring to the controversial “civil defense” group that was among the first to report about the alleged attack.
If you’ve ever read accounts of the First World War, you’ll know that chemical weapons poisoning is one of the most horrible tortures ever devised by man.
Your lungs bleed and can literally melt, your skin bubbles and peels off (with certain substances), your eyes can be damaged for life, and if you survive the first few days, suicide becomes a serious option just to end the suffering.
But here in this Syrian town we have no victims in the hospitals, and no personnel that could testify about children suffering from dissolved respiratory systems?
I definitely smell hoax.
“All the accusations brought by the White Helmets, as well as their photos… allegedly showing the victims of the chemical attack, are nothing more than a yet another piece of fake news and an attempt to disrupt the ceasefire,” the Reconciliation Center said.
I’m very pleased at the fact that the Russians are coming out swinging against this disgusting attempt to provoke another Middle Eastern war, but I think something even more drastic must be said.
Russia (in the next 24 hours) needs to go public, promise to protect their ally Syria with their full military arsenal, and warn the United States that aggression will be met with equal force – including, but not limited to, strikes against naval assets in the Mediterranean Sea.
Abandonment of Bashar al-Assad cannot be an option.