The above video shows a scene taken at The Hague OPCW court, where young witness Hassan Diab testified that the “attack” used as a pretext for launching Tomahawk missiles at Syria in 2018 was faked. Witness Dr. Khalil al Jaish also said it was fake.
Below is a report from riafan.ru with a foreword and notes [in brackets] by Vince Dhimos. The report also appeared in English at TASS.
The US and allied Establishment must think Westerners are all mental midgets who believe anything the Corporate media and US politicians feed them regardless of how unlikely and illogical it sounds.
Whether or not this video is ever posted, in this report, relating to a video recording of a “chemical weapons” attack allegedly perpetrated by the Assad government on civilians in Idlib, the allegation is highly unlikely for several reasons.
Firstly, the White Helmets, a purported “rescue” group, are the ones who made this video. This group was caught red-handed faking a “chemical attack” in the city of Douma, Syria, in 2018 specifically to make the video. The group had rounded up several people, mostly kids, and herded them to a local hospital, where they then proceeded to hose them down with cold water in a simulated treatment of a chemical attack. But unfortunately for them, some people who had been present in the hospital that day later said that there had not even been an attack. Yet, as soon as the account of a “chemical attack” reached the ears of US officials, a US missile attack on government sites in that area was planned and proudly announced by President Trump.
Following the US attack, a boy who had actually appeared in the White Helmets video, and other witnesses from the hospital were found by a Russian team and interviewed. These witnesses were subsequently flown to The Hague, where they testified before a panel of the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), asserting that there had been no attack and that the White Helmets had staged the hospital scene. At that point, there was no reason for anyone to doubt that the White Helmets had staged the “attack” to provide the US military with an excuse to fire Tomahawk missiles into Douma as “retribution” for the attack that never happened – the goal was of course simply to punish Assad for not stepping down when commanded to do so years earlier by US and European officials, and to punish the Syrian people for continuing to support him. Further evidence of the crookedness of this whole set-up was that, though the OPCW had sent a team to investigate to make sure the event had in fact happened and that chemical weapons had indeed been used on civilians, gave the team no chance to repudiate the government story, rushing to bomb government targets before the team could reach the scene of the incident!
After this shameful display of deceit, it is amazing that the White Helmets would even dare to show their faces again. Yet, they are now going through the same song and dance.
Secondly, the Syrian Arab Army, with the aid of Russian air support, has been making rapid headway against the jihadists in Idlib, so there was no need to use chemical weapons, particularly because there are many innocent civilians in the area. The Assad government also has a major disincentive: it knows full well that it is being monitored closely by the US and any false move could bring down retribution from the US and its allies.
And in this latest case, Turkey has, as usual, sided with the US in accusing Assad of brutality. In fact, Turkey is now becoming bolder and bolder in its military confrontations with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), thereby corroborating the suspicion that the whole thing is a set-up. Erdoğan longs to compete with Trump and Putin in playing a key role in the Middle East, and has sent troops and military equipment to Libya to fight against the troops of Khalifa Haftar, who opposes the official jihadist-supporting Government of National Accord, which, ironically, is opposed by Erdoğan’s partner Putin.
Below are some clues as to why the West – which supported terror during the Arab Spring – supports the NGO while Putin opposes it and supports Haftar.
According to nordicmonitor.com, “A Turkish police intelligence report, drafted for internal circulation, also exposed close links between the members of Libyan jihadist Ben Ali group and then-Prime Minister and now President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.”
According to Wikipedia, “The LNA issued a statement, reporting that internationally designated terrorist groups were fighting alongside the GNA in Tripoli.”
The White helmets committed a new provocation by staging a “chemical attack” in the Syrian province of Aleppo
Damascus, February 4. Employees of the pseudo-humanitarian organization White Helmets filmed a new staging of the use of chemical weapons in order to accuse Syrian government forces of using prohibited substances.
“The White Helmets in the village of Zerba, Aleppo province, filmed a staging of the use of chemical weapons by the government troops of the SAR,” the telegram channel Mayor i General reported.
The White Helmets declare that their goal is to “save the civilian population in war zones,” for which they receive serious, including financial, support in the West. In reality, the White Helmets are collaborating with the militants of banned terrorist organizations to prepare provocations with chemical weapons in order to discredit the official authorities of Syria and prevent the restoration of peace in the country.
The White Helmets disseminated a fake report about the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Douma on April 7, 2018. False information was used as an excuse for the forces of the US and its allies to attack Damascus. However, representatives of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of the warring parties conducted a survey and found no traces of chemical weapons in Douma.
In January, Russia handed over to the UN evidence of the falsification of a chemical attack that allegedly occurred in Syrian Douma on April 7, 2018. In particular, the director of the Foundation for the Study of Democracy Issues, Maxim Grigoryev, published the testimonies of 15 eyewitnesses who were in the hospital, 10 residents of the house where the bodies were found, as well as 300 people who were within a radius of a kilometre from the site of the alleged incident.
Earlier, the Centre for Reconciliation of the warring parties of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation said that militants of the terrorist organization Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (banned in the Russian Federation) with the assistance of the White Helmets are preparing a provocation using chemical weapons in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
Author: Anna Kovaleva
Previously, when the Russian Department of Defence issued reports on such provocations, the White Helmets decided not to go through with the staged events. Thus one important reason for the Russians to issue such reports is to deter the White Helmets from carrying out their planned provocations.