21st Century Wire says…
Following Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor Theodore Postol’s direct challenge to evidence released regarding the alleged chemical weapons attack in the Idlib province of Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov states that the event was ‘orchestrated.’
In 2013, western claims were discredited, as evidence for the alleged sarin gas attacks pointed directly at the western and Gulf state-backed “rebels” (aka terrorists) as being the true perpetrators. Bear in the mind that the entire western mainstream media had already cast blame on Syrian President Bashar al Assad for the chemical attacks (just as they’ve done now without definitive proof) – making this WMD redux yet another pretext for war and “humanitarian intervention by the west.
Below is a passage from an article published at 21WIRE entitled “MIT Researcher: Syria WMD ‘Facts’ Were Manufactured to Fit U.S. Conclusion for Ghouta in 2013.” In that piece, 21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen had the opportunity to interview another MIT research affiliate regarding the dubious 2013 chemical weapons claims in Syria on the SUNDAY WIRE radio show:
“Back in December 2016, 21WIRE editor Patrick Henningsen interviewed MIT research affiliate and a former US Congressional staffer, Subrata Ghoshroy, to discuss his Analysis of the UN Report on Syria’s Chemical Weapons Incident in 2013 in East Ghouta, Damascus, and he also explains how unqualified persons posing as ‘experts’ were delivering bogus evidence to the UN at the time, which resulted in fraudulent conclusions in the UN report – which were then used to justify US and British calls for bombing in Syria. Ghoshroy also explains how the gathering information and data from a war zone continues to be serious problem fuelling Western media and political misinformation campaigns regarding the Syrian war in 2017.”
The following is the Ghoshroy interview segment from Episode #165 of SUNDAY WIRE recorded in December 2016. Listen:
Did the Western establishment get things wrong once again?
More from Bloomberg below…
Russia Says Evidence Growing Syria Chemical Attack Was Staged
Stepan Kravchenko & Ilya Arkhipov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a chemical-weapons attack in Syria that provoked U.S. missile strikes on the Middle Eastern country may have been orchestrated.
“There’s growing evidence that this was staged,” Lavrov said at a Moscow news conference with his Iranian and Syrian counterparts on Friday. Publications including in the U.S. and the U.K. have highlighted “many inconsistencies” in the version of events in Syria’s Idlib province that was used to justify the American airstrikes, he said.
Russia, Iran and Syria want an independent investigation and those opposed to the call “don’t have a clear conscience,” Lavrov said. Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution on Wednesday that demanded the Syrian government cooperate with an inquiry into the suspected sarin-gas attack that killed dozens of people.
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