CW Use in Syria

April 19, 2018 in News by RBN Staff


by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Throughout over seven years of war, US-supported terrorists used sarin, chlorine, and other toxic substances numerous times.

Saudi Arabia was caught red-handed supplying sarin gas and other chemical toxins to anti-Assad terrorists.

Barrels containing banned chemicals were found marked “Made in KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).” Protective masks were found. So were drugs used when inhaling chemicals.

Turkey was discovered shipping toxic sarin gas cross-border into Syria. Perhaps Jordan and Israel supplied CWs. Both countries support ISIS and other terrorist groups.

Pentagon contractors trained terrorists in CW use. CNN reported it earlier. A UN commission said US-supported terrorists had (and most certainly still have) deadly toxins in their possession.

Syrian forces earlier found munitions filled with toxic agents –  produced by the US Federal Laboratories and NonLethal Technologies, as well as Britain’s Cherming Defense.

Various CW incidents attributed to Syrian forces were bald-faced lies. No credible evidence proved their culpability throughout the war.

Numerous accusations were fake, including about Ghouta in August 2013, last April in Kahn Sheikhoun, and April 7 in Douma – the most high-profile fabricated incidents along with many others.

The OPCW’s Kahn Sheikhoun fact-finding mission falsified results. Russia’s OPCW representative Aleksandr Shulgin blasted its findings, saying its “conclusions…(were) based on questionable data provided primarily by all kinds of the Syrian armed opposition groups and NGOs, including the infamous White Helmets.”

No on-site inspections were conducted, what the OPCW is mandated to do in investigating possible use of CWs. No verification of alleged CW samples were gotten. They could have come from anywhere.

According to Shulgin, the OPCW’s fact-finding mission “was unable to implement a complete chain of custody…for samples from source” – rendering so-called evidence virtually worthless.

“The report le(ft) many important questions unanswered” – including no evidence that a CW attack occurred. 

Nothing proves Kahn Sheikhoun residents were victims of sarin or any other chemical toxin.

No independently verified victims were identified. No one sought medical treatment. No antidotes or decontaminants were requested, no help of any kind.

Images on the scene showed no one allegedly investigating the incident wearing protective clothing – vital if sarin or other toxic agents were present.

The alleged CW attack was fabricated. None occurred. The incident was a false flag, wrongfully blamed on Damascus as a pretext for US aggression on Syria’s Shayrat airbase.

Last April’s falsified OPCW report suggests perhaps similar findings coming from its Douma investigation – suppressing facts on the ground, inventing a false scenario. 

According to chemical defense expert Alexander Rodionov, appearing on Rossiya-24 TV Tuesday, Russian chemical, biological and radiological experts found a Douma warehouse with toxic substances used in producing CWs, saying:

“The discovered substances, such as thiodiglycol and diethanolamine, are necessary for the production of sulfur and nitrogen mustard gas.” 

“In addition, a cylinder with chlorine, similar to that used by militants for setting up the wide-spread fake story, was found in the warehouse.” 

“It can be concluded that this laboratory was used by illegal armed groups for the production of poisonous substances.”

Western media ignored the discovery, failing to report earlier on similar discovered evidence.

The OPCW is notoriously pro-Western – numerous times before breaching its mandate “to implement the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention…to achieve…a world…free of” CWs.

It failed to conduct “credible and transparent” on-site inspections earlier, suggesting perhaps a fabricated Douma analysis coming – attempting to justify unjustifiable Friday overnight US-led aggression on Syrian targets, an excuse for more ahead.

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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.