Missiles over Damascus: The UK, US and France responded to claims that Douma had been subjected to chemical attack with airstrikes – but now it seems they were based on lies.

Oh dear, I think someone in Syria may have read This Site’s article on the allegations that the so-called chemical attack in Douma on April 7 was faked.*

The claim that there had been a sandstorm leading to respiratory problems – and doctors treating people for those problems were shown on videos alleging a chemical attack – would corroborate Robert Fisk’s report, as published on This Site.

The claim that the White Helmets are sponsored by foreign powers including the UK to create propaganda against the Syrian government and its dictator, Bashar al Assad, also rings true.

And doctors at the hospital in Douma are also on-record as saying there has been no chemical attack.

Don’t get me wrong – I wouldn’t trust the Assad regime to deliver a weather report. It is homicidal, if not genocidal, and deserves to be removed from power.

But the evidence suggests it is the western powers who acted wrongly in this respect.

We are not going to win international support by lying – or by committing war crimes based on those lies.

Those involved – most especially Theresa May – have disgraced us all.


A senior Syrian government minister has accused the UK of being involved in faking a chemical attack on civilians in order to justify air strikes against the regime.

Faisal Mekdad, the deputy foreign minister, told ITV News Britain was “absolutely” involved in faking an attack in Douma, which a number of Western governments say killed civilians including women and children.

The alleged incident on the 7th April reportedly killed 75 people, leading to airstrikes by the US, France and UK, targeting several sites linked to Syria’s chemical weapons programme.

Source: UK helped fake chemical attack in Douma, Syrian official tells ITV News

*It’s certainly true that the number of readers in Syria since that article was published is more than six times the daily average.

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