Media Propaganda Hype the Alleged Douma CW Incident Big Lie
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
A same day article quoted Russia’s Foreign Ministry calling the allegation “fake news.”
Syrian Arab Red Crescent doctors and other medical staff found no evidence of CW use in Douma.
Claims were fabricated, a likely US-orchestrated scheme to escalate conflict. Washington opposes conflict resolution – remaining hellbent on regime change, aiming for Syria to become another imperial trophy.
Western and Israeli media scoundrels never miss an opportunity to misreport on major issues and incidents.
Here’s a sampling of inflammatory Monday morning headlines:
NYT: “Dozens suffocate in Syria as Government Is Accused of Chemical Attack.”
Despite no evidence proving it, the Times claimed “(d)ozens of Syrians chocked to death” from a CW attack, claiming “(r)escue workers (al-Qaeda-linked White Helmets) f(ound) (dozens) of lifeless men, women and children…many with white foam coming from their mouths and nostrils.”
Fact: The above scenario is fake news, no credible evidence proving it. Like other media scoundrels, the Times reported it like gospel, avoiding due diligence fact-checking – supporting the official narrative no matter how false.
A same-day Times report headlined “As Trump Seeks Way Out of Syria, New Attack Pulls Him Back In.”
Another headlined “Denouncing Attack, Trump Raises Prospect of Strike.
The neocon/CIA house organ Washington Post headlined “Dozens killed in apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians in Syria, rescue workers say” – the same al-Qaeda-linked White Helmets Moscow earlier accused of planning to stage an incident like the Douma one.
A same-day WaPo report headlined “Trump tweets condemnation of Syria chemical attack, saying Putin shares the blame.”
Still another headlined “Will President Trump authorize another strike on Syria?”
Three Wall Street Journal reports headlined the following:
“Missiles Strike Air Base in Syria After Chemical Weapons Attack”
“Dozens Killed in Alleged Chemical-Weapons Attack in Syria”
“New National Security Advisor John Bolton Faces ‘Baptism by Fire’ “
CNN: “Dozens killed in chemical attack”
Fox News: “Survivors of Syria chemical attack ‘forced to leave or die’ “
ABC News: “Alleged chemical attack strikes rebel-held Douma in Syria”
CBS News: “Syria chemical weapons attack in Douma leaves dozens dead”
NBC News: “Dozens reported killed in suspected Syria chemical attack”
National Public Radio: “Syrian Government Accused of Killing Dozens in Chemical Attack”
AP News: “Suspected poison gas kills at least 40 in Damascus suburb”
Reuters: “Dozens reported killed in suspected Syria gas attack”
BBC News: “Syria war: At least 70 killed in suspected chemical attack in Douma”
London Telegraph: “There will be more chemical weapons attacks like Douma if we fail to punish Assad for his crimes”
London Guardian: “Most were going to die – Rescuers (sic) tell of apocalyptic scenes”
Al Jazeera: Syria chemical attack: Scores killed in Douma, rescuers (sic) say”
Haaretz: “With Russian Backing, Assad Understands That He Can Do Whatever He Wants”
All of the above is pure rubbish – headlines and reports supporting the official narrative – scrupulously avoiding truth-telling.
Reports by Russia, Syria and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent appear most accurate.
Clearly the Douma incident was staged, an anti-Syria false flag. A previous article said the following:
Throughout over seven years of US aggression, no evidence shows CW use by Syrian forces at any time – plenty proving US-supported terrorists used sarin, chlorine and other banned toxins numerous times.
The Saturday Douma incident was staged to appear a CW attack took place. Photos and videos circulating online and in media reports have no credibility.
They could have been long ago incidents in other countries unrelated to Syria, or scenes produced by the Pentagon, CIA, Israel’s Mossad or Britain’s MI6 on a Hollywood-like sound stage anywhere – looking as real as something from a Western film, only in the imagination of the screenwriter, producer and director.
What’s next is key. Was attacking Syria’s T-4 airbase overnight prelude to escalated US aggression against sovereign Syria threatening no one?
Will Russia do more than protect its personnel in the country along with combating terrorism, or will it challenge Washington’s imperial agenda more forcefully?
Will the Kremlin refuse to tolerate escalated US aggression in the country or leave its current strategy unchanged?
Much hinges on what’s decided in Washington and Moscow.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”