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Propaganda Syria

BBC Idlib double tap air strike report – a study in war propaganda

The BBC have replied to HRI’s initial complaint about their “Idlib double Tap Air Strike Russia says never happened” report, failing to apologise or issue a retraction whilst strengthening the case they have used faulty OSINT and deliberate video fakery to make the case that Russia was responsible for an alleged double- tap air strike […]

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Propaganda Syria

Maarat al Numan – double tap or BBC fake?

With Al Qaeda on the back foot in Idlib, certain Western journalists haven’t lost their will to use the situation in the province for a bit of Russia bashing and many seem unconcerned that their efforts are ill-thought out and ridiculous as we see in this recent instance. A few chosen journos (such as Alex […]

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Chemical weapons Syria

The Engineering Assessment of Two Cylinders Observed at the Douma Incident

The Engineering Assessment of Two Cylinders Observed at the Douma Incident has come to light after communications between the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media and OPCW staff members. Below is the introduction from the WGSPM and a link to the document: “In our Briefing note on the Final Report of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission […]

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Chemical weapons Human rights Syria

The Douma chlorine gas cylinder valves

This is a note on the Douma gas cylinder valves which are obviously important to the Douma investigation.

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Chemical weapons Human rights Syria

A Douma false-flag attack?

Was there a false flag attack in Douma and was a sophisticated nerve agent employed?

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Chemical weapons Syria

Eastern Ghouta and the miraculous chemical bombs

According to Syrian rebel sources, amplified by the usual suspects in the propaganda campaign against Syria, the Syrian Army launched a chemical assault on the Douma pocket in Eastern Ghouta on Saturday. However, it was widely predicted that Jaish al Islam, cornered and facing imminent defeat, would launch such a provocation in order to provide […]

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Chemical weapons Syria

The UN OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism report regarding Khan Sheikhoun

The UN OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) report regarding Khan Sheikhoun has sharply divided opinion, largely because the US and some of its closest allies choose to maintain its central finding of “confidence” the Syrian Arab Republic was guilty is a finding of indisputable fact, whilst Russia (with the open or tacit support of others) […]

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Chemical weapons Syria

Who is Responsible for Chemical Attacks in Syria? Guest Blog by Professor Paul McKeigue (Part 2)

Paul McKeigue now applies the method described in Part 1 of his guest blog to the events in Ghouta (2013) and Khan Sheikhoun (2017). Based on extensive research, a false flag hypothesis for each event is spelled out in some detail. Photographic evidence referred to is not included in this blog but is available in the public […]

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Chemical weapons Human Rights Investigations Syria

How to Weigh a Mountain of Evidence: Guest Blog by Professor Paul McKeigue (Part 1)

The first of two articles explaining how assess different theories and applying these principles to the Ghouta and Khan Sheikhoun cases. These articles were written by Professor Paul McKeigue and have been reproduced with permission of Professor Tim Hayward who first published them on his blog.

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Chemical weapons Human rights Syria

Without any in situ inspection, OPCW confirms Sarin exposure during the events that took place in Idlib (Syria), last April 4th

On April 19, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), confirmed that “the analysis indicate that the victims were exposed to Sarin or a Sarin-like substance” during the events occurred in Idlib, Syria, last April 4th (see full text of the press release issued a the end of this note).