OPCW Says No Nerve Agents used in Syria Attack: Trump and Others Lied to World

The world’s chemical weapons watchdog has announced that no nerve agents or other phosphate chemicals were used in an April 7, 2018 incident in Douma, Syria—contrary to claims by US President Donald Trump who called the Syrian leader “Animal Assad” and launched missile strikes against that country.

According to the official report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), based on eyewitness accounts and evidence collected at the site of the incident, no evidence of nerve agents was found and in only two places were trace elements of chlorine found—both in “rebel” areas and consistent with previous evidence of the “moderate” rebels using and making chlorine bombs.

In other words, Trump—and a large number of other western “leaders,” lied to the world when they claimed that the Syrian government had carried out a “chemical weapons” attack.

At the time, Trump announced on Twitter that “Animal Assad” had carried out a “mindless CHEMICAL attack” and that “President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible” for supporting the Syrian government.

Trump added that there would be a “big price” and on April 14, the air forces of France, the United Kingdom and the United States launched airstrikes against four Syrian government targets in response to the “attack.”

These Western “leaders” were of course only following the line laid down by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who on April 10 announced that it was “very likely” the US would launch an attack on Syria in response to the “chemical weapons attack.”

Netanyahu’s comments followed an earlier statement from the Israeli foreign ministry which also blamed Syrian government for the “chemical” attack.

These claims were repeated by the Jewish lobby controlled media ad infinitum, all in an effort to justify further military attacks upon Syria—even though all the evidence indicated that it was rebel-chlorine bombs which were responsible for the incident, as has happened a number of times before.

The interim report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said “various chlorinated organic chemicals” had been found but there was no evidence of nerve agents.

The report said two samples from gas cylinders recovered at the scene tested positive for chlorine.

“Various chlorinated organic chemicals were found in samples from Locations 2 and 4, along with residues of explosive,” the OPCW report said.

“From the information gathered during the two on-site visits to these locations, there was no indication of either facility being involved in the production of chemical warfare agents or toxic chemicals for use as weapons,” the report said.

The report said two samples from gas cylinders recovered at the scene tested positive for chlorine.

Technical notes in the OPCW report specify that one of its laboratories found traces of dichloroacetic acid, trichloroacetic acid, chloral hydrate, trichlorophenol and chlorophenol in some of the samples.

Some of these chemicals, such as dichloroacetic acid and chloral hydrate, are known byproducts of water purification.

Another OPCW laboratory only reported finding “no CWC-scheduled chemicals,” meaning nothing that was banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention.

The OPCW sent a fact-finding mission to Douma in April, around a week after the alleged incident.

During the same month, Russia revealed that chlorine containers from Germany, which belonged to the “moderate rebels,” were found in the liberated parts of Douma.

Later, the Russian military found an entire laboratory operated by “rebels” in central Douma, which was capable of producing chemical weapons. The lab had some sophisticated equipment, including an industrial chemical reactor, which was used by the “rebels” to create toxic agents.

Footage taken by Russian journalists inside the facility, also showed vast stockpiles of various chemicals, some of which were produced in Germany, as well as empty mortar shells that can be filled with poisonous substances.

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