Thousands of ecstatic residents of the Syrian city of Douma have taken to the streets to celebrate the final defeat of the last US-backed “moderate rebels”—even as the “right wing” Jewish lobby-controlled US President Donald Trump teeters ever closer to plunging America into yet another war on behalf of Israel.
Above and below: Residents of Douma fly the Syrian flag in celebration of the defeat of the US-back “moderate rebels” in the city.
Trump’s threats—which have even included a warning to Russia—have all been made on the basis of an unproven claim of a “chemical weapon attack” for which even his own Secretary of Defense James Mattis has said there isn’t any “actual evidence.”
The fall of Douma leaves the city of Idlib in northwestern Syria as the only major center still in the hands of the US-backed “moderate rebels.”
Meanwhile, the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has announced that a team of international chemical weapons’ experts is heading to Syria in order to investigate into the alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma.
The OPCW spokesperson said that the organization has sent a fact-finding team to Syria, and it will start its mission on Saturday, April 14th.
Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said that the Syrian government will facilitate access of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) team to any point they want to reach in Douma.
Al-Jaafari pointed out that any delaying or confusing on this visit will be a result of a political pressure practiced on the OPCW by US, UK, France and their allies to hinder the experts’ visit.
Speaking about the experts’ working schedule, al-Jaafari said that “when will they start work? This subject is due to them and we are ready to accompany them wherever they want to go and at any time, as the first batch of the team arrived in Beirut.”
He pointed out that there are terms of reference agreed between the Syrian government and the OPCW, which are applied in dealing with such cases.
In response to a question about who used chemicals in Syria, al-Jaafari said that “we have said it many times. They are the terrorists. They have chemical substances form the Libyan stock for a long time and that the arrival of these substances were facilitated by the Turkish, Saudi, American and French intelligences. They smuggled chemicals from Libya to Istanbul on civil airlines and the person responsible for the smuggling of these materials was Haitham al-Qassar.”
He affirmed that the British policy is a part of the problem and not part of the solution, adding that Britain has pushed the US through history to undertake adventures in failed wars.
“So we do not pay attention to what the British government might say because we already know that Britain is pushing for escalation, the complexity of the international situation and working against peace and stability in the world,” said al-Jaafari.