Disinfo: Fake chemical attacks are a pretext for Western military action against Syrian government


They (the West) uses fake chemical attacks as a pretext for military action against Syrian government.


Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Sergei Skripal poisoning, and chemical attack in Douma, Syria.  euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=douma&disinfo_issue=&date=,

On April 7, a high number of civilians were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Douma, with evidence pointing towards another chemical attack by the regime, according to the EU.

See also Bellingcat's open source survey on the suspected chemical attack: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2018/04/11/open-source-survey-alleged-chemical-attacks-douma-7th-april-2018/

On April 10 Russia vetoed a U.S.-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that would have created a new inquiry to ascertain blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

The Joint Investigative Mechanism found Syria’s Government responsible for last year’s attack in Khan Shaykhun.

In September 2017, the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic summarized 33 separate incidents where it had found use of chemical weapons. Since then there have been several additional suspected chemical attacks. Between March 2013 and March 2017, the Commission documented 25 incidents of chemical weapons use in the Syrian Arab Republic, of which 20 were proven to have been perpetrated by government forces and used primarily against civilians.



  • Reported in: Issue 113
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/06/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Syria
  • Keywords: Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War
  • Outlet: NTV


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Photo: Kosovan and Albanian migrants are “storming” the EU borders from Serbia.


The photo is from February 2016. It was taken at the border of FYROM and Greece and shows refugees, mainly from Syria, and migrants. Outlets such as The New York Times and Kathimerini used it back then.

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The German Minister of War calls for a preventive military strike against Russia

Today, a series of important pieces of information emerged in a rapid sequence, crowned by a declaration by German Minister of Defense (Ursula von der Leyen) in which she is pushing government colleagues from the German Socialdemocrats to make an increase in defense spending.
The Minister thinks that Germany must be ready for an attack from Russia. She also recalled the old known saying that the best defense is in some cases an attack. Against Russia.


The story comes from Berliner Express, a site that clearly states it is satire.