Disinfo: Missile strikes against Syria based on fabrications, West will ignore new evidence

Summary

US and EU politicians, who authorised strikes on Syria over false evidence, will try to avoid responsibility.

Over the past few years, the Russian Defence Ministry has repeatedly stressed that sooner or later, the truth about these fabrications of Western countries would make its way to the light. And many current high-level policymakers in the United States and Europe, who then called for the ‘protection of peaceful Syrians from the regime’s terrible chemical attacks’ and authorised missile and air strikes on Syria, will try to ‘forget’ this issue to avoid moral, political and criminal responsibility.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Douma. The new round of disinformation was launched after Intercept published a new article about the Douma attack. The article states: "At least one chemical attack did take place in Douma on April 7, and people died as a result."

RT's anchor admits himself in the last seconds of the report: "We don't know what evidence the BBC producer has". A BBC spokesperson said to RT that the views expressed on Twitter are those of Riam Dalati alone.

The Interim report of the OPCW fact-finding mission in Syria regarding the incident of alleged use of toxic chemicals as a weapon in Douma, it is stated: "Various chlorinated organic chemicals were found in samples from Locations 2 and 4, along with residues of explosive" (p. 2).

See our reporting and Bellingcat coverage how Russian and Syrian state media has used fiction movies to "prove" the Douma attacks were staged.

See more disinfo cases on how  the White Helmets (Syrian Civil Defense) are working for ISIS or fake images of war crimes for Western audiences.

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  • Reported in: Issue 137
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: US, Syria
  • Keywords: Douma, EU, White Helmets, Chemical weapons/attack
  • Outlet: Sputnik News
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Disproof
No evidence given.
Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on Western belligerence towards Russia and its allies such as Belarus. See earlier cases about the West encircling Russia.

 

Putin’s talks with Lukashenka have caused a hysterical reaction of the West

The West was engaged in fierce information war before the meeting of Putin and Lukashenko. The West is involved in this war because it opposes unification of Belarus and Russia  – which is one of the most important geopolitical issues and will determine the fate of the world. It would mean another step towards restoration of borders of Great Russia (USSR).

Disproof

No evidence given.

There was no hysteria in the West regarding the Putin - Lukashenka meeting, the West was not engaged in information war.

Crimea has been Russian since 1783 and this was confirmed by the 2014 referendum

Crimea, which has been Russian since 1783, was transferred to the Socialist Republic of Ukraine for administrative reasons in 1954 by Nikita Krushchev, then-leader of the Soviet Union. In 2014, the inhabitants of the Crimean peninsula expressed their choice via referendum to return to Russia.

Disproof

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court stated that “[t]he information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government." Click here for more information.

In addition, Mustafa Dzhemilev disclosed that Vladimir Putin called him on March 12th 2014 announcing that Tatarstan is very happy being part of Russia and that Crimean Tatars will be happy as well.  Announced on March 27th 2014, the "referendum" in Crimea took place on March 16th. On April 17th 2015, Vladimir Putin admitted that "[Russian] soldiers were deployed in Crimea to help the inhabitants express their opinion".