Disinfo: The White Helmets fabricated Douma chemical attack when the UK theory about the alleged chemical attack in Salisbury started to fall apart

Summary

The White Helmets organisation is controlled by British secret services and its members are responsible for fabricating evidence of an alleged chemical attack in Douma. The White Helmets carried out the fabrication when the British theory about the alleged chemical attack in Salisbury started to fall apart.

Disproof

Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on the White Helmets, Sergei Skripal poisoning, and chemical attack in Douma, Syria. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77488&date=, , euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=, , euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77353&date=,

On Saturday, 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 responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

UN-OPCW 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. 

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/IICISyria/Pages/IndependentInternationalCommission.aspx

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 104
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Syria
  • Keywords: Douma, Sergei Skripal, fake news, White Helmets, Chemical weapons/attack, Secret services
  • Outlet: Vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym @Rossiya 1, 22:50
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The White Helmets have faked images of chemical attack in Douma, just like in Khan Sheikhoun a year ago

Proof that Douma chemical weapons attack was staged. The White Helmets have faked images of chemical attack in Douma, just like in Khan Sheikhoun a year ago. In 2015, the White Helmets used ordinary people from cities controlled by the militants as actors: either you do what is ordered, or get executed.

 

Disproof

No evidence given. Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about chemical weapons use in Syria and the White Helmets.  https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria+chemical+weapons&disinfo_issue=&date=, euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=white+helmets&disinfo_issue=&date=,

Background:

London behind staged chemical attack in Syria

Russian Defence Ministry spokesman presents evidence of the latest suspected chemical attack in Syria’s Douma being a provocation. The  UK was directly involved in organising the provocation and White Helmets rescue volunteers acted on instructions and under strong pressure specifically from London in this provocation.

Disproof

No evidence given. Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about chemical weapons use in Syria.  https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria+chemical+weapons&disinfo_issue=&date=

The disinforming report recycles a footage shown earlier in different reports by the same TV Channel.  As shown by Bellingcat, the images shown as "a proof of White Helmets faking pictures" are actually taken by Vesti itself from the Facebook page of the film Revolution Man.euvsdisinfo.eu/report/the-white-helmets-may-kill-children-for-a-realistic-picture/ ,

The OPCW could have been provided with a false sample in Skripal poisoning

Russia publishes a report by an OPCW laboratory in Spiez, revealing the presence of a substance created in the US, UK and other NATO countries in the sample. The OPCW “could have been provided with a false sample in Skripal poisoning”.

Disproof

No evidence given. Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media, the only connecting thread being to confuse their audience and exclude any possibility of Russian involvement https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=

The Spiez laboratory has answered and debunked the Russian claims: twitter.com/SpiezLab/status/985243574123057152,