Three US soldiers in Latvia were hospitalized due to mustard…

Summary

Three US soldiers in Latvia were hospitalized due to mustard gas poisoning.

Disproof

No evidence given. The BNS article (with the title "Echoes of Syria in Latvia") was a result of their website being hacked. The claims concerning mustard gas have been highlighted among others by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia as disinformation with the aim to undermine public trust in NATO and troops of allied forces bit.ly/2p3IpIR, .

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  • Reported in: Issue 68
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/04/2017
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Latvia, US
  • Keywords: Chemical weapons/attack
  • Outlet: BNS Lithuania (the website was hacked)
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NATO promised it would never expand even to East Germany…

NATO promised it would never expand even to East Germany but these promises,were forgotten and the NATO expansion began.

Disproof

The claim about NATO "expansion" misrepresents the process of NATO enlargement. NATO does not "expand" but considers the applications of candidate countries which want to join. See: bit.ly/269ONPz;, bit.ly/2e6J8oV;, bit.ly/2eFPg9s, . In any case, no such promise was made bit.ly/1qQ3wHH, . This fact was acknowledged by former President Gorbachev himself in 2014 in an interview for (pro-Kremlin outlet) Russia Beyond the Headlines bit.ly/2a6FHvM, .

According to British intelligence, the Syrian government forces were not…

According to British intelligence, the Syrian government forces were not the perpetrators of the 2013 Ghouta attack. // Turkish forces found sarin in flats of Al-Nusra Front members. // No inspectors visited the scene of the Idlib chemical attack.

Disproof

According to British Joint Intelligence Organisation, "it is highly likely that the regime was responsible for the CW attacks." bit.ly/1NJczHo, // The chemical found was not sarin but antifreeze: bit.ly/2ptTVOq, // Investigators from the OPCW visited the scene and the OPCW is currently investigating the whole incident: bit.ly/2ow9MgZ,