The main obsession of European leaders has been to get Russia to pay a price for the luxury of living its own style, without consulting anyone. It is clear that if the West invests millions in information wars, it needs concrete cases to cover, to try to pit the public opinion against Russia. According to this approach, the Navalny case fills all the requirements. This is not a struggle for democracy or human rights, but a global power struggle. And it is clear that the EU will never be its main beneficiary, since its role is being reduced to be a mere instrument of the US global policy.
The UN final report on what is known as the Ghouta massacre on August 21, 2013 does not reveal its perpetrator.
In addition, a MIT study from February 2014 explains that the attack was launched from a so-called rebel area.
This is not to say that Bashar El Assad did not perpetrate any chemical attack. This is to emphasise that once again, Western governments have lied to their people to bring down their enemies.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives attempting to cast doubt on who is responsible for the 2013 chemical attacks in Syria and questioning the integrity of Western governments by accusing them of lying systematically to the public to bring down countries that resist them.
The Ghouta attack was investigated by a UN Mission set up by the UN Secretary General, and its findings were contained in a report published in September 2013. The OPCW and the WHO played an important but auxiliary role throughout the process (ibid., p. 4).
The report written by Richard Lloyd, former UN weapons Inspector, and Theodore Postol, professor at MIT, doesn't prove that the shells were fired by the rebels rather than the Syrian Army. The short range vectors were able to reach 2.5-3.5 kilometres. As Bellingcat states, the Syrian Army was between 2 and 3 km from the impact points. It makes sense that the chemical weapons were fired from the frontline rather than far inside the lines to reduce the risk of reach one own troops.
However, according to the British Joint Intelligence Organisation, "it is highly likely that the regime was responsible for the CW attacks."
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