Hague Press Conference On Douma Chemical Attack: Details, Evidence, Reaction

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Russian and Syrian officials as well as witnesses of the alleged chemical attack that took place in Syria’s Douma on April 7, held a press conference in The Hague on April 26.

HINT: The US, the UK and France used the April 7 incident in Douma to justify their April 14 missile attack on Syria. MORE HERE

The preess conference included “Presentation by the representative of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation with direct participants of the fake video produced by ‘White Helmets’ on 7th April 2018, in the Hospital of Douma”.

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Major-General Igor Kirillov, the head of Russia’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Protection Troops, provided the following info:

  • Russian experts had performed “a detailed analysis of the information on the ground”.
  • No people injured or killed in the alleged chemical attack found.
  • No witnesses that the alleged chemical attack took place found.
  • Two gas cylinders, allegedly dropped by the government forces from helicopters, were found. The cylinders and the damage they supposedly caused did not fit the story of an airstrike entirely.

For example, one of the cylinders was not damaged:

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  • The cylinder was likely hauled by the “authors of the staged video”.
  • The owner of the apartments where the cylinder was found pointed out that nobody had been there during the alleged chemical attack. No injured or killed people were found.
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  • An apartment below the rom with the cylinder was being used by its owner to breed chickens and all the livestock “made through the so-called chemical attack alive”.
  • Russian servicemen also “uncovered a booby-trapped chemical laboratory and chemical stockpile in the city of Douma, which was liberated from the militants. They’ve been presumably used by the terrorists to manufacture toxic substances”.
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  • A cylinder similar to that filmed as a confirmation of the allged chemical attack was found in the militants’ laboratory.
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Witnesses:

  • Russia brought a total of 17 witnesses of the incident, including 11-year-old Hassan Diab [filmed in the White Helmets video] and the Douma hospital staff, to The Hague;
  • Hassan Diab, his father and hospital staff participated in the press conference;
  • OPCW technical experts interviewed only 6 of 17 witnesses;

Hassan Diab:

Hague Press Conference On Douma Chemical Attack: Details, Evidence, Reaction

Hassan Diab during the “chemical attack” and after. Click to see the full-size image

According to witnesses:

  • Hospital staff: Some of the patients experienced respiratory problems but they were caused by heavy dust after the airstrikes. People filming the White Helmets’ video and screaming about chemical attack were not hospital staff or injured persons.

“There were people unknown to us who were filming the emergency care, they were filming the chaos taking place inside, and were filming people being doused with water. The instruments they used to douse them with water were originally used to clean the floors actually,” Ahmad Kashoi, an administrator of the emergency ward, said. “That happened for about an hour, we provided help to them and sent them home. No one has died. No one suffered from chemical exposure.”

  • Hassan Diab and his father: Hassan was not affected by the chemical attack and was de-facto forced to participate in the video filming.

“We were at the basement and we heard people shouting that we needed to go to a hospital. We went through a tunnel. At the hospital they started pouring cold water on me,” the boy told the press conference.

Russian Permanent Representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin said that the entire event shown in the MSM was staged. He also criticized the OPCW attitude towards the witnesses of the April 7 incident:

“The others were ready too [for being interviewed], but the experts are sticking to their own guidelines. They’ve picked six people, talked to them, and said they were ‘completely satisfied’ with their account and did not have any further questions.”

Shulgin emphasized that new false-flag operations against Damascus are “possible, since our American partners are once again threatening to take military action against Syria, but we will not allow that.”

“We urge the OPCW technical secretariat and experts to make use of their time in Syria and examine the undercover underground chemical laboratories of the militants, the terrorists, who used them, as we believe, to produce chemical munitions, including those used for all kinds of false flag attacks,” Shulgin added.

After the briefing, Syria’s deputy envoy to the OPCW Ghassan Obaid once again pointed out, called on the OPCW to inspect the captured sites where chemical weapons and toxic materials were discovered.

The OPCW fact finding mission visited two sites in Duma, where chemical weapons were allegedly used on April 7. The OPCW visited these sites on April 21 and 25 collecting samples there.

The full video in English:

Reaction:

  • The US, the UK, France and their allies boycotted the event.
  • The UK’s ambassador to the OPCW branded the press conference a “stunt”. “The OPCW is not a theatre. Russia’s decision to misuse it is yet another Russian attempt to undermine the OPCW’s work,” he said.
  • “This obscene masquerade does not come as a surprise from the Syrian government, which has massacred and gassed its own people for the last seven years,” France’s ambassador to the Netherlands, Philippe Lalliot said.
  • The US has not commented on the press conference. However, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert ‏accused Russia and Syria of undermining the OPCW’s fact finding mission work in Douma.

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  • Michał Hunicz

    The only language Western Zionist Elites will understand is violence, death and destruction.

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    The russians remind me of an idiot, who try to argue with his executioner, that is wrongly accused and convicted while, he hang him.

    • You can call me Al

      Maybe not an idiot, I would go for something like a young, honest and naive child arguing that he didn’t steal a fiver, whilst stipulating the fact that he had seen his older bullying Brother did it and even had pictures of the incident……. then the parents still bash the young one.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        After 80 years been enslaved by the same people who now they call partners and lost almost 100 million to them, is demanded by common sense, to know better. But ok maybe they still believe in justice, the one who will apply. They can not be that slow to understand, that western justice, is what they say it is, or else.

        • You can call me Al

          Yes and No. Russia has come back from the brink of collapse, China has undertaken a miracle economically, now they both have clout……. but for me not enough unless they truly unite (which I believe they are close to).

          They are already at war economically with the US and its vassals and everyday, economically, mentally, militarily they get stronger whilst the US gets weaker by leaps and bounds.

          I don’t say you are wrong, but I air caution for now….the war drums are beating and on a daily basis the US + UK + France, but everyday the people wake up, everyday the people turn against the BS and rhetoric, whilst everyday the military might of Russia and China grows.

          Hey, its just my view.

    • CDurrr

      Agreed. It’s time for Putin to put up or shut up. He has his people always refer to the zionazis as “partners”. He’s not naive, he knows these snakes will not hesitate to stab him in the back. Maybe partner is the word in russian for someone who is untrustworthy?

      • Nosferatu

        Putin has to stay strong but polite. He knows he is dealing with dangerous idiots but he is the resistance so there is no point of behaving in the same manner like the empire is behaving

        • John Mason

          War is the last resort and Russian philosophy is to let the other side start it but Russia will finish it. As much as Putin tends to portray weakness and the use of vocabulary expressing ‘partnership’, that is just a colloquial form of sarcasm.

          • Tudor Miron

            We simply have to keep Russia intact. If sh$t hits the fan we’ll finish it again in the capital of invading force. We don’t mind losses if nessessary to get there. History proves that they can only get us from inside.

      • Tudor Miron

        Partner in Russian is a blank – a side participating in some sort of communication (it is circumstantial) . Not an open enemy, not a friend.

        • CDurrr

          Interesting. Partner in English has romantic/intimate connotations. Perhaps another word should be used.

          • Tudor Miron

            Hmm…interestingly, I didn’t know that (I do know English to some extent). Indeed we have very different meaning for this word. I didn’t realise it. romantic/intimate connotations? In Russian partner is not even a friend, not talking about romantic relations. Partner is only business, nothing personal.

          • CDurrr

            Partner is sometimes used as a gender-neutral alternative to husband or wife. Civil partnership is an alternative to marriage for those who cannot afford a church wedding and is sometimes used by same-sex couples in place of marriage for places that allow it.

          • Tudor Miron

            Did you really have to bring up those here? :)

          • neil barron

            Somebody had to get this down succinctly.

          • Ronald

            Business partner, golf partner, etc. depending on the topic under discussion.
            Negotiating partner is “polite”, but does not suggest intimacy, and is correct unless one wishes to be without any class like Boris Johnson.

          • Stephan Williams

            Are business “partners” romantically involved? …Give your head a shake.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        I think they use that word, because they know, that it bothers the shit out of the western stooges.

        • neil barron

          For all that do not see, Putin is being Magnanimous. If not what do you see in the others? I see what you write and it’s not complementary. So I think Putin is ahead in this game or our generals wouldn’t be crying about him being correct.
          Putin does not want ISIS in Russia read todays news. Fight the issue
          somewhere else rather than on your territory. Thats what I am fighting here in the US the infiltration of the Islamist state. The democraps have fallen in love with them.

          • Merijn

            The Deep State Loves to have as much Salafistic ISIS Wahhabi Headchoppers in the States as possible…Always handy for future False Flag Attacks to blame True Muslims & give them a Bad name, so us Westerners will go to War with them on the New Crusades…For the Ruling Elite it doesn’t matter who wins this War… the Remnants of the Slaughter will be slaves anyway…

          • Promitheas Apollonious

            ok no is not complimentary. And I know exactly what Putin is doing and why. That is not the point. What he does, also cause unnecessary death in Syria and also keep the picture there very blurry.

            And another thing on something you said. It does not matter who is allegedly on the helm of your country, democrats or republicans, same shit different name, in case you have not catch up yet to reality.

            And there is no infiltration, it is federally organized and executed, same as it is in europe. Unless you chose to believe the words of the politicians, rather than your own eyes and reality.

            Hard as it may sound to you, always america was and is a colony, same as it is israshit and the rest of the colonies, never become a nation and never will be one. A nation is made by people with history and culture not opportunists that their history starts both in america as well australia -canada, with the genocide of the natives. And proceed to export their policies and genocides around the world.

            So unless you get over the mentality, of a tax slave that falls for politicians you may fight what you do but you always be a tax slave fighting to change master. And I mean absolutely no insult with what I said. Fact and reality can not be overlooked and for once I am anything, but politically correct.

      • Merijn

        Putin is Playing a Very Smart Game which I liked from the Early Beginnings when the Russians deployed Troops in Syria… Since then he has only been winning with intelligent moves, the West never had a Good Answer but Clumsy Mistakes…:)
        By Way of Deception, Thou Shalt do War

    • Nathan Donaldson

      Wrong, the Russians government is preparing it’s people for war. It is not a conversation with international bodies, but with themselves.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        Yes they are preparing for war, but the war will not happen on common opinion or is a TV show that ratings matter. leaving it go where it goes when they finally decide to answer back it will be a WWar and not a local conflict where you give them a lesson they never forget and seat on their asses.

        And I am not one who want war I been in one too many wars, not to know the pain and the destruction it brings but some times a man must do what a man must do. Too much talking never done any one any good.

  • Sakaramanga

    Western military specialists on contract to the Pentagon have trained the terrorists in the use of chemical weapons.
    “The United States and some European allies are using defense contractors to train Syrian rebels on how to secure chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria, a senior U.S. official and several senior diplomats told CNN Sunday. ( CNN Report, December 9, 2012)

    (globalresearch)

    I have no more questions your honour.

    • neil barron

      Thats honor.

  • World_Eye

    Death to US and Zionists, for too many crimes against humanity.

  • KennyB

    It’s time for Russia and China to stop trying to be nice. They are not dealing with sane, logical people as they were in the Cold War. The Anglo-American-Zionist Empire is unravelling and what we’re seeing is the desperate actions of a dying empire.

    All the talk of “red lines” has been a ploy to create a precident to attack Syria. Now it’s time for Russia and China to draw a line of their own. Step one is to create a “No-fly zone” over Syria and Lebanon. Any aircraft of the US/Israel/Turkey group and other partners should be excluded from Syrian and Lebanese airspace. Maybe Iraq too. Deploy the air defence batteries and stop any thought of an aerial attack by the Evil Empire.

    There’s no need for an actual war. Once the belligerants in Washington, London and Paris realise that they can only lose, they will have to back down or suffer crippling losses and humiliation.

  • Hrky75

    Good move by Russia. The west gambled a lot of political capital on Scripal and Douma false flags hoping to smack the Russians hard and achieve cheap and effective PR victory. Only both operations are done so clumsily that they simply beg for a PR counter punch. And most effective way is to pile on the material evidence and beat the drums hard. As a result some mighty big political heads might be rolling – May being the first one for the chop…

    • John Mason

      Agree and Russia can always say to those vassal states ‘are they prepared to lose everything based on lies?’ They will have the option of distancing themselves and going by history, the US is incapable of fighting a war on their own.

      • Hrky75

        …and Russia has an easy job – just presenting the truth. West on the other hands has to spend time effort and coin to create false flags and hide the evidence depending on MSM incompetent buffoon to cover their backs…I think Russia has this one in a bag ;-)

    • Merijn

      The Russians are gonna chop’m up slowly… and will give Puppeticians sleepless nights… make everything crumble… Create Awareness among the European & American Civilians… is what their Focus should be in cases like this… constantly putting their Lies in the Spotlights

      • FlorianGeyer

        I agree but until the Dam of US Lies breaks under the weight of the Waters of Truth ,the US and European corporate media will remain silent.

        The waters are about to break though I suspect. :)

        • Merijn

          But the Word will be out on the Streets… The Establishment is Losing…I don’t think it will become more positive in the near Future for them…Ratings won’t go up if I have to bet…

          • FlorianGeyer

            It will be understood by those whose heads are not buried in media trivia I agree.

            It is the numbers of citizens who cover their eyes and ears that is the problem.

            They will only look at what their governments are actually doing when the results impact on areas where they live.

          • Merijn

            For these people Future Events will come as a BIG Surprise then… I won’t feel sorry for them…Thanks to their ignorance they had it comin’… There ain’t an excuse for ignorance anymore, because plausible information is easily accessible..everywhere

          • FlorianGeyer

            There is a general breakdown of law and order on the streets of the UK these days. Shop thefts are up, roving bands of Gipsy brigands are up, knife assaults are up in many big cities and Takfiri inspired attacks are a routine that seems to be growing.

          • Merijn

            Takfiri Wahhabis should be Struck Hard where ever they are Hidin’…

            Already found a nice Elite Thugs Logo…
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fa7c8cc771662020e907762b8189991e5c0b9d5d5170c9f5a9de9858f3028ec9.jpg
            Just Kick the shit out of’m…they will understand that….

          • Cyriak Papasissis

            Very wise attitude on your part. These events in Syria is a great opportunity for opening the eyes of Western citizens to reality , a real intense learning curve.

          • Merijn

            Syrians suffered & died for us, their “Civil” War made an invisible Evil visible … that is how I see things…

  • Tudor Miron

    ” We denounce efforts by #Russia and #Syria to hide the facts.”(c) Heather Nawert
    What a shameless b$tch.

  • JPH

    Now this boy as witness for the UNSC and as soon as Haley objects, that boy ought to start showing photos of Yemen.

    That will be difficult to ignore even for MSM.

  • goingbrokes

    The Fukus has no shame, they did not even bother to attend. That is how much they care about truth, communication and good form. All three have become strangers in the Fukus world of inverted reality.

  • willyvandamme

    The main question is did someone order these Salafists to make a movie?

  • Dušan Mirić

    Strange. USA, UK and F boycotted the event! I suppose it is not because of shame. They don’t have faces. They even don’t have boot soles instead their faces, perhaps tank tracks.

  • Merijn

    How Bloody nice it will be to see how Mister Mark Rutte & Friends are gonna Save their sorry asses with their Lying, from this rather Difficult & Precarious situation…

  • neil barron

    Did anyone notice as I have that this my President had said we going to get out of Syria, Odumbos man play ground for stupidity. Now Trumps being played by the Odumbos quisling pentagon generals, he has to dump them like Odumbo did to the former generals. Does anyone remember he fired 125 Air Force Majors in one day, so who replaced them??? Now those same generals are crying that Russia is jamming the electronic warfare planes and control centers. I thought all’s fair

  • AJ

    I really wish the Russians would stop referring to the US as our partners – they are nothing of the sort.

  • wimroffel

    It was also much discussed on Dutch television and the Russians obviously hadn’t convinced them. The main arguments:
    – The OPCW is now in Douma. Those people should talk with the investigators there. By taking them away Russia makes that impossible.
    – Normally the OPCW would take blood samples of those people. That is now impossible.
    – The images that claim to show people recording the fake attacks come from some Syrian movie from 2016.

    See this http://www.uitzendinggemist.net/aflevering/433070/Nieuwsuur.html
    The Douma part starts at 19:35. It is Dutch television so it is subtitled and you can hear the original Russian, Arab, French and English speakers.

  • John Wallace

    If this was boycotted by the attackers just who did attend or was this just to an empty room.. I DID watch this LIVE but there was no video of the audience just the panel. Absolutely no reports of this in the news so was it reported anywhere in the world.

  • Cyriak Papasissis

    What a disgrace for the once glorious French nation!!!! Poodles of the Rothschilds , the whole meritocracy of the French diplomacy , together with their President.

  • Sinbad2

    But of course the western media will not print a single line about this.
    There is no free press in the west, and all who work in the western media should know that they are committing crimes against humanity by their efforts to subvert the truth and start a nuclear war.
    I hope the survivors of the war try and execute all surviving western journalists for their crimes against humanity.

  • enriqueferro

    The Empire’s lapdogs predictably barked at the solid evidence as presented at the OPCW offices, while their only “evidence” was the White Helmets’ scam. Or perhaps they based their action of war on spectral evidence? Highly likely!

  • John C Durham

    It’s over for the Americans. We now witness a long journey downhill until a time when the Russia/China lead takes hold here in the U.S. and we change course away from being a nation of war mongers.
    “Give Peace a Chance”. Even ONE Breath of Peace…

  • NeoLeo

    These shameless, disgusting western criminals dare to call this “obscene”??

    “Obscene stunt/masquerade” was that sick, morbidly grotesque false flag in Douma staged by terrorists and their western masters.

  • EL ZORRO

    The whole world know that the UNITED STATES, DEEP STATE(CFR/SES), are masters of FALSE FLAGS, they have been going to war in the MORE THAN 100 years, on mounted and fabricated FALSE FLAGS. The KARMA eventually will get to THEM.

  • Paul Barbara

    So did the OPCW visit and test the three bombed facilities, especially the pharmaceutical site?
    If not, the b*stards have got some explaining to do.
    And they should be asked how there were not mass Syrian casualties if the bombed sites did in fact contain CW’s.