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Ignore, Deny, Downplay: Accounts Of Douma Locals Have No Place In Mainstream Narrative

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RT reports (source):

Whatever the Douma residents, who had first-hand experience of the shooting of the ‘water dousing after chemical attack’ video, have to say, their words simply don’t fit into the narrative allowed in the West, analysts told RT.

Footage of screaming bewildered civilians and children being doused with water, presumably to decontaminate them, was a key part in convincing Western audiences that a chemical attack happened in Douma. Russia brought the people seen in the video to Brussels, where they told anyone interested in listening that the scene was staged. Their testimonies, however, were swiftly branded as “bizarre and underwhelming” and even an “obscene masquerade” staged by Russians.

“They refuse to see this as evidence, obviously pending what the OPCW team is going to come up with in Douma,” Middle East expert Ammar Waqqaf said in an interview with RT. The alleged chemical incident, without any investigation, has already become a “solid fact” in the West, which the US, Britain and France based their “retaliatory” strike on.

“These three actors were quick to do what they did, to bomb the place, because they knew they didn’t have a solid case. They wanted to bomb with disregard to whatever was happening over there,” Waqqaf stated.

If the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) fails to confirm that there was an attack or even any chemical incident, it would be ignored or at least heavily downplayed, the former British ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, predicted.

“It will be either ignored or an attempt will be made to downplay and undermine it,” Ford told RT.

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  • LR captain

    as more and more evidence shows that the attack was staged US will loose face and more of local allies turn against them.
    Even now the US ambassador to the UN has to remind everyone that the US donations of worthless dollars make up around 22% of UN budget.
    in irony also that she is complaining that only 32% of members states vote for them. Not event 150% return on their investment is not good enough for them.

  • Frank Behrens

    Well..let´s see what the OPWC has to say…sure, why should one believe those civilians now more then before?
    .They will probably be forced to say what they are told …and RT…oh yes, RT and it´s “experts”.

    And concerning down playing…let´s see who will be down playing if the OPCW should confirm that some form of chemical weapon was used .
    Next stop and told by RT…yeah, ok, then.-…

    1. OPCW is not neutral and a pawn of the western states

    or, rather:

    2. so, it must have been the re…errrr….terrorists

  • The Latin Mass

    Just shows you that the jews run the media.

    https://i.imgur.com/JYlsp5u.jpg

  • wimroffel

    This excursion of Douma locals at a time when OPCW is in Syria is a major blunder. And the US has been quick to grab the opportunity to claim that Russia is sabotaging the investigations by removing those people from the scene so that they cannot be investigated or provide blood samples.