Old New Story: MSM Claims 70 People Killed In Douma Chemical Attack By “Assad Regime”

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At least 70 people have been killed and hundreds injured (500-700) in an alleged chemical attack on the distict of Douma in the Damascus subrub of Eastern Ghouta, the mainstream media (MSM) reports citing “rescuers and medics” in the militant-held area. [for example: BBC, SkyNews]

Obviously, the alleged attack was immediately blamed on the Syrian government.

According to mainstream and pro-militant “analysts” and “media outlets”, the “Assad regime” has nothing to do but to conduct chemical attacks in Douma. Especially, considering that the militants’ defense fully collapsed in Eastern Ghouta, Douma is now the only militant stronghold in the entire area and Jaish al-Islam has no chances to win the battle for Douma even theoretically.

First reports, about the alleged chemical attack in the area appeared on April 7 when the Syrian Army re-newed its military operation against Jaish al-Islam militants controlling Douma. It’s intersting to note that according to initial reprots by Jaish al-Islam-linked media only 15 people had been affected by the attack. However, by April 8, the story had reached the MSM and the death toll had grown to “at least 70”.

The notorious al-Qaeda-linked propaganda organization White Helmets as always played a key role in sppreading the story.

The White Helmets closely cooperated with the Syrian al-Qaeda branch – Jaish al-Islam, and continued to cooperate with the group after it was re-branded to Jabhat Fatah al-Sham and then Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.

However, even the MSM and Western government were forced to admit [at least now] that the White Helmets’ story can hardly been verified.

The US State Department has reacted to the story by saying that if reports are confirmed, the US demands an “immediate response by the international community”.

“The United States continues to use all efforts available to hold those who use chemical weapons, in Syria and otherwise, accountable,” the State Department said adding that Russia “ultimately bears responsibility for these brutal attacks.”

The Syrian government has denied all the allegations that it has used chemical weapons in Douma.

“The chemical fabrications, which did not serve the terrorists and their sponsors in Aleppo and Eastern Ghouta, will not serve them today either, as the Syrian state is determined to end terrorism in every square inch of Syrian territory,” the government said in a statement.

The Russian Defense Ministry has also rejected the reports adding that Western states and  NGOs like the White Helmets have supported such claims in order to undermine the anti-terrorist operation in the area.

“We strongly deny these claims and announce our readiness to send Russian experts in radiation, chemical and biological defense to Douma after its liberation from terrorists to gather evidence, which would prove that the allegations on the chemical weapons use were staged,” said Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko, commander of the Russian Center for Syria reconciliation.

The major general added that these claims are aimed at undermining the deal on evacuation of Jaish al-Islam militants in Douma. [The deal was reached with the group, then, rejected by the group and then once again reached after the Syrian Army had resumed a military operation in Douma.]

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  • jerry hamilton

    America is the only country on Earth that uses chemical weapons.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/mar/29/usa.adrianlevy

    • Garga

      Yes, the US used the “Agent Orange” and other chemicals extensively in Vietnam and it still kills and maims.

      Now Israel regularly uses “Skank water” spray and god-knows-what on Palestinians’ homes to force them to leave.

      • jerry hamilton

        Occupied Palestine still poison Palestinian water.
        They have been doing so since 1948.
        http://gulfnews.com/news/mena/palestine/israelis-poisoning-palestinian-water-wells-1.1848622

        • Rob

          US, UK, France and Israel are worried that Syria are liberating their country from us and if they liberate then obviously the illegal military bases, terrorist recruitment and training bases would be the next target. So in fact US, UK, France are not worried for Syrian nation rather for their own destruction in Syria, because we see that they are slaughtering unarmed Palestinians and Kashmiries since 1900 and 1947 respectively and these morans have ignored them and are not talking about them. Therefore, their statments against Assad and their allies are all bull shit and this creates doubt and suspicion. All the time you will see stupid remarks from the stupid politicians.

          • jerry hamilton

            Only every single day.

      • Jens Holm

        Saddam

        • Garga

          Oh, Yes, Saddam!
          And I wonder who gave him his CW factory and ammunition to use on IRAN and Iraqi Kurds? Can you guess?

      • Jens Holm
        • jerry hamilton

          Sorry but the West lie constantly.
          Terrorists did not do 911 and this military grade poison in Britain has not killed a fly.

      • Attrition47

        Depleted uranium is poisoning thousands in Iraq but apparently that’s different.

    • Johnpd

      Oh My God.

    • christianblood

      This ‘chemical’ false card is being played everywhere since the invasion of Iraq 15 years by the U$ and its jihadist proxies. I wonder if there is any way to stop this? What could be done to stopping the U$ and the West from playing this false card again, and again and again?

      • jerry hamilton

        Really, what Russia is trying to do with Britain now.
        Demand evidence but the West never have any. We always lie.
        The more it happens, the less it is believed.

        • christianblood

          (..The more it happens, the less it is believed..)

          That is a good point!

      • You can call me Al

        They are rather predictable and incredibly boring aren’t they ?.

        • christianblood

          They indeed are there should be a way to put this false “chemical” card to an end.

          • You can call me Al

            What is your aviator, logo, picture PLEASE.

          • christianblood

            The Cross in my avatar is a Russian Orthodox Cross!
            Happy Pashka! Schastlivoy Paskhi! Many blessings to you!

            Please watch the Pashka service performed by the Russian Patriarch yesterday:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz0aoae2HDc

          • You can call me Al

            Thank you very much – yes seriously.

            As I said is another post, the symbol is common place in Alaska (according to the show I watched).

            Europe is/are still Christian, don’t worry about that – at this disgusting point in history, we remain silent – ready to strike when organised properly.

            We will be there if needed. In God we trust.

        • Jasmine16

          It might be boring. However, it could be used as a pretext for a Western attack on Syria, which may trigger a bigger conflict with Russia, and a possible escalation to WW 3. In this case, for the warmongers, who have been itching to invade Syria for a long time, it would be very exciting.

          • jerry hamilton

            Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Exciting?????
            Exactly what is it you normally do for entertainment?

          • You can call me Al

            Think of a year ahead – the US is a dead duck.

            Keep the faith.

          • christianblood

            Excellently put! Thank you!

      • You can call me Al

        PS As a side issue, what sort of cross do you have as your picture – I saw it last night on a program about Alaska.

    • Jens Holm

      Bolsjoj

      • jerry hamilton

        I never knew about that.
        Looks like they were between a rock and a hard place.
        Whatever happened, people were going to die.

    • John Whitehot

      israel too.

    • Rob

      UN and World Bank both have made for justice, prosperity and development of this human world but as we see that the decisions have taken in these two organizations to invade Ukraine, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen and so on to take land from indigenous people and brutally murder them could not justified. With the passage of time more and more countries have become unstable, the drumming of wars are becoming louder and louder. More countries invaded for illegal puppet rulers, occupation and military bases by Washington, UK, France and so on. For example Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen and so on. Therefore, we see that for what purpose UN and World bank have been made could not fulfill their aims. So now it is better for Russia and China that they should not be the part of these two bloody organizations. Both Russia and China should proclaim the withdrawal of their memberships from these two organizations and the money that they donate or spend on these two organizations could be spent on SCO. SCO could be proved a very good platform for the human world that has deprived from their own rights, justice, prosperity, free education and development for very longtime.
      There are two main benefits to Russia and China of withdrawal from UN and World Bank.
      1. To put down Washington and EU supremacy.
      2. To denounce their illegal sanctions.
      ———————————————————————————————————————–

      • jerry hamilton

        I see where you are coming from.
        Russia and China in the UN are one of the few things that gives it rationality and stability.
        Too many other countries are just cheer leaders.
        I may change my opinion over the coming weeks.

    • Rob

      The Chemical weapons claim is bull shit. There is no need of chemical weapons because the whole douma town can be pulverized by just 5 bombs each of 1000kg.

      • jerry hamilton

        Every single claim made by the west about chemical weapons has been found to be BS

  • Garga

    Just like clockworks. A clear sign that the terror group feels the pressure and is going to collapse, in other words, SAA handed their bottoms to them, hence the “inevitable” chemical attack claim.
    If only we never witnessed this plot before. Too bad that innocent people die for this dirty and evil plot. May their souls rest in peace.

    OTOH, the US State Dep. thinks it has to be SAA, since there’s no dispute on the use of CW by them before. Newsflash, they held Russia responsible but there’s no talk about the “punishment”. I guess the Bear has their balls in it’s clutch somehow, so no knee-jerk missile attack with beautiful cake this time.I can only hope so.
    They have to find another way to take their “advisors” back from Douma.

    • Jens Holm

      There are sanctions.

      • John Whitehot

        right. give me some sanctions so that i can’t buy US debt anymore.

    • First Lastname

      “They have to find another way to take their “advisors” back from Douma.”

      This is probably the whole point of this CW attack. Although I would have guessed they would have been on the first buses to the north in Assad’s recent transfer agreement.

    • bonami

      I read that Syria had captured 11 or more UK operatives out of uniform in the areas they fast tracked into to prevent the earlier planned CW attacks. The fact that there has not been an attack today may support the possibility that negotiations are ongoing to get them out.

  • Nuno Cardoso da Silva

    Let’s hope that the US is a bit more intelligent this time, and will not launch any attack against Syria, as the results for the US could be quite disastrous. Unfortunately intelligence doesn’t seem to be the US strongest suit…

    • jerry hamilton

      They are scared to do that now.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Scared fools do stupid things though Jerry :)

        • jerry hamilton

          Not this time. Russia has promised to take out the source of any missiles.
          If that doesn’t happen, they have zero credibility.

          • FlorianGeyer

            I agree totally Jerry but with John Bolton back in the US playpen it is a dangerous time.

          • Jens Holm

            No, its not.

          • You can call me Al

            Bolton may not be the instigator here, the other one is the problem – he is pure evil…. but for the life of me I cannot remember hiss name… promoted a couple of weeks before Bolton.

        • Jens Holm

          Very cheep to put in USA and West in that.

          No wonder things are chaotic and stay.

      • Jens Holm

        More like a hobby.

    • Melotte 22

      They have been warned a couple weeks ago by Russia not to try anything, as many Russian forces are taking a part in liberation of Ghouta.
      They will just keep barking until Ghouta is completely clean of cavemen and everything will go quiet again. Until next offensive in Idlib. And then again the same false flags.

    • Jens Holm

      Crap of the worst kind. This is a russian responsability area and well defines not Bolsjoj.

      • Hrky75

        Jens did you forget to wipe yourself with baby tissues after being exposed to Russian “nerve agent” – again??? Side effects are begging to show…

        • You can call me Al

          LOL, very good.

          • Hrky75

            …sitting duck, really ;-D

      • AJ

        Except Russia has no control over militant PR do they

    • You can call me Al

      hahahahahaha – satire ?.

      We are talking about the US remember.

    • Liberty57

      Yep, Carrier groups at the bottom of the sea ! that what Donalds puppet masters desire ? Donald is a blw hard and a WEAKLING… Big Mouth…. Fail: Obama care, Fail: Budget Fail: Border Fail: Syria

    • Bob

      The ‘intelligence’ is simply manufactured and trimmed to fit the US Neo-Con war party politics, this is why there are so many dismayed and disillusioned, but generally quiet, former state intelligence and scientist personal in the west.

  • Melotte 22

    Oh dear,
    Not another UNSC meeting with Nimrata, Waffle House waitress and her BS statements

  • wwinsti

    Should some nice, morally conscious gov. please declare the white helmets a terrorist group already and be done with it? The classic definition of terrorism does include the dissimination of information to affect feelings of terror on a given population, does it not?

  • Hrky75
  • 5commando

    Buratinos and 152mm artillery is massed outside, and the skies are cleared for every aircraft in the region to drop 500lb bombs. Why would Damascus need to employ an improvised chemical that can be made by a fifth-rate meth cook? Nobody’s buying what Jaish al-Stupidity is selling (except of course, the western mainstream media)

    • First Lastname

      Because the people who run western media know the stupid goyim will believe anything they’re told.

  • Dinny Harkin

    So they expect us to believe the Syrian Government and Russia would
    use chemical weapons, when Syria has won the war and the battles are
    all but over? The BIG question is: Who would be so evil as to
    poison children to try turn the world against Russia and Syria?
    Here’s a clue: Which country is trying to deflect attention from
    itself right now?

  • Johnny Palomba

    Has someone ever seen a white helmet outside a besieged zone and/or apart terrorists?

    • as

      In Turkey runs refugee camps around turkish Syrian border.

    • AJ

      No they only operate in militant held areas because they are AQ/Nusra all the same

  • jim crowland

    Assad is addicted to gas……the democratic West must respond…

    • as

      Democratic west. Good jokes.

    • AJ

      You are addicted to shekels

  • You can call me Al

    The lies are coming apart – to those with an IQ over 80 in Europe, we are ashamed and embarrassed.

    I am so sorry to all the other nations and there are many that have suffered this sort of BS.

  • Jasmine16

    In September 2001, some firefighters and other rescuers sacrificed their lives to save a lot of victims of Al-Qaeda attacks in New York.
    These good people sacrificed their own lives so that the terrorists’ wounded victims might live.

    In Syria, based on this false flag attack, some Western countries may decide to attack Syria, in order to save a few hundreds of Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists. In turn, Russia may counter this attack. WW 3 may break; a nuclear exchange may take place and many millions may perish.
    Millions of world honest citizens may have to sacrifice their lives in order that these terrorists may live.

    Could anybody explain this insanity?

    • jerry hamilton

      Are you saying Al-Qaeda attacked America?

      • Jasmine16

        I believe so, although there was a possibility that they came from another organization that is related to Al-Qaeda,
        The problem is that, rather than fighting Al-Qaeda to the end, the Bush Administration decided to deflect US and UK’s attack to Iraq, on the false pretext that Saddam was involved with the organization.
        Then, the US, under Obama, and France decided to use militants from the Al-Qaeda and related organizations to bring down Gaddafi and use them in Kosovo and now in Syria.

        • jerry hamilton

          I’m not quite sure how to break this to you.
          This young lady will, it’s only 10 minutes.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQjTYmDKPaI

          • Jasmine16

            I don’t see that the interview negates the thesis that Al Qaeda-related or -inspired terrorists attacked New York. Just because one is opposed to certain Western elites’ support for terrorists in Syria (and Kosovo, Caucasus and Libya), in their quest for world domination, one does not to deny that these terrorists have killed innocent civilians in Western countries, such as in New York, London, Madrid, as in other countries, such as Bali, Beslan, Mumbai and others.

          • jerry hamilton

            Hmmmm… And the Arab terrorists who flew the planes? That are alive and well.

          • Jasmine16

            What do you mean alive and well? Of course commanders, like Ayman Al-Zawahiri, reserve hijackers and support persons lived.

          • jerry hamilton

            Ok, have it your way. You have perfect governments. Wish I did.

        • bonami

          Jasmine, 9/11 was an inside job.
          The video below is a good example of what the Patriot Act is, but her saying that some US people knew an attack was coming she is just a useful idiot as the US MIC wanted some smoke and mirrors out there that an attack was coming to provide cover for their inside job.

  • First Lastname

    Another 6 trillion innocent Wahhabi islamist terrorists killed by the evil Assadmonster’s chemical weapons he no longer has? Why does the Assadmonster, aka the devil himself, always use chemical weapons he doesn’t have when he’s winning the war, for five years now? Whoops, I’m not supposed to ask that question. All I know is Assadmonster is the true face of evil!

  • Bob

    The Russian MoD has been stating for weeks this was the planned militant strategy in East Ghouta to achieve outside assistance. Whilst NATO declarations of ‘a chemical weapons response’ from outset of the SAA’s East Ghouta offensive, for last month, were effectively the public green light to militants to stage a standard White Helmet (MI6) event. However, Russia will surely respond to any aggressive NATO threats against Damascus itself.

  • Kentus

    What can I say. They are still doing it with impunity. WE are insignificant in numbers. They don’t care.

    http://fotovision.no/GLP1/Karl_Rove_Empire_Faces_of_Evil.jpg

    Kent

    • bonami

      Ah well, Hermann Wilhelm Göring thought the world was his oyster too: ”
      But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the
      policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along,
      whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament,
      or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be
      brought to the bidding of the leaders.”

      • First Lastname

        At least the German leadership had the German people’s interest at heart. ZOG, not so much.

        • bonami

          The Reichstag fire, the attacks on unions, socialists, communists to consolidate power makes their intentions and motives pretty suspect; I am inclined to think that they were looking out for themselves and themselves alone.

          • First Lastname

            Stamping out communism is righteous, make no mistake.

  • Attrition47

    Corp-0-rat media and state broadcaster sing like birdies for more killing – fuckers.