The US version of the April 14 strike on Syria becomes more and more questionable.
The Pentagon officially announced that the US, France and the UK launched a total of 105 cruise missiles on three targets belonging to the “chemical weapons” infrastructure of the Syrian government. According to the Pentagon, all the 105 missiles hit their targets. 76 of these missiles allegedly hit “Barzah Research and Development Center” destroying its three buildings.
While the scale of the destruction of the center looks a bit not enough for “76 missiles”, there is another gap in the US version of the events.
Considering that the US-led bloc spent 76 missiles of 105 on Barzah Research and Development Center, the center should be some major chemical weapons production and storage facility.
A quote from the Pentagon’s briefing (source):
Q: General McKenzie, the three targets that you struck, were those manufacturing or researching chlorine or sarin?
GEN. MCKENZIE: A little of both. And particularly in the Barzeh target, but there’s a little of both.
So, the Pentagon says that the Barzeh facility has recently (prior to the strike) been used by the Assad government to manufacture and research chlorine and sarin.
There is a problem. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) conducted a round of inspections in Barzeh and fouund no chemical weapons there (source):
This clearly explains why there was no chemical agent cloud disperse following the US-led strike on Barzeh. Another gap in the US version of the events barely explained by the Pentagon.
By the way, “Barzah Research and Development Center” is currently located near the urban area. So, there should be reprots about civilian casualties as a result of the chemical agent cloud disperse. No such reports are available.
This is the “biggest” target hit by the US and its allies with 76 missiles. This may allow some people to believe that the rest two targets were also non-chemical objects.
Currently, there are two competing version of the April 14 events (by the Pentagon and the Russian military):