A leaked email from a dissenting OPCW inspector has shown the OPCW report on the Douma chemical incident, omitted and misrepresented key facts in order to bring it in line with the western media claim that it was an attack by the Syrian government.
If the claim is substantiated, the claim will be severely embarrassing for Britain, France, and the United States, who risked a standoff with Russia by launching a massive missile strike in retaliation without waiting for proof that chemical weapons had actually been used. In April 2018, the alleged chemical weapons attack was reported in Douma, Syria. The OPCW then sent a fact-finding mission to the site, although the inspection was stalled by fighting between radical jihadists, who controlled Douma at the time of the incident. However, the OPCW eventually produced a report that complied with the western media narrative that blamed Assad.
The email that was released by Wikileaks indicates that the management of the organization seriously modified the document, totally omitting facts that didn’t fit the anti-Assad narrative and misreporting others to fit it. The leaked email objected to the claim in the OPCW report that sufficient evidence that chlorine gas was released from 2 cylinders found at the site when the actual evidence pointed to several chlorine-based chemicals and may have even been common household bleach. The report also exaggerated the levels of chlorine found in the environment. “They were, in most cases, present only in parts per billion range, as low as 1-2 ppb, which is essentially trace quantities.”
Another damning objection is consistent with an engineering assessment released in May that showed the cylinders found at the site were most likely placed on a bed and not dropped from an aircraft. The engineering assessment written by OPCW inspector Ian Henderson said the evidence could not support this scenario and had been suppressed by the OPCW.
The revelation appears to be the worst instance of exaggeration in support of war since the invasion of Iraq and Tony Blair’s doctored dossiers. Both the Iraq war and the Syrian civil war have had disastrous implications on the European people through mass immigration from the middle east.
It remains to be seen if any of this factored into the decision to recognize the annexation of the Golan Heights by Israel or the recent recognition of Israeli settlements by the United States government, or even more damning the continued presence of US troops in Syria, preventing Syria from reclaiming full control of its borders. The implications behind any decision to conspire to doctor the OPCW report through political influence could be very embarrassing for Neo-Con interests in the Middle East. John Bolton was Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser at the time of the alleged attack in Douma and the missile attacks on Syria, which took place a week later. He left the post in September after falling out with President Trump.