Riam Dalati, the Syria producer for the BBC, has come out with highly controversial statements dismissing the April 2018 hospital scene from Douma, Syria—which was used to justify bombing the Syrian government in a U.S.-led coalition attack. At the time we reported on conflicts of interest in doing so.
Instead of dismissing the entire event, Dalati still asserts that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attacked the town with chemical weapons, instead opting to wait for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to prove chlorine or otherwise.
Dalati also stated that those staging the scene are affiliated with Jaysh al-Islam and that the White Helmets also took part.
As of this posting Dalati's Twitter account is set to private (Locked).
The United States does not recognize Israel's claim to the Golan. That position "has not changed," said Noel Clay, a State Department official, in an email. Israel maintains that it annexed the Golan Heights in 1981, after capturing it during the Six-Day War in 1967.
Shortly following the revelations about Douma, Lee Stranahan noted that Genie Energy's Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) page has been removed and is now 404.