Update: Still No Evidence of Chemical Attacks in Syria
A story that has been lost in the fast-paced news cycle is growing more bizarre by the day.
On April 7, the Western world learned of a horrendous tragedy in the city of Douma, Syria, just outside of Damascus. An alleged chemical attack, which occurred mere days after President Donald J. Trump ordered American troops out of Syria, was immediately and unquestioningly blamed by our non-curious media on Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
Assad denied the attacks, and those who dared to question the official narrative were ridiculed as Russian stooges, in reference to the alliance between Syria and Russia.
But nearly three weeks later, there is still no evidence that a chemical attack ever happened in Douma. In fact, the evidence shows the opposite.
Both the Syrian and Russian governments have openly invited outsiders to visit the location of the supposed attacks, which they have en masse.
Reporters from CBS, CNN, AFP and one veteran Middle East independent reporters have filed reports of their observations and their interviews with residents of Douma. All reporters have said that they had unrestrained access, and everyone whom they interviewed has said that no chemical attack occurred.
One report in particular, from One America News Network’s Pearson Sharp, stands out among the rest. Sharp was at the site of the attacks in Douma days after it occurred, and was not able to confirm that the Assad regime was behind the atrocity.
“I spoke with about 10 residents in that neighborhood [where the attack happened], and not one of the people that I spoke to in that neighborhood said that they had seen anything or heard anything about a chemical attack on that day,” Sharp said. “They said they were going about their normal business. Everything was pretty much business as usual.”
Pearson also visited the hospital where the alleged victims were treated.
“When I asked [the doctors at the hospital] what they thought the chemical attack was, they told me –all of them told me– that it was staged by the rebels who are occupying the town at the time,” Sharp said. “They said it was a fabrication and a hoax an when I asked them why, they told me it was because the rebels were desperate, and they needed a ploy to get the Syrian army off their backs so they could escape.”
The residents of the town say the attack did not happen. The doctors at the hospital blamed the attack on Syrian rebels, not Assad. Either way the mainstream media appears to be caught in yet another lie.
The alleged chemical attacks were used to justify U.S. and allied military strikes on three suspected chemical weapons production sites in Syria on April 14.
Inspectors from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) made a second visit to Douma on April 25 to collect additional samples for testing. The samples will be brought back to the OPCW laboratories in Europe.