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30/1/14 - @swsjoerdsma is gatekeeper voor de van oorlogsmisdaden verdachte @SigridKaag die namens de @OPCW werkzaam was in Syrië. Doel: ontmantelen van chemische wapens en behoud van olievelden @Shell_Nederland nu.nl/buitenland/368…
3/12/11 - Sanctions Push @Shell_Nederland to Depart Syrian Oil Fields. Royal Dutch Shell PLC said it was pulling out of Syria, a day after the European Union imposed new sanctions on the regime of Bashar al-Assad. wsj.com/articles/SB100…
8/6/22 - @SigridKaag was in de periode 1988-1990 werkzaam bij @Shell International in London. The color of money is 🍊 rijksoverheid.nl/regering/bewin…
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#NATO #US/#Bombing campaigns since 1945
- In practice, US led assassinations and overthrows of legitimate governments and interference with elections may be just as significant as the actual bombings listed here.
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"Babies thrown out of Incubators"
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#OscarAward winner; the best actor
#Kuwaiti ambassador's Daughter lies to Congress | Oct 10, 1990
The #Nayirah testimony was a false testimony given before the Congressional #HumanRights Caucus.
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Thread: #Syria, Chemical Attacks, & Disinfo

Interesting outcome from "BBC's Editorial Complaints Unit" re 13-part Mayday @Radio4 series

1. Series was on disinfo campaign -- pursued by #Russia, #Assad regime, and their allies -- contributed to death of James Le Mesurier

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2. Series included episode on #Russia-#Assad-allies disinfo to deny #Douma chlorine attack, which killed 43 people, in April 2018

3. ECU outcome upheld series while criticizing "limited aspect" re ex-#OPCW staffer "Alex" (Brendan Whelan)

#Syria

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4. ECU said #BBC's Mayday should have been more circumspect re 1) possibility that ex-#OPCW staffer Whelan got $100,000 from WikiLeaks and 2) any Whelan belief that #Douma chlorine attack was "staged"

5. But ECU noted evidence for both points

Now the interesting part...

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@IndexCensorship and @martinbright are enabling the burying of @opcw whistleblowers who have bravely called out the manipulation of the #douma alleged chemical weapon attack investigation. @Tim_Hayward_ @aaronjmate @2ndNewMoon. Some information excluded from the publication:-
1) On April 7 2018, 43 plus civilians were killed in alleged chemical weapon attack in Douma, Syria. Even at the time notable voices raised substantial doubts about the claim the Syrian government was responsible. @aaronjmate @MaxBlumenthal
2) for example UK military commander Jonathan Shaw:-
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1) Astonishing and shameful information on the progress made regarding investigating the use and eliminating chemical weapons in #Syria as outlined in the latest report issued by the Director-General of the #OPCW on Friday.
2) The regime continues to obstruct investigations by denying access to committees & destroying evidence; Claiming 2 chlorine cylinders that were used in the #Douma chemical attack (April 7th 2018) got destroyed in an attack on a declared former CWPF inside a military facility.
3) The location where the Syrian regime claimed the cylinders were destroyed is 60km away from the original site where the cylinders were stored and inspected. The report also states that the regime moved the cylinders without notifying the org. despite the warning not to do so.
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➡️ ⚠️ Un nouveau candidat sur une liste en lien avec #EELV et au profil problématique :
➡️ focus sur Ali #Besli, représentant d’une liste de gauche et écologiste à #Gien (Loiret), et aux prises de position complotistes et antisémites. Un #Thread ⤵️.
2/ Ali #Besli est candidat remplaçant aux #départementales dans le canton de #Gien, sur 1 liste #LoiretEnCommun, fruit d’1 initiative pour rassembler la gauche et de l’écologie. Elle regroupe différents partis (dont le #PS et le #PCF), même si sa liste est sans étiquette.
3/ Cette liste conduite par Philippe Le Dem et Marie-Line Houdou est présentée comme étant #EELV dans la presse (Philippe Le Dem appartient à ce parti. Ali Besli a lui été secrétaire de la section du #PCF de #Gien et, aux dernières nouvelles, il était membre d’EELV).
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Dear @INakamitsu and @BWoodward_UN, once again the @opcw Director General has smeared his own inspectors and refused to address key questions regarding the controversial #Douma investigation. The questions remain:-
1) Why was the original interim secretly altered, without the knowledge of the Douma team, and then an attempt made to publish an inaccurate and 'spun' report? See @ClarkeMicah report on this hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2019/11/new-se…
2) Why was the key conclusion by 4 NATO toxicologists that the 43 deceased at Douma were not killed by chlorine at Location 2 expunged from the Final FFM Report? Consultation minutes are here wikileaks.org/opcw-douma/doc… @CL4Syr @MichaKobs
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Responding to #UNSC questions, DG @OPCW confirms Inspector A was not part of FFM that deployed to #Douma. He was a liaison officer based in Damascus providing support to a number of different mission in #Syria 1/4
Inspector B confirmed in writing to @OPCW that he agreed with the findings of the FFM interim report. Both individuals had left prior to the bulk of analysis of hundreds of samples by independent labs that identified presence of reactive chlorine 2/4
DG @OPCW quotes from Russian NV #759 from 26 April 2019 - Russian Federation does not challenge findings of molecular chlorine 3/4
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@NathalieLoiseau last week attempted to prevent legitimate questions from being raised by MEPs @wallacemick and @ClareDalyMEP regarding the controversial @opcw #Douma investigation.
2) @NathalieLoiseau attempted this act of censorship in full knowledge of her own involvement with the French government when it decided to bomb Syria following the alleged attack in Douma:- thewallwillfall.org/2021/04/19/pro…
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In response to the @BBC defamation campaign in which @chloehadj is suggesting that I am a "Russian agent", a claim now amplified by #Syria "regime change" promoter, Michael Weiss - photo below, embedded with extremist armed groups #Aleppo.

.@bbclysedoucet @BBCMonitoring
2. @chloehadj took information from Paul McKeigue emails given to her by CIJA sting op managers. This alone suggests some collusion on part of @BBC to entrap McKeigue. In the emails McKeigue made a claim that I can be contacted through a Russian diplomat in Geneva.
3. This claim was repeated by @chloehadj in a @BBC front page article & in Mayday audio episode. CH claimed I had not responded to claim. This is a lie. CH never contacted me to verify claim. See emails below dated back in March 2021.

McKeigue also emailed CH to retract claim.
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At the @Europarl_EN 15/04/2021 meeting of @EP_Defence, the chair @NathalieLoiseau smeared as 'fake news' questions from @wallacemick and @ClareDalyME re the @opcw's controversial #Douma investigation @Ce_Moll @Nic_Koenig @danielfiott. @NathalieLoiseau 'fake news' claim is false:-
1) In fact UK journalist @ClarkeMicah first reported in 2019 the fact that the original interim report had been secretly doctored to suggest Syrian gov. guilt without the knowledge of the Douma inspectors:- hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2019/11/new-se…
2) The @couragefound in 2019, which heard testimony from an OPCW person, reported serious procedural and scientific irregularities relating to manipulation of chemistry, toxicology, ballistics and witness testimony:- couragefound.org/2019/10/opcw-p…
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(1/8) On 7 April 2018, #Douma was the site of a horrific #chemicalweapons attack. Victims, including children, died from exposure to toxic chemicals. We remember the victims of this war crime & will seek accountability for CW use in #Syria.
(2/8) In March 2019, the OPCW’s Fact-Finding Mission confirmed the use of chlorine as a chemical weapon. The Investigation and Identification Team will continue to work to identify the perpetrators of this CW attack. 👉opcw.org/sites/default/…
(3/8) Since then, an incorrect theory has surfaced regarding the conclusions of the FFM’s report. This fringe theory stems from incomplete leaked information. It is simply false.
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10) Equally significant was the failure to find any evidence of sarin nerve agent nor even conclusive proof that chlorine gas had been released at location 2 where the deceased were found, piled on top of one another:- berlingroup21.org/background
11) We now know that a toxicology assessment via NATO chemical weapons experts, erased from the final @opcw report, had concluded that the deceased were not poisoned by chlorine wikileaks.org/opcw-douma/doc…
12) We also know from the leaked original interim report that witness testimony, again obfuscated in the final @opcw #Douma report, showed contradictory and contrasting claims about what had happened:- couragefound.org/2021/03/additi…
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Three years ago today over 50 plus civilians were killed in an alleged chemical weapon attack in #Douma, Syria. US, UK and France bombed in retaliation seven days later alleging the Syrian government had carried out the attack. @VanessaBeeley @2ndNewMoon @Tim_Hayward_
1) The US, UK and France alleged that the Syrian air force had dropped two gas cylinders and, at the time, alleged that they likely contained Sarin nerve agent. @MichaKobs @CL4Syr
2) Since then, a crude smear campaign against researchers, journalists, academics and even OPCW scientists, has sought to discredit anyone asking questions as *conspiracy theorists*, *war crime deniers* or *Russian/Syrian agents*. @oliverkamm @chloehadj @CIJAOnline @tobycadman
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@ClareDalyMEP highlights the #OPCW scandal regarding the alleged chemical weapon attack in #Douma, Syria @wallacemick @Tim_Hayward_
1) A new Statement of concern, signed by former OPCW inspectors as well as many eminent figures can be read on the @couragefound website couragefound.org/2021/03/statem… and also the Berlin Group 21 website:-berlingroup21.org
2) It calls on the @OPCW DG to provide a 'transparent and neutral forum in which the concerns of all investigators can be heard'
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From 6.52- 13.03 @ClarkeMicah @Iromg discuss on @talkRADIO the @OPCW controversy regarding the investigation of the alleged chemical weapon attack in #Douma, Syria, 2018 and the new Statement of Concern issued by leading figures f.y.i. @Tim_Hayward_ @couragefound
1) Hitchens notes:- ‘Here we have a scandal … as big as the discovery that WMD in Iraq never existed, which is a serious dispute by very experienced inspectors at the OPCW … If anybody raises it they are immediately dismissed as apologists' couragefound.org/2021/03/statem…
2) ‘this happened over the weekend, amazingly qualified person, Lord Admiral West the Falklands war hero … joined the calls for looking into the OPCW business …. And the Foreign Office said that all those who signed the plea were whitewashing Assad ...’ dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9…
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Thread:

1. Let's dissect latest effort at #Syria Chemical Attacks denial & undermining of inspections.

OPCW FFM Final Report - w *no* dissent by those n investigation - concluded "reasonable grounds" for chlorine attack n April 2018, killing 43 people n building n #Douma

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2. As soon as #OPCW issued report in March 2019, #Russia launched campaign to discredit & undermine inspectors. This has been parallelled, & sometimes interwoven w, #Syria Chemical Attacks denial by activists in "West".

eaworldview.com/2019/11/denyin…

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3. So why would "progressive" @aaronjmate go to hard-right, arguably white nationalist outlet over #Douma case?

Cuz he knows @TuckerCarlson will amplify misinformation and false claims in @wikileaks campaign, paralleling #Russia line

#Syria

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Mt Wood, @USAmbCD, you claim full confidence in the OPCW. Can you then answer the following questions:-
@Tim_Hayward_ @2ndNewMoon @McCormack_Tara
1) Why was an attempt made by an unknown OPCW official to publish a secretly modified interim report which had been manipulated so as to indicate Syrian government responsibility for #Douma? hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2019/11/new-se… @SMaurizi @ClarkeMicah
2) Why did a US delegation go to meet the Douma FFM team, in violation of the Chemical Weapon Convention, and tell them what had happened at Douma? counterpunch.org/2019/11/15/the…
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2021 and the US is illegally bombing Syria again:- That's 20 years now of the 9/11 Global 'war on terror'. Here is Tony Blair and George Bush discussing back in Autumn 2001, just after 9/11, how to take out Saddam. ImageImage
1) And here they discuss the matter of when to attack Iraq, Syria and Iran. ImageImage
2) And here is General Wesley Clark discussing the wide-ranging 'regime-change' war ending with Iran:-
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@themattdimitri provides a misleading presentation of @bellingcat and highlights the problematic involvement of @CherylRofer with a known propaganda operation. The deceptive conduct of @bellingcat is made clear in their latest book:-
1) @bellingcat's attempt in their new book, published by
@BloomsburyBooks, to coverup the @OPCW #Douma controversy, promote US and UK gov. war narratives, and whitewash fraudulent conduct within the OPCW, is an exercise in deception through omission.
2) 2000 words are devoted to the OPCW controversy regarding the alleged chemical weapon attack in #Douma, Syria in 2018 but critical material is omitted from the book. Reading it, one would never know the following:-
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.@bellingcat's attempt in their new book, published by
@BloomsburyBooks, to coverup the @OPCW #Douma controversy, promote US and UK gov. war narratives, and whitewash fraudulent conduct within the OPCW, is an exercise in deception through omission @marydejevsky @freddiesayers
1) 2000 words are devoted to the OPCW controversy regarding the alleged chemical weapon attack in #Douma, Syria in 2018 but critical material is omitted from the book. Reading it, one would never know the following:
2) That the controversy started when the original interim report, drafted and agreed by Douma inspection team members, was secretly modified by an unknown OPCW person who had manipulated the findings to suggest an attack had occurred. wikileaks.org/opcw-douma/doc…@RobertF40396660
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@bellingcat's attempt in their new book, published by
@BloomsburyBooks, to coverup the @OPCW #Douma controversy, promote US and UK gov. war narratives, and whitewash fraudulent conduct within the OPCW, is an exercise in deception through omission. @BloomsburyPub @Tim_Hayward_
1) 2000 words are devoted to the OPCW controversy regarding the alleged chemical weapon attack in #Douma, Syria in 2018 but critical material is omitted from the book. Reading it, one would never know the following:
2) That the controversy started when the original interim report, drafted and agreed by Douma inspection team members, was secretly modified by an unknown OPCW person who had manipulated the findings to suggest an attack had occurred. wikileaks.org/opcw-douma/doc…@RobertF40396660
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@bellingcat's attempt in their new book, published by @BloomsburyBooks, to coverup the @OPCW #Douma controversy, promote US and UK gov. war narratives, and whitewash fraudulent conduct within the OPCW, is an exercise in deception through omission. @BloomsburyPub @Tim_Hayward_
1) 2000 words are devoted to the OPCW controversy regarding the alleged chemical weapon attack in #Douma, Syria in 2018 but critical material is omitted from the book. Reading it, one would never know the following:
2) That the controversy started when the original interim report, drafted and agreed by Douma inspection team members, was secretly modified by an unknown OPCW person who had manipulated the findings to suggest an attack had occurred. wikileaks.org/opcw-douma/doc… @RobertF40396660
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Dear @RobertWrighter:

I have benefited in past from @BloggingHeads, so it is disturbing that the platform was handed over for 90 minutes to an activist pushing misinformation on #Syria, primarily to attack #WhiteHelmets and to deny #ChemicalAttacks.
In 90 minutes, the activist offered almost no reliable information. Instead, he used @BloggingHeads for a series of misrepresentations and sometimes falsehoods.

1. He claims "journalistic malpractice" in BBC Radio 4 documentary #Mayday w/o citing single example.

#Syria
2. His only "evidence" on #Douma #ChemicalAttack is a misrepresentation of tweets by @DalatRM and an incorrect claim about Robert Fisk.

3. He misrepresents creation of #WhiteHelmets

4. He falsely claims WH "took part in executions".

#Syria
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