A key question now concerns why individuals within the OPCW are leaking false information designed to smear one of their inspectors? And why is this being leaked to @bellingcat, a state-sponsored propaganda outlet? @RealDeeptiC @ClarkeMicah @PeterCronau @johnpilger @SMaurizi
1) We know from @MichaKobs' investigation that @bellingcat were in communication with individuals manipulating a yellow cylinder at location 2 in Douma:-
2) Remarkably, this manipulation involved the rotation of the cylinder through 180 degrees, lining up a dent with a rebar, and then tilting it so that the nozzle is pointing into the hole.
3) This manipulation of the cylinder corroborates detailed analysis indicating the cylinder was placed by hand, rather than dropped from a helicopter, and could not have caused the observed damage
4) This analysis was blocked from inclusion in the final OPCW report:- dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7…
5) A further key question for the @opcw is who secretly altered the original interim report, signed off by Douma inspectors, and then attempted to have it published? :- hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2019/11/new-se…
6) these alterations suppressed key findings regarding chemistry, toxicology, ballistics and witness testimony, none of which were resolved in the final report, as documented by the @couragefound panel:- couragefound.org/2019/10/analyt…
7) Possibly the most alarming suppression related to toxicology assessments which made clear these victims were not killed by chlorine gas at location 2
8) finally, why has the OPCW chosen to smear two of its most experienced scientists rather than address the legitimate concerns and questions about its investigation of the alleged attack in Douma? hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2020/02/someon…
9) the leaking of false information designed to smear a scientist, initiating an investigation to silence dissent, secretly altering reports, and a culture of intimidation as indicated in this message from a seniorofficial, all indicate something has gone badly wrong at the @opcw
10) These concerns are shared by its first director General, Jose Bustanti:- . It is time for truth, transparency and accountability at the @OPCW, @UK_OPCW @CanadaOPCW @NLatOPCW

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27 Oct
Rather than addressing substantive issues raised by many regarding their investigation of the alleged chemical weapon attack in Douma, Syria, the @opcw has responded by leaking a letter from its DG, Fernando Arias, & revealing the identify of one of its scientists. @RealDeeptiC
1) Remarkably the @opcw has chosen to leak this information to @bellingcat, a well-known state sponsored propaganda outlet. Interestingly @bellingcat was in communication with individuals manipulating the alleged crime scene at location 2 in Douma:
2)@EliotHiggins is well known for his abusive behaviour whilst @bellingcat conspired with @ForensicArchi and @cijournalism to rig a public debate between Higgins and eminent US scientist Ted Postol (report forthcoming) @James__Harkin @weizman_eyal see also hiddensyria.com/2020/03/06/for…
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15 Oct
One year ago today, the Courage Foundation Panel received testimony from an OPCW official detailing fraud and deception during the organisation's investigation of the alleged chemical weapon attack in Douma, Syria: couragefound.org/2019/10/opcw-p…
1) The panel learned many important facts about how information had been suppressed in order to reach 'a preordained conclusion'. The panel included many eminent figures, including the OPCW first Director General Jose Bustani, and has been supported by many more:
2)Within the last two week, although blocked by the US, US and France, Bustani issued a statement to the UN Security Council based upon what he had learned: couragefound.org/2020/10/ex-opc…
Read 17 tweets
13 Oct
@malachybrowne @MaxBlumenthal Dear Mr Browne, would you like to comment on this communication from a senior OPCW official:-
@malachybrowne @MaxBlumenthal 1) Would you also like to comment on why you think this toxicology assessment, from NATO experts, was suppressed in the Final Douma Report?
@malachybrowne @MaxBlumenthal 2) The attached tweet confirms that the cylinder at Location 2 was manipulated and that those doing this were in communication with Bellingcat:- . Any comment
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29 Sep
@thomasphipps @RussiaUN @OPCW Thomas, some specific questions. Does the following statement from a senior OPCW official give you cause for concern?
@thomasphipps @RussiaUN @OPCW 2) This documents details the assessment made by NATO toxicologist confirming the deceased at Douma were not poisoned by chlorine gas. Can you ask the @opcw why this consultation was censored come the Final Douma report?
@thomasphipps @RussiaUN @OPCW 3) This BBC producer has repeatedly confirmed the hospital scenes in Douma were staged. Has the UK government requested that the BBC pass this information to the @opcw? If not, why not?
Read 12 tweets
2 Sep
The @BBC also continues to evade a key issue regarding the OPCW Douma investigation.
1) Its producer @Dalatrm states that the hospital scenes were 'beyond doubt' staged, based his own research:-
2) Because of the reported timings (see OPCW reports), if the hospital scenes were staged, so too were the scenes at location 2 where these deceased were found.
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27 Aug
@UKPolDirRichard @nsoames The problem is that the OPCW Syria FFMs are procedurally and scientifically flawed, as indicated by this senior OPCW official.
1) For example, the Final OPCW FFM report on Douma obfuscated the clear evidence provided by 4 NATO toxicologists that the deceased at Douma could not have been killed by chlorine gas at Location 2.
2) @RobertF40396660, then Chief of Cabinet at the OPCW, allowed a US delegation to present their analysis to the OPCW FFM team: this represents undue pressure on the FFM team and is a breach of the Chemical Weapons Convention. @steelejourno article here:- counterpunch.org/2019/11/15/the…
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