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Political Scientist https://t.co/ursJhFhLB3, https://t.co/Cfdpls56oh, https://t.co/kcizr5re3d PhD/MSc @BristolUni former Chair/Prof @sheffielduni
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27 Feb
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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27 Feb
Once again the @bbc and @chloehadj are deceiving through omission with regard to the controversy over the @opcw investigation of the alleged chemical weapon attack in Syria. They fail to mention the following facts:-
1) As reported by @ClarkeMicah and @SMaurizi, the original interim report was secretly redacted, unknown to the inspection team, in an attempt to publish a report suggesting Syrian government guilt:- hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2019/11/new-se…. The @BBC don't tell you about this.
2) Also omitted is the fact that the @couragefound panel, hearing testimony from an OPCW official, agreed there were serious scientific and procedural flaws with the @opcw investigation. Jose Bustani, the first Director General of the OPCW was a member:- couragefound.org/2019/10/opcw-p…
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26 Feb
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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24 Feb
Perhaps the reason, @richardhrbenyon, that @dannythefink doe not mention Miller's work on alleged chemical weapon attacks in Syria is precisely because it cannot be dismissed as 'conspiracy theory' @HamishDBG @BristolUni:-
1) For example, the emergence of OPCW whistleblowers identifying serious procedural and scientific flaws regarding the OPCW FFM investigation of the alleged Douma attack:- couragefound.org/2019/10/analyt…
2) Reporting in 2019 by @ClarkeMicah and @SMaurizi
which details how the original interim report on Douma was secretly altered in an attempt to publish an interim report that suggested an attack had occurred:- hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2019/11/new-se…
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23 Feb
@OliverKamm persistently misleads the public with respect to the WGSPM's work on alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria, presenting it as fringe 'pro-Assad conspiracy theory' @LawDavF @ProfPRogers @BristolUni @Tracking_Power @Tim_Hayward_ @BoardofDeputies
He achieves this deception by omitting key facts regarding the alleged chemical weapon attack in Douma, 2018, including:- syriapropagandamedia.org/update-on-the-…
1) the fact that others have raised questions regarding the alleged chemical weapon attack including UK military experts, for example here on @skynews: @aaronjmate @MaxBlumenthal @BoardofDeputies
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22 Feb
@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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21 Feb
As noted before, there exists a major propaganda effort surrounding COVID-19 @JamesMelville @Valkyrie20201
1) It includes the deployment of behavioural psychologists to facilitate the manipulation of the population through techniques including incentivization and coercion @ReicherStephen @SusanMichie
2) the use of UK military unit 77th Brigade and the direct censorship of scientists questioning government policy:- rt.com/op-ed/490110-c… @ukcolumn
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19 Feb
Why would anyone listen to an institute established by a politician who deceived Britain into an illegal and deeply immoral war? Blair is an *extremely dangerous* political actor:-
1) He deceived over the alleged WMD in Iraq: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.10…
2) He misled parliament regarding the reasons for invading Iraq:-core.ac.uk/display/290271…
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16 Feb
Tony Blair deceived over Iraq and the 'war on terror'.
1) He deceived over the alleged WMD in Iraq: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.10…
2) He misled parliament regarding the reasons for invading Iraq:-core.ac.uk/display/290271…
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15 Feb
.@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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15 Feb
@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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5 Feb
@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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4 Feb
@SJobDigital Would the British government like to investigate why a senior OPCW official stated the following regarding the @opcw Syria fact finding missions?
1) And would you also investigate why the original interim report on Douma was secretly modified, without the knowledge of the Douma team:- hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2019/11/new-se…
2) And can you explain why this toxicology report from NATO chemical weapons experts was redacted from the final OPCW report on Douma:- wikileaks.org/opcw-douma/doc…
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1 Jan
Here is the end result of the campaign of bullying, threats and intimidation that has become part of the COVID-19 propaganda campaign. Genuine scientists intimidated and exhausted. @MartinKulldorff @SunetraGupta
1) The fact that authorities have been engaging in propaganda aimed at elevating levels of fear is now well established. rt.com/op-ed/490110-c…
2) Whilst leading media figures such as @piersmorgan have played a key role in terms of creating a culture of fear through blatant bullying and intimidation over social media @ClarkeMicah
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24 Dec 20
The US, UK and French governments have repeatedly sort to prevent objective and rigorous @opcw investigations of the alleged chemical attacks in Syria @MaryLouMcDonald @RonanLTynan.
1) At the @couragefound attended by Jose Bustani, the 1st DG of the #OPCW, an OPCW official reported procedural and scientific flaws with respect to the alleged Douma chemical weapon attack. couragefound.org/2019/10/analyt…
2) Since then a significant volume of leaked documents have corroborated the issues raised at the @couragefoundation panel wikileaks.org/opcw-douma/#OP…
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27 Nov 20
@jessbrammar How do you reconcile your relentless smear campaign against academics researching alleged chemical weapon attacks in Syria with the following facts?:- @ruskin147 @Tim_Hayward_
1) The late Julian Perry Robinson, leading expert on chemical and biological weapons, supported the work of the academics: nature.com/articles/d4158…
2) He invited Professor Paul McKeigue to present at the Harvard-Sussex prog. on chemical and biological weapons in March 2020: syriapropagandamedia.org/wp-content/upl…. off-guardian.org/2020/10/06/the…
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26 Nov 20
Dear @ManveenRana, could you also put the following questions to your colleague @oliverkamm:-
1) It appears from this that the late James Le Mesurier was in communication with Kamm. Did he make contact out of the blue, or did someone else put him in touch with @oliverkamm?
2) Had Le Mesurier or one of his associates already communicated with Kamm when he instigated The Times's attack on "Apologists for Assad working in British universities" in April 2018? @haynesdeborah @TimesKennedy @georgiekeate @Tim_Hayward_ @McCormack_Tara
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22 Nov 20
Dear @theywoodwright and @chloehadj, you insinuate that @wikileaks paid money to 'Alex'. This is a very serious charge to be suggesting. Before broadcasting, did you check with WL that any money had been paid out? @khrafnsson @ClarkeMicah @bbclysedoucet @nikgowing @Tim_Hayward_
1) You also claim that 'reading the OPCW report, it's clear that the inspectors took the idea that the attack might have been faked very seriously. They discussed it as a scenario and tested their evidence against that possibility." Can you evidence this?
2) This is imp. because it was actually the original unpublished interim report and the toxicology minutes from the meeting with NATO chemical weapons experts that specified alternative hypotheses, whereas the published reports did not. wikileaks.org/opcw-douma/doc…
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17 Nov 20
20) This is why many eminent individuals have called for transparency and accountability at the OPCW:- couragefound.org/wp-content/upl…
21) These include Professor Noam Chomsky thegrayzone.com/2020/10/20/cho… @aaronjmate @MaxBlumenthal
22) And Jose Bustani himself, the first director General of the OPCW, whose voice was heard even though the US, UK and France tried to silence him at the UN Security Council
@Tim_Hayward_ @GeorgeMonbiot @2ndNewMoon @VanessaBeeley @esvanana
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17 Nov 20
In episode 7, the @bbc series 'Mayday' actually obfuscates key evidence with respect to the alleged chemical attack in Douma, 2018, which has been the focus of research by syriapropagandamedia.org. @chloehadj @ruskin147 @Tim_Hayward_ Some facts:-
1) When requested by Professor Paul McKeigue to ask whether Raed Saleh of the White Helmets knew the burial location of the Douma victims, @chloehadj evaded as can be seen here:- syriapropagandamedia.org/public-stateme…
2) bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0… fails to address the fact that BBC producer @Dalatrm has stated, repeatedly, that the hospital scenes at Douma were staged @bbclysedoucet @NikGowing @BreesAnna @cerumol
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