A new report from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is being used by western media to grease the skids for President Obama’s upcoming air campaign inside Syria.
According to the report, “compelling evidence” indicates that chlorine gas was “systematically and repeatedly” used throughout northern Syria this year.
Although the report did not place blame on either Assad or the opposing “rebels,” western media outlets wasted no time in pointing fingers toward the Syrian government despite the claim already being completely dismantled late last year.
“Syria agreed to destroy its chemical weapons a year ago following global outrage over a sarin gas attack in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, in August 2013 that killed hundreds – the worst attack of its kind for quarter of a century,” Reuters wrote.
In fact, no major media outlets made mention of the ample body of evidence contradicting the official White House narrative on the Aleppo and Ghouta chemical attacks.
The Aleppo chemical attack, which occured in March of 2013, was immediately used to push for further intervention into Syria despite the lack of an official investigation.
Shortly after, Carla Del Ponte, a member of the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria, argued that evidence gathered from medical staff and those on scene appeared to point to the western-backed jihadist rebels.
“This was used on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities,” she said.
Months later after a similar attack in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, the same narrative unfolded before investigators were even given a chance to survey the area.
The narrative quickly eroded after a group of rebel jihadists admitted to obtaining chemical weapons from Saudi Arabia in an interview with Mint Press News. …