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Eight reasons why the latest Syria chemical weapons attack allegations are almost certainly complete nonsense

April 8, 2018

By Stephen Gowans

There is much ambiguity surrounding the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, said to have taken place late Saturday, but there are a few matters that are clear.

First, the reports are “unverified”, according to The Wall Street Journal [1] and British Foreign Office [2] and are unconfirmed, according to the US State Department [3]. What’s more, The New York Times noted that it “was not possible to independently verify the reports,” [4] while The Associated Press added that “the reports could not be independently verified.” [5]

Second, according to The Wall Street Journal, it isn’t “clear who carried out the attack” [6] assuming even that one was carried out.

Third, the “unverified photos and videos” [7] which form the body of (unverified) evidence, were produced by two groups which have an interest in fabricating atrocities to draw the United States more deeply into the Syrian conflict. Both groups, the White Helmets and Syrian American Medical Society, are funded by Western governments [8], which openly seek regime change in Syria and therefore have an interest in producing a humanitarian pretext to justify stepping up their intervention in the country. The Western government-funded White Helmets and Syrian American Medical Society are allied with anti-government jihadists and are active only “in opposition-controlled areas.” [9] They, too, are clearly interested parties.

Joudi Wassim Asad!

 Innocent children, women, old Syrians are being transported from the terrorists' prisons in East Ghoutta for years!  The Syrians are passing their night with no sleep filled with tears of joy, victory and humanity. Our family members are being freed from untold tales of pain, torture, hard labor and hunger!

They are our family members  among whom luckily were saved by God, Army, President and Allies  from the terrorists hatred, swords and furnaces . The Syrians were filled with pride: the Syrians are indeed proud of their hero Army, President and Allies, who have been the source of their hope, light and freedom.

Untold stories narrated by the victorious Syrians; Joudi, a 3 and a half year  old baby-girl , thanks the Army, President Bashar Al-Assad, chanting ''Syria Protected by God'' … Joudi , the daughter of a Syrian hero martyr, wants to meet President Assad, unknowing that H.E. has never for a single moment but worked for her liberation and for the liberation of every Syrian and all Syria from the foreign-backed terrorism.

The Confident Hero President

H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad's recent visit to the fire frontline in East Ghoutta is a turning point in the course of the foreign-backed terrorist war against Syrians. President Assad drove his car through the streets of the capital, Damascus, waving smilingly his hand to the passers-by,   spreading love, peace and tranquility wherever he passes.

Handsome, charismatic, filled with love, honesty, confidence, President Assad stopped at security check points, got down from his car saluted and embraced the soldiers, the guardians of the Homeland! Many hugs and embraces  among the leader and his citizens. The drive went on to East GhouTta, where the enemies of Syria have been reinforcing their grudge, hatred, greed, cannibalism and terrorism!

The fully confident and hero President was smiling while our hearts were actually filled with fear and even tears! The terrorists there have been raining Damascus with their shells, rockets and grudge! The strong heart of President Assad turned all their evil into ashes! President Assad's smiles and spontaneous words did crush the evil empires of terrorists and their backers!

Syrian Heroine Soldiers and their Mothers Honoured













DAMASCUS, (ST)- H.E. Mrs. Asma Al-Assad, the First Lady of Syria, received, on the occasion of Mother's Day, a group of Syrian Army heroines and their mothers.

Here are some excerpts of Mrs. Al-Assad cordial and spontaneous words:

''The Syrian heroine women defended Syria…they did plait their hair … postponed their dreams…left their families and put on their military uniforms instead of wedding suit; they carried the gun instead of school copybooks and did defend the soil of their homeland,''

Mrs. Asma Al-Assad, the First Lady of Syria addressing a group of Syrian heroines soldiers on Mother's Day, March 21, 2018.

'' Every one of you is willing to sacrifice for your country as a new power for Syria and Syrians, which could change the course of the war at different junctures modifying social concepts prevailing for long years,''

Mrs. Asma Al-Assad, the First Lady of Syria addressing a group of Syrian heroines soldiers and their mothers on Mother's Day, March 21, 2018.

''With us today are some mothers whose son is martyred and daughter wounded…I know there are women who have not only one of their daughters on the frontline but two,''

Mrs. Asma Al-Assad, the First Lady of Syria addressing a group of Syrian heroines soldiers and their mothers on Mother's Day, March 21, 2018.

The Saviors!

On March 4, 2018, H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad reiterated that the majority of Syrians besieged by terrorists in Eastern Ghouta as human shields do need to escape from the terrorists to their motherland, Syria; thus, the operation against terrorism would continue while doors are open for the civilians to come to safety away from terrorists.

 The human tsunami witnessed nowadays by Syrians escaping from terrorists concentration camps and prisons came not only as a strong indication for the humanitarian role of the Syrian Army and its allies in saving the civilians and success in fighting the terrorism and terrorists, but  did came further as a slap on the shameless faces of those who have been sponsoring, financing, training   terrorists in Syria.