In every mainstream media (MSM) article whether you agree or disagree, journalist target an individual to create the folk devil and the governments must be seen to do something about it (Cohen 2012). The definition of false flag on most online dictionaries explains, “it is the mis-representation that involves a covert political, or military operation that allows the observer to believe the act was carried out by by another party”. This helps to rally support for a certain political group showing they are the ‘good’ party and the opposition is a ‘bad’ party (Chomsky 2007). There is one part of the false flag definition people must remember and that is the death of citizens are real, it happened, it is the narrative behind their deaths that needs answering!
For example, a Brown Moses blog (2012) showing and telling his readers that Bashar al Assad’s air force, threw barrels bombs from a helicopter. A closer inspection of the video uploaded onto YouTube, displays the user’s profile picture of a young girl with a flag painted on her face. The Syrian flag painted on the young girl’s face has three stars, which is a flag often used by the opposition forces in Syria (FSA). Further investigation of the video had shown it was published 26 October 2012.
In August 2012, Lieutenant Colonel Rick Francona a retired US Air Force intelligence officer, wrote,
“the helicopter airfield at Taftanaz, also known as Afis air base has come under attack by the rebels… Afis is home to two squadrons of Mi-8 (HIP) assault helicopters”.
According to Brown Moses (2012) blog, a barrel bomb was thrown from an Mi-8 (HIP) assault helicopter. Additionally, the FSA battalions took over three air defence bases in the Damascus, Aleppo and Homs regions between the 12-13 October 2012 (Yehoshua and Barkan 2012). Therefore, the war crime of throwing barrel bombs out of a helicopter could have been conducted by the FSA, as they had the capabilities. This could also be defined as a false flag attack, as the FSA could have carried out the military operation, so the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) became the folk devil. In return for the FSA false flag they would gain the required support from certain Western nation states.
UK Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was asked about Assad committing war crimes, “well it is the thought… at least the fear of an indictment… it will take time to record these crimes” (Ruptly 2018). Western nation states have the determination to try and over-throw Bashar al Assad, but are required to continue their crusade legitimately. For that reason, the IIIM mechanism created by International Court of Justice, will collect and document evidence of crimes against humanity in Syria (ICJ 2017). Syria Accountability 2017 & Aldimiashqi 2017 believe the IIIM will help to hold Bashar al Assad to account in the international court. For that reason, an investigation conducted by the OPCW would contribute to the documentation of the evidence of crimes against humanity for the IIIM.
The OPCW has the task to oversee the investigations into the 2018 gas attack in Douma, media reports say, “at least 40 people were killed”Hubbard (2018). For the first time the OPCW managed to collect the samples and conduct the investigation, as the areas are usually under the control of a ‘listed terrorist organisation al Nusra’ (OPCW 2017, p.2). Therefore, on the 1 March 2019 the OPCW released the final report and concluded that the Syrian government conducted a chlorine attack in Douma. However, not everyone was happy with the results of the OPCW report, as many voices disputed the fact that the cylinders could fall from a helicopter, through the roof, bounce from the floor onto a bed. See image above from OffGuardian (2019).
Paul Bond (2019) writes “the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media (WGSPM) has a leaked OPCW engineering report that concludes the alleged 2018 chemical attack in Syria was staged”. In an interview with Syriana Analysis (2019) Professor David Miller from the WGSPM explains the importance of the engineers report, as it is vital evidence, which illustrates how the gas cylinders were placed and not thrown out of a helicopter. However, MSM have ignored this report as it contradicts their articles that wrongly accuse the Syrian government of gassing his own people. Also, certain individuals are too busy trying to prove that it is not a genuine document. See the thread below by @2ndNewMoon as one person believes it is a disgruntled employee.
To conclude, the gas attack in Douma is defined as a false flag attack conducted by the extremist opposition groups, so they could place blame on the Syrian government. If the false flag attempt was a success, Western nation states would have been one step closer in seeing Bashar al Assad in the ICJ. No one is saying Assad has not committed crimes, it is a war, but questions need to be answered to get justice for the people killed.
The unanswered questions are,
- Was the OPCW pressured into leaving out the engineer report, if so by whom?
- Was the engineer report left out, because all the evidence pointed to the extremist opposition forces in Syria?
- Why was there no autopsies conducted on the dead people that were displayed on social media platforms and in MSM outlets? Who were the dead people, do their families know about their death?
Chomsky, N (2007) Failed State, The abuse of power and the assault on democracy. Penguin Books: London.
Cohen, S. (2012) Folk Devils and Moral Panics. 4th ed. Canada: Routledge Classic.