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UPDATE: OPCW Confirm Leaked Report is Genuine

Kit Knightly

The leaked OPCW report appears to have been confirmed genuine.

The report, titled “Engineering Assessment of Two Cylinders Observed at Douma Incident”, came to public prominence a few days ago after The Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media released their analysis of the text.

Since then it has gotten a lot of play all across the alternate media (you can read our original report here, but there were many others too).

It has received virtually zero coverage in the mainstream media, of course. And that doesn’t appear likely to change any time soon.

The report spells out, in unambiguous language, that the two chlorine gas canisters were likely planted, rather than dropped from a helicopter.

In summary, observations at the scene of the two locations, together with subsequent analysis, suggest that there is a higher probability that both cylinders were manually placed at those two locations rather than being dropped.”

This finding adds to the pile of evidence which makes it appear very likely the whole event was staged.

The only question was whether or not the document could be confirmed genuine. And now it has been.

Peter Hitchens, for a long time the only mainstream voice to express any doubts about the “official narrative” on Douma, wrote to the OPCW to ask about the leaked report.

He wrote a column about it. We suggest you read it, but the most important passage, taken directly from an OPCW statement, is this:

Pursuant to its established policies and practices, the OPCW Technical Secretariat is conducting an internal investigation about the unauthorised release of the document in question.

Note the language. Nowhere is it disputing either the findings of the document, nor the veracity. Instead, they are “conducting an investigation” into its “unauthorised release”.

That is as close to an admission as makes no difference. For now, we can safely conclude the document is real, and the findings genuine.

That means, not only that the Douma “chemical attack” was likely staged, but that the OPCW knew this and chose to cover it up.

A very distressing series of events, and one that could easily have lead to an all-out war between Syria, Russia and NATO.

We welcome the OPCW’s admission that this document is genuine. However, we would suggest the question is not “How was it leaked?”, but rather “Why was it suppressed in the first place?”

Kit Knightly is co-editor of OffGuardian. The Guardian banned him from commenting. Twice. He used to write for fun, but now he's forced to out of a near-permanent sense of outrage.

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Kit Knightly is co-editor of OffGuardian. The Guardian banned him from commenting. Twice. He used to write for fun, but now he's forced to out of a near-permanent sense of outrage.

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DavidKNZ
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DavidKNZ

This is a rerun.
A previous attempt to provoke further attacks on Syria by way of a false flag – bomb
demolition scenario was itself neatly demolished by Patrick Armstrong
https://patrickarmstrong.ca/2016/09/26/bellingcat-proves-the-russians-didnt-do-it/

mark
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mark

The OPCW seems to have adopted the Bell End/ Bellingcat approach to evidence. Ask what predetermined conclusion your backers and paymasters want, then look for anything to support that, no matter how dodgy the content and its provenance. Don’t bother visiting the scene, just accept without question anything provided through the Neocohens’ pet proxy head choppers and throat slitters. If you tried to convict someone of stealing a bicycle using that approach, you’d get laughed out of court.

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Paul Harvey
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Paul Harvey

Given the current draconian atmosphere surrounding whistleblowing a la Assange and Manning to name but a few, I have nothing but the deepest admiration for the OPCW employee who made this ‘unauthorised release’ possible. Given the fact the NATO war machine could have very easily used the original OPCW Report as a pretext for the invasion and destruction of Syria, the importance of this new information cannot be overestimated. Clearly, like the former head of the OPCW Jose Bustani who stood up to the threats made to his family by that psychopath John Bolton, there are no doubt many OPCW… Read more »

Headlice
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Headlice

https://www.voltairenet.org/article206340.html

Macron and the plans long laid down for the little island and Notre-Dame

Headlice
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Headlice

https://russia-insider.com/en/node/27042

An article on the incredible concentration of wealth in the US. Three organisations control 80% of all S&P 1500 companies.

Headlice
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Headlice

http://www.passportmagazine.ru/article/2495/

In defence of Putin. An article written in 2012.

nondimenticare
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nondimenticare

Interesting article in that it lays the blame for Russia’s post-communist ills not at the feet of Yeltsin but of Gorbachev – something I’ve not seen before and find hard to believe in the bald terms stated.

Headlice
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Headlice

Novichok has been such a fantastic success it surely will magically reappear again but with a laden twist and a pike thrown in. Iran and the OPCW jointly developed likely binary nerve agents which have become described as in 2016 in order to develop remedies and treatment protocols for same. Given Iranian suffering at the chemical weapon hands of Iraq in the 1980’s one can understand why Iran would partner with the global chemical watchdog in such an undertaking. However, if one thinks about things a wee bit one might come to the conclusion that a force acting within the… Read more »

DavidKNZ
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DavidKNZ

Slightly off topic… I have long supported Mozilla ( and OffG ) as and independent and impartial organisation with an opensource browser (FireFox) However this turned up on my inbox https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/mozilla/FMfcgxwCgVbNVCfXtLwJwcCfdWHvQnWL Its a RahRah article by Jon Lloyd Head of European Campaigns, Mozilla Foundation === Hey David, Two weeks ago I loaded a giant thank you card onto the Tube in central London to deliver a message of thanks to the Guardian newspaper, on behalf of 27,000 of you. The Guardian is preventing misinformation by adding more context to news articles when they are shared on social media, so we… Read more »

Robbobbobin
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Robbobbobin

The Mozilla Foundation’s integrity does not need an initiative to be of questionable independence from the wrong quarters.

Gezzah Potts
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The Guardian is preventing misinformation? Are we now inhabiting a parallel universe? Am almost incredulous at how they believe their own dogpoo.

UreKismet
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UreKismet

Mozilla joined in the enable spyware game years ago when they were completely OK with NSA pressure on the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology to weaken encryption on AES & DES which (more AES than DES now) are used as the base of the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption which Mozilla uses to secure its browser. IIRC it was Snowden who first drew attention to the flaw on about 99% of the population’s internet security. The sleazy NYT wrote an article on it a coupla years back (https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/09/05/us/documents-reveal-nsa-campaign-against-encryption.html?_r=0) which IMO means US penetration of the net is prolly… Read more »

Robbobbobin
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Robbobbobin

“IIRC it was Snowden who first drew attention to the flaw on about 99% of the population’s internet security.”

Snowden absconded with a load of ungainsayable evidence detailing the presence of the NSA’s grubby fingers in a lot of unhygenic pies but it was the remarkable Moxie Marlinspike, now of the Signal Foundation (publishers of the Signal messaging app), who first conclusively demonstrated the significant technical holes in the SSL encryption system.

DavidKNZ
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DavidKNZ

Thanks for the update and technical advice. Appreciated 🙂
But is does seem to be that Mozilla IS telling us they are right on board with the empire,
as evidenced by Jon Lloyd of Mozilla and his 27,000 signature thank you’s to the Guardian

falcemartello
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Rinse ,Lather ,Repeat.
Just look at the repeated lies by the legacy media and the western officials on Iran, Venezuela and Russia to date. Everything that they have been saying about these countries has been debunked multiple times. But hell why stand in the way of a good yarn to justify ones crimes against humanity.
Nuremberg 2 anyone ???????

Gezzah Potts
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Of course there’s been a cover up. Of course there’s been silence from the Empire’s stenographer slime. Of course the only ones reporting this are quality independent news sites. This is our brave new world. This is George Orwell territory. To report this would destroy the narrative that these creatures have relentlessly pumped out to the gullible masses about Syria. And don’t even get me started on the odious White Helmets.

Stonky
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Stonky

I had an amusing past encounter with the OPCW. On 19 April 2017, during the investigation of the Khan Sheikoun incident, the Director General of the OPCW made a high-profile public announcement (prominently reported throughout the Western media) claiming that the evidence that the victims had been exposed to Sarin gas was “incontrovertible”. I wrote to the OPCW asking how they could be sure of the chain of custody of the evidence, given that no one from the OPCW had been anywhere near the site. I received a reply from “Magdalena”, a pompous representative of the Public Affairs Directorate, snootily… Read more »

JudyJ
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JudyJ

I’ve just been through the extracts of the final published OPCW report which Peter Hitchens quotes on his blog, comparing the wording to the suppressed FFM technical report. I was trying to see if the content of the technical report had simply been carefully edited by the main OPCW in order to arrive at false conclusions or whether the deception went much further. It was only on doing this that I truly appreciated the minute detail that the technical report goes into, based on an extensive range of expert evaluations and reconstructions. Other than summarising very simplistically the investigation team’s… Read more »

SO.
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SO.

The OPCW’s new blame squad, the Investigation and Identification Team or IIT is due to become active next month.

Syria will no doubt be their first target.

Mucho
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Mucho

The OPCW covered it up? Of course they did, if they don’t do as their told, they get a phone call from John Bolton to tell them they know where their kids are. This is how the US does business. John Bolton personally threatened Jose Bustani, the first director-general of the global chemical weapons watchdog Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) over his refusal to lie about Iraq’s WMD’s. “diplomatic efforts and peacemaking did not sit well with Washington, because “they had plans already to take some action – military action – against Iraq,” Bustani claims. Shortly afterwards,… Read more »

Robbobbobin
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Robbobbobin

“THESE PEOPLE ARE NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF CUNTS.”

Correction: KUNTS (from KONTEN – Afrikaans and Dutch plural of KONT: vulgar: persons or a person of all the negative attributes intended).

“CUNT” denotes something nice.

— David Ditchburn, brother of Christina Gascoigne (wife of Bamber Gascoigne) and husband of Junie Morosi (Principal Private Secretary to and unofficial shadow of Jim Cairns, a Deputy Prime Minister in the Australian Labor Party’s Whitlam Government).

Pleased to be of lexical assistance.

Tim Jenkins
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Tim Jenkins

Once upon a time,
we had Empires ruled by Emperors.
Then came kingdoms ruled by Kings.
Today, we have countries, ruled by …

Pleased to be of objective assistance 😉

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DiggerUK
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DiggerUK

Peter Hitchens has acted as a professional journalist should. He should be respected for that. All the OPCW have done is accept that it was theirs, by simply stating that they are investigating its unauthorised release. They make no claim that it was taken into consideration in the final version of their investigation. Any half baked spin doctor could acknowledge it was an OPCW original, but ‘on further investigation, after receiving more detailed evidence was revised/rejected/ couldn’t be confirmed/ blah, blah,…..’ What if that scenario turns out to be true? They do seem to be on the back foot now… Read more »

Stonky
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Stonky

I’m delighted that Hitchens has managed to extract from the OPCW a much clearer acknowledgement that the report is theirs and genuine. (I managed to get myself censored on the previous thread for trying to support your position – maybe Peter Hitchens read my post 😉 )

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We don’t censor people, not even for gross pedantry or flagrant concern-trolling. Your comment was dropped in the spam folder, but has now been rescued.

You’re welcome

Stonky
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Stonky

Lighten up guys. I think you’re being unreasonable accusing DiggerUK of concern-trolling and me of pedantry. (S)he raised a valid point and I am delighted it has now been dealt with in a much more unequivocal manner. I am very pleased to know that you don’t censor comments as it would be very disappointing if a site that was set up by people fed up with being censored on CiF was to do the same thing themselves. However for future reference I would appreciate knowing why my comments found themselves in the spam folder. I post from China and often… Read more »

JudyJ
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JudyJ

If there is to be any justice for the Syrian government, someone (but who?) must confront our ‘esteemed’ parliamentary representatives and mainstream media about this report. Surely, with all the recent hypocritical bleating from the latter about the need for freedom of information in the public interest, none of them can now have the audacity to condemn this leak. And, as @crank below says, the implications are manifold; not least that the report proves in no uncertain terms that the sources of evidence that the msm and our parliamentarians have been relying on in Syria are repugnant and disreputable. Unfortunately,… Read more »

Loverat
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Loverat

Peter Hitchens I think has covered and studied the reports of all the Syrian staged events. He writes particularly about the Khan Sheikhoun incident and his concerns about the lack of chain of custody of the evidence (inspectors did not visit the site and relied on Al Qaeda as the main source of evidence) It might be useful to keep an eye on his Sunday Mail blog. I expect in light of this, he may have a lot more to say about these events in the near future. This is truly shocking – yes we all knew or suspected it,… Read more »

JudyJ
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JudyJ

“It really is stuff an 8 year old could work out given half an hour of research”

Yes, Loverat, precisely. Unfortunately, from reading public comments on msm and from conversations with my own acquaintances, I have come to the conclusion that the majority of the wider public have the analytical faculties of 7 year olds (maximum) and non-existent moral judgement capabilities.

crank
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crank

I think the coverage in the independent media has been surprisingly mute to be honest.
The depth of the implications of this are too obvious to re-state.
In a way reminiscent of other ‘deep events’ of the past, it may be just too consequential for many of the still mentally corralled people to get their heads around, whilst for the ‘red pilled’ it evokes the opposite sentiment of “well, of course the OPCW are complicit in the fakery, that much was obvious – they had to be”.