From Dick Atlee:
I just went through one of the most bizarre listening experiences I’ve ever had. To say it was Alice-in-Wonderlandish is an understatement.
Ten days ago, Mark Crispin Miller sent a link to an article about testimony before the U.N. Security Council by Ian Henderson, one of the members of the OPCW (chemical weapons hounds) team that went to Douma, Syria, to gather information about the alleged gas attack there in 2017 (text of the testimony in the article, link just below). A lot of information has seeped out from Henderson and another “whistleblower” (they don’t consider themselves
such) about how the on-the-ground team issued the preliminary report on the incident identifying major problems with the story that the Syrian Air Force had dropped a cylinder of chlorine gas, killing a hundred people, and finding that, in fact, the amount of chlorine found was consistent with normal household cleaning agents.
The problem was that, when the OPCW final report came out—written by a team that had never visited Douma—it said the exact opposite, and implied that the Syrian Government had, yes, once again gassed its own people at a time when it would have been idiotic to do so.
Meanwhile, the Russians had sent in their own team of engineers and interviewers. The violations of physical laws performed by that gas cylinder were truly remarkable, and all the people in the building where the bodies were found not only were healthy, but had never seen any of those dead people before. They were ordered out of the building by the White Helmets and fighters, who then dragged bodies out of cars and placed them in the building to photograph.
I won’t go on with the endless details of damning evidence. The point here is that the Russians set up a meeting at the U.N. on January 20 to describe all this and invited the ambassadors from the other countries to attend. In the article MCM sent, I found a link to the U.N.TV video of the meeting:
It was over 3 hours long, but I downloaded its audio. I didn’t have that much time to listen to it until I had to do work with firewood today. And what I heard was riveting, if a bit slow-paced, as the Russians and the Syrian ambassador and the OPCW engineer laid all this out for an hour and 22 minutes. I wasn’t sure what to expect next—and what happened for the next hour and a half was, well, mind-blowing.
Each of a large number of ambassadors had a chance to say their piece, and with few exceptions it was if they either hadn’t been there, hadn’t heard a word that had been said, or labeled everything as misinformation in a manner indicating they hadn’t listened to anything. It was like they all spoke all spoke from the same script: chemical weapons are bad, the OPCW is independent and unbiased and non-political, and we must all trust and support it. Again and again and again.
The juxtaposition of obvious evidential fact and complete ignorant denial in the face of it had me sometimes laughing in sheer disbelief. These are the people who will destroy us, and they are supremely arrogant/incompetent. Not that I haven’t seen similar situations any less absurd in other areas of my interest, but nothing quite as blatant as this.
And, as MCM noted, there seems to have been zero coverage in the corporate media, or even most of the alt media, about this meeting.
If you get a chance, check out that first 82 minutes. Listen to the rest if you dare.