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Russians Further Unveil British Role in Staging Douma ‘Chemical Weapons’ Fraud

April 14, 2018 (EIRNS)—Just hours before the April 13 cruise missile strikes against Syria, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Igor Konashenkov delivered a briefing in Moscow in which, for the second time in as many days, he nailed the British role in wholly fabricating the alleged chemical weapons incident in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, which was used as the casus belli to justify the U.S.-U.K.-France attack.

“Today, there are other evidences at the disposal of the Russian military department, which testify to the direct participation of Great Britain in organizing this provocation in the Eastern Ghouta,”

General Konashenkov said.

“The Russian party knows for certain that from April 3 to 6, representatives of the so-called White Helmets were influenced by London for the speedy implementation of the provocation prepared in advance. The White Helmets received information that Jaysh al-Islam militants were to conduct a series of powerful artillery shellings of Damascus on April 3 to 6.”

The Jaysh al-Islam shelling was intended to provoke a response from Syrian government forces, the spokesman reported, thus setting the stage for the provocation.

The day before, Konashenkov had described how the jihadis had staged the videos of supposed chemical weapons victims, according to eyewitness testimony taken by the Russian military. He showed video interviews of two medical workers describing how the White Helmets on April 7 came rushing into the only hospital in Douma, cameramen on hand, screaming that everyone had been exposed to chemical weapons, pouring water on people, panicking others to join them, carrying babies around in a rush, generating panic. The two workers said at first, they thought it might be true and took part, but then it became clear that there were no chemical weapons and no one showing any effects of chemical weapons.

“Please notice,” said Konashenkov, “these people do not hide their names. These are not some faceless claims on the social media by anonymous activists. They took part in taking that footage.”

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