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The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned. DH

Jul 8, 2018, 6 tweets

U.K Govt bombed #Syria based on "alleged" chemical attack in #Douma - now #OPCW has almost ruled out presence of "chemicals" (except traces of "chlorine" elements) at scene of alleged attack in #EasternGhouta. Does May stand trial for violation of intl law? Media - tumbleweed?

9th April: Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at Security Council session on the use of chemical weapons by Syria in Douma. ⬇️⬇️RUSH TO JUDGEMENT.

According to its own "Chemical Weapons in Syria" paper - UK Govt conceded that #Syria had destroyed all declared chemicals, overseen by #OPCW & "UK contributed to the process"

12th April - undeterred by lack of investigation, no"dodgy dossier" or factual context & reliant upon "coroborration" of "chemical attack" #Douma by UK FCO funded #WhiteHelmets working wth Jaish Al Islam- the UK Govt decided "alleviate humanitarian distress" by bombing #Syria.

The UK, US, France launched 105 missiles at THREE targets, yes 3. Those 3 targets were alleged chemical weapon facilities that had been signed off by #OPCW as not producing chemical weapons - minor detail for UK Govt. ⬇️⬇️

16th April - UK Govt practics political contortionism in effort to justify its unlawful aggression against #Syria, demonstrating further its moral bankruptcy & vigilante rogue statehood. Still, corp. Media are slow or fail to apply International Law to reporting of events.

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