With no #Douma investigation, no UN mandate, and in clear breach of international law, US UK France launch attack against a sovereign nation that hasn't attacked them, in 'retaliation' for an alleged event the circumstances of which are very far from clear
theguardian.com/world/2018/apr…
No surprise perhaps as to the timing of US UK France attacks, just hours before the scheduled start of @OPCW investigations which potentially very quickly could have established whether a chemical attack as claimed in #Douma did, or did not, take place
Note how headlines repeat US UK France claims of #Syria chemical weapons sites as if fact
bbc.co.uk/news/world-mid…
ignoring that @OPCW declared all Syria CW destroyed in 2016, and that US UK France have since had the right to ask OPCW to inspect these sites
opcw.org/fileadmin/OPCW…
France now publicly releases its ‘proof’ that Assad guilty of #Douma ‘chemical attack’: the claims of anti Assad SAMS group, and what activists posted on social media
dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-Ea…
ht @potifar66
NB If this the ‘proof’, may explain why Trump & May refusing to discuss it
UK sets out its legal justification for #Syria attack
gov.uk/government/pub…
Note this is the UK govt assertion of its case, not a statement of international law - which requires such R2P 'humanitarian' use of force to be authorised by UN Security Council
un.org/en/genocidepre…
"Legal advice gives UK clear backing for military action"
bbc.co.uk/news/uk-437701…
BBC ignores that such R2P justification needs UNSC authorisation (see above), and that the UK interpretation of law would allow any state to attack another on any number of real or invented pretexts
Journalists visit Barzeh, a laboratory destroyed by US UK France strikes, but find no sign of chemical weapons. Staff say it's a pharmaceutical plant fully inspected by @OPCW numerous times: "If it was chemical weapons, we wouldn't be able to stand here"
dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/arti…
78 of the 105 missiles US UK France launched at #Syria were targeted at Barzeh (see tweet above). Yet despite US UK claims that it's the centre of a secret chemical weapons program, @OPCW inspections including just five months ago have found no trace of it
opcw.org/fileadmin/OPCW…
Good @CraigMurrayOrg analysis of UK govt claim of 'humanitarian' legal justification for its #Syria attack (see also the two tweets above)
craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/…
'UK govt has concocted its own three tests of legality that have no legal standing, yet manages to fail all of them'
Watch how US media used Syrian-American 'witness' first hand experience of #Douma 'chemical attack' to urge US strikes
nbcnews.com/nightly-news/v…
ht @Net_News_Global
Having left as a refugee, she now admits she wasn't there but "heard about it from some men"
npr.org/2018/04/15/602…

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