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Was the April 4 Syria Chemical Weapons Khan Sheikhoun Incident Fake? Not Real?

By: Stephen Lendman

Clearly what happened was a false flag, wrongfully blamed on Damascus.

But did any attack occur, perhaps a fake incident instead, creating the appearance of a CW attack, not a real one, giving Washington a pretext to strike Syria’s Shayrat airbase?

Here’s what’s known. Al-Qaeda-connected, Western-supported, anti-Assad White Helmets alone provided unverified images of the alleged attack’s aftermath.

No evidence suggests area residents were victims of toxic sarin or any other CW. None sought medical treatment.

Nothing proves an attack actually occurred, just unverified reports claiming one, falsely blaming Damascus for what appears not to have happened.

Last month, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Khan Sheikhoun areas residents weren’t evacuated to protect them from alleged toxic exposure.

“Neither locals nor pseudo-rescuers have even asked for medicines, antidotes, decontaminants,” or any other help, he explained.

“(T)here are simply no plans to carry out a qualified investigation…by the current ‘schemers’ of the (alleged) chemical attack.”

“(T)he only (so-called evidence of CW use comes from al-Qaeda-connected) White Helmets videos.”

Images of them in Kahn Sheikhoun showed them with no protective clothing – indicating no need because no CW attack occurred, just the fabricated report of one apparently – a pretext for Trump’s aggression.

On May 6, Fort Russ said Qatar-controlled “Al-Jazeera may screen White Helmets fake chemical attacks,” using “rounded up civilians” in Idlib province as props for the deception, providing another pretext for US aggression.

“(T)his information was confirmed by all major Russian media and many publications in the Middle East,” Fort Russ said.

“(A) Syrian military intelligence source earlier this week, said that militants rounded up civilians and filmed one or more fake chemical attacks. Furthermore it has been revealed, that Al Jazeera channel was present there” filming.

According to Russia’s First Channel,

“23 bodies of children were recently stolen from a hospital in Idlib. It seems that the ‘White Helmets’ are going to arrange another theatrical production under a false flag soon. Maybe another chemical attack in order to link it with President Assad.”

All wars are based on deception and Big Lies. Truth-telling defeats them. Public support is needed to wage them.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

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