by Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post:
CNN and other corporate media outlets are once again alight with “proof” that Assad used chemical weapons against civilians in Khan Sheikhoun. So what, exactly, is their proof? Well, they don’t have any. That shouldn’t be surprising in and of itself but it is at least entertaining the lengths to which corporate media outlets and Western governments will go to blame their own crimes against humanity on the Syrian government in order to justify new Western crimes against humanity.
Nevertheless, the Western corporate media is eagerly reporting the OPCW (Oranisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) has “found” that sarin was indeed used at Khan Sheikoun, then spending the rest of their “reports” pointing the finger at the government of Bashar al-Assad.
In this regard, two points must be made.
First, the OPCW has made a declaration without the requisite evidence. The organization has yet to actually visit the site, despite repeated calls by Russia and Syria to do so. It can’t access the area because it is occupied by the West’s freedom-fighters and thus, simply entering the general area would put inspectors at risk of having their heads lopped off. Instead, the OPCW has been taking samples from terrorist-supporting “NGOs” and taking testimony from terrorists and their families. With investigation standards like this, it’s no surprise what conclusion the team would come to.
Second, it must be noted that, contrary to the claims made by Western governments, the OPCW has not determined who was responsible for the attack. The OPCW is not tasked with determining who is responsible for committing such acts.
That isn’t keeping the harpies in the corporate media from claiming the opposite, though, and presenting the rather weak claims by the OPCW as evidence of Assad committing crimes against humanity. At this point, it is not clear that sarin was even present during the attack. What is clear, however, is the fact that the West – government, media, and international organizations – are losing credibility by the day and reports such as these are the reason why.