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State Dept claims US has proof Damascus was behind Douma ‘attack,’ but it’s classified

RT | April 14, 2018

The US State Department has claimed to have proof that the Syrian government was the perpetrator of an alleged chemical attack in Douma. It refused to make the evidence public, as the intelligence is “classified.”

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Friday that the US has “a very high level of confidence” that it was the Syrian government that launched an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma on April 7. Asked by AP’s Matt Lee if the US can say that it has clear evidence of the Syrian government’s culpability, Nauert responded that while she cannot speak for other nations, “it’s the assessment of the British government, the US government, the French government” that Syria was the culprit.

“I cannot speak on their behalf, but we’ve all have been having conversations and sharing information, intelligence included, and we can say that the Syrian government was behind the attack,” Nauert said. The US assertion relies on “different kind of sources,” including those of its own, she said.

It’s unclear if the strongest-worded attribution of blame by the US so far is based on some newly uncovered evidence. Pressed on whether Washington had obtained some new proof that explicitly points at Damascus’ role in the incident, Nauert did not provide any new details, saying that she is not in a position to divulge the intelligence data.

She went on to criticize “some TV shows” that are calling on the White House to offer some facts in support of the accusations: “a lot of this stuff is classified at this point. We are unable to provide all of this publicly at this moment,” she said.

At the same time, Nauert admitted that the US has, so far, failed to independently determine what substance was used in the alleged chemical attack.

“On Tuesday, when we last met, I talked how we know that it was a chemical weapon that was used in Syria. The exact kind or the mix of that [chemical weapon] we are still looking into.”

At a briefing on Tuesday, Nauert said: “we do know that some sort of a substance was used.”

She also dismissed the statement by the Russian Defense Ministry that the UK government could have pressured the rebel-linked White Helmets group, which was the primary source of the photos and videos from the site of the supposed attack, to stage a provocation in Douma.

On Thursday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said that Moscow has “evidence that Britain had a direct involvement in arranging this provocation in Eastern Ghouta.” The UK rebuffed the accusations, calling them “grotesque.”

Nauert echoed an earlier statement by White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who said on Friday that Washington has “a very high confidence that Syria was responsible,” while accusing Russia of a “failure” to head off the alleged attack.

April 13, 2018 - Posted by | Deception, False Flag Terrorism, Mainstream Media, Warmongering | , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. “The US State Department has claimed to have proof that the Syrian government was the perpetrator of an alleged chemical attack in Douma. It refused to make the evidence public, as the intelligence is “classified”.

    The State Department also has video camera evidence of “9/11” that is still classified but won’t release it as well.
    It only releases ‘evidence’ that suits it, and I think that comes under the category of PROPAGANDA.

    Are the Three Stooges running the U.S. State Department these days?

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | April 13, 2018 | Reply

    • “I cannot speak on their behalf, but we’ve all have been having conversations and sharing information, intelligence included”
      So, they can share classified info amongst themselves, but not with the American people huh? Sounds like pure, unadulterated “Verbal Diarrhoea” to me, but, what have we come to expect from these lying scoundrels?

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | April 13, 2018 | Reply

  2. The US, UK, France: Three colonialists continuing their provocations, machinations and illegal moves against a sovereign Arab country. (As I write, the US is in a “bombs away” scenario ordered by Porno King Trump. I might hope that the Russians have the fortitude to resist the illegal aggression in tandem with its ally Syria.) All these colonialists, of course, answer to and kiss the arse of the 20th and 21st Centuries’ carry-on colonialist: the illegal Zionist entity so-called Israel.

    Comment by roberthstiver | April 13, 2018 | Reply

  3. When it comes to the accumulated mountain of lies and ruthless criminality practiced by those fully aware they are lying – truth is the weapon of mass destruction.

    Comment by Jerry Alatalo | April 14, 2018 | Reply

  4. I think it worth noting at this good site that I’ve been waiting for information regarding the Zioentity’s latest crime against humanity in the third week of Gazan Palestinians’ quest to publicize and move toward resolution of their legitimate aspirations for human rights and justice. I read only one statement that, this week to that point, 500 more Gazans had been wounded and one murdered by the Israeli Massacre Forces. All news has, of course and conveniently, been submerged and ignored due to the colonial West’s bombing campaign — a campaign without evidence to justify it — against the sovereign state of Syria. The Palestinians always suck hind t*t, and this is just one more example. (Meanwhile, the unsophisticated and cowardly Arab world sits on its hands…where is the patriotism, the fiery pride, the leadership of Gamal Abdel Nasser? Where is the Arab street protesting its lot? Unconscionable, shameful….)

    Viva Syria! Viva Palestine! In the end, Palestine Is Still THE Issue!

    Comment by roberthstiver | April 14, 2018 | Reply


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