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Fabricated HRW Report on CW Use in Syria

Fabricated HRW Report on CW Use in Syria

by Stephen Lendman

Human Rights Watch's latest report reads like a Pentagon press release - a despicable attempt to blame Syria for CW attacks it had nothing to do with.

Claiming nonexistent evidence, it said at least four government CW attacks occurred in recent months. They've been NONE - toxic agents only used by ISIS, al Nusra and other US-supported terrorists.

HRW's report further tarnished its long ago discredited reputation more than already, disgracefully claiming recent CW attacks "are part of a broader pattern of Syrian government forces' use of" these weapons - calling them "widespread and systematic…crimes against humanity."

Fabricated evidence cited claimed "(g)overnment warplanes appear to have dropped bombs with nerve agents on at least four occasions since December 12."


"(G)overnment helicopter-dropped chlorine-filled munitions have become more systematic."


"Government or pro-government ground forces have started using improvised ground-launched munitions filled with chlorine."

FALSE! No evidence corroborates HRW claims because none exists. Loads of evidence proves US-backed terrorists used CWs numerous times, always falsely blamed on Assad.

HRW, Amnesty International, and likeminded groups get Soros, Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie and other dirty corporate money. It comes with strings to serve powerful Western interests.

HRW director Kenneth Roth is a former federal prosecutor. Former HRW head Aryeh Neier left to become Soros' Open Society Institute president.

Roth lied claiming "(i)n the last six months, the (Syrian) government has used warplanes, helicopters, and ground forces to deliver chlorine and sarin in Damascus, Hama, Idlib, and Aleppo. That's widespread and systematic use of chemical weapons."

He blamed Assad for the April 4 Kahn Sheikhoun incident he had nothing to do with - the CW attack carried out by US-supported terrorists, using toxins supplied by Turkey or Saudi Arabia.

HRW falsely claimed the April 4 attack "appear(s) consistent with the characteristics of a Soviet-made (KhAB-250) air-dropped chemical bomb specifically designed to deliver sarin."

Russia's Defense Ministry blasted the allegation, calling it a "fairy tale," explaining the Soviet-era KhAB-250 bomb wasn't designed to carry sarin or any other CW.

These bombs were "never…exported and were dismantled long ago," said the ministry. HRW presented a photo of the bomb displayed in Russia's Moscow Armed Forces museum as "proof" of its use in Syria - exposing its Big Lie.

Its May 1 report was disgraceful disinformation, pure propaganda, serving US imperial interests - falsely blaming Syria for high crimes committed against its people and sovereignty.

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