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The chemical air attacks that weren't

Discussion in 'Personal' started by monicabilongame, May 23, 2019.

  1. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

  2. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Martin Odoni is a serial blogger, a long term Jewish critic of Israel and the link above is just the opinion of one very opinionated individual.

    Nothing more.

    I don't think I have ever read a piece of writing in which the words 'possibly', 'possibility', 'perhaps', 'might', 'may', and 'maybe' have been repeated.

    An example...

    Early investigation did find traces of chlorine at the site of the airstrikes, although did not establish whether it was military-grade chlorine gas. The OPCW investigators found two gas cylinders in the area, and there was a strong possibility that the detected chlorine may have been stored in them – perhaps for industrial purposes, perhaps for more nefarious reasons – and was released from them during the bombardment, perhaps due to the damage inflicted.
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
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  3. NoseyMatronType

    NoseyMatronType Lead commenter

    Try Robert Fisk then:


    Fisk (a seasoned Middle Eastern Correspondent) and Patrick Cockburn are my 'go to guys' when it comes to making sense of what goes on in that part of the world.
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  4. baitranger

    baitranger Established commenter

    "the UK, and France, had carried out retaliatory airstrikes that had not been authorised by the United Nations."
    Yes that wise and noble body that is above criticism, passing numerous anti-Israel resolutions but ignoring horrific human rights violations and horrific government killings elsewhere.
    Did the UN "authorise" the Syrian government killing half a million people, did it "authorise" Hezbollah and Hamas rockets? Did the UN "authorise" Russian military involvement in Syria?
    Some people tend to pick and choose the UN resolutions that they agree with and the general assembly of the UN is often dominated by a large group of highly biased countries.
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  5. blue451

    blue451 Lead commenter

    The OPCW is under constant political pressure. Most famously, the current US National Security Adviser, John Bolton, is accused of having openly demanded the resignation of the OPCW’s former chief Jose Bustani in 2002 because they disagreed about Iraq. Mr Bustani declined to go quietly. According to the New Yorker magazine

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/05/06/john-bolton-on-the-warpath, Mr Bolton – then an Under-Secretary of State – told the Brazilian diplomat: ‘We know you have two sons in New York. We know your daughter is in London. We know where your wife is.’ Mr Bolton denies this, but Mr Bustani stands by it ( an internet search will reveal more details of the alleged event) . Soon afterwards American pressure forced Mr Bustani out anyway.

  6. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I knew it

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