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Challenged on Syria Cover-Up, OPCW Chief Lies and U.S.-UK-France Evade
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Challenged on Syria Cover-Up, OPCW Chief Lies and U.S.-UK-France Evade
April 25, 2021

Facing new outcry over the Syria cover-up scandal, OPCW chief Fernando Arias has been caught lying, while the US-UK-France are desperately trying to change the subject. Aaron Maté recaps recent meetings at the EU and UN, where the growing Douma controversy was center stage.

5 Former OPCW Officials Join Prominent Voices to Call Out Syria Cover-Up
March 17, 2021

Prominent signatories and five former OPCW officials are calling on the chemical watchdog to address the cover-up of its chemical weapons investigation in the Syrian city of Douma, and to hear out the dissenting scientists whose findings were censored.

5 Former OPCW Officials Join Prominent Voices to Call Out Syria Cover-Up
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OPCW Chief Dodges Questions on Syria Cover-Up After New Leaks, Attacks on Whistleblowers
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OPCW Chief Dodges Questions on Syria Cover-Up After New Leaks, Attacks on Whistleblowers
January 4, 2021

Russia’s UN ambassador asked Arias about several damning leaks, some revealed by The Grayzone, as well as ongoing deceptive attacks on the veteran scientists who challenged the censorship of their investigation. Arias refused to answer in public session, and gave vague, non-substantive answers in private.

OPCW executives praised whistleblower and criticized Syria cover-up, leaks reveal
December 10, 2020

Documents obtained by The Grayzone show that OPCW executives privately criticized the manipulation of a Syria chemical weapons probe, and supported a dissenting veteran inspector. One official, however, feared helping the “Russian narrative.” These private admissions further expose the public whitewash of the Douma cover-up, and undermine the ongoing attacks on the whistleblowers who challenged it.

OPCW executives praised whistleblower and criticized Syria cover-up, leaks reveal
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Draft Debacle: Bellingcat Smears OPCW Whistleblower, Journalists With False Letter, Farcical Claims
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Draft Debacle: Bellingcat Smears OPCW Whistleblower, Journalists With False Letter, Farcical Claims
October 31, 2020

Bellingcat claimed to have uncovered a letter that disproves OPCW inspectors and journalists who challenged the censorship of a Syria chemical weapons probe. But in one of many falsehoods, Bellingcat’s “letter” was in fact only a draft that was never sent — and only further exposes the cover-up.

Chomsky: OPCW Cover-Up of Syria Probe Is ‘Shocking’
October 26, 2020

Noam Chomsky says that the OPCW’s cover-up, under US pressure, of a Syria chemical weapons probe raises “very severe suspicions.”

Chomsky: OPCW Cover-Up of Syria Probe Is ‘Shocking’
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OPCW Syria Whistleblower and Ex-OPCW Chief Attacked by U.S., UK, France at UN
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OPCW Syria Whistleblower and Ex-OPCW Chief Attacked by U.S., UK, France at UN
October 8, 2020

At the UN Security Council, the US, UK and France were confronted with testimony from OPCW whistleblower Ian Henderson and ex-OPCW chief Jose Bustani that challenged the rationale for their bombing of Syria in April 2018. They responded by attacking and silencing the witnesses. Aaron Maté recaps the extraordinary events.

Why Does the Public Tolerate Its Biological Warfare?
June 12, 2020

If the public will no longer tolerate its funding biological warfare, then when will the massive public demonstrations be organized throughout the world condemning the U.S., China, and other governments, that either participate in this R&D or else tolerate instead of clearly outlawing it — punish everyone in the given nation who participates in it? Why haven’t these massive public demonstrations, against this R&D, already occurred?

Why Does the Public Tolerate Its Biological Warfare?
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