Questioning the Douma Hoax

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Questioning the Douma Hoax

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Before the television and digital age, Winston Churchill explained "(a) lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."

The bigger the lie, the more accurate his observation – especially with 24-hour cable TV and modern technology, instantly communicating globally, repeating the official narrative endlessly, drowning out alternative views.

Robert Fisk and other journalists visiting Douma found no evidence of a chemical weapons attack.

Reporter Pearson Sharp interviewed Douma residents. They denied an attack occurred.

"When I asked (doctors at the town's hospital) what they thought the chemical attack was, they told me – all of them told me – that it was staged by the 'rebels' (sic) who were occupying the town at the time," Sharp explained, adding:

"They said it was a fabric
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