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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Questioning the Douma Hoax
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – 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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