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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Was the Reported April 4 CW Incident in Syria Fake, Not Real?
by Stephen Lendman
Clearly what happened was a false flag, wrongfully blamed on Damascus.
But did any attack occur, perhaps a fake incident instead, creating the appearance of a CW attack, not a real one, giving Washington a pretext to strike Syria's Shayrat airbase?
Here's what's known. Al-Qaeda-connected, Western-supported, anti-Assad White Helmets alone provided unverified images of the alleged attack's aftermath.
No evidence suggests area residents were victims of toxic sarin or any other CW. None sought medical treatment.
Nothing proves an attack actually occurred, just unverified reports claiming one, falsely blaming Damascus for what appears not to have happened.
Last month, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Khan Sheikhoun areas residents weren't evacuated to protect them from alleged toxic exposure.