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Friday, April 27

Everything sounds so much better in French: "Le fiasco du bombardement de la Syrie"

From Thierry Meyssan at Voltaire Network, April 24 -- In FrenchEnglish version.  

He makes the eyebrow-raising claim that FUKUS fired missiles at the presidential palace in Damascus (which were intercepted). Thierry lives in Damascus and was there during the FUKUS attack on April 14. But this is the first time I've come across such a claim; the palace was not mentioned in the list that Russia's military compiled of targeted Syrian sites. I just don't know; if it's true, then I'd toss it on the pile of other outrages FUKUS has perpetrated in Syria. 

I found this passage from Thierry's report almost funny in a macabre, Charles Addams kind of way:
The destruction [from the FUKUS raid] of the pharmaceutical research centre in Barzeh remains a mystery. This installation was in no way secret. It had been created with the help of France.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons inspected it five times and found nothing that could be linked to research on chemical weapons [3]. According to officials, in the context of international sanctions, the laboratory was carrying out research on anti-cancer products. It was not guarded, and there were no victims in the collapse of the buildings.
Neither did the collapse cause the dispersion of chemical agents into the atmosphere.
This situation cannot help but remind us of the destruction by the United States of the Al-Shifa factory in Sudan. In 1998, President Bill Clinton ordered its destruction, implemented by a salvo of four Tomahawk missiles, for a cost of one dead and ten wounded.
The US intelligence services had assured that the laboratory was developing nerve gases for Oussama Ben Laden. It turned out later that it was Sudan’s main centre for the production of generic medicines [4]. In particular, it made anti-AIDS medicine without paying the license to Gilead Science, a company directed by Donald Rumsfeld and George Schultz [5].
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