The Grayzone’s Aaron Maté testifies at UN on OPCW Syria cover-up

At an Arria-Formula Meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Aaron Maté of The Grayzone delivers remarks on the OPCW’s ongoing Syria scandal.

Veteran OPCW inspectors who investigated an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria in April 2018 say that their probe was censored and manipulated. Under direct US government pressure, the OPCW concealed evidence that pointed to the incident being staged on the ground, and instead released a report that suggested Syrian government culpability. The allegation against Syria led to the bombing of Syria by the US, France, and UK just days after the alleged Douma incident.

In his remarks, Aaron calls this “one of the most important, and overlooked, global stories in recent memory” and urges the UN and OPCW to let the OPCW inspectors air their concerns, and present the evidence that was suppressed.

Full transcript:

Other briefers participating in the UN session were former OPCW inspector Ian Henderson, a member of the Douma team; and award-winning physicist Ted Postol, MIT professor emeritus and former Pentagon adviser. The full video of the UN session can be viewed here:

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  1. Credit where credit is due: the UNSC Arria-Formula committee allowed someone such as Aaron to testify. All hope is not lost.
    And, needless to say, kudos to Aaron for his willingness to courageously articulate the case against the OPCW's fraudulent report vis a vis the Douma incident.

  2. I suspected this was the case. It never made sense for Assad to use chemical weapons when he basically had won already. This was obviously an attempt to replicate what happened to Qaddafi which failed because the bombings couldn't to turn the tide of the war and create a Fait Accompli on the ground.
    None of this is being shown in mainstream media either.

  3. Your daily reminder that the CIA has a document from 1983 discussing how to overthrow Assad to unblock the qatar-turkey pipeline. One option was using CIA asset Saddam who just warred against Iran on the US's behalf to war again against Syria.

  4. Great job Arron but these dorks are bought just like the opcw. They know this chit but have done nothing. They to are afraid of the terrorists from the west. ✌️ ❤️ ? ?

  5. The primary mission of the UN, OPCW, WHO, and other UN agencies is to sanction the actions of the axis-of-evil (US, NATO, FVEY, Israel, Saudi Arabia). The WHO forgot their primary mission and paid a heavy price.