The family of chemicals it reported finding – compounds, not pure chlorine – are common in fire extinguishers, insect sprays and other common products, as well as in fridges, machinery and cleaning products.
The OPCW reported finding ‘explosive residue’ too – but in a city that has suffered many months of heavy military bombardment, it would be astonishing if the OPCW inspectors had not found residues.
The BBC’s status as the Establishment’s propaganda mouthpiece was exposed – and the reason it is so eager to convince about Douma was also included in the report shown above: the UK, along with the US and France, launched military action on Syria.
That action must be justified – even though it’s clear from on-site footage of the wreckage shown by the BBC at the time that the ‘chemical weapons facilities’ hit were nothing of the sort.
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