BBC continues to mislead on OPCW’s Douma ‘chlorine gas’ report

Chlorine gas – heavier than air and extremely reactive On Friday, the BBC – on its website and in its broadcast coverage – published blatantly fake news when it claimed that ‘chemical weapons watchdog’ the OPCW had confirmed that a chlorine gas attack took place in the Syrian town of Douma. The BBC was forced […]

BBC forced to correct Douma gas story after SKWAWKBOX exposes fake news

Last night the BBC published outrageous fake news when it claimed – both on its website and in its broadcast coverage – that the OPCW ‘chemical weapons watchdog’ had confirmed, in its ‘fact-finding mission’ report, that chlorine gas had been used to attack civilians in the Syrian town of Douma. The government, supported by right-wing […]

Video: BBC News joins fake news scandal over OPCW’s Douma chlorine report

As the SKWAWKBOX reported not long ago, the BBC News website published outright fake news on Friday evening when it reported that the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) ‘fact-finding mission’ to the Syrian town of Douma had concluded that a chlorine gas attack had been perpetrated on civilians in the city. The […]

BBC’s outright fake news tonight on Douma ‘chlorine attack’

The BBC has been freely critical of Russia Today/RT, Iran’s Press TV and other similar state broadcasters, routinely hosting ‘talking heads’ who dismiss those broadcasters as mere mouthpieces. Tonight, the BBC dropped any pretence that it is any different or better with an astonishingly misleading article about the OPCW‘s (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) […]

Video: a simple question from Corbyn outraged the warmongers

Jeremy Corbyn asked a number of searching questions of Theresa May in the Commons on Monday – including asking her why international journalists and local people were able to clamber among the rubble of supposed chemical weapons facilities with no protective clothing. But one question in particular caused howls of outrage from the Tories – […]

Johnson praised Assad for success v ISIS. ISIS used missile attacks to cover Damascus assault

Assad is a tyrant Two years ago, Boris Johnson was praising him for pushing back ISIS Missile strikes probably illegal under international law ISIS used the weekend’s US, UK and French missile attacks to launch new assault The government ordered missile attacks against Syria last weekend – hitting facilities that appear, from the reaction of […]

Video: BBC’s CBS clip gives away – no chemical weapons in destroyed Syria lab

BBC News showed footage of tour of destroyed Barza facility Barza said to be major chemical and bio weapon facility Barza hit by more missiles than any other during weekend’s strikes protective equipment conspicuous by its absence The BBC does not often help expose government fiction these days, but with the help of a video […]

UK’s NATO letter re Salisbury/Russia betrays flimsy case, contradicts earlier claims

The mainstream media have generally attempted to spin the OPCW’s (Office for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) equivocal support for Porton Down’s analysis of the toxin used in the Salisbury attack as if it proves the government’s case against Russia. Only the report’s executive summary has been released to the public – and that does […]

OPCW en route to Syria for Douma inspection

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has announced that it has a team en route to Syria in response to the Russian government’s request to conduct an inspection in the town of Douma, the site of an alleged chlorine gas attack last weekend. The team is expected to begin work on Saturday. […]

Full OPCW report summary (which does not say Novichok)

The OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) executive summary of the findings of its ‘technical assistance visit’ to Salisbury and subsequent analysis of the toxin is now available and can be downloaded below. The document is carefully worded not to say that the substance analysed was a ‘Novichok’, in spite of media spin […]