[Marxism] Former OPCW chief denounces official investigation of alleged chemical attack in Douma | al-bab.com

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Thu Oct 24 09:24:34 MDT 2019


The comments about Richard Falk are unfair. The guy is one of the most
prominent scholars of international law in the world, the article picked
out a few misguided statements he made about 9/11 -- all of which fall
well-short of actually endorsing the conspiracy theories -- and which the
source article itself suggests were distorted by a pro-Israel group to
attack him in his role as the Palestine SR.

Amith R. Gupta


On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 8:55 AM Louis Proyect via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> Members of a new blue-ribbin' panel ass-embled by Wikileaks to absolve
> Assad of using chlorine gas in Douma:
>
> ● Richard Falk, an emeritus professor of international law at Princeton
> University. Falk has previously claimed there are "well-evidenced
> doubts" that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by al-Qaeda "with no
> foreknowledge by government officials”. He also wrote the foreword to a
> book by a prominent 9/11 truther which suggested the Bush administration
> was complicit in the attacks.
>
> ● Kristinn Hrafnsson, editor-in-chief of Wikileaks. In a posting on its
> website on Wednesday, WikiLeaks called on OPCW staff to submit leaked
> documents about Douma via a secure internet connection.
>
> ● John Holmes, a retired British army officer. Holmes is currently a
> board member of the British Syrian Society along with President Assad's
> father-in-law, Fawaz Akhras.
>
> ● Helmut Lohrer, a board member of International Physicians for the
> Prevention of Nuclear War. Lohrer's previous involvement with Syria
> included a call, in 2015, for sanctions to be lifted.
>
> ● Günter Meyer, director of the Centre for Research on the Arab World at
> the University of Mainz ... and a long-standing Assad supporter.
>
> ● Elizabeth Murray, a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for
> Sanity (VIPS) and Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence.
> VIPS has previously disputed the regime's responsibility for chemical
> attacks in Syria. In 2017 the Sam Adams organisation presented an award
> for "truth-telling" to journalist Seymour Hersh, the author of several
> discredited articles about chemical weapons in Syria.
>
> full:
>
> https://al-bab.com/blog/2019/10/former-opcw-chief-denounces-official-investigation-alleged-chemical-attack-douma
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