12/11/20 Aaron Maté on the OPCW’s Hero Whistleblowers

by | Dec 11, 2020 | Interviews

Aaron Maté is back with yet another update on the cover-up of the investigation into the supposed chemical attack in Douma, Syria. An initial investigation by the OPCW appeared to verify that the 2018 attack was indeed a chlorine gas attack, which must have been carried out by the Syrian government. This report justified the retaliatory American bombing of Syrian government targets. But it quickly emerged, thanks to whistleblowers within the OPCW, that the official report contradicted the actual findings of the investigators on several key points. These whistleblowers were immediately smeared as discredited and disgruntled former employees, but as time goes on, that narrative becomes less and less tenable. The latest leaks, explains Maté, show conclusively that members of the OPCW were very concerned at the time about the fact that the report may have been compromised, and praised the whistleblowers for trying to tell the real story.

Discussed on the show:

  • “OPCW executives praised whistleblower and criticized Syria cover-up, leaks reveal” (The Grayzone)
  • “Russiagate Archives” (The Grayzone)

Aaron Maté is a former host and producer at The Real News and writes regularly at The Nation. Follow him on Twitter @AaronJMate.

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