Scott talks to Dave DeCamp about the OPCW’s efforts to discredit a pair of whistleblowers, both of whom are former employees who claim their findings were expunged from the organization’s official reports on the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma in 2018. The OPCW concluded that there was clear evidence of the Assad government attacking its own civilians with chemical weapons, which was used as justification for the U.S. to launch a retaliatory strike. But these two former employees are adamant that the evidence did not point to such a conclusion—evidence that the OPCW intentionally ignored. Of course the mainstream media has covered basically none of this.
Discussed on the show:
- “OPCW Tries To Discredit Whistleblowers in Response to Douma Leaks” (Antiwar.com Original)
- “The OPCW and Douma: Chemical Weapons Watchdog Accused of Evidence-Tampering by Its Own Inspectors” (Counterpunch)
- “Exclusive: New leaks shatter OPCW’s attacks on Douma whistleblowers” (The Grayzone)
- “How John Bolton Once Threatened an International Official” (The Intercept)
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