Two Years Ago — Former UK Ambassador : “Assad Is Not Behind The Chemical Attack”

“It’s not going to end here … because Trump has just given the jihadis a thousand reasons to stage fake flag operations.”

Peter Ford — Former British Ambassador to Syria

April 11 2017 — Former British Ambassador to Syria Peter Ford says those calling for intervention in Syria are likes “dogs returning to their own vomit”. Peter Ford believes that it is “highly unlikely” that Russia and the Assad regime are behind the attack in Idlib. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_Today

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UPDATE (April 12 2019) — In the days following this “chemical attack”, a MIT professor (Theodore A. Postol), several renown journalists (Robert Parry, Seymour Hersh ), many former members of the US IC (Including ex-CIA Ray McGovern), former diplomats and even Colonel Wilkerson (Former Chief of staff of General Colin Powell) went public to denounce the official narrative of the Kahn Shaykhun attack.

One year later, the prediction of Peter Ford came true…  On April 7 2018, dozens of people were reported to have been killed in a chemical attack in Douma, Eastern Ghouta region.

According to Carla Ortiz and Robert Fisk — who, unlike the BBC experts, were actually in Douma — no such gas attack actually occurred in Douma on April 7 2018. (Please, read my exclusive interview with Carla Ortiz!)

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In their final report (March 2019), the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) claims that data gave “reasonable grounds” that the use of a toxic chemical as a weapon took place in Douma (Ghouta), Syria, on April 7 2018.

Please, notice that “Reasonable grounds” is not at all conclusive. (I think they probably have used this expression because they can not say it was an attack, as opposed to a staged event.)

The OPCW report explains that:

“The OPCW’s conclusions were based on environmental samples, witness interviews and other data gathered by members of a fact-finding mission that visited a number of sites in Douma two weeks after the attack.”

The information reported is rather bizarre and certainly contradicts the facts witnessed by Carla Ortiz who was in Douma at the time.

“OPCW inspectors did not received permission (from their side) to access all the sites in order to gather all the information,” Carla Ortiz told me last year an exclusive interview.

In early March 2019, the BBC TODAY radio programme broadcast a long piece on the Skripal case and the 2018 Douma (Ghouta) chemical weapon attack.

[Here is the link to the whole programme : Today – 02/03/2019 – BBC Sounds The interview begins at 1 hour and 10 minutes.]

The three “experts” were Gordon Corera, Hamish de Bretton Gordon and Kier Giles (from the Chatham House pro-spook think-tank).

In this  interview, Hamish de Bretton Gordon referred to the OPCW report and stated that the organisation had confirmed that the 2018 Ghouta incident was in fact a chemical weapon attack carried out by the Syrian government, although he seemed to be saying that this attack must have had the approval from the Russians.

This  is obviously a false statement as it is clear that the OPCW does not attribute blame for the attack.

The FFM’s mandate is to determine whether chemical weapons or toxic chemicals as weapons have been used in Syria. It does not include identifying who is responsible for alleged attacks.”

This is not journalism. It is a clear example of BBC spreading disinformation and propaganda.

END of UPDATE

Former UK ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, says Syria would “implode” and that there “would be a bloodbath” if President Assad were to go.

Speaking to BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis, Mr Ford said there was no moderate opposition waiting to take over.

“It would be much worse, you only have to look at the opposition-led areas to see what life would be like.”

The former British Ambassador to Syria told the ‘BBC on Friday’ that chemical weapons are now more likely to be used in Syria because jihadis know a ‘fake flag’ attack will trigger the US to attack Assad.

“It’s not going to end here … because Trump has just given the jihadis a thousand reasons to stage fake flag operations.”

“Seeing how successful and how easy it is with a gullible media to provoke the West into intemperate reactions, they will very likely stage an operation similar to what they did — and this was documented by the United Nations in August last year — they mounted a chlorine gas attack on civilians and they tried to make it look like it was a regime operation.”

“Mark my words, you hearing it here, and it will happen. And we’ll get all the warmongers coming to tell us that Assad is defying us and we must go in more heavily into Syria, this will be fake flag.”

About Peter Ford

Peter Ford (born 27 June 1947) is a retired British diplomat who was ambassador to Bahrain from 1999–2003 and to Syria from 2003–2006. Since 2010 he has become known to a wider public for his critical stance towards British politics in Syria.

Ford has accused David Cameron’s policy of deposing Assad as the opening of a “Pandora’s box”. He warned of repeating the mistakes of Libya and Iraq. In his opinion, the fall of the Assad regime would lead to the massacres of Christians, Shias, Alawites, Druze and other minorities. [Wikipedia]

Ford has also called to mind instances of false evidence during the war of Iraq. On the alleged chemical attack of April 4 2017, he commented to the BBC that:

“There has been no investigation.. we’ve not even seen a dossier, not a dodgy dossier – we’ve not seen any dossier whatever this time. It wouldn’t make any sense for Assad to be as mad as to do something to cause himself massive harm.”

Peter Ford destroys the War in Syria Narrative

On April 11 2017, Peter Ford, former British Ambassador to Syria was on BBC Breakfast. With three minutes of remarks, he destroys the entire Syrian War narrative.

REFERENCES

‘Syria will implode if Assad goes’, says Peter Ford — BBC

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