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Mattis: there is no evidence of the use of chemical weapons by Damascus

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The United States has no reliable evidence of the use of chemical by the President of Syria, Bashar Assad. weapons against own people leads Newsweek statement by the retired head of the Pentagon, James Mattis.




The publication emphasizes that the Minister’s statement contradicts the hastily prepared by the White House declassified memorandum, which justifies a missile attack on Shairat airbase in Syria in April 2017.

Mattis acknowledged that the evidence and reports received from various volunteers and “help groups” do not directly indicate that chemical attacks were organized by Damascus and carried out by the Syrian army.

The article notes that in both cases (himataka in 2013, in Guta and in 2017, in Khan-Sheikhun), there were undoubtedly organophosphate poisonings, but there is no evidence of their use by the Syrian authorities. However, this did not prevent him from blaming Bashar al-Assad and his ally, Russia.

This discord between the White House and the Pentagon is of particular concern because it opens up new opportunities for serious experts and those who previously doubted the Washington version to actively criticize the White House.

From the very beginning, experts pointed out technical inconsistencies. For example, in the 2013 year, home-made rockets were used to deliver poisonous substances, which are used by militants and which are not in the arsenal of the Syrian army. In addition, the accusations of the White Helmets were used for the accusation of Asad, who immediately after the “strike” contacted the victims and did not experience any negative effects from the sarin (it was claimed that it was this OS that was used during the attack).

The alleged use of chemical weapons in 2017 does not hold water. The same actors from the "White Helmets" and a lot of inconsistencies. In addition, it is unlikely that Assad would have given the order to use sarin at a time when representatives of the UN investigation commission were in Syria. He would not begin to expose his patronage on the part of Russia to unjustified risk: after all, had he been on the lists of war criminals, Moscow could withdraw its assistance.

In general, Mattis "added fuel to the fire," bringing to a new level the discussion about the legality of launching a missile strike on Syria in April 2017 of the year, concludes the publication.
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  1. afrikanez
    afrikanez 24 December 2018 09: 33
    +18
    Mattis: there is no evidence of the use of chemical weapons by Damascus
    And actually no one doubted it!
    1. SSR
      SSR 24 December 2018 10: 12
      +14
      Quote: afrikanez
      Mattis: there is no evidence of the use of chemical weapons by Damascus
      And actually no one doubted it!

      But only no one of such level and such rank spoke about this!
      C. Powell, with the left test tube, he was able to shove the war, and here, even if almost the former, the head of the Pentagon says that England, France, Germany actively sing along, and now it turns out that they are all provocateurs and liars, which suggests that there are a lot of them lie and arrange provocations.
      At least the number of "abstainers" in the UN will grow.
      1. faridg7
        faridg7 24 December 2018 14: 46
        +1
        Quote: SSR
        But only no one of such level and such rank spoke about this!

        There is no longer any level - a man has resigned, is surrendering business, he no longer has authority. Now he can say what he thinks
    2. 79807420129
      79807420129 24 December 2018 10: 48
      +13
      The United States does not have reliable evidence of the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against his own people, Newsweek cites a statement by the retired Pentagon chief James Mattis.

      That's what life-giving resignation is doing, a completely different rabid little dog is saying. laughing
    3. StudentVK
      StudentVK 24 December 2018 14: 39
      +1
      Yah! It's a secret of an open secret ....
  2. Victor_B
    Victor_B 24 December 2018 09: 33
    +7
    Hello!
    Did you fall out of bed?
    Head hit?
    It’s not kosher to somehow change the testimony.
    Progressive handshake humanity will not understand, s ...
    1. Hagalaz
      Hagalaz 24 December 2018 09: 37
      +12
      Yes, no, just a vengeful grandfather turned out to be.
      1. EwgenyZ
        EwgenyZ 24 December 2018 09: 52
        +9
        Quote: Hagalaz
        Yes, no, just a vengeful grandfather turned out to be.

        Did the "mad dog" of the owners start to "bite"? Rabies is so, it is contagious. You look and Trump will "cut the truth" .... Probably.
        1. Captain Pushkin
          Captain Pushkin 24 December 2018 12: 33
          +1
          Quote: EwgenyZ
          Quote: Hagalaz
          Yes, no, just a vengeful grandfather turned out to be.

          Did the "mad dog" of the owners start to "bite"? Rabies is so, it is contagious. You look and Trump will "cut the truth" .... Probably.

          There is no doubt. As soon as Trump goes with things to the exit from the white house, we will hear a lot of interesting things in his performance.
    2. just exp
      just exp 24 December 2018 09: 37
      +7
      avenges dismissal.
      but as for me it’s so good. let them bark harder so that more interesting pops up in THEIR press. in ours and without it everyone knew everything perfectly.
    3. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 24 December 2018 09: 40
      +1
      Falling out of bed is not a pronounced effect. Most likely fell from the oak. wink
      1. LSA57
        LSA57 24 December 2018 10: 14
        +1
        Quote: bessmertniy
        fell from the oak tree.

        Yes, not just fell, but collapsed laughing
      2. Seal
        Seal 24 December 2018 11: 14
        0
        He fell from a branched cranberry ... collapsed !!!
  3. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 24 December 2018 09: 35
    +15
    How not to retire truth serum drink laughing
    A strike with cruise missiles is a legal way to transmit Axes to us.
    1. d1m1drol
      d1m1drol 24 December 2018 09: 41
      +6
      It's simple, when their generals leave the zone of exposure to psychotropic weapons (secretary in the image of Monica), the effect subsides and they begin to realize that this was not their opinion. And in order to be realized in the future as an independent politician, it is sometimes necessary to express one’s own will wassat
    2. LSA57
      LSA57 24 December 2018 10: 14
      0
      Quote: Tank jacket
      A strike with cruise missiles is a legal way to transmit Axes to us.

      It turns out he has been working for us for a long time? belay lol
      1. Tank jacket
        Tank jacket 24 December 2018 10: 17
        +2
        Trump, yes, a long time ago, and Mattis was given the opportunity to ... talk. It was naive to believe that we would not get a single Ax for dissection.
        1. LSA57
          LSA57 24 December 2018 10: 20
          +2
          Quote: Tank jacket
          It was naive to believe that we would not get a single Ax for dissection.

          Yes, it seems to me that they have been with us for a long time. only these already officially got to us
          1. The comment was deleted.
            1. LSA57
              LSA57 24 December 2018 10: 31
              +2
              Quote: Tank jacket
              You can not listen to Uncle Sam ...

              the latest UN votes show this. although there are still not so many directly “against” striped, but “abstaining” every year more and more.
              they begin to understand that they should believe the word to the hostages, to expose themselves as fools
  4. Phil77
    Phil77 24 December 2018 09: 37
    0
    Yeah .. Better late than never?
  5. Loess
    Loess 24 December 2018 09: 38
    +8
    I remember that Saddam was hanged due to a test tube with sugar and no one answered, now they will make some noise and no organizational conclusions will follow.
  6. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 24 December 2018 09: 45
    +7
    Is there evidence or they don’t ... well, did America and their allies feel embarrassed once ??)) ... we will continue to bomb when we want ... because ...
    And it’s so nice of course when at least someone in the camp of a likely adversary is telling the truth)
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 24 December 2018 10: 17
      +2
      Quote: silberwolf88
      There is evidence or not ..

      evidence, if some do not fit, others will come up.
      the country beyond the puddle of phenomenal storytellers
  7. ODERVIT
    ODERVIT 24 December 2018 09: 56
    +1
    Well, that's completely confused. Discord and misunderstanding.
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 24 December 2018 10: 02
    +4
    And what does that change ??? But perhaps nothing.
    Shaw boom in the chest to pound and scream, shaw we said this ..... and who cares?
    Conclusion, we do our job and do not care for everyone and everything.
  9. EwgenyZ
    EwgenyZ 24 December 2018 10: 02
    +4
    Quote: afrikanez
    And actually no one doubted it!

    Michael Bohm doubted, Greg Weiner doubted, Kovtuns, there are all sorts ...
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 24 December 2018 10: 18
    +2
    Today we can tell the truth, because the goal at one time with the help of outright lies was achieved. Now, let the rest, along with the doubters, then break their brains and experience anxiety. But this recognition will not be a lesson in the future. The collective west will readily respond to the next fabricated accusation with friendly support for US actions against Assad and Russia.
  11. 1810BM86
    1810BM86 24 December 2018 10: 21
    +3
    The article notes that in both cases (a chemical attack in 2013 in Ghut and in 2017 in Khan Sheikhun), there was no doubt poisoning with organophosphorus compounds,

    For example dichlorvos.
    1. sgapich
      sgapich 24 December 2018 15: 07
      0
      Quote: 1810BM86
      For example dichlorvos.


      Or adenosine triphosphoric acid. laughing
  12. Vladislav_2
    Vladislav_2 24 December 2018 10: 27
    +3
    It seems to me that we are on the eve of a grand schucher laughing ... there is a complete drain of the Department of State wassat
  13. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 24 December 2018 10: 36
    +4
    However, this is a clinic. Either they wave test tubes with washing powder at the UN, and then repent, or rely on "volunteers" and the wishes of "grieved" daughters they spud missiles on a sovereign country and admit that there is no evidence. All of this is done while the UN, which plays the role of peacekeeper, performs the opposite function of issuing licenses to kill in the absence of objective evidence. In theory, the UN should, after such statements, pass a resolution condemning the United States, but alas, this will not happen.
  14. igorbrsv
    igorbrsv 24 December 2018 10: 44
    +1
    Another fast-sighted retiree this Mattis
  15. rotor
    rotor 24 December 2018 10: 59
    +2
    From the very beginning, experts pointed out technical inconsistencies. For example, in 2013

    Who would doubt that they already used provocations in Syria.
  16. Elephant
    Elephant 24 December 2018 11: 29
    +2
    bully Metis began to speak out against the White House. Now they will declare him a Russian spy!
    1. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin 24 December 2018 12: 39
      -1
      Quote: Elephant
      bully Metis began to speak out against the White House. Now they will declare him a Russian spy!

      Just the opposite. They will say about Metis that he heroically managed to break out of the KGB, GRU and NKVD espionage nests led by Putin's resident agent, Trump.
  17. Hypersound
    Hypersound 24 December 2018 12: 07
    0
    Decided to avenge Trump
  18. Bomb
    Bomb 24 December 2018 12: 22
    +1
    It seems that there were recently, to grab, but they aren’t ..... not a professional citizen Mattis =)
  19. Lelek
    Lelek 24 December 2018 12: 37
    +3
    In general, Mattis "added fuel to the fire," bringing to a new level the discussion about the legality of launching a missile strike on Syria in April 2017 of the year, concludes the publication.

    Than, coupled with disagreement on the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, ensured his resignation. Trump, to save his own skin, framed his Defense Ministry, playing along with NATO ally Erdogan. Turkey is more important than some "mad dog".
  20. av58
    av58 24 December 2018 13: 05
    +4
    American military tradition: resigned - tell the truth.
  21. morpogr
    morpogr 24 December 2018 13: 08
    +4
    About how many wonderful discoveries this retiree will tell us. The tendency is direct as soon as the official becomes ex, the truth from his lips simply pours. lol
  22. K-50
    K-50 24 December 2018 13: 25
    +5
    The US does not have reliable evidence of the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against his own people, Newsweek cites a statement by the retired Pentagon chief James Mattis.

    How will they lose their post, so for some reason they will immediately see it! belay
    He himself proposed to bomb Syria for using chemical weapons, but there is no evidence.
    Take such "figures" and hang them for "Faberge" on the nearest lamppost !!! am
  23. Berkut24
    Berkut24 24 December 2018 14: 20
    +2
    The whole gang in chorus says one thing. But if you separate them in separate cameras, you can hear a lot of interesting and unexpected.
  24. Billy
    Billy 24 December 2018 19: 09
    +1
    "Mattis" added fuel to the fire ""
    Jumped and leaked, here they are American patriots))
  25. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 24 December 2018 20: 30
    +1
    Mattis: there is no evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Damascus.

    This is it from harm, to the peak of Trump. Otherwise, why did you keep silent before?
  26. Romanenko
    Romanenko 24 December 2018 20: 44
    +1
    Little Trump revenge?
    It’s worthy of an arrogant Saxon, in the end, the notion of honor ends with a hand raised to an empty head, and there is no smell of conscience anywhere.
  27. Nimitz
    Nimitz 25 December 2018 01: 09
    +1
    Perhaps a career soldier, a marine. Participated in real hostilities, he knows the value of life better. Let's not forget that despite the extremely tense relations with the United States, when the "mad dog" was the master of the Pentagon, there were no conflicts between the armies of our countries of the 1988 level (violation of our border and a patrol on an American cruiser). Let's not forget that the war with North Korea did not start either, maybe he is not so "rabid", but just a warrior who swore allegiance to his country and is trying to be honest, at least for his people.
  28. LeonidL
    LeonidL 25 December 2018 03: 25
    +1
    An interesting regularity for psychologists - as soon as a senior person resigns or prepares to leave his post, he seems to be seeing and becoming quite adequate! This, however, does not apply to Absurdistan. there is even resignation and stock is not moss healthy idiocy.
  29. stalki
    stalki 26 December 2018 07: 58
    0
    Mattis is out of business, you can tell the truth laughing he is no longer paid for silence.
  30. Al mugtree
    Al mugtree 29 December 2018 23: 13
    0
    A good tone should be an indication of an article with a source of information, and not a site where it is not located. In my humble opinion...
    Otherwise, an invented topic with an invented source of information looks like a hilie like ...
    And all that is necessary - to drive into the search bar:
    https://www.newsweek.com/search/site/Russia
    https://www.newsweek.com/search/site/Syria
  31. Guard
    Guard 29 December 2018 23: 15
    0
    I rummaged through a half-site, barely found this article. https://www.newsweek.com/now-mattis-admits-there-was-no-evidence-assad-using-poison-gas-his-people-801542 She is from August 2018, and refers to an article for February 2018. https://apnews.com/bd533182b7f244a4b771c73a0b601ec5 So this is neither revenge nor heroic honesty. And if you read the source, then somehow he did not tear off any covers)