Talk:Alleged Chemical Attack, December 12, 2016

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The source of this story appears to be the UOSSM, which may be a clue to who is behind it. UOSSM is based in France, and one of its board members is Dr Raphael Pitti (French ex-military) whose role in the alleged CW incidents since 2013 has been similar to that of Hamish de Bretton-Gordon in the UK. While HBG collected environmental samples for Porton Down, Pitti collected blood samples for Le Bouchet. Blood samples, unlike environmental samples, don't provide a profile of chemical impurities so the lab can't tell if sarin is military grade or kitchen grade. It's surprising that an agency so closely linked to the French state is apparently coordinating its media operations with ISIS.

Thanks, Pmr9. UOSSM = Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations. I did not pause to consider that unfamiliar name. He spoke at a peace conference in 2015 as "Prof. Dr. Raphael Pitti (Army General (r) & peace activist in Syria)." Presumably, he stood up for the bold claim that peace is good, and stuff. Now, he's passing on ISIS claims about sarin, said to be dropped by the Russians. And he was apparently sent to track that kind of thing, and blame it on Assad or, now, on Russia...

This article adds a wrinkle:

The attacks coincided with a “Humanitarian Ultimatum” issued by President Francois Hollande of France ... (which) came after a meeting with Dr Ziad Alissa, president of UOSSM France, Professor Raphael Pitti, board member of the UOSSM France, president of Medécins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and president of Doctors of the World.
(after the coincidental news) UOSSM issued a statement saying it is, “disgusted by the vulgarity of these attacks against children and civilians. "We ask the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) to fulfil its mandate and launch an investigation into this attack and hold perpetrators responsible for war crimes, in keeping with UN Security Council resolutions 2118 and 2209.”
UOSSM has ... referred to the killing in Syria as genocidal. “We cannot stand one more day of horrors. Every day a new sadistic action is taken against the people of Syria as the world looks on dumbly. “Try and imagine the pain and suffering the people go through for every moment without peace,” said Dr Anas Al Kassem, chairman of UOSSM Canada, who is also a surgeon in Ontario.

--Caustic Logic (talk) 10:21, 19 January 2017 (UTC)