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Media Keeps Parroting Fake News of Russian / Syrian 'Cover-Up' of Chemical Sites

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Various American mainstream news networks continue to parrot the absurd lie pushed by the United Kingdom trying to blame delays of investigations into the alleged Syrian chemical attack on a conspiracy coverup attempt of Russian and Syrian forces.

According to this narrative the recently arrived OPCW investigators have been denied entry and blocked off from key sites by Russian and Syrian forces. 

The spread of disinformation in American mainstream media is especially alarming as Russian spokeswoman Maria Zakharova already denounced this fake news a few days ago [April 17th] while reminding everyone:

“It was Russia that supported the request of the Syrian government to the Director General of the Technical Secretariat of the [Organization for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons] to send … experts to Douma,”

Despite the spread of this warmongering propaganda the majority of Americans and westerners seem to reject the rumor as one can see by the amount of dislikes and critical comments.

It appears we have passed the age where cries of "weapons of mass destruction" or "chemical attacks" can stir up a public frenzy strong enough to mislead Western audiences to support yet another series of wars and interventions. 

The actual situation on the ground in Syria with delayed investigations of the alleged chemical weapons attack is that many parts of Syria, including Douma, are still war zones and have to be secured before investigating parties can be properly deployed.

On Wednesday an OPCW team traveling had to back off due to gunfire and other safety hazards.

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