“Is BBC Using Serco QinetiQ Patents To Fake News Of Syria Chemical Attacks?”
Russia says Syrian ‘chemical attack’ was staged
April 13, 2018
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said a reported chemical attack in Syria was staged by foreign agents.
A spokesman for Russia’s defence ministry accused the UK of being involved staging the attack.
The US and France say they have proof it took place and, alongside the UK, are considering military retaliation.
Russia, which has military forces deployed in Syria in support of the government, has warned that Western air strikes risk starting a war.
During a press briefing on Friday, Mr Lavrov said he had “irrefutable evidence” that the attack was staged as part of a “Russophobic campaign” led by one country, which he did not name.
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General Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for Russia’s defence ministry, said: “We have… evidence that proves Britain was directly involved in organising this provocation.”
The UK’s envoy to the UN has called this a “grotesque, blatant lie”, Reuters news agency reports.
The White House says it is continuing to assess intelligence and talk to its allies about how to respond.
Meanwhile the UN’s secretary general has said the Middle East is “in chaos” and the Cold War is “back with a vengeance”.
Antonio Guterres was speaking to a special meeting of the UN Security Council, called by Russia.
He urged countries to “act responsibly in these dangerous circumstances”.
A delegation from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will arrive in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region on Saturday. Few details are expected to be released about the movements of the chemical weapons inspectors, for safety reasons.
What proof is there of a chemical attack?
The suspected attack, denied by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, was carried out in the Eastern Ghouta town of Douma on Saturday, reportedly killing dozens of people.
Control over the town has since passed from rebels to the Syrian and Russian military authorities.
The Violations Documentation Center (VDC), a Syrian opposition network which records alleged violations of international law in Syria, said bodies were found foaming at the mouth, and with discoloured skin and cornea burns.
Media captionUnverified video shows children being treated after the alleged gas attack
On Thursday, unnamed US officials told NBC News they had obtained blood and urine samples from victims which had tested positive for chlorine and a nerve agent.
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The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Hayley, told the network: “We definitely have enough proof but now we just have to be thoughtful in our action.”
French President Emmanuel Macron also said he had “proof” that the Syrian government had attacked Douma with chemical weapons but did not give further details.
A UN report last year found the Syrian government responsible for a deadly chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, in which more than 80 people died.
That attack was followed by a US cruise missile attack on a Syrian airbase.
How is the West responding this time?
In the UK, cabinet ministers agreed it was “highly likely” the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the alleged attack and said the use of chemical weapons must not “go unchallenged”.
During a phone call on Thursday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump had agreed to “keep working closely” on the issue, Mrs May’s office said.
Media captionTrump: Decisions on Syria will be made “fairly soon”
The US president has said Russian President Vladimir Putin bears responsibility for the alleged attack in Douma because of his support for the Syrian government.
On Wednesday he warned Russia that missiles were “coming” but later tweeted that he had “never said when”. It “could be very soon or not so soon at all”, Mr Trump said.
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What is Russia saying about the risk of war?
Russia has described the reports of a chemical attack as a “provocation” designed to justify Western intervention.
Moscow’s UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia accused Washington of putting international peace at risk.
“The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war,” he said on Thursday.
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Senior Russian figures, including the head of the military, have warned that US missiles will be shot down and their launch sites targeted if Russian personnel come under threat.
On Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich criticised Mr Trump’s rhetoric.
“We cannot depend on the mood of someone on the other side of the ocean when he wakes up,” the Tass news agency quoted him as saying.
After six weeks of heavy fighting and an estimated 1,700 civilian deaths in the Eastern Ghouta, rebels are now leaving the area.
The final evacuations of about 4,000 remaining Islamist fighters and civilians were taking place on Friday, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring organisation.
Media captionIf US strikes cause Russian casualties there’ll be retaliation, says the BBC’s Steve Rosenberg
“Serco Processes 2 Millionth Patent Application for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
March 19, 2013 RESTON, VIRGINIA – March 18, 2013 – Serco Inc., a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services to the federal government, announced today that their Pre-Grant Publication (PGPubs) Classification Services team recently processed their 2 millionth patent application for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Each application was also processed within the contractually required 28-day window.”
“QinetiQ North America Inc’s Social Engineering Protection Appliance US9123027B2 – allegedly used by the UK’s National Crime Squad (NCS); SES alumnus Robert Mueller as head of the Special Counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections and Oliver ‘Buck’ Revell, former Marine Corps Captain and former SES-6 Director for FBI Criminal Investigative, Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Intelligence, to capture (steal) oath-taking images from Facebook for[fake news events]”
“Metal organic frameworks for the catalytic detoxification of chemical warfare nerve agents Dec 30, 2014 – NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY A method of using a metal organic framework (MOF) comprising a metal ion and an at least bidendate organic ligand to catalytically detoxify chemical warfare nerve agents including exposing the metal-organic-framework (MOF) to the chemical warfare nerve agent and catalytically decomposing the nerve agent with the MOF. This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/922,370, filed Dec. 31, 2013, hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety.
Original Assignee: Northwestern University
Priority date: 2013-12-31
.. 2017-04-18 US9623404B2 Grant
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under HDTRA1-10-1-0023 awarded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and DE-AC05-06OR23100 (SubK No. 10-20903 DOE Oak Ridge Tenn.) awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.
.. An embodiment of the method includes exposing the chemical warfare nerve agent to a metal-organic-framework (MOF), and catalytically decomposing the nerve agent with the MOF. The chemical warfare nerve agent may be an organophosphate, an organophosphorus compound, or combinations thereof. For example, the chemical warfare nerve agent may comprises cyanogen chloride, hydrogen cyanide, ethyldichloroarsine (ED), methyldichloroarsine (MD), phenyldichloroarsine (PD), lewisite (L), sulfur mustard (HD, H, HT, HL, HQ), nitrogen mustard (NH1, NH2, NH3), Tabun (GA), Sarin (GB), Soman (GD), Cyclosarin (GF), GV, Methyl fluorophosphoryl homocholine iodid (MFPhCh), EA-3148, VE, VG, VM, VP, VR, VX, Novichok agents, phoshene oxime (CX), chlorine, chloropicrin (PS), phosgene (CG), diphosgene (DP), disulfur decafluoride, agent 15 (BZ), dimethylheptylpyran (DMHP), EA-3167, kolokol-1, LSD-25, PAVA spray, sleeping gas, pepper spray (OC), CS, mace® (CN), CR, and combinations thereof. In an embodiment, the container is a respirator cartridge. An embodiment of the method includes filling the cartridge with a MOF (e.g. pellets, disks or a monolithic MOF body) capable of detoxifying chemical warfare nerve agents. In an embodiment, the MOF is part of a stacked bed containing other layers of materials in a respirator cartridge.”
This has shown up at several other alternative news sites of the possibility British military members were captured in eastern Ghouta by the Syrian and Russian military embedded with the terrorist group al-Nusra. This news needs to be vetted and sources uncovered to demonstrate this has actually happened. This wouldn’t be the first time the British have been caught running clandestine activities to stir up hatred and further killing for the City of London. British operatives were caught in Iraq dressed as local Arabs shooting at and killing Iraqi police. In September 2005, two British Special Service agents were caught posing as Arabs terrorizing Iraqis in Basra. Their car was filled with plastic explosives, automatic weapons, rocket propelled grenades, cell phones and other bomb-making materials. Has Russia shown great restraint by claiming this chemical attack was staged to give the British a way out diplomatically?
British Forces Captured by Syrian Military