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    Syrian war: The boy at the centre of conflicting tales about alleged Douma chemical attack

    Depending on who you believe, 11-year-old Hassan Diab is the victim of a chemical gas attack ordered by Bashar al-Assad's brutal regime, or: he's an unwitting pawn in a fabrication by rebel forces who deliberately staged the attack as a "provocation".

    Either way, the Syrian boy has become the face of a broader story about war propaganda: initially portrayed by the West as a victim, he's since become the face of Russia's claims that the chemical attack was a fiction.

    Hassan is the boy filmed at a hospital in Douma late on April 7, with apparent symptoms from being gassed with chlorine or the nerve agent sarin.

    He is seen rubbing his eyes as he stands alongside other patients, who appear distressed, unconscious or seriously ill.

    Syrian opposition groups, including the White Helmets, told Western media that scores of people died in the attack ? many in the basement of an apartment building.

    But Russia and Syria have gone to extraordinary lengths to try to prove the chemical attack never happened, and that photos and video posted online were deliberately staged.

    'Witnesses' flown to Europe
    Russia and Syria on Thursday flew Hassan and 15 other Syrians to Europe, to support their claims there was no chemical attack on Douma on April 7.

    These "witnesses" appeared at a press conference at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the Hague ? the same agency that has sent a team of weapons inspectors to Douma to investigate evidence of a chemical attack.

    The 11-year-old boy told assembled media that he was with his mother in the basement of a building in Douma when they were suddenly told to rush to the hospital.

    "They started pouring water on me at the hospital. I don't know why," he said.

    The boy's statement replicates a similar account he gave to Russian state television in Syria last week. In a report on Russia Today his father said it was water that caused his son to rub his eyes.

    "I was very surprised and asked what had happened, why my son's eyes were red. I found out that it was water, but it was cold," his father said.

    "He could have got sick, he was undressed."
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    There are all kinds of fishiness surrounding this attack.
    Remember that false flags are nothing new and provide perfect justification for any retaliatory strikes.
    Also keep in mind that this was at a point where ISIS were on the brink of defeat and Assad was about to win the war. Why would he pick such a time to invite more international intervention?

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    "The 11-year-old Syrian boy Hassan Diab, who was one of the children in the alleged chemical attack video says that everything was staged."

    The search for truth in the rubble of Douma ? and one doctor?s doubts over the chemical attack
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    Everything's always a false flag. Nobody ever attacks each other anymore. That's old school war. These days people just save each other the trouble and attack themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JessFR View Post
    Everything's always a false flag.
    False statement.

    Depends on what you can prove.
    Follow the money.
    Ask yourself cui bono?
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