Update on the OPCW’s investigation of the Douma incident

Paul McKeigue, David Miller, Piers Robinson Members of Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media 1 Summary 2 Irregularities in the published reports of the Fact-Finding Mechanism 2.1 No comparison with epidemiology or toxicology of chlorine release incidents 2.2 Withholding of quantitative results of chemical analyses 2.3 Delay in initiating engineering / ballistics studies, inadequate reporting 2.4 Ignoring evidence of staging in Read more about Update on the OPCW’s investigation of the Douma incident[…]

How the OPCW’s investigation of the Douma incident was nobbled*

Paul McKeigue, David Miller, Jake Mason, Piers Robinson Members of Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media First Published 26 June 2019 *The term ‘nobbled’ is used here to describe illegal or unfair interference. The term was originally used to describe actions designed to prevent a horse from winning a race.    1 Summary 2 Introduction 3 The Fact-Finding Read more about How the OPCW’s investigation of the Douma incident was nobbled*[…]

Assessment by the engineering sub-team of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission investigating the alleged chemical attack in Douma in April 2018

Paul McKeigue, David Miller, Piers Robinson Members of Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media 13 May 2019 1 Introduction 2 Commentary on the Engineering Assessment 2.1 Methodology 2.2 Results: Location 2 2.3 Results: Location 4 2.4 Conclusions of the Engineering Assessment 3 Implications of the Engineering Assessment combined with other findings 4 The hijacking Read more about Assessment by the engineering sub-team of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission investigating the alleged chemical attack in Douma in April 2018[…]

Briefing note on the final report of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission on the alleged chemical attack in Douma in April 2018

Paul McKeigue, David Miller, Piers Robinson 11 April 2019 (Comments and input with respect to this briefing note can be provided here) Members of Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media 1 Summary 2 Introduction 3 Handling of evidence 3.1 Witnesses 3.2 Environmental and biomedical samples 3.3 Images 3.4 Failure to proceed with exhumations 3.5 Read more about Briefing note on the final report of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission on the alleged chemical attack in Douma in April 2018[…]

Working Papers and Public Talks

‘The Douma incident of 7 April 2018: what do we know about the OPCW investigation?’ Presentation by Paul McKeigue to round table meeting of the Harvard Sussex Program on Chemical and Biological Weapons’, 6 March 2020. House of Commons Presentation Concerning OPCW Leaks about Douma: ‘OPCW leaks reveal the International Community was mislead with regard Read more about Working Papers and Public Talks[…]

James Le Mesurier: a reconstruction of his business activities and covert role

James Le Mesurier: a reconstruction of his business activities and covert role Paul McKeigue, Jake Mason, Piers Robinson, David Miller Comments on this note may be posted here. 16 December 2019 1 Summary 2 Biography 3 Establishment of the White Helmets 4 Companies controlled by James Le Mesurier and his associates 4.1 Mayday Rescue FZ-LLC Read more about James Le Mesurier: a reconstruction of his business activities and covert role[…]

Working Group Response to Smears

25 June 2019 Since its inception, a handful of individuals and organisations have sought to discredit the Working Group including Sir Alan Duncan (Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and Fernando Arias (Director General of the OPCW). We would like to take this opportunity to make clear the following:- 1) the Working Read more about Working Group Response to Smears[…]

Rapport d’évaluation technique émanant de l’ équipe d’ingénieurs faisant partie de la mission d’établissement des faits de l’Organisation pour l’Interdiction des Armes Chimiques (OIAC), dans le cadre de son enquête sur une supposée attaque à l’arme chimique à Douma en Avril 2018.

Paul McKeigue, David Miller, Piers Robinson Membres du groupe de travail sur la Syrie, la propagande et les médias   1 Introduction 2 Commentaire sur l’évaluation technique de la mission d’établissement des faits de l’OIAC à Douma 2.1 Méthodologie 2.2 Résultats: Emplacement 2 (cylindre sur le balcon) 2.3 Résultats: Emplacement 4 (cylindre sur le lit) 2.4 Conclusions de l’évaluation 3 Implications de Read more about Rapport d’évaluation technique émanant de l’ équipe d’ingénieurs faisant partie de la mission d’établissement des faits de l’Organisation pour l’Interdiction des Armes Chimiques (OIAC), dans le cadre de son enquête sur une supposée attaque à l’arme chimique à Douma en Avril 2018.[…]

Comments on official response to the release of the Engineering Assessment of the Douma cylinders

Paul McKeigue, David Miller, Jake Mason, Piers Robinson Members of Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media 28 May 2019 1 Introduction 2 OPCW’s response to the release of the document 2.1 Official response 2.2 Unofficial briefings 2.3 What the channelling of off-the-record briefings tells us 2.4 Discrepancies between versions of OPCW’s response 3 Government responses to an alleged chlorine attack on 19 Read more about Comments on official response to the release of the Engineering Assessment of the Douma cylinders[…]