In April the entire media system with instant certainty damned an enemy state for crimes against humanity in Douma, Syria. The villainous agent on every journalist’s lips: sarin, a highly toxic synthetic organophosphorus compound that has no smell or taste, but which quickly kills through asphyxiation.
This was a repetition of the fake justification for war to secure non-existent Iraqi WMDs, or to prevent a fictional Libyan massacre in Benghazi.
On April 14, the US, UK, and France attacked Syria in response to the unproven allegations.
On 6 July 2018, the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), issued a report regarding the allegations of chemical weapons use in Douma.
"No organophosphorus nerve agents or their degradation products were detected, either in the environmental samples or in plasma samples from the alleged casualties."
They describe with various caveats the incident as the possibility of a chlorine gas attack, an unsophisticated weapon that could also be deployed by ‘rebel’ forces and to which they have had access.