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The March 19th Chemical Attack In Aleppo: An Investigation We Didn’t Hear About On The BBC

In the video below Russian spokesman Vitaly I Churkin is reporting on the findings of a Russian investigation into the chemical attack in  Khan al-Asal on the outskirts of Aleppo on March 19th, 2013 at a UN Security Council press conference on July 9, 2013. Why was this not shown on BBC or Sky news channels? The Russians investigated the attack at the request of the Syrian government after the UN declined to do so. Was that because the majority of those who lost their lives in the attack were soldiers from Assad’s army?

 

 

How To Be A Sceptic

critical_thinking When we’re faced with conflicting views on what’s happening in Syria, when we’re being asked by our politicians to accept on trust their assertions that Assad attacked his own people with chemical weapons and when we’re being bombarded with  insidious propaganda designed to make us believe these accounts without seeing a scrap of real, verifiable evidence of the truth of them, this is when we need, more than ever, the faculty of critical thought. We need to become sceptics. You might think you already are pretty sceptical but are you sure you really know what that is?

This short video is a good place to start questioning and improving our powers of reasoning…