The Declaration of Vienna of the 30th October 2015 describes the forthcoming « political process » - no longer termed the « transition process » - in Syria, with reference to the Geneva Communiqué of the 30th June 2012, but also to Resolution 2118 [1].

However, there is apparently no link between the political future of Syria and the membership of the Syrian Arab Republic in the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

On the 5th November 2015, we learned that the OPCW had informed the 40 member states of its Executive Council that mustard gas had been used in Syria, in August 2015, at Marea (on the frontier with Turkey), during the fighting between the Islamic Emirate and the « rebels ».

The Atlantist powers describe as « rebels » or « moderate jihadists » those combatants who fight under the flag of the French colonial era - green, white, black, with three red stars - as opposed to the « extremist jihadists » of Al-Qaïda and the Islamic Emirate.

A special meeting of the OPCW’s Executive Council has been called for the 23rd November in La Haye.

Until now, we were led to believe that the available OPCW data concerning the use of sarin gas in Syria could be used by the major powers indifferently against the Syrian Arab Republic or Turkey, whichever suited them better [2]. But neither of these two states can be held responsible in this new affair.

Evidently, the United States and Russia had reached an agreement before the Vienna Conference about the use of this information.

Pete Kimberley