Russia Raises Iraq WMD Hoax at UNSC Meeting on U.S.-Supported Biolabs in Ukraine
March 12, 2022 (EIRNS)—The Biden Administration, reflecting the arrogance of the Anglo-American war party, insists on judging the behavior of others it targets but refuses to allow itself to be judged. During yesterday’s UN Security Council meeting, called by Russia to discuss U.S.-supported biological laboratories in Ukraine, U.S. UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield insisted Washington was “deeply concerned” that Russia called the session, as a “false-flag effort” to lay the groundwork for its own use of biological or chemical weapons in Ukraine. Although she provided no evidence of an imminent Russian threat during the meeting, she proclaimed, “Russia has a track record of falsely accusing other countries of the very violations that Russia itself is perpetrating.” She went on to charge: “We have serious concerns that Russia may be planning to use chemical or biological agents against the Ukrainian people. The intent behind these lies seems clear, and it is deeply troubling. We believe Russia could use chemical or biological agents for assassinations, as part of a staged or false flag incident, or to support tactical military operations.”
In reply, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vassily Nebenzia raised Colin Powell’s Feb. 5, 2003 Iraqi WMD hoax. “[Y]ou cannot help recalling another episode that was repeatedly mentioned in various contexts,” he said.
“I mean C. Powell’s famous test tube that he demonstrated in this very room and that served as a formal reason for the U.S. invasion of Iraq that caused an enormous number of victims and huge damage. It affected the entire region and triggered i.a. creation of ISIL terrorist organization....
“Think of Raqqa and Mosul that were razed to the ground. The U.S.-led coalition buried thousands of civilian lives under the ruins of these cities. Dead bodies lay under the rubble for several months, and I can’t remember our colleagues spilling their righteous anger on that matter.”
To which Thomas-Greenfield could only reply: “I know that you expect me to respond but we’re not going to give any more airtime to the lies that you’re hearing today.”