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    [Addendum to Original Assessment Report] [Video Evidence of False Claims Made in the White House Intelligence Report] Dear Larry: I am responding to your distribution of what I understand is a White House statement claiming intelligence findings about the nerve agent attack on April 4, 2017 in Khan Shaykhun, Syria. My understanding from your note...
  • […] shifted gears in April following a chemical weapons attack that the West pinned on Assad, despite refutations from some experts. During his time in office, President Barack Obama also repeatedly called for […]

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  • @Alfa158
    What was the date of the image from Google Earth showing the supposed bomb crater? Google Earth is not a real time satellite reconnaissance system. You can get the date of the image from the display options, and they are usually months or years old.
    Is it possible that this crater was already there prior to the gas attack?

    The 75s were the last real Alfas, though the new Giulia is interesting.

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  • @annamaria
    "US, UK and France refuse to send forensic scientists to site of alleged chemical attack in Syria:" http://theduran.com/us-uk-and-france-refuse-to-send-forensic-scientists-to-site-of-alleged-chemical-attack-in-syria/

    The names of some mass murderers:
    "... what could go wrong with three nations, that are begging for the natural resources of Syria and want regime change? Removing the elected Head of the Sovereign Nation and replacing him with ISIS/Al Qaeda? Then have a look at Matthew Rycroft? Tony Blair's (wanted for war crimes in Iraq) Private Secretary, back in 2003. He is now the UK representative to the UN. Yet, fully upto speed in trying to take Sadam out, blaming it on WMD and what did the Chilcot Report say or leave out? Then you have the involvement of Tim Bell, founder of Bell Pottinger (daddy of White Helmets) ..."
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/389ce11164e6b90b23fa30601ef18c52a5ce157527ba754eb8dbab3fb71f3030.jpg

    Who funds White Helmets? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93aa314f0cc53c117ee231786ac3af1bcf59da3232ef01f5258e6b3bcb7a8b7f.png
    "...Bell Pottinger is a British multinational public relations and marketing company, co-founded in 1989 by Tim Bell and Piers Pottinger. With headquarters in London, Bell Pottinger is the largest UK-based public relations consultancy measured by 2010 fee income and is described as having "the most controversial client list" in the PR industry
    In October 2016, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported that Bell Pottinger had been paid more than $500 million by the Pentagon to make fake videos that appeared to be the work of local groups such as Al Qaeda. Martin Wells reported that he was briefed to create news stories that looked as though they were produced by Arab media outlets, and distributed them through Middle Eastern news networks. He also reports that he made VCDs which were used to try to track people.
    Bell Pottinger worked in Camp Victory, the US military base in Baghdad, and the propaganda videos were personally approved by General David Petraeus – then the commander of US-led coalition forces in Iraq, who would go on to become the Director of the CIA. On some occasions, even the White House reportedly signed off on the propaganda materials.
    In December 2011, Bell Pottinger came under public scrutiny after managers were secretly recorded talking to fake representatives of the Uzbekistan government and violating Wikipedia rules by removing negative information and replacing it with positive spin."
    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Bell_Pottinger

    Let me get this straight. Do you explicitly or implicitly endorse the idea that the “three nations” …”are begging for the resources of Syria”? Set aside the strictly non-resource issue of whether Syria might have a pipeline built across it, and do you not regard anyone who spouts such ignorant and innumerate blather as disqualifying themselves from being treated as an authority or even a quotable source on anything?

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  • @El Dato
    Brace yourselves!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4426230/France-says-proof-Assad-sarin-gas-attack.html


    France says it has ‘proof’ Assad was behind the horrific sarin gas attack that killed 87 people in Syria

    - Tests have revealed sarin gas, or a similar toxic substance, was used in attack
    - 87 people, including children, died in April 4 attack in Syria's Idlib province
    - Bashar al-Assad has denied responsibility and said footage could be fake
    - French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said it will reveal proof of Assad's guilt 'in a few days'
     
    Wohoo!

    (Do we actually know how many people died?)

    About 10 years ago the Russian authorities had proof that Chechens were using chemical weapons.

    When a news story stated that chlorine and ammonia had been detected I contacted the mainstream media in my country and mentioned that these elements are components of conventional solid rocket fuel.

    I suspect that Sarin Gas is absolutely indentical with organophosphate insecticide.

    perhaps insurgents were collecting ammonium nitrate for making explosives when a Russian missile sprayed a nearby pallet of insecticide around the locality.

    I contacted my country’s security service about this possibility two days before the 59 cruise missile attack against Syria. Too late!

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  • After the original Syrian Sarin attack about a year ago I contacted my country’s media and authorities to note that Sarin is an insecticide and that a conventional weapon could have sprayed the stuff around the suburb.

    We should ask why our mainstream media hasn’t yet mentioned this sort of possibility.

    It makes no sense for Dr Assad to be antagonizing the world by using a last resort weapon on civilians.

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  • […] er åpenbart et falsk flagg-angrep. Det fremkommer av denne grundig artikkelen av professor Theodore A. Postol. Et annet spørsmål er hvorfor mediene forbigår buss-massakren […]

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  • @RobinG
    Hi annamaria,

    Yesterday I saw a new article by Postol (this must be his 5th on this). I think it has 'retraction' in the title, or a similar word. The subject was the wind direction, which Postol says he recalculated (having previously used wrong time, or something). Anyway, it changes his analysis somewhat - but not to the advantage of the WH and "rebels."

    Now I can't find this. I wanted to finish reading and share. Did you see it? Have a link? Anyone?

    Hi Robin: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/04/67182.html
    MPORTANT CORRECTION TO The Nerve Agent Attack that Did Not Occur
    Posted on April 23, 2017 by WashingtonsBlog

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  • @annamaria
    "US, UK and France refuse to send forensic scientists to site of alleged chemical attack in Syria:" http://theduran.com/us-uk-and-france-refuse-to-send-forensic-scientists-to-site-of-alleged-chemical-attack-in-syria/

    The names of some mass murderers:
    "... what could go wrong with three nations, that are begging for the natural resources of Syria and want regime change? Removing the elected Head of the Sovereign Nation and replacing him with ISIS/Al Qaeda? Then have a look at Matthew Rycroft? Tony Blair's (wanted for war crimes in Iraq) Private Secretary, back in 2003. He is now the UK representative to the UN. Yet, fully upto speed in trying to take Sadam out, blaming it on WMD and what did the Chilcot Report say or leave out? Then you have the involvement of Tim Bell, founder of Bell Pottinger (daddy of White Helmets) ..."
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/389ce11164e6b90b23fa30601ef18c52a5ce157527ba754eb8dbab3fb71f3030.jpg

    Who funds White Helmets? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93aa314f0cc53c117ee231786ac3af1bcf59da3232ef01f5258e6b3bcb7a8b7f.png
    "...Bell Pottinger is a British multinational public relations and marketing company, co-founded in 1989 by Tim Bell and Piers Pottinger. With headquarters in London, Bell Pottinger is the largest UK-based public relations consultancy measured by 2010 fee income and is described as having "the most controversial client list" in the PR industry
    In October 2016, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported that Bell Pottinger had been paid more than $500 million by the Pentagon to make fake videos that appeared to be the work of local groups such as Al Qaeda. Martin Wells reported that he was briefed to create news stories that looked as though they were produced by Arab media outlets, and distributed them through Middle Eastern news networks. He also reports that he made VCDs which were used to try to track people.
    Bell Pottinger worked in Camp Victory, the US military base in Baghdad, and the propaganda videos were personally approved by General David Petraeus – then the commander of US-led coalition forces in Iraq, who would go on to become the Director of the CIA. On some occasions, even the White House reportedly signed off on the propaganda materials.
    In December 2011, Bell Pottinger came under public scrutiny after managers were secretly recorded talking to fake representatives of the Uzbekistan government and violating Wikipedia rules by removing negative information and replacing it with positive spin."
    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Bell_Pottinger

    Hah! Just found it…..

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/04/67182.html

    IMPORTANT CORRECTION TO The Nerve Agent Attack that Did Not Occur
    “When the error in wind direction is corrected, the conclusion is that if there was a significant sarin release at the crater as alleged by the White House Intelligence Report issued on April 11, 2017 (WHR), the immediate result would have been significant casualties immediately adjacent to the dispersion crater.

    The fact that there were numerous television journalists reporting from the alleged sarin release site and there was absolutely no mention of casualties that would have occurred within tens to hundreds of meters of the alleged release site indicates that the WHR was produced without even a cursory low-level review of commercial video data from the site by the US intelligence community.”

    And now this from Russia -

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/04/22/moscow-demands-opcw-explain-how-white-helmets-emerged-unharmed-in-syrian-sarin-attack/

    The Russian Defense Ministry says no representatives of the OPCW visited Syria’s Khan Shaykun, so the origin of samples the organization claims to have is unclear.
    “The Russian Defense Ministry wants the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to explain how members of the White Helmets (an organization positioning itself as a human rights campaigner – TASS) managed to stay unharmed by sarin in Khan Shaykhun, Defense Ministry spokesman said.

    “If it is true that sarin was used in Khan Shaykhun, how can the OPCW then account for the fact the charlatans from the White Helmets organization were hustling and bustling inside sarin clouds with no protective gear on? Everybody could see that. Ahmed Uzumcu should provide comprehensible answers to these questions as soon as possible,” Konashenkov said.”

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  • @annamaria
    "US, UK and France refuse to send forensic scientists to site of alleged chemical attack in Syria:" http://theduran.com/us-uk-and-france-refuse-to-send-forensic-scientists-to-site-of-alleged-chemical-attack-in-syria/

    The names of some mass murderers:
    "... what could go wrong with three nations, that are begging for the natural resources of Syria and want regime change? Removing the elected Head of the Sovereign Nation and replacing him with ISIS/Al Qaeda? Then have a look at Matthew Rycroft? Tony Blair's (wanted for war crimes in Iraq) Private Secretary, back in 2003. He is now the UK representative to the UN. Yet, fully upto speed in trying to take Sadam out, blaming it on WMD and what did the Chilcot Report say or leave out? Then you have the involvement of Tim Bell, founder of Bell Pottinger (daddy of White Helmets) ..."
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/389ce11164e6b90b23fa30601ef18c52a5ce157527ba754eb8dbab3fb71f3030.jpg

    Who funds White Helmets? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93aa314f0cc53c117ee231786ac3af1bcf59da3232ef01f5258e6b3bcb7a8b7f.png
    "...Bell Pottinger is a British multinational public relations and marketing company, co-founded in 1989 by Tim Bell and Piers Pottinger. With headquarters in London, Bell Pottinger is the largest UK-based public relations consultancy measured by 2010 fee income and is described as having "the most controversial client list" in the PR industry
    In October 2016, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported that Bell Pottinger had been paid more than $500 million by the Pentagon to make fake videos that appeared to be the work of local groups such as Al Qaeda. Martin Wells reported that he was briefed to create news stories that looked as though they were produced by Arab media outlets, and distributed them through Middle Eastern news networks. He also reports that he made VCDs which were used to try to track people.
    Bell Pottinger worked in Camp Victory, the US military base in Baghdad, and the propaganda videos were personally approved by General David Petraeus – then the commander of US-led coalition forces in Iraq, who would go on to become the Director of the CIA. On some occasions, even the White House reportedly signed off on the propaganda materials.
    In December 2011, Bell Pottinger came under public scrutiny after managers were secretly recorded talking to fake representatives of the Uzbekistan government and violating Wikipedia rules by removing negative information and replacing it with positive spin."
    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Bell_Pottinger

    Hi annamaria,

    Yesterday I saw a new article by Postol (this must be his 5th on this). I think it has ‘retraction’ in the title, or a similar word. The subject was the wind direction, which Postol says he recalculated (having previously used wrong time, or something). Anyway, it changes his analysis somewhat – but not to the advantage of the WH and “rebels.”

    Now I can’t find this. I wanted to finish reading and share. Did you see it? Have a link? Anyone?

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    Hi Robin: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/04/67182.html
    MPORTANT CORRECTION TO The Nerve Agent Attack that Did Not Occur
    Posted on April 23, 2017 by WashingtonsBlog
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  • […] by the White House. MIT Professor Theodore Postol, considered to be an expert on munitions, has also questioned the government’s account of what took place in Khan Sheikhoun through a detailed analysis of the […]

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  • @Quentin
    Sean, Do you have one or more sources for this damning information? If so, please share them with us. If not, try to control your spite.

    It seems to me that you (and my other critics) assume this incident (and all other similar incidents) are dissimulated by malevolent conspiracies spanning multiple countries. Yet faked so badly you can see though it, which seem rather arrogant. Was it their first day on the job, were they drunk, these dissimulators?.

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  • [Addendum to Original Assessment Report] [Video Evidence of False Claims Made in the White House Intelligence Report] Dear Larry: I am responding to your distribution of what I understand is a White House statement claiming intelligence findings about the nerve agent attack on April 4, 2017 in Khan Shaykhun, Syria. My understanding from your note...
  • “US, UK and France refuse to send forensic scientists to site of alleged chemical attack in Syria:” http://theduran.com/us-uk-and-france-refuse-to-send-forensic-scientists-to-site-of-alleged-chemical-attack-in-syria/

    The names of some mass murderers:
    “… what could go wrong with three nations, that are begging for the natural resources of Syria and want regime change? Removing the elected Head of the Sovereign Nation and replacing him with ISIS/Al Qaeda? Then have a look at Matthew Rycroft? Tony Blair‘s (wanted for war crimes in Iraq) Private Secretary, back in 2003. He is now the UK representative to the UN. Yet, fully upto speed in trying to take Sadam out, blaming it on WMD and what did the Chilcot Report say or leave out? Then you have the involvement of Tim Bell, founder of Bell Pottinger (daddy of White Helmets) …”
    Who funds White Helmets?“…Bell Pottinger is a British multinational public relations and marketing company, co-founded in 1989 by Tim Bell and Piers Pottinger. With headquarters in London, Bell Pottinger is the largest UK-based public relations consultancy measured by 2010 fee income and is described as having “the most controversial client list” in the PR industry
    In October 2016, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported that Bell Pottinger had been paid more than $500 million by the Pentagon to make fake videos that appeared to be the work of local groups such as Al Qaeda. Martin Wells reported that he was briefed to create news stories that looked as though they were produced by Arab media outlets, and distributed them through Middle Eastern news networks. He also reports that he made VCDs which were used to try to track people.
    Bell Pottinger worked in Camp Victory, the US military base in Baghdad, and the propaganda videos were personally approved by General David Petraeus – then the commander of US-led coalition forces in Iraq, who would go on to become the Director of the CIA. On some occasions, even the White House reportedly signed off on the propaganda materials.
    In December 2011, Bell Pottinger came under public scrutiny after managers were secretly recorded talking to fake representatives of the Uzbekistan government and violating Wikipedia rules by removing negative information and replacing it with positive spin.”

    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Bell_Pottinger

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    Hi annamaria,

    Yesterday I saw a new article by Postol (this must be his 5th on this). I think it has 'retraction' in the title, or a similar word. The subject was the wind direction, which Postol says he recalculated (having previously used wrong time, or something). Anyway, it changes his analysis somewhat - but not to the advantage of the WH and "rebels."

    Now I can't find this. I wanted to finish reading and share. Did you see it? Have a link? Anyone?
    , @RobinG
    Hah! Just found it.....

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/04/67182.html

    IMPORTANT CORRECTION TO The Nerve Agent Attack that Did Not Occur
    "When the error in wind direction is corrected, the conclusion is that if there was a significant sarin release at the crater as alleged by the White House Intelligence Report issued on April 11, 2017 (WHR), the immediate result would have been significant casualties immediately adjacent to the dispersion crater.

    The fact that there were numerous television journalists reporting from the alleged sarin release site and there was absolutely no mention of casualties that would have occurred within tens to hundreds of meters of the alleged release site indicates that the WHR was produced without even a cursory low-level review of commercial video data from the site by the US intelligence community."

    And now this from Russia -
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/04/22/moscow-demands-opcw-explain-how-white-helmets-emerged-unharmed-in-syrian-sarin-attack/
    The Russian Defense Ministry says no representatives of the OPCW visited Syria’s Khan Shaykun, so the origin of samples the organization claims to have is unclear.
    "The Russian Defense Ministry wants the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to explain how members of the White Helmets (an organization positioning itself as a human rights campaigner – TASS) managed to stay unharmed by sarin in Khan Shaykhun, Defense Ministry spokesman said.

    “If it is true that sarin was used in Khan Shaykhun, how can the OPCW then account for the fact the charlatans from the White Helmets organization were hustling and bustling inside sarin clouds with no protective gear on? Everybody could see that. Ahmed Uzumcu should provide comprehensible answers to these questions as soon as possible,” Konashenkov said."
    , @Wizard of Oz
    Let me get this straight. Do you explicitly or implicitly endorse the idea that the "three nations" ..."are begging for the resources of Syria"? Set aside the strictly non-resource issue of whether Syria might have a pipeline built across it, and do you not regard anyone who spouts such ignorant and innumerate blather as disqualifying themselves from being treated as an authority or even a quotable source on anything?
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  • Introduction This analysis contains a detailed description of the times and locations of critical events in the alleged nerve agent attack of April 4, 2017 in Khan Shaykhun, Syria – assuming that the White House Intelligence Report (WHR) issued on April 11, 2017 correctly identified the alleged sarin release site. Analysis using weather data from...
  • Brace yourselves!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4426230/France-says-proof-Assad-sarin-gas-attack.html

    France says it has ‘proof’ Assad was behind the horrific sarin gas attack that killed 87 people in Syria

    - Tests have revealed sarin gas, or a similar toxic substance, was used in attack
    - 87 people, including children, died in April 4 attack in Syria’s Idlib province
    - Bashar al-Assad has denied responsibility and said footage could be fake
    - French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said it will reveal proof of Assad’s guilt ‘in a few days’

    Wohoo!

    (Do we actually know how many people died?)

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    About 10 years ago the Russian authorities had proof that Chechens were using chemical weapons.

    When a news story stated that chlorine and ammonia had been detected I contacted the mainstream media in my country and mentioned that these elements are components of conventional solid rocket fuel.

    I suspect that Sarin Gas is absolutely indentical with organophosphate insecticide.

    perhaps insurgents were collecting ammonium nitrate for making explosives when a Russian missile sprayed a nearby pallet of insecticide around the locality.

    I contacted my country's security service about this possibility two days before the 59 cruise missile attack against Syria. Too late!

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  • @Sean
    The hospital the surviving gas victims fled to was bombed a few hours later, and the Russians had a drone in the area for hours-- tracking the victims. Moreover, this Russian drone switched off its camera just before the victims were bombed in their hospital . All lies too, eh?

    Tell us more about your excellent sources of information. You seem to be assigned to the Russian Drone Control center in Damascus?

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  • @Sean
    The hospital the surviving gas victims fled to was bombed a few hours later, and the Russians had a drone in the area for hours-- tracking the victims. Moreover, this Russian drone switched off its camera just before the victims were bombed in their hospital . All lies too, eh?

    Sean, Do you have one or more sources for this damning information? If so, please share them with us. If not, try to control your spite.

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    It seems to me that you (and my other critics) assume this incident (and all other similar incidents) are dissimulated by malevolent conspiracies spanning multiple countries. Yet faked so badly you can see though it, which seem rather arrogant. Was it their first day on the job, were they drunk, these dissimulators?.
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  • @Sean
    The hospital the surviving gas victims fled to was bombed a few hours later, and the Russians had a drone in the area for hours-- tracking the victims. Moreover, this Russian drone switched off its camera just before the victims were bombed in their hospital . All lies too, eh?

    You know this how?

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  • [Addendum to Original Assessment Report] [Video Evidence of False Claims Made in the White House Intelligence Report] Dear Larry: I am responding to your distribution of what I understand is a White House statement claiming intelligence findings about the nerve agent attack on April 4, 2017 in Khan Shaykhun, Syria. My understanding from your note...
  • I see Ron has added the Addendum. Here’s what appears to be the 4th article -

    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/nerve_agent_attack_did_not_occur_in_syria_expert_finds_20170419

    “THE NERVE GAS ATTACK DESCRIBED IN THE WHITE HOUSE REPORT
    DID NOT OCCUR, EXPERT SAYS OF SYRIA INCIDENT”

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  • The hospital the surviving gas victims fled to was bombed a few hours later, and the Russians had a drone in the area for hours– tracking the victims. Moreover, this Russian drone switched off its camera just before the victims were bombed in their hospital . All lies too, eh?

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    You know this how?
    , @Quentin
    Sean, Do you have one or more sources for this damning information? If so, please share them with us. If not, try to control your spite.
    , @El Dato
    Tell us more about your excellent sources of information. You seem to be assigned to the Russian Drone Control center in Damascus?
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  • […] Arguments against the chemical strike on Syria […]

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  • 1. Sarin is a related chemical compound to substances used in agricultural insecticides such as the Malathion used by home gardeners and the Imidan used in commercial orchards?

    2. So isn’t sarin a “nerve spray” and not a “nerve gas” inasmuch as the substances used to control insect pests in orchards are liquids that are used to wet surfaces or dispersed as aerosols?

    3. Are not agricultural insecticides used at much lower concentrations — microgram rather than milligram quantities when dispersed?

    4. Isn’t the human toxicity of sarin not substantially different, at least not by multiple orders of magnitude, than Imidan?

    5. So if the agricultural sprays are substantially diluted in their application, would sarin used as a military weapon essentially be applied “full strength” without such dilution to have its deadly effect?

    6. Just as military bombardment weapons can have have hundreds if not thousands of pounds of high explosives, would not a nerve agent weapon contain not only substantial quantities of sarin in an undiluted form, and would not such a weapon be engineered to rapidly render that agent in a fine aerosol?

    7. The disclosed photo of the nerve agent weapon has been said by some experts to be a tube containing the agent against which an improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated to disperse the contents of the tube.

    8. Would this not be a crude way to aerosolize a rather small quantity of a nerve agent?

    9. Is the rather low casualty figures, in relation to the horror that nerve-agent weapons were explained to the public, be the result of this device being an improvised nerve-agent weapon? That achieving the full weapon-of-mass-destruction power in a nerve-agent weapon requires delivering rather high concentrations of what is a liquid over a large area? And this device was an improvised nerve-agent weapon not benefiting from the science and engineering that would have been employed were such a weapon from the arsenal of a governmental power with access to such resources?

    10. There has been, justifiably, great secrecy surrounding nerve-agent weapons, but do you suppose inferences can be made about their capabilities from the labels of agricultural pesticides? Was the agent even sarin, or could it have been an agricultural pesticide such as Imidan?

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  • @L.K
    The fact that D. Kilcullen is an alleged expert in COIN does NOT mean the man is not a propagandist, which he IS.
    Simple as that.

    I doubt that he is a propagandist in a way that distingjishss bim from most people who get paid to write. I think PG would be much closer to the mark witb bis observation in effect tbat be gets well paid for his articles and speeches/appearances and wants to gk on being paid. Although he may have a fair bit if fat to live off he would not be so coolish az to allow himself to be seen as frequently wrong. So I don’t tbink “Simple as that” quite catches it.

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  • @Svigor
    Nailrod, logical way to deliver chemical weapons would seem to be airburst, a few feet off the ground. On the other hand, that requires more sophisticated delivery than they had in WWI, when chemical shells were a thing. I don't know anything about the subject; maybe they had timed shells in WWI, set to blow before they hit the ground?

    This seems logical to me Svigor. According to the online authorities I’ve consulted an artillery shell loses most of its forward momentum during its trajectory. It picks up momentum as it falls towards the ground due to gravity. But a device dropped from an aircraft maintains most of its forward momentum as well as acquiring downward momentum before it impacts. I’m hoping that someone with a bit of personal expertise will get back and say what they think.

    As far as WW1 is concerned, they were using mustard gas or chlorine. I think basically they just lobbed artillery casings filled with the gas which broke apart when they impacted. Sarin is much more volatile and vulnerable, and has to be managed with much more physical care.

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  • @Svigor

    Let me add that Jimmy Dore made a great point in that video. Many blame Assad for the half million Syrians who have died in this civil war; yet it was mostly caused by an invasion of outside Islamic mercs paid for by the Saudis and Qatar.

    Does this mean that Abe Lincoln was a ruthless thug responsible for the deaths of a half a million Americans during our civil war?
     
    No. Lincoln stands as a ruthless thug responsible for the deaths of half a million Americans in the Civil War, all by himself. No need to drag Syria into it.

    The confederate rebels weren’t even trying to conquer the north, they just wanted to be left to run their own affairs.

    Who is worse, Assad or Lincoln?

     

    Lincoln.

    {half a million Americans}

    The estimate for US Civil War deaths is 785,000-1,000,000.
    So closer to ‘one million Americans’.

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  • Nailrod, logical way to deliver chemical weapons would seem to be airburst, a few feet off the ground. On the other hand, that requires more sophisticated delivery than they had in WWI, when chemical shells were a thing. I don’t know anything about the subject; maybe they had timed shells in WWI, set to blow before they hit the ground?

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    This seems logical to me Svigor. According to the online authorities I've consulted an artillery shell loses most of its forward momentum during its trajectory. It picks up momentum as it falls towards the ground due to gravity. But a device dropped from an aircraft maintains most of its forward momentum as well as acquiring downward momentum before it impacts. I'm hoping that someone with a bit of personal expertise will get back and say what they think.

    As far as WW1 is concerned, they were using mustard gas or chlorine. I think basically they just lobbed artillery casings filled with the gas which broke apart when they impacted. Sarin is much more volatile and vulnerable, and has to be managed with much more physical care.
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  • Let me add that Jimmy Dore made a great point in that video. Many blame Assad for the half million Syrians who have died in this civil war; yet it was mostly caused by an invasion of outside Islamic mercs paid for by the Saudis and Qatar.

    Does this mean that Abe Lincoln was a ruthless thug responsible for the deaths of a half a million Americans during our civil war?

    No. Lincoln stands as a ruthless thug responsible for the deaths of half a million Americans in the Civil War, all by himself. No need to drag Syria into it.

    The confederate rebels weren’t even trying to conquer the north, they just wanted to be left to run their own affairs.

    Who is worse, Assad or Lincoln?

    Lincoln.

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    {half a million Americans}

    The estimate for US Civil War deaths is 785,000-1,000,000.
    So closer to 'one million Americans'.
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  • @Wizard of Oz
    Bu**er! Now I'm going to have to read it to see what to mske of your assessment! I suppose Kilcullen, an authentic counter-something expert in his day may have to pose as someone still worth paying for an opinion....

    The fact that D. Kilcullen is an alleged expert in COIN does NOT mean the man is not a propagandist, which he IS.
    Simple as that.

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    I doubt that he is a propagandist in a way that distingjishss bim from most people who get paid to write. I think PG would be much closer to the mark witb bis observation in effect tbat be gets well paid for his articles and speeches/appearances and wants to gk on being paid. Although he may have a fair bit if fat to live off he would not be so coolish az to allow himself to be seen as frequently wrong. So I don't tbink "Simple as that" quite catches it.
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  • I’m glad I found my way to this site. I have a couple of questions about the ‘gas attack’ that are very unlikely to be addressed by anyone in our mainstream media. They’re not based on any expertise, but on common sense, and I’m hoping that somebody who does have some level of expertise will be able and willing to address them. They concern the delivery method of the ‘sarin bomb’.

    It was supposedly dropped from a Syrian Air Force attack aircraft, an SU22 or some such. I don’t know the speed of these aircraft on a bombing run, but I believe their maximum is about 800mph. Likewise I’ve no idea what altitude they would be flying at on a bombing run. But it would seem to me that the ‘sarin bomb’ would have had to have a forward velocity of several hundred mph, and a downward velocity of more than one hundred mph, when it hit the ground.

    When a normal bomb hits the ground it detonates on the spot where it impacts, because it’s packed with high explosives. I understand that sarin gas would be incinerated by high explosives. (I heard this from an ‘expert’ on the BBC, who was explaining why the gas couldn’t have been released by rebel munitions in a warehouse hit by the Syrian air attack.) So the ‘sarin bomb’ couldn’t have been carrying a significant explosive charge, or it would have destroyed the payload.

    And yet it hit the ground – a hard road – with a forward velocity of several hundred mph, and a downward velocity of more than one hundred mph, formed a crater that appears to be no more than a foot deep, and just stayed there where it landed. How plausible is that?

    Secondly, it had to be a carrier that was robust enough to survive a ground impact of several hundred mph. And yet it had to be sophisticated enough to then activate itself and discharge its payload. How plausible is that? Does such a thing even exist?

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  • […] Top academic scholars and seasoned Intelligence professionals have widely derided the alleged Syrian government Sarin gas attack as an apparent false-flag hoax. Yet our fanatically Trump-hating mainstream media has almost totally ignored these facts, instead fulsomely praising the President for immediately launching an unconstitutional missile attack upon Syria in retaliation, while congratulating him for his new-found “moderation” in potentially provoking a dangerous military confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia. […]

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  • […] The Nerve Agent Attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria; A Quick Turnaround Assessment of the White House Intelligence Report: The document does not provide any evidence whatsoever that the US government has concrete knowledge that the government of Syria was the source of the chemical attack http://www.unz.com/article/the-nerve-agent-attack-in-khan-shaykhun-syria/ […]

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  • @L.K
    Ridiculous propaganda.
    David Kilcullen headed “Sarin attack shows Assad is desperate” Pure BS.
    sub-headed “Rebel jihadist forces are making huge gains on the road to Damascus”. More BS.

    The usual garbage in, garbage out kind of stuff.

    Bu**er! Now I’m going to have to read it to see what to mske of your assessment! I suppose Kilcullen, an authentic counter-something expert in his day may have to pose as someone still worth paying for an opinion….

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    The fact that D. Kilcullen is an alleged expert in COIN does NOT mean the man is not a propagandist, which he IS.
    Simple as that.
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  • @Wizard of Oz
    This seems as good a place as any to introduce a little more from an expert who won't convjnce those who already have their minds made up. I see in the Weekend Australian (www.theaustralian.com.au)
    an article by David Kilcullen headed "Sarin attack shows Assad is desperate" sub-headed "Rebel jihadist forces are making huge gains on the road to Damascus". That deems to come from an alternative universe from the discussions I have read hitherto. Someone who actually reads stuff before opinionating might care to reply.

    Ridiculous propaganda.
    David Kilcullen headed “Sarin attack shows Assad is desperate” Pure BS.
    sub-headed “Rebel jihadist forces are making huge gains on the road to Damascus”. More BS.

    The usual garbage in, garbage out kind of stuff.

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    Bu**er! Now I'm going to have to read it to see what to mske of your assessment! I suppose Kilcullen, an authentic counter-something expert in his day may have to pose as someone still worth paying for an opinion....
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  • […] The report is titled “Assessment of White House Intelligence Report of April 11, 2017” and it was authored by Theodore Postol, an MIT professor who is among the world’s leading experts on chemical weaponry. […]

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  • @alexander
    Xander,

    Let us assume, for arguments sake, you are President Assad.

    Over the past year, with the assistance of Russian forces, you have been able to mount decisive, significant victories against ISIS using conventional weapons, and you are on the verge of reclaiming your country from the assorted Jihadist's who are fragmenting it and destroying it.

    If you are well aware the ONE action you could take, which might force the hand of the most powerful military on the planet to descend upon you...Wouldn't you avoid it like the plague ?

    Is there any strategic or tactical value for you to attempt it ?


    If there is....What is it ?

    See #97

    I too have been assuming that Assad, with Russian help, was winning.

    Increasingly the US led push to get rid of Assad seems like folly of Libyan, if not Iraqi invasion proportions. The UK’s William Hague seems to have been as delusional as Obama.

    Only Israel could rationally support a Balkanisation of Syria which included defeat of the Alawite regime and that would be on the supposition that Israel desperately needs to curb extensions of Iranian power and holds the Arabs in total contempt apart from Hezbollah and Assad.

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  • @marc_J
    A very careful and interesting analysis which is probably true, but also irrelevant.

    In my own experience, careful, fact-based analysis is almost always ignored and represents wasted time and effort. The audience has nowhere near the attention span necessary to read and understand analysis based on science.

    My work (completely unrelated to anything to do with the military or security) has taught me that a 2 sentence assertion is as good as a 30 page analysis supported by facts.

    From the old tee shirt, "I've already made up my mind, don't confuse me with the facts".

    This seems as good a place as any to introduce a little more from an expert who won’t convjnce those who already have their minds made up. I see in the Weekend Australian (www.theaustralian.com.au)
    an article by David Kilcullen headed “Sarin attack shows Assad is desperate” sub-headed “Rebel jihadist forces are making huge gains on the road to Damascus”. That deems to come from an alternative universe from the discussions I have read hitherto. Someone who actually reads stuff before opinionating might care to reply.

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    Ridiculous propaganda.
    David Kilcullen headed “Sarin attack shows Assad is desperate” Pure BS.
    sub-headed “Rebel jihadist forces are making huge gains on the road to Damascus”. More BS.

    The usual garbage in, garbage out kind of stuff.
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  • […] the reason for that isn’t entirely clear either (The Free Thought Project, Voltairenet, The Unz Review, truthdig).  My guess is that this is all a bunch of chest-thumping aimed at North Korea.  Are […]

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  • […] The full assessment, published in the Unz Review, can be found here. […]

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  • Timeline:

    April 4, at 8 a.m., Abdullah al-Gani and Muaz al-Shami, freelance journalists who have links with radical groups located in Idlib, provided Orient News and Al-Jazeera with the video footage made by the White Helmets. The graphics show the consequences of the alleged chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun. According to Muazz al-Shami, sarin gas was used in the attack.

    http://theduran.com/lebanese-journalist-intependently-investigates-alleged-khan-sheikhoun-chemical-attack/

    Yesterday, (April 4) from 11:30 am to 12:30 p.m. local time, Syrian aviation made a strike on a large terrorist ammunition depot and a concentration of military hardware in the eastern outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun town,” Russian defense ministry spokesman Igor Konoshenkov said in a statement posted on YouTube.

    http://www.iraqinews.com/arab-world-news/russia-says-syria-gas-incident-caused-rebels-chemical-arsenal/

    “Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem explained that the first reports of the chemical attack appeared several hours before the government airstrike”

    https://sputniknews.com/politics/201704091052469244-us-syria-chemical-weapons-war-pretext/

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  • […] The Nerve Agent Attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria; A Quick Turnaround Assessment of the White House Intelligence Report: The document does not provide any evidence whatsoever that the US government has concrete knowledge that the government of Syria was the source of the chemical attack […]

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  • @El Dato
    Syria may be an autocratic shithole where women must know their place and you better kowtow to the friendly state employee (or face a guided tour of a dungeon) with the Assad family in power (indeed we have https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982_Hama_massacre under daddy already) but

    I dare you to find me an independent Syria expert who says the rebels are responsible for most of the refugee problem.
     
    This is just jumping the shark.

    People just don't like to stay in warzones and flattened cities, yes.

    Your view of Syria is a grotesque caricature. Here’s what former US marine, Brad Hoff, found in Syria before the war:

    DURING MY FIRST WEEKS in Damascus, I was pleasantly shocked. My preconceived notions were shattered: I expected to find a society full of veiled women, mosques on every street corner, religious police looking over shoulders, rabid anti-American sentiment preached to angry crowds, persecuted Christians and crumbling hidden churches, prudish separation of the sexes, and so on. I quickly realized during my first few days and nights in Damascus, that Syria was a far cry from my previous imaginings, which were probably more reflective of Saudi Arabian life and culture. What I actually encountered were mostly unveiled women wearing European fashions and sporting bright makeup — many of them wearing blue jeans and tight fitting clothes that would be commonplace in American shopping malls on a summer day. I saw groups of teenage boys and girls mingling in trendy cafes late into the night, displaying expensive cell phones. There were plenty of mosques, but almost every neighborhood had a large church or two with crosses figured prominently in the Damascus skyline.

    A Marine in Syria

    https://medium.com/news-politics/a-marine-in-syria-d06ff67c203c

    As for the ‘Hama massacre’, it was actually a battle between the army and a sectarian islamic insurgency.

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  • @RobinG
    Isn't the real question whether Steve Rendall is receptive to your kind efforts to educate him, or whether his feigned ignorance is SOP in the disinfo war?

    I’m not that bothered about trying to persuade him (that’s up to him), more just making sure he can’t persuade me. :-) And anyone reading the exchange, for that matter.

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  • @Steve Rendall
    I like Dore, but if he said that he's almost surely wrong.

    Assad was bombing Syria for quite a while before Jihadis were much of a factor. He had the only Air Force and mechanized army in Syria from 2011 to 2014. For all of that time his bombing was the primary driver of the refugee crisis. It is impossible to say how many refugees Assad is responsible for, but it's likely he has caused the lion's share.

    Everything you wrote is pure BS. But I guess that is your purpose here.

    Even Robert Fisk admitted there were Salafi jihadis involved from day one. Al-Ciada in Iraq was involved from day one, etc.
    There were and there are NO moderate ‘rebels’. This ain’t fucking star wars.
    Since early 2012, the Al-Nusra Front & co have been the main fighting force trying to topple the Syrian government. They are actually a more serious threat to Syria than Daesh/is.
    Increasingly from 2012 the Jihadis have been ever more heavily armed.
    The key Jihadi groups all have armored forces, artillery, ATGMs, the only thing they don’t have is an air-force. Robert Fisk reported from the front lines in 2013/14/15 re how oftentimes the Syrian army faced militants that were as well armed and, in some cases, even better armed.
    Armored Assault by Al-Nusra in Aleppo, Caught on Nusra Drone Camera

    Go sell your BS elsewhere.

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  • @Xander USMC
    Right, but that is the strategic lack of sense, but I'm pointing out the strike would make no sense tactically either. If something was being threatened arguably it would make tactical sense to gas the area under attack--but not a minor attack 50 miles away that does not appear to have any relation to the alleged threat elsewhere. I haven't even seen any confirmation of any threat to "key infrastructure." Not to mention Syria retook Aleppo without the need for chemicals--wasn't that a lot more key than this unidentified "key infrastructure"?

    Yes ,

    It would make the most sense were one to use chemical weapons as a TACTIC, to use them in areas and situations where (as you suggest) one would get the most “bang for their buck”.

    It is very clear to you,based on its location, this chemical attack was almost meaningless tactically.

    Right ?

    So if this chemical assault was tactically absurd and strategically suicidal, then what would be Assad’s thinking by attempting it ?

    Is there some “rationale” that escapes us ?

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  • @alexander
    Xander,

    Let us assume, for arguments sake, you are President Assad.

    Over the past year, with the assistance of Russian forces, you have been able to mount decisive, significant victories against ISIS using conventional weapons, and you are on the verge of reclaiming your country from the assorted Jihadist's who are fragmenting it and destroying it.

    If you are well aware the ONE action you could take, which might force the hand of the most powerful military on the planet to descend upon you...Wouldn't you avoid it like the plague ?

    Is there any strategic or tactical value for you to attempt it ?


    If there is....What is it ?

    Right, but that is the strategic lack of sense, but I’m pointing out the strike would make no sense tactically either. If something was being threatened arguably it would make tactical sense to gas the area under attack–but not a minor attack 50 miles away that does not appear to have any relation to the alleged threat elsewhere. I haven’t even seen any confirmation of any threat to “key infrastructure.” Not to mention Syria retook Aleppo without the need for chemicals–wasn’t that a lot more key than this unidentified “key infrastructure”?

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    Yes ,

    It would make the most sense were one to use chemical weapons as a TACTIC, to use them in areas and situations where (as you suggest) one would get the most "bang for their buck".

    It is very clear to you,based on its location, this chemical attack was almost meaningless tactically.

    Right ?

    So if this chemical assault was tactically absurd and strategically suicidal, then what would be Assad's thinking by attempting it ?

    Is there some "rationale" that escapes us ?

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  • […] 3″A Quick Turnaround Assessment of the White House Intelligence Report Issued on April 11, 2017  About the Nerve Agent Attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria.” (also here); […]

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  • […] 6) Letter from MIT Scientist: Sarin attack was executed by individuals on the ground, not from an aircraft http://www.unz.com/article/the-nerve-agent-attack-in-khan-shaykhun-syria/  […]

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  • […] This is a portion of an assessment of the alleged April 4, 2017 chemical weapons attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria by MIT Professor Theodore A. Postol.  The full assessment, published in the Unz Review, can be found here. […]

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  • @Randal

    Anon does not reposed to my argument. Early on, Jihadi fighters were not much of a factor in driving the flight of refugees.
     
    The comment to which you responded referred to deaths, not refugees.

    But with regard to refugees, the UNHCR figures show that the number of registered Syrian refugees was still below 1m at the end of March 2013 (it's now over 5 million), whereas as I pointed out above, the external backing for the rebels that prevented the government restoring order and really ratcheted up the fighting had markedly increased during 2012.

    The blame for the devastation in Syria belongs with those who have perpetuated the rebellion and prevented the Syrian government restoring order, as Assad's father restored order following the uprising in 1982. Primarily with the US as the global hegemon, and with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Israel who have directly or indirectly interfered to seek regime change in Syria regardless of the human cost.

    Those who have a genuine humanitarian concern and are not motivated by ulterior strategic or political interests, should direct their criticism and their pressure appropriately.

    Isn’t the real question whether Steve Rendall is receptive to your kind efforts to educate him, or whether his feigned ignorance is SOP in the disinfo war?

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    I'm not that bothered about trying to persuade him (that's up to him), more just making sure he can't persuade me. :-) And anyone reading the exchange, for that matter.
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  • @Steve Rendall
    Anon does not reposed to my argument. Early on, Jihadi fighters were not much of a factor in driving the flight of refugees. And long term covert machinations, which I agree there was plenty of, don't matter if those it supports are not terrorizing people to leave the country. See how that works?

    See how Assad sacked major parts of Homs, with artillery, tanks, and an Air Force, while opposition had little more than mortars to fight back with.

    I dare you to find me an independent Syria expert who says the rebels are responsible for most of the refugee problem.

    Well one would think it would be who ever started the dance not what happened after the lights went out..

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  • @Steve Rendall
    Anon does not reposed to my argument. Early on, Jihadi fighters were not much of a factor in driving the flight of refugees. And long term covert machinations, which I agree there was plenty of, don't matter if those it supports are not terrorizing people to leave the country. See how that works?

    See how Assad sacked major parts of Homs, with artillery, tanks, and an Air Force, while opposition had little more than mortars to fight back with.

    I dare you to find me an independent Syria expert who says the rebels are responsible for most of the refugee problem.

    Anon does not reposed to my argument. Early on, Jihadi fighters were not much of a factor in driving the flight of refugees.

    The comment to which you responded referred to deaths, not refugees.

    But with regard to refugees, the UNHCR figures show that the number of registered Syrian refugees was still below 1m at the end of March 2013 (it’s now over 5 million), whereas as I pointed out above, the external backing for the rebels that prevented the government restoring order and really ratcheted up the fighting had markedly increased during 2012.

    The blame for the devastation in Syria belongs with those who have perpetuated the rebellion and prevented the Syrian government restoring order, as Assad’s father restored order following the uprising in 1982. Primarily with the US as the global hegemon, and with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Israel who have directly or indirectly interfered to seek regime change in Syria regardless of the human cost.

    Those who have a genuine humanitarian concern and are not motivated by ulterior strategic or political interests, should direct their criticism and their pressure appropriately.

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    Isn't the real question whether Steve Rendall is receptive to your kind efforts to educate him, or whether his feigned ignorance is SOP in the disinfo war?
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  • @Xander USMC
    White House Explanation of Alleged Syrian Strategy is Utter Nonsense.

    I have not really seen much comment on the White House explanation for why the Syrians supposedly did this. The Paper discussed claims that the Syrian government did this attack in "southern Idlib province" in response to a threat "in response to an opposition offensive in northern Hamah province that threatened key infrastructure." This explanation is utterly nonsensical. If key infrastructure is being threatened in one part of the country why did the government have an airstrike in another area of the country--much less an entirely insignificant single rocket attack that does not appear to have accomplished anything militarily. If they were going to use gas why didn't they use it in Hamah where the "key infrastructure" was allegedly being threatened?

    Of course, there may be times when you can strike your enemies' supply lines, (like MacArthur wanted to take out the bridge over the Yalu River) but in any event I wish someone would ask the White House to explain this statement. No one has yet to offer any coherent explanation for the alleged actions of the Syrian government.

    Xander,

    Let us assume, for arguments sake, you are President Assad.

    Over the past year, with the assistance of Russian forces, you have been able to mount decisive, significant victories against ISIS using conventional weapons, and you are on the verge of reclaiming your country from the assorted Jihadist’s who are fragmenting it and destroying it.

    If you are well aware the ONE action you could take, which might force the hand of the most powerful military on the planet to descend upon you…Wouldn’t you avoid it like the plague ?

    Is there any strategic or tactical value for you to attempt it ?

    If there is….What is it ?

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    Right, but that is the strategic lack of sense, but I'm pointing out the strike would make no sense tactically either. If something was being threatened arguably it would make tactical sense to gas the area under attack--but not a minor attack 50 miles away that does not appear to have any relation to the alleged threat elsewhere. I haven't even seen any confirmation of any threat to "key infrastructure." Not to mention Syria retook Aleppo without the need for chemicals--wasn't that a lot more key than this unidentified "key infrastructure"?
    , @Wizard of Oz
    See #97

    I too have been assuming that Assad, with Russian help, was winning.

    Increasingly the US led push to get rid of Assad seems like folly of Libyan, if not Iraqi invasion proportions. The UK's William Hague seems to have been as delusional as Obama.

    Only Israel could rationally support a Balkanisation of Syria which included defeat of the Alawite regime and that would be on the supposition that Israel desperately needs to curb extensions of Iranian power and holds the Arabs in total contempt apart from Hezbollah and Assad.

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  • @Brewer
    There is a glaring anomaly in that there appears to be a 5-hour time difference between the gas release and the Syrian air attack - the former at around 6am, the latter at 11am. This should be easy enough to ascertain if one has the proper resources. If so it clears the SAA of responsibility.

    If there is a time gap that merely is evidence that it was someone on the ground. The U.S. claims a Syrian Sukoi-22 (an airplane so old the Russians don’t use it anymore) dropped ordinance (the alleged chemicals) at the time of the attack. So if there was an airstrike by an Su-22 using high explosives that could well have damaged chemicals on the ground.

    There are also many possible explanations for a delay–we don’t really know very much so its is pure speculation, but for example, if a warehouse storing chemical weapons by the rebels was damaged they may have tried to remove the chemicals from the warehouse hours after the attack and it was the attempt to move the damaged containers that resulted in an “accident.” It is also consistent with a set-up as it would take time for rebels after the airstrike to engineer a chemical attack.

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  • White House Explanation of Alleged Syrian Strategy is Utter Nonsense.

    I have not really seen much comment on the White House explanation for why the Syrians supposedly did this. The Paper discussed claims that the Syrian government did this attack in “southern Idlib province” in response to a threat “in response to an opposition offensive in northern Hamah province that threatened key infrastructure.” This explanation is utterly nonsensical. If key infrastructure is being threatened in one part of the country why did the government have an airstrike in another area of the country–much less an entirely insignificant single rocket attack that does not appear to have accomplished anything militarily. If they were going to use gas why didn’t they use it in Hamah where the “key infrastructure” was allegedly being threatened?

    Of course, there may be times when you can strike your enemies’ supply lines, (like MacArthur wanted to take out the bridge over the Yalu River) but in any event I wish someone would ask the White House to explain this statement. No one has yet to offer any coherent explanation for the alleged actions of the Syrian government.

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    Xander,

    Let us assume, for arguments sake, you are President Assad.

    Over the past year, with the assistance of Russian forces, you have been able to mount decisive, significant victories against ISIS using conventional weapons, and you are on the verge of reclaiming your country from the assorted Jihadist's who are fragmenting it and destroying it.

    If you are well aware the ONE action you could take, which might force the hand of the most powerful military on the planet to descend upon you...Wouldn't you avoid it like the plague ?

    Is there any strategic or tactical value for you to attempt it ?


    If there is....What is it ?
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  • @El Dato
    Not only that but it seems to be the only chemical payload in evidence.

    Maybe it fell out of someone's pocket?

    It would have been more effective to blanket the area with CS gas, then kill using old-school shrapnel.

    (This suggests another explanation for the "it was Syria" camp: the Munitions and Missile Maintenance Officer may have had a badly marked item lying around and released it, thinking it was a standard HE/fragmentation device. Nah... )

    Plus, how does one identify the single small crater in the quite likely crater-marked region “that done it”?

    Hmm…..

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  • @JoaoAlfaiate
    Am I the only guy who finds it strange that the "bomb" explored exactly in the middle of a road?

    Not only that but it seems to be the only chemical payload in evidence.

    Maybe it fell out of someone’s pocket?

    It would have been more effective to blanket the area with CS gas, then kill using old-school shrapnel.

    (This suggests another explanation for the “it was Syria” camp: the Munitions and Missile Maintenance Officer may have had a badly marked item lying around and released it, thinking it was a standard HE/fragmentation device. Nah… )

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    Plus, how does one identify the single small crater in the quite likely crater-marked region "that done it"?

    Hmm.....
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  • @another fred
    My familiarity is with older stockpiles. I'm not saying storing it for years was the smartest thing ever done, but it was done.

    Older stockpiles of sarin?

    I guess the Syrians (or especially the rebels) used the easiest methods, because they had very limited expertise.

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  • @Steve Rendall
    Anon does not reposed to my argument. Early on, Jihadi fighters were not much of a factor in driving the flight of refugees. And long term covert machinations, which I agree there was plenty of, don't matter if those it supports are not terrorizing people to leave the country. See how that works?

    See how Assad sacked major parts of Homs, with artillery, tanks, and an Air Force, while opposition had little more than mortars to fight back with.

    I dare you to find me an independent Syria expert who says the rebels are responsible for most of the refugee problem.

    Syria may be an autocratic shithole where women must know their place and you better kowtow to the friendly state employee (or face a guided tour of a dungeon) with the Assad family in power (indeed we have https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982_Hama_massacre under daddy already) but

    I dare you to find me an independent Syria expert who says the rebels are responsible for most of the refugee problem.

    This is just jumping the shark.

    People just don’t like to stay in warzones and flattened cities, yes.

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    Your view of Syria is a grotesque caricature. Here's what former US marine, Brad Hoff, found in Syria before the war:

    DURING MY FIRST WEEKS in Damascus, I was pleasantly shocked. My preconceived notions were shattered: I expected to find a society full of veiled women, mosques on every street corner, religious police looking over shoulders, rabid anti-American sentiment preached to angry crowds, persecuted Christians and crumbling hidden churches, prudish separation of the sexes, and so on. I quickly realized during my first few days and nights in Damascus, that Syria was a far cry from my previous imaginings, which were probably more reflective of Saudi Arabian life and culture. What I actually encountered were mostly unveiled women wearing European fashions and sporting bright makeup — many of them wearing blue jeans and tight fitting clothes that would be commonplace in American shopping malls on a summer day. I saw groups of teenage boys and girls mingling in trendy cafes late into the night, displaying expensive cell phones. There were plenty of mosques, but almost every neighborhood had a large church or two with crosses figured prominently in the Damascus skyline.
     
    A Marine in Syria
    https://medium.com/news-politics/a-marine-in-syria-d06ff67c203c

    As for the 'Hama massacre', it was actually a battle between the army and a sectarian islamic insurgency.
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  • Careful Theodore!
    You are a brave man.
    We, in Britain, know what happens to scientists who dare to tell the truth and buck the warmongers.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10192271/The-betrayal-of-Dr-David-Kelly-10-years-on.html

    Dr David Kelly – almost certainly murdered by the Blair government
    Keep safe.

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  • […] Institute of Technology has analyzed the rather thin “evidence” provided by the US government in a letter to former CIA analyst Larry C. […]

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  • A very careful and interesting analysis which is probably true, but also irrelevant.

    In my own experience, careful, fact-based analysis is almost always ignored and represents wasted time and effort. The audience has nowhere near the attention span necessary to read and understand analysis based on science.

    My work (completely unrelated to anything to do with the military or security) has taught me that a 2 sentence assertion is as good as a 30 page analysis supported by facts.

    From the old tee shirt, “I’ve already made up my mind, don’t confuse me with the facts”.

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    This seems as good a place as any to introduce a little more from an expert who won't convjnce those who already have their minds made up. I see in the Weekend Australian (www.theaustralian.com.au)
    an article by David Kilcullen headed "Sarin attack shows Assad is desperate" sub-headed "Rebel jihadist forces are making huge gains on the road to Damascus". That deems to come from an alternative universe from the discussions I have read hitherto. Someone who actually reads stuff before opinionating might care to reply.
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  • @reiner Tor
    Thanks, that's useful to know.

    Are you sure it's true of sarin? I read that about sarin specifically.

    My familiarity is with older stockpiles. I’m not saying storing it for years was the smartest thing ever done, but it was done.

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    Older stockpiles of sarin?

    I guess the Syrians (or especially the rebels) used the easiest methods, because they had very limited expertise.
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  • @Steve Rendall
    Anon does not reposed to my argument. Early on, Jihadi fighters were not much of a factor in driving the flight of refugees. And long term covert machinations, which I agree there was plenty of, don't matter if those it supports are not terrorizing people to leave the country. See how that works?

    See how Assad sacked major parts of Homs, with artillery, tanks, and an Air Force, while opposition had little more than mortars to fight back with.

    I dare you to find me an independent Syria expert who says the rebels are responsible for most of the refugee problem.

    Rebels are not responsible for the refugee flow Neither are the hijackers responsible for the chronic health problem of the firefighters and the first responders to the 911 attacks .

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  • Google Earth isn’t real-time or near-real-time, so if you are comparing craters to what you see there, you are using a dubious reference.

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  • @Alfa158
    What was the date of the image from Google Earth showing the supposed bomb crater? Google Earth is not a real time satellite reconnaissance system. You can get the date of the image from the display options, and they are usually months or years old.
    Is it possible that this crater was already there prior to the gas attack?

    There is a glaring anomaly in that there appears to be a 5-hour time difference between the gas release and the Syrian air attack – the former at around 6am, the latter at 11am. This should be easy enough to ascertain if one has the proper resources. If so it clears the SAA of responsibility.

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    • Replies: @Xander USMC
    If there is a time gap that merely is evidence that it was someone on the ground. The U.S. claims a Syrian Sukoi-22 (an airplane so old the Russians don't use it anymore) dropped ordinance (the alleged chemicals) at the time of the attack. So if there was an airstrike by an Su-22 using high explosives that could well have damaged chemicals on the ground.

    There are also many possible explanations for a delay--we don't really know very much so its is pure speculation, but for example, if a warehouse storing chemical weapons by the rebels was damaged they may have tried to remove the chemicals from the warehouse hours after the attack and it was the attempt to move the damaged containers that resulted in an "accident." It is also consistent with a set-up as it would take time for rebels after the airstrike to engineer a chemical attack.
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  • anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Rendall
    Anon does not reposed to my argument. Early on, Jihadi fighters were not much of a factor in driving the flight of refugees. And long term covert machinations, which I agree there was plenty of, don't matter if those it supports are not terrorizing people to leave the country. See how that works?

    See how Assad sacked major parts of Homs, with artillery, tanks, and an Air Force, while opposition had little more than mortars to fight back with.

    I dare you to find me an independent Syria expert who says the rebels are responsible for most of the refugee problem.

    Refugees s been pouring in Jordan and Turkey before moving to EU. Refugees eas expected by saudi They put barbed wire I think to stop.

    Syria initially saw a peaceful demonstration and before government started using arms or ammunition , demonstration got violent with assassination and killing of government forces Soon UK and USA were demanding that Assad needed to surrender. Assad started using air force to stem the tide of the violence .Assad offered amnesty and reconciliation s All were discarded at the behest of Western ad Saudi and Turkey Before that the ‘Rat line” from Libya flooded the country with weapons Long before that French FM exposed the plans of destabilizing Syria . in 2007 Cheney was planning with Rice to start a civil war in Syria and western Iraq. Arms were in plenty already

    Assad had no choice but use all powers he had .
    Why did refugees go to EU?

    No one knows.

    But one thing is sure that this fallout and aftermath were in-built in the projects cooked in DC

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  • Dear Mr.Postol,
    What I did miss in your excellent analysis are comments on White Helmets and other rescuers handling sarin contaminated victims with bare hands and no protective clothing. As you know sarin is a highly toxis chemical, targeting the muscles and nervous system. Rescuers would have been contaminated themselves and died probably within hours.
    It’s my take that these images were staged and filmed already before the “attack”. Could you please comment on this aspect?
    Also listening to a chemical expert on Rt he stated that delivering sarin or chlorine from the air would be totally ineffective. Could you possibly elaborate on this as well?
    Tom Van Meurs
    New Zealand
    I will pubish your article on my Facebook

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  • Am I the only guy who finds it strange that the “bomb” explored exactly in the middle of a road?

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    Not only that but it seems to be the only chemical payload in evidence.

    Maybe it fell out of someone's pocket?

    It would have been more effective to blanket the area with CS gas, then kill using old-school shrapnel.

    (This suggests another explanation for the "it was Syria" camp: the Munitions and Missile Maintenance Officer may have had a badly marked item lying around and released it, thinking it was a standard HE/fragmentation device. Nah... )
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  • @Randal

    Assad was bombing Syria for quite a while before Jihadis were much of a factor. He had the only Air Force and mechanized army in Syria from 2011 to 2014.
     
    You have a rather unrealistically late idea of when foreign groups started backing the terrorists in Syria.

    Qatar, to name just one, is on the record as having actively supported the rebels militarily since at least April 2012, and the FT reported in May 2013 it had already spent $1-3 billion backing the rebels:

    How Qatar seized control of the Syrian revolution

    Turkey started providing support to the "Free Syria Army" in 2011, and jihadist groups such as Al Qaeda were openly calling for volunteers to fight in Syria by February 2012.

    This is all information in the public domain. It's likely covert interference started long before that.

    Anon does not reposed to my argument. Early on, Jihadi fighters were not much of a factor in driving the flight of refugees. And long term covert machinations, which I agree there was plenty of, don’t matter if those it supports are not terrorizing people to leave the country. See how that works?

    See how Assad sacked major parts of Homs, with artillery, tanks, and an Air Force, while opposition had little more than mortars to fight back with.

    I dare you to find me an independent Syria expert who says the rebels are responsible for most of the refugee problem.

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    • Replies: @anon
    Refugees s been pouring in Jordan and Turkey before moving to EU. Refugees eas expected by saudi They put barbed wire I think to stop.

    Syria initially saw a peaceful demonstration and before government started using arms or ammunition , demonstration got violent with assassination and killing of government forces Soon UK and USA were demanding that Assad needed to surrender. Assad started using air force to stem the tide of the violence .Assad offered amnesty and reconciliation s All were discarded at the behest of Western ad Saudi and Turkey Before that the 'Rat line" from Libya flooded the country with weapons Long before that French FM exposed the plans of destabilizing Syria . in 2007 Cheney was planning with Rice to start a civil war in Syria and western Iraq. Arms were in plenty already


    Assad had no choice but use all powers he had .
    Why did refugees go to EU?


    No one knows.

    But one thing is sure that this fallout and aftermath were in-built in the projects cooked in DC

    , @KA
    Rebels are not responsible for the refugee flow Neither are the hijackers responsible for the chronic health problem of the firefighters and the first responders to the 911 attacks .
    , @El Dato
    Syria may be an autocratic shithole where women must know their place and you better kowtow to the friendly state employee (or face a guided tour of a dungeon) with the Assad family in power (indeed we have https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982_Hama_massacre under daddy already) but

    I dare you to find me an independent Syria expert who says the rebels are responsible for most of the refugee problem.
     
    This is just jumping the shark.

    People just don't like to stay in warzones and flattened cities, yes.
    , @Randal

    Anon does not reposed to my argument. Early on, Jihadi fighters were not much of a factor in driving the flight of refugees.
     
    The comment to which you responded referred to deaths, not refugees.

    But with regard to refugees, the UNHCR figures show that the number of registered Syrian refugees was still below 1m at the end of March 2013 (it's now over 5 million), whereas as I pointed out above, the external backing for the rebels that prevented the government restoring order and really ratcheted up the fighting had markedly increased during 2012.

    The blame for the devastation in Syria belongs with those who have perpetuated the rebellion and prevented the Syrian government restoring order, as Assad's father restored order following the uprising in 1982. Primarily with the US as the global hegemon, and with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Israel who have directly or indirectly interfered to seek regime change in Syria regardless of the human cost.

    Those who have a genuine humanitarian concern and are not motivated by ulterior strategic or political interests, should direct their criticism and their pressure appropriately.
    , @bluedog
    Well one would think it would be who ever started the dance not what happened after the lights went out..
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  • Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Considering everything that’s been happening recently, I think there is a strong possibility that this was either a false flag or they were simply waiting for an excuse to attack Syria – anything would do. In fact, Mattis had cooked up a plan to illegally board Iranian ships in international waters as a kind of Gulf of Tonkin provocation. The plan was only scrapped because it was leaked. Now, these maniacs are sending more troops to Afghanistan, concealing the numbers of troops they are deploying to the Middle East, dropping MOABs to scare other nations into submission, and threatening to attack North Korea.

    “Weeks ago, Trump’s defense secretary James Mattis was reportedly planning a brazen and incredibly dangerous operation to board Iranian ships in international waters. This would have effectively been an act of war. Apparently, the only reason the Trump administration didn’t carry it out was because the plan leaked and they were forced to scuttle it – at least temporarily. But that hasn’t stopped the ratcheting up of tensions towards Iran ever since he took office

    On top of all this madness, 16 years after America’s longest war in history started, a top general has already testified to Congress that the military wants more troops in Afghanistan to break the “stalemate” there. Well before the end of the Trump administration, there will be troops fighting and dying in Afghanistan who weren’t even born when the 9/11 attacks occurred.
    To further shield the public from these decisions, the Trump administration indicated a couple weeks ago they have stopped disclosing even the amount of additional troops that they are sending overseas to fight. The numbers were already being downplayed by the Obama administration and received little attention as the numbers continually creeped up over the last two years. Now, the public will have virtually no insight into what its military is doing in those countries.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/10/not-just-syria-trump-ratcheting-up-wars-world

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  • @Steve Rendall
    I like Dore, but if he said that he's almost surely wrong.

    Assad was bombing Syria for quite a while before Jihadis were much of a factor. He had the only Air Force and mechanized army in Syria from 2011 to 2014. For all of that time his bombing was the primary driver of the refugee crisis. It is impossible to say how many refugees Assad is responsible for, but it's likely he has caused the lion's share.

    “It’s likely covert interference started long before that.” Yes, Randal. About 2006.

    Steve Randall, where do you think all those weapons and Jihadis went when Ambassador Chris Stevens arranged their passage out of Libya?

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  • @El Dato
    Why is there a neatly printed red panel with a death's head next to the "incriminating tube"? Do White Helmets (or whoever did the photographing, maybe our undeclared "boots on the ground"?) carry these with them? My arabic reading skills are not so good, what does it say?

    Ivanka tells me – she does all my reading for me – that it says “Danger. Unexploded weapon”

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  • @RobinG
    Gilad's whole argument is flawed. The US has not said that chem. weapons were stored there. [If anyone has official statement to contrary, please correct me.] The US only claimed that chem. attacks were launched from there.

    Then, as to targeting, US said it was targeting below-ground fuel storage, perhaps munitions also, but not chem. Again, anyone have better info? Official, not MSM who will say anything.

    I think you are right about US claims but they really don’t make any sense if the aim was to punish someone using chemical weapons. At least Bush pretended to be looking for the WMD even though he likely knew they didn’t exist.

    Where else would they be stored unless you think Assad has a secret stash someplace and pulls them out, now and then, to do some gassing. If that was the case, wouldn’t it make more sense to bomb the stash and prove to the rest of the world Assad had them rather than just bomb an airfield and leave yourself open to the kind of criticism Trump is getting? The idea that we can track everything the Syrian military does but they have a secret chemical weapons store that Mossad, Turkey, the CIA, FSB, and Saudi intelligence agencies don’t know about seems incredible.

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  • @Steve Rendall
    I like Dore, but if he said that he's almost surely wrong.

    Assad was bombing Syria for quite a while before Jihadis were much of a factor. He had the only Air Force and mechanized army in Syria from 2011 to 2014. For all of that time his bombing was the primary driver of the refugee crisis. It is impossible to say how many refugees Assad is responsible for, but it's likely he has caused the lion's share.

    Assad was bombing Syria for quite a while before Jihadis were much of a factor. He had the only Air Force and mechanized army in Syria from 2011 to 2014.

    You have a rather unrealistically late idea of when foreign groups started backing the terrorists in Syria.

    Qatar, to name just one, is on the record as having actively supported the rebels militarily since at least April 2012, and the FT reported in May 2013 it had already spent $1-3 billion backing the rebels:

    How Qatar seized control of the Syrian revolution

    Turkey started providing support to the “Free Syria Army” in 2011, and jihadist groups such as Al Qaeda were openly calling for volunteers to fight in Syria by February 2012.

    This is all information in the public domain. It’s likely covert interference started long before that.

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    Anon does not reposed to my argument. Early on, Jihadi fighters were not much of a factor in driving the flight of refugees. And long term covert machinations, which I agree there was plenty of, don't matter if those it supports are not terrorizing people to leave the country. See how that works?

    See how Assad sacked major parts of Homs, with artillery, tanks, and an Air Force, while opposition had little more than mortars to fight back with.

    I dare you to find me an independent Syria expert who says the rebels are responsible for most of the refugee problem.
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  • Higher intelligence individuals, moral integrity, ethical overview, physical courage.

    Since even the detailed and easy language above analysis leaves the world at large clueless, the few with necessary perception within the public, having no trouble understanding as outsiders what is meant, speak about what is the quality of the Washington power structures.

    The harnessed ‘elites’, including universities, are corrupted, cater to superficial riches, the short term, in equivalents of family and clan. Washington is a dump, where high quality individuals that by definition need less structure have no place.

    Since the public needs elites, since elites carry responsibility, “noblesse obligue”, the essence of our de facto society can be concluded rotten to the core.

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  • anon • Disclaimer says:

    do not ignore these guys -

    “Susannah Sirkin from the Soros-funded Physicians for Human Rights claimed, “We know that sarin has been used before by the Assad regime.” But that has NOT been confirmed by any credible organization. On the contrary, the most thorough investigations point to sarin being used by the armed opposition, NOT the Syrian government.

    The other guest was Andrew Tabler from the neoconservative Israeli-associated Washington Institute for Near East Policy. His editorial from last fall makes clear what he wants: “The case for (finally) bombing Assad.” So, the viewers of the publicly funded network got one of their usual doses of “Assad must go” propaganda”

    https://consortiumnews.com/2017/04/10/how-media-bias-fuels-syrian-escalation/

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  • @Carlton Meyer
    Let me add that Jimmy Dore made a great point in that video. Many blame Assad for the half million Syrians who have died in this civil war; yet it was mostly caused by an invasion of outside Islamic mercs paid for by the Saudis and Qatar.

    Does this mean that Abe Lincoln was a ruthless thug responsible for the deaths of a half a million Americans during our civil war? The confederate rebels weren't even trying to conquer the north, they just wanted to be left to run their own affairs.

    Who is worse, Assad or Lincoln?

    I like Dore, but if he said that he’s almost surely wrong.

    Assad was bombing Syria for quite a while before Jihadis were much of a factor. He had the only Air Force and mechanized army in Syria from 2011 to 2014. For all of that time his bombing was the primary driver of the refugee crisis. It is impossible to say how many refugees Assad is responsible for, but it’s likely he has caused the lion’s share.

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    Assad was bombing Syria for quite a while before Jihadis were much of a factor. He had the only Air Force and mechanized army in Syria from 2011 to 2014.
     
    You have a rather unrealistically late idea of when foreign groups started backing the terrorists in Syria.

    Qatar, to name just one, is on the record as having actively supported the rebels militarily since at least April 2012, and the FT reported in May 2013 it had already spent $1-3 billion backing the rebels:

    How Qatar seized control of the Syrian revolution

    Turkey started providing support to the "Free Syria Army" in 2011, and jihadist groups such as Al Qaeda were openly calling for volunteers to fight in Syria by February 2012.

    This is all information in the public domain. It's likely covert interference started long before that.
    , @RobinG
    "It’s likely covert interference started long before that." Yes, Randal. About 2006.

    Steve Randall, where do you think all those weapons and Jihadis went when Ambassador Chris Stevens arranged their passage out of Libya?
    , @L.K
    Everything you wrote is pure BS. But I guess that is your purpose here.

    Even Robert Fisk admitted there were Salafi jihadis involved from day one. Al-Ciada in Iraq was involved from day one, etc.
    There were and there are NO moderate 'rebels'. This ain't fucking star wars.
    Since early 2012, the Al-Nusra Front & co have been the main fighting force trying to topple the Syrian government. They are actually a more serious threat to Syria than Daesh/is.
    Increasingly from 2012 the Jihadis have been ever more heavily armed.
    The key Jihadi groups all have armored forces, artillery, ATGMs, the only thing they don't have is an air-force. Robert Fisk reported from the front lines in 2013/14/15 re how oftentimes the Syrian army faced militants that were as well armed and, in some cases, even better armed.
    Armored Assault by Al-Nusra in Aleppo, Caught on Nusra Drone Camera
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4cbyt7prvM
    Go sell your BS elsewhere.
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  • anon • Disclaimer says:

    the Wall Street Journal’s right wing neocon-in-residence Brett Stephens loudly called for “regime change” in North Korea two weeks ago.

    And then there’s Iran, which the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol is once again saying is the ultimate “prize” for regime change, now that Trump is directly bombing Assad’s forces.

    Weeks ago, Trump’s defense secretary James Mattis was reportedly planning a brazen and incredibly dangerous operation to board Iranian ships in international waters. ” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/10/not-just-syria-trump-ratcheting-up-wars-world

    One day they or their children will move to Israel or to another country and use North Korean or Iranian to do terrorism against America or even use the entire country using this history of what is happening today to invade America .

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  • @Carlton Meyer
    A Congressman and Iraq war vet suggests an investigation and the Dems denounce her:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1oECQ6r6do

    A very sick dog is this guy by name Dean. He has earned his liberal credentials He is now using it to stay inside the tent

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  • @Ivan
    Gilad Atzmon had another question: if the US really did believe that air force base had chemical weapons stores then launching a Tomahawk strike would in all likelihood release those same gases . Duh.

    Gilad’s whole argument is flawed. The US has not said that chem. weapons were stored there. [If anyone has official statement to contrary, please correct me.] The US only claimed that chem. attacks were launched from there.

    Then, as to targeting, US said it was targeting below-ground fuel storage, perhaps munitions also, but not chem. Again, anyone have better info? Official, not MSM who will say anything.

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    I think you are right about US claims but they really don't make any sense if the aim was to punish someone using chemical weapons. At least Bush pretended to be looking for the WMD even though he likely knew they didn't exist.

    Where else would they be stored unless you think Assad has a secret stash someplace and pulls them out, now and then, to do some gassing. If that was the case, wouldn't it make more sense to bomb the stash and prove to the rest of the world Assad had them rather than just bomb an airfield and leave yourself open to the kind of criticism Trump is getting? The idea that we can track everything the Syrian military does but they have a secret chemical weapons store that Mossad, Turkey, the CIA, FSB, and Saudi intelligence agencies don't know about seems incredible.
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  • The Jew keep their eye on the price – a busted up Syria. They have the Kushner White House, all the rest of Stockholm DC, and their MSM all pumping out the “Assad did it” lie.

    The world’s two major nuke powers are at loggerheads – but what the hell – Israel is happy and getting its way.

    You Stockholmers must never forget what the Jew terrorists tell you – “Jews are the eternal victims” – so suck it up you 7,000,000,000 fools – you must always defer to us!

    Laugh in your face!

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  • @Carlton Meyer
    Let me add that Jimmy Dore made a great point in that video. Many blame Assad for the half million Syrians who have died in this civil war; yet it was mostly caused by an invasion of outside Islamic mercs paid for by the Saudis and Qatar.

    Does this mean that Abe Lincoln was a ruthless thug responsible for the deaths of a half a million Americans during our civil war? The confederate rebels weren't even trying to conquer the north, they just wanted to be left to run their own affairs.

    Who is worse, Assad or Lincoln?

    Good to know I am not alone in thinking Lincoln was an evil butcher.

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