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MIT expert claims latest chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged
Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:54am
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A leading weapons academic has claimed that the Khan Sheikhoun nerve agent attack in Syria was staged, raising questions about who was responsible.

Theodore Postol, a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), issued a series of three reports in response to the White House's finding that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad perpetrated the attack on 4 April.

He concluded that the US government's report does not provide any "concrete" evidence that Assad was responsible, adding it was more likely that the attack was perpetrated by players on the ground.

Postol said: "I have reviewed the [White House's] document carefully, and I believe it can be shown, without doubt, that 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 in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria at roughly 6am to 7am on 4 April, 2017.

more from the article:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/mit-expert-claims-latest-chemical-100819428.html

The full report:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/assessment-of-white-house-intelligence-report-about...

Addendum of report:
https://husseini.posthaven.com/ted-postol-updated-assessment-of-us-gov-claims-re...
  
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Re: MIT expert claims latest chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged
Reply #1 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 9:01am
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A leading weapons academic has claimed that the Khan Sheikhoun nerve agent attack in Syria was staged, raising questions about who was responsible.

Theodore Postol, a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), issued a series of three reports in response to the White House's finding that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad perpetrated the attack on 4 April.

He concluded that the US government's report does not provide any "concrete" evidence that Assad was responsible, adding it was more likely that the attack was perpetrated by players on the ground.

Postol said: "I have reviewed the [White House's] document carefully, and I believe it can be shown, without doubt, that 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 in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria at roughly 6am to 7am on 4 April, 2017.

more from the article:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/mit-expert-claims-latest-chemical-100819428.html

The full report:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/assessment-of-white-house-intelligence-report-about...

Addendum of report:
https://husseini.posthaven.com/ted-postol-updated-assessment-of-us-gov-claims-re...

Geee Whiz!  A college Professor at an Ivy League College is expressing an opinion that is contrary to that of the Trump Administration?  Must be Real News! lol  Grin
  

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Re: MIT expert claims latest chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged
Reply #2 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 9:08am
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Putin "staged" the "attack". Everyone knows that, whether they admit it or not.
  

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President in Exile Bama Beau wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 9:08am:
Putin "staged" the "attack". Everyone knows that, whether they admit it or not.
Last week I saw Adm. Woosley (former CIA Director) commenting on the use of chemical weapons in Sryia.  He said that Assad is so dependent on Vladimir Putin's support that he does nothing without the express permission of direction of the Krimlin or Putin himself.  He said that given that the Russians were to oversee the  dispossal of all the chemical weapons in Syria and that there were Russian military at the Sryian Air Base at the time the planes were loaded with the chemical weapons and when they took off, that this alone would say the Russians knew what was going on.  Additionally he said there was a Russian drone overhead, before during and after the chemical airstrike and that the Russians hit the hospital victims of the chemical attacks were taken to following the attack.

Given all what we know and the fact that there is no doubt much more evidence that we may never know (because we do not want to expose our sources and methods), Putin is the same lying, war criminal Weasel we already know him to be.  He wanted his proxy to test Trump.  He got an answer that he wasn't anticipating!
  

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Walking in a Wally Wonderland wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 9:20am:
Last week I saw Adm. Woosley (former CIA Director) commenting on the use of chemical weapons in Sryia.  He said that Assad is so dependent on Vladimir Putin's support that he does nothing without the express permission of direction of the Krimlin or Putin himself.  He said that given that the Russians were to oversee the  dispossal of all the chemical weapons in Syria and that there were Russian military at the Sryian Air Base at the time the planes were loaded with the chemical weapons and when they took off, that this alone would say the Russians knew what was going on.  Additionally he said there was a Russian drone overhead, before during and after the chemical airstrike and that the Russians hit the hospital victims of the chemical attacks were taken to following the attack.

Given all what we know and the fact that there is no doubt much more evidence that we may never know (because we do not want to expose our sources and methods), Putin is the same lying, war criminal Weasel we already know him to be.  He wanted his proxy to test Trump.  He got an answer that he wasn't anticipating!


trumP responded in the way that Putin required.
  

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Reply #5 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 10:13am
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President in Exile Bama Beau wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 9:53am:
trumP responded in the way that Putin required.


Who is it that type Americans as AmericanS?  The name eludes me for the moment.

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President in Exile Bama Beau wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 9:53am:
trumP responded in the way that Putin required.

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Re: MIT expert claims latest chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged
Reply #7 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 1:28pm
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where is the motive for assad using chemical weapons

there is no way this works for assad - therefore there is something else - somewhere in the range of
the rebels did it so assad will be blamed
all the way to crazyland
putin did it to take the heat off trump

shirley I hope we don't live that far into crazyland
  

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Re: MIT expert claims latest chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged
Reply #8 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 1:37pm
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President in Exile Bama Beau wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 9:08am:
Putin "staged" the "attack". Everyone knows that, whether they admit it or not.


Disagree.

Putin has no reason to stage it.

The rebels on the other hand...
  

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Re: MIT expert claims latest chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged
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billy.pilgrim wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 1:28pm:
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where is the motive for assad using chemical weapons

there is no way this works for assad - therefore there is something else - somewhere in the range of
the rebels did it so assad will be blamed
all the way to crazyland
putin did it to take the heat off trump

shirley I hope we don't live that far into crazyland

Assad has to do whatever Putin tells him to do.  He is on the edge and without Putin, he's dead and he knows it.

So the real question is why would Putin do this? (have Assad use chemical weapons again)?  One reason seems pretty obvious; he wanted to put Trump to the test on the world stage.  He probably figured, based on Trump's previous statements about Syria, that he could show Trump to be just as weak and ineffective as Obama was when he drew the Red Line about Assad using chemical weapons.

Another less obvious reason could be that in this world of asymmetrical warfare, the use of (outlawed) chemical weapons is a great equalizer.  A relatively small force can win over a much more sophisticated, larger military!
The continued use of banned WMD's by anyone, moves the goalposts!  If chemical weapons become a normal part of today's battlefield, then no one will face war crimes trials or any real consequence for their use!  Putin would love to have the Iranians use Hezbolla to conduct proxy wars!  It give Putin far more leverage in expanding Russia to the former size and influence as the former Soviet Union!
  

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