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  • US warns Syria over 'potential' plan for chemical attack (Sean Spicer from White House)

    06/26/2017 9:26:16 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 37 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/27/2017 | BBC
    The US says it has identified 'potential preparations' for another chemical attack in Syria, and issued a stark warning to the Syrian government. The White House said the activities were similar to those made before a suspected chemical attack in April. Dozens died in that attack and prompted President Donald Trump to order a strike against a Syrian air base. The US statement warned President Bashar al-Assad of "a heavy price" if another strike occurred. It said "another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime" was likely to result "in the mass murder of civilians." The statement added: "As we...
  • MIT Weapons Expert: Latest Chemical Attack in Syria was Staged

    04/18/2017 12:48:47 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 20 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 04-18-2017 | Tim Brown
    Following the chemical attack in Syria, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) warned that the first casualty of war is the truth, and he questioned what we were told about the attack and who was responsible as the Trump administration launched an unconstitutional attack on a Syrian airfield.  Now, an MIT professor and weapons expert is challenging the official narrative and asking for the Trump administration to refute his conclusions. On Tuesday, Congressman Massie posted to Facebook an article in which Theodore Postol of MIT says there is no concrete evidence linking Assad to the attack. "I think it's important to collect all...
  • MIT expert claims latest chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged

    04/17/2017 7:05:06 AM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 17, 2017 | Tareq Haddad,
    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.
  • US Official: Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming

    04/14/2017 10:13:56 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 39 replies
    A.P. The Big Story ^ | Apr. 11, 2017 9:07 AM EDT | By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The United States has concluded that Russia knew ahead of time that Syria would launch a chemical weapons attack last week, ... The official offered circumstantial elements ..., but no concrete proof. ... others in the Trump administration cautioned that final American determination had been made that Russia had advance knowledge of the attack, which killed more than 80 people and prompted retaliatory U.S. cruise missile strikes. The senior official said Monday that a drone operated by Russians was flying over a hospital as victims of the attack were rushing to get treatment. Hours after the drone left, a...
  • Democrats Eat Their Own: Tulsi Gabbard Attacked for not Blaming Assad for Chemical Attack

    Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), and Iraq War veteran, is getting blasted from the rabid Democrats of her party because she refuses to blame the alleged chemical attack in Syria on the Bashar Assad regime, which was used to justify President Donald Trump's missile strike on a Syrian airbase. Like Republican Senator Rand Paul and Representative Thomas Massie, Gabbard is also skeptical of the Syrian government being behind the attack on the town of Khan Shekhoun. https://twitter.com/CNN/status/850477149895131136 Disgraced former Democrat presidential candidate Howard Dean tweeted, "This is a disgrace.  Gabbard should not be in Congress." https://twitter.com/GovHowardDean/status/850895059771957248 Aren't we glad Dean didn't make...
  • Was Chemical Attack in Syria a “False Flag” to Trigger U.S. War?

    04/11/2017 12:47:40 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 07 April 2017 | Alex Newman
    While there is no proof yet either way, there are good reasons to at least consider the prospect that the sarin gas attack on civilians in Syria this week could have been a “false flag” operation. The last time Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad supposedly used chemical weapons, the story quickly collapsed under scrutiny. The more likely scenario, according to United Nations investigators and virtually every credible analyst who looked at the 2013 crime, was that globalist-backed jihadist “rebels” used the chemicals in a “false-flag” scheme. The goal: Blame Syrian authorities in a bid to trigger U.S. government intervention against...
  • White House Accuses Russia of Cover-Up in Syria Chemical Attack

    04/11/2017 11:15:44 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 11, 2017 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday accused the Russian government of engaging in a cover-up of the chemical weapons attack last week by Syrian forces that prompted American airstrikes, saying that United States intelligence and numerous contemporaneous reports confirmed that the Syrians used sarin gas on their own people. In a declassified four-page report that details United States intelligence on the chemical weapons attack, the White House asserted that the Syrian and Russian governments have sought to confuse the world community about the assault through disinformation and “false narratives.” Senior White House officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity...
  • MSNBC host’s conspiracy theory: What if Putin planned the Syrian chemical attack to help Trump?

    04/08/2017 12:36:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/8/2017 | Avi Selk
    A volley of U.S. cruise missiles had barely been launched into Syria before the Internet filled up with fact-free theories about the real reason for an international crisis. A popular one on the right-most fringes: The U.S. government actually carried out the chemical weapons massacre in Syria last week — a “false flag” to trick President Trump into retaliating, thus entangling himself in a foreign war. A slightly more convoluted strain on the left: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the chemical weapons massacre to help Trump — distracting Americans from an investigation into Trump's campaign ties to Russia by provoking...
  • What the Media & Trump Admin are not Telling You About the Chemical Attack in Syria

    04/07/2017 11:07:29 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 36 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 04-07-2017 | Walid Shoebat
    So what is the truth behind this chemical attack that never circulates the western media? Let's examine footage never seen before in the West and the evidence regarding the latest chemical attack narrative from Syria to see who really is behind these alleged ‘chemical attacks’. Firstly, let's start with the politics. It was Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who has called on US President Donald Trump to back up his harsh words against Syria with actions, following the deadly chemical attack this week that left scores of people, including children dead. “Trump said it was impossible to close your eyes against the Assad regime’s hateful actions....
  • US military chief: 'Concerning' mustard attack on US base

    09/22/2016 5:08:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 22, 2016 | Ryan Browne
    The military assesses that the shell fired on a joint US-Iraqi base Tuesday was indeed a chemical weapon, according to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford. "We assess it to be a sulfur mustard blister agent," Dunford told the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday. It is the first time the military has confirmed its assessment on the record since CNN reported the development Wednesday.
  • US probes 'IS chemical shell attack' on American troops in Iraq

    09/21/2016 4:45:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | Sept. 21, 2016 | BBC News
    Islamic State militants may have fired a chemical rocket at American troops based in Iraq, the US military says. A rocket that landed within several hundred yards of US troops at Qayara air base near Mosul may have contained mustard agent, it said. No one was hurt in the attack on the base, which is home to several hundred US soldiers. If confirmed, it would be the first chemical weapons attack on coalition forces in Iraq.
  • Hagel: The White House Tried to ‘Destroy’ Me

    12/18/2015 5:29:30 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 146 replies
    Jet-lagged from a long overseas trip, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had just sat down with his wife for a quiet dinner at an upscale Italian restaurant in northern Virginia when his phone rang. It was the White House on the line. President Barack Obama wanted to speak with him. It was Aug. 30, 2013, and the U.S. military was poised for war. Obama had publicly warned Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad that his regime would face consequences if it crossed a “red line” by employing chemical weapons against its own people. Assad did it anyway, and Hagel had spent the day...
  • Hagel: I greenlit strikes on Syria after “red line” crossed, but Obama overrode me

    12/18/2015 11:37:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Many questioned Barack Obama’s judgment when he backed away from his own “red line” in Syria, but Chuck Hagel tells Foreign Policy in an exclusive interview that it was actually worse than that. Obama lost his nerve, Hagel alleges, calling off promised strikes on Syria after Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons. Hagel also says that Obama’s team then stabbed him in the back as he was heading for the exits, and tried to “destroy me”: Jet-lagged from a long overseas trip, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had just sat down with his wife for a quiet dinner at an...
  • US Airways Flight from Israel to Philadelphia Grounded in Rome by Sick Crew, Passengers

    12/06/2014 8:21:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    NYDN ^ | December 6 ,2014 | DOYLE MURPHY
    US Airways plane grounded by sick crew, passengers The Philadelphia-bound flight from Israel made an emergency landing in Rome after all 14 crew members, including four pilots, were affected by a mysterious smell. Vomiting crew members and passengers forced a Philadelphia-bound flight to make an emergency landing in Rome, airline officials said. The US Airways Flight US797 was en route from Israel when an odor in the cabin began to sicken the people aboard, NBC News reported. All 14 crew members, including the four pilots, were affected, and the mysterious smell made two passengers ill as well, an airline spokeswoman...
  • Whose sarin? (Obama exposed for Syria false-flag)

    12/18/2013 9:23:22 AM PST · by Abiotic · 42 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 19 December 2013 | Seymour Hersh
    Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the...
  • UN inspectors confirm Syria chemical attack

    12/12/2013 11:48:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 13, 2013 2:33 AM EST | Edith M. Lederer
    Chemical weapons were probably used in four locations in Syria this year, in addition to the confirmed attack near Damascus in August that forced the government to abandon its secret chemical stockpile, U.N. inspectors have said. In a report released Thursday, the experts, led by Swedish professor Ake Sellstrom, examined seven alleged chemical weapons attacks and said it lacked information to corroborate the allegations at two locations. The inspectors’ limited mandate barred them from identifying whether the government or opposition fighters were responsible for any of the attacks. Thursday’s report said evidence indicated chemical weapons were probably used in Khan...
  • U.N.: Syrian chemical attack 'unequivocally and objectively' confirmed

    U.N. inspectors found "clear and convincing evidence" that sarin gas was used to attack rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital on Aug. 21 in violation of international law, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reported Monday. "This act is a war crime," Ban said in a statement to the U.N. Security Council accompanying the inspectors' report. Hundreds of civilians, including children, died in the attacks that Western governments have blamed on the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has been fighting to put down widespread rebellion for 2 1/2 years.
  • Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack]

    09/03/2013 1:27:16 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 33 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | September 03, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack] September 03, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All right. So here's the deal. Last week, Obama reverses himself and says that he's not gonna go into Syria. Remember, they're using nerve gas. John Kerry goes out there, 1,500 people, 2,400 people, a lot of kids, nerve gas, sarin gas, got the proof.Look, I'm gonna get into all the hypocrisy.Yes, Kerry dining with Bashar back in 2009 and talking about what a great guy Bashar was. The bottom line is this administration is as incompetent as Jimmy Carter. There's only one...
  • Bashar al-Assad Interview: "Show Me The proof Of Regime Chemical Attack"

    09/03/2013 3:10:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 3,2013 | Henry Samuel, Jon Swaine
    The Syrian president issued a dire warning that any Western military intervention could lead to "regional war" and would harm "the interests of France". "Whoever accuses must provide proof. We have challenged the United States and France to provide the slightest proof. (US President Barack) Obama and (French president François) Hollande have been incapable (of doing so) even to their own people," Assad told French newspaper Le Figaro in an exclusive interview.
  • Did the White House Help Plan the Syrian Chemical Attack?

    08/28/2013 5:39:41 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | 28/08/2013 | Youssef Bodansky
    There is a growing volume of new evidence from numerous sources in the Middle East — mostly affiliated with the Syrian opposition and its sponsors and supporters — which makes a very strong case, based on solid circumstantial evidence, that the August 21, 2013, chemical strike in the Damascus suburbs was indeed a pre-meditated provocation by the Syrian opposition. The extent of US foreknowledge of this provocation needs further investigation because available data puts the “horror” of the Barack Obama White House in a different and disturbing light. On August 13-14, 2013, Western-sponsored opposition forces in Turkey started advance preparations...