Latest Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria Was Likely Staged

by Robert Carbery

Theodore Postol, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), released a three-report series in response to the White House’s claim that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad attacked his own people with sarin gas, in which he concluded that the attack in Syria was staged.  
Postol declared that the US government clearly provided no concrete evidence in support of Assad’s responsibility for the attack. He went on to say that it was likely perpetrated by actors 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.” We did not wait for any investigation to come out. The narrative was already set. The media as always right in line. And anyone who said otherwise was demonized and silenced.
The United States reached the conclusion that Assad attacked his own people with chemical weapons earlier this year using planes from his Air Force based on a photograph of a crater containing a shell inside and some spotty reporting from disreputable characters on the ground, including the Al-Qaeda-linked White Helmets group. Assad is a horrible person, so of course he would do this. Why bother looking into the actual facts on the ground and the current situation in the crippled country?
Postol’s analysis of the image of the shell suggest it could not have been dropped from an airplane as the damage of the casing is inconsistent from an aerial explosion. Instead, an explosive charge was likely laid upon the shell containing the gas by someone on the ground.
“The explosive acted on the pipe as a blunt crushing mallet,” Postol said. “It drove the pipe into the ground while at the same time creating the crater.”
Therefore, the attack in Khan Sheikhoun, an area still held by anti-government forces, was likely carried out by those same terrorist-linked forces in order to draw the US into the Syria conflict to assist in ousting Assad. And instead of waiting for the truth to come out, the neoconservative establishment in Washington in close coordination with the Deep State in our intelligence agencies got the word out that Assad was without a doubt responsible for gassing his own people.
And Trump gave in.
Pistol has previously put forward inconsistencies in US intelligence reports in the past. As in the 2013 chemical weapons attack on eastern Ghouta, Syria, when Assad apparently crossed Obama’s “red line,” the actual evidence did not support the claims of Assad’s responsibility then either. This finding was later confirmed by the United Nations.
Our intelligence agencies have become politicized. Focused on a dangerous agenda. Dedicated to waging a worldwide war in perpetuity. Truth is the first casualty in war.
“I have worked with the intelligence community in the past, and I have grave concerns about the politicisation of intelligence that seems to be occurring with more frequency in recent times – but I know that the intelligence community has highly capable analysts in it.” Postol said. “And if those analysts were properly consulted about the claims in the White House document they would have not approved the document going forward.”
The truth is all that matters. We must wait for all the information to come out. Quick conclusions become catastrophic in times like these.
Trump must tread more carefully in the mess that is Syria. Or it could become a calamity.