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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:42 AM

The Chemical-Weapons Attack In Syria: Is There a Place for Skepticism?

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-chemical-weapons-attack-in-syria-is-there-a-place-for-skepticism/

The Chemical-Weapons Attack In Syria: Is There a Place for Skepticism?

The American media has excluded dissenting expert opinions in its rush to embrace Trump’s war on Syria.

By James Carden
APRIL 19, 2017

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The Nation spoke to Postol over the weekend.

“What I think is now crystal clear,” he said, “is that the White House report was fabricated and it certainly did not follow the procedures it claimed to employ.”

“My best guess at the moment is that this was an extremely clumsy and ill-conceived attempt to cover up the fact that Trump attacked Syria without any intelligence evidence that Syria was in fact the perpetrator of the attack…. It may be,” he continued, “that the White House staff was worried that this could eventually come out—a reckless president acting without regard to the nation’s security, risking an inadvertent escalation and confrontation with Russia, and a breakdown in cooperation with Russia that would cripple our efforts to defeat the Islamic State.”

“If that is not an impeachable offense,” Postol told The Nation, “then I do not know what is.”

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:23 PM

1. or government's bipartisan track record of manipulating intel in favor of military action means...

there is little reason to believe much more than that people might have died in Syria and chemical weapons might have been involved--and that more people in Syria will definitely die as a result of that story being told.

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Response to yurbud (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 06:24 PM

3. Since we're already there

what good does it do to manipulate intel now? It's not like we need a justification... And it's not like Trump is doing anything other than puffing himself up (you will note that there were other chemical attacks before this that Trump ignored)...

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 05:08 PM

2. 75% of the time

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whenever there is a "question" headline, the answer is "NO"

Let's not distort the issue with truther nutbar speculation... Remember that's an old Russian trick...

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 08:14 PM

4. Yes, and shame on anyone who automatically buys the official govt narrative

 

many smart people are very sketpical

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