Please take a look at a report that utterly destroys all the so-called evidence for Syrian government use of chemical weapons in the recent attack in Syria. It was written to a colleague by Dr. Theodore Postol, professor of Science, Technology and International Security at MIT. Postol deconstructs the US intelligence report on the use of chemical weapons in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria on April 4, 2017. The report was used as the basis for a US attack ordered by President Donald Trump on a Syrian military airstrip at al-Sha’yrat that destroyed six Syrian aircraft and killed six Syrian soldiers and nine civilians, including four children.
The report makes clear – even to non-experts – that the crater and the canister that released the gas could not have come from airborne sources, that there is not a shred of evidence that the gas came from Syrian government sources, and that there is every reason to suspect al-Qaeda affiliated groups of sacrificing more than 80 civilians on the ground in order to (successfully) provoke the US to attack Syria under fraudulent pretenses.
It also expresses alarm that US intelligence is either so incompetent or so compromised –or both – that it is providing false information and deeply compromised and flawed analysis to top policy makers in the US government, up to and including the President himself.
This is of course not the first time this has happened. One has only to reflect upon a similar analysis of the use of sarin gas in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta in August, 2013, which almost provoked a US attack on Syria (until intelligence chief whispered to Obama, “Sir, it’s not a slam dunk”). Apparently, no such person was available to whisper the same to Trump. Professor Postol and his colleague Richard Lloyd, also of MIT, similarly provided evidence and analysis proving that the Ghouta attack could not have come from government sources. False intelligence was also the basis of the US invasion of Iraq, as well as the Gulf of Tonkin resolution authorizing war in Vietnam, and it has been used to try to undermine the US-Iran agreement on nuclear technology, as outlined in Gareth Porter’s book, Manufactured Crisis.
Read the Postel report yourself: