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MIT study of Ghouta chemical attack challenges US intelligence

A United Nations (UN) arms expert collects samples on August 29, 2013, as they inspect the site where rockets had fallen in Damascus' eastern Ghouta suburb during an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons strike near the capital. (AFP Photo / Ammar Al-Arbini)

Jan 16, 2014, A new MIT report is challenging the US claim that Assad forces used chemical weapons in an attack last August, highlighting that the range of the improvised rocket was way too short to have been launched from govt controlled areas. In the report titled “Possible Implications …

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Whose sarin?

"Humanitarian Aid" Anthony Freda Art

  Dec 8, 2013, London Review of Books 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 …

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Bankrupt at Home and Abroad, Syria Shows Washington is a Spent Geopolitical Player

Oct 19, 2013, Strategic Culture Foundation US policy on Syria could be described as «a comedy of errors» if the consequences for human suffering were not so brutal. Having largely created a quagmire of terrorism and lawlessness in Syria through covert insurgency operations over the past two and half years, …

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How US Pressure Bends UN Agencies

Oct 16, 2013, Consortium News For at least the past dozen years, the U.S. government has aggressively sought to gain control of the leadership of key United Nations agencies, including the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) which is central to the dispute over the Syrian government’s alleged …

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Mother Agnes-Mariam to speak at Tear Down the Walls: Nov 1-3, Tucson, AZ

What’s Going On In Syria? by Syria Solidarity Movement and Mussalaha (Reconciliation) Movement This workshop will feature a live presentation by Mother Agnes Mariam who is coming directly from the Middle East. She will discuss the background to the conflict and the conclusions of her detailed study of the chemical …

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Obscuring the Details: A Panoramic Look at America’s Case Against Syria

Oct 13, 2013, Strategic Culture The US federal government and the various agencies, media organizations, individuals, foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, lobbies, forces, and other entities that are tied to it have done everything in their power to obscure the details involving the chemical attacks in that took place in Syria …

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Structural Inclinations – The Leaning Tower of Propaganda: Chemical Weapons Attacks In Ghouta, Syria

Oct 9, 2013, Media Lens By David Edwards A UN report this month found that, ‘Torture and brutality are rife in Libyan prisons two years after the overthrow of leader Muammar Gaddafi.’ Around 8,000 prisoners are currently being held without trial in government jails on suspicion of having fought for …

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Nobel Prize part of West’s propaganda fog

Oct 11, 2013, Finian Cunningham The Nobel Peace Prize should be renamed the Nobel Propaganda Prize, after this year’s ever-so contrived award to the UN-approved chemical weapons team sent to disarm Syria. Other dubious winners of the “illustrious” prize include the accused war criminal, former US Secretary of State Henry …

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