US Targets Syria, Iran and Russia Using Same Debunked “Chemical Weapons” Narrative

On Monday, award-winning journalist Seymour Hersh exposed the U.S.’ justification for bombing the Syrian government in April as having been based on a lie. But the U.S. is still using the same debunked justification to target not only the Syrian government, but also Russia and Iran.
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    WASHINGTON, D.C.– On Monday, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh – best known for breaking some of the biggest stories of the Vietnam and Iraq wars – managed to prove that the Trump administration’s decision to bomb Syrian government territory was based on false pretenses that were entirely unsupported by U.S. military intelligence.

    The bombing, which saw 49 Tomahawk missiles hit a largely defunct Syrian airbase, was a response to the Trump administration’s claim that the Syrian government had carried out a sarin gas attack on civilians in the al-Nusra Front-controlled town of Khan Sheikoun in Syria’s Idlib Province last April. But as Hersh revealed, Trump issued the order to target the airbase even though the entire U.S. intelligence community had already told him that they had no evidence that the Syrian government had used a chemical weapon in Idlib.

    In addition, a senior adviser to the U.S. intelligence community told Hersh that he is concerned that Trump will respond with military force every time there is even an accusation of the Syrian government using chemical weapons, regardless of the presence of evidence.



    “The issue is, what if there’s another false flag sarin attack credited to hated Syria? Trump has upped the ante and painted himself into a corner with his decision to bomb. And do not think these guys are not planning the next faked attack,” the adviser told Hersh. “Trump will have no choice but to bomb again, and harder. He’s incapable of saying he made a mistake.”

     

    The Trump administration proved the adviser’s concerns to be correct less than a day after Hersh’s exposé was published. On Monday night, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced that the U.S. had “identified potential preparation for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.”

    Spicer also noted that the alleged activity taking place was “similar to preparations the regime made before its April 4, 2017 chemical weapons attack.” The White House also warned that the Syrian government will pay a “heavy price” if another similar attack takes place.

    The Trump administration’s claims regarding these “preparations” lack credibility, as no evidence to support its claims about the April gas attack has been presented to date. In addition, according to The Associated Press, numerous state department officials who are normally involved in coordinating such statements were apparently unaware of the White House’s warning.

    The Associated Press also noted that the warning did not appear to have been discussed in advance with other national security agencies, even though the Pentagon, U.S. intelligence agencies and the State Department are typically consulted before the White House issues any declarations that could have a major impact on U.S. foreign policy.

    The Syrian government has denied the White House’s latest accusations, suggesting that they foreshadow a coming diplomatic campaign against Syria at the United Nations. Russia also responded by calling the U.S. threats to Syria’s government “unacceptable.”

    Recent statements by Nikki Haley, the U.S. representative at the United Nations, paint a worrisome picture for the likely outcome of the situation. In a Monday night tweet, Haley stated that “any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people.”

     

     

    Haley’s tweet suggests that any attack in which Syrian civilians are killed, whether it is committed by the Islamic State or the U.S. itself, could be blamed on Assad. The U.S. recently used chemical weapons in Syria and killed over 400 Syrian civilians just last month with no international outcry.

    Her tweet also suggests that Russia and Iran could be targeted in the aftermath of such an attack as well. According to Hersh’s sources, this is part of the plan. In a conversation obtained by Hersh, a U.S. security adviser revealed that the U.S. has long had ulterior motives in Syria that go far beyond the borders of that country: “There has been a hidden agenda all along. This is about trying to ultimately go after Iran.”

    It seems that the possibility of a false flag chemical weapons attack taking place in Syria is no longer an “if,” but a “when.” With intense U.S. military reconnaissance already taking place along the Syrian coast and U.S. allies falling into place to support any action the U.S. may take, existing tensions in Syria are about to become even more heated.

     

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    • James Wherry

      It’s been 3 months, since President Trump his Assad for his use of chemical weapons – back in April. So, where’s the over-throw of Assad? Answer: right where he’s been, consolidating power thanks to the U.S. strikes at ISIS.

      * U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq just cornered the last of ISIS in the Mosul’s Old City.

      * U.S.-led forces in Syria have now surrounded Raqqa and prepared to take it out (if Syria’s Air Force would stop trying to PROTECT ISIS BY BOMBING THE KURDISH REBELS!

      Meanwhile, we are winning.

      “As the Islamic State falls in Syria, one city offers a preview of the country’s future”
      By David Ignatius By David Ignatius, July 1, 2017
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/as-the-islamic-state-ees-syria-one-city-offers-a-preview-of-the-countrys-future/2017/06/30/da4c7b4e-5dc3-11e7-9fc6-c7ef4bc58d13_story.html?utm_term=.fe4d05c43bed (excerpt, below)

      TABQA, SYRIA

      The Islamic State’s headquarters in this city at the western gateway to Raqqa has been crushed like a sandcastle by American bombs. At a dam complex on the Euphrates River where the Islamic State was torturing prisoners and hurling alleged homosexuals from a giant concrete tower, all that’s left of the extremists are militant slogans scrawled on the wall and a pile of trash.

      It’s far too soon to say that life is returning to normal here after liberation, but much of the horror is over. Mines and improvised explosive devices were cleared here last week. Young children flash V-for-victory signs. Islamic beards have nearly disappeared. The most visible people sporting full beards on Thursday were American Special Operations forces who accompanied visiting U.S. special envoy Brett McGurk.

      The city is strewn with rubble, and Ahmad al-Ahmad, the co-president of the newly formed Tabqa Civil Council, described it as a “city of ghosts,” with perhaps 40 percent of its buildings damaged. The electricity, water-distribution and school systems have been largely destroyed. Young boys who were indoctrinated at Islamic State training camps are trying to find their balance in a new world where beheadings and the chanting of Islamist slogans are over.

      To look at people’s wary faces, uncertain but with a trace of hope in their eyes, it’s like they’re waking up from a nightmare. The newly formed town council is meeting, created by the Kurdish-led military force that cleared the town, and it seems to be getting cooperation from local Arabs. A new internal security force is policing the streets and occasionally pops off warning fire. At a warehouse near the town center, the first shipment of American food arrived on Wednesday; sacks of flour and rice are stacked on pallets, ready for distribution, and much more is coming in the next week, says veteran U.S. relief coordinator Al Dwyer.

      A boisterous group of young Syrian men is gathered outside a tire and vehicle-parts shop across from the warehouse. American military advisers aren’t sure at first that it’s safe to talk with them, but the men press eagerly toward two visiting reporters. Abdul-Qadr Khalil, 22, dressed in a bright blue-nylon jacket, speaks for the group. He complains that there’s not enough food, water, gas or bread, and there are no jobs. But he dismisses the idea that the Islamic State will ever take hold here again.

      “No, never!” says Khalil, and the young men around him nod in unison. “It will be impossible to live if they come back. They will kill all of us.”

      Nothing is permanent in this shattered country, but there are tipping points when the momentum shifts, and this seems to be one. As the battle for Raqqa begins in earnest, this city offers a preview of what’s ahead:

      ● ●The black balloon of the Islamic State caliphate is deflating quickly in Syria, as in Iraq. There may be up to a year of hard fighting left, but the surprise for U.S. officials is that the battle in eastern Syria is going faster and better than expected. In a symbol of that advance, Kurdish commanders gave McGurk the ring of an Islamic State emir who once used it to seal orders to kill Tabqa’s inhabitants. The emir blew himself up when he was surrounded in May, leaving behind the ring and its now-empty claim of authority.

      ● The confrontation with Syria and Russia that led to the shoot-down of a Syrian fighter jet just south of here two weeks ago seems to have eased, at least for now. Despite the Russians’ public protests, they quietly agreed last weekend on a roughly 80-mile “deconfliction” line that stretches from a few miles west of here to a village on the Euphrates called Karama. That line appears to be holding, and it’s a promising sign that broader U.S.-Russian cooperation in Syria may be possible.

      ● The Kurdish-led militia known as the Syrian Democratic Forces has shown it can defeat the Islamic State, so long as it’s backed by U.S. air power. The Tabqa battle in May was perhaps the most ambitious and daring operation of the war so far. Five hundred SDF soldiers were airlifted across Lake Assad in V-22 Osprey aircraft in a raid that caught Islamic State forces by surprise. The SDF suffered about 100 killed and more than 300 wounded in the bloody operation, but it worked, and in this part of the world, success breeds success. Arab refugees are now streaming toward the Kurdish-led SDF, rather than away, and 8,200 U.S.-trained Arab forces are joining the front lines.

      Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, who commands U.S. and coalition forces in Syria and Iraq, explains in an interview that the Kurdish military leadership here is “the thickener, the hardener you put on the glue to make it hold.”

      McGurk repeats at every meeting with local officials that the United States’ ability to fix Syria is limited. America can help defeat the Islamic State, and it can provide quick stabilization support to repair water, electricity and other infrastructure. But it can’t do everything.

      This sense of what’s achievable for the United States in Syria with its limited commitment, and what isn’t, is probably the biggest takeaway from our visit here. The United States seems to have found a way, in its almost accidental alliance with the Syrian Kurds, to drive the Islamic State from eastern Syria and stabilize this part of the country. But U.S. officials frankly admit they don’t have the resources or a clear strategy to repair Syria as a whole. The rubric seems to be: Do what you can with the forces available, and don’t promise more than you can deliver.

      “This is not a work of beauty. This is pragmatism,” says Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones, the British deputy commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Syria who accompanied McGurk here. The United States and its partners are supplying potent Special Operations forces for training and air support. But the Syrian Kurds and their Arab allies are doing the fighting and the dying on the ground, and for better or worse, it’s their vision of governance that will take hold as the Islamic State falls.

      * * *
      A great day for the Syrian PEOPLE, not the Syrian dictatorship.

    • tapatio

      SOLID EVIDENCE THAT THE TERRORIST ATTACKS ON SYRIA AND OTHER COUNTRIES IS THE WORK OF WASHINGTON AND ITS JEWISH MASTERS………………………

      Global Warfare: “We’re going to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran”
      http://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

      A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm (1996)
      http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1438.htm

      “Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right”

      AND

      Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century (September-2000)
      http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf

      (REMEMBER THAT 9/11 – THE “NEW PEARL HARBOR” – OCCURRED LESS THAN A YEAR AFTER THIS REPORT WAS COMPLETED)

      “Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a NEW PEARL HARBOR (9/11 was perfect for that purpose). Domestic politics and industrial policy will shape the pace and content of transformation as much as the requirements of current missions.” (p 63)

      AMERICA’S “RASPUTINS” RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING THE LAST 15 YEARS OF DEATH – JEWISH ZIONISTS ALL……………

      CLEAN BREAK

      Richard perle

      REBUILDING AMERICA’S DEFENSES

      Paul Wolfowitz
      William Kristol
      Alvin Bernstein
      Eliot Cohen
      David Epstein
      Donald Kagan
      Fred Kagan
      Robert Kagan
      Robert Killebrew
      Steve Rosen
      Gary Schmitt
      Abram Shulsky
      Dov Zakheim

      EVERY ONE OF THE TRAITORS LISTED ABOVE (except Robert Killebrew) IS A JEWISH DUAL ISRAELI/US CITIZEN – YET NEITHER THEY OR ANY OF THEIR ANCESTORS CAME FROM PALESTINE..

    • tapatio

      US ARMY MAJOR JAMES “PEDERAST” WHERRY (whose Zionist hate mongering is below) IS A SELF-STYLED “CHRISTIAN” ZIONIST (How can any human claim to follow Christ and promote the crimes of Zionism?) TROLL IN THE EMPLOY OF ISRAEL CAN BE JUDGED FROM WHAT HE IS…………………………

      JAMES WHERRY’S “SOURCES” ARE, FOR THE MOST PART ZIONIST “HASBARA PROJECT” PROPAGANDA FRONTS AND ALT-RIGHT HATE SITES. CHECK THEIR OWNERSHIP AND STAFFS.

      JAMES WHERRY WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO USE HIS NAME AND A PHOTO THAT COULD BE TRACED. TURNS OUT THAT HE IS……………..

      1 A SELF-STYLED “CHRISTIAN” ZIONIST. THESE, AH, PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT, ONCE ALL OF THE JEWS ARE GATHERED IN PALESTINE, SOMETHING CALLED “ARMAGEDDON” WILL HAPPEN AND ALL OF THE “CHRISTIAN” ZIONISTS WILL BE WHISKED UP TO HEAVEN WITH THEIR BODIES INTACT IN THE HOLY 0RGASM THEY CALL THE “RAPTURE”. NOBODY HAS EVER EXPLAINED TO THE OTHER 99% OF CHRISTIANITY HOW THESE FUNDAMENTALISTS WHACK-A-MOLES CAN BELIEVE THAT JESUS OR HIS DAD WOULD EVER SUPPORT SUCH FANTASIES OR THE CRIMES SUPPORTED BY PSEUDO-CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS.

      2) A MAJOR IN THE US ARMY FROM “CIVIL AFFAIRS”. BABY-BOOMERS MIGHT RECALL THAT “CIVIL AFFAIRS” WAS PROMINENT IN THE “PHOENIX PROGRAM” IN VIETNAM……..THOSE WONDERFUL FOLKS WHO TOLD THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE, “LOVE AMERICA OR WE’LL NAPALM YOUR VILLAGE.” WHERRY HAS ALSO BRAGGED ABOUT HELPING TO TRAIN THE STATE TERRORISTS OF UGANDA.

      3) A “GAY” PREDATOR THAT BOUGHT A BOY FROM THE PHILIPPINE SLUMS TO USE AS HIS SXX TOY. PRESUMABLY, THIS BOY HAS PAPERS CLAIMING THAT HE IS OF AGE. BUT, HE COULD PASS FOR A JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL KID AND YOU CAN HAVE A BIRTH CERTIFICATE MADE IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR $100..
      Below is James Wherry’s comment to his local paper on the occasion of his “marriage” to ayoung Filipino BOY that wherry purchased…………….
      “”I’m very happy about it,” James Wherry said. “Marriage is the bedrock of our society. I hope that same-sex couples can rejuvenate and revitalize marriage and give it the respect it is due.””

      https://www.facebook.com/james.wherry.39

      http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29462263.html

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtrbvD22CEQ

    • James Wherry

      It’s been 3 months, since President Trump his Assad for his use of chemical weapons – back in April. So, where’s the over-throw of Assad? Answer: right where he’s been, consolidating power thanks to the U.S. strikes at ISIS.

      * U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq just cornered the last of ISIS in the Mosul’s Old City.

      * U.S.-led forces in Syria have now surrounded Raqqa and prepared to take it out (if Syria’s Air Force would stop trying to PROTECT ISIS BY BOMBING THE KURDISH REBELS!

      Meanwhile, we are winning.

      “As the Islamic State falls in Syria, one city offers a preview of the country’s future”
      By David Ignatius By David Ignatius, July 1, 2017
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/as-the-islamic-state-ees-syria-one-city-offers-a-preview-of-the-countrys-future/2017/06/30/da4c7b4e-5dc3-11e7-9fc6-c7ef4bc58d13_story.html?utm_term=.fe4d05c43bed (excerpt, below)

      TABQA, SYRIA

      The Islamic State’s headquarters in this city at the western gateway to Raqqa has been crushed like a sandcastle by American bombs. At a dam complex on the Euphrates River where the Islamic State was torturing prisoners and hurling alleged homosexuals from a giant concrete tower, all that’s left of the extremists are militant slogans scrawled on the wall and a pile of trash.

      It’s far too soon to say that life is returning to normal here after liberation, but much of the horror is over. Mines and improvised explosive devices were cleared here last week. Young children flash V-for-victory signs. Islamic beards have nearly disappeared. The most visible people sporting full beards on Thursday were American Special Operations forces who accompanied visiting U.S. special envoy Brett McGurk.

      The city is strewn with rubble, and Ahmad al-Ahmad, the co-president of the newly formed Tabqa Civil Council, described it as a “city of ghosts,” with perhaps 40 percent of its buildings damaged. The electricity, water-distribution and school systems have been largely destroyed. Young boys who were indoctrinated at Islamic State training camps are trying to find their balance in a new world where beheadings and the chanting of Islamist slogans are over.

      To look at people’s wary faces, uncertain but with a trace of hope in their eyes, it’s like they’re waking up from a nightmare. The newly formed town council is meeting, created by the Kurdish-led military force that cleared the town, and it seems to be getting cooperation from local Arabs. A new internal security force is policing the streets and occasionally pops off warning fire. At a warehouse near the town center, the first shipment of American food arrived on Wednesday; sacks of flour and rice are stacked on pallets, ready for distribution, and much more is coming in the next week, says veteran U.S. relief coordinator Al Dwyer.

      A boisterous group of young Syrian men is gathered outside a tire and vehicle-parts shop across from the warehouse. American military advisers aren’t sure at first that it’s safe to talk with them, but the men press eagerly toward two visiting reporters. Abdul-Qadr Khalil, 22, dressed in a bright blue-nylon jacket, speaks for the group. He complains that there’s not enough food, water, gas or bread, and there are no jobs. But he dismisses the idea that the Islamic State will ever take hold here again.

      “No, never!” says Khalil, and the young men around him nod in unison. “It will be impossible to live if they come back. They will kill all of us.”

      Nothing is permanent in this shattered country, but there are tipping points when the momentum shifts, and this seems to be one. As the battle for Raqqa begins in earnest, this city offers a preview of what’s ahead:

      ● ●The black balloon of the Islamic State caliphate is deflating quickly in Syria, as in Iraq. There may be up to a year of hard fighting left, but the surprise for U.S. officials is that the battle in eastern Syria is going faster and better than expected. In a symbol of that advance, Kurdish commanders gave McGurk the ring of an Islamic State emir who once used it to seal orders to kill Tabqa’s inhabitants. The emir blew himself up when he was surrounded in May, leaving behind the ring and its now-empty claim of authority.

      ● The confrontation with Syria and Russia that led to the shoot-down of a Syrian fighter jet just south of here two weeks ago seems to have eased, at least for now. Despite the Russians’ public protests, they quietly agreed last weekend on a roughly 80-mile “deconfliction” line that stretches from a few miles west of here to a village on the Euphrates called Karama. That line appears to be holding, and it’s a promising sign that broader U.S.-Russian cooperation in Syria may be possible.

      ● The Kurdish-led militia known as the Syrian Democratic Forces has shown it can defeat the Islamic State, so long as it’s backed by U.S. air power. The Tabqa battle in May was perhaps the most ambitious and daring operation of the war so far. Five hundred SDF soldiers were airlifted across Lake Assad in V-22 Osprey aircraft in a raid that caught Islamic State forces by surprise. The SDF suffered about 100 killed and more than 300 wounded in the bloody operation, but it worked, and in this part of the world, success breeds success. Arab refugees are now streaming toward the Kurdish-led SDF, rather than away, and 8,200 U.S.-trained Arab forces are joining the front lines.

      Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, who commands U.S. and coalition forces in Syria and Iraq, explains in an interview that the Kurdish military leadership here is “the thickener, the hardener you put on the glue to make it hold.”

      McGurk repeats at every meeting with local officials that the United States’ ability to fix Syria is limited. America can help defeat the Islamic State, and it can provide quick stabilization support to repair water, electricity and other infrastructure. But it can’t do everything.

      This sense of what’s achievable for the United States in Syria with its limited commitment, and what isn’t, is probably the biggest takeaway from our visit here. The United States seems to have found a way, in its almost accidental alliance with the Syrian Kurds, to drive the Islamic State from eastern Syria and stabilize this part of the country. But U.S. officials frankly admit they don’t have the resources or a clear strategy to repair Syria as a whole. The rubric seems to be: Do what you can with the forces available, and don’t promise more than you can deliver.

      “This is not a work of beauty. This is pragmatism,” says Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones, the British deputy commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Syria who accompanied McGurk here. The United States and its partners are supplying potent Special Operations forces for training and air support. But the Syrian Kurds and their Arab allies are doing the fighting and the dying on the ground, and for better or worse, it’s their vision of governance that will take hold as the Islamic State falls.

      * * *
      A great day for the Syrian PEOPLE, not the Syrian dictatorship.

      • RedBaron9495

        GET OUT OF SYRIA….the Americans once again are acting ILLEGALLY there….and take all your Islamic terrorist proxy armies with you!

        • James Wherry

          On what grounds do you pretend that America’s presence is “illegal?”

          The UN Charter states that nations have an inherent right to self defense. ISIS has waged war in Americans and our western allies from Syria. The Syrian government has refused to stop ISIS. Syria has NO LAWFUL RIGHT to hide and protect an organization – which aspires to be a nation – to destroy America.

        • James Wherry

          I’m an adult married to an adult. “tapatio” has his chicken ranch up in Washington state where he can diddle little boys. Actually, though, it looks like his Iranian and Hamas pals are doing after little, six-year old and nine-year old girls.

          Islamic Pedophile Weddings, Hamas Style!
          Islam Recommends Pedophilia!
          Ahreeman X, August 21, 2009
          http://www.iranpoliticsclub.net/islam/hamas-pedophilia/index.htm

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f3afe44b803bcb926e08dfc53705782f104c75a4dd7f60a79e594b45fef3c06c.jpg

          “A little child bride holding his molester’s, oops I’m sorry, holding his groom’s hand, going to the Islamic wedding ceremony!”

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    • Agent Cooper

      It’s more than clear to Pentagon, that Assad haven’t been using chemicals
      This little conversation from April 6th,7th and 8th should be made into play.
      https://www.welt.de/politik
      The talk perfectly summarise the situation on the ground, and just how different it looks from what bs channels pushing…dangerous times, when president prefers CNN or Fox news over actual intelligence.
      And there MUST be next chemical attack, media telling us. Creepy

    • Tim
    • James Wherry

      Whitney, you jihadist trolls can now stop spinning your “there were no chemical weapons” non-sense. The Organization to Prohibit Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has finally and carefully analyzed the EVIDENCE.

      “Sarin nerve gas used in deadly Syria attack, says chemical weapons watchdog
      “4 bombing of Khan Sheikhoun killed more than 90 people, including children, prompting US strikes”
      By Mike Corder June 30, 2017,
      http://www.timesofisrael.com/sarin-nerve-gas-used-in-deadly-syria-attack-says-chemical-weapons-watchdog/

      • tman418

        Btw, where are the sources actually CITED in Seymour Hersh’s report?! Just a bunch of articles mentioned and some photographs.

      • tman418

        Oh btw, I thought you’d might like to share this article and this article, debunking the whole “White Helmets are Terrorist” narrative that’s been floating around.

        What’s strange is that a lot of this bad information doesn’t seem to be coming from Russia or Iran, but rather “progressive” bloggers who claim to be “debunking lies” told my mainstream media.

      • RedBaron9495

        Dead bodies shipped to Turkey -lol
        They could have been anybody and tampered with beforehand!
        The corrupt OPCW (just another U.S/ NATO Agent) did not even visit Khan Sheikhoun nor the Syrian Airbase. If you read their final phoney report it does not even accuse the Syrian Government.

        • James Wherry

          The Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons is an independent organization based in Switzerland – not a NATO country.

          When you have to base your views on such false propaganda, you’re grasping at non-existent straws.

          So tell me: what’s your motive for lying?

    • ties

      The same people that own the American government owns the EU and NATO…. They will not stop until they have the whole world or are defeated…. The open borders , One World Order is pure evil and is destroying all of the European countries and the Baltic countries.

    • Sérgio

      Wag The Dog — How Al Qaeda Played Donald Trump And The American Media

      Responsibility for the chemical event in Khan Sheikhoun is still very much in question.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/syria-chemical-attack-al-qaeda-played-donald-trump_us_58ea226fe4b058f0a02fca4d

      Why Is Media Citing Man Accused of Kidnapping Journalists as Credible Source on Syrian Chemical Attack?

      With military intervention on the horizon, media outlets cite Shajul Islam, a doctor accused of working with extremists in Syria.

      http://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/shajul-islam-idlib-chemical-attack-syria-media#.WOfiHeeSpTA.twitter

      • James Wherry

        Bad news for the “MIT Professor.” He can now stop spinning the “there were no chemical weapons” non-sense. The Organization to Prohibit Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has finally and carefully analyzed the EVIDENCE.

        “Sarin nerve gas used in deadly Syria attack, says chemical weapons watchdog
        “4 bombing of Khan Sheikhoun killed more than 90 people, including children, prompting US strikes”
        By Mike Corder June 30, 2017,
        http://www.timesofisrael.com/sarin-nerve-gas-used-in-deadly-syria-attack-says-chemical-weapons-watchdog/

        • Agent Cooper

          That MIT guy only corrected a version, a photography, that was used as an evidence of AERIAL chemical attack. He, in the name of horrible, non cooperative laws of of physics explained, that the offered version of AERIAL c.a. did NOT and should NOT happened.
          Sorry that natural laws doesn’t go well with narrative.

          yes, timesof… got it right sure. Israel, Saudis and Us are on the same page in Syria, so sure, everybody will believe it. You sure act like a shill..

          • James Wherry

            Your MIT guy examined NONE of the evidence. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons did.

            So you complain about the source? Are you suggesting that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons did NOT make that finding?!? Fine.

            “Sarin used as weapon in Syria chemical attack, watchdog says”
            By Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN
            Fri June 30, 2017
            http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/30/middleeast/syria-khan-sheikhoun-chemical-attack-sarin/index.html

            Sarin Gas Used as Weapon in Syria, Says Chemical Weapons Watchdog
            Jun 30 2017
            by Associated Press
            http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/sarin-gas-used-weapon-syria-says-chemical-weapons-watchdog-n778466

            • Agent Cooper

              point of the article is, that ASSAD did not use it. And they know it. You’re just little, barely swimming red herring. You deflect the logic and point to something else. That’s your (conscious or not) “tactic”. If there were used military grade sarin, and cloud (as one that formed there after the bomb (not chem.) was dropped, a THOUSANDS would be dead. It’s shameless, purposeful agenda. And there “will be next” US bullhorns telling us. Yes, Assad is that stupid, now he’s going to gas again. It’s just too stupid to eat that s–t, but..enjoy, with all that articles supplied as a side dish.

              • James Wherry

                No, I am specifically pointing AT Assad and staying on point. These efforts to try and “Blame America” or “Blame Israel” are classical efforts to “deny, divert and distract” readers away from Assad the Butcher. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c95ec8217ca6d1fe82def9a44a4073d293affd12f76ae08d0d1b5937b6b127d7.jpg

                • Agent Cooper

                  where are YOU pointing, is importance of some speck of dust on the floor to me.

                  • James Wherry

                    Then I recommend that you not respond to it. I don’t spend any time on specks of dust, myself. 😉

                    • Agent Cooper

                      I’ll wipe the dust as I please and when I please.
                      You clearly have your job time schedule set. Boring, hope it pays.

            • Agent Cooper

              plus little telling detail you sure did not notice – they DID NOT WAIT for evidence.
              First here is plan, a devilish, inhuman plan. Then they bomb with some hasty announcement..
              Afterward, purely for theatre, another tv nonsense. It’s so stupid, it’s not even sensible, but what to expect from the rogue nation that not only disrespect international law, but also its own Constitution..

              • James Wherry

                It’s been 3 months, since President Trump his Assad for his use of chemical weapons – back in April.

                So, where’s the over-throw of Assad? Answer: right where he’s been, consolidating power thanks to the U.S. strikes at ISIS.

                * U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq just cornered the last of ISIS in the Mosul’s Old City.

                * U.S.-led forces in Syria have now surrounded Raqqa and prepared to take it out (if Syria’s Air Force would stop trying to PROTECT ISIS BY BOMBING THE KURDISH REBELS!

                Meanwhile, we are winning.

                “As the Islamic State falls in Syria, one city offers a preview of the country’s future”
                By David Ignatius By David Ignatius, July 1, 2017
                https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/as-the-islamic-state-ees-syria-one-city-offers-a-preview-of-the-countrys-future/2017/06/30/da4c7b4e-5dc3-11e7-9fc6-c7ef4bc58d13_story.html?utm_term=.fe4d05c43bed (excerpt, below)

                TABQA, SYRIA

                The Islamic State’s headquarters in this city at the western gateway to Raqqa has been crushed like a sandcastle by American bombs. At a dam complex on the Euphrates River where the Islamic State was torturing prisoners and hurling alleged homosexuals from a giant concrete tower, all that’s left of the extremists are militant slogans scrawled on the wall and a pile of trash.

                It’s far too soon to say that life is returning to normal here after liberation, but much of the horror is over. Mines and improvised explosive devices were cleared here last week. Young children flash V-for-victory signs. Islamic beards have nearly disappeared. The most visible people sporting full beards on Thursday were American Special Operations forces who accompanied visiting U.S. special envoy Brett McGurk.

                The city is strewn with rubble, and Ahmad al-Ahmad, the co-president of the newly formed Tabqa Civil Council, described it as a “city of ghosts,” with perhaps 40 percent of its buildings damaged. The electricity, water-distribution and school systems have been largely destroyed. Young boys who were indoctrinated at Islamic State training camps are trying to find their balance in a new world where beheadings and the chanting of Islamist slogans are over.

                To look at people’s wary faces, uncertain but with a trace of hope in their eyes, it’s like they’re waking up from a nightmare. The newly formed town council is meeting, created by the Kurdish-led military force that cleared the town, and it seems to be getting cooperation from local Arabs. A new internal security force is policing the streets and occasionally pops off warning fire. At a warehouse near the town center, the first shipment of American food arrived on Wednesday; sacks of flour and rice are stacked on pallets, ready for distribution, and much more is coming in the next week, says veteran U.S. relief coordinator Al Dwyer.

                A boisterous group of young Syrian men is gathered outside a tire and vehicle-parts shop across from the warehouse. American military advisers aren’t sure at first that it’s safe to talk with them, but the men press eagerly toward two visiting reporters. Abdul-Qadr Khalil, 22, dressed in a bright blue-nylon jacket, speaks for the group. He complains that there’s not enough food, water, gas or bread, and there are no jobs. But he dismisses the idea that the Islamic State will ever take hold here again.

                “No, never!” says Khalil, and the young men around him nod in unison. “It will be impossible to live if they come back. They will kill all of us.”

                Nothing is permanent in this shattered country, but there are tipping points when the momentum shifts, and this seems to be one. As the battle for Raqqa begins in earnest, this city offers a preview of what’s ahead:

                ● ●The black balloon of the Islamic State caliphate is deflating quickly in Syria, as in Iraq. There may be up to a year of hard fighting left, but the surprise for U.S. officials is that the battle in eastern Syria is going faster and better than expected. In a symbol of that advance, Kurdish commanders gave McGurk the ring of an Islamic State emir who once used it to seal orders to kill Tabqa’s inhabitants. The emir blew himself up when he was surrounded in May, leaving behind the ring and its now-empty claim of authority.

                ● The confrontation with Syria and Russia that led to the shoot-down of a Syrian fighter jet just south of here two weeks ago seems to have eased, at least for now. Despite the Russians’ public protests, they quietly agreed last weekend on a roughly 80-mile “deconfliction” line that stretches from a few miles west of here to a village on the Euphrates called Karama. That line appears to be holding, and it’s a promising sign that broader U.S.-Russian cooperation in Syria may be possible.

                ● The Kurdish-led militia known as the Syrian Democratic Forces has shown it can defeat the Islamic State, so long as it’s backed by U.S. air power. The Tabqa battle in May was perhaps the most ambitious and daring operation of the war so far. Five hundred SDF soldiers were airlifted across Lake Assad in V-22 Osprey aircraft in a raid that caught Islamic State forces by surprise. The SDF suffered about 100 killed and more than 300 wounded in the bloody operation, but it worked, and in this part of the world, success breeds success. Arab refugees are now streaming toward the Kurdish-led SDF, rather than away, and 8,200 U.S.-trained Arab forces are joining the front lines.

                Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, who commands U.S. and coalition forces in Syria and Iraq, explains in an interview that the Kurdish military leadership here is “the thickener, the hardener you put on the glue to make it hold.”

                McGurk repeats at every meeting with local officials that the United States’ ability to fix Syria is limited. America can help defeat the Islamic State, and it can provide quick stabilization support to repair water, electricity and other infrastructure. But it can’t do everything.

                This sense of what’s achievable for the United States in Syria with its limited commitment, and what isn’t, is probably the biggest takeaway from our visit here. The United States seems to have found a way, in its almost accidental alliance with the Syrian Kurds, to drive the Islamic State from eastern Syria and stabilize this part of the country. But U.S. officials frankly admit they don’t have the resources or a clear strategy to repair Syria as a whole. The rubric seems to be: Do what you can with the forces available, and don’t promise more than you can deliver.

                “This is not a work of beauty. This is pragmatism,” says Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones, the British deputy commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Syria who accompanied McGurk here. The United States and its partners are supplying potent Special Operations forces for training and air support. But the Syrian Kurds and their Arab allies are doing the fighting and the dying on the ground, and for better or worse, it’s their vision of governance that will take hold as the Islamic State falls.

                • Agent Cooper

                  Funny.

    • Sérgio

      White Helmets Video: Swedish Doctors for Human Rights Denounce Medical Malpractice and ‘Misuse’ of Children for Propaganda Aims

      http://theindicter.com/white-helmets-video-swedish-doctors-for-human-rights-denounce-medical-malpractice-and-misuse-of-children-for-propaganda-aims/

      Is Assad to blame for the chemical weapons attack in Syria?

      Is the regime of President Bashar al-Assad responsible for the chemical weapons attack in northern Syria? Experts suggest it could have been jihadi rebels. It wouldn’t be the first time.

      http://www.dw.com/en/is-assad-to-blame-for-the-chemical-weapons-attack-in-syria/a-38330217

    • Sérgio

      John Kerry: Today the last 8% of declared chemical weapons were removed from Syria. Great work done by all involved

      https://twitter.com/StateDept/status/481278545885663232

      Ex-UK Ambassador: Assad wasn’t behind the chemical attack

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS6Oa_aDS6E

    • Sérgio

      Britain’s Daily Mail: U.S. ‘backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria”

      http://www.globalresearch.ca/britains-daily-mail-u-s-backed-plan-to-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-on-syria/5346912

      BBC Caught Staging FAKE News Chemical Attack To Drag Britain into Syrian War

      http://www.globalresearch.ca/bbc-caught-staging-fake-news-chemical-attack-to-drag-britain-into-syrian-war/5560433

    • storbjorn1

      Targeted attacks on Russia using this premise is highly unlikely for the pentagon. If a false flag is indeed done to Russia then there would be no more pemtagon to speak of the next day, just kaput.

    • TeeJae

      Sounds like Washington is gearing up for another false flag attack… because the last 2 worked so well. It’s insulting they think we’re that stupid.

    • James Wherry

      On Monday, Seymour Hersch offered no evidence of anything. Hersch claimed that President Trump ignored INTEL that he claimed refuted the charge of the use of chemical weapons. Hersch provided no evidence and instead cited Doctors Without Borders from a report on casualties, miles away.

      Whitney, you make up facts as quickly as the Mainstream Media. I hear CNN has openings.

      1. The fact that rebel groups have sometimes used THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS THAT ASSAD MANUFACTURED is only proof of their existence. The fact they used them does not mean that Assad did not.

      “Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons condemns reported use of chemical weapons in Syria” Thursday, April 6, 2017 by HPN News Desk
      https://homelandprepnews.com/stories/21858-organization-prohibition-chemical-weapons-condemns-reported-use-chemical-weapons-syria/

      2. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has most DEFINITELY written that Assad has used chemical weapons on his own people AT LEAST EIGHT – NOW NINE – TIMES! MPN shills for Assad.

      “On Syria, U.S. warns when U.N. fails, states ‘compelled to act'” Wed Apr 5, 2017 | 4:15 PM EDT
      https://gma.yahoo.com/u-n-france-urges-u-commit-syria-solution-153116313.html;
      http://mobile.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSKBN17721I

      “Watchdog slams Syria for reported use of chemical weapons”
      http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11/28/syria-slammed-for-reported-use-chemical-weapons.html

      http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article142544099.html

      “Syrian opposition activists say an airstrike has hit a small field hospital in a town in northern Syria where a suspected chemical weapons attack took place earlier in the day.

      “The head of the opposition’s civil defense force in Khan Sheikhoun, in Idlib province, says the hospital was struck hours after the alleged gas attack that killed dozens of people.

      “The man who goes by the name of Abu Hamdu says the medical point has been leveled and five rescue vehicles were damaged. It wasn’t clear if anyone was killed.

      “He says warplanes “targeted us after the attack.”

      3. Human Rights Watch – which HATES Israel and Zionists – has made it clear that it regards the evidence of human rights abuses by Syria as simply overwhelming.

      February 27, 2017 3:40PM EST
      “Russia: Don’t Veto Sanctions for Syria Chemical Attacks”
      “UN Security Council Vote Expected”
      https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/02/27/russia-dont-veto-sanctions-syria-chemical-attacks

      If Russia and China had ACTED back in February, 2017 – or at least not prevented the United Nations from acting – perhaps we would not be in this mess, today.

      “Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over chemical weapons attacks”
      CBS/AP February 28, 2017, 3:06 PM
      http://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-china-block-un-sanctions-on-syria-over-chemical-weapons-attacks/

      • TecumsehUnfaced

        You will believe anything the ZioNazis and their allies yammer.

      • tapatio

        The Zionist troll, James “Pederast” Wherry, alleged to be a shyster, isn’t competent to understand that a LACK OF EVIDENCE is evidence. The statement below has been repeated in NUMEROUS sources, in various forms…………..

        “Trump issued the order to target the
        airbase even though the entire U.S. intelligence community had already
        told him THAT THEY HAD NO EVIDENCE that the Syrian government had used a
        chemical weapon in Idlib.”

      • dana

        Be careful Mr. Wherry, if enough people agree, as you clearly do, the government propaganda/hoax — remember collin powell’s yellow cake lie — designed to sell us WW3 between the US and nuclear superpower Russia, you may get your wish, but the elites won’t let you into their bunkers so you won’t be able to cash and spend your paid troll paycheck because the entire world will be incinerated, including the ATMs, so if you have any sense of self preservation, please help the sane people stop the madmen — and women bent on Armageddon

        • James Wherry

          Whitney can now stop spinning your “there were no chemical weapons” non-sense. The Organization to Prohibit Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has finally and carefully analyzed the EVIDENCE.

          “Sarin nerve gas used in deadly Syria attack, says chemical weapons watchdog
          “4 bombing of Khan Sheikhoun killed more than 90 people, including children, prompting US strikes”
          By Mike Corder June 30, 2017,
          http://www.timesofisrael.com/sarin-nerve-gas-used-in-deadly-syria-attack-says-chemical-weapons-watchdog/

          • Agent Cooper

            you are one shameless sleazebag troll.

            • James Wherry

              For posting the facts? Nah.

              • Agent Cooper

                What facts, red herring.

                • James Wherry

                  3. Human Rights Watch – which HATES Israel and Zionists – has made it clear that it regards the evidence of human rights abuses by Syria as simply overwhelming.

                  February 27, 2017 3:40PM EST
                  “Russia: Don’t Veto Sanctions for Syria Chemical Attacks”
                  “UN Security Council Vote Expected”
                  https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/02/27/russia-dont-veto-sanctions-syria-chemical-attacks

                  If Russia and China had ACTED back in February, 2017 – or at least not prevented the United Nations from acting – perhaps we would not be in this mess, today.

                  “Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over chemical weapons attacks”
                  CBS/AP February 28, 2017, 3:06 PM
                  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-china-block-un-sanctions-on-syria-over-chemical-weapons-attacks/

                • James Wherry

                  2. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has most DEFINITELY written that Assad has used chemical weapons on his own people AT LEAST EIGHT – NOW NINE – TIMES! “tapatio’s” efforts to create Fake News are examples of how he shills for Assad.

                  “On Syria, U.S. warns when U.N. fails, states ‘compelled to act'”
                  Wed Apr 5, 2017 | 4:15 PM EDT
                  https://gma.yahoo.com/u-n-france-urges-u-commit-syria-solution-153116313.html;
                  http://mobile.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSKBN17721I

                  “Watchdog slams Syria for reported use of chemical weapons”
                  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11/28/syria-slammed-for-reported-use-chemical-weapons.html

                  http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article142544099.html

                  “Syrian opposition activists say an airstrike has hit a small field hospital in a town in northern Syria where a suspected chemical weapons attack took place earlier in the day.

                  “The head of the opposition’s civil defense force in Khan Sheikhoun, in Idlib province, says the hospital was struck hours after the alleged gas attack that killed dozens of people.

                  “The man who goes by the name of Abu Hamdu says the medical point has been leveled and five rescue vehicles were damaged. It wasn’t clear if anyone was killed.

                  “He says warplanes “targeted us after the attack.”

                  • Agent Cooper

                    OPCW has no business to determine WHO used it. Its not their business. So there you contradict yourself.
                    With papers like “the times of israel” you can stuff your sexy doll when pierced.

                  • Agent Cooper

                    It is not the role of opcw to determine WHO use(d) it…so there goes your contradiction

                • James Wherry

                  1. The fact that rebel groups used THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS THAT ASSAD MANUFACTURED is only proof of their existence. The fact they used them does not mean that Assad did not.

                  “Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons condemns reported use of chemical weapons in Syria” Thursday, April 6, 2017 by HPN News Desk
                  https://homelandprepnews.com/stories/21858-organization-prohibition-chemical-weapons-condemns-reported-use-chemical-weapons-syria/

                  • Agent Cooper

                    check who manufacture and supply weapons used by dictators —USA

                  • Agent Cooper

                    what a concession from you, very sad to see…so now Assad’s supplying the “rebels”, hmmm.. other way, you ok? Health fine? The ways of chems for “rebels” have a history, connected to UK, routed throught eg. Lybia…(another US terror triumph) fk it,on other note:
                    wanted to give you a link to a play, a little nice conversation from US base, but it never get passed, not before, not now,,I guess it doesn’t matter for establishment shill anyway, just hoped that it’d make you relax and enjoy Shakespeare like qualities.. nevermind..

                • James Wherry

                  Not sure who you’re an “agent” for, Cooper, but apparently it’s not “An agent for Truth.” THESE facts, Cooper:

                  “Sarin nerve gas used in deadly Syria attack, says chemical weapons watchdog “4 bombing of Khan Sheikhoun killed more than 90 people, including children, prompting US strikes”
                  By Mike Corder June 30, 2017,
                  http://www.timesofisrael.com/sarin-nerve-gas-used-in-deadly-syria-attack-says-chemical-weapons-watchdog/

                  • Agent Cooper

                    you said , you are patriot. Have to correct that, it’s called establishment shill. Just shut-up, Meg!
                    https://youtu.be/ovjr-QNOQT8

      • Agent Cooper

        Forget that bureaucratic crap.It’s more than clear to Pentagon, that Assad haven’t been using chemicals
        The Big Kid in the office prefers tv to intel anyway, they just harvest the hype.
        Artificially, on purpose made-up hype.
        Pour yourself a glass of good wine and enjoy this little conversation from April
        6th,7th and 8th, https://www.welt.de/politik
        Your fav “army” is just on the business. Saudi pay’em, so what.
        PR needs these chem. attacks as a emo-juicer. And there “will be next one” US mainstream promises..
        Creepy as your post.