MIT Scientist Disputes ‘Evidence’ Of Syria Chemical Weapons Attack

A Quick Turnaround Assessment of the White House Intelligence Report Issued on April 11, 2017.

Close up photograph of the crater that has been shown in numerous mainstream media publications that the White House alleges is proof that the source of the nerve agent attack was the Syrian government.

This is a portion of an assessment of the alleged April 4, 2017 chemical weapons attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria by MIT Professor Theodore A. Postol.  The full assessment, published in the Unz Review, can be found here. Dear Larry: I am responding to your distribution of what I understand is a White House statement claiming intelligence findings

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Trump Claims To Have Syria-Sarin Evidence, But Won’t Share It With The Public

Despite President Trump’s well-known trouble with the truth, his White House now says “trust us” on its Syrian-sarin charges while withholding the proof that it claims to have, reports Robert Parry.

President Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, April 6, 2017, after the U.S. fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night, allegedly in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack. (AP/Alex Brandon)

After making the provocative and dangerous charge that Russia is covering up Syria’s use of chemical weapons, the Trump administration withheld key evidence to support its core charge that a Syrian warplane dropped sarin on a northern Syrian town on April 4. A four-page white paper, prepared by President Trump’s National Security Council staff

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Amnesty International Claim On Syria Hangings Lacks Evidence

The media was quick to oversell the story, which was based on the limited testimony of Syrian rebels.

Screenshot of the coverage of Amnesty's report on alleged abuses at the Saydnaya Prison in Syria.

A report from Amnesty International citing testimony from a handful of rebels and other opposition figures, and claiming a large number of hangings carried out by the Syrian government at a single prison has been quickly accepted by media outlets, and in many cases far overstated, despite a lack of really concrete proof it ever happened. The

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In Landmark Decision, Court Refuses To Consider Secret Police ‘Stingray’ Evidence

A federal judge, for the first time, has thrown out evidence obtained without a warrant through the use of the controversial “Stingray” cellphone surveillance system, stating that it violated the rights of the defendant.

An inforgrapic demonstrating how a Stingray device works via a USA Today investigation

In a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday, US District Judge William Pauley made the unprecedented decision to refuse Stingray evidence presented by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), determining the use of the device to be an unreasonable search. The device is designed to mimic a cellphone tower, tricking the phone belonging to suspect Raymond

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Halliburton Case Would “Eviscerate” Shareholder Lawsuits

Some experts have pointed out an alarming trend in which the U.S. Supreme Court is cutting off individuals’ access to the justice system. They say that if the court finds with Halliburton in a particular class action suit, it could be the final nail in the coffin.

WASHINGTON --- The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments in a case that could overturn a quarter-century of precedent, severely weakening the ability of shareholders to band together to sue corporations over fraud. The case brought against oil giant Halliburton by a group of investors could have broad ramifications for individual

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Drone Schools Suggest Inevitability Of Drones In Everyday Life

This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military the capability of launching drone strikes without […]

This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military the capability of launching drone strikes without first setting up a

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