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14-page report completely debunks White House claim on Syria’s chemical attack
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pullgees
2017-04-13 21:46:07 UTC
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harry
2017-04-14 06:24:51 UTC
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There's a surprise.
burfordTjustice
2017-04-14 11:58:17 UTC
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On Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:46:07 -0700 (PDT)
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"MIT Professor Theodore Postol has put together a detailed 14-page
assessment about Syria’s alleged use of chemical"

How do you suppose he has more information than any government?

Theodore A. Postol (born 1946) is a professor of Science, Technology,
and International Security at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and is a prominent critic of U.S. government statements about missile
defense. He has also criticized the U.S. narratives of the Syrian
government's involvement in the 2013 Ghouta chemical attack and the
2017 Khan Shaykhun chemical attack.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Postol
tim...
2017-04-16 10:30:46 UTC
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14 pages - wow!

is this a "my willy's longer than yours" argument?

tim
pensive hamster
2017-04-17 14:17:13 UTC
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14 pages - wow!
is this a "my willy's longer than yours" argument?
tim
The story is also on the International Business Times website:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/mit-expert-claims-latest-chemical-weapons-attack-syria-was-staged-1617267

The source is somewhat credible: "Theodore Postol, a professor
emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)".

He analyses a photo provided by the US government:

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'He concluded that the US government's report does not provide
any "concrete" evidence that Assad was responsible, adding it was
more likely that the attack was perpetrated by players on the ground.

He says: "In fact, a main piece of evidence that is cited in the
document point to an attack that was executed by individuals on the
ground, not from an aircraft, on the morning of 4 April. ..."

'The image Postol refers to is that of a crater containing a shell inside,
which is said to have contained the sarin gas.

'His analysis of the shell suggests that it could not have been dropped
from an airplane as the damage of the casing is inconsistent from an
aerial explosion. Instead, Postol said it was more likely that an
explosive charge was laid upon the shell containing sarin, before being
detonated.

"The explosive acted on the pipe as a blunt crushing mallet," Postol
said. "It drove the pipe into the ground while at the same time creating t
he crater.

"Since the pipe was filled with sarin, which is an incompressible fluid,
as the pipe was flattened, the sarin acted on the walls and ends of the
pipe causing a crack along the length of the pipe and also the failure of
the cap on the back end."

'The implication of Postol's analysis is that it was carried out by
anti-government insurgents as Khan Sheikhoun is in militant-controlled
territory of Syria.'

'Postol, formerly a scientific advisor at the Department of Defense (DoD),
has previously outlined similar inconsistencies with US intelligence reports.
Following the 2013 chemical weapons attack in eastern Ghouta, Postol
again said the evidence did not suggest Assad was responsible – a
finding that was later corroborated by the United Nations. ...'

'Postol said: "No competent analyst would miss the fact that the alleged
sarin canister was forcefully crushed from above, rather than exploded
by a munition within it. ...'

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