U.S. Military Officials: There Was NO Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria … Trump Bombed Syria DESPITE Advice From Military

George Washington's picture

A top U.S. missile and chemical weapons expert has documented for months that the Syrian government did not carry out a chemical weapons attack against civilians, and that contrary claims by the Trump White House, French intelligence services, the New York Times, CNN and other “mainstream” sources are wrong … and worthless propaganda.

Former top military and intelligence officials  – including many who warned against the faulty Iraq intelligence in advance of the Iraq war – have long said that the claims that Assad carried out the chemical weapons attacks was bunkum.

Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh – who broke the stories of the Mai Lai massacre in Vietnam and the Iraq prison torture scandals, which rightfully disgraced the Nixon and Bush administrations’ war-fighting tactics – reported yesterday in the large German publication Weld that U.S. military officials tried to tell Trump that a chemical weapons attack never occurred at all:

On April 6, United States President Donald Trump authorized an early morning Tomahawk missile strike on Shayrat Air Base in central Syria in retaliation for what he said was a deadly nerve agent attack carried out by the Syrian government two days earlier in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun. Trump issued the order despite having been warned by the U.S. intelligence community that it had found no evidence that the Syrians had used a chemical weapon.


The available intelligence made clear that the Syrians had targeted a jihadist meeting site on April 4 using a Russian-supplied guided bomb equipped with conventional explosives. Details of the attack,  including information on its so-called high-value targets, had been provided by the Russians days in advance to American and allied military officials in Doha, whose mission is to coordinate all U.S., allied, Syrian and Russian Air Force operations in the region.


Some American military and intelligence officials were especially distressed by the president’s determination to ignore the evidence. “None of this makes any sense,” one officer told colleagues upon learning of the decision to bomb. “We KNOW that there was no chemical attack … the Russians are furious. Claiming we have the real intel and know the truth … I guess it didn’t matter whether we elected Clinton or Trump.“




In a series of interviews, I learned of the total disconnect between the president and many of his military advisers and intelligence officials, as well as officers on the ground in the region who had an entirely different understanding of the nature of Syria’s attack on Khan Sheikhoun. I was provided with evidence of that disconnect, in the form of transcripts of real-time communications, immediately following the Syrian attack on April 4 [Here's one of the transcripts]. In an important pre-strike process known as deconfliction, U.S. and Russian officers routinely supply one another with advance details of planned flight paths and target coordinates, to ensure that there is no risk of collision or accidental encounter (the Russians speak on behalf of the Syrian military). This information is supplied daily to the American AWACS surveillance planes that monitor the flights once airborne. Deconfliction’s success and importance can be measured by the fact that there has yet to be one collision, or even a near miss, among the high-powered supersonic American, Allied, Russian and Syrian fighter bombers.

Russian and Syrian Air Force officers gave details of the carefully planned flight path to and from Khan Shiekhoun on April 4 directly, in English, to the deconfliction monitors aboard the AWACS plane, which was on patrol near the Turkish border, 60 miles or more to the north.




A high-level meeting of jihadist leaders was to take place in the building …. Russian intelligence depicted the cinder-block building as a command and control center ….




A senior adviser to the American intelligence community, who has served in senior positions in the Defense Department and Central Intelligence Agency, told me [that] the basement was used as storage for rockets, weapons and ammunition, as well as … chlorine-based decontaminants for cleansing the bodies of the dead before burial. The meeting place – a regional headquarters – was on the floor above.




One reason for the Russian message to Washington about the intended target was to ensure that any CIA asset or informant who had managed to work his way into the jihadist leadership was forewarned not to attend the meeting. I was told that the Russians passed the warning directly to the CIA. “They were playing the game right,” the senior adviser said. The Russian guidance noted that the jihadist meeting was coming at a time of acute pressure for the insurgents: Presumably Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham were desperately seeking a path forward in the new political climate.




Russian and Syrian intelligence officials, who coordinate operations closely with the American command posts, made it clear that the planned strike on Khan Sheikhoun was special because of the high-value target. “It was a red-hot change. The mission was out of the ordinary – scrub the sked,” the senior adviser told me. “Every operations officer in the region” – in the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, CIA and NSA – “had to know there was something going on. The Russians gave the Syrian Air Force a guided bomb and that was a rarity. They’re skimpy with their guided bombs and rarely share them with the Syrian Air Force. And the Syrians assigned their best pilot to the mission, with the best wingman.” The advance intelligence on the target, as supplied by the Russians, was given the highest possible score inside the American community.




“This was not a chemical weapons strike,” the adviser said. “That’s a fairy tale. If so, everyone involved in transferring, loading and arming the weapon – you’ve got to make it appear like a regular 500-pound conventional bomb – would be wearing Hazmat protective clothing in case of a leak. There would be very little chance of survival without such gear. Military grade sarin includes additives designed to increase toxicity and lethality. Every batch that comes out is maximized for death. That is why it is made. It is odorless and invisible and death can come within a minute. No cloud. Why produce a weapon that people can run away from?”


The target was struck at 6:55 a.m. on April 4, just before midnight in Washington. A Bomb Damage Assessment (BDA) by the U.S. military later determined that the heat and force of the 500-pound Syrian bomb triggered  a series of secondary explosions that could have generated a huge toxic cloud that began to spread over the town, formed by the release of the fertilizers, disinfectants and other goods stored in the basement, its effect magnified by the dense morning air, which trapped the fumes close to the ground. According to intelligence estimates, the senior adviser said, the strike itself killed up to four jihadist leaders, and an unknown number of drivers and security aides. There is no confirmed count of the number of civilians killed by the poisonous gases that were released by the secondary explosions, although opposition activists reported that there were more than 80 dead, and outlets such as CNN have put the figure as high as 92. A team from Médecins Sans Frontières, treating victims from Khan Sheikhoun at a clinic 60 miles to the north, reported that “eight patients showed symptoms – including constricted pupils, muscle spasms and involuntary defecation – which are consistent with exposure to a neurotoxic agent such as sarin gas or similar compounds.” MSF also visited other hospitals that had received victims and found that patients there “smelled of bleach, suggesting that they had been exposed to chlorine.” In other words, evidence suggested that there was more than one chemical responsible for the symptoms observed, which would not have been the case if the Syrian Air Force – as opposition activists insisted – had dropped a sarin bomb, which has no percussive or ignition power to trigger secondary explosions. The range of symptoms is, however, consistent with the release of a mixture of chemicals, including chlorine and the organophosphates used in many fertilizers, which can cause neurotoxic effects similar to those of sarin.




The adviser said … “Did the Syrians plan the attack on Khan Sheikhoun? Absolutely. Do we have intercepts to prove it? Absolutely. Did they plan to use sarin? No. But the president did not say: ‘We have a problem and let’s look into it.’ He wanted to bomb the shit out of Syria.”




“What doesn’t occur to most Americans” the adviser said, “is if there had been a Syrian nerve gas attack authorized by Bashar, the Russians would be 10 times as upset as anyone in the West. Russia’s strategy against ISIS, which involves getting American cooperation, would have been destroyed and Bashar would be responsible for pissing off Russia, with unknown consequences for him. Bashar would do that? When he’s on the verge of winning the war? Are you kidding me?”




Within hours of viewing the photos, the adviser said, Trump instructed the national defense apparatus to plan for retaliation against Syria. “He did this before he talked to anybody about it. The planners then asked the CIA and DIA if there was any evidence that Syria had sarin stored at a nearby airport or somewhere in the area. Their military had to have it somewhere in the area in order to bomb with it.” “The answer was, ‘We have no evidence that Syria had sarin or used it,’” the adviser said. “The CIA also told them that there was no residual delivery for sarin at Sheyrat [the airfield from which the Syrian SU-24 bombers had taken off on April 4] and Assad had no motive to commit political suicide.” Everyone involved, except perhaps the president, also understood that a highly skilled United Nations team had spent more than a year in the aftermath of an alleged sarin attack in 2013 by Syria, removing what was said to be all chemical weapons from a dozen Syrian chemical weapons depots.


At this point, the adviser said, the president’s national security planners were more than a little rattled: “No one knew the provenance of the photographs. We didn’t know who the children were or how they got hurt. Sarin actually is very easy to detect because it penetrates paint, and all one would have to do is get a paint sample. We knew there was a cloud and we knew it hurt people. But you cannot jump from there to certainty that Assad had hidden sarin from the UN because he wanted to use it in Khan Sheikhoun.” The intelligence made clear that a Syrian Air Force SU-24 fighter bomber had used a conventional weapon to hit its target: There had been no chemical warhead.

Hersh than notes that Trump was determined to bomb Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that never occurred.  America’s top military and intelligence officials steered into him a less destructive bombing run.

Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi confirms that American intelligence community insiders are furious that the Trump administration has twisted the intelligence so as to claim that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack. And see this.

Unfortunately, none of this is new …

The 2013 sarin attack in Syria, was also blamed by the U.S. on the Syrian government.

However, the United Nations’ report on the attack did NOT blame the government, and the U.N.’s human rights investigator accused the rebels – rather than the Syrian government – of carrying out the attack.

Moreover, high-level American and Turkish officials say that Turkey supplied Sarin gas to Syrian rebels in 2013 in order to frame the Syrian government … to provide an excuse for regime change.

And Seymour Hersh reported that high-level American sources tell him that the Turkish government carried out the chemical weapons attacks blamed on the Syrian government.

As Hersh noted:

‘We knew there were some in the Turkish government,’ a former senior US intelligence official, who has access to current intelligence, told me, ‘who believed they could get Assad’s nuts in a vice by dabbling with a sarin attack inside Syria – and forcing Obama to make good on his red line threat.’

Indeed, it’s long been known that sarin was coming through Turkey.

And a tape recording of top Turkish officials planning a false flag attack to be blamed on Syria as a justification for war was leaked … and confirmed by Turkey as being authentic.

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fangulos's picture

Trump's man INFORMED Syria and Russia ahead of the air strike, also half of all the tomhawks got missing, were they put down by air defense system provided by Russia/China? All those 'sourceman' only speak half of the story.

Me think Trump tried to shut msm's bitch mouth for a sec, he did, only for a sec, and the rest we all know, Comey drama, Reality Winner scam and all the other shit

quasi_verbatim's picture

Deep double spin here. It was necessary to prove Tomahawk is crap so the entire 6000 fleet could be replaced by MIC.

Only five of the sixty attempted launches got through and only two of these detonated. Mission accomplished.


JailBanksters's picture

Trump: The Ultimate Deceptacon

He gets everybody to look in one direction, while he's lookung in the opposite direction.


MickV's picture

He just wanted to see how all that shiit workd.

Worked Pretty good!!

PitBullsRule's picture

Who could have figure that a reality TV actor would not be good at strategic military planning and foreign policy?

Have you deplorables figured it out yet?  Have you figured out what we liberals have been trying to tell you?  Probably not.  

You never want to put an asshole in charge of your nuclear weapons!  You never want to turn over control of the most powerful military, to a dipshit thats arguing with Rosie Odonnel in front of the whole world!

This isn't that hard, why can't you dumb fucks figure this out?  Did you mother's drink too much Thunderbird when they were pregnant with you?  WTF happened to you that made you so fucking stupid that you would make this asshole our president ?

fishpoem's picture

Right on target (no pun intended.) Fact is, Trump, con man supreme, head-faked EVERYONE! When his hardcore devotees finally discover how badly they've been duped, things will get ugly. It's becoming a trash heap out there: Black Lives Matter racists, criminal Clintons, chronic MSM liars, deranged liberals, and blood-thirsty, goat-humping jihadis. Yep, a real shitshow. God help us all...

Mustafa Kemal's picture

i personally blame it on the fact that sometimes I like to smash things up a bit

HoyeruNew's picture

funny how RT just came with the following headline:



White House: 'Another chemical weapons attack' potentially planned by Syria's Assad


The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement Monday night. "The activities are similar to preparations the regime made before its April 4, 2017 chemical weapons attack."

"As we have previously stated, the United States is in Syria to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. If, however, Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price."

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley followed up by tweeting: "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."

In April, Trump ordered an airstrike on Syria's Shayrat airbase, which was hit with 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles, following an alleged chemical attack in Idlib earlier that week that was blamed on the Assad government.

US lawmakers were divided immediately after the airstrikes were reported, but much of the media 

Within a week of the April airstrike, Spicer told reporters that the White House was "open [to] the possibility of future" strikes on Syria, if "we see this kind of action again."

The US has also issued airstrikes against alleged Iranian-backed ground forces, shot down a pro-government drone and an alleged Iranian drone earlier this month, as well as a Syrian jet last week.

Grandad Grumps's picture

And yet, Israel has the greatest motivation for eliminating Assad. Likely Trumpy attacked the airfield at the behest of Israel... but did so in a way that caused little damage and after warning Russia.

AlbertthePudding's picture




Victor999's picture

My search would start with the connection between Tel Aviv and Kushner.

chosen's picture

We can nuke Syria, and the entire Middle East, including Israel, for all I care.

espirit's picture

What horseshit.

The reason we're in Syria under Obama was because the intel reported false Syrin Gas attacks against civilians by Assad.


Fake News. The coup is continuing. 

Thom Paine's picture

It is this type of thing that will lose Trump popular support. The domestic stuff wont hurt him, this still bombing the shit out of places on lies, may.

SoDamnMad's picture

Funny that Yahoo just posted a story that Assad is preparing another chemical attack on someone according to that reputible source, the NYT.

Doan's picture

Like "Big Julie" said the other day, Democrats have all these open goals in form of broken promises, foreign war, goldman sachs etc. but choose to go on about Russian hacking. If anything exposes the whole thing as dog and pony, it's the lack of attention to such traditionally easy to argue left-wing causes. The 'acceptable' topics to protest are things like the border wall, travel ban, health care... You know, bullshit.

Thom Paine's picture

Well this IS something they can get Trump on, rather than all that other fakery.

MrBoompi's picture

What we've done to the people of Syria is wrong on many levels.  It was horrible to see Trump engage in this activity, since under normal "non-imperial" international law it seems these are war crimes.  Presidents have been engaging in questionable regime changes for decades.  Not one has ever been held responsible for any of them.  In fact, saying no to the military-intelligence-industrial complex or the Deep State can be very dangerous IMO.  Trump had an image of not being able to be bought, but once you've committed acts like this, you've gone to the dark side nonetheless.  

Mtnoise255's picture

You're basing it on what Sy Hersh said? He hasn't had credibility since Vietnam. When he was working at the New Yorker then had to have 4-5 fact checkers assigned to him. The amount of errors and outright fabrications he would make in a story were unbelieveable. 

HoserF16's picture

So, Trump is NOT in charge of the military. I wonder who is? Rothschilds? Bush/Clinton Crime Syndicate? Saudi Arabia?

It's safe to say, "They" have the goods on Trump.  That really sucks. I wonder what it is? I'm sure he had sex with a minor that was filmed for posterity....

pine_marten's picture

Consider Putin.  He is up against a Goliath. Patriots should empathize with his situation. He is willing and justified to act in the defense of Russia.  And he has the armory to do it. We should makev peace with him Donald - like you promised.

Cabreado's picture

"We should makev peace with him Donald - like you promised"

Do you really think DJT is the impediment?

pine_marten's picture

You are suggesting that the Comander and Chief is held hostage by the deep state. Think about that.

Cabreado's picture

Trump (er, the Presidency) can't drain the swamp by himself.

Per design, it requires the People.

And the People are failing.

Too simple, eh?

redmudhooch's picture

I can't stand it I know you planned it
But I'm gonna set it straight, this Watergate
I can't stand rocking when I'm in here
Because your crystal ball ain't so crystal clear
So while you sit back and wonder why
I got this fucking thorn in my side
Oh my Good, it's a mirage
I'm tellin' y'all it's a sabotage

Read more: Beastie Boys - Sabotage Lyrics | MetroLyrics
redmudhooch's picture

This is what happens when a foreign intellgence service is calling the shots in murica.

Reaper's picture

Trump appeased the neo-cons, was rewarded by the MSM and showed he could stand up to the Russian's client State. Appeasement is seen as weakness by its beneficiaries. Weakness encourages even more demands.

Rhal's picture

It was covered here on ZH that Trumps bombing of Syria amounted to a couple cruise missiles on the most empty airfield he could find. It resulted in "prominent" leaders applauding, even saying that was the moment Trump became their president. Bunch of psychopaths.  

Before you dis Trump, remember we are watching the show. Truth happens later.

coast1's picture

I understand....when I first read this article, I was thinking "trump did not really bomb anything" more less syria....something is fishy here and we dont have enough evidence to condone or condemn...why do people see one article then jump on the bandwagon?  I have no clue what is truly going on, and anyone that thinks they do, well, I just dont listen to them...time is a truthteller and it hasnt been enough time yet.

veritas semper vinces's picture

"trump did not really bomb anything" more less syria....


From this "not bombing",16 Syrians died,among them 4 children, 9 civilians.How would you feel if a motherfucker who has no business being in your country bombs and kills your children?Would that be acceptable to you?

This is  a war crime,illegal on multiple levels(international,bc US is illegally is Syria)and against our constitution. So there is no excuse.Even the Faggot in chief did not bomb Syria like this,it was always a"mistake"

Warthog777's picture

"16 Syrians died,among them 4 children, 9 civilians."

How do you know?

smacker's picture

I read the original Hersh article in Weld and it made me wonder WTF Trump was up to when he bombed Syria. My best guess is that he was trying to appease the Deep State so they'd back-off but who knows.

DuneCreature's picture

Nice job pulling together the Hersh report and other sources, GW.

Poor Assad is the odd man out here. .. Everyone gained a little (If you buy into the Sarin gas attack narrative. .. I don't).

The Russians sure didn't rush to Assad's defense either.


Donald is owned. ...

Piece of the Middle East, not peace in the Middle East is what the POTUS was told to go after.

And Raytheon sold another 100 Tomahawk missiles.

Russia I'm sure, enjoys playing with the F-35 in trade for standing down. ...... A GREAT deal for Putin.

Live Hard, GW, You Are One Of The Great Bloggers Here At ZH That Keeps It No 1 For Me, Die Free

~ DC v6.5

squid's picture

He's owned or....

It was a defensive move on his part to "appear" owned.


Donald is half as dumb as "oh so smart' Stockman would have us believe.

This is 3 dimensional chess and the Donald knows it.


We will have to wait and see.



Aristofani's picture

not sure which is more pathetic, the "logic" of tRumptards or clintontards!

DuneCreature's picture

Trump may have had to slice a deal with the only party with enough 'throw weight' on both sides of the aisle to keep the impeachment from happening. ...... Lots of egos involved too. .. As silly as that may sound.

I'm close enough to DC that I will tell you this; EVERYONE is lawyering up. .. Both sides. ... That means both sides know something is going to break. ... Someone's limb is going to snap off.

When billionaires and millionaires start spending the better part of a day in their lawyer's offices sending out for lunch you can rest assured there are WHOOPER sized bills in the mail that evening. .. (I don't mean from Burger King Inc. either.)

Live Hard, 'What' Will Happen Is Anyone's Guess But Something WILL Happen About The Russia / Comey / Flynn / Clinton / IC Clustermess, Die Free

~DC 6.5

decentralisedscrutinizer's picture


Why waste time on this alligator when the swamp’s most critical economic and political problems revolve around the hegemony of a global corporate cartel, which is headquartered in the US because this is where their dominant military force resides. The US Constitution is therefore the “kingpin” of an all-inclusive global financial empire. These fictitious entities now own the USA and command its military infrastructure by virtue of the Federal Reserve Corporation, regulatory capture, MSM propaganda, and congressional lobbying.


The Founders had to fight a bloody Revolutionary War to win our right to incorporate as a nation – the USA. But then, for whatever reason, our Founders granted the greediest businessmen among them unrestricted corporate charters with enough potential capital & power to compete with the individual states, smaller sovereign nations, and eventually to buy out the USA itself. The only way The People can regain our sovereignty as a constitutional republic now is to severely curtail the privileges of any corporation doing business here. To remain sovereign we have to stop granting corporate charters to just any “suit” that comes along without fulfilling a defined social value in return. The "Divine Right Of Kings” should not apply to fictitious entities just because they are “Too Big To Fail”. We can't afford to privatize our Treasury to transnational banks anymore. Government must be held responsible only to the electorate, not fictitious entities; and banks must be held responsible to the government if we are ever to restore sanity, much less prosperity, to the world.


It was a loophole in our Constitution that allowed corporate charters to be so easily obtained that a swamp of corruption inevitably flooded our entire economic system. It is a swamp that can't be drained at this point because the Constitution doesn’t provide a drain. This 28th amendment is intended to install that drain so Congress can pull the plug ASAP. As a matter of political practicality we must rely on the Article 5 option to do this, for which the electorate will need overwhelming consensus beforehand. Seriously; an Article 5 Constitutional Convention is rapidly becoming our only sensible option.


This is what I think it will take to save the world; and nobody gets hurt:


28th Amendment:


Corporations are not persons in any sense of the word and shall be granted only those rights and privileges that Congress deems necessary for the well-being of the People. Congress shall provide legislation defining the terms and conditions of corporate charters according to their purpose; which shall include, but are not limited to:


1, prohibitions against any corporation; a, owning another corporation; b, becoming economically indispensable or monopolistic; or c, otherwise distorting the general economy;


2, prohibitions against any form of interference in the affairs of; a, government, b, education, c, news media; or d, healthcare, and


3, provisions for; a, the auditing of standardized, current, and transparent account books; b, the establishment of state and municipal banking; and c, civil and criminal penalties to be suffered by corporate executives for violation of the terms of a corporate charter.


PleasedToMeatYou's picture


Copies and pastes here at ZH the verbose rants that he writes to himself. 

...sorta like Bruce Wilds, but without his own blog.

AND, with over twenty 20 pastes in about 6 hours of the EXACT same piece of crap that he's been pasting for weeks now, he's really got some sticky diarrhea. 

BGO's picture

Eva Bartlett has been exposing the US as Israel's stooge in the Middle East particularly in Syria for YEARS. I don't trust Hersch any further than I could throw a ton bag full of bagels. 

If there were any real journalists left in the MSM we would be given a  valid explanation as to how literally every single news outlet got the story so wrong. We would also be given definitive dossiers on every single boot on the ground and every single Israeli agent who crafted the false allegations. Neither of those of those stories will ever see the light of day, not from guys like Hersch or any other media malcontent.

If the press had any integrity at all, Eva Bartlett would be an  established and integral part of the global media hegemony. Instead she remains hidden under a rock like some shapeshifting lizard; only complete fucking idiots wonder why.

Peon14's picture

Let's be real the attack by the American gubernment against Syria has nothing to do about dead babies. It's about the unrevealed agenda by international banksters who really run our government. Here in America Planned Parenthood and their hideous abortion mills murder babies and is given money and protected by the American gubernment against the wishes of the majority of American taxpayers. So don't be gullible into believing the American’s propaganda machine that this was done to stop the killing of defenseless babies. How many more American babies have to die before the American gubernment does a cruise missile strike against Planned Parenthood? Or at least cut off their taxpayers funding?

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Well, are CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, CNN, the NYT, WaPo, etc. going to mention this story and its conclusions?

Rhetorical question. I know the answer. 

"Fake News" = Not reporting "Real News."

darteaus's picture

Well - DUH!

At that point in his presidency, Trump "needed" to act decisively and militarily strong, and that's what Trump did.


tripletail's picture

Old news --- yet solid evidence that Trump has been compromised.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

I don't know about the "old news." I myself have been waiting for a real investigative reporter to, like, investigate what really happened here. 

Are there any formal investigations on-going from neutral and credible sources/organizations? I'd also like to see what they say too. 

Of course, CNN, NYT, NBC etc. KNEW the real story immidiately (somehow. It's not like they have any correspondents on the ground anywhere near where the event happened). Like Trump and our government, they have their story and they are sticking to it.

OverTheHedge's picture

So, an investigative reporter investigates, but once again give a us lots of "He said, she said" unverifiable conversations and attributes motives to individuals without EVIDENCE. I appreciate that it is hard to come by, but why would I believe a single word of any report that suggests that the CIA are the good guys, desperately trying to hold back the deranged president? If this is the case, show me documents to PROVE Trump is a duplicitous, deranged nutter.

Or, don't write the article.

I do like the implications of the mainstream media and every politician being completely wrong (as most already knew), but why is this all down to Trump being wrong, and evil, if the entire universe of decision-makers were in the same boat?

The take away for me from all this is that this article achieves nothing of fact, but a lot of implied propaganda, intentional or not. Sorry.

WTFUD's picture

My take from this is that the'proper' professional military wing of the USSofA is pissed off big-time with the rank amateurism/cynicism of meet the new boss same clusterfuck as the old boss.

If you like your War Crimes you can keep . . .

mary mary's picture

Didn't every single MSM spokesmodel tell us there was a big chemical weapon attack?  CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, NYT, WaPo?  Rachel?

What?  100% of "our" MSM is WARMONGERING LIARS?  I'm shocked!  Shocked!

The other thing I remember is that President Trump's angry response to the chemical weapon attack was to launch a bunch of cruise missiles into an abandoned Syrian base, with, and I may not remember this part correctly, zero Syrian casualties.  So Trump may have been playing, "If MSM feed me garbage in, I will give them garbage out."  If so, I give Trump another point.  :-)  :-)  :-)

veritas semper vinces's picture

9 civilians dead,4 children and 7 soldiers dead

Robert of Ottawa's picture

I cannot read anything these days without asking what is the purpose of this text, who does it aid, who does it denigrate.

As for this incident, the gas attack was clearly a lie, but why would the MSM support DT? Also, the airport was empty which was "fortunate" to use a diplomacyand DT got to shock the world and put everyone on notice that he would do it.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

I think the MSM wasn't necessarily "supporting" DT here. They were supporting another war. Which the neocons and Deep State always seem to want.

When and how the liberal press became cheerleaders for war-mongering and the agenda of the neocons beats me.