A leading weapons academic, and one of the foremost experts in the field, has come forward in a series of reports noting his opposition to the official story in regards to the Khan Sheikhoun nerve agent attack in Syria. According to the expert, the Syrian gas attack was staged.

Theodore Postol, a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), issued a series of three reports in response to the White House’s finding that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad perpetrated the attack on 4 April, reported the International Business Times on Monday.

Postol isn’t your run-of-the-mill adjunct professor. He’s arguably the leading expert in the field of missile fired chemical weapons. Here’s his bio:

Theodore A. Postol, professor emeritus of science, technology, and national security policy at MIT. Postol’s main expertise is in ballistic missiles. He has a substantial background in air dispersal, including how toxic plumes move in the air. Postol has taught courses on weapons of mass destruction – including chemical and biological threats – at MIT. Before joining MIT, Postol worked as an analyst at the Office of Technology Assessment, as a science and policy adviser to the chief of naval operations, and as a researcher at Argonne National Laboratory. He also helped build a program at Stanford University to train mid-career scientists to study weapons technology in relation to defense and arms control policy. Postol is a highly-decorated scientist, receiving the Leo Szilard Prize from the American Physical Society, the Hilliard Roderick Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Richard L. Garwin Award from the Federation of American Scientists.

As the IB Times reports, Postol 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.

Postol said: “I have reviewed the [White House’s] document carefully, and I believe it can be shown, without doubt, that the document does not provide any evidence whatsoever that the US government has concrete knowledge that the government of Syria was the source of the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria at roughly 6am to 7am on 4 April, 2017.


“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.

“This conclusion is based on an assumption made by the White House when it cited the source of the sarin release and the photographs of that source. My own assessment is that the source was very likely tampered with or staged, so no serious conclusion could be made from the photographs cited by the White House.”

Postol is pointing out how the images used by the White House, to justify launching 59 missiles at a sovereign nation, actually show enough evidence to debunk the official story from the start.

Postol notes that the canister appears to have been clearly smashed on the ground and not launched from a plane as the United States contests.


“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 the 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.”

As the IB Times points out, 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.

After easily blowing apart the official narrative on the alleged attacks, Postol’s new report goes on to call attention to the politicized aspect of the intelligence findings.

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.

“All of these highly amateurish mistakes indicate that this White House report, like the earlier Obama White House Report [from Ghouta in 2013], was not properly vetted by the intelligence community as claimed.

“I have worked with the intelligence community in the past, and I have grave concerns about the politicisation of intelligence that seems to be occurring with more frequency in recent times – but I know that the intelligence community has highly capable analysts in it.

“And if those analysts were properly consulted about the claims in the White House document they would have not approved the document going forward.”

After reading Postol’s report, the idea of the Sarin gas attack being a false flag — as multiple high-level experts, politicians, and former intelligence officers have claimed — becomes far more plausible than the United States’ official narrative.

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  • kirkland sewell

    …there are so many “views” on this bombing!! What is known is that the attempt by the Obama’s Administration to accuse Assad of a similar offence in 2013 was proven to be a lie. It was the rebels that did it !! Chances are this time it’s a staged event too!!…Syria will be Trump’s “downfall” if he’s not careful!! …


    Obama was not the only sucker. This is not the first time Trump has been played for a fool, either. Law enforcement has him dangling like an idiot puppet.

  • Steve

    The sad part for me out of all of this is… how once the missiles were lobbed, and the MOAB dropped, all of the sudden the MSM and the Dems started to like Trump. Once America is back to indiscriminately bombing the crap out of somewhere… everything is then OK. Sick.

    • Di

      trump would not be where he is if he was not part of it

  • Guy

    Just like there are more ways to fry a egg, there are many ways that this can be interpreted, depending what local expert is rolled in, just like they do on the Nightly News Cast, with the *Retired Generals* giving there side of the story.

    I personalize for one belive that Assad is quite capable of committing genocide and a gas attack against thouse that oppose him is right up his allie, especially with Iran and Russia as his backers. plus with the double tap on the area were the original attack took place a few hours later, leaves me to believe he did it or has knowlage of it, and seconded it beforehand. After all, what is a 100 dead after he has killed over a half a million !

    • mick

      All you say is just your opinion based on no actually evidence.
      Your opinion has as many mistakes as your spelling.
      Before we kill people we should be very sure of the evidence presented.

      • Andrew McGowan

        Guy is right though, there are many ways it could have ended u looking like it did.
        One analyst may see one thing a certain way and another may have a completely different view.
        It could have been dropped from a plane with a small explosive strap yo it. Instead of an explosive inside the canister as the analyst seems to assume that’s the only way to drop it from a plane.
        Its an uncompressed canister, drop one from a building and it would break enough to leak lol.

      • Guy

        Never seems to bother a Cop serving his form of American Justice on his suspect, when he beats em to death for the mere suspicion of committing a crime does it !? As to my typos and misspellings. Take a Hike !

    • George Reichel

      You probably also believe that the US is trying to spread democracy and love,lmao

      • Guy

        No more than we do or did, when we gassed the Branch Davidians in Waco Tx.

  • IceTrey

    The US had just agreed that Assad could stay so he drops a chemical bomb on a bunch of civilians? C’mon.