To uncover a deception, sometimes it’s necessary to search for subtle indicators which may reveal that something just isn’t right. Immediately after the Trump regime announced the Bashar Al Assad government had gassed its own people, the president authorized a barrage of cruise missiles be sent into Syria purportedly in an attempt to send the message the U.S. would not sit idly by while a rogue government attacks its own people. Trump’s supporters stood as a bulwark behind their president as he led the nation as aggressors to attack a sovereign country.

However, others, such as MIT professor Theodore A. Postol, wanted more. They wanted proof. The proof never came before the cruise missiles were launched and still has not been provided to the American people. The only thing the Trump regime has offered are words, which it apparently wants all Americans to trust. That being said, the American people are smarter than they were when their government told them there were “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq. All of which is no surprise to Postol, who is now calling the Trump regime to the carpet over its declaration a chemical attack took place in Syria, and over its motivations for doing so.

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.

In his third report since the U.S. government declared a gas attack occurred in the Idlib Province in Syria, professor Postol said he has, “unambiguous evidence that the White House Intelligence Report (WHR) of April 11, 2017 contains false and misleading claims that could not possibly have been accepted in any professional review by impartial intelligence experts.”

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Reportedly using the same commercially available video footage the White House said it used to conclude a gassing had taken place, Postol examined YouTube uploads of the site where the U.S. says the Sarin gas was released.

In the first of two videos examined, a man can be seen handling a dead caged bird (reportedly killed by Sarin residue) with one surgical glove on one hand and a bare hand on the other.

“The implication of these actions was that the birds had died after being placed in the alleged sarin crater. However, the video also shows the same workers inside and around the same crater with no protection of any kind against sarin poisoning,” wrote Postol.

The poison gas expert said the preventative measures taken by the Syrians would have killed them.

Postol explained further, “The honeycomb face masks would provide absolutely no protection against either sarin vapors or sarin aerosols. The masks are only designed to filter small particles from the air. If there were sarin vapor, it would be inhaled without attenuation by these individuals. If the sarin were in an aerosol form, the aerosol would have condensed into the pours in the masks, and would have evaporated into a highly lethal gas as the individuals inhaled through the mask. It is difficult to believe that such health workers, if they were health workers, would be so ignorant of these basic facts.”

The MIT professor openly doubted whether they had any training at all, even though in the second video they were dressed in attire labeled “Idlib Health Directive” written in English (for what purpose other than to mislead an English-reading video audience). Postol also noted that other bystanders were wearing no protection at all in an area where nearly six dozen Syrians were reportedly killed in a lethal sarin gas attack.

He concluded the WHR itself was not properly vetted before it was released to the public.

Postol wrote, “the WHR was not reviewed and released by any competent intelligence experts (such as himself) unless they were motivated by factors other than concerns about the accuracy of the report.”

Professor Postol openly wondered about the motivations for issuing such a flawed report, as if there existed other motivations for knowingly deceiving the American people.

The MIT munitions and chemical weapons expert selected several statements from the WHR which apparently disturbed him, and for which he later said needs to be thoroughly investigated. The following statements were made by the Trump regime in the WHR, statements Postol says are based on flawed video evidence.

The United States is confident that the Syrian regime conducted a chemical weapons attack, using the nerve agent sarin, against its own people in the town of Khan Shaykhun in southern Idlib Province on April 4, 2017.

We have confidence in our assessment because we have signals intelligence and geospatial intelligence, laboratory analysis of physiological samples collected from multiple victims, as well as a significant body of credible open source reporting

We cannot publicly release all available intelligence on this attack due to the need to protect sources and methods, but the following includes an unclassified summary of the U.S. Intelligence Community’s analysis of this attack.

By 12:15 PM [April4, 2017] local time, broadcasted local videos included images of dead children of varying ages.
… at 1:10 PM [April4, 2017] local … follow-on videos showing the bombing of a nearby hospital …

Commercial satellite imagery from April 6 showed impact craters around the hospital that are consistent with open source reports of a conventional attack on the hospital after the chemical attack.

Moscow has since claimed that the release of chemicals was caused by a regime airstrike on a terrorist ammunition depot in the eastern suburbs of Khan Shaykhun.

An open source video also shows where we believe the chemical munition landed [Emphasis Added]—not on a facility filled with weapons, but in the middle of a street in the northern section of Khan Shaykhun. Commercial satellite imagery of that site from April 6, [Emphasis Added] after the allegation, shows a crater in the road that corresponds to the open source video.

The professor went on to declare, based on the video evidence, that the White House Intelligence Report itself (WHR) was, “fabricated without input from the professional intelligence community,” an explosive claim to say the least which points the finger of blame directly at the Trump regime for lying to the American people without any concrete evidence.

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The supposed gassing was reportedly carried out on the 4th of April, and by the 7th of April the president had already attacked Syria. The MIT expert accused the president of going it alone when he concluded, “It now appears that the president ordered this cruise missile attack without any valid intelligence to support it.” He then accused the Trump regime of covering up their own ineptitude. He wrote:

In order to cover up the lack of intelligence to supporting the president’s action, the National Security Council produced a fraudulent intelligence report on April 11 four days later. The individual responsible for this report was Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster, the National Security Advisor. The McMaster report is completely undermined by a significant body of video evidence taken after the alleged sarin attack and before the US cruise missile attack that unambiguously shows the claims in the WHR could not possibly be true. This cannot be explained as a simple error.

Equally disturbing to some is the fact the president’s actions brings the United States closer to an armed conflict with Russia, a country who’s also, ironically, determined to defeat ISIS in Syria.

Yet, as The Free Thought Project has reported, members of Congress have spoken out against the U.S. Government’s funding of terrorists, the same ones featured in the video’s which purported to show a Sarin gas attack occurring in Syria perpetrated by the Syrian government on its own people.

Postol called for an independent investigation into the claims and actions made and taken by the Trump regime. He concluded:

It is now obvious that this incident produced by the WHR, while just as serious in terms of the dangers it created for US security, was a clumsy and outright fabrication of a report that was certainly not supported by the intelligence community.

In this case, the president, supported by his staff, made a decision to launch 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian air base. This action was accompanied by serious risks of creating a confrontation with Russia, and also undermining cooperative efforts to win the war against the Islamic State.

I therefore conclude that there needs to be a comprehensive investigation of these events that have either misled people in the White House White House, or worse yet, been perpetrated by people to protect themselves from domestic political criticisms for uninformed and ill-considered actions.

It remains to be seen whether or not members of Congress will actually call for a committee to investigate the Trump regime’s actions taken in Syria, but already, many Americans are calling for a regime change of their own. The movement to impeach Trump may gain steam as more and more experts like Postol are speaking out against their president’s thoughtless and reckless actions.

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VIDEO #1:

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

Dead Birds Video:

Note: Please see original .pdf uploaded here for more organized presentation of the screenshots.

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VIDEO # 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyFAl2gjZJQ

Idlib Health Directorate Tampering with Alleged Sarin Dispersal Site Video

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H/T: ZeroHedge

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Jack Burns is an educator, journalist, investigative reporter, and advocate of natural medicine
  • IceTrey

    Sarin doesn’t linger. It’s gone in minutes. You’d think he’d know that.

    • Did you even read the article? You know more than the main person quoted as doubting sarin was used? Here are his credentials, if you’d read the article you’d know such gas attacks are one of the specialties of his field:

      “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.”

      • IceTrey

        I can google the persistence time of Sarin. So can you. Did you?

        • Sarin – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarin
          “Sarin has a high volatility (ease with which a liquid can turn into a gas) relative to similar nerve agents, therefore inhalation can be very dangerous and even vapor concentrations may immediately penetrate the skin. A person’s clothing can release sarin for about 30 minutes after it has come in contact with sarin gas, which can lead to exposure of other people.”

          CDC | Facts About Sarin https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/sarin/basics/facts.asp

          • IceTrey

            Thanks for proving me right.

          • So you’re saying the “rescue workers” didn’t start their “rescue” until 30 minutes after the gas attack?

            Sarin gas as chemical agent https://web.archive.org/web/20070808094319/http://library.thinkquest.org/27393/dreamwvr/agents/sarin1.htm
            “Moreover, due to its high density, Sarin gas tends to drift above the ground for weeks if not months, depending on how much is used.

            “This is why prevention is always better than cure or in this case protection. Workers or soldiers who risk contact with Sarin must wear the standard nuclear-chemical-biological (NBC) suit protecting every part of the human body.
            The eventual decontamination must also be effective and complete, without any trace of Sarin left on the person. Clothes and the suit pose a biohazard and must be carefully disposed. The victim’s hair should also be shaved just in case traces of Sarin gas somehow manage to contaminate it.”

          • IceTrey

            “due to its high volatility.”
            High volatility and persistence are mutually exclusive. The other posssibility is it wasn’t Sarin which means the professor is still wrong.

          • “High volatility” concerns how fast the liquid turns to a gas.

            I will concede that there seems to be a wide range of info on Sarin persistence that could lead to differing opinions. Apparently the time between exposure and treatment factors in, moreover, there are apparently different strengths/purities of the agent which affect time-length.

            The Wikipedia article states Sarin from Iraq has a very short shelf-life (only a few weeks) before it corrodes its containers. That would lead to the belief there’s no such thing as “stock-piled” Sarin, *all* of it is produced in expectation of rather immediate use. (But that’s just a guess on my part.)

          • Anonymous

            “Ritter also argued that the WMDs Saddam had in his possession all those years ago, if retained, would have long since turned to harmless substances. He stated that Iraqi Sarin and tabun have a shelf life of approximately five years, VX lasts a bit longer (but not much longer), and finally he said botulinum toxin and liquid anthrax last about three years.”

            “During a House Armed Services Committee meeting convened to discuss the topic, the center’s commander, Army Colonel John Chiu, elaborated that the munitions are “badly corroded in most cases [and] some were deliberately dismantled, if you will, to prevent them from being used.”
            both https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction

            The chemicals were badly degraded. If, as the argument states that Iraqi Sarin have a shelf life of about 5 years, then it would be safe to say that these items were more than a few months old.

            However, one issue is that these CW shells that were discovered where made during the Iran-Iraq war. That would be nearly 20 years earlier.

            “As far back as September 2004, the CIA had disclosed the discovery of the old chemical munitions from Iraq’s war with Iran. The CIA also explained that these weapons were not the ones the Bush administration had used to justify the invasion of Iraq. What’s more, Kay said, the decades-old sarin nerve gas was probably no more dangerous than household pesticides — and far more likely to degrade at room temperature. “In terms of toxicity, sir,” Kay told Weldon at one point, “I suspect in your house, and I know in my house, I have things that are more toxic than sarin produced from 1984 to 1988.””

            “a recently unclassified report on about 500 chemical warheads dating from the 1980s that the military had found in Iraq.” both http://www.salon.com/2006/06/30/bugs/

          • Thanks, very informative!

  • The Cat’s Vagina

    Who knows what to believe at this point?

    • Guy

      None of it !

  • Angie MacGeil

    Never this much concern over what Obama did. Nobody would investigate and call his intelligence into question. Sounds like Trumps security lied about what happen as much as his reaction. No one quetioned that the pics from the last attack looked familiar. His jump to conclusion may have been to false reporting and fake news reports. So when your CIA and FBI and wht ever other intelligence is still working for the last guy. It can’t be squarely on hs shoulders alone

  • Jack Burns, you should have checked the claimed credentials of this supposed authority far more closely. Anyone who does not have a security clearance is not likely to have the required experience. Look up what “emeritas” means. I have to say my experience with those who laud “natural medicine” are not much for research involving experiment and peer review. You believe what you want to believe. You see what you want to see. Showing a few select views of the pavement in anywhere Syria is not substitute for the diagnosis of known victims and their interviews.

  • GarthDial

    The use of the term “Trump regime” throughout this article tell me everything I need to know about it’s lack of validity.

    • sezsue

      I was going to mention that too. I was just telling someone the other day, when they want to steer people into the thought that certain leaders are BAD, they always say “regime” instead of “administration” or “government”.

  • Alejandro Sanchez

    Follow the money, war is a racket and business is good in the us of a. If you support any party in America you are a simpleton. Uncle Sam is gearing up again to kill the best and bravest of America while the old white men sit at home and make billions off the blood of your families. Wake up and realize every person deserves the right to a safe life and the U.S. Doesn’t “intervene” for humanitarian reasons it’s all about Wall Street

    • IceTrey

      The Libertarian Party is against wars of choice.

    • Erik Hamilton

      The Green Party is against wars.