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15 April 2017


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robt willmann

This third paper by Theodore Postol referenced in the posting above can be downloaded in the pdf file format from the following url address, although it contains seven pages and Prof. Postol's paper says it has eight pages--


Sometimes page creation software will make an extra blank page when the page-breaking algorithm in the software says a new page should be made from the calculations about the existing bits and bytes. At this time I do not know if there is an eighth page that was left out of the file uploaded to the above Internet address.


Right on time we have a curveball-II type.
Brigadier-General Zaher al-Sakat.
The Telegraph writes that the BG claims
"Brigadier-General Zaher al-Sakat – who served as head of chemical warfare in the powerful 5th Division of the military until he defected in 2013 – told The Telegraph that Assad’s regime failed to declare large amounts [hundreds of tons in Article Title] of sarin precursor chemicals and other toxic materials.

Said to have defected April 2013. Extracts from an interview of unknown provenance on
"In the Amoud Horan battle in Busra Al-Harir, I was given an order to launch toxic agents into the trenches and caves to which the F.S.A. was heading. But, Allah be praised, I replaced this substance with liquid bleach, which I diluted with water and launched into the trenches.[…]
"I buried these substances with my own hands, so my commander would not find out and send me to prison."
The Telegraph states that BG was weapons research chief.
Gird your loins.

Priam's Crazy Daughter

Thank you for all the work in putting these facts in a logical order so that people like me can understand what is really going on. I keep talling others I know to read these reports. It's discouraging to me that so few do.

Again, thank you.

English Outsider

BBC report, 14th April, headline-

"What does all this bombing tell us about Trump?"


"Mr Trump has had a good couple of weeks. He has shown a capacity to learn and adapt as a result. He has begun to understand what he doesn't know and he has marginalised the more populist members of his team."

Or more succinctly, "Welcome to the dark side, Mr President."


"To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole."
The International Military Tribunal for Germany (1946-09-30), Judgment of the International Military Tribunal for the Trial of German Major War Criminals: The Nazi Regime in Germany

This blatant lie to legitimate an act of war of aggression shall result in a charge of high treason for each of the involved.


You quote memri.org as a credible source here? Are you insane?


Of course few do, PCD, why not? We’ve become a nation of dunces.


Watched the "bird" video. Impossible to discern where the birds died. They were dead in a cage. That the cage has been down the "crater" is not proven or clear at all from the vid.

The "crater" seems to me to be a diversion. It is unlikely the place where some chemical weapon was released.

Note - a significant part is missing in the "crater". It was there on the April 4 early on and removed later that day. See the pics in this tweet issued on April 4.

It is one of the earliest pictures I saw that was posted on the Internets. There are no surgical gloves laying around. The picture must have been made earlier than the ones in Postol's analysis. There is a round metal piece in the hole which I consider to be a backplate of an ammunition piece, probably of the mangled "pipe" or of an artillery grenade. That piece was removed in pictures posted later that day and beyond.

Can anyone here with some artillery background please tell us what that round metal plate could be? Ammo / projectile type?

The Twisted Genius


I've seen photos of that round piece in the pothole somewhere earlier. It was suggested it was the tail piece of a binary chemical artillery shell. A diagram showed how this tail piece screwed off the base of the shell. If this is what it actually is, it doesn't help the narrative of an arial bomb. Could it be a self-inflicted 122 mm gas shell timed to coincide with a SAAF strike on the munitions warehouse? Since the jihadis may have gotten advanced notice of the warehouse strike from the "coalition" side, I can see that as a possibility. Another point is that the rocket pods on Syrian aircraft fire rockets that are smaller than 122 mm, closer to 80 mm I believe.


Well now that there is video maybe the MSM will get interested in the evidence. Not holding my breath.


it would be great if you could find that comparison again. (I know its difficult - took me a while to dig that linked tweet up again).

I have looked for pictures of the backside of arty shells but find no reasonably good ones.

Mark Chapman

I believe he/she described that reference as "an interview of unknown provenance". I did not see anything that described it as a credible source. In fact, the subject's effusive description of his altruistic acts coupled with the sketchiness of the source is very likely the point.


"Can anyone here with some artillery background please tell us what that round metal plate could be? Ammo / projectile type?"

Photo of leaking Iraqi 122mm Grad CW(Sarin) Rocket

Note that these rockets also have a flat nosepiece.


The Beaver

East Ghouta

After the horror of this afternoon, buses bringing refugees from Foua-Kafraya being blown by VBIED in al-Rasheen Aleppo whilst awaiting for clearance to go through (100+ dead thus far), there are whispers that Saudi-backed rebels in Ghouta have handed out gas masks to their fighters ( another false flag in the works?)


With apologies to Monty Python:

CIA: 'Ello, I wish to register a complaint. I wish to complain about this psy-op what I purchased not a fortnight ago from your very outfit.

Al Nusra: Oh yes, the, uh, the 'Sarin Bullshit' ...What's, uh… What's wrong with it?

CIA: I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. It's dead, that's what's wrong with it!

Al Nusra: No, no, it's uh,...it's resting.

CIA: Look, matey, I know a dead psy-op when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now.

Al Nusra: No no it's not dead, it's, it's restin'! Remarkable psy-op, the 'Sarin Bullshit', idn'it, ay? Beautiful plumage!

CIA: The plumage don't enter into it. You own bird-brain videos prove it to be false!

Al Nusra: Well, it's...it's, ah...probably pining for media attention.

CIA: It's not pinin'! It's passed on! This psy-op is no more! It has ceased to be! It's exposed as false! It's ability to be convincing is now 'istory! It's been debunked!! THIS IS AN EX-PSY-OP!!

The Twisted Genius

Right! Stop that. Silly. Very silly, indeed.


Maybe I missed it, but

There were supposed to be circa 60 still living victims of the whatever-it-was transported to Turkey.

Why have I not seen interviews with these circa 60 people.

Priam's Crazy Daughter

My only solace is that I have covered English and American literature as my career. Dunces have been among us for a long time. For example, I think of Pope's "Dunciad." I think more recently of Toole's "A Confederacy of Dunces." There are more I could name.

Somehow humans have not yet exterminated themselves over all the centuries since humans have existed, despite the prevalence of so many dunces.

But maybe that just means we're sort of like lice or cockroaches.



Frankly the White House Report is propaganda to support Donald Trump’s 180 degree turn to embrace neo-liberal-con policies and negate the 2016 election. There is no supporting science or facts to support the assertions. At its core the White House is saying that Russia aided Syria’s gassing of Idlib Sunnis and regime change in Damascus is back on.
The question is why? My take is that the American Empire is collapsing from external and internal pressures. The rise of the New Silk Road and the alliance between Russia, China and Iran is an existential threat to the ruling hegemon. The West’s actual rulers are never mentioned in corporate media and the fiction of democracy continues. But, the Empire is run by the top 10% of credentialed professionals who serve a very few very wealthy families including the Kochs and Waltons in the USA. They all have their money making schemes and conflicting interests such as the Gulf Monarchies and those with ties to Israel like the Kushners who are determined to keep the Shiite Crescent cut. Thomas Frank’s “What to Make of the Age of Trump” description of the Democratic Party is the best blueprint of the actual structure of the ruling elite that I have seen:

The EU and the United States are splintering apart due to inequality, corruption, massive debt, austerity imposed on the little people and resource shortages. The new war with Russia funds the military contractors, provides a scapegoat to blame for the internal problems and Eurasia still has resources to loot. Unless control of western governments is wrestled away from the New Elite who have learned nothing and forgotten nothing, the outcome is bleak for mankind.


Exactly, there are several other risible comments such as the BG knows exactly where the WMD is. But they key point is that the MSM now have another quotable source, titles and all. Past history in place.

Babak Makkinejad

Nor had I ever heard during an inquest (or otherwise heard of one) in which the witnesses to Serbs' atrocities in Kosovo testified.

But EU knew, just knew, that thousands of Albanians had been murdered.

Babak Makkinejad

You must admit that Trump, by bombing Syria, diffused all that innuendo about his relationship with the government of the Russian Federation; obfuscated his failure and his party's failure in repealing Obamacare, and made the Gulfies, Turks, Europeans, and Israelis alleviate at the thought of a more robust US position against Iran.

And he achieved all of that with 59 missiles.

Russians, Iranians, and Syrians, in turn, beat their metaphorical chests and proceeded as per usual.

That he likely ruined the possibility of doing anything constructive with Russian Federation really does not matter; to do so he would have had to go against entrenched interests in the United States who consider there being a margin in Russ-American Enmity.

All in all, the usual game played in Washington DC, and as usual, to the determent of the United States (in the opinion of the Beige Barbarian).

Bill Herschel

How can Trump wallow in the praise of Bush and Clinton supporters? He is doing the very things that he expressed acid contempt for in the campaign.

And why, oh why, are the people who voted for him letting him off the hook? All I hear is that he is being picked on and not given a chance. Literally.

What is going on?


Are you kidding, they wouldn't even mention any of reports by professor Postol l, I haven't seen his name mentioned on any of US MSMs, and I don't think we would hear any if this , as long as the Borg is not authorizing it to become national news. IMO, If and when the Borg's media reports other views against the currant Assad did it narrative, it would be to harm the administration as incompetents.


Yeah, this guy has been rolled out just in time. Others have asked why he sat on the info for so long.

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