[Marxism] Cuban press spreads rightwing garbage

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Sep 19 14:48:48 MDT 2013

On 9/18/13 8:29 PM, Louis Proyect wrote:
> Maloof told the press that Al Qaeda and Al-Nusra - the armed branch of
> Al Qaeda in Syria - possess large amounts of sarin gas, a product that
> entered the country through Turkey and Iraq.

More on Maloof--the guy that the Cuban press touted as an expert on 
rebel use of chemical warfare:

But who is Maloof? According to a Mother Jones investigation, he’s a man 
with a dubious past who helped spread misinformation about Iraq in 2003, 
misinformation that ultimately helped make the case to go to war:

     Maloof, a former aide to (Richard Perle) in the 1980s Pentagon, was 
twice stripped of his high-level security clearances‚ — once in late 
2001 and, again,[in the spring of 2003], for various infractions. Maloof 
was also reportedly involved in a bizarre scheme to broker contacts 
between Iraqi officials and the Pentagon, channeled through Perle, in 
what one report called a “rogue [intelligence] operation” outside 
official CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency channels.


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