[Marxism] Retraction and Apology to Our Readers for Mint Press Article on Syria Gas Attack « Antiwar.com Blog
clayclai at gmail.com
Fri Sep 20 13:57:36 MDT 2013
This Mint Press BS played a lot larger than anti-war.com - I'm composing a
list of expected retractions and apologies, because they are all upstanding
sources with great integrity so do they really have any choice, do they?
Want to help?
This is what I have so far:
| Democratic Underground
| Tea Party Command
| Occupy.com <http://www.occupy.com/author/dale-gavlak-and-yahya-ababneh>
Socialist Web Site<http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/02/syr2-s02.html>|
and Class Struggle<http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-dale-gavlak-report-now-appears-on.html>
I included that list in
09/03/2013 *Who Used Sarin in
This was antiwar.com's first comment on the CW attack
> Syrian Rebels Claim Hundreds Killed in Chemical Weapons Attack*Officials
> Deny Allegation*
> by Jason Ditz, August 21, 2013
> Oddly timely since the UN chemical weapons experts arrived in the nation
> just days ago, Syrian rebels are now claiming a sudden massive chemical
> weapons attack on the outskirts of Damascus, saying 213 people were killed
> in a nerve gas strike on Ghouta. Other rebels claimed 635 had died.
> British Foreign Secretary William Hague, always willing to buy into
> anything the Syrian rebels say, dubbed it a *“shocking escalation,”* but
> the even more shocking aspect would be the timing.
> It makes no sense to believe that after finally capping off months of
> negotiations to get chemical weapons inspectors into the country the Syrian
> military would just happen to pick that same moment to launch a strike far
> beyond anything previously alleged.
> Riad Haddad, Syria’s Ambassador to Russia, denied<http://www.trust.org/item/20130821113026-0n3lp/?source=hpbreaking>the claim, saying that it was fabricated and meant to mislead the
> inspectors who had just arrived. The UN has yet to comment on the matter,
> but will presumably show up in Ghouta to investigate it.
> [note from Clay: Syrian regime is blocking UN experts’ access to
> “chemical attack” site<https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/nowsyrialatestnews/syrian-regime-blocks-un-experts-access-to-chemical-attack-site>]
and here is my response to it:
08/22/2013 AntiWar.com Disparages Chemical Attack in
Clay Claiborne, Director
Vietnam: American Holocaust <http://VietnamAmericanHolocaust.com>
Linux Beach Productions
Venice, CA 90291
Read my blogs at the Linux Beach <http://claysbeach.blogspot.com/>
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