[Marxism] FARS: Top US, Saudi Officials Directly Responsible for Chemical Weapons Attack

Clay Claiborne clayclai at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 15:59:25 MST 2014

Here is the Iranian take on the new material McClatchy wrote about:

Top US, Saudi Officials Directly Responsible for Chemical Weapons

On 7 October 2013, nsnbc international published a detailed analysis of the
> chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb East Ghouta, on 21 August
> 2013. The report detailed the name of the Saudi Arabia and US commanded
> Al-Qaeda brigade and the name of the commander who gave the direct order.
> The report placed direct command responsibility with the US Chairman of the
> Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey and other Top US and Saudi
> officials.
> A new study by former UN weapons inspector Richard Lloyd, and MIT
> Professor Theodore A Postol, corroborates the analysis and adds additional
> detail to the evidence about the war crime, that almost led to a NATO – led
> military aggression and a full scale regional war in the Middle East, nsnbc
> reported.
> The report by Lloyd and Bristol, published under the title ”Possible
> Implications of Faulty US Technical Intelligence in the Damascus Nerve
> Agent Attack of 21 August 2013″<http://nsnbc.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/possible-implications-of-bad-intelligence.pdf>,
> documents that:
> The improvised munitions that were used in the nerve agent attack in the
> Damascus suburb of East Ghouta had a range of about two kilometers.
> Llloyd and Postol agree with the UN’s findings about the range of the
> munitions that were used.
> The munitions could not possibly have been fired from the heart, or from
> the edge of the Syrian government controlled area, as shown in the map
> published by the White House on 30 August 2013.
> This mistaken intelligence could have led to an unjustified military
> action based on false intelligence.
> A proper vetting of the fact that the munition was of such short range
> would have led to a completely different assessment of the situation, from
> the gathered data.
> Whatever reasons for the egregious errors in the intelligence, the source
> of these errors needs to be explained.
> If the source of these errors is not identified, the procedures that led
> to this intelligence failure will go uncorrected, and the chances of a
> future policy disaster will grow with certainty.

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