[Marxism] Fwd: Lateline - 07/04/2017: Interview: Martin Chulov, The Guardian Middle East correspondent

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Apr 8 20:03:49 MDT 2017


DAVID LIPSON: So just to be clear, is there any doubt in your mind 
whatsoever that this was, indeed, an attack by Assad's armed forces, a 
chemical attack, on civilians?

MARTIN CHULOV: Well, this part of northern Syria in particular is one of 
the most monitored air spaces in the world. You have the Turkish 
military, the Russian military, the Americans, all having very extensive 
ground radar tracking capabilities. On the day of the strike, which was 
the 4th of April, there was a Syrian plane above the town of Khan 
Shaykhun. Now, that was plotted in real-time, and those flight paths 
have been released, and they've also been prepared by the Brits, by the 
Turks as well.

Not only that, at that precise time there was an air spotter on the hill 
who called in an air raid siren. He took video of a plane approaching 
and dropping bombs. And further to that, we have extensive eyewitness 
testimony from people who say that aeroplanes attacked them at precisely 
that time and from medics who say that within ten minutes the hospital 
was overrun with people suffering severe respiratory distress.

full: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2016/s4650414.htm



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