Khan Sheikhoun — Trump Ignored US Intelligence

“One reason for the Russian message to Washington about the intended target was to ensure that any CIA asset or informant who had managed to work his way into the jihadist leadership was forewarned not to attend the meeting. I was told that the Russians passed the warning directly to the CIA.”

Seymour M. Hersh

President Donald Trump ignored important intelligence reports when he decided to attack Syria after he saw pictures of dying children. Seymour M. Hersh investigated the case of the alleged Sarin gas attack. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

On April 6, United States President Donald Trump authorized an early morning Tomahawk missile strike on Shayrat Air Base in central Syria in retaliation for what he said was a deadly nerve agent attack carried out by the Syrian government two days earlier in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun.

According to Seymour Hersh’s investigation:

“Trump issued the order despite having been warned by the U.S. intelligence community that it had found no evidence that the Syrians had used a chemical weapon.”

“The available intelligence made clear that the Syrians had targeted a jihadist meeting site on April 4 using a Russian-supplied guided bomb equipped with conventional explosives.”

“Details of the attack,  including information on its so-called high-value targets, had been provided by the Russians days in advance to American and allied military officials in Doha, whose mission is to coordinate all U.S., allied, Syrian and Russian Air Force operations in the region.”

INTEL TODAY covered this event and it was abundantly clear that the official US story did not make any sense, neither from a scientific nor from a political point of view.

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The CIA

“The CIA also told them that there was no residual delivery for sarin at Sheyrat [the airfield from which the Syrian SU-24 bombers had taken off on April 4] and Assad had no motive to commit political suicide.”

“The president saw the photographs of poisoned little girls and said it was an Assad atrocity,” the senior adviser said.

“It’s typical of human nature. You jump to the conclusion you want. Intelligence analysts do not argue with a president.”

“They’re not going to tell the president, ‘if you interpret the data this way, I quit.’”

COMMENT: During his confirmation hearing, CIA Director Mike Pompeo was asked that very question… And we know how he answered it. One should also take a good look at the lies that Nikki Haley told at the UN.

The US Media

Brian Williams of MSNBC, used the word “beautiful” to describe the images of the Tomahawks being launched at sea. Speaking on CNN, Fareed Zakaria said: “I think Donald Trump became president of the United States.”

A review of the top 100 American newspapers showed that 39 of them published editorials supporting the bombing in its aftermath, including the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

Stay tuned. This post will be updated ASAP.

REFERENCES

Trump‘s Red Line — Seymour M. Hersh  WELT

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Khan Sheikhoun — Trump Ignored US Intelligence

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