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The Invalid Assumption at the Core of the White House’s “Declassified Intelligence Report” on the Attack on Khan Sheikhoun

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 4:25
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by Scott Creighton

This morning I read the 4-page “declassified” intelligence report released by the White House on the April 4th “chemical weapons attack” in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. It is completely ridiculous. It’s devoid of “intelligence”, based entirely on “pro-opposition” sources and is founded on the unusually hollow precept:

Basically they say they conclude their “regime” change contractors in the area could not have fabricated “all” of the videos and reporting because to do so they would have to have been “highly organized” to pull the wool over the eyes of the mainstream media and human rights organizations.

This is the foundation of their evidence and it is the core of this hastily cobbled together dossier the Trump team spoon fed to the rabid war-mongering media outlets that have proven themselves to be more than willing to overlook logic and reason in the past in favor of the promotion of invasions and “humanitarian interventions” time and time again.

So I guess it wouldn’t be hard to put together something credible enough to deceive them, now would it? After all, how believable was the “Yellow Cake” story or the one about bin Laden’s “multiple cave bunkers”?

Let’s take a second to break down what they call the “opposition” involved in the strike and the subsequent “videos and reporting”:

  • Tahrir al-Sham (formerly known as al Nusra and before that, al Qaeda)
  • “ISIS”
  • the White Helmets (formerly known as the “Islamic State Fire Brigade”)
  • Dr. Islam who helped with the staged kidnapping of John Cantlie and who’s own brother is a member of “ISIS”

al-Sham is al-Qaeda and it is beyond ridiculous for anyone to assume they aren’t “highly organized” as the basis for our declared war on al-Qaeda is 9/11 and the fact that they are considered a “highly organized international threat to America”

“ISIS” has been producing “highly organized” attacks across Iraq and Syria and supposedly across Europe, Turkey, Egypt and even here in the U.S. if you believe the official stories. PLUS… they have a magazine, a PR department (run by a British citizen mind you) and produced dozens of very high end propaganda videos showing them beheading or burning or drowning someone over the past 4 years, right?

The White Helmets are nothing more than a “highly organized” propaganda outlet designed to promote all out war against the elected government of Syria. They’re “highly organized” enough to win an Academy Award for Christ’s sake.

And then we have Dr. Islam who was organized enough to be caught helping torture two citizens, had a trial set for it but got off and was able to not only go back to normal society in Britain… but he found his way back to Idlib so he could sign up with “ISIS” again.. and he even brought his brother along that time.

So you can see, at the core of this unsigned document that’s not even produced on official White House stationary, is a completely invalid assumption.

What’s more, this assumption flies in the face of almost everything we have been told about “ISIS” and al-Qaeda for years.

You can read the report but you will find nothing in terms of actual evidence. Not a shred. Not a satellite photo, not a medical report… nothing. There is nothing in it accept baseless accusations, conspiracy theories surrounding Moscow and tons of unwavering, unconditional, unskeptical acceptance of what their regime change contractors report from the scene.

When that 26-page dossier came out a month or so ago claiming to be proof Donald Trump had ties to Moscow and was in cahoots with them when they “undermined our election” I thought we had reached a new low in what passed for “intelligence’ in this country. I was sadly mistaken. This is even worse.

Yet, not surprisingly, the New York Times ran with the story about this new “declassified” report as if it were some kind of “slam dunk”… kind of like they did when Colin Powell went to the UN Security Council and made an ass of himself lying to them in order to try to win their support for an illegal war of aggression against Iraq… which failed of course because unlike the New York Times, everyone on the Security Council isn’t already in the pockets of the war-mongering masters of the universe.

Ultimately at the core of this … document?… is the unspoken accusation that if you don’t take all of these terrorists and “regime” change actors at their word… then you are a “conspiracy theorist” because you have to believe they engaged in a “highly organized” conspiracy to deceive everyone if you don’t.

And you have to believe that the media organizations, the human rights groups and even the intel agencies are all in on it as well, since they couldn’t possibly be deceived by a cobbled together hack-job of a psyop like this one was.

So at the core of their anonymous and baseless conspiracy theory is the White House’s accusation that you have to be a “conspiracy theorist” if you don’t believe it.

Does that sound familiar to anyone else?

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