A just-published report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology confirms earlier reports by WND that the Syrian government could not have launched the sarin poison-gas-laden rocket last Aug. 21 into a Syrian suburb of Damascus that killed hundreds of civilians, many of whom were children.
At the same time, the report disputes continued U.S. insistence that the Syrian government was at fault, a position that almost prompted the United States to launch military attacks on Syrian chemical depots.
The chemical attack, in which some estimates of deaths from the attack approached 1,800 people, occurred in the Ghouta area then under Syrian opposition control in the midst of the Syrian civil war.
The report concluded that the range of the rocket that delivered the sarin was too short to have been fired from Syrian government locations, even though the Obama administration, based on what it says was technical intelligence, said – and still insists – the gas attack was from the government forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The report said a large canister to hold the chemicals was placed on top of the rocket, limiting the capability of the rocket.
Furthermore, the report said the design’s two-foot long, tin can-like canister to hold the chemicals as a warhead on the end of four-foot, 350mm rocket was nothing like what was in the inventory of the Syrian military.
The report added that the rocket could have been constructed by anyone with “access to a machine shop with modest capabilities,” implying that the crudely constructed rocket with its tin can warhead could have been devised by the Syrian opposition, a prospect reinforced by separate information given to the United Nations for investigation.
The 46-page MIT report, titled “Possible Implications of Faulty U.S. Technical Intelligence in the Damascus Nerve Agent Attack of August 21, 2013,” was written by Richard Lloyd, former U.N. weapons inspector from Tesla Laboratories Inc., of Arlington, Va., and Theorore A. Postol, professor of science, technology and national security policy of MIT. It was put out by the MIT Science, Technology, and Global Security Working Group.
they're inventing events so he can use his POISON PEN more often and with harsher impact. The FOOL MUST GO !!!! He knows NOTHING about ANYTHING ! hmmmm is that a double negative ? Let's put it simply... He's an IDIOT !
RIGHT ON POINT
HE IS A BIG IDIOT FRAUD WHO DOES NOT
BELONG IN THE OVAL OFFICE.
YES SIR TOTALLY RIGHT
One day we will know more but first we must get this country back on track so the good guys can come out in the open .......now they fight from dark corners !
Folks, his lips were moving, that was a given sign that he was not telling the truth.
When i read about Benghazi ,Syria and other problems involving the Obama administration , the insanity makes my brain hurt! The double standard is blatant. The Obama admin blamed the president of of Syria based on "It happened on his watch." hence he is responsible. They use the same front when it comes to Gov. Cris Cristy, "Bridge gate happened on his watch." Yet Obama has the IRS, NSA, Bengali, NSA and never hold Obama responsibly for these actions being preformed by Obama and his administration; no accountability!
LOVE YOUR COMMENT I AM STILL LAUGHING.
He probably watched the CNN between basketball games.