4/6/17 Philip Giraldi says IC-Military Doubt Assad Gas Narrative

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Philip Giraldi, former CIA officer and Director of the Council for the National Interest, says that “military and intelligence personnel,” “intimately familiar” with the intelligence, say that the narrative that Assad or Russia did it is a “sham,” instead endorsing the Russian narrative that Assad’s forces had bombed a storage facility. Giraldi’s intelligence sources are “astonished” about the government and media narrative and are considering going public out of concern over the danger of worse war there. Giraldi also observes that the Assad regime had no motive to do such a thing at this time.

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Scott Horton is Managing Director of The Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio for Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles and KUCR 88.3 in Riverside, podcasts the Scott Horton Show from scotthorton.org, and is the Opinion Editor of Antiwar.com. He’s conducted more than 4,000 interviews since 2003. He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s.

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  1. […] 4/6/17 Philip Giraldi says IC-Military Doubt Assad Gas Narrative – The Libertarian Institute. Philip Giraldi, former CIA officer and Director of the Council for the National Interest, says that “military and intelligence personnel,” “intimately familiar” with the intelligence, say that the narrative that Assad or Russia did it is a “sham,” instead endorsing the Russian narrative that Assad’s forces had bombed a storage facility. Giraldi’s intelligence sources are “astonished” about the government and media narrative and are considering going public out of concern over the danger of worse war there. […]

  2. Can we please hold these neocon “experts” to at least some level of responsibility. How often are we going to permit them lead us into catastrophes with absolutely no punishment? The threat of jail time might cut down on their assurances that “this time the WDM really really does exist”

  3. […] while seemingly every political figure in the Trump Administration is on board for this war, military and intelligence personnel are said to be increasingly concerned with the narrative line of the government, saying they have major doubts about the Assad gas attack […]

  4. […] Tidligere CIA-offiser Philip Giraldi har kommentert det angivelige gassangrepet nær Idlib i Syria. Giraldi jobbet 18 for CIA og regnes for å ha god kjennskap til de hemmelige tjenestene og til regionen. Han har kommentert for BBC, MSNBC, 60 Minutes, al Jazeera og en rekke andre nyhetskanaler. Han sa i et intervju med Scott Horton’s Webcast: […]

  5. Of course our leaders are following a political narrative. We have become the kind of country, Nazi Germany, we used to defeat. Remember the Nazis and their nutty ideology. They believed they were invincible because they were the master race. Our leaders believe the same bullshit. There is no reality check on these leaders because they have been drinking the Kool-Aid that they are the best and brightest for a long time now. When mere mortals outside the Ivy League, West Point or the Naval Academy tell them that they have their heads up there asses, they dismiss those comments. So, we who are along for the ride will ultimately pay the price.

  6. […] Philip Giraldi– It’s moving really fast. Apparently the concern among the people who are active duty personnel is that the White House is anticipating doing something to take steps against the Syrian government. What that might consist of nobody knows. But Trump was sending a fairly clear signal yesterday and so was our ambassador to the UN [Nikki neocon Haley] about the heinousness of this act. Trump talked about crossing numerous “red lines” and they are essentially fearful that this is going to escalate . Now bear in mind, Assad had no motive for doing this. If anything, he had a negative motive. The Trump said there was no longer any reason to remove him from office, well, this was a big win for him. To turn around and use chemical weapons 48 hours later, does not fit ant reasonable scenario, although I’ve seen some floated out there, but they are quite ridiculous.” (T he Scott Horton Show) […]

  7. […] Tidligere CIA-offiser Philip Giraldi har kommentert det angivelige gassangrepet nær Idlib i Syria. Giraldi jobbet 18 for CIA og regnes for å ha god kjennskap til de hemmelige tjenestene og til regionen. Han har kommentert for BBC, MSNBC, 60 Minutes, al Jazeera og en rekke andre nyhetskanaler. Han sa i et intervju med Scott Horton’s Webcast: […]

  8. […] Philip Giraldi– It’s moving really fast. Apparently the concern among the people who are active duty personnel is that the White House is anticipating doing something to take steps against the Syrian government. What that might consist of nobody knows. But Trump was sending a fairly clear signal yesterday and so was our ambassador to the UN. about the heinousness of this act. Trump talked about crossing numerous “red lines” and they are essentially fearful that this is going to escalate . Now bear in mind, Assad had no motive for doing this. If anything, he had a negative motive. The Trump said there was no longer any reason to remove him from office, well, this was a big win for him. To turn around and use chemical weapons 48 hours later, does not fit ant reasonable scenario, although I’ve seen some floated out there, but they are quite ridiculous.” (T he Scott Horton Show) […]