08, 2017 "Information
- Donald Trump's decision to launch
cruise missile strikes on a Syrian Air Force
Base was based on a lie. In the coming days the
American people will learn that the Intelligence
Community knew that Syria did not drop a
military chemical weapon on innocent civilians
in Idlib. Here is what happened:
The Russians briefed the United States on
the proposed target. This is a process that
started more than two months ago. There is a
dedicated phone line that is being used to
coordinate and deconflict (i.e., prevent US
and Russian air assets from shooting at each
other) the upcoming operation.
The United States was fully briefed on the
fact that there was a target in Idlib that
the Russians believes was a
weapons/explosives depot for Islamic rebels.
The Syrian Air Force hit the target with
conventional weapons. All involved expected
to see a massive secondary explosion. That
did not happen. Instead, smoke, chemical
smoke, began billowing from the site. It
turns out that the Islamic rebels used that
site to store chemicals, not sarin, that
were deadly. The chemicals included organic
phosphates and chlorine and they followed
the wind and killed civilians.
There was a strong wind blowing that day and
the cloud was driven to a nearby village and
know it was not sarin. How? Very simple. The
so-called "first responders" handled the
victims without gloves. If this had been
sarin they would have died. Sarin on the
skin will kill you. How do I know? I went
through "Live Agent" training at Fort
McClellan in Alabama.
are members of the U.S. military who were aware
this strike would occur and it was recorded.
There is a film record. At least the Defense
Intelligence Agency knows that this was not a
chemical weapon attack. In fact, Syrian military
chemical weapons were destroyed with the help of
Gulf of Tonkin 2. How ironic. Donald Trump
correctly castigated George W. Bush for
launching an unprovoked, unjustified attack on
Iraq in 2003. Now we have President Donald Trump
doing the same damn thing. Worse in fact.
Because the intelligence community had
information showing that there was no chemical
weapon launched by the Syrian Air Force.
the good news. The Russians and Syrians were
informed, or at least were aware, that the
attack was coming. They were able to remove a
large number of their assets. The base the
United States hit was something of a backwater.
Donald Trump gets to pretend that he is a tough
guy. He is not. He is a fool.
attack was violation of international law.
Donald Trump authorized an unjustified attack on
a sovereign country. What is even more
disturbing is that people like Secretary of
Defense Jim Mattis, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and
NSA Director General McMaster went along with
this charade. Front line troops know the truth.
These facts will eventually come out. Donald
Trump will most likely not finish his term as
President. He will be impeached, I believe, once
Congress is presented with irrefutable proof
that he ignored and rejected intelligence that
did not support the myth that Syria attacked
with chemical weapons.
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should also alarm American taxpayers that we
launched $100 million dollars of missiles to
blow up sand and camel shit. The Russians were
aware that a strike was coming. I'm hoping that
they and the Syrians withdrew their forces and
aircraft from the base. Whatever hope I had that
Donald Trump would be a new kind of President,
that hope is extinguished. He is a child and a
moron. He committed an act of war without
justification. But the fault is not his alone.
Those who sit atop the NSC, the DOD, the CIA,
the Department of State should have resigned in
protest. They did not. They are complicit in a
Colonel W. Patrick Lang is a retired senior
officer of U.S. Military Intelligence and U.S.
Army Special Forces (The Green Berets). He
served in the Department of Defense both as a
serving officer and then as a member of the
Defense Senior Executive Service for many years.
He is a highly decorated veteran of several of
America’s overseas conflicts including the war
in Vietnam. He was trained and educated as a
specialist in the Middle East by the U.S. Army
and served in that region for many year.
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