Scott interviews MIT professor Ted Postol about the series of alleged chemical attacks in Syria. Postol has carefully reviewed the evidence in each of the three high-profile attacks, pointing out that in all three cases there is good reason to doubt the accepted narrative. Syrian rebels not only have the means to perpetrate such attacks, they also have a strong motive, in provoking U.S. military intervention against the Assad government. Scott and Postol also discuss the dangers of nuclear proliferation and the need for diplomacy.
Discussed on the show:
- Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
- Ghouta chemical attack
- Khan Shaykhun chemical attack
- Douma chemical attack
- “Douma Chemical Attack and the Fog of Syria’s Propaganda War” (The Intercept)
- “Are Trump and Putin Opening Pandora’s Box?” (The New York Times)
- “4/26/17 Philip Giraldi on the flimsy evidence that Assad ordered the ‘sarin’ gas attack on April 4th” (The Libertarian Institute)
- “2/22/19 Chas W. Freeman on the Threat of Nuclear War with China” (The Libertarian Institute)
Ted Postol is a professor emeritus of Science, Technology, and International Security at MIT. He has written about nuclear weapons issues and the chemical attacks in Syria.
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