The White House responded early this week to Seymour Hersh’s “The Red Line and the Rat Line.” Director of National Intelligence Shawn Turner, in an official statement to the Ankara-based news outlet Today’s Zaman, said [bold emphasis mine]: “We’re not going to comment on every inaccurate aspect of this narrative, but to be clear: the Assad regime, … Continue reading White House Denies Hersh Allegations: But what do the United Nations, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tesla Labs Inc. say about Syria Chemical Weapons?
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh wrote an extensive investigative piece last week featured in the London Review of Books, which details the Obama administration’s “cherry-picking” of intelligence related to the August 21 Damascus chemical attack. “Whose sarin?” was originally intended for the Washington Post, but neither the Post nor Hersh’s usual New Yorker Magazine published it … Continue reading Confirmed in mainstream sources: Syrian rebels possess and have used Chemical Weapons
“I don’t want the U.S. government to provide weapons to Al-Qaeda…it’s a very simple concept in my mind.” Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is a rare voice of sanity in the public arena. Her perspective on U.S. policy in Syria is not one you’ll often find on CNN but is one I encounter frequently among veterans … Continue reading Congresswoman Gabbard: CIA Must Stop Criminal and Counterproductive War to Overthrow Assad
Key documents and articles referenced in the show: My original report on the 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency ‘Islamic State’ document. 1980 DIA report “Assad’s Prospects” at CIA FOIA Reading Room. 1982 DIA “Special Analysis” entitled “Syria: Muslim Brotherhood Pressure Intensifies” (this was initially viewable at Foreignpolicy.com but is now not available at this location) DIA … Continue reading Brad Hoff Interviewed by ANC Report
In late September Noam Chomsky spoke on issues that are central to Levant Report’s own coverage: the modern histories of Iraq and Syria, the rise of ISIS, and U.S. and NATO policy in the region. The talk, given at Chomsky’s home campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, provides a broad primer for those wanting to … Continue reading Noam Chomsky on ISIS and current Middle East Conflict
Most Americans think the current war plans are really about war on ISIS. The long game continues to be regime change in Damascus. Americans should simply pay closer attention to what the top command is saying in very plain terms. Hagel couldn’t have been any clearer in his Senate Armed Services Committee testimony Sept. 16: … Continue reading Updated: The Goal Has Always Been Regime Change in Syria
In late August, early September 2013, the United States nearly went to war with Syria. According to veteran investigative Pulitzer Prize journalist, Seymour Hersh, the Obama White House set September 2 as the date for a “monster strike” on Syria, which was to include devastating bombing raids of military and civilian infrastructure by B-52 bombers … Continue reading A Statement from Levant Report Writers: SYRIA and the PEOPLE’S FOREIGN POLICY