Senior US Military Official makes false claims to provide motive for Syrian government to launch chemical attack on Khan Shaykoun

On Friday, April 7, reporters for major newspapers were briefed on background at the Pentagon by a “senior U.S. military official” who spoke on condition of anonymity. The official provided background about the factual basis for the U.S. attack on the Syrian airbase at Al Shayrat. In an attempt to provide a motive for the Syrian government to…

Hexamine a Smoking Gun in Syrian Sarin attack?

The Sarin attack in August 2013 and the subsequent UN report have raised many questions about culpability for the attack. I have long stated that I believe the evidence is stronger that this was an attack by pro-govt forces rather than rebel forces based on a number of reasons. I still believe that to be…

Another “Volcano” rocket video from Syria

This is the best video I have seen yet of the flight characteristics of the so called “IRAM” or “Volcano” rockets that have been used in Syria. These appear to be the smaller version of the rockets – not the 330mm version. It is interesting to watch the flight characteristics of the rocket and the…

Seymour Hersh vs. Brown Moses and others

The recent publication of Seymour Hersh’s article on the chemical weapon attack in Syria on August 21 has been the subject of criticism by some=e.  Notably, both Elliot Higgins and Dan Kaszeta, who collaborate together on Syrian weapon issues, have published articles critical of Hersh’s essay.   I first saw the criticism of Mr. Hersh’s…

The UN Mission Report on Aug. 21st attack

The UN Mission has issued its report and conclusions regarding the Aug. 21st attack in the Eastern Damascus area.  The reports concluded that a number of rockets investigated contained Sarin.  First, let me say that I do not doubt the UN Missions findings or their conclusions relating to the finding of Sarin (GB) in environmental…