Pentagon “Presenting Options” For Military Action In Syria
By Nancy A. Youssef, John Hudson, Emma Loop
The White House and Pentagon have been engaged in a series of talks throughout the day about potential military options against the Syrian regime in response to its alleged chemical attack on civilians earlier this week.
It was a dramatic turn of events for much of the military, which had no idea that the White House was considering its options just a day earlier when President Donald Trump first publicly mentioned a possible US response a day earlier.
The Pentagon is “in the process of presenting options,” a US official told BuzzFeed News. “There is a ton of traffic.” Read more at www.buzzfeed.com/
Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria
By Robert Parry
With the latest hasty judgment about Tuesday’s poison-gas deaths in a rebel-held area of northern Syria, the mainstream U.S. news media once more reveals itself to be a threat to responsible journalism and to the future of humanity. Again, we see the troubling pattern of verdict first, investigation later, even when that behavior can lead to a dangerous war escalation and many more deaths. Read more at https://consortiumnews.com
4/6/17 Philip Giraldi says IC-Military Doubt Assad Gas Narrative
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. Read more at https://www.libertarianinstitute.org
Putin slams accusations over alleged chemical attack in Idlib as unacceptable
It is unacceptable to bring accusations against anyone in connection with the Idlib chemical incident until an international investigation is conducted, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Kremlin press service said in a statement. Read more at tass.com