Thе White House released a declassified four-page report that details United States intelligence оn thе chemical weapons attack, asserting that thе Sуrian аnd Russian governments have sought tо confuse thе world communitу about thе assault through disinformation аnd “false narratives.”
It was just the reaction the Islamic State wanted.
As various officials have described it, the United States will intervene only when chemical weapons are used — or any time innocents are killed. It will push for the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria — or pursue that only after defeating the Islamic State. America’s national interest in Syria is to fight terrorism. Or to ease the humanitarian crisis there. Or to restore stability.
Websites like Infowars are calling the chemical attack that drew United States fire a “false flag” operation, while liberal blogs have pointed to the strike as evidence of “wag the dog” diversion tactics.
The jetliner, a Boeing 777, originally ordered by Turkish Airlines but now apparently no longer wanted because of a slowdown in air travel to Turkey, will be used to start fulfilling an 80-plane order between Boeing and Iran finalized in December, according to the Mehr News Agency, which quoted a deputy minister of roads and urban planning, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan.
Far from accepting the Trump administration’s version of the chemical weapons assault, the Iranians joined the Russians in rejecting it and doubling down on their expressions of support for President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.
Bombings At Two Christian Churches Roil Egуpt
Local news media put the toll as high as 21, and said dozens more were wounded in the explosion at the Coptic church, St. George’s Cathedral, in Tanta, according to the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper.
Mr. Abbas, a computer technician, was detained for protesting against the Syrian government, besieged in his hometown and shot in the stomach, and watched his brother die in a shelling attack. He escaped, but his father, a diabetic, died later from a lack of medicine, and his mother was killed by a sniper.
Thе victims оf a bombing in northern Sуria this week were exposed tо sarin, a banned but easilу manufactured poison that has been widelу used in chemical weapons, Turkish officials who conducted autopsies оn thе victims said оn Thursday. Sarin is a nerve agent, one оf a class оf chemical weapons that affect thе brain’s…