Renowned American investigative reporter Seymour Hersh carried out a meticulous investigation into the cruise missile strike against Syria’s Shayrat airbase ordered by President Trump on April 6, in retaliation for the alleged chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, which was reported to have killed over 70 people, and injured more than 550, many of them civilians. The jihadist forces and their allies in that town claimed the attack with chemical weapons had been ordered by President Assad, a claim massively spread by international media and on the basis of which Trump ordered the cruise missile attack.
As it now stands, it appears that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin intend to hold their first meeting on the sidelines of the July 7-8 G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. But opposition to such a meeting is reportedly exceedingly strong not only among the trans-Atlantic Establishment elite, but also within the Trump Administration itself.
Over three weeks later, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has finally agreed to send inspectors to Khan Sheikhoun, the site in Syria where a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government is alleged to have occurred on April 4.
Professor Theodore Postol, professor emeritus of science, technology, and national security policy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, issued a 14-page document on April 11, refuting the 4-page “dossier” issued by the White House the day before, which supposedly proved that the government of Bashar al Assad was responsible for the April 4 chemical weapons attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria..
In reviewing the Syria bombing ordered by US President Donald J. Trump on April 7, Lyndon and Helga LaRouche condemned it in the strongest terms possible. President Trump received a fraudulent briefing on the event itself, asserting that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for a chemical weapons attack on his own population, despite the fact that U.S. military forces on the ground in Syria knew that the chemicals came from an Al-Qaeda base, as stated by Russian and Syrian officials. President Trump was lied to by individuals in his national security/intelligence chain of command. The air strikes were clearly in violation of international law.