Going postOl with scrambled figure numbering

The above figure shows an artist’s imagining of Dr. Theodore Postol with a friend.


The original report by Postol is actually more readable than most attempts to summarize it.


The original is at:

Report by White House Alleging Proof of Syria as the Perpetrator of the Nerve Agent Attack in Khan Shaykhun on April4,2017_(April11,2017)_Standard_]

I made the mistake of trying to read GlobalResearch’s second-hand summary, hoping it would be easier to understand.


I can only guess that the editor at GlobalResearch was listening to too much Origa when he typed up his report, because he scrambled the hell out of Dr. Theodore Postol’s figure numbering. The editor jumped around from Figure 1, to Figures 5 and 6, back to Figure 2, and so on. I guess his readers are so brainy that they don’t need to get lectures in a sequential fashion, they can just absorb all the knowledge nonlinearly.

No amount of nonlinear jumping from Figure to Figure was able to lighten Postol’s mood, however. The good Doctor concluded:

I have worked with the intelligence community in the past, and I have grave concerns about the politicization of intelligence that seems to be occurring with more frequency in recent times – but I know that the intelligence community has highly capable analysts in it. And if those analysts were properly consulted about the claims in the White House document they would have not approved the document going forward.


I am available to expand on these comments substantially. I have only had a few hours to quickly review the alleged White House intelligence report. But a quick perusal shows without a lot of analysis that this report cannot be correct, and it also appears that this report was not properly vetted by the intelligence community.


This is a very serious matter.


President Obama was initially misinformed about supposed intelligence evidence that Syria was the perpetrator of the August 21, 2013 nerve agent attack in Damascus. This is a matter of public record.


President Obama stated that his initially false understanding was that the intelligence clearly showed that Syria was the source of the nerve agent attack. This false information was corrected when the then Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, interrupted the President while he was in an intelligence briefing. According to President Obama, Mr. Clapper told the President that the intelligence that Syria was the perpetrator of the attack was “not a slamdunk.”


The question that needs to be answered by our nation is how was the president initially misled about such a profoundly important intelligence finding?

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