"Before the photo was released on Friday, a source told me that Pompeo had personally briefed Trump on April 6 about the CIA’s belief that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was likely not responsible for the lethal poison-gas incident in northern Syria two days earlier — and thus Pompeo was excluded from the larger meeting as Trump reached a contrary decision."and:
"But in the photo of Trump and his advisers, no one from the intelligence community is in the frame. You see Trump, Secretary of State Tillerson, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, strategic adviser Steve Bannon, son-in-law Jared Kushner and a variety of other officials, including some economic advisers who were at Mar-a-Lago in Florida for the meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
However, you don’t see Pompeo or Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats or any other intelligence official. Even The New York Times noted the oddity in its Saturday editions, writing: “If there were C.I.A. and other intelligence briefers around, … they are not in the picture.”
That made me wonder whether perhaps my original source did know something. The claim was that CIA Director Pompeo had briefed Trump personally on the analysts’ assessment that Assad’s forces were not responsible, but – then with Pompeo sidelined – Trump conveyed his own version of the intelligence to his senior staff.
In other words, the other officials didn’t get the direct word from Pompeo but rather received a second-hand account from the President, the source said. Did Trump choose to rely on the smug certainty from the TV shows and the mainstream news media that Assad was guilty, rather than the contrary view of U.S. intelligence analysts?""Why Is Media Citing Man Accused of Kidnapping Journalists as Credible Source on Syrian Chemical Attack?"
"Trump’s ‘Wag the Dog’ Moment" (Parry). Note the new narrative that Kushner and Bannon are on the same MAGA side on this, against the neocons led by McMaster, a protégé of Petraeus.
"Chemical Attack in Idlib – Duplication of Scenario in Eastern Ghouta". The story seems to have been yanked because of legal proceedings: "Britam Defence, David Goulding and Philip Doughty". See also: "NYT Retreats on 2013 Syria-Sarin Claims". You would have thought that the Jew-controlled media would have been mentioning Ghouta constantly as part of their usual process to establish their latest lies, but it never appeared.
"Fake news story in mainstream AND alt-media slanders Russia and Iran". They tuned up the story to make it sound like more of a threat to the United States.
Very detailed analysis of Ghouta: "SENTENCE FIRST – VERDICT AFTERWARDS’? by David Habbakkuk". Note the role of the Brits in establishing the lies (seemingly a British specialty), and the need to obtain un-tampered samples (chain of custody). The goal is to establish whether the stabilizing chemicals present in laboratory-made chemicals - the kind that a government like Syria would use - is present in the samples taken from the field. If not, the chemicals would be 'cottage industry' sarin made by a group like al Qaeda. Of course, it appears sarin was not involved in the latest case, and in any event Trump didn't even bother to wait for phony analysis.
Expensive day for George: "Tens of thousands rally in Hungary over university bill".
"Decades later, CSIS’s white supremacy infiltrator tells his story". There wasn't a white nationalist group in Canada until the goofball Canadian spies paid for one - reflect on the similarities to today's use of informants by law enforcement to create phony Muslim terrorists.
"The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin". "Politico Called Anti-Semitic As They Accuse Chabad In Trump’s Russia Scandal".
"Bill Kristol’s Victory Dance".
"Five Top Papers Run 18 Opinion Pieces Praising Syria Strikes–Zero Are Critical".
"Running list of liberal publications selling another war"Tweet (Soraya Tebbani):
"A little thread showing the definition of back stabbing.(for any Arabic ruler thinking it's safe ) let start with Assad just b4 the war"