(ANTIMEDIA) — Renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reports that President Trump launched tomahawk missiles at the Syrian military in April after ignoring warnings from U.S. intelligence that there was no evidence Assad’s government was to blame for the chemical attack on his own citizens two days prior.
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According to Hersh, Trump “could not be swayed” by 48 hours worth of intense briefings following the initial reports of the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria.
Seymour Hersh reports:
“The available intelligence made clear that the Syrians had targeted a jihadist meeting site on April 4 using a Russian-supplied guided bomb equipped with conventional explosives. Details of the attack, including information on its so-called high-value targets, had been provided by the Russians days in advance to American and allied military officials in Doha, whose mission is to coordinate all U.S., allied, Syrian and Russian Air Force operations in the region.”
“None of this makes any sense,” one officer reportedly told colleagues upon learning of the decision to bomb Syria, according to Hersh. “We KNOW that there was no chemical attack … the Russians are furious. Claiming we have the real intel and know the truth … I guess it didn’t matter whether we elected Clinton or Trump.”