Art Hobson: Syrian attack hazy

Trump’s response to use of gas premature, uninformed

Posted: April 25, 2017 at 1 a.m.

President Trump jumped prematurely to the conclusion that Bashar Assad's air force attacked the town of Khan Sheikhoun using nerve gas weapons. U.S. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Thomas Massie, R-Kentucky, as well as former United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter have raised serious doubts about this conclusion. Most importantly, a detailed assessment by weapons expert Theodore Postol, professor of science, technology and national security Policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, concludes that sarin gas was indeed released but probably not by Assad's forces.

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