Scott Horton and Dr. Ted Postol are but two examples. Scott Horton is an alternative Left radio personality that generally peddles a variety of conspiracy theories for the entertainment of his listeners on Pacifica radio station KPFK and other outlets. Dr. Ted Postol is a MIT rocket scientist that moonlights over Alabama as an "Assad didn't do it" SME. More on them later.
Syria is becoming the first holocaust of the 21st Century. Over a half million Syrians have been killed already. Most have been killed by Assad, and now Russia. The girl in the pictures above on the left had her head blown off by Assad's artillery in 2012 before the chemical massacres started, and the people in the picture on the right were starved and tortured to death in Assad's prisons. They were among the two hundred thousand disappeared into state custody. Like the vast majority of Assad's victims, they did not die of chemical poison. What is more important is that these deaths did not make the news, so the Assad defenders could remain silent.
Now when the regime and its allies are stepping up the killing, including by using chemical weapons, in the hopes that they can finally crush the rebellion for once and forever, people like Scott and Dr, Ted come out of the swamp to add their intellectual attacks on the Syrian people. They can prattle on about a single chemical attack without ever acknowledging the victims or suggesting what needs to be done to stop it, as they did here:
MIT Em. Prof. Theodore Postol on Bellingcat: 'Eliot Higgins and Dan Kaszeta are frauds'https://t.co/jioHze7Lef— Niemands Knegt (@NiemandsKnegt) May 8, 2017
|Woman looks for her child after 2013 Ghouta sarin massacre|
Half a million people are dead in six years, more than two thousand have died illegal chemical deaths, and Scott Horton has the arrogance to brag that he hasn't given the matter a fair hearing:
I admit I have not gone and tried to give a fair hearing to the Bellingcat version of all of this which I'm sure is that Assad did it.And Dr.Theodore A. Postol, Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and National Security Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology thinks it is a laughing matter:
your only comment [is] laughter?
inventing the information that there were Syrian troops really operating in with within the rebel controlled areasThat was pretty much the extent of it for reasoned arguments such as they are. The rest was ad hominem:
I could have done better with a rather young child relative to what they seemed to be able to understand
basically these guys are frauds
less than a bunch of amateurs
they're really a bunch of frauds
I'm very disturbed by the press continuing to use them
these guys have been shown in detail to be frauds
They apparently see no need to look at what happen in terms of the victims. We get the sense that they really don't care about them. They aren't trying to solve a crime. They aren't trying to stop it from happening again. This was also true in 2013. The two of them, and many others, fought hard then to sow seeds of doubt about the responsibility of the Assad regime for those murders. They never pursued the matter beyond that. They never tried to prosecute those who they thought were the real culprits and they never tried to stop it from happening again.
Now that it has happened again, they have again arose from the swamp to again play their role as holocaust enablers.
Syria is the Paris Commune of the 21st Century!