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Leiter Deletes Post About Syria Gas Attack Being "Staged"

Richard-Bevan

11 day(s) ago

I wish I would have checked this out earlier when I saw it, since Leiter has since deleted it. The headline was basically: "MIT Expert in [Something Relevant] Claims Syria Gas Attack Was 'Staged'". A quick search now turns up a bunch of less-than-reputable sources, but the top one is in the International Business Times, which may be more reputable. I assume this appeared in a mainstream source if Leiter linked it, but I can only guess which one. Does anyone know, and does anyone remember what his comments on it were? Interesting that he would delete this...

Akos

11 day(s) ago

It was IBT.

Richard-Bevan

11 day(s) ago

Okay, thanks. The story seems legit to me. Leiter is obviously not very important, but I still wonder what his angle was in posting this and then deleting it.

Raya

11 day(s) ago

One strange thing about the post was the article he linked to was a reposted article from April of 2017, discussing the chemical weapons attack then. Leiter's post discussed "the recent" attack, making it sound as though the linked story was relevant to the chemical weapons attack this month.

Akos

11 day(s) ago

He might be a year or two away from trying to send emails from his microwave.

Ruth

11 day(s) ago

He just misunderstood -- he thought the article was about the recent attack.

Raya

11 day(s) ago

He just misunderstood -- he thought the article was about the recent attack.

Ruth

Right. That's what I assumed. He would have had a field day if Carrie Jenkins or one of his favorite "buffoons" had done that. It wasn't like it was difficult to tell that the article was about the April 2017 attack.

Timon

11 day(s) ago

Yeah, misblogging an article with a 2018 dateline is just like publishing a peer reviewed article misattributing an article by an undergrad to a prof.

He just misunderstood -- he thought the article was about the recent attack.

Ruth

Right. That's what I assumed. He would have had a field day if Carrie Jenkins or one of his favorite "buffoons" had done that. It wasn't like it was difficult to tell that the article was about the April 2017 attack.

Raya

Michael

11 day(s) ago

He posted something stupid that made him look like an idiot, then deleted it when he realized that that's what he'd done. Not an interesting story.

Gianni

11 day(s) ago

Yeah, misblogging an article with a 2018 dateline is just like publishing a peer reviewed article misattributing an article by an undergrad to a prof.

He just misunderstood -- he thought the article was about the recent attack.

Ruth

Right. That's what I assumed. He would have had a field day if Carrie Jenkins or one of his favorite "buffoons" had done that. It wasn't like it was difficult to tell that the article was about the April 2017 attack.

Raya

Timon

Hi, Brain.

Rae

11 day(s) ago

Brian Leiter looks like a clown to scare children. A fat and ugly clown.

Karl

11 day(s) ago

"Brian Leiter looks like a clown to scare children. A fat and ugly clown."

Yeah? You are sooooooo fucking brave to say that. We really admire you. And no, I've never even met BL. But really, the next time you look yourself in the mirror, just recall this post and admire yourself so much more. So, so brave to hide here and be a complete shit.

Rae

11 day(s) ago

Get back to the kitchen woman.

Josef

11 day(s) ago

Thanks to Google Cache:

MIT weapons expert says chemical attack in Syria was "staged"

Take noteTake note. What's become clear is that framing Assad for chemical weapon attacks is a good way to provoke a U.S. response; given that the Assad regime knows this, why would they still use them? Perhaps the truth will come to light. (Assad is an animal, but so is Trump, of course, and a far more dangerous one.)

Raymond

10 day(s) ago

What I find worrisome is that Leiter wants to curb free speech when it comes to nazi advocacy.



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