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  1. Veteran Journalist Accuses Turkey of Complicity in Syrian Chemical Attack

    Turkey was behind the Damascus gas attack that nearly drove the U.S. to intervene in Syria last August, according to Pulitzer Prize-winner Seymour Hersh. Hersh describes Ankara’s plan to force Barack Obama over his own red line by facilitating a gas attack and then pointing the finger at Assad. But the U.S. Joint Chiefs apparently smelled a rat and diverted Obama from his planned course. Both Turkey and the U.S. have denied the allegations, questioning the credibility of Hersh’s sources. 

    Sources: London Review of Books, Al Monitor, Radio Free Europe

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