Seymour Hersh on Possible Role of Turkey in 2013 Syria Chemical Attack
Was Turkey behind the 2013 Syrian chemical weapons attack? That is the question raised in an exposé by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh on the intelligence debate over the deaths of hundreds of Syrians in Ghouta in 2013. The United States, and much of the international community, blamed forces loyal to the Assad government, almost leading to a U.S. attack on Syria. But Hersh reveals the U.S. intelligence community feared Turkey was supplying sarin gas to Syrian rebels in the months before the attack took place - information never made public as President Obama made the case for launching a strike. Hersh joins Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! to discuss his findings.