“Tweet Roll”: Twitter Reacts to Seymour Hersh Article on Sarin Attack in Syria

As Ruchi Parekh reported in this morning’s Daily News Roundup, Seymour Hersh has published a provocative and important piece in the London Review of Books, in which he claims that the White House deliberately “omitted important intelligence” and “presented assumptions as facts” when making the case that the al-Assad regime was responsible for August’s chemical weapons attack. Hersh writes that U.S. intelligence agencies had evidence that the al-Qaeda-linked rebel group, the al-Nusra Front, was potentially responsible for the attack. (I will have a post soon at Just Security analyzing Hersh’s story.)

The following is a sample of the wide spectrum of reactions to the Hersh piece from journalists and other commentators on Twitter. 

https://twitter.com/tomgara/status/409689481483395072

https://twitter.com/praddenkeefe/status/409705394487844864

https://twitter.com/mattaikins/status/409684055622303744 

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Ryan Goodman

Co-Editor-in-Chief of Just Security, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, former Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense (2015-2016). You can follow him on Twitter @rgoodlaw.