The US and its allies are considering a new military aggression against Syria. According to the US-led bloc, the Assad government carried out a chemical attack on the city of Douma on April 7. However, these ridiculous claims faced a negative reaction and triggered a chain of criticizing affirmations even inside the US.
On April 9, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson slammed the idea of striking Syria and accused “talk-show generals” and war hawk politicians in no sense affirmations against Assad. He noted that he was not defending Assad or the “rebels” in the region but asking, “why so many people are jumping to conclusions”.
“All the geniuses say that Assad killed their children, but do they really know that? Of course they don’t. They have no real idea what happened,” Carlson said.
Carlson recalled that a similar chemical story was in the 2017 Khan Shaykhun attack, affirming it was a propaganda to manipulate Americans. Furthermore, just before the 2018 attack US President Donald Trump was going to pull the American troops out of Syria.
He also draw attention the overthrowing of Assad would provoke chaos. Thus, the regime change wouldn’t benefit Syria or the USA. Carlson says the Congress should consider a new amendment and stop tolerate demonstratively dishonest and unclears claims.
“Before it does Congress ought to consider a brand-new constitutional amendment. Let’s call it the Lindsey Graham Amendment. Here’s what it would say:
‘Congress shall topple no government until it finishes re-building the last government it toppled and furthermore talk show generals shall be required to personally visit the battlefield of every war they advocate for.’
That would have an immediate and positive effect!
Let’s hope it passes.”
According to RT, Ron Paul also slammed the assertion by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that Washington is “confident” that Assad had conducted the alleged chemical attack in Douma.
“I don’t know what they are confident about. They are confident in telling lies and hope people will believe it,” he said.
Additionally, he criticized the MSM saying that in any uncertain case they buzz “this is allegedly”.
Ron Paul rejected the idea of Assad’s involvement in this incident stressing “this whole idea that, all of a sudden, Assad is gassing his own people, is a total nonsense.” He affirmed that there are many other “attackers” interested in this conflict.
He argued that the “ulterior goal” of staying in Syria was to contain Iran. He pointed at the Sunnis and Shia as a part of the conflict.
“It’s been Iran for a long time, and it has a lot to do with Saudi Arabia and Iran. I think that’s the number one.”
The congressman stressed internal US motives that fuel the extended conflict in war-ravaged Syria:
“And then, there are neocons in this country who have their agenda – perpetual war for perpetual profits – and the military industry complex. And they all come together and then you throw in oil, and guess what, it’s bipartisan”.
Repeating false chemical weapons accusations exploited by Washington sound absurd not only for the US geopolitical competitors, like Russia or China, but also for the American public.