On Wednesday’s “The Liberty Report,” former congressman Ron Paul made the stunning claim that Tuesday’s chemical attack in Syria may have been a false flag operation — in other words, an attack committed by one group or nation made to look like someone else carried it out.
The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump has blamed the Syrian government under President Bashar Assad.
Paul didn’t agree.
Paul’s biggest contention is simple — Assad, according to Paul, did not have the motive.
“Before this episode of possible gas exposure and who did what, things were going along reasonably well, for the conditions,” Paul said, according to The Daily Caller. “Trump said, ‘let the Syrians decide who should run their country,’ and peace talks were making out, and Al-Qaeda and ISIS were on the run.
“It looks like, maybe, somebody didn’t like that, so there had to be an episode, and the blame now is, we can’t let that happen because it looks like it might benefit Assad,” he continued.
Paul doesn’t even buy that Assad used chemical weapons on his people four years ago.
“What happened four years ago in 2013, you know, this whole thing about crossing the red line?” Paul asked later on. “Ever since then, the neocons have been yelling and screaming, (even) part of the administration has been yelling and screaming about Assad using poison gasses on his people four years ago.”
Daniel McAdams, executive director for the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, claimed that Assad using chemical weapons was never substantiated.
“It was never proven, in fact,” McAdams piped in. “U.N. official Carla Del Ponte said it was most likely done by the rebels based on the evidence.”
“It makes no sense, even if you were totally separate from this and take no sides of this and you were just an analyst, it doesn’t make sense for Assad under these conditions to all of the sudden use poison gasses,” Paul said. “I think it’s zero chance that he would have done this… deliberately.”
Paul previously said in an interview with The Daily Caller that all the United States needed to get involved in the Middle East was a false flag operation.
“All we need is a false flag and an accident and everybody will be for teaching them a lesson,” he said.
(via: Conservative Tribune)