The Syrian government continues to deny that it carried out a chemical attack on its own people, and many – including former Texas congressman Ron Paul – are suggesting that the attack was a “false flag operation.”
“It doesn’t make any sense for [Bashar Al-Assad] under these conditions to all of a sudden use poison gases,” Paul said in a YouTube video. “I think it’s zero chance that he would have done this deliberately.”
The Trump administration launched a missile attack on Syria Thursday night after placing blame on Assad.
“We condemn such a criminal act,” said Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem (via the Los Angeles Times), emphasizing “that it is not reasonable that the Syrian army could use chemical weapons now at the time when it has been achieving victories on various fronts.”
United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said there was “no doubt” that Syria and the Assad regime carried out the attack.