There are so many holes in the US pre-emptive claim of a chemical attack by Assad in Syria, Dr. Ron Paul makes a legitimate comparison to George W Bush's weapons of mass destruction.
In a peculiar move, the White House announced Monday evening a chemical weapons attack in Syria will be carried out soon by the regime of Bashar al-Assad against civilians — the second government-launched attack on his own people in the past few months — and that the U.S. would pulverize Syrian forces as retribution.
If, that is, gargantuan holes in logic suit your fancy — because nearly every facet of the above ‘facts’ touted by the corporate press and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer depart so far from the truth as to be farcically unrecognizable.
Dr. Paul summoned the specter of former President George W. Bush’s elusive WMDs as a comparison, stating,
“Well, you remember the story about the Weapons of Mass Destruction that were about to ‘hit us’ back in the early part of this century, and the reason why we had to ‘protect’ the American people. We had to protect our freedoms and we had to protect our Constitution by going and killing a couple hundred thousand people […]”
“This is really strong language … But, I’ll tell you one thing: There’s no evidence the people in Commerce or in the administration will sit down and think about it a little bit. You know, ‘What are the ramifications?’”
Dr. Paul notes not even the realists have paused to consider repercussions of pegging Assad responsible and then initiating retaliation.
In April, the U.S. blocked independent and U.N. investigations into the supposed chemical weapons use by Assad — a clear indicator truth did not comprise the central motivation for the claim. To believe that account of events, the public must compromise rationale, instead opting to surmise Assad acted in stupidity against innocents with no possible benefit to his regime.