Late last week, U.S. President Donald Trump committed the first military action of his fledgling presidency, a strategic airstrike in the Middle East.
The impetus for Trump’s use of 59 Tomahawk Cruise missiles in Syria was a chemical weapons attack that killed several civilians. The heinous attack was carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with possible help from the Russian military, and was seen by many as a massive human rights violation.
After being driven to action by photos of the aftermath, Trump was compelled to strike the airfield from which the chemical weapons were purportedly launched.
Now, Bashar al-Assad, the monster in charge of the war torn nation, is denying that the attacks occurred at all, preying on the current American liberal’s obsession with “fake news”.
“Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a suspected chemical weapons attack was a ‘fabrication’ to justify a US military strike, as Moscow digs in to defend its ally despite increasing strains with Washington.
“In an exclusive interview with AFP in Damascus — his first since the alleged April 4 attack prompted a US air strike on Syrian forces — Assad said his army had given up all its chemical weapons and that Syrian military power was not affected by the US strike.
“‘Definitely, 100 percent for us, it’s fabrication,’ he said in the interview on Wednesday in reference to the alleged chemical weapons attack.
“‘Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is hand-in-glove with the terrorists. They fabricated the whole story in order to have a pretext for the attack.’
“Western leaders including US President Donald Trump have accused Assad of being behind last week’s attack in the rebel-held town Khan Sheikhun, saying his forces unleashed a chemical weapon during an air strike.”
The implication of Assad’s ridiculous assertion is twofold: Not only is Assad laying the burden of proof at the feet of the American forces, which are barely involved on the ground in Syria, he is also aligning himself with the American liberals who will stop at nothing to detract from the efficacy of President Donald Trump. The use of the “fake news” concept by the Syrian President is a sure sign of his hopes to appeal to leftists and globalist who despise Trump.
The scary part is, American liberals might just fall for it.
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Assad also says the West isn’t “serious” about fighting terrorism.