Ron Paul: "Zero Chance" Assad Behind Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria; Likely A False Flag

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According to former Congressman Ron Paul, the chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun that killed 30 children and has led to calls for the Trump administration to intervene in Syria could have been a false flag attack.

As Paul Joseph Watson details, pointing out that the prospect of peace in Syria was moving closer before the attack, with ISIS and Al-Qaeda on the run, Paul said the attack made no sense.

“It looks like maybe somebody didn’t like that so there had to be an episode,” said Paul, asking, “who benefits?”


It doesn’t make any sense for Assad under these conditions to all of a sudden use poison gases – I think there’s zero chance he would have done this deliberately,” said Paul.

he former Congressman went on to explain how the incident was clearly being exploited by neo-cons and the deep state to enlist support for war.

“It’s the neo-conservatives who are benefiting tremendously from this because it’s derailed the progress that has already been made moving toward a more peaceful settlement in Syria,” said Paul.

Many have questioned why Assad would be so strategically stupid as to order a chemical weapons attack and incite the wrath of the world given that he is closer than ever to winning the war against ISIS and jihadist rebels.

Just five days before the attack, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, “The longer-term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people,” implying a definite shift in U.S. foreign policy away from regime change in Syria.

Why would Assad put such assurances in jeopardy by launching a horrific chemical attack, allowing establishment news outlets like CNN to once against use children as props to push for yet another massive war in the Middle East?

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Hillarys Server's picture

Yes, namely the US phosphorous weapons that Obama and Saudi Arabia melted Yemeni babies with. Water doesn't even out it out. It burns down to the bone.

And the US depleted uranium that vaporizes on impact, gets in the soil and water, leads to a slow, painful death, causes birth defects and has a half life of one billion years.

cheech_wizard's picture

Time to hunt you down and club you to death like a baby seal?

Standard Disclaimer: Because our particular society is based on the presumption that you are innocent until proven guilty. Besides who made you judge, jury, and executioner? 

What's worse is you're not even a year old yet as a ZeroHedge reader which means that after 42 weeks, you have proven yourself incapable of learning a damn thing. 

Mtnrunnr's picture

I watched as the original editor quit because the founders were full of shit. Have you learned nothing or did you not notice when the journalism turned from reasonable questioning to utter jew hating, climate denial, putin's dick sucking, killary nonsense?

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Ahhhh, you can not be saved, only padded cell, haloperidol injections and a vegetable the rest of life to keep.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

" Fucking human trash."

True that, but who? Assad? Please, can we start to make some sense?

ptoemmes's picture

As I recall at least one past attack was staged. Can't recall it it was chemical or not.

But given that Wikileaks has provided docs that digital attacks can be masked to look
as if someone else did it - other than us ( then why not also physical attacks ) - among
many other things not the least of which everyone in power seems to adhere to the philosophy
"lie when you need/want to" I choose to believe nothing at first report.

Peak Bullshit everywhere but much like the markets they keep piling it on until it collapses.


IranContra's picture

History For Dummies

1. Before Dubya: Luciferians try to create Greater Israel

2. Dubya + Obama: Luciferians switch to trying to create Greater Iran

3. Trump: Small Israel, Small Iran

Russia and China agree with Trump on #3. No wars necessary. Iran and Israel have to comply.

Trump is sick and tired of Iranian militias in Syria, possibly supporting ISIS.

Davidduke2000's picture

I always suspec ted you are an idiot you just confirmed it.

the Sunnis isis in bed with Shia Iran??? LOL

I guess you never visited the middle east except on you tube to understand the hatred between the Shia and the Sunnis. 

aardvarkk's picture

Muslims are some of the most anti-Muslim people in the world.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Yeah, IranContra appears to be off his antipsychotic medications.

Vuke's picture

No, NO !  He's been taking double and triple doses. Can't get them to work.

aardvarkk's picture

I honestly don't get the enmity between Iran and Israel.  They don't even share a border, and neither is a "superpower", or even a regional hegemon.  WTF is up with that?  All they need to do is both look the other way and they can't really get in each other's way too much.  Of course, that seems to be the case for MOST Muslim countries I guess...not to mention half the commentariat here.

IranContra's picture

Iran is Satan's last tool for starting wars. Khomeini is Rothschild's agent exporting war and terror:

Khomeini's controller was a British agent

The question is: what are Iranian militias and proxies doing in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, ...?

Iran is not peaceful. Never was.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

The patient's hallucinations! Haloperidol and electroshock!

IranContra's picture

Iran overran the village and its small Iraqi garrison on 15 March 1988. The gassing took place on 16 March and onwards... "The great majority of the victims seen by reporters and other observers who attended the scene were blue in their extremities. That means that they were killed by a blood agent, probably either cyanogens chloride or hydrogen cyanide. Iraq never used and lacked any capacity to produce these chemicals. But the Iranians did deploy them. Therefore the Iranians killed the Kurds."

Iran Gassed the Kurds in 1988

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Old style, familiar style, and most importantly - not a word of truth. As usual.

aelfheld's picture

Paul's always been a bit unhinged but now he's turned into the proverbial crazy aunt in the basement.

aardvarkk's picture

Yeah, telling the actual truth about things does seem to be relegated to crazy aunts in basements lately.

Caloot's picture

Unhinged..?   Your a moron

JustPrintMoreDuh's picture

Yay ... war with Russia :)

Fed-up with being Sick and Tired's picture

The war mongers are moving in hard.

Davidduke2000's picture

Putin has to set the rules fast and impose no flying zone in Syria, he is the boss in Syria and should not allow anybody to set shop in an independent country regardless what the reasons atre. shoot down any plane regardless the origin.

oldguyonBMXbike's picture

This was all McCain and Hillary's work. They imported these chemical weapons into Syria from Libya

lik1999's picture

This pile of crap did not go through in 2014 and it won't go through today, there will be piece in Syria and Middle East......


and then, I woke up..



barysenter's picture

The minions of Obama and Clinton did this. You can bet they got permission for it.

Deep Snorkeler's picture

Korea, Iraq and Afghan-Nam,

I don't believe this is a scam.

Our Treasury is broke, but we'll settle the score,

Decades of war and a little more.

MilwaukeeMark's picture

The plan is to overwhelm Trump with so many crisises, all the while bogging him down domestically with fake investigations, cutting the legs out of his support group, and obstructionist politicians who are invested in the deep state agenda ... that some how they can sneak in a war. I can't believe my relatives who "RESIST" Trump and don't see what useful idiots they are. The self rightous left has become the Neo-Con war party now.  A world gone crazy!

Ghordius's picture

what, from US-centric to Trump-centric?

most of those crises were there before Trump got elected, world wide

meanwhile, the "neocons"... well, that "con" always stood for "conservative", didn't it?

we were all more surprised with the ease how the neo-cons were able to push Obama/theDems around, actually

and when I say "all", I mean the Russians and the Chinese, too

nope, world as crazy/not as before. the US, you might be able to judge better then me

Ace006's picture

"Conservative" was camouflage, a flag of convenience. 

IridiumRebel's picture

Pack it in folks. The neocons are in control. I suggest you get your shit together.

Ghordius's picture

first Clinton, second Clinton. they were fopping him for just throwing a few Tomahawk missiles, and nothing else, remember?

there was a reason why everybody thought that Obama's presidency would have been a peaceful one

man from glad's picture

A voice of experience and reason - thank you Ron Paul

shortonoil's picture

Lord; we have got some pretty nasty critters in this government. It is sort of like being ruled by a pack of rabbid dogs.

numapepi's picture

This story has all the hallmarks of "Problem, Reaction, Solution."

The problem is... Assad using a chemical weapon, when it is the exact opposite of his best interest to do so. The group that benefits are ISIS, and the last chemical weapon attack in Syria that was blamed in Assad at the time, was actually ISIS.

The Reaction is... world condemnation of Assad, for attacking women and children, instead of the people that actually launched the attack. benefiting ISIS.

The solution... funding ISIS and providing close air support so they can reestablish their caliphate, er... overthrow Assad.

The world is further destabilized, creating fear in the people, leading te people to turn to global governance... Problem, Reaction, Solution.

ISIS and the globalists win... again.

dogmete's picture

Anyone besides me suspect that the neocon-bankster cabal was directly behind this attack?

Vuke's picture

Working on a journalist friend to even consider it.  Funny about journalists. "Facts" come from White House announcements

the CIA or neo-con funded think tanks.  Never, ever, from common sense.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


Working on a journalist friend to even consider it.

Throw the following link his way. It's by far the most detailed and sensible account I've seen of who and what started the war in Syria, plus it's extensively sourced.

The Revolutionary Distemper in Syria That Wasn’t

Ace006's picture

The "attack" was like the starting gun. The anti-Assad message instantly went forth across the land with the enlightened speaking? as with one voice.

"They're off!!"

rejected's picture

Americans are so stupid the war mongers just play the same old WMD, Yellow Cake, Sarin Gas, he's a thug  bullshit over and over as it's the best their teency minds can conceive. 

Anyone here see any change from the Bush, Obama administration morons and our newly elected morons?  Different faces,,, different names,,,Same-old stupid war shit

Four more freaking years of war, waR, WAR, insanity.

Ace006's picture

Great bumper sticker in Iowa: "I'm already against the next war."

Stranger_in_a_Strange_Land's picture

I think that the stupidity goes even beyond what you describe, that "same old WMD, Yellow Cake, Sarin Gas, he's a thug bullshit over and over..."

We also hear ad infitum, "Putin kills journalists," if one happens to drop dead of a simple heart attack," killed by Putin is taken immediately has cold fact by the idiots.  Yet here, if Gary Webb gets a double tap in the skull, it's a suicide.  If Hastings' car explodes mid-street, as witnesses retell, hurtling the engine block hundreds of feet down the roadway, defying all physics of how fast/how hard a vehicle could have hit a tree to cause that same engine trajectory, through the metal of its compartment/bolts to the frame, he was high on drugs.  Though the circumstances and the high plausibility they torqued some high echelons of 'important' people with their reporting dirt makes it very possible that physics were not actually defied, but rather they were assassinated by 3rd parties, or with explosives in Hastings case, that's crazy, whack conspiracy theory.

Or the fact the U.S. imprisons more people than ANYONE in the world, set records for how many are exonerated decades later as falsely imprisoned, "we are free."  Or the government snatches property from anyone, through 'civil forfeiture' to the tune of billions each year, more than actual criminals take, yet with no actual criminal charges and no recourse to get it back, "we are free."

Or our government poisons entire towns/cities, with no consequence, it's never our TOP government official/AKA known as the President's fault, or beats the shit out of protestors, or literally beats to death some poor, unarmed Kelly Thomas dude because he didn't put his feet out the way the police liked, "we are a free, loving democracy," but if Pussy Riot is arrested for violently disrupting an otherwise peacable church gathering, Putin is a democracy hating thug that oppresses.

If we envelope the world with nearly 1,000 miliary bases, and slaughter reporters, weddings, kids in cafes, farmers in a field, we are promoting democracy, protecting freedom, and Russia is the world aggressor.

The list goes on...but no matter how many times U.S. citizens are slapped in the face with incontrovertible evidence or overwhelmingly suspect circumstantial, the thugs are Putin, Assad, Gaddafi, Chavez, etc.

Idiots galore.

Bavarian's picture

Jesus Christ, DJT, replace Bannon with Ron Paul immediately.  Sadly, one of the few remaining sane voices we have left. 

Of course it makes absolutley no sense for Assad to have done this.  And DJT can be so easily swayed by a made-up video.  God help us. 


Don't let the neocons play to your emotions.  F them!

dogmete's picture

It's pretty obvious the neocons and war profiteers have already gotten Trump completely under their thumb. Trump didn't even put up a fight.

TeethVillage88s's picture

Good advice... but maybe there is a place for Bannon as close counsel.

Zero-Hegemon's picture

Chemical gas attack had only one objective, to force Trump's hand on Syria, whiich will utimately spark a wider war with Russia.

These fuckers never sleep.