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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BenBache's picture

If Trump goes to war based on this report he should resign as a Russian spy who won the election with Putin's help. Didn't the same CIA who told Trump about these fake gas attacks tell him about the Russian spy deal?  If you believe one you have to believe the other, right?

Able Ape's picture

During war, the other side is ALWAYS bombing hospitals...Where in the hell do they get all these hospitals?...

Hillarys Server's picture

I think the deep state pre-packages the hospital and Sarin gas together as a set, a two-fer.

You just drop the self assembling "hospital plus Sarin" package from a low altitude helicopter and it pops up in the desert like those fairy tale pop up books.

A pre-gassed desert hospital. Pretty standard.

Kat Daddy's picture

This is not the policy that Trump ran on, he said he would reduce our involvement in the ME and make nice with Russia!  Must have finally found those compromising photos of DJT in delecto.  I must announce that I have never been satisfied or even proud of any presidential vote, they always say one thing, then do the exact opposite, this Nikki Haley has to go.

BadDog's picture

I still have a photograph sitting in my study from a meeting of the Mises Institute meeting on Jekyll Island some years ago. It holds a special place in my memories.  His luncheon speech was radical and illuminating.  I believe him to be a man of sound character, which means he had zero chance in his run for the presidency.  President Trump, I knew Ron Paul and believe me, you are no Ron Paul.  I supported you because of one thing...Hillary Clinton.  If you go to war with Syria because you are either too gullible and mislead, or you were all along a deep state agent, then you will lose all support that you have from those of us who want see an end to the welfare/warfare state.  Then the jackals will have you.

Brazen Heist's picture

Sorry to say this but, Ron makes Trump look like a fucking retard.

marcusfenix's picture

And there is the question the media refuses to ask or even explore.

Why would Assad do something this stupid at the worst possible time for him to do it? Instead they just push the agenda and report on a predetermined narrative that is completely devoid of fact, evidence or even common sense. 

We have seen this all before, they ran the exact same game before invading Iraq and destroying Lybia to name a few. 

And Trump is turning out to be everything we feared from a hitlery presidency especially in terms of foreign policy. Which just proves the rhetoric may change but the teleprompter remains the same.

Hemiskull's picture

Latest Statement from Assad


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the bloody militancy plaguing his homeland is aimed at protecting the common interests of Israel and its partners, stressing that the “only option” left to save the nation is “victory” against foreign-backed terrorists. Presstv April 6/17

wdg's picture

Ask yourself. Who has motive, means and a history of terrorism without a shred of humanity? In other words, who benefits? Answer: Israel and its powerful Lobby throughout the Western World and particularly in the US. Trump's response speaks volumes about who really controls the US. 

kalboking's picture

Definitely those slimy jews jews and isis slaughter children

shrimpythai's picture

"He said that the West lacked objective evidence, and that materials presented by the White Helmets, a Syrian humanitarian group, did not suffice as proof."

happened on the NYT tonight so kept on an opera tab for reading the real fake news - air strike at 11: am but locals say 6:30 am it happened - an of course White Helmuts aarrghh - yes they are for sure "reliable" witnesses - taking 20+ million from us and other governments ( and saying on their website they don't take any gov money) - and getting an oscar for the movie

Turkish Minister saying if "Syria knew there was chemicals in the building then they should not have attacked it" is interesting also... 

and of course the nyt debunking article already:








Berspankme's picture

My fear is Trump is completely under the spell of Ivanka and al jared. They are doing goldmans bidding and donald believes everythig his daughter tells him

One of We's picture

Trump can:

-stop military adventurism and force congress to declare war if they really want to invade Syria and build a pipeline for their cronies

-instruct DOJ to investigate pay-for-play, pizzagate, illegal surveillance

-clean up the spy agencies and turn them back to defending US national interests

-nominate constructionist SCOTUS judges


Trump can't:

-fix healthcare

-fix tax code

-fix the budget

-fix monetary policy

-force selfish, lazy, mind controlled idiots, to stop voting for Mcain, Grahm, Mconnel, Ryan, Murkowski, Pelosi, Feinstein, etc., aka, the swamp....


Syria is Trump's litmus test for me though.  If he picks up where Obama left off I'll just have to be happy that Cankles has a chance to die in the years before the next election.....



HumanMan's picture

Every point here deserves an upvote.

Pasadena Phil's picture

It may be the case but so far, citing no evidence, this is purely the personal opinion of Ron Paul. Nothing more. I think Trump would be making a big mistake retaliating but let's at least get the facts first. Taking out ISIS is the main priority not avenging war crimes purportedly committed by a government fighting ISIS.

desertboy's picture

Oh bullshit - it took a full year for the tools to be called out the last time Assad was accused of the same chemical attacks (curiously, once again, right when it would have been the dumbest conceivable act by Assad) by NYT and WaPo (with their "facts") - and when the real "facts" came out, NYT and WaPo, and all the MIC shills, just go silent, and move on to the next lie.  

TheLastTrump's picture

"It may be the case but so far, citing no evidence, this is purely the personal opinion of Ron Paul. Nothing more."

Benito_Camela's picture

A personal opinion is exactly what CNN and all the rest of the maintream news outlets, not to mention the EU, had to go on when they assigned blame to Assad within minutes of the "gas attack".

And it's no coincidence that any talk of false flags or an accidental strike on ISIS or rebel chemicals is buried FAR down the list of Google results starting today. (This was one of the top 5 hits yesterday)


JackMeOff's picture

Wonder if those "White Helmet" hero's (aka CIA funded humanitarians disguised as warriors) were the real instigators of this chemical attack to create what historians will say as todays version of the Gulf of Tonkin moment?

geeves's picture

Good job Ron Paul!

balz's picture

Ron Paul is the best president we never had.

Anarchyteez's picture

Without doubt. And I'm going to repost that.

SystemOfaDrown's picture

One good American Politician. Wish we had a hell of a lot more like him.

Paracelsus's picture

  Easy. Central Banks are about to be slammed with worldwide defaults.

Need a big war to distract the US public, or joe sixpack will start thinking about swinging bankers

and their families from lamp posts.

The one thing that keeps me awake at night is Israeli, Russian and American aircraft in the same

little airspace. Hillary was all for a no-fly zone, which meant war for the planet.

With Russian air cover and Iranian ground troops, this war should have been over a year ago.

The obstacle is ISIS using the locals as human shields.

The potential to destabilize Turkey politically is dangerously high.

Can Europe accept another million refugees?

My take on this is that Russia, Iran and China are about to deploy a gold backed currency

trading bloc as has been outlined in the press. America cannot match this. We cannot go back to

convertability. Also, Russia has paid off her debts, and is now debt free.

Compare this to our debt load. Ask yourself what country can pay a trillion a year in interest alone?

Helmet's picture

Well, now we know Ron Paul is a fuckwit

TheLastTrump's picture

dude that is an effective yet scary avatar

Snaffew's picture

perhaps what this world needs is WWIII.  Nothing like a cleansing of the global population to bring us back to 1950 levels of population---2.5 billion people, so we can begin the cycle of massive consumption and environmental destruction once again.  Light those candles, let's get on with this party!  YeeHaw!

chosen's picture

We can start with Asia and Africa.  Wipe out those continents and we will be back to 1950 global population levels.  I heard neutron bombs just kill organisms, but leave the infrastructure in tact.  Too bad the mad scientists cannot figure out how to just kill humans and leave the other animals (and plants) alive.

HumanMan's picture

I feel as though we are too far along in Asia and Africa to call it a 'start'.

Snaffew's picture

I'm sure they already know how....coming soon once the planet cannot sustain all the humans.  Just a simple air or waterborne virus should do it---one that is partial to proteins in the human dna and not animals.  The bubonic plague is a perfect example.

WinstonSmith1984's picture

Assad did it because he knew nothing would happen after, last week, jackass Nikki Haley and the Trump administration said they wouldn't oust Assad.

Pie's picture

Putin2 is a CIA puppet along with other "Russian leaders" figures

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Tell it to the flat-earthers...

DFCtomm's picture

The diversity of conspiracy theories around here is truly amazing. 32 flavors wouldn't begin to cover it. You sir deserve an upvote for orginality.

chosen's picture

Sure, it is a false flag, and it is stupid of Trump to buy it.  The rebels are getting their asses kicked and will resort to anything to make Assad look bad.  I don't like any of those sandniggers, I loathe Assad, but like Ron Paul said, it doesn't make sense for Assad to do this.

kalboking's picture

assad is white Many syrians are white scumbag

chosen's picture

Assad is a camel-fucking sandnigger.

Collectivism Killz's picture

Wow, with an intellectual argument like that, who could disagree?

Benito_Camela's picture

Upvoted you, but c'mon. There are plenty of those arguments going in other directions that don't get the downvote treatment around here. 

mavenson's picture

Now if you accuse them of this obvious treachorous false flag they will tell you that you support Assad and begin litigating the crimes of his father, suggesting you support both of them 100%. Don't get sucked into that bullshit trap, as someone else mentioned, you can call bullshit on this gas attack and also not support Assad. As we know, all governments are evil but we are seeing a bigger one kicking the shit out of a little one so it's easy to sympathize. Don't let them get you on that bullshit, what a bunch of assholes.

Snaffew's picture

we shouldn't even be there....I'm tired of paying taxes so our gov't can run all over the world installing puppet governments.  I've never received a tax refund...i always have to pay---i've never gotten a tax credit of any kind while i watch jobless, single mothers of 4 collect 14k a year in tax free returns and get subsidized all year long.  this country is completely socialist and oppressive.

HumanMan's picture

When it comes to who benefits, certainly to US deep state and MIC is the highest on the list for number of benefits. This gives them the perfect excuse of fulfilling the regime change plans they made with the leftists, through manipulating both trump and the Republic at large.

Genby's picture

Dry the swamp! Get rid of shabbes-goyim in DC.

Snaffew's picture

get rid of trump while you're at it---he's a bumbling, incompetent fool who has been ansorbed by the borg (MIC)in less than 3 months.  What a fucking patsy!

TheLastTrump's picture

The Russians state that it was Assad planes bombing an ISIS arms dump.


OMG...Ron Paul, or the Russians? Sooooo conflicted. bwahahahaha



BingoBoggins's picture

Straight up honest question. No sass, no wise ass, no snappy repartee.

Why are you here?

Savyindallas's picture

I'm waiting for my other hero  -Pat Buchanan to weigh in. I guarantee he will agree with Dr. paul. Pat is likely to give up on Trump soon  -and admit Trump is just another Goldman Sachs Neocon whore-though not in such direct language. That column should be interesting. I expect it soon.