Former Richard Nixon speechwriter Pat Buchanan floated the notion that the reported use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army in their civil war against rebel fighters was a false flag operation designed to give western powers an excuse to intervene.
“This thing reeks of a false flag operation,” Buchanan told Newsmax. “I would not understand or comprehend that Bashar al-Assad—no matter how bad a man he may be—would be so stupid as to order a chemical weapons attack on civilians in his own country, when the immediate consequences of which might be that he would be at war with the United States.”
Buchanan added that he “didn’t know for sure” if the chemical weapons attack was a false flag or not.
Secretary of State John Kerry said earlier this week that the United States was convinced al-Assad had used chemical weapons in an attack that killed almost 1,500 Syrian citizens, one-third of them children.
Buchanan is not the only American politician to doubt the veracity of this claim. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wondered if the chemical weapons had in fact been used by rebel fighters.
Listen to the full clip below, via Newsmax:
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