Ron Paul says chemical attack in Syria was a ‘false flag’

Former US congressman Ron Paul has said that a reported chemical weapons attack in Syria was a “false flag” likely carried out by the US-backed militant groups.

Ron Paul says chemical attack in Syria was a ‘false flag’

Washington has accused the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of launching a chemical attack against militant strongholds on August 21, and is preparing for what it calls a retaliatory military response.

“We are not really positive who set off the gas,” Paul, a long-time Republican representative from Texas, said during a Fox News interview filmed Wednesday.

“The group that is most likely to benefit from that is al-Qaeda. They ignite some gas, some people die and blame it on Assad,” he noted.

Paul said that the case for a military intervention in Syria resembles the scenario used prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq when the US accused the Saddam Hussein regime of having an active “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD) program. The intelligence was later discredited.

“Just look at how many lies were told us about Saddam Hussein prior to that buildup. More propaganda. It happens all the time,” he stated. “I think it’s a false flag. I think really, indeed,” Paul said, referring to the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria.

The US released an intelligence report on Friday claiming the Syrian government was responsible for the chemical attack. The Syrian government has strongly rejected the allegation.

On Saturday, President Barack Obama, who had previously described the use of chemical weapons as a “red line”, announced that he had decided Washington should attack Syria. The president, however, said he would seek congressional approval for an attack.



4 Responses

  1. 5 War Veteran says:

    I have been saying this since the beginning but when Ron Paul says it people will listen. Well I hope so.

  2. Ascot says:

    When someone uses names such as, Barry Soetoro, Harrison J.Bounel, and Bari Shabazz, travels to countries off limits to U.S. Citizens and then ends up being President of the United States of America, is in itself quite AMAZING!
    So what would stop an individual such as that from consorting with so-called rebels by supplying them with the required chemical weapons to use against the civilian population, thereby giving Obama an excuse to attack Assad and have his friends, the Islamic Brotherhood, aka Al Qaeda take over as they did in Egypt, who then immediately starting enforcing Sharia Law, the burning of churches and killing Coptic Christians?

    So much for Obama’s Arab Spring.

    A teleprompter is a necessary tool for Obama to follow each and every script prepared for him by the string pullers in the background. If he was ever turned loose and permitted to speak off the cuff, even such as Chris Mathews with a thrill running up his leg wouldn’t be able cover for him.
    Obama said that the so-called Rev. Jeremiah Wright had been his spiritual leader for over twenty years and he never once heard Wright saying things that were there for EVERYONE else to both see and hear.

    “No! No! No! Not god bless America! God damn America”.

    The greatest con game in all of human history, has been pulled on the greatest nation in all of human history: a BIG well done, Barack Hussein Obama ….or, whoever you really are.

  3. charles allan says:

    One honest politician so far

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