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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

"He Gassed His Own People!" Yeah, Right!

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"He Gassed His Own People!" Yeah, Right!

Back in May of 2017, The Remnant Underground asked the question: If Syrian President Assad is 'gassing his own people', why do the two million Christians in Syria support him?

Seems as though the media, and certain military bosses, have, since then, had to backpedal on that. According to an AP story:

Secretary of Defense James Mattis: the U.S. has “no evidence” that the Syrian government used the banned nerve agent Sarin against its own people. This assertion flies in the face of the White House (NSC) Memorandum which was rapidly produced and declassified to justify an American Tomahawk missile strike against the Shayrat airbase in Syria.…There were casualties from organophosphate poisoning in both cases; that much is certain. But America has accused Assad of direct responsibility for Sarin attacks and even blamed Russia for culpability in the Khan Sheikhoun tragedy. Now its own military boss has said on the record that we have no evidence to support this conclusion. In so doing, Mattis tacitly impugned the interventionists who were responsible for pushing the “Assad is guilty” narrative twice without sufficient supporting evidence, at least in the eyes of the Pentagon. READ THE FULL REPORT HERE

REMNANT COMMENT: It would seem that, in the case of the U.S. missile strikes against the Shayrat airbase in Syria, the still-new Trump Administration acted under the advice of neocon war hawks, but has perhaps since wisened up. At least let’s hope. The Syrian crisis has been put on the backburner for now, and one can only hope that the American people will remember this the next time that scary little story for children is trotted out---"he gassed his own people". Yeah, right!  


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Michael J. Matt | Editor

Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.