America’s allies in France have promised that they will soon have and release proof that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad did in fact carry out the April 4 chemical attack that reportedly killed at least 90 people and injured more than 557.
On French TV Wednesday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said, “We will provide proof that the regime did indeed organize these strikes with chemical weapons,” and added that the analysis is still underway. “In a few days I’ll be able to provide proof.”
If this is true, it would completely shatter Assad’s arguments that the attack was fabricated by conspiracy theory between radical Islamic terrorists and the U.S. government.
“[O]ur impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is hand-in-glove with the terrorists,” he said in an exclusive AFP interview last week. “They fabricated the whole story in order to have a pretext for the attack.”
Assad even went so far as to suggest that photographs from the scene showing the children who died from the attack had also been staged and were “unconvincing.”
“We don’t know whether those dead children were killed in Khan Sheikhun,” he claimed. “Were they dead at all? Who committed the attack if there was an attack? What’s the material? You have no information at all, nothing at all, no one investigated.”
“So every indication is against the whole story, so you can say that this play that they staged doesn’t hold together,” Assad added.
Since the attack on April 6, President Trump has faced a lot of criticism from Syria’s allies, all of whom have blasted him for crossing a so-called “red line.”
“What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines,” a joint command center comprised of Assad’s allies in Russia, Iran and several militias reportedly said in a statement following the attack.
“From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well.”
However, if France comes through here, I imagine these critics will reconsider and quieten down with their ridiculous narrative.