KW: The excuse for Trump ordering the firing 118 cruize missiles into Syria was a chemical attack against his own people committed by Syrian President Assad. Indeed this narative still fills mainstream media’s assertions on chat shows in the U.S. today so Carlson is really stepping into unknown territory in presenting the revelation of the false nature of the narrative. He will be attacked for sure.
Carlson boldly went where no mainstream TV host had gone before, unpacking the explosive story of April 2018’s Douma “chemical weapons attack.” While the “attack” was attributed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by an altered report from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, two whistleblowers within the group accused it of omitting evidence to craft a misleading narrative – a fact that has never crossed the lips of US media until Monday night.
“America almost attacked a country and killed untold thousands of people over an attack that may never have happened in the first place – that powerful people may very well have been lying about,” Carlson told his audience, replaying footage of his show from the days following the attack to show he’d always been suspicious it had happened as reported.
“There was no real reason why Assad would make an attack at this stage, because he was already capturing most of Douma and was about to capture the rest of it. He didn’t need to go in for a chemical gas attack at that stage,” Guardian journalist Jonathan Steele told Carlson, echoing what alt-media journalists have been screaming to the skies since the dubious “attack” went down in April 2018 – a point of view which has nevertheless been exiled from mainstream news.
“We’ve been lied to. We’ve been manipulated. We knew it at the time,” Carlson said, expressing a sliver of hope that other shows would follow his lead and cover the story.
Adding insult to injury, Carlson proceeded to shred the sanctimonious Ukrainegate narrative in another segment of his show, asking former Hillary Clinton adviser Richard Goodstein “Why is it worse to ask about [Hunter Biden taking millions of dollars from Ukrainian energy firm Burisma] than it is to do it?”