by Andrew McCarthy:
The debate on Syria continues to focus like a laser on exactly the wrong issue — whether Assad used chemical weapons. To be sure, as Alan Reynolds argued here yesterday, the Obama administration’s case that he did is underwhelming. More disturbing, Yossef Bodansky lays out evidence that the Assad regime’s alleged sarin attack on August 21 was a deception engineered by the mujahideen rebels who, a week earlier, were already antcipating what he describes as “an imminent escalation in the fighting due to ‘a war-changing development’ which would, in turn, lead to a US-led bombing of Syria.” All that aside, however, the main problem remains what it has always been: Assad’s enemies are enemies of the United States, and helping them does not advance American national security.
And over at PJ Media, McCarthy reminds us of Al Qaeda’s history in regards to chemical weapons.
Listen to Secure Freedom Radio interviews with Robert Zarate, Henry Sokolski, Andy McCarthy, and Gordon Chang on the Syrian issue
- Yossef Bodansky: ‘Did the White House Help Plan the Syrian Chemical Attack?’ (pjmedia.com)
- Rush: Syrians gassed with help from U.S.? (wnd.com)
Mounting evidence raises questions about Syrian chemical weapon attack (worldtribune.com)
Western Signal Intelligence Driving Debate Over Syria (thetower.org)