At the time, the AP reported that neither the State Department nor the Pentagon or intelligence agencies seemed to know anything about it.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned that any attack on citizens of Syria would be automatically blamed on Assad (as well as Russia and Iran).
It seems Trump is ready for a massive attack on the Syrian government — coincidentally just a day after a major piece by Seymour Hersh showed that the US intelligence community knew that the April “chemical attack” was no such thing but that Trump launched 59 Tomahawk missiles anyway.
Trump constantly accuses CNN of purveying “fake news,” but he has shown himself to also be a master at fake news. Something they have in common.
More in today’s Liberty Report:
Trump's Super Fake Syria News: More US Attacks Expected- YouTube
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