Fox News Host: We Tolerate Saudi Atrocities in Yemen, So Why Not Assad's in Syria?

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Tucker Carlson questions the legitimacy of Syrian gas attacks
Tucker Carlson questions the legitimacy of Syrian gas attacks on his Fox News program, April 9, 2018Credit: Screen shot

Fox News host Tucker Carlson let loose an epic rant arguing against U.S. military involvement in Syria after the latest chemical attack in the country. The Saturday attack, which left dozens dead, has yet to be answered by the U.S. or other Western governments, but Donald Trump has vowed that Assad will "pay a heavy price." 

Carlson's rant called into question whether or not Assad was responsible for the chemical attack, claiming it was not in his interest, and Carlson even went as far as to suggest a similar attack last year was a false flag and the U.S. response was a clear mistake.

“All the geniuses tell us that Assad killed those children, but do they really know that? Of course they don't really know that, they are making it up,” Carlson said during his opening monologue. “They have no real idea what happened. Actually, both sides in the Syrian civil war possess chemical weapons.”

"Starting a new war overthrowing Assad's regime in Syria would result in chaos many thousands would die, in fact we might likely see the genocide of one of the last remaining Christian communities in the Middle East."

Tucker Carlson questions the legitimacy of Syrian gas attacks

“Please keep in mind this is the same story they told us last April. Do you remember that? It was almost exactly a year ago,” he argued. “The new administration announced it was no longer seeking to depose Assad from power. Regime change was no longer our policy. The usual war chorus in Washington starting yelping, and he used sarin gas. There was video. We bombed a Syrian air base in response to that.”

Carlson aslo argued that Americans tolerate atrocoties overseas all the time, arguing, “In Yemen right now the Saudis are causing that famine should we drop tomahawks on Riyadh.”

“Propaganda,” he claimed. “We have seen this movie before and know how it ends.”

"How would [gassing civilians] benefit Assad?" Carlson asked, calling instant calls for a response "foreign policy by viral video."

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