Sky News decided to simply, in a quite bad manner, decided to abruptly cut off a former British Armed Forces commander for questioning the official narrative about the recent chemical attack in Syria.
The former commander just happened to question if the Syrian government led by Bashar al-Assad had any motive at all. As the commander has said, the Syrian government is currently easily winning the fight against insurgents in the area. Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump made the decision to pull all American troops out from Syria, troops who have no permission from the Syrian government to be stationed there.
This new recent chemical attack, provided it was one, could very well reignite tensions in Syria and in the region by not just keeping but increasing the number of U.S. troops and possibly inviting other nations, such as the United Kingdom and France, who will not ask for the permission from the Assad government to enter and stay in the country.
French president, Emmanuel Macron, very recently has claimed to have proof and evidence that the recent attack was, in fact, a chemical attack perpetrated by the Syrian government. Unfortunately, neither we, nor the French people, but perhaps more importantly not even the Syrian government or the U.N. are permitted to examine the mentioned documents – provided that those do exist.
Issues with terrorism in Syria really began after the approval of the Qatar–Turkey pipeline by neighboring countries, a competitor to the Iran–Iraq–Syria pipeline. Since both of these major projects go through Syria, the Syrian government has the choice to decide which of the two will be approved and consequently built. The Qatar–Turkey pipeline is mainly backed by Qatar, Turkey, the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel, while the other one, the Iran–Iraq–Syria pipeline is backed by Russia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria.
The government of Syria will cooperate based on its interest; as a result going with the Iran–Iraq–Syria pipeline. Since Syria is a queasy ally of the Russan Federation and Iran, the government will definitely reject the Qatar–Turkey pipeline which is planned by Israel and Turkey, two of the major rivals of Iran and the Russian Federation.
Since the approval of the Iran–Iraq–Syria pipeline is pretty much a no-brainer, countries like Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United States will do everything in their power, even including funding and arming terrorist organizations, just to have a change of government in Syria which would mean getting some puppet president to sign the Qatar–Turkey pipeline instead of the other, even if that results in a war-torn country and millions of displaced people.
What pretty much nobody talks about is that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is a medical professional having graduated from the medical school of Damascus University, and attended postgraduate studies at the Western Eye Hospital in London, where he specialized in ophthalmology. Assad is more educated than most of the politicians in Europe or in the United States.
His father, Hafez al-Assad, was the president of Syria from 1971 to 2000. Having had a father in office as president for nearly 30 years means that Bashar is not the idealist type, he really knows how he can affect the situation in Syria in a positive way. Just looking at the guy’s pedigree it would be really hard finding somebody at least as experienced as him in Syrian domestic and foreign matters.
He also recognizes that he has major support from Syrians, all he needs to do is to just continue doing what he had been doing and his reelection is inevitable. Unlike Theresa May and Macron he is not a career politician who appeals to citizens with vague promises and half-truths.