Julian Assange, in a bout of skepticism, says that the leader of the Syrian government, President Bashar al-Assad, may not have been behind the chemical weapons attack last week. He is insisting that people call these chemical attacks “ALLEGED” from now on.
Assange is making the argument that Assad would not use chemical weapons against his own people, with the mindset that no one benefits from this attack. Well, he is making a big assumption with this statement in thinking that Assad is of sound mind, because, in truth, anyone who uses chemical weapons has to be some type of crazy.
Even with his new kooky theory, Assange admits that “it is theoretically possible that Assad has done it,” in reference to the chemical warfare against his own people, so if someone like liberal Assange thinks ‘it’s possible’ then let’s just say… it’s probably more than likely.
“Look, it doesn’t pass the smell test from a who benefits point-of-view,” he said. “Now, sometimes people do stupid things. So, it is theoretically possible that Assad has done it. But, unfortunately, the CIA has no credibility in this area.”
Assange as long as questions remain about who was responsible, the proper term for journalists he argued should be “alleged” when referring to Assad being behind the attacks.
“[U]ntil we see public evidence, we have to simply say ‘alleged,’” Assange added.
“And I’m quite disturbed to see the number of journalists in The New York Times and elsewhere simply saying that there was such an attack. That’s something that the U.S. administration is alleging. We don’t know what the evidence is.”