Lately, Tucker Carlson has been my favorite of the Fox News talking heads. Right now, he happens to be the only voice out there who is carefully examining the latest of the USA Must Go To War chorus that sprung up against the alleged “Assad-led” use of chlorine gas against Syrian civilians in a Damascus suburb.
He reminds us that we still do not know if Assad was behind the last attack utilizing poison gas — an attack that occurred just about one year ago. He touches on the rather famous notion, via Sherlock Holmes, of what question to ask before assigning a criminal mind to a particular crime: who benefits? Tucker points out quite rightly that Assad had just heard that Trump was pulling the US out of Syria days before this attack. So why would Assad do this now? Assad may be many things, but stupid is not one of them.
Tucker then points out that there are many reasons to avoid dropping bombs and going into a full-fledged hot war against the people of Syria. Seventy people died in this chlorine gas attack. Should we avenge those deaths by killing thousands or tens of thousands more people? And included in the new number of possible war dead would be the surviving members of one of the only intact Christian communities in the Middle East.
Here is the pertinent video of Carlson’s rant against this new war: