@freedom_faction - Thoughts?
When reports claimed that a chemical attack killed 70 civilians in #Syria earlier this month, the #Trumpadministration was quick to place the blame on the #Syrian government—despite having no evidence—and they claimed that the horror of such an atrocity deserved retaliation in the form of targeted airstrikes.
While the #UnitedStates military maintained that the 120 missiles launched in the attack destroyed a facility that was used to produce chemical weapons, witnesses on the ground in #Douma, Syria, claimed that the airstrikes actually destroyed a cancer research facility.
U.S. intelligence officials have since admitted that the attack was carried out despite the fact that the United States had no proof that the Syrian government had carried out a sarin gas attack. Instead, the U.S. acted before an investigation could be conducted, and as is usually the case with reported gas attacks in Syria, proof has yet to be found to show that President #BasharalAssad was responsible.
If the idea that a government would use chemicals to kill dozens of its own citizens is so abhorrent that the U.S. would risk #WorldWar3 to take a stand against it, then it must mean that the U.S. would never do the same thing to its own citizens, for fear that it could be subjected to a similar response from another country—right?
However, on April 19, 1993, there was a government that used chemical weapons on its own people, and nearly 80 men, women, and children died as a result. But the attack was not carried out by the Syrian government and it did not happen in the Middle East. It took place in #Waco, #Texas, and it was perpetrated by the #UnitedStates government.
It all started as the government began looking for ways to obtain a warrant to search the 77-acre plot occupied by a group called the #BranchDavidians when they heard rumors that the mysterious #cult was stockpiling weapons and modifying them with illegal parts in preparation for the end of the world. More in comments