US State Senator Says Zero Probability Assad Government Launched Gas Attack
US State Senator from Virginia Richard Black said that there is zero chance that President Bashar Assad authorized the use of chemical weapons in Syria considering he had no motive to do so as he is on the verge of defeating Takfiris across the country.
“I give the probabilities of Syria launching the Syrian gas attack a zero probability,” Black told Sputnik on Friday.
“I think there’s absolutely no chance that they [Syrian government] did it because there is nothing on earth to gain and in exchange he would incur the wrath of the whole world. So it didn’t happen. I know that it didn’t happen.”
Black said he defied anyone to explain a motive for why Assad would snatch defeat from the jaws of victory considering across the country the Syrian army and its allies are defeating the Takfiris everywhere.
“Why on earth would the President of Syria decide to authorize a chemical attack on a handful of civilians walking down the street?” the state senator asked rhetorically.
There is no rational reason, Black added, to back accusations that Assad used chemical weapons against civilians as strategic means to defeat opposition forces.
Black explained that it is more likely the Syrian government would use chemical weapons against mass armored formations and heavily fortified enemy positions or to blunt enemy assaults into places like Hama, assuming they actually possessed the capability.
“We’re [United States] not even sure he [Assad] has chemical weapons,” Black stressed.