Sky News cuts off top British general after he asks ‘Why would Syria launch a gas attack now?'
Added 04-13-18 03:37:03pm EST - “UK broadcaster Sky News cut short Major-General Jonathan Shaw, formerly one the British Army’s most senior officers, in mid-sentence, as he cast doubt on London’s narrative on the alleged Syrian government gas attack in Douma.” - Rt.com
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MUST WATCH: Former head of British Armed Forces gets cut off by Sky when he goes off-script on Syria! pic.twitter.com/zy7FRWbWQ5
News presenter Samantha Washington asked Shaw a narrowly-worded question, asking if Russian denials about the government’s responsibility would mean it’s necessary for any UK intervention in Syria to be approved by parliament.
But Shaw, who retired in 2012 to become a security expert, wanted to take the discussion back a step.
“Quite apart from all that, the debate that seems to be missing from this is… What possible motive could have triggered Syria to launch this chemical attack at this time in this place?” he asked.
"The Syrians are winning, don’t take my word for it, take the American military’s word for it,” Shaw said.
Very clear that @SkyNews expected General Shaw to trot out the usual hawkish rhetoric of former armed forces commanders— Ron Dickinson (@ron_dickinson) April 13, 2018
Gen Shaw not unreasonably thought he was invited to share opinions & did so
Didn't fit Tory / Sky News world view, so plug pulled
Sorted - except for Twitter!!
Right?? Is it because they would have hard time dismissing him as an "Hysterical Corbynite who has no idea what he is talking about"? Probably. Between him, the former Ambassador and Merkel refusing to intervene, it's becoming more difficult by the day to justify intervention!— Audrey (@AudreyAurus1) April 13, 2018
Absolutely utterly astounding. Spread this mightily— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) April 13, 2018
???????? love it. pic.twitter.com/n0OKi229VI— Russell (@Russtybee) April 13, 2018
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