Saturday, April 8, 2017
MSNBC host’s conspiracy theory: What if Putin planned the Syrian chemical attack to help Trump? - The Washington Post
MSNBC host’s conspiracy theory: What if Putin planned the Syrian chemical attack to help Trump? - The Washington Post: A volley of U.S. cruise missiles had barely been launched into Syria before the Internet filled up with fact-free theories about the real reason for an international crisis. A popular one on the right-most fringes: The U.S. government actually carried out the chemical weapons massacre in Syria last week — a “false flag” to trick President Trump into retaliating, thus entangling himself in a foreign war. A slightly more convoluted strain on the left: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the chemical weapons massacre to help Trump — distracting Americans from an investigation into Trump's campaign ties to Russia by provoking the missile strike.