A live broadcast by Sky News 13.04.2018 is rudely cut short by the media presenter as British Major General Jonathan Shaw, a former commander of British Forces in the Iraq war, questions why Assad would launch a “chemical attack” at a point in history when he has won the war in Syria.
Shaw states that “the debate that seems to be missing from us is what possible motive might have triggered Syria, at this time, in this place? You know, the Syrians are winning.”
“Don’t take my word for it, take American Military’s word for it. General Joseph Votel, the head of CentCom (General Joseph Votel, the commander of US Central Command) said to Congress the other day that Assad has won this war and we need to face that.”
“And you got the statement or tweet by Trump last week that America had finished ISIL and “we’re going to pull out soon”, and then suddenly….”
The Major General is at this point cut short by the Sky News media presenter and the interview abruptly stops.