by WorldTribune Staff, April 16, 2018
For anyone searching for the real reason why the U.S. attacked Syria’s chemical weapons infrastructure, the Hillary Clinton camp has a new theory.
It was Susan Sarandon’s fault.
Clinton’s supporters have savaged Sarandon ever since she backed Jill Stein for president in 2016, with some saying she helped “throw the election to Trump.”
Clinton even addressed the possibility in her book, “What Happened”.
Ex-Hillary Clinton spokesman Jesse Ferguson’s explanation for the April 13 attack on Syria began with a tweet: “(Trump Brain) ‘I gotta make cable news cover something else. And I can’t fire Mueller yet, coverage would be bad. I know! I’ll bomb someone. Bolton, come in here. Bring the mustache.’ ”
He followed that up with another tweet: “I’d like to congratulate Susan Sarandon.”
Sarandon was quick to respond, however, and to remind Ferguson that Clinton had previously called for retaliatory strikes on Syria.
In a tweet, Sarandon linked to a Reuters article from April 6, 2017 in which Clinton was quoted as saying: “I think we should have been more willing to confront Assad. I really believe we should have and still should take out his air fields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them.”
Sarandon, who in the past had been a favorite mark of critics from the right, now finds herself a target of hate from the left for not supporting Clinton.
Sarandon revealed that she faced threats of death and rape from Clinton supporters following the 2016 election.
In a November 2017 interview with The Guardian, Sarandon said she believed the U.S. would already be at war if Clinton had won the election. “I did think she was very, very dangerous. We would still be fracking, we would be at war [if she was president]. It wouldn’t be much smoother. Look what happened under Obama that we didn’t notice.”