In her first interview after her defeat in the 2016 presidential election by Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton called on the United States to bomb Syria. Only hours later, in lockstep with his formal alleged ‘rival,’ Trump sent 59 Tomahawk missiles hurling into Al-Shayrat air base in Homs, Syria using two US Navy destroyers. This illegal act of war was carried out in less than three months into his presidency on April 4, 2017.
This strike came with zero approval from Congress, zero investigation into the alleged crimes of Assad, and, in spite of Trump’s longstanding history standing against US meddling in Syria.
In true war hawk fashion — following in the footsteps of his predecessor — President Joe Biden, in less than two months into his presidency, launched an airstrike in the same country. Like Trump before him, Biden carried out this act of war with absolutely zero Congressional approval and, according to several sources, without evidence.
Naturally, every mainstream outlet in the country began running with the same narrative handed down to them from the Washington. This was in spite of any clear connection.