While very few people in the media or in government would ever say such a thing, Donald Trump did say it, and he is correct in a certain way.
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, through their actions in Libya and Syria, gave birth and funded ISIS, until the group they once called “moderate rebels” took a life of it’s own, and violently turned on its western masters.
Zerohedge reports that Trump is focusing in on the Obama-Clinton foreign policy mess, that is the middle east:
Obama “founded” ISIS, a statement that has already incited angry rebuttals from the media even if it confirms what a secret Pentagon report revealed last May according to which ISIS was created by the US as a “tool to overthrow the Syrian president.”
“ISIS is honoring President Obama,” he said during a rally in Fort Lauderdale, adding that “He is the founder of ISIS. He founded ISIS.”
He did not spare Hillary either: “I would say the co-founder would be ‘Crooked’ Hillary Clinton,” Trump added of his Democratic rival.
Trump criticized Obama’s decision to withdraw U.S. military forces from the Middle East and leaving behind a void ISIS could fill.
“We should never have gotten out the way we got out,” he said. “We unleashed terrible fury all over the Middle East.” Alternatively, one can argue that the US should have never gotten in but that debate is beyond the scope of this post.
“Instead of allowing some small forces behind to maybe, just maybe, keep it under control, we pulled it out,” the GOP’s presidential nominee added.
“Then Obama came in, and normally you want to clean up and he made a bigger mess. We’re not respected. We’re laughed at all over the world.”
Trump made similar comments last week, when he called Clinton the “founder of ISIS” and said “she should get an award from them.”
Donald Trump calls President Obama the ‘founder of ISIS’ and Hillary Clinton its co-founderhttps://t.co/0VEZ9zBE6o
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