Last week Donald Trump made the stunning, and relatively accurate, statement that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were in essence the co-founders of ISIS.
Hillary spearheaded the destruction of Libya, and oversaw the weapons rat line from Libya to Syria in an attempt to overthrow the Assad government. The weaponisation of Syrian “moderate” forces (aka Al Qaeda) backfired on Clinton when the “moderates” suddenly decided to be less moderate and more radical (aka ISIS).
Obama for his part was completely complacent, unwilling to challenge Clinton’s poor foreign policy decisions. The White House continued to invest in the destabilisation of Syria for years, rather than focus on the destruction of the radical ISIS caliphate they helped weaponise.
It took a Russian intervention (under the legal invitation of the Syrian government) to finally place focus on destroying ISIS, and away from the “Assad must go” Obama mantra.
Let us never forget that the Assad government was and still is the internationally recognized government of Syria, and the Syrian army, was and still is, doing the hard work of fighting ISIS on the ground…even as Obama continues to provide weapons to various
radical “moderate” forces.
This well documented background of the formation of ISIS falls on deaf ears when it comes to how Hillary, and her liberal-progressive-warmonger surrogates, spin the story.
In the video below, the Clinton machine jumps the shark in a ridiculous manner by having Missouri Democratic Senator, and Clinton surrogate Claire McCaskill, attempt to explain to Fox News Sunday that Trump and Putin are the real founders of ISIS.
McCaskill’s stupidity starts at the 7:00 minute mark. Even Fox New’s Chris Wallace had to hold back his laughter at the Senator’s absurd statement.
This interview shows just how uninformed, and amazingly dumb the progressive left truly is.
This may very well be the stupidest sh** you will hear coming out of the mouth of what should be an intelligent women. Nonetheless here is what Claire McCaskill said…
“It was also important to realize that [Syrian President Bashar al] Assad, by what he did in his country, allowed ISIS to move into…Syria and get strongholds and recruit. That was the work and support of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, who is Trump’s best buddy. So you can say Trump and his friend Putin are the founder of ISIS, which probably would be more accurate than calling out the commander in chief in that way.”
Zeroehdge does not waste anytime tearing apart McCaskill with something the Hillary campaign simply hates…documented facts:
The Missouri senator said there are a lot of reasons that ISIS rose up, citing a status of forces agreement that President George W. Bush negotiated. “We couldn’t leave our troops in Iraq, even if the president wanted to, because the parliament in Iraq was refusing to give them immunity,” McCaskill said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“Now, Trump probably thinks the SOFA … is a gilded couch at Mar-a-Lago. He probably doesn’t even know what SOFA is, but that was a very relevant part of the this,” she said.
McCaskill added that Trump’s comments related to ISIS are “disrespectful to the military that is out there fighting ISIS everyday.” “When they hear a presidential candidate try to act like that our president is on the bad guy’s side,” she said, “how do you think that makes them feel as they’re out there in the field fighting?”
While McCaskill has a right to an opinion, it does appear to conflict with the content of the infamous declassified 2012 Pentagon memo, we presented last May, which exposed that the US-backed anti-Assad coalition at the time was spearheaded by al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and the Islamic State of Iraq that soon after cobbled together to form the Islamic State terror network. The report revealed that while the United States refused to directly aide and support AQI and ISI pursuant to restrictions imposed by domestic anti-terror laws, State Department and Pentagon officials were well aware that the so-called ‘moderate’ rebels were intertwined with the terrorist militants who were the vanguard of the fighting force.
“AQI, through the spokesman of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), Abu Muhammad al-Adnani… is calling on the Sunnis in Iraq, especially the tribes in the border regions (between Iraq and Syria), to wage war against the Syrian regime,” said the report.
It continued: “Opposition forces are trying to control the eastern areas (Hasaka and Der Zor) adjacent to the Western Iraqi provinces (Mosul and Anbar), in addition to neighboring Turkish borders. Western countries, the Gulf States and Turkey are supporting these efforts.”
In a strikingly prescient prediction, the Pentagon document explicitly forecasts the declaration of “an Islamic State through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria”.
“There is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in Eastern Syria (Hasak and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want,” in what can only conceivably be construed as a call for the formation of a Daesh “caliphate” in Syria.
And then there was the documented admission by US ally Saudi Arabia, and specifically what its late foreign minister told John Kerry in 2014. “After the Iraqi city of Mosul fell to a lightning Isis offensive in 2014, even the late Prince Saud al-Faisal, the respected Saudi foreign minister, remonstrated with John Kerry, US secretary of state, that “Daesh [Isis] is our [Sunni] response to your support for the Da’wa” — the Tehran-aligned Shia Islamist ruling party of Iraq.”
As a reminder, the person in charge of US foreign policy during the period in question was Hillary Clinton.
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