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Ben Rhodes admitted the U.S. helped arming jihadists in Syria

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posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 03:21 PM
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The title of the article is “Someone finally asked Obama administration officials to own up to the rise of ISIS and arming jihadists in Syria” but it was too long.

No breaking news here.

Just more confirmation that the Obama administration was the bloodiest who ever step a foot in America.

Ben Rhodes, former Assistant to the President Obama and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, and a master in choosing the right words, sheepishly answered in the affirmative when Mehdi Hasan asked about the Obama administration "bolstering jihadists".


In a wide ranging interview titled “Confronting the Consequences of Obama’s Foreign Policy” The Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan put the question to Ben Rhodes, who served as longtime deputy national security adviser at the White House under Obama and is now promoting his newly published book, The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House.


Audio of the interview.

And here’s the transcript of the key parts:



MH: Did you intervene too much in Syria? Because the CIA spent hundreds of millions of dollars funding and arming anti-Assad rebels, a lot of those arms, as you know, ended up in the hands of jihadist groups, some even in the hands of ISIS.

Your critics would say you exacerbated that proxy war in Syria; you prolonged the conflict in Syria; you ended up bolstering jihadists.


Rhodes initially rambles about his book and “second guessing” Syria policy in avoidance of the question. But Hasan pulls him back with the following: “Oh, come on, but you were coordinating a lot of their arms.”

The two spar over Hasan’s charge of “bolstering jihadists” in the following key section of the interview, at the end of which Rhodes reluctantly answers “yeah…” — but while trying to pass ultimate blame onto US allies Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia (similar to what Vice President Biden did in a 2014 speech):


MH: Oh, come on, but you were coordinating a lot of their arms. You know, the U.S. was heavily involved in that war with the Saudis and the Qataris and the Turks.

BR: Well, I was going to say: Turkey, Qatar, Saudi.

MH: You were in there as well.

BR: Yeah, but, the fact of the matter is that once it kind of devolved into kind of a sectarian-based civil war with different sides fighting for their perceived survival, I think we, the ability to bring that type of situation to close, and part of what I wrestled with in the book is the limits of our ability to pull a lever and make killing like that stop once it’s underway.


MintPress says it's the first time a major media organization has directly asked a high ranking foreign policy adviser from the Obama administration to own up to the years long White House support to jihadists in Syria.

Source

More here:

How America Armed Terrorists in Syria

What are your thoughts, ATS?
edit on 25/6/2018 by vinifalou because: (no reason given)

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posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: vinifalou

I thought Obama had no scandals during his 2 terms?

I've counted a couple... Fast & Furious
IRS Targeting Certain Companies
Benghazi
Hezbollah
Any others? I'm sure I'm missing some (Not even getting into Libya or Yemen)


Now this.



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 03:32 PM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: vinifalou

I thought Obama had no scandals during his 2 terms?


Aww, silly, who told you that?




posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 03:34 PM
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Duh.
I reiterate. "Duh!"



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: vinifalou




Aww, silly, who told you that?


You know who
www.newsweek.com...



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 04:14 PM
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I knew we were going to go into Syria during W Bush.

I remember watching news for a few days, while deployed in the early 2000s, and for about a week all the talking heads started everywhere "Syria, Syria, Syria..." Shep Smith and a bunch of others. And not just FOX, the whole gamut of MSM picked up and started with Syria -- out of nowhere.

And then a week later they just stopped.

And I remember thinking, alright, we're definitely going to Syria but someone effed up and released the propaganda too soon. Or something changed in the background and we could not go on at the time. It was very odd.

That was one NWO President. Followed by another NWO President, Obama, who continued down the same path.



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 04:15 PM
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Isis is almost fully defeated and Democrats rise up to take their place. That's very troubling.



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 05:59 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
Isis is almost fully defeated and Democrats rise up to take their place. That's very troubling.


Interesting take.

Actually, very troubling.

But hey, ISIS and ultra conservatives like you have a few more things in common than democrats do, just remember that.

For example, your views on homosexuality.





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