Obama’s Syria Policies

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After years of feckless foreign policy, there remain few options for dealing with Syria. None of them is particularly good.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/04/the_problem_of_syria_and_what_to_do_about_it.html

[A superbly-written, brief recent history of the Syrian nation and the debacle it has become, in large part — and not the least bit surprisingly — due to the Obama/Clinton crime families.]

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2011, Pre-ISIS:

Syria [is now] in civil war

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18417952

and…

Syrian Opposition Council Met with Islamist Cleric

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/11/syrian-opposition-council-means-with-extremist-cleric/print/

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2012:

Islamists Rising in Syria

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/04/02/islamists-rising-in-syria/print/

and…

The Real Story on Syria, and Why It Matters
.. depending on who prevails, Syria will either remain part of the Shi’ite bloc dominated by Iran or become part of the Muslim Brotherhood Sunni bloc.

 http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/02/the_real_story_on_syria_and_why_it_matters.html

and…

Understanding the Syrian revolution [and how ISIS later emerged]

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/04/understanding_the_syrian_revolution.html

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So, what, then, should Barack Obama have done about it?
Exactly the opposite of what he did do about it.

“Nothing could have been done” in Syria?  False, Mr. Obama.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/09/nothing_can_be_done_in_syria_not_true.html

and…

Obama Administration Does it Again!

Empowers Largely Islamist Leadership for Syrian Revolution

http://pajamasmedia.com/barryrubin/2011/10/22/scoop-obama-administration-does-it-again/?print=1

[It was precisely those Islamist rebels who later became ISIS.]

and…

[Obama] focuse[d] on bringing down Assad regime

http://www.smh.com.au/world/us-focuses-on-bringing-down-assad-regime-20120722-22i57.html

and…

Obama administration secretly prepar[ed] options for aiding Islamist Syrian opposition

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/12/28/obama_administration_secretly_preparing_options_for_aiding_the_syrian_opposition

… &

Obama authorize[d] secret U.S. support for Islamist Syrian rebels

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/01/us-usa-syria-obama-order-idUSBRE8701OK20120801

… &

… there have been numerous indications before this that the resistance to the Assad regime is not made up of the democratic pluralists of mainstream media myth.  Not surprisingly, that hasn’t stopped Barack Obama [from  sending them weapons  and other material, bought with your money].

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/robert-spencer/dealing-with-the-devil-in-syria/print/

… &

Obama Arming Our Enemies

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/joseph-klein/arming-our-enemies/print/

… &

“Turkey is facilitating the transport of thousands more Islamist militants into Syria… [and Obama is] fully aware…”

http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/u-s-turning-blind-eye-to-jihadists/print/ 

… &

Helping Islamists Take Syria

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/09/27/helping-islamists-take-syria/print/

and…

Gen. Jones: Obama not enforcing Syria red line a ‘colossal mistake’

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/02/gen_jones_not_enforcing_syria_red_line_a_colossal_mistake.html

… &

Despicable attempts to dodge Obama’s responsibility for Syria’s ‘red line’ failure
“Whatever happened to Obama’s Atrocities Prevention Board, so grandly announced at the Holocaust Museum years ago? The board never met. They were ‘just words.'”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/12/despicable_attempts_to_dodge_obamas_responsibility_for_syria_red_line_default.html

… &

Obama’s Syria Catastrophe
How a cascading series of blunders by the Obama administration helped lead to the present humanitarian crisis.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/264437/obamas-syria-catastrophe-joseph-klein

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2013, Obama’s Syrian-Islamist Snowball Became ISIS:

Obama increase[ed] assistance to Islamist Syrian opposition

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/27/us-syria-crisis-whitehouse-idUSBRE91Q0WB20130227

and…

Americans train[ed] Islamist Syria rebels in Jordan

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/10/us-syria-crisis-rebels-usa-idUSBRE9290FI20130310

and…

[Obama always knew he was supporting Islamist rebels in Syria, even admitting it.]

U.S.: Al Qaeda-linked Group Behind Benghazi Attack Trains Jihadists                                      for Syrian Rebel Groups

http://freebeacon.com/u-s-al-qaeda-linked-group-behind-benghazi-attack-trains-jihadists-for-syrian-rebel-groups/

and…

UK Intel: Al Qaeda and Jihadists in Syria ‘Most Worrying Emerging Terrorist Threat

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/uk-intel-al-qaeda-and-jihadists-syria-most-worrying-emerging

and…

Obama knew he was fighting on al-Qa’ida’s side

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/does-obama-know-hes-fighting-on-alqaidas-side-8786680.html

[With your money]

and…

Al-Qaeda Linked Syrian Rebels Attack Christian Village

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/09/04/Syria-rebels-attack-regime-held-Christian-village

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By 2015 & 16

[Obama’s] CIA-Backed, ‘Vetted Moderate’ Syrians … Now Openly Working with Al-Qaeda

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/05/08/cia-backed-vetted-moderate-syrians-now-openly-working-with-al-qaeda/?print=1

and…

Obama-Backed, ‘Moderate’ Free Syrian Army Threatens To Kill U.S. Special Forces

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2016/09/16/shock-video-us-backed-moderate-free-syrian-army-rebels-threaten-to-kill-embedded-us-special-forces/

and…

Obama-determined Syrian ‘Moderate’ Rebels Flocking to Al-Qaeda After CIA Halts Weapons Pipeline

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2017/02/23/syrian-moderate-rebels-flocking-to-al-qaeda-after-cia-halts-weapons-pipeline/

and…

Video Shows Islamist Syrian Rebel Group That Beheaded Child Still Using Obama-Provided TOW Missiles

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2016/11/22/video-shows-syrian-rebel-group-who-beheaded-child-still-using-cia-provided-tow-missiles/

and…

Another of Obama’s’Vetted Moderate’ Syrian Rebel Groups Officially Partners with Al-Qaeda

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2017/01/28/cia-vetted-moderate-syrian-rebel-group-officially-partners-with-al-qaeda/

and…

Yet another U.S. ‘Vetted Moderate’ Syrians Defect to Al-Qaeda Affiliate

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2016/10/20/syrian-rebel-u-s-vetted-moderate-brigade-defects-to-rebranded-al-qaeda-affiliate/

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Critics [saw] contradictions in Obama administration’s Syria claims

http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-contradictions-obama-syria-20130908,0,757759,print.story

and…

Susan Rice’s claim that Obama got Syria to ‘verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/04/10/susan-rices-claim-that-obama-got-syria-to-verifiably-give-up-its-chemical-weapons-stockpile/

and…

Obama/Kerry State Dept. counted ‘bringing peace’ to Syria as a 2015 win

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/12/state-department-claims-peace-syria-2015-win-217168

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Obama’s Middle East: Iranian Arms Flow to Syria Via Iraq
American lives squandered on the president’s abandonment of the Iraq mission.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/176496/obamas-middle-east-iranian-arms-flow-syria-iraq-arnold-ahlert

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Obama’s legacy continues to haunt Syrian civilians

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/04/obamas_legacy_continues_to_haunt_syrian_civilians.html

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ASND would like to point out that there were and are several good reasons to support  attacking Assad’s WsMD facilities in Syria:

… the Syrian crisis is in the end not about Syria, but Iran… because the loss of Syria would isolate Hezbollah and leave it vulnerable to destruction by Sunni forces.

http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2013/09/06/the-light-of-day/?print=1

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