Barack Obama’s administration was either woefully inept or corrupt to the core, which was just demonstrated in a released trove of emails between officials regarding Syria’s dictator Bashar al-Assad.
After Syria crossed Obama’s “red line” by gassing its own people, Obama brokered a deal with the Russians to have Assad’s cache of chemical weapons destroyed or the country could face military action. Long story short, Secretary of State John Kerry proclaimed that “100 percent” of Syria’s chemical weapons had been removed from the country and destroyed, but as it turns out that was just another lie from the most dishonest administration in history.
From the Daily Caller:
There is evidence that suggests that the Obama administration knew Syria still had chemical weapons yet misled the public anyway, according to The American Interest.
In response to the recent chemical weapons attack allegedly carried out by the Syrian regime, the Trump administration launched strikes on the Syrian airbase that facilitated the attack.
“There were measures put in place to avoid hitting what we believe is a storage of sarin gas,” National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster said in his statement on the strikes. His statement hinted at some prior knowledge of the chemical weapons situation in Syria.
The Obama administration indicated on multiple occasions that it knew that the 2013 deal had failed to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles.
Noting “gaps and inconsistencies in Syria’s declaration,” former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified before Congress last year that he believed the Syrian regime still had chemical weapons. “We assess that Syria has not declared all the elements of its chemical weapons program to the Chemical Weapons Convention,” he explained.
The Department of the Treasury introduced new sanctions on Syria in January, citing the continued use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime.
It is unclear whether the previous administration was aware of the chemical weapons facility at the air base, but it does appear that the Obama administration knew that Syria had not been completely forthcoming in its chemical weapons declarations. The previous administration touted its ability to achieve the removal of chemical weapons without the use of force, but their celebrations may have been premature.
So once again, Obama lied to the American people out of political convenience. Just think, if they had been forthcoming, thousands of innocent lives could have been saved, but instead they did the unthinkable and covered it up.
The odds on the mainstream media covering this story? Zero.
Meanwhile, we’re supposed to believe Obama officials when they tell us that President Trump wasn’t spied on, because this time they’re telling us the truth. Honest.