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Hillary, 2012: Arming Rebels Would Be Arming Al Qaeda

From the Daily Caller:

Hillary Compared Arming Syrian Rebels To Supporting Al Qaida

By Jamie Weinstein | 08/12/2014

Hillary Clinton now says she was a strong advocate of arming the Syrian rebels when she was secretary of state, but in a February 2012 interview, she passionately pushed back against the viability of such an opposition — even raising the specter that such a policy might be akin to supporting al-Qaida.

Oops. So was she lying then or is she lying now?

“What are we going to arm them with and against what?” she said, when pressed in a CBS interview about why the Obama administration wasn’t giving the Syrian rebels weapons to help them in their fight against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad…

“What are we going to arm them with and against what?” she said, when pressed in a CBS interview about why the Obama administration wasn’t giving the Syrian rebels weapons to help them in their fight against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. “You are not going to bring tanks over the borders of Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan — that’s not going to happen. So maybe at the best you can smuggle in, you know, automatic weapons.”

“And to whom are you delivering them?” she continued. “We know that al-Qaida [leader Ayman al] Zawahiri is supporting the opposition in Syria. Are we supporting al-Qaida in Syria? Hamas is now supporting the opposition. Are we supporting Hamas in Syria?”

“Despite the great pleas that we hear from those people who are being ruthlessly assaulted by Assad, if you are a military planner or if you are a secretary of state and you are trying to figure out do you have the elements of an opposition that is actually viable, we don’t see that,” she concluded…

Of course, Mrs. Clinton might have just been dutifully toeing the Obama line back in 2012. But she sounds like she really meant it. (At least as much as any Clinton ever means anything.)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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