President Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan emailed then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Al-Qaeda was “on our side” during the Obama administration. The email, released via WikiLeaks, came amidst the escalation of the Syrian Civil War when Jake Sullivan was Director of Policy Planning in the Obama White House. Now the National Security Adviser to President Biden, Sullivan revealed that Al-Qaeda was “on our side” in Syria. In full, the email to Clinton entitled SPOT REPORT 02/12/II reads: See last item – AQ is on our side in Syria. Otherwise, things have basically turned out as expected.
A formerly “Never Trump” Syria envoy who admitted to lying to the President about the number of American troops in Syria now insists his successors should follow his approach to the Middle East. “Trump’s administration, he said, has looked at the Middle East through a geostrategic lens and kept its focus on Iran, Russia, and China, while keeping the metastatic “disease” of Islamist terror in check,” the former Syria envoy noted. The individual in question, Jim Jeffrey, a career ambassador of the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, revealed his routine deception of President Trump and his advisers in
President Trump recently expressed his intent to withdraw US forces from Syria and Afghanistan. This should not be a major surprise. Trump campaigned in 2016 on an America First message, taking aim at many of the previous two administrations’ policies. He blasted American intervention in Iraq and proclaimed that we should leave Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in power, allowing him to fight ISIS in Syria. He voiced a desire to “get along” with Russia and even suggested that NATO may be unnecessary. He criticized nation building and promised to build a military so great and powerful that we would never
Barack Obama says it is un-American to have a religious test in our refugee policy. But as we have pointed out, American law already states that we must have a religious test in deciding whether a certain group is in danger and should be given sanctuary. Here’s a quote right from the State Department’s web site about U.S. refugee policy: Under U.S. law, a refugee must have a well-founded fear of persecution based on one of the five ‘protected grounds’: Religion, Political opinion, Race, Nationality, Membership in a particular social group. Notice the very first category of “protected grounds” —
Jeb Bush’s August 11th speech at the Reagan Presidential Library laid out a six-point blueprint for driving the remaining Christians out of Syria — unintentionally, perhaps, but effectively nonetheless. Each element of his plan for Syria was contrary to the interests of those beleaguered Christians. A point-by-point discussion of the plan and its defects is published here. Scott Walker gave a decidedly less substantive speech on the same subject at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., on August 28th, which also embraced policies contrary to the interests of Syria’s Christians. By way of background, the Christian population of Syria was roughly two million