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Foreign Affairs

Obama Administration Knew Syria Still Had Chemical Weapons, But They Lied About It

Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

President Obama lied to America many times for the sake of his reelection and/or legacy.  There was the lie about the video being responsible for a spontaneous attack in Benghazi because of a YouTube video trailer for a lousy movie, the lie that the Iran deal includes inspections, snap backs and it delays a possible Iranian nuclear weapon for much more than the actual ten years, and speaking of Iran there was the lie that he didn’t pay a ransom for the hostages, but most relevant for recent news was the lie that Syria gave up all of its chemical weapons in 2013-they didn’t, he knew they didn’t, but bragged how successful his negotiated settlement was anyway.

How can I be so sure…well James Clapper said as much during congressional testimony in 2016. Sean Keely of The American Interest points to Clapper’s, the former Director of National Intelligence’s Feb. 2016 Congressional Testimony.

First Keely points the fact that Trump’s National Director Mentioned that when they picked targets for last week’s attack on the Syrian Airbase, they took care to avoid the areas where they thought Sarin gas was stored. Which raise the question how did we suspect that Sarin was being stored in certain areas of the airport?

Did the Obama Administration know that such depots still existed after its “historic” deal that supposedly removed all Syria’s chemical weapons?

The signs point to YES. In Congressional testimony last February, Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper acknowledged “gaps and inconsistencies in Syria’s declaration,” validating reports that Syria was still hiding banned chemicals at undisclosed locations.

In 2016 Business Insider covered the Clapper Senate Testimony.

“We assess that Syria has not declared all the elements of its chemical-weapons program to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)…Despite the creation of a specialized team and months of work by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to address gaps and inconsistencies in Syria’s declaration, numerous issues remain unresolved.”

Syria has carried out chemical weapons attacks even after th…

Read the rest of the story at Jeff Dunetz’s blog The Lid

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About the author

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (Lidblog.com), contributing reporter at MRCTV.org and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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