The biggest regret that people have on their deathbed is that they lived the life expected of them instead of a life true to themselves.
— Fact (@Fact) January 9, 2017
Leaked recording of John Kerry private meeting with anti-Assad Syrian representatives at UN in Sept, removed by CNN https://t.co/J1iKEWhkvZ
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 4, 2017
As reported back in September after the meeting, Kerry wanted the West to use force in Syria. What’s new is that he was apparently overruled by an administration that saw ISIL as a tool for ousting Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. What’s also new, as Kerry concedes, is that Russia came to Assad’s rescue largely for the purpose of halting ISIL’s advance.
“And we know that this was growing, and we were watching,” Kerry can be heard saying. “We saw that Daesh (ISIL) was growing in strength. We thought, however, that we could probably manage. You know, that Assad might then negotiate.”
That seems to fly in the face of stated White House policy for over half a decade that ISIL is an enemy that must be taken out.
President Barack Obama’s address to the nation on Sept. 10, 2014, for example, began: “Tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. … ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple. And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way.”
As usual, Obama lied to the American people.
— iPalestine (@rayyoosheh) January 8, 2017