Skip to comments.The new Middle East coverup: Biden caught in Syria debate falsehood
Posted on 10/15/2012 11:49:43 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
First there was the Libya coverup. Now, we have the Syria coverup.
In last weeks vice presidential debate, Joe Biden asserted that the United States was working to isolate al-Qaeda in Syria by ensuring that aid was directed to moderate elements of the Syrian opposition. We are working hand and glove with the Turks, with the Jordanians, with the Saudis, and with all the people in the region attempting to identify the people who deserve the help so that when Assad goes and he will go there will be a legitimate government that follows on, not an al-Qaeda-sponsored government that follows on, Biden declared.
Well, according to a report in this mornings New York Times, Bidens statement was not true.
Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster, according to American officials and Middle Eastern diplomats, the Times reports.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Paul Ryan immediately challenged Bidens claim, saying that the administrations inaction has allowed al-Qaeda to get a foothold in Syria. The longer this has gone on, the more people, groups like al-Qaeda are going in, Ryan said, adding, We could have more easily identified the Free Syrian Army, the freedom fighters, working with our allies, the Turks, the Qataris, the Saudis, had we had a better plan in place.
Biden denied it, declaring: We are in the process now and have been for months in making sure that help, humanitarian aid, as well as other aid and training is getting to those forces that we believe, the Turks believe, the Jordanians believe, the Saudis believe are the free forces inside of Syria. That is underway.
Getting that obvious piece of information out of the New York Times must have been like pulling teeth. I'll bet someone's hurting.
Read the comments at the Washington Post site......”It’s Bush’s fault.”
again (for the umpteenth time) western “good intentions” translate into measures that ultimately (or directly) work to aid elements that will never be our allies, thanks to partnering with such great “friends” like the Wahabi-Saudi fundamentalists, whose sixty year policy agenda with the west seems to have been one of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer
far from being captured by Israel, U.S. Middle East foreign policy has been predominately captured by and often the tool of Saudi Arabia (remember who bowed to whom, and who paid for his college education)
Obama is working very hard to put Al Qaeda into power in Egypt, Libya and Syria.
Can you say Obama is a Muslim traitor? Probably not. Americans are the biggest fools in history.
Biden’s tongue is not connected to his brain. He says whatever happens to come out and I believe he BELIEVES what he’s saying. The man is retarded.
I had an uncle like Biden.
It cost his daughter a full scholarship, because he put on the application that he OWNED the company he was an employee of. As the OWNER,, she was obviously not “in need” of the scholarship, a condition for receiving it.
No matter how many lies and tall tales he was caught in, he ALWAYS tried to defend them, and did indeed believe his own stories.
He was a pleasant enough fellow to know; but, like Biden, should have never been trusted by anyone, anytime he opened his mouth.
That kind of pathological liar has no place in or around government offices, except in front of a judge & jury.
Romney needs to nail Obama on this tonight.
Thank you so much for the ping!!
Pinging a few others.
I sure hope Romney hits Obama with this tonight!!
This administration has been arming al qaeda all along. This is nothing new, but it might surprise uncle joe who is clueless about anything the shadow government of obama does. He simply dutifully repeated what his debate coaches told him to say.
Agree. I think what is different is that some in the media are starting to talk openly about it...although tentatively. What they fail to see is that Obama may be part of ‘the Taliban in the building’ ( to quote testimony from last week).