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Holocaust Museum Pulls Study Absolving Obama Administration for Inaction in Face of Syrian Genocide
Tablet Magazine ^ | September 5, 2017 10:30 PM | Armin Rosen

Posted on 09/06/2017 11:58:33 AM PDT by Texas Fossil

A major United States Holocaust Memorial Museum study of the Obama Administration’s Syria policy was put on hold last night after portions of the study given to Tablet were greeted with shock and harsh criticism by prominent Jewish communal leaders and thinkers.

According to a publicity email sent by the Museum, the study was set to be launched at an event at the US Institute for Peace in Washington, D.C., on September 11 and was overseen by a former US intelligence and national security official under Obama, Cameron Hudson, now director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide. The paper argued that “a variety of factors, which were more or less fixed, made it very difficult from the beginning for the US government to take effective action to prevent atrocities in Syria, even compared with other challenging policy contexts.” Using computational modeling and game theory methods, as well as interviews with experts and policymakers, the report asserted that greater support for the anti-Assad rebels and US strikes on the Assad regime after the August 2013 Ghouta chemical weapons attack would not have reduced atrocities in the country, and might conceivably have contributed to them.

The intervention of the Holocaust Museum in a hot-button political dispute—and the apparent excuse of official US government inaction in the face of large-scale mass murder, complete with the gassing of civilians and government-run crematoria—alarmed many Jewish communal figures. “The first thing I have to say is: Shame on the Holocaust Museum,” said Leon Wieseltier, the literary critic and fellow at the Brookings Institution, who slammed the Museum for “releasing an allegedly scientific study that justifies bystanderism.”

(Excerpt) Read more at tabletmag.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Syria
KEYWORDS: benrhodes; genocide; holocaustmuseum; inaction; museum; obama; rhodes; syria
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At least one of the architects of the Obama administration policy in Syria, former deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes, was appointed to the museum’s Memorial Council during the closing days of the Obama administration.

Since its release, a number of people with whom we have worked closely on Syria since the conflict’s outbreak have expressed concerns with the study. The Museum has decided to remove the study from its website as we evaluate this feedback.​”

Obama CYA Mode?

1 posted on 09/06/2017 11:58:33 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Rewriting of history.


2 posted on 09/06/2017 11:59:29 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Ignorance is reparable, stupid is forever)
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To: Texas Fossil

There are a lot of folks in this nation, who seem to think Obama truly is the Messiah. You simply cannot make public something negative to him.

It’s tantamount to blasphemy to them.


3 posted on 09/06/2017 12:02:16 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (One man's DACA, is 330 million other men's caca.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Expose em ALL. No matter who is hurt. Let the chips fall where they may. (GOP included)


4 posted on 09/06/2017 12:04:07 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: headstamp 2

Yes, ComDems SOP. Rewriting History.


5 posted on 09/06/2017 12:04:37 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

Bkmk


6 posted on 09/06/2017 12:05:49 PM PDT by sauropod (I am His and He is Mine)
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To: Texas Fossil

Doesn’t bother me as long as the revelations are accurate and truthful.


7 posted on 09/06/2017 12:07:16 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (One man's DACA, is 330 million other men's caca.)
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To: Texas Fossil

The whitewash is of the activities of the “allies” Obama selected on our behalf. The crazier, the more Muslim. The more Muslim, the better.


8 posted on 09/06/2017 12:13:25 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Texas Fossil

Guess who Obama appointed to the Holocaust Museum Council.

None other than Ben Rhodes, architect of the Iran deal and expert re-writer of history.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/314558-obama-names-key-aide-to-holocaust-memorial-council-in-parting-gift


9 posted on 09/06/2017 12:14:32 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Texas Fossil

was overseen by a former US intelligence and national security official under Obama, Cameron Hudson,


10 posted on 09/06/2017 12:19:35 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: headstamp 2

deepstate


11 posted on 09/06/2017 12:21:47 PM PDT by vooch (America First Drain the Swamp)
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To: Texas Fossil

i don’t know if Rhodes had anything to do with this report - he says no but we all know he and honesty are opposite poles of a magnet, never to meet. but this report should never have seen the light of day under the aegis of a non-political institution like this. and to have its name abused, under the cover of the memory of the 6 million, it is revolting - not unlike what they have done with the name of Anne Frank through Goldstein. anyway good on the USHMM pulling it - when you see the likes of Wieseltier, Foxman etc coming down hard on the museum,it is something to behold. whoever was responsible for this should be immediately ejected from the leadership. period.


12 posted on 09/06/2017 12:22:14 PM PDT by avital2
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To: Lorianne

“None other than Ben Rhodes, ...... “

After all, he was a fiction writer before joining with Obama.


13 posted on 09/06/2017 12:22:21 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: Texas Fossil
One of thousands embedded in government and other institutions. Prying them out will take years, but first they need to be identified and exposed.

And as a side note, "bystanderism" ? That's a new one. I guess "rubberneckism" will be the next in the category.

14 posted on 09/06/2017 12:24:46 PM PDT by katana
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To: Lorianne
You might as well close any damn museum that has political figures appointing people to its leadership.

A study on Syrian genocide? LMAO. I wouldn't even trust the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to tell an accurate story about the Holocaust.

15 posted on 09/06/2017 12:28:00 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris." -- President Trump, 6/1/2017)
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To: katana

Actually, they missed the real issue. Obama was not a bystander, he was an enabler in Syria. It is very clear.


16 posted on 09/06/2017 12:36:27 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Alberta's Child

Not all holocausts are equal.


17 posted on 09/06/2017 12:37:58 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: avital2

Thanks for the observation. You have some perspective I did not have.

But I agree.


18 posted on 09/06/2017 12:38:08 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: DoughtyOne

Evidently, some thought they were not.


19 posted on 09/06/2017 12:39:04 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Pearls Before Swine

That and hard left.


20 posted on 09/06/2017 12:39:42 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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