The Syrian Civil War began in September 2008 when a massive car bomb went off on a major thoroughfare running from the heart of Damascus to the airport. More bombs followed at intermittent intervals, some large and some small. Then, in the opening months of 2011, violent protests broke out in the streets of Syrian cities. All through this time period the only remarks from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were aimed at condemning Syrian president Bashar Al Assad. Bashar Al Assad took over Syria in July 2000 following the death of his father. For eight years, Syria was one of the most stable and peaceful countries in the Middle East. Trade flowed through the country. Cultural exchange students from all over the world came to Syria for a month, six months, or even a full year. Syrian pilots trained at American Air Force bases. Everything was fine until Barack Obama announced his intention to run for President of the United States.
Whether anyone in the American press is willing to admit it or not, Senator Barack Obama's visit to Kenya in 2006 sparked a new sense of purpose in young people throughout the Islamic World. Muslims in Indonesia, the Philippines, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Somalia, and even Kenya praised him as an African-born Muslim. Granted, he was born in Hawaii and at that point had been a member of Jeremiah Wright's radical liberation theology church for over a decade. That did not stop the rumors and op-ed writers throughout the Muslim world from claiming him as one of their own. In a very real sense, watching Barack Obama become President of the United States, receive a Nobel Peace Prize, and then give a profoundly apologetic speech to a crowd of Middle Eastern diplomats and dignitaries at Cairo University in 2009, inspired that Tunisian fruit vendor who set himself on fire and ignited the Arab Spring.
From 2009 to 2013, Hillary Clinton served as United States Secretary of State. The Arab Spring began in December 2010 and in a very real sense, is continuing to this day (at least in Syria). It was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who set the tone for the American response to the Arab Spring. She praised every rebel group that reared its head, even those affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah. Now I don't know how much actual on the ground interference she commanded during that time. No one does. All of those records are going to be buried in some hidden storeroom somewhere and unavailable even for a Freedom of Information Act request for at least another five years. I do know, as a simple point of fact, that when they do their job well the Secretary of State works closely with the head of the CIA, the head of the NSA, the head of the SOG, and all of the other myriad black ops branches of America's hidden intelligence network. Part of her job was to organize covert operations that would help ease the Arab Spring countries through their diverse and individual transitions of power and into some form of democracy. As Secretary of State she was also responsible for influencing the outcome in a way that the President had decided would best benefit the United States of America. That is why she is giving the speech in the video above (August 2011). President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both wanted to force Bashar Al Assad from power and they weren't real particular about who replaced him.
President Bashar Al Assad is a vile dictator. He routinely jails or executes anyone who disagrees with him. Right from the beginning, he was opposed to free elections, open courts, creation of opposition political parties, and all the other trappings of a free democracy. He ruled with a iron fist and he liked it that way. However, the writing was on the wall and multiple nearby countries offered him asylum. As late as November 2011 he had refused them all, so naturally the offers stopped coming in.
Part of Hillary Clinton's job as Secretary of State was to work behind the scenes to find some way to create an asylum package acceptable to Bashar Al Assad. Unfortunately, she failed as miserably in Syria as she had in Libya. One of the reasons she failed so badly is that right from the first riot in January 2011, the presence of terrorists trained by Al Qaeda and paid for by Iran was clear and obvious in every riot. They provoked violent attacks on police, they assassinated local government officials loyal to Assad, and they brutalized anyone who did not join their rioting. Bashar Al Assad, rightly or wrongly, was convinced that abandoning his country would mean Iranian-backed terrorists would immediately step in to fill the vacuum of power. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, with little or or no hard evidence on the ground and against the advice of American intelligence experts, refused to believe it. Their very blind faith was firmly focused on the small groups of moderate protest leaders who by July 2011 were already at war with both the Assad government and the Iranian-backed terrorists (the very same terrorists that Iran is now helping Assad fight!).
It was very hypocritical of Hillary Clinton to attack Donald Trump in today's debate for not accepting the view of American intelligence officials that the hack on the DNC servers was sponsored by the Russian government. Back in 2011, taking the advice of those very same intelligence professionals could have prevented the collapse of Syria and eased the transition to democracy, but she refused to believe them. It is even more ironic that she tried to use our collective memory of Omran Dagneesh, a child injured in a war she herself failed to prevent as Secretary of State, to create such an overwhelming sense of guilt in the American people that they would feel compelled to vote for her for president.
I don't understand Hillary Clinton supporters. Why would anyone vote for a woman who used tragic imagery from a war she herself failed to prevent in order to con them into voting her back into a position of power where she could use that very same civil war to justify a nuclear showdown with the Russian Federation? Do not take this election lightly! If Hillary Clinton becomes president and succeeds in establishing a No-Fly Zone in Syria to protect the rebels and terrorists fighting Bashar Al Assad, then sooner or later an American pilot will shoot down a Russian warplane and that will launch us into a full-scale war with Russia, a war that will open with a Russian nuclear strike on the American homeland.
One last video. In October of 2011 America was finally able to convince the U.N. Security Council to offer a recommendation for action against Bashar Al Assad. However, in a very rare occurrence, Russia and China both put a veto on the recommendation. Is it any surprise that barely eighteen months later, China and Russia held their largest joint naval exercise in history?
Donald Trump is not "the most dangerous person in the history of America to run for President of the United States". That title clearly belongs to Hillary Clinton.