The Wikileaks Podesta Emails Part II: Syria, ISIS, and Sunnis

“So all of a sudden this intervention that people talk about so glibly becomes an American and NATO involvement where you take a lot of civilians. In Libya we didn’t have that problem.”

Despite the fact that Julian Assange is doing his part to withhold the more sensitive communications from the public, these leaks still have some very revealing information buried in them. The speeches to Hillary’s well-heeled friends in particular really might contain enough information to justify the speaking fee. Their purpose is to give her donors a heads up or inside knowledge to be used to their benefit financially and politically if Clinton makes office. The unwashed masses are going to have to make do with lies, empty promises, and half-truths.

Saudi Arabia and Qatar Funding ISIS

In an email Podesta sent to Hillary Clinton in September of 2014,  Podesta mentions that the Saudis and Qataris have been secretly funding ISIS since 2014, and the two nations are competing for influence over Sunnis in the region.

“This entire effort should be done with a low profile, avoiding the massive traditional military operations that are at best temporary solutions. While this military/para-military operation is moving forward, we need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region. This effort will be enhanced by the stepped up commitment in the KRG. The Qataris and Saudis will be put in a position of balancing policy between their ongoing competition to dominate the Sunni world and the consequences of serious U.S. pressure.”

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3774#searchresult

Following the passage of the Iran deal, the political loss of Iraq to the Iranian Shia sect, and an uprising of Houthi rebels in Yemen, it’s very clear that Iran is attempting to knock Saudi Arabia off as the dominate power in the region. The Saudis’ answer is to contain the offensive and use political pressure and lobbying in Washington to reverse the Iran deal and deprive the Iranians of a nuclear bomb, which would counterbalance the Saudi’s own nuclear armaments. The strait of Hormuz, a gateway in and out of the Persian gulf and part of a crucial maritime trade route for oil tankers, is now witnessing Iranian-Italian naval drills, Saudi naval drills, Iranian threats of mining and provocations on US ships.

A Lack of Vetting and Jihadis Infiltrating Refugee Flows

Hillary admits that refugees fleeing the Syrian war to Jordan and Turkey cannot be vetted properly in a transcript of a paid speech given to the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago’s Vanguard Luncheon on October 28, 2013. She also acknowledges that there’s no way to know if ISIS agents are infiltrating migrant flows.

“So I think you’re right to have gone to the places that you visited because there’s a discussion going on now across the region to try to see where there might be common ground to deal with the threat posed by extremism and particularly with Syria which has everyone quite worried, Jordan because it’s on their border and they have hundreds of thousands of refugees and they can’t possibly vet all those refugees so they don’t know if, you know, jihadists are coming in along with legitimate refugees. Turkey for the same reason.”

WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Said Jordan ‘Can’t Possibly Vet All Those Refugees’ from Syria; ‘Jihadists Are Coming in Along with Legitimate Refugees’

Open Borders

Hillary told a bunch of Brazilian bankers about her dream of turning North America into the EU, and dissolving borders.

“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927

Intervening in Syria

During a 2013 speech to Goldman Sach CEO’s, Hillary complains about how agents of US foreign policy are having much more difficulty acting covertly on the world stage due to loose lips with the media. Clinton also bemoans the inability of the US to gain a tactical toehold in Syria without killing lots of civilians. Russian S-300 and S-400 missile systems have prevented American domination of Syrian airspace over the battlefield.

“And there is still an argument that goes on inside the administration and inside our friends at NATO and the Europeans. How do intervene — my view was you intervene as covertly as is possible for Americans to intervene. We used to be much better at this than we are now. Now, you know, everybody can’t help themselves. They have to go out and tell their friendly reporters and somebody else: Look what we’re doing and I want credit for it, and all the rest of it.”

“But the idea that we would have like a no fly zone — Syria, of course, did have when it started the fourth biggest Army in the world. It had very sophisticated air defense systems. They’re getting more sophisticated thanks to Russian imports. To have a no fly zone you have to take out all of the air defense, many of which are located in populated areas. So our missiles, even if they are standoff missiles so we’re not putting our pilots at risk — you’re going to kill a lot of Syrians. So all of a sudden this intervention that people talk about so glibly becomes an American and NATO involvement where you take a lot of civilians. In Libya we didn’t have that problem. It’s a huge place. The air defenses were not that sophisticated and there wasn’t very — in fact, there were very few civilian casualties. That wouldn’t be the case. And then you add on to it a lot of the air defenses are not only in civilian population centers but near some of their chemical stockpiles. You do not want a missile hitting a chemical stockpile.”

GOLDMAN-SACHS-SPEECHES

Of course, none of this is really coming out of left field, and most of these emails are a few years old, but they do finally corroborate the suspicions and allegations being made against the US and the Saudis in regards to recent events in the middle east. Thanks to Wikileaks we now know this insider information, and we didn’t have to pay her one red cent for it.

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