In light of the accusations leveled by Senator Rand Paul against fellow Republicans, we thought we should correct him by listing the real culprits who helped create and forge ISIS by ignoring the Assad violence in Syria. We call them the ignorant seven ISIS helpers in the Obama Administration.
ISIS terrorizing the minorities in the Middle East is the result of one ignorant Syria policy. One that saw the ascent of terrorism to new heights and increased threat levels to America and its interests.
We can blame Baschar al-Assad who freed ISIS Islamists from his jails and who bought oil from ISIS to fund their operations. We can also blame Iranian and Hezbollah terror against Syrian civilians, which drove ISIS to recruit successfully thousands of fighters from some 80 countries from around the world.
But no one is more to blame than Barack Obama and his administration who could have nipped ISIS in the bud had Obama acted with courage and conviction. If Obama had armed the Syrian moderate opposition instead of belittling them, ISIS would not exist today.
DANGEROUS IRAN DEAL
Instead, Barack Obama pursued a dangerous Iran Deal that empowered the Mullahs. As a result, they became aggressive animals invading countries and building an arsenal of missiles. All aimed at our allies.
If Obama had supported the anti-Assad moderates who began defecting in September of 2011, ISIS would have never been born.
Because Obama set his core foreign policy goals in the East Wing of the White House, and implemented them with help from the staff in the West Wing, his Secretary of State mostly played the role of a “concierge” carrying messages, initiatives, and orders.
This is why John Kerry did not make the list of the ignorant seven ISIS founders.
At TFS, we assembled a list of the ignorant seven ISIS helpers in the Obama Administration. We believe they are as culprit as Assad was in forging and creating ISIS.
ACCOLADES FOR SOME OFFICIALS
Conversely, there were cabinet members, policy makers officials, and Senators who tried hard to warn the president about the bad results his Syrian policy would yield. Had they succeeded, we would not be writing about the ignorant seven ISIS helpers today.
Accolades to all those who worked in the Obama Administration, the Senate, or the U.S. State Department who saw ISIS coming and tried to override the ignorant seven ISIS helpers above.
They all pressed The White House to act decisively in 2012 to arm the moderate Syrian opposition to stop the Assad genocide. In the case of Senators McCain and Graham, their constant advice to change course was ignored at every turn.
At every turn, the ill-equipped Denis McDonough and Ben Rhode were able to block their influence and drive the Syrian policy towards the disastrous outcome we see today with over 300,000 people dead and millions of refugees.
The accolades go to:
- Ambassador Samantha Power
- Senator John McCain
- Senator Lindsey Graham
- Secretary Leon Panetta
- Secretary Hillary Clinton
- General David Petraeus
- Ambassador Robert Ford.
At least history will prove them right.