Obama official: We Always Knew Assad Kept Some Chemicals

Obama and his administration have bragged about their 2013 Syria agreement led to Assad purging its entire chemical weapon stockpile.

However, it turns out that was all a lie.

Obama and his officials were well aware that Assad kept “some chemicals.”


Those leftover chemicals were likely part of the cache President Trump took out last week when he launched a targeted strike at a Syrian air base in response to, what he called, a barbaric chemical attack on innocent civilians at the hand of Syrian President.

From Washington Examiner

A former Obama official acknowledged Sunday that the U.S. “always knew” an agreement with Syrian President Bashar Assad did not clear all chemical weapons out of Syria, despite the fact that the administration touted the deal as an unequivocal success at the time.

“We always knew we had not gotten everything, that the Syrians had not been fully forthcoming in their declaration,” Tony Blinken, a former deputy secretary of state and former deputy national security adviser under Barack Obama, told the New York Times.

John Kerry, then Obama’s secretary of state, and Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser, had both touted a 2013 agreement with Russia, Syria and the U.S. that was designed to rid the Assad regime of its chemical weapons stockpile. Kerry said in 2014 that they deal had resulted in Syria purging “100 percent” of its chemical agents.

“We struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out,” he claimed.

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