Obama’s Ambassador to Israel Calls Out Rep. Omar: She Tweeted a ‘Vile Anti-Semitic Trope’


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After Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) tweeted about how Jewish groups, like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and their money buys the support of Republican members of Congress, the Israeli ambassador under President Barack Obama called her out Monday morning. “1. @IlhanMN’s outrageous comments equating politicians’ support for Israel with being bought off by American Jewish money are a vile anti-Semitic trope. They need to be condemned by all in our party,” Dan Shapiro tweeted in a thread.

Obama Officials Say They ‘Always Knew’ Assad Didn’t Relinquish All His Chemical Weapons


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Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 11.11.06 AM Former government workers under Barack Obama are conceding that they were not as successful as they said they were when it came to making Syrian President Bashar al-Assad give up his chemical warfare stockpile. “Imagine what Syria would look like without that deal. It would be awash in chemical weapons,” said former deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken. “We always knew we had not gotten everything, that the Syrians had not been fully forthcoming in their declaration.” Blinken’s comments to The New York Times were in reference to the 2013 agreement between America and Russia that supposedly resulted in the removal and destruction of Assad’s chemical weapons. The deal was heralded as a complete success for the Obama administration over the last few years, and it was notably defended by former Secretary of State John Kerry and former national security adviser Susan Rice. The deal’s effectiveness has come into Continue reading "Obama Officials Say They ‘Always Knew’ Assad Didn’t Relinquish All His Chemical Weapons"