Obama Seeks To Remove Assad As Way To Defeat ISIS

If there is one entity inside Syria that has the best chance and greatest incentive to defeat ISIS, it’s the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Yet, the Obama administration is actually considering a strategy beginning with the premise that if Assad is overthrown, ISIS will go away. People with questions about this insanely illogical contention are being directed to the State Department by the White House. Incidentally, that would be the same State Department that has a significant Muslim Brotherhood infiltration problem on its hands.

According to a report by CNN:

President Barack Obama has asked his national security team for another review of the U.S. policy toward Syria after realizing that ISIS may not be defeated without a political transition in Syria and the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, senior U.S. officials and diplomats tell CNN.

The review is a tacit admission that the initial strategy of trying to confront ISIS first in Iraq and then take the group’s fighters on in Syria, without also focusing on the removal of al-Assad, was a miscalculation.

Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Thursday on CNN’s “New Day” that he had also heard that the White House was shifting its strategy, in part because Turkey and other Gulf states — which are hosting refugees from Syria — were pushing for the removal of Assad.

In just the past week, the White House has convened four meetings of the President’s national security team, one of which was chaired by Obama and others that were attended by principals like the secretary of state. These meetings, in the words of one senior official, were “driven to a large degree how our Syria strategy fits into our ISIS strategy.”

“The President has asked us to look again at how this fits together,” one senior official said. “The long-running Syria problem is now compounded by the reality that to genuinely defeat ISIL, we need not only a defeat in Iraq but a defeat in Syria.” The U.S. government refers to ISIS as ISIL.

Multiple senior administration officials and diplomats spoke with CNN on condition of anonymity to discuss internal discussions. The White House referred questions about the review to the State Department.

Meanwhile, other sources denied to CNN that Obama has ordered a review, but admit there is concern about some core aspects of the strategy. A senior administration official, responding to a CNN report, says there is an ongoing discussion and “constant process of recalibration.”

“There’s no formal strategy review of our Syria policy. What there is is a strategy for degrading and ultimately destroying ISIL that requires us to take a hard look at what we’re doing on a regular basis,” said Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser.

“And, as you know we’ve had regular meetings that the President has joined with his national security team on this issue and Syria has been an important subject at those meetings. And I think the President wants to make sure that we’re asking hard questions about what we’re targeting in Syria, how we’re able to degrade ISIL but also how we’re supporting opposition and building them up as a counterweight to ISIL but also ultimately of course to the Assad regime.”

As for the State Department, there are several individuals who hold positions / influence there and whose sympathies clearly align with the Muslim Brotherhood. They include but are not limited to: Rashad Hussain, envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC); Farah Pandith, Special Representative for Muslim Communities; and Salam al-Marayati, State Department advisor and envoy. Of course, this says nothing of the influence of ISNA President Mohamed Magid at State over the years, as well as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s close advisor Huma Abedin.

In addition to Rhodes being the author of the now ‘smoking gun’ email on where the narrative on the Benghazi video originated, one of the recipients of that email is another questionable figure, relative to the Muslim Brotherhood, as Shoebat.com reported.

Alhassani the 'other' smoking gun in this email.

Alhassani the ‘other’ smoking gun in this email.

Rhodes’ brother David Rhodes, is the President of CBS News. That would be the same CBS News who suppressed the work of reporter Sharyl Attkisson on things like Operation Fast and Furious and… Benghazi.

What does all of this have to do with Syria?

Simple. Of the three most prominent entities in that country today – Assad, ISIS, and Muslim Brotherhood-backed rebels – it is the Brotherhood which is best represented in the U.S. State Department.

And the Brotherhood wants Assad gone… bad.

As for Libya, ISIS is on the rise there too, after Gadhafi was overthrown, which should serve as a repudiation of this latest notion that removing Assad will lead to the fall of ISIS in Syria. The opposite happened in Libya.

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  • Softly Bob

    Obama knows full well that removing Assad will not remove ISIS. These are just lies coming out of his fork-tongued mouth to deceive the gullible.
    Obama knows that Middle-East dictators such as Mubarak were the only restrainers holding tight the Muslim leash. Assad is the last of these dictators and Obama wants him gone.
    Let’s just see what Putin has to say about this.

    • Trevor

      Putin already answered by sending bombers to the Gulf of Mexico, first time Russia done something like this. He’s cheesed.

      • susan

        Yep. Apparently we the US citizens aren’t the only ones President Obama’s breaking promises and lying to. I’m beginning to get a little paranoid. I think he just might want our demise.

    • Impeach Obama Now!

      America hating community organizer at work!

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  • Marco Vincent

    Do America really yearns to side with the Antichrist in the battle of Armageddon?
    Or are these actions just dumb people acting and thinking that they are smart ?
    Now do any of you understand why Russia intensified their support in the war in Eastern Ukraine, because Putin and his advisers understand that there’s no time left, Russia MUST have unlimited access to The Black Sea. Because if Assad falls then the rest of Middle East falls like a domino under Turkey-NATO sphere.
    Yes, you read that right, its Turkey-NATO sphere…as NATO and US are fully backing Turkey as their proxy in the Middle East ,hoping for easy oil access AND as bridge to confront/balance Iran. And Turkey is backing ISIS….you know where all this would lead.
    If the domino falls, Egypt and Saudi would be left alone as the rest of the Middle East would rush into the new pact that would eventually form a new Caliphate. Egypt would be swallowed/ surrender into this pact and Saudi would be nuked.
    The world is indeed divided between Turkey alliance ( with US, NATO, Japan and the muslim world ) and Russian-Chinese sphere ( Iran is silence today because of Russia and China holding Iran’s economy by the throat, but if a strong Turkey offer a deal that they cannot refuse, Iran would join the Turkish pact ).
    It would be a bitter irony if America still stand with Turkey even on the event of the Last Battle, while Christians and Christ sided with Russia and China. Hope that doesnt come to pass.

    Bitter pill to swallow? Maybe, so start do something about all that before its too late.
    Real life is not a Hollywood movie or a game or some reality show….there are real life consequences for choosing the wrong side in a war.
    The world need America. We need America. Please,……wake up.

    GOD bless you all.
    Amen.

  • Behnam

    I know Obama is not this stupid and neither is he insane. I really would like to know what is really going on in his head when it comes to his reasoning and understanding of the world.

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  • Tom_mcewen

    Exactly what has the leader of Syria done to the USA to warrant his removal, If he is killing ISIS fighters that is the less we will have to kill. Whose side is the US government on, Free people or ISIS. from this window it looks likes ISIS. ISIS plans to kill us.

  • shoebat

    I have already read this nonsense. Syrians migrate not because of Assad, but because of what the west did in supporting the Arab Spring which as it turns out is an Islamic winter.