House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gave a press conference where she chastised President Donald Trump for pulling about 50 Special Forces operators from near the Syrian border.
But in her attempt to attack Trump, she revealed just how dangerously ignorant she is of what’s going on in the region.
Speaker Pelosi: "I also pointed out to the president I had concerns that all roads seemed to lead to Putin. The Russians have been trying to get a foothold in the Middle East unsuccessfully, and now the President has given them an opportunity." pic.twitter.com/Zv0EDTAyl6
— The Hill (@thehill) October 18, 2019
“I also pointed out to the president I had concerns that all roads seemed to lead to Putin,” she said. “The Russians have been trying to get a foothold in the Middle East unsuccessfully, and now the President has given them an opportunity.”
Um, Madam Speaker?
Russia has had a naval base in Syria since 1971. They’ve been providing military support in the Syrian civil war on behalf of the Assad government since 2015, when they came in after Barack Obama’s many “red line” threats against the Assad regime using chemical weapons amounted to nothing. The Russians proclaimed subsequently that they were making their presence permanent.
That’s not even talking about Russia’s involvement elsewhere in the Middle East such as with Iran.
Odd and pretty troubling that the Speaker doesn’t recall or seem to understand that. But it’s not surprising, considering why.
Doubtless she forgets how, unlike the Obama administration, the Trump administration actually dropped bombs, quite literally, on the Russians in February 2018, killing as many as 300 Russians, after Russian military contractors helping the Assad government fired on a US position in Syria.
From Business Insider:
The February battle was reportedly incredibly one-sided, as a massive column of mostly-Russian pro-Syrian regime forces approached an established US position in Syria and fired on the location.
The US responded with a massive wave of airstrikes that crippled the force before it could retreat, and then cleaned up the remaining combatants with strafing runs from Apache helicopters.
Phone calls intercepted by a US-funded news organization allegedly captured Russian military contractors detailing the humiliating defeat. “We got our f— asses beat rough, my men called me … They’re there drinking now … many have gone missing … it’s a total f— up,” one Russian paramilitary chief said, according to Polygraph.info, the US-funded fact-checking website.
Clearly not as “flexible” as the prior president.
But Pelosi would rather forget the facts while stoking the debunked Russia collusion hoax.
Let’s re-up this picture of the Speaker.
When u see the atrocities of Syria just remember this pic of Pelosi in an ill advised trip to meet Assad sev yrs ago pic.twitter.com/ZFiRNmK1
— Matt Dawson (@SaintRPh) July 25, 2012