Lanterns: Susan Rice Lies About Syria's Chemical Weapons Cache


Susan Rice Lies About Syria's Chemical Weapons Cache

Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice is arguably one of the most brazen deceivers in modern political history. Between her perjurious statements about the Benghazi disaster, the Bowe Bergdahl desertion debacle, and her public insistence that she knew nothing of the unmasking of Trump officials in intelligence reports−it would seem Ms. Rice has a legacy of lies attached to her name.

In a January 2017 interview with NPR, Rice asserted that the Obama Administration rid Syria of its chemical weapons:


We were able to find a solution that didn't necessitate the use of force that actually removed the chemical weapons that were known from Syria, in a way that the use of force would never have accomplished. Our aim in contemplating the use of force following the use of chemical weapons in August of 2013 was not to intervene in the civil war, not to become involved in the combat between Assad and the opposition, but to deal with the threat of chemical weapons by virtue of the diplomacy that we did with Russia and with the Security Council. We were able to get the Syrian government to voluntarily and verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile.

It is more than apparent that Susan Rice was either incorrect in her assertion or she was once again contributing to her legacy of mistruths. The Trump Administration needs to review all of the Obama foreign policy actions, especially the Iran deal. No one wants to live with future regret by having trust in Susan Rice about Iran’s nuclear capabilities.


Written by Traci Belmonte

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