While the news media in the United States continue to be fixated on the Democratic Party narrative that the Russians colluded with members of the Trump campaign to torpedo and sink the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, a high-level Russian government official suggested the U.S. reporters stop pursuing a political pipe-dream and instead investigate the Obama administration.
During a press briefing held by then-U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the Russian official accused the Obama administration of shielding terrorists of the al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s one-time partner, from Assad’s military forces. According to the Russian leader, Obama and his minions wished to use the Islamic terrorist group to topple the Syrian dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad.
Lavrov claimed Russian intelligence reports revealed that President Barack Obama and his national security team — especially National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Assistant National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes and Obama’s right-hand woman, Valerie Jarrett — were hoping to use the terrorist group to overthrow President Assad.
“This confirms reports going as far back as the 2012 Battle of Benghazi. Those reports accused Obama and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of transferring weapons from the deceased Libyan dictator’s arsenal to members of the Syrian rebels including jihadists fighting the Assad regime,” said former military intelligence operative and New York police commander Owen Nathaniel. “Judicial Watch released tons of material it obtained but it was ignored by Obama’s media water-carriers,” he asserted.
Russia is prepared to fight terrorism together with the US in Syria, but this initiative met barriers imposed by the Obama administration, Lavrov told reporters during the press conference. He also said he hoped the new administration in Washington, D.C., will change the agenda left behind by Trump’s predecessor.
While Lavrov conceded that Obama was a fierce voice against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Judicial Watch released the intelligence reports that allege Obama and his then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had the CIA train so-called Syrian rebels in Jordan.
Unlike President Barack Obama and his inner-circle, the new U.S. administration under President Donald Trump realizes that Bashar al-Assad is not the main obstacle in the way of the Syrian settlement, the Russian diplomatic chief noted. “The new administration seems to understand the situation. It is obvious that the main problem in Syria is not Assad but international terrorism that has nested there,” he said.
“It is important that the new administration confirms its wish to fight terrorism till final victory,” Lavrov added.
Speaking of the legacy that the new US administration has to work with, the Russian leader said that the U.S. Democratic Party’s hysteria that continues over their assertions about Russia during and after the US presidential election, defied common sense.
“Completely beyond understanding and common sense was what happened before and after the presidential elections in the United States,” he said. “In the wake of slanderous accusations that Russia interfered in the election process, the Obama administration has stoked Russophobic hysteria to the limit,” he added.