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Syrian Man Calls Clinton, Others - Hypocrites; Begs Trump for More Intervention

Friday, April 7, 2017

A Syrian man, Kassem Eid, has described Hillary Clinton as a hypocrite for calling out President Trump on his Syrian refugee policy, following Thursday's airstrikes in Syria by the U.S.

United States' action was prompted by the gassing and killing of Syrians, including babies, on Tuesday, April 5, 2017. Bashar al-Assad's government is believed to be responsible for the crime.

The Trump administration made the abrupt decision on Thursday evening to bomb targeted areas in Syria believed to be harboring chemical weapons used for the killings.

Clinton had suggested in her response to the airstrikes that Trump was a hypocrite for expressing pain for the innocent babies killed in the attack while denying them refuge in the U.S.

Speaking to Brooke Baldwin on CNN, Eid repeatedly suggested that it is Obama's inaction that led to the grave situation innocent Syrians have found themselves in. Syrians would rather stay in their country than be refugees in the U.S. What Syrians seek is protection from the Assad government, which Obama failed to give them, he lamented.

Eid asked where Clinton and all the people who demonstrated against Trump's Muslim Travel Ban were in 2013 when Assad's government gassed and killed hundreds and again on Tuesday. Visibly emotional, he praised President Trump for Thursday's action and pleaded for more. 

But Clinton had called for the bombing of the Syria government's airfields even before the Trump administration struck. In fact, she's 
known for taking a much harder stance than Obama on Syria, expressing support for airstrikes on Assad's air force bases in response to the 2013 killings.

Hours before the U.S. hit its targets in Syria with 60 tomahawk missiles, Clinton said to New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof: 

“Assad had an air force and that air force is the cause of most of the civilian deaths as we’ve seen over the years and as we saw again in the last few days."

The former secretary of state and 2016 presidential candidate went on to say: 

"I really believe we should have, and still, should take out his airfields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them." 

Filed by Antoinette Herrmann-Condobrey

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