RUSH: My friends, do you remember when the Syrian rebels overran and controlled a government base that had chemical weapons last summer? Even Leon Panetta admitted that chemical weapons may have fallen into their hands. This was last summer. I doubt that you remembered this. I doubt that anybody remembers it. Even people who keep up with the news every day, I doubt that anybody remembers that, so I want to remind you.
Syrian rebels — the same rebels that we’re talking about today — overran and controlled a government base, a Bashar Assad base, admittedly, that had chemical weapons last summer. And even Leon Panetta admitted that chemical weapons may have fallen into the hands of the opposition last summer. Now meanwhile, John Kerry and the regime and the media have used as their main argument the rebels have never had access to these chemical weapons.
The idea that Bashar didn’t do this…
I mean, I’m not the first one to float it nor are the people who sent me their thoughts on it, nor is Yossef Bodansky the first. It’s been talked about in Washington. There hasn’t been a lot of news reported about it. But in dissecting events in Syria, people have posed the possibility in a rhetorical way. John Kerry and the Obama administration and the media have all used as their main argument that the rebels have never had access to the chemical weapons that the Syrian regime holds.
That’s why I want to remind you of the news story last summer that Syrian rebels overran and controlled a government base that had chemical weapons last summer, and Panetta admitted that those weapons may have fallen into the hands of the rebels. Kerry and the regime say that that didn’t happen, that the US government has kept track. Which, folks, is simply not true. Furthermore, didn’t a lot of the same people who say that Congress now must back Obama to maintain US credibility…
“Oh, yes. Congress must back the president! They must, must, for the purposes of the credibility of the United States of America.” Didn’t a lot of the same people try to stop funding our troops while they were on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan? Didn’t some of these same people now demanding a united front actually engage in behavior that hampered the US military effort, particularly in Iraq? John Kerry two times, in Vietnam and Iraq, agreed that US soldiers are reprobates, rapists, terrorists.
Now all of a sudden they’re angels. You know, it’s Foreign Policy magazine, a flashback: “Panetta: We’ve Lost Track of Some Syrian Chemical Weapons.” That’s September 28, 2012. This is after Benghazi. That’s what Benghazi was all about in many ways. It was not last summer; it was last September in Foreign Policy magazine. Panetta said, we have lost track of some Syrian chemical weapons. This is after Benghazi. So I’ll give you some thinking on this notion that Bashar is being framed, that he didn’t do it.
Now, if this is right — and I say “IF” in capital letters — if this is right, this is the setup of all time. This thing prints out to four pages and I’m sure Koko and the boys have found it and are getting ready to put a link to it at RushLimbaugh.com. Defense and Foreign Affairs. If they don’t have it I’ll send ’em the link. At any rate, it looks like there was US intel involvement dating a week before the alleged chemical weapons attack in meetings that were anticipating a war-changing event. So we could be looking here at a frame job, a pretty big setup.