Monday, April 10, 2017 by JD Heyes
As has been proven on multiple occasions, the so-called “fact-checking” website PolitiFact has been found to be wrong in its tireless effort to protect and defend former President Barack Obama and Marxist Democrats in general, this time over a claim regarding Syrian chemical weapons.
As you likely know by now, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime is being blamed for again using chemical weapons – sarin gas, to be exact – in an attack on anti-regime forces that left scores of people dead, including more than two dozen children. As Trump.news reported Friday, the attack and the images of dead children spurred President Donald J. Trump to change his pre-election position of staying out of the Syrian conflict and order a massive cruise missile attack against the airbase where the gas attack originated.
If you’re a believer in PolitiFact – and the Obama White House – you probably thought that all of Assad’s chemical weapons had been removed, thanks to ‘pressure’ by the prior administration, and claims by Russia that it had overseen the removal. (RELATED: Who else in politics and the media isn’t being honest? Find out at NewsFakes.com)
Obviously, following this week’s sarin gas attack, we now know wasn’t true. But that’s the problem you run into when you’re a “fact-checking” website but your political ideology will only allow you to trust one side and not the other.
As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, PolitiFact was wrong because it put too much faith in a pack of liars within the Obama regime:
Fact-checking website PolitiFact on Wednesday retracted a 2014 article that found it “Mostly True” the Obama administration helped broker a deal that successfully removed “100 percent” of chemical weapons from Syria.
“We struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out,” then-Secretary of State John Kerry said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in July 2014. Kerry was referring to a deal the U.S. and Russia struck in September 2013 in which the Russians agreed to help confiscate and then destroy Syria’s entire chemical weapons stockpile.
In helping craft its “mostly true” claim, PolitiFact also relied on a statement from Ahmet Üzümcü, director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
“The last of the remaining chemicals identified for removal from Syria were loaded this afternoon aboard the Danish ship Ark Futura,” he said in June 2014.
When all was said and done, PolitiFact rated the claim as only “Mostly True” due to the fact that discrepancies remained over how many chemical weapons Damascus claimed to possess and the number of weapons outside observers said the Syrian government had.
“There are still 12 former chemical weapon production facilities which need to be destroyed,” a human rights worker told PolitiFact.
And of course now, some three years after Kerry made his claim – and just a few months after his claim was backed up by former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice – we find that a senior military commander of Syrian government forces reportedly ordered a new chemical weapons attack against rebels, which killed between 70 and 100 noncombatants as well, dozens of them children.
That led PolitiFact to pull its earlier “fact-checked” claim “because now we have many unanswered questions.” (RELATED: Want a really reliable fact-checking website? Visit MediaFactWatch.com)
“We don’t know key details about the reported chemical attack in Syria on April 4, 2017, but it raises two clear possibilities: Either Syria never fully complied with its 2013 promise to reveal all of its chemical weapons; or it did, but then converted otherwise non-lethal chemicals to military uses,” the site noted.
Yes, or this third option: The Obama administration – which lied about Benghazi being caused by an obscure video and has so far been dishonest about Rice’s alleged unmasking and leaking of Team Trump officials after the election – was never being honest about getting the weapons out.
“One way or another, subsequent events have proved Kerry wrong,” the site noted.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.