An email revealed by WikiLeaks Monday shows that Hillary Clinton acknowledged in 2014 that Saudi Arabia and Qatar provided clandestine financial and logistic support for ISIS.
- The email was sent on Sunday Aug 17, 2014 at 3:50 PM.
- The email was sent from one of Clinton’s personal emails, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Qatar has given between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation and Saudi Arabia has donated upwards of $25 million dollars to the Foundation.
- In 2010: Clinton’s top aide said that the up to $60 billion weapons transfer of fighter jets and helicopters to Saudi Arabia was a “top priority.”
- June 12th 2016: Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was quoted by the Jordanian Petra News Agency as saying his country had paid more than 20 percent of the cost of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for presidential elections.
(VERO BEACH, FL) Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton sent an email to her campaign chairman John Podesta in 2014, who was then-counselor to President Barack Obama, that said Saudi Arabia and Qatar are both giving financial and logistical support to the Islamic State and other extremist Sunni groups, according to a recent Wikileaks release.
Clinton sent the email on August 17, 2014 to Podesta. It was a eight-point plan to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Clinton’s email said that the United States should support Kurdish forces on the ground with U.S. military advisers and avoid the use of a conventional military ground operation.
“While this military/para-military operation is moving forward, we need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region,” Clinton wrote.
The former secretary of state added: “This effort will be enhanced by the stepped up commitment in the [Kurdish Regional Government]. The Qataris and Saudis will be put in a position of balancing policy between their ongoing competition to dominate the Sunni world and the consequences of serious U.S. pressure.”
The email from Clinton to Podesta contains a similar format of previous intelligence reports Clinton ally Sidney Blumenthal would send to the former secretary of state. The Daily Caller has previously reported how Clinton had previously asked aides to remove markings showing Blumenthal wrote the reports before sending them to White House officials.
The August 2014 email that pointed the finger at Saudi Arabia and Qatar does not contain any information linking it to Blumenthal in particular and is sent from one of Clinton’s personal emails. The batch of Wikileaks emails has not been independently verified by TheDC, however, Clinton at the debate and her spokesman Brian Fallon after the debate did not dispute the legitimacy of leaked speech transcripts released by Wikileaks.
TheDC reached out to the Clinton campaign and asked if they dispute the legitimacy of the email, but they have not responded. The Daily Caller also emailed Blumenthal asking if he authored the memo, and he also did not respond.
Qatar has given between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation and Saudi Arabia has donated upwards of $25 million dollars to the Foundation.
The Clinton campaign has not replied to a Daily Caller inquiry about whether the Clinton Foundation will return donations from these two nations that, according to Hillary Clinton, fund ISIS.
In 2010, Clinton’s top aide said that the up to $60 billion weapons transfer of fighter jets and helicopters to Saudi Arabia was a “top priority.” The Clinton campaign did not give comment when The Daily Caller asked if Hillary was elected would she cede military support to Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
On June 12th 2016, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was quoted by the Jordanian Petra News Agency as saying his country had paid more than 20 percent of the cost of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for presidential elections.
“Saudi Arabia has always sponsored both Republican and Democratic Parties of America and... the kingdom also provides with full enthusiasm 20 percent of the cost of Hillary Clinton’s campaign in the U.S. presidential elections despite the fact that some influential forces within the country don’t have a positive look toward supporting the candidate because she is a woman,” Petra News quoted Prince Mohammed bin Salman as saying before, according to Middle East Eye, the article was deleted. Washington-based Institute for Gulf Affairs published a cached copy of the article available here.
On the day Hillary Clinton sent the email to Podesta about Qatar and Saudi Arabia funding ISIS, she gave a speech at the Nexenta OpenSDx Summit in San Francisco. That Sunday night, tear gas was fired in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri to quell the riots started and instigated by race baiting Democratic politicians such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Jesse Jackson attended the October 9th debate in Missouri in support of Clinton. Al Sharpton has also since endorsed Clinton for President.
During the October 9th presidential debate, Clinton touted similar positions quoted in her 2014 email to John Podesta, especially in regard to arming of Kurdish fighters as a tool against ISIS. Ironically, Clinton said during the debate that she advocated for empowering Gulf States — like Saudi Arabia and Qatar — to work in conjunction with U.S. Special Forces as a strategy to fight and defeat ISIS, even though we now know she had knowledge dating back to fall of 2014 that these states were fundamentally complicit in the strengthening of ISIS.
This article was contributed by Daily Caller