“So, those Hillary Clinton emails, they connect together with the cables that we have published of Hillary Clinton, creating a rich picture of how Hillary Clinton performs in office, but, more broadly, how the U.S. Department of State operates,” Assange said in the interview.
“So, for example, the disastrous, absolutely disastrous intervention in Libya, the destruction of the Gadhafi government, which led to the occupation of ISIS of large segments of that country, weapons flows going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary Clinton, into jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, that’s there in those emails.”
Erdogan said that rather than supporting Turkey, the West was backing ISIS and groups Turkey classifies as terrorist organizations, the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units and Democratic Union Party, who work with the U.S. on the ground in Syria.
“They are supporting all the terror groups,” Erdogan said.
“It’s quite clear, perfectly obvious,” he said, offering to provide proof in pictures and video.
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Snopes.com, however, did agree Clinton “in her role in shaping the United States’ actions regarding the Libyan intervention and the ongoing Syrian civil war” may have negligently allowed arms to fall into the hands of “jihadists.”
As a consequence, Snopes judged Assange’s claim a “mixture of true and false,” insisting Clinton’s negligence in allowing U.S. weapons to fall into the hands of ISIS terrorists in Syria was not the same thing as “selling weapons to ISIS.”
However, since 2011 WND has reported that documents released by Judicial Watch and Wikileaks showed Clinton’s State Department engineering the clandestine transfer of weapons from Libya to Syria that ended up in the hands of terrorist groups aligned with ISIS and al-Qaida.
Ambassador Stevens involved in weapons shipping
In May 2015, WND reported Judicial Watch made public more than 100 pages of previously classified Department of Defense and Department of State documents implicating the Obama administration in a cover-up to obscure the role Clinton and the State Department played in the rise of ISIS.