NBC News Claims Syria was Behind 9/11


For years liberals mocked the Iraq War/September 11 connection. Now they’re suddenly ready to recognize Syria as the mastermind of September 11.

How else does one explain this pearl of wisdom from NBC’s Chuck Todd?

NBC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd told the hosts of MSNBC’s The Cycle warned that President Barack Obama may believe that seeking congressional authorization to attack Syria in the coming days would be counterproductive. The debate over a resolution would take too long and jeopardize too many Syrian lives.

Todd says that the Obama administration believes that the authorization to go to war after September 11th, passed in 2001, “loosely” authorizes Obama to attack Syria in response to their use of chemical weapons.

That’s fascinating. Because the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists states that it authorizes “the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.”

There’s grounds here for bombing Syria, but only those parts held by the Al Nusra Front and their Free Syrian Army allies who are closely linked to the Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood perpetrators of September 11.

But Todd is insisting that the authorization allows Obama to bomb Assad. That must mean he thinks that Syria was behind September 11.

The President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.

Sure you could say that Syria harbored Al Qaeda. The evidence for that is as good as the evidence that Saddam harbored Al Qaeda.

But George W. Bush, that wacky gunslinging cowboy, asked Congress to approve the use of force in Iraq, instead of claiming that the AUMF let him go after Saddam.

Fortunately we have a law professor of some sort who knows better. The legal pretexts for Obama’s disastrous Libyan War were not even accepted by the White House lawyers who wrote them up. And this one is a doozy.

Unfortunately this time, Obama isn’t bombing Al Qaeda, he’s bombing the people Al Qaeda are fighting. It’s as if FDR used the declaration of war after Pearl Harbor to begin fighting Russia alongside Japan on the grounds that Japanese troops had once been in Japan.

It would certainly be a novel abuse of just about everything. That neatly sums up Obama. And the media, this is the sort of stuff you get from the media.

Obama can bomb Syria because something something September 11. This is the sort of thing they once loudly denounced and ridiculed. Now they are it.

  • nomoretraitors

    Hey wait a minute, I thought GEORGE BUSH was behind 9/11 (so say Rosie O’Donnell and Van Jones)

  • bcbingram

    …and we can believe NBC because they so honestly gave us the accurate news on Trayvon, You remember the child in the photo next to the bearded killer in the Orange jumpsuit, and they continued in that dishonest vein for 6 months.

  • Gee

    The Syrian government that is fighting Saudi back terrorists was behind 9/11? And that is with 15 out of 19 of the terrorists being Saudis.

    Odumba is one blood-thirsty SOB. He has started more wars than any other President in history – all of which are illegal under US laws since he never got authorization from Congress. Pakistan, Yemen and Libya. Now he wants a 4th war. For being such a cowardly piece of garbage that has never done anything in his life he sure wants to put the military (whom he hates and who hate him) in harms way a lot.

  • Omar

    Actually, I’m willing to bet that all of America’s enemies were behind 9/11. I’m willing to bet that Cuba, Venezuela, China, Belarus, Russia, Iran, Syria, Saddam’s Iraq, Gaddafhi’s Libya, Hamas, Hezbollah, North Korea, Zimbabwe, Sudan, the Palestinian Authority and their allies all had took part in helping Al-Qaeda attack America on that tragic day. Because they all have common goals in destroying democracy and replacing it with totalitarianism.

  • Softly Bob

    Oops. Now the ‘truthers’ have a big dilemma on their hands.

    • nyran125tk

      they have it all wrong ASSAD is ENEMIES of Al Qaeda. Who do you think Assad is fighting?!?!?!?!?! WTF is wrong with Mass media !?!??!

      Al Qaeda are FRIENDS WITH the CIA and SAUDi ARABIA and ISRAEL!!!

  • defcon 4

    I can’t stand the enemedia — their lies and dishonesty about islam0fascism and Israel are such that I don’t trust any of them, about most anything. If I want news these days I watch the 700 Club, where honesty still seems to be a virtue.

  • nyran125tk

    WOW, they have it all wrong ASSAD is ENEMIES of Al Qaeda. WTF is wrong with Mass media !?!??!

    Al Qaeda are FRIENDS WITH the CIA and SAUDi ARABIA and ISRAEL!!!

  • joesbeard

    Are you f*cking kidding me????? Keep trying guys, you’re looking more like Pat Robertson with each bad attempt.

  • mjs0177

    This is getting more Orwellian by the moment. “Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future.” ― George Orwell, 1984

  • wayne brain

    I’m floored. Now I’ve heard it all.