As DrJohn said a year ago…Politifact are biased liars
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.
When making its ruling, PolitiFact cited 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,” Üzümcü said in June 2014.
In the end, PolitiFact called Kerry’s claim “Mostly True” because there were still discrepancies between how many chemical weapons Syria claimed to have and how many outside observers claimed the country had.
“There are still 12 former chemical weapon production facilities which need to be destroyed,” one human rights worker told the site.
Nearly three years after Kerry’s comment, a chemical weapons attack devastated a rebel-controlled village in northern Syria, killing somewhere between 70 and 100 noncombatants, including dozens of children. The United States has fingered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as the perpetrator of the attack.
Well, we can still keep our doctors and plans and save $2500 per year as Politifact assured us.
Media Fact Checkers:
My favorite Trump’s people tell Nunez about ‘secret” files that implicate Obama Admin. in Trump wiretapping er surveillance.
Nunez runs to tell DT before informing his committee.
DT—“I feel somewhat vindicated.”–no kidding.
Nunez gone-no kidding
Now that the scapegoat is gone for the left, I wonder how they’ll try to change the narrative about what has come out so far. According to Rep. Peter King, what was collected was very personal. Sick and a gross violation of the Constitution. Perhaps that’s why Obama stumpman Schiff has clammed up as of late. I wonder what would happen if it was 2009 and it came out that Bush administration did this to the incoming Obama administration. You know you’ve lost it when hard core leftist Noam Chomsky calls the dems’ Russian conspiracy theories a joke.
But hey, ISIS did come out today and call Trump an idiot just like the left has. “Great” minds think alike.
@another vet: Trump no idiot–he played Nunez PERFECTLY.
We saw all of HRC’s and Podesta’s e-mails
Let’s see Trump assoc info—I’m sure they’ve got nothing to hide.
Nunes wont look at Russia stuff, free to look at Trump being spied on with no evidence of being a foreign agent. Nope Bannon isnt out fake news again.
Did they change their assessment just because a bunch of Syrian children turned up “Mostly Dead”? The left always tries to run out the clock before their actions blow up in their faces (and everyone else’s).
Let’s see Hillary’s emails… OH, that’s right… she Bleachbit them. I’m sure she had nothing to hide.
Let’s see Obama’s scholastic records; I’m sure he’s not hiding anything.
Let’s get Lois Lerner to testify WITHOUT hiding behind the 5th; I’m sure SHE has nothing to hide.
Shall I continue?
Just a few minutes ago, we launched more than 50 cruise missiles against al-Shayrat, an Assad regime airbase near Homs. Keep your fingers crossed. We’ve just directly attacked Russia’s Syrian ally.
@Bill… Deplorable Me: By the time they’re finished with Trump’s “associates” they’ll be calling it the 5th and a half.
“bunch of Syrian children turned up mostly dead” You’re a cold SOB aren’t you Bill.
Kudos to DT—HIT EM AGAIN AS NEEDED.
We agree. Something Obozo said he would do but did not have the cohones’ to do so.
@Redteam: Aren’t you the guy who said Assad was fine–should be left alone–none of our business–rebels were the ones gassing the civilians?
Or was that Bill?
You 2 generally walk in lockstep.