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That's amateur video coming out of Syria today purported to show government airstrikes.
Targeting the Syrian people.
An estimated 30000 people have been killed since the war there began it's basically a civil war now.
Nearly two years ago.
And while the growing questions over Libya are grabbing most of the media attention these days my next guest says there is a much bigger scandal in Syria.
In the form of an alleged weapons pipeline.
To al-Qaeda that we're providing.
-- explained Washington Post columnist -- he said he's a former speechwriter for president George W.
Bush -- a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute let's be clear.
Focus now Syria.
That Bashar -- mastering his own people has -- -- would have firfer almost two years now.
Vice President Biden gets asked about this for the vice president to debate because -- a lot of criticism about how we the world -- are sitting back and doing relatively nothing.
As little babies are literally being executed murdered little kids are being tortured and we -- done almost nothing.
He gets asked about it and this is what he said and park them.
We are working hand and glove with the Turks with the Jordanians with the saudis and -- all the people in the region.
Attempted to identify the people who deserve the help so that one aside goes and he will go.
There will be a legitimate government that follows on.
Not an al-Qaeda sponsored government that follow.
And you say that was blatantly.
Untrue and you claim the New York Times.
Backs you up.
That's exactly right what has happened is as we was revealed yesterday in the New York Times.
Is that the Obama administration has participated in.
The creation of an arms part pipeline to al-Qaeda in Syria but sort of -- it and -- this but it's basically a fast and furious program.
That is running -- -- qatari weapons to our terrorist enemies in the Middle East and Joseph Biden lied about it in the debate this is what the New York Times reported quote.
Most of the armed -- at the behest of Saudi Arabia and -- to supply Syrian rebel groups are going to hard line Islamic jihadist.
They scored an American officials saying the opposition groups that are receiving the most of the lethal aid are exactly the ones we don't want to have it and most importantly.
They said they write quote.
President Obama and other senior officials are aware of the diversion from classified assessment of the Syrian conflict.
So what that means is that this program which was designed to help.
The Syrian rebels the good elements of the Syrian rebels has gone completely awry the weapons are going to.
Al-Qaeda and its allies in Syria and the Obama administration knew that this was -- case.
Joseph Biden went out in the debate and -- exactly the opposite not just once but twice.
During the vice presidential debate and.
Why would he do that I mean now I've I've read the New York Times article and and everybody you know it's called rebel arms flow is -- to benefit jihadist and -- here it is right here.
And it's dated October 14 when he twelfth all right C can reap yourself and it says exactly -- marked as as -- -- And it does seem to contradict.
Vice president Biden's claims that quote the people were helping the people who deserve the help so that will have a legitimate the government later after -- -- is gone not.
And al-Qaeda sponsored one in the New York Times is saying we're helping exactly the people we don't want to be helping over there.
How how does this happen.
Well because they believe it would they don't want another scandal look this this live to Joseph Biden told makes Susan -- claims -- the -- -- attack was about YouTube video pale by comparison.
There is a fast and furious program in Syria that is arming al-Qaeda.
With weapons that they may one day use against American troops and so Joseph Biden was a word was questioned about Syria he told an untruth about it and then Paul Ryan actually challenged him on it said that we've -- al-Qaeda get a foothold -- he would double down.
He said no we're we are we are working with the saudis and we are making sure that the stuff that you're getting the wrong people that it's going can't.
We have that sound -- don't feel all right and challenged about it personally -- and four months.
In making sure that help humanitarian aid.
As well as other aid training is getting to those forces that we believe the Turks believe the Jordanians believe the saudis believe are the free forces in side of Syria that is under way.
The -- -- inside Syria.
What's -- is that the -- according to the New York Times that the weapons are going to quote and this is the New York Times is quote.
Hard line Islamic jihadist quote.
And it was the New York Times not -- the New York Times that said President Obama and senior officials are aware of the diversions.
Because they've been briefed on the classified intelligence assessments now Joseph Biden is Obama's point man on the Middle East.
It is put on -- belief that he would not be aware of these of these assessments so he.
But not as let me get your time when he came in trying to say but he may even trying to say is look we've got this program by which we are attempting to help.
The good guys to the extent we can identify them in Syria with the New York Times he's -- reporting that.
Our efforts are facing some difficulty we don't ship -- stuff directly to them we use our allies and our allies are not that reliable as it turns out.
But he what he said was it may -- left the clear impression the way you phrased it that we are doing this that there's a program underway we're working with our allies.
We're -- -- their weapons to the right people and quite frankly that would be the right thing to do.
I mean that this is what we're seeing here is the consequence of leaving behind which most Americans consider following.
Attack that we if we if we want to help we want we have an interest in making sure that one aside -- that it's not al-Qaeda government comes in the power.
But instead of doing it ourselves.
Instead of identifying the right people in the -- that share our values and going and making sure they're the ones who get the weapons -- subcontracted our policy to countries like Saudi Arabia.
Who have a record of fear of giving arms and support to Islamic radicals and so this is a consequence of leading from behind.
And they've just been caught in a major major arms scandal and vice president Vice President Biden look the American people in the eye on that television camera not once.
But twice and said it wasn't happening the New York Times says it is.
Just our viewers now and the near times article points this out governor Romney gave a speech in which he also.
Talked about providing some help to the fourth the folks that we believe are are you don't innocent.
He stopped short of saying that we would do it directly.
And his aides later said that he would instead rely an Arab allies to do it that would be -- in the same -- Predicament that we are now -- according to this article so that you're using these allies who apparently cannot be relied upon.
We will see if this comes up tonight it's injured and it's tough to dip its understand.
We'll see whether whether the one of the questions get to it but Syria becoming more important mark thank you.
Thank you meg coming up next a top now.
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