Deputy Assistant to the President & Principal Deputy Press Secretary, Hogan Gidley blasted Speaker Pelosi for calling the death of terrorist Qassem Soelimani “provocative and disproportionate.” In his tweet, Gidley reminded everyone “Soleimani was a brutal terrorist responsible for killing more than 600 Americans, thousands of his own people, and injuring tens of thousands more.”
Gidley then asked an important question of Speaker Pelosi, “How many had to die for her to think it’s proportionate?”
Soleimani was a brutal terrorist responsible for killing more than 600 Americans, thousands of his own people, and injuring tens of thousands more, but @SpeakerPelosi claims his death is “provocative and disproportionate?” How many had to die for her to think it’s proportionate?
— Hogan Gidley (@hogangidley45) January 10, 2020
In a follow-up tweet, Gidley clarified that in spite of the Democrats best efforts to paint Qassem Soleimani as a boy scout, he was “in fact, planning ‘imminent attacks,'” adding “When Obama killed bin Laden, al-Awlaki and Gaddafi, without Congressional approval, there were NO “imminent attacks” that “Democrats did not ask or care.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper attempted to correct Gidley, saying “Gaddafi wasn’t killed by the US”
Gaddafi wasn’t killed by the US https://t.co/y87kUXOCoi
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 10, 2020
The arrogant #FakeNewsCNN’s Jake Tapper probably didn’t think anyone would call him out on his ridiculous statement. He was wrong.
Muammar Gaddafi was in fact, killed by the National Transitional Council, a Libyan rebel group funded by the United States.
From the Washington Post:
Clinton’s decision to shed her initial reluctance and strongly back a military operation in Libya was one of the most significant — and risky — of her career.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, national security adviser Thomas E. Donilon and others were against military action, contending that the United States had no clear national interests at stake and that operations could last far longer and cost more lives than anyone anticipated.
But Clinton joined U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice and White House adviser Samantha Power in pressing Obama to back a U.S.- and NATO-led military campaign, arguing that the United States could not let Gaddafi butcher his citizens.
Obama sided with Clinton’s argument, and three days later, on March 17, the U.N. Security Council passed a U.S.-backed resolution authorizing “all necessary measures” to protect Libyan civilians. U.S. warplanes immediately destroyed Libya’s air defenses before turning the operation over to NATO, which continued strikes until Gaddafi was captured and killed in October.
“We had a murderous dictator . . . threatening to massacre large numbers of the Libyan people,” she said during an October Democratic presidential debate. “We had our closest allies in Europe burning up the phone lines begging us to help them try to prevent what they saw as a mass genocide, in their words. And we had the Arabs standing by our side saying, ‘We want you to help us deal with Gaddafi.’ ”
Steve Guest posted a video of Hillary Clinton laughing, as she bragged about killing Gaddafi:
Hillary Clinton on Gaddafi: "We came, we saw, he died."
CBS reporter: "Did it have anything to do with your visit?"
Clinton: "I'm sure it did." pic.twitter.com/SJURJ5Vr06
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 11, 2020
Conservative lawyer Mike Cernovich was the person who landed a knock-out punch to the arrogant CNN hack reporter when he retweeted a 2011 tweet from an article written by Jake Tapper that included a quote from an Obama senior White House official where they bragged about how “Osama bin-Laden, Awlaki, and Gadhafi, and how they all met their demise in some fashion because of the decisions President [Obama] made.
Tapper tweeted this quote from the article: “Bin laden, Awlaki, Gadhafi have all met their demise in some fashion because of decisions the president made” utilizing this foreign policy view, the senior administration official said.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) January 11, 2020
More fake news, courtesy of CNN…