New Wikileaks Dump: Saudi Arabia Funding ISIS, DNC Helping Clinton Campaign Defeat Bernie Sanders And More

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Last week, Wikileaks released more than 2,000 emails from Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. WikiLeaks announced that they have hacked 50,000 emails from the personal inbox of Podesta. Since then, there have been three email dumps, of the over 5,000 emails released thus far, here are the ones of interest.

Saudi Arabia Funding ISIS

In a leaked email exchange sent on August 17, 2014 between Hillary Clinton and Podesta, who at the time was a counselor to Barack Obama, Clinton admitted that Qatar and Saudi Arabia “are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region.”

In the email, Hillary said, “While this military/para-military operation is moving forward, we need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia” and recommends more support of KRG (Kurdish Regional Government).

“The Qataris and Saudis will be put in a position of balancing policy between their ongoing competition to dominate the Sunni world and the consequences of serious U.S. pressure. By the same token, the threat of similar, realistic U.S. operations will serve to assist moderate forces in Libya, Lebanon, and even Jordan, where insurgents are increasingly fascinated by the ISIL success in Iraq.”

The email was sent just days after the U.S. launched a “temporary” air campaign in Syria, which is still in effect, over two years later.

Clinton sent an eight-point plan to Podesta outlining a strategy on how to defeat the Islamic State, and said that if ISIL is dealt with immediately and forcefully that the terrorist organization would spread in the region:

“If we do not take the changes needed to make our security policy in the region more realistic, there is a real danger of ISIL veterans moving on to other countries to facilitate operations by Islamist forces. This is already happening in Libya and Egypt, where fighters are returning from Syria to work with local forces. ISIL is only the latest and most violent example of this process. If we don’t act to defeat them in Iraq something even more violent and dangerous will develop. Successful military operations against these very irregular but determined forces can only be accomplished by making proper use of clandestine/special operations resources, in coordination with airpower, and established local allies. There is, unfortunately, a narrow window of opportunity on this issue, as we need to act before an ISIL state becomes better organized and reaches into Lebanon and Jordan.”

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated between $10 million and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation. Qatar has given between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation.

TAGS2016 presidential electionBernie SandersHillary ClintonPoliticsSaudi ArabiaWikileaks

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