Ilhan Omar: Trump is Taking ‘Cues’ from Russia, Israel in Syria Conflict
Democrat claims president strategy is working with Russia, Turkey, and Israel
Omar told Ambassador James Jeffrey at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing:
It seems that the particular conflict in Syria is being birthed out of a need for the people to have freedom and to actualize democracy and I’m concerned that most of our cues right now [are] being taken from Russia, and Turkey, and Israel, and so I’m wondering if that’s sort of a counter message to what we say we are interested in achieving in Syria.
But Jeffrey responded by asserting that the US-backed United Nations is committed to giving the Syrian people democracy “through free and fair elections monitored by the U.N., including the diaspora.”
“I believe Democracy should not be given, it should be earned by the people, and we should be in partnership with them,” the Minnesota Democrat said.
Omar implied that Trump’s Syrian strategy is influenced by Russia, Turkey, and Israel, despite the countries not coinciding in their approach with each other, making it unlikely to appease all three.
For example, Russia supports the Iranian-allied regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, but turkey backs the opposition.
But as Moscow and Ankara are in joint efforts to end the conflict, Turkey remains firm in its backing for Assad opposition forces.
The agreement between Russia and Tukey last year to remove al-Qaeda-linked jihadis failed.
But now jihadis control most of Idlib and some of the surrounding areas.
Moreover, Israel has targeted asset in Syria linked to Assad’s ally Iran.
Iran considers Israel to be its mortal enemy.
Earlier this month, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib voiced support of Iran's regime in aid of Palestinian terrorists attacking Israel.
Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, two of three Muslim members of Congress, showed support of rocket attacks against Israel.
In response to the attacks, Reps. Tlaib and Omar blasted Israel for oppressing and targetting the rocket firing, people of Palestine.
Omar also incorrectly referred to Gaza as “occupied” in a tweet earlier this month that supported Palestinian terrorists against Israel.
Omar, who is a fierce supporter of anti-Israel “boycott, divestment, sanctions” (BDS) movement, and who also recently came under fire for her anti-Jewish tirade that has been widely regarded as anti-Semitic, called the conflict on Sunday a “cycle of violence,” seemingly blaming Israel.