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Matt Drudge: ‘America Has Been Arming ISIS’

Influential conservative news aggregator Matt Drudge issued a tweet on Tuesday acknowledging the growing body of evidence that suggests that the U.S. has participated in arming the terror group ISIS.


The Politistick’s Jennifer Burke described Drudge as “pretty much reclusive these days” and noted that “he doesn’t tweet from his personal, and verified, Twitter account often. In fact, he at times tweets something, then eventually deletes it.

The above-embedded tweet is as of press time the only one on Drudge’s entire Twitter page.

Drudge’s realization follows nearly two years of Truth in Media coverage of how U.S. foreign policy is enabling terrorism in Syria and Iraq and has led to the rise of ISIS.

[RELATED: Flashback: Ben Swann’s Truth In Media on Syria]

In September of 2013, Ben Swann reported on how U.S. efforts to arm radical Islamist rebel groups against secular Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad were empowering extremists who were planning to create what he described at the time as an “al-Qaeda ‘super state,’ comprised of Iraq and Syria.


After those same rebels went on later to predictably form the radical Islamist super state ISIS and began capturing territory in Syria and Iraq, Ben Swann released another report describing how U.S. foreign policy contributed to the rise of the terror group.


Last week, Ben Swann reported in a CBS 46 Atlanta Reality Check video, seen below, on a leaked 2012 Department of Defense document that shows that “the United States, the Saudis, Jordan, Qatar and more, wanted a Salafist or fundamental Islamic group to take over eastern Syria in order to isolate and overthrow the Syrian President Assad’s regime.

[RELATED: DONEGAN: U.S. Should Sit Back And Let Putin Destroy ISIS in Syria]


The leaked DOD report demonstrates that the United States government intentionally supported the rise of ISIS in Syria in an effort to achieve its yet-unrealized goal of overthrowing Assad’s government.

Rand Paul Declares Victory Over NSA Spying

Washington D.C.- Senator Rand Paul has declared victory over the NSA spy program reportedly authorized by Section 215 of the Patriot Act.

As we reported, late Sunday the National Security Agency (NSA) shut down its bulk data collection program as the PATRIOT Act expired thanks to Paul’s efforts. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attempted to pass several bills that would temporarily extend the law’s expiring spying authorities but was blocked by Rand Paul, first through a perfectly-timed filibuster and then through additional procedural stalling tactics that pushed the timing of the vote past May 22, when senators were set to leave Washington DC for recess. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute vote on May 31 in an effort to reauthorize the provisions prior to their expiration, but Senator Rand Paul objected to any votes on PATRIOT Act reauthorization bills or the USA FREEDOM Act, a house-passed bill that Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) said would outsource NSA spying to corporations, until the Senate had sufficient time to debate, thus tabling the votes until Tuesday of this week at the earliest, forcing the PATRIOT Act to officially expire as of 12:01 EST Monday morning.

A new Washington Post article is now suggesting that Senator Paul slipping in Iowa because of this stance against the NSA’s program.  The latest polling from Iowa shows Paul tied with Dr. Ben Carson for second place in Iowa at 10 percent apiece. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is the far-and-away frontrunner, however, reaching 17 percent.

In an interview with Breitbart News, Sen. Paul slammed establishment Republicans who have been supporting the program for years.

“I’ve been all over the United States in the last year, particularly in the last week or so when we’ve been talking just about the PATRIOT Act, and we get hundreds of people showing up at every stop who are all saying you know what, they don’t want President Obama to be collecting their phone records. So I find that not only is it the right position, it’s also a very popular position among Republicans—just not in the Washington establishment Republicans. But when you’re out there meeting with grassroots Republicans, the grassroots by and large think that President Obama went way too far with this illegal collection of our phone records.”


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