Perhaps the most shocking revelation that came out of the recent WikiLeaks document dump was a clip from one of the former Secretary of State’s paid speeches in which she acknowledged that her preferred strategy for handling the crisis in Syria is wrought with one major problem – it would require massacring "a lot of" Syrian civilians calling into question the moral authority of the US posture in the region.
Despite the fact that imposing a no-fly zone would require mass civilian casualties in the process of "taking out" Syria’s "very sophisticated" air defense system, Hillary Clinton continues to hold the position to this date as her preferred method for handling the nearly unprecedented crisis.
"To have a no-fly zone you have to take out all of their air defenses, many of which are located in populated areas. So our missiles, even if they are standoff missiles so we’re not putting our pilots at risk – you’re going to kill a lot of civilians," admitted Clinton before the wealthy crowd.
She also acknowledged the possibility that such an assault on civilians may foist the United States headlong into an unintentional war — "That intervention that people talk so glibly about" could become a full-fledged "American and NATO involvement where you take a lot of civilians."
Speaking before Deutsche Bank, one of the primary culprits behind the selling of poorly underwritten mortgages that kneecapped the world economy in 2008, Hillary Clinton implied in her 2013 presentation that the Syrian government had not used chemical weapons against its people as she now claims.
"We obviously talked about this at great length, and both the United States and Europe, as well as Israel, have said that’s a red line. And if there is indisputable evidence, then there is the stated commitment to take action," said Clinton. "What that action is and what would work is extremely difficult to plan and execute."
The revelations come at a time when the US State Department is increasingly lobbying for a military intervention and a no-fly zone in Syria following the collapse of the US-Russia brokered ceasefire in September which resulted from US-coalition airstrikes against the Syrian Army that killed 82 soldiers and over 300 ceasefire violations by the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels who have joined forces with al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front (which has now been joined by Daesh offshoot Jund al-Aqsa).
Russia has long warned that if a no-fly zone were imposed it would have extreme consequences on Syria’s civilian population and that efforts to engage in regime change prior to stabilizing the terrorist situation in the country could result in far reaching human costs throughout the world.