Remember in the summer of 2013 when the Obama administration was on the precipice of attacking Syria and toppling Bashar Al-Assad?

Twitter was flooded with images of US servicemembers expressing their staunch opposition to being forced to act as Al-Qaeda’s air force.

Reports at the time also confirmed that top military officials were dead against air strikes.

Now an explosive investigation by Seymour Hersh has revealed that the Pentagon was engaged in a secret revolt against the Obama White House.

A highly classified DIA and Joint Chiefs of Staff report predicted that arming the rebels and toppling Assad would lead to the rise of ISIS.

The Pentagon knew that Obama was arming Islamic extremists and that the so-called moderate Free Syrian Army had evaporated.

But the Obama administration didn’t want to hear the truth and deliberately buried the report.

So the Pentagon bypassed the White House entirely and handed intelligence on the same jihadists who Obama was arming to Germany, Israel and Russia.

This intel was then passed directly to Assad, who used it to turn the tide against the jihadists, almost certainly saving Syria from being completely taken over by the Islamic State.

The bottom line is that many of the top brass in the Pentagon knew Obama’s policy would lead to an even bigger disaster than we have now, and they took decisive action to derail it.

The secret measure was also partly a payback after Assad had helped fight Al-Qaeda after 9/11 and Syrian intelligence had stopped an Al-Qaeda attack on the headquarters of the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain.

The US military also defied Obama by deliberately providing the rebels with outdated weapons, according to Seymour Hersh’s Pentagon source.

But this was derailed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, who gave ISIS jihadists modern weaponry in order to help them overthrow Assad.

In his report, Hersh also drops the bombshell that Turkey’s support for ISIS is because Erdogan wants to restore the Ottoman Empire.

He shares virtually the same goal as ISIS, who want to establish an Islamic Caliphate, or empire, stretching into Europe, just as Muslim crusaders did before the Christian crusades.

This report is stunning because it confirms why the Obama White House refused to properly target ISIS for 15 months.

In his obsession with isolating Assad, Obama knowingly armed ISIS and, along with Turkey, allowed the terror organization to build its Caliphate.

Now elements of the Pentagon are in open revolt against this insanity, and will continue to be should Hillary Clinton capture the White House.

In so many ways, 2016 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the future of the Middle East, the future of radical Islam, and the future of the free world.

Everything is at stake.

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