Recently, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has been plagued with doubts centered around several statements he’s made concerning his past. While the lies themselves have mostly been harmless, it’s caused some to question whether or not Carson is, in fact, a pathological liar. It’s a legitimate question considering his growing list of rather tall tales that he never seems to be able to prove actually happened.
But it’s not just his past that Carson seems to be lying about, it’s claims he’s making now. Take for instance a few weeks ago when he claimed that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Russian President Vladimir Putin all went to school together – even though there doesn’t seem to be a single shred of evidence to actually prove this. Once again, reality doesn’t seem to matter because Ben Carson has “sources” that contradict it.
Then we had the fourth Republican debate when Carson claimed that the Chinese were conducting military operations in Syria – another bold statement that seems to have absolutely no evidence to support it.
When Carson adviser Armstrong Williams was asked by MSNBC’s Tamron Hall about his candidate’s comments, he responded with what seems to be nothing but pure nonsense:
“From your perspective and what most people know, maybe that is inaccurate. From our own intelligence and what Dr. Carson’s been told by people who are on the ground who are involved in that region of the world, it has been told to him may times over and over, that the Chinese are there.
“Just because the mainstream media and other experts don’t want to see any credibility to it, does not mean some way down the line in the next few days that that story will come out and will be reinforced and given credibility by others. But as far as our intelligence and the briefings that Dr. Carson’s been in and I’ve certainly been in with him, we’ve certainly been told the Chinese are there.”
So, let me get this straight. A presidential candidate with absolutely no political experience or access to top secret information has “intelligence sources” – on the ground – feeding him intel concerning apparently super-secret combat operations being carried out by the Chinese military that literally no one else in the world seems to know about.
But of course, they won’t specify where they’re getting this information that no one else on Earth seems able to verify is actually real. You’ll just have to trust them that their “sources” are reliable.
Investigative journalists from all over the world with decades-long sources linked to the intelligence community haven’t heard about this Chinese military presence in Syria – but Carson has.
Just think about what his campaign is literally trying to claim here. Out of all the people in the world who are experts at getting this type of information, including former members of the intelligence community, the only person who seems to know that the Chinese military is in Syria is Ben Carson.
How gullible does someone have to be to actually believe this?
Oh, that’s right – as gullible as someone would have to be to think Ben Carson is competent enough or even remotely qualified to be our next president.
While his other lies seem to have garnered more headlines, I think this might be one of his most brazen lies yet.
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