WikiLeaks has highlighted what appears to be an eyebrow-raising email sent to Hillary Clinton’s policy advisor in 2012 when the former was Secretary of State.
The email, found here, shows Hillary Clinton’s then-policy advisor Jacob Sullivan declaring “AQ [Al-Qaeda] is on our side in Syria.”
Those words quickly drew attention after WikiLeaks shared them in a tweet which has since garnered 12K retweets.
Sputnik News attempted to provide some context to the email, stating it “came in February 2012, when Syria was about to enter its second year of civil strife and just weeks after the al-Nusra Front terrorist group… was formed as the official al-Qaeda branch in Syria.”
Sputnik News also states that the email refers to “a report mentioning that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri had called on Muslims from across the Middle East to help rebel forces fighting the Syrian government.”
Writing for True Activist, Matt Agorist states “what this email shows is that the US knew Al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri called on Muslims in Turkey and the Middle East to aid the rebels in the Free Syrian Army.”
See the full email here.