Benghazi: Obama Admin Gunrunning To Jihadists

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Many have put forward the theory that the Benghazi attacks were nothing more  than an international Fast and Furious Operation and that it went  South.  We have been among them.

Many people have wondered why American forces were being sent to the border  of Turkey.  It seems quite interesting since during the questioning of former  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the issue of Turkey and gun running came  up.

The interaction between Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Clinton went like this  (pick up at the 2:19 mark):

Paul asked Clinton about whether there was a gun running operation in  Benghazi.  She claimed that she did not know of a special mission in which the  U.S. was involved in such an operation.

“Is the U. S. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons,  buying, selling, anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?” Paul  questioned.

“To Turkey?” Clinton asked. “I will have to take that question for the  record. Nobody has ever raised that with me.”

“It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that  may have weapons,” Paul continued, “and what I’d like to know is the annex that  was close by, were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining  weapons, and were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries, any  countries, Turkey included?”

“Well, senator, you’ll have to direct that question to the agency that ran  the annex,” Clinton responded.  “I will see what information is available.”

“You’re saying you don’t know?” asked Paul.

“I do not know,” Clinton affirmed. “I don’t have any information on  that.”

Now this little tidbit was not given a lot of time in the media.  I confess I  am even quite limited in writing on the subject.

However, Aaron Klein did confirm with knowledgeable security sources that “the use of  the Benghazi mission in aiding the rebels who are known to be saturated by  al-Qaida and other Islamic terrorist groups.”

Klein writes,

In September, KleinOnline broke the story that the slain U.S. ambassador,  Christopher Stevens, played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight  Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, according to Egyptian security officials.

In November, Middle Eastern security sources further described both the U.S.  mission and nearby CIA annex in Benghazi as the main intelligence and planning  center for U.S. aid to the rebels that was being coordinated with Turkey, Saudi  Arabia and Qatar.

Among the tasks performed inside the building was collaborating with  countries, most notably Turkey, on the recruitment of fighters – including  jihadists – to target Assad’s regime, the security officials  said.

The White House has said that they were against supplying arms to Syrian  rebels who are largely made up of terrorists, it seems they are in direct  contradiction with the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, chairman of the  Joint Chiefs of Staff and former CIA Director David Petraeus.

During the Senate hearings on Benghazi, there was an exchanged between  Senator John McCain (R-AZ), outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and General  Martin Dempsey.

McCain asked both men if they supported a plan to “provide weapons to the  resistance in Syria.”

“We do,” Panetta replied.

“You did support that?” McCain asked again.

“We did,” added Dempsey, who was sitting next to Panetta.

The U.S. has admitted direct involvement with arming Libyan rebel groups last  year against Moammar Gaddafi and his regime.  In fact, Chris Stevens was to  serve as a U.S. liaison to those rebels.  He reportedly worked directly with  Abdelhakim Belhadj of the al-Qaida-tied Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

In an interview with Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, he acknowledged  that a significant number of the Libyan rebels were not only al-Qaeda fighters,  but they had also fought against U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  He then  stated that his fighters “are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists,” but  then added “members of al-Qaida are also good Muslims and are fighting against  the invader.”

One of the things, I’ve struggled with in writing on the Benghazi matter was  the use of the terms embassy and consulate.  I have often used the term  consulate, though the first reports indicated an embassy or consulate.   Interestingly enough, the State Department lists only one embassy in Libya and  that is in Tripoli.  There are no consulates listed.

In addition, Klein points out in his article that “U.S. media reports on the  events in Benghazi have been misleading.  The vast majority of media coverage  worldwide refers to the U.S. facility that was attacked as a ‘consulate,’ even  though the government itself has been careful to call it a ‘mission.’” Klein  stated that the However, in the following video where Barack Obama announces the  attacks on September 12, 2012 from the Rose Garden he calls is a “diplomatic  post (0.27 mark).”  He is obviously not using the term to speak of an office or  job, such as might be used to describe Ambassador Chris Stevens, since he then  goes on to name those killed in the attack on the “diplomatic post.”  Calls to  the State Department to define the term “diplomatic post” resulted in numerous  transfers with no one being able to define it, but I was assured that the would  respond and define the term.  We’ll see how that pans out.

Klein points out that government officials have tried to be careful in  referring to Benghazi as a “U.S. Special Mission” which was set up without the Libyan government’s knowledge.  In this  particular audio segment, Klein said, “Another key driver behind the weak  security platform in Benghazi was the decision to treat Benghazi as a temporary,  residential facility, not officially notified to the host government, even  though it was also a full-time office facility.  This resulted in the Special  Mission compound being excepted from office facility standards and  accountability under the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of  1999 (SECCA) and the Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB).”

From all points, this was not an official mission of the United States, but  was rather something else.  Additionally, Paula Broadwell’s speech regarding a CIA prison comes into  play here and the entire scenario lends credibility to the theory Glenn Beck put forth several months ago about the fact that  Ambassador Stevens was the main gun runner and that this was a CIA operation  which blew up in their faces.

Consequently all the lies that are on display for all to hear are miserable  attempts to cover up the truth of what our government was engaged in and that is  supplying the very people that they would indefinitely detain us for, via the  NDAA if we had dealings with them, with weapons of war to overthrow another  country’s government.  In most of those instances, those weapons far exceed what  law abiding citizens carry in this country.

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One thought on “Benghazi: Obama Admin Gunrunning To Jihadists

  1. This is old news, nice to recap though! But there will likely be nothing done about it since obama and soros has paid everyone off to cover up!
    What is the point, same shit daily and nothing done about it! It pisses me off that our citizens and our troops that are being shit on daily will not ban together and take action against not just obama but all of those Sons Of Bitches in DC!
    The time is here to march armed to the teeth on DC arresting and incarcerating them all to stand trial before a joint military and citizenry of judges for their treasonous crimes and complacency of same! This would include all those in the Pentagon as well! For they are guilty as well!

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