Update: Hillary, Benghazi & Huma

Family Security Matters

Readers of Aaron Klein’s latest piecing together of the  Benghazi-Syria arms puzzle will take special notice of the role that former  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have played in pushing the policy  to arm the jihad front fighting Assad.

It was the New York Times in February that highlighted Clinton’s “activist”  plan to “vet the [Syrian] rebel groups and train fighters, who would be supplied  with weapons.” In essence, this was just Libya Redux. In Libya, of course, any  supposed figleaf “vetting” process failed to stop the US and NATO from both  arming and militarily enabling the victory of jihad forces over the anti-jihad  Qaddafi — a red-line-crossing I think of as Uncle Sam joining the jihad. “Our”  jihadis in Libya were actually led by senior members of “al Qaeda” in Europe and  the Med, with close, demonstrable links to the perpetrators of the  catastrophic jihad attacks on London, Madrid, Tunisia and Casablanca — as  John Rosenthal lays out in his shocking, dot-connecting new book The Jihadist Plot: The Untold Story  of Al-Qaeda and the Libyan Rebellion.

Hillary’s Syria plan, according to the paper, was rebuffed by the Obama White  House. Last week, however, Klein points out, the Times reported that a secret  plan that sounds like Clinton’s has been implemented by the CIA to arm “rebels”  in Syria in fits, starts and escalation since early 2012. The US plan involves  Turkey, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi  Arabia, Croatia and probably other unsavories.

Calling Sens. Paul and Cruz: Is any of this secret stuff constitutional?  Is this kind of secret war — no matter how common — really within the  parameters of the presidency? In order to weigh the question, it is probably  necessary to climb back up history’s slippery slope to the machinations  (including lies) FDR went to avoid the appearance of arming Great Britain  against Hitler in violation of US neutrality, circa1940. Of course, the climb  itself requires dusting off such antique terms as “US neutrality” (“treason,”  “victrola”…).

More immediately, however, the Benghazi puzzle taking shape should remind us  of the officially hidden purpose of the CIA Annex in Benghazi. And that should  take us right back to Hillary’s Benghazi-gate testimony (“Turkey…?”).

It’s worth remembering that while the SecState pleaded ignorance (lied?)  before the Senate committee about the theory that Syria-bound arms were moving  out of Benghazi to Turkey, House Speaker John Boehner told radio host Laura  Ingraham that he was familiar “the chatter about this [arms story] and the fact  that these arms were moving toward Turkey.” He continued: “But most of what I  know about this came from a classified source and I really can’t elaborate on  it.”)

Another question to mull, as Klein points out, is how it was that an  investigative FBI team didn’t arrive  at the Benghazi site for 24 days.  “The site was widely reported to have contained classified documents,” he notes.  What became of them? Did our pal the Tukish Consul General “clean up”? Who knows? As  Hillary Clinton might hiss, What difference does it make? Meanwhile, a Very  Important Media Person tells me none of it matters.

Of course, what I’m really curious to know is what advice on these matters  Hillary Clinton might have received from her top aide, that flower of the Muslim  Brotherhood, Huma Abedin. What input has Huma had on Hillary’s  support for jihadists? What significance does Huma attach to black Al Qaeda  flags? Does she agree, as Hillary intimated to a House committee, that  “non-jihadists” as well as jihadists fly them?

Hillary: “The United States has to be as effective in partnering with the  non-jihadists, whether they fly a black flag or any other color flag, to be  successful.”

The brilliant geo-strategist at work.

Speaking of Huma, where is she now that Madame Secretary has decamped from Foggy  Bottom?

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told The [New York] Post,  “Abedin resigned effective Friday, February 1 – Secretary [Hillary Rodham]  Clinton’s last day.”

But Abedin, after trekking the globe at Clinton’s side, won’t be idle long.  …

The Post has reported that Abedin, 37, is likely to stay in Clinton’s inner  circle, possibly joining the New York-based nonprofit Clinton Global  Initiative.

All in the famly.

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