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.