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GAFFNEY: The real reason behind Benghazigate
The Washington Times ^ | 22 October, 2012 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Posted on 10/24/2012 6:03:34 AM PDT by marktwain

President Obama’s once seemingly unstoppable march toward re-election hit what he might call “bumps in the road” in Benghazi, Libya, late on Sept. 11, 2012. It might be more accurate to describe the effect of the well-planned and -executed, military-style attack on a diplomatic facility there as the political equivalent of a devastating improvised explosive device on the myth of the unassailability of the Obama record as commander in chief.

Thanks to intrepid investigative reporting — notably by Bret Baier and Catherine Herridge at Fox News, Aaron Klein at WND.com and Clare Lopez at RadicalIslam.org — and information developed by congressional investigators, the mystery is beginning to unravel with regard to what happened that night and the reason for the subsequent, clumsy official cover-up now known as Benghazigate.

The evidence suggests that the Obama administration has not simply been engaging, legitimating, enriching and emboldening Islamists who have taken over or are ascendant in much of the Middle East. Starting in March 2011, when American diplomat J. Christopher Stevens was designated the liaison to the “opposition” in Libya, the Obama administration has been arming them, including jihadists like Abdelhakim Belhadj, leader of the al Qaeda franchise known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

Once Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown, Stevens was appointed ambassador to the new Libya run by Mr. Belhadj and his friends. Not surprisingly, one of the most important priorities for someone in that position would be to try to find and secure the immense amount of armaments that had been cached by the dictator around the country and systematically looted during and after the revolution.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; benghazi; gunwalker; obama
The Obama foreign policy is a disaster that will take decades to recover from. It may lead to a world war. It is much worse than Carter's, and we are still suffering the effects of Carter's coddling of the Ayatolla.
1 posted on 10/24/2012 6:03:45 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The real reason behind Benghazigate ...

2 posted on 10/24/2012 6:10:02 AM PDT by Zakeet (Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
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To: marktwain
Obama didn't just use the video as an excuse for his leadership failure during the 7-hour consulate attack.

He used the Benghazi disaster itself, the bogus video being his tool, as a means to slam the First Amendment, and bolster Islam and Sharia law.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 6:10:16 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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One of the places in Libya most awash with such weapons in the most dangerous of hands is Benghazi. It now appears that Stevens was there — on a particularly risky day, with no security to speak of and despite now copiously documented concerns about his own safety and that of his subordinates — for another priority mission: sending arms recovered from the former regime’s stocks to the “opposition” in Syria. As in Libya, the insurgents are known to include al Qaeda and other Shariah-supremacist groups, including none other than Abdelhakim Belhadj.

Fox News has chronicled how the Al Entisar, a Libyan-flagged vessel carrying 400 tons of cargo, docked on Sept. 6 in the Turkish port of Iskenderun. It reportedly supplied both humanitarian assistance and arms — including deadly SA-7 man-portable surface-to-air missiles — apparently destined for Islamists, again including al Qaeda elements, in Syria.

What cries out for further investigation — and debate in the remaining days of this presidential election — is whether this shipment was part of a larger covert Obama effort to transfer weapons to our enemies that could make the Iran-Contra scandal, to say nothing of Operation Fast and Furious, pale by comparison.


4 posted on 10/24/2012 6:14:03 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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:: one of the most important priorities for someone in that position would be to try to find and secure the immense amount of armaments that had been cached by the dictator around the country and systematically looted during and after the revolution. ::

And, there it is! Literally thousands of RPGs now scattered about the ME and, ostensibly, headed for US shores.


5 posted on 10/24/2012 6:15:18 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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Diplomad thinks Stevens was getting arms to Syria via Turkey

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2949401/posts?page=2


6 posted on 10/24/2012 6:24:41 AM PDT by RummyChick
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7 posted on 10/24/2012 6:33:52 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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The article leaves the impression that Stevens wasn’t there as a diplomat at all; rather, he was there as some sort of pseudo-covert weapons broker.

And if Obama didn’t consider him a diplomat, but instead considered him to be a CIA operative, then Obama would want the whole issue to be kept low key. Thus, the minimum security, the trip to Las Vegas on September 12, the video lie, the Susan Rice misinformation.

Of course Obama is engaged in warfare without the consent of Congress.


8 posted on 10/24/2012 6:46:38 AM PDT by kidd
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Engaged in warfare? Don’t you understand what you have just read? The President of the United States is arming Alqueda,you know the group who is trying to kill all of us and according to the traitor Obama is on their heels because he has decimated them. He is a Traitor!


9 posted on 10/24/2012 7:00:38 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Travis McGee
Fox News has chronicled how the Al Entisar, a Libyan-flagged vessel carrying 400 tons of cargo, docked on Sept. 6 in the Turkish port of Iskenderun. It reportedly supplied both humanitarian assistance and arms — including deadly SA-7 man-portable surface-to-air missiles — apparently destined for Islamists, again including al Qaeda elements, in Syria.

I take it that ship wasn't part of another "Freedom Flotilla" like the "humanitarian aid for Palestine" type.

10 posted on 10/24/2012 7:16:58 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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hm...certainly hope POTUS hasn’t committed capital treason.


11 posted on 10/24/2012 7:55:13 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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The Obama foreign policy is a disaster that will take decades to recover from. It may lead to a world war. It is much worse than Carter's, and we are still suffering the effects of Carter's coddling of the Ayatolla.

And even worse - instead of being run out of the country off the planet on a rail, the poltroon has a real shot at holding the reins of our demise.

12 posted on 10/24/2012 8:36:21 AM PDT by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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Gloria Allred “look over here at me!” “Look! Squirrels!”

This story I hope will explode. I’ve dropped it in the Drudge box a couple of times today.


13 posted on 10/24/2012 8:41:11 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Third debate

OBAMA: "What we've done is organize the international community, saying Assad has to go. We've mobilized sanctions against that government. We have made sure that they are isolated. We have provided humanitarian assistance and we are helping the opposition organize, and we're particularly interested in making sure that we're mobilizing the moderate forces inside of Syria."

How do you do that when your store in Bengazi just got raided?

14 posted on 10/24/2012 8:45:34 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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This is the only plausible reason for obama/soetoro to lie and demand his minions do likewise.

The truth most likely is that obama/soetoro told Ambassador Stevens to meet with terrorists groups, or links to, and organize funneling weapons to terrorist groups in Syria.
Things went sour and the meeting turned into an attempted kidnapping or just plain islamic murder.

THIS is the cover up- Fast & Furious gun running to Al-Qaeda and or radical islamic terrorist groups combined with the meeting that turned to murder.


15 posted on 10/24/2012 4:22:23 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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