Skip to comments.U.S.-Approved Arms for Libya Rebels Fell Into Jihadisí Hands
Posted on 12/05/2012 2:44:51 PM PST by mojito
The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats.
No evidence has emerged linking the weapons provided by the Qataris during the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi to the attack that killed four Americans at the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in September.
But in the months before, the Obama administration clearly was worried about the consequences of its hidden hand in helping arm Libyan militants, concerns that have not previously been reported. The weapons and money from Qatar strengthened militant groups in Libya, allowing them to become a destabilizing force since the fall of the Qaddafi government.
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Fast and furious 2
President Biden would be an improvement.
I wonder how long it wii take before we hear about training and arming rebels Ito fight in Syria.
That would have made a heck of a campaign commercial if Mittens had had the guts. Barack Obama thinks American Citizens DON’T have the right to bear arms but will freely give away automatic weapons to Mexican drug lords or Al Qaeda associated groups.
Like FAST and FURIOUS (supported by the US Congress
apparently), these weapons were delivered to
kill Americans by the score (here by the hundreds).
Obama and Holder and Clinton have as much contempt
for Americans as they do for ... what was once
the US Constitution.
NOW they tell us.
But then most of us already suspected this.
Somewhere, hidden in the bowels of some ones basement(probably George Soros) there is a gameplan for the UN to become a one world government.
What is taking place is the systematic dismantling of human liberty and morality.
It’s like the movie War Games. Scenarios have been run to make what is happening now globally a reality. I just wonder what’s going to happen when they come for our guns.
And will you look at that? The story is coming out nearly one month, to the day, AFTER the election.
Quite the coincidence.
That would only be because The Times has not reported it.
There are many of us who have known this for months.
It was known. Maybe NOT by you, and I, but it was known within the system. You can’t keep that stuff under wraps. Somebody knew, and was CS to open up, or “leak” it to the appropriate press.
This is a thug government we have today.
Ah... now with the election safely in Obama`s hip pocket, NYT slips and actually reports the truth.
mojito~:” The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats.”
Too bad none of the weapons used in Benghazi were left behind so that they could be traced back to see if they oringinated from the US/Qatar supply system.
Maybe thats what the 27 day delay to getting the Dept. of “Just-Us” investigators there was all about : delay while the location gets santized .
At least in “ Fast and Furious “ weapons were dropped so as to not link the killing weapon to the user ; no such concern or fear exists , especially in the 27 day delay since the Benghazi attack .
Haha. A not-so-subtle dig at the Community Organizer's very shallow background.
I added a few words they seem to have left out.
FLASH!!! Nuts thrown into the woods are being eaten by squirrels....
There was no US approval.
This was an ILLEGAL WAR (use their terms!) and President Obama ordered weapons be given to rebels.
The American people and Congress had nothing to do with this.
That seems a pretty reasonable assumption.
Since we’re arming the drug cartels, we might as well arm the Jihadi’s, too. After all, redisribution is the apex of fairness, isn’t it? The depths of this administration’s corruption and incompetence are still unchartered.
From the NY Times. Benghazi ping?