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U.S.-Approved Arms for Libya Rebels Fell Into Jihadisí Hands
NYT ^ | 12/5/2012 | JAMES RISEN, MARK MAZZETTI and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT

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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To: mojito

Having armed Al Qaeda in Libya to overthrow Ghaddafi

0bama next moved to ship those same arms to Al Qaeda in Syria to overthrow Assad.

That’s a cover-up big enough to kill Americans and keep anyone else who knows quaking in their boots.

Lots of people know what was going on. They’ve seen 0bama have people killed to protect the Al Qaeda arms running racket.

Who wants to speak up and be the next to be inconveniently DEAD?


21 posted on 12/05/2012 3:27:49 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: 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.

Baloney. If you get your news here, you knew from almost day one that the "rebels" included Al Qaeda commanders and jihadists from all over the known universe.

Now they are acting shocked! shocked! that their weapons went to the jihadists, blaming Qatar no less, all the while they are recruiting those same jihadists and sending them on to Syria for Libya Two.

22 posted on 12/05/2012 3:28:32 PM PST by marron
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To: Erik Latranyi
Libya will look like a walk in the park compared to Syria. Yet another Illegal War being run by Obama/Clinton.

USS Eisenhower Has Arrived Off The Coast Of Syria To Send A Clear Message

23 posted on 12/05/2012 3:28:53 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: mojito

Just like Qaddaffi said.

We helped the underdog jihadists in Libya.

We helped the underdog jihadists in Egypt.

We are thinking about helping the underdog jihadists in Syria.

The underdog insurrection in Iran aimed at jihadists we watched die on the streets.

The pattern is really easy to spot.


24 posted on 12/05/2012 3:29:11 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Not so "commanding", not so "inevitable".)
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To: mojito

What did the NYT know and when did they know it?


25 posted on 12/05/2012 3:29:18 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: mojito
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.

Sounds like the NYT is being proactive in protecting Obama from the facts that are bound to eventually leak out.

26 posted on 12/05/2012 3:32:07 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Erik Latranyi

ho hum, another impeachable offense


27 posted on 12/05/2012 3:32:55 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: mojito

Give toys to Islamists, and they will share them with other terrorists.


28 posted on 12/05/2012 3:34:35 PM PST by pallis
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To: mojito

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


29 posted on 12/05/2012 3:35:07 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: mojito

I surmise these would be the same Libyan Islamist who killed Chris Stevens and the three other Americans in Benghazi. Wouldn’t any reasonable American call that treason and wouldn’t such treason be worthy of execution for the arming, aiding and abetting an enemy that murdered a US official? Not to worry though, our elected officials (McAmesty, Grahmnesty and Die Freakenstein) will get to the bottom of this treasonous act by this anti-American fraud currently in the WH. All is good.


30 posted on 12/05/2012 3:40:12 PM PST by drypowder
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To: mojito
Fell Into Islamist Hands

What other hands were there to receive them? Anyone who believes 0bama isn't purposely arming fundamentalist jihadis is an idiot.

31 posted on 12/05/2012 3:40:59 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: mojito
The election is over, so the powers that be don't particularly care if the sheep now contemplate just how safe any commercial flight anywhere in the world is, what with US-supplied ground-to-air missiles being moved around - in quantity - in an Islamist shell game.

"Which shell is the missile under? Make your bet!"

Mr. niteowl77

32 posted on 12/05/2012 3:41:44 PM PST by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: Psalm 144

They are also against the recent uprising in Egypt trying to overthrow the Muslim Brotherhood. And we have verified that the US was supplying arming and training to the Jihadi insurgents in Syria. Even Clinton admitted that and of course acted surprised about a month or two before the election. We are still waiting for confirmation of weapons being shipped from Libya to the Syrian Insurgents, but all indications are that arms were shipped. This all of course opens the barn door to allow Russia and China to do the same.


33 posted on 12/05/2012 3:42:12 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: mojito

Still Bush’s fault.


34 posted on 12/05/2012 3:44:12 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: mojito
Whouda thunk it? July 21, 2011

I hope you're not waiting for the MSM to tell you the truth about anything.

Pat Caddell called it. Do you believe it yet?

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” Sept. 29, 2012(video 26:00)

Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” Oct. 27, 2012 (video at link 4:06)

The Media are enemies of the people!

35 posted on 12/05/2012 3:48:16 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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It is not lying and covering up.. it's "concerns that have not previously been reported."

Obama did not provide arms to Al Qaeda. Relying on surrogates did it! Obama had little leverage at times over the surrogates. And you cannot prove that it's Obama's fault. Blame American arms dealer[s] hounding the surrogates to buy weapons.

“The president made the point to the [surrogates] that we needed transparency about what Qatar was doing in Libya.” See! Obama cares.

Even Mahmoud Jibril, then the prime minister of the Libyan transitional government complained about those darn surrogates arm[ing] extremist groups opposed to the new leadership.

The surrogates wanted to ship American weapons in their possession.. The administration rejected that request, but instead urged the [surrogates] to ship weapons to Libya that could not be traced to the United States. “The [surrogate] was asking for clearance to send U.S. weapons,” said one former official. “We told them it’s O.K. to ship other weapons.” D'oh! How did that direct connection to Obama get left in the article.. Editor!

The [surrogates], the official added, are “supposedly good allies, but the Islamists they support are not in our interest.” Golly we were flabbergasted Administration officials said.

And that evil American arms dealer, darn him.. he sold weapons to one of the surrogates and “They just handed them out like candy.”

So in conclusion it is the Nytimese unbiased, nonpartisan opinion that it is not PRESIDENT! Obama's fault and you can't prove it is.

36 posted on 12/05/2012 3:51:37 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: TigersEye
RE: The Media are enemies of the people!

.. and most media employees are skid marks on Journalism's shorts.

37 posted on 12/05/2012 3:54:27 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

They aren’t journalists in any way shape or form.


38 posted on 12/05/2012 4:02:50 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: mojito

We are one dumb country.


39 posted on 12/05/2012 4:11:44 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: mojito

They’re ALL Muzzies....They have this tribal mentality and as long as that is the case....NOTHING will change.


40 posted on 12/05/2012 4:25:53 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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