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Former Special Forces Commander: Was U.S. Running Guns to Syrian Rebels Via Benghazi? CIA: No
CNS News ^ | 1/22/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 01/22/2013 2:02:38 PM PST by Nachum

(CNSNews.com) - Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin—who is the former commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command, the former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and who worked with the CIA—told CNSNews.com in a video interview last week that he believes it is a reasonable supposition that the U.S. was supporting or planning to support the Syrian rebels via Benghazi, Libya.

The CIA, however, says Boykin’s supposition is erroneous and that the U.S. was not conducting or planning covert action to support Syrian rebels through Benghazi.

“These assertions are both baseless and flat wrong,” a CIA spokesperson told CNSNews.com on Tuesday.

Boykin believes that such an action, or planned action, would help explain why Amb. Chris Stevens was in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, visiting that city for the first time since he had departed from it in November 2011 after having served there as a special envoy to the Libyan rebels who overthrew the Qaddafi regime.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; cia; gengazi; hillary; leonpanetta; libya; obama; syra; syria; waronterror
Could we get that said in front of a committee... under oath?

I did not have sex with that woman... not a single time...

1 posted on 01/22/2013 2:02:52 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 01/22/2013 2:04:25 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
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Of course not. It was a program to arm the Muzzie Bros. If those world citizens chose to donate to the charities in Syria, who is 0bama to stop them?

3 posted on 01/22/2013 2:05:48 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nachum
"the U.S. was not conducting or planning covert action to support Syrian rebels through Benghazi."

Of course not. It was a program to arm the Muzzie Bros.

If those world citizens chose to donate to the charities in Syria, who is 0bama to stop them?

4 posted on 01/22/2013 2:06:08 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

Right. And he was meeting with the Turks for tea.


5 posted on 01/22/2013 2:08:50 PM PST by marron
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To: Nachum

They denied Iran Contra also....CIA was supposed to furnish guns to the Syrian Rebels...but I guess they went to the terrorists...all over the regtion...after all they will all be fighting Israel and Obambi must help like the F-16s and Abrams Tanks going to Egypt...


6 posted on 01/22/2013 2:13:07 PM PST by rxtn41
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To: Nachum
I'm sure a CIA spokeshole - ahem, spokesperson would never, ever lie!

.../sarc

7 posted on 01/22/2013 2:14:49 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Nachum

I do not for a minute or even a second that the contractors who died in Benghazi would participate in running guns to al Qaeda affiliated anything. As for the deliberate taking away of security for the Benghazi mission and the ambassador, I believe the answer to that question lies with Hillary and the White House.


8 posted on 01/22/2013 2:19:36 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Nachum

Was Benghazi a PRISON RUN BY THE CIA, ILLEGAL UNDER 0BAMA’S OWN POLICIES? Most likely.. Anyone interview any of those 37 SURVIVORS THAT WERE ‘EVACUATED’ YET????? Was 0bama actively engaged in an administration-wide coverup to save his re-election?? YES.


9 posted on 01/22/2013 2:48:51 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Nachum

““These assertions are both baseless and flat wrong,” a CIA spokesperson told CNSNews.com on Tuesday”

LOL,, ‘cause the CIA is always TOTALLY honest with us, right? Can anyone, point to a time in the last 50 years where the American people ever had the slightest idea as to what they were doing?
They have basically lied non-stop to us since their creation.

I trust Boykin.


10 posted on 01/22/2013 3:31:17 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Nachum

Could we get that said in front of a committee... under oath?


Why?

The statement by the CIA should end the speculation.

After all, we know that the CIA never ever makes any misleading statements of any kind.

How can you possibly run a spy agency, participate in or conduct secret operations unless you tell all?

As obumbler said once; “They must think you are stupid!”


11 posted on 01/22/2013 3:44:17 PM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: petitfour

“I do not for a minute or even a second that the contractors who died in Benghazi would participate in running guns to al Qaeda affiliated anything”

Of course they would! The US Military just finished a massive bombing campaign on their behalf. May of the leaders of the Libyan insurgency were very people we had captured and released in Iraq.
We are giving All kinds of weapons to the Palestinians.
We are giving Tanks, subs, and F-16s to the same Al Qeida loyal moslem brotherhood movement in Egypt.

Oh,, and dont look now, but every single leader of Al Qeida has been a full member of the moslem brotherhodd that now runs Egypt.
Spooks are spooks,, and they just execute missions. They have very little influence over what the missions are.

Of course they were there to send weapons to Syria. The Syrian insurgents are the same EXACT bunch as the ones we supported in Egypt, and Libya.


12 posted on 01/22/2013 3:45:54 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

BTTT!


13 posted on 01/22/2013 3:47:38 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: old curmudgeon

Running a spy agency does involve some secrecy. But that secrecy has been used to cover up wrongdoing too. One example is the Soldiers and other people unwittingly given LSD to study it’s effects.

Hiding the U2 but letting people believe in UFOs, fine, funny.
Smuggling dope into Mena airport with the help of Governor Bill Clinton, evil.
Spying on foreigners, good.
Intercepting all domestic electronic texts, emails and phone calls, evil.
In Desert Storm planting false news stories on invasion day that US Paratroops were landing near Kuwait City, helpful.
Leaking fake Syrian gas attack preparation stories to get us into the war there,,evil.
CIA standing by Wilsons fake report BAD.
CIA leaking designed to embarrass Bush,,bad.

Some secrecy is needed. But such secrecy demands -extremely- high ethics that are not demonstrated by our government or intelligence community.


14 posted on 01/22/2013 4:10:06 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Nachum
I did not have sex with that woman... not a single time...

Democrats think it's OK to lie for 'the cause' - dems are above the law, right? The cause is larger than mere mortals - ask Al Gore.

Sadly it turns out 'the cause' is only their big fat ego gasping and grasping to hold on to power...

15 posted on 01/22/2013 4:28:17 PM PST by GOPJ ( Do murder laws control murders?... freeper Red Badger)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Odd how the New York Times has no interest in interviewing them... it's almost like no one fed them that story...

16 posted on 01/22/2013 4:30:33 PM PST by GOPJ ( Do murder laws control murders?... freeper Red Badger)
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To: Nachum

Anything coming from CNN if it the truth is a MISTAKE...
Somebody messed up... flubbed.. maybe a typo...
CNN is propaganda central..


17 posted on 01/22/2013 4:30:33 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Nachum
Ex-Gitmo detainee training Libyan rebels in Derna April 2, 2011

America's secret plan to arm Libya's rebels
Obama asks Saudis to airlift weapons into Benghazi - March 2011

Benghazi Attack disrupted Major CIA Operation: Attack allegedly directed against “CIA Operatives and Contractors” September 25, 2012

What the Times omits from its account of CIA activities in Benghazi, however, is that the agency was not merely conducting covert surveillance on the Islamists based in eastern Libya, but providing them with direct aid and coordinating their operations with those of the NATO air war launched to bring down the Gaddafi regime. In this sense, the September 11 attack that killed Stevens and the three other Americans was very much a case of the chickens coming home to roost.

Anti-Terror Authorities Question Where Money Goes From Group With Special License From Obama Administration Oct. 25, 2012

How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria Oct. 19, 2012

REPORT: It Was A NATO Mortar That Killed 5 Turkish Civilians Last Week The official position is that the US has refused to allow heavy weapons into Syria.

Obama’s Benghazi Investigator: An Iran Sympathizer

Did Iran Have a Hand in Benghazi?

Gaffney writes:

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.

Benghazi Betrayal May be a Cover-Up of American Weapons in Hands of Terrorists Nov 17, 2012

The US Finally Admits To Sending Heavy Weapons From Libya To Syrian Rebels Dec. 9, 2012

Benghazi: Libyan Terrorists Got Arms From Obama Administration


18 posted on 01/22/2013 4:37:28 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: DesertRhino
"I trust Boykin."

The man is something of a real life Chuck Norris. In Grenada, he was shot in the arm with a .50 cal.

He simply grew a new one :-)

19 posted on 01/22/2013 4:43:31 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: DesertRhino

There is only one thing I do not understand about Bengazi.

I understand the NYT.

I understand the CIA methods.

I understand the Chris Matthews and the obumbler inner circle.

What I do not understand is that there are very powerful repubs and very powerful conservatives (note that they are not always the one and the same) who are Washington insiders.

They know all of this and a hell of a lot more, but yet they say nothing and do nothing.

If this is not impeachable, it certainly is destructive to make it known that obumbler and his inner circle are at the very least Muslim sympathizers and at worst jihadists.

Their Mideast policies will ensure the Caliphate.

If the repub party had any fight in them at all, they would be talking about this on every possible occasion rather than hiding under the bed.

Look at the coverage of this event compared to the coverage given Iran Contra.

That almost cost Caspar Weinberger his head. Here everyone will walk...on a red carpet with a brass band.


20 posted on 01/22/2013 4:52:30 PM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: TigersEye; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Nice list TE.


21 posted on 01/22/2013 4:58:28 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Thank you, M_U. It took about 45 minutes or so to sift through all of my Benghazi bookmarks but I knew I had some stuff on this. More than I expected!


22 posted on 01/22/2013 5:02:38 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: hosepipe
CNN is propaganda central..

Especially since the CIA's mockingbirds direct the propaganda CNN spews.

23 posted on 01/22/2013 5:02:57 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: old curmudgeon

Look what happened to Michelle Bachman when she outed the Muslim Brotherhood in the administration. John McCain and other Rinos laughed her out of the room. They have no honor. Their lack of integrity blinds them to the truth, their deals, retirement, prestige, etc. are more important to them than their country.


24 posted on 01/22/2013 5:11:15 PM PST by charlie72
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To: TigersEye
You did your job well. I sense tomorrow we shall get really
pissed off, as the hildabeast gets treated with silk gloves.
I will be mildly surprised if she doesn't get away with murder on this one. No pun meant. :)
25 posted on 01/22/2013 5:33:55 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Nachum
Thanks for the many good posts you provide on this issue as well as many other things. I often forget to thank long time posters that provide worth to this site. Hope other's won't feel slighted that fit into that department.
So a Big thanks for the few dozen at FR that year after year add value to this site's knowledge base.
26 posted on 01/22/2013 5:39:02 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Marine_Uncle

I have been prepared all along for Hillary’s testimony to be a complete farce of lies, denials and prevarications. Is she testifying before the House sub-committee? There are some tough questioners there like Trey Gowdy and Chaffetz to name only two. But Hillbilly is well schooled in legal evasions.


27 posted on 01/22/2013 5:41:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye
I believe she has promised to meet with both Senate and House committees on the matter. I plan on keeping an eye on CSPAN tomorrow to see if either House meeting with her will be televised. Of course as you indicated Reps. Gowdy and Chaffetz, along with a few others that where on Issa's committee, and Sen. Graham, and McCain, to name to are going to attempt to grill her pretty good. But I have a hunch she will walk out of this with no black mark or slap on the hand so to speak.
I almost slipped on a patch of ice leaving a dollar store today after picking up a large box of slim jims to send to my nephew at FOB Apache base in Afghanistan today.
My mind immediately thought of BJ's little lady. Hope she watches where she walks until after tomorrow's meeting with Congress. :)
28 posted on 01/22/2013 6:02:10 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.


29 posted on 01/23/2013 4:06:41 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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