Skip to comments.Yes, There Was a Plan For Gunrunning to Syria
Posted on 02/07/2013 3:17:09 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
Two weeks ago, Senator Rand Paul asked then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if Benghazi served as a gateway for the United States to run weapons to Syrian rebels through Turkey. Today during testimony on Capitol Hill, outgoing CIA director Leon Panetta admitted there was a plan, supported by Clinton and former CIA Director David Petreaus, put in place to arm Syrian rebels but was stopped by President Obama.
Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mr. Panetta and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were asked by Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, if they had supported the recommendation that weapons be provided to the Syrian resistance.
We did, Mr. Panetta said.
You did support that Mr. McCain asked again.
We did, General Dempsey added.
The White House, however, was worried about the risks of getting more deeply involved in the crisis in Syria. And with President Obama in the midst of a re-election bid, the White House rebuffed the plan, rejecting the advice of most of the key members of Mr. Obamas national security team.
So, did this happen? Or not? Senator Paul seems to think so even though the administration denies it. A report from Fox News' Catherine Herridge in October 2012 suggests the weapons transfer may have taken place.
A mysterious Libyan ship -- reportedly carrying weapons and bound for Syrian rebels -- may have some link to the Sept. 11 terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Fox News has learned.
Through shipping records, Fox News has confirmed that the Libyan-flagged vessel Al Entisar, which means "The Victory," was received in the Turkish port of Iskenderun -- 35 miles from the Syrian border -- on Sept. 6, just five days before Ambassador Chris Stevens, information management officer Sean Smith and former Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed during an extended assault by more than 100 Islamist militants.
On the night of Sept. 11, in what would become his last known public meeting, Stevens met with the Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin, and escorted him out of the consulate front gate one hour before the assault began at approximately 9:35 p.m. local time.
Although what was discussed at the meeting is not public, a source told Fox News that Stevens was in Benghazi to negotiate a weapons transfer, an effort to get SA-7 missiles out of the hands of Libya-based extremists. And although the negotiation said to have taken place may have had nothing to do with the attack on the consulate later that night or the Libyan mystery ship, it could explain why Stevens was travelling in such a volatile region on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
When asked to comment, a State Department spokeswoman dismissed the idea, saying Stevens was there for diplomatic meetings, and to attend the opening of a cultural center.
As a reminder: Clinton doesn't know anything about arms heading to Turkey...
Enough for Impeachment and even incarceration. Think the RINOs have the balls ?
No ONE with active gray matter believes that Obozo stopped this. The Plan must have originated from Obozo in the White Hut at 1600 Penn. Ave. Lies and More lies that is all that comes from Obozo and his minions.
Yet another international gun-running scandal by Obama, while he lectures America on “common sense” gun control.
Obama was just trying to continue the “Arab Spring”.
He stopped it when it become obvious it was going to get out in the news just weeks before the election, with parallels to Fast & Furious.
Then the blow-back occurred, and Obama saw an opportunity to dispose of the evidence, like he did with that gay Choir-director from his Satanic Church in Chicago.
“Just let it be”, Obama said, “and it’ll look like part of the general uprising. Find a Youtube video provocation we can blame it on...”
Obama is a traitor to America.
That`s what every POTUS will do, have patsies and fall guys at the ready.
According to reports gun running was already occurring.
Obama/Soetoro might have simply said, “ If the SHTF I did not give any verbal or written directives ordering guns to Syria from Libya. YOU guys did it, not me.”
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Okay, uh....so Obama, the guy who had NO PROBLEM giving THOUSANDS of machine-guns to NARCO-KINPINS, specifically to BOOST MEXICAN MURDER STATS AND HEADLINES, had reaaaaaaal big qualms about this OTHER weapons-smuggling scandal.
Hhahahahahahah, n*gga, please....!
It was the director, and then two other gay church members, all in the same little group.
So, Hillary committed perjury when she testified before the House. Me thinks it’s time for a trial.
“In a time of Patriots,” Impeachment would commence.
Suppose that Soetoro is a closet homo. He is a narcissist, but also harbors deep self-loathing, which he can put into a jar labelled “QUEER”, and hate that instead.
When worthless “queers” threaten to dime him out, he has them whacked. They’re just queers anyway. This is what he did to those queers in that Chicago Satanic Church, when it became possible that they might force Soetoro’s “indiscretions” out into the public eye. So let’s say the Usurper is used to rolling queers who are a threat to him. Then along comes the Ambassador-—another useless queer, who has special knowledge that would be damaging to the Usurper’s hopes for another term.
It’s possible that Soetoro the Traitor plotted the whole thing in advance, and ordered his pigeon to his death in Benghazi, like a modern-day King David.
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said. [Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance]
Absolutely. Didn’t they drag baseball players before and them had some of them prosecuted for perjury?
First person to report this was—ta da! Glen Beck and it was right after Bengazi.
He reported that the meeting between our Ambassador and the Turkish Ambassador that day was about the use of Turkey as a 3rd party to get guns to the Syrian rebels. And this explains the incomprehensible trip to Bengazi from Tripoli in secret without a big guard detail. Spy stuff.
So the attack may have been part of a Al Queda plan to disrupt the gun-running by attacking our Ambassador. In other words, there was a message and a plan behind it.
What is the interest for Al-Qaeda to disrupt the gun-running to itself?
In the mind-blowing politics of the Mid=-East, it might be possible for Al Queda factions, financially supported by Iran, to disrupt the gun smuggling to Syrian rebels against Iran’s ally, Syria.
Reports of Iran Revolutionary Guard being in Syria on the side of Assad are common.
A plague on all their factions, sez I.
Iran and Al-Qaeda??:) You might be kidding. Iran is more antagonistic towards Al-Qaeda than it is towards US and probably to Israel too.
It is that Shia-Sunni thing.
You might confuse Al-Qaeda and Hizbullah.
US goverment and Al-Qaeda today are 100% allies the way it was in 1980s at propping islamonazism through Middle East and Central Asia.
I think OBL was killed by Obama on purpose, as a notorious figure making a new “ally” bad subsconscious public image.