Skip to comments.Obama’s Libyan War Feeds Guns into Al Qaeda’s Syrian War
Posted on 06/25/2013 4:52:12 AM PDT by SJackson
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Obama’s Libyan War Feeds Guns into Al Qaeda’s Syrian War
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 24, 2013 @ 8:17 pm In The Point | No Comments
As Obama rushes to dive into a second war, the outcome of his first disastrous war has already badly destabilized the region. And is feeding weapons into his second war.
Obama’s attack on Gaddafi spread Libyan weapons even farther afield and with more devastating consequences than Gaddafi was ever able to do on his own.
Evidence gathered in Syria, along with flight-control data and interviews with militia members, smugglers, rebels, analysts and officials in several countries, offers a profile of a complex and active multinational effort, financed largely by Qatar, to transport arms from Libya to Syrias opposition fighters. Libyas own former fighters, who sympathize with Syrias rebels, have been eager collaborators…
Extremist fighters, some of them aligned with Al Qaeda, have the money to buy the newly arrived stock, and many rebels are willing to sell.
And why do the rebels have so much money? Because they have some really wealthy sugar daddies. Or oil daddies.
… Those weapons, which slipped from state custody as Colonel Qaddafis people rose against him in 2011, are sent on ships or Qatar Emiri Air Force flights to a network of intelligence agencies and Syrian opposition leaders in Turkey…
Qatari C-17 cargo aircraft have made at least three stops in Libya this year including flights from Mitiga airport in Tripoli on Jan. 15 and Feb. 1, and another that departed Benghazi on April 16, according to flight data provided by an aviation official in the region. The planes returned to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. The cargo was then flown to Ankara, Turkey, along with other weapons and equipment that the Qataris had been gathering for the rebels, officials and rebels said.
And Qatar has been playing this game for a while. One front is Al Jazeera. The other is Al Kaboom.
One former senior Obama administration familiar with the transfers said the Qatari government built relationships with Libyan militias in 2011, when, according to the report of a United Nations Panel of Experts, it shipped in weapons to rebel forces there in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.
As a result, the Qataris can draw on their influence with Libyas militias to support their current beneficiaries in Syria. Its not that complicated, the former official said. Were watching it. The Libyans have an amazing amount of stuff.
But don’t worry. Obama Inc’s crack security establishment is on it. And by on it, I mean in on it.
The movements from Libya complement the airlift that has variously used Saudi, Jordanian and Qatari military cargo planes to funnel military equipment and weapons, including from Croatia, to the outgunned rebels. On Friday, Syrian opposition officials said the rebels had received a new shipment of anti-tank weapons and other arms, although they give varying accounts of the sources of the recently received arms. The Central Intelligence Agency has already played at least a supporting role, the officials say.
But what could possibly go wrong?
Last week the Obama administration announced that it had evidence that Mr. Assads military had used sarin nerve agent in multiple attacks, and that the United States would begin providing military aid to the rebels, including shipments of small arms.
In doing so, the United States could soon be openly feeding the same distribution network, just as it has received weapons from other sources.
Is this going to be called “Fast & Furious II?”
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Does anyone really believe the horse dung about Sarin gas being used?
I have little faith in the crap that Bama boy puts out.
He is using the gas as an excuse to supply Al Qaeda with weapons.
Siphon 20 to 50 of those and spread them across the globe.
Create a simultaneous attack on 25 passenger jets worldwide....on the same day.
World economy collapses.
New security restrictions are created.
The world is unified into three camps: western socialists, islamists and the irrelevant nations.
War between socialism and islam begins.
Conservatives are silenced by the “need to unify” against a common enemy.
I would like to see Greenfield’s thoughts on why Hillary and Obama had to overthrow the government of Libya.
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
“Fast &Furious II?”
Iran-Contra II, except then, we had our enemies supply weapons to our friends. Here, we have our enemies (and ambassador assassins) supplying weapons to our enemies (mass-murdering terrorists).
Why are there no demands for Congressional investigations?
Why are there no demands for Congressional investigations?
I can't say for sure, VanShuyten, but will take a wild shot in the dark: maybe because congressional investigations are about half as productive as racing stripes on broom sticks?
Mesta, I personally do not believe treason is the only appropriate word for what has taken place. For what has taken place is far beyond treason. What is a word stronger than treason? I know not, but this goes beyond simple treason. Maybe murder? I have seen the word murder used too. Maybe is more appropriate to say both in the same sentence (imho), or perhaps murder, attempted murder and treason should be used equally together.
What could possibly go wrong? With any luck, some of the MANPADS will make their way into the US, and Zer0 will have his excuse for martial law.
ONE of the hot “potatoes” there that they want to sweep under rug!!!
WHY are we NOT allowed to hear from the survivors from the attack, hmmm???
The recent ‘news’ that military equipment will be ‘destroyed in country’ rather than spend to bring it back to the US is ripe for the criminal enterprise lying bastard boy to send it to hie moose slime brotherhood in the Middle East. The public will not be any the wiser because the media will never try to dig into the particulars and we can be absolutely certain that the regime will lie to US about whatever they do.