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The US Finally Admits To Sending Heavy Weapons From Libya To Syrian Rebels
http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 9, 2012 | Geoffrey Ingersoll and Michael Kelley

Posted on 12/09/2012 7:59:32 PM PST by Whenifhow

Diplomatic sources told the Sunday Times that the U.S. "bought weapons from the stockpiles of Libya's former dictator Muammar Gaddafi."

The heavy arms include mortars, rocket propelled grenades, anti-tank missiles and the controversial anti-aircraft heat-seeking SA-7 missiles, which are integral to countering Bashar Al-Assad's bombing campaign.

The administration has said that the previously hidden CIA operation in Benghazi involved finding, repurchasing and destroying heavy weaponry looted from Libyan government arsenals, but in October we reported evidence indicating that U.S. agents — particularly murdered ambassador Chris Stevens — were at least aware of heavy weapons moving from Libya to jihadist Syrian rebels.

From the Times report:

President Barack Obama authorized clandestine CIA support earlier this year and both the US and Britain have had special forces and intelligence officers on the ground for some time. They have helped with logistics and communications, but until now have refused to arm the Free Syrian Army.

SNIP

The newest report comes days before the U.S. is expected to recognize the newest Syrian coalition (and its Islamic-dominated-command) as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. The State Department has also indicated it will soon name the opposition's highly effective al-Nusra Front a "terrorist organization" for its ties to Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI).

Both of these stipulations — recognition of a unified opposition and creation of distance from extremists — are required in order for the Obama administration to openly acknowledge supporting Syrian rebels with heavy weapons.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: armingsyriarebels; armsyriaalqaeda; armsyriarebels; benghazi; benghazigate; benghaziweapons; cia; obama; sourcetitlenoturl; syria; syriarebels; treason
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1 posted on 12/09/2012 7:59:40 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: MestaMachine

FYI


2 posted on 12/09/2012 8:00:15 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Obama let those guys die in Libya to try and keep this info secret before the election.

If the roles were reversed, and this was George W Bush, the media would be running programming 24/7 urging the impeachment of Bush.


3 posted on 12/09/2012 8:04:16 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Whenifhow

It’s funny how the axholerods in Oslo don’t mind one of their prize winning boys spreading weapons around. The Nobel morons are hypocrites. “Peace” my arse.


4 posted on 12/09/2012 8:04:54 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: Whenifhow

I expect a campaign in Syria very soon. There has been a rise in various types of Gov’t jobs, and NGO jobs being posted for Syria of late.


5 posted on 12/09/2012 8:05:04 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: Whenifhow

So, Glenn was right? Weapons smuggling through Turkey into Syria? And Ambassador Stevens died for this?


6 posted on 12/09/2012 8:05:05 PM PST by jtonn
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To: Whenifhow

So Benghazi was covered up because it was an Obama/Petraeus/CIA operation to run guns to Syria, where we were supporting Sunni Wahhabist rebels without telling the American people. Nice.


7 posted on 12/09/2012 8:05:36 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: Whenifhow

The Obama administration is also sending heavy weapons to Egypt. The Libyans also received military supplies. Ultimately Egypt, Syria and Libya will form a “United Islamic Republic” patterned on and allied with Iran. No doubt the new leaders will make good use of their American supplied weaponry. Is there anyone in the Obama administration that has a clue or anyone in the press that asks meaningful questions?


8 posted on 12/09/2012 8:09:50 PM PST by allendale
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To: Whenifhow

And when we say “Syrian rebels” — we mean al Qaeda, right?


9 posted on 12/09/2012 8:10:00 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

You got it!


10 posted on 12/09/2012 8:13:21 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Whenifhow

Obama paying off debt to the Muslim Brotherhood?


11 posted on 12/09/2012 8:13:28 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: Whenifhow

Where there is smoke, THERE IS CHOOM GANG...!

Ah, soo....! The dusky body-surfing GayMuzzie partook in a l’il CIA weapon smuggling himself, now did he...?

Gosh, where have we heard that before...? IranContra? Right? Remember how allll the network presstitutes were on that like white on rice FOR YEARS? Crowing and screaming about what a criminal RR was, for trying to get innocent Americans back to the USA?

But when GayMuzzie does it to overthrow whole countries givenover to freaking AL QAEDA, just watch how lib presstitutes will yank out the KNEE PADS and line up on bent knees to get their heads bobbing on ole GayMuzzie...!

The USA MSM has done the impossible by making Alex Jones, Pravda, and Russia Today seem TRUTHFUL BY COMPARISON.

Beam me up....


12 posted on 12/09/2012 8:15:28 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Whenifhow

Mr. Speaker, I suggest you charge the president with treason, you whiny, little bitch.


13 posted on 12/09/2012 8:17:10 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: gaijin

I heard from a good source that the next targets are JORDAN and OMAN.


14 posted on 12/09/2012 8:17:10 PM PST by gaijin
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To: ClearCase_guy

That’s what ol’ Bashar has said all along.


15 posted on 12/09/2012 8:17:10 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: Nachum

FYI


16 posted on 12/09/2012 8:18:54 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Whenifhow

When is the US going to admit the CIA sold Libya the C.-4 that brought down Pan Am 103?


17 posted on 12/09/2012 8:19:38 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: ClearCase_guy; allendale; DesertRhino; jtonn; Theoria; FlingWingFlyer; Bryan24; garjog; gaijin; ...

Your replies are on target.
Obama covered it up before the election
Beck mentioned the weapons - given to rebels - Al Qaeda
And the purpose was to use the chemical weapons and blame it on Assad - to bring NATO into the regional conflict which would expand to a global conflict.
Syria is Putin’s red line...
This is a globalist agenda


18 posted on 12/09/2012 8:20:12 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: jtonn

Glenn was right about lots of things and tried to get the message out while on Fox.


19 posted on 12/09/2012 8:21:30 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Whenifhow
What could possibly go wrong?

Smiley - Bang Head

20 posted on 12/09/2012 8:23:18 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Theoria

Yep, and ‘Daffy’ before he died. Any regime that has cooperated with the West is being wiped out.


21 posted on 12/09/2012 8:24:51 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Whenifhow

Does anyone know if there is an equivalent ‘Boland Amendment’ as referable to Libya?


22 posted on 12/09/2012 8:25:19 PM PST by Texas Songwriter ( i)
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To: Whenifhow

This isn’t arms for hostages. It’s arms for Allah.

And even with all this ... the press is already trumpeting Hillary Clinton for 2016?


23 posted on 12/09/2012 8:25:19 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Whenifhow

ltr


24 posted on 12/09/2012 8:27:50 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


25 posted on 12/09/2012 8:28:50 PM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Whenifhow; Ernest_at_the_Beach; TigersEye; smoothsailing

Thanks for the ping. Perhaps Ernie shall set his ping lists in motion to cover a wider audience. Tis late. I’m hitting the rack shortly. I can’t add to what has already been explored and brought out.


26 posted on 12/09/2012 8:30:57 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Merlinator; GladesGuru; GailA; Squantos; Seizethecarp; The Klingon; thouworm; MilicaBee; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


27 posted on 12/09/2012 8:31:04 PM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Whenifhow
Bush's fault?

Video's fault?

Anybody but the Puppidents fault.

28 posted on 12/09/2012 8:38:41 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Sometimes there are things too evil to look right in the eye, but we sure looked at this one and damn well knew it for what it was.
This is flat out criminal.
When, Oh Lord? When?

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


29 posted on 12/09/2012 8:41:21 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Bryan24

True. Stevens was a CIA agent posing as an Ambassador.


30 posted on 12/09/2012 8:55:34 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Marine_Uncle
Thanks for the ping.

Amazing! Now 0bamugabe is openly admitting to evidence of treasonous acts with no fear at all that anyone will call him on it. Arming our enemies and allowing the murder of our own to do it is just the way he rolls.

31 posted on 12/09/2012 9:00:47 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Whenifhow
The left is going to have major problems over this issue. The link below appears to be a letter from Anonymous backing the sovereign Syrian government.

Operation Syria: US and Western Allies Supplying Terror Cells With Chemical Weapons

32 posted on 12/09/2012 9:01:37 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Whenifhow

Arming Hezbollah and Hamas against Israel? This is treason to our allies.Its impeachable conduct.


33 posted on 12/09/2012 9:13:02 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: plain talk

Thank you for mentioning the Untouchable One, the phrase coiner of “smart power”, teflon icon, Hillary Clinton, the smartest woman in the room, anywhere.

What will the media do when foreign press does their work for them and further cover up in the USA becomes impossible?


34 posted on 12/09/2012 9:22:19 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Whenifhow

Is it Romania yet?


35 posted on 12/09/2012 9:37:15 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: TigersEye

And by all indications he and all those in the whole deal will walk with nothing becoming of it. Fox has been as quiet as a church mouse of lately. Phone calls must have been made.


36 posted on 12/09/2012 9:37:15 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: justa-hairyape; TigersEye

I bookmarked the site. Listened to one of the videos. Tis late at my end. do both and all have a great upcoming day. Time to hit the rack and attempt sleep.


37 posted on 12/09/2012 10:04:02 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: TigersEye
0bamugabe is openly admitting to evidence of treasonous acts with no fear at all that anyone will call him on it."""",,,,,,,

And his new book will not called "IF I did it", it will be titled, "I DID IT, SO WHAT?"

38 posted on 12/09/2012 10:04:16 PM PST by annieokie
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To: MestaMachine; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Sometimes there are things too evil to look right in the eye, but we sure looked at this one and damn well knew it for what it was. This is flat out criminal.

High crimes and misdemeanors, to say the least.

39 posted on 12/09/2012 10:18:16 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: lonevoice

I posted my opinion months ago on FR that Chris Stevens was involved in the shippin off arms through Libya to Syrian rebels. And that was why Amb. Stevens was in Benghazi on that fateful day when he and our Navy seals were killed. I instinctively smelled a rat, and here it is, proof that there was a rat. A Demorat rat.


40 posted on 12/10/2012 12:49:04 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“It’s funny how the axholerods in Oslo don’t mind one of their prize winning boys spreading weapons around. The Nobel morons are hypocrites. “Peace” my arse.”

Yep. So much for the “crimes against peace” and “waging aggressive war” stuff from the Nuremburg trials.

So far this administration has assisted in toppling the governments of Egypt, Libya and soon Syria if they can, while adopting a hands off Iran policy.


41 posted on 12/10/2012 12:51:17 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Not so "commanding", not so "inevitable".)
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To: Hardraade

“Is it Romania yet?”

No, but getting there.


42 posted on 12/10/2012 12:53:43 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Not so "commanding", not so "inevitable".)
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To: MestaMachine

bttt


43 posted on 12/10/2012 2:03:35 AM PST by OwenKellogg
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To: Theoria

>>I expect a campaign in Syria very soon. There has been a rise in various types of Gov’t jobs, and NGO jobs being posted for Syria of late.

Sure is great Obama went to Congress for authorization for that.

Oh, wait . . .


44 posted on 12/10/2012 2:59:29 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: ClearCase_guy
And when we say “Syrian rebels” — we mean al Qaeda, right?

It doesn't matter what we call them, they're all the same thing-Islamic terrorists set upon cleansing the earth of all Jews and Christians.

45 posted on 12/10/2012 3:06:28 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Whenifhow

Get out there (DC or locally) on 1/21/2013 for the massive anti-obama rally!

Millions of signs and chant ‘obama murdered Americans in Benghazi’!

Update from
http://beforeitsnews.com/protests-demonstrations/2012/11/massive-anti-obama-rally-obamas-inauguration-day-2448104.html


46 posted on 12/10/2012 4:46:46 AM PST by chrisnj
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To: jtonn

I still say 0bama had him taken out. And it wasn’t Libyans who attacked the compound. And the CIA/Seals that did respond were told to stand down, they chose otherwise and that choice meant they could not be trusted in the future. So they lost their lives too.


47 posted on 12/10/2012 5:14:43 AM PST by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: MestaMachine

Looks to be just about one or two questions left. Was the meeting (of Turkish ambassador and Stevens) a setup for the attack to verify Ambassador Stevens was in the area? Is Turkey rethinking their position of support for the rebels?


48 posted on 12/10/2012 6:14:26 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: DesertRhino
Below the specs on the SA-7s (surface to air missile) that we have given the rebels. Syria is in chaos and some if not many of these missiles will become in the possession of Al Qaeda. These missiles can take down a commercial airliner on takeoff.

Barrack Obama is not a patriot of our great nation and grievously harms it every day.

and passive infrared homing guidance. The HN-5 ( Hong Nu = Red Cherry ) is an improved Chinese version with upgraded capabilities. The SA-7 was the first generation of Soviet man portable surface-to-air missiles. Although classed as "fire and forget" types, the missiles were easily overcome by solar heat and, when used in hilly terrain, by heat from the ground. The SA-7 seeker is fitted with a filter to reduce the effectiveness of decoying flares and to block IR emissions. The system consists of the missile (9K32 & 9K32M), a reloadable gripstock (9P54 & 9P54M), and a thermal battery (9B17). An identification friend or foe (IFF) system can be fitted to the operators helmet. Further, a supplementary early warning system consisting of a passive RF antenna and headphones can be used to provide early cue about the approach and rough direction of an enemy aircraft. Although the SA-7 is limited in range, speed, and altitude, it forces enemy pilots to fly above minimum radar limitations which results in detection and vulnerability to regimental and divisional air defense systems. The SA-7a (9K32 Strela-2) was introduced for service in 1968, but was soon replaced by the SA-7b (9K32M Strela-2M) which became the most common production model. The SA-7b, differs from the SA-7a primarily by using a boosted propellant charge to increase range and speed. The SA-7a had a slant range of 3.6 km and a kill zone between 15 and 1500 meters in altitude, with a speed of about 430 meters per second (Mach 1.4). The SA-7b has a slant range of about 4.2 km, a ceiling of about 2300 meters, and a speed of about 500 meters per second (Mach 1.75). Both the SA-7a and SA-7b are tail-chase missile systems, and its effectiveness depends on its ability to lock onto the heat source of low-flying fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft targets.

49 posted on 12/10/2012 7:14:46 AM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

We went through this in Afghanistan when we armed and financed AQ to fight the Soviets. Will we ever learn to keep our nose out because in never ends the way the decision makers anticipate.


50 posted on 12/10/2012 7:22:44 AM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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