Skip to comments.The US Finally Admits To Sending Heavy Weapons From Libya To Syrian Rebels
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
So, Glenn was right? Weapons smuggling through Turkey into Syria? And Ambassador Stevens died for this?
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.
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?
And when we say “Syrian rebels” — we mean al Qaeda, right?
You got it!
Obama paying off debt to the Muslim Brotherhood?
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....
Mr. Speaker, I suggest you charge the president with treason, you whiny, little bitch.
I heard from a good source that the next targets are JORDAN and OMAN.
That’s what ol’ Bashar has said all along.
When is the US going to admit the CIA sold Libya the C.-4 that brought down Pan Am 103?
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
Glenn was right about lots of things and tried to get the message out while on Fox.
Yep, and ‘Daffy’ before he died. Any regime that has cooperated with the West is being wiped out.
Does anyone know if there is an equivalent ‘Boland Amendment’ as referable to Libya?
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?
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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.
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Anybody but the Puppidents fault.
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True. Stevens was a CIA agent posing as an Ambassador.
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.
Arming Hezbollah and Hamas against Israel? This is treason to our allies.Its impeachable conduct.
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?
Is it Romania yet?
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.
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.
And his new book will not called "IF I did it", it will be titled, "I DID IT, SO WHAT?"
High crimes and misdemeanors, to say the least.
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.
“Its funny how the axholerods in Oslo dont 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.
“Is it Romania yet?”
No, but getting there.
>>I expect a campaign in Syria very soon. There has been a rise in various types of Govt jobs, and NGO jobs being posted for Syria of late.
Sure is great Obama went to Congress for authorization for that.
Oh, wait . . .
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.
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’!
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.
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?
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.
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.