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Rand Paul Makes It Clear: ‘I Really Think’ Obama May Have Had a ‘Gun-Running Operation’ in Libya
The Blaze ^
| Tiffany Gabbay
Posted on 02/07/2013 12:13:08 PM PST by JohnPDuncan
Few Democratic or Republican leaders have been as outspoken in their views on the Benghazi debacle and the administrations role in a potential gun-running scheme than Sen. Rand Paul. In fact, the Kentucky Republican excoriated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her recent testimony on the matter, saying that if he had been president at the time, he would have relieved her of her post.
Since then, the senator has been consistently pressing the administration for answers on whether it had been running guns through Libya, thereby catalyzing the death of Ambassador Stevens.
A partial transcript of the senators Thursday appearance on Fox News featuring his key points on the issue is featured below:
I really think part of the cause may have been there was a gun running operation going on in Benghazi, leaving Libya and going to Turkey and distributing arms to the rebels
Theyve interviewed the captain of the ship. A ship from Libya sailed for Turkey a week before the ambassador was killed. It was full of arms and they interviewed the captain and he actually specifically talks about the distribution of the arms to Syrian rebels
And I think the administration needs to answer, are they running guns through Turkey to Syria?
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; benghazigunrunning; fastandfurious; gunrunning; impeachnow; irs; libya; randpaul
The feds should check in with Free Republic is they want to know what happened in Libya.
posted on 02/07/2013 12:16:24 PM PST
(Veritas vos Liberabit)
I hope Senator Paul has a good bodyguard.
posted on 02/07/2013 12:16:50 PM PST
(Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
I contrast to his antiwar father, Sen. Rand Paul has been talking good sense. Whether it is F16’s to the Muslim Brotherhood or the above topic.
posted on 02/07/2013 12:19:26 PM PST
I was calling it Fast and Furious, North Africa division from day one.
posted on 02/07/2013 12:20:10 PM PST
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
Why wouldn’t they? They were running guns in Mexico.
posted on 02/07/2013 12:23:10 PM PST
(And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
Hillary claimed “No Knowledge” of gun running & told Rand Paul he needed to ask the CIA.
This is like the “silent dog whistle” to the Obama media. Rand Paul gets uncomfortably close to the truth, therefore, he must be mocked unmercifully by the Obama media. First will be Stewart and Colbert. Then the rest of the Obama media will chime in with stories of how Rand Paul once mistreated a cat when he was 5. It will be a full court press.
posted on 02/07/2013 12:24:36 PM PST
(Behold, the power of government cheese.)
Obama is solely responsible for this.
Let's look at some of the facts.
Obama Arranged Benghazi Trip That Resulted In Murder Of US AMB Chris Stevens
Arms Flow to Syria May Be Behind Benghazi Cover-Up states:
" During the 2011 Libyan revolt against Muammar Qaddafi, reckless U.S. policy flung American forces and money into the conflict on the side of the rebels, who were known at the time to include Al Qaeda elements. Previously the number two official at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Christopher Stevens was named as the official U.S. liaison to the Libyan opposition in March, 2011.
Stevens was tasked with helping to coordinate U.S. assistance to the rebels, whose top military commander, Abdelhakim Belhadj, was the leader of the Al Qaeda affiliate, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). That means that Stevens was authorized by the U.S. Department of State and the Obama administration to aid and abet individuals and groups that were, at a minimum, allied ideologically with Al Qaeda, the jihadist terrorist organization that attacked the homeland on the first 9/11, the one thats not supposed to exist anymore after the killing of its leader, Osama bin Laden, on May 2, 2011. "
Obama the arms broker to al-Qaeda states [this article is also well worth your time] :
" Now we learn that Ambassador Chris Stevens’s mission in Benghazi on that fatal day was to organize the shipment of arms to the rebel militias in Syria.
And that means: the shipment of arms, by order of the President of the United States, to al-Qaeda,
the terrorist organization which the President himself constantly declares to be the enemy of his country.
No wonder President Obama, Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the rest of the stoats and weasels have been lying their heads off and trying to put the blame for the whole hideous and tragic episode – for what amounts to an act of war – on somebody’s little video. Scraping the bottom of the excuses-barrel. SOURCES: SLAIN U.S. AMBASSADOR RECRUITED JIHADISTS
The evidence suggests that the Obama administration has not simply been engaging, legitimating, enriching and emboldening Islamists who have now taken over or are ascendant in much of the Middle East.
Starting in March 2011, when American diplomat Christopher Stevens was designated the liaison to the “opposition” in Libya, the Obama administration has been arming them, including jihadists like Abdelhakim Belhadj, the leader of the al Qaeda franchise known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. "
Egyptian officials say Stevens worked with Saudis against Assad
Was Syrian weapons shipment factor in ambassadors Benghazi visit? states:
" 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
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.
the timing and the meeting between the Turkish diplomat and Stevens was "unusual."
According to an initial Sept. 14 report by the Times of London, Al Entisar was carrying 400 tons of cargo.
The cargo reportedly included surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles, RPG's and Russian-designed shoulder-launched missiles known as MANPADS.
It was reported there was a fight about the weapons and who got what "between the free Syrian Army and the Muslim Brotherhood."
'The point is that both of these weapons systems are extremely accurate and very simple to use,' Fox News military analyst Col. David Hunt explained. He said the passage of weapons from Libya to Syria would escalate the conflict. 'With a short amount of instruction, you've got somebody capable of taking down any, any aircraft. Anywhere in the world.'
Rebel Arms Flow Is Said to Benefit Jihadists in Syria by New York Times
Why Libya Cover-Up: Obama Was Arming Al Qaeda & Islamists
Libya's missing weapons being smuggled into Gaza
Israeli intelligence is increasingly concerned about the quantity of Libyan arms flowing into Gaza.
Clinton asked for more security in Benghazi, Obama said no
How U.S. Amb. Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked to Jihadist Rebels in Syria (And It Involves Weapons) [Article has many links.]
Ed Klein: Bill Clinton encouraged Hillary to resign in the wake of the Benghazi scandal
Explain this: Ambassador Chris Stevens killed due to lack of security Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett gets Secret Service
Libyan Officials Claim US Was Warned 3 DAYS BEFORE Deadly Benghazi Consulate Attack
More details emerge on U.S. ambassador's last moments from CNN states:
" Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.
Jamal Mabrouk, a member of the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he and a battalion commander had a meeting about the economy and security.
He said they told the diplomats that the security situation wasn't good for international business.
'The situation is frightening, it scares us,' Mabrouk said they told the U.S. officials. He did not say how they responded.
Mabrouk said it was not the first time he has warned foreigners about the worsening security situation in the face of the growing presence of armed jihadist groups in the Benghazi area. "
Guard at consulate in Libya says attack was coordinated
Egypt intelligence warns of attacks on Israel, US embassies
Blame Obama for Chris Stevens' murder
Backed by Barack Hussein Obama, Muslim Brotherhood gets ready to overthrow U.S.-ally King of Jordan
Obama Bypasses Congress, Gives $1.5 Billion to Muslim Brotherhood
ALDRICH: Hillary Clintons abominable national security record
History of incompetence and dangerous decisions
Obama not subject to charges of treason?
Benghazi: Symbol of Obama's Leadership
Obama Admits He Is A Muslim
So, let us remember.
Muslims are well know for lying about their faith.
MUSLIMS are allowed to LIE and deceive NON MUSLIMS, if it benefits or protects ISLAM.
Qur'an (16:106) - Establishes that there are circumstances that can "compel" a Muslim to tell a lie.
Qur'an (3:28) - This verse tells Muslims not to take those outside the faith as friends, unless it is to "guard themselves."
Qur'an (9:3) - "...Allah and His Messenger are free from liability to the idolaters..." The dissolution of oaths with the pagans who remained at Mecca following its capture. They did nothing wrong, but were evicted anyway.
Qur'an (40:28) - A man is introduced as a believer, but one who must "hide his faith" among those who are not believers.
Qur'an (2:225) - "Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts"
Qur'an (66:2) - "Allah has already ordained for you, (O men), the dissolution of your oaths"
Qur'an (3:54) - "And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers." The Arabic word used here for scheme (or plot) is makara, which literally means deceit. If Allah is deceitful toward unbelievers, then there is little basis for denying that Muslims are allowed to do the same. (See also 8:30 and 10:21)
Taken collectively these verses are interpreted to mean that there are circumstances when a Muslim may be "compelled" to deceive others for a greater purpose.
For a better understanding of the issue, read HISTORY of Mohammed ( spelled variously; Mahomet, Muhammed, Mehmet, etc. )
. then watch William Federer explain it, from Jan. 25, 2012 at CC Chino Hills, CA. It's a MUST WATCH for everyone,Christians, Athiests and even Muslims!
As retired military myself, I've seen the damage of "keeping secrets" about bad leaders.
Obama is EVIL, pure and simple.
Please watch Glenn Beck with Trevor Loudon & his book "Barack Obama and the Enemies Within"
Then watch the 29 minute 13 seconds video Trevor Loudon- An Urgent (and chilling) Message for America
Obama may be feigning "incompetence," thinking he's too sly, being a "wolf in sheep's clothing
" since his mentoring was from Fabian Fascism
The "Establishment Republicans"
will probably NOT want to IMPEACH the TREASONIST Barack Hussein Obama II.
But it's better for the country that Obama suffer the penalty, the strongest penalty for his actions, and his inactions.
Let's look at the Presidential Oaths of Office
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States,
and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Now who among us really believes Obama did any of that ?
To Obama, that was "Just words. Just speeches! "Damn him ! Damn him to hell !
I'll finish this with asking you to read
Watch the 18 minute 56 second documentary video "Absolutely Uncertain"
or on YouTube.com
, narrated by Irina, the 23-year-old Jewish New Yorker and a former Obama supporter .
One other suggestion, read DID OBAMA WANT STEVENS DEAD?
The language is a little abrasive, but spot on.
posted on 02/07/2013 12:25:51 PM PST
(It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
No kidding. You’re a lot smarter than your dad.
posted on 02/07/2013 12:30:38 PM PST
(Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
Psst ... as the first version South went so well, this new and improved (aka Fast 'n Furious - East) venture seems like it is going to plan!
What a difference a shift in direction and greater experience makes in outcomes.
posted on 02/07/2013 12:36:39 PM PST
Uh, yeah. We had that pegged long ago. Course we’re all nuts, right?
posted on 02/07/2013 12:36:49 PM PST
(We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
Hillary claimed No Knowledge of gun running & told Rand Paul he needed to ask the CIA.
posted on 02/07/2013 12:40:13 PM PST
(Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
Dear Sen. Paul,
Please, for the love of all that’s holy, stay AWAY from Ft. Marcy Park.
You’ll thank me later.
posted on 02/07/2013 12:46:17 PM PST
(Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
posted on 02/07/2013 12:50:37 PM PST
(Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Rand Paul swinging away! I do believe he learned some things on his trip to Israel.
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
posted on 02/07/2013 12:55:31 PM PST
(Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
posted on 02/07/2013 12:58:57 PM PST
(The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
I pretty much agree with Rand on this one.
posted on 02/07/2013 1:46:55 PM PST
by Georgia Girl 2
(The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
Thanks for all that good work.
Senator Rand Paul is correct.
posted on 02/07/2013 2:09:11 PM PST
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Thanks very, very much.
posted on 02/07/2013 2:10:28 PM PST
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To: onyx; MurrietaMadman
posted on 02/07/2013 3:07:27 PM PST
(It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
posted on 02/07/2013 3:22:10 PM PST
I bet Mitt Romney is feeling a little low these days for not having gone after Obama harder on Benghazi. All he had to address is what was that facility being used for since it clearly was not an embassy, and why would militants attack it and leave 30+ people alive to (not) tell about it.
posted on 02/07/2013 3:29:25 PM PST
by Hotlanta Mike
("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
Well done, Yosemitest!
A wealth of information here. Thanks!
posted on 02/07/2013 4:19:15 PM PST
Trevor Loudon’s material is most excellent...many may remember him from the documentary ‘Agenda: Grinding America Down’...
posted on 02/07/2013 4:27:59 PM PST
by who knows what evil?
(G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
To: Hotlanta Mike
Willard accomplished his goal.
Duh! Rand, what was your first clue?
posted on 02/07/2013 5:18:50 PM PST
Obama—first anti-American pro-Jihadist President.
posted on 02/07/2013 5:22:08 PM PST
To: miserare; Faith; MurrietaMadman; onyx; Guenevere; Para-Ord.45; who knows what evil?
Thank you for noticing.
Here's some more information.
Not just for you, but for all.
Like I said before
Military Scramble Order Overseas:
First, I've got over 26 years working in military control towers, most of them as the watch supervisor/crew chief on duty.
Scrambling aircraft to respond to urgent situations normally starts at the North American Aerospace Defense Command
The scramble order comes down through a secured phone call on a direct line.
In the attack on the U.S. embassy on Benghazi, the drone control would have been from MacDill AFB, FL
, by U.S. Central Command
, and would have been in direct contact, or maybe even remote control to the situation room in the White House.
Watch this 4 minute 48 second video Inside the Situation Room
SHOULD HAVE issued to order to scramble fighters to Benghazi, to get there in minimum time.
Then he SHOULD HAVE issued a second order scrambling AC-130 gunships to respond to Benghazi, and have them stand by for more orders.
This should have been controlled by the pResident
, who should have monitored and responded with guidance from his Situation Room
staffed by men and women from the Department of Homeland Security, the intelligence community, and the military,
all of whom are committed to ensuring that the President of the United States is provided all the information and intelligence he needs to do his job.
They need to IMPEACH the Arab-Kenyan Barack Hussein Obama II
, (a.k.a. Barry Soetoro)
for intentional negligence
resulting in the deaths of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, and Sean Smith.
That would be justice!
posted on 02/08/2013 2:54:51 AM PST
(It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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posted on 02/08/2013 3:22:22 AM PST
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