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  • Arms Windfall for Insurgents as Iraq City Falls (Mosul)

    06/10/2014 1:19:57 PM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/10/2014 | Unattributed
    The insurgent fighters who routed the Iraqi army out of Mosul on Tuesday did not just capture much of Iraq’s second-largest city. They also gained a windfall of arms, munitions and equipment abandoned by the soldiers as they fled — arms that were supplied by the United States and intended to give the troops an edge over the insurgents. The problem is not a new one, but it looms larger now that the United States is shifting its counterterrorism strategy away from using American armed forces directly, and toward relying on allied or indigenous troops and security forces supplied and...
  • ANOTHER SHOE DROPS IN THE BENGHAZI SCANDAL: Taliban Now Targeting U.S. Troops With Stinger Missiles

    06/09/2014 10:52:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 58 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 6/08/14 | Kenneth Timmerman,
    Kenneth Timmerman, writing in The New York Post, breaks open another shocking chapter in the Benghazi scandal. The Obama administration isn’t only giving the Taliban back its commanders — it’s giving them weapons... Miliary records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile. The helicopter and all aboard survived the attack as it was able to crash land. But what had hit the Chinook?
  • DOD and State Sued for Congressional Benghazi Briefing Records

    06/09/2014 6:54:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/9/14 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch uncovered the most significant and explosive details yet related to the Obama administration’s Benghazi scandal. (Snip) In August 2013, CNN reported, “Speculation on Capitol Hill has included the possibility the U.S. agencies operating in Benghazi were secretly helping to move surface-to-air missiles out of Libya, through Turkey, and into the hands of Syrian rebels.” Earlier, Gregory Hicks, the State Department´s deputy chief of mission in Tripoli at the time of the attack, told the House Oversight Committee that one of the reasons Stevens was in Benghazi was that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "wanted Benghazi
  • Harry Reid taking heat to form select committee on Benghazi scandal

    05/15/2014 9:40:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2014 | By David Sherfinski
    Citing unanswered questions surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, three dozen Republican senators wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Thursday asking him to reconsider his decision not to name a select committee to investigate the matter in the Senate. “While we appreciate the recent bi-partisan review of the Benghazi terrorist attacks by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which included both majority and minority views, unfortunately, Congressional oversight committee action has been largely confined to jurisdictional bounds,” the senators wrote. “As a result, the committees only have a partial...
  • Unsecured Libyan Weapons Went to Boko Haram

    05/08/2014 9:53:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Commentary ^ | May 8, 2014 | Abe Greenwald
    Add another drop of tragedy to the story of America’s reluctant, no-boots-on-the-ground operation in Libya in 2011: Weapons that were never secured after Muammar Gaddafi’s ouster made their way to Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist organization now holding hundreds of Nigerian girls. Last May, Boko Haram staged an attack in the town of Bama, killing 55 innocents and freeing 100 prisoners. That month Reuters ran a story by Tim Cocks headlined “Nigeria’s Islamists staging bolder, deadlier comeback.” It explained: The Bama attack showed their substantial firepower, including machine guns, large numbers of rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) and pick-up trucks mounted with...
  • Sources: US weapons stolen in Libya raids, fueling Special Forces pull-out

    09/11/2013 1:24:51 PM PDT · by don-o · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 11, 2013 | Adam Housley
    Highly sensitive U.S. military equipment stored in Libya was stolen over the summer by groups likely aligned and working with terrorist organizations, State Department sources told Fox News -- in raids that contributed to the decision to pull Special Forces personnel from the country. The stolen equipment had been used by U.S. Special Forces stationed in the country. Lost in the raids in late July and early August were dozens of M4 rifles, night-vision technology and lasers used as aiming devices that are mounted on guns and can only be seen with night-vision equipment. "This stuff is how we win...
  • Obama’s Iran-Contra: The real Benghazi scandal

    08/19/2013 1:42:47 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-19-2013 | Aaron Klein - Opinion
    August 19, 2013 Obama’s Iran-Contra: The real Benghazi scandal Aaron Klein One would be hard pressed to find a more significant impeachable offense than aiding and abetting the sworn enemies of the United States, especially when any such support includes sending weapons to our murderous adversaries. A crime on that scale would certainly be made all the more serious if those same enemies turned around and utilized the U.S.-provided arms to kill Americans.We are not here referring to the so-called “Fast and Furious” scandal in which President Obama’s Justice Department purposely allowed, with deadly consequence, licensed firearms dealers to sell...
  • 400 Missiles Stolen in Benghazi, 20,000 from Tripoli, 20,000 M-16s from Kuwait. Coincidence?

    08/13/2013 3:33:33 PM PDT · by deandg99 · 26 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 08/13/2013 | Dean Garrison
    By now most have probably heard about the 400 surface-to-air missiles that were stolen in Benghazi. An attorney for the witnesses/whistleblowers came out in an interview with WMAL yesterday to drop this bomb shell. But this is just the tip of the iceberg...
  • Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton 'Needs to Be Deposed Again' to Explain Benghazi

    08/13/2013 8:10:52 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 43 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8-13-2013 | Susan Jones
    August 13, 2013 Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton 'Needs to Be Deposed Again' to Explain Benghazi Susan Jones (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Rand Paul, who famously tangled with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a January Senate hearing on the terror attack in Benghazi, says it's time to bring her back before Congress to answer more questions about the terror attack. "See, the thing is, I think she needs to be deposed again," Paul told Fox News on Tuesday. His comments came one day after former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova told a Washington radio station that the real scandal in Benghazi is...
  • Benghazi Was About 400 Surface-to-Air-Missiles Stolen by 'Some Very Ugly People,' DiGenova Says

    08/13/2013 11:14:30 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies
    CNSNews ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | By Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova, who now represents one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told a Washington radio station Monday that the real scandal in Benghazi is the theft of 400 surface-to-air missiles by some "very ugly people." The Obama administration fears those missiles will be used to shoot down an airplane or blow up one of our embassies, he said. Speaking to WMAL on Monday morning, DiGenova blasted President Obama for revealing, at his Friday news conference, the existence of a sealed indictment against a Benghazi suspect or suspects. Then DiGenova added this bombshell: "We had troops ready...
  • 400 US surface-to-air missiles were 'STOLEN' from Libya during the Benghazi

    08/13/2013 5:33:26 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 24 replies
    Four hundred American surface-to-air missiles were 'taken from Libya' during the terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, a former U.S. Attorney who represents whistleblowers claimed on Monday. He added that the U.S. intelligence community is terrified they might be used to shoot down airliners. Joe diGenova, whose wife Victoria Toensing – a former deputy assistant attorney general – also represents Benghazi witnesses and others with knowledge of the terror attack, told WMAL radio that the loss of those missiles is also one the reason the U.S. State Department shut down 19 embassies across the Middle East last week....
  • Attorney for Whistleblower: 400 U.S. Missiles Stolen in Benghazi

    08/12/2013 1:06:47 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 235 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/12/13 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 12, Joe DiGenova, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told Washington D.C.'s WMAL that one of the reasons people have remained tight-lipped about Benghazi is because 400 U.S. missiles were "diverted to Libya" and ended up being stolen and falling into "the hands of some very ugly people." DiGenova represents Benghazi whistleblower Mark Thompson. He told WMAL that he "does not know whether [the missiles] were at the annex, but it is clear the annex was somehow involved in the distribution of those missiles." He claimed his information "comes from a former intelligence official who stayed in...
  • Report: CIA moved missiles out of Libya to Syria's rebels

    08/03/2013 11:43:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    YNET News ^ | 8/4/13 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    WASHINGTON – Is the CIA trying to cover up information relating to the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans? Members of Congress are seeking an investigation into covert CIA efforts to move surface-to-air missiles out of Libya, through Turkey, and into the hands of Syrian rebels, CNN reported over the weekend. Among the many secrets still yet to be told about the Benghazi mission, is just how many Americans were there the night of the September 2012 attack. According to one source, that number was 35, with as many as seven wounded, some seriously. It is unknown how many of...
  • Obama and Hillary’s Gunrunning Benghazi aftermath: Libya on the verge of implosion

    05/14/2013 12:27:03 PM PDT · by opentalk · 18 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | May 14, 2013 | Marinka Peschmann
    Libya is rapidly deteriorating and could fall into bloody chaos at any moment. When Ambassador Christopher Stevens, under orders from the Obama-Clinton regime, first arrived in Libya he came by boat with approximately 80 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) people and contractors. Their mission was to topple Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi supposedly for humanitarian purposes. They accomplished their task by arming, aligning and coordinating with the “rebels”, who turned out to be Jihadists and Islamic militants. The rebel’s top military commander, Abdelhakim Belhadj, for example, was the emir to an al Qaeda affiliate called Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). Belhadj was...
  • Lookie how Obama is using your tax dollars now: Sending Syrian jihadists our most advanced sniper

    04/03/2013 12:38:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 3/31/13 | staff
    FSA jihadist rebels are now using the most advanced sniper rifle available today. The AS-50 is used by the Navy SEALS and will penetrate steel and concrete from an extremely long range. How long before this rifle is used to kill Israeli soldiers patrolling the Syrian border, FSA rebels have already started taking potshots at patrolling Israeli Soldiers in the past week, imagine what they can do now with the mother of all urban warfare Sniper rifles in their possession?. We know that the most of the weapons that the U.S is funneling to the FSA ends up in the...
  • Hillary Clinton snagged in Benghazi cover-up

    03/31/2013 3:37:59 PM PDT · by wesagain · 31 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Mar 31, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    "New reports prompt questions about perplexing security decisions after attack"JERUSALEM – As media reports present evidence the U.S. has played a central role in arming Syrian rebels, new questions now emerge about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the controversial scheme. The questions prompt a second look at the perplexing security decisions made by Clinton and other top Obama administration officials the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on American facilities in Benghazi. One of those key decisions reportedly delayed an investigative FBI team from arriving at the Benghazi site for 24 days. The site was widely...
  • Hillary Clinton snagged in Benghazi cover-up -New reports prompt questions about perplexing

    03/31/2013 3:40:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    WND ^ | 3/31/13 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – As media reports present evidence the U.S. has played a central role in arming Syrian rebels, new questions now emerge about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the controversial scheme. The questions prompt a second look at the perplexing security decisions made by Clinton and other top Obama administration officials the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on American facilities in Benghazi. One of those key decisions reportedly delayed an investigative FBI team from arriving at the Benghazi site for 24 days. The site was widely reported to have contained classified documents. WND raised the...
  • West embargoes arms to Syrian rebels over their resale to al Qaeda

    03/30/2013 8:51:02 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 26 replies
    Debka File ^ | March 30th, 2013
    The Western arms pipeline to the Syrian rebels fighting Bashar Assad is starting to run dry since the discovery that some of the weapons are being resold and used by al Qaeda in its conquest of southern Syrian and takeover of positions on the Jordanian and Israel borders. French President Francois Hollande for this reason reversed his government’s policy. “We will not do it [send the Syrian rebel arms] as long as we cannot be certain that there is complete control of the situation by the opposition,” he said Friday, March 29. That day too, Ankara announced that Turkish authorities...
  • Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With C.I.A. Aid

    03/25/2013 9:19:50 AM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 24, 2013 | C. J. CHIVERS and ERIC SCHMITT
    With help from the C.I.A., Arab governments and Turkey have sharply increased their military aid to Syria’s opposition fighters in recent months, expanding a secret airlift of arms and equipment for the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, according to air traffic data, interviews with officials in several countries and the accounts of rebel commanders. The airlift, which began on a small scale in early 2012 and continued intermittently through last fall, expanded into a steady and much heavier flow late last year, the data shows. It has grown to include more than 160 military cargo flights by Jordanian, Saudi and...
  • New scandal threatens both Obama, Hillary

    03/26/2013 6:31:34 PM PDT · by wesagain · 57 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Mar 26, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    "Report confirms what well-placed sources have been saying"TEL AVIV – Has the White House been misleading the public by repeatedly denying it was coordinating arms shipments to the rebels in Syria, insurgents known to consist in large part of al-Qaida and other jihadist groups? Other top U.S. officials and former officials, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, have implied in congressional testimony that they didn’t know about any U.S. involvement in procuring weapons for the rebels. Now, a starkly different picture is emerging, one that threatens the longstanding White House narrative that claims the Obama administration has only supplied...
  • Hillary vs. Rand Paul

    01/24/2013 6:54:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/24/2013 | Bill Schanefelt
    I was unavailable to watch most of the farcical testimony given today by Mrs. Clinton, but I did catch the exchange with Sen. Rand Paul near the end, and it is fascinating, not only for the content of the exchange, but primarily for the look on her face her tone of voice as she reacts to the question: Sen. Paul:  Is the U. S. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling, anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?Mrs. Clinton:  To Turkey?  I will have to take that question for the record.  Nobody has ever...
  • Algeria hostage crisis: Most weapons used in attack came from Libya

    01/21/2013 6:48:07 AM PST · by libstripper · 11 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Jan. 20, 2013 | Mélanie Matarese
    Many of the Islamist terrorists shot their way into the In Amenas compound on Thursday using the AK104 model of Kalashnikov, which was typically used by Libyan rebels in the war against Muammar Gaddafi. They brought F5 rockets that also surfaced in the Libyan war, said the security source. The Islamists wore the same type of outfits that Qatar provided to Libyan National Transitional Council rebels by Qatar – yellow flak jackets with brown patches, known as "chocolate chip" camouflage. The garments are copies of ones worn by Americans in the Gulf war. The terrorists also employed 60mm gun-mortars used...
  • Watching Syria’s descent

    12/10/2012 12:52:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Dec 10, 2012 | Jackson Diehl
    The scariest thing about Syria, from the West’s point of view, may be the gap between the hair-raising scenarios senior officials are discussing about what may happen next and their limp strategies for preventing it. Inside the Obama administration, Syria is now likened by some to a second Somalia — only at the heart of the Middle East, and with the world’s third-largest stockpile of chemical weapons. One official recently described a near-term future in which the current, two-sided civil war breaks down into a free-for-all in which Sunni forces fight Kurds and each other as well as the Alawi...
  • The US Finally Admits To Sending Heavy Weapons From Libya To Syrian Rebels

    12/09/2012 7:59:32 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 71 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 9, 2012 | Geoffrey Ingersoll and Michael Kelley
    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...
  • U.S.-Approved Arms for Libya Rebels Fell Into Jihadis’ Hands

    12/06/2012 12:59:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2012 | JAMES RISEN, MARK MAZZETTI and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    .........................The United States, which had only small numbers of C.I.A. officers in Libya during the tumult of the rebellion, provided little oversight of the arms shipments. Within weeks of endorsing Qatar’s plan to send weapons there in spring 2011, the White House began receiving reports that they were going to Islamic militant groups. They were “more antidemocratic, more hard-line, closer to an extreme version of Islam” than the main rebel alliance in Libya, said a former Defense Department official. The Qatari assistance to fighters viewed as hostile by the United States demonstrates the Obama administration’s continuing struggles in dealing with...
  • BenghaziGate: Obama Admin Knew Libyan Terrorists Had US-Provided Weapons

    12/05/2012 8:38:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/5/12 | Ben Shapiro
    In a story that’s been largely buried by the media for years upon years – and was doubly buried in the aftermath of the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11 resulting in the death of four Americans – the New York Times is now reporting that US-approved arms that were supposed to go to Libya rebels went to Islamist terrorists. Even more importantly, the Obama administration knew about it before, during, and after the Benghazi attacks. The Times reports: No evidence has emerged linking the weapons provided by the Qataris during the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi to the attack...
  • U.S.-Approved Arms for Libya Rebels Fell Into Jihadis’ Hands

    12/05/2012 2:44:51 PM PST · by mojito · 56 replies
    NYT ^ | 12/5/2012 | JAMES RISEN, MARK MAZZETTI and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats. No evidence has emerged linking the weapons provided by the Qataris during the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi to the attack that killed four Americans at the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in September. But in the months before, the Obama administration clearly was worried about the consequences of its hidden hand...
  • Russia: Syria rebels have US-made weapons (Russian General seeks source of Stingers)

    10/24/2012 2:49:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/24/12 | BBC
    A senior Russian general has said Syrian rebels now have anti-aircraft weapons, including US-made Stingers. Gen Nikolai Makarov was quoted by the Interfax news service as saying the origin of the surface-to-air missiles should be "cleared up". Russia is the biggest supplier of arms to its Syrian government ally. Aerial bombardment of rebel-held towns continued on Wednesday, as the UN's Syria envoy prepared to brief the Security Council on ceasefire efforts. Lakhdar Brahimi has been trying to arrange a ceasefire between rebels and government forces over the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, which begins on Friday. Weapon supplies "We have...
  • Ambassador Chris Stevens Knew his Killers. He Ran Them As Double Agents

    As the US tenses for more al Qaeda terror in Africa in the wake of the murders of Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi, our researchers have turned up information indicating that the ambassador was running members of the group which murdered him as penetration agents against al Qaeda...