People: perhaps you’ve not heard . . . there’s a whole lot more to Benghazi than the lie that a provocative video sparked a spontaneous demonstration.
Today, we hear people say we now have the smoking gun in the Benghazi scandal: an email from White House staffer Ben Rhodes admitting the spontaneous demonstration explanation was a fiction floated to save Obama’s re-election prospects.
OK, so we have confirmation that several people including the President, the U.N. ambassador, and the Secretary of State (HRC) all conspired to lie to the American people about every aspect of the Benghazi atrocity.
But we already knew Obama lied. We already knew he abandoned four Americans, leaving them to die. We already knew his entire administration engaged in a massive cover-up to salvage re-election. We have seen and heard testimony from the people involved that night, those desperate to send aid to a handful of people fighting valiantly against all odds while the ‘Commander in Chief’ dined on carefully prepared delicacies, preparing for a fundraiser in Las Vegas.
We already knew he allowed Americans to die because his own political future was at stake. But now we also know he allowed those people to die to cover up his criminal activity: sending Libyan weapons to Syria with the help of the Turks to arm Al Qaeda.
Essentially, Obama and Hillary were gunrunners to Jihad, as reported by Seymour Hersh, famed leftwing journalist. Here is an excerpt from his article published earlier this month titled: “The Red Line and the Rat Line“:
The full extent of US co-operation with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in assisting the rebel opposition in Syria has yet to come to light. The Obama administration has never publicly admitted to its role in creating what the CIA calls a ‘rat line’, a back channel highway into Syria. The rat line, authorized in early 2012, was used to funnel weapons and ammunition from Libya via southern Turkey and across the Syrian border to the opposition. Many of those in Syria who ultimately received the weapons were jihadists, some of them affiliated with al-Qaida.
In January, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on the assault by a local militia in September 2012 on the American consulate and a nearby undercover CIA facility in Benghazi, which resulted in the death of the US ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and three others. The report’s criticism of the State Department for not providing adequate security at the consulate, and of the intelligence community for not alerting the US military to the presence of a CIA outpost in the area, received front-page coverage and revived animosities in Washington, with Republicans accusing Obama and Hillary Clinton of a cover-up.
A highly classified annex to the report, not made public, described a secret agreement reached in early 2012 between the Obama and Erdoğan administrations. It pertained to the rat line. By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria. A number of front companies were set up in Libya, some under the cover of Australian entities. Retired American soldiers, who didn’t always know who was really employing them, were hired to manage procurement and shipping. The operation was run by David Petraeus, the CIA director who would soon resign when it became known he was having an affair with his biographer. (A spokesperson for Petraeus denied the operation ever took place.)
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