It is now clear that the Obama régime has been running guns and armaments and munitions to the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliate jihadist groups, including heat-seeking shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles designed to shoot down jetliners. The American mission in Libya is apparently trying to buy back man-portable anti-aircraft missiles that the Obama régime sold or gave to the Muslim Brotherhood and then went “missing.” The Administration is also trying to buy back weapons previously owned by the Gaddafi régime that spread everywhere after the “revolution.”
Peter Bouckaert, Human Rights Watch emergencies director, told CNN that “in every city we arrive, the first thing to disappear are the surface-to-air missiles.” “We are talking about some 20,000 surface-to-air missiles in all of Libya, and I’ve seen cars packed with them” he said.
Those missiles can fetch several thousands of dollars on the black market, and the United States has spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to buy them back.
A month after the October 2011 death of Gaddafi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced in Tripoli that the United States “has committed to providing $40 million dollars to assist Libya’s efforts to secure and recover its weapons stockpiles.”
“The rebels came from all over the western mountains, and they just took what they wanted,” said Riyad to the New York Times, “a supervisor of the ruined arsenal’s small contingent of rebel guards.”
According to a report (PDF) by the UN Support Mission in Libya, Gaddafi had accumulated a large stockpile of MANPADs, and although thousands were “destroyed” during the 2011 military intervention in Libya, there were “increasing concerns over the looting and likely proliferation of these portable defence systems, as well as munitions and mines, highlighting the potential risk to local and regional stability.”
As soon as islamic organizations outside Libya realized that there were Manpads available, they tried to get them.
When the Obama régime discovered that thousands of MANPADs had “disappeared” and were “on the loose in Libya,” it turned around and stuck a LOT of cash in the CIA “annex”, or “safehouse,” in order to BUY those weapons back. (I wrote about the CIA annex here.)
Fox News Bureau Chief of Intelligence Catherine Herridge said said that the role being played by the U.S. Mission in Libya is to control the movement of weapons out of Libya to Syrian rebels fighting to bring down the Bashar Al-Assad régime.
The Benghazi mission played a key role in “engaging, legitimating, enriching and emboldening Islamists who have taken over or are ascendant in much of the Middle East,” said the president of the Center for Security Policy.
In March 2011, the Reuters news service reported that “President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.”
At a hearing on March 31 2011, before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Republican Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen asked
“What assurances do we have that they will not pose a threat to the United States if they succeed in toppling Qaddafi?” . “There are reports that some opposition figures have links to Al Qaeda and extremist groups that have fought against our forces in Iraq.” “The record on transfers of military-related items involving Libya is also disconcerting,” she says. “For example, for over a year, I requested a detailed national interest justification for two proposed weapons transfers to Libya.“
In August 2012, Reuters reported that “President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government.“
We can now safely deduce that Ghadaffi was overthrown in order to use Libya as the doorway to get the arms in for distribution to Syria, Yemen, Jordan, Egypt and eventually Saudi Arabia. Especially to Syria.
That’s the big picture. Now let’s focus more closely on the Gun Running.
The State Department and the CIA are somehow, some way running or heavily involved in this armament pipeline. But what was Stevens’ function in this apparatus? What do we know about it?
Only when we will get to see more clearly what role Stevens played in the running of this armament pipeline will we begin to learn about “Why the Obama régime wanted him dead?,” or at least: a) Why was the security protection for the Benghazi Mission prior to the 9/11 anniversary attack stripped?, and b) Why did the Obama régime refuse to send (or even permit) local help on the night of the attack?
How did Ambassador Stevens help in the gun and armament running?
We know that Benghazi was staffed by CIA operatives, working for the State Department, whose job was a) to secure and destroy dangerous weapons (like rocket-propelled grenades and shoulder-fired missiles) looted from Gaddafi’s stockpiles during and after the 2011 revolution, and b) to facilitate the onward shipment of those weapons to Syria and other countries.
Was Ambassador Stevens’ job to cover for all of this?
U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens’ last meeting the night he was killed was with the Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin.
Ambassador Stevens escorted the Turkish Consul General out of the consulate front gate one hour before the assault began at approximately 9:35 p.m. local time. Was Ali Sait Akin there to discuss a weapons transfer? Was he warning the American Ambassador about a possible compromise of the Libyan weapons pipeline to Syria?
A source told Fox News that Stevens was there to get SA-7 missiles out of the hands of Libya-based extremists.