Abdulhakim Belhadj went from Libya to Istanbul.
The Daily Telegraph:
Abdulhakim Belhadj, head of the Tripoli Military Council and the former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, “met with FSA leaders in ISTANBUL and on the border with Turkey,” said a [U.S.] military official working with Mr Belhadj. “Mustafa Abdul Jalil [the interim Libyan president of Libya] sent him there.”
According to U.S. military officials working with Belhadj and quoted by the Daily Telegraph, Belhadj met with Free Syrian Army leaders in Istanbul and on the Turkey-Syria border.
This suggests that Belhadj is coordinating with people in Turkey. Abdelhakim Belhadj’s contact with the Syrian Free Army was apparently part of a Libyan delegation to Turkey offering arms and fighters to Syrian rebels.
The Daily Telegraph on Saturday [November 26 2011] revealed that the new Libyan authorities had offered money and weapons to the growing insurgency against Bashar al-Assad. Mr Belhaj also discussed sending Libyan fighters to train troops, [our] source said. Having ousted one dictator, triumphant young men, still filled with revolutionary fervour, are keen to topple the next. The commanders of armed gangs still roaming Tripoli’s streets said yesterday that “hundreds” of fighters wanted to wage war against the Assad regime.
According to the New York Times, CIA operatives were on the Turkish-Syrian border this summer helping to steer weapons deliveries to selected Syrian rebel groups, most of them “hard-line Islamic jihadists.” One of those jihadis was Abdelhakim Belhadj.
The aftermath of the “intervention” in Libya boosted the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group Belhadj was leading. His band had formed an al-Qaeda Front, a front linked both to Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. Compare the Coats of Arms.
The Libyan revolution spilled Gaddafi’s stockpiles of weapons around, and the bulk of those weapons has been making its way into Turkey, where rebels are being guided by CIA operatives and Turkish intelligence agents to transport them into Syria.
The Obama regime
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.” That means the Obama regime did provide the rebels in Libya with guns and probably cash. 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?” “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.”
The Obama régime has been running guns and armaments and munitions to the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya and its affiliate jihadi groups, including heat-seeking shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles designed to shoot down jetliners. After the Libyan revolution, with Gaddafi dead and a new regime in place, the American mission in Libya has been trying to buy back weapons the Obama régime sold or gave to the Muslim Brotherhood and went “missing.” The Administration was 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 Manpads were 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 Benghazi CIA “annex”, or “safehouse,” in order to BUY those weapons back.
On September the 11th 2012, Ambassador Stevens is attacked at the Main Compound of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. At this time, former SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods, both working under the State Department (on contract to the CIA), were at the CIA “annex,” a second compound 1.2 miles away.
This CIA annex was a very high value target. It contained a LOT of cash for the Benghazi Gun Running, as well as weapons, and a case files containing the names of the folks who were assisting the US diplomatic mission in this regard.
Tyrone Woods was providing security for CIA operatives at the “annex.” Glen Dougherty had arrived on a rescue flight dispatched by the CIA Chief of Station in Tripoli.
Both ex SEALs died during the attack, and the terrorists got to keep all of the arms and cash of the CIA “annex.”
Ansar al-Shariah took credit for the attack.
Benghazi was staffed by CIA operatives, working for the State Department, whose job was a) to secure 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? It looks like Ambassador Stevens was acting, on behalf of the State Department, as an interface between post-Gaddafi Libya and the revolutionary war in Syria.
Ambassador Chris Stevens and the CIA in Benghazi were somehow, some way running or heavily involved in a pipeline of money, weapons and information being routed from Libya to Syria.
On June 21, 2012, the New York Times reported that since March, there is a game-changing “influx of weapons and ammunition to the [Syrian] rebels.”
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.” That means authorizing selling or giving weapons to the rebels.
Fox News Bureau Chief of Intelligence Catherine Herridge said that the role played by the U.S. mission in Libya was to control the movement of weapons out of Libya to Syrian rebels. The president of the Center for Security Policy said the Obama régime played a key role in “engaging, legitimating, enriching and emboldening Islamists who have taken over or are ascendant in much of the Middle East.”
The Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin
If the Obama regime was indeed running guns with the Muslim Brotherhood or an al-Qaeda Front, what about the last visit Ambassador Stevens received before the attack on 9/11 2012?
According to a briefing of the State Department, Ambassador Christopher Stevens held his last meeting of the day on September 11 with Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. At that point, the briefing said, “Everything is calm at 8:30 p.m. There’s nothing unusual.”
But according to Associated Press, said that “[the] neighbors all described the militants setting up checkpoints around the compound at about 8 p.m.” The checkpoints were described as being manned by bearded jihadis in pickup trucks mounted with machine guns and bearing the logo of Ansar al-Shariah, which is an al-Qaeda Front.
So the Turkish Consul General had to pass out through the blockade as he departed the American compound and left the area. Did he phone a warning to Ambassador Stevens? Nope, he didn’t.
And how did the Turk get through the newly-established terrorist checkpoints? — since “no one could get out or in,” (according to a neighbor interviewed by AP).
This points to Turkey playing a role in the murder of Ambassador Stevens and in the gun running from Libya to Syria.
Another elements points to this: the Al-Entisar.
And according to a Fox News investigation, shipping records confirmed that the Al Entisar docked at the Turkish port of Iskenderun on September 6. Iskanderun, or ‘Alexandrette’ on the map below is quite close to Idlib (where the Syrian revolution is raging now).
Fox News reported that, according to a report by the Times of London (September 14, 2012), the Al Entisar was carrying 400 tons of cargo when it dock in Iskanderun.
Some of it was humanitarian, but also reportedly weapons, described by the report as the largest consignment of weapons headed for Syria’s rebels on the frontlines.
The cargo reportedly included surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles, rocket-propelled grenades and shoulder-launched missiles.
According to Fox News, the captain of the Al Entisar told the Times of London that “there was a FIGHT about the weapons and who got what between the Free Syrian Army and the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The group accused of operating the Al Entisar is the Foundation for Human Rights, and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH), “an islamic Turkish NGO.” IHH was behind the “Free Gaza Movement.” It is a registered charity based in Cyprus, and banned by Israel in 2008.
According to the Jewish Chronicle Online, FSA commanders have indeed told The Times that “a boat containing weapons,” [probably the Al-Entisar] that docked in Syria the week of September 14, 2012, and was “registered to members of the IHH.”
“IHH,” wrote the BBC, “raises some of its money from Islamic religious groups and has strong sympathy among Turkey’s Islamist-rooted ruling party.”
According to the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, the islamic Turkish organization is an overt supporter of Hamas, which is an islamic militant group (founded by the Muslim Brotherhood) that seized power in Gaza in 2007. According to the BBC, “The ITIC says it also has evidence the IHH has helped provide weapons and funds for ‘Islamic terrorist elements in the Middle East‘.” The ITIC has reliable information indicating that in the past IHH had links with global jihad and Islamic terrorist elements in the Middle East. Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon said, “The organisers are well-known for their ties with global Jihad, al-Qaeda and Hamas. They have a history of arms smuggling and deadly terror.”
So we shall speculate that the IHH has been involved in the gun-running from Libya to Syria on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Muslim Brotherhood, through its ties in Turkey, was seizing control of this ship and the cargo. This is what they do. They buy influence with their money and guns.
The U.S. mission in Benghazi was participative in running weapons from Libya to Syria via Turkey. Then something went wrong at delivery: Free Syrian Army members fought elements of the Muslim Brotherhood over the cargo.
Five days after this fight, a Turkish diplomat will help set up the assassination of Ambassador Stevens, and the subsequent looting of the CIA annex, which was full of weapons and cash.
Ambassador Chris Stevens and the CIA were somehow, some way running or heavily involved in this armament pipeline. And Turkey was acting as the nexus of this pipeline of weapons and information being routed to Syria. Turkey was the nexus, and Libya the doorway to get arms in for distribution to Syria.
This is the NGO that was running the flotilla trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza since 2008.