Col. Harry Riley (ret) 5-30-14 There is new information out concerning emails and Benghazi and the White House is using their Carney (you know…the little paid liar who works at the circus?) to back pedal faster than a clown on two wheels. The newest claims are coming from individuals who worked both in and outside of Libya. One is a former Navy Rear Admiral and the other was a paid informant for both the FBI and the CIA. We know that recent emails state that it was imperative that the talking points concerning Benghazi remain focused on the bogus YouTube video claim. This was done to protect Obama in the upcoming 2012 election. But there is other information, too and it is damning to not only Obama and Hillary, but many other political clowns on both sides of the aisle, including John McCain, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell.
In the 18 months leading up to the Benghazi attack, the United States ignored a negotiated peace accord and assisted in attacking a sovereign nation and aligned with forces supporting a global jihad. The attack on Benghazi was about a failed foreign policy and a covert operation that saw the United States enable, support and arm al-Quaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.
In a November 2008 State Department report, then US Ambassador to Libya, Gene Cretz stated;
The U.S. shares key strategic goals with the Government of Libya (GOL), particularly with combating al-Qaeda and the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG).
Shortly after September 11, 2001, the CIA stopped in Libya on their way to Afghanistan and insider reports state that the Libyan government was very receptive to cooperating. Muammar Qaddafi made the transition from sworn enemy to an arms length US ally. He agreed to destroy his nuclear weapons program in 2003. He provided the US with intelligence against al-Qaeda and he worked with the US to resolve the Darfur conflict. Despite his support for the war on terror, Qaddafi was potentially becoming a major economic threat to the Europeon Union and the US.
In a February 2009 cable, made public by wikileaks, Ambassador Cretz wrote about Qaddafi’s goals for a unified Africa, which would share a “common army, currency and passport”. Cretz was particularly concerned with the unified currency since the entire country would be dependent on a currency that was backed by Libya’s oil exports. This idea could have jeopardized relations between Libya and EU member states that imported significant amounts of Libya’s oil. The currency Qaddafi wanted to implement was a single dinar made from gold. Qaddafi was starting to demand gold for oil and in that demand he was threatening the fiat currencies of both Europe and the United States. There was a fear that if Qaddafi’s plan started to take hold, then there would be some very powerful people who would lose a lot of money.
Even though rioters were raging in nearby Tunisia and Egypt in 2011, Libya was still stable until anti-Qaddafi activists called for a Libyan day of rage on February 17, 2011 to mark the 5 year anniversary of a Benghazi demonstration that had turned deadly. When the rebel forces started gaining strength, the State Department began to look for another country that would take Qaddafi in order to avoid more violence. Emails were sent from a senior State Department official trying to find a place for him. Also, emails were sent asking for information as to who exactly the opposition leaders were in Libya. Specifically, if before February 17, 2011, did Opposition leaders receive any funding and/or communication with extremist organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hizbollah, or AQIM (al-Qaeda in the Maghreb). And, were opposition and rebels plotting the “day of rage” with extremists?
On March 10, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before the House Appropriations Committee endorsing US support for the Libyan Opposition. But there were no factual reports of a humanitarian crisis in Libya. It was Al-Jazeera who was manufacturing the crisis in Libya and other news outlets jumped on their feed. Al-Jazeera even interviewed so called witnesses who were not even in Libya. The entire ordeal was fabricated. Over the next week, Clinton met with
key anti-Qaddafi leaders and named US State Department Diplomat Chris Stevens as liaison to the Libyan Opposition. Obama and other top officials in Congress were calling for the arming of the rebels. Hillary was the most aggressive in this call, even though reports clearly showed that it would be terrorists who received the arms and the support.
On March 17, 2011, the United Nations passed a security resolution ordering Qaddafi to immediately cease fire while at the same time authorizing NATO forces to take all necessary military action against the Libyan government. People on the ground in Libya could not believe what was happening. Top military leaders called for a 72 hour cease fire and peace agreement under the laws of war. This was done in order to give everyone a chance to let the rising tensions die down and to give Qaddafi a chance to pull back his forces.
March 19, 2011 began the beginning of a 3 day cease fire negotiation period. The Department of Defense and Obama cancelled any discussion of a truce.
On March 23, 2011, NATO began assuming control of Libyan operations as dictated by the UN security resolution in place. On March 27, AFRICOM’s General Hamm’s control was transferred to Navy Admiral, James Stavridas.
On March 24, 2011, in an effort to stave off further military action against his regime, Qaddafi ordered the release of a detailed report to US intelligence officers. That report identified al-Qaeda and other extremist ties to the rebels. Obama had that report on his desk in the Oval Office within hours. Admiral Stavridis then went before a House Committee meeting and stated that although they had seen flickers of intelligence, there was no concrete evidence of terrorists within the ranks of the rebels. He quoted parts of the report that Qaddafi had released so it is certain that he had read it. This was a bald faced lie.
Even though Obama and Hillary remained non-committal to arming the rebels while in public, Reuters reported on March 30th that Obama had already signed a secret deal to do just that; arm the rebels. He authorized the CIA to get them the weapons. This operation was called Operation Zero Footprint. The US outsourced the transfer of these weapons to a foreign ally so that their involvement would not be so easily traced. Even though this was a covert operation, Obama still was required to sign off on it.
John McCain even answered a reporter about his feelings of those who were fighting for the Opposition. He called them his heroes. And let’s not forget that McCain was very present in Libya. He visited there in the Spring of 2011. As a ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, McCain had access to privileged and confidential intelligence information. The information that the rebels were terrorists was cast aside. Obama was required to share this intelligence with what is known as the “Gang of Eight” which includes McCain, Feinstein, McConnell, Boehner, Pelosi and Reid. They knew about Zero Footprint.
Operation Zero Footprint was concocted by the White House in order to arm the Libyan rebels while giving the appearance of having no dealings whatsoever in the transfer of said weapons. Qatar was used to handle the transfer into the hands of al-Qaeda who was posing as Opposition rebels. This is why Chris Stevens was in Benghazi. So that he could coordinate the transfer of the weapons. Stevens also has extensive experience in international arms transfers.
In October 2011, Qaddafi was captured and killed by the Opposition. This is when Hillary Clinton appeared incredibly happy when she said, “We came, we saw, he died.” And then she cackled. (She doesn’t laugh) This had been the plan all along because Qaddafi wanted to be paid in gold for his oil.
On July 9, 2012, Stevens filed a request with the State Department for additional security. He was denied that request. On August 16, 2012, Stevens described deteriorating conditions in Benghazi, specifically warning of 10 Islamist militia and al-Qaeda training camps.
On September 5, 2012, just one week before the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, an AFRICOM report showed that the rebels were taking advantage of the lax security in Benghazi, yet the State Department again refused to send additional security. Stevens was told to make do with the detail he had. Many people who were in Libya at the time of the attacks believe that Stevens was actually a CIA operative and that the entire Libyan ordeal became a CIA operation after the death of Qaddafi.
The murder of Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans was nothing more than a political agenda to save Obama’s chance in the up-coming 2012 Presidential election. The weapons were transferred to the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda and Stevens became a liability. Qaddafi was removed from power, which saved the US the embarrassment of having to admit it has no gold. As a keeper of the worlds gold, this would not be acceptable and so Qaddafi had to go.
Make no mistake that the events that unfolded in Libya are only a tip of the iceberg, but information is coming out now and there is no where these murdering government assholes can hide. What goes on in the dark always comes to the light.
Portions of this were taken from For The Record with Laurie Dhue.
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