Air Defense Systems Shipped To Syria From Benghazi, Obama Knew Attack Planned 10 Days In Advance
May 21, 2015
May 20, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Along with the post 9/11/12 classified administration communication to which we referred yesterday [ BREAKING! Smoking Gun: Hillary and Stevens Running Weapons to Syrian Jihadists , PipeLineNews.org] confirming the transfer of weapons from Libya to Syria by Ambassador Chris Stevens under direction of his boss, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, there is much more.
"The weapons shipped from Libya to Syria during late-August 2012 were Sniper rifles, RPG's, ad 125 and 155 mm howitzer "missiles." [our emphasis] The numbers for each weapon were estimated to be: 500 sniper rifles, 100 RPG launchers with 300 total rounds, and approximately 400 howitzers "missiles" [200 ea 125mm and 200 ea 155mm…"
Far more troubling, the inter-agency notes positively confirm, as we published two years ago, the Ansar al-Shari'a terrorists were in possession of significant numbers of man portable air defense systems [MANPAD] of type SA7 and SA 23/4 were The alpha-numeric ID information is the standard nomenclature that NATO uses to designate Russian air defense missile systems. These weapons were undoubtedly "liberated" from Gaddafi's stockpiles, hardware delivered by the Soviets/Russians during the period of time when the two countries were allied.
"They have SA-7 and SA-23/4 MANPADS … they train almost every day focusing on religious lessons and scriptures including three lessons a day of jihadist ideology…"
The SA-7 has a range of approx 1000-1500M and the newer SA-24 [the Grinch] can strike targets as far away as 6,000M [see, David L. Adamy, EW 104: Electronic Warfare Against a New Generation of Threats , p. 124-125]
These weapons should have been at the top of the list, ID'd as potential threats and immediately secured in wake of the takedown of Muamar Gaddafi, another sign of Obama's incredibly amateurish understanding of defense policy.
With great interest we note that the administration freely uses the term "jihadist" in its internal communication, simply another indication of the duplicitous statements regarding the nature of the "militant" threat being made by Obama. Oddly, the jihadist instruction is taught as part of Islamic "religion lessons."
Judicial Watch , the organization which obtained 100 pages of these critical internal emails is today highlighting communications which clearly indicate that president Obama was almost immediately aware by DOD that the attack on the consulate at Benghazi was carried out by the Ansar al-Shari'a jihadist group and that the assault had been planned ten days in advance, thus eliminating the administration's concocted story about the attack having been carried out by an ad-hoc group of rioters, incensed over a laughably amateurish video, Innocence of Muslims.
"The attack was planned ten or more days prior on approximately 01 September 2012. The intention was to attack the consulate and to kill as many Americans as possible to seek revenge for U.S. killing of Aboyahiye ((ALALIBY)) in Pakistan and in memorial of the 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center buildings"
We are still awaiting comment from Congress regarding how Judicial Watch was able to blow the lid off this sucker when through innumerable investigations neither the Senate nor the House has even been able to come close.
The answer seems clear, it's pretty hard to find what you don't really want to find.
Does this constitute turning the heat up under the Trey Gowdy Special Benghazi Committee?
We want answers and we are getting a little tired of the game-playing.
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Smoking Gun: Hillary And Stevens Running Weapons To Syrian Jihadists
May 20, 2015
May 19, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Two years ago, almost to the day we ran a story [see, William Mayer, What Difference Does It Make? - The Mysterious Ambassador Chris Steves] republished below this article, which laid out in detail why Chris Stevens was in Benghazi, Libya and what his boss, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expected him to do there on what was supposed to be a deep cover assignment that went a little sideways.
We can compress the major thesis of the piece into a few paragraphs:
"The entire Benghazi diplomatic gambit has proven to be an unmitigated disaster [as has Obama's fairy-tale "reset" of relations with the Muslim world].
1. It resulted in the rise of an Islamist as president of Libya
2. Stevens' action strengthened the hand of jihadist groups in the region because the fall of Gadhaffi resulted in loosing of probably 20,000 surface to air missiles on to the world's terrorist black market as well making Libya's now battle tested mujahideen available to work their mischief in hot-spots such as Syria.
3. The arms transfer to Syria via Turkey went primarily to al-Qaeda main, its many affiliates and similarly motivated jihadists in that country...tantamount to an endorsement of Islamic jihad by Team Obama."
What makes this story especially relevant today is that Tom Fitton's Judicial Watch has, via numerous FOIA requests done what no Congressional committee has yet been able [or wanted] to do, connect the dots and prove that Stevens presence in of all godforsaken places, Benghazi, was required in order to transfer heavy weapons and ordnance from Libya to what were then called the Syrian rebels, but now more clearly identified as the maelstrom of jihadist groups from which ISIS emerged.
We present one of many DOD documents contained in a 100 page archive located at Judicial Watch. it plainly states that sniper rifles, RPGs, and 125mm and 155 howitzer "missiles" [an odd locution, since howitzers are heavy artillery weapons which fire projectiles] were transported to Syria. Now we absolutely know that man portable surface to air missiles were also transhipped because serial numbers from Syria give a positive ID w U.S. manufactured weapons. The serial numbers are virtual fingerprints, so perhaps this might just be a not-so-slick way of referring to the ordnance.
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