Hillary Clinton is not going to last as a presidential candidate no matter how many shock and awe campaign funds she has stockpiled.
Bombshell recordings released by The Washington Times show the frustration of top Pentagon officials over Clinton’s involvement in ousting Muammar Gaddafi. The officials – U.S. Generals – were so frustrated at the time that they opened up their own secret talks with Gaddafi’s son Seif.
Mrs. Clinton’s reasons for going to war conflicted with what was actually happening on the ground. Her reasons for bringing the United States into war in Libya were based on speculation not on intelligence. Nearly a dozen intelligence officials who spoke with The Washington Times agreed that it was “intelligence-light” as one unnamed source described it.
“Speculation” often “trumped reporting from the ground”, the Times reported.
She also misled the public when she claimed there were large stockpiles of WMDs in Libya.
Mrs. Clinton became the most vocal proponent on the war and falsely claimed there would be an imminent massacre of 700 innocent civilians in Benghazi. No one even had a count of how many people were in Benghazi.
Intelligence officials said that Gaddafi would not risk world outrage and a massive attack was not likely. There was no intelligence pointing to genocide.
Gaddafi had in fact sent a small cadre of 2,000 troops to defeat the rebels and he was winning. There was no genocide.
Two new stories from The Washington Times expose some of the infighting among government agencies and branches of government on this controversial decision, and highlight the key role that Clinton played in initiating the war.
As an aside, these aren’t the first damning tapes. The shocking tapes of her handling of a 12-year old rape victim reveal her character. One can be heard here.
And who could forget Hillary’s promise to imprison the hapless videographer who was an accidental victim of Hillary’s fraudulent Benghazi narrative.
The Citizens Commission on Benghazi (CCB) founded by a group of generals, admirals, intelligence officers, and other top experts say the recordings back up their own findings that at one point the Obama White House switched sides in Libya.
The war could have been avoided. Gaddafi was ready to abdicate but Secretary Clinton and the White House preferred instead to arm al Qaeda militias and force him out of office. By that time, everyone knew Benghazi was home to Al Qaeda in Libya.
Founder of the CCB, Retired Adm. James Lyons said the tapes released by The Washington Times validate the CCB interim report that the Libyan war was totally unnecessary. Gaddafi was ready to abdicate and he had no intention of causing a humanitarian crises espoused by Hillary Clinton.
The CCB has been working behind closed doors for two years, conducting their own investigation of the failures of the Obama White House and the Clinton State Department that led to violence in Benghazi.
The Pentagon tapes make it obvious that the administration switched sides when all knew Benghazi was an Al Qaeda stronghold. Reports leaked into the press and warnings from Gaddafi were obvious well before the war.
The members of the commission talk about the hold the Muslim Brotherhood had on the administration, saying the war in Libya was completely manufactured under the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood through their influence over Clinton via Huma Abedin her longtime chief of staff. Abedin’s family are Muslim Brotherhood. It was a scandal that was squashed at the time.
The CCB has issued the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi (CCB)2014 interim report, which says ‘that on the day of the attacks in Benghazi, whether or not there was an official order to stand down, the result was the same. There were military assets, for example, at the U.S. base in Sigonella, in Sicily, Italy that could have been brought to bear, and perhaps could have saved the lives of the two men killed at the CIA Annex, the scene of the second attack that night. The failure to attempt to rescue these Americans amounts to a dereliction of duty.’
There was a cover up at all levels of government, prompting the need for ‘a select committee with the power of subpoena to investigate and compel outside testimony,’ the report states.
Most shocking, the report claims ‘the U.S. facilitated the delivery of weapons and military support to Al Qaeda linked rebels in Libya.’
The flow of weapons, according to the report shows ‘a military chain-of-command relationship between the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood leadership of the TNC and the al-Qaeda-affiliated militia (Ansar al-Shariah) that has been named responsible for the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.
From the report:
‘An American citizen source trusted by the CCB who has long experience in the Middle East described the flow of weapons from Qatar to the Libyan rebels and the diversion of some of those arms. After Qaddafi’s regime had been ousted, a delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) traveled to Libya to collect payment for the weapons the UAE had financed and Qatar had delivered to the Transitional National Council (TNC) during the war. The UAE delegation was seeking $1 billion it claimed was owed. During their visit to Tripoli, the UAE officials discovered that half of the $1 billion worth of weapons it had financed for the rebels had, in fact, been diverted by Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the Muslim Brotherhood head of the Libyan TNC, and sold to Qaddafi.
Furthermore, according to information learned during the UAE visit to Tripoli, when Jalil learned that Major General Abdel Fatah Younis, Qaddafi’s former Minister of the Interior before his late February 2011 defection to the rebel forces, had found out about the weapons diversion, he ordered Abu Salim Abu Khattala, leader of the Abu Obeida Bin al-Jarrah brigade to kill him.
Abu Khattala, later identified as the Ansar al Shariah commander who led the 11 September 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, accepted the orders and directed the killing of Gen. Younis in July 2011.
The key significance of this episode is the demonstration of a military chain-of-command relationship between the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood leadership of the TNC and the alQa’eda-affiliated militia (Ansar al-Shariah) that has been named responsible for the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. Abu Khattala is under a Department of Justice sealed indictment. His brigade merged into Ansar al-Shariah in 2012, and he was positively identified to the FBI in a cell-phone photo from the scene of the attack, yet remains free and available for interviews to the media.’
Gaddafi, though perhaps underserving of sympathy, died a very cruel death. Hillary Clinton’s reaction can be seen in the video below.
Benghazi should never have happened.
Hillary as president must never happen.
The Washington Times exposé is in three parts. Part II can be read here.