Benghazi: Barack Obama knew United States weapons fell into the hands of Islamic extremists in Libya months before the attack
Some of the rumors floating around the internet about the terrorist attack in Benghazi and the ensuing cover up was the possibility that the Obama regime was covering up the fact that the weapons used to kill Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods were either weapons recovered by the United States in the aftermath of Gaddafi’s overthrow which were then being smuggled through Turkey and into Syria to help the rebellion in that country, or the weapons used in the attack were weapons which were captured in Libya by Islamists and remained unaccounted for.
At this point we still do not know if these rumors are true but the New York Times (yes, the New York Times) is now reporting that the Obama regime was in fact secretly supplying weapons to Qatar which would then send the weapons to help support the Libyan rebels. The Obama regime also learned in the Spring of 2011 that Qatar was diverting some of the weapons meant for the Libyan rebels to Islamic militants in Libya.
he Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats
But in the months before, the Obama administration clearly was worried about the consequences of its hidden hand in helping arm Libyan militants, concerns that have not previously been reported. The weapons and money from Qatar strengthened militant groups in Libya, allowing them to become a destabilizing force since the fall of the Qaddafi government.
The Obama regime knew almost immediately that some of these weapons were going into the hands of militants and yet did nothing to stop it and in fact kept it on the down low:
Within weeks of endorsing Qatar’s plan to send weapons there in spring 2011, the White House began receiving reports that they were going to Islamic militant groups. They were “more antidemocratic, more hard-line, closer to an extreme version of Islam” than the main rebel alliance in Libya, said a former Defense Department official.
The New York Times is also reporting that at this time there is no evidence that any of these weapons were used in the terrorist attack on the United States consulate in Libya on September 11th, but that does not mean no evidence exists, it just means it might exist and hasn’t come to light at this point.
This means that a full investigation of this situation is in order and at this point is seems as if the Obama regime is covering up a scandal which actually dwarfs the Fast and Furious scandal.
So, not only did Barack Obama ignore the warnings that a terrorist attack was imminent, and not only did he ignore Chris Stevens’ pleas for more security while at the same time withdrawing security forces, he did this all the while knowing that Libyan militants were in possession of United States weapons.
At this point one has to wonder if Chris Stevens was getting prepared to blow the lid off this scandal and was deemed expendable for the greater good.