Obama & Hillary’s Benghazi aftermath: Libya on verge of implosion
Libya is rapidly deteriorating and could fall into bloody chaos at any moment.
When Ambassador Christopher Stevens, under orders from the Obama-Clinton regime, first arrived in Libya he came by cargo ship with approximately 80 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) people and contractors. Their mission was to topple Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi supposedly for humanitarian purposes. They accomplished their task by arming, aligning and coordinating with the “rebels,” who turned out to be Jihadists and Islamic militants. The rebel’s top military commander, Abdelhakim Belhadj, for example, was the emir to an al Qaeda affiliate called Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). Belhadj was not a fan of America. Reportedly In 2004, he claimed he had been tortured at the CIA interrogation program known as rendition.
Prior he had joined the Taliban and was accused of having “close relationships” by the Gaddafi government with al Qaeda leaders and Taliban chief Mullah Omar. This was the man who helped to get rid of Gaddafi for Obama and Hillary and so it was. As then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gleefully said, after Gaddafi was murdered in October 2011, “We came, we saw, he died.”
Now, less than two years later the Marines and U.S. Special forces in Europe, under U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), are on a heightened state of alert. On May 8, the State Department issued a travel warning to U.S. citizens advising them “strongly” against traveling to and from Tripoli, Benghazi, Bani Walid, and Southern Libya “due to ongoing instability and violence” throughout the country. A number of U.S. government personnel in Tripoli have already been ordered to depart. As the Associated Press reported, the U.S. still has a contingent of “dozens of Marines at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli” but for how much longer is anyone’s guess. Britain’s Foreign Office has also withdrawn some of its embassy staff from Tripoli for security purposes.
Since the beginning of May armed groups in Libya have begun to seize government buildings. Protestors have taken to the streets of Tripoli, Benghazi, and Tobrouk to oppose the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and their attempts to hijack the post-Gaddafi Libyan government. The Brotherhood has been trying to push through laws that oppose any former Gaddafi members from serving in government—thereby making more room for them. “No to Brotherhoodization of the state,” read a banner held by a Benghazi protester.
Libya is unstable. It is a land loaded with armed fighters affiliated with al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. Who do we have to thank for that? The Obama-Clinton regime.
With Libya on the verge of falling and diplomats leaving, this is exactly what the armed-by-the-Obama-Clinton’s regime’s Muslim Brotherhood and additional assorted extremists want to see happen so they will have a free hand in Libya. They are already taking over Libya’s oil fields. They will use Libya’s oil wealth to continue to fund their objectives. Then Libya will go the way of Egypt and another piece of the United States of Islam will be put in place.
Barring a miracle, prepare to witness a horrendous, bloody battle for Libya between the pro-west Tripolitans and Libyans, and the U.S.-funded radical Jihadists and extremists of Eastern Libya.
The Tripolitans and Libyans were insulted and maligned by the Obama-Clinton regime when they falsely blamed the Benghazi terrorist attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith on protestors and a YouTube video. In short, this will be a battle between the secularists versus the Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist allies.
While it is impossible to know exactly what weapons are in Libya that will fuel this battle, among the ones that are known include 20,000 surface-to-air missiles (MANPADs) from Gaddafi’s arsenal (Gen. Carter Ham of AFRICOM testimony). Russia had sold Gaddafi an unknown number of Grinch SA-24, also known as the Igla-S, the man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile, similar to the U.S.-made Stringer missiles. These shoulder launched missiles have the capability of taking down military planes and helicopters as well as commercial airliners. Recall prior to the toppling of Gaddafi, the Obama-Hillary U.S. backed rebels’ looted war torn Libya including a major weapons warehouse in Tripoli that housed these missiles. These weapons have disappeared. As of this writing, the State Department has still not provided an accounting of the weapons that were allegedly recovered under this interagency (State/CIA unaccountable hybrid agency) MANPAD weapons recovery program or their locations that then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton funded using $40 million tax dollars. Gun running anyone?
Benghazi Talking Points
Now, ask yourself why the Obama administration deliberately blamed innocent Libyans (protestors) and a YouTube video for the Benghazi terrorist attack, Libyans, as previously reported, who could not protect Americans who they didn’t know were in Libya, and cover for Iran’s terrorist group Ansar al Sharia when they scrubbed any mention of them and other extremists from the Benghazi “talking points. ”
Ansar al Sharia are Iranian terrorists and enemies of the Saudis. They are trained and funded by Iran. Was the Benghazi terrorist attack a nation state-attack by Iran who were protecting Syria and also themselves—the next stop, after Syria, on the Obama administration’s list of places to topple?
It is critical to note that some of these same Sunni extremists, rebels, who helped to overthrow Gaddafi are intent on overthrowing President Bashar al-Assad in Syria—just like the Obama administration wants to see happen. Indeed Benghazi involves gun running into Syria. Do no ignore the next stop of the Obama administration’s foreign policy misadventures—Syria and how that ties into the Benghazi terrorist attack and a destabilized Libya.
Do you think Iran and Syria have not noticed the arms that have been funneled from Libya through Turkey and elsewhere into Syria? Do you think Ambassador Christopher Stevens’ meeting with Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin before he was murdered could be related? Notice how Hillary’s Advisory Review Board (ARB) non-investigation by her friends Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Admiral Mike Mullen into Benghazi failed to interview the Turkish Consul General; thus far neither has the Republican Congressional Committees.
Of course my Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests on this have also been denied.
Which is why on Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press Ambassador Thomas Pickering’s admission would only be surprising to those not paying attention. While attempting to defend his appalling ARB, Pickering admitted the ARB had a limited purview that focused on security and did not include the Talking Points the Obama administration scrubbed that protected the terrorists funded by Iran, who apparently were not happy with what America has been doing by empowering the Muslim Brotherhood and other Sunni extremists. As I warned in The Fix is in: Benghazi Cover-up series self-investigations, like Hillary’s ARB, are nothing more than publicity stunts disguised as news. This is also how the Clintons dodged indictments during the 1990’s as documented in The Whistleblower. By self-investigating oneself the “investigators” are directed to look at the trees, instead of at the elephant in the room.
In addition, do you think Iran was happy when seven Iranian Red Crescent workers were kidnapped by gunmen in Benghazi on July 31, 2012? Recall how these Red Crescent workers were still held captive during the Benghazi terrorist attack and were released less than a month after and flown out of the Benghazi Benina International Airport.
Despite Obama and Hillary claiming the perpetrators of the Benghazi terrorist attack would be held accountable no one has been brought to justice. Are they just protecting Iran’s terrorists or are they protecting what Ambassador Stevens was doing for them in Benghazi which also affects Syria?
Missing piece of Benghazi
The Obama-Clinton regime’s actions and motives in the course of taking out Gaddafi have never been addressed. They need to be addressed because they directly affect the Benghazi terrorist attack and put into question whose interests are they serving.
Let’s be blunt. Gaddafi did not pose a threat to the West or to the United States. While far from a perfect and an ideal leader, Gaddafi was becoming arguably America-friendly ever since he dismantled his nuclear weapons program after the U.S. removed former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Libya could have been an ally of the West. America could have had a key strategic partner moving forward, and an oil-rich ally. Instead Libya is on the verge of falling into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood thanks to the Obama-Clinton regime.
Ask yourself, whose interests does this serve?
Once upon a time both the U.S. and Gaddafi saw Islamic extremists, like the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood, Taliban and al-Qaeda types as enemies.
Under Gaddafi extremists and the Muslim brotherhood were opposed. The same applied for Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who had banned the Muslim Brotherhood. Mubarak was also deposed.
Meanwhile, as documented in Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam, while Saudi Arabia doesn’t allow any group to openly function in the Kingdom, they have backed, and extended support to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere. Was it merely an odd coincidence when President Obama bowed to Saudi King Abdullah and welcomed and embraced the Muslim Brotherhood as well?
Remember when the Muslim Brotherhood was invited to attend Obama’s “historic” Cairo, Egypt speech shortly after he first took office? Who paid for Obama’s Harvard education? What is rarely mentioned is that ever since taking office Obama has been putting pressure on Gaddafi, Mubarak and Syria’s Assad to give the Brotherhood their place at the table.
Two down, one to go.
So if Libya falls to the radical extremists, not only will the Nobel Peace Prize winning Obama administration have the blood of Libya on their hands but Egypt’s as well.
As a well-placed source said to me: “If you can’t bring everyone to Mecca then you bring Mecca to everyone else. They are wrestling for regional control for the Saudi’s and these independent States don’t fit in.”
The bloody battle for Libya could ignite at any time now. This will accelerate the Obama administration’s next stop Syria.
Update: September 1 my reporting is confirmed by the UK’s Independent: Special report: We all thought Libya had moved on – it has, but into lawlessness and ruin.
Politico: Stopping a Civil War in Libya
Final Benghazi report details administration failures: The Clinton campaign dismissed the report as a partisan conspiracy theory. Politico
See also from the New York Times a map of “An Arms Pipeline to the Syrian Rebels.”
Update: From BBC, September 14, 2016: Why is Libya so lawless?
See also: Newsweek, April 11, 2017: African Migrants Smuggled Into Libya Sold at ‘Modern-Day Slave Markets’