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ECHOES OF BENGHAZI PART TWO
We live in a time when deluding the masses is far more important than telling them the truth. It is a time when our allies are subjected to ridicule and punished for behaving with honor, and when the very meaning of honor has been abandoned in the pursuit of an Orwellian reality, which is an unreality unto itself. Gone are the days when political leaders of the west are held accountable for their actions. Were that to be the case, today many would be tried for treason and jailed. Instead we have a complicit media and a system of bread and circus that has lulled the populace into a state of apathy, living only for today and too fearful of tomorrow to look behind the curtain.
A question of right and wrong...
Note the date on the following link. It is current, reinforcing my belief in the Globalist's plan of anarchy and chaos. All weapons we provide to the so called 'moderates' are destined to end up in the hands of Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, ISIS, the Taliban, or any of a long list of terrorists, killing each other and us in the name of Allah.
PJ Media ... March 3, 2015
U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebel Group Collapses, U.S.-Supplied Weapons End Up in Al-Qaeda Hands. Unexpectedly.
Reports this week revealed that a U.S.-backed Syrian rebel group, Harakat al-Hazm, had officially dissolved itself under pressure from Jabhat al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda’s official affiliate in Syria, and many of the fighters have joined up with the jihadist Islamic Front. With the group’s dissolution, the U.S.-provided TOW anti-tank missiles have reportedly fallen into the hands of al-Nusra.
Let us look back on how we reached this point...
In 2009 Obama gave his now infamous Cairo speech turning loose the Muslim Brotherhood on the Middle East, loosing anarchy and chaos in turn. By 2011 after both Tunis and Egypt had turned on their respective leaders the move toward Islamism was gaining ground, and the Globalist agenda had reached the point that they sensed that they were unstoppable. Consequently they were ready to employ military force and overthrow two separate governments, Libya and Syria.
Gareth Evans, a member of George Soros' International Crisis Group had devised a plan that was adopted by the UN. That procedure would allow foreign air power to intervene on behalf of 'rebels' attempting to overthrow a dictatorial state. The strategy was to be known as 'Responsibility To Protect' (R2P) and was first utilized in Libya as foreign Al Qaeda 'rebels' were involved in the insurrection against Omar Qaddafi.
If you recall, Qaddafi's forces fought with great determination against the invaders. Even after the death of Qaddafi they fought valiantly for months. Those 'rebels' were not rebels in the sense that you and I perceive the term. They were paid mercenaries, employed by the Globalists with but one purpose. You see that purpose being enacted today as Libya has become a breeding ground for terrorism. Anarchy and Chaos has established a great foothold that now threatens all of Europe and the world. And it all dates back to the Obama regime's 'Operation Zero Footprint'.
The year 2011 was a turning point for the Globalists in their bid for power. The very name of the operation well indicated that Obama wanted no blame falling on him when things went wrong. At the time General Carter Ham was AFRICOM commander and was removed from OPSEC oversight in the Libyan effort. He was replaced by NATO commander Admiral James G. Stavridis, thus diverting blame from Obama personally and spreading it among the various nations of NATO including our Islamic ally Turkey.
Recall, if you will John McCain and Lindsey Graham encouraging Obama to be more forceful and not lead 'from behind'. All part of the smoke and mirrors.
The official beginning of the Libyan civil war is given as February 10, 2011 and Obama signed a Presidential Directive authorizing aid to the rebels later that same month.
Reuters March 30, 2011
Exclusive: Obama authorizes secret help for Libya rebels
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, government officials told Reuters on Wednesday.
Islam is always at war. If not fighting us they are fighting each other and the Obama administration had no trouble enlisting the aid of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, both for financial support and a smoke screen to protect him from any fallout from the overthrow of Libya. While we ostensibly were providing only humanitarian aid in the form of Band Aids, Qatar was the back door dispenser of our weaponry to Al Qaeda. Then with the fall of Libya things began to go wrong.
Adolph Hitler tried to micromanage WWII. So too did Obama in setting the Middle East ablaze. Before our actual involvement in Libya began the Joint Chiefs of Staff advised against any involvement there. They were overruled by Samantha Power, Hillary Clinton, and Susan Rice, and thus Obama launched the State Department and the CIA on another misadventure. The goal was quite simply to turn Libya into what it has become, a danger to the entire world. What started off so very badly got far worse.
As mentioned above when it came to Operation Zero Footprint our military was out of the loop, with operations handled by NATO. In getting the operation funded by Qatar, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia, the State Department was able to bypass Congressional involvement thus allowing a near zero footprint at least in our providing weapons to Al Qaeda. The whole thing went south when the State Department decided to double cross the CIA.
Up until the Benghazi massacre the arming of Al Qaeda was handled through our contacts in Qatar. Nothing entered Libya without express permission from Admiral James G. Stavridis of NATO; Stavridis himself being an immigrant from Turkey.
Nothing can instill a sense of false confidence like success. After the fall of Libya the State Department decided to reroute those weapons of war, not to Syria as per their agreement with the CIA, but to Gaza that Hamas might use them in their unending wars with Israel.(See Part One of this series).
Turkey played a key role in what might be the most politically dangerous aspect of the events to the White House once the goals changed to redirection of the weapons from Operation Zero Footprint.
There is no doubt that the State Department decided well in advance to sacrifice Ambassador Stevens and his associates as his pleas for additional protection went totally unheeded by Hillary Clinton. They did, however, seem to give him one last chance to play ball as the mysterious Turkish Consul General met one final time with him just before the Consulate was overran.
Always in pursuit of zero accountability, the Obama administration had arranged with Qatar that they would officially be the ones providing weaponry to Al Qaeda. There is always the element of danger when dealing with various parties with varying agendas. Qatar was one such case. That tiny oil rich nation, regarded technically to be an ally, has a long history of being anti-western and a long time provider of weapons and cash to the cause of Islamic terrorism.
That fact has cost the lives of many Americans and still we regard Qatar to be a dependable ally in the Middle East. Do you recall when Benghazi occurred and Obama vowed that he would not rest until those 'folks' who had done the vile deed were brought to justice? Perhaps he has not rested but he has played many rounds of golf, gone on many fund raising tours, and has had many meeting with his friends in the Muslim Brotherhood, and thus far, only one of those 'folks' have been apprehended. His story, as well as any, well indicate the double dealings that were taking place at the time.
His name is Ahmed Abu Khattala and he was Qatar's connection in Libya and all American weapons passed through him. He was involved in the Benghazi assault and thereafter was accessible to American and European journalists for interviews but seemingly the FBI could never find him, until they had to shut him up. That effort was the result of needless deaths of Americans in Afghanistan, compliments of our ally Qatar. James Rosen of Fox News had long known that Ahmed Abu Khattala was in Libya and easily found. When he finally was arrested and brought to the U.S. for trial in civil court Rosen simply asked "Why now?"
Here is why now...He simply knew too much.
The New York Post ... June 8, 2014
How the Taliban got their hands on modern US missiles
Sometime even our Stinger Missiles fail to totally destroy their intended victim. Were this not the case we would never have learned how the Taliban were able to shoot down so many of our aircraft in Afghanistan. On July 25, 2012 the Taliban fired one of our latest generation of Stingers at a CH47 helicopter and brought it down, but the pilot managed to land it and all on board managed to safely evacuate the chopper.
Excerpt from the above link:
Lodged in the right nacelle, they found one fragment that contained an entire serial number.
The investigation took time. Arms were twisted, noses put out of joint. But when the results came back, they were stunning: The Stinger tracked back to a lot that had been signed out by the CIA recently, not during the anti-Soviet jihad.
Reports of the Stinger reached the highest echelons of the US command in Afghanistan and became a source of intense speculation, but no action.
My sources in the US Special Operations community believe the Stinger fired against the Chinook was part of the same lot the CIA turned over to the Qataris in early 2011, weapons Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department intended for anti-Khadafy forces in Libya.
They believe the Qataris delivered between 50 and 60 of those same Stingers to the Taliban in early 2012, and an additional 200 SA-24 Igla-S surface-to-air missiles.
The now famous downing of the Chinook Helicopter that was carrying members of Seal Team Six occurred before Afghanistan acquired Stingers but by then they already had our ManPads, and were using them with staggering success.
The Guardian ... August 6, 2011
Worst US loss of life in Afghan war as helicopter crash kills 38
Up until this point it had been assumed that our helicopters had been taken down with a lucky hit from a rocket propelled grenade. The fact that the Taliban were well armed with MANPADS and Stinger missile now put a whole new light on events and the handling of the war in Afghanistan.
We no longer send an entire division into battle as we did in WWII. Now the groups are smaller, better trained, and more specialized. Close air support has long been the answer when one of our units encounter the enemy having far superior numbers. Helicopter gun ships and A10 Warthogs have been the turning point on many occasions such as this. Now with the fact established that the enemy was well armed with weapons provided by the State Department via our ally Qatar the rules had to change.
After all, another aircraft being downed by a U.S. Stinger missile could prove embarrassing to the State Department and so our men in the field were left without the benefit of their life saving close air support.
Our involvement with terrorist sponsoring nations such as Iran, Qatar, and Turkey needs to be viewed under a microscope and the results revealed to the public, but that will never happen. This game of following the Globalist's plan has gone on for so very long that few in our federal government can truly claim innocence. The ongoing investigation into Benghazi is no more than a well orchestrated Kabuki play. Entertain the public while letting the news become old news, and therefore irrelevant.
Join me for Echoes Of Benghazi Part Three as I provide names to fill in the blanks, and details of how our warriors in Afghanistan were sacrificed unnecessarily as victims to Operation Zero Footprint.
Understanding history as I do it is almost inconceivable that the U.S. is the same nation that helped to destroy the Nazis during WWII and then rebuilt Europe. Today are leaders seem intent on triggering WWIII knowing that this time around the whole thing will go nuclear, destroying a great portion of the human race, but what we are witnessing today is a leading indicator of future events.
Early in this essay I provided a link to current events and then jumped to the past. In closing I shall once again bring you back to current dangers. You see what is happening and I see what is happening and yet the entire State Department assures us that they have everything under control. Even some Arab leaders are beginning to express serious doubt.
The Algemeiner ... March 5, 2015
Saudi Arabia Tells Kerry Iran is Taking Control of the Region as Hundreds of Iranian Fighters Enter Iraq
Obama assures his followers that terrorism and Islam have nothing in common. President el-Sisi seems to differ with our highest elected leader...
Al Monitor ... March 3, 2015
Egypt closes 27,000 places of worship
Scholars say that those mosques are time bombs that threaten national security, as they fall outside the purview of the Ministry of Religious Endowments and are used to spread subversive ideologies.
He differs with Obama on other issues as well, as in the fight against ISIS. At least Obama has company as Qatar also supports terrorism.
Al Monitor ... March 1, 2015
Qatar rejects Egypt’s war on terrorism
The only country to support Egypt’s desire to continue with the war on IS in Libya was the United Arab Emirates.
Even our Pentagon has wimped out...
Breitbart ... February 19, 2015
PENTAGON REFUSES TO BACK EGYPTIAN BOMBING OF ISIS IN LIBYA AFTER CHRISTIAN SLAUGHTER
“We aren’t taking a position here in the Pentagon on these recent strikes by Egypt…we weren’t notified ahead of time. We didn’t participate or support them in any way, and we’re not taking a position on it,” said the press secretary in responding.
No, it no longer feels like America to me. We are being transformed and there is nothing that I can do about it but write, providing knowledge to those who lack my time to do research and in my own feeble way, perhaps giving a little hope for the future.
Echoes Of Benghazi Part One