Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:03

Benghazi Backfire: Was Obama Arming Jihadists?

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Was U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens engaged in arming militant Islamic jihadists when the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked on September 11? Ambassador Stevens was one of four Americans killed in the September 11 terrorist attack, along with embassy information officer Sean Smith and former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty.

The deadly attack, and the Obama administration’s handling of the hours-long event, have left a multitude of burning, unanswered questions, among which are:

• Did Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama ignore Ambassador Stevens' pleas for additional security in the ultra-dangerous Benghazi environment?

• Did Obama watch the attack in “real time” video feeds from drones circling the area?

• Were former Navy SEALs Woods and Doherty ordered to “stand down” and not assist the besieged compound, as claimed by Woods’ father and others? If so, who gave the orders? Woods and Doherty reportedly disobeyed those orders and put their careers and their lives on the line to rescue Americans and other nationals trapped in the attack.

• Did the Obama administration repeatedly deny aid to Woods and Doherty over the course of nearly seven hours while they were under attack, as critics have charged? If not, then why was aid never sent? Many military experts (including retired Adm. James A. Lyons, former commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet) have pointed out that adequate military assets were available and within striking distance, including our Special Forces units in Sigonella, Sicily.

Perhaps one of the most important questions that President Obama should be required to answer is, “What was Ambassador Stevens doing in Benghazi when our 'consulate' was attacked?” And a follow-up question: “Was Ambassador Stevens helping to arm militant anti-American jihadists, including Syrian and Libyan al-Qaeda elements?” Investigative reporter/bestselling author/radio talk-show host Aaron Klein has reported (see here and here) that according to his Middle East sources, that is precisely what Ambassador Stevens was doing.

This reporter interviewed Aaron Klein, Jerusalem bureau chief for WorldNetDaily, in Appleton, Wisconsin, on October 22 (see video below) , where he appeared at a joint speaking engagement with New Zealand author/researcher Trevor Loudon, author of Barack Obama and the Enemies Within.

Klein emphatically took issue with the numerous media reports that referred to the U.S. compound that was attacked on September 11 as a “U.S. consulate,” and he explained why that distinction is important.

“It was not a consulate,” Aaron Klein told The New American. “According to Middle East security officials I talked to, this was a major meeting point  — I would say the central meeting point — for the American diplomats, including Christopher Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador who was killed, to meet with officials of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, about supplying the opposition in Syria and Libya. Well, who is the opposition? In Libya, the opposition openly included jihadists, included al-Qaeda elements. In Syria, right now, the al-Qaeda elements are leading the opposition.... According to the different sources I spoke to, what we have here is a U.S. policy of arming rebels, knowing or not knowing — but I can’t understand how they would not know — that many of these rebels are jihadists.” 

Photo: William F. Jasper interviews Aaron Klein in Appleton, Wisconsin, on October 22, 2012

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  • Comment Link MemphisMickey Thursday, 01 November 2012 07:53 posted by MemphisMickey

    our government has been arming our enemies for decades.

  • Comment Link GatorBud Wednesday, 31 October 2012 22:32 posted by GatorBud

    Obviously, "voiceofthenameless" you are actually VOICE OF THE CLUELESS! If your candidate is really Ron Paul but you only have the choice between Obama and Romney and you still choose to vote for Obama, you are certainly clueless. The differences between Paul and Obama are vast. Romney and Paul would surely agree on many more issues and have much more in common. I'll try to end this "courteously" by just saying that you should rethink your position.

  • Comment Link Ruth Petersen Wednesday, 31 October 2012 21:46 posted by Ruth Petersen

    Why is it that Americans seem to know nothing about Obama's gun running to al Qaeda and the MB via Turkey and Islamic mules into Syria? I have heard from others in Europe and Asia who say it is common knowledge that Obama sent Stevens there to be "silenced," because he was no longer trusted. But, it will be swept under the rug and covered by the complicit media. I feel sorry for anyone who would vote for Obama .. and for America if he is re-(s)elected

  • Comment Link voiceofthenameless Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:33 posted by voiceofthenameless

    Very, very, sad and disturbing. I just wish the Republican party would have given us someone better to vote for - Like Ron Paul. Unfortunately, I'll still be voting for Obama.

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