Thursday, 13 October 2016

To Hide Clinton Crimes, Obama Drops Case Against Arms Dealer

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In an apparent effort to protect Obama and Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the politicized Obama Justice Department dropped charges against an arms dealer accused of arming Obama- and Clinton-backed Islamist terror groups. Among those receiving U.S. arms from the administration's illegal programs, the arms dealer said, were al-Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS), and other terrorist organizations, some of which went on to topple and kill former Libyan dictator and U.S. government “terror war” ally Moammar Gadhafi.

If the explosive case had gone to trial, new details about Clinton's role in the illegal war on Libya and her support for jihad terrorism could have further damaged her scandal-plagued campaign — and possibly added more evidence for a criminal prosecution of Clinton. Despite DOJ efforts to prevent disclosure under the phony guise of “national security,” a federal judge ruled that the arms dealer could present the evidence he had that Clinton and Obama orchestrated the illegal arming of Islamic terror groups in Libya, and later, Syria.

And so, it appears that the increasingly discredited Department of Justice preferred to drop the whole case rather than allow the crimes of Obama and Clinton to be exposed publicly. The four felony charges against the dealer, filed in 2014, were dropped just before a deadline for the Obama administration to produce for the defense almost certainly incriminating documents on the federal government's illegal arms shipments to the Middle East. Instead of complying, Obama's DOJ lawyers asked to permanently drop the charges.

The licensed international arms dealer who is now blowing the whistle on it all, Marc Turi, said the White House tried to make him the fall guy for the administration's illegal plot to arm terrorists and topple foreign governments. When it looked like that scheme might blow up in their face, though, with incriminating documents and Clinton e-mails from a private account emerging in open court, the federal charges were finally dropped last week. The trial was set to begin on November 8.

Turi faced two charges of selling weapons in violation of the Arms Export Control Act, and two charges of lying in official State Department applications. But with the charges having been dropped “with prejudice,” meaning the feds cannot go after him again, Turi is speaking out in the media trying to expose what he says really happened: The U.S. government violated terror laws and armed terrorists. The scheming may even amount to treason, according to more than a few analysts who have pointed out that the terror groups involved are waging war on the United States.  

In essence, Turi argues that he was working with the CIA and other elements of the Obama administration to illegally send weapons to Obama-backed jihadist terrorists in Libya — terror groups that were allied with Obama in his illegal United Nations-approved war that, according to Clinton's e-mails, was designed to, among other schemes, stop Gadhafi's plan for a gold currency. The arms were supposed to go through the United Arab Emirates and Qatar before ending up with Obama's “Libyan rebels,” who were openly boasting of being affiliated with al Qaeda in Western media outlets. The Obama administration knew that all along, with the U.S. military having identified the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group as al-Qaeda's operation in Libya almost a decade ago.

Much of the weaponry later ended up in the hands of Obama- and Clinton-backed terror groups waging jihad in Syria, too. “When this equipment landed in Libya, half went one way, and the half went the other way,” Turi said in an interview with the Fox Business Channel. “The half that went the other way is the half that ended up in Syria.” Those weapons were then used to butcher Christians as part of an ongoing genocide of Middle Eastern Christians fueled by the Obama administration and its allies.     

E-mails from Clinton and others at the Obama State Department appear to confirm his allegations. For example, one day after Turi exchanged e-mails with Obama's envoy to jihadist Libyan “rebels” Chris Stevens about arming the opposition, Clinton wrote to her aide Jake Sullivan: “fyi. the idea of using private security experts to arm the opposition should be considered.” Stevens was later killed in Benghazi. Clinton, though, testified under oath in Congress that she did not know anything about gun-running from Libya to jihadists in Syria — potentially setting herself up for a prosecution for perjury.    

Fox News asked Turi whether the timing of Clinton's e-mail was connected or coincidental. “When you look at this timeline, none of it was a coincidence,” Turi responded. “It was all strategically managed and it had to come from her own internal circle.” Turi also said many of Clinton's e-mails about illegally arming the rebels were likely deleted by Clinton and her minions as part of the ongoing series of potentially criminal e-mail scandals swirling around her.  

The reason the Obama administration went after Turi was to use him as a fall guy to conceal the illegal gun-running to jihadist “rebels,” the arms dealer argued. “I would say, 100 percent, I was victimized…to somehow discredit me, to throw me under the bus, to do whatever it took to protect their next presidential candidate,” he told Catherine Herridge of Fox News in an explosive interview.

However, if the information had come out in open court, Clinton and Obama might have still been in hot water — to put it mildly. “Those transcripts from current as well as former CIA officers were classified,” he explained of the evidence. “If any of these relationships [had] been revealed it would have opened up a can of worms. There wouldn't have been any good answer for the U.S. government especially in this election year.”

The weapons sent into Libya under the Obama administration ended up in the hands of multiple terrorist groups, he added. “Some (weapons) may have went out under control that we had with our personnel over there and the others went to these militia. That's how they lost control over it,” Turi explained to Fox. “I can assure you that these operations did take place and those weapons did go in different directions.”

In response to a question about who exactly ended up with the weapons — al-Qaeda, Ansar al-Sharia, or ISIS — Turi did not mince words. “All of them, all of them, all of them.” In other words, Clinton and Obama provided material support to designated terror organizations, an extremely serious federal crime, and then tried to pin the blame on a lowly CIA contractor.

“It is completely un-American,” Turi said. “It really is ungodly, and unjust and unconscionable, that the entire force of the United States government came after me for a simple application. I was working for the U.S. government.... I never shipped anything. I never even received the contract. So all I received was an approval for $534 million to support our interests overseas. And it would have been the United States government that facilitated that operation from Qatar and UAE by way of allowing those countries to land their planes and land their ships in Libya.”

After the charges were dropped, Turi adviser and friend Robert Stryk with the “government relations” company SPG slammed the Obama administration's effort to scapegoat Turi for its own crimes in Libya. “The U.S. government spent millions of dollars, went all over the world to bankrupt him, and destroyed his life — all to protect Hillary Clinton’s crimes,” he said in a statement to Politico, apparently a reference to, among other crimes, Clinton's role in the Benghazi terror attack that killed U.S. ambassador Stevens and three other Americans.

In a separate statement to Fox News, Stryk had even harsher words. “Marc Turi is a true patriot who served his country in the fight against Islamofascist terrorists in the Middle East,” he said. “His fraudulent prosecution by Hillary Clinton’s associates in the Justice Department is deplorable as is the fate of the American heroes murdered in Benghazi. Our most loyal citizens deserve better.”

Still, legal experts suggested that Clinton's problems with the law are hardly over — even if she were to win the election. “There’s going to be continued pressure for a criminal investigation of what we know went on, no matter who’s elected president,” said Tom Fitton, president of the watchdog group Judicial Watch. “So I wouldn’t necessarily count out a criminal investigation of Mrs. Clinton even under a Clinton administration because I don’t think the attorney general that Mrs. Clinton would appoint would have much in the way of an argument to stop a special counsel from being appointed.”

And “obviously,” under a Trump administration, a more thorough investigation of Clinton's crimes would be likely, Fitton said. “So no matter what happens, I think there’s going to be a more significant criminal investigation in the new administration,” he added.

Indeed, Turi also suggested he had knowledge of other criminal activities by top U.S. officials. “Some of the operations that I was involved in, in another country for the agency has a linkage and there’s a backstory to the actual buy-back program of the surface to air missiles that were shipped and mysteriously disappeared out of Benghazi,” he told Fox News. “So we can save that for another time, but the reality is a lot of this could have exposed a number of covert operations that I don’t think the American public would really want to know at this point in time.”

It appears that, despite her connections, Clinton's breathtaking criminal past may still catch up to her. The American people should demand a special prosecutor independent of the establishment and the Obama-Clinton axis to ensure that justice is served. The truth about the administration's illegal activities in Libya, Syria, and beyond must be made known.   

Photo of anti-Gadhafi fighters firing their weapons at funeral of Abdul-Gader Al-Faitori in Benghazi: AP Images

Alex Newman, a foreign correspondent for The New American, is normally based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @ALEXNEWMAN_JOU. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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