Skip to comments.Ex-Diplomats Report New Benghazi Whistleblowers with Info Devastating to Clinton and Obama
Posted on 05/21/2013 1:01:08 AM PDT by Pharmboy
More whistleblowers will emerge shortly in the escalating Benghazi scandal, according to two former U.S. diplomats who spoke with PJ Media Monday afternoon.
These whistleblowers, colleagues of the former diplomats, are currently securing legal counsel because they work in areas not fully protected by the Whistleblower law.
According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really transpired in Benghazi that are potentially devastating to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Stevens mission in Benghazi, they will say, was to buy back Stinger missiles from al-Qaeda groups issued to them by the State Department, not by the CIA. Such a mission would usually be a CIA effort, but the intelligence agency had opposed the idea because of the high risk involved in arming insurgents with powerful weapons that endanger civilian aircraft.
Hillary Clinton still wanted to proceed because, in part, as one of the diplomats said, she wanted to overthrow Gaddafi on the cheap.
This left Stevens in the position of having to clean up the scandalous enterprise when it became clear that the insurgents actually were al-Qaeda indeed, in the view of one of the diplomats, the same group that attacked the consulate and ended up killing Stevens.
snip... likened it to the Mike Nichols film Charlie Wilsons War about a clueless congressman who supplies Stingers to the Afghan guerrillas. Its as if Hillary and the others just watched that movie and said Hey, lets do that! the diplomat said.
He added that he and his colleagues think the leaking of General David Petraeus affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell was timed to silence the former CIA chief on these matters.
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You don’t arm your enemy and then expect them to treat you like a friend. You would think RATS would have figured that out. But noooooooo.
General Petraeus should have known better than to join an administration as criminal in nature as this one.
Treason? You betcha.
Illegal. State Department can't do that, see: Iran Contra.
This might be what the WH is reportedly sitting on that has them “terrified.”
Wait...you mean 0bamaClintonRice lied when they said that Stevens was in Benghazi to “modernize a hospital”?
I find it difficult to believe they would be that stupid. I don’t find it difficult to believe that we were trying to buy the man-portable anti-aircraft missiles the rebels secured when they overthrew the regime. There were thousands of SA-7’s and other versions in country before the uprising ever began.
NATO had full air superiority in Libya and that is a large part of what allowed the rebels (likely worse people than the regime) to win the ground war. I fail to see the need or advantage of giving stinger missiles to the rebels. It would not make sense and the risks are too great. What if they shot down NATO aircraft? OTOH - I can see our State Department and CIA attempting to secure items like this that were all of a sudden all over the place.
Big story if true, but color me skeptical. The State Department does not possess stinger missiles - the Defense Department does. I would be stunned if they could keep that quiet - it only takes one whistleblower.
The part about Africom having assets in place to act quickly is likely in my opinion and the failure to act remains the most surprising part of the Benghazi story to me. My best guess is that someone in the White House decided based on known facts at the time that the political risks of a failed rescue operation outweighed the rewards of rescuing our people. They likely thought nobody had been killed and if we rescued folks the real story would come out that they were paying massive amounts of cash to the rebels we supported to buy the anti-aircraft stuff.
Speaking of that.... wonder what happened to all that cash? A few clever men could create an attack like this and possibly walk away with millions - especially if that is why Stevens was in town. I will take my tinfoil hat off now.
Pretty wild stuff, but it does tie up the loose ends (including HRC’s “concussion”).
You make some excellent points, but I would bet that money and missiles were involved in some way. Stay tuned, and don’t put the tin foil hat in storage just yet.
What is coming and how much will stick?
Potentially, you could have a very long list
The key is that something was so important that a U.S. Ambassador needed to be in Benghazi, while the CIA who was there (1 mile away!) wanted or had no part in the original operation.
Mustard gas?! Known Al Qaeda bad guys being feted by Stevens?
It was so important that the White House didn’t want to call in the Defense Department or even Hostage Rescue when the op went bad.
If you open the gate and walk away so that anyone can take what is inside, then are you supplying weapons to the opportunists?
How many of these weapons are floating around now and in whose hands?
Bad gamble on the part of the administration.
I would not put it past this White House crowd to REALLY "silence" these whistleblowers over Benghazi-gate, if you catch my drift, prior to any sworn Congressional testimony that would cause the power-drunk-yet scared in D.C. great heartache. I pray for the safety of these brave people, if they are out there and have damaging goods on the higher-ups. Get out the popecorn, hope and pray.
and “popcorn” for you non-Catholics...... ;-)
Still haven’t heard testimony of anyone that was in the ground. There were 30+ at the consulate and/or annex. Where are the Repubs on this?
Suppose they wanted them dead, dead men tell no tales. If they survive they might say what they were involved in, that necessitated their rescue. Exploring possibilities here.
Petreaus should have known better than to put himself in a position of compromise.
Five years ago I said what you just said, in essence, on a blog. It wasn’t typical politics - it was a coup.
The people who are behind Valerie Jarrett will kill anyone who gets in their way.
If you haven’t seen the following, take a look. It is interesting to say the least.
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