Monday, October 29, 2012

Benghazi Treason?

It seems that the Banghazi fiasco, in which Ambassador Stevens was killed along with three other Americans, including several former SEALS, just won't go away.

We've seen the Administration lie, "It was the film that did it," when all along the White House Situation Room knew that a calculated attack was being made on our Ambassador and his team. We've also heard that repeated requests for support on the ground were denied.

At best, through inexcusable ignorance, our Commander in Chief turned his back on Americans who were under fire and then lied about it. At worst, something far more serious was in play. Admiral Lyons, writing in the Washington Times, hints at the nature of the beast (via pjmedia):

"…one of Stevens’ main missions in Libya was to facilitate the transfer of much of Gadhafi’s military equipment, including the deadly SA-7 – portable SAMs – to Islamists and other al Qaeda-affiliated groups fighting the Assad Regime in Syria. In an excellent article, Aaron Klein states that Stevens routinely used our Benghazi consulate (mission) to coordinate the Turkish, Saudi Arabian and Qatari governments’ support for insurgencies throughout the Middle East. Further, according to Egyptian security sources, Stevens played a “central role in recruiting Islamic jihadists to fight the Assad Regime in Syria.”

Why is it that our government is sending soldiers to fight radical Islamists in Afghanistan, all the while arming and training them in Syria?

I don't think that question should go away.



Silverfiddle said...

Another good one, Parson.

Again, we blogged about the same subject on the same day, As usual, you are much more polite, but no less hard-hitting.

I guess I need to work on sanding down my rough edges.

LSP said...

Er, great minds, Silverfiddle -- but seriously, there's some kind of bad business in play with this. I'm sure we'll never know the half of it.

Thanks for the plaudit but I think your style's probably more popular...