Federal court documents recently obtained by Fox News show that Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state, supported a covert exchange of weapons to the rebels in Libya who subsequently carried out the attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.
The attack took the lives of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA contractors, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods.
In sworn testimony to the District Court of Arizona on May 5, 2015, CIA officer David Manners said, “It was then, and remains now, my opinion that the United States did participate, directly or indirectly, in the supply of weapons to the Libyan Transitional National Council.”
Manners’ testimony was part of a grand-jury investigation of Marc Turi, an American defense contractor, who is suspected of facilitating the secretive flow of weapons into Libya as part of an effort to overthrow the regime of Moammar Qaddafi.
Turi claimed that Obama administration officials and members of Congress knew that weapons were flowing into the region as early as 2011 and being re-routed to forces hostile to the United States in not only Libya but also Syria.
“I got involved in this business in the 1990s,” Turi said. “I’ve been involved in all type of operations regarding transportation, logistics and liaising with those foreign governments.”
Yet, incredibly, Turi has a criminal record. His rap sheet shows that, in the late 1980s, he stole a computer and an automobile and wrote bad checks — one for $100,000. Fox News has confirmed that he spent jail time in Arizona.
It has also been revealed that while Clinton was secretary of state, American arms dealers were awarded a record number of licenses to sell weapons internationally, from about $34 billion to $44 billion in 2011 alone.
During that time, Turi explained that he had high-level connections inside and outside the U.S. government that encouraged him to arm the Libyans who were intent on overthrowing Qaddafi. Manners was one of Turi’s contacts.
So on March 12, 2011, Turi submitted a $267 million contract to supply weapons to a U.S. ally that would covertly send them to Libya. Two days later, Clinton met with Mustafa Jibril, a senior member of the Libyan Transitional National Council.
That these events were merely coincidental is doubtful, especially in light of an April 8, 2011, email from Clinton that states, “The idea of using private security experts to arm the opposition should be considered.”
In May 2011, the State Department approved Turi’s contract (H/T WZ).
The court documents suggest that Clinton actively supported the indirect weapon exchange to Libyan rebels who were responsible for the Benghazi attack a little more than a year later. Based on this information, Clinton should be behind bars for treason.
But, unbelievably, she is currently campaigning to be the next person behind that large desk in the Oval Office at the White House.
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Monday, June 29th, 2015