The Department of Justice has dropped charges against an American man they said illegally supplied arms to Libyan rebels during the actions that led to the ouster and death of Muammar Qaddafi while Hillary CLinton was Secretary of State.
The DOJ says they dropped the charges after “discovery rulings” from U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell had been made. The man facing the charges, Marc Turi, says the reason the charges were dropped stem from the Obama Administration’s fear that documents would reveal that the gun running activity was approved and coordinated by the Clinton State Department.
“They don’t want this stuff to come out because it will look really bad for Obama and Clinton just before the election,” an associate of Turi told Politico, claiming that information sought by Turi’s team would show Clinton’s own role in arming Libyan rebels fighting former strongman Col. Muammar Qaddafi while she was secretary of state.
It has long been believed that part of the curious behavior of the Obama Administration following the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi was motivated by efforts to hide illegal gun running operations.
“The Obama administration effectively switched sides in what used to be called the Global War on Terror [GWOT] when it decided to overthrow the sovereign government of our Libyan ally, Muammar Qaddafi, who’d been helping in the fight against al-Qaeda, by actually teaming up with and facilitating gun-running to Libyan al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood [MB] elements there in 2011,” explained Lopez. “This U.S. gun-running policy in 2011 during the Libyan revolution was directed by [then] Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and [the late Libya Ambassador] Christopher Stevens, who was her official envoy to the Libyan AQ rebels.”
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge revealed documents last year showing the Obama Administration not only knew the Benghazi terror attacks had een planned at least 10 days in advance and that weapons had been shipped from the Benghazi port to arm reels/terrorists in Syria:
Weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles were shipped from the port of Benghazi, Libya to the Port of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, Syria. The weapons shipped during late-August 2012 were Sniper rifles, RPG’s, and 125 mm and 155mm howitzers missiles.
During the immediate aftermath of, and following the uncertainty caused by, the downfall of the ((Qaddafi)) regime in October 2011 and up until early September of 2012, weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles located in Benghazi, Libya were shipped from the port of Benghazi, Libya to the ports of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, Syria. The Syrian ports were chosen due to the small amount of cargo traffic transiting these two ports. The ships used to transport the weapons were medium-sized and able to hold 10 or less shipping containers of cargo.
Former US Attorney Andrew McCarthy wrote about the obvious gun-running connections at National Review in August:
Remember the state of play in mid 2012. Obama was locked in a tight reelection race. He was falsely claiming that he had “decimated” al-Qaeda (which was actually thriving); that he was ending American wars (which were actually intensifying as he drew troops down despite ground conditions); and that his pro-Islamist policies were helping forge democracy in places like Egypt (then under Muslim Brotherhood rule) and Libya (which had disintegrated into a failed state under domination by Islamist militias). Prior to the November election, if Obama had openly announced that his administration was arming Syrian Islamists, it would have been highly controversial. It would have spotlighted how that same policy had failed in Libya, a fact to which neither the media nor Republicans had called public attention. This, no doubt, is why reports that Obama was “launching a covert operation to send weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time” (as the Times of London’s Christina Lamb put it) did not appear until immediately after Obama had won a second term.
The discovery process for Mr. Turi’s criminal trial would have answered some important questions.
Did Hillary Clinton secretly (and perhaps illegally) arm Libyan rebels to help facilitate her misguided Libya policy? And did that operation transform into a plan to arm Syrian rebels in the days preceding the terror attacks in Benghazi?
Thanks to the Obama Justice Department, we won’t soon find out. Unless, of course, we have a new Attorney General next year appointed by someone other than Mrs. Clinton.