How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria

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    How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria​




    Michael Kelley
    Oct. 19, 2012


    REPORT: It Was A NATO Mortar That Killed 5 Turkish Civilians Last Week
    The official position is that the US has refused to allow heavy weapons into Syria.

    But there's growing evidence that U.S. agents—particularly murdered ambassador Chris Stevens—were at least aware of heavy weapons moving from Libya to jihadist Syrian rebels.

    In March 2011 Stevens became the official U.S. liaison to the al-Qaeda-linked Libyan opposition, working directly with Abdelhakim Belhadj of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group—a group that has now disbanded, with some fighters reportedly participating in the attack that took Stevens' life.

    In November 2011 The Telegraph reported that Belhadj, acting as head of the Tripoli Military Council, "met with Free Syrian Army [FSA] leaders in Istanbul and on the border with Turkey" in an effort by the new Libyan government to provide money and weapons to the growing insurgency in Syria.

    Last month The Times of London reported that a Libyan ship "carrying the largest consignment of weapons for Syria … has docked in Turkey." The shipment reportedly weighed 400 tons and included SA-7 surface-to-air anti-craft missiles and rocket-propelled grenades.

    Those heavy weapons are most likely from Muammar Gaddafi's stock of about 20,000 portable heat-seeking missiles—the bulk of them SA-7s—that the Libyan leader obtained from the former Eastern bloc. Reuters reports that Syrian rebels have been using those heavy weapons to shoot down Syrian helicopters and fighter jets.

    The ship's captain was "a Libyan from Benghazi and the head of an organization called the Libyan National Council for Relief and Support," which was presumably established by the new government.

    That means that Ambassador Stevens had only one person—Belhadj—between himself and the Benghazi man who brought heavy weapons to Syria.

    Furthermore, we know that jihadists are the best fighters in the Syrian opposition, but where did they come from?

    Last week The Telegraph reported that a FSA commander called them "Libyans" when he explained that the FSA doesn't "want these extremist people here."

    And if the new Libyan government was sending seasoned Islamic fighters and 400 tons of heavy weapons to Syria through a port in southern Turkey—a deal brokered by Stevens' primary Libyan contact during the Libyan revolution—then the governments of Turkey and the U.S. surely knew about it.

    Furthermore there was a CIA post in Benghazi, located 1.2 miles from the U.S. consulate, used as "a base for, among other things, collecting information on the proliferation of weaponry looted from Libyan government arsenals, including surface-to-air missiles" ... and that its security features "were more advanced than those at rented villa where Stevens died."

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    Obama gonna arm the Syrian rebels...
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    FIRST ON CNN: White House signs off on new aid for Syrian rebels
    April 9th, 2013 - President Barack Obama has signed off on a new package of nonlethal aid for Syrian rebels, U.S. officials tell CNN, signaling his administration is cautiously wading further into the conflict.
     
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    Kinda funny how, instead of a 'sequester', the Wall Street bankers got bailed out.

    By their cronies, the Bushies....

    OP- Stevens was "aware" LOL. Dupes are for helping the rebels, now getting ready to switch if Obama goes that way LOL
     
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    Obama has been backing the rebels. From the get go Obama has said that Assad should step down.

    Check the date.


    Syria: Assad must resign, says Obama

    EU leaders echo rebuke, delivered by US president in executive order imposing sanctions and freezing of assets

    Chris McGreal in Washington and Martin Chulov in Beirut
    The Guardian, Friday 19 August 2011


    Syria: Assad must resign, says Obama | World news | The Guardian

    Oh and I just put up a thread about Al Qaeda' branch in Iraq joining Syrian rebels. :eusa_angel:

    So much for Obama decimating AQ.
     
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    Talk. Right now the loudmouth dupes want him to ARM the rebels. If he does, they'll be against it lol.
     
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    October 19, 2012? Wow, that's really hot off the press. Must be a slow right-wing news day.
     
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    The Benghazi cover up doesn't seem to be going so smoothly. The truth has a way of trying to get out. This whole thing stinks more by the day.
     
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    Rebels still sit, waiting for promised arms...
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    Month after US pledged more help, Syrian rebels in worse shape
    July 13, 2013 > A month after the Obama administration pledged stepped-up support for Syria’s armed opposition, the government of President Bashar Assad’s position has improved, with U.S. assistance to the rebels apparently stalled and deadly rifts opening among the forces battling to topple the Assad regime.
     

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