Fox’s Judge Napolitano said in December Hillary Clinton facilitated an illegal arms deal to Qatar when she was secretary of state. The weapons were then sent to al-Qaeda in Libya and Syria and may have been used in the murder of ambassador Christopher Stevens.
Clinton’s sign off on the deal was in direct violation of a United Nations arms embargo. She later lied under oath about the transfer during testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on October 22.
“To pursue her goal of a democratic’ government [in Libya], Clinton, along with Obama and a dozen or so members of Congress from both houses and both political parties, decided she should break the law by permitting U.S. arms dealers to violate the U.N. arms embargo and arm Libyan rebels whom she hoped would one day run the new government,” Napolitano explained.
“So she exercised her authority as secretary of state to authorize the shipment of American-made arms to Qatar, a country beholden to the Muslim Brotherhood and friendly to the Libyan rebels and a country the U.S. had no business arming.”
Memos taken from the compound in Benghazi lend credence to the assertion. The Washington Times obtained documents which indicated US diplomats were keeping tabs on arms transfers, including transfers to the Transitional National Council.
During the Fox News segment, Napolitano mentioned a court case in the District Court of Arizona. On May 5th 2015, a career CIA officer David Manners said during sworn testimony 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.”
At the time, a grand jury was investigating American defense contractor Marc Turi who was accused of violating the arms control export act by making false statements.
“When this equipment landed in Libya, half went one way, and the half went the other way,” Turi told Fox News. “The half that went the other way is the half that ended up in Syria.”
According to investigate journalist Seymour Hersh “the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria.” The deal was funded by Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.
In April, Hersh implicated Clinton during an interview with Alternet. He said Clinton was directly involved in the “rat line” that funneled weapons from Libya through Turkey to the jihadis in Syria.
Clinton’s complicity in violating an arms embargo and assisting al-Qaeda should be enough to derail any chance she may have of winning the election in November. The establishment media, however, has basically ignored the story. Instead, it has blamed Vladimir Putin and Russia of hacking DNC emails, the content of which pale in comparison to Clinton’s handiwork in the Middle East as secretary of state.
30,000 people were killed during the US-NATO operation in Libya and the US and Saudi effort to topple al-Assad has thus far claimed the lives of over 250,000 people.