Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has followed Obama’s showy capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala in Libya by stating she was not sure if an inflammatory video with questionable origin led to the attack on the CIA annex in Benghazi.
“My own assessment careened from the video had something to do with it, the video had nothing to do with it — it may have affected some people, it didn’t affect other people,” Clinton told Fox News. “This was the fog of war.”
“Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet,” a statement by Clinton posted on the Department of State web site the day of the attack states.
Clinton’s vacillation follows an earlier assertion published in the Benghazi chapter of her recent book that she was out of the loop on security at the compound where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died.
The claim is disputed by waivers Clinton signed overriding concerns that the facility in Benghazi did not meet the minimum requirements necessary for security.
Attack Was Blowback Related to CIA Arms to Syria Op
Left unmentioned in the corporate media circus sideshow around Clinton’s narrative modification is the fact Ambassador Stevens and the CIA were engaged in an operation to transfer weapons used by al-Qaeda and affiliated groups in Libya to al-Qaeda affiliated groups in Syria (and, subsequently, to ISIS in Iraq).
A highly classified annex to a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the attack not made public “described a secret agreement reached in early 2012 between the Obama and [Turkish Prime Minister] Erdoğan administrations,” writes Seymour Hersh. “It pertained to the rat line [transferring weapons from Libya]. By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria.”
Recent revelations about the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham and the origin of its weapons underscore the fact the United States and its partners are engaged in a concerted effort to arm and support al-Qaeda related terror organizations.
On Tuesday, Aaron Klein added further damning evidence when he reported U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan had trained ISIS.
In October, 2012, it was reported that an ISIS precursor – Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), formed during the U.S. occupation of Iraq – was responsible for the attack on the CIA compound. “The revelation that members of al Qaeda in Iraq are suspected of involvement in the Libya attack comes at a time when there is a growing number of fighters from that group also taking part in the Syrian civil war,” CNN reported. AQI ultimately morphed into ISIS.
The September 11, 2012 attack is a classic case of blowback. In addition to benefiting from the CIA transfer of weapons from Libya, AQI took advantage of CIA and State Department vulnerability. AQI, now ISIS, consider the United States its primary enemy despite the fact the U.S. is exploiting the group to take out the al-Assad government in Syria.
None of this, of course, was mentioned by Clinton or Fox News. Despite a number of revelations about the reality of the situation in Libya exposed by the Senate investigation, a partisan blame game has evolved in an effort to discredit the Obama administration and foil any presidential aspirations held by Hillary Clinton.
The CIA will continue to direct, with the collaboration of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, the radical Sunni game plan to establish a caliphate in the Middle East and blunt any gains by a Shia regime in Iran. This collaborative process is now fully out in the open, and yet the establishment media continues to act as if it does not exist.
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