Did Clinton know Libyan arms passed through Turkey?
Posted by 5etester on January 26, 2013
It seems apparent that the concussion suffered by Sec. of State Clinton must have affected her memory. She appeared quite surprised by Sen. Paul’s question concerning arms to Turkey (about 2:30 in). Here is the text.
Sen. Paul: Is the U. S. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling, anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?
Mrs. Clinton: To Turkey? I will have to take that question for the record. Nobody has ever raised that with me.
Sen. Paul: It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that may have weapons and what I’d like to know is the Annex that was close by, were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons and were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries, any countries, Turkey included?
Mrs. Clinton: Well, Senator, you’ll have to direct that question to the agency that ran the Annex. I will see what information is available.
Sen. Paul: You’re saying you don’t know?
Mrs. Clinton: I do not know. I don’t have any information on that.
No information Hillary? No idea at all why Ambassador Stevens met with the diplomat from Turkey that fateful evening? For reference, here is the story concerning the Libyan flagged vessel arriving in Turkey with a load of arms – http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/middleeast/article3537770.ece.
Perhaps you’ll recall this interview you gave back in February of 2012 – http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/02/184662.htm.
When asked about arming Syrian dissidents, you said this.
This is not Libya, where you had a base of operations in Benghazi, where you had people who were representing the entire opposition to Libya, who were on the road meeting with me rather constantly, meeting with others.
Later, you said this.
First of all, as I just said, what are we going to arm them with, and against what? You’re not going to bring tanks over the borders of Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan. That’s not going to happen.
So maybe at the best, you can smuggle in automatic weapons, maybe some other weapons that you could get in. To whom, where do you go? You can’t get into Homs. Where do you go? And to whom are you delivering them? We know al-Qaida. Zawahiri is supporting the opposition in Syria. Are we supporting al-Qaida in Syria? Hamas is now supporting the opposition. Are we supporting Hamas in Syria?
Clinton also traveled to Istanbul in August of 2012. Why?
On August 11, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled from Africa to Istanbul, Turkey, where she met with senior government officials to coordinate on Syria.
Point is that Clinton has tipped her hand multiple times that she has been intimately involved with all the players and to think she knows nothing sounds much like Obama not hearing anything in Rev. Wright’s church for 20 years. Nobody is buying Hillary. What you won’t find is a smoking gun in which the State Dept. signed off on the CIA weapons transfers. Clinton is a good soldier to the end who was well-prepared in how to deflect any real questions, of which there were very few. Both committee hearings were merely for public consumption as everyone in the room already knew of the State Dept. involvement. It’s been a long tradition that the State Dept. lays the groundwork and provides the diplomatic cover for a variety of other agencies operations. It may have been the CIA conducting the actual arms transfers, but you can bet it was the State Dept. that arranged the financing from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., etc.
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