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Are U.S. Government Arm Sales Getting in The Hands of Terrorists?

05.05.2013

Three suspects wanted by the FBI over the Benghazi US consulate attack in Libya

Three suspects wanted by the FBI over the Benghazi US consulate attack in Libya. Source: FBI.gov Click image to enlarge.

Are U.S. Government Arm Sales Getting in The Hands of Terrorists?

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BENGHAZI, Libya. Almost eight months after the U.S. Embassy terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, the FBI released the above photos of three suspects believed to be tied to the 9/11 (2012) attack. It appears that at least one of the men, if not all three are carrying Ak-47 (full-automatic “assault” rifles).

The U.S. previously was arming Libyan “rebels” because the U.S. didn’t want to directly get involved in the ousting of Libya’s Qaddafi.

“Hillary Clinton has paved the way for the United States to arm the Libyan rebels by declaring that the recent UN security council resolution relaxed an arms embargo on the country.”

— Source: Guardian.UK, 03-29-2011

How much money in weapons did the Obama Administration approve to supply countries including Libya and Egypt in 2011?

“(The) Obama administration approved $40 billion in private arms sales to countries including Libya and Egypt.”

— Source: DailyMail.UK, 03-12-2011

Before Obama came to office the Bush Administration permitted the sale of weapons to foreign sources. Who you might ask?

“Under Bush, the value of worldwide U.S. government-to-government arms agreements rose nearly 50 percent to $24.8 billion in 2007 — accounting for 41.5 percent of all such deals.

The top five buyers were Australia, Turkey, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Iraq, according to a report on October 23, 2008 by Richard Grimmett of the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service.”

— Source: Reuters, 06-10-2009

President Obama has sought to ban and regulate U.S. domestic arms sales, while at the same time he has increased arm sales to the Middle-east.

Now there is concern that some of the weapons the U.S. gave to Libyan rebels may have got in the hands of al Qaeda terrorists.

Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader admits some of his rebels have ties to al Queda (Source: Telegraph.UK).

Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader admits some of his rebels have ties to al Queda (Source: Telegraph.UK).

During an interview with Libyan rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, he admitted that some of his troops (terrorists) that the U.S. and allies fought against in the Iraq War, are some of the same troops (terrorists) that the U.S. gave arms to in order to oust Libya’s Gaddafi.

“Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.”

— Source: Telegraph.UK, 03-25-2011

The U.S. has also been arming Afghanistan police and soldiers who some have terrorist links including to the Taliban [Report, Point #6].

There has been numerous incidents of U.S. trained Afgan police and soldiers (otherwise “Afgan security forces”) that have used their training and arms approved or sold by the U.S. goverment to kill American and allied forces in Afghanistan (Sources: ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, Military.com, Military Times, NBC News, Reuters, Telegraph.UK, USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times).

The White House, Vice President Joe Biden has said that the ‘Taliban isn’t our enemy per se’ (Report). The Obama Administration released 3,000 captured Taliban POWs back to Afghanistan ONE DAY before the Benghazi attacks in Libya (Report, page bottom). It is not known if any were involved in the Benghazi attack, however I would argue from a military standpoint this was a real dangerous move.

Just to insert this in here for historians. Afghanistan has never been a democracy, is not now a democracy, and will never be a democracy, no matter how much money you give them, and how heavily you arm them. This report explains everything you ever wanted to know about Afghanistan.

The U.S. has no strategic interest with any Afghanistan government unless of course we decide to legalize opium [Report, Point #4, 20, 21, 24-27].

The Obama Administration has continued to arm Egypt too including recently with F-16 fighter jets (Sources: Breibart, Fox News). Hopefully those weapons won’t be used against U.S. or our allies one day either.

Photo: Ahmed Abu Khattala heads the Benghazi-based Ansar al-Sharia group, was closely involved in the September 11 assault (Source: DailyMail.UK PDF). Khattala admitted that he was at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, but denied he was a ring leader.

Photo: Ahmed Abu Khattala heads the Benghazi-based Ansar al-Sharia group, was closely involved in the September 11 assault (Source: DailyMail.UK). Khattala admitted that he was at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, but denied he was a ring leader.

Libya: Islamic Group May Be Tied to 9/11 Benghazi Attacks
According to a report, Libyan officials say “Ahmed Abu Khattala, who heads the Benghazi-based Ansar al-Sharia group, was closely involved in the September 11 assault” (Source: DailyMail.UK PDF).

Khattala admitted that he was at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi but denies he was a “ringleader.” His whereabouts are apparently unknown (Source: Reuters).

The U.S. needs to think long and hard about giving or selling billions of dollars worth of arms and other military hardware to ‘freedom fighters’ etc., and should more closely examine who is really ending up with these weapons?

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