“ANOTHER SHOE DROPS IN THE BENGHAZI SCANDAL: Taliban Now Targeting U.S. Troops With Stinger Missiles”
Look: it’s probably unhelpful to speculate, but much that’s been surmised about Ambassador Stevens’ meeting with Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin prior to his murder surrounded a Libyan-flagged vessel, Al Entisar, that was received by Turkey just miles from the Syrian border.
News that US weapons Hillary Clinton and the CIA gave to the Qataris intended for anti-Khaddafi forces in Libya have found their way to the Taliban, and were used to fire on an American Chinook helicopter, bringing it down (though without any death to US servicemen) — while troubling enough on its face (knowing as we have that the “freedom-fighters” in both Syria and Libya have been organized more and more by Islamic extremists, including al Qaeda and its affiliates) — makes the release of 5 high-ranking Taliban leaders to the Qatari in exchange for deserter Bowe Bergdahl, even more grotesque and outlandish. It’s like handing over our weapons directly to those pledging to kill us, in addition to creating an incentive to keep and hold American uniformed servicemen in captivity.
Some have surmised that Stevens was trying to retrieve surface to air missiles that had gotten into the hands of extremists just prior to his death; and that the intensive and relentless cover-up of the Benghazi debacle has its roots in providing political (and perhaps even criminal) cover for the White House and the Clinton State Department over where these weapons wound up — a “phony” conspiracy theory based around a “phony” scandal that, like the Bergdahl scandal, is just some “partisan” witchhunt “whipped up in DC” because, well, racism.
Well, where they wound up — at least some of them — is not in doubt now. And what this story shows us is the absolute utter and incomprehensibly naive failures of this Administration’s conciliatory foreign policy and attempt to buy their way into the good graces of extremists.
Soon, one of these surface to air missiles will no doubt target a US passenger plane or some other similar target. And though again attempts to provide cover for this lawless, arrogant, inept Administration and its elite technocratic buffoons — who place ideology and theory over history and experience — will be just as intensive, the truth will eventually come out.
We’ll be told of the complex nature of these decisions, about the fog of war, and the spin will eventually get around to Bush, etc. But the bottom line is this: when I noted the other day that it was okay to ask whose side Obama is on, I was being rhetorical. He is on the side of transnational progressivism and egalitarianism, including between nation states.
As such, he and his Marxist cohort are on the side of the US only inasmuch as they believe they’ve fundamentally transformed it into something of their liking, which is in itself a move away from what makes the US the US, namely, its constitutional republican system and its representative government.
If the weepy Mr Boehner and his gaggle of impotent establishment cronies can’t or won’t launch a full-scale investigation into the trafficking of weapons to extremists, then there’s no reason at all to even vote next election cycle.
The country is done. Until it’s entirely rebuilt, following what will be a wholesale collapse and a battle of ideological pruning that may even turn violent in some instances.
Yeah, not the news anyone really wants to hear. But then, I’m not terribly concerned with my likeability quotient here online. I’m more concerned with writing things that people need to hear, whether it harshes their mellow or not.
Deal with it.