Posted by: Ann Corcoran | October 1, 2012

‘Fast and Furious’ Middle Eastern style?

Is this it?  Is this what the Administration is hiding about the attack in Benghazi?  We armed the rebels (some of whom turned out to be Al Qaeda) and they used our own weapons to kill our Ambassador and three others?

Here is the story by Aaron Klein at World Net Daily yesterday (but his is not the only story out there over the weekend on “fast and furious” in North Africa and the Middle East):

JERUSALEM – While echoes of the “Fast and Furious” scandal still resound in the White House, another administration decision at the heart of Obama’s Mideast policy may prove even more explosive.

Almost entirely missing from the debate surrounding the anti-U.S. attacks in Libya is the administration’s policy of arming jihadists to overthrow Mideast governments. But in the case of Libya, the arming of jihadists may have directly resulted in the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the subsequent murder of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, private security employees and former U.S. Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

After changing its story multiple times, the White House finally conceded the deadly assault on the U.S. consulate was a planned attack linked to al-Qaida, as per information released by national intelligence agencies.

The admission prompted Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., to call for the resignation of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice for pushing the narrative that the attacks were part of a spontaneous uprising.

King may instead want to focus his investigative energies on the larger story: How the Obama administration armed Libyan rebels who were known to include al-Qaida and other anti-Western jihadists, and how the White House is currently continuing that same policy in Syria.

During the revolution against Muammar Gadhafi’s regime, the U.S. admitted to directly arming the rebel groups.

Klein goes on to allege that Ambassador Christopher Stevens was working with Saudi Arabia to arm the Syrian rebels before his murder.

Clarice Feldman writing at American Thinker (Road to Benghazi) yesterday also suggests that Rep. Peter King, who over the weekend repeated calls for US Ambassador Rice to resign, should launch an investigation into the possibility that American weaponry was used against our consulate in Benghazi.   Indeed she suggests that the two former Navy Seals killed in the raid on the safe house were actually there on a mission to recover some of those weapons, or to at least determine if they had fallen into the hands of Al-Qaeda.

* Update:  Senator McCain should keep his mouth closed on this because we know he too urged arming the rebels when they had no clue who they were arming.

Susan Rice update:

Forcing Susan Rice out of her UN post seems to me a waste of time and actually can play into Obama’s and Hillary’s hands.  They want to deflect blame from themselves and if the public is handed a scapegoat in Rice, given our pound of flesh so to speak, I believe the pressure will be off those at the top with blood on their hands—Obama and Clinton.

I was about to say that Rice was just a fall guy when she went out on September 16th to blame the goofy video, but then again we mustn’t forget that it was the three “humanitarian vulcans” (including Rice) who pushed Obama into the Libyan adventure in the first place.   (Has anyone seen hide or hair of Samantha Power since 9/11/12?)

Rice flips off Bibi:

Incidentally, Feldman (quoting her friend Matt Holtzmann) in her American Thinker piece tells us that US Ambassador to the UN, Rice, had lunch with Hillary (something they could have done at another time) rather than listen to Israeli Prime Minister Netanayahu’s speech at the UN last week.

Susan Rice, our ambassador to the U.N., decided to have lunch with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday instead of attending Israeli PM Netanyahu’s speech. Diplomatically this was the equivalent of flipping the bird. I believe this sends as clear a message as possible of the Administration’s intentions in the Middle East.

Meanwhile “Fast and Furious” in North America will be on the front pages today!  

The Spanish language station, Univision, aired its damning piece last evening.  Here is HotAir’s preview of what the investigation was expected to show.

***Update:  Here is the Daily Caller on Univision’s “bombshell.”

For all of our previous posts on the Benghazigate cover-up, use search word ‘Benghazi.’



  1. […] the Obama Administration on Benghazi since he and Senator Joe Lieberman were leading advocates of arming the rebels in Libya when even the most casual observer knew that they didn’t know who the hell they were […]

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