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Benghazi: Looking Like A Middle East Fast and Furious

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For months we’ve heard nothing but lies about lies from this administration since four Americans were murdered by terrorists in Benghazi, Libya. One of the big questions that has plagued those following the story is why this administration chose to lie for weeks on end about the cause of the attack being an obscure YouTube video. We might finally be seeing a reason for that lie. From the NY Times, committing a random act of journalism:

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats.

No evidence has emerged linking the weapons provided by the Qataris during the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi to the attack that killed four Americans at the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in September.

But in the months before, the Obama administration clearly was worried about the consequences of its hidden hand in helping arm Libyan militants, concerns that have not previously been reported. The weapons and money from Qatar strengthened militant groups in Libya, allowing them to become a destabilizing force since the fall of the Qaddafi government.

The experience in Libya has taken on new urgency as the administration considers whether to play a direct role in arming rebels in Syria, where weapons are flowing in from Qatar and other countries.

The Obama administration did not initially raise objections when Qatar began shipping arms to opposition groups in Syria, even if it did not offer encouragement, according to current and former administration officials. But they said the United States has growing concerns that, just as in Libya, the Qataris are equipping some of the wrong militants.

The over the top, schoolyard like outrage feigned by this President over the criticism of Susan Rice now looks even more pathetic, as does this administration’s childish games of playing hot potato with who altered the now famous talking points.

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  1. IMPEACH Obama

    December 7th, 2012

    Of course.
    And to complete the trifecta, the Speaker of the House will soon be unable to oppose to the will of the Preznit re ‘the cliff’.

    Oddsmakers are deciding whether it will be via a scandal, plane crash, or ‘golfing calamity’ that takes Boner out of the picture.

    The event will be met by yawns, followed by across the board tax increases and invigorated pillaging of the public purse.

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  2. persecutor

    December 7th, 2012

    And imagine the fantastic weapons he’ll ship every two bit Islamorebel from those he wants to confiscate from us!

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  3. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 7th, 2012

    Obumphuk and his minions aren’t the least bit concerned about this story because well over 70% of his voters would lose interest in the story after the first sentence, and another 25% wouldn’t understand it if they read it all. The remaining 5% are so friggin rich that they don’t care who the president is – democrat or republican.

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  4. Dagny

    December 7th, 2012

    Duh!
    We’ve been knowing it with dead certainty for weeks.

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  5. Saxindacity

    December 7th, 2012

    Like him or not, Glenn Beck came up with this theory weeks ago.
    There needs to be a Watergate type investigation, no doubt. Is there anyone in congress with balls or a spine anymore? (maybe Michele Bachmann)
    Obama should be impeached! It’s our only hope. If that idiot Biden becomes president, fine! It will only go to show what kind of idiots anyone who voted for Obama are. Biden could fuck up his own wet dream.

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  6. Ten Megaton

    December 7th, 2012

    The mother fuckers won’t let me have any RPGs or mortars.

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  7. roachmanfwa

    December 7th, 2012

    I know you hate Glenn Beck, BFH, but he’s been all over this. The whole episode is disgusting as well as tragic.

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  8. Tim

    December 7th, 2012

    Syrian rebels, my ass. They’re arming the Muslim Brotherhood.

    That’s why Stevens had to be killed – the others were just collateral damage.

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