The war drums are getting louder and the Benghazi lies may be flushing out some dirty, pre-election laundry in Syria.
We told you numerous times that Obama/Clinton are funding the Syrian uprising with your tax dollars.
- Clinton providing $45 million more taxpayer dollars to materially support Syrian terrorists
- U.S. sends $12M more to Syria, $76M of your tax dollars in last year
- Obama increasing aid to al Qaeda and other “rebels” to topple Syrian govt
We also told you that they are knowingly Fighting On Same Side As Three Terrorist Groups In Syria. Witness Hillary Clinton in February 2012 admitting the following on video: (if anyone can clip it to youtube that would be great)
“We have a very dangerous set of actors in the region, Al-Qaeda, Hamas, and those who are on our terrorist list, to be sure, supporting – claiming to support the opposition.”
In July 2012, we heard this:
“You’ll notice in the last couple of months, the opposition has been strengthened,” a senior Obama administration official said Friday. “Now we’re ready to accelerate that.”
Strengthened with U.S. aid and arms because Obama/Holder have been allowing U.S. Syrian group to arm rebels, incl al Qaeda (and Hamas-linked CAIR Leader Part Of Syrian Opposition Council).
The NYT previously let slip that the U.S. was funding and directing the flow of weapons into Syria through the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, reaffirmed in this new piece. And coincidentally, what a better way to do that then through Jordan where Obama sent US forces to “protect” the Jordanian border just last week.
Forward to October 2012, with an election hanging in the balance, Obama officials are now tripping over themselves. via Jihadists Receiving Most Arms Sent to Syrian Rebels – NYTimes.com.
WASHINGTON — Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster, according to American officials and Middle Eastern diplomats.
Behest of who?
That conclusion, of which President Obama and other senior officials are aware from classified assessments of the Syrian conflict that has now claimed more than 25,000 lives, casts into doubt whether the White House’s strategy of minimal and indirect intervention in the Syrian conflict is accomplishing its intended purpose of helping a democratic-minded opposition topple an oppressive government, or is instead sowing the seeds of future insurgencies hostile to the United States.
“The opposition groups that are receiving the most of the lethal aid are exactly the ones we don’t want to have it,” said one American official familiar with the outlines of those findings, commenting on an operation that in American eyes has increasingly gone awry.
The United States is not sending arms directly to the Syrian opposition. Instead, it is providing intelligence and other support for shipments of secondhand light weapons like rifles and grenades into, mainly orchestrated from Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The reports indicate that the shipments organized from Qatar, in particular, are largely going to hard-line Islamists.
American officials have been trying to understand why hard-line Islamists have received the lion’s share of the arms shipped to the Syrian opposition through the shadowy pipeline with roots in Qatar, and, to a lesser degree, Saudi Arabia. The officials, voicing frustration, say there is no central clearinghouse for the shipments, and no effective way of vetting the groups that ultimately receive them.
Is this the setup for a U.S. or U.N. invasion of Syria?
But, as also previously mentioned, Romney’s strategy is no different. In fact, it might be worse because it would likely cost more at no real benefit to Americans.
In a speech at the Virginia Military Institute last Monday, Mr. Romney said he would ensure that rebel groups “who share our values” would “obtain the arms they need to defeat Assad’s tanks, helicopters and fighter jets.” That suggests he would approve the transfer of weapons like antiaircraft and antitank systems that are much more potent than any the United States has been willing to put into rebel hands so far, precisely because American officials cannot be certain who will ultimately be using them.
But Mr. Romney stopped short of saying that he would have the United States provide those arms directly, and his aides said he would instead rely on Arab allies to do it. That would leave him, like Mr. Obama, with little direct control over the distribution of the arms.
November 6 won’t change much on this front except to ensure American taxpayers will be funding jihad ad infinitum.
Update: Others are picking up on this (h/t 1389 blog), a scandal is brewing:
Update 2: Former CIA op is coming to a similar conclusion, Arms Flow to Syria May Be Behind Benghazi Cover-Up:
“[F]alse information was either knowingly disseminated or was directed to be put out by senior policy officials for political reasons,” says Bill Gertz, citing intelligence officials. Some of those alleged “political reasons” may have had to do with ridiculous claims about the demise of Al Qaeda and the false promises of an “Arab Spring,” but others may be more deeply buried in an Al Qaeda-linked weapons supply line that was never supposed to become public.