By Anthony Melé, RCT Contributor
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now implicated in several independent news reports that contradict her Congressional testimony, specifically the one where she denied any knowledge of arms and jihadists being transferred from Libya to Syria.
A New York Times report describes the role Secretary Clinton played as being far deeper and more involved than she testified to the US Congress; “The New York Times paints a picture of Clinton as the ring leader of the plan to arm Syrian rebels.”
Aaron Klein, Jerusalem Bureau Chief, WND, reports: “As media reports present evidence the U.S. has played a central role in arming Syrian rebels, new questions now emerge about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the controversial scheme.”
Mark Gordon and Michael Lander in their New York Times report; “The idea was to vet the rebel groups and train fighters, who would be supplied with weapons. The plan had risks, but it also offered the potential reward of creating Syrian allies with whom the United States could work, both during the conflict and after President Bashar al-Assad’s eventual removal.”
As documented previously, it turns out the most powerful rebel fighters are Al-Nusra terrorist groups supported by Al-Qaeda.
Where does Benghazi fit in?
WND reports: “Ambassador Stevens himself played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Assad’s regime in Syria, according to Egyptian and other Middle Eastern security officials.
“Stevens served as a key contact with the Saudis to coordinate the recruitment by Saudi Arabia of Islamic fighters from North Africa and Libya. The jihadists were sent to Syria via Turkey to attack Assad’s forces, said the security officials.”
The White House decision against mounting a rescue effort to Benghazi, left the US ambassador dead and two former American soldiers battling hundreds of armed attackers for over eight hours.
The plot became increasingly convoluted due to the Obama administration’s stance that the incident at Benghazi occurred spontaneously incited by an obscure YouTube video. When that story fell apart, disturbing facts emerged that two former American soldiers were abandoned by the White House and killed by the attackers after a desperate and valiant eight hour battle
Secretary Hillary’s screeching outburst during her Congressional testimony when asked about them said: “What does it matter now?”
Current reports uncovered there was an operation occurring that meant to transfer arms stored at a warehouse in Benghazi to jihadist groups fighting President Assad in Syria.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has now called for President Obama to work together to craft a political solution, and abandon all military support for the Syrian Free Army, and their jihadist mercenaries, against the government of President Assad.
In a compilation of reports by CBS news, Der Speigel Magazine in Germany, and WND Jerusalem Bureau, the emerging picture of Mrs. Clinton’s role in a scheme to channel arms and jihadist into Syria that directly contradict her sworn testimony to the US Congress on this matter.
WND reported Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. stated in interview with Fox News that murdered U.S Ambassador Christopher Stevens was in Benghazi to keep weapons caches from falling into the hands of terrorists. Until that point, no official explanation for Stevens’s deployment to Libya had been acknowledged.
A further problem for the Obama Administration is the lack of a compelling national security threat to the people of the United States posed by Syria, and lack of concrete evidence of any broken United Nations resolutions, violations of international law or treaties that can be pinned to the Assad regime and thus justify US military involvement.
On the other hand, one could argue the United States currently finds itself in the position of providing material support to recognized terrorists organization, a violation of US law, international law and the United Nations Charter.
Kevin Johnson, USA Today, reports a former American soldier was arrested for fighting alongside Al-Nusra in Syria charged with “conspiring to discharge an explosive device outside the United States.” Eric Harroun, 30, from Phoenix, Az, admitted he was assigned to a rocket propelled grenade squad in the Syrian Free Army.
The Justice Department charges interestingly enough, do not include aiding a terrorist group, despite revelations of the army’s ties to Al-Qaeda. If convicted, he could face life in prison for basically comporting with the Obama Administration’s foreign policy.