Back in January Russia and the US traded accusations, the Russians were saying that the US was supplying weapons to Syrian rebels and the US said that Russia was supplying attack Helicopters to to Assad’s regime. Both the US and Russia denied the claims.
However both were true. While the US has denied suppling weapons to rebels in Syria, I’ve learned they they have been supplying weapons to the Syrian rebels yet not in a way that has been announced.
As I told you the US had supplied weapons to the rebels in Libya. We also know that the US supplied some weapons to the FSA (Free Syria Army in Syria. We know this via the FSA who told journalists last year during the struggle that rebels received both French and American military assistance, and that assistance was in the form of small to medium weaponry including anti-aircraft missiles. However after the fall of Qadaffi the weapons found their way into the hands of terrorists.
At the time of his death Amb. Stevens was attempting to get factions to turn the weapons over to the US for an “undisclosed sum of money”. It’s unclear is this was a direct swap of cash for guns – a program that is run in the US from time to time, or whether the money would be actually given directly to rebel factions. However the objective was to get the weapons and funnel them to rebels in Syria.
Michael Kelley of Business Insider writes:
“The official position is that the US has refused to allow heavy weapons into Syria.
But there’s growing evidence that U.S. agents—particularly murdered ambassador Chris Stevens—were at least aware of heavy weapons moving from Libya to jihadist Syrian rebels.
In March 2011 Stevens became the official U.S. liaison to the al-Qaeda-linked Libyan opposition, working directly with Abdelhakim Belhadj of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group—a group that has now disbanded, with some fighters reportedly participating in the attack that took Stevens’ life.
In November 2011 The Telegraph reported that Belhadj, acting as head of the Tripoli Military Council, “met with Free Syrian Army [FSA] leaders in Istanbul and on the border with Turkey” in an effort by the new Libyan government to provide money and weapons to the growing insurgency in Syria.
Of course there are still many unanswered questions, such as why did the LIFG turned on Stevens, but the attack on 9/11 exposed the operation that the Obama administration didn’t want anyone to know about. Which explains why the FBI was so delayed by the CIA and the State Department in getting to Benghazi. By the time the FBI got there weeks later the scene had been “sanitized”, stripped of any evidence of the operation.
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