Accuracy in Media

Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi (CCB) member Clare Lopez believes that in 2011 Hillary Clinton’s State Department was orchestrating its own gun running operation to the Libyan rebels—and that arms dealer Marc Turi has been set up to take the fall for these “illicit arms deals.”

“The Justice Department has charged Turi with lying on an export-license application, alleging he hid his intent to ship weapons and ammunition to Libya in direct violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 170,” reports Jerome Corsi for WorldNetDaily.

“Marc Turi was set up and framed for something he didn’t do, while others, who actually did collaborate with Qatar and the UAE to deliver the weapons under U.S. and NATO protection and supervision, are not only not prosecuted like Marc Turi, they’re not even mentioned,” Lopez told Corsi.

“Lopez made it clear she was speaking for herself and not for the commission,” he reports.

Corsi has written several previous articles about the work of the CCB, which was established by Accuracy in Media back in 2013. “The commission has been working behind the scenes for the past two years to ensure Congress uncovers what really happened in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans,” writes Corsi.

“Lopez [said the] ‘key point is that Marc Turi, despite receiving written approval from the U.S. government to broker weapons to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, never actually went through [with] any weapons purchases or shipments to Qatar, to the UAE or to Libya,” he writes.

Lopez referred to the Citizens’ Commission’s April 2014 interim report, which stated: “Even more disturbingly, the U.S. was fully aware of and facilitating the delivery of weapons to the al-Qa’eda-dominated rebel militias throughout the 2011 rebellion. The jihadist agenda of AQIM, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), and other Islamic terror groups represented among the rebel forces was well known to U.S. officials responsible for Libya policy.”

In fact, “The rebels made no secret of their al-Qa’eda affiliation, openly flying and speaking in front of the black flag of Islamic jihad…” states the report.

When Hillary Clinton’s Libya-related emails were released, they exposed how Mrs. Clinton was interested in arming the rebels before they were “formally recognized by the U.S. or United Nations,” according to Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne.

Fox News previously reported that Turi had said the “weapons supplied to Libya were in the hands of the U.S. government and the State Department’s Bureau of Political and Military Affairs, headed by key Hillary Clinton aide Andrew Shapiro,” reports Corsi. “Shapiro was responsible to oversee the export control process at the State Department.”

Mrs. Clinton exchanged emails with the Director of Policy Planning for the Department of State, Anne-Marie Slaughter, in the spring of 2011. On March 30, 2011, Slaughter counseled Hillary Clinton that she was “VERY dubious about arming the Libyan rebels.” When Hillary Clinton asked why, Slaughter argued that “sending more arms into a society generally… will result in more violence—against each other” and “adding even more weapons does not make sense.”

Yet Mrs. Clinton emailed her aide, Jake Sullivan, on April 8, 2011, that “FYI. The idea of using private security experts to arm the opposition should be considered.”

Years after the intervention, Libya remains a broken state marred by ongoing violence.

It’s already been established that Mrs. Clinton failed to turn over all of her work related emails, allowed sensitive and classified material on her private email server, and lied about both. Yet we are asked to believe that the more than 30,000 emails that she had deleted and wiped from her server were all personal emails. It’s clear that even her allies in the media are getting nervous about where all of this is headed, since she is the presumed Democratic Party standard bearer. The question is, will she ever be held accountable, and judged by the same standards as others who have “mishandled” classified information? And what about her role in the Libyan and Benghazi scandals? It is looking more and more like the only accountability may come from the American voters.



Comments

  • joshuasweet

    Obama orchestrated the deals, for the advancement of Know terrorist groups.
    even the security was a terrorist group assigned to protect the Ambassador and the government contractor

  • hap46

    What do the family of all these slaughtered Americans have to say? I do not remember the news media interviewing or speaking to the families.

  • missieb2000

    So Obama had no idea any of this was going on? Pull the other leg, that one is long enough.

  • John Cunningham

    Sour Apples! Ever since Barack Obama has been president, we have found outlandish and criminal activity in his Administration. So many scandals and I’ll betcha, many more haven’t even been found out? Finally people got sick and tired of the corruption and voted in a Republican Congress.

    Now, this new Republican controlled Congress is sitting on it’s thumbs. Not only are we near a riotous situation between whites and blacks and Gay and Lesbian terms and names and words, we are also being taken apart piece by piece by the Jihadists with the support of Russia and China.

    By the time the next president is elected and sworn in their will be no Country left to straighten out. Not only will our Grandchildren be saddled by our debt, we have also enabled them a way to die.

  • ItsJo

    This whole deal, with Obama AND Hillary, and the corrupt administration of their ‘cronies’ STINKS to high heaven-it Always did. Hillary kept a personal server IN HER HOME, so she could ONCE AGAIN HIDE WHAT SHE DID NOT WANT DISCLOSED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
    Let’s take that back a while ago-You all recall that Bill AND Hillary Clinton had Sandy Berger STEAL PAPERS FROM OUR NATIONAL ARCHIVES THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN INCRIMINATING TO THEIR HANDLING OF THE FIRST WTC Bombing, as the bombing was treated as a “Police Matter-NOT TERRORISM-that it WAS. They got Berger to STEAL those papers, that he stuffed into his Socks and Pants….WHY? AGAIN-Because, they wanted to HIDE THE FACTS THAT WERE INCRIMINATING(handwritten notes on those papers, etc.) AS THESE TWO “LIARS/POWER/MONEY-MONGERS” FEEL THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY PLEASE AND THE ‘STUPID VOTERS AS GULLIBLE, SO THIS TOO, SHALL PASS.’
    Not only does this NOT pass ANY SMELL TEST-It is the “Continuation of the Clinton’s as they “stonewall, Lie and try to pull ANOTHER ONE over on the American People, as they BOTH try to REWRITE THEIR SORDID HISTORY
    along with Obama-who would HAVE DEFINITELY KNOWN ABOUT THE GUN RUNNING TO REBELS-Just as HE and Holder set forth THEIR PLAN to “SEND ARMS INTO MEXICO TO ARM CARTELS, THAT WOULD EVENTUALLY USE THOSE WEAPONS ON AMERICANS-THEY HAVE, AND IT WAS “FAST AND FURIOUS”
    The corruption of this Regime, and before them-The Clinton’s is mind boggling as they CONTINUE to PUT AMERICANS IN DANGER. THE IRAN DEAL-AND HIDING THE “SIDE DEALS AS PER KERRY’S DIVULGING THIS, SHOULD HAVE ALL THESE FOOLS REMOVED FROM OFFICE NOW-
    “Obama/Kerry/Jarrett and this BAD DEAL is going along (WITH NOTHING IN RETURN-NOT EVEN 4 Hostages Iran continues Holding) with Iran, a Terrorist Nation, to COMPLETE THEIR NUCLEAR WEAPONRY AS THEY CHANT:

    “DEATH TO AMERICA”

  • Ted

    So … just another Iran-Contra type deal.

    Looks like Nixon and Reagan probably wrote the book on how to engage in high-level administration skulduggery … so all this Benghazi scandal speculation is nothing new. Bush and Cheney also pulled the wool over U.S. citizen’s eyes with their ‘weapons of mass destruction’ schtick as a falsified reason to invade the sovereign countries of Iraq and Afghanistan … resulting in the deaths of some 4,000 Americans and the expenditure of some $3-to-$4 trillion dollars.

    There’s no difference between Republican dogs and Democratic dogs. They all **** the same way and smell equally bad.

  • BillWestern

    Claire Lopez ought not to speculate rather she should show the evidence. No evidence? Then find some and how it to us. Don’t make stuff up.