Saturday, November 21, 2015
Coutesy of the Defense Intelligence Agency - October 5, 2012
"During the immediate aftermath of, and following the uncertainty caused by, the downfall of the (Qaddafi) regime in October 2011 and up until early September of 2012, weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles located in Benghazi, Libya were shipped from the port of Benghazi, Libya to the ports of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, Syria. The Syrian ports were chosen due to the small amount of cargo traffic transiting these two ports. The ships used to transport the weapons were medium-sized and able to hold 10 or less shipping containers of cargo. The weapons shipped from Syria during late-August 2012 were Sniper rifles, RPG’s and 125mm and 155mm howitzers missiles. The numbers for each weapon were estimated to be: 500 Sniper rifles, 100 RPG launchers with 300 total rounds, and approximately 400 howitzers missiles [200 ea – 125mm and 200ea – 155 mm.]."............So, the Obama administration KNEW that weapons were being shipped from the port of Benghazi to the Syrian rebels. Interesting. Of course, what makes this even more dubious is the fact that we also knew (per this same assessment) that a) al Qaeda was a big part of the opposition in Syria (yeah, that's right, we were arming al Qaeda) and b) a destabilization of Syria could easily lead to an Islamic insurgence....Damn, do I ever wish that these Presidents would listen to our first one and avoid these stupid foreign entanglements.