Gunwalker Update: Libya?

Posted: October 29, 2012 by ShortTimer in Government, Guns, Middle East, Obama administration, Operation Gunwalker, US Foreign Policy
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This isn’t quite connected with Fast and Furious or the ATF’s gunwalking, but is the same administration walking guns not under a law enforcement guise, but as foreign policy… maybe.  Though it could parallel what the Sinaloa cartel member on trail in Chicago had to say about the Obama administration running guns to them.  Same effect, slightly different initial reasoning, ultimate goals include not just anti-2A, but foreign policy objectives through illegal means.

Via Washington Times:

Fox News has chronicled how the Al Entisar, a Libyan-flagged vessel carrying 400 tons of cargo, docked on Sept. 6 in the Turkish port of Iskenderun. It reportedly supplied both humanitarian assistance and arms — including deadly SA-7 man-portable surface-to-air missiles — apparently destined for Islamists, again including al Qaeda elements, in Syria.

What cries out for further investigation — and debate in the remaining days of this presidential election — is whether this shipment was part of a larger covert Obama effort to transfer weapons to our enemies that could make the Iran-Contra scandal, to say nothing of Operation Fast and Furious, pale by comparison.

What we do know is that the New York Times — one of the most slavishly pro-Obama publications in the country — reported in an Oct. 14 article, “Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster.”

In short, it seems President Obama has been engaged in gun-walking on a massive scale. The effect has been to equip America’s enemies to wage jihad not only against regimes it once claimed were our friends, but inevitably against us and our allies as well. That would explain his administration’s desperate and now failing bid to mislead the voters through the serial deflections of Benghazigate.

This is more Iran Contra and less Fast and Furious, but it’s weird how an administration that hates US citizens owning weapons is sure willing to arm unfriendly actors in the Middle East; as well as arming cartels in Mexico.

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