Ambassador Chris Stevens is dead in part because there were MANPADS in Libya that were being shipped to Syrian rebels, at least that’s how some of the story goes, but we can’t confirm it because the CIA is hiding Benghazi survivors and changing their names.
But now the CIA is openly sending weapons to Syrian rebels… who also count Al Qaeda among their numbers.
The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, ending months of delay in lethal aid that had been promised by the Obama administration, according to U.S. officials and Syrian figures. The shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along with separate deliveries by the State Department of vehicles and other gear — a flow of material that marks a major escalation of the U.S. role in Syria’s civil war.
The arms shipments, which are limited to light weapons and other munitions that can be tracked, began arriving in Syria at a moment of heightened tensions over threats by President Obama to order missile strikes to punish the regime of Bashar al-Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons in a deadly attack near Damascus last month.
“Can be tracked?”
The Obama administration wouldn’t track weapons they send into Mexico that got hundreds of Mexicans and two US federal agents killed, and we’re supposed to believe they’ll do it in a war zone in Syria?
“When you finally have a free Syrian government, you will know them and they will know us,” Ward said. “We will have been working with them week after week, month after month. These won’t be strangers.”
That worked so well in Libya and Egypt.
Libya, Egypt, and Syria will be the Whitman, Price, and Haddad of the Middle East.
Now Assad is demanding that in order to give up his chemical weapons, the US needs to stop arming the rebels. Oh look, the meaningless accord that Obama reached when he kneeled before Putin has already been proven meaningless. Good thing he’s got that extra flexibility he told Medvedev about.