In an interview with Democracy Now!, Julian Assange said that part of the 30,000 emails he released back in March from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server include emails pertaining to Benghazi. Specifically, many of those emails pertain to heavy weaponry being sent to ISIS terrorists and Hillary knowing about it. In fact, not just Hillary knowing about it, but “pushing” it. Here’s what he said:
“So, those Hillary Clinton emails, they connect together with the cables that we have published of Hillary Clinton, creating a rich picture of how Hillary Clinton performs in office, but, more broadly, how the U.S. Department of State operates. So, for example, the disastrous, absolutely disastrous intervention in Libya, the destruction of the Gaddafi government, which led to the occupation of ISIS of large segments of that country, weapons flows going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary Clinton, into jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, that’s there in those emails. There’s more than 1,700 emails in Hillary Clinton’s collection, that we have released, just about Libya alone.”
Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughed at Senator Rand Paul during her January 2013 testimony when he asked if Benghazi was being used to funnel weapons to terrorist organizations:
She acted as if she had no idea what Senator Paul was talking about. But she was lying through her teeth.
The CIA annex in Benghazi was being used as a hub for weapons that were collected following Gaddafi’s fall. These weapons were being shipped to the Turkey-Syria border and being given to members of the Free Syrian Army – which later joined ISIS.
These militant groups were being trained by our own CIA how to use these weapons – which included surface-to-air missiles and rocket-propelled grenades. The Obama administration were arming these terrorist groups so that they would be able to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria, giving the U.S. more control over their political and military affairs.
The entire debacle in Benghazi had simply been a CIA operation gone bad. The facility in Benghazi was not even the actual Consulate. That was just its “diplomatic cover.” The embassy in Tripoli handled all the consular functions.
Chris Stevens was the man in charge of acting as liaison to the Libyan terrorist groups who took over Libya following Gaddafi’s fall. He worked with these groups in collecting weapons from Gaddafi’s leftover regime and shipping them over to the southern border of Turkey where CIA operatives were funneling these weapons to the Free Syrian Army.
The FSA was comprised largely of Libyan Al-Qaida members whom the Obama administration has been using to topple the Assad regime in Syria. They’re the same militants that we used to topple Gaddafi’s regime – after which, the Al-Qaida flag flew on top of the Benghazi Courthouse. Forces were told to stand down in Benghazi, because such actions would have compromised Stevens’ operation and blown his cover.
The Free Syrian Army eventually joined forces with ISIS.