Hillary, Benghazi & Huma

by: Diana West
Monday, April 01, 2013 3:15 AM  

Readers of Aaron Klein’s latest piecing together of the Benghazi-Syria arms puzzle will take special notice of the role that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have played in pushing the policy to arm the jihad front fighting Assad.

It was the New York Times in February that highlighted Clinton’s “activist” plan to “vet the [Syrian] rebel groups and train fighters, who would be supplied with weapons.” In essence, this was just Libya Redux. In Libya, of course, any supposed figleaf “vetting” process failed to stop the US and NATO from both arming and militarily enabling the victory of jihad forces over the anti-jihad Qaddafi — a red-line-crossing I think of as Uncle Sam joining the jihad. “Our” jihadis in Libya were actually led by senior members of “al Qaeda” in Europe and the Med, with close, demonstrable links to the perpetrators of the catastrophic jihad attacks on London, Madrid, Tunisia and Casablanca — as John Rosenthal lays out in his shocking, dot-connecting new book The Jihadist Plot: The Untold Story of Al-Qaeda and the Libyan Rebellion.

Hillary’s Syria plan, according to the paper, was rebuffed by the Obama White House. Last week, however, Klein points out, the Times reported that a secret plan that sounds like Clinton’s has been implemented by the CIA to arm “rebels” in Syria in fits, starts and escalation since early 2012. The US plan involves Turkey, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Croatia and probably other unsavories.

Calling Sens. Paul and Cruz: Is any of this secret stuff constitutional? Is this kind of secret war — no matter how common — really within the parameters of the presidency? In order to weigh the question, it is probably necessary to climb back up history’s slippery slope to the machinations (including lies) FDR went to avoid the appearance of arming Great Britain against Hitler in violation of US neutrality, circa1940. Of course, the climb itself requires dusting off such antique terms as “US neutrality” (“treason,” “victrola”…).

More immediately, however, the Benghazi puzzle taking shape should remind us of the officially hidden purpose of the CIA Annex in Benghazi. And that should take us right back to Hillary’s Benghazi-gate testimony (“Turkey…?”).

It’s worth remembering that while the SecState pleaded ignorance (lied?) before the Senate committee about the theory that Syria-bound arms were moving out of Benghazi to Turkey, House Speaker John Boehner told radio host Laura Ingraham that he was familiar “the chatter about this [arms story] and the fact that these arms were moving toward Turkey.” He continued: “But most of what I know about this came from a classified source and I really can’t elaborate on it.”)

Another question to mull, as Klein points out, is how it was that an investigative FBI team didn’t arrive  at the Benghazi site for 24 days. “The site was widely reported to have contained classified documents,” he notes. What became of them? Did our pal the Tukish Consul General “clean up”? Who knows? As Hillary Clinton might hiss, What difference does it make? Meanwhile, a Very Important Media Person tells menone of it matters.

Of course, what I’m really curious to know is what advice on these matters Hillary Clinton might have received from her top aide, that flower of the Muslim Brotherhood, Huma Abedin. What input has Huma had on Hillary’s support for jihadists? What significance does Huma attach to black Al Qaeda flags? Does she agree, as Hillary intimated to a House committee, that “non-jihadists” as well as jihadists fly them?

Hillary: “The United States has to be as effective in partnering with the non-jihadists, whether they fly a black flag or any other color flag, to be successful.”

The brilliant geo-strategist at work.

Speaking of Huma, where is she now that Madame Secretary has decamped from Foggy Bottom?

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told The [New York] Post, “Abedin resigned effective Friday, February 1 — Secretary [Hillary Rodham] Clinton’s last day.” 

But Abedin, after trekking the globe at Clinton’s side, won’t be idle long. …

The Post has reported that Abedin, 37, is likely to stay in Clinton’s inner circle, possibly joining the New York-based nonprofit Clinton Global Initiative.

All in the famly.

Mohammed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood leader of Egyt, delivering closing addressat Clinton Global Initiative, September 25, 2012.

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  1. birdalone Said:

    The Clinton’s new protege is Kirsten Gillibrand.

    Kirsten Gillibrand
    United States Senator
    Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik Gillibrand is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New York. Wikipedia
    Born: December 9, 1966 (age 46), Albany

    She was born in my home town then so was Megyn Kelly on FoxNews.

  2. birdalone Said:

    My standard answer is “Thanks for asking” because the truth is too depressing. Trapped in a four year unsolvable real estate nightmare (add never buy a co-op in the Bronx to never enter a land war in Asia because winning a land war in Asia seems easier than getting rid of a bronx co-op because there is not one lawyer in New York who will get involved)

    Sorry to hear your problem has not yet been resolved. Wish I could be of help. I think my sister lives in your district.

  3. @ yamit82:

    yamit82 asked “How are you bird?”

    My standard answer is “Thanks for asking” because the truth is too depressing. Trapped in a four year unsolvable real estate nightmare (add never buy a co-op in the Bronx to never enter a land war in Asia because winning a land war in Asia seems easier than getting rid of a bronx co-op because there is not one lawyer in New York who will get involved)

    btw, it is still the great mystery as to why the NYT never even mentioned the Abedin-Weiner wedding, officiated by Bill Clinton. Not even one sentence in the Metro News section.

    I was redistricted from Eliot Engel’s CD into Charlie Rangel’s CD in 2012, and, who knew? Rangel has finally discovered the need to be pro-Israel, or at least leave cheerful messages on my answering machine (I wrote in Engel to protest the redistricting)

    The Clinton’s new protege is Kirsten Gillibrand.

  4. I am always amazed at the adolescent nature of the sexual dysplays of men in power. I s it a flaw in the charracter of men who seek power or is it a result achieving power?

  5. birdalone Said:

    Hello Yamit82. Did you know that Obama only got around to reading Coll’s “Ghost Wars” AFTER the 2008 election. I was stunned, because I read it in paperback in 2005 when I was spending a lot of reading time on Afghanistan.
    It is a great read, but more fun to watch the 2007 film “Charlie Wilson’s War”

    No I didn’t know, well we all know he can read, his problems seems to be in the comprehension dept.

    birdalone Said:

    well, enough about the elusive Huma, who I assume is busy with her baby in the Weiner sublet. btw, Anthony Weiner’s father was Jewish, but his mother is Catholic, so I guess he has “reverted” to Islam. Seems they call it ‘reversion’, not ‘conversion’, because, after all, Adam was the first muslim, but no one knew that until Mohamed decided to find a way to replace the pesky Christians and Jews in Arabia. He made them all muslims who only needed to revert!

    I still believe Weiner was set up by the Clintons to A- give respectability to H(Rotten)Clinton’s relationship with Huma and to use him as a congressional point for their agenda. He was an expendable useful idiot.
    B- That said, he had one of the best if not the best record of support for Israel in Congress and one of his last Acts was trying to stop the massive arms deal giving the Saudis and Gulf states of $60 billion worth of Americas best weapons.

    The weiners of the world have no moral compass or roots. What matters is what and who can advance their quest for wealth and power. They will adapt to any circumstance and ethnicity or religion are no barriers.

    Oscar Mayer I hear paid him substantial royalties.

    How are you bird?

  6. NY Times: Obama Jump-Started Arab Spring

    It is now possible to trace precisely what Obama knew and when he knew it, and it proves that installing the Muslim Brotherhood into power was a conscious and deliberate strategy developed by Obama before the “Arab Spring” began.

    “According to senior officials who participated in Mr. Obama’s policy debates, the president took a different view. He made the point early on, a senior official said, that `this was a trend’ that could spread to other authoritarian governments in the region, including in Iran. By the end of the 18-day uprising, by a White House count, there were 38 meetings with the president about Egypt. Mr. Obama said that this was a chance to create an alternative to “the Al Qaeda narrative” of Western interference.”

    Notice that while this suggests the debate began after the unrest started, full credit is given to Obama personally, not to U.S. intelligence agencies, for grasping the truth. This is like the appropriation by the White House of all the credit for getting Usama bin Ladin, sort of a cult of personality thing.

    We know for a fact that the State Department predicted significant problems arising in Tunisia (from the Wikileaks documents) and perhaps that is true for other countries as well. But if Obama wants to take personal credit for the new U.S. policy that means he also has to take personal blame for the damage it does.

    “The United States is now experiencing the beginning of its end, and is heading towards its demise….Resistance is the only solution. [Today the United States] is withdrawing from Iraq, defeated and wounded, and it is also on the verge of withdrawing from Afghanistan. [All] its warplanes, missiles and modern military technology were defeated by the will of the peoples, as long as [these peoples] insisted on resistance.” –Muslim Brotherhood leader Muhammad al-Badi, Cairo, September 2010.

  7. @ yamit82:
    Hello Yamit82. Did you know that Obama only got around to reading Coll’s “Ghost Wars” AFTER the 2008 election. I was stunned, because I read it in paperback in 2005 when I was spending a lot of reading time on Afghanistan.
    It is a great read, but more fun to watch the 2007 film “Charlie Wilson’s War”

    well, enough about the elusive Huma, who I assume is busy with her baby in the Weiner sublet. btw, Anthony Weiner’s father was Jewish, but his mother is Catholic, so I guess he has “reverted” to Islam. Seems they call it ‘reversion’, not ‘conversion’, because, after all, Adam was the first muslim, but no one knew that until Mohamed decided to find a way to replace the pesky Christians and Jews in Arabia. He made them all muslims who only needed to revert!

    (The point about reversion was made on CBS’ “Blue Bloods” last night, and I assume they did their homework what with all the liberalhysteria in New York over the NYPD stop and frisk policy)

  8. monostor Said:

    Ambassador Stevens was a cia operative in the region already in 2007. Note the year, the POTUS was still GWB. He was sent to recruit anti-Gaddafi fighters.

    this is interesting, I had not read this before, did you get this from west?

  9. It is interesting that Diana managed to filter away additional info on Benghazi that she talked about it openly during the first month following the “incident”. Ambassador Stevens was a cia operative in the region already in 2007. Note the year, the POTUS was still GWB. He was sent to recruit anti-Gaddafi fighters. He ‘evolved’ to ambassadorship much later, in 2011 if I am not mistaken. The ‘consulate’ in Benghazi was never a consulate as such, the US’s only diplomatic connection with Libya is through the Embassy in Tripoli. If Stevens went to Benghazi on 9/11 than that was a secret mission that should not have become public knowledge, but somehow it did, and that started the avalanche of the amateurish coverups.

  10. —Ted,
    Aaron Klein, who has his own website and publishes also in WND, has been a good source of info on this benghazi affair and some others. Diana west is quoting his same article which I mentioned some days ago, I think his original take on stevens murder was that it was a deal gone wrong regarding different factions of foreign al qaeda mercenaries brought into libya. Also, he is clear that the US/Stevens was running arms, vetting saudi selections of mercenaries to exclude those with prior anti american operations, helping sauds purchase large croatian arms sale, and training jihadists in Jordan(inc anti tank training).

  11. yamit82 Said:

    American President Ronald Regan Meeting Taliban.

    Odd how the Iran hostages were freed the day reagan was inaugurated, I think the mullahs werepaid to wait till that day. Then Iran Contra. Reagan is as overated today as he was ridiculed and underated then. the 80’s was a horrible time in the US economy with interest rates over 20%, and the mafia looting the S&L’s from reagans deregulation,tons of bankruptcies, the corrupt resolution trust corp;

  12. yamit82 Said:

    The picture at the end of the article with Bill and Morsi schmoozing says it all.

    I like Hillary’s photo,looks like she could strangle Assad with her bare hands

  13. General Zia, Ronald Reagan, Afghan Mujahideen, Talibans

    Steve Coll ends his important book on Afghanistan — Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to 10 September 2001–by quoting Afghan President Hamid Karzai: “What an unlucky country.” Americans might find this a convenient way to ignore what their government did in Afghanistan between 1979 and the present, but luck had nothing to do with it. Brutal, incompetent, secret operations of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, frequently manipulated by the military intelligence agencies of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, caused the catastrophic devastation of this poor country.

    On the evidence contained in Coll’s book Ghost Wars, neither the Americans nor their victims in numerous Muslim and Third World countries will ever know peace until the Central Intelligence Agency has been abolished. It should by now be generally accepted that the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan on Christmas Eve 1979 was deliberately provoked by the United States.

    In his memoir published in 1996, the former CIA director Robert Gates made it clear that the American intelligence services began to aid the mujahidin guerrillas not after the Soviet invasion, but six months before it. In an interview two years later with Le Nouvel Observateur, President Carter’s national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski proudly confirmed Gates’s assertion. “According to the official version of history,” Brzezinski said, “CIA aid to the mujahidin began during 1980, that’s to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan. But the reality, kept secret until now, is completely different: on 3 July 1979 President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And on the same day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained that in my opinion this aid would lead to a Soviet military intervention.”

    Asked whether he in any way regretted these actions,

    Brzezinski replied: Regret what? The secret operation was an excellent idea. It drew the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? On the day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter, saying, in essence: ‘We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam War.’

    Nouvel Observateur: “And neither do you regret having supported Islamic fundamentalism, which has given arms and advice to future terrorists?”

    Brzezinski: “What is more important in world history? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some agitated Muslims or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?”

    Dean Said:

    The picture at the end of the article with Bill and Morsi schmoozing says it all.


    American President Ronald Regan Meeting Taliban.

  14. the US isn’t appeasing Islam. It’s sponsoring and inflicting it. The US government’s new beloved nazis (Islamist mercenaries) are the same as the old (assorted other nazi spawned quislings needing ‘liberation’ from Russians, Jews, Christians, Commies, etc.).

  15. @ Dean:

    Dean, I really think your on to something. You have these characters pegged right.

    No matter how you color the Clintons (I didn’t have sex with that woman) they also schmoozed with Arafat (the terrorist, thief & scumbag) they along with Carter (peanut brain) and Ovomit smell of anti-Semitism.

    Can you imagine B. Clinton the poster boy for the Democratic liberal left. Says a lot for the party. “I didn’t inhale” sure.

    Put them all in a bag, give it good shake and empty it and all you get is a pile of s__t – c__p (fill in the blanks)

  16. The picture at the end of the article with Bill and Morsi schmoozing says it all. The Clintons are the new Carters – Jimmy’s acolytes. An Obama supporter might tell you that Obama’s policies of close integration with terror groups has prevented the US from being attacked by terrorists (except for a few sacrifices along the way like Christopher Steven). During the cold war the US played similar games and made friends with scummy undesirables but that was for the sake of defending America. The Soviet Union and Communism were more or less defeated. Today we make friends with Islamic enemies while we strive to become more like them and the enemy is welcomed with open arms into western countries and into the US government. We seem to want to inundate the world with Islam to appease rather than defeat them.