UNITED NATIONS – The Department of Justice dropped its case against an American charged with attempting to ship arms to Islamic terrorists. This one story contains pretty much everything that’s wrong with the Clinton-Obama regime: law breaking, deception, aid to Islamist terrorists, the mixing of public and private business and the politicization of all government agencies, including Justice.
It’s not like we haven’t seen it before with this crowd, but it’s rare we get to see it all in one place. Now we have.
As WND previously reported, on Feb. 11, 2014, the Department of Justice indicted arms dealer Marc Turi for allegedly making false statements in filing to obtain a license to supply weapons to Libya. The indictment essentially said Turi knew that weapons he was ostensibly selling to the Gulf state of Qatar would end up arming Islamist militias in Libya fighting to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi.
Turi’s defense attorney said if the case came to trial it would expose a covert gun-running operation conceived by the Clinton State Department to arm al-Qaida-affiliated militias in Libya. The operation would be a violation of a U.N. arms embargo and U.S. laws against providing material support for terrorist organizations. Under 18 U.S. Code 2339A & 2339B, penalties for providing or attempting to provide material support to terrorism include imprisonment from 15 years to life.
The Obama administration apparently knew Turi wasn’t bluffing. Rather than expose Hillary Clinton to campaign-killing headlines – and expose the public to the truth – Justice dropped the case.
If the case had gone forward, the American people would have learned the details about Hillary’s decision to turn her back on a key U.S. ally in the war on terror, arm known radical Islamist terrorists, reward a donor to the Clinton Foundation and launch a (second) foreign war on false pretenses.
A new report from the British House of Commons details the litany of lies and deceptions Hillary used to peddle her war in Libya.
Hillary said the rebellion in Libya was a spontaneous pro-democracy “Arab Spring” uprising. But it was well known long before 2011 that the groups involved in the uprising were radical Islamic terrorists.
The leaders of the “civilian uprising” were the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, or LIFG. They had pledged allegiance to al-Qaida, and as the British tell us, they refused to take orders from non-Islamist commanders and assassinated the then-leader of the rebel army, Abdel Fattah Younes.
LIFG members had been jailed by Gadhafi until they pledged they’d never use violence against the regime. But nearly as soon as they were released, they took up arms against the Gadhafi regime.
As for Hillary’s claim that a civilian massacre was imminent, there was ample evidence that wasn’t in the cards. Libyan doctors told United Nations investigators that more than 200 corpses were Tripoli’s morgues following fighting in late February 2011, but only two were female – indicating Gadhafi’s forces targeted male combatants, not civilians. Nor did his forces attack civilians after retaking towns from the rebels in early February 2011.
But Hillary had made up her mind to back the radical Islamic terrorists against the advice of military and intelligence advisers, and she would tell any lie to make it happen.
These arms shipments are significant for several reasons. Not least important, the rebels were designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization and it’s against the law to provide material support for terrorist organizations.
The Qatar connection is revealing. Qatar has donated millions to the Clinton Foundation. The Qatari royal family had back channel meetings with Secretary Clinton at the State Department. Maybe that’s what Hillary was referring to when, drumming up support for the Libya war, she told Arab leaders, “It’s important to me personally.
To recap: Lying to the American people – check. Putting personal interests before the national interest – check. Knowingly supporting radical Islamic terrorists – check. Breaking the law – check. Corruption of law enforcement – check. Cover-up – check. Appallingly bad judgment – check.
It was bad enough when Hillary Clinton dithered while radical Islamic terrorists attacked our diplomatic compound in Benghazi. Now we learn she helped give them the weapons they used to kill four Americans.
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