According to Obama, a “phony” scandal is one in which he funnels weapons to terrorists, which are used to overthrow their leader, then used to kill four Americans including an ambassador and other CIA agents who are actively trying to cover up a gun-running program to other terrorists trying to overthrow their leader.
#benghazi is #phony, got it. If that was the case, I’d hate to see a “real” scandal in the eyes of Obama.
The phony scandals meme is the worst case of equivocations since “is is”.
From Capitalism Institute: Let’s go through these points with outside sources. First, Obama armed Libyan rebels.
President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, government officials told Reuters on Wednesday.
But “support” can mean many things. What kind of support was he giving? We found out later on… weapons.
From the New York Times:
The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats.
Just how bad was this “accidental” support? Enough that a leader of “Al Aqaeda in the Islamic Maghreb” openly admitted to being a main beneficiary.
From ABC News:
“We have been one of the main beneficiaries of the revolutions in the Arab world,” Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a leader of the north Africa-based al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb [AQIM], told the Mauritanian news agency ANI Wednesday. “As for our benefiting from the [Libyan] weapons, this is a natural thing in these kinds of circumstances.”
Now who is this Al Qaeda group? They’re the ones who took part in the Benghazi attack. What source do we have for this? Hillary Clinton herself. From the Miami Herald:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday tied the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya to the creation of an al Qaida haven in Mali, adding that Islamist militants there pose a threat to democratic transitions throughout northern Africa…
‘For some time, al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and other groups have launched attacks and kidnappings from northern Mali into neighboring countries,” Clinton told leaders at a U.N. meeting on North Africa’s political and security crises.’