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UN losing poker hand


UN losing poker hand

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In poker, smart players know that the best thing to do with a weak hand is dump it.  Not so the United Nations. Libya is doubling its stake continuing to back the failing Government of National Accord (GNA), hoping that by reopening its UN base in the capital, the previously fortified ‘Palm City Complex’, things will improve as well as sending in Gurkha ‘Security Guards’.  It might make a difference if they increase the numbers to 500, or even better, a 1,000, then the Gurkhas could wipe the floor with all the Tripoli-based militias.

The UN omit mentioning this. For 200 years the Gurkhas have been the most feared force in the British Army. If anyone can destroy the Tripoli militias, they can, but what’s the point? Why shore up an unelected five-man government?

The GNA was created by the UN two years ago to unite the country and end the civil war. Instead, the GNA’s cabinet are unable even to unite Tripoli, which is ‘controlled’ by various militias. Hence the need for Gurkhas, to stop militias overrunning Palm City, its ostentatious UN compound, itself a provocation to the Libyan people.

The elected parliament in Tobruk, rival to the GNA, is increasingly calling the shots. Thanks to the increasingly popular Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, Tobruk now controls the majority of the country and its oil infrastructure and ports. The idea that the GNA will ever rule over areas held by Tobruk is laughable. But, having created the GNA, the UN remains determined to back it.  Last week Haftar banned GNA personnel from visiting the east, so much for the alleged French July détente efforts.

What makes the UN case so hopeless is that outside powers are split and at odds – in particular France and Italy – over who to support.

One European country is even pondering supporting the son of the late Colonel Gaddafi, so desperate has the situation become.

Italy supports the GNA, because militias in western Libya are in a position to stop people-smuggling.  However, it faces parliamentary elections in 2018 and politicians are aware the electorate will focus on the immigration issue.

Most migrants from Libya end up in Italy, not France, and for Paris, migration is less important than combating terrorism. Haftar is already combating Islamist terrorists in Libya, making France a natural ally.

“Serraj leverages off of Italian support,” said Jalel Harchaoui, a doctoral candidate in geopolitics and Libyan commentator, adding “and you can be sure Haftar makes use of the prestige of France’s apparent support for his military campaign. On the ground, the inability of foreign states to coordinate among themselves on Libya has always generated more chaos.”

In July, Fayez Serraj, the UN GNA designated prime minister met with Haftar in Paris to sign a peace deal between the two sides. But neither leader actually signed the document. In an interview with France 24, Haftar later said: “Serraj is a good man, but he cannot implement what he agrees to.”

Russia showed its support for Haftar by inviting him aboard an aircraft carrier earlier this year. It has since hedged its bets, insisting it is working for reconciliation by talking to all sides, including the Misrata-based Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (BMB).

The BMB militia, surprisingly, pledged its support for an unknown multi-millionaire businessman Basit Igtet, a Swiss based Libyan with alleged links to Israel and designs on becoming president of Libya.

Be clear. The BMB Militia are enemies of Haftar’s LNA.

Lev Dengov, head of the ‘Russia’s Contact Group for a Libyan settlement’, recently said: “Tripoli and Tobruk personnel share the same embassy building in Moscow, engineered by us, to bring them closer to each other.”

Britain is trying to have it both ways. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who presumably facilitated the Gurkha’s deployment, visited Serraj to show support, flying east to see Haftar on August 24 at his headquarters, urging the field marshall to keep to the ‘unsigned’ agreement announced in Paris. Why should Haftar? It’s farcical.

The United States has kept a low profile thus far, though rumour has it there has been a shift in policy in the last few days. Expect Rex Tillerson to get involved in the near future.

With the big powers so divided, and the GNA experiment having failed, the new UN envoy, Ghassan Salame, a Lebanese politician, said by some to be distrusted by the Russians, would have done better to dump the GNA.

Instead Salame is planning to send UN staff and ‘British Gurkhas’, disguised as ‘guards’, into the Tripoli cauldron, putting many lives needlessly at risk to support a failed and unelected government.

When will the UN throw in its losing hand? And when will Russia return to the aces it had when it supported Haftar?

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MEET THE KEY PLAYERS FIGHTING IN LIBYA


MEET THE KEY PLAYERS FIGHTING IN LIBYA

Since Qaddafi’s downfall, Libya has been overtaken by a chaotic mix of rival governments, armed groups and jihadi militants. ISIS has established bases in Libya, while an Al-Qaeda affiliated group is also active.

The Government of General National Congress (GNC)

Who?

On the 8th of August 2012 the NTC has officially handed over power to the General National Conference. In June 2014 the House of Representatives was democratically elected but the GNC did not accept this defeat. Thus they brought in the Misurata militias to burn the international airport of Tripoli and cause the biggest environmental disaster in Libya. All militias are financed by GNC and GNA otherwise they would have been overthrown.

 Where?

The GNC is based in Tripoli where they took power in August 2014, the GNC represents the Muslim Brotherhood and all other fanatic sects. Holds the capital of Tripoli under captivity till today together with the GNC.

Aligned with?

The GNC has a broad base of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, England, France and the USA support. All these countries support the Muslim-brotherhood as moderate muslims.

The Government of National Accord (GNA)

Who?

Established in early 2016 after a U.N.-backed negotiation process, the GNA represents the international community’s hope for a return to peace and stability in Libya. It is led by the Presidential Council, headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, a trained architect with little political experience prior to his appointment.

Where?

The GNA is based in Tripoli, the country’s capital located in western Libya. Which is under captivity of  the two governments  the GNC and the GNA..

Aligned with?

The GNA has a broad base of international support. The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Peter Bodde, visited Serraj in Tripoli on Tuesday—the first visit by an U.S. ambassador since 2014, where Safira Deborah run out off  Tripoli even-though she praised the Islamists and  five years after Islamist militants killed four U.S. officials, including the then-ambassador Christopher Stevens—where he pledged support the NTC, promising to assist with expanding its “counter-terrorism capacity” and train Libya’s armed forces. Various militias who are financed are also supportive of the 2 governments in Tripoli.

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Prime Minister of Libya’s Government of UN backed Gov, Fayez al-Serraj, attends a news conference with the U.S. ambassador to Libya Peter Bodde and Marine General Thomas Waldhauser, the top U.S. military commander overseeing troops in Africa, in Tripoli, Libya. Serraj represents the international community’s hope for restoring stability to Libya. HANI AMARA/REUTERS

The Libyan National Army

Who?

The Libyan National Army (LNA) constitutes the remnants of the country’s military, defeated under Qaddafi in the 2011 revolution and disbanded. It is led by Khalifa Haftar, who has pledged to fight terrorism in Libya but has rejected the authority of the GNA and the GNC. Haftar served alongside Qaddafi in the Libyan military, but later plotted to overthrow Qaddafi and fled Libya to the United States in the mid 1980s. He thought he had a senior role in forces that overthrew Qaddafi in 2011 till he had General Abdel Fatah Younes assassinated .

Where?

Haftar and his forces are based in the eastern city of Tobruk and control much of eastern Libya, including valuable oil fields and pipelines. The LNA has also been battling for control of Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city, since 2014 against the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (BRSC), a group of Islamist militias and jihadi groups including Ansar al-Sharia, the main militant group in the country.

Aligned with?

While Haftar has refused to endorse theGNC and GNA, he met with Serraj recently in the United Arab Emirates for talks; Haftar released a statement calling for changes to the U.N.-backed deal that formed the GNA. Haftar has also courted international support from Russia.

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General Khalifa Haftar during a press conference in Amman, Jordan, August 24, 2015. Haftar commands armed forces in the east of the country and has so far refused to recognize the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli. KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

The Self-proclaimed Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Libya

Who?

Since late 2014, ISIS has gradually built up its fighters and presence in Libya. Some former pro-Qaddafi strongholds turned to the jihadi group after their leader’s downfall, while the group has also been boosted by a flow of foreign fighters, many from other Arab states. The group’s leader, Iraqi national Abu Nabil, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in late 2015; it is unclear whether a new leader has been appointed, although an ISIS publication carried an interview with Abdul Qadr al-Najdi in March 2016, identifying him as the “emir tasked with administering the Libyan provinces.”

Where?

From 2012 till 2015 the jihadi group main base was Derna on the East side of Libya till it was destroyed what was left moved their base to Sirte until late 2016, a coastal city in central Libya that was Qaddafi’s hometown and was captured by ISIS in June 2015. But after six months of fighting, pro-government forces liberated the city from the militants in December 2016. ISIS has carried out attacks in all Libya’s major cities, including Tripoli, and previously controlled the cities of Sabratha in the west but has since lost control of all three.

Aligned with?

The group is aligned with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the purported caliph of ISIS who is thought to be based between Iraq and Syria. ISIS in Libya has on occasion cooperated with Ansar al-Sharia, but the latter group has not given its allegiance to Baghdadi and has suffered defections to the former.

Misrata Libya ISIS

Libyan security forces and citizens inspect the damage after a car bomb attack on a security post in the Saddada area near the eastern Libyan city of Misrata, on April 13, 2016. The city was retaken from ISIS in December 2016 by pro-government militias. STRINGER/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Ansar al-Sharia

Who?

Formed in 2012 after a merger of several Islamist militias, Ansar al-Sharia (ASL)—whose name means “Partisans of Islamic Law”—are an extremists militant group calling for the imposition of Islamic law across Libya. The group was headed up by Mohammad al-Zahawi, a Libyan imprisoned under Qaddafi; but the group said in January 2015 that Zahawi had been killed, and it is unclear whether a replacement has been appointed. U.S. officials also blamed ASL for the Benghazi consulate attack, although the group denied responsibility.

Where?

ASL is based in Benghazi, where it has been fighting against General Haftar’s forces for several years as part of the Shura Council.

Aligned with?

In 2014, the U.N. added Ansar al-Sharia’s brigades in Benghazi and Derna to its sanctions list of groups and individuals associated with Al-Qaeda, the global jihadi franchise. The U.N. said that ASL ran training camps for fighters traveling to Syria, Iraq and Mali. The group itself has denied links to Al-Qaeda and has in recent years focused its energies on charitable and da’wah—spreading the faith of Islam—in a bid to shake off its image as a militant group.

Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (BRSC)

An umbrella group of Islamist militias and jihadis, including ASL, the BRSC is based in Benghazi and battling against Haftar’s forces for control of the city. In this respect, it is fighting alongside ISIS, and the group has experienced tensions because of the association with the militant group, according to the European Council on Foreign Affairs.

Various militias and brigades

Libya is home to a vast collection of local and tribal militias, some of which support the U.N.-backed government, others which are concerned with local interests. Prominent among these are the Misrata brigades, which played a key role in liberating Sirte from ISIS; the Zintan brigades, who  captured Qaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam in 2011; and the Third Force, a GNA-backed militia accused of perpetrating an attack on an airbase in southern Libya earlier in May that killed 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to Haftar.

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The Vicious Role of Qatar Towards Libya Abdul Rahim Ali reveals the Terrorists Planted by Doha in the Libyan Army, The Ruling Family Must Be Held Accountable


The Vicious Role of Qatar Towards Libya Abdul Rahim Ali reveals the Terrorists Planted by Doha in the Libyan Army, The Ruling Family Must Be Held Accountable.

         Dr. Abdel Rahim Ali, Member of the House of Representatives

 

I will present a file containing Qatar’s crimes to the International Criminal Court. 

The file includes Qatar’s and Tamim’s malicious plan to overthrow Libya and Syria, the scenario of the killing of Gaddafi and their attempt to export Isis members to Egypt to undermine its role.

Cairo –  Abdel Rehim Ali, Member of the Egyptian House of Representatives, said that he is currently preparing a comprehensive file including war crimes committed by the Qatari emirate and its leaders against civilians in Libya, Syria and Yemen.

In a statement issued on Saturday, Ali stated that the tampering of Qatar and its prince with the Arab national security will not go unchecked as what has been happening during the last years.  He disclosed evidence that incriminates Qatar in supporting radicals and terrorists in Libya and how it supported a terrorist called Abdel Hakim Bilhaz who became a millionaire after being penniless as well as Qatar’s involvement in assassinating Moamer El Gaddafi, the former Libyan president.  
In his statement, Ali pointed out that Abdel Hakim Bilhaz, the leader of Al Jamaa Al Islamiyah in Libya, which serves as the branch of Isis in the Arab region has obtained the bulk of the funds coming from Qatar, and has shifted from being a beggar to a billionaire.  Ali added that Bilhaz, who is not at all popular and is actually hated by the people of Libya now owns an airline with more than 70 aircrafts, a television station and a political party.  He assured that Al Jazeera, the Qatari TV channel used Mahmoud El Shamam who is a member of the opposition to convey false information about the former Libyan regime. Proof of this is Doha’s reward of appointing him as minister of information in the transitional government during the events.

The video details the involvement of “McCain” in the killing of Gaddafi

Dr. Abdul Rahim Ali presented a video of Russian President Vladimir Putin confirming John McCain’s involvement in Gadhafi’s killing and revealing the common directions in the same region.

“John McCain fought in Vietnam before, his hand stained with the blood of many innocent peaceful citizens, and he can not live without such scenes that we saw when they took Gaddafi, and I think he enjoyed it, is this democracy?” Putin said during the video.

Evidence of Qatar’s involvement in the assassination of Gaddafi

Ali pointed out that Qatar is involved in supporting the terrorist Jamaa El Islamiyah to kill Gaddafi assuring that the Qatari flag appeared on Gaddafi’s palace in Azizeya when it was raided which proves that it planned for the invasion and destruction of Libya.  It also recruited the Libyan mufti who is a Muslim Brotherhood member who announced that “whoever does not thank Qatar for invading Libya is lesser than a dog.”
Ali disclosed that France, Qatar and some Libyan organizations drew an intricate plan for the downfall of Gadaffi assuring that Qatar and Abdel Hakim Bilhaz seized the money of the Central Bank, after the death of Muammar Gaddafi, estimated at 160 billion dollars, and 400 billion dinars
Moreover, Ali added that Bilhaz and some members of the Qatari system raided the central bank and seized this money even though Gaddafi had pardoned Bilhaz from prison in 2010.  Ali also stressed that he has an important video of a  Russian spy ship of a recorded call between the former Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim, and the Qatari military commander who was on Libyan where the first ordered the second to kill Moamer Gaddafi and not hand him over alive. 

Video of armored vehicles carrying the flag of Qatar on Libyan territory

In addition, Ali stated that Qatar formed Isis to execute its filthy plans that the Muslim Brotherhood and Abdel Hakim Bilhaz could not carry out pointing that 700 Libyan officers were brutally massacred after which the Libyan army.
Ali added that what is happening in Libya is directly connected to Egypt’s national security as all the weapons that enter Egypt comes from Libya and that the presence the Libyan army prevented major calamities and disasters that could have happened in Egypt.  Ali continued saying that despite this, a lot of disasters that happened in Egypt came from Libya through terrorists. He said, “At the beginning of February 2011, Qatar’s main aim was to separate the west of Libya from its east by controlling Benghazi and provoking the Libyan army to enter the battle and hunt down the militants who called themselves “demonstrators.”
Ali added, “All those who responded to the pressure of foreign countries to spread terrorism in the region will receive the penalty of what they did sooner or later “ He assured that the case he is preparing against Qatar will be the case of the century that will unveil amazing surprises.  He added, “They wanted Egypt to fall because it had thwarted the grand scheme of Qatar’s access to Libyan and Arab oil after its takeover of the Egyptian decision, but the June 30 revolution thwarted this attempt.”

 

Confessions of a Libyan officer on the involvement of Qatar in internal crises
“Ali” reviewed a video of Colonel Mukhtar Fernana, commander of the military police in the western military zone in Libya, confirming the involvement of Qatar and Sheikha Mozah in the events inside Libya.

“The policies and ideas come from outside the borders, and what is happening now in the arena is the implementation of these instructions from Arab countries, the State of Qatar, and the proof that everyone who traveled to Qatar, or before the hands of the Emir of Qatar Sheikha Mozah, All those who gave loyalty and obedience or cost Qatar to move within Libya reached positions.

He said that Qatar has recruited the second grade in the government, especially in the army, police and finance, pointing out that the appointment of Qatar is required for the United Nations as the first agent of the Libyan Ministry of Defense to arm.

“The report is about how Qatar funds extremists with weapons, specifically the bombing of Libya against the” Karama” operation carried out by the army after the military men led by  Khalifa Hafter in protest against the assassination of 700 military personnel.

Ali stressed that Qatari and terrorist elements were involved in the killing of the Libyan army. He pointed out that members of the terrorist militias confessed to the rape of the Libyans. The army was established to protect Libyan supply and soil and to secure the meetings of the House of Representatives.

The Libyan army was dissolved in 2011 so a new one appeared which was a terrorist militia belonging to Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood
Dr. Abdul Rahim Ali said that Libya had a group of terrorist militias belonging to the Brotherhood and Qatar, and was called the Libyan army, but the House of Representatives brought back the Libyan army led by Haftar.
He added that among the terrorist militias that represented the Libyan army before the arrival of the “Haftar” was Khalid Mohammed Al-Sharif, who was the Undersecretary of the Libyan Ministry of Defense for Public Affairs. He has a very large terrorist history and was appointed in 2013. , Asserting that this person was a terrorist who fought in Afghanistan and Pakistan and traveled to Sudan to export terrorists abroad.

He added, that Marshal Khalifeh Hafter is cleaning operations within the Libyan army, and identify the terrorist groups belonging to the Brotherhood, pointing out that there is a person named Abu Bakr Mohammed Musa Rumaila is currently the Undersecretary of the Libyan Ministry of Finance, a Libyan British nationality, then traveled abroad, then returned to Libya during the Muslim Brotherhood and took office at the time.
He pointed out that this person is a terrorist in the first place, and used the budget of Libya to support the Muslim Brotherhood and their terrorist militias and Qatar.

Qatar has appointed all terrorist elements in the most important Libyan posts, Dr. Abdul Rahim Ali presented the biography of a person named Siddiq al-Mabruk Ahmed Abubridan al-Ghaithi, pointing out that he is a terrorist in Libya and serves as Libyan Undersecretary of Defense for Border Affairs.
This terrorist had a precedent dealing with the supply of Arab arms worth 150 million dollars, reviewing another person named Mohammed M. Mohammed bin Hammadi, Undersecretary of the Libyan Defense Ministry for military affairs, a terrorist also not known to many from Libya, In Afghanistan and around 1993, he was the official economic wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“This person is wanted internationally in the charge of harboring terrorists,” he said, referring to the names of those who hold positions in Libya and belong to the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorist groups, including Abdel Basset Fadil Zouaoui, .

Qatar planted all the terrorists and its brothers in the most important positions in Libya during the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya.”

 

 

 

 

 


“Erdogan” deliberately lure Libya’s deputies to Tripoli for the fire of terrorism, and explained that the elections of the National Council of Libya had independent groups in the apparent but they follow the Brotherhood in order to seize the Libyan parliament.
He added that the Libyan Brotherhood had 17 deputies in the Libyan parliament and voted against calling the group Dawn of Libya Brotherhood “terrorist group,” noting that the terrorist militias were in control of Tripoli and they wanted to slaughter the Libyan national deputies through Erdogan’s refusal to meet Libyan parliament “Erdogan was attacking the Libyan parliament meeting in Tobruk because he wanted to meet in Tripoli to make it easier for the terrorist militias in Tripoli to eliminate the Libyan deputies,” he said in Tobruk.
There is a video recording of Turkish President Erdogan talking about the Libyan parliament and he rejects the meeting of deputies in Tobruk and that he does not recognise any meetings except in Tripoli, where: “Erdogan himself knows that the gunmen seized Tripoli airport.”

Video of the plot of Turkey to hit Misrata and destroy the Libyan army
“The Salafi” admitted that Turkey does not want to give up Misurata, Turkey was the head of NATO and strongly threw Misrata under Gaddafi.
During a meeting with the program “On the hue of Egypt,” aired on the satellite “An Nahar” on Wednesday, the media Khaled Salah, that Ali al-Salabi admitted that Turkey and its soldiers were hiding behind the NATO forces to throw the city of Misurata and 40 tanks belonging to Gaddafi and the Libyan army. Then it was treason at the time with the help of the brotherly militias.
He pointed out that the Khalifa Hafter is working to restore the Libyan army strongly again and took over large areas of Libya.<= that is the point of the journalist not the Libyans

 

“Abdul Rahim Ali” published a video of a terrorist raping a woman in Libya
He said that everyone was wondering about the video clip in which the rape of a Libyan woman appeared on the incident by one of the leaders of the Libyan militant group affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood was a Libyan police in the era of the Brotherhood.
During a meeting with the program “On the hue of Egypt,” aired on the satellite “An Nahar”, on Wednesday, the presentation of the media Khaled Salah: “I did not show the video my body chills, and I felt very angry, but I refused to introduce the video for what Of the scenes that provoke anger and disgust, and only provided 5 seconds to the video to rape, to show the extent of the cruelty of the group and bastards who work with the Muslim Brotherhood, especially that the video was in the possession of the phone of the usurper, “asserting that this person named Ahmed Helil Al-Dow, in Libya, demanding accountability for those bastards, saying: “We needed people de t And h International Criminal and necessary the tribes in Libya and only let them take their right in the forest because they were wreaking havoc. ”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The TRUTH about Benghazi, Amb Stevens and the Clinton-Obama TEAM


The TRUTH about Benghazi, Amb Stevens and the Clinton-Obama TEAM

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The TRUTH about Benghazi, Ambassador Stevens and the Clinton Obama TEAM as revealed by Wikileaks

From Wikileaks…..
So here’s the REAL story.
Amb. Stevens was sent to Benghazi post haste in order to retrieve US made stinger missiles supplied to Ansar al Sharia without Congressional oversight or permission.
Hillary brokered the deal through Stevens and a private arms dealer named Marc Turi.
Then some of the shoulder fired missiles ended up in Afghanistan used against our own military.
It was July 25th, 2012 when a Chinook helicopter was taken down by one of our own stingers, but the idiot Taliban didn’t arm the missile and the Chinook didn’t explode, but had to land anyway.

An ordnance team recovered the serial number off the missile which led back to a cache of stingers being kept in Qatar by the CIA.

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Obama and Hillary were now in full panic mode and Stevens was sent in to retrieve the rest of the stingers.

This was a “do-or-die” mission, which explains the stand down orders given to multiple commando teams.
It was the State Dept, not the CIA that supplied them to our sworn enemies, because Petraeus wouldn’t supply these deadly weapons due to their potential use on commercial aircraft.

Then, Obama threw Gen. Petraeus under the bus after he refused to testify that he OK’d the BS talking points about a spontaneous uprising due to a Youtube video.

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Obama and Hillary committed treason…and THIS is what the investigation is all about, why she had a private server, (in order to delete the digital evidence), and why Obama, two weeks after the attack, told the UN that the attack was because of a Youtube video, even though everyone knew it was not.
Further…the Taliban knew that this administration aided and abetted the enemy without Congressional approval when Boehner created the Select Cmte, and the Taliban began pushing the Obama Administration for the release of 5 Taliban Generals.

Bowe Bergdahl was just a pawn…everyone KNEW he was a traitor.

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So we have a traitor as POTUS that is not only corrupt, but compromised…and a woman that is a serial liar, perjured herself multiple times at the Hearing whom is running for POTUS.

Only the Dems, with their hands out, palms up, will support her.

Perhaps this is why no military aircraft was called in…because the administration knew our enemies had stingers.

 

Gen. Mike Flynn: Why Hillary’s record on Libya is even worse than you think


Gen. Mike Flynn: Why Hillary’s record on Libya is even worse than you think

By Michael Flynn

A failed state, a terrorist haven, four dead Americans – this is the Hillary Clinton record in Libya we know about.

But new evidence — and a review of the public record — reveals that Hillary Clinton’s actions in Libya were not just disastrous policy, but a violation of U.S. anti-terrorism law.

A recent report to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the British House of Commons concluded that Western intervention in Libya was based on “inaccurate intelligence” and “erroneous assumptions.” Advocates failed to recognize that “the threat to civilians was overstated and that the rebels included a significant Islamist element,” and the failure to plan for a post-Qaddafi Libya led to the “growth of ISIL” in North Africa.

However, “inaccurate intelligence” doesn’t fully describe the whole story. A closer examination of the run-up to the Libya debacle on September 11, 2012 leads to the irrefutable conclusion that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knowingly armed radical Islamist terrorists in Libya.

False pretenses

The American public was told that the intervention in Libya was necessary to prevent a humanitarian crisis. But just as Hillary Clinton would describe the attack on our Benghazi diplomats as a spontaneous protest over a video, the military intervention that led inexorably to the debacle in Benghazi was sold on false pretenses: to prevent an imminent massacre of civilians engaged in a pro-democracy uprising.

Hillary Clinton described the 2011 Arab Spring rebellion in eastern Libya as a spontaneous pro-democracy uprising, but the Libyan connection to radical Islamic extremist groups was well known long before 2011.

The region where the rebellion began was a fervid recruiting ground for jihadis who killed American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The leaders of the “civilian uprising” that Hillary Clinton supported were members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) who had pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda. They refused to take orders from non-Islamist commanders and assassinated the then leader of the rebel army, Abdel Fattah Younes.

The LIFG had been jailed under Qaddafi until hundreds of their members were released through a de-radicalization program. That program was spearheaded by an exiled Muslim Brotherhood affiliated Libyan cleric based in Qatar named Ali al-Sallabi. The jihadis pledged they would never use violence against Gaddafi again.

But nearly as soon as the LIFG was released they took up arms against the Qaddafi regime.

Just as there was ample evidence that Hillary’s “pro-democracy protestors” were radical Islamists, there was no truth to the assertion a civilian massacre was imminent.

Libyan doctors told United Nations investigators that, of the more than 200 corpses in Tripoli’s morgues following fighting in late February 2011, only two were female. This indicates Qaddafi’s forces targeted male combatants and did not indiscriminately attack civilians. Nor had Qaddafi forces attacked civilians after retaking towns from the rebels in early February 2011.

While Muammar Qaddafi had a 40-year record of appalling human rights violations, his abuses did not include large-scale attacks on Libyan civilians. We restored full diplomatic relations with Qaddafi in 2007 and he was a key partner in counter-terrorism efforts.

LIFG and affiliated jihadis received at least 18 shipments of arms from Qatar with the blessing of the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reports. The arms shipments were funneled through none other than Ali al-Sallabi, the Qatar cleric who brokered their release from prison.

The Islamists were able to pay for the weapons because Clinton had convinced Obama to grant full diplomatic recognition to the rebels, against the advice of State Department lawyers and the Secretary of Defense.

As the Washington Post reported, this move “allowed the Libyans access to billions of dollars from Qaddafi’s frozen accounts.”

These arms shipments are significant for several reasons. It led to the indictment of American arms dealer Marc Turi who was charged with selling weapons to Islamist militants in Libya through Qatar. The charges were dropped this week after Turi threatened to reveal emails showing Clinton had approved the sales.

Here’s where it gets very sticky for Secretary Clinton. The rebel leaders were on the State Department’s Foreign Terrorist Organization list. It is a direct violation of the law to provide 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.

Nor is the Qatar connection insignificant. Qatar has donated anywhere from $1 to $5 million to the Clinton Foundation, and emails reveal members of the Qatari royal family were privileged with back channel meetings with Secretary Clinton at the State Department. While whipping up support for the Libya military campaign, Clinton told Arab leaders, “it’s important to me personally,” the Washington Post reported.

Hillary Clinton’s prosecution of foreign policy in Libya crossed several lines: she showed extremely bad judgment by ignoring military and intelligence officials, she let personal interests conflict with U.S. foreign policy and, most importantly, she may have broken the law — again.

Any one of these transgressions should disqualify her from holding any kind of leadership role in our government, let alone president of the United States. The last one qualifies Hillary Clinton for government housing, though not in the White House.

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