Who cares about Holder and gun running in Mexico when we might have been supplying arms to al-Qaeda? If true, makes you wonder if any made their way to Iraq or Afghanistan and were used to kill our troops. Ha. What am I saying. That could never happen.

The speculation surrounding the sudden resignation of CIA Chief General David Petraeus is focusing in large part on his role in an alleged cover-up of the attacks against the U.S. mission in Benghazi this past September. Perhaps overlooked is the CIA’s role in purportedly using the Benghazi mission to coordinate U.S. aid to Syrian opposition groups and information those same insurgents include jihadists openly acting under the al-Qaida umbrella.
As KleinOnline reported, questions remain about the nature of U.S. support for the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, including reports the U.S.-aided rebels that toppled Muammar Gadhafi’s regime in Libya consisted of al-Qaida and jihad groups. The U.S. provided direct assistance, including weapons and finances, to the Libyan rebels. Similarly, the Obama administration is currently aiding the rebels fighting Assad’s regime in Syria amid widespread reports that al-Qaida jihadists are included in the ranks of the Free Syrian Army. Earlier this month, Obama announced $50 million more in aid to the Syrian rebels.

During the revolution against Gadhafi’s regime, the U.S. admitted to directly arming the rebel groups. At the time, rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi admitted in an interview that a significant number of the Libyan rebels were al-Qaida fighters, many of whom had fought U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  1. George says:

    Why do we continue to give arms to all these unsavory people unless the administration is truly inline with their aims and goals? It is clear that giving arms to the bad guys has never made them love us, so the only reason to do it would be that believe in their cause.

    • NobodySpecial says:

      We do it because the bad guys hate other bad guys that we hate.
      I’m pretty sure that neither Churchill nor Roosevelt were huge buddies of Stalin, but it was rather convenient at the time to give him weapons.

      We originally created and armed Al-Queda because we didn’t like the Russians and – arming bunch of people in Afghanistan is never going to really affect us because we are a long way away.

      • The Monster's Lawyer says:

        so true. But does it make it right? It’s not like we have to make an “either this or that” decision. There is a third option which is stay out of the fracas altogether and let the chips fall where they may. This of course goes against our mandate since post WWII of spreading democracy throughout the world.
        We can still support the mandate but our rationale for supplying aide should be tempered with some notion of allegiance or reciprocation from the prospective aide recipients. In other words, “we don’t mind helping you out, but if you don’t show some proof of friendliness, forget about it.” This is similar to the giving of loans. You have to show some worthiness of the investment.

  2. Hyph3n says:

    I don’t understand how outing Petraeus’ infidelities will keep him for testifying or even talking? He can’t testify as head of the CIA, but congress can still subpoena him.

    I think there may be another shoe to drop over this Patreus affair (pardon the pun), but it’s not going to be about the CIA’s role in Benghazi.

    • NobodySpecial says:

      It’s also going to put a huge burden on interns.

      The scene at CIA/FBI/DEA/DHS/SEC etc HQ.
      Mr Director – the press have discovered our criminal/negligent/incompetent activities.
      Shit – better fuck and intern and resign before congress get round to investigating it.

  3. J.Q.Adams says:

    Conspiracy crappola. Go eat breakfast. Mommy made oatmeal for you. It’s better for your brains.

  4. dave m brewer says:

    He throws the baseball like a girl. He better be a good catcher and like the reach-a-rounds pitch.

  5. Sea Lawyer says:

    The problem is whether or not this actually is true or not, our government is continually involved in so much shady, back room business that it could be true.

  6. Sea Lawyer says:

    This country is repeatedly making the proverbial “deal with the devil” and then turns around and acts the victim when it all blows up in our face.

  7. sargasso_c says:

    He is my pick for a Republican presidential candidate in 2016.

  8. Richard says:

    No, I think it was because of the botched attempt to steal Canada’s strategic maple syrup reserves.

  9. Cap'nKangaroo says:

    I was going to read the article but I decided to see where it came from first. I had no knowledge of WorldNetDaily so I consulted the all-knowing Wikipedia.

    After reading the Wikipedia article on them, I decided my time would be better spent scratching my nose.

  10. MikeN says:

    I informed you of the gunrunning angle weeks ago. Ultimate source is NOT WorldNetDaily, but a retired CIA officer.

  11. Public says:

    Nytimes has an article suggesting that we should all be afraid our mail is being read by the government, since the government workers mail was. Bullshit. Patreus violated the same classified info laws as manning, and he should be put into solitary with manning too. Patreus is a leaking cunt, with whom I share not a bit of empathy for violating the law. Meanwhile, manning sits in solitary while the leaking cunt who has or had great responsibilities and connections evidently as a top agency boss gets to go home free? Fuck him.

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