This is going to shock absolutely no one, particularly those who heard the rumors early on of just what the heck American Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens was doing in the desert the night of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, but it looks like Hillary Clinton may have pulled an Oliver North.
The Washington Times has obtained documents – complete in folders – from the Benghazi compound that outline a gun running operation to the people looking to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi.
The State Department initially approved a weapons shipment from a California company to Libyans seeking to oust Moammar Gadhafi in 2011 even though a United Nations arms ban was in place, according to memos recovered from the burned-out compound in Benghazi.
The documents, obtained by The Washington Times, show U.S. diplomats at the Benghazi compound were keeping track of several potential U.S.-sanctioned shipments to allies, one or more of which were destined for the Transitional National Council, the Libyan movement that was seeking to oust Gadhafi and form a new government.
The shipment itself was to come from a California firm called Dolarian Capital, an American arms merchant. It was to include:
…rocket launchers, grenade launchers, 7,000 machine guns and 8 million rounds of ammunition, much of it new and inexpensive hardware originally produced in the former Soviet bloc of Eastern Europe, according to an itemized list included in the end use certificate.
Anybody other than a Clinton – and a member of the Obama Administration at that – pulls this and they’d be in the Supermax in Florence, Colorado by now. The ban on such arms shipments, yes, comes from the United Nations, but the United States did comply with it.
As it happens, the arms were never actually shipped. The State Department revoked the end user agreement, after it was initially approved. BUT, there was a deal in the works and the consulate in Benghazi had all the paperwork. This just happens to all coincide with the time period surrounding the missing Hillary Clinton emails, and it’s smelling a whole lot like one great big plain and simple cover-up.
Wonder if Trey Gowdy is going to touch on it tomorrow. Stay tuned.
H/T – Conservative Treehouse