Monday, June 9, 2014

Hillary's Missile Deal Cost US Lives

Hillary's Legacy - Providing the Missiles to the Taliban to shoot down US helicopters  [Eyre International]

Click here for related article [Steve Gunn - Progressives Today]

Clinton & Morsi planning Benghazi?         

Early in 2011, Hillary Clinton, then Secretary of State, had the CIA provide Qatar [our Ally] a variety of weapons with which to bring down the Libyan regime of Qadafi -- with whom we had an explicit agreement on several levels, one of which was that he would provide US Intelligence critical information on terrorist organizations throughout the region.

In the end, Clinton provided Qatar with sophisticated weaponry, which was then provided to the Taliban.  Qadafi was indeed deposed, and of course, we lost one of our most valuable intelligence assets in the war on terror.

We wondered about the double-cross on Qadafi, but then, once we calculated that the Saudis regarded Qadafi as a competitor, and the European Union regarded Libya as an excellent source of free oil, there wasn't much to figure out as to why the Mr obama [the Saudi king's acolyte] would destroy one of our most valuable intelligence resources and reduce the supply of oil on the world market.

But, let's get back to that weaponry.

Some of you may recall that the Benghazi debacle was closely tied to illegal weapons transfers, an issue Ambassador Stevens was intent on investigating and revealing.  He was reporting on these transfers via secret communications in Italy since he could not trust his own CIA Station Chief to safeguard the communications; in fact, it appears he was up against the CIA Station Chief in these transfers -- caught between the CIA and the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

So, what were the weapons provided to Qatar, and how did they come into play?

Thanks Hillary
As you may recall,
a US Black Hawk helicopter was shot down north of Kandahar City in August 2012
-- with two US SEALs and an EOD [Explosive Ordinance Disposal] expert killed;

in August, 2011, the Taliban shot down a CH-47 Chinook killing all 38 on-board, to include 25 Special Ops personnel.

After a long investigation, it turns out that the Taliban's weapons of choice were US missiles, originally believed to have been provided to Afghan insurgents during their resistance against the Soviet Union in the 1980s.

US Stinger Missile in the wrong hands     []

That fantasy was debunked when EOD experts determined that the missiles were of a much more recent vintage;

a serial number found on an unexploded part of one of the Stinger missiles
-- tied it to the batch provided, by order of Hillary Clinton in 2011, via the CIA to Qatar
-- which then provided them to the Taliban.

Russian SA-24 shoulder fired SAM [Igla-S]      []

According to the US Special Operations Community, between 50 - 60 of those CIA Stinger missiles were delivered to the Taliban in 2012, while an additional 200 Russian SA-24 Igla-S SAMs [Surface to Air Missiles] also were delivered to the Taliban.

None of this comes as a real surprise since the CIA has not really answered to anyone in recent years, much less the SSCI [Senate Select Committee on Intelligence].

Hillary Clinton's lack of foreign policy experience, and her minuscule understanding of Intelligence operations made her an absolute patsy in this process -- but it was a role she relished because it gave her a sense of power
-- and once again, it cost American lives.

But, this little tidbit fits neatly into the Benghazi scenario, doesn't it?