Although the news media and Democrats believe government control of guns owned by Americans is politically necessary, what may be equally important is the investigation into the President Barack Obama-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton illegal weapons deal in Libya that helped to arm the Syrian-based Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The thinking in 2012 was that the fall of the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad made a U.S.- Muslim terrorist alliance worth the few negative news stories or Republican criticisms
“Let’s be honest with ourselves: Obama and Clinton knew they can pull off any scam on Americans with little if any backlash. They learned it through experience,” said former military intelligence operative and police counter-terrorism unit member, Josiah Mallensky. “Even today – in the midst of a presidential election – a large number of voters will turn a blind eye to ‘crooked Hillary’s’ shenanigans past, present and future,” he added.
U.S. intelligence documents released to a government watchdog have confirmed suspicions that the United States and some of its so-called coalition partners had actually facilitated the rise of al-Qaida in Iraq (AQII) which became ISIS as an effective adversary against the government of the Syrian dictator President Assad. In addition, ISIS members were initially trained by members and hired contractors from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) at facilities in Jordan in 2012. The original goal was to weaken the Syrian government which had engaged in war crimes against their own people, according to a number of reports.
The non-profit, non-partisan Judicial Watch — a group known for its investigation of government corruption and abuse — had obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified documents from both the US Department of Defense and Hillary Clinton’s poorly run State Department through a federal lawsuit.
One of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) documents declared that President Obama and his counterparts within the anti-Assad coalition considered the establishment of a Salafist organization in eastern Syria in order to hasten the downfall of the Assad regime. “And this is exactly what the supporting powers to the (Syrian) opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime,” said the DIA report, which had been formerly classified until its release.
The contents of that document had been submitted by the Obama White House to the U.S. Central Command (CENCOM), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its directorates, as well as to the State Department.
Military intelligence officials had also warned that any further damage caused by the Syrian civil war might have an adverse effect on the fragile government in neighboring Iraq. The intelligence analysis predicted that such a situation could lead to al-Qaida in Iraq (AQII) returning especially in the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Ramadi.
The DIA report also predicted that ISIS would declare a caliphate through its affiliation with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, including members of what the Obama administration terms “core al-Qaida.” to differentiate it from offshoots such as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which is creating havoc in Yemen and North Africa.
The now declassified documents appear to confirm that the U.S., the European Union and other nations viewed Muslim extremists in ISIS as “a strategic asset toward regime change in Syria.” As a result, parts of Iraq have been in chaos since ISIS began to cross the Syrian border in early June 2014.
The documents obtained by Judicial Watch also provide the first official documentation that the Obama administration was well aware that weapons were being shipped from Benghazi to rebel troops — including members from ISIS, the Al-Nusra Front and other Islamist terror groups — in Syria. An October 2012 report confirms:
- Weapons from the former Libyan military’s stockpiles were shipped from the port of Benghazi, Libya, to the Port of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, both in Syria.
- The weapons shipped during late-August 2012 were Sniper rifles, RPG’s, and 125 mm and 155mm Howitzers.
- The deadly and shocking attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission that saw four Americans — including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens — slaughtered by jihadists occurred just weeks after the weapons shipment.
“The released documents tell the story of Democrats actually engaging in illegal operations that their far-left soulmates once accused President [George W.] Bush of ordering his subordinates to secretly perform,” said political strategist Mike Baker. “Also, remember the millions of dollars spent on a special prosecutor when the Bush administration allegedly leaked the identity of a CIA ‘covert agent’ named Valerie Plame? It’s been revealed that several names of secret CIA operatives traveled through cyberspace unencrypted and sent from a privately-owned Clinton Internet server,” Baker noted.