New Benghazi Whistleblowers: Stevens Was Involved In Buyback Of Stinger Missiles From Al-Qaeda

More Benghazi whistleblowers are coming forward according to two former U.S. diplomats. According to the former diplomats, these whistleblowers are obtaining legal counsel because they are not protected by whistleblower laws in the areas that they work in.

PJMedia is reporting of an interview with these diplomats:

The former diplomats inform PJM the new revelations concentrate in two areas — what Ambassador Chris Stevens was actually doing in Benghazi and the pressure put on General Carter Ham, then in command of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and therefore responsible for Libya, not to act to protect jeopardized U.S. personnel.

Stevens' mission in Benghazi, they will say, was to buy back Stinger missiles from al-Qaeda groups issued to them by the State Department, not by the CIA. Such a mission would usually be a CIA effort, but the intelligence agency had opposed the idea because of the high risk involved in arming "insurgents" with powerful weapons that endanger civilian aircraft.

Hillary Clinton still wanted to proceed because, in part, as one of the diplomats said, she wanted "to overthrow Gaddafi on the cheap."

This left Stevens in the position of having to clean up the scandalous enterprise when it became clear that the "insurgents" actually were al-Qaeda – indeed, in the view of one of the diplomats, the same group that attacked the consulate and ended up killing Stevens.

Now this is interesting in light of the fact that Greg Hicks, the deputy chief of mission in Libya, testified before Congress on May 8, testified that Stevens was sent to Benghazi by Clinton to convert the outpost into a permanent diplomatic facility.

Rep. Lankford (R-OK) questioned Hicks, and he explained: "According to [Ambassador] Chris [Stevens], Secretary Clinton wanted Benghazi converted into a permanent constituent post. Timing for this decision was important. Chris needed to report before Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year, on the physical and the political and security environment in Benghazi to support an action memo to convert Benghazi from a temporary facility to a permanent facility."

In fact, Jerome Corsi writes, "Hicks explained the directive came from the State Department Office of Near Eastern Affairs, headed by Acting Assistant Secretary Beth Jones, that funds were available to be transferred to Benghazi from a State Department fund set aside for Iraq available, provided the funds transfer had been obligated by September 30."

"He further testified that in May 2012, during his exit with Secretary Clinton following his being sworn in as U.S. Ambassador for Libya, Stevens promised he would give a priority to making sure the U.S. facility at Benghazi was transformed into a permanent constituent post," Corsi added.

While damaging to Clinton, it was omitted from the State Department's Accountability Review Board report. Obviously that would add credibility to Raymond Maxwell's claims that he believes that Clinton and her staff were running the show on the ARB report's investigation, not an independent board. Should these claims be brought to light, they would be far more explosive than Hicks' testimony. It also would add credibility to the theory that the Obama administration was running an international Fast and Furious program.

According to one of the former diplomats, he believes that what took place is similar to the Mike Nichols film Charlie Wilson's War, which is about a clueless congressman who supplies Stinger missiles to Afghan guerrillas. "It's as if Hillary and the others just watched that movie and said 'Hey, let's do that!'" the diplomat said.

He also believes the leaked emails about former CIA director David Petraeus's adultery with his biographer Paula Broadwell was intended to silence him., especially since Petraeus had stated that the command to stand down could have only come from Barack Obama. Petraeus testified that he knew Benghazi was terrorist attack instantly.

Additionally, there is indication that ARFICOM had Special Ops "assets in place that could have come to the aid of the Benghazi consulate immediately (not in six hours)."

Apparently General Ham was told by the White House not to send aid to the men under attack in Benghazi, but he disobeyed the orders. However, the White House then "called his deputy and had the deputy threaten to relieve Ham of his command," according to the diplomat.

Ham quietly retired as head of AFRICOM in April 2013.

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  • bouco

    It looks like Hillary has had some nips and tucks done lately in preparation for her 2016 run. She's counting on her nasty, dirty Benghazi dealings being covered up successfully. Let's all blow her mind, shall we?

  • monacall

    so get pet and ham to testify now they are out of the system

  • casie302

    someone needs to get to the Whistleblowers and let them know American people will back them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Paper trails count!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 9Spoon9

    Ancient history...not news. The "buy back" wasn't just for Stingers...literally tons of weapons and munitions.

  • onooop

    buying missles from the alciada terrorists and selling them to the muslim brohood terrorists!

    • U_Gummah


      Saved the MB a nice sum of money, at the same time eliminating all associated risks.

      Now WHO would do such as thing?


  • YouHateMe

    Arrogant self aggrandizement at its best is what these filthy liars exhibit. Treason indeed.

  • Deb Lanese

    oh well....

  • jimof ct

    If true this post tells a story that borders on treason.
    If General Ham was threatened by a subordinate under orders from the White House to remove him in order to enforce a "stand Down" order when Americans are under attack - I call it treason!
    Somehow the premise here is that whistleblowers are seeking protection IN ORDER FOR THEM TO COME FORWARD TO CONGRESS AND TESTIFY.
    WHERE ARE THE INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS? WHERE IS THE "loyal opposition" that is apparently allowing this kind of repression of investigation.
    Why is General Ham not called before the Congress to acknowledge or deny this story!

  • cas3135

    Ahhhh...... Chicago thuggery at it's finest ....... Time to impeach the bastards ......... Get them all out , NO immunity , then they will stand trial for the MURDER of FOUR AMERICANS !

  • MMort

    I really don't know where to start any conversation, since there are so many horrible things going on in our government. It really is frightening. And I've been in the security loop, but it always surprises me that anyone or any group could think they would get away with these atrocities today. I'm left speechless!!!!!

    • Sutekh

      That's the whole idea. Obama's job, (as described by his REAL emplloyers) is to create as much confusion, chaos, distruust, division and financial problems as possible while the country is at war with an indefatiguable enemy. If the Nazi's could have gotten a half-German half Amerikan male elected to the White House in 1944, we would have lost WWII> That's Obama's job -- to bring us down. His paycheck is whatever money he can steal and hold on to while destroying us..