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Anyone else hearing the new Bengazi theory being floated around ? (Original Post) kacekwl Aug 2016 OP
Not new. eom DURHAM D Aug 2016 #1
Yes, I had heard about this before. CentralMass Aug 2016 #2
Sounds like something Ronald Reagan would do. n/t Greybnk48 Aug 2016 #3
Nope. I don't pay attention to that bullshit. Iggo Aug 2016 #4
Quadafi had a major weapons cache. After he was overthrown CentralMass Aug 2016 #8
Wingnut meme from a while back. yellowcanine Aug 2016 #5
Not new. Google and see. Wilms Aug 2016 #6
Running Guns Through Mena Airport DoBotherMe Aug 2016 #7
That actually did happen. Are you saying Iran/Contra never happened? karynnj Aug 2016 #9
Yes, I know, but it was blamed on Clinton DoBotherMe Aug 2016 #10
I tend to ask did it happen and if so was it right ? CentralMass Aug 2016 #12
True, but it did happen karynnj Aug 2016 #19
Not new, not wingnut. Not a joking matter unc70 Aug 2016 #11
Bengazi - The Musical Glassunion Aug 2016 #13
It's more of a tragedy. CentralMass Aug 2016 #14
Thanks for all the info. kacekwl Aug 2016 #15
looks like we will be hearing more feathateathn Aug 2016 #16
That is a Right Wing site -- Hell Hath No Fury Aug 2016 #20
The link contains a now declassified e-mail between Sidney Blumenthal and amandabeech Aug 2016 #21
On Swift Boats. lpbk2713 Aug 2016 #17
That's not new Capt. Obvious Aug 2016 #18


(15,307 posts)
8. Quadafi had a major weapons cache. After he was overthrown
Wed Aug 3, 2016, 10:31 AM
Aug 2016

some referred to Libya as an "Arms Bazaar" as this huge store of weapons was being sold on the black market. Articles that I read mentioned that the weapons were involved in at least 40 conflicts in the region. There were certainly credible articles and reports on that.

I won't site anything or promote any conspiracy theor3y but is doesn't seem like a stretch.

IMO we need to to pay attention to things like this. .we have overtly and possibly covertly armed much of the region.


(35,754 posts)
5. Wingnut meme from a while back.
Wed Aug 3, 2016, 10:10 AM
Aug 2016

It has as much truth as the "Khan is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood" falsehood.


(59,654 posts)
9. That actually did happen. Are you saying Iran/Contra never happened?
Wed Aug 3, 2016, 10:46 AM
Aug 2016

While it took longer for the CIA to admit they turned a blind eye to drug running that supported it, arming the Contras was completely exposed in the early 1990s.


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10. Yes, I know, but it was blamed on Clinton
Wed Aug 3, 2016, 10:53 AM
Aug 2016

by the right wing. As is happening again with the Benghazi "Clinton scandal"


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19. True, but it did happen
Wed Aug 3, 2016, 04:23 PM
Aug 2016

I always assumed that the federal government told the state there was a secret program that he was not to examine. I have never heard anything credible implicating Bill Clinton.


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11. Not new, not wingnut. Not a joking matter
Wed Aug 3, 2016, 10:58 AM
Aug 2016

We at DU knew this almost immediately following the attacks. The Benghazi cover story had problems from the first day. First, there was no consulate in Benghazi -- nothing on Google or on the State Department's web site or list of official diplomatic sites. There had been mentions here and there concerning efforts in that part of Libya to resecure some of the massive cache of weapons that had been shipped into Libya. Those reports indicated a probable CIA involvement, more likely given the Ambassador's ties to the agency and his role during the overthrow of the government.

The reports at that time described how the small and medium arms were being routed through Turkey and were going to rebel groups fighting Assad in Syria. The linked Business Insider article is later, but consistent with what was discussed earlier here at DU.

BTW Notice the careful choice of words by Clinton and Obama in the early press briefings about Benghazi. Notice they do not use the term consulate.



(9,893 posts)
21. The link contains a now declassified e-mail between Sidney Blumenthal and
Wed Aug 3, 2016, 06:18 PM
Aug 2016

HRC. It is probably one of the e-mails that the original Guccifer obtained when he hacked into Blumenthal's AOL account. I saw quite a few of those e-mails two years ago when Guccifer first put them out and this looks familiar to me.

Capt. Obvious

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18. That's not new
Wed Aug 3, 2016, 12:13 PM
Aug 2016

That's actually what has the lesser insane people up in arms for the past however many years.

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