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U.S. Military Training Terrorists in Libya?

Hagel and Dempsey: Ok with training the Libyans?



The U.S. Military will reportedly begin training Senator John McCain’s “heroes” in Libya despite knowing that terrorists will likely be on the receiving end of such training. The Libyans will be the beneficiaries of both conventional and Special Ops training. The Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have reportedly been apprised and are ok with it.

Hagel and Dempsey: Ok with training the Libyans?

The Washington Free Beacon’s Bill Gertz quotes Admiral William McRaven of U.S. Special Ops Command as saying the following during a recent panel discussion:

“We are going to have to assume some risks,” McRaven said. “Right now we have the authorities to do that training, and I think as a country we have to say there is probably some risk that some of the people we will be training with do not have the most clean records, but at the end of the day it is the best solution we can find to train them to deal with their own problems.” {emphasis ours}

Training terrorists is the best solution?

It was learned this past July and further confirmed last week that the attackers in Benghazi who killed four Americans were highly organized, coordinated, and well trained. In fact, a man suspected of possibly leading the attack – Tarek Taha Abu Al-Azm – received military training in the U.S. according to multiple Arabic sources.

Al-Azm: Benghazi suspect trained by U.S. Military.

Evidence also suggests that Al-Azm was the real leader of the Jamal Network,



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