The Massive Amount of Weapons Meant for Libyan Rebels That Actually Ended Up in Terrorists’ Hands

The Massive Amount of Weapons Meant for Libyan Rebels That Actually Ended Up in Terrorists’ Hands

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Members of the Libyan military force under the ruling of the National Transitional Council wave their national flag as they parade along a main street in Tripoli 14 February 2012.  Image courtesy of Alakhbar
Members of the Libyan military force under the ruling of the National Transitional Council wave their national flag as they parade along a main street in Tripoli 14 February 2012. Image courtesy of Alakhbar

 

The Blaze (Sara Carter)

Up to $500 million worth of weapons intended for Libyan rebel fighters ended up in the hands of terrorists since the country’s uprising began in 2011, former senior military officials and current members of the intelligence community told TheBlazeThose weapons, provided to rebels with tacit approval from the United States during the 2011 Libyan civil war, ended up in the hands of Al Qaeda-linked militants and ultimately may have played a role in the deadly Benghazi attacks.

The Libyan rebels have refused to give up the arms, and bloody clashes between tribes have thrust the fragile nation into lawlessness. 

At the start of the Libyan civil war, which began as part of the Arab Spring movement, the U.S. and Europe had difficulties telling friend from foe. Al Qaeda sympathizers and extremists were directly woven into the fabric of the rebel fighters…..

 

Read Part One of Sarah Carter’s Report entitled, “Source: U.S. Knew Weapons and Aid Were Going to Al Qaeda-Linked Militants in Libya

 

LINKS:
http://english.al-akhbar.com/node/4253
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/04/29/the-massive-amount-of-weapons-meant-for-libyan-rebels-that-actually-ended-up-in-terrorists-hands/
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/04/28/source-u-s-knew-weapons-and-aid-were-going-to-al-qaeda-linked-militants-in-libya/

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