As most of us know, the Obama administration secretly approved arms shipments to the Libyan rebels despite their al-Qaeda links. The administration want to arm the Syrian rebels (and secretly are) who also have strong al-Qaeda links. Sound familiar? Think Fast & Furious on an international level and instead of arming Mexican drug cartels the Obama regime armed al-Qaeda linked terrorist.
From Fox News:
A U.S. congressman is complaining that the Pentagon has ignored his inquiries into whether the U.S. is helping facilitate the movement of arms from Libya to the Syrian opposition.
“If it is true, it’s disturbing. The U.S. doesn’t have a good record of arming so-called rebel groups and in some cases those weapons have been used against us and our allies,” said Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Poe has posed the question twice to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The inquiries from Poe and others on Capitol Hill come amid claims that weapons are at least traveling from Libya to Syria. Sources told Fox News last week that the movement of arms from Libya to support Syrian fighters is well-known in Benghazi and began almost immediately after the fall of Muammar Qaddafi.
Following a report in Britain’s Sunday Times that the Obama administration was facilitating that movement, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland flatly denied the charge.
“It was a false report,” she said. Nuland later added: “We are providing nonlethal assistance. Other countries are making other choices. … We have not changed our policy.”
So far, however, Panetta has not responded to the letters sent by Poe, the first of which was sent Oct. 31.
The letters pose a number of questions about whether the U.S. was facilitating movement of weapons from Libya to Syria as some reports have suggested.
“It has been blissful silence” said Poe, who added “so far the administration hasn’t given the answer, but we will eventually get it.”