Hillary’s secret war: Clinton approved arms for terrorist enemies of the United States

 

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

– – Wednesday, July 1, 2015

In the course of my work, I am often asked by colleagues to review and explain documents and statutes. Recently, in conjunction with my colleagues Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne, I read the transcripts of an interview Ms. Browne did with a man namedMarc Turi, and Ms. Herridge asked me to review emails to and from State Department and congressional officials during the years when Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state.

What I saw has persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty thatMrs. Clintonprovided material assistance to terrorists and lied to Congress in a venue where the law required her to be truthful. Here is the backstory.

Mr. Turiis a lawfully licensed American arms dealer. In 2011, he applied to the Departments of State and Treasury for approvals to sell arms to the government of Qatar. Qatar is a small Middle Eastern country whose government is so entwined with the U.S. government that it almost always will do what American government officials ask of it.

In its efforts to keep arms from countries and groups that might harm Americans and American interests,Congresshas authorized the Departments of State and Treasury to be arms gatekeepers. They can declare a country or group to be a terrorist organization, in which case selling or facilitating the sale of arms to it is a felony. They also can license dealers to sell.

Mr. Turisold hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of arms to the government of Qatar, which then, at the request of American government officials, were sold, bartered or given to rebel groups inLibyaand Syria. Some of the groups that received the arms were on the U.S. terror list. Thus, the same State and Treasury Departments that licensed the sales also prohibited them.

How could that be?

That’s whereMrs. Clinton’s secretState Departmentand her secret war come in. BecauseMrs. Clintonused her husband’s computer server for all of her email traffic while she was the secretary of state, a violation of three federal laws, few in the State Department outside her inner circle knew what she was up to.

Now we know.

She obtained permission from President Obama and consent from congressional leaders in both houses of Congress and in both parties to arm rebels in Syria and Libya in an effort to overthrow the governments of those countries.

 

Many of the rebelsMrs. Clintonarmed, using the weapons lawfully sold to Qatar byMr. Turiand others, were terrorist groups who are our sworn enemies. There was no congressional declaration of war, no congressional vote, no congressional knowledge beyond fewer than a dozen members, and no federal statute that authorized this.

When Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, askedMrs. Clintonat a public hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Jan. 23, 2013, whether she knew about American arms shipped to the Middle East, to Turkey or to any other country, she denied any knowledge. It is unclear whether she was under oath at the time, but that is legally irrelevant. The obligation to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth toCongresspertains to all witnesses who testify before congressional committees, whether an oath has been administered or not. (Just ask Roger Clemens, who was twice prosecuted for misleadingCongressabout the contents of his urine while not under oath. He was acquitted.)

Here is her relevant testimony:

Mr. Paul: My question is is the U.S. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons buying, selling anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out ofLibya?

Mrs. Clinton: To Turkey? … I will have to take that question for the record. Nobody’s ever raised that with me. I, I .

Mr. Paul: It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving fromLibyaand that they may have weapons and what I’d like to know is the [Benghazi] annex that was close by . Were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons and were any of these weapons transferred to other countries any countries, Turkey included?

Mrs. Clinton: Senator, you will have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex. And I will see what information is available and ahhhh .

Mr. Paul: You are saying you don’t know .

Mrs. Clinton: I do not know. I don’t have any information on that.

At the time thatMrs. Clintondenied knowledge of the arms shipments, she and herState Departmentpolitical designee, Andrew Shapiro, had authorized thousands of shipments of billions of dollars’ worth of arms to U.S. enemies to fight her secret war. Among the casualties of her war were U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three colleagues, who were assassinated at the American consulate in Benghazi, by rebelsMrs. Clintonarmed with American military hardware in violation of American law.

This secret war and the criminal behavior that animated it was the product of conspirators in the White House, theState Department, the Treasury Department, the Justice Department, the CIA and a tight-knit group of members ofCongress. Their conspiracy has now unraveled. Where is the outrage among the balance of Congress?

Hillary Clintonlied toCongress, gave arms to terrorists and destroyed her emails. How much longer can she hide the truth? How much longer can her lawlessness go unchallenged and unprosecuted? Does she really think the American voters will overlook her criminal behavior and put her in the White House where she can pardon herself?

Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is an analyst for the Fox News Channel. He has written seven books on the U.S. Constitution.

Posted by Ainhoa Aristizabal — Unruly Hearts editor

Hillary Clinton: “If I’m President, We Will Attack Iran… We would be Able to Totally Obliterate Them.”

 

 

 

In-depth Report: IRAN: THE NEXT WAR

 

Endless wars are certain no matter who succeeds Obama. Clinton’s finger on the nuclear trigger should terrify everyone. ~ Oliver Stone filmmaker

 

By Stephen Lederman

Note: This piece which is of extreme relevance to the US election campaign was originally published in July 2015.

On July 3, 2015, presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton addressed a hand-picked audience at a Dartmouth College campaign event. She lied calling Iran an “existential threat to Israel… I hope we are able to get a deal next week that puts a lid on (its) nuclear weapons program.”

Even if we do get such a deal, we will still have major problems from Iran. They are the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism.

They use proxies like Hezbollah to sow discord and create insurgencies to destabilize governments. They are taking more and more control of a number of nations in the region and they pose an existential threat to Israel.

We…have to turn our attention to working with our partners to try to reign in and prevent this continuing Iranian aggressiveness.

Fact: US and Israeli intelligence both say Iran’s nuclear program has no military component. No evidence whatever suggests Tehran wants one. Plenty indicates otherwise.

As a 2008 presidential aspirant, she addressed AIPAC’s annual convention saying:

The United States stands with Israel now and forever. We have shared interests….shared ideals….common values. I have a bedrock commitment to Israel’s security.

(O)ur two nations are fighting a shared threat” against Islamic extremism. I strongly support Israel’s right to self-defense (and) believe America should aid in that defense.

I am committed to making sure that Israel maintains a military edge to meet increasing threats. I am deeply concerned about the growing threat in Gaza (and) Hamas’ campaign of terror.

No such campaign exists. The only threats Israel faces are ones it invents.

Clinton repeated tired old lies saying Hamas’ charter “calls for the destruction of Israel. Iran threatens to destroy Israel.”

“I support calling the Iranian Revolutionary Guard what it is: a terrorist organization. It is imperative that we get both tough and smart about dealing with Iran before it is too late.”

She backs “massive retaliation” if Iran attacks Israel, saying at the time:

“I want the Iranians to know that if I’m president, we will attack Iran. In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.”

She endorses using cluster bombs, toxic agents and nuclear weapons in US war theaters. She calls them deterrents that “keep the peace.” She was one of only six Democrat senators opposed to blocking deployment of untested missile defense systems – first-strike weapons entirely for offense.

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CUNY VIDEO: Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in NY Initiative

 

 

 

 

Published on Mar 21, 2016

Cornell Tech, The City University of New York (CUNY), and founding partner Verizon Communications have announced a new tech education initiative targeting young women in the undergraduate and graduate school pipeline that aims to increase the number of women working in technology.

Cuomo should consider all of CUNY’s needs moving forward.

By The Ticker Editorial Board – 80th anniversary, Baruch College

The City College of New York announced that the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education would be expanding into the CUNY School of Medicine. The medical school, which would be the first of its kind in the entire 170-year history of the public university system, would be the latest addition to its ensemble of affordable higher education.

Located in Harlem, the CUNY School of Medicine will open its doors with an enrollment number of 70 and will be in direct partnership with the Saint Barnabas Health System.

Speaking in regards to the opening of the school, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that “This action increases employment, research and learning opportunities for students and faculty. This new school is another step toward making medical care more accessible for all.”

CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken also lent his thoughts on the recent accreditation, saying, “The new medical school is a logical and necessary expansion of the college’s prestigious 40-year old biomedical program.”

Both men certainly are right in regards to this being a logical step for CUNY. With CUNY consisting of 24 institutions—each with a variety of different available courses and majors—one would be surprised to find out that not a single one of those schools would be a true medical school.

And with tuition at the new school set to be at the low price CUNY students are used to, it is safe to say that the new university can bring some much needed lifeblood to New York City’s ever hungry medical field.

While the governor is certainly on the right track with the CUNY School of Medicine, it would be nice if he paid attention to other aspects of the university system, like how CUNY employees have been without contracts since 2010.

The governor has demanded that the universities themselves foot the bill for any wage increase that their employees receive. Such a move would drastically hurt CUNY’s budget, and it would be the students left in the wake of such an action. With more tuition raises likely to come in the future, it will soon be hard to justify lauding CUNY for its affordability.

If Cuomo truly believes that this new university will serve to be beneficial in increasing opportunities for students, then it is imperative that the state plays a much bigger role in its funding  of the university system. It is hard to believe that the governor thinks expanding the university while simultaneously neglecting educators is a good idea.