“Wiki Leaks CONFIRMS Hillary Sold Weapons to ISIS,”
Arms dealer says Clinton and Obama accidentally gave guns to ISIS, Al Qaeda and Benghazi attackers.
Marc Turi faced trial for illegally selling arms, but charges in the five-year, $10million case were dropped on October 5.
That’s because, he told Fox News, Democrats were worried about political blowback for Clinton if it emerged that the government had accidentally put weapons in the hands of America’s enemies.
‘I would say, 100 per cent, I was victimized,’ he told the channel, ‘to somehow discredit me, to throw me under the bus, to do whatever it took to protect their next presidential candidate.’
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Marc Turi (pictured) faced trial for allegedly selling arms to Libya in 2011 despite a UN ban. But he says he was scapegoated after Clinton stole his idea to circumvent ban and screwed up
He says that the government cut him out and sold arms to Libyan rebels during Arab Spring, but the guns went to ISIS, Al Qaeda and Ansar al-Sharia, which was behind Benghazi attack
Turi, 48, told Fox that the Obama administration had wanted to arm Libyan rebels to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi during the Arab Spring uprising, but were stopped by a UN sanction on arms sales to the country.
He said he came up with a plan to sell weapons to US allies in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates who would then pass them on to Libya, but was cut out of the deal by Clinton’s State Department and the CIA, who transported the weapons themselves.
Those weapons, he said, then went to just about everyone in Libya and Syria – friend and foe alike – after rebels got their hands on them.
Fox News asked Turi whether Al Qaeda, Ansar al-Sharia (the group behind the Benghazi attack), or ISIS – which was formed in 1999 – got the weapons; he replied: ‘All of them, all of them, all of them.’
He says the Justice Department then attempted to scapegoat him, charging him with two counts of illegal arms dealing and two of lying on his State Department weapons application – despite him never actually selling anything.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s belief that “Hillary Clinton and her State Department were actively arming Islamic jihadists.” That information came from a 25 July 2015 Assange interview with Democracy Now! journalist Juan González, during which Assange referenced earlier e-mail leaks:
Q: Why did you do this, and what’s the importance, from your perspective, of being able to create a searchable base?
A: Well, WikiLeaks has become the rebel library of Alexandria. It is the single most significant collection of information that doesn’t exist elsewhere, in a searchable, accessible, citable form, about how modern institutions actually behave. And it’s gone on to set people free from prison, where documents have been used in their court cases; hold the CIA accountable for renditions programs; feed into election cycles, which have resulted in the termination of, in some case — or contributed to the termination of governments, in some cases, taken the heads of intelligence agencies, ministers of defense and so on. So, you know, our civilization can only be as good as our knowledge of what our civilization is. We can’t possibly hope to reform that which we do not understand.
So, those Hillary Clinton emails, they connect together with the cables that we have published of Hillary Clinton, creating a rich picture of how Hillary Clinton performs in office, but, more broadly, how the U.S. Department of State operates. So, for example, the disastrous, absolutely disastrous intervention in Libya, the destruction of the Gaddafi government, which led to the occupation of ISIS of large segments of that country, weapons flows going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary Clinton, into jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, that’s there in those emails. There’s more than 1,700 emails in Hillary Clinton’s collection, that we have released, just about Libya alone.
Assange appears to have been asserting that leaked e-mails and cables showed that various actions undertaken by Hillary Clinton and others at the U.S. State Department had resulted in “weapons flows” to “jihadists within Syria, including ISIS.” One could certainly make the case (from material published by WikiLeaks and elsewhere) that during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, the U.S. provided weapons (either directly or indirectly) to various factions in Libya and Syria, that some of those weapons might have ended up in the hands of groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, and ISIS, and that the latter was a foreseeable outcome of the former.
But Assange did not say, nor have any revealed e-mails documented, that Hillary Clinton “sold weapons to ISIS” — that is, that Clinton deliberately and knowingly arranged for the United States to sell weapons to the jihadist militant group known as ISIS. Perhaps her role in shaping the United States’ actions regarding the Libyan intervention and the ongoing Syrian civil war negligently allowed arms to fall into the hands of “jihadists,” but that’s not the same thing as “selling weapons to ISIS.”