Seymour Hersh deserves great credit for pursuing his investigation into the scandals of U.S. foreign policy. After reading the two articles on Syria, one must agree that the machinations of the Obama administration are no different from those of the Bush administration.
Some questions and implications come to mind immediately after reading the Hersh article.
Was Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi to assure that surface to air missiles were not transferred to Syria as part of the rat line to rebels?
Hersh doesn't come right out and say this but one can infer that was the case. He points out that the Benghazi consulate was not really a consulate. It was a transfer point for sending weapons from Libyan rebels to Syrian's of the same ilk (i.e., extremist jihadists). Hersh talks about the Obama administration's desire to keep certain weapons from the Syrian rebels. He went into some detail about manpads, devastating weapons used to bring down aircraft, as he wrote about Benghazi.
If Ambassador Steven's was in Benghazi to make sure that manpads were not shipped to Syrian rebels, was the attack on the facility a means of diverting attention to allow the manpads to reach extremist rebels?
We know that local Libyan militias provided consulate security and that their security was sorely wanting. We also know that there was a close relationship between Libyan rebels and the extremist Al Nusra rebels in Syria. Could the Libyan extremists stage an event to help their brothers in arms in Syria?
If the Libyan militia security force staged the attack as a diversion to get manpads to Syrian rebels, could it be that Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan and others in favor of maximum armaments were behind the attack on the consulate?
Erdogan and the neoconservatives in the U.S., UK, and France have been adamant on supplying the best weapons possible to take down the Al Assad led Syrian government. Erdogan's foreign minister was taped developing a plot to attack his own country with missiles to justify a military incursion into Syria just days ago. Erdogan's government is a documented criminal enterprise. Such a plan would be right up his alley.
Hersh's article is an exemplary piece of investigative journalism. His continued efforts will answer these questions and raise many more. Even if he didn't write another word on Obama administration foreign policy, his work in the two articles on Syria represent a major contribution and an example that the mainstream media should emulate.
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