Former Special Forces Commander: It’s reasonable to be suspicious of US sending arms to Syria via Benghazi

This is probably the most ignored/overlooked story of the tragedy in Benghazi that happened Sept. 11, 2011. But apparently this former Special Forces Commander believes gun trafficking from Bengahzi to Syria, via Turkey, could have been the reason we were even in Benghazi:

CNS NEWS – Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin—who is the former commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command, the former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and who, in the 1990s, worked with the CIA—told in a video interview last week that he believes it is a reasonable supposition that the U.S. was supporting or planning to support the Syrian rebels via Benghazi, Libya.

The CIA, however, says Boykin’s supposition is erroneous and that the U.S. was not conducting or planning covert action to support Syrian rebels through Benghazi.

“These assertions are both baseless and flat wrong,” a CIA spokesperson told on Tuesday.

Boykin, who retired from the Army in 2007, believes that such an action, or planned action, would help explain why Amb. Chris Stevens was in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, visiting that city for the first time since he had departed from it in November 2011 after having served there as a special envoy to the Libyan rebels who overthrew the Qaddafi regime.

“Then what was Stevens doing there on September 11 of 2012?” Boykin said in an interview with “More supposition was that he was now funneling guns to the rebel forces in Syria, using essentially the Turks to facilitate that. Was that occurring, (a), and if so, was it a legal covert action?”

Before terrorists attacked the State Department’s Special Mission Compound in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, Amb. Stevens had met there with a Turkish diplomat.

About two hours after Amb. Stevens escorted the diplomat out of the main gate of the compound, dozens of terrorists swarmed through the same gate, beginning the series of attacks that would result in the deaths of Amb. Stevens, State Department Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and former Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, who were working for the CIA.


Also, I’d like to note that Ran Paul asked Hillary about this in the Benghazi hearing this morning. She acted like she’d never heard the question before and basically said she doesn’t know and would have to get back to him.

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  • Army_Pilot1967

    If I were a betting man, I’d bet that Hillary isn’t going to provide many, if any, definitive answers to questions asked about the Benghazi tragedy. She’ll use the ol’ politicians’ gimmick of double-talk and talking in endless circles, but never directly answering the question(s).

    • sjmom

      Let’s remember she is married to the “IS” man.

  • aposematic

    This really does, as many other reports of suspicious goings on, point out the very real problem we as Americans are facing: Can anyone believe with even the most remote bit of confidence anything our present Government and their propaganda Media/Press spits out?

    • sjmom

      Short answer; NO!

  • This is ignored. The media just yawns about it including Fox.

    Weapons peddling seems to be the most likely story as to why they were in Benghazi to begin with. However if that is indeed the case, it makes things worse because the government was not only passing weapons illegally but they purposely made their ambassador and three others sitting ducks in the process.

    • colliemum

      Fast & Furious in the Middle East- because it worked so well with Mexico …

      • Yes but it is worse. think back to the previous Republican administrations from Ford to present. We had accusations and outright scandals about funneling arms to other countries. Democrats screamed and put laws on the books about it…LAWS THEY ARE NOW PURPOSELY BREAKING.

        What is more, forget about all of the lying, hypocrisy, law breaking, etc., what they are doing will touch off a world war that we will have to be involved in.

        The ripple effect to this is enormous and it is impeachable at all levels.

        • colliemum

          So true – but being dems, they firmly believe that laws are for other people, like Republicans, not for them.

          As for the ramifications – they are incalculable. The thought alone of Patriot missiles being stationed in Turkey should make everybody’s blood run cold.

          • Especially since the Iron Burqha is descending across Turkey.

        • aposematic

          Col. North comes to mind for one.

    • Betsey_Ross

      Did some of those weapons go to Algeria? There are probably dots to be connected there, too. BHO has a terrible problem with guns. Plenty for his Muslim friends, ours are under scrutiny and possible confiscation.

      • I don’t know but it stands to reason that they did since we now have news reports of a couple of Algerians being involved in the murders. Right now people are mobilizing from all over the ME, here, Europe, and Africa either to fight for Assad or against Assad. Any weapons funneled into that situation no matter the intent is a crime against humanity and more specifically against a whole lot of laws.

      • sjmom

        We’re on the same page again Betsey. In the last day or two I also saw something about the mastermind in Algeria had been trained in Afghanistan by the CIA. Not sure if this is when the Russians were there or not.

    • sjmom

      To say nothing about aiding and abetting enemies of the state which is treasonous. AlQaeda is still our enemy, right????????

      • Yep! Technically speaking but you are starting to get the impact and ripple effect of exactly what I am saying.

    • tinlizzieowner

      You don’t think the Obama ‘machine’ could rescue Stevens and then have to worry about him possibly spilling the beans about the weapons smuggling later, do you?

    • 1endtimes2020

      If Ambassador Chris Stevens was a pawn in this, that could be “the motive” Hillary said they were ‘investigating’. She certainly isn’t going to make any confessions in public. Understandable. Terrorists may have seen Chris escorting a Turkish diplomat to the gates, and formed their own conclusions, and anger….and ‘motive’.
      However, the bottom line is this; why was Chris Stevens’ urgent emails for help denied? There was 7 hours leeway that would have provided some assistance. Even one helicopter to get him, and marines, out of there. If it would have been Obama or Biden or Hillary that was trapped there, the cries for help would not have been denied.
      Chris, and the marines were expendable, and that’s the only difference.
      To be continued ??

      • He wasn’t a pawn. More than likely he was complicit. This whole scenario is the frog and the scorpion. They didn’t expect to get stung.

  • colliemum

    Hillary tried hard to wriggle out of Rand Paul’s question, giving the impression of totl incompetence: she never heard of anything, Turkey, what is that?

    Because she tried so hard not to answer, I tend to believe that LtGen Boykin is right.

  • deeme

    TREASON…so our relationship with Syria and Libya is starting to look alot like Russia’s to Iran..Helping the enemy to attack U.S…

    • sjmom

      You’re singing my song.

  • sjmom

    I’ll believe General Boykin on this one. Fox has reported a few things on this story and in reality if it was or is an undercover op why would the CIA tell the truth about it? They wouldn’t. Secondly, I don’t believe anyone connected with this administration.

  • anneinarkansas

    When asked about arms from Libya via Turkey, Hillary pled innocent of anything.
    Thanks to the Obama controlled media, America is being kept in the dark.
    Dark, dark days lie ahead.

    • sue-marie

      Yes..Anne…this media of today is a disgrace to the American people. Hillary KNEW about the arms being shipped and the Senators KNEW she was lying.

  • Bryan Ewbank

    This is the key question to me. Yes, the four deaths are bad too, but what were we doing there and why? Who authorized the gun running? Sounds quite a bit like another event much closer to home – which O is fast and furiously denying.

  • 12grace

    Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin is a man of great honor and integrity and I believe what he said about Benghazii.

    Never Surrender: A Soldier’s Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom

    • bgth021

      I also believe what he said. But he needs to keep his mouth shut. We have a bad habit of giving away trade secrets for political gains. Oli North is one example.

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  • 1endtimes2020

    Oh Oh, If there was a cover up about sending arms to Turkey, there’s a problem; Turkey can’t stand the U.S. They would take arms from a U.S. President, tho, especially when the President is an anti-Israel muslim. If Ambassador Chris Stevens got wind of this, he might have had to be ‘sacrificed’ to protect Hillary, Biden and Obama. The FBI or CIA could probably shed light on this, if there’s anything to it. A lot of TRS commentators are probably too young to know how the Clintons were under suspicion of having murdered a man named Foster. I don’t remember what position he had in the government, but apparently he found something out. He was found dead sitting with his back leaning on a tree in a park. This happened before Bill was elected President. The liberal media didn’t prsue the suspicion, and I don’t know what role the police had in that whole thing.
    When I saw the daggers thrown by Hillary today at Republican senators, I thought to myself “If looks could kill”, especially at Paul and Duncan. NO ONE talks to HER like that!!!!
    I’m sure Hillary is worried about her future as a candidate for president.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Of course the US CIA didn’t do it. (wink, wink) They used a ‘private contractor.’ So their hands are ‘clean.’