While appearing on Laura Ingraham’s radio show, Thursday morning, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was asked about the testimony of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton relative to the Benghazi attacks on 9/11.
Via Walid Shoebat:
At the end of this clip via the Daily Caller (h/t Diana West), Boehner addresses the question asked of Clinton by Rand Paul, which involved whether or not the CIA Annex was being used as a hub for gun trafficking.
Here is the relevant portion transcribed:
Ingraham: Mr. Speaker, Rand Paul asked a question about funneling perhaps arms from Turkey through that CIA Annex to be shipped ultimately to Syrian rebels. Hillary Clinton – there was about four or five beats before she answered the question. Do you know anything about this and have you been briefed on any possibilities…?
Boehner: I’m somewhat familiar with the chatter about this and the fact that these arms were moving toward Turkey but most of what I know about this came from a classified source and really can’t elaborate on it.
You can listen to the audio at the link.
So John Boehner, the Speaker of the House is familiar with this classified material, but the Secretary of State is not?
Recall how “shocked” she was at the question:
Paul: …Is the United States involved with an procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling, anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?
Clinton: To Turkey? I will have to take that question for the record. Nobody’s ever raised that with me.
Paul: It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that they may have weapons, and what I would like to know is, the annex that was close by – were they involved with procuring, buying, selling weapons, and are these weapons being transferred to other countries? Any countries, Turkey included?
Clinton: Well Senator, you’ll have to direct that question to the agency that ran the Annex. I will see what information is available…
Paul: You’re saying you don’t know?
Clinton: I do not know. I have no information on that.
She’s a world class liar, is she not? But we shouldn’t expect any less from a Clinton.
Me on Twitter, yesterday during the hearing:
Clinton doth protest too much on Rand Paul’s question about weapons from Libya to Syria via Turkey. She’s never heard of such a thing!
— Nice Deb (@NiceDeb) January 23, 2013
Shouldn’t Republicans be pressing this issue a little harder given the possibility that our people in Benghazi were killed with weapons we supplied the jihadis? That seems somewhat important…
Robert Spencer, FrontPageMagazine: Hillary Lets the Jihadist Cat Out of the Bag:
After four years of pretending there is no jihad against the free world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blurted out the truth during her testimony on the Benghazi jihad massacre Wednesday: “We now face a spreading jihadist threat,” she said, adding: “We have to recognize this is a global movement.”
We do? Yet the Obama administration has for years steadfastly and repeatedly denied both that there was a jihadist threat at all and that it was a global movement. So far has the Obama administration been from acknowledging that there was a jihad threat that less than two months into Obama’s first term, on March 16, 2009, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano noted proudly that in her first testimony to Congress, “I did not use the word ‘terrorism,’ I referred to ‘man-caused’ disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.”
Keep reading. Spencer has a long memory and has been keeping tabs.
The panel discusses Clinton’s testimony on Libya and the question that she did and did not answer.
Michelle Obama’s Mirror: If it weren’t for low integrity…
“There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity…You can smell it. It smells like death.” Big Daddy, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Let me see, I think I have this correct: Ron Paul’s son accused Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of, a) culpability in the death of Ambassador Stevens and 3 others, b) inadequate leadership and c) covering up a covert US arms smuggling operation to Syrian “freedom fighters.” Wow! That would make a great movie. It’s sort of like the Iran Contra guns-for-hostages Affair except that the guns went to the bad guys, there weren’t any hostages until after the gun deal went down, and the State Controlled Media doesn’t think it’s important enough to report on.
And what is it about Big Guy’s Administration and guns? They can’t seem to keep track of them unless they belong to U.S. citizens.