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Rand Paul: Was Benghazi Op Running Guns? - Senator Says Evidence From Catastrophe Suggests A Political Operation Went Awry

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WASHINGTON – The Obama administration appears to be covering up a gun-running scheme in Benghazi that fell apart when jihadists attacked the U.S. mission there, killing Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others, charges Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

Paul said he’s concerned by the “lack of security in advance of the attack, how they responded to the attack and the political coverup after the attack.”

Paul said the evidence suggests political motivations throughout, and it appears that a larger agenda was at work.

In an interview with WND, the senator said his “suspicion, although I don’t have any proof, is that guns were being smuggled out of Libya, through Turkey and into Syria.”

“And that may be what the CIA annex was doing there,” Paul said, “and the coverup was an attempt to massage and get over this issue without getting into the gun trade.”

His comments came in the wake of congressional hearings in which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally was questioned about the calamity on her watch.

Paul said he “was very surprised she had never read any of the cables.”

“I found it to be inexcusable,” he said. “It is her job and … it is a dereliction of duty.”

Clinton claimed she didn’t see a classified State Department cable sent Aug. 16 that said the Benghazi consulate could not defend against a “coordinated attack.”

Paul made headlines during the hearings when he grilled Clinton on her “failings” regarding the Benghazi attack.


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    • teapartyguardian

      “What difference does it make”, when we have a marginally documented poser in cheif?

      • teapartyguardian

        Cheif? Maybe I meant chief……

    • g-man

      this smug little guy was castrated by clinton with his dumber than dumb question about guns going to turkey. he made a complete ass out of himself at the hearing, looked like gnat nibbling on an elephants ass.

    • Maddox123

      Thanks for catching up to the rest of us Senator Paul!

      Benghazi WAS a gun-running operation that was winding down at the time of the attack. 30 tons of weapons were taken out of Libya by CIA and sent to the Turkish border and then into Syria.

    • Nam Marine

      Then WHY doesn’t this man DO something about it? No one has any b-lls to take on this Muslim!

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