Monday, December 17, 2012

Why didn't Obama seek stricter gun-control measures in Libya?

In the wake of last week's tragic shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the White House on Monday said that President Obama would seek some stricter gun-control measures as part of a "comprehensive solution" to curb gun violence.

The question arises, however, why didn't President Obama seek stricter gun-control measures in Libya?

The Eurasia Review reported last week:
President Barack Obama secretly approved an arms transfer to Libyan rebels through Qatar at the height of the rebellion against Moamar Khadhafi...

Some of those U.S. weapons ended up in the hands of radical Islamists, including associates of al-Qaeda, according to a law enforcement source who trained police in the Middle East.

Some Americans who are retired from the military, as well as intelligence and law enforcement agencies, believe there should be an investigation into possible connections between the weapons provided by the Qataris back then and the attack that killed an American ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.
Incidentally, I noted last month as follows:
The facts are slowly trickling in. And we now know that Al Qaeda terrorists/"rebels" are working inside the new Libyan government [inside the interior ministry etc.]. They have also been put in charge of border security, thus allowing more and more Al Qaeda terrorists to flow into the country.

Moreover, an Al Qaeda member, Abdelhakim Belhaj, had been put in charge of, among other things, overseeing security at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli from 2011 until at least the spring of 2012.

Obama's good buddy, Mustafa Abdul Jalil - the head of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) - appointed him to this position.

And, Obama, in his efforts to oust the Gaddafi regime, went along with all of this and effectively empowered Al Qaeda to wreak havoc upon Libya.

And now, as a result of this shocking, calamitous foreign policy decision, four U.S. diplomats are dead.
Rather than seek stricter gun-control measures in Libya, Obama actually facilitated the flow of guns, and other weaponry, into Libya, into the hands of Al Qaeda rebels.

It is still unknown whether any of those weapons were used in the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, but we do know that Al Qaeda terrorists/rebels, in Libya, got a hold of many of those weapons.

If the President wishes to be consistent [and not a hypocrite], he must explain why he favors stricter gun-control measures in the U.S and not in Libya. He must explain why Al Qaeda & Company are allowed unfettered access to American made guns and U.S. arms? Why are they exempted from the aforementioned gun-control measures?

Stricter gun-control? Well, let's start with Al Qaeda.........

P.S. While we're on the topic of gun-control, we must also strengthen oversight of the Obama administration, and put an end to all gunrunning operations.

Congress must enforce stricter gun-control measures on the Obama administration and end the rampant proliferation of firearms via gunrunning operations so that Fast & Furious will never be allowed to happen again - we owe it to Brian Terry and his bereaved family.