Libya- Hillary’s gift to ISIS. Now the JV team has chemical weapons

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Obama’s favorite JV team has chemical weapon and a new home in which to grow, courtesy of Hillary Clinton. In testimony before the Armed Serves Committee DNI James Clapper confirmed that ISIS has produced and used chemical weapons.

The nation’s top intelligence official confirmed Tuesday that the Islamic State has succeeded in making and deploying chemical agents in Iraq and Syria — calling it the first such attack by an extremist group in more than two decades.

The confirmation of mustard gas use came during Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he spoke to the Islamic State’s growing sophistication online and in the battlefield.

He did not elaborate on where and when the chemical attacks occurred, though there has been mounting evidence the terror group was experimenting with chemical weapons.

“[The Syrian government] has used chemicals against the opposition on multiple occasions since Syria joined the Chemical Weapons Convention. ISIL has also used toxic chemicals in Iraq and Syria, including the blister agent Sulfur mustard,” Clapper said.

He said this marks the first time an extremist group has produced and used a “chemical warfare agent in an attack since Aum Shinrikyo used sarin in Japan in 1995,” referring to the Tokyo subway terror attack that year.

ISIS has new fertile ground and has as many as 5,000 fighters in Libya:

The self-described Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has long been making a push to capitalize on the chaos in Libya.

For over a year, it has carried out terror attacks, taken over territory and released propaganda from its franchise in Libya. Now, a new assessment from the Pentagonstates the number of ISIS fighters in Libya has doubled since the fall to over 5,000, spurring fresh debate among security officials over the possibility of foreign intervention.

Analysts and officials worry that Libya is increasingly becoming a sort of fallback option for ISIS as it loses territory and power in Syria and Iraq.

“If we look at the raw numbers, the presence of ISIS [in Libya] is definitely strengthening and growing. I think the security threat they pose is definitely going up,” Riccardo Fabiani, senior North Africa analyst at political risk research firm Eurasia Group, told The WorldPost.

ISIS’s growth in Libya began in 2011:

The rise of the Islamic State affiliate in Libya coincides with the country’s continued conflict. Libya has been in a state of turmoil since a popular uprising backed by a NATO-led airstrike campaign ousted strongman Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Part of the key to ISIS’s success as a terror organization is its ability to  metastasize in places that lack a strong civil society or central government. This was most evident in the group’s large period of growth between 2011 and 2014, when itbenefited from the civil war in Syria and seized much of the territory it still holds.

In Libya, ISIS has found similar conditions in which to thrive. Since 2014, powerful militias have controlled the country, which is split between two rival governments — one based in the western city of Tripoli and another in the eastern city of Tobruk. Efforts to establish a U.N.-backed national unity government have failed, and much of the country is lawless.

They call Libya “Hillary’s War.”  Afterward, she found the affair quite amusing:

 

More recently when asked to defend her actions in Libya, she asserted:

CLINTON: Well, we did have a plan, and I think it’s fair to say that of all of the Arab leaders, Gaddafi probably had more blood on his hands of Americans than anybody else. And when he moved on his own people, threatening a massacre, genocide, the Europeans and the Arabs, our allies and partners, did ask for American help and we provided it. And we didn’t put a single boot on the ground, and Gaddafi was deposed. The Libyans turned out for one of the most successful, fairest elections that any Arab country has had. They elected moderate leaders. Now, there has been a lot of turmoil and trouble as they have tried to deal with these radical elements which you find in this arc of instability, from north Africa to Afghanistan. And it is imperative that we do more not only to help our friends and partners protect themselves and protect our own homeland, but also to work to try to deal with this arc of instability, which does have a lot of impact on what happens in a country like Libya.

It ought to sound familiar to you. The problem for Clinton is that none of it is true:

Specifically, her misstatements ought to have been corrected along these lines: Gaddafi didn’t have “more blood on his hands of Americans than anybody else,” unless you discount the Saudi support for Al Qaeda. He did not threaten “genocide,” no matter how slack your definition of genocide. He threatened to kill the rebels in Benghazi; the threat was dismissed by US army intelligence as improbable and poorly sourced. But Hillary Clinton overrode US intelligence, outmaneuvered the Pentagon (the secretary of defense, Robert Gates, had opposed the NATO bombing unreservedly), mobilized liberal-humanitarian and conservative pro-war opinion in the media, and talked Obama into committing the US to effect regime change in a third Middle East country.

Gaddafi was not “deposed.” He was tortured and murdered, very likely by Islamists allied with NATO forces. The “radical elements” that are causing “a lot of turmoil and trouble” in “this arc of instability” are, in fact, Islamists whom Clinton picked as allies in the region, and she has pressed to supply them with arms in Syria as well as Libya. She really rates mention as an American mover of the “instability” in the region second only to Bush and Cheney.

I take issue with the last sentence and so would Barack Obama, who declared Iraq a success:

…we’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq…

There is more criticism from the left, including the failure of the media to press her on the Libya disaster fallout:

Yet the answer didn’t hurt the Democratic frontrunner. That’s because neither CNN moderators nor prospective Clinton supporters understand the magnitude of the catastrophe that occurred amid the predictable power vacuum that followed Ghadafi’s ouster. “Libya today—in spite of the expectations we had at the time of the revolution—it’s much, much worse,” Karim Mezran, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, toldFrontline. “Criminality is skyrocketing. Insecurity is pervasive. There are no jobs. It’s hard to get food and electricity. There’s fighting, there’s fear … I see very few bright spots.”

​U.S. arms found their way into the hands of Islamists.

This might have something to do with the weak overall support for Hillary.Not surprisingly, ISIS has been largely absent from the democrat debates, and even Tom Brokaw noticed that democrats have no idea what to do with ISIS:

“Well, what’s been missing from the Democratic side however, is what is the international policy?  What are they going to do about ISIL?  What are we going to do?  We’re in a war, and there’s been almost no discussion on the Democratic side,” Brokaw said.

Brokaw singled out Sanders by asking him what he would do to handle ISIL.

“I asked Bernie Sanders the other day, he wandered all over the landscape, but clearly didn’t have an idea about how he would deal with what’s going on in the Middle East if he gets there,” Brokaw said.

That’s a real problem, because Barack Obama is not going to defeat ISIS. Yesterday Donald Trump suggested that Obama might not want to defeat ISIS. Yes, Obama doesn’t want to defeat ISIS. I wrote that a few months ago. obama is not going to defeat ISIS and will not defeat ISIS because he won’t do what it takes to defeat ISIS. He doesn’t even know what to do in Libya:

The White House is monitoring the threat closely, but Obama wants to avoid establishing an air or ground presence in yet another war-torn Middle Eastern country. Libya is embroiled in a civil war in which various militias are too busy fighting each other to worry much about fighting ISIS, and teams of U.S. Special Operations Forces working to change that have had little success.

The ongoing chaos has allowed ISIS to continue growing and solidifying its presence along the coast. Senior ISIS commanders are taking advantage of the territory to escape U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.

“Some of their members, especially those with long-term importance to [ISIS], are taking refuge here,” Ismail Shukri, the head of intelligence in the Libyan city of Misrata, told the BBC. “They view Libya as a safe haven.”

 

Something has to be done about ISIS and not just because of the chemical weapons. Syrian refugees are fleeing ostensibly because of the violence in the Syrian-Iraq region. ISIS is concealing operatives among the refugees and is planning attacks in the US. The flow of Syrian refugees brings high financial and social costs. It won’t stop until ISIS is stopped.It will take a coalition. It will take boots on the ground. A lot less micro-managing is needed.

Barack Obama has no interest in stopping them. He is leaving this mess for his successor. That is his plan. It’s why he announced a three year plan for ISIS in 2014 and it never even had the defeat of ISIS as a goal. It was all about reducing them to a “manageable” state. And in 2017 when ISIS is still there, Barack Obama won’t be. He’ll be on a cart on B7 of the Hawaii Prince Golf Course sipping a Yuengling after blading his tee shot.

Part of me would like to see Hillary have to face the disaster she was so instrumental in creating. It’s no wonder she doesn’t want this in the debates. We still don’t know why Hillary wanted Libya toppled, but I continue to wonder if it was about the money.

 

Bonus: Here’s how Hillary’s campaign treats the American flag

 

 

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.

31 Responses to “Libya- Hillary’s gift to ISIS. Now the JV team has chemical weapons”

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    MOS 8541

    this activity is nothing new to the clintons. billy boy sold military and cyber technology to china for billions. Gaddafi and the clintons were friends at one time. the new president takes office on January 20, 2017. on the 21st Iran will deliver a nuclear device to the west. recall, o said iran would not have nuclear weapons on his watch-so much for illusional behaviour. clapper is not telling you how many billions of dollars were funded to Gaddafi via the cia.

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    Richard Wheeler

    @another vet: The mad Colonel had Benghazi surrounded and was gonna kill everybody man women and child,
    Your response?
    Syria is worse—He drew the line on Assad–then let Putin punk him.–what a mess.
    ISIS will be beat–the uproar and the will are present.

    This BS that Obama WANTS to destroy America—just that.BS

    BTW The Col.,who did have American blood on his hands, died appropriately in a ditch.

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    another vet

    @Richard Wheeler:

    The mad Colonel had Benghazi surrounded and was gonna kill everybody man women and child,
    Your response?

    So you think that was a smart move getting rid of him and then not following through by securing the country thus allowing it to become a stronghold for ISIS and other terrorist groups? HUGE strategic blunder that helped de-stabilize the region. Then of course we have the other little matters of four dead Americans killed in the power vacuum that was left as well as an unsecured arsenal which ended up in terrorist hands. Once again, we have different measures for success. Amazing how it was important to save the people in Libya but not the tens of thousands of Iraqi’s who perished compliments of Saddam. I suppose one was a humanitarian effort (D) and the other was not (R).

    ISIS will be beat–the uproar and the will are present.

    Not under Obama that’s for damn sure. The uproar and will may be present amongst some of us but there are others who simply don’t care or who blame America first. It will take BOG to defeat them. The left will backstab the troops and mission just like they did with VN and Iraq.

  4. 8

    Common Sense

    @Richard Wheeler: Straight up I don’t think Trump has a chance, he is the Bernie of the Republican Party. I honestly don’t like the idea of this guy and hope that America can do better. What I know for certain is that Hilldabeast would be the worst choice America can make and if hit comes down to Trump or Hilldabeast I will sadly cast my vote for Trump. I will cast my vote for any other choice that Hilldabeast!! She is a traitor and a liar and has the blood of Benghazi on her hands as well as telling the family that a video caused this radical islamic terrorist attack!!

  5. 9

    Common Sense

    @Richard Wheeler: BTW Rich, which of those you identify to ask me to believe is or was Commander and Chief? Also when Obola was running for President he told America that his health care plan would save America money, you can keep your health insurance and/or doctor period, it would NOT be used to provide health care for illegals, and those that believe abortion is murder would be protected from supporting this lie!!

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    Common Sense

    @Richard Wheeler: Simple answer Rich, I feel the need for Obola sand Hilldabeast because they have failed to serve their nation with honor and distinction and that affects me and my family where as the Donald hasn’t!! I’ll name calling of Trump up to someone who feels the same need. I get your point though but likely I won’t stop.

  7. 12

    Bill

    @Richard Wheeler:

    @Common Sense: Do you believe all the crap Trump is saying?
    I’m for Kasich.

    What is it that Trump is saying that you find so unbelievable?

    I like Kasich; I like listening to him and his delivery. He appears genuine and honest and though I strongly disagree with his stance on Common Core, none of the candidates are perfect. However, I don’t think he, like McCain and Romney before him, has what it takes to defeat a liberal Democrat that has the full support of the corrupt liberal media.

    Whatever Trump’s other faults are, he CAN take on Hillary and not give a damn about offending someone. This has seemed to be working for him. Especially after Kasich’s 2nd place celebration where he predicted the come-back of civil campaigns (I can’t imagine where he could have gotten THAT notion), I have the impression that he would tip-toe around the “I’m a girl” protective shield that Hillary enjoys. Cruz would be my second choice as a campaigner.

    I wanted Gingrich in 2012 for the same reason; he would have taken the fight to Obama instead of worrying about offending someone, which doesn’t matter anyway when the media is going to make you out to be a demon anyway.

  8. 13

    Richard Wheeler

    @Bill: Trump doesn’t need the media to make him a demon
    What is Trump saying? Bill—Unless you’re a Neanderthal you know exactly why Trump is so offensive

  9. 16

    Bill

    @Richard Wheeler: So, he’s just offensive because he’s offensive. Is that it?

    I find Obama offensive because he lies and distorts. I find Hillary offensive because she lies, distorts and is corrupt. I don’t find Bernie offensive because he is honest. Stupid, but honest.

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    Richard Wheeler

    @DrJohn: I remember well your love of the Mad Colonel–never could figure that out Dr.J.
    Trump in South Carolina the evangelical/2nd rights amendment advocate/anti gay marriage—-will not be the same Trump we see in Cal/N.Y.
    Will he bring back Sarah?.

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    Common Sense

    @Richard Wheeler: And Hilldabeast will put on her southern accent and tell different lies as well. To call out Trump as unique on this point is pretty single minded. Every politician will attempt to appeal to this demographic. Strong military in South Carolina as well.

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    Common Sense

    @DrJohn: Remember when Obola told America Iraq is stable, ISIS is a jv team, ISIS is contained, and Benghazi was caused by a video. Hilldabeast also has blood on her hands relevant to Benghazi. The most disgusting part of this from a veterans or active duty stand point is she new the truth and spun the talking points over the caskets of those lost. I would ask her if she believes Benghazi was caused by radical islamic terrorists and why did she NOT listen when enhanced security was requested?? Blaming the Republicans won’t work!!

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    DrJohn

    author

    @Richard Wheeler:

    I didn’t love him, Rich. He was the definite lesser of two evils. He hated Al Qaeda and what became ISIS as much as we did. They were a threat to him.

    Odd how the justification for removing Gaddafi was the same as for removing Saddam.

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    Richard Wheeler

    @Bill: In CAL/ NY you will see him pro gay rights Do you think he would dare to profess that in S.C.
    Historically he has not been a strong 2nd Amendment advocate—he has not been a bible thumper–he has not been against choice or planned parenthood.
    He’ll flip these positions in the South—-
    Trump is an egotist and a flip flopping as needed pol on most social issues.

    Dr. J. Kasich doesn’t want to take on Trump as yet—He needs to eliminate Bush and Rubio first. Gaddaffi and Saddham did not deserve to die of old age-neither does Assad
    My question to all Trumpists–will he bring back Sarah?

  15. 25

    Bill

    @Richard Wheeler: What I asked was, what IS Trump’s “anti gay marriage” position?

    I also asked, without response with anything substantive, what is offensive? What is unbelievable?

    Hussein was connected to a credible threat to the security of the United States and he defied the UN mandates to comply. Qaddafi had gotten the hint and rejected WMD’s and support for terrorism. There was NO national interest in supporting the rebels in Libya or Syria, for that matter. Yet, the left does not criticize that. They only criticize when a Republican does it.

    The primary difference between Trump (and a lesser degree, Cruz) and all the other Republican candidates is a complete disregard to political correctness and fear of media condemnation for expressing his thoughts. The rest fear the media response to even benign statements (such as having binders with potential female job applicants) being used against them with devastating effect… and with good reason.

    Republicans need to realize, as Trump did apparently, that they are damned no matter what they do, so pull out the stops and open up with all barrels. Trump is succeeding at that. Liberals, of course, don’t have to worry about that because, as long as they are the media’s choice liberal, whatever they say will be sanitized for public consumption.

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    Richard Wheeler

    @Bill: Trump has stated he is in favor of “traditional marriage”.—-In his case one after another.
    As I’ve said my drunken Uncle has a complete disregard for political correctness BUT I wouldn’t pull the POTUS lever for him.
    Trump currently leads Cruz by 15% in S.C. I think this will tighten as Evangelicals look more closely at his shtick.

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    Bill

    @Richard Wheeler: “favors traditional marriage” is “anti gay marriage”? Like, if I favor vanilla ice cream, I am anti-chocolate ice cream?

    You’re struggling and reaching. You hate Trump, but you are not exactly sure why, except that he is not a liberal.

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    Greg

    On the topic of ISIS and chemical weapons:

    US special forces captured ISIS chemical weapons chief in Iraq, official reveals

    Another example of the Obama administration doing nothing?

    It’s going on 14 months since President Obama formally requested authority from the republican-majority Congress to use military force against ISIS. They still haven’t taken a vote, or even allowed floor discussion about the merits of the request.

    They’ve also vowed to consider no one Obama nominates for the Supreme Court vacancy, regardless of the person’s qualifications, or even of the fact that a majority of republicans might find some particular nominee entirely acceptable. These idiots don’t seem to understand their own proper function, as defined in the Constitution that they claim to hold in such high regard. It’s becoming increasingly apparent that they don’t grasp effective political strategy, either, since a majority of voters don’t approve of their Supreme Court strategy. Have they actually got a goal with this, or are they simply stuck in reverse gear? Their obsession with opposing Obama at every turn, no matter what, finally seems to have morphed into a recurring pattern self-defeating behaviors.

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    Nanny G

    Nice juxtaposition on the news here tonight.
    One scene showed Hillary claiming things are going well in Libya.
    Next scene showed General Votel testifying to Congress that Libya is a failed state.
    If she becomes POTUS does she fire his ass?
    How many heads will roll?
    How long is her new ”enemies list?”

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