Hillary Clinton And The Real Issue Behind The Benghazi Scandal

hillary_libyaBy Brandon Turbeville

Hillary’s track record with Libya is poor to say the least. While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was ultimately responsible for providing security at the US embassy where the attacks and killing of Ambassador Chris Stevens took place. Considering the outcome, it would be safe to say that Clinton was a failure in her duties at the very least. That is, if we assume the best and give her the benefit of the doubt.

However, while much has been made about the scandal in Benghazi and the death of US Ambassador Chris Stevens there, the real story behind the attacks should make Clinton appear much more than an incompetent derelict. In fact, Clinton was anything but incompetent in the Benghazi scandal.

Chris Stevens was merely a casualty in a much broader campaign of arming terrorists in Libya and later transferring those terrorists as well as the arms themselves into Syria via Turkey. The fact that the United States has armed, trained, funded, and directed terrorists in Libya and Syria is beyond question. It is also a fact that the State Department has played a key role in that regard.

This State Department involvement did not begin with John Kerry nor did it begin with Hillary Clinton although it certainly continued during her tenure in office.

Judge Andrew Napolitano discovered as much after reviewing a number of Clinton’s famous emails.[1] Napolitano writes,

What I saw has persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that Mrs. Clinton provided material assistance to terrorists and lied to Congress in a venue where the law required her to be truthful. Here is the backstory.


In its efforts to keep arms from countries and groups that might harm Americans and American interests, Congress has authorized the Departments of State and Treasury to be arms gatekeepers. They can declare a country or group to be a terrorist organization, in which case selling or facilitating the sale of arms to it is a felony. They also can license dealers to sell.

Mr. Turi sold hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of arms to the government of Qatar, which then, at the request of American government officials, were sold, bartered or given to rebel groups in Libya and Syria. Some of the groups that received the arms were on the U.S. terror list. Thus, the same State and Treasury Departments that licensed the sales also prohibited them.

How could that be?

That’s where Mrs. Clinton’s secret State Department and her secret war come in. Because Mrs. Clinton used her husband’s computer server for all of her email traffic while she was the secretary of state, a violation of three federal laws, few in the State Department outside her inner circle knew what she was up to.

Now we know.

She obtained permission from President Obama and consent from congressional leaders in both houses of Congress and in both parties to arm rebels in Syria and Libya in an effort to overthrow the governments of those countries.

Many of the rebels Mrs. Clinton armed, using the weapons lawfully sold to Qatar by Mr. Turi and others, were terrorist groups who are our sworn enemies. There was no congressional declaration of war, no congressional vote, no congressional knowledge beyond fewer than a dozen members, and no federal statute that authorized this.

When Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, asked Mrs. Clinton at a public hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Jan. 23, 2013, whether she knew about American arms shipped to the Middle East, to Turkey or to any other country, she denied any knowledge. It is unclear whether she was under oath at the time, but that is legally irrelevant. The obligation to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth to Congress pertains to all witnesses who testify before congressional committees, whether an oath has been administered or not. (Just ask Roger Clemens, who was twice prosecuted for misleading Congress about the contents of his urine while not under oath. He was acquitted.)

Here is her relevant testimony:

Mrs. Clinton: To Turkey? … I will have to take that question for the record. Nobody’s ever raised that with me. I, I .

Mr. Paul: It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that they may have weapons and what I’d like to know is the [Benghazi] annex that was close by . Were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons and were any of these weapons transferred to other countries any countries, Turkey included?

Mrs. Clinton: Senator, you will have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex. And I will see what information is available and ahhhh.

Mr. Paul: You are saying you don’t know .

Mrs. Clinton: I do not know. I don’t have any information on that.

Mr. Paul: My question is is the U.S. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons buying, selling anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?

At the time that Mrs. Clinton denied knowledge of the arms shipments, she and her State Department political designee, Andrew Shapiro, had authorized thousands of shipments of billions of dollars’ worth of arms to U.S. enemies to fight her secret war. Among the casualties of her war were U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three colleagues, who were assassinated at the American consulate in Benghazi, by rebels Mrs. Clinton armed with American military hardware in violation of American law.

This secret war and the criminal behavior that animated it was the product of conspirators in the White House, the State Department, the Treasury Department, the Justice Department, the CIA and a tight-knit group of members of Congress.

Clearly, Napolitano is on the right track in his article. Just as clearly, the main issue regarding Benghazi is not the technicality of Hillary’s emails (a legitimate issue) but the issue of arming, funding, training, and directing terrorists abroad for geopolitical purposes while using those same organizations to justify a greater clampdown here at home.

Brandon Turbeville’s new book, The Difference It Makes: 36 Reasons Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President is available in three different formats: Hardcopy (available here), Amazon Kindle for only .99 (available here), and a Free PDF Format (accessible free from his website, BrandonTurbeville.com).


[1] Napolitano, Andrew P. “Hillary’s Secret War.” Washington Times. July 1, 2015. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/1/andrew-napolitano-hillarys-secret-war/?page=allAccessed on 8/27/2015

Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books,Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 500 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST atUCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.

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65 Comments on "Hillary Clinton And The Real Issue Behind The Benghazi Scandal"

  1. Correction to the record here: Marc Turi applied for & received official State Dept. approval to ship weapons to Qatar – but in fact, never followed through, never shipped any weapons at all to Qatar that wound up in Libya w/the AQ rebels…but others did….and that’s where the investigation needs to go.

    • As soon as fast n furious is sewn up we’ll tackle that with another go no where hearing for the beltway cocktail circuit gossip to digest. LOL Here in the real world we watch them break the laws and get away with it and ask ourselves … can we do that too? I believe we can.

  2. Do you mean that this is finally coming to light? Some of us have known for three years and more that this was going on. Take you pick about Benghazi—Did Obama/Clinton arrange the attack to silence Ambassador Stevens OR did the Russians do it to break up this secret arms deal? Why are you people so slow?

    • Because they’re DemoRATZ!!! No brainer! DemoRATZ have been brain DEAD for years! To much koolaid??? Why else would they cater to the “gimmie, gimmie crowd”?? They don’t get elected, they buy their votes with hand-outs!

    • My instincts say vovo instigated the strike. Those syrian bases are just too strategic to lose. If only the Russians would release the classified clinton hacked EMs before the primary. I wrote an EM to DC Russian embassy with this request. For real.

    • I believe that George W. Bush orchestrated the attacks from Texas through his Skull and Bones network, to take pressure off from the fact that he wanted to sell his baseball team.

  3. Okay you Morons that voted for Obama twice, don’t let Hillary get in the White House. If you think this country has gotten bad now, ” YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET”. The corruption in D.C. is way out of hand, let’s take our country back “CITIZENS”.

    • Do you really believe Obama came from Kenya, product of a single parent home with no money. Some how got into some of the most prestigious colleges. Went from community organizer (what is a community organizer?) to become a state senator and then a federal senator. While being a U.S. Senator ran a successful campaign to be president of the U.S.? Well if you believe a story only Hollywoodland could write, then you believe Obama was “elected” twice in a fair and open election.

  4. I get this awful feeling that Hillary would be worst than Obama, if that’s possible.

    • Kilary is a criminal as reflected in “the Clinton Chjrolnicles”, “The Body Count with Graphics and “Snopes.cfom/politics”. She and her disgusting husband should have been in prison years and years ago with their scandalous activities. However, because of their money, they paid everyone off to silence them Sad but true.

    • I don’t think it matters who you vote for, they will have in who they want in regardless!


  6. Hillary and BO, the worst of the worst. He is prez and she wants his job. This is a no brainer. NO, NO and NO!

  7. for fourty years , d.c. has bin doing this and it never works out ,#1 u.s. helped saddum huessain push back iran , then we had to take him out , #2 the u.s. armed the taliban to push out russia , now we are fighting the taliban , now oboma armed the rebales in syria and we got isis, oboma and hillary assinates quaddafi , and terrorist run it now, when are they going to finaly figure out giveing weapons to insain muslims never works out well,

    • The U.S. did not arm the Taliban to push out Russia. The U.S. armed the mujahadeen, which later became the Northern Alliance which was allied with the U.S. against the Taliban.

      • Except for the captured stingers n equipment that’s true. No custody chain. I say we handcuff McCain to the next shipment to the FSA. Only the FSA commander has the key. Whoever that is this week. LOL

        • That was probably supposed to mean something.

          • tomas rader | November 2, 2015 at 7:40 pm |

            Stinger handheld SG missiles we gave taliban in war with russia in afghanistan. Rumored to be recovered n in libya. Reship to syria … free syrian army .. FSA. Wake up.

          • Any weaponry given to the mujahadeen which was not used in the war against the Soviet invaders (the Taliban did not yet exist) could be anywhere in the world by now, some three decades later.
            Wake up.

          • tomas rader | November 8, 2015 at 1:31 am |

            Like in libya huh … no difference between any of them … all thug terrorists or so called pretext freedom fighters…LOL. All morphed into criminals runnin dope thru turkey.

          • Tell that to Hillary and Berry. The current mess is the result of their much-heralded “Arab Spring.”

          • tomas rader | November 9, 2015 at 6:56 am |

            That’s easy … the greater israel project minion goy and sycophants led that disaster.

          • Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

  8. What’s New ?????????????

  9. The real scandal here, is a Congress that refuses to support it’s own Constitution, which is the Supreme Law of Land, to address the illegal covert actions by this administration. The U.S. as a sovereign nation, has no authority to covertly overthrow other sovereign nations! In doing so, it threatens it’s own sovereignty and form of government. When a government willingly ignores it’s own legal system, it is a lawless government!

    • Where in the U.S. Constitution is the federal government forbidden from engaging in covert operations to overthrow other governments? The federal government is explicitly given authority to handle relations with foreign nations.

      • Show me in the Constitution, where the U.S. has authority to engage in covert actions and be specific.

        You might also want to read about the sovereign intent of our Constitution and the meaning of sovereignty that was expressed.

        That one knows of, there is no International Law that gives any nation the right, to conduct covert activities to overthrow any form of government on this planet.

        The only time our nation is justified in conducting covert activity, is when it is under attack by another foreign nation.

        • I don’t have to show you anything, because it does not have to be listed in the Constitution. The federal government (executive branch) is in charge of our interactions and relations with other governments and nations, subject to the limitations of any duly-enacted laws of the United States. HOW that is done is neither specified not limited by/in the Constitution. Nor are we limited in our actions by what is “permitted” by “international law.”

          • You can’t show me anything because as you state, there is nothing in the Constitution, about giving the Executive Branch authority to conduct covert actions against another country to overthrow it’s government.

            How about sovereignty? Have you read anything about what the forefathers have said about our Sovereign Republic? Try doing a little research and then get back to me about what your president should and should not be doing.

          • There is nothing TO “show” you, since the Constitution does not specify how the executive branch must handle the relations with foreign nations/ governments. Just as liberals ignore whatever the Founders wrote in the Federalist Papers as to what was meant by various provisions they wrote into the Constitution, there is no need for me to do any “research” into this subject.

          • Bud, there are a lot of foreign policy directives written about who has what authority. No one branch of our government has sole authority, when it comes to foreign policy. While the executive branch has authority to propose treaties with foreign nations, Congress must give final consent for such agreements struck by the executive branch.

          • The executive branch has sole authority to control the foreign policy of the U.S. government, subject only to laws which have been duly enacted by being passed by the legislative branch and signed into law by the president.

          • You forgot the word temporary and you need to drop the word sole, from that statement. The executive branch can do little, without the consent of Congress.

          • Obama has shown otherwise.

          • Only because of a gutless Congress, that has refused to follow our Constitutional guidelines for government, when it comes to authority. Were they to do so, Obama would be impeached before the year is over.

          • Why would you want the House to undertake an exercise in futility? You know full well that the Senate would never convict. It would be a rerun of the Clinton impeachment–even a “Republican-controlled” Senate would be lucky to muster even a majority vote for conviction, let alone the 2/3 vote required.

          • To begin with Bud, it would be an indication to the citizens of this nation, that their Constitution is still a valid document and that it remains the Supreme Law of the land.

            It would enforce the knowledge, that even the president of the United States is accountable to the people and not above the laws of the land.

            It would also assure the citizens of this nation, that Congress not only writes the laws of this nation, but also has the authority to enforce those laws.

            Finally, it would uphold the authority of each branch of this government.

            As for whether or not this Congress would impeach this lawless president, how do you know that they would not? In the seventy five years that I have been a citizen of this nation, I have never seen a president break so many laws and totally ignore the Congress. The citizens of this nation need to demand that the laws of our nation be upheld.

          • This Congress may well impeach this lawless president, considering that the Republican majority in the House at least acts like Republicans on a more consistent basis than does the Republican majority in the Senate. The Republican majority in the Senate, however, is not sufficiently large to convict this lawless president, even if they all voted like Republicans. There are 10 to 15 RINOs in the Senate who can be counted on to vote like Democrats on some/many issues.

            However, I’m not convinced that all those wonderful things as mentioned in your post would flow from impeaching this lawless president. Yes, the citizens of this nation “need to demand that the laws of our nation be upheld.” Is that likely? NO. This lawless president has a built-in minimum of 40% who will support him, come hades or high water. They don’t care whether the laws of this nation are upheld, as long as the bread and circuses continue to be showered upon them.

          • You and I are not too far apart in our point of view. I agree with much of what you have said. However, you have to consider the fact that when citizens get to the point that they no longer can contend with leaders who ignore their needs and the laws of the nation, they will look for their leaders to do something to end the madness.

            This nation is coming to that point in time right now. Note who it is, that is leading in the political polls and the reason that outsiders are currently the leading candidates. Citizens have about had their fill of the establishment leaders in this nation. All they need now is a strong leader who will hold the lawless ones accountable and they will support such a leader.

            Keep in mind Bud, that many citizens are no longer supporting either political party, because they are dissatisfied with both party leadership. Also, remember that there are Independents that nearly make up a third of the voting populace. There is still hope.

          • Yes, I agree pretty much with your assessment. However, it really is neither wise nor safe to say too much on internet postings. I’ve been aware of that huge data collection center in Utah, and probably enough of my posts are already stored there for me to be on a dozen enemies’ lists.

          • That is precisely what this administration wants to accomplish, to instill fear in the citizens so they will not rebel against this lawlessness.

            When you have lived and fought for freedom most of your life, it becomes difficult to just lay down and die without a fight. After all, what is the purpose of defending freedom, if you are going to turn your back on what you believe, because they have a data collection center on your actions? If they take your freedom, at least your life will have been worth the effort knowing that you lost it, by defending the freedom of your fellowman.

          • That is precisely what this regime wants people to do–vent their anger and frustrations online so that it can all be captured and recorded. Then they will come for you. Anyone who believes in liberty and is a patriot is public enemy #1 to this lawless regime.

          • I never shied away from the enemy when I was in uniform and I don’t intend to now. If they come and get me, so be it. I would gladly die for our people and this Republic.

          • And the fascists would in no way mourn your passing.

          • That is usually the case with all of our enemies, isn’t it?

          • True, yes it is.


  10. They are selling arms thats all. Why dont you ask them to let the people know where they went, and who paid for them. Some of that money will go into there retirement fund.

  11. How many times have different investigations caught the “Butcher of Benghazi” red handed and nothing has been done to her? Are all of these politicians just putting on a show for the public and have no intentions of doing anything to her because she knows where the bodies are buried or is it because obama’s AG is following orders and won’t file charges against hillary? This AG is just holder in drag.

  12. It’s strange how this arms-running has not come up in any of the alleged congressional investigations about Benghazi.

  13. ¡El Poder De Cristo Te Obliga! | October 30, 2015 at 11:04 am |

    Fast-n-Furious was in itself bad enough. This is Fast-n-Furious on super steroids to the nth degree!
    Sadly ironic that in both Benghazi as well as the shenanigans that took place on our southern border, the only way We-The-People found out about any of this was from the deceased who were there. Dead men do tell tales after all!
    Long overdue here is the need for a special prosecutor.

  14. Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally

    (a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
    (b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.

  15. Brandon, if all exposed above is true, why don’t you send this article and your book to the Benghazi committee, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, to name a few, to expose the Lady that up to now believes she and the Muslim president are above the law? I will be glad and happy the day Republicans charge, process, jail (if need be), her and stop her from running for president. Americans tend to forget and forgive, I practice the same. However, I cannot stand by and not say anything about politicians that lie, cheat, sell arms, and left the Ambassador and three other heroes without requested assistance and were killed. I will be more glad when article writers publish their stuff where it truly counts and brings those guilty to be confronted, charged, processed, and jail. See Americans love to make history, even when crooks in the WH and other departments are held to be above the law.

  16. This so called Benghazi investigation is a dog and pony show. It’s all meant to clear Hillary of any wrong doing so her road to the white house will be clear. My money is still on Hillary to be next prez. She has been selected.

  17. Obama and H. Clinton arming terrorists. Isn’t that treason? Immediate removal of obma and both should be hung publically

  18. that they made the transfers and payments after the incident in Benghazi makes it even worse a scandal. Four Americans were killed and the terrorist rewarded

  19. Slick Willie and Shillary are terrorists along with Obozo and his crew

  20. She doesn’t care about the American people or our way of life. She is interested in acquiring power while she is in this Eve suit while she is on this earth. What profit a man or woman to win the whole world only to lose their eternal soul? I guess she hasn’t thought that far ahead. Or she has already made a pact with Satan? Either way, she needs a lot of prayer. There but by the grace of an almighty God go I. Her actions speak louder than words. Those actions are anything but Christian or charitable.

  21. She and Kerry are Obama’s tools for his terrrorist Muslim Brotherhood agenda: take out all secular Middle East rulers, Khadafy,Mubarek, Assad…..in the name of “freedom”, (support NATO with airstrikes in Libya, for “freedom fighters, in Obama’s words), hold elections in Egypt that were not free, but coerced by Brotherhood force, and continue to arm terrorist rebels against Assad in Syria. All this does is radicalize the Middle East, enslaving, terrorizing and driving out the Christian populations, while the compliant politically correct media ignores and closes itself off from the mass genocide there. Remember Michelle Obama’s explaining Boko Haram as a group opposed to education? They are only opposed to CHRISTIAN schools and populace, Michelle, not education, this is similar to Hilary and Susan Rice telling us an anti-Mohammed video sparked the assault on Benghazi, DIsinformation (LIES). People still believe Obama is Christian, when his works and words are consistently anti-Christian, in the classic Muslim tradition.

  22. The Clintons somehow became royalty and can now do anything they want. Lies are expected from them and of course from Pinocchiobama.
    Holding office has become too important. Too many will go along with anything than have the DNC spend money against them in the next election. MUST get politics out of Fed.Gov.

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  24. Yall are all hilarious. Keep up with your conspiracy theories that aren’t based in any facts. The only reason this continues to be news is because conservatives will believe anything if it goes against Obama or hilary and get a hard on from hating. I am not big fans of either of them but you all continue to ignore the things that really matter, like the lives of people in this country who are being ignored like the hundreds of people being killed by police, native Americans in reservations being slowly killed off by our governments policies, the children of flint Michigan. Party politics makes you focus on bs like Muslim terrorists who are less likely to kill you than your own pillow or a drive down the road. Don’t be tricked into believing what fox news or msnbc shoves down your throat. American people are dying because we are tricked into fearing and hating things that don’t really affect us. Don’t fall for it. Benghazi is a distraction.

  25. Please explain how this is on Clinton when the repuke led congress agreed? Further, it has been clear from day one that this is a witch hunt…something which repukes do best. They don’t get much of anything else accomplished but they do excel in lies, hate and ineffective governing.

  26. Yer kidding right?
    1. What, for any reason under the sun, would anyone, most importantly the secretary of state, who is responsible for them, gain by or want to, put someone in their administration in harm’s way? That doesn’t make sense; what would she possibly gain from having her high profile diplomat in a high profile embassy annex attacked? They hand pick these people from the ranks of their diplomatic staff to properly represent the US in foreign lands. why would they want to get an important appointee killed?
    2. What secret war” and for what purpose?
    3. Billions of dollars of weapons, really?
    Are you saying she was somehow taking a commision on that, is that it? Hillary Clinton was somehow personally financially gaining on the U.S. congressionally approved sale of weapons to the rebels we support(ed) in their conflict with regimes we opposed, gosh. Astounding.
    4. The attack wasn’t done with weapons that cost billions, fighter planes, bombers, and missile guidance systems cost billions. The weapons used in the benghazi attack would be like things one might find available in a Big-5 sporting store. You don’t meed billion, millions, or even thousands of dollars of weapons for this kind of attack

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