One wonders if this is even news anymore.
Translation Michael Laudahn
OT New York Times: Arms Shipments ‘Secretly’ Approved by Obama Admin. Ended Up in Hands of Islamic Militants
The Obama administration “secretly” approved arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, however, U.S. officials quickly became concerned as evidence suggested Qatar was handing the weapons over to Islamic militants, The New York Times reports, citing a number of United States officials and foreign diplomats.
There is no evidence available that suggests the U.S.-approved weapons were involved in the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, which left four Americans dead on Sept. 11. But the revelation is sure to ignite speculation.
[...]The experience in Libya has taken on new urgency as the administration considers whether to play a direct role in arming rebels in Syria, where weapons are flowing in from other countries.
The Obama administration did not initially raise objections when Qatar began shipping arms to opposition groups in Syria[...]just as in Libya, the Qataris are equipping some of the wrong militants.
The startling revelations raise even more concerns regarding the Obama administration’s foreign policy in the Middle East.
[...]The Obama White House has not learned where all the weapons, paid for by Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, ended up in Libya, according to officials.[...]Some of the weapons have since ended up in the hands of militants with ties to al-Qaeda in Mali,
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Islam is fighting itself to death in Syria. This means non-muslims have more opportunity to say what was secret in earlier days.