President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice has dropped charges against a man who sold weapons which he claimed were supposed to arm the rebels in Libya during Hillary Clinton’s aggressive intervention in that volatile Middle Eastern country.
Arms dealer Marc Turi’s lawyers signed the deal to avoid an illegal arms dealing trial, which could have further blown the lid off the U.S. government’s alleged weapons-running operation. Many of the weapons, experts say, were diverted to jihadist insurgents in the Middle East during the so-called “Arab Spring” uprisings.
DOJ lawyers signed the motion that was submitted to a federal court this week in Arizona:
The United States of America, by and through undersigned counsel, and Marc Turi and Turi Defense Group, by and through their respective counsel, move this Court under Rule 48(a) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure for an order dismissing all counts with prejudice in the above-captioned matter for the reasons stated herein.
Turi has been willing to publicly talk about the weapons-running scheme, saying, “When this equipment landed in Libya, half went one way, and the half went the other way. The half that went the other way is the half that ended up in Syria.”
Breitbart News famously reported that Hillary Clinton received a secret intelligence memo as Secretary of State stating Obama administration support for Al Qaeda in Iraq, which eventually became the Islamic State (ISIS) with the same spokesman, Mohammad al Adnani.
Blackwater founder Erik Prince told Breitbart News that the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was being used as part of the weapons-dealing plot. Breitbart News reported:
“It’s absolutely what they were doing,” Prince said of the reported scheme to buy back American weapons from Libyan jihadist groups and divert them, through the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, to rebel groups in Syria. “They were trying to buy back weapons and in particular [shoulder-fired missiles] MANPADS to push to the so-called Syrian rebels,” he said.
When asked for evidence, “enough people in the [intelligence and security] community” have described it in private, Prince responded.