While talking to FOX NEWS after Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta's Feb. 7 testimony on Capital Hill, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said perhaps one of the causes behind the Benghazi attack "may have been that there was a gun running operation going on in Benghazi, leaving Libya and going to Turkey and [distributing] arms to the [Syrian] rebels."
Paul went on to say that this is more than just hearsay.
He says a ship "sailed from Libya to Turkey a week before...Ambassador [Stevens] was killed," and the ship was "full of arms."
Paul said the captain of the ship has been interviewed, and the captain talked about the "distribution of the arms to Syrian rebels."
Said Paul: "This is a question the administration needs to answer--Are they involved with running guns through Turkey to Syria?"