“Admiral: US Could Have Ousted Qaddafi Peacefully”

For those who prefer mainstream media, here is more on the story:

Report: Pentagon officials opened back-channels with Qaddafi regime to slow Clinton push into war

(first installment of Washington Times series) Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan war

(second installment of Washington Times series) Hillary Clinton’s ‘WMD’ moment: U.S. intelligence saw false narrative in Libya

Listen to the tapes: Intel undercuts Hillary Clinton’s primary argument for Libya military action

(just added)
 Unraveling Benghazi: Is Mike Rogers Part of the Problem?

(third and final installment of Washington Times series) Secret Benghazi report reveals Hillary’s Libya war push armed al Qaeda-tied terrorists

How America Switched Sides in the War on Terror: An Interim Report by the Citizens’ Commission On Benghazi

And this from WND Politics…

By Jerome Corsi

NEW YORK – As the allied bombing of Libya began in 2011, the Obama administration rejected an offer by Moammar Gadhafi to engage in negotiations to abdicate, according to a retired U.S. Navy officer who says he was prepared to broker the deal.

Instead, the U.S. decided to provide weapons to “rebels” consisting of al-Qaida-related local Libyan militia and members of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood, contends retired Rear Adm. Chuck Kubic.

Kubic began email and telephone contact March 21, 2011, between Tripoli and AFRICOM in Stuttgart, Germany, to broker an offer by Gadhafi to engage in talks with the U.S. under a white flag of truce, according to testimony he provided the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi.

As WND reported Monday, the commission – comprised of 17 retired admirals and generals; former intelligence agents; active anti-terrorist experts; media specialists; and former congressmen – has been conducting its own investigation and working behind the scenes for the past year and a half to ensure Congress uncovers the truth of what happened in Benghazi and holds people accountable.

WND reported Tuesday the commission found in an interim report that the Obama White House and the State Department under the management of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “changed sides in the war on terror” in 2011 by implementing a policy of facilitating the delivery of weapons to the al-Qaida-dominated rebel militias in Libya attempting to oust Gadhafi.

The commission’s April 2014 interim report said the war in Libya continued “and ultimately cost tens of thousands of lives.”

“The U.S. failure to even consider Gadhafi’s request for talks, and its determination to enter and pursue this war in support of al-Qaida-linked rebels, presents the appearance of a policy intent upon empowering Islamic forces with no measurable benefit to U.S. national security,” the report said.

Read more at http://mobile.wnd.com/2015/01/admiral-u-s-could-have-ousted-gadhafi-peacefully/#kuP12CKSXZQZbBRj.99

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4 Responses to “Admiral: US Could Have Ousted Qaddafi Peacefully”

  1. simmonsdon says:

    Monica: Thank you for posting this. I do not doubt at all that the U.S. could have removed Gadhafi by other means. This reminds me of a documentary that I saw about the events leading up to the atomic bombs being dropped on Japan during World War II. The documentary suggested that the Japanese were actually leaning toward a surrender to the United states before the dropping of the bomb. President Truman was informed of this, but proceeded with dropping the bombs anyway. It really makes you wonder about the true motives behind some of the things that are done by our leaders.

    • austrogirl says:

      I heard the same thing and I think the “tell” on Japan is that the conclusion of the war is always touted as “unconditional surrender” but it wasn’t unconditional – it was with the one condition they had always demanded and would never have given up on: their emperor had to remain in tact – and guess what? Japan still has an emperor.

    • hugh says:

      simmonsdon,
      May I take your thought back a step? Libya is (was) a sovereign nation. I don’t recall the serious or grave threat to our nation that would allow us to ‘defend’ ourselves by attacking a sovereign Libya. I do recall reading how well Libya was doing independently, including a massively successful water irrigation project, a growing financial system that wasn’t dependent on our blessing, and increasing influence in Africa. We don’t like other nations to be independent of our mandates and control!

      Simmonsdon, I’m not disagreeing with you at all, just adding additional comment. I’m so glad Monica posted this WorldNetDaily (WND) article. I am familiar with WND and I have a very mixed opinion of them (love/hate). This article appears to be solid, at least based on other readings I have taken in. Could be a ‘limited hangout’ ( see Monica’s glossary) on their part to primarily discredit H. Clinton to ruin her potential presidential run and make way for another ‘cleaner’ Democrat canidate (Elizabeth Warren?).

      I hope all read the full WND article as extensive comments are made about our General Hamm who appeared to want to do the right thing. He was denied and fired, but proved we have some patriots in the U.S. military in high positions! Lord, do we need them!!

  2. charles from duluth says:

    My studies tell me,President Truman went ahead and dropped the nuclear bombs to show Stalin what we had. Stalin had a non-aggression pact with Japan during the whole of World War Two. Russia agreed to join Allies against Japan 3 months after Germany was defeated. Germany surrendered May 8th 1945. Exactly three months later August 8th Stalin declares war on Japan. The next day we dropped second bomb on Nagasaki,May 9th.] Stalin grabbed Manchuria away from Japan who had invaded and taken from China. It is probably true that the 2 bombs saved lives in the long run. Winston Churchill was probably telling Truman occupy Japan as fast as possible and devote your attention to what ever mischief Stalin would be doing to Europe. What happened to Qaddafi surprised me. I was thinking he was on his way out of Libya like Mr.M out of Egypt . Was shocked to here he had been killed. .

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