It looks like our small-minded friends on the left have a new bumper sticker talking point when it comes to gun control. This one isn’t going to fly, however.
Earlier this week, the Senate rejected four separate gun control measures that would have done nothing to prevent the terrorist attacks in Orlando or San Bernardino, but would have done a great deal in infringing upon the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
Senator Chris Murphy, a Hillary Clinton supporter who took part in a 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor in which he pressed Republican leaders to allow votes on the proposed gun-control bills, even admitted these legislative attempts would do nothing to stop terrorist attacks.
But that didn’t halt him from issuing the Democrat Party with new talking points – that rejection of these bills equates to Republicans selling weapons to ISIS.
“We’ve got to make this clear, constant case that Republicans have decided to sell weapons to ISIS,” Murphy said, adding “ISIS has decided that the assault weapon is the new airplane, and Republicans … are allowing these weapons to get in the hands of potential lone-wolf attackers.”
Elizabeth Warren, a Clinton advocate whose entire career is based on a lie, furthered this false talking point on social media.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 20, 2016
This isn’t a fight the Democrats really want to pick with Republicans.
In 2011, the Obama administration under the direction of then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, began a gun-running operation that allowed weapons to get into the hands of jihadists linked to ISIS and al-Qaeda.
Clare Lopez, a former CIA officer and the primary author of CCB’s interim report, titled How America Switched Sides in the War on Terror, explained the gun-running scheme.
“This U.S. gun-running policy in 2011 during the Libyan revolution was directed by [then] Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and [the late Libya Ambassador] Christopher Stevens, who was her official envoy to the Libyan AQ rebels.”
To avoid having the funds tracked back to the Obama administration, the arms flow to Libya was financed thru the United Arab Emirates, while Qatar served as the logistical and shipping hub, she noted.
“In 2012, the gun-running into Libya turned around and began to flow outward, from Benghazi to the AQ-and-MB-dominated rebels in Syria,” Lopez added. “This time, it was the CIA Base of Operations that was in charge of collecting up and shipping out [surface-to-air missiles] SAMs from Libya on Libyan ships to Turkey for overland delivery to a variety of jihadist militias, some of whose members later coalesced into groups like Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS [also known as IS].”
Senator Rand Paul also claimed that ISIS had received and is currently operating with U.S. weapons in their military campaigns in Syria and Iraq.
In addition, reporter Jerome Corsi revealed that hundreds of documents declassified in 2015 point to the direct role that Hillary had in aiding the rise of ISIS.
Maybe the media should go over this again, and ask senators Murphy and Warren who has actually sold weapons to ISIS.
Cross-posted at the Political Insider