The biggest fireworks on New Year’s Eve weren’t any glowing in the night sky above millions of giddy revelers worldwide, but instead came tucked away in another batch of Hillary Clinton infamous emails made public — and the contents are so explosive, she could be charged with war crimes.
Buried in the former Secretary of State’s emails are evidence of extrajudicial killings by U.S.-allied rebels, the embedding of al-Qaeda affiliated fighters amongst those same rebel forces, and even substantiation that Western motives for warring with Libya had more to do with gold, silver, and oil than anything else.
Most crucially, because this evidence was presented in emails addressed to Clinton, the Secretary knew all of this — but did nothing to sound the alarm.
“Speaking in strict confidence, one rebel commander stated that his troops continue to summarily execute all foreign mercenaries captured in the fighting […] An extremely sensitive source added that rebels are receiving direct assistance and training from a small number of Egyptian Special Forces units, while French and British Special Operations troops are working out of bases in Egypt, along the Libyan border.
These troops are overseeing the transfer of weapons and supplies to the rebels,” stated longtime Clinton family friend, unofficial researcher for the Secretary, Sidney Blumenthal, in an email dated March 27, 2011. [All emphasis in the email excerpts has been added.]
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Besides the extrajudicial nature of such executions, “foreign mercenaries” — contrary to what the term implies — weren’t necessarily fighters.
In fact, rebels often used the term to describe black Libyan civilians and sub-Saharan contractors, as explained by Brad Hoff on Antiwar.com, “favored by Gaddafi in his pro-African union policies,” who were then targeted as loyalists and subjected to racial and ethnic cleansing.
A most disturbing example of this occurred as a result of revenge when the town of Tawergha, which had a population of around 30,000, was wiped off the map by NATO-backed forces from the neighboring town of Misrata — effectively making it a ghost town by August 2011. According to the Telegraph:
“After Muammar Gaddafi was killed, hundreds of migrant workers from neighboring states were imprisoned by fighters allied to the new interim authorities. They accuse the black Africans of having been mercenaries for the late ruler. Thousands of sub-Saharan Africans have been rounded up since Gaddafi fell in August.”
Amnesty International discovered the rebel and militia groups had tortured and abused prisoners in ten of the eleven facilities they operated in after the downfall of the regime left virtually no police or military.
These very militias had long been rumored to be infiltrated by al-Qaeda — but as the same email revealed, there were “continuing reports that radical/terrorist groups such as the Libyan Fighting Groups and Al Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) are infiltrating the [transitional government] and its military command.”
In spite of this, an impressive list of weaponry, including tanks, antiaircraft batteries, and a “seemingly endless supply of AK-47 assault rifles and ammunition”, were reaching rebels thanks to the oversight of U.S.-allied forces, as shown above.
On the subject of the oft-debated gold, an email dated April 2, 2011, stated sensitive sources with ties to Gaddafi claimed the government possessed “143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver.
“This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French franc.”
And according to those sources, “French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly after the current rebellion began, and this was one of the factors that influenced President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to commit France to the attack on Libya.” Also listed as motive for Sarkozy’s involvement is a “desire to gain a greater share of Libya [sic] oil production.”
All of this information, sent via Clinton’s unofficial and non-secure personal email account, could have been technically available to anyone with the help of a hacker. Revelations of her prior knowledge — especially concerning the extrajudicial killings by rebels backed by the U.S. and its allies — cannot be overemphasized.
“They have reached a critical mass in their investigation of the secretary and all of her senior staff,” said former U.S. Attorney, Joe DiGenova, during a radio interview Tuesday.
“And it’s going to come to a head, I would suggest, in the next 60 days […] I believe that the evidence the FBI is compiling will be so compelling” that charges must be brought by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, he explained; because if Lynch chooses not to indict Clinton, “It will be like Watergate. It will be unbelievable.”