Hillary Clinton Supplied Stinger Missiles that Taliban Used to Attack US Chopper

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Taliban Islamic militia commandos pass by the nose

Obama Inc. keeps insisting that Qatar could be trusted when it was already concluded by the 9/11 Commission that the Islamist tyranny had ties to the attack on the United States.

Since then Qatar has become so out of control in its backing of Jihadists that it has been disavowed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, but that just made Obama embrace it even harder.

Consider this. Obama is hugging a regime that the Saudis think is too extreme. That’s how bad things are. This latest revelation is no surprise at all.

The New York Times had already let slip that even Obama Inc. was uncomfortable with whom the Qataris were arming.

Within weeks of endorsing Qatar’s plan to send weapons there in spring 2011, the White House began receiving reports that they were going to Islamic militant groups. They were “more antidemocratic, more hard-line, closer to an extreme version of Islam” than the main rebel alliance in Libya, said a former Defense Department official.

It’s called plausible deniability. Now we know what was being denied.

The Obama administration isn’t only giving the Taliban back its commanders — it’s giving them weapons.

Miliary records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile.

The next day, an explosive ordnance disposal team arrived to pick through the wreckage and found unexploded pieces of a missile casing that could only belong to a Stinger missile.

Lodged in the right nacelle, they found one fragment that contained an entire serial number.

My sources in the US Special Operations community believe the Stinger fired against the Chinook was part of the same lot the CIA turned over to the ­Qataris in early 2011, weapons Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department intended for anti-Khadafy forces in Libya.

They believe the Qataris delivered between 50 and 60 of those same Stingers to the Taliban in early 2012, and an additional 200 SA-24 Igla-S surface-to-air missiles.

Qatar now is expected to hold five Taliban commanders released from Guantanamo for a year before allowing them to go to Afghanistan.

Just to give you a sense of Kenneth Timmerman’s qualifications for writing about the subject…

In the early 1980s, Timmerman became a Middle East correspondent for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and developed an expertise in the Middle East and the arms trade.

From 1985 to 1987, Timmerman was a correspondent for Defense and Armament Newsweek and Military Technology, covering the Iran–Iraq War and the arms industry in the Middle East.

From 1987 to 1993, Timmerman published the Middle East Defense News and was international correspondent for Defense Electronics.

In 1991, Timmerman published The Death Lobby: How the West Armed Iraq after the Gulf War. Timmerman advised the United Nations Special Commission for the Disarmament of Iraq on the location of weapons plants.

In 1998, he wrote a piece on Osama Bin Laden and his training camps in Afghanistan just before Al-Qaeda attacked two US embassies in Africa.

  • truebearing

    It wasn’t Hillary, Daniel. I have it on self-deluded authority that the Joint Chiefs are the ones who are responsible for Benghazi. Hillary didn’t do anything wrong. She was busy drinking and dancing with young girls at a slumber party. The dastardly Joint Chiefs told Hillary to send Ambassador Stevens out to Benghazi to give Stingers to Al Queda. Hillary and Obama were helpless against their combined powers and magic rings.

    Of course Hillary was instrumental in delivering the Stingers to Al Queda, but now that the means are threatening the end, the lying, exculpatory narratives will reproduce like rabbits as the lying Left white-knuckles its grip on power.

  • D Brown

    This story makes me wonder if it actually was a rocket propelled grenade that took down the Chinook helicopter with Seal Team 6 on board.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      took the words out of my mouth

      • truebearing

        An RPG certainly doesn’t have the range or destructive capability of a Stinger. I’m seeing some loose ends tying themselves into a tight little conspiracy theory. Ah, the Golden Age of Conspiracy.and Paranoia.

        Too bad Hiero isn’t here to explain all of this away.

    • J.B.

      Whatever it was, it came straight from Jarrett and Obama.

  • WillielomanIII

    Unless and until the majority of the media is presented and forced to accept overwhelming evidence that this is true, it means nothing. The fact is that the extreme left Hillary/Obama supporters control the popular culture and the idiot voters that spring from it, and all the conservative media is doing is preaching to the choir…. If we continue with this failed strategy we will just get Hillary for 8 years as president. A new strategy is needed.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      The media will never accept it. You have to push past them.

  • Pete

    The serial # for the stinger, which brought down the Chinook in Kunar, is Hillary Clinton’s new id #.

    Run that on TV, web and radio ads and watch her sink in the polls.

    Actually picture of the particular Chinook would be good. If not used stock footage of another Chinnok plus stock footage of a stinger and an Igla.

    This is ‘smash mouth’ politics.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Hillary lied, Americans died.

      • Gee

        Again and again and again

      • http://ironicsurrealism.com/ Velvet Hammer

        What weaponry took down the Chinook which resulted in 25 SEAL Team 6 deaths??
        It was reportedly shot down by a shoulder-fired missile.

        I wonder since the article mentions that the Qataris also delivered 200 SA-24 Igla-S surface-to-air missiles to the taliban.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          it’s an important question and a possible reason for the cover up

  • John Mackerel

    Nothing new, the CIA has been starting conflicts in the ME all the time and other regions. Most recent is Ukraine and Syria.

  • SoCalMike

    Astonishing really that criminal statues of some sort don’t apply.
    Even if there were, it would take a political opposition that had the courage to actually fight and risk getting their hair messed up.
    We don’t have that.

    • truebearing

      We have some, but not enough. We also don’t have enough leverage at this point. Too many Americans have become tolerant of corruption. Without moral outrage at a sufficient level, it’s hard to force the Left to fear for their political future. This Bergdahl scandal has shaken a few Dems loose from the Whitehouse though, and if Obama keeps it up, more will abandon his sinking ship.

      The irony of Obama’s decline is that if he blunders too much, he’s in greater danger from the power-obsessed Left than he is from the Right. Any individual is expendable in their world. Power must be maintained.