- Russia claims to have downed U.S. drone over Crimea region
- John Daly shoots 90 at PGA Tour event: ‘I’m falling apart’
- Police: Man arrested in West Virginia may be linked to Alexandria killings
- Smile: Equipping cops with body-mounted cameras gains steam in Calif., N.Y.
- Obama to sign bill cutting taxpayer money for party conventions
- Half of Americans worried about second Cold War: poll
- Kermit Gosnell clinic aide who heard aborted baby scream gets 5 to 10 years in prison
- Iraq mulls law to let men marry 8-year-old girls
- Russia sends bombers on 24-hour Arctic patrol
- Sam Adams beer brewer nixes St. Patrick’s parade that won’t allow gays
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Illicit arms transfer in Benghazi?
Adm. James A. Lyons Jr. has raised serious questions about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, namely, what was Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens doing at the Benghazi compound in the first place (“The key Benghazi questions still unanswered,” Commentary, Friday)? Who was he meeting with, and for what purpose? Were arms from the previous regime in Libya being transferred to known enemies such as al Qaeda, jihadists and the Muslim Brotherhood, as has been suggested?
The transfer of arms to known adversaries has been documented before, in the case of Operation Fast and Furious — and no explanation has been forthcoming. Speculation is legitimate and requires an answer. Were our people killed with American weapons?
Questions of security and the absence of a response to the Benghazi attacks take a back seat to the suspicion of deliberate transfer of arms to known terrorists. The best explanation is that the State and Defense departments are seriously dysfunctional; the worst explanation is that treasonous behavior is afoot. We want to know.
ELIZABETH WARD NOTTRODT
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
TWT Video Picks
By Tammy Bruce
Sheryl Sandberg, Beyonce are bossy women trying to ban bossy from our vocabulary
Get Breaking Alerts
- EXCLUSIVE: FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee
- College group's diversity event canceled after excluding white people
- Sam Adams beer brewer nixes St. Patrick's parade that won't allow gays
- Deportations come mostly from border, DHS chief says
- F-35 secrets now showing up in Chinas stealth fighter
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
- U.S.: Malaysia plane's on-board communications purposely shut down
- BRUCE: The power of bossy
- Bill Clinton poses for photo with Bunny Ranch prostitutes
- MILLER: Law enforcement realizes good people with guns deter crime
Recent Letters to the Editor
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: De Blasio doing disservice to 'underdog' students
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Anti-God humanism will ruin nation
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Issue impeachment, not a toothless bill
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Put proof behind 'Bush lied' assertion
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wind power less harmful to wildlife