US hiring contractors tied to terror groups while training Libyan Islamists

According to a report published first in the Army Times, and followed up on Fox News, the Department of Defense has awarded a construction contract to an Afghan company with ties to Islamic terrorism. The Army Times reports:

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko cited the contract with Zurmat Material Testing Laboratory in a Nov. 8 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel as part of a larger pattern resulting in $150 million of Pentagon payments to various concerns with insurgent ties.

“The idea that U.S. taxpayer dollars are flowing into the hands of terrorist groups bent on killing Americans is unthinkable and unacceptable,” Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., a member of the Senate’s Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, reportedly said in a statement on the matter.

The U.S. Commerce Department noted the relationship between Zurmat and insurgents in early 2012 by citing the company having supplied bomb-making materials to enemy forces, according to Army Times. Then – and in September of 2012 – Marine Gen. James Mattis, who was at the time head of U.S. Central Command, reportedly requested the Pentagon ban the Zurmat Group, Zurmat Material Testing Laboratory’s parent company, from doing work in the region under his auspices.

Of course General Mattis is one of the senior officers who was forced into early retirement over the past year — perhaps this could have been an issue between him and the Obama administration?

This news comes on the heels of the revelation, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon, that:

The U.S. military is preparing to conduct military and special operations training for Libya’s military and the training will risk including Islamist terrorists among the trainees, according to the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command. During a panel discussion on the war on terrorism at the Reagan National Defense Forum, Admiral William McRaven disclosed that the Libyan military training would include both conventional forces training and special operations training and that there will be risks. “We are going to have to assume some risks,” McRaven said. “Right now we have the authorities to do that training, and I think as a country we have to say there is probably some risk that some of the people we will be training with do not have the most clean records, but at the end of the day it is the best solution we can find to train them to deal with their own problems.”

The major risk is that the group responsible for the deaths of four Americans last year in Benghazi — Ansar al-Sharia, affiliated with Al Qaeda — operates openly in Libya and may be included in the training.

I find it unbelievable that the lies of Benghazi have seemingly been so easily forgotten that we could now be training those associated with the deaths of US Ambassador Chris Stevens, State Department IT Specialist Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALS Ty Woods and Glenn Doherty.

There have been many incidents of terrorist infiltration into the Afghan Army turning their weapons on our American Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen. Now it seems the Obama administration is willingly placing our men and women into harm’s way.

The incompetence of Barack Obama has no end. His ill-advised, unconstitutional venture into Libya has destabilized that country. It resulted in the deaths of four Americans whom he abandoned to die. And now Obama wants us to go into the hotbed of Islamist activity — which he created — and train a vague, unaffiliated military force? People ask why I promote the impeachment, or at least the resignation of President Barack Obama. How about aiding and abetting the enemy?

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Marshabar
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He gets things bass ackword every time. Good is evil etc. He is a punishment of the first order. Poor USA.

Susan Maree Jeavons
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That’s how he plays his game; Accuses Republicans of exactly what he is doing and think that they are too stupid to figure it out! Guess what Obama? We figured you out a long time ago! Resign now and we won’t demand prison for you! People need to speak out and post the truth anywhere and everywhere. Democrats truly believe this man is the greatest president ever! That’s because of all the freebies they are getting! Check to see how many are on welfare. If we don’t do something now, we will wake up one morning under Martial Law and… Read more »
bobfox321
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Is there no one in congress with the intestinal fortitude to lead the IMPEACHMENT CHARGE? Are they ALL COAWARDS?

bikerdogred1
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It would be a done deal in congress it is the senate that are the scumbags,democrats by no other name.

bikerdogred1
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We are funding the terrorists that makes a lot of sense.What we are doing is funding our own doom,really stupid people.

Rick Ferguson
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How is it that things like this are not being investigated by The Senate or Congress? I know impeaching him would be pretty much an impossibility but at least hearings and an investigation would put it in the public eye.

TODDONE
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Not sure we want to impeach Obama when Biden is next in line…

Lily Smid
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sounds like a great way to get yet more US servicemen killed by pretend “friends” you gotta ask yourself which side a person who negotiates contracts is on when they hire enemy sympathizers.

Kp
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What is our politicians in Washington an those Americans working w Obama thinking allowing this kind of thing to happen an what does this say, Treason! My lord what is going to happen to America if this bleeding out of deception doesn’t stop!
Please Mr. West help Americians, you are supported in your efforts.
God Bless you!

schevy56
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What I don’t understand is, why is Allen West the only one seeing this. It’s so obvious to us laymen.

akatom3565
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There are none so blind as those who will not see!

pacman925
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akatom3565, it is sad to say, some people are still blind !

judy
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Do not forget that the head of the military- appointed by Obama– is Chuck Hagel, who is a muslim convert.. so what do we expect… he will support anything pro-muslim even if it means killing our own. because he is not one of us anymore. he has done other things along the same line..

Jonathan Yaeger
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You’re wrong about Hagel. Prove it.

Jonathan Yaeger
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“Sympathizer” (a label given to him as someone’s opinion) does NOT equal convert. You are entitled to your own private opinion, but not your own private facts.

ConservativeBabyKL
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I usually try to keep my cool watch what I say I can’t at this point Obama needs to go in first, let him get shot in the back ,case closed.
He is a MARXIST killing Americans and America as fast as he can . WHEN IS IT HIS TURN , Impeach I wish , gone even better. Haters , Liberal sheep I don’t debate stupid so don’t bother .

Pam
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I am so sick of everyone just talking and talking! Something needs to be done! We are losing America and nothing is being done!

Ohio Patriot
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I wish all of America could hear about the things you report here. Even the most liberal American would not approve of many of the things this administration has done/is doing. People don’t realize the depth of the muck we’re in.

Ohio Patriot
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Oh, and why do we need to train Libyans of any stripe. We have too many issues of our own to attend to.

Susan Maree Jeavons
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Once again Col. West, I am asking, since you know all of the criminal acts the President has committed, when are you going to go to Congress and the Senate and demand impeachment? I’m sure you know all the right people. Seems to me all we hear is endless talk about it. Nothing is being done to stop this insane man from destroying this country. Are we waiting until it’s too late?

Debby Tandy
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Also put Obama on trial for Treason!!

Debby Tandy
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All Obama does is tell Lies after Lies after Lies!!!!!! He is destroying America!! When is someone in the government going to Impeached Obama, and put him on trial for Treason? That is what the American people want to know!! We are tried of his lies, breaking our Constitution, Obamacare Fraud, changing laws illegally, Benghazi, wire tapping America, sending guns to Syria rebels, Sending billions to countries that hate America, fast & furious, IRS ect….ect….ect….Obama has gotten away with these things. WE THE PEOPLE want to know WHY?? WHY is he still in office? Why is the government letting him… Read more »
CEMETERY
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All of this is BS , in the article : Didn’t US Senator Jeanne Shaheen ( Democrat from NH) make the statement …. this is unthinkable & unacceptable, etc.
And this US senator (including all Democratic Senators) still supports Obama. Wake up America !!! Reading articles will never defeat those who want to destroy the USA and Kill You.

Terry Fidler
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Hang him hes a TRAITOR!!!!

respectful conservative
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respectful conservative

Unbelievable! It’s as though we longer have a US congress.

Clark Rueda
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No one can or will do anything about it because like Revelations says , Satan will INFLUENCE leaders of Nations into making decisions in the Prince’s Favor, that’s why the media is reluctant do ask the Hard questions, and that’s why he’s been caught in Lies so many times and nothing has been done, the more the US , morally and Spiritually pull away from God, the more his blessings, passed down to us from Abraham, will be held back, that’s why the WORLD is an Ugly place Today !

Dori Ober
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I agree. The American people by a majority elected this president. His speech is eloquent and full of lies. Perhaps all these angry posts are for naught. The the Bible warns us of this impending situation where if we as Americans insist on ignoring God, then perhaps He has already removed His hand of protection from this country. Be steadfast and put on the belt of truth as part of your armor.