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Former Special Forces Commander: Was U.S. Running Guns to Syrian Rebels Via Benghazi? CIA: No

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Terence P. Jeffrey
CNS News [1]
Jan 23, 2013

Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin—who is the former commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command, the former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and who, in the 1990s, worked with the CIA—told CNSNews.com in a video interview last week that he believes it is a reasonable supposition that the U.S. was supporting or planning to support the Syrian rebels via Benghazi, Libya.

The CIA, however, says Boykin’s supposition is erroneous and that the U.S. was not conducting or planning covert action to support Syrian rebels through Benghazi.

“These assertions are both baseless and flat wrong,” a CIA spokesperson told CNSNews.com on Tuesday.

Boykin, who retired from the Army in 2007, believes that such an action, or planned action, would help explain why Amb. Chris Stevens was in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, visiting that city for the first time since he had departed from it in November 2011 after having served there as a special envoy to the Libyan rebels who overthrew the Qaddafi regime.

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[2] Former Special Forces Commander: DOD Could Have Flown Rescue Team From Tripoli to Benghazi: http://www.prisonplanet.com/former-special-forces-commander-dod-could-have-flown-rescue-team-from-tripoli-to-benghazi.html

[3] Syrian rebels kill dozens of Assad’s forces in fresh clashes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-kill-dozens-of-assads-forces-in-fresh-clashes.html

[4] Syrian Forces Press Against Rebels In Aleppo, Damascus: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-forces-press-against-rebels-in-aleppo-damascus.html

[5] Rebels shoot down fighter jet as Gaddafi’s forces ‘break ceasefire and tanks roll into Benghazi’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rebels-shoot-down-fighter-jet-as-gaddafis-forces-break-ceasefire-and-tanks-roll-into-benghazi.html

[6] Report: CIA supplies Syrian rebels with intelligence against government forces: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-cia-supplies-syrian-rebels-with-intelligence-against-government-forces.html

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