December 8, 2021

Former CIA Iran-Contra Contract Pilot Reveals Arms Deals Behind Benghazi

In an article by John Marrs and an interview on with Alex Jones, William Robert “Tosh” Plumlee, a former CIA contract pilot who flew arms and ammunition for the agency as far back as the overthrow of Batista and the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion, as well as to Nicaragua during the Iran-Contra scandal, and who testified in 1977 before the Church Committee and in 1990 and 1991 also before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stated that a high-level NATO official in the Middle East and a good friend who worked with him in Central America, told him that weapons, including stinger missiles, were being transported from Benghazi, Libya, to Syrian rebels, and that Ambassador Chris Stevens opposed this operation.

Plumlee reports that he was told that Stevens wrote a number a memos in the 4 weeks or two months before Sept. 11, 2012 on this matter, but was told to stand down.

Plumlee reported that Obama was running large shipments of “high impact” weapons, as well as small arms and ammunition through a network of clandestine CIA safe houses in Turkey and Jordan to the Syrian rebels through a program known as Direct Commercial Sales (DCS). This group operates within the U.S. State Deparment’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). The DCS program regulates private U.S. companies’ overseas sales of weapons and other defense articles, defense services, and military training.

Plumlee, who reportedly will be testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week, demanded that those Stevens’ dispatches to the State Department be released. He also said that by his coming forward, he hoped that others who were the boots on the ground would now come forward and take a risk with him in telling the truth. Plumlee, who is now 76 years old, said that if he were a government employee and he were involved in providing weapons to terrorists, it would be his responsibility to come forward. He concluded the interview by saying, “I want my country back.”