Did Clinton Kill Peace Talks with Qaddafi’s Son?


Reports from Fox regarding new emails of Hillary Clinton has revealed that Muhammad Qaddafi’s son Saif was willing to negotiate peace with America form the ground in Libya but Hillary Clinton turned down the offer while she was Secretary of States. In the year since Qaddafi has been forced out of power, Libya’s government has been collapsing with an alarming acceleration with extremist groups and ISIS exploiting the power vacuum. While Obama’s government has been preaching “soft power” and diplomacy Hillary Clinton’s mails as shown otherwise and as proven that the afore-mentioned are not being vigorously pursued here.
One key major mail describing the offer of talks by Saif was dated March 18, 2011 and sent at 7:27 a.m. EST to three members of The Joint Staff. It states, “Our contact will arrange a face-to-face meeting with Saif [Qaddafi], or a Skype/video-telecon [teleconference] to open communications if time does not permit … A peaceful resolution is still possible that keeps Saif on our side without bloodshed in Benghazi.”
Responds from a senior policy adviser, on Hillary Clinton’s government email account, was sent to 11 staff members at 7:57 a.m. The adviser writes, “Sirs, the JCSWG’s [the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Working Group] contact is ready to arrange a meeting with Saif on a skype/video-telecon. Might be worth passing to folks who do this stuff routinely.” These “working groups” are stood up to deal with specific issues or challenges.
According to reports a staff was sent to search for Lt. Gen. Charles Jacoby who was serving as the director of strategy, plans and policy for The Joint Staff and was also responsible for planning coalition and NATO operations in Libya at the Pentagon, and somewhere between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., Clinton told Jacoby “to not take the call from Saif and that Ambassador Gene Cretz was the only one she authorized to talk to Saif.” At the time, Cretz was the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

Clinton’s instructions effectively meant no high-level administration official took the call. The following day, on March 19, the U.S. began participating in airstrikes over Libya – Muammar Qaddafi himself would be killed seven months later.