Weapons of Misdirection
Virtually everyone is twisting into pretzel like contortions trying to figure out what caused the apparent confusion, chaos, misinformation and mistakes between the White House and the State Department in the Benghazi attack that led to the death of Libyan Ambassador Stevens, aide Sean Smith, and former SEAL’s Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.
Jennifer Ruben does a great job recently outlining the machinations HERE.
That’s awfully problematic, given that Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice went on five talk shows suggesting in fact that the movie did provoke the attack. Mitt Romney’s top foreign policy adviser, Richard Williamson, told Right Turn, “Last time I checked, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations was part of the U.S. State Department.” (article)
However, we think possibly we have been able to piece it all together will a little research and dot connecting from the archives. When you step back you realize the big picture is not what it seems at all.
Benghazi was not an assassination attempt, it was a botched kidnapping.
In order to understand you need to find all the bits of the puzzle. That’s where so much of our previous site research comes in handy. Back in March of 2011 we were closely monitoring reports of al-Qaeda jihadist activity in/around Benghazi Libya. Then in December of 2011 we noted a specific number of Libyan al-Qaeda operatives had been organized under the direction of Head Banana Ayman Al Zawahiri and reported by CNN.
[...] The jihadists include one veteran fighter who had been detained in Britain on suspicion of terrorism. The source describes him as committed to al Qaeda’s global cause and to attacking U.S. interests. The source told CNN that the al Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, personally dispatched the former British detainee to Libya earlier this year as the Gadhafi regime lost control of large swathes of the country.
The man arrived in Libya in May and has since begun recruiting fighters in the eastern region of the country, near the Egyptian border. He now has some 200 fighters mobilized, the source added. Western intelligence agencies are aware of his activities, according to the source.
Another al Qaeda operative, of dual European-Libyan nationality, was arrested in an unnamed country on his way to Libya from the Afghan-Pakistan border region. (report)
Coincidentally the number of al-Qaeda operatives who are reported to have attacked the Consulate in Benghazi was estimated around 200.
Just before the beginning of the Libyan uprising the brother of Ayman Al Zawahiri, Muhammed Al Zawahiri, was released from prison in Egypt. He also carries an understandable chip on his shoulder toward the U.S. considering we used black operations in Saudi Arabia to identify his contacts.
In 1999, security forces picked up Mohamed Al Zawahiri in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he had settled with his family and was working as an engineer for a construction company.
He claims UAE authorities tortured him for four months — at the behest of the CIA — in an attempt to extract information about his brother. During that time, Zawahiri says, he offered to mediate between his brother and the West, something he believes could have prevented the Sept.11 attacks, but his overtures were rebuffed by UAE officials.
In 1999, he was extradited to Egypt to face terrorism charges related to Sadat’s assassination and conspiracy to topple the regime — charges he denies, but he was jailed by Mubarak in Egypt. He was later acquitted upon appeal, but Mubarak refused to let him leave prison. He remained in jail until March of 2011 when he was released.
Zawahiri spent the following five years in solitary confinement in Egypt’s notorious underground prisons. There, in a 6-by-6-foot cell with no access to sunlight, he says, he was repeatedly waterboarded, electrocuted, and subjected to sleep deprivation. (Report)
Muhammed is the guy who organized the protest at the US embassy in Cairo on 9/11/12 (See video above). Muhammad’s release was made possible by the newly legal influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt when Hosni Mubarak was on the ropes.
M. Zawahiri clearly tells Nick Robertson from CNN on the morning of 9/11 exactly what the protest was about: The demand for the release of the Blind Sheik.
It was not a disrespectful U-Tube video of the Prophet Mohammed that kicked off the Cairo protest. It was a Demand for the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, The Blind Sheik.
Remember all the “chatter” about the possibility of the Blind Sheik being released the week after the Benghazi attack ?
The U.S. State Department is actively considering negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as “the Blind Sheikh,” for humanitarian and health reasons, a source close to the Obama administration told TheBlaze.
“Chatter” is what happens within intelligence circles when a specific name becomes the mention of some discussion – but the persons overhearing the discussion don’t quite know what the subject matter of consequence is all about.
Why the “chatter” on Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman? Bear with me…..
Lets pause and just reflect on what we do know as fact at this moment in the discussion.
- Ayman Al Zawahiri dispatched al-Qaeda operatives into Libya.
- Brother Muhammed Al Zawahiri was free in Egypt, and coordinated a protest at the Cairo embassy on 9/11/12.
- The Cairo Embassy protest was about the Blind Shiek being released, not a movie.
- Immediately following the Benghazi attack U.S. intelligence sources were hearing chatter within their intelligence circles about the name of the Blind Sheik.
OK, so we continue. Lets look on the ground in Benghazi, Libya just after the Cairo Embassy protest got out of control on 9/11.
We know there was at least two probative attacks on the consulate grounds prior to 9/11. One of them with an IED detonation test to breach the protective wall. We know the Libyan police (Militia) were warned by their families to leave the consulate area in advance of the attack beginning. The neighborhood knew something was about to happen.
We know with certainty there was no protest outside the U.S. Consulate, that day. We know the attack began around 8:30 pm after the Turkish diplomatic corp left the compound following their meeting with Ambassador Stevens. We know from Fran Townsend with CNN the attack took place over a period of six hours; We know there were approximately 200 terrorists engaged in the attack; We know the total of Libyan and US security forces were 10 or 11 armed guards inside the compound. We know that RPG’s were used at the consulate, and at least one 23mm anti-aircraft type weapon was fired into the buildings.
There are numerous reports the Libyan police officer assigned to Ambassador Stevens pointed out where he was hiding within the compound. But we do know as fact that Steven’s aide Chris Smith was dead when Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and the rescue team from the Annex arrived. And we know they were unable to locate Ambassador Stevens; but located and removed over 20 consulate employees back to the Annex building approximately a half mile away before they again came under attack, this time including mortar rounds.
We know that Ambassador Stevens body was dragged from a window opening in his safe room and the door was still sealed when reporters first arrived post attack.
We also know that Ambassador Steven’s body was missing for approximately 8 hours from the time the rescue team evacuated the Annex until sometime the following day when his lifeless body turned up in a local hospital.
All of these facts have been confirmed by US intelligence sources, and reported in various media outlets with confirmations. We also know from reporters that even though there was fire inside the consulate buildings there was no surrounding ground fire evidence noted other than on vehicles.
Question: So why did the attack take place over 6 hours for a team of over 200 heavily armed bad guys outnumbering defensive security more than 20:1? And if their intention was to KILL Ambassador Stevens then why did they spend so much time trying to get him out? Why kill his aide immediately, but not him?
Once they took over the compound, which according to recent reports was only minutes after 8:30pm when they began, if their intent was a kill mission they would have been in and gone in a matter of moments; surely in less than an hour, and all the consulate employees could have easily been slaughtered.
Something doesn’t add up.
However, IF you connect the dots between the Cairo Embassy protest and the Benghazi Consulate attack you realize what becomes the biggest probability. The al-Qaeda goal was to kidnap Ambassador Chris Stevens and ransom him back to the U.S. in exchange for Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman.
Under that scenario everything begins to make sense.
It makes sense of how the attack took place. It makes sense of how long it took because their goal was to keep him alive. It makes sense of the how the people were responding in the video of Ambassador Stevens being removed from the building. It makes sense of why his body was missing. It also makes sense of the post-attack “chatter”.
It certainly makes sense of how the State Dept and White House were FUBAR’d if word of the real motivation, and real reason, ever got out. It makes sense of why there was no real rush to put investigators on the scene, perhaps it even makes sense of why the families of he victims have not been given the results of the autopsy’s performed at Andrews Air Force Base.
It also explains why all the divergent stories were quickly concocted to obfuscate and distract from the reality of a U.S. ambassador dying. Because the reportedly eliminated al-Qaeda just attempted a bold kidnapping of a U.S. Representative to trade for a convicted terrorist The Blind Sheik.
In an election year.
Ring any historical bells?
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