WALKING AL QUIDA IN BENGHAZI WHY AMBASSADOR STEVENS AND THREE OTHER AMERICANS DIED (Update May 23, 2014)
As horrible as it may be to contemplate, is it possible that the gruesome death of our Ambassador in Benghazi was acutally a part of a Al Quida Gun Running scheme gone horribly awry? (We now know that the answer to this question is yes.)
I believe that somehow it could be something along those line, because of all the unanswered questions there, the unbelievably chaotic and rushed manner in which the Obama administration tried to cover it up...and continued to cover it up well past all rational thinking would indicate that they were doing so...and because of common sense questions, questions like:
Why were additional security requests for Benghazi denied after two recent attacks, one by an IED in June that blew a large whole in the wall?
Why was the DOD Site Security Team (SST), funded by the Defense Department, and there to counter precisely this type of attak, removed from Libya in August, just a few weeks before the attack?
Why was a U.S. Ambassador who had indicated he feared for his life and was seeking more security, sent to Benghazi, the hotbed for anti-Americanism, on the 11th Anniversyary of 911 (and the 11th anniversary of any event in Islam is considered "Holy") with no dedicated US security team?
Why did numerous command centers watch the attack on Benghazi unfold for over SIX HOURS and not mount a large relief effort, or particularly immeidate support from potential US Navy vessels in the Med? or US Bases in Ityly? Navy F-18s can fly a long way and cover a lot of miles traveling at Mach 1.
Why was the State Department Mobile Securiy Team (MST) which was in Benghazi at the Annex, one mile away from the Consulate, ordered not to assist the people at the consulte three times? To the point that the a Navy SEAL, Tyrone Woods, who was at the Annex disobeyed those orders and took whomever was willing to with him and then went to the Consulate to help and to evacuate the survivors, an hour and a half late? Who gave those orders not to asssit? How far up the chain did that go?
What was the relationship of Ambassador Stevens to the 17th of February Martyrs Brigade in Benghazi, the Al Quida leaders in Benghazi, and the already gun running operations coming out of Beghazi where Al Quida operatives there were arming their Al Quida sympathizer rebels in Syria?
Why was the 17th of February Martyrs Brigade in Benghazi, an Al Quida affiliated, Sharia Law devoted, militia group tasked with providing any US security in Benghazi?
Finally, what was the Turkish Ambassador or consulate meeting with Ambassador Stevens about just an hour before the attack. Turkey has vested interests in seeing Assad brough down in Syria and arming the rebels.
Could it be (either through Libyan government sources, or even our own) that the terrorists knew that the security had been taken away in Benghazi? Could they have decided that negotiations about running arms to Syria with US help were not going as they desired and so hoped to kidnap the Ambassador in an easy smash and grab operation against an essentially undefended compound and then try and negotiate a trade; Stevens for the blind Shiek? Or Stevens for better gun running help? A kidnnapping motive has aleady been rumored in Benghazi and elsewhere in Livya in the wake of the attack.
Could it be that Gun Running negotiations went bad and that some kind of an "October Surprize" was "supposed" to happen in Benghazi? After the kidnapping we would have seen an outraged Obama, stoked up and rightously indignant over this, on National TV claiming it would not be tolerated and that we would secure the release of Stevens. He would maybe even have "suspended his campaign to deal with it...for all Americans to see.
Then October would have been full of "that" story, and you can bet it would invariably have led to a Stevens release just before the election.
But even without a kidnapping, the gun running through Al Quida which appears almost certian now due to email releases, journalist reports, and the direct ties between the US and the Al Quida leaders who helped bring down Quadaffi which have already been made, would be far more than enough reason for the Obama administration to desperately cover up what went on there.
HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW OF THE ATTACK ITSELF:
Late that September 11th evening in Benghazi, at 9:40 PM, 150-200 heavily armed and well organized attackers rushed into the compound and hour after the Turkish diplomat endfed his meeting with Ambassador Stevens, waving the radcial Islam flag. The American communications specialist saw it, yelling, "Attack, attack, attack," into the compund microphone and activating the Eminent Danger Notification system which turned the videos over to satellites feeds so the other command centers around the world, including in Tripoli, the State Department, the White House and others, could see it in real time. At no time on the videos, or according to the live reports from the communications building, or later testimony, was there any "demonstration," or "spontaneous protest" that somehow turned into an attack as later explained as the reason for the attack by the White House. This was a dedicated and well coordinated attack from the beginning. At the time, when scores of attackers streamed onto the consulate grounds, there were only seven Americans at the consulate. Four security officers, one communications specialist, the Ambassador and one state department specialist.
During this time, Ambassador Stevens called the US Embassy in Tripoli (it took three calls before he was answered) and told the deputy mission chief Gregory Hicks there that, "Greg, we're under attack." Soon therafter, a brave security officer, Agent David Uben, in the main consulate building ushered Ambassador Stevens and the State Department specialist, Sean Smith into the safe room which was protected by thick concrete walls, a very massive steel security gate, and a bending hallway back to a room where the three could "hunker down." BTW, Sean Smith sent PMs to a group he gamed with on the internet just a few hours before indicating that he believed he might not survive the night. Indicating that the Libyan Police Guards (from the Feb 17th Brigade) were "suspect".
As it was, the attackers tried to open the locked metal door and could not get into the safe room and it is clear that the three who were hiding there kept quiet and that the attackers did not know they were even there... so the attackers burned the building with diesel fuel as they left. If they had known would they have tried to get Steven's out, waiting for more heavy equipment to open that door? We do nt know.
The four other personnel could not get to the Ambassador in the main building because there were sinmply too many attackers and so they barracaded themselves into two other consulate buildings, now armed with automatic weapons, kevlar vests and full battle gear.
Back in the main consulate residence, Uben pried one of the barred windows open enough to get out so they could escape the deadly smoke. When he went out, Stevens and Smith, for some reason, did not follow. Uben went back in to try and find them but could not and was driven out by the thick smoke. He tried again, but could not locate them. He was able to join up with the other four individuals and they were later reinforced by a six more Americans and sixteen Libyan personnel from the American "Annex" Mobile Secutoiry Team from a mile away.
Let me interject here and say something myself about this situation and chain of events. It is a wretched, shameful situation.
The Mobile Security Team at the Annex, one mile from the Consulate, knew tha attack was ongoing from the moment it started when the Eminent Danger Notification System was activated. They begged their superiors from the start to relieve the Consulate. But they were ordered to stand down. This happened three times, and at some point the Navy SEALS, Tryone Woods, who was working for the State Department at the Annex, became involved and argued strenuoulsy to be allowed to organize efforts to help the consulate. With his skills, and with the MST which was created and trained for precisely these types of situations, they were uniquely qualified to do so. After the third denial, Woods determined that the orders had to be disobeyed and organized a group to go to the consulate to their relief. This was the force just spoken of that came to the relief of the consulate and extracted the survivors, although too late to help Sean Smith and Ambassador Stevens.
At that point, many of the attackers had left. The Americans went back to the main building to try and find the Ambassador but only found the body of Sean Smith, which they retrieved and took with them. At that point they came under heavy attack again and had to retreat, under fire from assault weapons and grenades, in an armored vehicle back to the Annex. They came under automatic weapons fire and grenade attack several times on their way, but made it back to the Annex before 11 PM, their vehicle riddled and barely running. But the fight was far from over.
Around or just before midnight, two critical things happend. 1st, a Preadtor drone arrived in the air over Benghazi. It would remain there obeserving and sending live video to all of the stations involved for the rest of the attack. Also, a team from Tripoli arrived to assist. They included former Navy SEAL Glenn Dorrity. Now, the two former Navy SEALS, Glen Dorrity and Tyrone Woods began working with a total now of tweleve Americans and eighteen Libyan security personnel to defend the Annex.
The Annex soon came under very heavy and sustained attack by mortars, grenades and automatic weapons fire from a large force of attackers who surrounded the Annex. During this attack Dorrity and Woods fought couragously, principally from an overwatch position on the roof of the annex, where they identified and engaged enemy gunmen and mortars as they saw them. One of those mortar positions, that they were just engaging, fired on the rooftop and hit their posiiton. Both Dorrity and Woods were killed, and David Uben, the security officer who had been with Ambassador Stevens and Shawn Smith, was wounded severely. All three are American heroes and deserve great honor and respect for their actions...actions even in disobedience to orders they had received not to help. Finally, in the early hours of the morning, after most of the attackers had been killed or left, it was determined that the remaining US personnel had to evacuate Benghazi. All their decided that even larger and more sustained attacks were possible at any time and so they determined to abandon Benghazi, After destroying as much sensitive material as they could, they left in a well armed convoy for the airport.
Sometime during this time frame, emails to the Whie House form US Intelligence sources indicate that an Al Quida group, Aansar Al-Sharia, took responsibility for the attack and announced it on their web site. The Al Quida operative taking creidt for this at no time mentioned any yuotube video as being the cause for their attackd...nor has it been since, mentioned by the enemy who actually performed the attack as a reason for the attack.
In the mean time some time after midnight, during the attacks on the Annex, other Libyans, entered the now abandoned consulate grounds and the main building. They were looting the place when they supposedly found the body of Ambassador Stevens in the main building. Reports conflict as to whether he was dead, or barely alive at the time. The pictures of him being dragged and carried through the streets in Benghazi are from this time frame. Conflicting reports indicate that some Libyans were trying to save him, while others desicrated his body. Ultimately he was taken to the Benghazi hospital some time after 1 AM where doctors tried to revive him...but to no avail. He was pronounced dead at the hosptial in those very early morning hours.
Then, on the way out to the airport, the main group of retreating Americans found out that Steven's body was at the hospital. They dioverted there to pick up his bodyu, and then the entire group, now having all four bodies, made their way to the Benghazi airport and flew back to Tripoli.
We now know, that had the Mobile Security Team from the Annex been allowed to go to the Consulate when they first requested to do so...a job they were created for and had trained for...they would have arrived before Ambassador Stevens was dead, and possible before the attackers had even started the fire. In other words, they very well could have gotten there in time to retrieve him from the safe room and save his life.
Someone MUST bear responsibility for this...no matter how far up the chain of command it goes. To have help near by, help trained to assist and exctract our State Department personnel from just these kinds of scenarios, help that was literally begging for over an hour to go to the assistance of those under attack...and not send them. This violates the very essence of the military code...the understood rule in the US Military that you will not be left behind. That every effort available will be made to assist you. It is derelection of duty at the best, and something much more sinnister at its worst.
Thus Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith and the two former Navy SEALS, Dorrity and Woods, were killed in Benghazi. If a kidnapping had been planned, what might have been manipulated into a "great moment” for Obama in an arranged “tough” negotiation to “save” Ambassador Stevens, turned into the death of the Ambassador instead. This may sound far fetched...but too many questions remain unanswered and the Obama administration has willfully misled and lied to the American people and sought to coverup the true nature of the events there. The gun running story has been reported on to some length...except for the potential tie to Benghazi.
Several nights ago Fox News with Bret Baier interviewed the Lt. Colonel leader of the DOD Site Security Team (SST), Lt. Colonel Andrew Wood, who had been in Benghazi and who had alerted (along with the Regional Security Officer at the Embassy) the Defense Department and the State Department that the situation in Benghazi was untenable and required more secutiry. Their requests were not only turned down, the DOD Fast Response team of 16 special forces soldiers that Lt. Colonel Wood commanded was pulled out...just three or four weeks before the attack.
In that interview he detailed the dangerous situation and was asked why Ambassador Stevens would go to Benghazi under such circumsytances.
Lt. Colonel Andrew Wood replied that "he went anyway, because I think in his heart, the mission came first."
DEATH AND DECEIT IN BENGHAZI BY FOX NEWS WITH BRET BAIER - PART 1
What was Steven's mission? Having himself asked for more security and indicating and even writing in his own journal that his life was in danger...and having his own requests turned down, what Mission was so important that he would got to Benghazi anyway as the personnel representative of the President of the United States? (Which is what our Ambassadors are). Could it be he was involved with these very tense and difficult negotiations to arm the rebels in Syria? The families of the dead need to know. We all need to know. All American citizens deserve to know.
Precisely because this was so horrible for these brave Americans. Presiely because this was so bad for America. Precisely because these questions remain unanswered. Presicely because numerous operations centers saw this in real time for over six hours and no major help was attempted from US forces at Sea or in Italy. Presicely because of the umitigated lies, deceptions, and now cover-up of this administration...this entire affair should be front page news in the whole country until it is resolved.
There is American blood on the ground. This was the first successful Al Quida organized terror attack on American soil that killed Americans since 911 2001, and we potentially have those amongst us who at the very least are covering it up for political purposes because it does not fit their narrative...or who, at the worst, may have helped to arrange it in an effort to create a new political narrative just before the election.
We now know who the leader of the attack was. Obbama indicated at one time that the attackers would [ay. That they would be tracked down and held to justicve. yet this leader has given several interviews from Cafes in Benghazi to the international press. Why is he still free? Why has he not been captured, interrogated and executed? MOre very serious questions that go unanswered.
Knowing all of this, watch the following five videos. The first from FoxNews documents the gun running operation that is using Al Quida operatives to run guns to Al Quida rebels in in Syria. The second is of testimony exchange between the bureaucrats in Washington DC and the lead Security Officers on the ground in Libya. It is simply amazing...and shameful. The lead security officer in all of Libya for the US Government sums it up be saying, when referring to his Washington DC support team whom he had to ask for additional security that he felt like, "The Taliban is in the building,"...meaning within the US government. The third is the full Fox News Report by Brett Bair on "Death and Deceit in Benghazi. The fourth and fifth is of Glenn Beck on the Blaze connecting and documenting the dots regarding Benghqazi and the gun running operations emminating from Libya.
Updated: May 24, 2014
Now that emails have been incovered through Freedom of Information Act relases that make it clear that the White HOuse under Obama was directly involved in creating the false and diverting narrative that the attacks in Benghazi were based on a little known youtube video...and that the Obama administration lied to the US citizens, our allies, and the UN about it, a Select Committee has finally been formed in the US House of Representatives to get at the truth of the entire matter.
As this has been occurring, a decorated former combat officer, Colonel Allen West, has released an article he wrote about a confidential informant who has shared with him what happened in Benghazi. What follows is his article from his web site
What Really happened in Benghazi
By Allen West
Today as I returned from Detroit, I had a moment that I truly felt was God sent, as I don’t believe in coincidences. It happened on one of my flights, and it was two hours I will never forget.
I was seated beside someone who personally knew one of the men who was there on the roof in Benghazi. This person was excited to share with me the “ground truth” of what happened September 11, 2012.
My seat mate drew schematics to orient me to the “time and spacing” and the direction of the attack. I learned about the repeated orders to the men at the CIA annex to stand down and do nothing — thank God two of them, Glenn Doherty and Ty Woods, lived up to their code of honor and ran to the sound of the guns, resulting in their loss of life — but the preservation of life for others, their fellow Americans.
I learned about the proximity of the staging area of the attack to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, and the attackers were indeed Ansar al-Sharia, a group affiliated with al-Qaida. I came to understand why Ambassador Chris Stevens was there in the first place and that he had in fact requested better security but was denied – the question is, by whom? And I learned that the Martyrs of 17 February Brigade were in charge of security and were the ones who opened the gates, then fled.
I learned there are those who are being threatened with their pensions being cut off if they come forth to speak.
And I learned, as I presumed, that there was a covert weapons scheme going on in Libya, Benghazi. We had been supplying radical Islamists with weapons against Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi, effectively supplying the enemy and destabilizing that country. And it seems that there was a CIA weapons buy-back program, the aim of which was to ship the retrieved weapons out of Libya through Turkey, and to the Islamist forces in Syria.
Benghazi and the operations in Libya are shrouded in a fog of lies, deceit, manipulation, threats, intimidation, coercion, abandonment, and worst of all, potentially treason.
No, it was not about a kidnapping scheme, it was about something, as I’ve stated, that will make Iran-Contra look like Romper Room. The web of lies spun is coming apart, and all other committee hearings on this matter should be shut down.
The House has established a Select Committee — quite telling that the same has not been done in the Senate — and those involved, to include the President, MUST appear before Rep. Trey Gowdy.
And to those Democrats appointed to the committee: if you seek to obstruct the revelation of the truth, you are complicit and guilty as well.
Am I afraid because of what I now know? Heck no. I’m honored to have been entrusted, so I for one can be on the right side of history.
GUN RUNNING TO AL QUIDA SYMPATHIZERS IN SYRIA BY FOX NEWS
TESTIMONY OF SENIOR INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS ON THE GROUND IN LIBYA CSPAN
DEATH AND DECEIT IN BENGHAZI BY FOX NEWS WITH BRET BAIER - FULL PROGRAM
GLENN BECK AND THE BLAZE CONNECTS THE DOTS IN BENGHAZI Part 1
GLENN BECK AND THE BLAZE CONNECTS THE DOTS IN BENGHAZI Part 2
There is a stench of treason in the air...and it is hanging over our nation. God grant we can dispel it, and bring those responsible for these terrible crimes to justice, both foreign attackers, and any indivduals inside our own government who may have been involved, or who covered up the truth of it. Wherever that trail may lead.
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