The Benghazi attack on 9/11 has many unanswered questions. One that hasn’t garnered much attention is the link between Turkey-Israel-Syria by way of the U.S.-Libya special mission/CIA annex in Benghazi.
We know that Ambassador Chris Stevens met with a Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin just prior to the attacks that evening. We also know that President Obama spent an hour on the phone with Israeli PM Netanyahu during the attack. Coincidence? Really? Perhaps Obama was giving Bibi a play-by-play while watching the live drone feed?
What do they have in common? They both want the al-Assad regime removed in Syria. Turkish-Israeli relations have been strained but Israel would still prefer Turkey rather than Syrian radicals to take charge in the region. Turkey has a very important reason to see regime change in Syria. Bashar al-Assad has a Four Seas policy goal to enable Syria as the energy pipeline crossroads of the Middle East and that pipeline will bypass, guess who? Turkey. This is the reason for the Syrian conflict. Energy. I’ll save it for another post but I’ve long been a proponent of the global war for energy access as being behind nearly all conflicts in the globe today.
I pose these questions because we still don’t have any credible evidence to explain why the U.S. decided to sacrifice the 4 Americans. Let’s not forget that there were up to 32 Americans present that night so it could have been far worse. There are many rumors and a persistent one is that this was supposedly a kidnap Stevens plot gone wrong by the 2 seals who disobeyed orders and tried to intervene. Stevens was supposed to be exchanged for the Blind Sheik. The problem with that is the mortar attack. Any mortar attack must be pre-planned in order to succeed. If it were only a kidnapping, why use mortars? Once Stevens was dead, why fight on for hours and extend it to the CIA annex? Just doesn’t add up.
I don’t buy the kidnap theory. It would have been far easier to take Stevens in a vehicle during transit than to orchestrate the compound plot. More likely Stevens signed his death warrant by the outcome of the meeting with the Turkish diplomat and everyone else involved just sat back and watched it play out including Obama. Doherty and Woods were the unfortunate “not optimal” casualties to the attack.
More questions. Ansar al-Shariah members had cordoned off the area at 8pm. Why was the Turkish diplomat allowed to leave? We know that the Libyan ship Al Entisar was in the Turkish port of Iskenderun just prior to the meeting between Stevens and Ali Sait Akin. The port is 35 miles from Syria and the ship was reported to be loaded with arms for Syrian insurgents.
Of course, no one has all the answers at this point that’s talking. Here’s my theory.
The “special mission” at Benghazi was clearly a front for the CIA. It was not set up properly as a consulate, not listed on the State Dept. website as one and thus did not have the normal security measures (fire suppression) nor security personnel in place. Designed to be low-key so as to not attract unnecessary attention. The CIA annex was set-up in February of 2011. The State Dept. was working with the CIA and established a diplomatic presence in mid-2011. Clearly, the Pentagon, CIA, State Dept. and the White House were all in the loop as to the mission here. After the election, we will be exposed to the disinformation campaign.
What you’ll see is the administration putting forth the narrative that the CIA presence was to counter proliferation and terrorist threats throughout the region. Why would they ‘come clean’ on this? That will sell to the American public. The CIA working undercover to stop the spread of weapons to the wrong people. They can then tie in all the necessary excuses for the non-response to the attack.
The truth, however, is the opposite. It was the CIA working with the State Dept. via Ambassador Stevens that was the conduit for funneling weapons and recruits to primarily Syria in an effort to destabilize the region and enable the removal of the Assad regime. Turkey, Israel and Saudi Arabia were all involved.
It’s likely that Ansar al-Shariah grew tired of seeing their spoils of war leaving the country. Losing both the weapons caches of Gaddafi as well as Islamist fighters to its neighbors was not palatable. Ansar al-Shariah paid off the Libyan February 17th Brigade and arranged for them to stand down during the attack. Stevens was a sacrificial lamb for a Fast and Furious style gunrunning program that had run its course.
The U.S. can’t tell that story for obvious reasons. Nor will you see it come out under the Romney administration when he takes over. The U.S. can’t be seen as the enabler of the insurgents that overthrow these governments and then become the problem afterwards (for example Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood). The powers that be decided it best to allow the attack in the hopes of wiping away the evidence along with them.
I said in a previous post that Obama has blood on his hands. Fortunately for him, the U.S. government is ‘too big to fail’ and he will escape accordingly.