Skip to comments.The Other 9/11: Libyan Guards Recount What Happened in Benghazi
Posted on 10/24/2012 8:58:53 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
More than a month after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, U.S. officials have yet to talk to many of the Libyan guards on duty at the American mission on that fatal evening. Fearful of reprisal from the still unknown perpetrators of the attack, the guards have gone into hiding; and their vivid recollections are giving way to a sense of abandonment by the American government, which offered them no protection from the attackers the guards believe want them dead. TIMEs Steven Sotloff has talked to the guards for their account of what happened on the night of Sept. 11, 2012 and the early hours of the day after. Five of the guards were employees of the British security company Blue Mountain, and three others were members of the Islamist-leaning February 17th militia who were tasked with providing diplomatic security for foreign missions. To protect them from possible retribution, their names have been changed. What is clear is that, as others have reported, there was no protest, simply a sudden siege of the compound; U.S. security forcesincluding U.S. Marines who arrived at an American safe house outside the consulate groundswere overwhelmed and stymied; and that the looters apparently came upon the body of a still-breathing Ambassador Chris Stevens.
At around 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2012, the four guards at the compound entranceNasser, Ubayd, Abdullah and Anwarwere casually eating sandwiches and talking about a recent soccer game, trying to pass the time on another monotonous night of watch duty. This one seemed no different from the others before: days and nights staring at the high walls that obscured the luxury villas in the posh Benghazi neighborhood where the American mission was located. But on this night, the silence of the secluded streets was dramatically shattered.
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(Excerpt) Read more at world.time.com ...
The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames on the night of Sept. 11, 2012.
“First, from beyond the walls, came the yells of God is Great! Nasser went out to investigate. I immediately heard RPG explosions and saw a large group heading toward us up the road, he said. Outnumbered and outgunned, the four abandoned their posts, with Nasser and Ubayd fleeing south to what was called the C villa in the center of the compound, a building that housed the office of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was visiting from the Libyan capital Tripoli. Abdullah ran towards the cantina east of C villa where a grenade exploded nearby. I remember the shrapnel that landed in my leg was very hot and I was shaken, a bit dizzy, he recalled. A group of attackers then passed him on the way to encircling the cantina. They shot him twice in the leg. Others beat him so hard he lost consciousness. He awakened later in the Benghazi Medical Center.”
I wonder if “Nat Geo” and Harvey Beerstein will make this into a made for TV movie for their boss, Obambo.
they’ll need a cast of many thousands and lots and lots of Al Qaeda flags:
Note our friends in Libya Shield fly the same black flag of jihad that Al Qaeda flies. Video from June showing them in a rally in Benghazi for the implementation of sharia law. Their vehicles have Gold and Red Libya shield logos:
Thanks for the ping!
1. Time and distance.
2. They were on the phone to someone.
3. Everyone knew where the Americans were.
4. If all this lead was flying around, Where were the dead and wounded?
5. Notice how tribal this place is.
6 Am I the only person who has every word on the spell checker?
Did you read the entire article?
It had been the most lethal attack against U.S. diplomatic facilities since the 1983 Beirut embassy bombing took the lives of 63 people.
Chaos favoring extremists courtesy Hussein and Hitlery-Huma's Arab Spring the anti-secularist Islamarossa.
As shameful as Clinton's Mogadishu where his team disallowed the gunships and tanks.
As clumsy as Carter's Desert One catastrophe to rescue the hostages resulting from his alliance with Ayatollah Khomeini.
Just as Clinton allowed Iran to arm Bosnians so Hussein et Hitlery-Huma arm Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda Lite.
The poseur who claims he "got bin Laden" sowed a million bin Ladens in a fertile plot.
This is a very important article and is consistant in many ways with what I have learned over the past 6 weeks.
You left out Bin Ladins’s 1998 embassy bombing in Tanzania and Kenya. 212 killed, 4000 injured
Go here to download document (121 pages, PDF)
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED:
P 37 Aug 8, 2012, Note 5, Attacks (signed off by Stevens AKA John Christopher Stevens)
See page 45, June 5, 2012, Points 8 and 9 (signed off by Stevens) Brigades of the Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman ...down to... that the attacks were the work of extremists who are opposed to western influence in Libya. A number of local contacts agreed, noting that Islamic extremism appears to be on the rise in eastern Libya and that the Al-Qaeda flag has been spotted several times flying over government buildings and training facilities in Derna,
P 57, Sept 11, 2012 (day of the attack), signed off by Stevens, Section 4
****Militia commanders discuss Muslim Brotherhood, Jibril, their political aspirations, the economy, and security: In a September 9 meeting, local area militia commanders Wissam bin Ahmed (Commander, Libya Shield 1) and Muhammad al-Gharabi (Commander, Rafa al-Sahti Brigade, Libya Shield 2) discussed the very fluid relationships and blurry lines they say define membership in Benghazi-based brigades under the February 17, Libya Shield, and SSC umbrellas. They themselves were members of multiple brigades, they said. They debated hotly and without resolution about which brigades supported or opposed specific causes. They claimed to exercise control over Libyan Armed Forces Chief of Staff Yusef Mangoush who depends on them to secure eastern Libya. In times of crisis, Magoush has no other choice than to turn to their brigades for help, they said, as he did recently with unrest in Kufra. As part of this arrangement, Mangoush often provides the brigades direct stocks of weapons and ammunition, they said. Al-Gharabi and bin-Ahmed support the Libyan Muslim Brotherhoods Justice and Construction Party backed candidate Minister of Electricity Awad Al Barasi for Prime Minister and they said that. if elected, Al Barasi would appoint Fawzi Bukatif, Commander of the February 17 Brigade, as Minister of Defense. Bukatifs appointment would open the MOD and other security ministries and offices to plum-appointments for his most favored brigade commanders giving February 17 and Libya Shield tacit control of the armed forces. They criticized the USG for supporting National Forces Alliance (NFA) leader and Prime Mininister Candidate Mahmoud Jibril. If Jibril wom, they said, they would not continue to guarantee security in Benghazi, a critical function they asserted they were currently providing. Growing problem with security would discourage foreign investment and led [sic] to persistent stagnation in eastern Libya, but the US could play a role by pressuring American business to invest in Benghazi***
THEY CAN'T SAY THEY DIDN'T KNOW - THIS REPORT FROM ONE YEAR AGO:
Al Qaeda Plants Its Flag in Libya
"It was here at the courthouse in Benghazi where the first spark of the Libyan revolution ignited. Its the symbolic seat of the revolution; post-Gaddafi Libyas equivalent of Egypts Tahrir Square. And it was here, in the tumultuous months of civil war, that the ragtag rebel forces established their provisional government and primitive, yet effective, media centre from which to tell foreign journalists about their fight for freedom. "
But according to multiple eyewitnesses myself included one can now see both the Libyan rebel flag and the flag of al Qaeda fluttering atop Benghazis courthouse.
Thanks Fred Nerks and bitt.
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