Skip to comments.Deadly Attack in Libya Was Major Blow to C.I.A. Efforts
Posted on 09/23/2012 9:23:13 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
WASHINGTON The attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans has dealt the Central Intelligence Agency a major setback in its intelligence-gathering efforts at a time of increasing instability in the North African nation.
Among the more than two dozen American personnel evacuated from the city after the assault on the American mission and a nearby annex were about a dozen C.I.A. operatives and contractors, who played a crucial role in conducting surveillance and collecting information on an array of armed militant groups in and around the city.
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H/T to Drudge.
Obama had three days Notice
So it’s the CIA ‘s fault now? Normally, I wouldn’t make that assumption of passing blame if the source wasn’t the NYT.
Guess that could be it.
Guess the CIA figured the Manpads would show up there or be talked about which they could intercept the talking.
"It was planned, definitely. It was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago. And they were planning this criminal act since their arrival," Magariaf said.
WASHINGTON - In the months leading up to his death, Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, worried about constant security threats in Benghazi and mentioned that his name was on an al Qaeda hit list, a source familiar with his thinking told CNN.
SO WHY DID WE SEND THE AMBASSADOR TO VISIT ON SUCH A DELICATE DATE.
Only answer I have is that he was going for a Prize ....of some kind....
But as I told my Son ....he was likely lured there by the enormity of that prize.
Interesting - placemark for reading tomorrow.
That is an excellent hypothesis. More likely than my rank suspicions I’m sure. I just can’t shake the feeling that he was set up. I have nothing to support the ‘why’ of that.
“A version of this article appeared in print on September 24, 2012, on page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: ATTACK IN LIBYA WAS MAJOR BLOW TO C.I.A. EFFORTS.”
Not good for Barry, Rice or Hillary and all of the other liars.
Same deal.....only fewer folks there for the great prize...in Libya.
We were trying to keep a low profile.....
SO WHY DID THE AMBASSADOR GO THERE....FOR WHAT?
NATIONAL SECURITY PROBABLY DICTATES THAT THE QUESTION WON'T GET ANSWERED.
He was an unwitting sacrifice. Reports that he was homosexual made the recruitment for and ferocity of the attacks easy to generate. The video was all set up by nwo leftists not traceable to the WH. The attack planning, as well as planning for the dozens of follow-on attacks, was all done by jihadists who communicate with the nwo leftists. This was a false flag operation.
It should be a warning to homosexuals that the Statist/Leftist/NWO “real powers” tolerate them now while they assist in the decline of American hegemony. If leftists succeed in actually transforming American into their vision - homosexuals can expect the same treatment they receive under all hard-line communist or statist nations (those like Communist China, the USSR, North Korea, Nazi Germany, etc.). Leftists and Statists consider everyone only useful tools for their political takeovers.
Shutting down here....be back tomorrow.
This is very huge. I’ve been reading obsessively about it since day 1 and I still don’t know anything, really. All I have are questions, here are some.
“Sensitiive documents” were stolen. What were they?
Why did all the CIA assets make it out alive and Stevens didn’t?
Why was here there instead of in Tripoli?
Why was the “security” at the consulate connected to the Muslim Brotherhood?
Why was Stevens 100% unprotected?
Why did he appear to be targeted?
Why did the State Department not warn the diplomats in Libya even though they had 48 hours warning?
Why did the administration lie and say it was a “movie protest” that got out of hand?
What is the movie connection - who really made it, who dubbed it, and why are Hitlery and 0bastard beating it like a drum?
Why did Hitlery and 0 sleep through the night and not attend to this?
Was Stevens a Sufi Muslim?
Oh, and was that journal really his? Only seven pages of writing in it, supposedly, and handwritten. What else did it say? Why did it not burn up or get stolen, if it was really his?
Ah yes a key man. The graveyards are full of key men.
I’m thinking if I think the worst I can possibly imagine I still wouldn’t be close.
And the worst I can imagine isn’t printable anyway.
And the one in Afghanistan was a meet and greet to give the asset a birthday party.
Had something to do with a British firm called "Blue Mountain."
Of course, its initials are BM which flipped backwards...
Odd. I distinctly remember reading an interview with someone in the intelligence community shortly after the attacks who said that the CIA was actually pulled out of the “Arab Spring” countries a few months ago at the orders of the State Dept., which didn’t want the new governments to think we didn’t trust them. Much of the intelligence work, as a result, came from other sources (such as the military intelligence corps) or from foreign intelligence services that were still operating there.
I don’t know which version is true. Who knows what’s true about anything anymore, for that matter.
His visit there had been per-arranged. He went to Benghazi to finalize discussions on an aid program and to dedicate a new cultural center, of all things. Obviously, he was set up by the Islamists.
Pre-arranged. Autocorrect gone wild...
CIA should be renamed to be CMA (Cover My Ass)
Whether or not Stevens was gay, it’s not likely that the Islamists knew anything about it. He was killed because he was an American, and the ferocity of the attacks was because of that fact alone: he represented the West.
Incidentally, it has emerged that Stevens himself was a Muslim convert. He was a Sufi, which is regarded as a heretical sect by “orthodox” Muslims, but it’s not likely that the attackers knew this, either. In any case, Sufism is very opposed to homosexuality, so even if he had been considered gay at some point, he wouldn’t have been an active homosexual anymore and hence there’s no way al Qaeda could known about it.
He was killed out of hatred for the United States and the West, and also, as in the case of the Egyptian attacks, to show our powerlessness and the fact that we are now afraid of them and they can attack with no concern for retribution from us.
WHY WAS OUR AMB. IN BENGHAZI AND NOT IN THE EMBASSY ON 9-11?????? WHO sent him to the outpost, and WHY????
I think it goes deeper than that. just a feeling.
Hey,Gen.Petraeus,how do you like working for the Obama team?
...just setting the table for President Romney.
Also, I specifically remember our intelligence assets getting hammered when Carter handed Iran over to the Imams.
-—Obama & Hillary’s Fault!-—
Perhaps you have it slightly wrong. There is another take.
First the question must be answered....... did Obama set it up to blame Hillary?
Did Hillary set it up to blame Obama?
In the chess game, either could sacrifice the Stevens pawn to put the King in check
Nothing to do with initials.
Reports indicate the Obama administration indirectly relied on the Muslim Brotherhood for security in Benghazi.
Intelligence communities are focused on the February 17 Brigade. This is a Libyan militia led by Fawzi Bukatef, who has known ties to both the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist fighters. The February 17 Brigade “had been charged with local security to the consulate” in Benghazi.
During the attacks that took Ambassador Stevens’ life, Bukatef claims the Obama administration took no action. Rather, the response to the violence was handled solely by the chain of command within the February 17 Brigade. “We had to coordinate everything,” said Bukatef.
From a practical standpoint, this is not only problematic because of Bukatef’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, but also because one of his commanders, Ismail al-Salabi, is an Islamist military leader in his own right.
Because of these contrary interests, there are even reports that part of the February 17 Brigade stood down as the Islamist attackers stormed the U.S. consulate. This squares perfectly with Libyan Interior Minister Wanis al-Sharif’s early claims that Libyan security forces essentially handed the US consulate personnel over to the attackers.
Someone sent me a link to a video about Stevens converting to Sufism but I can’t find it. Do you have some source/link?
From everything I’ve read (and I’ve read about this obsessively), I am sure it goes much deeper. Just the fact that the bogus movie was trotted out and beaten like a drum, all the lies told by the administration, the mystery of why he left Tripoli and went to Benghazi with apparently no security whatsoever, the fact that they had received no warnings of the attacks although warnings were given to the US gov, etc etc etc.
What two leftists made the movie? I figured it had to be made by leftists and the amdinistration’s lies about it made the connection obvious, along with all the other bogusness.
Mojito posted it the other day - at post #43.
Thank you - I knew I could find it if I looked but I’m crazy busy right now. I have to listen to that.
Thanks Ernest. That should please all the Lew Rockwell / Ron Paul fans.
Thank you for your explanation. My eyes aren’t as good as they used to be and I read “nwo” as “two”.
I wonder if the supposed Egyptian Copt even had anything to do with the movie. I assume pressure was put on him one way or another. If there were enough real investigative journalists in the US, someone would be delving into this.