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Was the attack on Benghazi an "October Surprise" gone bad?
JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 19 October 2012 | Jeff Head

Posted on 10/19/2012 8:09:15 AM PDT by Jeff Head

Folks, is it possible that the gruesome murder of our Ambassador in Benghazi was acutally the beginnings of an October surprize gone horribly awry?

I believe that somehow, because of all the unanswered questions there...because of 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 ss...and because of just common sense questions, questions like:

  1. Why were new security requests for Benghazi denied after two recent attacks, one by an IED in June that left a 40ft whole in the wall?
  2. Why were the security teams they had in Benghazi removed in August, just a few weeks before the attack?
  3. 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 US security team?
  4. Why did 12 command centerss watch the attack on Benghazi unfold for SIX HOURS and not mount a relief attempt from Tripoli with helos, or from potential US NAvy vessels in the Med? A helo traveling at 150 MPH can go a good distance in 6 hours, so can an F-18 traveling at Mach 1.
  5. Finally, what was the relationship of Ambassador Stevens to the Gitmo releasess and groups he was heading during the Libyan revolution when Stevens was the US envoy working with these groups? Was Stevens secretly sent there to meet with those groups? Was the whole thing a setup?
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? I believe they 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.

Tragically, there very well could have been people in our own government who knew about all of this.

Could it be that an "October Surprize" is what was really "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 lead to a Stevens release just before the election.

But because a couple of US Navy SEALS happened to be there contracted out on another unrelated State Department matter, and because a couple of other personnel (possibly CIA personnel) put up one hell of a fight against overwhelming odds...holding them off for 6 hours...that the terrorist plan (and potentially the entire "surprize") went bad.

The attackers got mad when many of their own were killed and wounded and they ended up killing Stevens and the SEALS and the other fellow that got seperated from the main group (who escaped...and whom alll should be carefully questioned regarding what they saw and heard) when they caught them.

Thus what was supposed to be a great “moment” for Obama in an arranged “tough” negotiation to “save” Ambassador Stevens (who himself would have had no clue about any of this and would never have gone along with it), turned into a gruesome murder instead.

Precisely because this was so horrible for America. Precisely because these questions remain unanswered. Presicely because 12 operations centers saw this in real time and no help was attempted. Presicely because of the umitigated lies, deceptions, and now cover-up of this administration. This entire affair should actually be absolutely front page news in the whole country until it is resolved, campaigns or not.

We have American blood on the ground 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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012election; alqaeda; alquida; ambassadorstevens; benghazi; benghaziattack; benghazicoverup; benghazigate; blameamerican; blamevideo; bloggersandpersonal; chicagopolitics; coverup; falseflag; fastandfurious; libya; msm; nobama; vanity
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To: Jeff Head
This entire affair should actually be absolutely front page news in the whole country until it is resolved, campaigns or not.



21 posted on 10/19/2012 8:32:12 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Jeff Head

My hubby and I were talking this idea over last night and this scenario makes a lot of sense. I’ve a feeling there’s more sewage at the bottom of this rabbit hole than anyone can ever imagine. Praying for the mother of the murdered ambassador who still has been given no answers about her son’s death.

22 posted on 10/19/2012 8:32:28 AM PDT by cblue55 (The original point and click interface was a Smith and Wesson.)
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To: Jeff Head

This is the most plausable scenario.

23 posted on 10/19/2012 8:37:43 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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To: DManA

There are, at the very least, some very critical and very dark issues involved here. Answes that they are willing to abjectly lie about to the entire nation on the eve of a Presidential Election in order to keep them from being answered. That tells you right there that it is very, very bad.

24 posted on 10/19/2012 8:40:19 AM PDT by Jeff Head ( Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (
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To: Jeff Head

I read that there is a possibility that all the weapons we managed to recover/buy back were the primary target. I do not doubt that kidnapping the ambassador was a part of the plan as well. I think the reason why the admin is willing to look like a doofus on all levels is because they do not want the real story of how they managed to lose everything they just bought

25 posted on 10/19/2012 8:40:29 AM PDT by 1malumprohibitum
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To: Jeff Head
I hate to say it but this does seem like a possibility. I've been thinking more and more about this over the last week or so. Why was what little security there was outsourced to a Welsh company that nobody ever heard of and why were they armed with only batons and flashlights? Especially with (at least) 2 previous attacks. I hope that the truth comes out soon what ever it is and I hope our murdered citizens and their families get justice.
26 posted on 10/19/2012 8:44:58 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: Jeff Head

Two other things:

1) “Argo” was released simultaneously. (Film about rescuing American hostages in Iran 33 years ago).

2) Kennedy was questioned about the the Blind Sheik at a Congressional Hearing two weeks ago on Benghazzi. Setting up a Quid pro quo.

27 posted on 10/19/2012 8:46:44 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Jeff Head

I think the theory needs to be rewritten with Stevens accidentally killed.

The part about jihadists getting mad and killing him doesn’t work. There’s no reason the plot couldn’t have gone on with little adjustment once they secured Stevens.

This might also explain why they already had that video in their hip pocket. It was to be the precipitating cause, and Obama’s grand diplomacy, Dempsey’s grand stand with pastor Jones, and the arrest of the video producer would have all been original parts of the plan.

Stevens came up dead, and they carried on with the plot, hoping some opportunity for some kind of negotiating would arise, but CNN screwed it all up with the release of the diary.

28 posted on 10/19/2012 8:47:02 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Travis McGee

I don’t think anybody could be incompetent enough to “overlook” a 40-foot hole blown into a wall.

The advance steps taken to set this up are way beyond being explained by mere incompetence, IMHO.

We’ve got 90-year-old ladies having the choice between being scanned nude or having a rectal exam, just to get on an airplane.... and yet we “overlook” a 40-foot hole blown into the wall of our consulate in the most dangerous part of Libya?

Both Hillary and Obama need to be subpoenaed by Congress to testify under oath on these questions. Even if Obama would “find” the person who led this attack and assassinate him, it doesn’t undo what created this potential in the first place - or the cover-up afterwards. The arrest of the person who supposedly created that film just shows that the rule of law and truth are the casualties of a cover-up agenda. What else is the casualty of the agendas of this administration - especially in the last 2 months of the campaign?

If national security is too tempting as an “October surprise”, maybe we need to look at the President being removed from national security decisions in the 2-3 months before an election - for the sake of the nation. This is serious doo-doo, and the politicization of national security will eventually lead to another Twin Towers attack being successful, unless we do something to make it impossible for political games to be effective. The nation’s security is too important to become a pawn in a giant political chess game.

29 posted on 10/19/2012 8:47:27 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Nervous Tick

I tend to agree...clearly one of Obama’s flase narratives is that “Al Quida” is defanged because, after all, he killed Osama Bin LAden. This attack destrroys all of that and would leave them doing everything they could to keep it from America.

But that alone does not answer all of the questions leading up to this attack.

Why was Stevens even there? It was the 11th Anniversary of the 911 attacks and 11 is a Holy Number to the Islamics. Particularly when it is clear that Stevens was in fear of his own life? Why was he there? Who sent him there? Why was there no US security supplied for him?

If the false narrative about Al Quida is the answer, the Obama administration would simply have had everyone hunkered down in their embassy trying to avoid anything at all that could intice remaining al quida terrorists. He has an election to win and anything like this would have been an impediment. He would have avoided any chance of an event.

Also, why, after two attacks, very recently, particularly when the one in June blew a 40 ft hole in the wall (which was not repaired), was the small security team removed rom Benghazi? He did not need to do that to advance his narrative.

No, there are these and a number of other very critical questions that do not fit that particular “Occam’s Razor.”

And those questions simply must be answered.

30 posted on 10/19/2012 8:48:56 AM PDT by Jeff Head ( Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (
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To: Jeff Head

All security-denial went through Hillary - she admitted it.

So why is this ignored?

Security-denial WAS the op!

31 posted on 10/19/2012 8:53:53 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Travis McGee

I tend to agree, Matt...but read my post number 30. Some of the questions just are not answered at all by these Occam’s Razors.”

Also, it is now becoming more and more apparent that a botched kidnapping attaempt on the part of the terorrists was a very real potential...which further leads towards a potential Octrober Surprize.

32 posted on 10/19/2012 8:55:08 AM PDT by Jeff Head ( Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (
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To: txhurl; Jeff Head

Do you have a link for that?

If somebody could put together links to document all this stuff it would be very helpful.

My daughter talks about politics with her middle-school friends. One otherwise intelligent kid told her that the facts she was giving him were from the internet and probably created by some 10-year-old in his basement who doesn’t like Obama and made it all up to trash-talk him. Had no clue that there are Congressional investigations of both Fast & Furious and Benghazi. The kids and the mentally disabled are the people who are able to give us the most accurate picture of what the uninformed masses are picking up from the media. They pretty much tape-record the total of what they’ve heard and then play it for the world to hear.

She asked me to come up with documentation for this stuff, and right now that’s more than I can do because of other commitments. But if people could pitch in links for the outline you’ve created, Jeff, this could be a very important resource.

33 posted on 10/19/2012 8:55:41 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Jeff Head

Quite horribly possible.

34 posted on 10/19/2012 8:56:25 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: Jeff Head

>> No, there are these and a number of other very critical questions that do not fit that particular “Occam’s Razor.”

Well, that could be.

On the other hand, your trail of logic presumes rational thinkers. (e.g. “Why was Stevens left unprotected at such an obviously dangerous time in such a risky place?”)

These people are NOT rational. They are high on “hopium”. They actually BELIEVE that the World Loves Them because they are Better Human Beings Than George Bush, and other such nonsense.

Again, Machivellian conniving *could* explain it... but “stuck on stupid” pretty well explains the whole thing, as well.

Unless more evidence surfaces, I’m going to have to stick with stupid. :-)

35 posted on 10/19/2012 8:58:32 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Lazamataz

Ping per your prediction post. I believe this administration will become even more reckless and destructive over the coming weeks.

36 posted on 10/19/2012 9:02:24 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: reagandemocrat

Ben Affleck finds David Petraeus remarkable, is buddies with Huma Abedin


Petraeus was actually on hand, attending an event at the Canadian Embassy and then watching the film alongside other prominent Washingtonians at the movie theater in Chinatown. Also in the crowd were “Argo” cast members John Goodman and Bryan Cranston, along with former Rep. Anthony Weiner and his wife, State Department official Huma Abedin. Affleck explained why he invited his “good friend” Abedin, who in turn brought along her husband. “The reason why she is here, is she was instrumental in helping us shoot at the State Department,” Affleck said. “As you noticed, we shot at the real State Department ... our production designers were allowed to go inside and look at the seventh floor and recreate it.”

37 posted on 10/19/2012 9:05:28 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Jeff Head

Well it does fit the Obama MO to plan an October Surprise and then botch the execution.

38 posted on 10/19/2012 9:06:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: xkaydet65
the "safe room" that became their grave

That is very doubtful since there is supposedly(read this on another site today) a video of the ambassador flung over a back of a guy in the streets raising his hand to his eye.

The comment was something like..."that sort of defies gravity for a dead man".

If that is true then the ambassador's death was horrific and painful, not to mention a nightmare for this administration.

39 posted on 10/19/2012 9:08:15 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Nervous Tick

I believe Obama and his crew are much more capable and intelligent than you give them credit for. He has largely accomplished what he really set out to do, and that is to bring his “fundamental change” to America. it is no accident that the employment rate, the economic hardships, the decline in US foreign policy, etc. etc. are taking place and continuing. That was the plan...and an idiot did not accomplish it.

Just the same, those Benghazi questions, in either case have to be answered...and they continue to absolutely evade them. There is a reason for that, and the answeres will reveal a lot mnore about what really went on.

Until they are answered...all of this is on the table, and has to be if we are going to be open to the truth and willing to dig to find it. I cannot dismiss it all as simply stupid and leave it at that. The answers need to be had, either way.

40 posted on 10/19/2012 9:08:25 AM PDT by Jeff Head ( Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (
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