Editors Note: This article was supplied to me by Senior Chief Geoff Ross, US Navy (Ret)and it was written by a well positioned man and former Intelligence Agent who has given permission for us to publish it as written. I, like millions of Americans out there, am furious that this Administration has been refusing to release information on the truth of what happened. We know four Americans, brave Patriots all, were murdered while their President watched a live feed probably with his feet up on an expensive table before catching what he considers his personal corporate jet to fly off to a fundraiser…Fred Brownbill.
THE BATTLE OF BENGHAZI
It has been one year since “The Battle of Benghazi,” the attack on the US Mission and CIA Annex by 125 to 150 Al Q’ieda terrorists in Benghazi, Libya. The families of those killed, the families of the 13 personnel injured in the attack, the men and women throughout the US Armed Forces, the members of the US Congress, and the American people would like to know why a military rescue mission was never deployed to save the lives of the 4 Americans who were killed in Benghazi—why all the Americans “In Harm’s Way” were abandoned buy Obama. After one year, the US Congress still has not been permitted to interview any one of the 32 survivors. The resident of the Oval Office, Hillary Clinton, and the US State Department have stonewalled the investigation for one year.
WHO LED THE ATTACK, AND WHO WAS THE MASTERMIND?
It has been widely reported in Egyptian media that according to Ahmed Moussa, a high ranking intelligence official in the Egyptian government, one of the leaders of the attack on the US Mission in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 was Mohsen Al-Azazi. Investigators with the Egyptian Supreme State Security, have stated the actual mastermind of the Benghazi attack was Tarek Taha Abu Al-Azm, who is a seasoned jet fighter pilot and a former Major in the Egyptian Air Force who, as a Captain, trained at a US Air Force Bases in Texas; his background is listed on a pro-Jihadi Web site, The Arab Sword. Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak jailed Al-Azm for terrorist activities, but when Muslin Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi came to power, Al-Azm was immediately released. According to the an ongoing investigation by Egypt’s Supreme State Security Prosecutors, Al-Azm and Al-Azazi are closely connected with the number 2 man in the Muslim Brotherhood, Khairat Al-Shater; Al-Shater is singing like a bird and say he has documents that will prove Obama was informed on who was involved in the attack on Benghazi. Incidentally there is a video, distributed by a news correspondent in Libyan, right after the Benghazi attack, with Egyptians requesting safe passage to the US Mission in Benghazi, because they were sent by Morsi to support the attack in Benghazi.
A Libyan intelligence document dated September 15, 2012, names six Egyptians from the terrorist group, Ansar al-Sharia, based in Egypt, as being behind the attack on the US Mission in Benghazi, and that Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi is named as a co-conspirator. Along with Morsi, the Libyan intelligence document goes on to name five other co-conspirators, who are all members of the Muslim Brotherhood. US Intelligence Agencies, the White House, and the US State Department were provided with that information. Yet the Obama administration continued to send hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Morsi knowing that information. According to The Arab News in Egypt, Cairo TV News Channel 14, and the Egyptian Daily News, Obama sent $8 billion dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood who was working directly with Ansar al-Sharia. We have witnessed how Obama tried to prevent the Pro-US Egyptian Military from removing Morsi from power, and how Saudi Arabia encouraged the Egyptian Military to disregard Obama and crush Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood.
Ambassador Stevens was in Libya to purchase stinger missiles from Ansar al-Sharia groups that had been provided with those missiles by the State Department during the civil war against Gaddafi. The CIA had been monitoring Ansar al-Sharia, whose membership includes suspected members of Al Q’ieda. In spring of 2012, with American approval, weapons were being shipped to Islamic terrorists opposing Assad in Syria; shipments were sent through Qatar. After the end of the Libya civil war, both the CIA and the US State Department were tasked with continuing to identify and collect arms that had flooded Libya during the civil war, particularly shoulder-fired missiles taken from the former arsenal of the fallen regime of Gaddafi.
The CIA and State Department were also tasked with securing Libya’s chemical weapon stockpiles, In July 2011, it was reported that anti-aircraft shoulder-fired missiles were being raided from bunkers of the Gaddafi regime by Al Q’ieda rebels, and were being sent to Syria. After the end of the Libyan civil war, Benghazi became a massive Al Q’ieda training camp where Al Q’ieda recruits were being trained and shipped to fight against Assad in Syria.
More than a dozen violent events occurred in Benghazi six months before the attack on the US Mission—including an IED the blew a hole in US Mission perimeter wall that 4 men could walk thru (leaflets were left behind that promised more attacks), an attack on the International red Cross Office resulted in that office being closed, an attack on the UN Special Envoy’s Convoy resulted in the UN Office being closed, there were western kidnappings & car jackings, an assassination attempt was made against the British Ambassador that resulted in evacuation of the staff from the Benghazi Consulate, the Tunisian Consulate in Benghazi was stormed by Ansar Al-Sharia, Iran closed its Consular Office in Benghazi, after 7 members of the Red Crescent Relief Agency were kidnapped for ransom its office was closed, and there have been many gun battles.
These events indicated a clear pattern of security threats that could only be reasonably interpreted to justify increased security for U.S. personnel and facilities in Benghazi. The Regional Security Office in Tripoli “compiled a list of 234 security incidents in Libya between June 2011 and July 2012, 50 of which took place in Benghazi. The Regional security Office warned the US Secretary of State that additional security was required in Benghazi.
After a meeting to discuss the deteriorating security situation at the U.S. Mission diplomatic compound in Benghazi on August 16, US Embassy officials in Tripoli sent a cable to Clinton outlining the circumstances and specifying that additional security was urgently needed and that Stevens was on an Al Q’ieda hit list. Stevens expressed his concern in his diary about the growing Al Q’ieda presence in the area and his worry about being on an Al Q’ieda hit list; his diary was found in the wreckage of the US Mission after Stevens was murdered.. On September 3, 2012 the US Embassy in Tripoli began receiving multiple tips about the Al Q’ieda cells in the Benghazi area, planning an attack on the 11th Anniversary to 9/11 in response to the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
The US Ambassador repeatedly asked the US State Department and the White House Situation Room for increased security, but his requests for increased security was denied 6 times; he was told by Ms Lamb at the US State Department, that the US Mission in Benghazi only needed 3 guards to maintain security, that local Libyan security guards would provide additional security.
A Benghazi security official and a Battalion Commander of the Libyan February 17 Brigade met with U.S. diplomats on September 8th and warned the Americans about deteriorating security in the area around the US Mission. The official told CNN that the diplomats had been advised, “The situation is frightening, it scares us.”
The day before the attack on the US Mission, September 10th, worldwide intelligence agencies picked up intercepts of Al Qaida new leader Ayman al-Zawahiri who replace Osama Bin Laden declaring that an Al Q’ieda leader from Libya, Abu Ya Hya Al-Libi, killed in Yemen by a US Predator drone had to be avenged in Libya on the 11th Anniversary of 9/11. No more than seven Americans were in the US Mission compound on September 11th, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, and Sean Smith, an aide to the US Ambassador and an Information Management Specialists, who were visiting the US Mission in Benghazi. In the morning two consulate security guards and Sean Smith spotted a man in a Libyan police uniform taking pictures of the consulate with his cell phone from a nearby building that was under construction. He drove away in a police car and a complaint was filed with the Libyan Police Station.
Ambassador Stevens had his last meeting of the day with a Turkish diplomat and escorted him to the main gate at about 8:30 PM (Benghazi time). The street outside the compound was calm; Al Q’ieda terrorists began sealing off the streets leading to the US Mission with gun trucks at about 8:45 PM (Benghazi time/2:45 Washington time), after the Turkish diplomat left the US Mission. The truck bore the logo of Ansar al-Sharia, made up of the Muslim Brotherhood, the February 17 Brigade, the Malik Brigade, Al Q’ieda, and many more Islamist militant groups working with the local government to manage security in Benghazi. Ambassador Stevens retired to his room about 9:00 PM; he was alone in the building, according to guards who were interviewed after the attack
THE ATTACK ON THE US MISSION
About 9:40 PM Benghazi time (3:40 PM Washington time), the US Mission came under attack from multiple directions by 125-150 Al Q’ieda terrorist, they were shouting “Allah Akbar”, The Libyan guards, members of the February 17 Brigade, that were providing perimeter security at the US Mission scattered in panic. Some of the attackers were wearing the Afghan-style tunics favored by Al Q’ieda terrorists, some had their faces covered, and many wore flak jackets. The attackers lobbed hand grenades over the wall, under a barrage of AK-47 automatic weapons fire, the firing of rocket propelled grenades (RPGs), and were backed up by truck-mounted artillery, anti-aircraft heavy machine guns, and mortars.A Diplomatic Security Service Agent and Sean Smith viewed the attackers on security cameras, hit the alarm, and started shouting, “Attack, Attack” over the loudspeaker. Sean Smith made a phone calls to the US Embassy in Tripoli, the Diplomatic Command Center in Washington, the Libyan February 17 Brigade in Benghazi, and the U.S. quick reaction force located at the CIA Annex in Benghazi.
Ambassador Stevens telephoned Deputy Chief of Mission Gregory Hicks in Tripoli to tell him the US Mission was under attack and asked for urgent reinforcements from the US Marine Security Force in the US Embassy, 400 miles away; next called the Secretary of State and asked for urgent military support. The US Embassy in Tripoli and the CIA annex in Benghazi were in “constant” contact for 8 hours with the White House Situation Room, the US State Department, the Pentagon, CIA Headquarters in Langley, and Africa Command Headquarters in Germany.
The attackers entered the main building and rattled the locked metal grille of the safe haven. They carried jerry cans of diesel fuel, spread the fuel over the floor and furniture, and set fires. As thick smoke filled the building, Stevens, Smith, and Strickland (their security guard) moved to the bathroom and lay on the floor, but they decided to leave the safe haven after being overcome by smoke. Strickland exited through the window, but Stevens and Smith did not follow him. Strickland returned several times but couldn’t find them in the smoke; he went up to the roof and radioed other agents. During the attack, a group of Al Q’ieda terrorist extracted the unconscious Ambassador from the smoke filled room through a window, and then placed him on the courtyard’s stone tile floor, they cheered “Allah Akbar” he was taken out of the US Mission, beaten, burned, stabbed multiple times, and his body was sexually mutilated; his body was left in a gutter for dead.
The Libyan citizens recognized Ambassador Stevens, respected him, and took him to the local hospital where he died later that evening. The State Department and White House covered up how Ambassador Stevens was brutally murdered and sexually mutilated, and stated he died of asphyxiation by smoke inhalation. No autopsy report was ever released; today the State Department maintains Ambassador Stevens died of smoke inhalation.
MILITARY SUPPORT READY TO DEPLOY TO BENGHAZI (LESS THAN 2 HOURS AWAY
All the people we now know were involved in the attack are still not brought to justice. Instead, our Muslim President chooses to give free passes and arms to AL Q’ ieda and the Muslim brotherhood using our tax dollars to do it in a civil war in Syria with no good guys in sight.