The following “WND Weekly” news story is well worth reading, if you always suspected the usual Obama administration skullduggery in play, when they blamed the attack on the Benghazi embassy on an incendiary anti-Muhammad video.
And if you think the Barack & Hillary political “limbo” skills are unmatched in America, you might still be surprised at how low these chronic prevaricators can go.
THE WND NEWS REPORT BEGINS IMMEDIATELY BELOW:
A LOOK AT “THE REAL BENGHAZI STORY”
WND WEEKLY, September 16 2014
[THE ACTUAL TEXT BEGINS HERE:] Almost immediately following the Benghazi attack, the Obama administration possessed information indicating some Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood participation in the assault, yet the Obama administration kept this critical piece of information from the public, reveals a new book, “The Real Benghazi Story,” by New York Times bestselling author Aaron Klein.
The attack took place less than two months before the November 2012 presidential election. Klein notes Obama could have found himself in a political quandary if it were determined the Muslim Brotherhood had been involved in the Benghazi attack in any way.
After the U.S. president called for the resignation of Egypt’s long-time secular leader, Hosni Mubarak, Obama helped to support the election of the Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi and then proceeded to open ties to Morsi’s group.
The possible involvement of Egypt could be central to understanding the motivation of some of the attackers. The attack could be linked to Morsi’s campaign to free the so-called blind sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, who is serving a life sentence in the U.S. for conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Rahman’s release was a central foreign policy issue for Morsi.
In July 2013, several major Arabic newspapers ran with a story, first reported by the Kuwaiti paper Al Rai, quoting a Libyan intelligence report on the Benghazi attack that mentions an alleged connection to Morsi and other prominent Egyptian figures.
The report, prepared by Mahmoud Ibrahim Sharif, director of national security for Libya, was based on purported confessions of some of the jihadists arrested at the scene.
The report states “among the more prominent figures whose names were mentioned by cell members during confessions were: Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi; preacher Safwat Hegazi; Saudi businessman Mansour Kadasa, owner of the satellite station Al-Nas; Egyptian Sheik Muhammad Hassan; former presidential candidate, Hazim Salih Abu Ismail.”
However, the claimed interrogations likely were carried out under duress if they were carried out at all, Klein notes.
Unsubstantiated Arabic-language reports from the Middle East also claimed a passport belonging to the alleged killer of Stevens had been recovered at the home of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood deputy leader Khairat Al-Shater. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., reportedly visited al-Shater in prison in August 2013, spending over an hour talking to the Brotherhood leader.[
YouTube videos of the attack show some of the jihadists speaking a distinct Egyptian dialect of Arabic.
One of the videos shows a jihadist advancing on the U.S. special mission while stating in an Egyptian dialect, “Don’t shoot, don’t shoot, Dr. Morsi sent us.”
There were also unconfirmed reports Egypt would not allow the U.S. to interrogate suspects in the attack.
The original Obama administration claim of popular protests outside the U.S. Benghazi mission over an obscure anti-Muhammad film might come back to haunt the White House in more ways than one, writes Klein:
In perpetuating the now discredited talking points about the film, the White House sought at first to connect the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack to protests that same day in Cairo, Egypt, in which rioters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy and tore down the American flag.
The Cairo protests were widely reported to be acts of defiance against the anti-Muhammad movie. However, the protests were actually announced days in advance as part of a movement to free Rahman. In July 2012, Rahman’s son, Abdallah Abdel Rahman, threatened to organize a protest at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and detain the employees inside.
In fact, on the day of the Sept. 11, 2012, protests in Cairo, CNN’s Nic Robertson interviewed the son of Rahman, who described the protest as being about freeing his father. No Muhammad film was mentioned. A big banner calling for Rahman’s release can be seen as Robertson walked to the embassy protests.
An Egyptian group was reportedly behind previous attacks targeting Western diplomats in post-Gadhafi Libya...
HILLARY’S BENGHAZI INVESTIGATOR CONFIRMS EGYPT LINK
In a development largely unreported by news media, the State Department’s lead Benghazi investigator, Thomas Pickering, apparently leaked what was at the time classified information at a House hearing, revealing the government possessed evidence that an Egyptian organization was behind the Benghazi attack.
The organization named in the ARB report is the “Omar Abduurrahman group,” which, like Morsi, was demanding the release of the so-called “blind sheik.”
In October 2013, the State Department declared the Jamal Network an official terrorist organization. Strangely, the official indictment of the group doesn’t mention anything about Benghazi.
Klein contends that questions need to be immediately asked as to why in its indictment of the Jamal Network, the State Department does not mention the information the group may have participated in the Benghazi attack, an act of war against the U.S.
Even the United Nations fingers Jamal for the Benghazi attack.
A U.N. Security Council resolution from October 2013 added the Jamal Network to its list of sanctioned al-Qaida groups.
Unlike the State Department description, the U.N. resolution details Jamal’s alleged involvement in the attack on the U.S. special mission and nearby CIA annex.
The “Daily Beast” confirmed an October 2012 “Wall Street Journal” report that fighters affiliated with Jamal participated in the Benghazi attack.
The Daily Beast’s Eli Lake further quoted Seth Jones, associate director for the international security and defense policy center at the RAND Corporation, about Jamal’s involvement.
“There was at least one member and may have been more members from the Mohammed Jamal network on the compound for the attack on Benghazi along with members of Ansar al-Sharia and members of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb,” Jones stated...
DOES THIS BOOK REALLY BREAK THE “REAL” BENGHAZI STORY?
Here’s a sampling of what the publisher says is contained in the book:
• Everything is covered from the secretive activities transpiring inside the doomed facility to shocking new details about the withholding of critical protection at the U.S. special mission
• Information that raises new questions about what really happened to Ambassador Chris Stevens that night.
• Answered for the first time is why the State Department hired armed members of the al-Qaida-linked February 17 Martyrs Brigade to “protect” the facility.
• New reasons are revealed for Barack Obama not sending air support or Special Forces during the assault, while extensively probing jihadist groups behind the attack.
• How Benghazi has implications that go beyond the Sept. 11, 2012, attack and may have created major. national security threats the U.S. now faces, fueling conflicts from Mali to Syria to Gaza and elsewhere
MY OWN REPONSE TO THE PRECEDING WND NEWS REPORT
First, just a quick note to let you know that this book is on sale at the WJR bookstore, as well as on Amazon:
Second, what still astounds me is the metaphorical blood on the hands of Barack Obama and his many acolytes & enablers in the Obama White House.
Whether it’s the politically-motivated attempt to win the 2012 election with the administration’s “spin” on the death of Ambassador Christopher Stephens, Glen Doherty & Tyron Woods, or the more recent dithering & bungling on “managing” America’s response to the ISSA threat in the Middle East the result is always seems to be the same: innocents die and America’s golfer-in-chief returns to the fairways, or to more “fun” fundraisers for the Democrat Party.
This man (and his former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton) just don’t seem to know the meaning of shame.
Is there battery burn-out problem in the mind of this chronically self-seeking narcissist – preventing him from empathizing with the suffering other humans, or recognizing what reality really is?
This strange presidential iteration of humanity seems to base the majority of his decisions & behavior on wishful thinking, as well as seeing only what he want to see in the real world.
Of course, this impaired (to say the least) presidential reality-testing capability can only lead to never-ending bad news for the nation he leads – not to mention the despair of victims of extreme radical Islam-fascism all over the world.
In the end, it seems, America’s president is incapable of making a decision which he won’t “walk back” hours or days later.
As some former aides have noted, he simply can’t abide being wrong (or seen as making a mistake):
The smartest man in the room (as he has reverently described himself) does NOT make mistakes.
Only ordinary ignorant folks – relying on “guns, god & hate” -- do that!
If only this disinterested American leader would only do what he obviously wants to do – leave the presidency to play golf with Tiger Woods, to write his memoirs, to flip California real-estate, and to become the Secretary General of the United Nations ...
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“All the Real Girls” …featuring “New Girl’s” Zooey Deschenal in her first starring role
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Filmed way back in 2008,
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