Was The Benghazi Attack On 9/11/12 Really A Botched Kidnapping Rather Then A Pre-Planned Assassination Attempt?
An interesting case is being made here that Ambassador Steven’s death was not the original objective of last month’s attack on the American compound in Benghazi. We already know that the Obama Administration used the now infamous internet video “Innocence of Muslims” to obfuscate the truth about what happened on that fateful day. but the question remains as to what motivated their reaction. An interesting time line, with additional commentary by Ulsterman, can be found here and although he doesn’t provide a definitive answer to that particular question he does provide some interesting insights on the inner workings of the Obama White House. Candy Crowley’s discredited defense of the President aside, the effort to misdirect the attention of the American People might, as of yet, still be viewed as being successful.
If we accept the idea that this was a kidnapping attempt gone horribly wrong, and again I refer you to this article, the subsequent reaction does seem to make a lot more sense. According to sundancecracker, and I quote from the article:
What they intended was to kidnap Ambassador Stevens and ransom him back to the U.S. in exchange for the Blind Shiek – Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman who is being held in Gitmo.
My question is whether he goes far enough in terms of the parties he references in his use of the pronoun “they”. I would be very interested in finding out who it was that made the conscious decision to ensure that Ambassador Stevens was left so unprotected as to make it appear to this observer that he was virtually a gift to those who wished to use him as the aforementioned bargaining chip.
Well, well, in attempting to find a source for my vague recollection that the American Seals were not supposed to be in Benghazi I find that I am not alone, nor the first, to reach the above conclusions. On the one hand I admit to being a bit disappointed, but on the other hand it validates my analysis. Go here for a more intensive treatment of what I suggest in this article.
This brings me to a related story concerning Osama bin Laden which I present as nothing more than food for thought.
In the mid 2000’s rumors were rampant that Obl was somewhere in Pakistan. According to a reliable source who told me at during that period, now ex-President Musharraf was in no mood to give Osama up as he saw the potential for serious negative consequences. This belief did turn out to be true as evidenced by the number of attacks which occurred in the aftermath of ObL’s death. A reasonable question to ask thus might address whether Bush was aware of ObL’s whereabouts but chose not to take action due to other considerations. Pakistan continues to be a nation of interest to both Iran and Saudi Arabia and one wonders which one benefited the most from ObL’s absence. Certainly he was no great friend of the royal family, but according to this article in the Huffington Post, Al-Qaeda’s relationship with Iran was not much better.
I don’t wish to lesson the impact of the first story due to the less well documented theme of the second, but I would suggest that the Obama Administration’s policy initiatives pertaining to the “Islamic World” certainly deserve further scrutiny. The “Arab Spring” has been of no great benefit to American national interests. The Administration’s response to the events in Libya were certainly a contributing factor in propagating the story of the video, and thus must be held accountable for the Muslim reaction. The President continues to distance himself from what had been a bi-partisan Israeli /American relationship. These factors, to name just a few, lead to some troubling questions with perhaps even more troubling answers.