Breaking Down the Benghazi Attack

The U.S. experienced a terrorist attack this year in Benghazi, Libya on the anniversary of 9/11. There have been conflicting storylines from the White House and Obama administration and minimal analysis and reporting from the mainstream media.

The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya actually consisted of coordinated and strategic style military assaults on two separate U.S. diplomatic compounds. The first assault occurred at the main compound, which served as a U.S. Consulate, at about 9:40 pm local time. The second assault took place at the nearby CIA annex at about 4 am the following morning. These terrorist attacks killed four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, and the White House has experienced intense criticism over handling of security for the Benghazi consulate before, during, and after this attack.

Many questions remain unanswered, but one larger than this — who attacked us and why? There have been several theories or explanations – none of which have been collaborated or substantiated, to date. One of the more interesting theories is that it was an Iranian led attack, at a nation-state level, as reported in Canada Free Press (CFP) on Nov. 20. These Iranian terrorists, operating under the flag of Ansar al Sharia, were supported by members of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). This theory is fascinating and scary.

According the CFP, the primary reason for the attack was to stop the Obama-Clinton-Saudi plan to funnel weapons to Syria. A secondary reason may have been to recover seven members of the Iranian Red Crescent who had been kidnapped or snatched from the streets of Benghazi in late July. We may never know the reasons with certainty without subpoenas from Congress.

benghazi_cloud_white_house_10-28-12-2Turkey was involved in this weapons plan, too. That’s why the Turkish counsel general was meeting with the Ambassador. Was Turkey involved in the attack? We don’t know.

How do the Iranians, Russians and Chinese feel about this plot to facilitate a regime change in Syria? The Russians have stated very emphatically that a regime change in Syria is not acceptable to them for strategic, economic and military reasons.

The Chinese are also against a regime change. A conflict of this size and scope, involving the US, Russia and China would probably be described as World war III.

Behind the scenes is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and their agenda — power, control and oil. The US is just providing the army, the training, performing the logistics and doing the heavy lifting. The Saudis control the Muslim Brotherhood and they control Obama, too. There are many other theories, but this article focused on the Obama-Clinton-Saudi plan as it is the most interesting (and the most dangerous).

One other theory is that this was a gun-running operation in Benghazi and it’s linked to the “fast & furious” gun-running scandal in Mexico.

Yet another theory is that Libyan militia members or Jihadi prisoners were being held there. There are elements of each of these theories which link nicely to the Obama-Clinton-Saudi plan, and may ultimately prove to be part of it.

If the truth will ever be know it will take subpoenas from Congress to get it. Former CIA chief General David Petraeus testimony before the Senate and House intelligence committees on Nov. 16 seemed to raise more questions.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will appear before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs to discuss, in an open hearing, the findings and the recommendations of a report expected to be released in December.

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