Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 3 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 9 (12 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Article Stats   2 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Why Did CIA Director Petraeus Suddenly Resign...And Why Was the U.S. Ambassador to Libya Murdered?

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 3 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 3   News 2   Supported 2  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to None 11/11/12

Cross-posted from Washingtons Blog

The Deeper Questions Behind the Ambassador's Murder " and the CIA Boss' Sudden Resignation


While the GOP is attacking (and Dems defending) the Obama administration in connection with the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, there is a deeper story.

Sure, it is stunning that the State Department never requested backup or that people such as Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer allege that President Obama personally watched in real time the attacks as they occurred via video feeds from drones flying over the Benghazi consulate.

But these claims only can be assessed -- and the whole confusing mess only makes sense -- if the deeper underlying story is first exposed.

Many Syrian Terrorists Come from Libya

The U.S. supported opposition which overthrew Libya's Gadaffi was largely comprised of Al Qaeda terrorists.

According to a 2007 report by West Point's Combating Terrorism Center's center, the Libyan city of Benghazi was one of Al Qaeda's main headquarters -- and bases for sending Al Qaeda fighters into Iraq -- prior to the overthrow of Gaddafi:

Al Qaeda is now largely in control of Libya.  Indeed, Al Qaeda flags were flown over the Benghazi courthouse once Gaddafi was toppled.

(Incidentally, Gaddafi was on the verge of invading Benghazi in 2011, 4 years after the West Point report cited Benghazi as a hotbed of Al Qaeda terrorists. Gaddafi claimed -- rightly it turns out -- that Benghazi was an Al Qaeda stronghold and a main source of the Libyan rebellion.  But NATO planes stopped him, and protected Benghazi.)

CNN, the Telegraph, the Washington Times, and many other mainstream sources confirm that Al Qaeda terrorists from Libya have since flooded into Syria to fight the Assad regime.

Mainstream sources also confirm that the Syrian opposition is largely comprised of Al Qaeda terrorists.  See thisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthis and this.

The U.S. has been arming the Syrian opposition since 2006. The post-Gaddafi Libyan government is also itself a top funder and arms supplier of the Syrian opposition.

The Real Story At Benghazi

This brings us to the murder of ambassador Stevens and the sudden resignation of CIA boss David Petraeus.

The Wall Street JournalTelegraph and other sources confirm that the US consulate in Benghazi was mainly being used for a secret CIA operation.

They say that the State Department presence in Benghazi "provided diplomatic cover" for the previously hidden CIA mission.

Reuters notes that the CIA mission involved finding and repurchasing heavy weaponry looted from Libyan government arsenals.

Business Insider reports that Stevens may have been linked with Syrian terrorists:

There's growing evidence that U.S. agents -- particularly murdered ambassador Chris Stevens -- were at least aware of heavy weapons moving from Libya to jihadist Syrian rebels.

In March 2011 Stevens became the official U.S. liaison to the al-Qaeda-linked Libyan opposition, working directly with Abdelhakim Belhadj of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group -- a group that has now disbanded, with some fighters reportedly participating in the attack that took Stevens' life.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3

 

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/

Washington's Blog strives to provide real-time, well-researched and actionable information. We have an insatiable curiosity for new discoveries, new information and new insights. Despite our passion for what's new, there are themes that we keep (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Guess Where These Beautiful Pictures Were Taken "

Roundup In 75% of Air and Water Sampled -- Causes Kidney Failure

The REAL Reason U.S. Targets Whistleblowers

NSA Spokesman Accidentally Admits that the Government Is Spying On Virtually All Americans

Will the Peasants Go Medieval On Bankers?

Top Economists Told Obama that Economic Recovery Required a Reduction In Private Debt

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
2 people are discussing this page, with 2 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

Well done! I shared.It's a very interesting situat... by Cheri Roberts on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 8:12:59 PM
I agree.  We need more fully informed discuss... by Eric Lucas on Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 6:00:20 AM