10/15/2012 1:29 AM PST:
The last ambassador killed in the line of duty was Adolph Dubs in 1979. The U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan was assigned the post in 1978, after a Soviet coup in the country and prior to the invasion in late 1979. Dubs was shot in an exchange of gunfire during an attempted kidnapping. Ambassador Dubs was the last U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan until 2002, after the U.S. toppled the Taliban regime. The assassination is considered by the State Department as a “Significant Terrorist Incident."
Thirty-three years later, on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens, a long-time friend of Libya, was killed by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in a coordinated attack along-side a local militia group. The attack was in retaliation for the killing of Sheikh Abu Yahya al-Libi and the recent spiking of the "I killed Bin Laden" football by President Obama during the Democratic National Convention.
The attack happened in Benghazi as the Ambassador was working to collect military grade weapons distributed under order of President Barack Obama. See, ABC, The Blotter, American Killed in Libya was on Intel Mission to Track Weapons
In an interview with ABC News last month, Glen Doherty, a 42-year-old former Navy SEAL who worked as a contractor with the State Department, said he personally went into the field to track down so-called MANPADS, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, and destroy them.The "Fast and Furious" style arming of Libyan rebels allowed military-grade U.S. weapons to fall into the hands of terrorists. Weapons that were almost certainly used in Benghazi during the terrorist attack. Weapons that may have been used in any of the over 20 American embassy attacks since the incident.
Further, the prime suspect in the murder of Ambassador Stevens and the former Navy Seals was a terrorist released from an Egyptian prison during the Arab Spring.
Intelligence officials said in Egypt—currently ruled by the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood—one of the key al Qaeda organizers has been identified as Muhammad al-Zawahiri, brother of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Muhammad al-Zawahiri was released by Morsi in March after having been sentenced to death for terrorist acts in Egypt.Facts that could sink the reelection hopes of President Obama.
In recent months Egypt-based al Qaeda terrorists were dispatched to Libya and Syria, where they have been covertly infiltrating Libyan militia groups and Syrian opposition forces opposing the Bashar al Assad regime.
Libya's former head of state Muammar Gaddafi was killed on October 20, 2011. Gaddafi was added to the short list of leaders to be overthrown when he challenged the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency.
"The system would be [directly] challenged a second time, this time by Libya. In February of 2009, Muammar Gaddafi was elected the chairman of the African Union and would continue the effort to create the United States of Africa, which among other things, would include a unified currency, a dinar based on gold. Gaddafi went so far as to suggest that the African nations' oil trade would be switched from the dollar to this new gold currency."In order to remove Gaddafi, President Obama used Ambassador Stevens as the intermediary with Libyan rebels. The Ambassador was the one person with complete information on the arming of terrorists by the Obama administration. After the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime, those arms needed to be collected or erased.
Despite multiple requests for additional security due to hit lists by Al Qaeda and former Gaddafi supporters, the Ambassador was placed in harms way. Believing in both America and the Libyan people led Ambassador Stevens to accept the assignment with the assistance of some heroic former U.S. Navy Seals. A mistake that cost them their lives, but nearly erased the inconvenient truth about the Obama administration's involvement. A truth revealed when CNN recovered the Ambassador's diary at the site of the attack. Consider how the formerly pro-Obama news network, CNN, suddenly began to air damaging truths about the 9/11/12 terrorist attack. Truth including this statement by the Mother of Slain State Department Worker:
I cried on Obama's shoulder. And he -- then he'd kind of looked off into the distance.In order to ensure that American-made weapons were not found at the destroyed Benghazi consulate, the Obama administration delayed investigations by floating a cover story about a nonexistent protest due to an anti-Islamic video. The cover story was provided by the CIA in a quickly declassified document stating:
So that was worthless to me. I want to know, for god's sakes. Or for Allah's sake or whoever's sake is there.
'The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi and subsequently its annex.'During the delay, CNN found the Ambassador's dairy, but all weapons were removed from the scene by hostile forces. Weapons that may have directly linked back to the Obama administration in a repeat of the Fast and Furious scandal. The weapons taken also included a cache of British weapons which had been stored in the annex.
Ali Zeidan, a former Gaddafi opponent, was just elected Libya Prime Minister. Zeidan narrowly edged out Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed al-Hrari, 93-85, due to backing from the liberal coalition in the 200-seat assembly. This is the Libyan legacy of the sacrifice made by Ambassador Stevens and the former Seals by his side. However, an eight vote margin and public calls for Libya's militias to disarm is not a long-term victory against brutal theological terrorists.
MANPADS, surface-to-air, shoulder-fired missiles, capable of shooting down passenger jets.
P.S.One conspiracy style motive being assigned to the Benghazi consulate attack was as an October surprise. Ambassador Stevens was to be kidnapped and then exchanged for The Blind Sheikh just prior to the election. A plan foiled by the presence of two former U.S. Navy Seals. Whatever the motive, the facts point to another failed Obama plan.
Update 11/15/2012:Adding CIA Annex in Benghazi held three Libyan militia members. This backs up the information that the US was tracking MANPADS that had been sold to Al Qaeda through the Libyan militia. General Petraeus investigated the situation personally in October. David Petraeus will hopefully reveal the situation to Congress today and prove himself a patriotic American hero.
General Carter Ham:
The head of the U.S. military's Africa Command said Wednesday that some of those who attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya were linked to al Qaeda's North Africa arm.