Yesterday Sean Hannity interviewed on his radio show Jack Murphy and Brandon Webb for their new book Benghazi: The Definitive Report. I’ve clipped a portion of their interview below which describes something very different than what we’ve ever heard about what led to the attack on the ‘consulate’ and the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods.
In short there were two operations going on in Benghazi, neither of which Stevens nor the CIA [Petraeus] were made aware, that made the situation on the ground in Benghazi far more dangerous than they even knew. We already know that Stevens was concerned about security, but he didn’t even know the full story.
One of the operations was direct raids against Al-Qaeda conducted by John Brennan, Deputy National Security Advisor, that instigated blowback in the form of the attack on our ‘consulate’ in Benghazi where Stevens visited that night. But because Stevens wasn’t made aware of these unilateral raids going on in his backyard, there was no way he could have even prepared himself for blowback. Stevens likely didn’t even know why he was being attacked the night he was killed.
Here is Jack Murphy explaining:
You have two major operations being run in Libya that were very compartmentalized and General Petraeus probably had very little if any visibility at all on [them]. One of them was the weapons transfer program, transferring weapons from Libyan stockpiles to Syria.
But in a completely separate program from that, run by a different outfit, a different organization, was these direct action raids into Libya from a European airfield, flying – we’re talking boots on the ground, putting commandos on the ground who were hunting down one of the last big name Al-Qaeda personalities named Al-Suri, who was an Iranian facilitator, a money man for Al-Qaeda. They were definitely after him.
And it was also about reclaiming some of these weapon stockpiles that the militias and the Al-Qaeda affiliated groups had claimed during the war. Now that the winds of politics have shifted we don’t want these groups to have access to large amounts of weapons, particularly dangerous surface-to-air missiles. So we’re going to go in and try and get those back.
Now the problem was [Ambassador] Chris Stevens and the CIA did not know about that program, about those operations. So they had no ability, they had no situational awareness to go ahead and raise their security posture. They could not have anticipated that there would have been blowback from these operations because they had no idea they were happening.
There’s much more in the interview below, including why Murphy says Stevens was kept in the dark on Brennan’s covert programs and the fact that the ‘consulate’ wasn’t even an official consulate, but rather ‘temporary mission facility’.
This is a MUST LISTEN:
Now you know why Obama was quick to blame the Muhammad video for the Benghazi attacks. Simply Outrageous.
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