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Hillary Clinton looked bored at last year’s Benghazi hearing. That surely means she’s guilty of something, right?
The conservative group Judicial Watch has FOIAed documents of then Secretary of State Clinton related to the September 11 2012 attack in Benghazi which killed a U.S. ambassador and several CIA honchos. The documents prove that the Obama administration knew that the attack in Benghazi was part of an Al-Qaeda operation. Clinton and the Obama administration have publicly claimed the attack was in reaction to some anti-Muslim movie that was circling on the Internet.

That was obviously nonsense. My post about the incidents written in the early morning of September 12 was headlined: U.S. Ambo in Benghazi Killed In AQ Operation. All known facts pointed to that conclusion.

The documents Judicial Watch got released through several Freedom of Information court decisions confirm that my take was correct and that Clinton and the Obama administration knew that the attack in Benghazi was part of a well organized al-Qaeda operation.

From the Judicial Watch press release:
Judicial Watch announced today it has obtained new documents from the Department of State containing the telephone transcripts from the evening of September 11, 2012, in which then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informs then-Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil that the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi "had nothing to do with the film."
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Similarly, Judicial Watch litigation also forced the release of the September 11, 2012 email in which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informed her daughter by email that the attack had been staged by an "Al Qaeda-like group," rather than as the result of "inflammatory material posted on the Internet," as Mrs. Clinton had claimed in her official public statement one hour earlier.
In her phone call with the Egyptian Prime Minister Clinton also said:
Based on the information we saw today we believe the group that claimed responsibility for these is associated with Al-Qaeda.
The known facts let me believe that the group who planned and initiated the attack was not only "associated with Al-Qaeda" but the Al-Qaeda leadership itself.

Consider again the circumstances as detailed in my earlier piece. On September 11 2012 three things happen:
  • Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri releases a video, coinciding with the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, in which he for the first time confirms that his deputy Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed in on June 4 in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan. The name affix "al-Libi" means that the man was from Libya.
  • The brother of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri attends the storming of the courtyard of the U.S. embassy in Cairo. The "protesters" take down, rip (vid) and burn the U.S. flag and raise the Al-Qaeda flag.
  • A pre-planned attack takes place at the U.S. office in Benghazi (which is near to the Egyptian border) in which the U.S. ambassador gets killed. Later that evening another attack, with pre-registered mortar fire, takes place against a CIA house in Benghazi.
It was obvious that these three incidents were intimately related and part of one plan.

So why did the Obama administration lie about that?

Since at least 2011 the U.S. has allied with Al-Qaeda in regime change operations in Libya and in Syria. Killing al-Libi while being allied was out of bounce and the Zawahiri operation reminded the U.S. of that. The U.S. was also involved in the transfer of weapons and Al-Qaeda aligned militants from Libya via Turkey to Syria. Hours before he was killed the U.S. ambassador in Benghazi had talks with a Turkish consular official who played an organizing role in the operation.


Comment: There's probably even more to the story. See SOTT Radio Network's interview with James and JoAnne Moriarty for all the details:
Behind the Headlines: NATO Slaughter - James and Joanne Moriarty expose the truth about what happened in Libya

The Moriartys know what happened in the Benghazi 'consulate' attack on September 11th, 2012. They had foreknowledge of an attack, but no one in Washington, D.C. was interested in what they were hearing on the ground. Afterwards, locals told them where the attackers could be found. Still no interest from Washington; the US State Department's announcement at the time of a "$10 million reward for information leading to the capture of Stevens' killers" was pure theater. The Moriartys described to us in detail, based on accounts from eyewitnesses with whom they spoke, the scene at the residence that night. Among other things, Stevens appears to have been killed before the attack started.

As to why Ambassador Chris Stevens was sacrificed, they suspect it's because he "knew too much". Stevens was overseeing - or was at least deeply involved in - shipments of weapons and terrorists through the Benghazi residence, which was actually a CIA safe-house, to Syria to fuel the US government's proxy war against Assad that begun in earnest earlier in 2012. The Moriartys suggest that Stevens may have been trying to recall delivery of 20,000 'MANPAD' portable surface-to-air missile launchers to the terrorists.

Both issues could not be revealed to the public. They would have embarrassed the administration and the operation would have to be shut down. Thus the lie of the "spontaneous demonstrations against a movie" in Cairo and Benghazi was put forward as a cover up for the ongoing U.S. alliance with Al-Qaeda in the common attempt to destroy the state of Syria.