Skip to comments.Former Special Ops Members Unveil New Details in Benghazi Book
Posted on 02/14/2013 5:17:54 AM PST by Mozilla
As the details about the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, continue to emerge, a new ebook claims to unveil what it says are the both uncomfortable and unsatisfying facts surrounding the events leading up to, during and after the attack.
Some have already said the details included in Benghazi: The Definitive Report, which was released Tuesday by authors Jack Murphy, a former Army Ranger and member of the 5th Special Forces Group, and Brandon Webb, a former Navy SEAL, are shocking but hard to prove. Webb is the editor-in-chief of SOFREP.com (the Special Operations Forces Report) and Murphy is a contributor of the website.
Still, Murphy and Webb state in the prologue that they consulted dozens of experts, former Special Operations personnel and others with inside information regarding the state of Libya and the attacks. The book claims that it is likely to be the definitive account of the Benghazi attack for years to come until historians can sift through the archives, get documents declassified and interview all of the participants.
Among many of the claims in the book, is that John Brennan, President Barack Obamas current nominee to direct the CIA, was conducting secret operations against Al Qaeda in Libya that included raids, which might have spurred the September 2012 attack.
With [Joint Special Operations Command], Brennan waged his own unilateral operations in North Africa outside of the traditional command structure. These Direct Action (DA) operations [...] were off the books in the sense they were not coordinated through the Pentagon or other governmental agencies, including the CIA, the book states.
The book says that Libya was a ticking time bomb and special operations within the country were disturbing the local hornets nest of terrorists. Without the CIA being privy to some of this knowledge, it was left unprepared for the attacks that ensued.
The book also goes into some detail about the affair between General David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell and how its revelation was used to out the former CIA director. With the CIA potentially unaware of the Special Operations missions kicking the hornets nest in Libya, the book states, Petraeus realized after the attacks he was a perpetual outsider in the Obama administration and was already preparing his own resignation before the scandal.
Petraeus Personal Security Detachment long knew of the affair, the book alleges, and the FBI had been alerted and was trying to shut the investigation down due to a lack of criminal wrong-doing. But the book says that CIA officers found a way to initiate and FBI investigation and used it to force Petraeus to resign.
It is interesting that Petraeus was already on his way out the door over Benghazi and the CIA none the less forced him out on their terms rather than his own, the authors write.
As for accusations that the U.S. has been facilitating or allowing weapons to go from Libya to rebels in Syria, which Sen. Rand Paul called out earlier this month as potentially part of the cause for the attack, The Daily Beast reported National Security Council spokesman Tommy Viector saying this is completely made up. On the flip side, Brigitte Gabriel, a leading expert on Islamic extremism, in a recent interview with TheBlaze said she is certain there was such an operation and that Ambassador Christopher Stevens died because he was involved and because something went wrong.
Murphy;s and Webbs take? The book says Stevens would not likely have been involved in a weapons-running operation as it would not fall under the purview of a foreign services officer in the State Department.
More on these details and other revelations, including the military response after the attack, can be found in Benghazi: The Definitive Report, which is available available on Amazon, iTunes and Barnes and Noble.
Full title: Former Special Ops Members Unveil New Details in Benghazi Book, Including Secret Missions by Brennan That Might Have Prompted the Attack
The White House can fax something to the media and it becomes the truth but people who were there can’t be trusted to know what happened.
Obfuscation........ the water is being muddied to hide the truth. The initial video cloud clarified into a lie. New mud is being stirred into the water.
As long as the Messianic hold on America by the Zealot thug persists, the truth will not be known.
Which is probably why Graham is holding up his confirmation.
Will they publish “Benghazi: The Definitive Report” in hard copy.. ??
Keep in mind that our consulate was attacked and our Ambassador butchered in the streets on foriegn soil - and we have not done a thing about it. Not a single thing.
Hard to imagine that CIA Boss Brennan was running rogue operations in Africa without Petraus oversight nor DOD coordination AND he is now up for running CIA. Global gestapo unfolding more sinister than any fictional Bourne Identity.
I read it and concluded the same.
As for Petraeus and the CIA...just damn. I’m still trying to figure out wy Porter Goss left so soon.
Rats nests in every organization. Brennan should NEVER be in a position of power..
From the post, the implication is that John Brennan used the disgrace and ouster of Petraeus for a nifty two-fer: to stop exposure of his/Obama’s Benghazi escapades, and install himself as D-CIA. (Or, are the authors just making it seem so, in hope this derails Brennan’s confirmation?)
Petraeus must ponder how genuine was the adoration of his “girlfriend” (was she a useful lever by accident or was she placed?). The parallel machinations of the bizarre woman from Florida, seemingly on a mission to insinuate herself into the lives of generals, seem a bit coincidental.
The authors’ conclusion was that Stevens died in the building from smoke inhalation by a fire started at the building with diesel fuel and then tires were thrown on top of that. When a window was broken out to escape, the smoke got there that much faster.
Details on How his body was recovered were scarce in the book..and that remains largely unanswered..but they DID have some Libyan friends in the area...
Am I the only one that thinks Special Ops people oughta KTDMS?
(keep their dam mouths shut)
Hey, just last week we had the Wise Latina on afternoon TV with Katie Couric, basically overturning 250 years of Supreme Court decorum.
What’s next? Scalia on Survivor?
ping to Benghazi book
Name another country that would do nothing after one of their ambassadors was murdered.
Imagine how secure all of our other ambassadors feel now.