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Was Benghazi a Honey Pot Trap?
PJMedia ^ | April 14, 2013 | Michael Ledeen

Posted on 04/14/2013 11:55:07 AM PDT by billorites

I knew there was something missing from the Benghazi story, something fundamental that had thus far escaped my attention. Not that the questions being asked by the hundreds of Special Forces guys aren’t important. I, too, want to know why–if this is accurate–we didn’t have military forces ready to move in. I, too, want to know why the top political figures–the president and the secretaries of state and defense (Obama, Hillary and Panetta)–were so clearly disinclined to take action. That whole phony charade about the “video” bespeaks an effort to get the world to focus on the wrong thing. The blatant, almost compulsive lack of a sense of urgency upsets me no end. OK. But I was still trying to understand what had happened, and I wasn’t making great progress. I needed help. And so, as I often do in such circumstances, I dragged out the ouija board, checked the wiring and the batteries, and switched it on. Amazingly, it worked immediately, and I was once again talking to the lively spirit of James Jesus Angleton, who once upon a time headed up CIA counterintelligence.

ML: “Wow, it worked first time.”

JJA: “Lucky me. I was napping.” (Sound of Zippo lighter clicking shut).

ML: “I’m sorry! What time is it there?”

JJA: “We don’t have time here, it’s eternal, you know.”

I tried to think of something witty to say, but it didn’t work.

JJA: “That whole night and day thing, it doesn’t apply. Darkness and light were separated on earth, after all…”

ML: “Right. Part of creation.”

JJA: “Exactly. So what’s on your mind?”

ML: “Benghazi. It doesn’t parse, somehow.”

JJA: “What’s the problem? Just begin at the beginning, you’ll get it…”

ML: “What’s the beginning? When the attack starts? When Ambassador Stevens asks for better security? With one of the intelligence reports or warnings? When?”

JJA: “That’s all scene-setting. It begins with Stevens going to Benghazi.”

ML: “Okay, he goes to Benghazi, where he’d been many times before.”

JJA: “Stop!”

ML: “Huh?”

JJA: .”..many times before. Why?”

ML: “Well there’s a widely repeated theory that he was organizing clandestine arms shipments from Libya to the Syrian opposition forces, but I don’t believe it.”

JJA: “No, no, go back further. Before they made him ambassador. The whole Libya thing, the overthrow of Qaddafi. The Libyan opposition was based in Benghazi, right? We intervened to save the people in Benghazi, right?”

ML: “Yeah, so what?”

JJA: “Stevens was a key intermediary during that period, wasn’t he? He sneaked into Benghazi on a Greek cargo ship and established contact with the anti-Qaddafi forces.”

ML: “He was a hero to the post-Qadaffi rulers. They loved him in Benghazi.”

JJA: “Well said!”

ML: “What did I say?”

JJA: “You said they loved him.”

ML: “Did I say the magic word? Is Groucho going to give me a hundred dollars?”

JJA: “I didn’t realize you were that old” (coughs, chuckles, coughs again). “Yes, the magic word is ‘love’ and according to my sources, it’s the key to the operation.”

ML: “Okay, I want to hear more about that, obviously, but first tell me about your sources.”

JJA: “We’ve had quite a number of Special Forces personnel arrive here recently, and they have a theory that sounds plausible to me.”

ML: “Which is?”

JJA: “That Stevens was lured to Benghazi by his lover, or one of his lovers, with whom he’d first been involved back in 2011.”

ML: “Hah! I’ve always wondered about his apparent rush to get to Benghazi. I think he flew to Tripoli from Europe, and then went straight through to Benghazi, didn’t he? I had thought that showed he was working on some urgent project.”

JJA: “I agree with you about his mission. He, and that whole team at what is often called a CIA facility, were trying to get control of weapons that had been under Qaddafi’s control, and were moving all over the region. They were trying to stop this movement of very dangerous weapons, including MANPADS. We didn’t want terrorists with accurate anti-aircraft missiles, or, for that matter, guns and ammunition. And by the way, that ‘facility’ wasn’t just for the Agency, it included people from Special Forces, NSA, the whole crowd…”

ML: “Yeah, I’m pretty sure he wasn’t involved in smuggling weapons to the anti-Assad crowd in Syria.”

JJA: “Okay, we agree. But go back to the beginning. If a lover convinced Stevens to rush to Benghazi, then it might have been a set-up, what we used to call a honey pot trap.”

ML: “Wow. If the lover was in cahoots with the killers…”

JJA: “There you go. If so, they knew when he was coming, and could organize the assault with confidence.”

ML: “Wow again. I’ve never seen anything like that in print.”

JJA: “Of course not. The journalists were busily echoing that nonsense about some video, remember?”

ML: “Do I ever. Hillary even told Stevens’ parents that the USG would make sure the poor slob who made the video would be punished.”

JJA: “Last time I looked, he was still in prison in California.”

ML: “Wait a minute. The video story had a certain plausibility, there were riots in other places, like Cairo, right? So the tumult in Benghazi ‘fit’ in that context.”

JJA: “Indeed. If you organize an assassination you want to deceive your enemies, you don’t want them looking too carefully at your question–why did Stevens go to Benghazi?–and so you provide them with a very different kind of explanation, namely that it was just one of several ‘spontaneous protests’ by the Arab Street.”

All of a sudden there was a very loud crackling sound coming from the ouija board.

ML: “Wait another minute.” More static. Very loud. A wisp of smoke from the ouija board. “You’re saying that this thing was bigger than just a hostile operation in Benghazi, you’re saying…”

JJA: “I’m just giving you things to think about. It’s possible to look at this as if it were a very slick, highly professional operation, beginning to end.”

I was worried about the connection now..

“The honey pot trap, the big-time deception…(sounded like lightning or something) professional intelligence service might be capable…”

And he was gone; the damn ouija board was snafu. So it’s gonna be a while til I get it up and running again.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazigate; chrisstevens; stevens
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1 posted on 04/14/2013 11:55:07 AM PDT by billorites
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To: billorites

oh I do NOT like what I am thinking...........


2 posted on 04/14/2013 12:02:12 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: billorites
I mentioned my suspicion along the same line, about a homosexual "tryst" between the Ambassador and some "lover".

Here is my post from 2 weeks ago:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3002863/posts?page=127#127

Something like that had to be hidden, at any cost.
3 posted on 04/14/2013 12:06:10 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: billorites
Plausible.

As a matter of fact lots of things that we used to call ridiculous are now in the plausible category.

4 posted on 04/14/2013 12:11:16 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: adorno

There was a Turkish rep there with him right before the attack. He left over half an hour prior.


5 posted on 04/14/2013 12:11:30 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: billorites

This is beyond chilling, but contains some plot variations I’ve read about over the past 2-3mos, in some ‘offbeat’ net pubs.


6 posted on 04/14/2013 12:13:24 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

You beat me to it! I think this conclusion makes tons of sense. Stevens did ‘bend over backwards’ (no pun intended) to get to Benghazi.. Love does strange things to people. 0bama is buddies with Turkish PM Erdogan and his Ambassador had just departed the compound.. Perhaps Stevens was part of 0bama’s circle of gay friends.


7 posted on 04/14/2013 12:18:01 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: billorites

I don’t really care if Stevens was going to Benghazi to see Elvis. Are they trying to say the Russians had him killed? Could be, but that’s awfully risky. If the Russians wanted to shut down an arms smuggling operation, couldn’t they have just asked to talk to Obama and then told him they knew what was going on? Why run the risk of killing an Ambassador? And why hit the second facility? Why did Obama and the Democrats work to overthrow the government of Libya? They wet their pants for years over the Contras and now they are OK overthrowing every government in the Middle East? That doesn’t make any sense. Unless they are personally benefiting from all this fighting.


8 posted on 04/14/2013 12:22:52 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: billorites
This story fits the title of a song...the name I can't think of...nor the artist.

The only clue I can give is, "Lawyers, guns and money."

5.56mm

9 posted on 04/14/2013 12:25:32 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: adorno
Within days of the 9/11 attack retired Col. David Hunt told Howie Carr on his WRKO radio show about the rumors he had heard regarding Ambassador Stevens' reasons for being in Benghazi.
10 posted on 04/14/2013 12:30:25 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

Benghazi bump for later....


11 posted on 04/14/2013 12:31:03 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: M Kehoe

Lawyers, Guns And Money

Written By Warren Zevon
C. 1978 Zevon Music/BMI

I went home with the waitress
The way I always do
How was I to know
She was with the
Russians, too?

I was gambling in Havana
I took a little risk
Send lawyers, guns and money
They’ll get me out of this, hyeah

I’m the innocent bystander
Somehow I got stuck
Between the rock
And a hard place
And I’m down on my luck
Yes I’m down on my luck
Well I’m down on my luck

I’m hiding in Honduras
I’m a desperate man
Send lawyers, guns and money
The shit has hit the fan

All right
Send lawyers, guns and money
Huh!
Uh...
Send lawyers, guns and money
Uhh!
Send lawyers, guns and money
Hyah!
Send lawyers, guns and money
Ooh!
Yeah!
Yeah
Yeah...
Uh!


12 posted on 04/14/2013 12:34:20 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: adorno; yldstrk

What if our phony King David sent Ambassador Stephens (the phony, Uriah the Hittite) to the front lines to be killed?

Maybe to protect himself, one of his homosexual friends, or just to get rid of him?


13 posted on 04/14/2013 12:39:19 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: adorno
"Something like that had to be hidden, at any cost."

I'm not so sure.

What really happened in Benghazi that makes the revelation of a romantic tryst preferable to disclosure of the truth?

Do you think the exposure of a gay career diplomat is going to raise all that many eyebrows?

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Could very well be another distraction.

14 posted on 04/14/2013 12:42:11 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: SteveH
Thanks.

Same lyrics, different players.

5.56mm

15 posted on 04/14/2013 12:48:16 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: blueunicorn6

16 posted on 04/14/2013 12:51:22 PM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: M Kehoe

Warren Zevon


17 posted on 04/14/2013 1:07:53 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

You’re suggesting that Obunghole and Stevens were....butt buddies?

I don’t doubt that for a munute.


18 posted on 04/14/2013 1:10:05 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: billorites

he was there on and off over months. planning a mission with an open go-date and a 2-3 days window is doable.

I wouldn’t dismiss the adminstration’s culpability. arkansides have long deep connections to chicago where both Hilary and 0failure come from

meanwhile, specops continue to get fed into the meat grinder of ‘accidents’ both inside and outside the US


19 posted on 04/14/2013 1:28:48 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Casie

The Russians know that it would take longer than 11/2 hours to shut down an operation. Why would we want Assad out in Syria? To close down Russia’s oil exports? Why would WE want that? We overthrew Libya to get their weapons to send to Syria?


20 posted on 04/14/2013 1:48:41 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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