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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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To: M Kehoe

Warren Zevon:

21 posted on 04/14/2013 2:02:43 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: billorites
stevens had a detailed diary that CNN or some other lib media TURNED over to the famly NOT investigators and we havent heard a word about what was in it....
22 posted on 04/14/2013 3:28:34 PM PDT by Understand the stimulus
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To: billorites
Do you think the exposure of a gay career diplomat is going to raise all that many eyebrows?

It's not about the exposure of a gay diplomat. It's about the embarrassment about the events and the causes of the massacre in Benghazi. The democrats would not want to have to defend the events leading up to the attacks, especially if the events were about the gay ambassador's trips to meet up with his lover or lovers. Imagine having embassy staff and embassy guards serving the ambassador for the purposes of his sexual encounters; that would be very indefensible and very embarrassing; hence, the need to hide the real reasons for the attacks.
23 posted on 04/14/2013 3:40:00 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: billorites

I think their is more than one unclean story line that was in play at the time. It is obvious that Hillary and Obama new this was going down ahead of time. They made sure they distanced themselves in case anything went wrong. They had a ready made story line. This was an operation that from bad to worse. It was all about a kidnapping and a rescue that would make Obama a hero shortly before the election. The ambassador was a hero in Benghazi; he wouldn’t be harmed. They just stage a nice clean rescue a week or so after the kidnapping. Oops, some former special ops folks are going to mess up the plan. Tell them to stand down. Oops, the military wants to run to the rescue; tell them to stand down. Oops, some military people are opening their mouths challenging the story line; destroy them.

24 posted on 04/14/2013 3:52:55 PM PDT by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: adorno

When, and if, the truth of this affair comes out I suspect it will be shown
that we are as distracted and misled now as we were at the outset.

25 posted on 04/14/2013 4:27:56 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: M Kehoe

I think “lawyers guns and money” is the name of song, the artist is Warren Zevon.

Too bad in this case we decided to send a bunch of dissembling politicians to lie to the American people.

I’m sure, 100% sure that Obama, hillary, et al. could really not care less how or why this man and the others were killed, they just don’t want any of the mess on their shoes.

they are despicable.

that man was a homosexual, I suppose, it doesn’t seem to have been hidden and he probably was a liberal and a democrat and for all i know he might have been a terrible person (although he doesn’t seem to have been) but he was OUR AMBASSADOR and the way the administration has reacted and the way the PRESS has covered for them makes me ill.

Sorry, got into a rant there.

26 posted on 04/14/2013 6:08:05 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: billorites

He was survived by his cat.

27 posted on 04/14/2013 6:31:16 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (And winter is coming.)
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To: blueunicorn6
Washington: New YouTube video from the Syrian battlefield has shown rebels firing what appears to be the same high-powered sniper rifle that is used by US Navy SEALs. The video showed Syrian rebels, who are aligned with al Qaeda, firing guns that look like the British- made AS-50 and shouted 'Alahu akbar'.

I made a graphic to make this as clear as possible. I'm not sure I can break it down any more for ya. :p

Obama loves Muslim Brotherhood.
Obama gave Muslim Brotherhood Egypt.
Obama gave Muslim Brotherhood Libya.
Obama is trying to Muslim Brotherhood Syria.
Muslim Brotherhood is also staging in Bahrain, Syria, Jordan, Iran/Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Oman and several other places in Africa.
Putin doesn't want his largest export interrupted by a regime change in Syria.
Putin used Iranian backed forces to stop Obama from arming Syrian rebels from the consulate in Benghazi.
Obama, Clinton and Rice are dirty lying liars insulted our intelligence by blaming You Tube.

Feel free to not believe me but asking questions like, "Why would WE want that?" clearly implies that you do not fully understand who is in the White House.

28 posted on 04/14/2013 11:07:39 PM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: billorites will be shown that we are as distracted and misled now as we were at the outset

That's kind of assuming that, none of the suspicions and questions asked go to the heart of the matter.

All investigations have to consider all questions, and all suspicions, and even some conspiracy theories. Otherwise, the "high-minded" will have their way, and the matter will just get buried, and it will be like it never even happened.
29 posted on 04/15/2013 5:56:54 AM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: Casie

I think that the story on Obama is extremely circuitous and complex. He may be a secret Muslim. He may be a secret communist. Him and his handlers may want you to worry that he is both. Assume for a minute that he’s just a dirty little thief. Would he try to hide his thievery? How would he do it? He’s in a very public position. He would have to make you think that he had a motive other than just thievery. He could throw out possible motives like being a communist or being a Muslim. He, and his handlers, know that people are going to watch his every move. They know their opponents will try to discern his motives to develop a strategy to stop him. What could be better for a dirty little thief than to have people ignore his thievery motive? It is for certain that he has communists and Muslims around him. Him and the Democrat leadership may be so stupid that the communists and Muslims will just cut their throats one day. But, I think that we must understand the Democrat leaders in order to stop them, and that means taking a hard and realistic look at their actions which will show their true motives.

30 posted on 04/15/2013 9:44:57 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6
Here is where we disagree (and that is totally ok).

You still think "Obama may be a secret muslim" and he is trying to "hide his thievery".

I am saying he IS clearly aiding and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. He has already destabilized Egypt and Libya and delivered those countries straight into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.

He doesn't need to try and hide any "thievery". He is openly and blatantly money laundering billions of our tax dollars to companies like Solydra that NEVER MAKE ANYTHING TO SELL and then the CEOs donate large amounts to Obama's campaign fund and the business folds.

Here is your list:
(80% of these loans went to President Obama’s campaign donors)

Evergreen Solar SpectraWatt Solyndra (received $535 million)
Beacon Power (received $43 million)
AES’ subsidiary Eastern Energy Nevada Geothermal (received $98.5 million)
SunPower (received $1.5 billion)
First Solar (received $1.46 billion)
Babcock & Brown (an Australian company which received $178 million)
Ener1 (subsidiary EnerDel received $118.5 million)
Amonix (received 5.9 million)
The National Renewable Energy Lab Fisker Automotive Abound Solar (received $400 million)
Chevy Volt (taxpayers basically own GM)
Solar Trust of America A123 Systems (received $279 million)
Willard & Kelsey Solar Group (received $6 million)
Johnson Controls (received $299 million)
Schneider Electric (received $86 million)

This does not even begin to cover the massive cash Obama gets from union kick backs.

You still think Obama's motives are all hidden and his plans are complex and I'm telling you its as clear as a bell. Obama, Pilosi, McCain, Boehner, Clinton, Jarret, Kerry, Roberts, Biden, Bernake, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN.... Every last one of them and all their friends are hell bent on destroying our history, values, ideals, free market economy, families, faith and future.

ALL of it.

31 posted on 04/15/2013 10:06:54 AM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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