Bungled October Surprise: Benghazi Ambassador Kidnapping Planned to Exchange for Blind Sheik?

Here’s the question and it roils: who is the “source within the White House” mentioned below? Here’s the story: Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, died in an assault on our ‘consulate” in Benghazi Libya. His dead body was worth nothing to anyone in our Government, but kidnapped and alive, he could be worth a lot of ‘face’ to Barack Obama. What if…the assault was to be a kidnapping of Stevens so that he could be exchanged for the Blind Sheik in prison in North Carolina – a plan by the U.S. Government to find a way to make Muslims happy and send the Blind Sheik Omar Adbel-Rahman home. Egypt is demanding it. The White House refuses to give a staunch “no,” or even a weak ‘huh-uh’ for an answer. The Washington Examiner has the report, but fully credits The Center for Western Journalism for putting the theory on the front burner – not once but twice in October. How important is the Blind Sheik to Islamists, led by Eqypt? Important enough for Egypt’s President-Elect Morsi to publicly promise, in front of a cheering crowd, to work for his release from prison in June 2012. As you’ll see below, by September 2012, Morsi has heated up his rhetoric and turned up the fire.

Abdel Omar Rahman, Blind Sheik

Abdel Omar Rahman, Blind Sheik

Admiral Lyons, whose career in the United States (U.S.) Navy was capped by two years of service as the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet from 1985 to 1987, thinks this kidnapping was planned to be the first stage of an international prisoner exchange. This transfer of prisoners would have ensured the release of Omar Abdel-Rahman, the “Blind Sheik” convicted of orchestrating the World Trade Center Bombing in 1993.

Admiral James Lyons suggests the Obama administration intentionally lessened the levels of security at the consulate compound in Benghazi in the weeks leading up to the attack. This plan should have worked to reduce the possibility of resistance as the Ansar al-Sharia terrorist organization captured Chris Stevens, the American Ambassador to Libya.

According to information obtained by Fox News, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, both former U.S. Navy Seals, ignored orders to “stand down” and fought vigorously for hours in their attempt to defend the compound from the impending attack.

Ultimately, these armed assaults on the U.S. Consulate and CIA annex claimed the life of four Americans–Ambassador Chris Stevens, former U.S. Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, and State Department information manager Sean Smith. Source: The Washington Examiner

Take a look at the following, and note that as far as we know, the White House has not come after The Center for Western Journalism for claiming a “source within the White House states that it was arranged as an October surprise by Barack Obama:”

Center for Western Journalism – October 20, 2012:

What is most shocking, however, is that a source within the White House states that it was arranged as an October surprise by Barack Obama. Obama, in order to make the release of the Blind Sheik more palatable to the American people, and to boost his sagging approval ratings, arranged with the Muslim Brotherhood to kidnap Ambassador Stevens. Then, days before the election, acting the part of the hero, planned to release the Blind Sheik in exchange for Ambassador Stevens.

The plan was for security to be minimal at the consulate, protected by only Libyan security guards who would melt away into the night at the appointed time.

The plan fell apart as two former SEALs, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, fought the kidnappers, leading to a firefight and subsequent fire, killing Stevens, Woods, Doherty, and also Sean Smith, a communications specialist.

Obama then had to create a cover-up so massive that it will go down in the history books until the end of time.

On January 11th, The Center for Western Journalism headlined “The Scandal That Will Bring Down Barack Obama.” To do that, Western Journalism will have to divulge the “source within the White House,” and Admiral Lyons will have to tell us whether he is quoting CWJ or has some inside information as well.

The whole story of Benghazi is so horribly sordid. I believe this story could be wholly credible. It makes sense. Nothing else does. The whole cover-up doesn’t make sense, and we know it. Congress knows it. I don’t know what Hillary Clinton knew. I suspect the White House would NOT make her a part of this scheme, but who knows. We know nothing these days because our Government operates behind closed doors, without the checks and balances of Congress.

Obama has said nothing about Egypt’s calls for the release of Omar Abdel-Rahman. His silence is deafening. Most of us understand it.

Egypt’s terror-coddling President Mohamed Morsi has repeated his arrogant demand that America free convicted 1993 World Trade Center mastermind Omar Abdel-Rahman. I’d like to report that President Obama repeated his unequivocal rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood leader’s entreaties. But as of this writing, no such public statement or restatement yet exists.

That’s right. Obama has kept mum about Morsi’s vociferous lobbying on behalf of Abdel-Rahman, the “blind sheik,” who is serving a life sentence at a maximum-security prison in North Carolina for seditious jihad conspiracy. The commander in chief’s silence speaks volumes.

Morsi started publicly haranguing the U.S. to have mercy on the ol’ blind sheik back in September. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., confirmed to the New York Post at the time that the Egyptian government had “asked for his release” and that the request was being considered by the Obama administration.

Underlings denied any talks were underway, but pressure on the White House had been building since at least last June, when the State Department granted a visa to a member of the radical Egyptian terrorist group Gamaa Islamiyya (the very group the blind sheik is alleged to lead). The Gamaa Islamiyya representative joined an entire delegation of Egyptian lawmakers who met with top State Department and White House officials. They reportedly discussed the possible release of the blind sheik with at least one Obama national security official. Read more from Michelle Malkin at The Weekly Standard

We stood by and let the Brits (by blaming it on Scotland) release the Lockerbie Bomber (Pan Am 103) Abdelbaset al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds. He supposedly had 3 months to live in 2009 but died in May 2012 at his home in Libya, without the British or U.S. insisting that he spend his last days, which turned out to be years, in a Libyan prison. Reports show good evidence that Abdelbaset al-Meghrahi was released so that British Petroleum could activate their oil drilling rigs off the coast of Libya.

These conjectures are close to unthinkable, but today, I have no problem “thinking” them. So many unanswered questions. So much Government not making sense. Navy SEALs always come to the rescue…did so this time even though ordered not to – and why would they have been ordered to “stand down?” Who is the unnamed White House source? Thanks to newshound and Master of Bronze, David Lemon.

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  • There was no consulate in Benghazi. It was a CIA operation station. Stevens believed that he was there to stop smuggling of arms from Libya to Syria. In fact he was to be the sacrificial lamb for Obama.

    Obama will find a way to release the Blind Sheik. He cannot run for office again so he can do whatever he wants to. Expect to see him released for “Humanitarian” reasons in a year.

    • findalis, you’re right, it was not a true consulate. I believe too that Abdel-Rachman will be released.

      • Veritas

        Well it was obviously just a Dunkin’ Donuts. Of course it was a consulate, the only question is whether there was a bungled plot.

  • Benghazi smells of a CIA covert operation gone bad and that is why we wil never know the truth.

    • Jim, do you have any ideas about what the CIA was covertly doing? Do you think it possible the CIA would be complicit in kidnapping Christopher Stevens?

      • I can’t prove anything, Maggie, but connecting the dots of everything I have read, I think the CIA was buying guns from the different rebel groups in Libya, including al Qaeda, and smuggling them to Syria via Turkey. Ambassador Stevens would have been involved up to his eyeballs. The terrorist who attcked our installations may have been looking for prisoners captured by the CIA.

  • Remember: It’s about the “the blind sheik”

    Flashback: Last year, Hillary Clinton’s State Department granted a visa to Obama White House guest (and terrorist) Hani Nour Eldin. Why? To entertain the plea of leniency he made on behalf of another terrorist, Omar Abdel Rahman aka “the blind sheik” who was convicted of being the mastermind behind the 1993 bombing (the first attack) on the World Trade Center. “The blind sheik” currently serves a life sentence (for now) in a super max.

    Eli Lake: “Terrorists aren’t supposed to get visas. But Hani Nour Eldin was apparently invited to D.C. this week to meet with top officials. Did no one Google him?”

    • JoeKidd, yes it is all about the Blind Sheik. The visa to Hani Nour Eldin was well known, but the press will not help stop these traitorous acts. We could it all evolving as the Obama administration immediately warmed to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. We can it in the almost 5 years of support for Palestine and none for Israel except words. It was obvious before Obama was voted into office.

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