Benghazi and al-Shabab in Somalia: SEALs in Somalia, No SEALS in Benghazi – Getting the Story Straight

Early the morning of October 4, 2013 our Navy SEALS entered a seaside town in Somalia and took out the leader of al-Shabab who we believe was responsible for the attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, September 21, 2013. Five Americans were wounded in the Mall attack. We have sent exactly zero Navy SEALS to Benghazi, Libya. In fact, we only symbolically sent the FBI to Benghazi where four Americans died serving their country.


Reuters reports this evening that an “al Qaeda-trained Sudanese man helped lead” the attack in Nairobi.

Now, we have to get this story straight. We DID send US Military into Libya today, Saturday. That operation resulted in the “capture of Abu Anas al Libi.” Good news but he had nothing to do with the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. Al-Libi is “a key al-Qaeda operative wanted for his role in the bombings of US embassies in Africa in 1998.”

The process of investigation into the murders of U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, IT Specialist Sean Smith and two former Navy SEALs, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty have received no investigation. If you want to object, make sure you have some facts.

Hillary Clinton’s close friend Thomas Pickering was chosen by Hillary to conduct the review of the Benghazi ‘incident.’ The review concluded that all blame (if any) was due to low-level employees. Pickering and his staff did not interview Clinton or her staff.

The Benghazi Four - Never Forget

The Benghazi Four – Never Forget

About 10 days ago, Pickering was asked if there was any truth to the rumors of a plan-gone-wrong by the Muslim Brotherhood to kidnap Ambassador Stevens and to exchange him for the Blind Sheikh who is in a South Carolina maximum security prison for planning the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

Pickering would not deny it, didn’t want to comment on it, but eventually said he didn’t think the terrorists in our Benghazi compound that night were really looking for Ambassador Stevens.

Tops on the To-Do List of the Muslim Brotherhood when they came to power, was to get the Blind Sheikh out of that prison. The Obama administration has vigorously supported the Muslim Brotherhood.

At a House Oversight and Government Reform committee hearing on Benghazi last week, Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wy., asked Pickering about a potential kidnap plot.

She asked, “Is it true that they were planning to kidnap the ambassador and it went wrong?”

“I can’t comment on that,” Pickering replied, followed by a long pause.

Committee Chairman Darrell Issa stepped in and changed the subject.

Later in the hearing, Pickering further commented on the kidnap issue.

He stated: “Kidnapping seemed to me to be far-fetched. Because in effect in the testimony that was given and the public report, they did not make a serious attempt to go into the closed area of the villa. It is not even sure in my view that they knew the ambassador was there. So I would say, while I said I didn’t want to touch that, I would say in retrospect it doesn’t seem highly likely. It could be. but I don’t think so.” Read more at Your Daily Dose of Conservatism

The whole story is much too much to go into again, but really, isn’t it strange that we send SEALs in to settle an attack on a Nairobi mall when the survivors of the Benghazi attack are not allowed to testify before Congress?

Strange that in one of the worst terrorist hell-holes on the planet, we actually decreased security for our Ambassador on 9-11-12.

Strange that we were not using a State Department approved Security firm that night.


Strange when Obama and Clinton have yet to admit the story of an anti-Islam You-Tube video had nothing to do with the attack on our Special Mission?

Strange that not a single person in the Department of State or elsewhere was held accountable…but we sure got that bad-ass in Somalia for killing people in Nairobi.

If the pieces of this story are not fitting for you, take a look at my Benghazi database.

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