In March 2011, Reuters announced a secret order signed by Barack Obama to provide covert support for Libyan rebel forces. The operation became known as Zero Footprint, but after Obama finished with it, Big Foot was identified. For about 18 months before the attacks on our Benghazi Special Mission, intelligence had successfully identified terrorist factions inside the rebel factions. Those terrorists included the Muslim Brotherhood as well as al-Qaeda. Nevertheless, Senator John McCain said the rebels were his heroes. Qadhafi made a fatal mistake, literally, by working toward one currency for Africa, which threatened the West. The idea of a gold dinar sealed his death by the West, if these informants are correct. Chris Stevens is named liasion to Libyan rebels, and a year or so later he was named U.S. Ambassador to Libya — in truth, he was in the international arms transfer business.
I like bulleted lists, if you haven’t already noticed. The above is a short summary, the bulleted list is shorter than the transcript below the list. The transcript is from The Blaze TV special, For The Record – Operation Zero Footprint. The full transcript begins after the graphic. Many thanks to The Conservative Lady, where you can see her highlights and the video.
• 2008 The U.S. is working with Libya with the goal of thwarting al-Qaeda.
• 2009 Wiki-Leaks reveals that Muammar Qadhafi wants to unify Africa: one currency, one passport one common army. Qadhafi wants the currency to be a gold dinar.
• Qadhafi begins demanding the EU pay for Libyan oil in gold.
• Boom! Qadhafi’s life is close to over, this is a threat to the EU and to the U.S.
• On February 10th, 2011, all is calm in Libya
• By February 17th, 2011, all hell is breaking loose and anti-Qadhafi activists participate in a “Day of Rage.”
• The State Department begins looking for a country who will take Muammar Qadhafi into exile. None is found.
• By the end of February 2011, a female FBI and CIA informant is asked to determine and identify if there are terrorists among the rebels. She and others find that the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, Hizbollah, Islamic Maghreb and other al-Qaeda networks are working with rebels.
• The U.S. intelligence community was completely caught with their collective pants down unawares.
• March 10, 2011, Hillary Clinton testified before Congress saying the U.S. is endorsing U.S. support for Libyan rebels.
• Al Jazeera ‘maked-up’ stories of a humanitarian crisis in Libya.
• Those working in intelligence know there is no humanitarian crisis in Libya.
• March 14, 2011 Chris Stevens is named Diplomatic Liasion to Libya
• March 19, 2011 Obama announces U.S. armed forces will begin “limited military action in Libya.”
• March 19, 2011 Hillary announced “We have every reason to fear that left unchecked, Qadhafi will commit unspeakable atrocities.”
• March 19, 2011 began of a 3-day of ceasefire, included a 72-hour truce to negotiate a truce, monitored by African Union.
• Clinton names diplomat Chris Stevens liaison to the Libyan opposition.
• March 23, 2011, NATO assumed control of Libyan operations with the U.N. Security Council resolution.
• March 24, 2011 intelligence factions manage to get a report detailing terrorist activities inside the rebels directly to Obama’s desk.
• By March 27,2011 AFRICOM Commander General Carter Ham’s control was transferred to the NATO commander Navy Admiral James Stavridas. Ham maintained control of AFRICOM.
• Moving toward a cease-fire when word comes that the DoD and White House have cancelled any discussion of a truce.
• The intelligence community is in a state of shock, that it appears the U.S. is reading to usurp a sovereign nation.
• All throughout, Senator John McCain is calling the rebels “heroes.”
• March 30, 2011, Reuters reported (linked below) that President Obama has already signed a secret order authorizing the CIA to provide covert support to the Libyan opposition, an operation that would become known as Zero Footprint.
• The U.S. covertly moves weapons to the rebels by going through the U.A.E. and Qatar for arms and logistics, in the hope of the U.S. not being connected to the operation.
• October 20, 2011 Qadhafi dies.
• June 7, 2012 Chris Stevens is appointed U.S. Ambassador to Libya.
• July 9, 2012 Stevens filed a request with the State Department for at least 13 additional security agents. His request went unanswered.
• August 16, 2012 Stevens cables State of deteriorating conditions, of 10 Islamist militias and al-Qaeda training camps. State Department refuses additional security. He was forced to keep the spurious British Blue Mountain Group (after receiving a “warning” from the Tripoli Embassy) which was not a State Department sanctioned security detail, and the February 17th Martyr’s Brigade which took part in the attacks against the compound.
• According to federal law, in the event a covert operation is deemed necessary, it is the president’s responsibility to alert the leadership in the House and Senate, as well as the chairman and ranking members of the Intelligence Committees in both chambers – eight people known as The Gang of 8: Boehner, Pelosi, Rogers, Ruppersberger, Reid, McConnell, Chambliss, Feinstein. Is this why there has been no House Select Committee?
• September 11, 2012 The attacks happen. Four Americans Died.
• September 11, 2012 U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice received an email containing a tweet from a CNN journalist on the ground in Benghazi who says Ansar al-Sharia is at the compound.
• It’s less than two months to Obama’s next election and subsequent coronation.
• August 7, 2013 Ahmed Abu Khattalah, leader of a sub-group of Ansar al-Sharia leader, is charged in the deaths of Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. As far as we know, Khattalah is still free in Libya. Khattalah is the only person implicated in the attacks and deaths.
• May 3, 2014 Families of the dead and injured have no explanations, no justice.
The transcript begins at 33 secs-into video. There are a few snippets from the video before Laurie Dhue begins the program (after the graphic).
NARRATOR: The wave of anger washing over the middle east has now arrived in Libya.
UNNAMED FEMALE NARRATOR: Libyan rebels load their weapons as they continue searching for Muammar Qadhafi.
CLIP OF AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS: I don’t want to paint an overly rosy picture because there are also challenges inside the TNC-controlled-area, and one of them is security. We’ve got a lot of militias and a few police.
NEWS ANCHOR INTERVIEWING SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN: How confident are you that a) these folks, we know who they are, and b) they’re not connected to some terrorist organization like al-Qaeda and will not ultimately turn on the United States?
REPORTER TO MCCAIN: Any worries about them?
MCCAIN: Fighting for the opposition? They’re my heroes.
CLIP OF OBAMA [statement in the White House Rose Garden announcing the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi]: I strongly condemn, in the strongest terms, this shocking attack. Make no mistake, we will bring justice to the killers who attacked our people.
CLIPS OF U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N., SUSAN RICE ON THE WEEKEND AFTER 9/11/12 ON SUNDAY NEWS SHOWS: This is a response…sparked by…a heinous, hateful, offensive video.
CLIP OF GREGORY HICKS, CHIEF OF MISSION, U.S. EMBASSY IN TRIPOLI THE NIGHT OF THE ATTACKS TESTIFYING BEFORE CONGRESS: This is the first time that a diplomat has more balls than someone in the military.
CLIP OF HILLARY CLINTON TESTIFYING: We have four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go for a walk and kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?
LAURI DHUE: Welcome to For The Record. I’m Laurie Dhue. When For The Record began investigating the attack in Benghazi, like other news organizations, we hit a lot of road blocks. From talking points to timelines, bureaucratic and political barriers have concealed many of the facts of this story, but before we deliver our findings to you, we want to explain how we conducted our investigations.
Our report comes from individuals who worked in and outside of Libya. One is a former Navy Rear Admiral and the other was a paid informant for both the FBI and the CIA.
For The Record vetted and researched the materials they presented to us, in conjunction with individuals and others and U.S. intelligence agencies.
Our findings also reflect open sourced documents, combined with interviews we conducted with individuals who had direct knowledge of the diplomatic and military operations in the region.
What happened on September 11th, 2012 in Benghazi is one of the biggest news stories in recent memory. Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens were murdered that night. Media outlets that have covered this story tend to focus on the specific events of that night and the post-attack attempts to limit the political fall-out.
What is mostly ignored, are the 18 months leading up to the attack on the consulate. As you are about to see, this was a period which the United States ignored a negotiated peace accord and assisted attacking a sovereign nation, and aligned with forces supporting global jihad.
Tonight we’re going to show you how the attack on Benghazi is really about a failed foreign policy and a covert operation that saw the United States enable, support and even arm al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.
ANNIE, FORMER FBI AND CIA INFORMANT: Not too longer after 9/11/01 I was recruited by U.S. Intelligence, 3-letter agencies to support the efforts for the War on Terror. I travel extensively overseas, primarily Africa, Middle East and Southwest Asia, and have extensive knowledge and capability in the sectors. I am a private citizen, working in this world.
CHUCK KUBIC, U.S. NAVY REAR ADMIRAL RET: I served in the Navy 32 years. I was a Navy SEEBEE. I was a combat engineer. I joined an international construction company on their Board of Directors, and president of their International subsidiary, and I worked for them for seven years, again, building things around the world, overseas, in Iraq, in Afghanistan.
NARRATOR: After he retired in 2005, Rear Admiral Charles Kubic also oversaw projects in Libya, a nation working to develop closer ties to the West.
A November 2008 State Department report from then-U.S.-Ambassador to Libya, Gene Cretz notes, the U.S. shares key strategic goals with the government of Libya, particularly with respect to combating al-Qaeda and the Libyan Islamist Fighting Group (LIFG).
ANNIE: After 9/11 happened, one of the first stops made in route to Afghanistan, was to Libya, and they met with different officials there, and Libya, at that point, was very receptive to cooperating and that began the engagement with our intelligence.
NARRATOR: Muammar Qadhafi made the transformation from sworn enemy to an arms-length U.S. ally. He agreed to destroy his nuclear weapons program in 2003. He also provided the U.S. with intelligence against al-Qaeda and worked with the U.S. to resolve the Darfur conflict.
Despite his support for the War on Terror, Qadhafi was potentially becoming a major economic threat to the European Union and the U.S.
In a February 2009 cable made public by WikiLeaks, Ambassador Cretz writes about Qadhafi’s economic goals to create a unified Africa, which would share a common army, currency and passport. Cretz was specifically concerned with the stability of the unified currency, since the entire continent would be dependent upon a currency backed by Libya’s oil exports.
This idea could also jeopardize relations between Libya and EU member states that imported significant amounts of Libya’s oil.
FEMALE REPORTER: But some are convinced that intervention into Libya is all about currency, specifically Qadhafi’s plan to introduce the gold dinar, a single African currency made from gold, a true sharing of the wealth.
KUBIC: Qadhafi was starting to demand gold for oil. In demanding gold for oil, he was threatening the fiat currencies of both Europe and the United States. There was fear that if this started to take place hold, there would be some very powerful interests that would start to lose a lot of money.
UNNAMED FEMALE NARRATOR: Weeks and weeks of protests by young, frustrated Tunisian citizens, demanding that their leader step down.
KUBIC: Of course, I was concerned for what was going on in Tunisia, but there wasn’t any real impact or notice in Libya; the same in Egypt.
Having left Libya on the 10th of February, 2011, everything was stable.
NARRATOR: Then, anti-Qadhafi activists called for a Libyan Day of Rage, on February 17th, 2011 to mark the fifth anniversary of 2006 Benghazi demonstration that turned deadly.
ANNIE: There had been protests in Benghazi before. It wasn’t an uncommon occurrence, so I didn’t really pay too much attention to it until, maybe, two weeks later, then it became very apparent that something far greater was going on.
The U.S. intelligence community was completely unprepared and caught up by it.
NARRATOR: The rebel forces gained strength. The State Department started to look for a country that would take Qadhafi in to avoid more violence, so I started to make calls to people I know in Africa who could make that decision.
ANNIE: In a couple of instances in the end of February, I received a request from a senior State department person who I had worked with in Libya asking for assistance in identifying some countries in Africa that might take Qadhafi in exile.
Separately, in an official capacity, the intelligence organizations that I work with asked me to identify who the rebels are.
An example that came to me, suggested identify terrorist’s specific actionable intelligence that relates the terrorists within the rebel ranks to the Muslim Brotherhood, The Hamas, the Hizbollah, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, al-Qaeda core.
NARRATOR: On March 10th, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before the House Appropriations Committee, endorsing U.S. support for the Libyan opposition.
HILLARY: Our diplomats are hard at work with our allies and partners to isolate, sanction and pressure Qadhafi to stop the violence against his own people. We are reaching out to the opposition inside and outside of Libya.
REPORTER: Was there a humanitarian crisis in Libya?
KUBIC: No. We actually saw reports of media just misleading. Al Jazeera was interviewing people who were supposed to be eye-witnesses that weren’t even there. They were making up stories and then other news media were taking the feed and this whole illusion of a humanitarian disaster was being created.
NARRATOR: Over the next week, Secretary Clinton met with key anti-Qadhafi leaders and named State Department diplomat Chris Stevens, liaison to the Libyan opposition.
ANNIE: I saw a disconnect between senior elected officials, Obama, others in Congress who were actively jumping the gun, calling for supporting the rebels, arming them, while I knew this information was coming forward that illustrated terrorists who would be the recipients of any support they were given, and Hillary Clinton also being one of them, who was very aggressive in promoting support for the rebels.
NARRATOR: On March 17th, 2011 passed a Security [Council] resolution ordering Qadhafi to immediately cease-fire, while at the same time, authorizing NATO forces to take all necessary military action against the Libyan government.
CLIP OF OBAMA: [March 19, 2011] Good afternoon everybody. Today I authorize the Armed Forces of the United States to begin a limited military action in Libya.
CLIP OF HILLARY: [March 19, 2011] We have every reason to fear that left unchecked, Qadhafi will commit unspeakable atrocities.
KUBIC: I saw what was going on. I couldn’t believe it. I had people that I knew at AFRICAN Command, so rather than calling Washington, I called them, and said, ‘what’s going on,’ and I said I was just there in Libya. I had been all over the country. Is there something I can do to help and to see what maybe we can do to resolve this?
NARRATOR: Africa Command, known as AFRICOM connected Kubic with Lt. Colonel Brian Linvill. He was the military attache to the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli. He represented DoD’s and AFRICOM’s interests.
KUBIC: I said to him, you know what we really need to do is, under the laws of war, have a 72-hour truce to have discussions between battlefield commanders. He thought that was a pretty good idea, and so we drafted a four-point agreement.
NARRATOR: March 19th marked the beginning of a three days of ceasefire negotiations. The agreement included a 72-hour truce which would allow Qadhafi to pull back his troops while the ceasefire terms were negotiated. The entire process would be monitored by African Union representatives.
ANNIE: All indications are that a lot of knowledgable people in the intelligence community that have the duty to protect national security were trying to do their jobs and stave-off a revolution. They were hopeful that this would work, because we all understood that there is enough credible evidence to suggest that al-Qaeda has now moved into Libya and is actively within the rebel opposition, and it was something none of us could stop or control.
KUBIC: So we were moving toward having this ceasefire when word got back to me that higher authorities, the Department of Defense, the White House, had basically cancelled any discussion of a truce.
It became very apparent that this was never about saving lives, that none of that mattered because we had given them all the credible information that was necessary to make a good decision and there was a ceasefire on the table that was ignored by the White House.
I have to admit that I was shocked, that coming from a president who had won a Nobel Peace prize.
NARRATOR: On March 23rd, NATO began assuming control of Libyan operations, as dictated by the U.N. Security resolution in place.
By March 27th, AFRICOM Commander General Carter Ham’s control was transferred to NATO commander and Navy Admiral James Stavridas, however, Ham maintained control of AFRICOM. His liason, Lt. Col. Linvill was surprised by the move.
KUBIC: Linvill was visibly troubled. He gave the impression that it was — Ham did not step down, he was basically removed, and I told him, we can’t stop here, we’ve got to go talk to Stavridis, we’ve got to continue on and he said to me, ‘Sir, this is coming from the highest levels. I recommend you just leave it alone’
NARRATOR: On March 24th in an effort to stave-off further military action against the regime, Qadhafi ordered the release of a detailed report to U.S. intelligence operatives that identified al-Qaeda and other extremist ties to the rebels.
ANNIE: The document that Qadhafi provided, the actual intelligence provided on March 24th was quickly translated, in less than 24 hours and put raw on the desk of Barack Obama in the Oval Office. It was provided to the White House by relevent intelligence agencies, and we thought, you know what? We’ve done it. They can’t ignore this information. They can’t walk away, they’re going to have to take a step back, and that’s not what happened.
ADMIRAL JAMES STAVRIDIS, NATO SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER, EUROPE & U.S. EUROPEAN COMMANDER: We have seen flickers in the intelligence of potential al-Qaeda, Hizbollah. We’ve seen different things, but at this point, I don’t have detailed, sufficient to say that there’s a signifcant al-Qaeda presence, or any other terrorist presence in and among these folks.
ANNIE: His testimony states, “we seen flickers of intelligence on al-Qaeda and HIzbollah — he specifically quotes some information from that report, which indicated to me that he had read it.
CLIP OF OBAMA: It’s fair to say that if we wanted to get weapons into Libya, we probably could. Uh, we’re looking at all our options at this point.
CLIP OF HILLARY: We have not made any decision about arming rebels or providing any arms transfers.
NARRATOR: While the Obama administration remained publicly non-committal about supplying arms to the Libyan rebels, on March 30, 2011, Reuters reported that President Obama has already signed a secret order authorizing the CIA to provide covert support to the Libyan opposition, an operation that would become known as Zero Footprint.
DISGUISED MAN: I’m not exactly sure why it would be called a covert operation because it was anything but covert. Everybody outside the United States absolutely knew what was going on.
NARRATOR: This man [DISGUISED MAN] is licensed by the State Department to conduct approved international arms transfers. He is not permitted to reveal his identity on camera. For The Record asked him if it was possible to deliver weapons to the rebels without exposing direct U.S. involvement.
DISGUISED MAN: Yes, and that’s to outsource that to a foreign ally to handle three components, procurement, transportation and logistics. Even that part is not 100 percent untraceable, but it’s a good step if you want to eliminate all U.S. involvement.
REPORTER: Is that risky?
DISGUISED MAN: Extremely risky.
CBS EVENING NEWS INTERVIEWING PENTAGON, ANCHOR: Tell us a little bit about this document the President signed authorizing covert operations and support. What exactly would that include?
UNNAMED MAN: Well, it makes it legal for the CIA to open contacts with the rebels, but the President would still have to sign off on any specific operation.
ANNIE: We were all shocked that this was happening, and couldn’t believe it was happening and it was after the March 24 intelligence document that was submitted and put forward, and then we watched senior officials playing out their politics agenda on TV, and we were all essentially told to stand down and not do anything further. I was essentially told to drop it, walk away from all the efforts that have been made, all the efforts and information that existed, and why. It was very apparent that there were some very bad things underway.
QUESTION TO JOHN MCCAIN: Are you actually concerned about the people who are fighting for the opposition here? I mean, any worries about them?
MCCAIN: Fighting for the opposition? They’re my heroes.
NARRATOR: In the Spring of 2011, Senior John McCain was the most senior U.S. politician to visit Libya. As a ranking member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, McCain had access to privileged intelligence information.
KUBIC: Now, if knew that these rebels were terrorists and had the links, he certainly had to know that, and in the government, that information was cast aside.
NARRATOR: According to federal law, in the event a covert operation is deemed necessary, it is the president’s responsibility to alert the leadership in the House and Senate, as well as the chairman and ranking members of the Intelligence Committees in both chambers.
In the intelligence community, this group is referred to as the Gang of 8 [Boehner, Pelosi, Rogers, Ruppersberger, McConnell, Reid, Feinstein, Chambliss]. Ultimately, the Gang of 8, which included leaders from both parties should have known about Zero Footprint
ANNIE: Zero Footprint is a scheme that was concocted by the administration to supply weapons into the Libyan rebel opposition faction while appearing not to be involved in that activity. It is my knowledge that the scheme that was concocted based upon the evidence that I’ve seen to this regard, is that the U.A.E. financed the weapons and Qatar was used as the front go-between to handle the logistics and shipping of the weapons in and out of the country.
REPORTER: What are the consequences of that?
DISGUISED MAN: The consequences are that you lose the immediate control over the end-user, and you allow them to handle your logistics and transportation, so that it prevents you from identifying who this equipment is going to fall into, so if you don’t put your protocols in place and you don’t deliver it to embedded sources, the equipment can end up anywhere and its your name that’s going to be on the end-user [inaudible – statement or receipt?] if it gets transferred to the wrong personnel.
REPORTER: Are you familiar that that that sort of transaction has happened?
DISGUISED MAN: I’ve watched it unfold in Libya.
KUBIC: Well, people might say that it wasn’t directly the U.S. doing it, nothing moved in and out of Libya but for the approval of NATO, so Admiral Stavridis had to authorize any of the armed shipments that came in there and, of course, Chris Stevens was in Benghazi, helping to coordinate that armed shipments.
NARRATOR: During this investigation, multiple sources confirmed to For the Record, Stevens had extensive experience in international arms transfers.
JAMES ROSEN, FOX NEWS: March 30, 2011: This trip to Benghazi that Mr. Stevens is taking, can you just start from zero on that and tell us what that’s about? Who’s going and…
REPORTER: You mean the envoy?
ROSEN: Yes, please.
STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN [I’m guessing]: He’s not — there’s been no trip yet, but obviously it — he is an individual who will give us a better assessment once he’s able to go into Libya, and again his safety, frankly, is paramount here.
ANNIE: So you have the involvement of the United States government and NATO allowing all of these covert weapons to flow into the country and not giving them proper checks and balances to ensure that they weren’t being used by terrorists.
KUBIC: There was an insurgent commander with the Libyan Islamic fighting group, which I said is part of — is on the terrorist group and is the Muslim Brotherhood link in Libya. This guy, Khattallah [Ahmed Abu Khattalah, also known as Ahmad Bukhattalah – references Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, as Amended 23.22 in), he was in the middle of the Libyan revolution. He was the guy who was receiving arms.
NARRATOR: On December 31, 2013, the State Department designated Ahmed Abu Khattalah as a global terrorist. He is a senior leader of the group Ansar al-Sharia, known for its extreme hostility toward the West. Khattalah spent most of his adult life imprisoned by the Qaddafi regime for his Islamist views, fueling his hatred for the dictator.
UNNAMED WOMAN: For 42 years Muammar Qaddafi’s word was law in Libya. He was captured last Thursday by rebel fighters in his hometown of Sirt, and appeared in cell phone video dazed and bloodied, then dead, on public display.
CLIP HILLARY: We came, we saw, he died [laughing].
ANNIE: I wasn’t surprised that he was killed. I think that was the intention all along.
NARRATOR: During the next 11 months, the Islamists in Libya became increasingly violent, especially in Libya. A report issued for the Senate Select Committee for Intelligence identified 20 separate attacks conducted by armed militia members using IEDs, grenades and bombs.
ANNIE: I was getting requests in tasking to identify specific targets and threats to U.S. persons and facilities in the months leading up to Benghazi, so the intelligence community was clearly receiving a variety of information and chatter that there were credible threats.
NARRATOR: Stevens filed a request with the State Department on July 9, 2012 asking for at least 13 additional security agents. His request went unanswered.
In an August 16th, 2012 cable, Stevens described deteriorating conditions in Benghazi, specifically warning of 10 Islamist militia and al-Qaeda training camps, then one week before the attack on the US Mission on Benghazi, an AFRICOM report described how the militias were taking advantage of the lax security, yet the State Department again refused to provide additional security for Stevens and he was to maintain his current security detail, which consisted of the Blue Mountain Group, a private British Security firm and members from the February 17th Martyr’s Brigade, a Libyan militia that would later be complicit in the September 11th attack on the Consulate.
REPORTER: Why would State, in your opinion disregard what its own Ambassador was saying?
ANNIE: Absolutely, no idea, and it defies any level of common sense. Is it incompetence? Possibly. Was there another agenda going on? Possibly. There are a lot of people who work under the auspices of the State Department stationed overseas, undercover ops for the CIA. I believe Chris was one of those. I have lots of reasons as to why I believe that, and I believe that post-revolution and post Qadhafi’s death, that the entire operation in Libya became a CIA operation.
NARRATOR: For the Record has learned that the Department of Defense and the FBI had virtually no knowledge of Operation Zero Footprint, which is consistent with the US Senate Select Committee’s finding.
AFRICOM Commander General Carter Ham was not aware a CIA Annex existed in Benghazi, at the time of the attacks. As the committee points out, we are puzzled as to how the military leadership expected to effectively respond and rescue Americans in the event of an emergency when it did not even know of the existence of one of the U.S. facilities.
Details of the covert weapons operation were tightly guarded among select members of Congress, the CIA, the State Department and the White House, who were all trying to manage a covert operation that would expose a U.S. policy decision to arm al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist militias.
The attack on September 11th, 2012, was on the verge of becoming a political and diplomatic disaster, two months before a U.S. presidential election.
KUBIC: I just think that’s where we are right now, that it needs to be investigated. We need to get the answers to the decisions, and when we dig into Benghazi, we’re going to find that the Benghazi story goes much deeper and it gets back into an army of the rebels in violation of U.S. law. It gets back into attacking a sovereign nation without any authority to do so.
SCREEN SHOT: In August 2013, Ahmed Abu Khattalah became the first person charged by the Department of Justice for his alleged role in the September 2012 Benghazi attacks.
AFRICOM representatives declined comment on its alleged role in peace negotiations in March 2011. They also declined our interview request for Lt. Col. Brian Linvill.
A copy of this episode and a request for comment was sent to representatives from the State Dept., CIA, Dept. of Defense, White House, and Congressional intelligence committees.
We are awaiting their responses.
End For The Record Transcript
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